January 2014 - Page 2 of 23 - I Hate Working In Retail


An Actual Letter sent by Tesco Head Office to a Customer. Please Read. Hillarious

Apologies for the formatting but its how i found it.  It looks like a fake, but none the less its really funny? anyone had any customers like this in thier stores?  please share below!!!!

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Dear Mrs. Murray,

While we thank you for your valued custom and use of the Tesco Loyalty Card, the manager of our store in Banbury is considering banning you and your family from shopping with us, unless your husband stops his antics.
Below is a list of offences over the past few months all verified by our surveillance cameras:

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people’s trolleys when they weren’t looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at five-minute intervals.

3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone, ‘Code 3′ in housewares….. and watched what happened.

5. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTION – WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.

6. September 15: Set up a tent in the outdoor clothing department and told shoppers he’d invite them in if they would bring sausages and a Calor gas stove.

7. September 23: When the Deputy Manager asked if she could help him, he began to cry and asked, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’

8. October 4: Looked right into the security camera; used it as a mirror and picked his nose.

9. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously, loudly humming the Mission Impossible’ theme.

10. December 6: In the kitchenware aisle, practised the ‘Madonna look’ using different size funnels.

11. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed, yelled ‘PICK ME!’ ‘PICK ME!’

12. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, assumed the foetal position and screamed ‘NO! NO! It’s those voices again.’

Yours sincerely,
Charles Brown
Store Manager


Were you one of the 11% of people that shopped naked during holiday season?

It turns out a lot of us are shopping naked

—By CNBC’s Jane Wells; Follow her on Twitter:@janewells

If you’re putting off going to the mall, put off by the holiday crowds, I’m afraid it’s not going to get any better.
Better to stay home and shop online naked.
This is a thing now, apparently.

PayPal released a survey on holiday shopping behaviors and determined something a lot of us already knew: It’s ugly out there. At the mall, two out of three of those surveyed said they’ve witnessed drivers in the parking lot cut each other off in traffic.
More than half have seen “pushy strangers in line” or “shoppers yelling at a store employee.” Then there’s my pet peeve: Fifty-three percent have seen someone park in a handicapped spot who wasn’t supposed to. That should be a felony, especially at Christmas.
It’s no wonder people prefer to shop remotely, either from home or the office or Starbucks or in the parking lot across the street from the parking lot at the mall.
PayPal said 86 percent of customers surveyed plan to use a mobile device to do at least some shopping this holiday, and the company predicts shopping lines will be history in five years.
Technology (gee, like PayPal’s!) will bring an end to “one of the most annoying and inevitable experiences, the long shopping line.”

So with no more lines, no more people to cut off, no more employees to yell at, no more handicapped spaces to park in illegally, how will shopping change? It’ll turn into a party! PayPal said one out of three people in the survey admit to shopping online in their jammies.
Fifteen percent like to drink alcohol while they shop, and 11 percent “like to shop completely naked.”
One crucial number is missing: the number of people who shop while naked and drinking alcohol. I suspect there’s some crossover. Suddenly holiday shopping doesn’t sound so awful


What’s life like working for Target. Slowly killing my soul. Vol 2

‘Slowly Killing My Soul:’ 

Life at Target, Vol. 2