Retail Jargon

Having been around retail for a while, I’m amused at the “jargon” that has evolved over the years and much of it is the same no matter which company you work for.   A lot of it might have to do with being politically correct, but it’s amazing how differently they now say something so simple.  Read More…

23 Pics That Prove We’re Being Lied To

These are from Diply.com, and while some of them may make you feel better about recycling, #10 is really disturbing if you buy brand-name underwear.  And in a bit of irony, the article in Diply is titled “23 pics…” but after the first page it changes to “16 pics…” so they were kinda lying too, Read More…

Customer Service Wolf

Here’s something to lighten your day if you work in retail.   There’s a site called Customer Service Wolf which posts comics about working in retail, specifically about a wolf who works in retail.  I’ll spoil it a bit for you–most of the comics end in the wolf eating the customer. And since there’s a lot Read More…

12 ridiculous phrases smart people avoid at work

  The article below is from theladders.com and I couldn’t agree more–people are inventing more and more crazy terms to describe things that are very simple.    Years ago I interviewed a guy for Management Trainee at Longs and he had been in finance his entire life.  He really had no clue what working in Read More…

28 Nightmare Stories From Your Workplace

  These are from the readers of Cracked.  They range from the “Ahh, not a big deal” to “You’ve got to be kidding me.”   #25, the boss who had employees do things “Just to see if you’re listening” reminds me of a new COO that took over my company and told everyone to scrape Read More…

Amazon Finds Yet Another Way To Sell You Stuff

     Here goes Amazon with another entry into the grocery business.  After building a store where you don’t need cashiers or to go through a checkout,  they have now put the finishing touches on a store where you can just order online and pick up your groceries without leaving the air-conditioned comfort of your SUV. Read More…