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The Employee Lounge - "No, ma'am, we do not have Wiis hiding out back"

ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
edited July 2007 in Games and Technology
Our last thread was locked due to page count. No one apparently started a new one.

Scandalous.

Come in, chat, discuss stupid customers, awesome news, annoying co-workers, and funny funny technology problems at work. All PC broken cup holder stories welcome.

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    tuxkamentuxkamen really took this picture. Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Our last thread was locked due to page count. No one apparently started a new one.

    Scandalous.

    Come in, chat, discuss stupid customers, awesome news, annoying co-workers, and funny funny technology problems at work. All PC broken cup holder stories welcome.

    I was completely set to do so except that I haven't worked retail in well over a decade, and the tears of the proletariat aren't nearly as filling as they used to be. :/

    (In other words, more stories please thanks. Come on, guy-who-teases-us-with-pending-litigation, spill.)

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'm sick today, and I guess I slept through my alarm clock, so I wasn't able to call in before my shift to say "Hey, sorry but I'm sick today". They weren't very happy.

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    BlutrasereiBlutraserei Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I recently started working for a call center that supports Dell's Inspiron and Dimension models (all kinds). I haven't had any "omgwtf" moments but for a call center the place fucking rocks. There's like a pool table and a ping pong table in the break area so breaks are just awesome. The building used to be a damn MALL so theres an atrium in the center with a sun roof. It has a restaurant in it. The mood there is borderline unprofessional. You feel like a human there, and not a corporate robot.


    As far as stupid calls go I have had a myriad of interesting ones. There was one recently where I had this lady who....just...sounded absent in the head when she talked.

    I had one today where I had a guy who started the call saying like "Normally I don't have any problems so this is very odd calling someone like you." Later on I walk him through getting him in safe mode with networking and he says "Hey you're pretty smart." when I tell him how, and I'm thinking to myself...Man..what? The place is full of IT and computer ninjas and you don't get hired unless you can pass like 3 A+ based tests and actually have your A+ to begin with. The screening process for new hires is strict, so only so many make it. Then they train you for a month.

    Yeah :P .

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    LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Passing an A+ test doesn't mean you're any good at computers. It just means you're good at passing tests.

    I don't put much stock in certifications.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Ludious wrote: »
    I don't put much stock in certifications.

    Buying uncertified stocks isn't very smart.

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    King KongKing Kong Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I don't put much stock in certifications.

    Which oddly enough is why I LOVED my time at Dell. I worked there back in 99 and it was all kinds of awesome, the best part of my time there was my interview, they guy said straight up I dont care how many certificates you have or if you have any at all. You take a test and if you pass it you were in.

    I had no certs and no exp but was self taught and knew what I was doing and I made the same amount as the guy with 3 years exp and a MCSE.

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    LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I've found in the years I've worked I.T. (I'm a network specialist for the federal government for the record, no certifications) that generally speaking, I trust people with certifications with computers and networks less than self-taught technicians.

    You see, there's books, and there's reality, and they don't really intersect very often.

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    noobertnoobert Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I wish people would stop saying things like:
    "can you hold this for me? i'll be back in 20 mins"
    Then they either don't come back, or are pissed off when they return, 3 hours later, to find that i've sold the last of what they have wanted.

    Unlucky bitch, maybe you should have BEEN ON FUCKING TIME or put down a DEPOSIT.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I went to a GameStop I've never been to before to track down Summon Night 2, which is just about gone from the face of the earth.

    Last copy, and the guy proceeded to break out a huge 'WE BUY USED GAMES' sticker to put over the box's opening. The kind that're impossible to get off.

    I asked him not to, and he's like "Oh, we have to".

    Did anyone not tell these people that the customer's wishes come above trite corporate requirements?

    It's hard enough to get their stickers off their packaging as it is without having to deal with extra ones. (Also, the ones I usually go to never do that.)

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    wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I woke up this morning throwing up so I called in sick for work. it has been the best day ever.

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    LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sometimes I have dreams that I still work at gamestop, and I wake up crying.

    Then I remember I don't, and I'm happy again.

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Did anyone not tell these people that the customer's wishes come above trite corporate requirements?

    If there's any retail chain out there where customers' wishes actually do come before trite corporate requirements, I'd love to know about it.

