As I said in my last journal, I've been working at a convenience store/gas station for the past few months. And for a good chunk of it, I was specifically a cashier. And even now that I've been moved to maintenance, I still have to cover the register every now and then. And in the short few months I've been working behind said register, I've picked up a few pet peeves, and to my knowledge their pretty universal to other people that work in retail. This is just a short list of things that you can do to make almost any cashier hate you. If you're a cashier I'm sure you will relate to these, if not, learn etiquette and learn NOT to do these things. Give Them a $100 Bill
I don't know how many times someone gave me a 100, and I instantly thought 'I hate you'. See, reason this is bad, is because we have to give you change. And this can empty our register. This isn't as bad if you're buying something that's worth like, 50 something or more. But if you're only buying like, two items that totals out to about 4 dollars. Don't use a hundred. Use the fucking 5 dollar bill I see in your hand. This is even worse, when I just dropped all the extra cash into the vault and I only have like, 60 dollars in the register. Guys, for the sake of everyone, use small bills. It makes both of our lives easier. Leave Your Shit on the Counter and Walk Away
*sigh* This, is just rude. If you aren't ready to check out, don't come to the counter. I can understand if you forgot something, so you have to go get it, but don't drop your shit here, and then say 'be right back' and just look around the store to see if there is anything else you want to buy. This is even worse if there is a line. I'm not holding the line for you to go grab something. Bottom line, don't go to the register unless you're about to check out. Tell the Cashier to Hurry Up
This is even worse when there is only ONE cashier behind the register. There is only one or two of us, and a dozen or so of you, and we can only take care of one of you at a time. Wait your turn. I understand you might be in a rush, but I'm not taking my time either. I want you out of my store just as much as you want to get out. And it doesn't matter how fast the cashier is, if the customer is slow, then it's worthless. If the customer takes forever in a day to choose what they want or they don't remember their PIN number, that's on them. Not the cashier. Use Money from the 'Take a Penny' Thing, and Still Expect Change
. . . That's just wrong man . . . Ask for Food, and be Specific About What Piece You Want
This applies more to convenience stores/gas stations or just anything with a deli or something along those lines. They're all the same. Don't be like 'no I don't want that one, I want the other one'. Take what I give you. I'm not paying attention to what piece I'm giving you, I'm giving you your food so I can go to the next person. This isn't a mini Burger King were the motto is 'Have it Your Way'. This is a mini Wal-Mart were the motto is 'Take Your Shit and Leave'. Complain About the Price
Don't yell at me for something being over priced guys. I don't choose the price on any of this. I just sell it. There's this thing called an economy. And taxes. That makes the price. Not me. Have a problem with the price, take it up with the government.
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