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[08 Nov 2005|12:31am]
Hello everyone my name is Morgan, I am doing a national expation of my business and I am looking for a few sharp people that want to make an incrdible income on a part time or full time basis. If you are a serious self motivated person write me an email and I will get you some information about the company I am with. My email is modsing16@hotmail.com. Only serious people need apply.
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[29 Jul 2004|11:39pm]
Hi, I'm new. My name's Bri and I work at a grocery store in Michigan. I was just writing a journal entry complaining about the stupid people at work and I realized that none of my friends probably really care, so I figured I would join this community.
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Off-topic: Please describe your job to help others choose one. [17 Dec 2003|08:32pm]


I just started a new community, aboutmyjob, where I invite all of you to post your thoughts about your current or past jobs. I'm hoping my community will help young people to answer that very difficult question "What do I want to be?".

Please check out the description via the link above. If you want to post, there's no need to join the community, you can do so right away.

Thanks in advance for sharing, and helping.
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[15 Oct 2003|10:24am]

I quit my job.
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@&$* [12 Aug 2003|05:30pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

I was working at Uscan on Sunday. You know how those things can get so busy? Well, it was so busy, and I was ringing up an employee's order since it would of been faster than UScan (and he did wait in line for quite a bit..) So, and this.. obese lady in one of those electronic keen moving chairs (lol).. was yelling at me because I didn't have her receipt.

Lady: (She paid me a check, therefore it would come out of my printer) Do I get a receit?
Me: -looks for it- Uhhh.. I'm sorry ma'am, somebody took the receipt. -continues to look for it- I'm really sorry, ma'am, I don.t have it. Somebody must have took it while I was busy.
Lady: I want another [edit] receipt. It's not for me
Me: I can't do that, I'm really sorry.
Lady: Why [edit] not?
Me: Somebody already started another order on that screen, therefore I can't print it out.
Lady: You're suppose to do one customer at a time.
Me: At Uscan, I'm suppose to watch over all four machines and those customers at once. I can't do everything at once, I'm sorry.
Lady: Then get another [edit] job.
Me: -turns toward another employee after calling one of the new managers down, mumbling- That lady is [edit] me off. -looks steamed-
Lady: [continues to [edit] at me]
Customer yells at her.
Lady: It's not of your [edit] business.
Manager cannot reprint receipt after ignoring what I said. He looks dumbfounded, and then finally listens to me.
Lady: I want the [edit] manger.
Manager takes forever to get over as I get steamed even more about her [edit] over something stupid. After a while they go up to the customer service desk to reprint a receipt as she [edits] and the whole world hears. Even throughout the parking lot.

I guess it's my punishment for finding a fresh twenty bill on the ground Saturday. :D

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[04 Jul 2003|10:16pm]
This is so great, I had to post it, enjoy!

Crossposted in nube_bh.
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This just sucks... [04 Jul 2003|02:35am]
[ mood | exhausted ]

I just got off work about thirty minutes ago, that would be two o'clock, and take a wild guess as to what I was supposed to work... six to F*%@#$g twelve. The store was so busy we had no time to do any of the things we had to do to close, and yet, the manager started sending everyone home EARLY. This ticked me off to no end, because now we had two cashiers, one bagger, and a large enough crowd to account for at least one-third of the world, and they all had orders that were large enough to feed the salvation army. Then, we finally got everyone out of there at something like 12:45 and we had to CLEAN. We had to bring in buggies, sweep, mop, block off registers, clean registers, get the trash, and stock cigarettes. That place really was heck.

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Holidays are horrible. [03 Jul 2003|11:58pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

I was bagging a customer's items, and I asked if she wanted the frozen foods doubled bag. I thought it would be nice to ask, incase if she wanted them, as I always ask to customers with meats and frozen items. My boss was there helping me bag. (The day was so busy, it was ridiculous.) The customer said yes. So after she leaves, my boss comes up behind me, lays her hand on my shoulder, and says "Honey, you NEVER ask if they want it double bagged. ONLY double bag on THEIR command." What.. The.. So, I'm not allowed to have good manners? Sure, the signs say, "Double bag ONLY on customer's request." but the signs also say, "Smile and be friendly to our customers. They are the ONLY reason we are here." I find it.. a bit.. contradicting if you see it in my view. But I'm not aguring with rules. I'm just happy I have a brain, and I won't be working there for the rest of my life. :P

So.. I had to work 1-9:30 today, tomorrow 3:30-11:30, and Saturday 10:30-7. And I bet you eleven bucks and seventy-three cents that I work Sunday, for a full 8 hour shift and a lunch.

