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#91 ITDEFX

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

Usually the people who buy Hannukah things are the worst customers during the holidays. This year, it was pretty good although there were complaints when we ran out of Hannukah wrapping paper DURING Hannukah. And here I was thinking you were suppose to wrap things BEFORE the holiday started.

Meanwhile in Christmas, our shelves are getting emptied and trashed with the amount of Christmas clearance selling and what is the most common question I hear:

"Do you have any more Christmas in the back"? with the most common request being Christmas lights (which we ran out of two weeks before Christmas). And they have the nerve to get angry at me as the store is packed with people buying stuff.



Yeah... I've been getting a lot of "do you have any more in the back?" for Christmas items (trees) lately.

The other day some woman brought me a damaged santa statue that appeared to have it's arms broken and asked if she could get a discount over the already 50 percent because it was "special/retarted". I took BIG offense to that because I have worked in the Special Education field for years so I grabbed it by the arm and took it to the phone to call my manager but to be honest I felt like wacking her over the head with it for saying shit like that. Anyways I go off and she tells me "BE CAREFUL WITH IT!!" like for real it's already fucked up. I tell her my manager offers her an additional 10% making it to 60% and she said NEVER MIND!! WTF? you want it for 90? or free?

The other day I was helping another coworker out when I get a call over the intercom for customer assistance in my department. I did not recognize the voice so I went back to my department where these three black guys were waiting (2 adults and 1 kid). One dude kept on bragging , "See I called you and you came..hahaha...". Since I didn't see any of my fellow coworkers paging me I figured that the fucktards were the one's on the phone. They wanted the avengers and then started getting pissed at me because it was more expensive then walmart/bb. um ok....:roll:
Then my fellow coworker from the front comes up and asks the customer if they were behind the counter and the customer denied it but admitted to using the phone and was then lectured by him saying that he has the right to escort him out of the store since he's not authorized to use that equipment.

He leaves and the fuckers keep trash talking and I ignore them, simply getting their rewards info, name and credit card info thru the system so there is a record of them being here. The fucker had the nerve to say, "You don't have to be so anal..." Omg I almost punched the guy. Then they walk off towards the front. I have no idea who was that guy nor do I know how they managed to figure out how to use the phone. I think they were a former employee who knows how to work the phone or someone who got lucky.

You know lately I have been a bit grumpy with customers. I stop making keys for people saying the machine is down and go to walmart instead and so on. Had one customer waste 20 fucking minutes because she was on the phone with someone because she didn't know ahead of time what kind of printer ink she needed...just kept on saying it's for an HP printer...um ok...which one?? After we find the right one, she keeps on holding the sale up because she was reading off everything on the box and it's a small box!!!!
What should have taken 2 mins or less took 20 minutes! argh! I was not too pleased with her during the entire process.

If the customer (spanish) doesn't get the point of what I am telling them , says "ooooooh" , and continues to stare at the price hoping it will change before his eyes I just walk away after they ask "is this the price??"
Instead of going thru the qualifying questions, I just go ahead and say you want me to go ahead and put this on layaway (since they can't afford it)? and they usually say no just looking (and of course they continue to stare at the price!) so I just walk away and move on to someone who needs real help.

The other day I had one couple with two kids (one looked 2 and the other looked less than 1 year old). The mother looked like she was 17 and the dad looked like he was 14. The mother wanted to know if we had any Wii Remotes and we were standing infront of the Wii section. I pointed to it (the new labeled Wii U boxed Wii Remote plus) and she was saying "that's not it , that says, Wii U!!" and I corrected her saying it works for the Wii and Wii U. I then get called a liar and I was getting ready to just walk away because of the stupidity was giving me a headache when she changes her mind and wants the cheap knock off which she asked me which is better and I didn't know.

So she pony's up the money which is for her boyfriend/father of her children and I can tell she's trying to scrap every bit of money out of her purse. I am behind the counter thinking geezs if I was under 20 years old, had two kids I'd be using that money to get food and stuff for my kids and not video game stuff.

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#92 Vidory

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

The restaurant I work at gets really busy on holidays and we stop taking walk-ins on most days. There was one family that came in without reservations and was told by two different hostesses as well as the manager that we won't have any table for them at all. For some reason they were really set on eating there and would not leave and the lady got mad but was basically ignored after a while. So they went out and we thought that was the end of it. But a couple minutes later she called us (I picked up) and pretended to be checking reservations. I would have freaked out if I hadn't recognized the name she gave, but no matter what I told her she would not hang up the phone. It was one of the only times I've been authorized to hang up on a customer...

