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SiouxFan

Yes, I work at Target, but my views in no way represent (nor should be taken as) those of my employer. They don't pay me to be here, and I wouldn't do it even if they offered. My views/opinions are mine, and mine alone.


My Companies

I've written letters to the following companies.
é   Edy's Grand Ice Cream
é   Hornbacher's Grocery Stores
é   Jimmy John's


My Shared Letters

é   Edy's Reinvents the Pumpkin! (Posted 10/22/07)
é   Hornbacher's Grocery Can't be Beat! (Posted 9/27/07)
é   Jimmy John's is consistently great! (Posted 3/5/07)
é   GuestsSuck! (Posted 5/31/06)


My Comments

é   Re: Pepsi Products and the Pledge of Allengence (Posted 7/1/09)
é   Re: Hardship! Yes! (Posted 6/24/09)
é   Re: Decision not to advertise on Leterman (Posted 6/20/09)
é   Re: Your "patriotic" can (Posted 6/15/09)
é   Re: New Patriotic Pepsi cans (Posted 6/15/09)
é   Re: David Letterman (Posted 6/14/09)
é   Re: Cymbalta is the worst drug out there. Please do something about it. (Posted 6/10/09)
é   Done at Target! (Posted 5/15/09)
é   Re: PFB Latest Headlines (5-05-09): Target Relaxes Return Policy (sort of) (Posted 5/6/09)
é   Ok, that makes sense. (Posted 5/4/09)
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by SiouxFan Posted Fri May 15, 2009 @ 10:52 PM

Yep, I finally quit...

I'm getting more hours at the pharmacy I work at, so I've decided not to go
back to Target. I've been on leave for the past few months during this past
semester and it's felt great.

So my expertise in Target's policies may soon be outdated. Oh well.

Reply

by SiouxFan Posted Sun May 25, 2008 @ 11:01 PM

Now that my semester is over (has been for a few weeks now) and I'm less
busy, I suppose we could roll out a new Compliment Week. I'm not exactly
sure when this week would be but it's been too long since the last one.

Thoughts?

Reply


I think you should by ~Fiナ-la-ネea~ Fri June 6, 2008 @ 2:22 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Fri February 29, 2008 @ 8:31 PM

I was on lunch when this happened, but it's still pretty funny.

Some guy bought some sort of hair cut kit that came with an electric razor.
Apparently it didn't work. Instead of coming in to exchange it, he goes to
get a haircut wherever, then comes to return the razor and says he wants to
be reimbursed for the haircut he *had* to get because the razor that Target
sold him did not work.

Um, no.

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Some of those by ~Fiナ-la-ネea~ Wed March 5, 2008 @ 9:10 PM


Why doesn't that surprise me?.. haha n/t by ♥Venice♥ Fri March 14, 2008 @ 2:00 AM


by SiouxFan Posted Wed February 20, 2008 @ 10:23 PM

or are there not as many letters coming through PFB at the moment?

I would love to see more compliment letters in the Top 25, I wonder what
could be coming up to change that? ;)

Stay tuned!

Reply


I noticed that Friday by ~Fiナ-la-ネea~ Sun February 24, 2008 @ 8:09 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Tue February 5, 2008 @ 10:58 PM

Include the word Target somewhere in your letter.

Reply


And more... by SiouxFan Thu February 14, 2008 @ 7:26 PM


I just want to tell you by ~Fiナ-la-ネea~ Mon February 18, 2008 @ 8:03 AM


Thank you! by SiouxFan Mon February 18, 2008 @ 4:20 PM

Do you reailze... by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 3:04 AM


Yes, I do by SiouxFan Thu February 21, 2008 @ 2:58 PM

uh.... you're welcome by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 4:12 PM


So here's some perspective for you by SiouxFan Thu February 21, 2008 @ 4:37 PM

WHAT?? by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 4:53 PM


I feel differently by SiouxFan Thu February 21, 2008 @ 5:32 PM

Okay by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 7:42 PM


Still by SiouxFan Thu February 21, 2008 @ 8:15 PM

Uh.... by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 8:54 PM

I'd like to share... by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 5:01 PM


Ok, by SiouxFan Thu February 21, 2008 @ 5:25 PM

Not an insult, an observation by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 7:55 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Fri January 4, 2008 @ 12:38 AM

Yet again, we have some people complaining about "mean" commenters here.
Heck, you could even say I'm one of them (one of the "mean" ones, that
is).

So here are my thoughts on why people can be more harsh on the internet
than in everyday life:

First, there is always the anonymity of the internet but I don't think
that's the main cause here.

What I know for me is the big reason is that we can't "retaliate" while we
are working, and the customers know this. Some even expolit it. So when we
are here, we don't answer to anyone but ourselves. I think that takes the
breath out of some complainers because they are (finally!) being told like
it is. Then, when someone is "mean" to them, their only course of action is
to attack the opposing opinion. They can't (easily) get anyone in trouble
and some struggle with that. Their "power" is gone.

I can say that if someone did something that really made me mad at work,
and then someone wrote in with a similar situation, I would go off (and
have gone off) on them.

I just don't see this ending until everyone treats everyone else with
respect. And being in retail and seeing how some people act, I can safely
say it will never end.

Reply


To Add... by SiouxFan Sat January 19, 2008 @ 10:36 PM

Power Trip by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 2:01 AM


Read it as you will by SiouxFan Thu February 21, 2008 @ 3:06 PM

Shields up! by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 4:20 PM


Sure, by SiouxFan Thu February 21, 2008 @ 4:46 PM

Sigh. by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 5:08 PM


by SiouxFan Posted Wed December 12, 2007 @ 10:48 AM

On the Today show, they did a story about Romney and his religion and how
it was affecting his presidential campaign. Well, if you don't know
already, Romney is a Mormon.

Well the Today show asked republicans if they would vote for a Mormon for
President. What scares the hell out of me is that 41% said no. Simply
because of what his religion he is, not taking ANY account of what he has
done or will do. That is sad.

Then Huckabee is playing the "I'm a Christian leader" card. So his little
gang is there to "support" him.

How shallow are people to only vote for someone based on their religion?
Apparently very.

And this is in NO way endorsing any of the republicans. I'm voting democrat
in the next presidential election, but I'm sure you could have already
guessed that.

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It's as sad as basing your vote on gender/race by ♥Venice♥ Tue February 19, 2008 @ 5:05 AM


True by SiouxFan Wed February 20, 2008 @ 10:18 PM

We've never had that option before by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 4:27 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Tue December 11, 2007 @ 10:22 AM

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22152482/

This is a story about a Christian "scientist" who was fired because he
wouldn't accept evolution, saying that the bible creates a true account of
how life started on Earth. Now he's sueing, of course.

The fact is that you cannot be a scientist if you believe what the bible
says about the creation of Earth. There is simply no way. Scientists have
to use the scientific method for ALL research and this includes forming
hypotheses and looking for evidence that either supports or rejects that
hypothesis.

Religion isn't science because you cannot test it. One is simply told to
just believe. That is not the way science works. Science is everchanging,
religion is not.

The case has already been thrown out once because the center he was fired
from focuses solely on evolutionary research. But he's trying again, and
I'm sure if he recruits other Christians with the idea that Christianity is
under attack (similar to this supposed War on Christmas) it will be quite
the story.

How I wish for an educated world...

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by SiouxFan Posted Mon November 26, 2007 @ 10:51 PM

So I was working at the pharmacy the other day, not the Target one (whole
other story!), and someone called looking for a specific pharmacist. I told
her that the one she was looking for wasn't working, and she then asked if
I was a pharmacist, and I told her, "No, sorry, I'm just a student intern.
Would you like to speak to (other pharmacist working)?"

She says,
"Don't say you're 'just' a student intern, you're getting there!"

Made my day.

It is to know that there are understanding people out there.

Reply


What a great thing for her to say! by RedheadwGlasses Sat February 23, 2008 @ 3:11 PM


by SiouxFan Posted Thu November 15, 2007 @ 6:14 PM

After the recent troublesome episode on PFB, I'm hoping everything returns
to the way it was before the situation arose.

That being said, I have a new gameplan for myself.

I am going to try being more empathetic to letter writers, as this will be
a key tool in my future. I do know I need to work on this. However, I can't
promise I will always be this way as there are a lot of unreasonable
statements in letters. After seeing so many ridiculous letters, some just
start to wear on you. But, I will try my best to see the other side of the
situation, and explain my side as well.

Reply

by SiouxFan Posted Tue November 13, 2007 @ 5:39 PM

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2004003599_planb09m.html

A judge has ruled that pharmacists can withhold the dispensing of the
morning after pill due to their religious beliefs.

This concerns me because one's religious beliefs shouldn't affect someone
else's health. The person that requests the Plan B pill has a right to get
the medication (prescribed or over the counter) that they need. Will this
open doors to other refusal of any services due to religious beliefs?

Pharmacists (speaking as a "soon" to be one) are there to fill
prescriptions and ensure that medication is being taken correctly to ensure
the overall health of the patient. Nowhere in there eludes to injecting
your own personal beliefs in there.

