Posted: 31/03/2013 at 08:53
Heres a short rant following a discussion on another thread.
I get really annoyed when I go into a shop - waiting to pay I hear theres a self service check out free over there. The key word there for me is service, I am not blind, I can see there is a self serve isle free, I have chosen not to use it because I preffer someone to serve me, thats what they are payed for also, if everyone is using self serve then theres no need to pay the wages of the poor bugger that sits there all day and gets minimum wage to ring it through the till. The next thing you know they are not needed and thats another one joining the unemployment queue.
I know I said this was going to be a short rant but I lied;
Another thing I detest is people who shop online when they can easily go to a shop. I used to be a manager in a furniture store and people would come in and take up several hours of your time having you basically interior design their house (which would cost them a couple of grand if they had used an interior designer) but then say "is it cheaper if I buy it online" when you have already offered them a discount because they are potentially spending alot of money (which comes out of your pocket commission - which is your wage). What people don't seem to realise is that if you buy online (and that's most things) there are no need for stores or shops - People go out of work, shops close and businesses fold..
If you can go into a shop and buy you should.