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:40 AM

So I have been working at Kmart for the past 6 months in electronics. It's been nearly 10 years since I have worked in retail.
Oh my god things are just as bad as I remembered it.

-Not to sound racists (since I am hispanic) but here goes.
Based on my encounters here is what my typical every day experience with spanish customers.
(TV's)
Them: Whad the price? (looks at tv)
Me: (Points towards current price) $299.99
Them: OOOOOOoooooooh......
Me: walks away because I know they aren't going to buy it.
Them: Just stands there and stares at the tv then goes off and never comes back. It's like their entire day is ruined when I tell them the price.


(TV's part 2)
Them: Whad the price? (looks at tv)
Me: (Points towards current price) $299.99
Them: OOOOOOoooooooh......
Me: Getting ready to walk away.
Them: Can I put it LAY-OHHH-Wey? (yes that's how they say it).
Me: Yes you can.
Them: How Much?
Me: I don't know, depending on tax, and if you add the service plan. I machine (register) will tell me.
Them: ok.... yes (meaning lets do it).
Me: Process the layaway, Ring them up, offer service plan (some times they take it, other times they don't)
Me: Ok your minium deposit is $XX.XX today.
Them: Ooooohhhh ok.....thank you no want (then they walk away).
Me: Since I can't do shit on my account, I have to get someone from layaway to void it.
Big waste of time for me.

Yesterday when I was looking up our layaway tickets to see if there are anyone late on their payments, one lady was just standing at my register without saying a word. When I finally said "Can I help you?", I got the usual "Speaka spanish?". My usual reply is in spanish "What do you want?/Tell me"
She goes off and shoves her camera in my face asking if I had the battery and memory card for her camera. One good look at it and I knew we didn't have that battery but we had the memory card (SD). It erked me that she did that so I really didn't care to help her that much. When I told her we didn't have that battery, she repeated to me that I didn't have it and then said "ooooooohhh".. She turns around and tells her husband that we don't have it and he repeated "They don't have it?" and she said no...and he said "Ooooooohhhh". :wall:

Brown Thursday shift (7:45 to 3:45am) was a nightmare. One terminal and they put me on that terminal while the other two clowns (other employees) were on the floor helping customers. 3 hrs of people wanting tv's/dsi's and so on.

A lot of people tried to pull fast ones on me including a couple who tried TWICE during my shift. First time they tried to get that phone that was 100 dollars for 38 I think. Looked at the add as they shoved it in my face. Gave it a two second look and noticed it was folded at the bottom half, so I flipped it and noticed the top part said "5am to xx FRIDAY". Told them that's tomorrow's sale and I can't give it to them now because the system wouldn't let me over ride that price. They tried to argue with me to honor friday's price on a thursday night and it couldn't be done.

Three hours later they come back to my line and got a Wii with the 30 dollar coupon promo. Because it was getting nuts, I forgot to ask them for their member card and the system didn't give them the 30 dollar coupon. They got pissed and wanted me to give them a refund on the spot and I told them I can't refund as my terminal doesn't let me do it. Other customers were getting pissed at them for holding up the line. They eventually went up to customer service and left.

For some strange reason the system was not honoring the DSI price promo for members and I had to try several times and had a manager look into it because it was causing a long line delay. Eventually our rewards and layaway system crashed. Not good.


My co-workers can sometimes be cool and other's just out ride rude. Just because I work in electronics doesn't mean I can fix your TV or dropped broken screen phone. Nor will I "hold" stuff for you in the back unless you put it on layaway.

When I was doing the weekly audit a few months ago, I found a PS3 that looked like it was opened. I checked it out and found the controller missing. Reported it to my department manager, who was some 20 year old kid and he said he will look into it. Reported it to security and they said they will monitor the situation. Weeks later I find out our department manager was stealing shit from the gaming systems (controllers mostly). I was like what the Fuck dude? He continued to steal shit after he knew they were on to him.

