Unfiltered Story #94352

, , | Unfiltered | September 18, 2017

(I work in a popular pet store. The till area is a large square at the front of the store and there are things like scissors and other useful items for if a customer is wanting to see anything opened up before they buy it. As it’s a pet store it’s not unusual to open up things like collars and harnesses to try them on the dog first.
My colleague has just tried to use scissors to cut a cable tie but has slipped and cut her hand instead.)

Colleague 1: “Ouch, it’s quite deep”.
I see her getting a plaster and find out what’s happened.
Me: “You can’t just stick a plaster on it. You have to clean it out first.”
Colleague 1:”They’re new scissors though, so it’s not like they’re all germy”
Me: “It doesn’t matter, you should still clean it before you do anything else”
Colleague 2: “Yeah you should really go clean it first. I’ll watch the till for you while you go”
Colleague 1:” What do I clean it with? Soap and water?”
Me: “No, go get a wipe out of the first aid kit”
Colleague 1: “We have a first aid kit?”
I take her through to the back to show her where the first aid kit is and what she should use to clean it out with. She rinses it off under the tap first while I dig a wipe out.
Colleague 1: “Will you do it for me? I don’t think I can do it to myself”
I get the wipe out and clean her wound ad best I can
Me: “It’s quite deep. You might need to go get stitches.”
Manager comes in then holding a bunch of paper towels.
Manager: “So I’ve just had to clean up a trail of blood all the way from the till. What happened?!”
Colleague explains what she did. Manager has a look at her hand.
Manager: “Yeah, you need to go to the hospital and get stitches for that.”
Colleague 1: “Really?! I didn’t think it was that bad”
Manager: “Its quite deep, and it’s where it is too that’ll make it really hard to close up. Not sure if you’ll need proper stitches or if they’ll just glue it but you definitely need to go get it seen too.”
Colleague: “Do you want me to wait til the end of my shift first?” She only has about an hour left of her shift.
Manager: “No (name), go to the hospital.”
Colleague: “Are you sure? It’s only an hour anyway.”
Manager: “Really, go to the hospital”
She stands there for a minute like she’s still not sure if she really should be leaving work to go get a wound seen too.
Me: “seriously (name), go to the hospital”.
She finally leaves to go get herself sorted out.
Manager: “what kind of person does she think I am that I wouldn’t let her go to the hospital for stitches?!”

Not really a bad co-worker story. More like a what is this poor girl used to if she didn’t think she would be allowed to get medical attention when she was at work?! She was ready to just stick a plaster on a gaping wound at the till and carry on.
And yes, it did get need glued closed.

Unfiltered Story #93709

, , , | Unfiltered | September 15, 2017

At a toy store. We have an electronic section for video games, systems, headphones, and musical instruments for beginners. So we have a protection plan to cover those items in case if anything happens. As a Sales Associate I had to tell customers if their products qualify for it, and if they would like it, for an additional price. It was near the end of the night, we close at 9, it was about 7:30ish. We usually have one or two customers in this late. So I was the only cashier up at the time, the other one was on break and mine was going to happen when she came back to cover for me.

Customer #1: *walks up places items down*
Me: Hi, how are ya today? *rings a plushie through*
Customer #1: Fine thanks, how are you? *4 other sets of people come up to line up*
Customer #2 (behind #1): Only one cashier? They need to hire more people.
Me: *rings in an electronic toy car* Doing well thanks. And just so you know this car here qualifies for our warranty here. It’ll cover any damages-
Customer #1: NO *he cut me off*
Me: Okay, *little shaken up little tears coming out, but rings other items through*. And would you like to-
Customer #1: I SAID NO.
Me: *goes to customer service to grab a tissue bc i started crying. My other cashier co worker came out then and went on. One of my managers grabbed me and brought me to one of their offices*
Manager: You okay? [other manager name] is on cash for you. Go take your break. Take an extra 5 minutes. And calm down.

