From Mon Thru Fri
The custys who ask "Are you open?" when your lane is clearly open and you are serving customers; annoying. But what is more annoying are the ones who don't ask.
Today, the cashier manager asked me to clear all the trash cans. Each lane has a "trash", a "hangers" and a "unwanted items" can. I crawl on my knees like a hobbit to make sure no one thinks my being near a register means I'm opening a register.
But that didn't stop one custy. I could have forgave her if she was on a phone. but no.
She saw me on the floor, facing away from her and decided to put her items down. I stood up, walked to my trash can, and suddenly I heard her ask another cashier (there were 3 other lanes open) "IS THERE ANYONE AT THIS DAMN LANE?!"
The cashier look at me, "Were you at that lane?"
Me: "Nope, I'm getting the trash cans."
Now I'm not a total b***h; if she had asked nicely I could have easily opened a lane but there was no way I was going to go out of my way to open a lane...
1. Because there were three lanes open and she just didn't want to move her stuff!
2. She would have been yelling at me the entire time, because clearly she thinks I'm a cashier who was trying to make a daring escape.
I hid in the back for the rest of my four hour shift. Four hours is not worth getting upset over.
May all your custys be reasonable (lol)
It's Janitorgirl again, and I have a question to other Bullseye team members. Can you look up our in-store credit/debitcard for a custy using a phone number or a social security number?
Because there is an epidemic of custy's who think we can. We can't- there is no button for it.
When I get the "I have a redcard, but not with me."
I say, "Ok, I can give you the 5% off." (The discount is the only real benefit in my opinion.) This satisfies them 90% of the time.
But sometimes you get "NO! I WANT TO PUT IT ON MY CARD SO I CAN PAY IT OFF LATER!"
(For newbie cashiers who don't know we are allowed to offer the discount, the anger is much worse.)
The cashier explains there is no system in place to look up a card. Then the custy will start to name all the other stores that can look up a card with a phone number or social security.
Then they ask for a manager. Some do it in person, some on the phone. (as I witnessed today)-
Manager: "... very sorry, but we have no system in place----yes I understand that several places can look it up using a---no I will not take your social security number over the phone! --- I'm sorry if you think I'm being unhelpful."
I work as a junior bullseye. Is that the issue? Can cashiers look up cards at normal Bullseye/Super Bullseye locations?
Or are the custy's just being spoiled brats that assume all major grocery/department store card work the sameway?
May all your custy's be sane,
People in my area are constantly making a mess.
I remember when I went to Target once during my lunch break and was eating in their little cafe thing. I had gotten ketchup on the table and I asked the person who worked there for a towel to clean it up.
There was a woman and her children sitting in a table nearby making a mess with pizza, getting it all over the place. I got the towel, wiped up my mess, and the person who worked there was speechless. The woman was getting ready to leave and I offered my towel to clean up the pizza mess.
She said it wasn't hers and she wasn't about to clean it up.
I said, "I just watched you and your kids make it. If you make a mess, you should really clean it up."
She denied it again, called me a liar about having witnessed it, and stormed off. *sigh*
I remembered reading about Bullseye having to change the way the distribute their targeted coupons cause it creeped people out.
They are very good at predicting if a person is pregnant based on their purchase history.
They used to send out coupon books/circulars that were exclusively about babies. This freaked many people out cause a lot of times no one besides the mother knew, and hadn't told anyone yet.
So now they mixed it up. One side of the page is baby stuff the other side lawn mowers. So it is less creepy I guess.
I found the Forbes blog post it is titled "How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did."
Suddenly "Person of Interest" doesn't seem so far-fetched!