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Deckin' Halls

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I know I'm not the only one who was hoping Jack would be punching someone.
Poor Alix

Poor Alix indeed, working the rush, no matter what store, always sucks.

I ended up learning to call in sick the day before black friday, then showing up with "evident sickness symptoms" and the manager forcing me to go home.

after all, the best way to get un-fake sick is some [at the time] Oblivion.

yep i worked black friday at game stop, the horror, the horror. the sights i seen, the drunkeness of the people. AND CHRISTMAS EVE WILL BE WORSE

Even after Black Friday, the stores are still filled with people. The horror...oh God, the flashbacks! D:

Least she has a weapon to attack people with. Squid Assault Weapon go!

I know how that feels.
Still, I'm finally out of the damn retail game and can look forward to being off for two weeks.

This was actually a really great strip this week :3

Found myself smiling more than I should be

Christimas shouldn't be about doom. That is Valentine's day job.

At least Alix has Podi there to keep telling her everything will be okay.

I witnessed a similar scenario at GameStop just today actually. Crowds of people, one guy at the counter, nobody pleased. Not the worker, not the customers, only the demon of discord hanging over the shop was laughing.

Not enough people in front of that till. And far too much space behind it that could be used for storing more things that people will never buy.

And there's no blood on the counter.

Are you really being allowed to get away with this "pristine" "fairytale" version of what Xmas retail is really like? ;)

I was in Gamestop on Tuesday and there was some old granny in there trying to buy Clue for one of her grandkids. When the chick behind the counter asked her what system they had the old lady said she didn't think they had any of that kind of stuff. The cashier told her that she might've been thinking about the board game or maybe a different game and when granny said she was sure it was clue and it wasn't a board game she was looking for the cashier said she didn't have any Clue video games and couldn't help her, the old bat got all pissy and stalked\shuffled out of the store in a huff.

I actually felt bad for the cashier chick at that point.

First time I've seen Alix & Podi Puss have the exact same expression.

Been there more less, though I've been fortunate enough to not have worked retail during this season.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Not enough people in front of that till. And far too much space behind it that could be used for storing more things that people will never buy.

And there's no blood on the counter.

Are you really being allowed to get away with this "pristine" "fairytale" version of what Xmas retail is really like? ;)

Actually, I'll forgive the lack of people in front of the til, that is implied with the fear, and the gray shadowy background. The lack of blood, and lack of vendor displays is a strong argument.

I was always tripping over cheap cardboard displays that were lucky to survive for four hours, much less the entire week. That is if those displays had actually survived the trip to the store. There were often filled with useless crap, and the markup on those displays was 400%!

As for the blood. Retail is probably a good job to work before you work as a doctor. The retail stores don't mention the blood, and they don't train you on proper procedures either. your left wondering if your watered down bargain price sanitizer is enough, or if you need something stronger.

I'm just glad I didn't have to deal with any corpses.

Alix.

Hide.

NOW.

Yeah I know how Alix feels. Try working at a Movie Gallery ON christmas day. I went in at about 3 and was supposed to be relieved at 6:30 (everyone who was working that day was only supposed to be working for about 3 hours so they didn't spend their entire holiday at work) and yet...my relief didn't come.

I was there until almost eight after having the guy who was supposed to relieve me call and tell me he was sick and had to call my manager, hadn't eaten at all that day because I wanted to wait for christmas dinner, had massive amounts of customers (what the hell people?! Go home! It's CHRISTMAS!), was the only one there, and then got hit on by a guy who was about 15 years my elder.

If only I could have done what Alix did. Christmas + retail = SUCK!

That has to be a violation of some sort of labour law.

Fortunately(unfortunately?) we don't get to see Jack kick the crap out of Luke for being a dilhole and then Lando for just being there.

canadamus_prime:
That has to be a violation of some sort of labour law.

Clearly. Red and White lights? That just hurts the eyes.

ThunderCavalier:
Alix.

Hide.

NOW.

She'll need more than Podi Puss to save her...

(that's your cue, Jack)

Ah, the holidays. The time of year people go batshit crazy because they feel obligated to buy stuff they know they can't afford. There is no unavoidable "stress of the holidays" (unless you work a retail job, of course), folks just need to learn to relax.

ah, rush-times, bad times.

I think you could make a decent horror-survival flick about black friday, about a group of storeclerk fighting for survival, trying to prevent getting trampled by the sale-crazy masses.

 

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