Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J- "J.O.B... Retail Management "


My last job I consider as "Just A Job" I was an assistant and the manager of my department hired anyone who showed up for an interview- breathing. As assistant I trained and somehow it was my fault when the breathing body failed in training. That job was definately a learning experience and a waste of two years of my life!

19 comments:

  1. Ha,ha,ha! Cute video! Thanks for the laugh this morning.

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  2. i know my son, who manages in retail--would so relate to your funny post!

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  3. Ahh those excuses are so frustrating! I currently work in retail and kind of know what you mean. At least a couple were creative.

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  4. OMG! TFF! This made my day.

    I've owned two businesses in my lifetime. One, a maide service. The other, a document service.

    When interviewing potential empolyees for the maide service, I actually had one person tell me 'I don't do windows or climb latters'. I had another tell me 'you're going to have to callme in the morning so I can wake up and if that doesn't happen, you'll have to drive over to my house'.

    The document service: It never failed when I sceduled a delivery clear over on ther side of Florida and one of my employees would call and tell me they couldn't make it to the Federal Courts in time to deliver a piece of paper because of some hair brained excuse.

    Eventually, I sold both businesses and got away from the idiots.

    However, I do have stories about nightmare managers.

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  5. Very funny, but thank goodness I don't have to contend with any of those excuses. :0)

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  6. I've never been a department manager, but I have been an administrator at a university--one of my stupid career moves. Believe me the ivy halls echo with similar excuses for not getting the job done. I'd rather manage a herd of snakes than a workforce!

    Thanks for the super video and bringing back memories of the good old days!

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  7. LOL..love it.. we have all had shitty jobs.. :-)

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  8. So funny! That sounds familiar. And, I love those videos. I've made a few and they are so fun to make.

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  9. Oh I was manager over 16 and 17 year olds. Man, the excuses I heard were endless.

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  10. My wife would answer that last one with a cold, indifferent "So?"

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  11. God, the stupid reasons people give - get creative people!! Get that glass eye fitted, or the replacement hair, or the ingrowing nipple cut out!! Honestly, have some pride in your bunking off work excuses! LOL

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  12. I worked in retail for about a year, but only as a lowly cashier. I was always shocked by the customers. One lady payed me with semi-damp one dollar bills, and I'm talking like 40 worth. It was kind of gross.
    I could never manage people.

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  13. My oh my, that video was too funny! I've only worked in retail...never managed one so I while I'm not in a position to relate to the stress that managers go through, I have a good idea that the situations covered in this post and in the video are so unfortunately accurate, based on my friend's experiences as an assistant manager for a store in a shopping mall.

    It didn't help that her store manager was evil. Damn, after reading and watching this J is for J.O.B post, I almost want to watch Kevin Smith's "Clerks" lol. I tried once but the streaming mechanism on Netflix was acting up so I said screw it! Maybe I'll check it out one of these days...on DVD.

    Cheers!

    ~Nicole
    *Rockin' the A to Z Challenge and Loving it*
    Blog: The Madlab Post
    @MadlabPost on Twitter

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  14. This is hilarious. Sometimes, I hate supervising others. These are great excuses & oh so real.

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  15. I thought 'I fell off the roof' was the same as 'I have my period'. My boss taught me that saying 20 years ago!

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  16. Thanks for the comments on this, and let me say Managers and Assistants put in a lot of hours and it is often unappreciated time. I can remember being in my store for a week at a time. It was so bad, my family called there for me. Working in management when there are staffing issues it is hard to juggle a work/life relationship. It is those times that often cause burn outs and stress. On money- I once had a stripper pull her money out of her undies and get offended because I would not pick up- uh yeah yuk- I carried gallons of hand sanitizer and gloves.

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  17. I'm a supervisor at my office and I have heard my share of stupid excuses too.

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