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Sorry to further shrimp track but... Thieves must have better luck than my oldest nephew (24). He worked on a shrimp/fishing boat and on dock cleaning fish for a few months. It was an idea stuck in his hysterical head after watching Forrest Gump as a child. He was obsessed with being a shrimp boat Captain, but he's over it now. Anyway. He saved up his money, bought a ton of fresh shrimp, threw them on ice, brought them straight home and... nothing. Nobody would buy them. I wondered if people assumed they were stolen and he was feeding them a line. He was left with a freezer full of shrimp. I kept telling him to jump to it and make shrimp gumbo, shrimp cocktail, shrimp salad, shrimp kabobs... lol
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Checkers just can't seem to help commenting about the contents of my grocery orders. SoFingWhat if I am buying ant poison and chocolate milk...no, it's not an odd combo.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Ant poison and chocolate milk...LMAO! Sorry, RCW, but that is funny. They probably think you plan to poison somebody. (jk)

But yeah, it is kinda rude of them to comment on what you're buying.


A few weeks ago I got into the checkout line at Wally World, behind a woman with a buggy full, with just a few items in my basket. The cashier was cussing under her breath the whole time she was ringing up this woman, and continuously stopping to look around. She finished up, I put my basket down, and a man stepped in line behind me and put down 3 items. She looked at him and said, "No! No effing way! You pick up your **** and move to another line!" He was mortified. She then turned around and started screaming for her manager and cussed him out because she was running 20 minutes late for a party. He just stood there mumbling that he was sorry. This is a typical behavior in my Walmart because most the employees are immature and late for something. Brains, class, tact... customer service training.

I do know one employee at a local convenience store who is great with customer service, but doesn't take any crap. She is hysterical. I walked in yesterday to find a large sign sitting on the counter that read, "DO NOT hand me money out of your shoes and underwear!! That's just nasty, people!" I almost fell in the floor laughing.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Wow, that's crazy! The Walmart employee should have been fired on the spot, IMO.

Yes, it is Walmart...but there is still no excuse for unprofessional and rude behavior. If I were her manager, I would have told her that she was free to clock out and leave but don't bother coming back.

It's not like she was visiting sick relatives or something. She wanted to go to a party.

I understand that people who work in customer service have to deal with ****** customers sometimes. I understand that people get tired and stressed and frustrated. But I believe that there is a way to deal with people that doesn't involve making a fool of oneself (unless it is absolutely necessary).

The only time rudeness is somewhat justified is if a customer has been extremely disrespectful to the person helping them, for no good reason. But that's just my opinion.

She was not justified and should have been fired.

Last edited by Guide22; 06-04-2012 at 02:08 PM. Reason: Edited due to language rules
I stopped into Carter's to buy some cute clothes for my goddaughter today and even though they had a fantastic Memorial Day sale going on (like everything is 50-70% off and BOGO), I was the only person in the shop. Anyway, once I finally decided on my purchases I approached the check out counter.

The girl was around the same age as I am (early 20s) and was on her cell phone. When we made eye contact, she didn't put the phone down, she just moved the mic away from her mouth and said, "I'm going away next weekend and I'm on hold with the booking agent."

I said OK, and we both just stood there staring at each other. Then she started talking to whoever, and after a minute or two they put her on hold again.

She put the phone on speaker and finally put the damn thing down, didn't apologize for making me wait on her, and then she began telling me about all the problems she has been having planning her weekend. By this time, she finally started the transaction, but was clearly one of those people who can't talk and work at the same time.

After she began throwing around cuss words (yes, she most definitely dropped the F word more than once), I started giving her one word responses, oohs and awws, because I didn't have all day to be chit-chatting about her BS. It wasn't until I started making faces that it finally dawned on her that I wasn't into the conversation, and she threw 5 coupons in my bag and offered me someone else's points voucher that they had left behind on accident.

When I left, I just felt like wtf. I'm still deciding on whether I will report her or not.

Anyone have any recent horrible shopping experiences to share?

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Originally Posted by midgi

I've had a few bad shopping experiences, but nothing quite as bad as that.

That girl sounds very immature and her behavior was beyond unprofessional, not to mention rude.

I'm not a snotty person but I would have been like, "who is the customer here?" Because she made you wait on her instead of the other way around.

