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#1
Post some utterly ridiculous, retarded things people think about your job.
Inspired by everyone ripping on GC workers in that other thread. They probably play piano! Be friendly!

For example:
Petrol station:
People seem to think I am some mechanical whizz kid. If I am unable to assist them, they yell at me, then storm off.
Being a petrol station, our prices are extreeeemely marked up. We have a monopoly on the entire food market from 10pm-9am, and we exploit that. However, some people think that I am personally responsible for our high prices. I get sworn at for something beyond my control.
We sell smokes, and people often ask "whats the strongest/best/weakest type of X brand? I understand that a product knowledge is important, but I dont smoke, and even if I did, I wouldnt know about every single brand we sell. [And we sell alot.]
I wear this stupid tie because I like it.

Bookstore:
Yes I have read every single freakin' book in the store, allow me to give an in-depth explanation of this one to you.
We are unable to see past your lies. You are not buying Twilight for your little neice.

Anywho, post yours or those of others you have heard about...
...In my opinion.
#3
Courier/driver

People seem to think that all we do is drive from point A to point B, stopping at every Starbucks along the way while having long phone conversations with our friends on the phone and listening to all the music on the radio we want. While doing absolutely no work whatsoever.
#4
GC worker. We don't ACTUALLY FUCKING LIKE the Spider IIIs. The company has endorsed their product, and we have to ***** it out to everyone. If we do so, our commission rises exponentially.
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#5
OIT Specialist - that my job is important in some way

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#7
As a cashier and cashier manager at a supermarket, people think that I have control over prices, things that happen in other departments, stock information, that "the customer is always right" is true, and all sorts of other crap.

Really though, the most annoying thing is when people think that I know the price of items off the top of my head. "Can you tell me how much 2% Kemps Select gallon size milk is?" How in the world would I know that unless they had it in their hands so I could do a price check?
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#9
Unemployed: Yes, it's because my life's dream is to be broke, stuck in my parents' house, in the middle of nowhere to make friends with the cows, both human and animal, and now that I've achieved this, I am content and can die happy.
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#10
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As a cashier and cashier manager at a supermarket, people think that I have control over prices, things that happen in other departments, stock information, that "the customer is always right" is true, and all sorts of other crap.

Really though, the most annoying thing is when people think that I know the price of items off the top of my head. "Can you tell me how much 2% Kemps Select gallon size milk is?" How in the world would I know that unless they had it in their hands so I could do a price check?


I work in the produce section in a supermarket.

people assume I know where everything is, and the cashiers assume I know how to fix every single problem they have with a product, including how to find the sticker on something

Although I can just hide out back where customers can't get me, so I suppose you guys have it worse xD
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#11
People Think we can perform miracles on horribly taken photos at the photo lab. Its a fuggin one hour photo lab! i do nothing 75% of the time! Oh yeah and everyone thinks it actually takes a whole hour when it really only requires about 15 minutes
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#13
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I work in the produce section in a supermarket.

people assume I know where everything is, and the cashiers assume I know how to fix every single problem they have with a product, including how to find the sticker on something

Although I can just hide out back where customers can't get me, so I suppose you guys have it worse xD


I'm so glad our cashiers are smart enough to know how to figure out what something is on their own. On the opposite end the customers think that since I'm the only person that wears red (instead of black or green) that I'm in control of everybody in the store, so I get to hear about their problems with people in other departments, like produce.
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#14
Student: only 2 at a time in the store, no bags you thieving bastard
Long and McQuade Sales Associate:
1. you are knowledgeable about everything we sell (true for guitars and guitar related items. FALSE for everything not guitar related)
2. You are trying to rip me off and get me to buy a Spider (false, im not on commission)
#15
IT tech-supporter: I don't know absolutely everything there is to know about computers, and I won't manually spell check your word document for you, and yes, I do think you are a moron.
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#16
Restaurant kitchen: No god dammit, im a cook, a chef is NOT the same thing
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#17
walmart
people expect me to be a ****ing EXPERT on every single item in the store and know the price of everything off the top of my head. people dont take into account how huge the store is and how little i care about my job, minus the paycheck of course.
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#19
IT

No i don't know everything there is to know about everything computer related

No i cant fix your laptop you dropped from 6 meters.

It is not my fault your new employee got no account and computer. I cant do magic to see if you get new employees without telling me.


