Go Play Fetch

, , , , | Right | March 29, 2018

(I am a field service representative for a market research company. This involves scanning select merchandise in a handful of stores once a week, in order to provide sales statistics. My pay is based on my productivity rate, which means I have to keep focused. Despite wearing a badge bearing the name of the company, I am frequently mistaken for an employee of whichever store I am in at the time. Most are very gracious and understand completely, except…)

Customer: “Excuse me. Are you an employee of this store?”

Me: “No, I’m not, sir. I work for [Company]. Sorry.”

Customer: “Oh… Well, can you go get someone who is?”

(Fortunately, he caught an employee’s eye a moment later and wandered off. I didn’t fancy stopping my work to explain to him why a non-employee who has a timed job to do is not obligated to fetch an actual employee.)

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