I don't know, but I believe that there is a time and place for certain things. It was bad enough that she was making weekend plans instead of helping you...her language is another issue.

I'm not prissy with my language by any means. I can swear with the best of them. But I feel like there is a general lack of decorum with a lot of people. One has to wonder how she came to be in her early 20's, with a job, and have no sense of how to act professional. No one should have to tell her not to be on personal calls or swearing in front of customers. It's just common sense, really. And courtesy.

I had an incident once when I went to the movies with my husband. The girl behind the ticket counter was about 19, I guess. But she looked at me, smirked, and made a very disrespectful comment about the "hickey" on my neck. It wasn't a hickey...it is a scar across my throat from an operation I had after a terrible accident. Now she didn't know that, but I want to know why she found it acceptable to make personal remarks about my appearance, suggestive remarks. Because a hickey implies something, kwim?

People tend to hire folks sometimes who lack decency and home training. I guess that's what it comes down to.


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Wow, that's crazy! The Walmart employee should have been fired on the spot, IMO.

Yes, it is Walmart...but there is still no excuse for unprofessional and rude behavior. If I were her manager, I would have told her that she was free to clock out and leave but don't bother coming back.

It's not like she was visiting sick relatives or something. She wanted to go to a party.

I understand that people who work in customer service have to deal with ****** customers sometimes. I understand that people get tired and stressed and frustrated. But I believe that there is a way to deal with people that doesn't involve making a fool of oneself (unless it is absolutely necessary).

The only time rudeness is somewhat justified is if a customer has been extremely disrespectful to the person helping them, for no good reason. But that's just my opinion.

She was not justified and should have been fired.
Originally Posted by curlyhoneyb
I couldn't agree more. I know dealing with the public can be a challenge, and I think there is only so much a person should take in some situations, but that was just unacceptable and disrespectful. I went around 12pm not long ago, and saw most the employees (in their 20's) standing in the parking lot talking. They left one employee (in her 50's) working the register. She had a line of people waiting. It's pitiful.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Does anyone think it's because we have consistently told our kids that any jobs you have before graduating college aren't important? As a whole our society has been devaluing "menial" jobs over the last 20+ years. Jobs that were important 30 years ago are now jobs for losers or drop-outs, customer service included.


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Does anyone think it's because we have consistently told our kids that any jobs you have before graduating college aren't important? As a whole our society has been devaluing "menial" jobs over the last 20+ years. Jobs that were important 30 years ago are now jobs for losers or drop-outs, customer service included.


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Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
Is that something people tell kids now, Jess? Seriously. I was always taught to take your job seriously, and do it well. It was a reflection on you. Even if it was cleaning toilets.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

^ And all my friends don't have children old enough to work yet or are just reaching the working age so... the topic has not came up yet. I've just seen many kids here screaming that they "won't do this or that" and seen parents saying, "oh yes you will. and you'll love it."
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I think Jess means that parents tell their kids 'you have to go to college to get a good job' thereby implying that anything less would be a 'bad' job.

I agree, I think people should bes able to do what would make them happy, and still make a living of it.

Sadly the status of our society and our economy make it almost impossible to survive on a blue collar service job. So people look down on those who do that sort of work. Its incredibly unfortunate. Because I'd love to work at Trader Joes.

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I understand the need to go to college to get a good job. Yes, that's standard parent speak though unfortunately many people are graduating with no luck finding work in their field. I was focusing on telling your child that no job before you graduate is important and the degrading of manual labor. Learning the value of a dollar *and let me add good work ethic and building of character* is always important, and is something to factor into resumes when you first start out.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 06-07-2012 at 08:32 AM.
As for the gloves, sure -- she's entitled to protect her hands. The choice of purple struck me as a bit odd, and added to her general weirdness.
Originally Posted by claudine19
As I sit here in a pair of purple gloves (heh), I can say that the purple aspect would not have thrown me off at all, but I would not have known why she was wearing them in the first place (though hand protection makes sense). Purple nitrile gloves have been the glove of choice in most of the labs I've worked in. Kimberly-Clark just makes all their nitrile gloves purple, for some reason.

Yesterday, I had to spend an eternity convincing this girl at the bagel shop that she wasn't charging me enough. She looked completely irritated with me, when I was the one trying to save her math inept self from selling me $24 worth of bagels for $12. Dude.....they're $6 a dozen. I have 4 dozen. 6*4=24. Stop acting like I'm nuts.



