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I Am A Very Happy Ex-Kmart Employee.  
User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5968 times:

Well as the topic states I pretty much quit my job. I know its nothing to be proud of but I was very unhappy there and the management sucked big time. When I quit I just walked out during my shift. Here is what happened. Ok I was scheduled to work 3-9pm, they asked me to work til 10pm cause they never schedule enough cashier to work. I was more than happy to. Anyhow at 6pm there were 2 cashiers (me and my friend) that were the only ones til close. Anyhow the lines were getting really ridiculous so I called a manager and told them they needed to open another register, and I was told "there is no other cashiers here so you are going to have to deal with it" that pretty much pissed me off but I kept my cool. Well there are customers non-stop from 6-8:30 and the debit machines arent working. This lady gets $200 worth of stuff and the debit doesnt work, I go call a manager to void it all out and he said "you do it" I replied "she has $200 worth of stuff" and he then said "fine, I will come down in alittle bit" in a really rude tone. I just snapped right then and there (cause there were 2 managers sitting at the customer service desk doing absolutely nothing). I went to my register, cashed out the ladies stuff, slammed the register and said as loud as I could (in front of lots of customers) "fuck this shit I quit" I ripped my smock off, threw it on the floor by the buggies and walked out. I never felt better in my life. Oh yeah the managers had this oh hell look on there face when they saw me throw my smock down and walk out. This happened on monday, one of the managers called me on tuesday practically begging me to come back, I just said to her "mail me my last paycheck". I didnt walk out cause of just the things that happened that day, I walked out because of the combination of things that had happened since I started working there, I didnt have a problem with the customers and I really liked the job its just that management just ruined the whole thing and made me unhappy. I know this probably wasnt the best thing to do but they really deserved it, bad management really sucks. I also have a job interview at Shoneys on Fri. for a waiter position. Thanks for listening.

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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5939 times:

Good luck with the jobhunt.

But as tourist, I always liked K-Mart. They generally had some good offers.

User currently offlineDE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5927 times:

Nice job Adam.....it's to bad this is the type of action you had to take. Why do you think they begged for you to come back? Could it be that enough of a commotion was created that someone in middle management was going to have to answer to someone higher up over the incident....if you were back on the job maybe things could be smoothed out? Don't go back. What did your friend that was working the other line think? I'd love to hear his story of what happened after you left......

I would think if you can handle being a K-mart cashier, then waiting at Shoneys should be a snap....and you should make better money with tips. I always tip 20% and more if they do a good job....guess I'm a big tipper.

You need to change your profile now, though.....

Not that is means anything but you just became the first person on my respected list.....

User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5915 times:

Adam84 I am really proud of you  Wink/being sarcastic
You did God damn good job throwing fuck and shit around hehehehe !

I used to work at the airport at night (3rd shift) as a ramp agent for USAirways. I loved that job, I was busting my ass to do my best, but I coudnt work with few assholes, and shift supervisor, he didnt give a damn about anything, so I quit. And now I'm working only in one job. this fall I will have 5th aniversary with this company.

You did good thing!!

 Smokin cool

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5894 times:

YEAH MAN! WAY TO GO! I just hope you're never one of my employees! Big grin


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User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5890 times:

GO YOU!!!! I sure wish I could do that due to all the stress homework and teachers cause me nowadays. If I were in your place, I would have done the exact same thing.

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineAS737900 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5888 times:

AWESOME! Good job! As an ex-cashier at Fred Meyer, I must say that all retail positions like that seem to only have complete morons as managers.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5882 times:

Fred Meyer was a cool store-the one in SLC that I went to at least...it was like a one floor department store with a grocery store...they supplied me with the food for Chocolatefest 2000...


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User currently offlineChe From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5855 times:

good job! I would have loved to see the look of those managers. Kmart always sucked anyway. Walmart and Target are much better.

User currently offlineDC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5852 times:

Does anybody have the interview gouge for Shoney's?

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5842 times:

Adam84, I am so proud of you - you're the man!

Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineWindsong From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5830 times:

Gee, I wish I hadda seen that!!!


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3081 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5814 times:


Good for you. I am a former K-Mart employee as well. I worked there for 11 months and cashiering there pretty much sucks. Of course this was back in 1997 when I quit. I actually did give a 2-week notice (I'll bet I'm the only high-school aged to give a 2-week notice at that K-mart, if not I was the last) and when I told them I was going to quit when closing one night I offered to come in the next morning and meet with one of the managers. They accepted the offer and I met with the HR lady and one of the managers (303 I think) and told them all about why I was going to quit. Mainly it was because I was getting $5.05/hour and the new employees were starting at $5.00--they were holding out for the minimum wage increase the bastards. And also because I was still at the damn checkouts after all the time. And a bunch of other little things. And when I went in to get my last check, I got an exit interview which was on a form.

**So, along the lines of what DE727UPS said, see if you can go in and fill out the exit interview form--and really fuck over your former managers if you're up to it.

The funny part is the job I got right when I quit that one really really sucked (retail remodeling) and after three weeks with asshole supervisors, I went out on my lunch break with one of my co-workers and we decided not to go back! But I quit that one on a Monday and started the next one that Friday for even less work and even more $$$. So it worked out in the end.

Good luck in your job search.


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