And you won't get your deal from those employees anymore, and you could very well be jeopardizing their employment there, so just keep your mouth shut and be happy with what you get.
Costco has a pretty relaxed return policy, so 99% of the time customers bring things in to return or exchange, my friend says it's no questions asked.
But if on the computer system he notices in someone's transaction history that they're abusing the system, he'll deny the return and offer a pretty clear explanation as to why. Honestly, most people don't raise a big stink. The evidence is pretty clear and they say, "okay, I didn't know that's how it worked," and go on with their lives.
But last week, a customer was getting upset that my friend wasn't going to do a return even though there was a long list of transactions that made it pretty obvious this guy was routinely buying things, using them a few times as needed then returning them. In this case, he had bought a bunch of food and was trying to return the packaging for full returns. He's not backing down.
My friend has full authority to cancel a membership (and this comes with a refund most of the time), so he tells the guy, "Sir... keep reading on reddit ➡
11 NHL franchises have never won a Stanley Cup. Four have never even played in a Cup Final. If you watch sports solely to see your team win a championship, you will likely be disappointed. In a league of 31 teams playing a game where the way a piece of rubber bounces across a sheet of ice can change destinies, even the professionals have to accept a level of influence from an indifferent universe. As fans, watching it all unfold without being able to offer any input at all can be maddening. Some fans joke, or seriously worry, that they won’t see a championship in their lifetime. But, thanks to Franchise Hockey Manger, we can simulate as many lifetimes as we need. We will follow the Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks, and Vegas Golden Knights until they have all lifted the greatest trophy in sports. I will not manipulate the simulation to help th... keep reading on reddit ➡
EDIT: Holy shit..!!!! This blew up!!! Thank you so much guys! I will try to go through comments and will try to respond as much as I can. Thanks a lot again for your help.. Also thank you for the gold!!
EDIT 2: I had no idea that I might’ve anxiety and lot of people are going through the same thing. I learned a lot from this thread and I already started checking my options for therapy/counseling. I also received lots of messages from people who are willing to help and I genuinely appreciate it. Thank you again everyone and thank you for cool awards!
I frequent the Path of Exile sub, and Bex (the community manager) is always active, engages with the PoE community and is consistently informing people on state of the game and devs and what's coming up next and creating hype around new leagues.
It was very similar to what Gaile used to do here.
These days it feels like ANet only pops out of their cave once every 4 months to drop off a new Living Story without creating any hype, before quickly retreating back into their silent cave. Now to be fair, this type of content delivery was the norm for the gaming industry 8 years ago when GW2 came out. Release a short teaser trailer, then release the content, people play through and enjoy it and that was it.
But the video game industry has since gone through major paradigm shifts from then until now - specifically, how audiences expect gaming companies and devs to engage and interact with them. It feels sad that GW2 was originally ahead of the curve with pushing innovation forward, to n... keep reading on reddit ➡
Figured I should write this stuff down before I forget it all, and where better for TaskManager than r/techsupport! If there's any appetite for this, I'll expand on it! I don't blog, so here goes...
Some Task Manager lore: I'm the Microsoft (Redmond, '93) developer that wrote TaskMgr at home in my den in about 1994 and then the NT silverback devs let me check it into the main tree even though I was a greenhorn at the time. So that meant I got to bring it into work and polish it up and make it an official part of Windows, where it remains to this day. So I got to define my own day job, actually, which was nice! I don't know if it's still like that, but great culture and people.
This is all based on XP, as I left long ago, but it's still the same core app underneath. In no particular order:
- If Task Manager ever hangs or crashes, start another by pressing ctrl-shift-esc. Winlogon will look for an existing instance and try to revive it for up to 10 seconds. If the old Taskmg... keep reading on reddit ➡
Backstory: A buddy of mine's family runs a small convenience store/bait and tackle shop in the US, and I help out every now and then since I work at a gas station. Like 98% of stores, the shop is currently operating on a 1 toilet paper/paper towel item per family policy. My friend's dad, the owner, told me in person that no one is allowed to buy more than one per family, no ifs, ands, or buts. Cue the scene!
M: me, ED: entitled dad, EK: embarrassed kid, SO: store owner
I'm waiting out the last half hour of when I said I'd help run the store on my own, when ED and EK walk in, decked out in fishing gear. ED grabs a packet of worms, some sodas, ice, and snacks. As he passes by the toiletries section, he grabs 4 packages of toilet paper.
M: I'm sorry sir, but store policy is currently only 1 per family!
I call that out across the store, but ED ignores me. He and EK select a few more things, and walk up to the counter. EK is trying hard to not be seen, so I can tell he knows what's comi... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey guys, similar to a lot of you guys my company has been working from home for the past few months due to COVID19. They announced plans to bring people back into the office and i'm upset because I KNOW my work and quality of life will decrease when this happens. Working from home has helped my anxiety and stress, my work has also been so much more productive and efficient, and not to mention the 1 hour i save from commuting. As an anxious introvert, i thrive in this environment. Being in the office stresses me out, gives me anxiety, distracts me and overall just makes me unhappy and a lot less productive than working from home. Also, i eat a lot more because of the free food, and after work i can't physically work out or anything because im exhausted. When im at home, i can work out during my lunch breaks and im not tempted to eat so much junk food.
Now here's my question(s). I know a lot of companies want people to be physically seen at work, but if there is proof that someone is m... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi guys! If you are interested in any of the keys listed, leave a comment saying which one you want as well as your favorite movie and I'll PM you the code. This will end in about 12 hours.
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Darkest Dungeon Shieldbreaker DLC
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Im trying to not make this ridiculously long but its a weird situation.
