I find this and the claim that men are more likely to tell their kid off for misbehaving in a shop surprising, would've thought women would be better for putting things back neatly and wanting to leave the place more-or-less as they found it since women tend to be more concerned about having a tidy home....
But then again, I suppose, I have seen many female bedrooms that look like someone planted bombs in every drawer and closet, spreading the clothing, underwear and all, all over the room.... Thankfully yet to see an incident of clothing hanging from the lightshade, that'd just be too weird....
As to the response that that's what the staff are paid for that's just disrespectful IMO, they're paid to keep the place neat, not to be a personal maid/butler to a customer, following them around and cleaning up after them.
I'm floor staff, I'm paid to take deliveries, work on tills, pack out stock, do reductions, deal with customers and tidy in the evenings.
What disgusts me in particular is when a customer sees you trying to get a load of work done, and just dumps stuff around the place.
Well i'd say its part of the job they're paid to do but making a mess and leaving it in a state because its their job is just ignorant. Its not that hard to put something back on a rail and make a loose attempt at folding a jumper. Theres usually jumpers unfolded anyhow so why do people not look at those instead of unfolding others
Although i used to work in a department store and we were so bored we'd be delighted if people messed up a few things or spent an hour trying on different sizes so we had something to do!
Don't be throwing your ignorance is bliss comments at me.
I don't leave your store in a mess.
Nor do I go around with my mother throwing shoes around because I wasn't please with how I was dealt.
I asked it as a question as I was curious as I know shops who hire staff to do nothing else but to keep the place looking tip top all day.
It would be a bit like a lounge staff complaining he had to pick up peoples glasses and why don't they bring the glass to the bar instead of leaving it on the table and why when eating in a restraunt does one not bring their plates into the kitchen? because there's people paid to clean up after you it's added in the cost of the meal
also when you go into a dressing room it seems to be the norm in most places to just leave what your not buying in the dressing room in one shop i was bring clothes out and the girl asked me was i taken them all i said no just one item and she said i could just leave the rest on the floor in the dressing room they had staff to get the stuff back out
I work in retail and have no problem with people moving my displays, picking items up to look at them and leaving them down further down the shop etc. I do have a problem with people allowng their kids into the windows (the stands there are mostly for show and can't handle anything more than a boot), it's dangerous. I also hate women who try a shoe on, and leave it on the floor. It's also dangerous. And hate people who pull the bottom jumper from a pile and don't even make an effort to stop the rest from falling. Those people are bastards, big difference between making work for a shop girl and making a mess. The latter people are also the ones who take frozen food out of the freezers in Tesco and leave it melt onto the cornflakes section too I swear!
On a slightly different note, I was in M&S Liffey Valley today and in the underwear changing rooms there was a sign saying that if you were wearing fake tan, they wouldn't allow you to try on the underwear. Doesn't seem to be being enforced as I have it on and they let me through, but I suppose it makes sense as it often gets onto things, especially white stuff.
I think thats fair enough, theres usually make up scarves so you can't get make up on the clothes, why should you be allowed get fake tan on clothes?
I lived in Japan for a while. Some shops there don't allow you wear shoes into a changing room and they give you a mesh type bag to put over your head when you're trying things on so you don't get make-up all over the clothes. I think it's a good thing. So many times I've been in shops here, admiring a nice white or light coloured top, then saw the fabric around the neck are covered in orange foundation/fake tan or found a black top with deodorant marks all over it.
I usually make an effort to not make a mess after me but when I look at tops that are folded neatly, I don't bother trying to put them back as they were, I can't fold that neatly and I dont have time to, thats usually what the shop assistants are hired and payed for, I thought. I always pick up clothes that I knock on the floor though.
If I worked in a shop, I would like to have something to do to pass the time. Some of the girls in there look bored out of their skulls, others annoy me when I clearly am looking for assistance and there are 3 of them nattering away there behind the counter
It annoys me that most people believe that shop assistant are only good for walking around behind people picking up the trail of mess they leave.
Had a horrible day in work today, was one of those days where people just came in looked at an item then threw it on the floor. Currently have 1/4 of the store in sale which gets trashed just as soon as you have tidied it. Began cleaning the sale section at 5 today and took me until 6 to finish because as I was cleaning people were following me and destroying the rail again as I continued onto the next bay, picking things up and throwing them on the floor or the table behind them!
Here's an example just to show how ignorant people are and how useless and thick the public seem to think shop assistants are:
Talking to a customer on friday just general chit chat etc. and she turns around to me and said, you are wasted here, you should be in college doing teaching or something, I replied with, I am in college doing early childhood studies, she nearly dropped to the floor in shock that someone working in retail actually had some brains!
Hey all, first post here in the ladies lounge. I used to work in a supermarket myself and the amount of crap people would throw around the tills because they decided they didn't want it is rediculous. Frozen foods and stuff that belongs in freezers isn't supposed to go back if it's out for say more than half an hour so there was always a huge amount of stuff wasted when people could easily hand it to any employee and tell them they don't actually want it, we'd put it back no bother.
More on topic though, I always have to pick up something I've knocked but somethings I just can't manage to put on a hanger right so I have to just leave it on top of the rest.
I work in a music shop and absolutely hate when customers come in and randomly move cd's and dvd's. The worst is when they let their kids roam around the shop and the kids are knocking things over, or just leaving stuff all over the floor and then walking out
I worked in a clothes shop that had some elaborate clothing displays put on, it use to kill me when people would come in and look for a certain size, I'd go over and offer to get the said size. Usually it was met with a please **** off I can get it myself look, then they'd proceed to mess everything up
Ye one of my duties was to tidy up, but ffs when I offered to help at least accept!
I always ask if there's anything I can help with, because I know where things go, I generally know whether we'll have their size or not, etc.