Grocery Store Ettiquette

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I work at a grocery store (that alone sucks) but the real icing on the crap-cake that is my job are lazy/ignorant customers. I cannot even believe that I have to say this but:

1. You know when you enter the store and you pick up your cart, do your shopping, and then come through my checkout? Well just because what you bought fits into two bags doesn't mean you should just abandon your cart at the end of my register. It's in the way and NEWSFLASH, there is only one entrance/exit, meaning that you are going to be walking right by the cart corral on your way out! When you leave your cart I have to leave my checkout and go put it back, which of course pisses off customers who come to my till and are wondering where the fuck I am.

2. Whenever the debit/credit machines go down (which aren't often), trust me when I say that this situation is worse for me than it is for you. You are inconvenienced for 10 minutes, I'm dealing with irate customers, keeping track of orders, and general shittyness until the problem is fixed. Also, since I am in fact NOT the person who caused or can fix the technical problem, maybe lay off with the yelling, eye-rolling, and general piss poor attitude. I'm trying my best ffs.

3. I stand in the same position for six hours so please don't act like it's a huge surprise when I don't know what aisle the obscure grocery item you are looking for is. If you give me a second I will call grocery who actually stocks the shelves and get them to tell me. Chill the hell out! On that note, I also don't make the fucking prices so if you are pissed that grapes cost more than I make in an hour in that miserable place, talk to my boss, don't flip your shit at me.

4. I know that I work with a lot of lazy bitches who aren't friendly and wouldn't know customer service if it bit them in the ass, but give me a chance to prove to you that I'm different before you treat me like I'm a customer SERVANT (which I'm not by the way). I will do whatever I can to help you but if you stand on your phone while expecting me to unload, ring through, bag, then reload your cart, don't expect me to be all sunshine and lollipops. I won't be cruel, but I will be neutral as fuck with you. I'm just reciprocating.

I know most customers aren't like this and some are absolutely wonderful, but for you jock itches out there that think you are my boss just because I'm wearing a hideous smock need to take a long walk on a short pier. I'm not in this job forever but while I am I will do my job to the best of my abilities, but guess what? I am a human and I'm just asking you to treat me like one. —I don't care if you take your business elsewhere!!

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