- File Size: 312 KB
- Print Length: 164 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 23, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0048ELMK6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #874,083 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Retail Ramblings Kindle Edition
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I was entertained even as I cringed, from time to time, thinking "Oh lord, I think I've done that." I also kept nodding my head while reading about the push for service plans and such, as I recall the pitches for those on a regular basis.
The one about the two guys and the shredder... I wouldn't have handled it that nicely. I would have unplugged the shredder and taken it with me... or at least cut power to that and any other shredder on the floor available for "test driving." What jerks. Of course, I'd probably have gotten into trouble for it.
There were a few times when the end of a particular story/rant ended and I was frustrated because I wanted more detail on what happened at the end of it, but mostly I read the ending, shook my head and said "Wow." Having worked in food service, including delivering pizza, I have a few stories of my own and can relate to so very much of this book... but sometimes the things people will do still blow your mind.
The author made a statement at the beginning about spelling and other such proofreading things, and how he didn't want to hear about them (I forget his actual wording) because he initially wrote the posts for himself. I was worried when I read that, thinking it might be unreadable if the errors are too many. I hesitated, then took his statement with a grain of salt, and the errors, too.
It actually wasn't as bad as what I'd prepared myself for. There were errors, yes, but no worse than a lot of other books I've read recently.Read more ›
This book is funny. It had me laughing within the first few pages and I could certainly identify with the big box superstores (particulary electronic) that he focused on. I also laughed at some of the obnoxious customers he described and really did feel for staff who work in these stores.
But by the end of it I felt like saying enough already, I get it. You don't like your job, maybe it's time you found another. Hopefully as a comic somewhere because you do have talent. Or possibly as a writer since I notice you also have several other books out in other genres.
Clearly, Kevin is a very talented author; this book provided him a way to vent, but also showed he had a remarkable sense of humor about the whole, long eleven years. His frustration with his "evil" boss showed some of the pressures that the low-paid retail workers face and it is a wonder that anyone in retail smiles at all. I found this book not only very funny, but enlightening enough to show the retail-worker's plight. If you are in retail, customer service, or are a customer - YOU NEED THIS BOOK!