By meh - 31/10/2016 15:43
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I used to work at a dollar store, and I can confirm it happens there, although I'm willing to bet it happens at a lot of other places too. For me it was always said by 2 types of people. Sweet old men that were just being silly and making jokes, along the same kind of line as "oh, it doesn't scan, it must be free" jokes. And creepy annoying men that used it as a sort of bad "pick-up line." Worst part is I was young so it was even weirder, and because I'm at work, I couldn't just walk away from the awkwardness, you have to sit there and deal with them while they're making you uncomfortable. I think these people need to understand that suggesting a woman, or anyone, you're attracted to is worth a monetary value, much less one so low, is not a form of flattery.
Unfortunately, things like this seem to happen in any line of work that involves interacting with customers, but the dollar store makes the most sense for that particular offer. I had a customer say he'd buy me a Porsche if I married him, another that offered me his comic book collection to be his girlfriend, and one that just thought it was appropriate to fireman carry me out of the store in the middle of my shift.
#17 I can honestly say, having worked at Hooters, that the only thing objectifying about it is idiots like you. getting hired and working there wasn't objectifying, because it takes more than a nice rack to get the job. I've never worked in another restaurant where i was more respected and valued by management and customers alike. and I've never made more money, and I've worked in some snazzy places. Sure, there were a few idiots, but working at Hooters taught me to value more about myself than my packaging and how to stand up for myself, it put me through school, and was overall an amazing opportunity. so next time you want to make a crappy comment about something you don't really understand, don't.
Put a sold sticker on yourself. I really wanna know what kind of business you work at where people make a joke about buying employees, maybe it's because of your good customer service?