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    robotbeboprobotbebop Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I used to work for Tim Horton's a couple years back. I started as a baker, which was awesome. Then Timmies moved to it's bullshit pay-any-mouth-breather-minimum-wage-to-do "Always Fresh" system and I got ass-fucked royally. You would be surprised (no, really, you would be) just how uppity people get over shitty-ass coffee & donuts(No, it really isn't that great. Fuck off Tim horton's fanatic, it's good because it's cheap and you're too insecure to admit it.)

    I think the best story I have that I can tell that is still funny without body language is this one.

    We had this lady come through drive-thru, not very bright, likes to say "uuuuuhhhhh..." a lot. (I fucking hate that so much now! Argh Tim Horton's!) So she orders, "I'd like a dozen cookies pleeease. ", and I reply while my runner goes off to fetch the vile things. She says, "I would like uuuuuuhhh... 4 chocolate chiiiip, uuuhhhh... 4 smarty cookies... uhhh... hmmm... uhh 4 chocolate delight... and uhhh.. 4 white chocolate cookies." Now, you might realize after doing the math that 4x4 is well, 16. Not a dozen, since a dozen is 12. I just assume quietly that the nice lady just changed her mind while she was ordering.

    I punch in the price into my coleco vision terminal and read the lady the price, and she gets all angry saying I'm over-charging her and that the menu clearly states that 1 dozen cookies is 3.29. I look at my runner, she looks at me, we're both kinda confused. I respond, "Uhm, I'm sorry but 4 times 4 is 16."

    Next thing you know this stupid looking cow is at my window, she angrily forks over the cash and launches her grubby ugly fingers and snatches her treats and speeds off in her shitty mini-van.

    After which, my runner laughs her ass off, "I can't believe you actually said that to her!"

    Yeah.. thank you Tim Horton's, thank you for destroying my faith in life itself.

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    AlienCowThatMoosAlienCowThatMoos Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I'm sick today, and I guess I slept through my alarm clock, so I wasn't able to call in before my shift to say "Hey, sorry but I'm sick today". They weren't very happy.

    The best thing about my shitty call center job was that the penalty for being late was exactly the same whether you're 30 seconds or 3 hours late. So I'd be like "Hmm, slept in a little... probably won't be able to get there and sign into my phone on time... better get a few more hours sleep and a leisurely breakfast first."

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Last copy, and the guy proceeded to break out a huge 'WE BUY USED GAMES' sticker to put over the box's opening. The kind that're impossible to get off.

    I asked him not to, and he's like "Oh, we have to".

    They're not supposed to. Corporate policy changed with the buyout... the only sticker that's ever supposed to go on the box is the price tag. You may want to give the www.gamestopfeedback.com site a visit...
    Captain K wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Did anyone not tell these people that the customer's wishes come above trite corporate requirements?

    If there's any retail chain out there where customers' wishes actually do come before trite corporate requirements, I'd love to know about it.

    Bullshit. If you want to call the corporate office and make a cock out of yourself, you will be swimming in apologies and gift cards. That goes for just about any company... more than likely, punching an employee in the face will result in the company apologizing to you.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    As was resulted in the final story in the last thread.

    Reasons/stories like these are glad that I'm not a register monkey at my store. Though I think that's the position I'm applying for at Fry's.

    Another thing that erks me, as was brought to my attention by my friend, was that I've been working there nearly a year without a pay raise while said friend, who's worked there six months more then me, has had two pay raises. I need to check my hours before I start bitching but if I'm in the right.... *sigh*

    This is yet another reason I miss my Navy job.

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    noobertnoobert Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    It's hard enough to get their stickers off their packaging as it is without having to deal with extra ones. (Also, the ones I usually go to never do that.)

    I have to get stickers off things all the time. Mainly the MS key ones (for when changing a system to XP from Vista etc)

    Use a hair dryer. And if that doesn't work, try a tiny bit of water aswell.

    I arrive at work today to find:
    4 cars of people already waiting
    No one with the keys
    LOTS OF RAIN

    Fuckers didn't even buy anything :x

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    YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Last copy, and the guy proceeded to break out a huge 'WE BUY USED GAMES' sticker to put over the box's opening. The kind that're impossible to get off.

    I asked him not to, and he's like "Oh, we have to".

