When it comes to retail, the job itself can be a very exhausting and irritating experience; however, it is the consumers you have to deal with on a daily basis that make it so. Any retail employee who has ever dealt with the general public knows how difficult it can be to work in this industry. In fact, even when they aren’t being obnoxious or loud, they are usually causing a commotion in aisle two by asking some sort of ridiculous question. It’s also possible to find consumers who stand out even among their predominantly illiterate peers, individuals who are so easily confused that it’s a wonder they’re still alive, let alone able to communicate with store staff.
Most days, the variety of individuals you’ll meet while working in a retail store is what makes it so intriguing and entertaining. Whether it’s friendly customers who like to strike up a conversation or business customers who want to get in and out as quickly as possible, retailers interact with a wide variety of people every day. And, as any savvy businessperson knows, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to converting different types of customers. Retailers must recognize that each customer has a unique set of characteristics and customize their methods accordingly. But how do you deal with customers who have left their brain cells at home?!
Even if the consumer is incorrect, you should always listen to what they have to say. On the other hand, these employees will never forget some of the most ludicrous complaints that these consumers made. Let’s look at what some of the staff had to go through and how they dealt with the most obtuse of individuals.
Chicken wings, seriously?
Not so smart
For the love of f***
Retail is not fun
This damned question
I can’t control my laughter
What a great start
Some people are the highest form of dumb
You can expect anything
Hope it made you laugh
Can’t you just wait for a little?
How would I know man?
There should be a new trend set up as this
Understanding how to deal with disgruntled customers It’s a valuable lesson that every company owner and employee should take into consideration. The first and most important thing you should understand is that you have the legal right to reject service to disrespectful clients without apologizing for doing so. Let us know if you have any stories to share with us!
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