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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:33 PM

That steak you're eating. It went out of date last week.

Those peppers on the salad bar? Had to rinse the slime off of them before we put it out.

Black Beans? Jesus, those things smelled like a garbage truck when I opened the container.

Secret: My job can't make food cost because I trash all that crap.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:52 PM

I get to spray paint peoples yards and streets with bright colors, and they can't do anything about it.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:44 AM

I work at Target. The only real thing that I could tell you, I would get uberfired for telling you. We keep everything super clean, actually throw out any food that even looks like it might expire. Don't piss us off though, there's more than a few ways we can make your experience at the store terrible.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:49 AM

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We charge stinky and poop shooter "taxes". During the busy season, we charge a dumbass tax when we dont want to put someones name on their forehead or some BS. If they're willing to pay extra we do it though. Ha
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:45 AM

I used to work in the automotive glass industry. There are many different qualities of glass manufactured but in the end if you have glass insurance coverage and they are paying for your replacement they get charged the same whether it be the highest or lowest quality installed as the prices are based on the part number and not the quality of the product.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:46 AM

View Postike123, on 03 September 2010 - 04:44 AM, said:

I work at Target. The only real thing that I could tell you, I would get uberfired for telling you. We keep everything super clean, actually throw out any food that even looks like it might expire. Don't piss us off though, there's more than a few ways we can make your experience at the store terrible.


My condolences. I worked there for 7 years and was glad when I got out.

Trade secrets:
  • They get their sales flyer two weeks in advance, at least when I was there 3 years ago.
  • If a game system is going to be advertised in the sales flyer they stock pile them to make sure they have more than 3 on Sunday.
  • When a sale item runs out they have to check the following week's sales flyer to make sure what they are going to substitute it with is not going on sale the following week.
  • Front end caps without sale prices are designed to be impulse buys.



Electrical Contractor trade secrets:
  • For small jobs labor makes up the bulk of the quote and final bill
  • Anything added after the project is started is charged as an extra, which means you pay more for that part of the job
  • Service calls get charged a minimum of 1 hr labor, even if it only takes them 5 min to replace that switch
  • If the electrician is pulled off another job for a service call, which normally happens, the drive time is figured into bill. The contractor will pull the electrician closest to the service call to keep the bill down though.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:11 PM

I work as a lifeguard at a swimming pool. Secret? - The lifeguard will never get in the pool unless it's the only remaining option. You are trained to always rescue from the poolside using equipment, if possible.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:27 PM

View PostB-Dazl, on 02 September 2010 - 07:10 PM, said:

I work at Special Ops Paintball......

Our shipping guy Donny...... really isn't named Donny.......

what is he an illegal???

lol..

lets see...

we have... numerous "code violations" that everyone looks the other way cause well.. its a city building..

but they are less obvious because they are in area's where only staff can go into (unless if the place is on fire then were in trouble)

oh.. and the police station... the main elevator in the lobby is not big enough for a stretcher.. the fire department would have to go to the Jail Elevator to get their stuff up.. and the jail is on the second floor.. and its a 3 story building.. and ALOT of un healthy people work on the 3rd floor.. (dispatchers are worse then the cops in this town in terms of weight..)
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:38 PM

View PostThumper113, on 03 September 2010 - 01:27 PM, said:

View PostB-Dazl, on 02 September 2010 - 07:10 PM, said:

I work at Special Ops Paintball......

Our shipping guy Donny...... really isn't named Donny.......

what is he an illegal???



...maybe.......I know he's NOT normal
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:30 PM

Two jobs, Two Tales

Security

1. There is no "training." In fact, there is no orientation or any teaching at all. You sign up, you wear the uniform, and you have to figure the rest of it out for yourself.

2. This means keys, lock scheduling, etc. are not disclosed to you. You must walk the halls and learn what opens what and by trial and error learn when to open crap.

3. Getting it wrong means you get torn a new one, so pay sharp attention.

4. You are lowest on the corporate totem pole, below the janitors


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1. Customers always assume you keep track of what they do, and will in fact prevent them from foolishly opening their server to the world. We don't. If you screw it up, we won't stop you or check on you until there's a fire.

2. #1 really is not really our fault. Check the contract. We cannot protect you from your stupidity.

3. We don't write website code for you, so don't ask.

4. Half of what we do when troubleshooting is wild-ass guess. Sometimes more than half.

5. Data centers ban guns because the managers know that engineers could go postal if they had them.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:50 PM

There's a lot more asbestos in a lot of buildings than you think.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:29 PM

Not an actual job, but i do a ton of guitar/bass work and building.


Secret? We mess up things alot. Not just the amateurs, alot of pros have little screw ups.

one time someone asked me to replace a set of tuners for a fair price. so i did it. i was inspecting it a night or two before he came and picked it up and realized there was a super deep scratch in the clear-coat on the back of the headstock. Of course i thought i had done it so i spent about 3-4 hours fixing it, making it like it never happened.

guy comes to pick it up, and says "WOW! you even fixed that huge scratch i put in it!"


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:48 PM

now THAT is customer service... I hope he was a repeat customer after that

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:00 PM

View PostMejorQueNada, on 03 September 2010 - 08:48 PM, said:

now THAT is customer service... I hope he was a repeat customer after that



he was, actually.

I put a set of locking guitar tuners on his electric violin. I don't blame him, normal violin tuners suck arse.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:41 PM

I work at a sports store.

Secret: In hockey we only make about 30 - 40% mark up on items that we purchase from the manufacturer, In shoes our mark-up goes as high as 750%
in clothing mark-up can sit around 200 - 400% and in Under Armour, once I saw a jacket with a 915% mark up.

Super Secrete: When I ask you "Hey whats up?" Im not making a mind transfer sales pitch, Im actually asking you how your days going. Im a person too.

illegal secret: We are not allowed to say anything if we see or catch you stealing. You can take us to court for "potential false accusation" and it costs more in fee's to prove you wrong then to fire us. So we just get fired to keep public image.

Super duper store secret: Ask the Employee's who works there for the person who knows all the technical stuff, chances are that person also knows all the Great items for the price, from the manufacturer recycling stuff into new products:
ie the Bauer Total One 60's are 199.99 Canadian, they have the same boot as the 299.99 Vapor X30, the same Runner and holder as the skates at 699.99 from two years ago, and the same hydrophobic liner as the 499.99 Supreme from 2008.

our store has them on sale for 179.99.
You can't tell me thats not a fantastic deal and a half.

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