I am a female I and am a assistant manager for security for a major retail company
As with the current climate this week, we have been handed down rules and what to do to follow if a riot protest occurs at our doors/area.
this all occurred in past 3 days
Was told by a worker who's husband works within 15 min, that his store was closing early that night due to potential protest. A shopper in my store also came to management and was asking "did you hear about potential protest tonight right around here".
was told to monitor situation by management in the building. That was done by me and my uniformed security guy
2 hrs later- had a small amount of protestors appear across the street, cops then sat in two patrol cars and waited there, protestors had a bullhorn we could hear them. Immediately it made the large amount of workers in my store upset. (long story short nothing went bad with protesters)
Followed th... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened a couple of years ago, but I was reading an ask Reddit thread that jogged this memory to come up.
Anyway, I think it was like 2016-ish and I was working as a receptionist in an office. My boss/owner of the business was actually a very good friend of mine that I had known for a really long time. Anyway, she would occasionally give her employees gift cards to different places to buy some more work attire, as the dress code kept changing as the business did. I took mine and set out to target.
I was in the fitting room trying on some stuff when I hear what sounds like a stern, angry bitch talking. When I come out, it is, in fact, a stern angry bitch talking. She is standing with - who I assume is her daughter - in front of a mirror that was in the hall of the dressing room areas, but not in the room itself. She’s basically railing into this poor girl who can’t be more than 13-14 about how if she lost weight, clothes might actually look good on her. This lady was actually p... keep reading on reddit ➡
Last week's post (this will redirect to r/blogsnark).
If you're being pinged, it means I pulled your name from the comments of the last few months of AaM threads on r/blogsnark.
This spinoff sub started a couple of years ago when one of the r/blogsnark mods took issue with the AaM thread, and it looked like we might need to find a new home. Given the recent upheaval over there, it seemed like a good time to migrate.
There are rules, read them, they might get edited, I've been up all night working because someone who gets paid more is an idiot, be excellent to each other.
I work at a store in the Midwestern USA. I don't yet meet all the requirements to start manager training, but when I do I will start learning.
PSA: The next season starts on June 9th. If your companion app shows you the wrong time in the season countdown, restart the the app to fix this error. Pardon our dust.
The game has been cracked by MKDEV. Another Denuvo release :)
So, a little bit of back story. A while back, I was in a wheelchair. My legs were so painful, I wasn't able to stand on them, and I had pain attacks at night which would last for hours on end. Doctors couldn't figure out what the heck was wrong with me, until I got even sicker. I started not being able to hold in food, only liquids. When I went to a specialist and did a blood test, it turned out I had a gluten intolerance (Celiac disease). When I stopped eating gluten, I was able to walk within a few months. Turned out I have another disease affiliated with Celiac disease, called Gluten Neuropathy. It means that when I ingest gluten, my nerves are affected. To this day, when I eat gluten, the pain returns and I have a really hard time walking.
Now, I work at a company as a helpdesk employee. I help people having technical issues with their internet, so to say. Due to the ongoing virus, we work at home every other week. Last week was a week I was supposed to work at the office.
So,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just before everything shut down, my wife got a new serving job. She had just enough time to complete her training before the restaurant went to carry out only and she got furloughed until they reopened for dine in.
Now, most of the staff at this restaurant has worked there since they opened this location two years ago. They have a very low turnover rate because of how good the money is and all the benefits they get (all levels of staff get health, vision, dental, life, and even pet insurance on top of 401k contributions and retirement plans). My wife was one of only a couple new hires, and the GM really likes her and recognized that she’s a very strong server.
Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, they reopened dine in to 50% capacity, and only about 10 of their servers were called back to work. She happened to be one of the ones called back because, as I said, the GM could see how good she was at her job. While they wait for business to pick back up and to go back to 100% capac... keep reading on reddit ➡
I got a lot of good feedback and you guys are right; I did let my temper get the best of me in front of her on multiple occasions and that makes me a bad boss.
I went to her office unsure of what to expect. The door was locked when I got there, so I stood outside waiting. She came up behind me and said my name. She asked me if I was ready to interview and I just said yes.
We sat down in her office and she pulled out her phone and started recording. She asked me if I minded being taped and I said no.
She asked me basic interview questions, and then she asked me if there was anything that I knew I had to work on. I told her that my temper was an issue in the past, but that I have had a sudden wake-up call about my temper and that I was actively working on it. I apologized... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am a new grad and will be taking on a SWE role in the near future, and I want to prepare myself to make the most out of my first job. This is my first corporate experience and I want to create a positive impact on my manger and my team in terms of attitude/behavior, communication and knowledge/skills. What should my plan of action look like?
(Any insight by managers on their expectations of new grads would be helpful too)
Monday 6/15: We have moved to r/AskaManagerSnark.
Wednesday 6/10: I only have the general gist of what’s going on and there’s no way I’m wading through 350 comments and counting, but the latest comment on the mod post on the main sub was that there were three new mods, two with no Reddit history, so either someone’s throwing a tantrum or...whatever.
Saw this while scrolling and it‘s great timing.
If, as speculated, the sub dies or goes off the rails, I’ll start posting the weekly thread in... keep reading on reddit ➡
Final post! Discussing Ole, how we've shaped under him in the 1.5 years and where we've gone wrong in the past.
Discussion topics -
Ole In or Ole Out? Why?
Can you see Ole winning big trophies with United? Or destined to be replaced?
What do you make of the changes Ole has made since he took over?
We have the benefit of hindsight, but what would you have done manager-wise post-Fergie instead of what we did?
If Ole was to leave due to poor results, who would you replace him with?