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Its incredibly unfortunate. Because I'd love to work at Trader Joes.

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Originally Posted by iroc
I'd love to have a Trader Joes remotely close to me.

Seriously though. It was reinforced in me, as a child, to always respect a job and anyone doing the job. I was always told go to college, etc... BUT I was also told to do my best at any job, they all matter, and to never look down at one. (Not implying, just saying) It's an important step to adulthood. Also, I may graduate and not be able to find work, be laid off, the economy might tank, etc... You never know. Doing any form of honest work has no shame. Therefore, no such thing as menial labor. So, I had to ask And I also asked because I have seen many kids today who refuse to respect a honest days work, and any adults for that matter. I see many who seem to live in a celebrity (using that term loosely) induced coma, and expect things to be handed to them for nothing. I don't know what many parents tell their kids. I just know that if I had a child, and they acted like some of the kids I see in Walmart, we would have a huge problem.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I think Jess means that parents tell their kids 'you have to go to college to get a good job' thereby implying that anything less would be a 'bad' job.

I agree, I think people should bes able to do what would make them happy, and still make a living of it.

Sadly the status of our society and our economy make it almost impossible to survive on a blue collar service job. So people look down on those who do that sort of work. Its incredibly unfortunate. Because I'd love to work at Trader Joes.

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Originally Posted by iroc
It's a fun place to work, and I can live off of the pay, because they're nice that way.

But, yeah, service in general us frowned upon.

My brother is a heating/air guy, and people look down on it since it's a non degreed profession. But, heating, A/C, and refrigeration are pretty essential. He also makes great pay.


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I was in target yesterday, a somewhat older sales woman approached me asking if she could help me with anything. I politely declined and said there was nothing she could do for me at the moment. A tad bit later while I was looking at bedding, i saw the saw the same woman watching me. She asked me if I had gotten lost or separated from my parents, and if so she could help me find them. Half of me wanted to laugh, the other was annoyed, and a tiny bit of me thought it was sweet of her. Some people may be asking well what's wrong with this situation seems normal. Well I'm 18 and I often get mistaking for a child (because of my short 4'11 height) especially at target for some odd reason.. It's really bothersome.
I think Jess means that parents tell their kids 'you have to go to college to get a good job' thereby implying that anything less would be a 'bad' job.

I agree, I think people should bes able to do what would make them happy, and still make a living of it.

Sadly the status of our society and our economy make it almost impossible to survive on a blue collar service job. So people look down on those who do that sort of work. Its incredibly unfortunate. Because I'd love to work at Trader Joes.

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Originally Posted by iroc
It's a fun place to work, and I can live off of the pay, because they're nice that way.

But, yeah, service in general us frowned upon.

My brother is a heating/air guy, and people look down on it since it's a non degreed profession. But, heating, A/C, and refrigeration are pretty essential. He also makes great pay.


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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I agree, most labor jobs too, mechanic, electrician, etc, all require schooling, but tradesmen are looked down upon, which is ridiculous, we need these people!

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I think Jess means that parents tell their kids 'you have to go to college to get a good job' thereby implying that anything less would be a 'bad' job.

I agree, I think people should bes able to do what would make them happy, and still make a living of it.

Sadly the status of our society and our economy make it almost impossible to survive on a blue collar service job. So people look down on those who do that sort of work. Its incredibly unfortunate. Because I'd love to work at Trader Joes.

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Originally Posted by iroc
It's a fun place to work, and I can live off of the pay, because they're nice that way.

But, yeah, service in general us frowned upon.

My brother is a heating/air guy, and people look down on it since it's a non degreed profession. But, heating, A/C, and refrigeration are pretty essential. He also makes great pay.


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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I agree, most labor jobs too, mechanic, electrician, etc, all require schooling, but tradesmen are looked down upon, which is ridiculous, we need these people!

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Originally Posted by iroc
This is exactly what I was talking about. Jobs that were considered respectable 30 years ago aren't valued as much now at all. Mechanics, ironworkers, customer service, etc. They are jobs that America as a whole has now deemed not worth as much as a job you need a college degree for. That, in turn, teaches our children not to respect those positions. So even if it's their job they may not take it seriously.
Does anyone think it's because we have consistently told our kids that any jobs you have before graduating college aren't important? As a whole our society has been devaluing "menial" jobs over the last 20+ years. Jobs that were important 30 years ago are now jobs for losers or drop-outs, customer service included.