    They're not supposed to. Corporate policy changed with the buyout... the only sticker that's ever supposed to go on the box is the price tag. You may want to give the www.gamestopfeedback.com site a visit...

    Incorrect. Any game that has been gutted and needs the game put back inside has to be sealed with a sticker, which tells us if the game has been opened or not if the game has been returned.


    Also did you any of you EBStop guys see today that the company is now experimenting with 10 dollar deposits to preorder games instead of 5? It's complete bullshit, I have my DM breathing down my neck about getting more preorders and then the company makes it more difficult. Same goes with the subscriptions sales. They are so easy to sell with the coupons in them, except, in the infinite wisdom of corporate they decide to run all sorts of sales during May that the coupon does not stack with, thus making it worthless. Complete shit.

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    MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Nocren wrote: »
    As was resulted in the final story in the last thread.

    Reasons/stories like these are glad that I'm not a register monkey at my store. Though I think that's the position I'm applying for at Fry's.

    Another thing that erks me, as was brought to my attention by my friend, was that I've been working there nearly a year without a pay raise while said friend, who's worked there six months more then me, has had two pay raises. I need to check my hours before I start bitching but if I'm in the right.... *sigh*

    This is yet another reason I miss my Navy job.

    If I needed to work retail again I would hesitate to apply at Fry's because the one here has a box where you put resumes. It is a clear plastic box and you can easily look into it and see the SS#, address, and other shit on the application at the top of the stack.

    And nobody watches it.

    I've tried warning them about this but they just stare at me blankly.

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    vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I've been working at one of the only places I was able to get a job at: Harvey's for like the past 6 months. It's been going pretty well but I just do not look foward to working there during the Summer. Hopefully I can hop ship and grab the job at the Library to be a page so I can hide in a corner all day. Now to just fix up my resume and write a cover letter. Then, the job will be mine...

    Becuase I seriously cannot stand like another month closing on Friday nights in a Fast Food resteraunt.

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    noobertnoobert Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    MuddBudd wrote: »

    If I needed to work retail again I would hesitate to apply at Fry's because the one here has a box where you put resumes. It is a clear plastic box and you can easily look into it and see the SS#, address, and other shit on the application at the top of the stack.

    And nobody watches it.

    I've tried warning them about this but they just stare at me blankly.

    You could always attach a cover page to your resume.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    noobert wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »

    If I needed to work retail again I would hesitate to apply at Fry's because the one here has a box where you put resumes. It is a clear plastic box and you can easily look into it and see the SS#, address, and other shit on the application at the top of the stack.

    And nobody watches it.

    I've tried warning them about this but they just stare at me blankly.

    You could always attach a cover page to your resume.

    The Fry's here does that too (clear box thing), but thier applications are on a double page that folds and the relative information is written on the inside.

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    SandersSanders Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    In regard to the title:

    Actually, thats true. Seems Toy's R Us decided to put the Wii on two advertisements, back to back, so they held back consoles from two weeks ago to release them on the past sunday. Being the only store that did, not many people cared to go out and buy em.

    We had 51 at opening sunday. We have 9 left, as of friday at closing.

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Thanks to the title, I am now imagining a bunch of Wiis leaning against the back wall of the store, smoking and just generally loitering.

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    wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Thanks to the title, I am now imagining a bunch of Wiis leaning against the back wall of the store, smoking and just generally loitering.

    and from that, I can picture them horizontal and smoking from the overheating with WiiConnect24.

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    HerothHeroth Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Last copy, and the guy proceeded to break out a huge 'WE BUY USED GAMES' sticker to put over the box's opening. The kind that're impossible to get off.

    I asked him not to, and he's like "Oh, we have to".

    They're not supposed to. Corporate policy changed with the buyout... the only sticker that's ever supposed to go on the box is the price tag. You may want to give the www.gamestopfeedback.com site a visit...
    Captain K wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Did anyone not tell these people that the customer's wishes come above trite corporate requirements?

    If there's any retail chain out there where customers' wishes actually do come before trite corporate requirements, I'd love to know about it.

    Bullshit. If you want to call the corporate office and make a cock out of yourself, you will be swimming in apologies and gift cards. That goes for just about any company... more than likely, punching an employee in the face will result in the company apologizing to you.

