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We are all aware of the economic crisis. It's affected pretty much everybody everywhere. The lower than average employment leads my little pea brain to think that maybe there are a whole lot of pretty qualified people out there looking for work. With things the way they are people are not all the picky about the salary. They want employment, which allows them beneifts. Hell even part time work gets you part time benefits in many areas.

Which leads me to wonder this.....If there are indeed that many people looking for work and I'm quite sure that a number of them are qualified. Why oh why does my local dollar tree insist upon hiring the absolute epitome of moron for their cashier positions??? I will give you a little example and you decided for yourself.

I went into the dollar tree for soda. They offer these HUGE 3 ltr. bottles of off brand soda for yep you guessed it $1. That's a pretty good deal, and even though I don't drink soda, my kids like to have a root beer with dinner on occasion (every chance they get). So while there I get a few items and head on up to the register. Now there to greet me is.....Well nobody...The "cashier" wasn't at the register. I figured maybe she was busy with other duties, until I realized that there are 4 employees in the store and I'm the only customer. So we can mark off other things to do. She finally comes dragging her fat A#@ up to the register. (I'm not sure if it was fat, just a figure of speech mind you).

She proceeds to check me out (my items not my fat old ass). I had a total of 7 items. Not exactly weekly shopping at the grocery store. While she was slowly scanning my meager items across the scanner her friend walked into the store with a small child. The girl stopped what she was doing to holler at her friend and start talking to the child in baby talk. I was thinking she was slow, but at least she was moving, but now she stopped all together just to talk to friend and kid. I'm about 3 seconds away from an aneyurism or embolism or some friggin kind of ism. She takes another few minutes to finish my items and then tells me the price. I give her money and she sat there...YES SAT THERE trying to figure out how much change to give me. It turns out that the register was on the fritz and was telling her the wrong amount. Now normally I would help out. I have 14 years experience as a cashier and I come from a time that we didn't have registers telling us what the change was. We had to actually do some form of math to figure it out. This time I let her figure it out all by herself. Then I told her that she didn't give me enough back, and without checking she handed me another $10. I just stared at her. She didn't even look twice at me. I threw (yes threw) the money back at her and walked out the store. I didn't get the wrong change, but I felt like being irritating and was hoping for some response. Since she just took me at face value and gave me what amounted to more money than I originally gave her in the first place, I decided it wasn't worth my time.

This girl was dumb, lazy, unkempt (real word?), unprofessional, dumb, rude, dumb, ignorant, and oh yeah DUMB! Why an establishment would offer this waste of my oxygen a job is beyond me. She has no business working anywhere that money or humans are involved. She would do much better collecting cans. I have a feeling before long she will indeed be self-employed doing exactly that job.

So to you dollar tree, don't be surprised if you get a Get A Life! award sent to you in the mail. Because that winner of a cashier has made you now eligible for the coveted award.

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I can't begin to tell you how many times I've had to explain to some dumb butt, how to make change. No math involved. My poor brother in law has been out of work for about a year. Every time he applies for a job, they tell him he's overqualified. To heck with that, people... just give the guy a job!

April 13, 2010 at 11:51 PM

I bet she didn't finish high school either. And unkempt is a word. I suppose it described her to a T.

April 14, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate run in with said sub-human. I just keep telling myself that said corporation must hire these people because there isn't a long line of people wanting said position.

April 14, 2010 at 1:30 AM

I think Jerry nailed it...there are a lot of unemployed people out there, but the ones who are over-qualified either won't take that job, or they won't get hired because they are over-qualified.

April 14, 2010 at 5:17 AM

I'll never understand why people like that are still employed. And definitely not when the unemployment rate is so high and there are tons of people looking for work!

April 14, 2010 at 6:59 AM

Maybe they have a low-IQ quota?

April 14, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Hahaha how I love when you rant!!
Some people really are useless, while others are butting their asses to get their jobs done well..And four people sitting around the store doing nothing is a huge waste of money, if you ask me :P

April 16, 2010 at 11:15 AM

I think you need to move sir! lol.... Time to find a more qualified town....

It's true though, these store don't hire qualified people because they think they'll leave when they get a better offer... So they hire from the bottom of the barrel....

April 17, 2010 at 6:21 PM

That seems to be the job that dumb people get: Handling our money!?! I would of talked to her in the same baby talk that made you wait.

April 18, 2010 at 12:20 AM

PT Man..Now that would have been a great i soooo wish I woulda thought of that

April 18, 2010 at 1:56 AM

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