EDIT : The worst part is costumers who call from home because they dont know how to set up a remote session after i personally handed them the manual with a step to step guide on how to set up a connection. The user manual isnt for me its for the user!
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#20
Not really annoying customers, just when i tell people I work for Pete the Sweep they think i'm an actual chimney sweep...
Nah I just work in the office, shop, and round the back. And no, there is no Pete. And no we're not just one man in a van, we're about 8 engineers including gas, and then all the office staff too. No, not just anyone can sweep a chimney, it's not what you think. Yes, people do still get their chimneys swept. Yes it is neccessary. No we're not just sweeps, we do everything to do with fires and chimneys.
No, you can't get that for cheaper, you just have no idea what you're talking about. Yes, liners are that expensive. No, you can't have that NOW. You're not our only customer and we're not everywhere at once, we service the whole of Yorkshire.
#21
Every time I mention that I'm an advertising student, people feel the need to tell me about every shitty ad that they've ever seen and how advertising manipulates people. The truth of the matter is that advertising doesn't manipulate people--people manipulate themselves.
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#22
i dunno if this fits the thread, but when people tell other people im a 'hacker' they immediately assume that i break into mainframes and stuff.

incorrect, actually all i do is write simple single-use programs.

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#23
I think I give out rays that make people become idiots.
I've had customers:
1) Ask for 'normal' pepper (we sell pretty much all types)
2) Ask why the cheese is too cheap
3) MANY people have asked where things are standing right next to them
wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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#24
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Restaurant kitchen: No god dammit, im a cook, a chef is NOT the same thing

Yes It is. Chef de parti (I think that's how its spelld) basically means "line cook". Chef de Cuisine, Executive chef means the top dog in the kitchen, basically what most people call "chef"

Anywho

No, just because I cook and wear a chef coat doesn't mean I know EVERYTHING about every regions unique cuisine.
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#25
That I actually have one.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#26
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We sell smokes, and people often ask "whats the strongest/best/weakest type of X brand? I understand that a product knowledge is important, but I dont smoke, and even if I did, I wouldnt know about every single brand we sell.



I do smoke, and it sure doesn't help.
I always get the comment 'Oh you're clearly not a smoker,' I am, It's just that I usually stick to one brand. Just because I don't know the names of the 6 different types of mayfair doesn't make me ignorant.

In fact if I knew EVERY brand of cigarette I think I would have more to worry about.
#27
i work at a local repair shop. people seem to think we're all brain-dead grease monkeys with no skills or future. bullshit! next time, diagnose and fix your own god damned car and see how difficult it can be.
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#28
I work in a cinema, and sure the assumption of getting free films is true, BUT, everytime I get complaints about high food prices, and its like "Whoa, i didn't make them", Cinema's have high food prices because thats 90% of the money they make, Box office rarely offers a cinema chain money, if it does its often like 5 or 10% of every ticket made to that film, but by then the film has lost popularity.
#29
Couch-patatoe:
Every one thinks that all we do ias just sit our lazy arses on the couch and don't do shat when they couldn't be any more wrong, we sit all day so when the next person comes along they have a warm seat to sit on and so there's an indentation in the cution so they can know what the most comfortable spot is...
And do you think we eat every thing in the fridge cause were pigs? Well we don't we eat all the food to make sure nothing goes to waste.

Its hard work not every one can do it.
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#30
Wall of text warning

This isn't a misconception but last saturday I was working in 8 degrees farenhieght for about 6 hours. I couldnt wear gloves because I have to handle money and my hands were completely numb. I also couldn't go inside because we were so busy with all of the snowmelt (salt) on the cars and such. The worst part was when each customer would say "oh you must be cold" or "are you cold?" and when I would reply yes and they would laugh. So here I was having the worst day of my life and these people would fake enpathy at my situation, all the while these sharp needlelike pains were shooting up my wrist, and there were three lines of cars backed into the street and these people were laughing at me. It was all I could do to not break down and cry or something. /rant
I work at a carwash btw.
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#31
ok, i work as a heathcare assistant (nurse's underling)

yes im a dude, no im not gay!
#32
Library Assisstant,

No i don't know what the book is about! I never read, im only here for the £12/$20 an hour! xD
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#33
When I tell people I'm a pussy hammer PETA get pissy.
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#34
People constantly assume that i have one.
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#36
when working at a clothes shop everyone assumes you know anything and everything about fashion when in fact all you know is how to use the till

#37
Artist: NO I'M NOT STARVING! stop asking... Just because I don't always get paid and can't always eat does not mean I'm starving! And no that's not a va jay jay it's two faces kissing! It's called ABSTRACTION so stop laughing and learn art goddamnit!!!!! hahahaha
Student: Yes I'm different. Yes I eat ramen noodles and stay up all night partying. Yes I fall asleep in class and don't care what you say. Do you have a point?
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#38
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Unemployed: Yes, it's because my life's dream is to be broke, stuck in my parents' house, in the middle of nowhere to make friends with the cows, both human and animal, and now that I've achieved this, I am content and can die happy.


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#40
I help with sound engineering at a little bar. It's not totally necessary but everyone there is clueless about PAs and mixers etc. However, everything their is ancient and falling apart then I get blamed it for it sounding bad.
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