I always ask for reusable bags if I can see that the custy has them in their cart. However, there is signage posted at the end of my cash - bright yellow sign with black letters, can't miss it - saying to place the bags first on the belt, unpack your Greenboxes (these bins that we also sell) and leave all enormously heavy things in the cart.
Yet... If they ignore me, then it's plastic for them and I refuse to repack the ones done before they hand over their bags.
I am a damn good packer. Even those plastic bags will stand up and are packed efficiently.
I have had custys bitch at me about how their bags get packed while they come over to my self scan and proceed to put a can on top of their chips, thinking nothing will happen.
Sigh. Even the stupidest of my coworkers wouldn't do that, and I've supervised most of them during their training shifts.
--Self Scan Queen
Change is money, yes, but do you have to pay for a case of beer in ALL CHANGE?!
No food stamps wont pay for booze!
I'm currently having to work a RetailHellHole Part time. The economy has Security really sucking. The client I'm assigned to has had to seriously chop our hours.
At least twice a shift we get one of the local bumfucks coming in to buy booze with change they've scraped from the pockets of the gullible.
It's not so bad when they have just enough for a Forty, but sometimes they get lucky and have enough for a twelve, or a couple of bottles of our better (still not great) wines.
Ten to fifteen dollars in dimes and nickels is a PAIN IN MY FUCKING ASS to count, not to mention that at the end of the night, if we don't manage to get rid of it, we have to waste our time rolling the shit up.
Once or twice, I've actually said, "Did you find everything you were looking for?" OF COURSE, you get a five minute rant about how WalMart "never" has what the person was looking for (but they still filled a cart, in spite of not wanting any of it....).
If the person actually tells me what they didn't find, I can usually tell them if we have it and where to find it. Of course, if I tell them we have it the next question is, "Can you have someone get it for me?" or something like that.
As cashiers, we're supposed to keep the lines moving, and when you ask questions that require any sort of explanation, that tends to slow things down. In the local Hell Mart, the express lane typically puts through 300 or more customers a shift and I pity any cashier who has to ask, "did you find everything you were looking for" that many times.
That's asking for a real slow down of service....
Yikes, an ugly stain on beloved Chipotle! Let's hope they do something about it and don't turn into another McDonald's and Hellmart!
From State College:
The popular State College Chipotle restaurant is slated to re-open Wednesday afternoon after abruptly closing due to what former staff members described as poor working conditions.
The Chipotle restaurant located on Heister Street was closed for several hours Wednesday. A sign on the door said most of the staff and managers resigned due to "borderline sweatshop conditions." The sign was later removed.
Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold told StateCollege.com around 12:45 p.m. the restaurant will be re-opening shortly.
"Our Penn State restaurant was closed when a few employees quit, locking out a majority of others who are enthusiastic to return to work. We expect the restaurant to re-open shortly," Arnold said in an email.
According to an Onward State interview with former manager Brian Haley, the Chipotle was extremely understaffed and corporate offices did not provide needed assistance. Onward State reports that at times the restaurant had only six to eight employees when 13 to 14 were needed forcing employees to work 10 to 12 hour shifts without meal breaks.
Healy told Onward State several employees recently quit and when he went to open the business Wednesday morning another employee resigned. At that point, Healy reportedly decided to close the business, and he and another manager posted the sign on the window.
"We just felt neglected," Healy told Onward State. "...Working conditions are heinous. I'm not trying to take down the Chipotle corporation, I just want to see people treated better. We're not trying to start a strike or anything like that."
Arnold says the allegations do not align with Chipotle's philosophy.
"Those allegations are completely inconsistent with the cultures we look to build in our restaurants. Any time we hear of such issues in our restaurants, we review them thoroughly and take whatever corrective actions are warranted," says Arnold.
The move coincides with fast food worker strikes throughout the United States as employees argue they're paid unfair wages.
I worked at movie theaters in high school on into college, the movie I remember that had the custys changing the title the most was Return of the Jedi. Nearly everyone took the lazy route and said "Star Wars" instead of the actual title. Instead of "Return" some would say "Revenge" (Which was the film's first title) and I remember one custy said "Rewind"LOL. I also remember people just saying the names of a character -- Darth Vader or Yoda. But the stupidest one that came to mind after seeing this comic was a young couple - the guy walked up to the window with a confused look and said, "2 for Star Trek."
Have you ever witnessed a movie theater custy saying the wrong name of the movie?
Share in comments!
*side note for you Star Wars movie buffs - I also remember when we got the posters in, we did get the infamous black and red poster that said Revenge of the Jedi. I recall there was struggle amongst the crew for it and I was right in there nagging the manager! I don't remember who ended up with it, but I was able to get a Return of the Jedi poster which was fun to have for many years. I eventually sold it years later for several hundred dollars on ebay.
