This story was originally posted on: January 13, 2011
Where I work as a manager, we have both our first AND last names on our name tags. I didn't really think this was a huge deal until today...
Today I had a semi-regular custy in. The last few times he's been greeting me by name, which is annoying only because I don't know his or want to know his. I rarely talk outside of brief small talk, unless the customer is talkative, so names never come up.
Well today he greeted me by first AND last name, which was weird...
But it gets better...
After he ordered, he said he tried to look me up on Facebook.
That's right. A customer tried to find me on facebook. Luckily I have myself set to super uber hidden so he couldn't find me, and I told him he couldn't find me because I don't have a Facebook.
It wasn't like we were friends, our relationship was stricly customer/food service employee. What gives custys the idea that its ok to do that??
And how he acts comes across as totally creepy to, so you know he was trying to be "friendly."
Luckily, this happened only a few days before my last day there! Got a new job as a shipping clerk / research minion for a small business that does media sales... NO MORE CUSTYS! No more name tag either :)
Unfortunately, while my immediate boss was just as infuriated about it as I was, we both know what our supervisors would've said: "Oh next time he walks in, just go in the back and have someone else take his order." They're real smart, being so high up and all...
But it's crap like this that makes me 1) hide myself and be extra private on FB, and 2) the most I DO put up is my phone #, I'm in my school's "network", and some of the job info, like the name of the business. Sometimes a status that says "Man work is ___" but never "Workin 3-11, hit me up" and definitely never ever my address.
Has anyone else had this happen to them?