Tagged: customer service

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Deep in the Pit of the Stockroom

I worked at a home decor store back in college. It wasn’t my dream job, but it paid the bills. It was a small store with a dozen employees, so we did everything from...

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Samoan Post Office

The Samoan Islands are smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, so pretty much everything but coconuts and bananas have to be shipped in from off-island. So when homesickness kicks in, the...

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Friday, Black Friday

I can’t believe the news today. Walmart has announced that its Black Friday sales will start at 8pm on Thursday. In other words, on Thanksgiving evening, right after dinner. Holding big Christmas sales on...

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Workplace Adventures: Canned Music

My least favorite thing about working retail was the canned music. At the first store I worked at, they played the same music every two hours. Every two hours. The same thing on a...

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The Fraternity of Starbucks

Despite the worst economy in years, Starbucks is thriving. You would think that a company (in)famous for its five dollar coffee would be the first to roll over in the recession, but the company...