Anyways, it was near my time to leave, and none of the managers said anything to me. I turned off my light, and the store was like Chicago's streets. After a few customers, I went up to one of my managers and said "I get off in a few minutes. What do you want me to do.. with the line.. It's kind of rude to tell them I'm closed.." All she did was place her hands in her face. I knew she had a hard day, also, being a manager and all.. So.. after another customer, I went up to another manager..

"What do you want me to do about the customers that have been waiting in my line for a while? Should I just work overtime?"
"You can't work overtime."
"All these customers would give me another half hour.."
"Just tell them you're closed and clock out when you can.."

Err.. 'kay?

So.. I told my customers that I was closed. One of the people there was like "Oh [edit] no. [continuous cursing at me]" And they all flocked away. So, I clock out at overtime. Therefore, they're going to yell at me tomorrow, but it isn't my fault that it's Chicago in Kroger. After that, I walked into the store to purchase a half gallon of milk for 90 cents (includes employee discount, 10%). The woman I passed, the one who cursed at me, loudly said to her friends, "That's the [edit/ I respect this community] who wanted to get out [edit] early." Knowing myself, I would rat her out.. But, since I've been working on my attitude, I turned and said, "It really isn't my fault that my managers were yelling at me that I can't work overtime." She looked quite dumbfounded at me.

Overall, I just really can't believe the rudeness, ignorance, and stupid little rules annex the world.

Bet tomorrow will be worse. I guess I should get use to the real world. Full of this.. stuff. :/

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Nooooo. [24 Jun 2003|06:04pm]

[ mood | lonely ]

Well, um..

There isn't much to say about work now since I've been severely depressed, not really caring what customer insults me with stupid things. Lately people just haven't been able to read a computer screen because it was "too complex." And some make me confirm the price of what it is, even though the label does say it and the screen. Ticked my bagger off 'cuz he was sick of unbagging certain items, even though the screen clearly said the prices of what a customer said. He tossed the ham at me, which I didn't mind since the customer was being a snob to me. She refused to buy the ham afterwards, which I accidently threw a common sense matter at her. She didn't respond and used the credit/debit machine. I handed her a receit after she complained to me of the high prices, and I didn't say anything so she was starting to hiss at me saying "is that it?"

Even with my medication that soothes my anger, people are just so ignorant, arrogant, immature, etc. and sometimes I can't tolerate it. Fortunately I'm able to focus my anger into my hand instead of at the customer.

Uh.. Pretty much that happens everywhere, everyday.

Annnnnnnd.. we have some good sales going on at Krogers. :D

My favorite work day is Sunday because you can't buy alcohol on that day. Mmm.. Indiana laws.

Other than that, that was a very unorganized, pathetic post.

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I am about to declare this community officially dead. . . [22 Jun 2003|12:49pm]
We haven't had anyone update since June 02 and that's really pitiful. I really don't want to close this community down, but I need you all to post.
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Double Coupon Day [02 Jun 2003|12:33pm]

[ mood | frustrated ]

This enormous and skunk-smelling lady went up to my check-out. She had a shopping cart overstuffed with small items. After I rang them all up, and my bagger bagged them and placed them into her cart, she gave me a bunch of coupons. (I thought I would die when she got closer to me, and I really mean it.) What I mean by bunch is at least each item had a coupon.. So that was like.. 150+ coupons. I checked them for dates, and after five minutes, only SEVEN of them were valid.

She said, "Let me have the ones I can't use back."

"Why would you want coupons you can't even use anymore? I have a trash can down here. I could simply toss them for you if you would like."

No response.

And because the "customer is always right" meaning they get what they want, I handed the invalid coupons back to her.

"I only want the items that I can use with the coupons."


"I'll get the items." She placed the cart next to the candy rack in my check-out, and I knew this would take a while so I turned off my light. As she looked through every single bag, I thought I would die.., and took her sweet time to get the seven items she wanted.. I looked at the managers (who where the cool ones and not the.. horrible ones like Kandi, who thank God is transferring in six weeks), I placed my fingers in a gun-shape toward my temple and pretended to shoot myself. She bought the seven items, which only costed her a buck and just LEFT THE CART THERE. -sigh-

I really dislike people who think they're conning enough to give me coupons that were at least two years old. Such people like that really don't deserve coupons.. :/ That was one of the lowest things people could do at a grocery store.

