I am so glad that my second job isn’t at a chain-store! Good Lord knows how much corporate red tape and beauracratic BS that goes on in those places. Give me a good ol’ independent store any day! Yeah, they don’t have the fancy bennies, and not the world’s highest pay, but you know what? That’s OK, cuz it’s the people that rock! Guess it doesn’t hurt to target a specific clientele either, since those people can’t get the cool stuff anywhere else but here! It’s a whole world apart from my regular job where I am the standard arrow-catcher (straight in the chest), and for the most part, never hear so much as a “Thank you” for being the stalwart employee, and sucking it up the tailpipe when customers rant at me for something that they farked up themselves!
I just wish that every sucky customer would have to spend a few days behind the counter, and then deal with the exact SAME type of people. I bet they wouldn’t last very long – then again, maybe a month would be in order, since just about anyone could put up with a week of retail hell – but a month? I don’t think so.