So sick of working with the public.

Either I’m getting too old for this shit, or people just need to get the fuck over themselves, or both. Sorry for the strong language, but I just call it as I see it. I’m old and set in my ways. there’ll be no changing me now.

Don’t get me wrong, my boss is great, and so are most of the people I work with. It’s just that some days, I just want to put all of that behind me, and walk away. Somedays I get so aggravated by people (customers) that I just want to walk out and never come back. The one thing that stops me…..I don’t want to leave everyone hanging. I know what it’s like to struggle when one or two people call off. I don’t want to be one of those people. If I leave, I want to do it the right way, 2 wk notice so my boss has the time to find someone to fill my spot..

Another reason, well two reasons really…

  1. I’m too young to retire (only 55)
  2. I don’t have another job to fall back on

If so, I’d be gone already. Somedays are really good, fun days, I don’t HATE my job, I just hate dealing with the public anymore. They’re stuck up, ungrateful wretches. Not all of them, we do have several, more like a dozen regulars that come in, we all know each other by first names, and we have a good laugh every time they come in…..but a lot of the people we deal with are stuck up, and they don’t think they should have to wait in line. People will drive into the drive-thru lane that’s already 5 or 6 cars long, and they’ll sit there, and just order a drink, then bitch at us because they had to wait to long. I just get aggravated. I’m tired of it all.

I’ve been working at “public service” jobs for 99% of my working life. The only 2 jobs I had where I didn’t really work with the public, one was a nursing home, and one was the housekeeping part of a hospital. both of those jobs, (spaced about 10 yrs apart ) only lasted a year.

My other “public service” jobs were either fast food restaurants or retail. Sucky jobs. I’m now trying desperately for work at home jobs, but I want to find legit ones, one scams who promise to make you lots of money for work that they do, and charge you $97 to sign up….fuck that. I’m not paying anything to get a job. I’d really rather just retire, or better yet, win the lottery so I can retire early. I have just as much chance at walking out my back door and getting eaten by a shark as I do winning the lottery.

 

Another thing that really irritates me is when customers complain to me that prices are too high. THE CASHIERS THAT HAVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH YOU DON’T SET THE PRICES! The home office sets them, they tell the manager and she has to do the dirty work of raising them. We’re not the only place that raises prices on things. It happens everywhere, get over it already!

Anyway, that’s my rant….have a great day folks.

 


2 thoughts on “So sick of working with the public.

  1. I worked in retail while I was studying at university. I absolutely hated it so I can feel your pain. It’s not an easy job and some customers can be such dickheads. I’m lucky that I know have a desk job and I only have to fill in for reception every now and then 🙂

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