Management hired this one kid because when I told them I would be gone for two weeks for my wedding and honeymoon, they actually though I was quitting when I wasn't. So this kid was the biggest Fuck up in the department and when I did another audit a few weeks back I found out that someone took out a Vita and replaced it with battery packs. Management did NOTHING about it.
Just before Black Friday weekend, we were told not to sell a certain stock of tv's and I even labeled it DO NOT SELL (as per management approval and directive). That fuckhead takes one of the tv's, put it aside for a customer saying that she could put it on layaway NOW and get it for the cheaper price on the weekend sale. Guess what? the plan blew up in his face.
The lady came back the day of the sale and not only found out her tv was sold to another customer but told management that he told her she could get it at the cheaper price that day. Management told her that he would be fired the next day and ended up giving them an LG model worth 200 dollars more. Dumbass ended up quitting instead.

Pretty much all my managers are paranoid and go into full mental break down when our manager is expected to come in the next day for inspection.. Some people need to calm down and take things lightly.

One manager ended up in the hospital because of stress and being overworked. She was ordered two weeks rest from work from her doctor because of her health... Instead of complying, she comes back to work with the fear if she didn't. She lose her job. I polietly reminded her that it's actually against the law for an employer to terminate an employee who is under doctor's spefic instructions when it comes to work and would be instantly protected and represented by the government. Of course she ignored me and now is still in a lot of pain.

I also have co-workers who cheat on their time clock punches by "hanging out" talking to other employees and not working for two hours before finally punching out. If you are gonna stay, then work, if not get a life and get the Fuck out of here lol.

Two customers want the same washer..we don't have any of them in stock...another store has one. I tell the first hillbilly that the store has one left, go NOW if you want it, then I go to the second customer (another Oooh spanish guy) and tell him he better get going to the other store because they have one left. The hillbilly is already ahead by 1 minute while it takes the second guy to process the concept GO NOW if you want the item because the other guy is on his way to get it. After he finally gets it, he just walks off taking his time. I guess if you need to take that long to process that concept of GO NOW if you want it, then you deserve to loose it.

Selling Xmas trees like crazy. Service desk sales I have a call for electronics.....90% of the calls is either for xmas stuff for out side of my department. No we don't sell Music cd's (anymore).

That "Free Layaway" promo was sure misleading a few weeks back. Use to get a shit load of items for people to put on layaway only for them to still have to put down a minimum deposit. Got accused of "Bait and switching", threats to sue me personally for false advertising all because Management and Corp. couldn't properly advertise this as "No layaway fee!!" (which is only 5 bucks).



Kmart and Sears are the only stores where I have seen blatant theft, some stores have opened games everywhere, or used to at least before Sears stopped selling games, most of the Kmart clearance bins I have gone through were full of half stolen stuff. Especially with the GBA games, where people would slit the wrap and take the cartridges out because the cartridges were placed right at the top of the package. There is no way Kmart is built to handle Christmas traffic period, if I want something, I know not to go there. At least you have shed some light on why people buy something like an iPad and get a bunch of bricks or why game systems are missing their controllers.Iif I want something and I have to get it from retail I am going to Target or Walmart, but since every store here sells out of pretty much anything electronic you want during the holidays (and most other times) I just order my stuff online. Best Buy is the only store that has decent stock around here and probably won't be out of what you need but the nearest one is 45 min away.

I think Kmart is the worst store to work at, I would rather be stuck working at a grocery store because they at least have a POS system that works while Kmart's clearly doesn't. Never had a problem with Target, Walmart or Best Buy on the pricing of items.

Note: Absolutely none of this is the employees fault, it is all management, and shows what a poorly managed company Sears/Kmart really is. This post is simply meant to sympathize with those who have to work at Kmart.

#94 ITDEFX

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

I am really at that point where I don't care to report things anymore. Came in today and what do I find? Empty boxes on the floor from a freight push done the night before, tv's not properly shut down and oh the scanner gun at the terminal BROKEN (again!). To top it off, they cut my hours and hired some new clown in our department. They wouldn't do this unless they are planning to get rid of someone and figure that since my hours are being cut that it's most likely going to be me.

It's funny though my manager comes to me with all her technology questions, yet dumb enough to ask if the IP addresses are different in the store computers so she can create false survey's for the store. I really hope she gets caught and fired for this.

#95 ITDEFX

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

So I heard from management the other day that Kmart didn't do so well so there will be a decision made soon to close or keep open stores in our district...ummmm...