Now, this isn't to say that everyone who dispenses Plan B agree with it.
There are better methods of birth control, but it isn't my place to dictate
what someone else uses.

Plus, if one doesn't want to dispense Plan B, how big of a leap will it be
to other methods of birth control? A foot is in the door, and we'll just
have to see how far this goes.

Reply


SCAB by "Clete" Wed November 14, 2007 @ 8:36 AM

There IS no fetus! by Keith C Thu February 21, 2008 @ 2:43 AM


Do yourself a favor, Sioux. by Angry Erik Wed November 14, 2007 @ 9:53 AM


How Sweet by "Clete" Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:07 AM


Things have changed. by Angry Erik Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:12 AM


How funny! by "Clete" Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:19 AM


You know what's really funny? by Angry Erik Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:43 AM


By the way... by Angry Erik Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:15 AM


Even Funnier ! by "Clete" Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:20 AM


Laugh it up, freak. by Angry Erik Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:29 AM


I sent a letter by MA Limburger Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:14 AM


poor logic by "Clete" Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:18 AM


Who said anything about justifying? by MA Loper Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:27 AM


Don't bother arguing with him, MA. by Angry Erik Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:37 AM


I'm torn on this issue.. by Harleycat Wed November 14, 2007 @ 11:24 AM


Agreed by Say Cheese Wed November 14, 2007 @ 2:07 PM


WO IS ME by "Clete" Wed November 14, 2007 @ 10:59 AM


You really brought up an issue that I've given a lot of thought to by Gino Mon November 19, 2007 @ 10:44 PM


Right by SiouxFan Mon November 26, 2007 @ 10:57 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Sun November 4, 2007 @ 10:57 PM

This really doesn't pertain to anyone, I'm just writing it to vent.

When a business has a per-situation policy, or a policy that is loose
enough to have most likely a manager apply the policy as they see fit,
there is unfairness. When a policy is bent for someone, that person usually
isn't grateful because the next time they are in the situation, they will
expect to get the exception again, and when they don't, they complain. What
most people don't know, is that when they complain, they are shutting the
door on themselves because the business will get other similar complaints
and scrap the whole exception thing altogether.

Examples (at Target even, wow!):
The Salvation Army. Other groups wanted to solicit, but weren't allowed, so
they closed it for everyone.
The return policy. Exceptions were made. People exploited this. Loopholes
closed, and you can all see the results.
Gift registry. Used to have unlimited returns as long as it was on the
registry. People exploited this. Loopholes closed, and you can also see the
results.
Soon to be added? Coupons? If they get enough complaints, they will
restrict the coupons they will take.

Now, I'm not saying to not complain, as I believe things should be applied
fairly across the board. But people don't want to be treated fairly. They
want the business to view them as special and not like others, and get
upset when they aren't treated as such. You can't have it both ways. You
can't complain about getting exceptions one time and not another AND
complain about being treated fairly across the board.

Done!

Reply


Maybe by "Clete" Mon November 5, 2007 @ 1:18 PM


Don't like it, don't shop there. by SiouxFan Mon November 5, 2007 @ 3:20 PM


Clete.. by Harleycat Mon November 5, 2007 @ 4:33 PM


you are wrong by "Clete" Mon November 5, 2007 @ 6:15 PM


Ha! by SiouxFan Mon November 5, 2007 @ 9:04 PM


my little friend by "Clete" Tue November 6, 2007 @ 7:44 AM


Could it be by SiouxFan Tue November 6, 2007 @ 8:30 AM


Science Lesson by "Clete" Tue November 6, 2007 @ 8:42 AM


So in other words... by Indifferent Erik Tue November 6, 2007 @ 4:29 PM


You must have selective reading, then by SiouxFan Tue November 6, 2007 @ 5:16 PM


Amuse you.. by Harleycat Tue November 6, 2007 @ 10:14 AM


kettle - meet - pot by "Clete" Tue November 6, 2007 @ 10:19 AM


You mean .. by Harleycat Tue November 6, 2007 @ 11:20 AM


Question by "Clete" Tue November 6, 2007 @ 3:16 PM


Answer by Indifferent Erik Wed November 7, 2007 @ 10:53 AM


Potato by Masher Thu November 8, 2007 @ 8:23 PM


Did you get permission by Masher Thu November 8, 2007 @ 8:25 PM


Houston, compared to this guy by "Clete" Thu November 8, 2007 @ 10:15 PM

Fair Use by crypticgeek Tue December 4, 2007 @ 8:25 PM


by SiouxFan Posted Thu November 1, 2007 @ 11:40 PM

Some people are quick to jump on someone else when they are being "mean".
People often complain that some of the commenters here are just here to
insult letter writers. I can say that from what I've seen that I have not
seen one person here who is only "mean" to letter writers. Everyone has
their moments, and some things just strike a chord more forcefully with
some than they do with others. If you think they are being "mean", have you
asked the person why they feel that way? They may have a view you may have
not considered.

I can say that I haven't been the nicest at times, and I'm pretty sure that
also goes for a vast majority of everyone here.

But everyone can't agree with the letter writer all of the time. It's just
not possible, especially when the letters are completely ridiculous and/or
unfounded in their claims.

With everything, people have different motives. It's the same thing for
PFB. Some are here to write legitimate letters, some are here to scam, and
some are here to make a joke out of this site.

That being said, what are you here for?

I'll start.
I am here to provide a voice for the employee on the other side of the
situation, one that most people would never see.
I'm also here to recognize compliments because I know what it feels like to
make a difference in someone's life. Hearing someone appreciate the work
you've done can mean the world to you.

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do you need by "Clete" Fri November 2, 2007 @ 8:23 AM

Stop being an asshole by TwinkleToes Sat November 3, 2007 @ 2:45 PM


introductions by "Clete" Sat November 3, 2007 @ 6:47 PM

Funny... by TwinkleToes Sat November 3, 2007 @ 9:14 PM


Great minds think alike! by SiouxFan Sat November 3, 2007 @ 9:15 PM


Because you're one to talk by SiouxFan Sat November 3, 2007 @ 9:14 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Wed October 31, 2007 @ 7:54 PM

Because this is the place to get it.

I notice "someone" is going out of their way to try to piss me off by
posting a comment to a certain company that trash-talks 2 departments I
work in. And it so happens that it comes from a recent post of mine on my
profile.

Could you possibly think someone is fishing for my response?

Keep trying! ;)

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no, I shall pass on that, eww by "Clete" Thu November 1, 2007 @ 9:41 AM


"Someone" is still fishing I see! by SiouxFan Thu November 1, 2007 @ 10:48 AM


this is too easy by "Clete" Thu November 1, 2007 @ 11:11 AM


If you recall.. by Harleycat Thu November 1, 2007 @ 4:54 PM


Thanks! by SiouxFan Thu November 1, 2007 @ 11:53 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Wed October 24, 2007 @ 9:25 PM

A few compliments have popped into the Top 25, mine included. Nowadays it's
nice to see something *ahem* reasonable to read.

Great job to all those reading and responding!

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There's a lot of good ones :) n/t by ~Fiナ-la-ネea~ Thu October 25, 2007 @ 11:49 AM


by SiouxFan Posted Sun October 21, 2007 @ 1:03 AM

So the chat I had with my manager wasn't so bad. She just told me I would
be working photo lab one night and Guest Service one morning per weekend. I
asked about the pharmacy and she said that I could get over there she just
needed me to write a schedule of what I was working at my other pharmacy so
she could schedule around that.

So, it's not as bad as I thought it would be...
For some reason in the back of my head, I thought I was going to get fired.
I know it would never happen, but it got in there.

And they were also gonna give me every Saturday off. IN RETAIL! That's
nuts! I opened my big mouth and told them I could work every other one
opposite to the other pharmacy, but then she said she was going to tell
that to the Target pharmacy. So that's good. I feel kinda bad because I
have Target all screwy over my schedule, but whatever. ;)

And I actually had a fun day at work today, so that helped! I had to do the
closing announcements and I almost said SuperTarget instead of regular ol'
Target!
"...Thank you for shopping at Sssss... Target and have a nice evening."
haha! People were probably wondering what was wrong with me. Oh well.

Thanks to all those who read and responded!

Reply

by SiouxFan Posted Thu October 18, 2007 @ 11:31 PM

Here's an entire post in my blog dedicated to you!

Any other insults you'd like to sling or any other things that I say that
you want to blast me for? I'm all ears!

Reply


By the way Fred/Clete, by SiouxFan Fri October 19, 2007 @ 9:31 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Mon October 15, 2007 @ 11:53 PM

So ever since I moved to my new city and transferred to a different Target
store, I have always been under the impression that I would be the next
person to move over to the pharmacy in the store because that's what they
told me.

