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I used to work in a supermarket where the girl on the deli counter cut off the top of her finger in the meat slicer, but was made to finish her shift before going to hospital. You can now pay £100 to shoot zombies in the store's empty shell, haunted by poor dead nine-finger deli girl. Tell us your tales of the old retail experience, from either side of the counter

(, Thu 10 May 2012, 13:50)
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Gratuitious gratuity
I once got tipped by a customer for carrying his purchases out of the department store. I wasn't allowed back in through the customer door "for security reasons" or I would be sacked, and so had to walk around the back of the next block to the staff entrance. Once back in, I let it slip I had been tipped a fiver. I was told I wasn't allowed to keep tips and had to hand over my ill-gotten gains or I would be fired for insubordination.

Says a lot about the British service sector - do a good job and you will be fucked over by your manager.
(, Mon 14 May 2012, 21:06, 11 replies)
Or 'the employees are too stupid to not tell their boss'

(, Mon 14 May 2012, 21:20, closed)
fair comment
hindsight and all that... (it was a long time ago)
(, Tue 15 May 2012, 22:11, closed)
Security reasons?

(, Mon 14 May 2012, 21:25, closed)

I worked in a shop, no cash no cards no phone on the shop floor, its all too easy to steal unless you only carry a locker key and a pen.
(, Mon 14 May 2012, 21:36, closed)
Did they go through your pockets when you went in the other door, then?
What difference did it make which entrance you used?
(, Mon 14 May 2012, 22:01, closed)
His boss prefers him in through the back entrance.

(, Mon 14 May 2012, 22:03, closed)
Fucked over by his manager.

(, Mon 14 May 2012, 22:05, closed)
For coming in the rear door.

(, Mon 14 May 2012, 22:28, closed)
And the anal sex wasn't bad either.

(, Mon 14 May 2012, 23:22, closed)
Makes it harder for someone to mock up a uniform and pretend to be an employee maybe?

(, Tue 15 May 2012, 7:54, closed)
Was it your job to help carry purchases out?
If so, I can certainly appreciate a rule about not being allowed to accept tips.

This american nonsense about customers paying for service fucks me off no end. Do your job and demand a reasonable rate of pay for it, and let us pay your employer accordingly.
(, Tue 15 May 2012, 17:18, closed)

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