Change is BY FAR my biggest pet peeve at work. I work at a mom-pop, the "corner store". I have rolled $75 in change on some nights. NOT all
quarters. I have started bringing $1s to work just to keep from taking change. Yes, it's worth it to me to pay for a customers $4 pack of smokes(if they are a regular) because it's not just a few of them that bombard me with change. It's almost EVERY one of them. It starts on Tuesday, gets worse on Wednesday, and is unbearable on Thursday. And don't even get me started on the end of the month. You can tell who the welfairies are. But they just gotta have their beer, cigs, and blunts. They never get the cheapest either, its Bud, Marlboro, Newport all the way.
Here are a few examples.....
Last Thurs. No less than 5 people tried to get me to let them "cash in" loose change, none of it rolled, doesn't matter, No how, No way. Against store policy. We are not a bank or a Coin-Star.
Tues. night....woman comes in and clunks down a plastic jug on the counter. She's a regular. She wants me to give her bills for the change because she's going out and doesn't want to be embarassed by using change.
?? If she's broke and down to change then why is she going out?
Last night....Guy comes in and asks for a pack of black and milds. He does a change dump. It's only $2.50, I can deal with that, he's the only one in the store. Then he says he might have enough for another pack. I look at what he has left and he doesn't(YAY!). Digs in pocket again, more change AND his wallet. Which has a nice assortment of $1s, 5s, and 20s in it. Now I'm mad....he's just trying to get rid of the change(dimes and nickels). With other customers in line by now
. I asked him if he could use bills instead. He insisted on the change so I got $3 out of my pocket and paid for them. He got mad
about getting them free
. Said he'd never heard of money discrimination before. These are the ones I hate the most...they have bills but use change. They seem to think they're not spending "real" money if it's change.
These people just don't realize that we have to count every cent of what they give us, and if it's a huge amount it takes time. It holds up the line and makes other customers mad because they have to wait, while they look at me like it's my fault.
Sorry if this rant went on too long, but this really does torque my @ss.