Re: Celebrities you've seen in the flesh - where and when
previous employees of borders book hell hole wrote:
2001-02. I think.
Only just enough room for the books once all the egos had been squeezed in on a morning.
Never knew. I worked there 2004-2007 ish. Dreadful place.
It was good when we worked there though Ry bringing his straightens in to do his hair in the morning lowered the tone. the costumers where twats though.
Seu Jorge album of Bowie covers playing in the shop....
Customer- Why are you playing this French shit?
Me- I'm sorry sir but its Portuguese
working on information:
Customer: Hello, i'm looking for a book.
Me: OK, whats the title?
C: I don't know
M: Fine. Do you know the author?
C: Not really, i think it was Micheal something but i don't know the surname.
C: Its got a blue cover.
M: *incomprehensible muttering*
This happened with far to high a frequency for it to be overly witty members of the public having a laugh at my expense. Eventually i had to deal with it by either simply asking them to leave the shop whilst wearing serious face, or walking away from them after saying i'll have a look and then watching to see how long they waited at the information point before wandering off.
I was eventually asked to have a little "chat" with a manager regarding my treatment of customers and general attitude. and with the utmost seriousness it was suggested that i should "decide what was more important, my degree projects (i was in the third year of my microbiology degree at the time) or working in the store" At first i was confused and assumed this was a joke and obviously my degree was more important. However it rapidly became clear that smug borders manager was in fact suggesting that the priority in my life should be my shit bookstore job. He found my laughter inappropriate and i quit on the spot. I find it difficult to describe my loathing for this place adequately.
Aye, we get people like that at the library, except they don't go away when you can't find the book they want, they just complain about how shit a service you are. Love students.