Here's a pic of the two posters:
The Revenge poster was badass if your a Vader fan!
From Yahoo News:
Police handcuffed several protesters in New York and Detroit on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.
The protests, which are planned by labor organizers for about 150 cities nationwide throughout Thursday, are part of the "Fight for $15" campaign. Since the protests began in late 2012, organizers have switched up their tactics every few months. (AP)
From Huff Po:
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- About two dozen of this city's fast-food workers marched Thursday afternoon to a street corner that's home to a McDonald's, a Wendy's and a KFC. Calling for a living wage of $15, they seated themselves in the middle of a freeway entrance, backing up traffic as far as the eye could see.
Charleston police were eventually forced to pull them out of the street one by one, citing them for disorderly conduct in what were deemed "non-custodial" arrests. All told, 18 people -- most of them earning right around minimum wage -- were arrested next to the McDonald's parking lot.
"I'm just tired of seeing my family struggle," Robert Brown, a 20-year-old with short dreadlocks sprouting from his McDonald's visor, said right after a cop handed him a citation ordering him to appear in court. "I can't help them at all with what I make."
The Charleston arrests were part of Thursday's nationwide protest coordinated by Fight for $15, a union-backed campaign in which workers are demanding a $15 wage and union recognition. With the support of local labor and community groups, workers have been taking part in a series of intermittent one-day strikes in various cities over the past two years, shaming big fast-food companies like McDonald's over low pay and irregular hours.
Organizers billed Thursday's strikes and protests as an escalation of the campaign through civil disobedience. Notably, the demonstrations have spread well beyond big cities like New York and Chicago, where they were originally based. On Thursday, workers took to the streets in places like Durham, North Carolina; Tucson, Arizona; and Rochester, New York, according to news reports.
A Fight for $15 spokesperson said that roughly 500 people had been arrested in the demonstrations as of Thursday afternoon, though a portion of those appeared to be citations without arrest.
In instances that HuffPost could confirm, police arrested 47 people in Kansas City, Missouri; 27 in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 19 in New York City's Times Square; 30 in Detroit; 11 in San Diego; 8 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania; seven in Miami; and three in Denver. Police also confirmed 19 citations in Chicago; 10 in Indianapolis; 13 in Hartford, Connecticut; and 10 in Las Vegas. In most cases, the arrests and citations came after protesters were blocking traffic.
The high-profile strikes -- which tend to draw national news coverage when they happen -- have helped progressive legislators push through minimum wage hikes on the state and local level in recent months, including a $15 wage floor that will slowly go into effect in Seattle. Even President Barack Obama has held up the protests as evidence that Congress needs to hike the federal minimum wage, which hasn't been raised since 2009. The current level of $7.25 is less than half of what the Fight for $15 campaign is calling for.
"You know what? If I were looking for a job that lets me build some security for my family, I’d join a union," Obama said Monday in a Labor Day speech. "If I were busting my butt in the service industry and wanted an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work, I’d join a union."
While the fast-food companies themselves have generally remained quiet, critics of the campaign who sympathize with the industry have tried to dismiss the protests as stunts orchestrated by the Service Employees International Union. The union has devoted millions of dollars to the campaign in an effort to bring unionism to what's generally a union-free industry.
With some exceptions, the fast-food strikes generally haven't been large enough to shut down restaurants. In fact, it isn't always clear how many of the people participating in a protest are striking workers. In Charleston on Thursday, several workers said they had the day off and wanted to take part in the protest; others told HuffPost they were missing a scheduled shift and were formally notifying their bosses they were taking part in a protected one-day strike.
Jonathan Bennett said he was supposed to be working at Arby's on Thursday.
"If we don't do this, I don't know who will," Bennett said. "$15 could change everything."
South Carolina does not mandate a minimum wage higher than the federal level. All of the workers interviewed by HuffPost on Thursday said they made less than $8 per hour at their restaurants. That works out to a full-time salary of about $16,000 per year, which is well below the poverty level for a family of three. Most workers said they don't get a full 40 hours each week, either.
As in other towns, the Charleston protest drew in just a small fraction of the city's actual fast-food workforce. But the fact that it was happening at all in South Carolina took onlookers by surprise. The state has the third-lowest union density in the nation, with little of the organized labor infrastructure that often helps lead a wage protest.
Dave Crossley, a local who came out in support of the protest, marveled at the line of workers bottling up traffic for blocks on Spring Street, chanting for "$15 and a union."
"This sort of thing doesn't happen in Charleston," he said.