Thursday, September 18, 2008
I work at Meijer now. Have been for 2 months. Anyways, today I opened. My shift was 6am to 230pm. because i have such an early shift, this means I must open the seafood and meat section and put up all prices and put everything out and ice the fish...blah blah. anyways. So i did that and it gets to be 130 and the next couple people come in for their 130 to 10pm shifts. well, a guest comes over and wants some Chorizo (mexican sausage) and it is on sale for $1.00 a pound. I know this because yesterday i opened as well and changed the price to $1.00 a pound with instruction from a man who has been there for 30 somethin years, and he got the command from one of the bosses. Anyway, the guest says they want 1 pound of Chorizo and (for the sake of anonymity i will call her Ol' girl) ol' girl is getting it for them while i wrap up some ground chuck for another guest. I said to Ol' girl, "make sure it rings up at 1.00 a pound because it has been ringing up at 1.75 because the system isn't changed. So she goes and weighs it up and says, "its not 1.00 its 1.50 a pound" well anyone who knows anything about retail knows that if you have a price up and it says 1.00, if it is or if it isn't you have to give it to that person for that price because that is the law. But, i know it is 1.00 regardless of that fact, so i say...."I promise you, the price is 1.00 we are discontinuing this product and were instructed to sell it at 1.00." well, she wants to argue so she says 'no its a dollar fifty the boss said so the other night' I said 'well he says one dollar now" so she says to ol' boy (for the same reason ;) ) "what do you think" he says "I think i'll stay out of this" (smart boy) ;) so eventually the guest says IT SAYS ONE DOLLAR ON THE SIGN!!!! so she wraps it up at one dollar all the while grumbling. Now i've said all this to say...how absolutely ridiculous that she should try to argue with me. I told her when she first got in that I opened. and that means i set up all the prices so i would know. So why did she have to argue with me in front of a guest? that was so unprofessional....add another rock to my shoe...except this girl is more like a BOULDER!!!!