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#27 Jun 03 2014 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Cashiers probably either have sign up goals to reach or else it's as simple as catching hell if a supervisor hears them not asking. I assure you that the wage slave working the register at the drug store isn't asking for anyone's information out of personal interest or because she's "stupid".


I didn't mean "stupid" as in "mentally deficient", but as in "playing dumb". It's how they pretend that what they're doing is perfectly normal and reasonable whilst asking for personal information they have no real reason to ask for that kinda gets my goat. And yes, I totally get that they're told to do this. They know it, but they're not supposed to let the customers in on it. And usually, once I indicate that I'm not going along with it (and know it's complete BS), they are almost relived that they can share with the customer in front of them just how ridiculous and unreasonable the request is. Dunno, call it customer catharsis or something, but it does seem like the cashiers are more comfortable after I tell them no over that particular issue than if I go along with it. It's like they don't have to wear a mask anymore.

It's the employee/customer relationship equivalent of feeling free to fart in front of your SO. Sorta.
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#28 Jun 03 2014 at 5:06 PM Rating: Good
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Sir Xsarus wrote:
aeroplan is airline points not hotel points.
Also, you can get your airline points instead of hotel points with most programs. And, I represent many different chains.


And no Xsarus, I don't have a better suggestion. When i find one though, I'll let you know.
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#29 Jun 04 2014 at 7:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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yeah, I get my hotels to give me aeroplan points because I don't want to deal with multiple point programs.

I could conceivably switch to whatever point system united offers pretty easily, as it's still star alliance.
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#30 Jun 04 2014 at 11:28 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Cashiers probably either have sign up goals to reach or else it's as simple as catching hell if a supervisor hears them not asking. I assure you that the wage slave working the register at the drug store isn't asking for anyone's information out of personal interest or because she's "stupid".
My first "real" job was as a cashier at Lowe's. We had to ask every customer for their phone number. I thought it was dumb and would just string 9's in there (which was what you were supposed to do if the customer refused). I got talked to for being under 50%, and was told that if I did not improve that, I would not be eligible for a raise at my 6 month review. So, yeah, they're asking because they have to.
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gbaji wrote:
Dunno, call it customer catharsis or something, but it does seem like the cashiers are more comfortable after I tell them no over that particular issue than if I go along with it.

All told, I bet they'd rather you gave them the number. No one gives incentives for "customer catharsis" but I'm sure they get blamed for not getting enough numbers in the system.
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#32 Jun 04 2014 at 3:26 PM Rating: Good
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Sir Xsarus wrote:
yI could conceivably switch to whatever point system united offers pretty easily, as it's still star alliance.
So long as you only use it for flights or hotels because if you want to order and item, they don't ship to Canada.
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#33 Jun 04 2014 at 3:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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That's a good point. At the moment I use it for fun trips I want to do but might not otherwise do, which is working pretty well, except that I'm earning points too quickly.
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#34 Jun 04 2014 at 3:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Jophiel wrote:
gbaji wrote:
Dunno, call it customer catharsis or something, but it does seem like the cashiers are more comfortable after I tell them no over that particular issue than if I go along with it.

All told, I bet they'd rather you gave them the number. No one gives incentives for "customer catharsis" but I'm sure they get blamed for not getting enough numbers in the system.

Cashiers will pretend a lot of things to stop a customer who seems crazy from being as crazy...
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#35 Jun 05 2014 at 4:35 AM Rating: Good
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Sir Xsarus wrote:
That's a good point. At the moment I use it for fun trips I want to do but might not otherwise do, which is working pretty well, except that I'm earning points too quickly.
Just how much do you fly around for your job if you're gathering points too quickly?
#36 Jun 16 2014 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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The closest to whoring myself out for free stuff is the time I sent in my monster can tabs for a free hoody. I was drinking the stuff anyway so I figured I might as well hang on to the things. I ended up with a new piece of outer ware for those occasions where whatever the hell I feel like wearing is the appropriate choice.