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Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
Is that something people tell kids now, Jess? Seriously. I was always taught to take your job seriously, and do it well. It was a reflection on you. Even if it was cleaning toilets.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
It's not that parents are outright saying "don't work hard at that minimum wage job". I don't think that most parents would say that. But a lot of times it's our society that implies it. I know lots of teenagers that turn their nose up at working at Taco Bell because they think it's beneath them.

And I agree that most parents tell their kids to grow up, work hard in school, go to college. But we are seeing the effects of a college driven society. We now have an over abundence of college graduates with many thousands of dollars of debt who can't get jobs because there aren't jobs for them and now they are over qualified. A portion of those people only went to college because they were told that was the only way they could succeed. And in a lot of those cases we could have encouraged tech schools and training academies instead.

I wasn't trying to derail this thread. It was just a few articles I've read got me wondering.
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It's a fun place to work, and I can live off of the pay, because they're nice that way.

But, yeah, service in general us frowned upon.

My brother is a heating/air guy, and people look down on it since it's a non degreed profession. But, heating, A/C, and refrigeration are pretty essential. He also makes great pay.


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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I agree, most labor jobs too, mechanic, electrician, etc, all require schooling, but tradesmen are looked down upon, which is ridiculous, we need these people!

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Originally Posted by iroc
This is exactly what I was talking about. Jobs that were considered respectable 30 years ago aren't valued as much now at all. Mechanics, ironworkers, customer service, etc. They are jobs that America as a whole has now deemed not worth as much as a job you need a college degree for. That, in turn, teaches our children not to respect those positions. So even if it's their job they may not take it seriously.
Does anyone think it's because we have consistently told our kids that any jobs you have before graduating college aren't important? As a whole our society has been devaluing "menial" jobs over the last 20+ years. Jobs that were important 30 years ago are now jobs for losers or drop-outs, customer service included.


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Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
Is that something people tell kids now, Jess? Seriously. I was always taught to take your job seriously, and do it well. It was a reflection on you. Even if it was cleaning toilets.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
It's not that parents are outright saying "don't work hard at that minimum wage job". I don't think that most parents would say that. But a lot of times it's our society that implies it. I know lots of teenagers that turn their nose up at working at Taco Bell because they think it's beneath them.

And I agree that most parents tell their kids to grow up, work hard in school, go to college. But we are seeing the effects of a college driven society. We now have an over abundence of college graduates with many thousands of dollars of debt who can't get jobs because there aren't jobs for them and now they are over qualified. A portion of those people only went to college because they were told that was the only way they could succeed. And in a lot of those cases we could have encouraged tech schools and training academies instead.

I wasn't trying to derail this thread. It was just a few articles I've read got me wondering.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
I agree with this whole heartedly. Not that education is a bad thing, but our grandparents didnt likely go to college, and they most likely were one income families, yet they still owned their own homes, and could even afford to take family vacations.

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And I agree that most parents tell their kids to grow up, work hard in school, go to college. But we are seeing the effects of a college driven society. We now have an over abundence of college graduates with many thousands of dollars of debt who can't get jobs because there aren't jobs for them and now they are over qualified. A portion of those people only went to college because they were told that was the only way they could succeed. And in a lot of those cases we could have encouraged tech schools and training academies instead.

I wasn't trying to derail this thread. It was just a few articles I've read got me wondering.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
I couldn't agree with this more. Most of the people I know who are doing "well" for themselves went to a trade school. It is incredibly hard for people with 4 year (+) degrees to get a good start. You come out of school drowning. People do not seem prepared.

And thank God because when I read that I thought, WHAT!!! Which with some parents I know, I honestly wouldn't be surprised. At all. I know people who do teach their children to look down on (disrespect) jobs/trades by example.

And this does relate to why kids are cussing out people, while working the register at Walmart. You had a great question.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 06-07-2012 at 01:11 PM.
When I was in school, the Tech schools were for the lower class kids. The ones that smoked, got into fights, had been kicked out of general schools. I scoffed at the idea of attending a tech school.

Now i'm kicking myself for not. Those kids graduated licensed in a trade. General high school was a waste of time for someone like me who wasn't going to go to a 4 year college.

I would definitely do that different if I could go back.

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