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Old 03-22-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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Talked to the employee like that? The employee is the one that began the confrontation. They did not bag it, I asked for it to be bagged nicely (even said please) and they refused while they then continued to dictate to me their personal political ideology.

It is not their place, their job, or their business to do so and yet here you are defending them stepping out of line. If you would have showed up and contested me as such, I would have had your district head on the phone where you would be explaining to them how dictating your individual political ideologies are that above the focus of the business itself.



As for this, that is your subjective opinion and one that is ignorant to why I ask for them to be bagged in the first place. Your arrogant attention to your opinion is the problem here as you dictate it like a fascist to those you choose.

If your business does this as a policy, then let your business do so as a public stance to which they can deal with attention to such a demand from their consumers. This way, we can choose not to shop at stores that hold such policies (and I avoid those with the common decency to at least be upfront about their policies). If your business does not, then you as a clerk, as a manager, or an employee of your business should serve the interests of the business above that of your individual interests.

Frankly, if you were my employee, just the arrogance and your complete disregard for the purpose of the business would get your fired on the spot. Your attitude is what costs businesses money as the petty individual disregards company policy to push their own arrogant opinions.
After this post you just made. I would stand behind my position and my employee 100%. I would ask you kindly to take your business elsewhere. Life is too short.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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After this post you just made. I would stand behind my position and my employee 100%. I would ask you kindly to take your business elsewhere. Life is too short.
Not short enough to not dictate to others though right? Apparently I am supposed to just accept that you demand something you have no right to demand from me and then when I object... life is too short?

Good luck with that business, I am sure it will go far. *chuckle*

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Old 03-22-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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If you were my customer and talked to my employee like that, I'd tell you that we will not bag a gallon jug in a plastic bag. First of all, there is no need, second is that those bags usually suck and you can't trust them. And to call the manager in the first place. Pathetic if you ask me.
You wouldn't be employed very long if you told your customers that.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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Not short enough to not dictate to others though right? Apparently I am supposed to just accept that you demand something you have no right to demand from me and then when I object... life is too short?

Good luck with that business, I am sure it will go far. *chuckle*
I'm not force'n you to shop there.

BTW, it has.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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I'm not force'n you to shop there.

BTW, it has.
You aren't informing me as to your policies either as a customer.

Do you post a sign that reads "we decide what will be bagged" for your customers or do you simply wait for that moment to boost your own ego while you dictate to the customer?

I have no problems if you are open about such, but in the case I explained, there was no store policy as of such and they were in contrast with the wishes of their owners polices.

So, in the case I explained, the result would be the clerk being confrontational, you supporting the clerk, me calling your CEO and you being disciplined for such a disrespectful treatment of a customer.

In my case, the manager had enough sense to understand that their clerk was stepping out of bounds with their demand. Though they were interested in doing business and not soap boxing their political ideals to others.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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You wouldn't be employed very long if you told your customers that.
I am having a hard time believing such as well. If the person is a manager, it has to be for some small mom and pop who shares their political positions and doesn't mind losing business over such. That or a manager of a chain who implements policies counter to the corporate office. Seen some issues like that in the work place and it always ends badly for them when people start complaining and corporate finds out why.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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Sometimes I think that is the only response I can make. Type it all out, look at it twice, then blank the screen. A closed mind never changes: theirs or mine.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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For all the youngsters here..........

Read the rest at: The Green Thing/Dusty Baker | Pick's Picks of the Day
Before I start, and for the record, I'm 25, my wife is 22.

In the line at the store, the cashier told me my shopping nets are good for the environment. The woman I thanked her and explained, I'm just trying to do my part.

These day I recycle all my glass, plastic and paper once a week, it might not be much but I do what I can.

I'm just trying to do my part, these days.

I usually take the stairs, cause those little things keep me in better shape, if it helps the environment, that's good too. I like taking walks to the closer stores, it's good for my health, mentality and the environment, and even though I'm an avid car enthusiast, I only drive a 170hp sedan.

But you know, I'm just trying to do my part, these days.

These days, I don't have a kid, I dry clothes on a line when I can, I buy new clothes when they're worn out.

That said, I'm just trying to do my part, these days.

These days, I don't have a TV anywhere in the house, in the kitchen I have a mixer and some bowls, but when I bake bread I prefer doing it by hand, it's more rewarding. When I send packages I use the paper and plastic I'd otherwise recycle.

These days, I don't have a lawn, I live in an efficient apartment complex instead of a big wasteful, consuming house. Up until recently, I exercised by working construction, before that, manual labor at a warehouse, I also like to walk, and hike, to further keep in shape and avoid health problems, there's nothing like a nice walk in the sun and heat.

But then, I'm just trying to do my part, these days.

I drink from a canister I refill several times a day and I do most my writing on a computer, using no ink at all. I shave with a lifetime electrical razor, that doesn't need new blades, and when I shave clean I use my fathers old razor knife, that'll last both me and any son I get a lifetime.

I'm just trying to do my part, these days.

These days, I prefer to take the DART rail downtown instead of driving, I turn off my electric appliances when I exit the house, and make sure the AC doesn't stay on, and though I use my GPS to find the most efficient way to get from A to B, without driving around wasting gas, once I've gone somewhere one time, I know how to get there.

But isn't it sad how little we do for the environment these days?
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The customer is always right
attitude has been lost in this day and age.
Thankfully, it's a stupid attitude.

The customer is right when he is right, not when he's wrong.
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