03-07-2019 09:12 PM
I have to face the public - retail - so it's something I have to put up with
I had one bloke make a comment about 'making me sweat' - not sure exactly the hidden
meaning behind the comment but I replied - told him it's hard to sweat with this weather .....then he asked me what sort of weather I prefer blah blah blah ..maybe he
realised I was annoyed.....
It wasn't even much work to do - only a minute or two easy for me so what was he getting at?
I'm glad most of 'them' aren't like that - it would be a long day listening to all of the comments
03-07-2019 05:43 AM
@jamesle2015 Hey Jamesie2015 don't worry the guy was just being a dhead without a life and wanting to put his miseries on you. Rise above it. I couldnt cope with dealing with the public in the workplace you do really well. Hoping you have a great day. peax
04-07-2019 06:31 PM
We're so sorry that someone said something untoward to you @jamesle2015, it's definitely not cool. Some people are just so rude and go out of their way to make others feel as uncomfortable as possible. It's great that you replied, was there some surprise in his voice when he replied back?
04-07-2019 09:20 PM
04-07-2019 09:22 PM
the problem is its not only the customers - its manager as well
Manager is big problem as cannot 'change' them -
they never change their personality or bad habits as any workers know we
have to put up with it no choice
So if you have a good manager you feel relieved
I should be grateful I don't face the same manager every day as I change workplaces
04-07-2019 09:27 PM
I wish less of these dodgy people existed
Imagine if every customer was nice - it would make things a lot easier
Makes me feel more grateful for the good customers
04-07-2019 10:06 PM
Maybe it was his way of making conversation with you,
04-07-2019 10:14 PM
It can be difficult managing difficult people @jamesle2015, especially if they are managers. Do you have any strategies when talking to your manager?
05-07-2019 08:44 PM
I'm too tired to play games with manager - all these things like 'strategies' - I think
you are referring to clever ways of replying to negative comments or using psychology or something - I know it won't work it won't change anything.
I cannot say too much about the situation as you know for privacy reasons but with this
sort of manager makes life difficult - constantly micromanaging and looking for ways to criticise worker even for minor mistakes that have no real impact on the business.
Of course it is a manager's job to let the worker know if they need to improve or whatever
but there is a way of expressing it that shows respect for the worker - you know what I mean - not telling them off constantly or commenting in front of customers about minor problems - that is very bad to say things in front of customers.
You can imagine it can be a bad environment to work in if manager is like this.
As I mentioned before I don't have to work with same manager every day but it's still
not a good situation to be in.
If I want to escape I have to find a new job but that is another big problem for me.
06-07-2019 08:10 PM
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