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Someone has it in for me at work. [30 May 2003|07:51am]
Just yesterday, I was turned in to the managers for smoking in the break room. I know this doesn't sound big, but I'm under 18 so. . . anyway, a few days ago, a rumor got started that I was out in the parking lot during my lunch break getting drunk and we're an off-premise store so, I was being accused of three major crimes (public drunkeness, underaged drinking, and open-air alcoholic beverages on an off premise store). Neither one of these happened. It was true that I had been smoking in the break room, but, I had not been the day in question. Also, it was not vodka in the cup, it was Sprite Remix. I need to find out who is doing this to reprimand the situation.
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Check out that cheesifrific smile [24 May 2003|12:13pm]

Look! It's me in myKroger uniform.
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M&Ms [10 May 2003|07:12pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Well, I saw my old biology high school teacher at Krogers a few days ago. So.. she wanted a bunch of M&Ms, and she got the big boxes of them, which consisted of 48 small packages of M&Ms. I found out I couldn't scan the box, and that I had to scan them indiviually.


So.. I took the "gun" (On my first day of work, my "employermates" told me to scan a few items with the "gun.") [after 200 ring clicks and many more clicks that didn't ring it] I finished scanning the peanut M&Ms, I was like.. "woo.. glad this is over." And then one of my "employermates" brought all the regular M&Ms he could find. Oh God. I took the "gun" again and stood there clicking the button again. Man, there were more than three hundred small packages. And she told me that's all her son was getting for the month, lol.

The receipt was over 6 foot. Yet, the total was only around 67 bucks since each package was on sale for a quarter.

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[08 May 2003|08:07am]
Well, the community is slowly growing, but I guess slow growth is better than no growth. Let's see if we can pull some other members in.
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--New-- [07 May 2003|10:52pm]

[ mood | energetic ]

Well i Joined a Few Days ago and havent had the time to introduce myself for one reason because of my o so lovely job So here it goes

My Name is Michele i live in Ny i work as a Front End Manager at the Lovely Pathmark ,I work 30-35 hours a week and on occasion stay late for my co-workers so i pratically live at The store But i cant say its all bad i do have some good times at the store and on occasion have people compliment me (customers) which keeps me sane but other than that its a job and its the only one i could get till i finish school .So theres my introduction hope i didnt bore anyone .I should post more with detail later Goodnight !

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[07 May 2003|02:07am]

[ mood | happy ]

Hello all, first time poster, but long time friend of nube_bh...

Anyway, I work at the lovely Long John Silver's In the heart of Pennington Gap, Virginia.

Now then, its not a good job, but dont get me wrong, I like it....It pays....but darn...when we get busy...its crazy, and we hardly get any busy at all mostly, and we still stay top rated in our area...

Weird huh?

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Mmm.. community [06 May 2003|12:34pm]

[ mood | confused ]

Well, I'm new to this community, obviously, but I am an American with a part-time job at Krogers (in LaPorte, Indiana.)

So.. yesterday was my first day as a real cashier, and they placed me on a lane with somebody who worked there for a while. It wasn't an express lane, and it was rush hour, where everybody was there with a lot of groceries to check out. As I got use to scanning the barcode, typing in the numbers for fruits and vegetables, two Asian people came up with two full carts of assorted packages of soda pops. I, for one, drink soda at least once a week because I really don't care for it. I must of rang up every kind, package, bottles, cans of soda pop that Kroger carried. Krogers was having a sale of a few dollars off of pops, so.. these guys had over 168 bucks in just pop. Now who drinks that much pop? And why would you want to by two carts full? If I did the calculations, which I shall do, they must of had a total of 350+ gallons of soda-pop. Okay. This is the dead town of LaPorte located in Indiana, near Lake Michigan.. They were nice people, it's I cannot figured out why somebody would buy all that pop. Heck, where would they store that much? They usually have sales.. more than once a year, anyways.

Well, I hope I can join the community. :

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[05 May 2003|08:53am]
[ mood | happy ]

Well, I have the next four days off. I am one lucky son of a gun.

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Well, the new community is finally under way. . . [24 Apr 2003|08:30am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Welcome all who find this community. It is I, your devoted moderator. I will open this community with a post about my job.

I work a dead end job at a local grocery store. It goes by the name of Food City, but I like to call it the eighth level of the inferno. I'm not really sure why I don't quit like so many have, it really is a mystery to me. Customers are terrible a lot of the time, kinda like last night...

(I apologize for the profanity, these are direct quotes)
A woman walks up to me while I am at my register waiting on a customer with some styrofoam plates in hand. Before I even have time to greet her she snaps at me, "see how much these stupid things cost." So, I did a price inquiry and told her they cost $1.79. The conversation afterwards went something like this.

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So I call the manager and he took her to the side to talk to her.

Later, I was called to the back office and when I got there, my manager asked me to take a seat. He told me that the woman had said that I was "cussing her up one side and down the other." However, I explained what really happened and he decided to believe me over her (after all I hadn't really given him reason not to). Man, some people are so terrible.

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