Unfiltered Story #93695

, | Unfiltered | September 13, 2017

Today at work I was asked to help a customer look for a particular food. When I found him he was on his phone. I waited to ask what I can help him with and he just held his finger in the gesture of “one moment”. I waited politely until he finished his conversation. When he hung up, he looked at me and said, “I need prescription food. Where is it?!” I replied “let me walk you over. What kind of food are you looking for in particular?” Still not being specific he said “where is the prescription food?” I responded patiently “right here. We’re in front of it.” I pointed to the different selections. Again I asked, “what kind of food are you looking for? Is it for a cat or dog?” Snidely he replied,”cat. Now where is it?!” He was getting impatient at this point. So I asked “what’s the name of it?” He told me and I looked. He didn’t bother to look at all and that set off my nerves. I noticed we didn’t have the particular flavor or “pâté” he wanted. Still looking by myself I noticed I couldn’t even find the sku for the food. I told him we don’t carry it and he yelled, “where can I find it then?!” I was a bit confused and just said “the internet.” He got pissed and yelled “I don’t think you understand. I’m from out of town and need this food today. Now, tell me where I can find it.” Not appreciating being talked to this way I got nervous and frustrated. I told him we have a pet hospital that they may know more information because at this point I can no longer assist him. He immediately asked “where is your manager. I need to speak to him.” All I could say was “okay”. And walked off. My manager dealt with the angsty customer and told him the same thing I said. “Maybe the internet?” The customer yelled “why does everyone keep telling me to go on the internet!” My manager told him “All stores are different and carry different items sometimes. Perhaps in your state only carries that particular flavor.” The rude customer of course didn’t understand this and walked off taking on his phone. Complaining to one of his out of state friends most likely. I told my manager “What I should’ve said “Next time remember your cats prescription before taking off traveling dumbass. It’s common sense!” He laughed, “Seriously. Who forgets their cats prescription?”

Unfiltered Story #93150

, | Unfiltered | September 10, 2017

I started a new job not long ago in an IT helpdesk. After a few days I had a random customer on the line , as i greeted him by name everyone in the office was laughing. I was like okay how can i help you. He needed help to change his facebook password, ok whatever. So I started a remote session and talked to him. As I was on his desktop I told him to go to facebook and that he should log himself in. He opened firefox and his landing page was an hardcore gay porn page, as professional as I could , i asked him for facebook and changed his password. afterwards he wanted to be sure that his gay porn login still works (haha) surprisingly it still worked.
The aftermath was that it was an old pervert who turns himself on by calling us and wants too talk to the young people and watch porn with them. Funny thing nobody seems too care and they even sendet trainees to his home.
I escalated it with the management (which tolerated this situation for years without a problem) and now he’s force supported by the 55 year old senior , he never called again

Unfiltered Story #92883

, , | Unfiltered | September 7, 2017

(A coworker has been asking me about my sexual orientation, as I’m quite camp. He identifies as pansexual, while I identify as bisexual. He asks me to clarify why I am bi. He interrupts me mid-sentence.)

Coworker: “Mate, that makes you pan.”

Me: “I don’t think so, nor do I really care.”

Coworker: “But you said you don’t care about gender.”

Me: “Right. It means nothing to me when it comes to sexuality, because you can’t know someone’s identity unless they tell you. If I find someone attractive, I find them attractive. Their gender has no bearing on that.”

Coworker: “But bisexuality is attraction to two genders.”

Me: “Well, that’s not how I understood it, but going with that, how would we know?”

Coworker: “Huh?”

Me: “How would we know their gender without asking them? And would that mean we immediately stop feeling attracted the second they say they don’t conform to the gender binary?”

Coworker: “Well, uh… It, it still means you’re pan.”

Me: “I don’t really care. I don’t feel the need to state that gender doesn’t affect my attraction to someone, so I’ll stick with bisexual.”

(This seemed to piss him off, and he stormed off, saying that someday I would accept what I really am. He was the first person I had ever met who identified as pan, and I didn’t really understand it much to begin with, other than this statement that you’re attracted to every gender. I see this as pointless for me, because I’ve always assumed that was a given when it came to bisexuality, and every other sexuality, for that matter. Sorry if I’ve offended anyone, though. I’m probably just ignorant.)

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