Her Days Here Are Numbered

| Working | March 18, 2015

(I’m a manager at a small grocery store and we have just hired a few cashiers. I am the one who has to train them and most are getting the hang of it… except one.)

Cashier: “[My Name], call line one.”

Me: *picking up* “Yes?”

Cashier: “So, this customer has bananas. What do I do?”

Me: “Look for the PLU on the sticker. And if there aren’t any stickers, look it up in your binder.”

Cashier: “Oh, okay.” *10 seconds later* “[My Name], call line one.”

Me: “Yes?”

Cashier: “What’s the PLU for oranges?”

Me: “Like I said before, put in the PLU on the sticker or look it up in the binder.”

Cashier: “Oh, right.”

Cashier: “[My Name], call line one.”

Me: “Yes?”

Cashier: “I can’t find the number for oranges. Can’t you just tell me?”

(Since I’ve worked there so long, I know most of the PLUs by memory but we’re supposed to make the new cashiers look up all PLUs to give them practice.)

Me: “I’ll be right out.”

(I go out to help her. I physically show her where the PLU for oranges are.)

Cashier: “Thanks!”

(I start to leave.)

Cashier: “Wait!” *holds up head of cabbage* “What’s the number for lettuce?”

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