I'm sure most of you have worked in customer service at one point or another. I worked at a record store for 5 years, and then spent another year in retail. I was good at my job, and I loved the record store most of the time. I also liked most of our customers, but there were occasional times when I wanted to wring someone's neck.
There were the customers who would let their kids race through the store (which usually ended in bruises, or someone crying). There were the customers who would complain to me about the prices. There were the lovely people who would flip out when the debit machine was down. And there was the guy who insisted (very loudly and rudely) that he should be able to return a CD because after listening to it, he didn't like the songs (even though we allowed customers to preview CDs).
Anyways, this all comes to mind because Danté wrote a post about things to remember when you're a customer. Feel free to tell him your pet peeves. Even if you haven't worked in customer service, I'm sure you've seen "those customers" before, and have had to refrain yourself from giving them a smack upside the head.
For those in the service industry who are having a crabby day, the website 'Customers Suck! The Customer is Never Right!' always provides a few laughs. I just noticed that they have a comic strip too, so enjoy!
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Posted in: helpful tips on June 23, 2006