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:55 AM

Man, you people make me feel really luck. I just work at a Big Lots, so most of the people I get are the friendly regulars.

Worst people I've had I didn't really have to deal with. An old lady and her husband came to me with a crockpot, rang it up and it was normal price. She told me it was on sale, so I asked where the sale was listed (I always keep a sale paper next to my register). She tells me it's in the aisle next to the crockpots, so no problem, I go and find the ad, but it's expired. So I take it back with me, show it to my manager on duty and ask what to do (I'm a newbie, don't even wanna sneeze without permission at this point). So she tells me I can just do an override, then goes to my register and does it for me. So she addresses the woman saying that the ad is expired, but they're going to honor it. She walks off.

When she's about five feet away and almost back to the CSS desk, the lady turns to her husband and goes, "I don't like her cognoscente tone."
So hearing this she turns around and says, "Excuse me?"
"I was have a private conversation with my husband."
So, I just kinda, quietly did my job and pretended like that never happened.

Another time, this had nothing to do with me, it was all the store manager. But my register is about 10 feet away from the CSS desk, so I hear almost everything that goes on. This lady comes in a couple days before Christmas with a huge sack of toys. She says her aunt gave her kids all these toys, but she felt they weren't age appropriate for them. No receipt. So my manager explains that company policy is you have to have a receipt for all returns, unless you paid for it with a card of some kind or used a rewards card, in which case we could look it up.
So the Santa-wannabe-woman asks if she could just get store credit, so my manager again tells her that she needs a receipt. After this the woman gets mad, throws the door open and yells, "I'M NEVER SHOPPING HERE AGAIN!"

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

"I'M NEVER SHOPPING HERE AGAIN!"

I hate that shit when they say that. I don't care if you don't come back. Then you see them back in the next couple of days.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

I hate that shit when they say that. I don't care if you don't come back. Then you see them back in the next couple of days.


I am more annoyed by "I'm going to your major competitor!" Like we're supposed to grovel for your money?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

In some cases I am sure the store is glad not to have that customer coming back. We used to send people to Walmart all the time when we didn't have what the customer wanted, no one cared including the managers.

I am not sure if anyone here has heard of Kirklands but its this weird furniture housewares type store. Now the return policy on the back of the receipt says if you are unhappy with anything to return it within 60 days, what they apparently don't tell you is if something breaks they won't refund it or exchange it and the only way for you to get resolution is to buy another one of the item you are not satisfied with. I was in there buying a small clearance item when I witnessed at least 2 altercations of people who could not get returns due to broken merchandise. Then the sales associate cheeringly tried to sell them another of what just broke saying that is the only way for them to get a replacement. I am sure their merchandise is all Chinese made crap I could find online for less too. Some of the items in that store are very expensive too.I will not be going back to that store.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

I thought Kirkland's was Costco's company.

Also, piece of advice to anyone here and anyone you know: Do not tell cashier jokes. We have heard them all, multiple times. Yes, we know you printed the bills last night. Yes, we know a derogatory term for a wife is "bag." Yes, we know that if we do not have any customers for 0.54 seconds that must mean we were bored or waiting for you. We hear each and every one dozens of times a day. And laughing like you are the greatest comedian ever doesn't make it any funnier.

Also, please stop griping about self-checkout. It is not as bad as you make it to be. Yes, you put the money where he flashing lights are. No, it is not taking away jobs. Instead of 4 SCO registers and 1-2 manned registers, you would just have 2-3 registers.

And please stop stabbing the PINPad. A soft touch will get it done without breaking the screen.

#101 Angry Man

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

Personally I'm not a fan of self checkout more because I kinda prefer to go through a real checkout being run by a real person. That way if there's any issues I'm not having to wait and wait and sometimes really wait for the person running the self checkout area to become available. Not that I'm against using self checkout as I have used them in the past but usually when I got a decent amount of items then I won't use it for the reasons I stated already.

I am more annoyed by "I'm going to your major competitor!" Like we're supposed to grovel for your money?


Reminds me back to my days working at CCity when the third Pirates film came out. As per corporate policy (and stated in our ads etc) we could only allow a customer to purchase three copies of a new release. This was mostly due to stopping other stores from coming in and buying our stock so they can resell it at their higher costs.