I've been at the store now for almost 2 months and have heard very little
about it. I've been asked if I'm still interested and I say yes, and that's
all I've heard. No one has said a word to me since, not one word. So
imagine my surprise when I see a new person training over there. I haven't
seen my manager for almost a month now and she's the one that was going to
get me over there. I know I don't have the best availability to work over
there much, but no one has said anything to me about anything. I'm just mad
because I'm being strung along with my hopes of working at the Target
pharmacy.

I'm going to talk to my manager the next time I see her and I want to know
why this happened. Why was I promised to be the next person over there only
to have a new person get hired without a word to me about anything?

If it's not a good answer with a valid reason, I don't know how much longer
I can stay. It sucks to say that because I truly love working there (most
of the time). I'm just not OK with being a 22 year old cashier/Guest
Service person at a Target store when I have so much potential to do so
much more. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with being a
cashier/Guest Service as I could do it for the rest of my life if it paid
well. I just wanted to grow with the company and here they go and hire a
BRAND NEW person where I've been with the company for almost 5 YEARS. I
would need LESS training than the new person because I know how the
register and the store operates. I think the new person is even in my
class, so it's not like we're terribly different.

This doesn't help the fact that the store I'm at now isn't "fun." It's too
boring. The people aren't fun. My old store was full of awesome people that
made it worth going to work. The only thing keeping me at this store was
eventually getting to work in the pharmacy. But now that it's been pushed
back, I don't know how much more I can take.

I don't mean to sound conceded, but I don't think my new store appreciates
me. I got a fuckin' "Excellent" on my last review, and the store has to
contact corporate for each one they give out, so they don't give them out
often. I was the store's "Spotlight on Training" employee because I
cashier-trained about 90% of the new employees for last year's holiday
season. Essentially ALL new employees have to be cashier-trained regardless
what department they worked in. I had been training a group of 2-6 people
every single week for a few months.
When I visit my old store, they say they miss me and want me to transfer
back during winter and summer break. My new store could care less. The
whole store is just blah and views it only as work. The employees at my old
store made work fun, here not so much.

I'm just at a crossroads right now, and I'll plan my next move after
talking with my manager. I'll let you know how it goes...

Any thoughts?

Reply


It sucks, I know by MA Loper Tue October 16, 2007 @ 3:26 PM

could you transfer? by Michelle O Wed October 17, 2007 @ 12:45 PM


Thanks for responding by SiouxFan Wed October 17, 2007 @ 1:54 PM

See what happens by Michelle O Thu October 18, 2007 @ 2:35 AM


I don't think by ~Fiナ-la-ネea~ Wed October 17, 2007 @ 4:22 PM


Tell your manager exactly what you said here by ~♥Pepe-Le-Pew♥~ Thu October 18, 2007 @ 3:24 AM


I think you should speak to the manager.. by Harleycat Thu October 18, 2007 @ 1:38 PM


Small Update... by SiouxFan Thu October 18, 2007 @ 5:40 PM


Fuckin Excellent by donno Tue October 23, 2007 @ 9:51 PM


Oops by donno Tue October 23, 2007 @ 10:04 PM


I don't mind by SiouxFan Tue October 23, 2007 @ 10:26 PM


Actually... by Evil Genius Erik Wed October 24, 2007 @ 4:01 PM


Especially those with red hair and glasses... by SiouxFan Wed October 24, 2007 @ 9:17 PM


by SiouxFan Posted Mon October 1, 2007 @ 11:58 PM

A little update for everyone about me and my school work.

So as everyone knows I'm in pharmacy program. Well, I'm about a month and a
half in so far, and things are going well. I was nervous coming into it
because it was new EVERYTHING for me: new school, new job, new town, new
friends, new living arrangements, and I was thrown right into the middle of
it. The university isn't too different from back home, it feels the same,
just without anyone I know in the classes. I wasn't too concerned about my
"new" job because it's just Target and the system is the same, I was just
worried about the people and how my new store ran things. New friends
because there are only 85 of us in our "level" of the program and we are
getting to know each other better. Not to say I don't miss my old friends
like crazy because I do. With time, everyone will see how awesome I am. ;)
My living arrangements are new because I live by myself in an apartment. I
kinda like my alone time, but at times I get so bored.

About 3 weeks ago is when we really started to get into our school work.
It's not so much of homework as it is studying. We have at least 1 quiz and
1 exam a week, and so when you're done with one, you start studying for the
next one. I guess it keeps me out of trouble. ;) And I'm doing quite well
in school. On Friday we had an exam that I totally blanked on so I ventured
my best guess. Turns out I got an A on it, so that made my weekend! I just
keep pleasantly surprising myself.

We have a once a week lab that is in a "concept" pharmacy. It's pretty
cool. It's basically a set-up pharmacy where we practice doing stuff. So
far we have only been doing dispensing and consultation. And each week we
have a quiz on the Top 200 drugs of the year. We have to know the generic
name, brand name, and the indication for 200 drugs. Yeah. But, they make it
nice for us by breaking it down to about 30 or so each week so we don't
crap ourselves any more than we already are. ;)

We had our White Coat Ceremony about 2 weeks ago. That's where we got
our...you guessed it, our white coats. Our families came for the program,
and we listened to a few speakers and recited the Oath of a pharmacist to
polish it off.

Things are going very quick! I can't believe it's already October! Then it
will be November, then December, then winter break! And pretty soon (in the
grand scheme of things, really in 4 years) I will graduate. Sounds like a
long ways away, but I'm just taking it day by day, and it's going quick.

I can't think of anything else to add right now, so if you have any
questions, feel free to ask!

Reply


Thanks for the update! by RedheadWGlasses Tue October 2, 2007 @ 1:58 PM


Thanks! n/t by SiouxFan Wed October 3, 2007 @ 1:25 PM


You'll be a great pharmacist! by ♥Venice♥ Wed October 3, 2007 @ 2:47 AM


Thank you! by SiouxFan Wed October 3, 2007 @ 1:29 PM


I have a new found respect for my pharmacist by ~Pepe-Le-Pew~ Mon October 15, 2007 @ 2:58 AM


No, that was a virus... by SiouxFan Mon October 15, 2007 @ 4:08 PM


Don't worry by ~♥Pepe-Le-Pew♥~ Thu October 18, 2007 @ 3:26 AM

by (Thanks to all those who helped with Compliment Week!) Sioux Posted Sat September 29, 2007 @ 11:46 PM

As Compliment Week comes to a close, I would just like to thank everyone
that helped out with Compliment Week whether it was writing letters,
commenting on letters, or even just reading them! It all helped!

Now just because it's not Compliment Week anymore, doesn't mean we have to
stop acknowledging compliments. Keep writing, commenting, and reading about
great employees and businesses. Just look at the list of links a few posts
down, those were all of the compliments that were written in just over a
week!

So thanks again to all of those who made it a great success, and we will
see Compliment Week in another 6 months!

Reply


Thank YOU by ♥Venice♥ Sun September 30, 2007 @ 7:41 PM

by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Posted Sun September 23, 2007 @ 12:57 AM

Scroll down to find links to compliment letters to comment on and feel free
to add more!

And I think it would work out best if we truly ignored the complaints by
not posting ANY comments on them, but only on compliments. Just a
suggestion.

Thanks again to everyone that is a part of Compliment Week even if you're
just reading the compliments because there are great businesses and
employees out there!

Reply


Before: 0 by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sun September 23, 2007 @ 1:19 AM


End of Day 1: 1 by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sun September 23, 2007 @ 11:21 PM


I WILL post, but not for previously mentioned reasons by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sun September 23, 2007 @ 11:54 PM


I can't wait to read your response to that one. by BellaSera Mon September 24, 2007 @ 10:24 AM


It's up by (Thanks to everyone who helped w/ Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Sun September 30, 2007 @ 12:59 AM


Is PFB helping us out? by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sun September 23, 2007 @ 11:24 PM


Nope by Its back! (Join Me for Compliment Week September 23-29!) Sio Mon September 24, 2007 @ 8:29 PM


Maybe? by (Join Me for Compliment Week! NOW - Sept. 29!) SiouxFan Fri September 28, 2007 @ 2:02 PM


End of Day 2: 2 by Its back! (Join Me for Compliment Week September 23-29!) Sio Mon September 24, 2007 @ 9:02 PM


End of Day 3: 3 by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Wed September 26, 2007 @ 12:42 AM


Yay! by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Wed September 26, 2007 @ 8:46 PM


Yeah, I just noticed by ♥Venice♥ Wed September 26, 2007 @ 11:27 PM


I think we got up to 7... by (Join Me for Compliment Week! NOW - Sept. 29!) SiouxFan Sat September 29, 2007 @ 10:59 PM


by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Posted Fri September 21, 2007 @ 11:04 PM

I got a new job! At a pharmacy too! It'll be a great experience for me
during my education. The manager said she was "very impressed" with me.
Yeah, I still got it. haha ;) I can't wait to start!

If you're looking for Compliment Week info, SCROLL DOWN! Thanks!

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That's great! by ♥Venice♥ Sat September 22, 2007 @ 12:38 AM


Yep by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sat September 22, 2007 @ 11:30 AM

by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Posted Thu September 20, 2007 @ 7:49 PM

That way they can be found in the same place to make it easier to comment
on!

