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17 Dec 2011 - 22:4576077
Quote ClosetFanGirl:
Quote dan-dan:
well its neot really work related but

every bloody person i have come across when talking about what i wanna do at college

person - so what do u doing when u leave school
me - going to college and doing animal care
person - so do u wanna be a vet then
me - no i just wanna work with animals

seriously people there are more jobs in animal care other than vets


I know exactly how you feel, I did animal management at college, everyone thought I wanted to be a vet, I wanted to be a Zoo Keeper!

The problem with jobs with animals is that theres not many, and they don't pay well, but if its what you want to do go for it! My course was hard but I got some brilliant experiences from it!


ye every person that asked me if i wanted to be a vet i wanted to kill
i wanna be a vet nurse now but when i started the course a year ago i just wanted to work with animals as i really didnt wanna be a vet due to the fact i couldnt put animals to sleep
and ye the animal management course is the best course im doing


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21 Dec 2011 - 20:0176219
Probably only applies for my place of work, but I've now worked here long enough that noone says anything if I'm not wearing the uniform.

Also, it seems that sometimes going above and beyond does actually pay off....a meal out on Company Expences


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21 Dec 2011 - 22:1576225
Working as a volenteer at a minor art gallery:

-Just because it says 'children, don't touch the paintings' doesn't mean an adult won't touch them either.
-In fact, children are more likely to sit on a bench, their grandmothers are more likely to touch it.
-Even though its an art gallery, 95% of the walls are plain white.
-It's surprising what people say about a painting when they think the artist is not in the room >.<
-You can have some really meaningful conversations with an art-loving passer by.


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Timey-Wimey
03 Jan 2012 - 21:5976800
i work in a a chinese resturant.. bar maid/waitress

- People will come in at least twice a night and ask "IS IT NOT A BUFFET ANYMORE?!" (this was before it was done up, oh only about 10years ago)
- No matter how many times you say excuse me, alot of people wont move an inch to let you clear their table
- Customers are suprisingly forgiving when you spill a drink in their lap
- The pictures of the desserts on the menu make them look 3 times bigger than they actually are.. dont order them.
- customers who click their fingers or shout me over by saying "oi" are extreeeemley annoying.
- the best floor surface for a huge banquet room is obviously a super super slippery glass like material
- If the manager asks you to take prawn crackers or finger bowls to a table, 85% of the time someone else has already done it.
- why do people come in a chinese resturant, order 13 jager bombs then leave.
- kids are attracted to fish tanks.
- you will be forced to sing happy birthday at least 4 times a week.


03 Jan 2012 - 23:0576803
Things I've learned while working in retail.

-You master the art of the fake laugh. Chances are you're always going to get that one customer who thinks they are funny as hell, when they really, REALLY aren't.

-You will always get those last few asshats who decide to walk into the store at three minutes to closing time and proceed to spend ages browsing and just. Wont. LEAVE. Even after you tell them the store is closing.

- People will always try and haggle. No matter where you work.
"How much is this?"
"It's £10.99"
"I'll give you £2.00 quid for it."


-Customers do not understand the concept of non refundable items. They will whine. They will argue. They will tell you it is unfair. And if that doesn't work, they will scream, shout and burst into tears. No, we WILL NOT refund you for your USED earrings! ¬_¬

-You will get people who do not speak a lick of English coming into your store and they will expect you to understand them.

-You will end up hearing someone's life story when they come to the counter to ask if you stock something, and it will usually begin with "Well the thing is, right..."

- People seem to think you can see through solid objects. "I want to buy this" *holds item below counter and eye level* "Uhhh...I need to see it so I can scan it and ring it up.." "Ohhh...Sorry lol."


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http://youtu.be/SYhgRqJeuEo - Convention Etiquette

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05 Jan 2012 - 22:2976892
Started a new job on Tuesday.

