From Reddit: Working in the food court isn't too bad... Not since we got the new registers installed.
I hate when credit/debit randomly goes dies, or our piece of shit POS will just reboot in the middle of a transaction.
Custys then get very huffy and blame the slaves.
Speaking of custys cleaning up, the other day I accidentally tossed my trash into a bin that clearly didn't have a liner.
The slaves working there stared at me for a moment and my BF was all "Hahaha. FAIL."
I still cleaned up, but that was embarrassing.
This morning I came in expecting to count out the till from the previous day. The guy who closed doesn't? isn't allowed? to count out. Whatever, I figure it will take 15-20 minutes like usual. I open the till and it's *packed* full of change. I immediately can see the scene playing out in my head as I've seen it in person and had it happen to me before.
Super proud kid walks up with a piggy bank or jar or ziplock bag FULL of change. Saved it all themselves - every last penny found on the sidewalk - and they're going to buy a plush with their money, not mom's. Pick out plush that comes to $54.11 after tax (jumbo sized yoshi). They pull out a few dollar bills and then dump out the change and count it out, quarter by quarter, dime by dime, nickel by nickel, penny by penny. Their eyes brighten as the register opens and they get a receipt of THEIR purchase with THEIR money. They hug the plush and leave the store happy.
Great, right? Happy custy. But now we have a virtual fuck-ton of loose coins. And then, instead of bagging the coins, the person working dumps it all in the till drawer.
So this morning I open the till and count out and bag all the change. We had $27.25 in quarters, $13.30 in dimes, $8.50 in nickels, $1.90 in pennies shoved, overflowing, in the drawer.
That's nowhere near as bad as the time I was at Toys"R"Us and some kid checking out directly in front of me wanted to buy a Xbox 360 with all change. The cashier looked like he wanted to cry. Anyway.
Not only that, but I (and other leads) keep a tidy till. All the money faces the same way in the drawer, ones are bundled to $25 and kept under the loose ones, fives are bundled to $125 and kept under the loose fives. The $41 in ones and $155 in fives I counted out were facing every which way and were not bundled. Seems petty, I know, but after counting out and bagging up eight bags worth of loose change, I really wasn't in the mood to turn, flip and bundle the cash. But I did and now my till is beautiful.
PSA: Take your kid to the bank or a fucking Coinstar and get that shit changed into paper money. It is not cute. It is not adorable. It is a pain in the ass for everyone involved. It's a pain for the cashier to watch as your precious snowflake s.....l......o......w.......l......y.... counts out his money. It's a pain for the kid who has to think really, really hard about how many pennies equal a dime. It's a pain for mom and dad who just want to leave. It's a pain for the siblings who keep messing with shit and get told to leave it all alone (or else). It's a pain for the next customer in line who wants one fucking item that they plan on swiping their credit card for so they can get the hell out of there. It's a pain for the person who has to count out at the end of the night/morning. GO TO THE BANK FIRST. Then go to the mall.
Where's my coffee? Ogod, it's just barely noon... and it's tax free weekend. /cry
From LAMBDA LEGAL:
(Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014) - Lambda Legal filed a complaint today in the Washington, D.C., Office of Human Rights on behalf of Amira Gray, a transgender woman who was given a restaurant receipt with an anti-LGBT slur printed on it while socializing with friends at Bistro 18, a hookah bar in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood."Discrimination against LGBT customers is a widespread problem that often goes unaddressed in businesses across the country. That this happened in Washington, D.C., where LGBT people have strong protections from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and personal appearance, points out the importance of ensuring existing laws are enforced," said Dru Levasseur, Lambda Legal Transgender Rights Project Director. "By standing up for herself and her friends, Amira is taking a stand for all LGBT people who are targeted by businesses for unequal treatment because of who they are."On August 11, 2013, Amira Gray went to Bistro 18 with 8 friends. The group seated themselves and eventually had to approach the bar to order, while other tables were being served. During the evening, the server came to the party's table only once to deliver the hookah machine the group had ordered at the bar.At the end of the night, the bartender dropped off the check, which had the words "GAY BITCHES" printed where the customer's name would be written.When one of Gray's friends approached the manager to bring this to his attention, the manager snatched what he thought was the offending receipt out of the man's hands and printed a new receipt without the slur on it.However, Gray's friend kept the original receipt and captured photos of it.Lambda Legal filed a public accommodations discrimination complaint under the DC Human Rights Act (DCHRA) arguing that Bistro 18 violated the DC Human Rights Act by discriminating against Gray based on her actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and sex in a place of public accommodation."When my friends and I saw the receipt, we were humiliated and embarrassed," Gray said. "We went in planning to enjoy Bistro 18 just like everyone else in the hookah bar that evening, but it turned into a disturbing experience. I am standing up for my friends and me because I don't think anyone should have to go through that."