Anyways I had this one woman who had about 12 copies of the film. Obviously I had to be the bad guy in all of this and inform her of store policy. I still can to this day hear her just yell at me "WELL I'LL JUST GO TO THE COM-PE-TIT-TION!" I mean its like I don't make the policies I just follow how and what I'm supposed to do.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:20 AM

lol!!!!!!!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Never had a problem with cashier jokes, but people have gotten so much more rude and demanding since I have last been a cashier.

Only one store here has self checkout for a reason, all stores had them for a while but then ripped them out. No one knows how to use them. At the one store that does have them its 6 checkouts to one cashier manning the station it works reasonably well but you have to see the clerk every time you have a coupon and since there is only one clerk for 6 registers it takes a while.

I am not sure about Kirklands but the store I am talking about is a stand alone furniture/housewares store. I know Costco also has Kirkland branded items but we don't even have a Costco here. It was about the equivalent of Sears appliance department in terms of customers arguing, but kirkland's now officially takes the crown away from that as within about a 5 min span I heard 3 people have complaints and arguments at the store. I have heard screaming matches come out of the Sears appliance dept. but it is not nearly as frequent as that.

http://kirklands.com is the store I am talking about.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:44 AM

Keep it going!!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:04 AM

You made me check this thread out because I didn't understand what "Retail Employee Stores" were. OP is intentionally spelling every instance of the word "stories" incorrectly for more views? Well played...

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

You made me check this thread out because I didn't understand what "Retail Employee Stores" were. OP is intentionally spelling every instance of the word "stories" incorrectly for more views? Well played...


I didn't even realize that. Damn I need to read more carefully lol

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

You made me check this thread out because I didn't understand what "Retail Employee Stores" were. OP is intentionally spelling every instance of the word "stories" incorrectly for more views? Well played...


why in the world would he want more views lol it isn't like he gets paid for page views.
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#108 Barney

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

more stories!

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#109 Vidory

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

more stories!

Don't you mean more stores?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

You made me check this thread out because I didn't understand what "Retail Employee Stores" were. OP is intentionally spelling every instance of the word "stories" incorrectly for more views? Well played...


Nope. Somehow I didn't notice the misspelling until you mentioned it. Fixed now.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

This happened last month.

Woman: Where are the infant's tights?

Me: They are next to the underwear.

Woman: I DON'T WANT UNDERWEAR! I WANT TIGHTS!!!

So I walk the woman into the aisle past the underwear, stood in front of the tights and pointed to them. She grabs a pair and with a frustrated look on her face says "Thanks" and storms out.

Yesterday, a woman was angry because we didn't have enough of a certain kind of peanut butter that expired in September 2013 (most of them said March and May of 2013). She is a germaphobe that visits the store often and ALWAYS has something to complain about.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:20 AM

These threads used to be bumpin', I miss those days. I wonder if it's because of people not having jobs, with the state of unemployment and all.

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:57 AM

These threads used to be bumpin', I miss those days. I wonder if it's because of people not having jobs, with the state of unemployment and all.


For me, it's just getting jaded about the whole thing. You can only complain about the idiot who decides the sale sign 20 feet away from an item must apply to it before it doesn't really phase you anymore.

Quite simply, customers are still stupid- just not interestingly so lately.

#114 ITDEFX

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:50 AM

So now that I am back at my teaching job I only work saturday nights at Kmart. Find out today that two days ago the entire assistant management staff got let go from my store. I am glad because most of them were fucking idiots who made a lot of bad choices (who makes a teenager the manager of electronics?). Turns out they cut the assistant manager position completely. At this point I don't fucking care if I am pushed out either since I work there once a week. Also found out our store is no longer doing layaway...which can be a good sign that we will be closing soon and it's pointless to do layaways anymore.

Anyone else want to confirm this event at their stores?

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:50 AM

I think maybe it is because people are afraid to talk about their jobs online because if they get caught they will get fired.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:02 AM

I'm still in the mindset that I could post just about every day since it's so bad where I am.

I thought we were "team members" yet it has become every person for themselves. Until this past week, employees were actually hiding equipment [with manager approval] so other work centers suffer. I thought I was being punished seeing as how one of the vendors put in a good word with me (she said I help her more than any other employee she's ever met) that I was given a "reference number". And here I was thinking that a company would make money by keeping stock on the floor, not empty and in the stockroom.

