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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 20,394
    Must admit, if staff are rude to me in a shop or anywhere else, I vote with my feet and take my money elsewhere.  Their loss.

    However, there is no excuse for being rude to staff either so it works both ways.   Please, thank you and excuse me go a long way and cost nothing.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 Posts: 13,169
    Sometimes, a shop assistant might be the only person that a lonely person speaks to all day or even all week. How awful if that one person is rude to them😕
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 13,169
    edited August 2019
    @#££%& Microsoft and their @##£%4ing updates.
    They wouldn't let me access my desktop until I agreed to their @#£%& advertising spyware. I said no to everything I could but I still had to  click accept. Much joy may they have of their personalised @#£%. I don't even use the @#£%&- laptop to buy anything😠
    Ooh I like the re d expletives!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,217
    I use windows 7 and I've blocked all updates from both windows and apple. I'm convinced both are for their benefit and not mine
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,909
    Good old Windows updates. 'We're just updating your computer to help protect you from hackers trying to steal our data. Sorry we mean your data... :# also we'll be stealing your data at the same time. Sorry if this half hour unscheduled update is inconvenient. Have a nice day'
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 2,528
    I wasn’t rude but he has to learn that actions have consequences. My customer service is usually very good I have had several letters praising me but I don’t think I should have to be sworn at and abused for failing to find a product that doesn’t exist. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 20,394
    Course not Debs.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,974
    Absolutely @debs64.  There's  a woman who works in customer service at my local Asda [where daughter works] and she must have the patience of a thousand saints when you hear some of the stories. She's unfailingly pleasant and helpful, but it must be hideously difficult at times.
    I used to work with someone who'd had a part time job, as a teenager, in Argos. The stories she told us. She's a very confident, able woman now, but she had some ridiculous [and downright sexually offensive] comments to deal with. Not acceptable.  :/
    I won't divulge the way my youngest was spoken to by my employer's daughter when she worked alongside me for a while. I say 'spoken' , but screamed at in her face would be more accurate. The worst bit of it was the fact that her mother was standing four feet away and said nothing. 
    It's a big part of the reason I retired when I did. 
    B3 is also right about it possibly being the only conversation, with another human, someone might have that day. I know @Hostafan1 has been in that position.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,217
    I had a "driver assessor " with my on Thursday and I told him there's more to my job than just getting folks' shopping to them on time . Some of our remote customers never leave home so we are the only folk they see . I think it's important to spend a bit more time than is strictly necessary for the delivery.
     I told him." I have no idea how that figures on a profit and loss account, but it's important to me"
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 6,300
    KT53 said:
    I now avoid our local pharmacist like the plague because staff in there are so rude.  My next door neighbour worked there part time and she went to work in another pharmacist because of their attitude. 
    I was in the queue one day waiting to pick up a prescription and they were serving an elderly gentleman who had come in to pick up his wife's prescription.  Assistant said she couldn't find it, but he was insistent that he had brought it in the previous day.  Assistant 'looked' again, she was gone and back in about 30 seconds - raised her voice at him saying "It's not there".  The pharmacist came out to see what the fuss was about, and she did explain to the gent that he had actually brought the prescription in 2 days previous and had collected it the previous day.  He was simply confused over the days and apologised.  He was still walking back to the door when the assistant said, loud enough for everybody in the shop to hear "Bloody old fool, shouldn't be let out on his own".  The pharmacist didn't say a word, and the assistant continued to work there.
    Just as well l wasn't in there @KT53. I can't abide people like that.
    Something similar happened in a shop l was in a few years ago, an elderly gentleman had made a genuine mistake regarding his change, and as he was leaving, the assistant said some thing very similar. 
    I told her in no uncertain terms that there for but the grace of god,  and had she never made a mistake?  I think she was so taken aback that someone had dared speak up, she turned crimson and couldn't get a word out. I paid for my shopping (made a point of double checking my change !), headed for the door then turned around and said "Just you think on ". 
    No idea where that came from, it's not an expression l usually use. Heaven knows what she said about me, but it was very satisfying 😁
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