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Starting a little early - TGIFriday's by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Thu September 20, 2007 @ 7:50 PM


Texas Roadhouse by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Thu September 20, 2007 @ 7:52 PM


Marriott International by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 20, 2007 @ 8:24 PM


Crispy Nestle Crunch very satisfying by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 20, 2007 @ 8:26 PM


Shining Example of Customer Service (Cuisinart®) by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 20, 2007 @ 8:29 PM


Tazo Tea is great!!! by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 20, 2007 @ 8:30 PM


Great Food and Service at Rio Wraps by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 20, 2007 @ 8:32 PM


Thank You (Best Buy) by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 20, 2007 @ 8:33 PM


2 Great customer service representatives (Tracfone) by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 20, 2007 @ 8:35 PM


Huggies Pullups are the BEST ! by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 20, 2007 @ 8:35 PM


Hope these get everyone in the mood! n/t by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 20, 2007 @ 8:39 PM


Oh wow! by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Thu September 20, 2007 @ 9:48 PM


Chili's by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Fri September 21, 2007 @ 12:41 PM


Pizza Hut (written by the 9 yr old Richard!) by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sun September 23, 2007 @ 1:24 AM


Netflix by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sun September 23, 2007 @ 1:28 AM


Verizon Wireless (written by Firebrat Tracy!) by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sun September 23, 2007 @ 1:32 AM


Sears (yet another by Firebrat Tracy!) by Its baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sun September 23, 2007 @ 1:35 AM

Beef O' Brady's is an excellent family establishment (by me... hehe) by TwinkleToes Sun September 23, 2007 @ 2:53 PM


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Tire Rack by Its back! (Join Me for Compliment Week September 23-29!) Sio Mon September 24, 2007 @ 3:58 PM


Here's one from Me! by ♥Venice♥ Mon September 24, 2007 @ 11:45 PM


Fuji by Its back! (Join Me for Compliment Week September 23-29!) Sio Tue September 25, 2007 @ 5:08 PM


Bath & Body Works by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Tue September 25, 2007 @ 5:14 PM


Old Navy by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Tue September 25, 2007 @ 5:16 PM


ConAgra Foods - Healthy Choice by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Tue September 25, 2007 @ 5:20 PM


Here ya go!... another one from me by ♥Venice♥ Tue September 25, 2007 @ 11:44 PM


Yankee Candle by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Wed September 26, 2007 @ 12:58 AM


Target (gasp! A compliment!?) ;) by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Wed September 26, 2007 @ 8:29 PM


Lane Bryant by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Wed September 26, 2007 @ 8:33 PM


Platinum Communications by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Wed September 26, 2007 @ 8:36 PM


Sears Optical by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Wed September 26, 2007 @ 8:43 PM


Marriot Hotels by (Join Me for Compliment Week Sept. 23-29!) SiouxFan Wed September 26, 2007 @ 8:44 PM


300Cash.com by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 27, 2007 @ 2:54 AM


World Market by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 27, 2007 @ 3:04 AM


Ruth's Chris by ♥Venice♥ Thu September 27, 2007 @ 3:14 AM


Another Target by (Join Me for Compliment Week! NOW - Sept. 29!) SiouxFan Thu September 27, 2007 @ 1:50 PM


MINE! For Hornbacher's (a local grocery store)! by (Join Me for Compliment Week! NOW - Sept. 29!) SiouxFan Thu September 27, 2007 @ 2:19 PM


I'm on the homepage! by (Join Me for Compliment Week! NOW - Sept. 29!) SiouxFan Thu September 27, 2007 @ 4:52 PM


Shout by (Join Me for Compliment Week! NOW - Sept. 29!) SiouxFan Thu September 27, 2007 @ 4:51 PM


Sprint by (Join Me for Compliment Week! NOW - Sept. 29!) SiouxFan Thu September 27, 2007 @ 5:07 PM


La Pena by (Join Me for Compliment Week! NOW - Sept. 29!) SiouxFan Fri September 28, 2007 @ 7:33 PM


Utrecht Art Supply by ♥Venice♥ Fri September 28, 2007 @ 11:27 PM


Verizon by ♥Venice♥ Fri September 28, 2007 @ 11:29 PM


Virgin America by ♥Venice♥ Fri September 28, 2007 @ 11:30 PM


Sirius Satellite Radio by ♥Venice♥ Fri September 28, 2007 @ 11:32 PM


BD's Mongolian Grill by ♥Venice♥ Fri September 28, 2007 @ 11:33 PM


Iams Dog Food by ♥Venice♥ Fri September 28, 2007 @ 11:35 PM


Sears by ♥Venice♥ Fri September 28, 2007 @ 11:39 PM


Nordstrom by ♥Venice♥ Sat September 29, 2007 @ 6:03 PM


Sears by ♥Venice♥ Sat September 29, 2007 @ 6:05 PM


Sears by ♥Venice♥ Sat September 29, 2007 @ 6:05 PM

by It\'s baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Posted Sat September 15, 2007 @ 9:06 PM

September 23-29!

We're gonna do this thing again after the great success of the first one,
and that I'm getting sick of all the complaints. :) Like usual, we'll need
everyone's help to pull this off.

So spread the word! That way we can get a LOT of people helping out!

If you want to post links to compliments here, that would be great! They
would also all be in the same place and easier for everyone to find.

(We should continue to have Compliment Week twice a year!)

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by SiouxFan Posted Thu September 13, 2007 @ 11:51 PM

It's just getting to be too much. All this back and forth arguing is just
adding to my unneeded stress levels.

So I'm gonna take a week off from PFB. I'm just tired of people bitching of
mostly stupid things.

See you next Thursday!

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Instead... by It\'s baaaaack! (Compliment Week September 23-29!) SiouxFan Sat September 15, 2007 @ 9:08 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Wed September 12, 2007 @ 11:59 PM

Attempt Number 2:

I was walking on campus today, on my way to class, and up ahead I notice
the bible-pushers. Now for those of you who aren't familiar with the
bible-pushers, let me tell you a bit about them. It seems like once a
semester they are at very busy places on campus handing out bibles or it
seems like pushing bibles onto people. This pisses me off firstly because I
hate when people shove their religion down other people's throats. But what
pissed me off even more was what I witnessed. In front of me a girl walked
past them (there was someone at each of the 4 corners of the busiest
pedestrian intersection on campus so you couldn't really avoid them, I
tried) and the guy asked her if she wanted a bible and she politely said,
"No thanks." The guy says, "Oh my," in a condescending tone. Um, excuse me?
Are you really offended when someone refuses to take your holy book? But
doesn't the book you are passing out say not to judge others and yet you
do?

Another thing, why do I only see them on college campuses? I've been to 2
different universities in 2 different cities and I've seen them only on
campus. Does the bible pushing not go over as well in other populated
areas, such as sporting events or malls? Or are they just trying to capture
what they assume to be nave minds to their religion? Or do they view
college campuses as a "hot spot" for sin and think we're in the most need
of "saving"?

Either way it pisses me off. If I wanted a damn bible, I know where to look
to get one. If I want to be a part of your religion, I know where to go.
Leave me the fuck alone when I'm in my everyday life. I can understand if I
went to a religious event to pass them out, but I am at college to learn
logic and not faith, thank you very much.

So as I am walking by, I don't have a chance to say a thing. He hands me a
bible and says, "Have a nice day!" Thanks, but you just killed a sapling
because I have no need for a bible. None. The thing just creeps me out.
Needless to say, I threw away my mini-bible. Looking back I should've told
him no thanks and kept walking but I feel I might have started a scene.
Just a few days ago, we had a local crazy on campus preaching that Jesus
will save us from hell. How nice of him. The student paper wrote that there
was someone arguing with the "Jesus enthusiast" saying that their 1920s
tactics on recruiting people aren't working anymore and that the religions
feel threatened because they aren't getting the people they can change.
Thankfully I'm not alone.

The creepy thing about the bible I was given is that on the inside cover,
there was this verse that read something like, 'I am thankful that God sent
his son for the sins I have committed' or something like that. Then it had
a place to sign like it was a fucking contract or something. Religion
sounds like a cult to me, and really it is a socially acceptable form of a
cult. The thing I really hate is the tearing down of self-esteem by calling
normal everyday life functions sins and then making them feel bad about it.
And of course the only way to build yourself back up is to accept god.
Break 'em down and rebuild them to do what you want, sounds like a cult to
me!

Even worse is when people only see you as a title/stereotype/sin and don't
see there is another human being in front of them. And then to judge
someone on their "title" alone to speak for the whole person? If you
believe in the bible, it says to let god do the judging. So really, you
shouldn't care if someone doesn't believe in the bible, if someone is
homosexual, if someone wants to have an abortion, etc. because god
supposedly does all the judging. So quit being uptight pricks about it. Let
people live their lives. Would you want to be judged simply because you are
left-handed, look a certain way, act a certain way, etc.? Would you have a
problem with non-believers, homosexuals, and abortion if they weren't in
the bible? Or is it just because you are a follower of what a book says?

