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I've been getting a lot of calls and texts from political parties requesting me to do surveys and 'vote for them' at the next elections lately. Funny, I don't recall giving them permission to contact me, let alone try to solicit a vote from me.

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Very annoying! I politely told the last one to get a real job that doesn't involve pestering people, and that if they called me again I'd be placing a complaint with the AEC informing them that their political party is making unwarranted calls to solicit votes at the next election. Tax dollars hard at work.

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You go, Morphie!! Tell them!!

:D :woho:

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On the phone with Capital One about one of our credit cards and I can't understand 2/3 of what the guy is telling me.

He is speaking at 100 mph and he has a strong Indian (from India, not Indian as in Native American Indian) accent.

Don't any of these companies hire any Americans anymore?

Someone who can speak English properly and clearly enunciate every word?

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I guess these companies are willing to risk losing a few customers as long as they increase their bottom lines.

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Capital One sent me a survey which is useless since there is no where in it for me to write in a comment.

Nowadays when you call customer service for any company: wireless, cable, credit card, bank, electric, even Safeway or Kroger, etc, you will get one of these survey in your email.

I delete all of them and never fill them out.

Some you will never hear from them again while others will keep resending for the next couple of weeks reminding you that you've forgotten to complete their survey.

IF YOU DO fill it out and tell them where they need to make changes and improve, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DO IT!

So why waste my time doing it?

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Edited by j7wild

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It's exactly the same as being asked to leave customer feedback to a large company -- nobody cares.

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I'm currently torn between leaving my workplace or staying on and biting my tongue. For the last six months I have worked my butt off there (even though I have been ill), to the point of covering shifts, swapping shifts if requested, running the store by myself for late night shopping, etc. I even jumped in to cover the absence of the manager and 2IC for over two weeks, assisting in covering their hours and workload.

Last week everything went back to normal, and I received my roster for the month...one shift a week, for three to four hours.

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So they go from over working you to only giving you 3-4 hours each week for the whole month?

They make the entire month schedule in advance?

I would talk to whoever is in charge before quitting.

They know you can't live on one 3-4 hour shift per month.

Whoever is in charge won't correct the situation after you have spoken with him/her/them, go over their head.

But never quit a job until you have another job.

Edited by j7wild

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I've been told is it's "due to budgeting", which is ridiculous, and that's from the manager, who got it from the area manager, who got it from head office. And the three hours a week I've been given are just the hours that nobody else wants. I know for a fact that I am the only employee who has this single shift a week, everyone else has quite a full week in comparison. I honestly don't feel wanted there.

I've applied for several other positions, and have had a couple of interviews, so I have my fingers crossed.

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So when they want you to cover their shifts so they can go play Ferris Bueller's Days Off, they make you work to death and when they don't need you, they cut your hours to nothing.

I would leave but again not before finding another job.

How long can you collect unemployment for?


If this happened in Texas, you are automatically given unemployment insurance because your employer changed the 'contract' of your job description.

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Thanks J7. I think I'm going to give my notice and move on -- I was actually thinking about a note I found the other day from one of the other employees mentioning they won't be available next month as they're heading overseas for a holiday. I also noticed on the roster that they've been given the extra shifts which I would usually be given, such as lunch covers...so they'll be wanting me to do cover next month, I guarantee it, and it hardly seems fair that I should have to struggle for the month while someone else makes extra money to go on holiday.

Like you said J7, cover so they can go all Ferris Bueller.

Oh, and another one was being told that I need to get my KPIs up -- well that's very hard to do when you get three hours a week, and at hours when there are hardly any customers.

Edited by Morph

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On 3/7/2019 at 2:51 AM, j7wild said:

Capital One sent me a survey which is useless since there is no where in it for me to write in a comment.

Some you will never hear from them again while others will keep resending for the next couple of weeks reminding you that you've forgotten to complete their survey.

Got up just now, checked my email, and another exact survey was emailed to me at 3 am.

Send to Trash!

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Some people just don't think before they do something.

I'm sure we've all done something stupid we'd like to go back and change and she now has hers.

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Reading Morphie's situation, it makes me think:

I am so glad I am self employed and own my own company and I am the boss, a fair and caring boss too.

I will never do to my employees what some of the employers I worked for when I was younger did to me.

I don't think I can ever work for anyone again especially nowadays just about everywhere you go, you notice the person in charge is someone 30 years younger than me who doesn't know diddly squat but they think they are God.

Most of them have no business skills, very little training, no people skills, no customer service skills.

For example a month ago I bought a 9 piece box of fried chicken for lunch.

Bit into one piece and it was raw. Bit into another piece and it was also raw. I didn't even bother to check the rest. 

I drove back to the restaurant and showed the cashier and she said: that's not good. Let me get the manager to replace it for you. She calls the manager who is this Hispanic kid that couldn't be older than 19.

Do you know what he did? He took a look at it and asked me what do you want to do about it?

I told him I want you to replace it with chicken that is cooked thoroughly or refund my money.

He wouldn't do it.

On my receipt, at the bottom of it, there was a name and a phone # printed and underneath it, it read District Manager.

So I pick up the phone and call him while I was still at the restaurant standing in front of the manager.

I told him and explained to him what happened including his Manager not doing the right thing and he said:

"why are you calling me?

Just tell Adrian (the manager) to replace it or to give you a refund."

I said: you tell him because he is not listening to me and I hand my phone to Adrian.

Gee whiz. All that work and time and gas wasn't even worth the 9 pieces box of chicken or the refund of the $9.73 I paid for it.

So again, I don't think I can work for anyone nowadays at my age especially if I have to take orders from some 20 years old who doesn't know anything and who doesn't know how to speak to people.

p.s.

I posted a review of this experience on YELP, GOOGLE and OpenTable.

There are also complaints by other reviewers about this restaurant's poor customer service and food and products quality issues.t

I also submitted a complaint ticket to the Houston Health Department Restaurant Inspection division.

The restaurant in question hasn't been inspected in over 4 months and their last 2 inspections last year were both C.

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That is just appalling service, and I'm glad you took it further. Some people just don't deserve the positions they have. 

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There isn't a week that goes by that I don't run into stupid clueless lack of common sense people whether it's people that come to my business or people I come across when I deal with a business that I give my money to.

Did these people had poor parenting? Poor schooling? Or were they dropped on their heads when they were babies or just born dumb?

What is this world coming to?

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