    "Dear Sir or Madam, we are terribly sorry one of our employee's Faces happened to connect with your Fist, please accept this $5 off your next purchase as our sincerest apologizes!"

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    CangoFettCangoFett Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    "Great so you start tuesday. Are you a morning person or night?"
    "The later the better"
    "Okay, we'll try to get you on the closing shifts then, is that okay?"
    "Its excellent"


    WHO WANTS TO GUESS THE PERCENT OF DAYS I WORKED THIS WEEK HAD ME OPENING THE DEPARTMENT?

    HINT: ITS 3 DIGITS.

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    CangoFett wrote: »
    "Great so you start tuesday. Are you a morning person or night?"
    "The later the better"
    "Okay, we'll try to get you on the closing shifts then, is that okay?"
    "Its excellent"


    WHO WANTS TO GUESS THE PERCENT OF DAYS I WORKED THIS WEEK HAD ME OPENING THE DEPARTMENT?

    HINT: ITS 3 DIGITS.

    Hey man, we should switch shifts. I want to work mornings, but always end up with nights (well, it wouldn't work now since they did put me on mornings except for one night, but I'm sure next week schedule has me closing).

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    YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    .001

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    Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2007
    noobert wrote: »
    I wish people would stop saying things like:
    "can you hold this for me? i'll be back in 20 mins"
    Then they either don't come back, or are pissed off when they return, 3 hours later, to find that i've sold the last of what they have wanted.

    Unlucky bitch, maybe you should have BEEN ON FUCKING TIME or put down a DEPOSIT.

    Oh fuck yeah. I had a bitch do this to me a few weeks back; dropped a shopping cart full of shit behind our counter, with the promise that she'd be back when she was done shopping and buy it. This was an hour after opening, at 11 in the morning. Half an hour before close, at 7:30 at night, I start putting this shit back out. Well, what happens? Bitch comes in five minutes after closing (I'd forgotten to lock the doors) and is pissed off that I put the stuff back, and proceeds to keep us open another fifteen minutes trying to remember what she had set aside.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    YodaTuna wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Last copy, and the guy proceeded to break out a huge 'WE BUY USED GAMES' sticker to put over the box's opening. The kind that're impossible to get off.

    I asked him not to, and he's like "Oh, we have to".

    They're not supposed to. Corporate policy changed with the buyout... the only sticker that's ever supposed to go on the box is the price tag. You may want to give the www.gamestopfeedback.com site a visit...

    Incorrect. Any game that has been gutted and needs the game put back inside has to be sealed with a sticker, which tells us if the game has been opened or not if the game has been returned.

    This was different. It was an extra sticker they had on a roll next to the register that was deliberately going to be put on after I already bought it, as if I somehow wasn't aware they sold used games.

    And this was GBA packaging.

    Edit: Okay, I see the point, but that's a stupid reason to do that. If I can get it off without a problem, you know someone who could keep the game and return it could do the same thing.

    I'm not the kind of person to be a jerk to corporate about these things, because I know how much it sucks having to deal with those reports, but I did file it at that website.

    We'll see if it actually does any good.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I have to be in at work at 7AM today. Last night my cell rang at 11:36PM for what I'm betting money was them to ask me to come in ASAP and work the shift of whoever didn't show up last night as well as my shift directly after. So let's just say I got there by 12:30AM they would have expected a 14.5 hour day out of me without a second thought. I rolled over without answering the phone and was actually back asleep before the phone stopped ringing.. I immediately launched into a dream where I answered it.. =P

    But man this place fucks me rather hard. I'm the only ONLY guy there that's reliable worth a shit and has been at that post (private security) since we got the account. They seem to go through new guards almost weekly and I'm left to pick up all of the slack regardless of what I want. They try to squeeze any extra time out of me they can, so nearly every weekend when my relief doesn't show up and I'm still at the post I'm not allowed to leave till somebody comes to relieve me. So after I call them and say I have no relief they just sit on their thumbs for a few hours on purpose to get a few more hours out of me before calling somebody else to relieve me. They thought I wouldn't figure it out and always told me that they were trying their damnedest to find somebody to relieve me so I could get out as soon as possible. Well I thought that a company that's constantly hiring new people yet I have to wait 2-5 hours to get relieved from a shift when nobody shows is ridiculous, so I started asking the people they had show up to relieve me when they were called to come in. They would say, oh they called me a couple of hours ago and asked me to come in, in a few hours. SON OF A BITCH! That's really shitty and I swore to myself that if it happens again I'm going to go straight to human resources with this because it's total bullshit. I deal with my field managers and they don't care if I absolutely must leave when my shift is over, I have a family emergency, or I have plans that I've made a YEAR in advance, they will pull this and make me work anyway.