I'm not here to change anyone's minds about their religion. If you have
made the decision that's best for you, then that's great. But don't try to
change others. Let them make up their own mind. I find it HIGHLY offensive
when someone tries to push their religion on me because they obviously
think I can't make decisions for myself. No one but me knows what I've went
through to get to my current stance on the topic and it's downright
disrespectful to come in and insist that I can't make decisions for myself
and should change beliefs. No.

Now I know what some of you are thinking, that I'm destined for a life of
bad things. Great, I've already overcome some horrible things and I'm sure
I can take them. Because I'm a non-believer doesn't mean I'm a horrible
person. I still have ethics like most other people. I know what's right and
wrong. If you assume otherwise, that's your problem.

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Back again today by SiouxFan Thu September 13, 2007 @ 12:43 PM


They come to our front door by - Leanne- Fri September 14, 2007 @ 8:54 PM


Not only that by Adam D Fri October 19, 2007 @ 12:55 AM

by SiouxFan Posted Wed September 12, 2007 @ 7:01 PM

I typed out this whole rant about something and I guess I got timed out. So
it's gone. I don't even feel like retyping it because I spent a lot of time
choosing my words carefully. I realize I should have copied it just in case
but still. My words as they were cannot be truly replicated.

Now I'm even more angry...

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by SiouxFan Posted Mon September 10, 2007 @ 9:28 PM

People are already bitching about the Salvation Army and Christmas
advertising? Is this still an issue?

I don't care if I have to reply to every single person, I'm going to report
the truth.

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Yes. It is n/t by - Leanne- Wed September 12, 2007 @ 10:10 AM

by SiouxFan Posted Sun September 9, 2007 @ 1:04 AM

I'm sick of being "that" person. It seems like all I do is defend Target,
but it's not quite like that. I'm more about defending the principles
behind the policies, and since I have experience in this, that this is the
way I can get my point across. Does that make sense?

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Or do I just sound brainwashed? by SiouxFan Sun September 9, 2007 @ 1:20 AM


I'm with you , by Gino Sun September 9, 2007 @ 3:17 AM


Count me with you, too. by BellaSera Sun September 9, 2007 @ 7:31 PM


I like Target too by - Leanne- Mon September 10, 2007 @ 2:58 PM


I think we're basically turning people away from registering... by SiouxFan Mon September 10, 2007 @ 9:43 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Wed August 8, 2007 @ 10:24 PM

I predict that Target complaints will increase dramatically in the months
to come as the new policies are in place effective today.

It only affects no-receipt returns and gift registries, so as long as you
have a valid receipt you are (still) golden! :)

Any questions? Feel free to ask!

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So what kind by - Leanne- Sun August 19, 2007 @ 8:39 AM


Here they are: by SiouxFan Tue August 21, 2007 @ 5:02 PM


I guess by - Leanne- Mon August 27, 2007 @ 12:23 AM


Yep by SiouxFan Mon August 27, 2007 @ 4:06 PM


by SiouxFan Posted Mon June 11, 2007 @ 5:58 PM

I'm getting sick of hearing about how some consumers want compensation
simply because they were inconvenienced. It's not a valid excuse.

For example, let's say you bought a blender and when you got home to use
it, you found out it was defective. You don't demand compensation for
driving back to the store to exchange it for a new one. The store didn't
know it was defective when they sold it to you, so why should they give you
money?

My point is, life is full of inconveniences. You can't be compensated for
all (or most) of them. Are you going to ask for compensation when road
construction makes you take a different route? I would hope not.

Life isn't perfect. You're going to be inconvenienced all throughout life.
Why is it someone else's fault?

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by SiouxFan Posted Sat May 12, 2007 @ 4:08 AM

Ok, I'm all for doing some all out explaining on any part of my side of the
Target quarrel going down. Want me to specify, speculate, or answer
anything? Here's your chance.

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I was thinking of you this weekend by LadyMac Mon May 21, 2007 @ 7:14 AM


Wow.. by Harleycat Mon May 21, 2007 @ 5:36 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Wed May 9, 2007 @ 1:46 PM

This frustrates me because people are seeing one tiny part of the company
that they are swearing the whole company off for.

What people fail to mention/see is how incredibly easy it is to return
something with receipt. There's far more people impressed with how quick
and easy it is, than there are complaining about the no-receipt ordeal.
What about the help to employees give to both guests and the community?
It's hard to be insulted by a guest saying we're awful when I just made
another guest's day. I don't know if any of you know how hard it is to work
at Guest Service. I don't wish it upon anyone. I do it because I love
helping people even if it does mean being treated like absolute garbage.
When I truly make someone's day, it makes up for everything that's been
said to me.

Again, I'm not here to change your opinion because even I think Target
needs some improvement in some areas. All I'm asking is for some
understanding when it comes to my viewpoint.

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So to people totally flip out on you?? by Firebrat Tracy Wed May 9, 2007 @ 2:46 PM


More often than not, it's worse by SiouxFan Thu May 10, 2007 @ 12:01 AM

I have worked in Customer Service positions... by TwinkleToes Wed May 9, 2007 @ 3:35 PM


Thank you by SiouxFan Wed May 9, 2007 @ 11:50 PM


by SiouxFan Posted Thu May 3, 2007 @ 11:10 AM

Why is it that whenever someone disagrees with you, instead of attacking
what you say, some attack you personally?

I don't mind when people attack me personally because it just goes to show
that they don't have a valid argument, and they have to resort to
name-calling. I just consider it a "victory" on my part.

It's just funny to see that some people resort to such immaturity.

So if you are going to argue with me, focus on the argument at hand.

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I agree with you 100% by >Leanne< Thu May 3, 2007 @ 12:16 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Wed May 2, 2007 @ 11:47 AM

Since it's been 10 years since the Flood of '97, I just wanted to reiterate
the thank you that is coming from both Grand Forks and East Grand Forks for
all of those who helped us in any way during the flood.

Viewing all the old footage, and going through it myself, makes me lucky to
be part of such a great country. We got plenty of donations and many people
came from around the country to help us get back on our feet.

It was the largest evacuation in the history of the United States at the
time, now surpassed only by Hurricane Katrina. Some people lost everything,
but all were affected.

If you would like more information, I recommend Googling "Grand Forks Flood
of '97" and looking at the pictures of the blizzards leading to the flood
and the flood pictures. It's quite a sight.

Now for my story:
My family and I moved to Grand Forks in November '96. Pretty much right
before the winter got bad. We missed quite a few school days because the
blizzards were so bad. And here it has to be really bad for them to call
off school. But the blizzard that pushed us over the edge was Blizzard
Hannah. (Yes, we named our blizzards) It's the only I remember most
vividly. It sounds like such a clich but you couldn't see your hand in
front of your face. Most people lost power, us included. Now I don't know
if some of you can imagine losing power when the high for the day is below
zero. I just remember wearing multiple layers of clothing and we even had
to put a sweater on my dog. After the blizzard everything was coated with
ice.
I also remember sandbagging. They even called off school so that more
people would be available to help. We went down to one area and helped to
distribute sandbags. There were so many people there, but being a 6th
grader and my brother a 3rd grader, there was only so much we could do with
throwing sandbags to each other. But we helped.
I don't remember where I was when the dikes broke, but I was with my dad,
not in Grand Forks. All I remember is my aunt and uncle went there to help
my mom move out some of the bigger more valuable stuff. We lived in the
bottom part of a duplex, so what they didn't take was ruined. The one thing
I do remember is they set our air hockey table on top of our daybed, so the
machine part of it was about one foot from the ceiling. It got up that
high. A lot of things were ruined. Since we rented, we had to wait to go
back home. We stayed with my grandparents in Thief River Falls, MN. Since
the dikes broke April 19, 1997, we were still in school. Grand Forks called
off school for the rest of the year for obvious reasons. So we were given
the option of finishing school at another school or just not going. My
brother and I chose not to go. We had just started at a new school (in
Grand Forks) 5 months previous and so we didn't really feel like entering a
completely new school again.
After about a month or so, we were able to go back. The town was still
rebuilding. There was so much garbage on the berm (it's the Grand Forks
term for the land between the sidewalk and the street) and I remember how
gross some of our stuff looked.

The one great thing is that there were no casualties from the flood. That's
pretty impressive when the two cities have a combined total of around
60,000 people.

Ten years later, we have grown. It's still a never-ending process, but it's
hard to tell that there was an event that caused so much damage. What
doesn't kill us only makes us stronger.

I'll end this with what Bill Clinton said about our spirit when he visited
a few days after the dikes broke. "Water cannot wash that away. Fire cannot
burn that away. A blizzard cannot freeze that away. And if you don't give
it away, it will bring you back better than ever. And we'll be there with
you every step of the way."

And for that, I thank you.

