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You show up at 5am, wait for the doors to open, run to get the exact item you want because there aren't many. Then wait in line for 4 hours to check out.
If you only make $6/hr you would have to save $30+gas for the time it takes to make it worth it.
It brings back bad memories of working in retail...ehhh. The only thing worse was working on New Years Day hung over.
Yes its more fun on line your looking for a nice jumper and have to spend hours trawling through google with lots of websites about anything but buying jumpers, perhaps with the broadmatch this will lead you to pages about cars, motorbikes and perhaps theatre tickets if your lucky.
Should waste a few hours until the shops open lol!
IMHO anyone wanting to fight the crowds in the malls needs to see a psychiatrist, those wanting to fight for the bar tenders attention at #19 deserve an award for bravery.....I'm going for the latter.....any females who have seen the light will be made very welcome ;)
Would have to pay me 10 times my current wage to go back and work the till in Woolies on that weekend again. The best ones were the customers returning stuff. Waiting in shopfront checkout line looking pissed off for 45 mins, only to be pointed at the F***ing big sign that you can't miss as you come in saying that "returns will only be handled at the customer service counter at the back of the store."
They normally get abusive when you point this out to them but sometimes it is funny even if they do put off other customers, people should really learn to read. One year though we tried something different, as they were so easy to spot in the queue we decided to ask them if they were returning an item and point them right before they had waited too long, most appretiated it if begrudgingly. As the queues got longer during the day we asked one of our Junior staff members to help as well, we pointed him at the little old lady who had a box in one hand and a reciept in another, unfortunately she was like a bull in a ducks body and proceeded to lay six shades of profanity into him for it.
We had to send the poor kid down to the stock room for a few hours because he was a wreck. Why anyone would want to shop or do retail work within 3 weeks either side of Christmas is beond me really.