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In future, GTFO your phone
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:41 AM
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My store was a madhouse yesterday. Even my aisle, the express aisle, was nonstop.

So here comes a woman with her purchases ... and she's yakking on her phone.

I start ringing items through. Can't ask her if she wants bags because ... yakking on her phone.

So I start bagging.

I finish and look at her. I have said literally not a word to her during this transaction. She pays.

I give her her change. She has finally gotten off her phone.

SC: "Oh wait, I forgot to give you my points card!"

Me: "I'm sorry, I can't do anything about it once you've paid."

She looked sour but didn't say anything, picked up her stuff and left.

I've had people come through my lines on their phones but they do make an effort to divide their attention between me and their phone and that's cool. But people like this, who focus solely on their phones ... well, TFB for you.
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:09 PM
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I have this happen on the opposite end, meaning the customer is on the phone with me while conducting a transaction somewhere else. Pisses me off. They aren't listening to me, and they aren't paying attention to their transaction, do ONE AT A TIME PEOPLE!
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:19 PM
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They've bought into the whole "multitasking" bullshit ....
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Old 05-02-2020, 02:27 PM
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There is a Pearls Before Swine comic I very much want to find. It is one of the few comics I would pay for a print of.
Rat is at work (at Starbucks?) and a customer comes up on his phone. Rat takes out his phone and calls someone.
"Oh not much, just waiting for some guy to finish his phone call"
(next panel)
"And now he's looking at me like I'm seriously going to take his order after that."

I want to frame it and put it by my register.
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Old 05-02-2020, 04:35 PM
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This one?
I wonder if management will allow it...
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:13 PM
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I asked my manager the other day if I could not help someone because they were on their phone and she said no. Even though I mention that a good portion of the time I'm standing at the counter like a damn fool for several minutes before the customer realizes I'm there, so in the end I'll continue to stand there and not do my job while someone yaks on their phone.
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Old 05-03-2020, 03:27 AM
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I asked my manager the other day if I could not help someone because they were on their phone and she said no. Even though I mention that a good portion of the time I'm standing at the counter like a damn fool for several minutes before the customer realizes I'm there, so in the end I'll continue to stand there and not do my job while someone yaks on their phone.
Your manager is a fool. As I have posted before, bad customers cost time and money. When the place I worked at laid down the law and got rid of the worse customers our profit WENT UP!
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Old 05-03-2020, 03:49 AM
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Heh, they do that to me, I just interrupt them... Or intentionally sell them the wrong part (work at the green autoparts store).
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Old 05-03-2020, 11:47 PM
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Your manager is a fool. As I have posted before, bad customers cost time and money. When the place I worked at laid down the law and got rid of the worse customers our profit WENT UP!
I know but I'll just keep standing there with customers that take ten minutes to decide on things or is on their phone until it dawns on everyone that by one or two people doing this, certain things either won't get done or someone else has to do it.
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Old 05-04-2020, 04:12 AM
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Used to be common that patients would be yakking on their phone when I came in to the exam room. If they didn't hang up, I'd say "I'll give you some privacy" and leave, see a couple of patients, then return. Nowadays it's rare, people mostly text. But way back in the day of the first cell phones, the very first patient to come in with one was having flexible sigmoidoscopy (like colonoscopy, but much shorter scope). I had the scope up his ass and his phone rang. I said "I double dog dare you to answer that" AND HE DID!! It's been 25 years or more and I still can't believe it.
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