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by SiouxFan Posted Wed April 18, 2007 @ 12:08 PM

In the Horrible stay letter, I was told to go find a plot and stop
breathing. Anyone know of some good plots? Maybe some close to where the
companies toss the horrible letters so I can still get a good laugh.

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by SiouxFan Posted Tue April 17, 2007 @ 11:37 AM

I was getting concerned because Target hadn't had any complaints for over a
month, but then they popped up! And they are doosies!

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by SiouxFan Posted Sat April 7, 2007 @ 1:03 AM

And...

I GOT IN!

Yep, I will be attending NDSU College of Pharmacy starting in the fall. I'm
so excited!

Now I have to move from good ol' Grand Forks down to Fargo where I don't
know anyone, but I'm still excited. The funnest part is that in September,
we have our "White Coat Ceremony" where we get our (you guessed it!) white
coats. Fun!

So yeah, I just thought I would update you all! Thanks for all your well
wishes!

P.S. This means I'll be leaving retail, at least as far as I know. It'll be
bittersweet.

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Congratulations! by >Leanne< Mon April 9, 2007 @ 11:02 AM


Thank you! by SiouxFan Mon April 9, 2007 @ 12:54 PM


Congrats! Maybe we will work together someday :) by rxgirl Mon April 9, 2007 @ 1:38 PM


OOOO RxGirl by >Leanne< Mon April 9, 2007 @ 8:59 PM


Thank You! by SiouxFan Wed April 11, 2007 @ 11:49 AM


Congrats! -streamers- by Blackrack Tue April 10, 2007 @ 8:34 AM


Thanks! by SiouxFan Wed April 11, 2007 @ 11:50 AM


So... by Sick Erik Tue April 10, 2007 @ 5:36 PM


I don't know for sure... by SiouxFan Wed April 11, 2007 @ 11:46 AM

by Frozen Four! SiouxFan Posted Fri March 30, 2007 @ 5:03 AM

So the SIOUX! are in the NCAA Frozen Four for the 3rd year in a row. Too
bad our last NCAA championship was in 2000. Will this year be any
different? I hope so! Our own Ryan Duncan is up for the Hobey Baker award
this year, and is the only one still playing this season.

And I have to rub it in to the Gophers, haha! I see the broom we left in
Minneapolis (for our sweep!) was transferred down to Denver! Maybe next
year Gophers, that is if you can beat us!

Funny joke: Did you hear about Frazee? (Gopher's goalie) After the game he
tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a bus. Too bad the bus went
right between his legs!

Go Sioux!
April 5th, 7 central on whatever network decides to watch us win!

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Boo! by Frozen Four! SiouxFan Fri April 6, 2007 @ 11:56 AM


University of Denver by Adam D Fri October 19, 2007 @ 12:58 AM


by Frozen Four! SiouxFan Posted Fri March 30, 2007 @ 4:44 AM

I found this at
http://positivesharing.com/2006/07/why-the-customer-is-always-right-results
-in-bad-customer-service/
and I believe it highlights MANY of the letters that are in the Top 25,
imagine that. Anyways, if you disagree or have anything to add, feel free
to do so.

When the customer isn't right - for your business

One woman who frequently flew on Southwest, was constantly disappointed
with every aspect of the company's operation. In fact, she became known as
the "Pen Pal" because after every flight she wrote in with a complaint.
She didn't like the fact that the company didn't assign seats; she didn't
like the absence of a first-class section; she didn't like not having a
meal in flight; she didn't like Southwest's boarding procedure; she didn't
like the flight attendants' sporty uniforms and the casual atmosphere.
Her last letter, reciting a litany of complaints, momentarily stumped
Southwest's customer relations people. They bumped it up to Herb's
[Kelleher, CEO of Southwest] desk, with a note: 'This one's yours.'
In sixty seconds, Kelleher wrote back and said, 'Dear Mrs. Crabapple, We
will miss you. Love, Herb.'"
The phrase "The customer is always right" was originally coined by Harry
Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge's department store in London in
1909, and is typically used by businesses to:
Convince customers that they will get good service at this company
Convince employees to give customers good service
Fortunately more and more businesses are abandoning this maxim - ironically
because it leads to bad customer service.
Here are the top five reasons why "The customer is always right" is wrong.

1: It makes employees unhappy
Gordon Bethune is a brash Texan (as is Herb Kelleher, coincidentally) who
is best known for turning Continental Airlines around "From Worst to
First," a story told in his book of the same title from 1998. He wanted to
make sure that both customers and employees liked the way Continental
treated them, so he made it very clear that the maxim "the customer is
always right" didn't hold sway at Continental.
In conflicts between employees and unruly customers he would consistently
side with his people. Here's how he puts it:
When we run into customers that we can't reel back in, our loyalty is with
our employees. They have to put up with this stuff every day. Just because
you buy a ticket does not give you the right to abuse our employees . . .
We run more than 3 million people through our books every month. One or two
of those people are going to be unreasonable, demanding jerks. When it's a
choice between supporting your employees, who work with you every day and
make your product what it is, or some irate jerk who demands a free ticket
to Paris because you ran out of peanuts, whose side are you going to be
on?
You can't treat your employees like serfs. You have to value them . . . If
they think that you won't support them when a customer is out of line, even
the smallest problem can cause resentment.
So Bethune trusts his people over unreasonable customers. What I like about
this attitude is that it balances employees and customers, where the
"always right" maxim squarely favors the customer - which is not a good
idea, because, as Bethune says, it causes resentment among employees.
Of course there are plenty of examples of bad employees giving lousy
customer service. But trying to solve this by declaring the customer
"always right" is counter-productive.

2: It gives abrasive customers an unfair advantage
Using the slogan "The customer is always right" abusive customers can
demand just about anything - they're right by definition, aren't they? This
makes the employees' job that much harder, when trying to rein them in.
Also, it means that abusive people get better treatment and conditions than
nice people. That always seemed wrong to me, and it makes much more sense
to be nice to the nice customers to keep them coming back.

3: Some customers are bad for business
Most businesses think that "the more customers the better". But some
customers are quite simply bad for business.
Danish IT service provider ServiceGruppen proudly tell this story:
One of our service technicians arrived at a customer's site for a
maintenance task, and to his great shock was treated very rudely by the
customer.
When he'd finished the task and returned to the office, he told management
about his experience. They promptly cancelled the customer's contract.
Just like Kelleher dismissed the irate lady who kept complaining (but
somehow also kept flying on Southwest), ServiceGruppen fired a bad
customer. Note that it was not even a matter of a financial calculation -
not a question of whether either company would make or lose money on that
customer in the long run. It was a simple matter of respect and dignity and
of treating their employees right.

4: It results in worse customer service
Rosenbluth International, a corporate travel agency, took it even further.
CEO Hal Rosenbluth wrote an excellent book about their approach called Put
The Customer Second - Put your people first and watch'em kick butt.
Rosenbluth argues that when you put the employees first, they put the
customers first. Put employees first, and they will be happy at work.
Employees who are happy at work give better customer service because:
They care more about other people, including customers
They have more energy
They are happy, meaning they are more fun to talk to and interact with
They are more motivated
On the other hand, when the company and management consistently side with
customers instead of with employees, it sends a clear message that:
Employees are not valued
That treating employees fairly is not important
That employees have no right to respect from customers
That employees have to put up with everything from customers
When this attitude prevails, employees stop caring about service. At that
point, real good service is almost impossible - the best customers can hope
for is fake good service. You know the kind I mean: corteous on the surface
only.

5: Some customers are just plain wrong
Herb Kelleher agrees, as this passage From Nuts! the excellent book about
Southwest Airlines shows:
Herb Kelleher [...] makes it clear that his employees come first even if
it means dismissing customers. But aren't customers always right? "No, they
are not," Kelleher snaps. "And I think that's one of the biggest betrayals
of employees a boss can possibly commit. The customer is sometimes wrong.
We don't carry those sorts of customers. We write to them and say, 'Fly
somebody else. Don't abuse our people.'"
If you still think that the customer is always right, read this story from
Bethune's book "From Worst to First":
A Continental flight attendant once was offended by a passenger's child
wearing a hat with Nazi and KKK emblems on it. It was pretty offensive
stuff, so the attendant went to the kid's father and asked him to put away
the hat. "No," the guy said. "My kid can wear what he wants, and I don't
care who likes it."
The flight attendant went into the cockpit and got the first officer, who
explained to the passenger the FAA regulation that makes it a crime to
interfere with the duties of a crew member. The hat was causing other
passengers and the crew discomfort, and that interfered with the flight
attendant's duties. The guy better put away the hat.
He did, but he didn't like it. He wrote many nasty letters. We made every
effort to explain our policy and the federal air regulations, but he wasn't
hearing it. He even showed up in our executive suite to discuss the matter
with me. I let him sit out there. I didn't want to see him and I didn't
want to listen to him. He bought a ticket on our airplane, and that means
we'll take him where he wants to go. But if he's going to be rude and
offensive, he's welcome to fly another airline.
The fact is that some customers are just plain wrong, that businesses are
better of without them, and that managers siding with unreasonable
customers over employees is a very bad idea, that results in worse customer
service.
So put your people first. And watch them put the customers first.