I have again learned that printers are evil and will be that way no matter where you work >.<


06 Jan 2012 - 00:4376903
From working in college restaurant
-Husbands are obsessed with how they are driving home so its ok for their other half to have much alcohol as they can
-Sometimes people can't tell the difference between pork and beef and will send it back claiming its not what they order (this will cause mass confusion in the kitchen because then they won't be able to tell the difference before someone goes: It IS pork send it back!)
-The hair dressers from upstairs will try anything to get a free meal including open up and pick through a sandwich to see if there is hair (this was level 1 year and the same two girls kept coming in every lunch to try this)
-Sometimes customers will ask for a "breather" between courses! It doesn't work that way!
-No matter how bad it is i.e I forgot to take their order, drinks were wrong or order was wrong stuff like that, as long as you apologise a lot, its cool! (I guess its because whenever this happens I look like I'm about to burst into tears sub-consciously and they feel guilty X3)

From being a kitchen assistant
-Somehow big tables who have pre-ordered and had cancellations will forget what they ordered and end up with more desserts than before the cancellations (I'm not sure how this happened o.O)


I don't like my kitchen assistant job so nothing fun happens XP


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07 Jan 2012 - 22:2477012
Quote catnip_Dream:

-No matter how bad it is i.e I forgot to take their order, drinks were wrong or order was wrong stuff like that, as long as you apologise a lot, its cool! (I guess its because whenever this happens I look like I'm about to burst into tears sub-consciously and they feel guilty X3)


it's cause you're too cute to be mad at :3

And that you usually apologise like mad and look like you're beating yourself up about it...


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Ayacon Plans
08 Jan 2012 - 11:0577025
Quote Member-XI:
Things I've learned while working in retail.

-You master the art of the fake laugh. Chances are you're always going to get that one customer who thinks they are funny as hell, when they really, REALLY aren't.

-You will always get those last few asshats who decide to walk into the store at three minutes to closing time and proceed to spend ages browsing and just. Wont. LEAVE. Even after you tell them the store is closing.

- People will always try and haggle. No matter where you work.
"How much is this?"
"It's £10.99"
"I'll give you £2.00 quid for it."


-Customers do not understand the concept of non refundable items. They will whine. They will argue. They will tell you it is unfair. And if that doesn't work, they will scream, shout and burst into tears. No, we WILL NOT refund you for your USED earrings! ¬_¬

-You will get people who do not speak a lick of English coming into your store and they will expect you to understand them.

-You will end up hearing someone's life story when they come to the counter to ask if you stock something, and it will usually begin with "Well the thing is, right..."

- People seem to think you can see through solid objects. "I want to buy this" *holds item below counter and eye level* "Uhhh...I need to see it so I can scan it and ring it up.." "Ohhh...Sorry lol."
This... Everything about this.

Hraaagh, I hate retail but I love it. XD


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08 Jan 2012 - 23:5977051
workexperience (an anime merch shop in london)

-when there is an "ASK FOR STAFF ASSISTANCE" sign on a locked glass cabinat people will still try to open it

-When we say the item you are looking for is out of stock until next week people will come back the next day screaming at us that they need it now

-people will assume that you know who they are talking about when they describe their daughters recent cosplay without really describing it

customer-she has brown hair and wears a dress
me-uh huh anymore details?

-the customer is ALWAYS right even when everyone else knows they are wrong

Customer-have you got any Mika Hatsunii stuff?? im a huge fan
Me:of course we have Miku Hatsune stuff. are you looking for anything in particular such as a plushie or cosplay?
Customer:Its pronounced Mika Hatsunii and im just looking around
Me: im pretty sure i have the right pronounciation
customer:NO YOU DON'T!!!!
Me:her stuff is right here *points* call me if you want anything

-you are not allowed to mention Forbidden Planet because it also sells manga(at a cheaper price)even if the customer is asking for directions

-people will make anime conversation with you to try and get discount on stuff

i have more but cba to list them



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09 Jan 2012 - 13:3877081
Quote Project_Zigg-Zagg:
workexperience (an anime merch shop in london)

-when there is an "ASK FOR STAFF ASSISTANCE" sign on a locked glass cabinat people will still try to open it

-When we say the item you are looking for is out of stock until next week people will come back the next day screaming at us that they need it now

-people will assume that you know who they are talking about when they describe their daughters recent cosplay without really describing it

customer-she has brown hair and wears a dress
me-uh huh anymore details?

