BuzzFeed asked their community to tell them the most awkward thing that had happened to them working as a retail worker. You can read the short answers over on buzzfeed.com which includes a customer asking for cheese. made of human milk....
How the simple phrase 'the customer is always right' gave shoppers a license to abuse workers
If there is one phrase you've heard so many times about customer service, its that 'the customer is always right.' If you've ever worked in retail, that phrase is so far from the truth that you will just roll your eyes when you hear it as its a load...
Its what we've been taught, the customer is never wrong, but anyway, back to reality! Business Insider looked into how that one phrase has for whatever reason given 'the customer' the right to abuse the very people who are trying to serve and help them! You can read the feature over in the Business Insider here...
We all get pushed and tested when at work, some people more than others. Some people have a great boss, whereas others aren't so lucky and end up with a power hungry moron! RateMyJob featured some of the most dramatic ways that people have quit their jobs and you can't help but cheer them on as you read each one! Maybe one of these can inspire your exit strategy!
We've all had those wonderful customers, you know the ones, rude, arrogant and just determined to ruin your day as best they can! RateMyJob.com has put together a great collection of what some people have done to their rudest customers! Here are those incredible wins!
"Do you think this dress looks okay on me?"
If you work in a clothing store, I'm sure you've heard that question almost daily! Cosmopolitan have put together a list of the '30 problems only people that work in retail will understand' and its true to life!
As more businesses reopen, an unprecedented number of Americans are walking away from their jobs in restaurants, factories, offices, and hospitals. A record 4 million people quit in April, followed by another 4 million the next month. And the next. Some left to chase deeper fulfillment or to finally escape dead-end jobs with the cushion of enhanced unemployment checks. Many furloughed workers didn’t return to positions that exploited them and put them at risk of catching COVID-19. The so-called great resignation has created a seismic power shift that has already forced corporations like McDonald’s, Walmart, and Starbucks to boost wages or offer perks to entice new hires. There has been an endless parade of Schadenfreude-inducing headlines about employers who are now on their knees begging for staff like desperate suitors. But for those still toiling in these threadbare workplaces, the great resignation has led to even greater exploitation. While the mass exodus may improve conditions in the long term, in the meantime it has been devastating to those left behind whose unbearable workloads have led to depression, substance abuse, and trips to the hospital. After all, not everyone can quit.
You can read the full feature over at The Cut...
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