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by SiouxFan Posted Tue March 27, 2007 @ 7:22 PM

I despise being the cart attendant. I feel like it's the lowest rung on the
retail ladder, at least at my store. They are expected to do carry-outs,
clean up spills, and clean bathrooms all along with bringing in carts. This
job alone is bad enough, but then you add in the customers. Enter in the
worst part of the equation.

Now I've only done cart attending about 3 times out of my whole 4.5 years
and I know enough to hate it. My main problems with cart attending:

1) The carts are not garbage cans.
-I don't care if you have to walk back up the the front of the store to
throw away your garbage, that's what it is there for. I especially hate
dirty diapers. Do you realize that you JUST used your cart to hold food and
that your cart did roll fresh off the assembly line!? And if you are going
to leave a diaper in a cart, at least make an attempt to close it. If I
have to pick up a dirty diaper and it falls open, you will have about 10
billion cart dings on your vehicle. That darn wind.

2) Don't get in front of moving carts EVER.
-These things are not easy to stop once you get them moving. I don't care
if you're the fastest person on Earth, if you fall, you will have about 500
wheels run over you. And if you are in your car, don't try to outrun the
carts. It won't work, it never does, and yet it's still the cart attendants
fault.

3) Put the carts in the corral. The way they are supposed to be.
-It's not that hard. It's not too far away. If you are going somewhere else
leave your cart with our store. If you can't carry it all, buy a car. And
when you do put the cart in the corral, put it in the correct way. It's a
pain in the ass to have to take time to take out upside-down carts because
someone thought it would be funny. It isn't.
One way to combat this is to use automatic locking carts past a certain
distance AND by using quarters to use the carts and to get them back by
returning them inside or to a corral.

I'm sure there are MANY more, so feel free to add your own.

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by SiouxFan Posted Tue March 20, 2007 @ 8:30 PM

I haven't much wrote about my personal life on here, but this is an
exception.

I'm applying to the Pharmacy College at NDSU, and have gotten past the
first round (I've at least made the 110 out of 145) and on Saturday I'll be
interviewing to actually attend. They are only going to pick 85 out of the
remaining 110, but I still like to think that I'll be accepted.

I seem to feel like I'm going against the current because after all I'm not
a NDSU student and have no real experience in a pharmacy. But I do have my
grades and similar work experience. (Guest Service does have many things in
common with working at a pharmacy, looking at the basics)

So on Saturday we have to be there by 7:30 am, so I have to get up extra
early to drive from Grand Forks. The whole program will go until 12:30, and
it will include a tour, "testing" (which I assume will be
ethical/pyschological), and a 15 minute interview where they ask everyone
the same 5 questions. I should know within a week if I'm in or not.

So while I am excited, I'm also nervous. This is a life-changing ordeal.

I'll keep you all updated...

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Good Luck! by PaintedLady Wed March 21, 2007 @ 2:09 PM


Thanks! by SiouxFan Thu March 22, 2007 @ 8:16 PM


Good Luck from me too.... by Gino Sat March 24, 2007 @ 12:20 AM


April 13th by SiouxFan Sat March 24, 2007 @ 2:58 PM


Hope you get in ..... :o) by rxgirl Sat March 31, 2007 @ 1:47 PM


by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Posted Sat March 10, 2007 @ 10:28 PM

As Compliment Week wraps up, I would just like to thank everyone that got
involved in any way; writing letters, commenting on letters, and even just
reading them all helped.

Just because Compliment Week is over however, doesn't mean that we should
stop writing compliments. It felt good to us seeing all the great letters,
but imagine how the business/employee felt when someone went out of their
way to recognize their great effort.

Again, thanks to everyone that participated!

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Good job, SF! by RedheadWGlasses Mon March 12, 2007 @ 1:10 PM

I think it's pretty safe to say... by TwinkleToes Mon March 12, 2007 @ 9:42 PM


It was a great success! by Gino Mon March 12, 2007 @ 11:09 PM

by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Posted Mon March 5, 2007 @ 10:54 PM

Don't see a specific compliment in the Top 25? Post it here to show
everyone where they can help officially bump the letters into the Top 25.

We can also comb through the RSS feed, or even on the PFB homepage select
an industry and search for compliments.

Post everything here! Let's make this Compliment Week Central!

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I'll start! by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 10:57 PM


Tracfone Wireless by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 10:59 PM


Target by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:02 PM


Kroger by DragonflygrrlTheGreat Tue March 6, 2007 @ 9:41 AM


Here's another one, for Amazon. by DragonflygrrlTheGreat Tue March 6, 2007 @ 9:44 AM


And another! by DragonflygrrlTheGreat Tue March 6, 2007 @ 9:47 AM


Perkins by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Tue March 6, 2007 @ 11:13 AM


That one's mine! =) (n/t) by Aimeyir Tue March 27, 2007 @ 5:10 PM


Outback Steakhouse by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Tue March 6, 2007 @ 11:22 AM


Buca di Beppo by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Tue March 6, 2007 @ 11:25 AM


Kroger Pharmacy by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Tue March 6, 2007 @ 11:34 AM


Compliment Week! by Beeracuda Tue March 6, 2007 @ 6:58 PM

Thanks for organizing this! by TwinkleToes Wed March 7, 2007 @ 9:17 AM


You really worked hard to see this through... by Venice Wed March 7, 2007 @ 3:39 PM

Rock City Bar & Grille by TwinkleToes Wed March 7, 2007 @ 5:19 PM


Just posted this one: by DragonflygrrlTheGreat Wed March 7, 2007 @ 9:01 PM


Thanks So Much for thinking of this!! by Gino Wed March 7, 2007 @ 11:51 PM

by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Posted Mon March 5, 2007 @ 12:15 PM

A big thank you to everyone helping with Compliment Week! Let's keep this
thing going!

Reply


8 out of 25! by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 12:50 PM


Down to 5 by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 1:02 PM


11 out of 25! by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:10 PM


Just to let everyone know... (Please Read!) by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 12:55 PM


okay, by PaintedLady Mon March 5, 2007 @ 1:23 PM


I honestly don't know by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 1:32 PM

Talk to each other... by TwinkleToes Mon March 5, 2007 @ 1:24 PM


I wish I wasn't thinking this way, but... by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 1:42 PM


I see ... by PaintedLady Mon March 5, 2007 @ 1:55 PM


It can still be a great thing by Happily Unemployed LadyMac Mon March 5, 2007 @ 3:08 PM

Hey! by TwinkleToes Mon March 5, 2007 @ 5:50 PM


I'm not leaving... by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 10:38 PM


This is great, SiouxFan! by DragonflygrrlTheGreat Mon March 5, 2007 @ 7:02 PM


You're right! by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 10:34 PM

LOL by TwinkleToes Mon March 5, 2007 @ 10:50 PM


Oh, I've got some more... by DragonflygrrlTheGreat Tue March 6, 2007 @ 9:51 AM


by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Posted Sun March 4, 2007 @ 7:19 PM

Compliment Week is upon us! Let's do this!

Bump up the compliment letters! Write a few yourself!

Reply

YAY! by TwinkleToes Sun March 4, 2007 @ 9:35 PM

I just posted a letter to comcast by Cubjunkie Mon March 5, 2007 @ 2:09 AM


I also posted my own compliment letter! by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 12:56 PM


You know, by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:37 AM


it seems by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:37 AM


to me by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:38 AM


if it's by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:38 AM


Compliment Week by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:39 AM


your blog by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:39 AM


should be by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:40 AM


in the by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:41 AM


Top 25. by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:41 AM


Looks like by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:44 AM


I might by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:44 AM


need some by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:45 AM


more help by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:45 AM


with this. by Kinch Erik Mon March 5, 2007 @ 11:58 AM


Haha, Thanks! by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Mon March 5, 2007 @ 12:16 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Thu February 15, 2007 @ 12:32 PM

OK, we need everyone's help for this. Let's make this week one where we
only focus on compliments. Write compliments and only comment on
compliments for this one week. Let's see how we can change the Top 25
letters.

Feel free to copy and paste this segment into other people's blogs and
encourage them to join us:

Tired of ridiculous complaints? Join us March 4 - March 10 to help boost
well written compliment letters into the top 25. Let's leave all complaint
letters (no matter how ridiculous) alone for one week and show support for
every business and employee that has shown a job well done! If you
experienced any job well done, write a compliment letter! Let's show our
thanks! Help spread the word by posting this in other commenter's blogs!

Also, I would recommend posting something in your own blog telling people
the same thing.

Reply

YAY! by Starlight22203 Sat February 17, 2007 @ 9:30 AM


Ok, that's it by Courtney C Sat February 17, 2007 @ 12:00 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Wed February 14, 2007 @ 11:42 PM

Ok, so I said I'd do a post about this. And I'm only gonna complain about
the employee aspect because some people think that employees really don't
matter.

