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Old 11-28-2003, 07:41 PM   #16
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I love fellow retailers' war stories. I had a sweater thrown at me one time (not during Holiday, believe it or not)...now it's one of the funniest stories I tell. If you come to my store and you're yelling at me and I'm turning red and I have my hands in my pockets or I'm holding onto the counter for dear life, I'm NOT scared. I'm either about to laugh in your face for your pettiness or suppressing the Irish temper.

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My favorites are the guy that was yelling at a rep who couldnt find an obscure phone number for him fast enough and asked for a supervisor...then proceded to yell at the top of his lungs calling us idiots and I lost it yelling SIR! SIR! loud enough that my manager came out of her office to take over the call. It ended up the guy was writing an article about customer service for a paper in UT. The other one was the guy that yelled the spelling of his name at the top of his lungs and then when he called back told me to be a woman and admit I was wrong. He has been banned from shopping with us.
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Wait aren't you also the downfall of capitalism or the reason why the economy's bad? I keep forgetting which...but I LOVE that one!!
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Old 11-28-2003, 07:59 PM   #18
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Wait aren't you also the downfall of capitalism or the reason why the economy's bad? I keep forgetting which...but I LOVE that one!!
Oh yeah!!! That's right! I forgot about that one! So sorry everyone that I totally up the economy.
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It actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I wore a black velvet top and black pants with some nice jewelry...and a Santa Claus hat...but I got compliments all day on how cute I looked.

I had sparkly green socks too. Woohay!
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Old 11-28-2003, 09:26 PM   #21
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The busiest shopping day of the year is NOT today! I always thought so, too...but it's actually the Saturday before Christmas....
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^That's because the last Saturday people shop in sheer desperation...I know for a fact they'll buy just about ANYTHING at that point just to put something in a box. And at the rate I'm going this year, I will be one of those people!

Glad to see everyone's Black Friday went pretty well so far!
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LOL, Kariann!

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I love fellow retailers' war stories. I had a sweater thrown at me one time (not during Holiday, believe it or not)...now it's one of the funniest stories I tell. If you come to my store and you're yelling at me and I'm turning red and I have my hands in my pockets or I'm holding onto the counter for dear life, I'm NOT scared. I'm either about to laugh in your face for your pettiness or suppressing the Irish temper.
Heh, I'd probably do the same thing (you had a sweater thrown at you, eh?).

It's just so funny-my mom's telling me about people who will get something and they'll charge it and stuff...and they don't realize that by the time it comes to pay the credit card bills and stuff, they're going to be paying not the cheaper price of the item, but the original price anyway-perhaps even more than that.

And then, of course, you know, the Christmas stuff has been out for a couple of months now in a lot of stores, but a lot of people will just start shopping between now and Christmas, and they'll get all upset with the employees when the employees tell them that a particular item is out.

Well, ya know, if you'd come in, like, right when the stuff was starting to be put out on the shelves in October...

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I had to work today, at my little GapKids/babyGap store, and it really wasn't that bad. I think it was the foggy weather, and I don't work in a mall. And it's been SO slow for SO long it was fun to have all those people to help and lots of new people on to teach things. We were also having a really fun contest so the friendly competition was great. I'm gonna call the store a little after closing to see how things went.
That's good to hear that things went well for all of you. My mom said it wasn't too bad for her today, either. .

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I had to be at Costco at 4 am this morning...
working, not waiting to shop.
At least I got off early.
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I'm soooo glad I don't work retail right now. This whole day-after-Thanksgiving thing has just gone to the ridiculous.

Maybe more people are taking celebrating "Buy Nothing Day" as it has been dubbed?

My boss is so cool--my school cancelled classes Wednesday-Friday, but insisted the campus be open anyway, because they are morons. She closed our office and let us stay home on Friday. Thanksgiving break is crunch time for papers, you'd think the campus would understand that...only the school weirdos show up on holidays anyway!
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My day wasn't that bad, there weren't THAT many customers when i got there at 6 and my department was well staffed. They said that the lines were insane earlier in the day though. My mom works at a different Joanne's and the line to have your fabric cut was 2 hours long and some little old lady passed out from standing in line for so long and the paramedics had to come . I should have fun with my mid-day shift tomorrow
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I have to work. It'll probably be busy all day, but we were expecting it to be crazy yesterday, and it actually was pretty slow for most of the day.

I just pray that they haven't switched the music over to the christmas mix yet.
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I just pray that they haven't switched the music over to the christmas mix yet.
We have a mix now...it alternates between one of our regular songs and a Christmas song.

U2's version of "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" is in the mix though!!!! When it came on, there were tons of customers in the store, so I restrained myself. I told my co-workers that if it comes on and the store is fairly empty, they should get ready for a little performance of mine.

My boss told me I did a fabulous job this weekend.
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ILuvLarryMullen, wow, that's scary about that old lady. So she's going to be okay, then, I take it?

Geez...on CNN this afternoon, they had a story about the holiday rush, and it showed some "adults" pushing at each other while waiting in line at stores.

I always hate seeing those people who push and shove others out of the way and snatch merchandise right out of someone's hands and gloat about getting something to those who didn't get it. . It's like, okay, how old are you people again? Grow up.

And we wonder why some kids don't have manners-look at their sorry excuses for parents.

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We have a mix now...it alternates between one of our regular songs and a Christmas song.

U2's version of "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" is in the mix though!!!! When it came on, there were tons of customers in the store, so I restrained myself. I told my co-workers that if it comes on and the store is fairly empty, they should get ready for a little performance of mine.
LOL, cool to hear that you'll get to hear U2 while working. That ought to make your work day a little easier to handle. .

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My boss told me I did a fabulous job this weekend.
Aw, that's fantastic. .

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