I have 2 things to kinda vent about today.
To keep along with the recent postings about credit cards, my company has credit cards and membership cards to collect points that we have to push! YAY double the fun.
As cosmeticians we get probably 60% less customers than the front cash so it is a lot harder for us to push memberships and 3/4 of the time people don't want them or already have them. Our issue with our credit cards is our bosses always push and say we need a certain amount per day, but here's the issue... Super hard to actually get accepted for the actual credit card itself AND we don't actually have a sign up within the store!
They would have to go to our website, than sign up and remember the retail slaves name, and IF they get approved, we get credit. Like what the hell? At least I don't get threatened with my job about it!
My second thing is kind of something I need advice on. I have a single phone at my desk to allow me to price check, call out for supervisors etc. Most people don't know the extension to get to my desk except for people who work in my department. My problem is I think I have a stalker.
A month or two ago I had someone call directly to my desk and start asking me if I liked movies and that he liked ducks, and it just got weird. I tried to be polite and told him I had customers and didn't have time to chat and hung up and told my coworker. She said it was probably someone prank phoning me and to forget about it. So I did.
It didn't stop there.
Last night as I was working I have the person phone me again, I recognize their voice and immediately ask who it is. They ask what time I am open until, and I tell them, than the hang up. A few hours go buy and than AGAIN the person phones back wanting to chit chat, I immediately said I do not have time for this and hang up.
It is getting to the point where it is freaky.. I'm not sure what to do, my coworker is getting worried about me because she thinks someone may be stalking me. My only issue is I have never spoken to the person face to face, it has always been them harassing me over the phone.
Should I tell my manager or just keep hanging up? I'm beginning to get worried as it happened twice in a night, and I work the next 6 nights in a row.