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Posted by Saint on Tue, 01/31/2006 - 2:51pm.
I learned at work today that people greeters are no longer people greeters; they are now Customer Service Ambassadors. This change ruins the best Halloween costume in our store (the One-eyed One-horned Flying Purple People Greeter) and probably doesn't come with a raise. I hope they change it to something less pretentious and silly by the time I'm stuck with that job.

Furthermore, our security staff, formerly known as Loss Prevention, are now Asset Protection. The difference is, they make themselves known instead of following people secretly, and they don't stop shoplifters for anything under $25. Thinking of the last 'lifter I'd seen, who stuffed his baggy clothes with steaks, I said, "What, are they supposed to walk up to the shoplifters and say, 'Excuse me, could you take the meat out of your pants so I can see if it's worth more than twenty-five dollars'?" (I didn't think about how it would sound until it was out, honest.) I figure openly watching potential thieves will last until someone sues Wal-Mart, saying the APs are just following them around and watching them because they're [fill in the minority].

And, finally, in my side-duties of reviewing accidents and evaluating work practices in the store, I've been demoted from the Risk Control Team to the Safety Team. We do all the same things, but we no longer get an extra 25 cents an hour for it. I'm glad I didn't bother to get one of the Risk Control Team t-shirts they ordered for us two weeks ago.

--I am powerless over my addiction to parenthesis.--
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