By -_- - 15/03/2016 01:46 - United States - Inverness

Today, I made an attempt to be nicer to customers at my job as instructed, which resulted in me listening to a handful of elderly people's incontinence issues, and a meth-addict's multiple abortions in detail. FML
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It depends on where you work. As a physiotherapist working in a mental health unit, that's my bread and butter listening to incontinence issues and some other weird stories. However, good on you for listening. They feel appreciated and wanted just being listened to.

I'm going to guess you work in a pharmacy? People always assume that Associates have the expertise of the Pharmacist, and that the Pharm is a doctor. I feel for you.

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That must suck, sorry OP!

It depends on where you work. As a physiotherapist working in a mental health unit, that's my bread and butter listening to incontinence issues and some other weird stories. However, good on you for listening. They feel appreciated and wanted just being listened to.

That's true. It's also helps us when we try to think and find ways to help them.

We all needs ears to hear and a voice to be heard and eyes to look out for people and be seen.

I'm not a physiotherapist but I'm pretty sure people who listen to others problems and help with their mental health is a psychotherapist, psychologist, or even a regular therapist. I'm also probably gonna get down voted.

If you work in healthcare, you don't just do your clinical duties alone. There are other duties of care you need to be able to provide effectively. Just because I'm a Physio doesn't mean I can't listen to patients. Listening is part of communication and isn't necessarily only for a psychologist to provide. How will you like it if your relative was talking to me about something sensitive during a therapy session and I said, this isn't my job..wait for a psychologist??? Also listening is a good way of knowing if safeguarding needs to be put in place.. Especially for vulnerable adults and children.

be nice they said, there not all meth heads they said

technically it's just one meth head out of a handful

I'm going to guess you work in a pharmacy? People always assume that Associates have the expertise of the Pharmacist, and that the Pharm is a doctor. I feel for you.

That's customer service for you. It never ceases to not be strange.

You could be curt without snapping.

He prefers Curtis...

It was an attempt, and if it's an FML he didn't like it too much

Look on the bright side, now you can have stories to tell other people. Also if you're good at writing, you could make an amazing book called "The weird and wacky adventures of Matthew McGee" from those stories.

Another satisfied Walmart employee.

That's what you get for being nice I guess. Works the same way with women too

I wouldn't bother being nice. I would just do my job in total silence, if possible. If I can shop in silence, then it should be easy.