-the customer is ALWAYS right even when everyone else knows they are wrong

Customer-have you got any Mika Hatsunii stuff?? im a huge fan
Me:of course we have Miku Hatsune stuff. are you looking for anything in particular such as a plushie or cosplay?
Customer:Its pronounced Mika Hatsunii and im just looking around
Me: im pretty sure i have the right pronounciation
customer:NO YOU DON'T!!!!
Me:her stuff is right here *points* call me if you want anything

-you are not allowed to mention Forbidden Planet because it also sells manga(at a cheaper price)even if the customer is asking for directions

-people will make anime conversation with you to try and get discount on stuff

i have more but cba to list them


Oh, the rip-off merchants of the Troc. So many places sell EVERYTHING cheaper than those guys.


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09 Jan 2012 - 21:2477124
working at resturant (drive thru part)

some costumers are so stupid!

one said that her fries are too cold, so we had to take the "cold fries" and give her pippin' hot ones.

the only thing was, the fries we gave her to start with, were pippin' hot!!!!!


>.<!!!


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24 Jan 2012 - 02:4177860
Quote Member-XI:

-You will always get those last few asshats who decide to walk into the store at three minutes to closing time and proceed to spend ages browsing and just. Wont. LEAVE. Even after you tell them the store is closing.


I'm a cashier in Retail, and I'm often scheduled to finish my shift 15 minutes after we close.
We get customers come in, spend ages looking at stuff.

On several occasions, it has got to the time I finish, so I sign off my till, get my stuff, and leave.
The customers proceed to not get served as none of the staff left in the building are trained to operate the till.


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Hello from Northampton!

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28 Jan 2012 - 00:2178059
the resturant again

costumers expect you to hear everything they order first go, they don't realize how loud a resturant is these days so you have to ask there order 3-4 times, so then they moan at you for not listening. If you say that you are new, then they say, "well you got to learn then don't you?" in a moody tone of voice
WELL WHAT THAT FUCK DO YOU THINK I AM DOING THEN???

(sorry, sounds more like a rant lol)


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29 Jan 2012 - 17:2478103
People can't read closed sines.

For some reason people think cos the cleaner is in the building they should be aloud inside.

That some people really don't know how to que.

Busses are always late or come two at a time.

That any dession I make is always goning to be wrong acording to my mum and dad.

That some people will never understand why you want to csoplay not matter how many times you explain it.

There is always one person who you explain anime too and then says "so their cartoons then."

There is always someone willing to use what you tell them for their own benifit.


30 Jan 2012 - 19:4578153
Working at a Garden Centre:

People will keep coming up to you and get irritated when you dont know where things are. Things kept getting moved around each week and I was only in for 2 days a week. >.>

Christmas is the worst time of year to work since they expect you to be in more than one place.

People will automatically think you can use the till so they stand there and wait while you sort through some seed packets.

Customers think we will understand "You know, the one with the sharp thorns?" We need more detail!

And the Boss likes to take holidays all the time.

While working for the Park Council:

People at work will get your name wrong, all the time no matter how many times you correct them.

While clearing out the flower beds ready for the spring/summer bedding, the public will ask if they can take some of the plants.

They will also try to talk to you while working, although you dont want to be rude, we do need to get on with work. One woman kept repeating herself 4-5 times and apparently being born at 5 1/2 pounds is funny. I dont see it personally. O.o

You're not allowed to use a rotory lawnmower even though you've been in college for 3 years at the time and been taught how to use them.


10 Feb 2012 - 22:2178707
work in supermarket
1: everyone hates self scan
2: everyone hates self scan because they dont listen to it
3: people dont read
4: people dont listen
5: people smell
6: there is rarely an unidentified object in the bagging area. its normally cause youve moved the bag.
7: £50 note are larger than other notes.
8: its very funny when a customer puts money in the printer, or the coupons in slot.
9: people leave stuff everywhere
10: some people are dumber than a dog which chases its own tail when its had its tail removed. (example? man asked where we keep the ice. we only have 1 frozen isle)
11: customers believe you can scan items just by looking at them.

oh...i've learnt alot from this job...most of it negative...



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13 Feb 2012 - 02:3078819
If something completely unrelated to you goes wrong- it's completely your fault. If you do things right then people will claim you had nothing to do with it.


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