Won’t Be Able To Re-coup From This

, , , , | Working | October 6, 2017

(I work at a department store that is infamous for coupons. The coupons can be pretty amazing if used correctly, but they can’t be combined with each other on the same items. This is printed on the backs of all the coupons, and most customers are pretty understanding of this. It should be noted that customers who have the store credit card can earn cardholder-exclusive coupons, that take $20 off a purchase of $50 or more, which have the same rules about combining. One weekend, we have a special coupon that takes $50 off a purchase of $100 or more. It’s always popular, so we get a rush of people. One of the customers in my line gets around $100 worth of clothes, and uses the coupon, and then hands me a cardholder-exclusive coupon.)

Me: “Oh, sorry, these coupons can’t be combined, but you are saving over $50 as it is.”

Customer: “No, I spoke to [Newer Manager] over the phone, and he said I could use them. That’s the only reason I came here; I don’t want any of this otherwise.”

Me: “I’ll go ahead and give him a call just to double-check, then.”

(I call the manager, who has been known to make policy-bending decisions in the past.)

Me: “Hi, I have a customer here who says you told her she could use the $50 coupon and the $20 coupon all at once?”

Newer Manager: “Yep! I remember talking to her!”

Me: “Okay.”

(Because of the way the computer was set up, I had to manually take off the $20 first before I could apply the $50 coupon, since it would only allow one coupon per item. The customer went on her way, happy that she got more than $100 worth of items for around $30. I spent the rest of my shift hoping that no other customers overheard the conversation, and that the newer manager didn’t tell anyone else they could do that. Thankfully, it didn’t happen again the rest of the time I worked there.)

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Unfiltered Story #95734

, | Unfiltered | September 30, 2017

I work at a popular pizza and chicken buffet. A woman comes in with two small children in the middle of the afternoon.
Customer: Hi! I’d like to order a large beef and bacon pizza to go, please.
Me: Alrighty, that’ll be $13.09.
*Customer begins to write check*
Me: I’m sorry, but we don’t take checks. Do you have anything else?
Customer: *Huffs and closes checkbook* I guess I’ll just go to Pizza Hut then! I’ve been coming here for years! *Storms out*
At that point, I look down on the counter at a bright pink piece of paper that states we stopped taking personal checks in September of 2015.
Co-worker: How did she miss that in all those years?

Unfiltered Story #94383

, , | Unfiltered | September 21, 2017

I work at a popular pizza and chicken buffet. A woman comes in with two small children in the middle of the afternoon.
Customer: Hi! I’d like to order a large beef and bacon pizza to go, please.
Me: Alrighty, that’ll be $13.09.
*Customer begins to write check*
Me: I’m sorry, but we don’t take checks. Do you have anything else?
Customer: *Huffs and closes checkbook* I guess I’ll just go to Pizza Hut then! I’ve been coming here for years! *Storms out*
At that point, I look down on the counter at a bright pink piece of paper that states we stopped taking personal checks in September of 2015.
Co-worker: How did she miss that in all those years?

It’s still a mystery.

Your Scam Method Is Broke

, , , , | Right | August 31, 2017

Customer: *brings item up to the front counter* “Hi, I noticed this is broken. Can I get it for half off?”

Me: “Oh, bummer. Were there any others back there on the shelf like it?”

Customer: “No, not of this color. Can I just get this half off?”

Me: “Well, I know for a fact that I have more of those in that color in the back that aren’t broken. I’ll go get one for you.”

Customer: “No, I want this one. Just put it in the computer for half off. It’s broken.”

Me: “I can see that it is. But I can’t take 50% off just because that corner is chipped off, especially since I know I have plenty that aren’t broken. Would you like me to go get one?”

Customer: “If you can’t give me a discount, I don’t want it. Can’t you just type it in?”

Me: “Only managers can do that, and even if I was a manager, the computer only goes to 20% off. But unless it’s the only one left and severely damaged, I can’t do that for you.”

Customer: *tosses (somewhat fragile) item onto counter* “Whatever.”

(When I went back to where the items are displayed, there were three more on the shelf just like the one she had brought up, same color and all. She must have looked through to find the specific broken one, or maybe even broke it herself in hopes of getting a discount!)

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Unfiltered Story #92742

, , | Unfiltered | August 30, 2017

(In this major chain grocery store, the bager is notorious for teasing me about owning cats. It’s fairly obvious he doesn’t like cats, but he normally isn’t mean about it.)

Bagger: Hey [my name], how is your dog doing?

Me: Fine.

Bagger: How are your cats doing?

Me *thinking he is going to be nice for once*: Fine, thanks.

Bagger: Oh. Well you should try feeding them bleach. Because cats are useless.

Me: *speechless*

(I reported him right away, and haven’t seen him since.)