I was on Bing the other day looking at some "stuff" and saw they have the rewards program, I don't use the site so often that I'll be getting anything out of it anytime soon. I do have a Raptr account, but only because it was bundled in with my last video card driver update and I haven't seen any particular reason to uninstall it yet. If I game enough every day, in three years I can get a new video card...

Actually, now that I think about it, I do have a few loyalty cards. All the grocery stores around here either run their own gas stations are have made deals with them. I get discounts on gas for using my card at whatever store I'm in. I don't go out of my way to accumulate points though, and I don't base choice of shopping destination on which store has the better gas deal, so it's just a little bonus. I also get free food at Sheetz with their loyalty card, but again, I don't decide what to get there based on the deals.

Edited, Jun 16th 2014 11:16pm by Turin
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Turin wrote:
The closest to whoring myself out for free stuff is the time I sent in my monster can tabs for a free hoody. I was drinking the stuff anyway so I figured I might as well hang on to the things. I ended up with a new piece of outer ware for those occasions where whatever the hell I feel like wearing is the appropriate choice.


Energy drinks turned into the new smoking so gradually I didn't even notice...
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#38 Jun 18 2014 at 7:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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I can't wait for the anti-energy drink commercials.
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#39 Jun 18 2014 at 7:59 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Cashiers probably either have sign up goals to reach or else it's as simple as catching hell if a supervisor hears them not asking. I assure you that the wage slave working the register at the drug store isn't asking for anyone's information out of personal interest or because she's "stupid".
My first "real" job was as a cashier at Lowe's. We had to ask every customer for their phone number. I thought it was dumb and would just string 9's in there (which was what you were supposed to do if the customer refused). I got talked to for being under 50%, and was told that if I did not improve that, I would not be eligible for a raise at my 6 month review. So, yeah, they're asking because they have to.

could you have just gotten a list of local takeout numbers and started randomly entering those?
#40 Jun 18 2014 at 9:56 AM Rating: Good
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I can't wait for the anti-energy drink commercials.

Brita is already airing an anti sugary/energy drink commercial. Show tons of cans and floods of drink pouring over a city. Supposed to represent how much people are drinking annually or something like that. The message being: "Drunk more Brita filtered water"

Edited, Jun 18th 2014 11:57am by TirithRR
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#41 Jun 18 2014 at 10:14 AM Rating: Good
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I've seen those, and I think those are more anti-pollution and packaging than anti-sugar. I'm talking full blown "girl rips off part of face" or "smoking equals animal waste" type of commercials.
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Did you know that water contains water which is a major component in urine? When you drink water, you're essentially drinking dog ****.
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#43 Jun 18 2014 at 10:32 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
I've seen those, and I think those are more anti-pollution and packaging than anti-sugar. I'm talking full blown "girl rips off part of face" or "smoking equals animal waste" type of commercials.

No. This one isn't the bottle one. It focuses on the sugar and obesity specifically. I first saw it on Monday I think. It didn't talk as much about bottles like the previous ones.
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#44 Jun 18 2014 at 10:37 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Did you know that water contains water
Not always, sometimes you have to add water to water before you have water.
TirithRR wrote:
It focuses on the sugar and obesity specifically.
I'm gonna have to pay attention, then. I don't remember seeing it, but at the same time no one is ripping their faces off so it isn't going to exactly draw any of my attention.
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#45 Jun 18 2014 at 10:48 AM Rating: Good
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Here it is.

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#46 Jun 18 2014 at 10:56 AM Rating: Good
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What's being said and the visuals don't really match up for me.
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#47 Jun 18 2014 at 11:06 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
What's being said and the visuals don't really match up for me.

Sugary drinks are just as bad for your body as millions of aluminum cans falling from the sky. Smiley: schooled

But ya, they should have focused more on the liquid than the cans.

Edited, Jun 18th 2014 1:12pm by TirithRR
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