Meanwhile, the store still thinks having two cashiers at a time and making customers wait is a "best practice". I counted 8 times in one day that I had to go up for backup (half of those times were in one hour's time). If I reached 10, I would have walked out on them.

Next time, I'll talk about something they did that was so disgusting that I can't even eat in their break room.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

So now that I am back at my teaching job I only work saturday nights at Kmart. Find out today that two days ago the entire assistant management staff got let go from my store. I am glad because most of them were fucking idiots who made a lot of bad choices (who makes a teenager the manager of electronics?). Turns out they cut the assistant manager position completely. At this point I don't fucking care if I am pushed out either since I work there once a week. Also found out our store is no longer doing layaway...which can be a good sign that we will be closing soon and it's pointless to do layaways anymore.

Anyone else want to confirm this event at their stores?


I don't agree with the "teenager as manager of electronics" line, mainly cause when I was 18, I was the manager of electronics for the kmart in my local town, and I was pretty f'ing awesome at it too. But a normal teenager that is probably an idiot, that would be a big no no.

As far as layaway being cut out, yeah, your kmart is on its way out soon. Seen a couple in this area do that, and lasted 4 to 6 months between them, along with Sears right behind them.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

I'm still in the mindset that I could post just about every day since it's so bad where I am.

I thought we were "team members" yet it has become every person for themselves. Until this past week, employees were actually hiding equipment [with manager approval] so other work centers suffer. I thought I was being punished seeing as how one of the vendors put in a good word with me (she said I help her more than any other employee she's ever met) that I was given a "reference number". And here I was thinking that a company would make money by keeping stock on the floor, not empty and in the stockroom.

Meanwhile, the store still thinks having two cashiers at a time and making customers wait is a "best practice". I counted 8 times in one day that I had to go up for backup (half of those times were in one hour's time). If I reached 10, I would have walked out on them.

Next time, I'll talk about something they did that was so disgusting that I can't even eat in their break room.


"team members" "best practice" and an unhappy employee, smells like Target to me. Marchin' their way on down to Walmart's level, hopefully right past them and all the way down to KMart where you've got 3 employees in the entire store at any given time.

While I'm still with the company in a part time capacity, the best thing I ever did was leave working full time and go back to school. I'm not sure if I'll end up with a decent enough paying job to pay these student loans but I'll tell you this, I'm glad I'm not dealing with their crap for a full 40 hours a week anymore...

#119 ITDEFX

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:20 PM

I don't agree with the "teenager as manager of electronics" line, mainly cause when I was 18, I was the manager of electronics for the kmart in my local town, and I was pretty f'ing awesome at it too. But a normal teenager that is probably an idiot, that would be a big no no.

As far as layaway being cut out, yeah, your kmart is on its way out soon. Seen a couple in this area do that, and lasted 4 to 6 months between them, along with Sears right behind them.


I say it was an idiotic move because the fucker ended up stealing controllers and other stuff from 360/ps3 units and giving it to his cousins. I don't think they charged him , just fired him. They later put this 20 year old as temp manager and he was an even bigger Fuck up by selling off other customer's layaways and stealing Vita gaming systems from the back. My manager kicked him out of electronics but then put him back into electronics 2 days later for Black Friday weekend. Management got really pissed at him because they caught him selling a tv that was set for black friday weekend sale only and telling the customer that they could come back and get it at the sale price. They threatened to fire him but he ended up quitting. I do blame management more than the employees though because they should know by know who can they trust and who can't they trust.

I wouldn't be surprised if next time I go in they tell me I am cut since I don't work many hours there anyways.

Still sucks to walk in to work one day and to be notified that your position has been eliminated. Shit if I knew the DM was there and I wasn't at my other job I should have told them how my manager was trying to pad those surveys by going to the library and using pre-paid cell phones to boost the stores numbers. That's enough to get her fired. But oh well it's done and over with.

#120 neocisco

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:57 PM

Still sucks to walk in to work one day and to be notified that your position has been eliminated. Shit if I knew the DM was there and I wasn't at my other job I should have told them how my manager was trying to pad those surveys by going to the library and using pre-paid cell phones to boost the stores numbers. That's enough to get her fired. But oh well it's done and over with.


It's amazing the amount of work some people will put into not doing their jobs.

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