    So basically, I'm the only reliable guy they have at this place, they tell me obviously that I'm the best they have here and an example for everybody else, and I'm the closest thing to a post commander they have here. They find me so valuable yet they treat me like shit? Yeah smart move there, that will make sure that you keep a hold of me for a long time to come. If I'm so valuable maybe they should do some of those other things, you know those things that other companies do to employees they value that I've seen none of, like a promotion (ya know they are always saying how I'm the closest thing to a post commander they have yet never doing anything about it), or a raise, or just a little bit of respect and common courtesy.

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    MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Spaniard. You have the upper hand here.

    Walk. There must be more security jobs in your town. They obviously don't want you enough to treat you like a human being.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Spaniard. You have the upper hand here.

    Walk. There must be more security jobs in your town. They obviously don't want you enough to treat you like a human being.
    I'm 2 months away from full medical and the contract states that if I do leave I can not work for another security company for a period of 3 months.

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    DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Spaniard. You have the upper hand here.

    Walk. There must be more security jobs in your town. They obviously don't want you enough to treat you like a human being.
    I'm 2 months away from full medical and the contract states that if I do leave I can not work for another security company for a period of 3 months.

    If they're routinely screwing you over those kind of things you might be able to contest the contract under unfair labor practices.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Spaniard. You have the upper hand here.

    Walk. There must be more security jobs in your town. They obviously don't want you enough to treat you like a human being.
    I'm 2 months away from full medical and the contract states that if I do leave I can not work for another security company for a period of 3 months.

    Unless you have stock options, or some other kind of benefit beyond medical, those kinds of non-competes can be really hard to enforce. It depends heavily on what state you're in (they're completely illegal in California, for instance), and how well they've written up the non-compete contract that you signed (you did sign it yourself, right?)

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    That sucks, Spaniard. I work for Wackenhut Services now, but before that I was working for a really shitty local company. They pulled a lot of stupid shit like that on me too.

    The company has its problems, but I've never had to stay more than 15 minutes late unless I wanted to.

    (Mind you, I work for WSI, a division that works exclusively on Honeywell sites. I don't know anything about the practices of the parent company in this regard.)

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    BasticleBasticle Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    some crazy* guy came into the store yesterday trying to return a 3 year old fax machine that he claimed he payed $100 for but in actuality bought last year for $20 when it was on clearance. evidently hes been trying to return it for months now, each time trying to get a different manager to return it. when told no he stormed out of the store vowing to shop at Office Max. which is funny because Staples (where I work) is the only office supply store within like 80 miles.



    * this guy is fucking insane. everyone calls him Poodle Man because he carries his poodle around everywhere like Christopher McDonald in Dirty Work. though because we do sell some food we made him stop bringing it in our store. anyways this guy is fucking psycho because he threw a fit because we couldnt take off the tax from his purchase even though he claimed he was tax exempt (I'm not sure how) and went nuts yelling about it until finnally with a dramatic roll of the eye he said "FINE ILL PAY THE DAMN TAX"

    his tax was like $1.06


    also, last year before I was working at that store, apparently after doing his usual shopping/harrassing he went back to his van, ran back into the store yelling, shoutting, sobbing about how his dog was gone and someone stole it and he was going to kill himself because he was so upset. apparently a friend of his (I cant imagine he has actual friends) saw his van while passing by so as a practical joke, took his dog and left him at his (Poodle Man's) appartment.

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    BasticleBasticle Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Captain K wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Did anyone not tell these people that the customer's wishes come above trite corporate requirements?

    If there's any retail chain out there where customers' wishes actually do come before trite corporate requirements, I'd love to know about it.

    Staples. At least in the two that I've worked in. Unless their request is absolutly ludicrous, we're supposed to do whatever it takes to satisfy the customer. its kind of a bitch as an employee.

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    DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Costco can be that way too. We almost always put our members first, even if they're complete morons.

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