Unfiltered Story #197497

, | Unfiltered | June 19, 2020

(I work at a large Electronic Manufacturer, we make laptops, phones etc, as a customer service rep. This conversation came up)

ME: Good afternoon, you’re calling (company), my name is (my name), how can I help you today?

Customer: Yes hello, (customer name). I have a problem with one of your laptops.

ME: That’s unfortunate, I will help you as best as I can. What seems to be the problem?

Customer: I’ve only had it for a year, and it already stopped working! And it smells really bad.

ME: Smells are never good, please make sure the laptop is unplugged, because it might be a fire hazard.
Has anything unusual happened with the laptop? Did it fall or get wet?

Customer: No, I only cleaned the keyboard!

ME: With what did you clean the keyboard?

Customer: Water and soap of course!

(As a courtesy my manager replaced the laptop and explained that water should not be allowed near a laptop. I did need to slap my head several times, but now this story is just a great joke to tell my friends!)

How To Counter Their Arguments

, , , | Right | June 19, 2020

I have received an email that I can pick up my medication from my pharmacist. I go to pick them up. There is only one girl in the waiting room who doesn’t even notice me because she’s absorbed with her phone.

The waiting room is for both the pharmacist and general practitioner who works in the same building. I walk up to the counter and tell the pharmacist why I’m there. Within two minutes, the pharmacist has found my medication, bagged it, and handed to me.

At the moment I take the medication and start to leave, the girl looks up from her phone and starts to rage and yell because I have cut the line and she has been waiting there for at least forty minutes to get her prescription filled.

The pharmacist immediately intervenes:

Pharmacist: “Hey, stop it. You haven’t even given me your prescription. You came in and sat down, and you were constantly busy with your phone. If you had taken the trouble to give me your prescription here at the counter, you would have been away with your medication at least thirty-five minutes ago. I thought that you were waiting to see the doctor. So, either you keep your mouth shut or you can go to the pharmacist on the other side of the city. It’s your choice.”

Apparently, this is the first time that someone has spoken to her in this way. She starts crying and stomps out of the waiting room yelling that she will never come in here again.

The pharmacist shakes his head and says to me: 

Pharmacist: “Would you believe it? This is the seventh time this week that some spoiled brat pulled some stunt like this. I even had one girl who sat here from eleven until five texting and phoning and complaining on the phone that it took so long. But she never came to the counter to tell us what she was here for. I had to call her to the counter and ask her or she’d still be here. I’m going to order a big flashing sign: “’No service if you don’t tell us what you want.’ But I doubt if it will work.”

I doubt it, too, after reading the stories on NAR.

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The Hiring And Firing Of Captain Literal

, , , , | Working | June 10, 2020

This story is about getting fired before even starting. We have a production plant with several production lines and work 24/7 in three shifts a day. Every team consists of ten regulars and, when needed, we get some temporary employment to cover.

Because of the nature of our product, everything is always dirty and dusty. Our work environment is quite rough; therefore, the kind of people working as temps are not the most educated. We don’t care as long as they do their jobs.

We have an afternoon shift, and at the start of the shift, our supervisor comes to greet everybody, give instructions, and drink a cup of coffee together. The whole team is there with the new temp. 

Hands are shaken and introductions being made. Then, the supervisor asks the new guy, “Where are you from?”

Immediately, the new guy, who is probably about eighteen, answers, “My mother’s c***.”

The supervisor looks at him and tells him there’s nothing to be done today and he can go home. The supervisor signs off his timesheet for one hour and we never see him again.

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Shut Up And Stop Giving Us Your Money!

, , , , | Working | June 7, 2020

I work in an office and I suddenly hear: 

Coworker: “STOP PAYING US!”

The words are followed by a loud scream of frustration. I walk to my coworker.

Me: “Eh, [Coworker], everything all right?”

Coworker: “Yes, yes, I’m sorry. It’s just… [Client] made an automatic payment and they accidentally made multiple, so we keep on receiving money and we keep on sending it back. They thought they managed to cancel all transactions, but I guess another one slipped through.”

Me: “Eesh, how many did we receive?”

The coworker looks at her screen and counts.

Coworker: “Nine.” 

Me: “Well, eh… Let’s hope this was the last one. Good luck.”

A week later, my coworker screams again.

Coworker:Yes! They stopped paying us! Finally!

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What The Heck Is The Hiring Process For These Cashiers?

, , , , | Working | June 6, 2020

I work at a grocery store, and while most of my coworkers are good, some are less bright. After work, I go back in to pick up some food. I walk up to a cashier I know really well.

Cashier: “That’ll be €4,20.”

I hand her €5,20.

Cashier: *Confused* “What am I supposed to do with this?”

Me: “It’s easier. That way I’ll have less change in my wallet.”

Cashier: “No, this is way too difficult.”

She tries to hand me €0,20.

Me: “No, just punch it in and it’ll show you the correct change.”

Cashier: “I don’t know how!”

She’s worked here for at least a month now, and typing in change is one of the first things you’re taught.

Me: “Just type in 520 and press ‘cash.’”

Cashier: *Does so* “Okay, your change is… Wow! €1! How did you know?”

Sometimes, I question humanity.

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