Hi again from Womens Retail Slave, and I am posting this story as a secondary story from my last NAT story.
However the NAT in question was ME, or at least that's what they thought.
Me and my man were out at a certain sporting goods store that has the same name as slang for men's junk. Anyhoo, I am a slob on my days off, and wear sweat pants, plain or branded tees( think Nike or Adidas) and sneakers. We went out to look for a specific style of hoodie. As we browsed I found a pair of cargo sweat pants FULL TO THE BRIM with defeated sensors. Knowing how pissed I would be, I took the pants with me to the nearest random employee 2 departments over in womens wear, and showed them my find.
This is where the tables turned.
Suddenly employees popped out of everywhere to "greet" and "assist" us with our shopping needs. This continued thru men's sporty sweats onto men's shoes, and then into men's socks/underwear.
As we were headed for the door, we noticed not 1, not 2 but 3 associates just hanging out near the exit door.
Never in a million years ever thought that this would happen to me. I explained to the associate that I talked to, that I too worked in retail and would be upset to find such a bounty of defeated sensors. I showed her where I found them, and thought nothing more about it. In my head I thought maybe she would notify a manager or inspect the area or fitting rooms for other stolen items/tags. I guess she thought that I had stolen things, even thought I was only wearing a tee and some sweats and had no backpack or no way to layer the amount of sensors I found. Not once did a manager approach me to ask the how who's or why, but just stood at the exit waiting for me to leave.
I have never returned to that so aptly named store, and never will again. Not all good deeds go unpunished. I thought about reporting this incident to their manager or headquarters but I would have probably been "rewarded" with some gift card which I would not have wanted to go back to said store to receive the same, worse or no service.
That's all for now, off to find a new support manager for my store!
--Women's Retail Slave