For example, I say 'Hi' to people when I'm working and I think it's
downright rude for the customer to look up at me and then ignore me. Is it
so hard to say 'hi' back? I'm not going to ask for your life story, all I
want is a simple acknowledgement. After all I am handling your
return/exchange here.

And a little common courtesy would help too. If you are on the phone, WAIT
UNTIL YOU ARE DONE before going through a lane or basically speaking to me.
It's rude and I'm sure you wouldn't like it if I were on the phone during
the entire transaction.

And if an employee goes out of their way for you, thank them! I once had to
run all the way to the back of the store to grab something for a customer
AFTER the store had closed and considering I'm not supposed to leave my
area, but did I get a thank you? Of course not. Maybe that's why customer
service seems nonexistant to some. Maybe employees are just tired of being
'expected' to do things out of their job duties.

And if I say 'have a nice day' I expect to hear a 'thanks, you too' even if
you don't mean it. It's just common courtesy.

In conclusion, if people could just look past the nametag and uniform and
actually treated employees like the humans they are, I think we would see a
substantial increase in work ethic.



P.S. Read my reply "Let's Round 'Em Up" below and tell me what you think!

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It's true, it's a two way street by >Leanne< Thu February 15, 2007 @ 10:44 AM


Ironic, Sioux by "The One and Only" MA Loper Sun February 18, 2007 @ 6:26 PM


I couldn't agree more by tea_granny Mon February 19, 2007 @ 8:37 AM


I shouldn't say 'never' by tea_granny Mon February 19, 2007 @ 8:39 AM


by SiouxFan Posted Wed February 14, 2007 @ 3:02 PM

We should get a large group of people together and set up a week where we
only comment on compliments. That way we can ignore some of the ridiculous
complaints, if only for a week.

Thoughts?

Reply


Easier said than done LOL n/t by >Leanne< Wed February 14, 2007 @ 4:00 PM

I think... by Starlight22203 Wed February 14, 2007 @ 5:25 PM


Let's Round 'Em Up! by SiouxFan Wed February 14, 2007 @ 11:31 PM

You pick the week... by Starlight22203 Thu February 15, 2007 @ 8:17 AM

by SiouxFan Posted Wed February 14, 2007 @ 2:59 PM

Tag! You're it!

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Tag, YOURE it n/t by >Leanne< Wed February 14, 2007 @ 3:59 PM


Freeze Tag! You're it! by SiouxFan Wed February 14, 2007 @ 11:32 PM


You have a freeze gun? You cheated. Not fair. I want one. I'm tellin. n/t by >Leanne< Thu February 15, 2007 @ 11:13 AM

by SiouxFan Posted Fri February 9, 2007 @ 3:11 AM

What do I have to do to get some traffic on my 'personal blogger'? Kill
someone? Because I won't do that, but I will argue my way out of a paper
bag.

Reply


Maybe not KILL someone by Courtney C Fri February 9, 2007 @ 9:09 AM


hey! by Courtney C Fri February 9, 2007 @ 11:40 AM


Sure am by SiouxFan Fri February 9, 2007 @ 8:08 PM


So how much action by >Leanne< Tue February 13, 2007 @ 10:44 PM


Ok so I left you some dots by >Leanne< Wed February 14, 2007 @ 7:40 AM

Hmmm... by Starlight22203 Wed February 14, 2007 @ 8:48 AM


Game, flame war, anything!!! lol by >Leanne< Wed February 14, 2007 @ 9:01 AM


Makin' my rounds. by Blue Fox of Shemya Wed February 14, 2007 @ 11:40 AM


Hey, everyone gets busy! n/t by >Leanne< Wed February 14, 2007 @ 4:00 PM


Reporting... by PaintedLady Wed February 14, 2007 @ 10:29 PM


For a start... by tea_granny Sat February 17, 2007 @ 1:44 PM


oh jesus by Courtney C. Mon February 19, 2007 @ 7:02 AM


/ignore n/t by tea_granny Mon February 19, 2007 @ 8:20 AM


by SiouxFan Posted Fri January 19, 2007 @ 12:08 PM

Too some of you I may seem a little uptight about Target and the whole
return policy ordeal. Well, it's just because after working for them for
over 4 years, most of which in the Guest Service trench, I have seen and
heard almost every excuse in the book.

What it ultimately comes down to is the inability to accept responsibility
for their (in)actions. If you lose a receipt, accept the consequences. When
you buy something from Target, or any store, you are basically agreeing to
all of their policies. If you don't know them, ask. If you don't like them,
shop elsewhere. But one thing that is not going to get you far at Guest
Service is a bad attitude. I can tell you that I have done less for someone
who was rude to me, and who can blame me? I'm not going to give the best
guest service to someone who is berrating me with their little quips, it's
just not going to happen.

What's so funny about this is that I'm some 21 year old "kid" that has more
responsibility and a more "adult"-like behavior than some of these
so-called adults.

I'm glad I've worked in retail, now I know what people in my position go
through, and I treat everyone with the utmost respect. If I lose a receipt,
I'm respsonsible enough to deal with the consequences. If a gift-giver
doesn't give me a gift receipt, I don't take it out on the business
especially when they require a receipt for all returns and exchanges.

Now, that's not to say that I don't empathize with some people, but it's
the store, not me. Don't shoot the messenger. The best way to complain is
to calmly ask for the manager and politely and still calmly explain your
frustrations. I can guarantee you, they will try their best to help you if
you act maturely and professionally. But no one responds to insults whether
they be directed at the company or especially at the employee.

People need to start acting like the adults that their age infers they are.

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Already lovin' the misspellings by SiouxFan Fri January 19, 2007 @ 12:08 PM


I didn't realize by >Leanne< Sun January 21, 2007 @ 9:53 AM

by SiouxFan Posted Tue December 26, 2006 @ 4:47 PM

Alright, I'm opening up my little page here to answer any questions that I
possibly can about Target. In my 4+ years of being there I have seen and
heard just about everything. So, if you needed to ask anything at all about
anything that Target does, I'll try my best to answer you. My specialty is
the front end, but I've been almost everywhere in the store.

But since the return policy is the topic of so many "letters" this time of
year, I'll just go ahead and post it here for everyone to see...again.

Target's Return and Exchange Policy
A receipt dated within 90 days is required for all returns and exchanges.
All returns and exchanges must be new, unused, and contain all original
packaging and accessories. Some items cannot be returned if opened,
including music, movies, video games, software, and collectibles. Some
items are subject to a 15% restocking fee, including camcorders, digital
cameras, portable DVD and portable electronics. Other restrictions may
apply.
Holiday and seasonal merchandise on clearance at time of return will be
refunded at the current clearance price. Any purchase made by check may be
refunded as a merchandise voucher.
All other returns or exchanges - including those without a receipt - will
be offered manufacturers' warranty and repair assistance at 1-800-303-0308.

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by SiouxFan Posted Mon December 11, 2006 @ 3:19 PM

Why tease me with your commercials?

I absolutely LOVE Sonic Drive-In. It is my absolute favorite fast food
restaurant. The sad thing is, the closest one to me is 550 miles away. But
everytime I see those commercials, it makes me crave everything on the menu
from Sonic. So when I finally do make it there, I hope they have enough
food for me. ;)

I don't know why I posted this...I just want an actual post on my page
thingy.

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LOL We don't have one here either nt by >Leanne< Sun January 21, 2007 @ 9:48 AM


OMG (drools) SONIC by "The One and Only" MA Loper Sun February 18, 2007 @ 6:29 PM


I wouldn't even mind... by (Join Me for Compliment Week!) SiouxFan Wed February 21, 2007 @ 12:47 PM


by SiouxFan Posted Mon October 23, 2006 @ 10:11 PM

I've decided to shed my old name for now...just because I think it
automatically puts readers on the defensive as to what I say, and that's
not what I want to accomplish here.

So this is still the same ol' GuestSucks! with a less abrasive name. Who
knows maybe I'll change it back, after all I haven't worked for 2 weeks. ;)

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LOL... Yeah, I can see how someone might by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:38 PM


Common name by SiouxFan Fri November 17, 2006 @ 4:42 PM


I thought that was you by RedheadWGlasses Mon November 20, 2006 @ 10:58 PM

by GuestsSuck! Posted Tue September 26, 2006 @ 6:33 PM

I should have written a compliment letter soon after it happened, but it's
been a few months. So I'll write it here!

I was at work, at the returns and exchanges counter, when a Coldstone
employee brings over this bagfull of ice cream. They said that it was for
us to enjoy and they left. So I went on break, and our whole breakroom was
trying samples of each. There was also coupons in the bag so our next
purchase would be highly discounted. I was so amazed that they would be
able to give away ice cream. Needless to say, I did go in again. I LOVE
COLDSTONE!

What pleasantly surprised you recently?

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I never heard of by Leanne-- PFB Site Moderator Tue October 10, 2006 @ 9:18 PM


It's a store by GuestsSuck! Thu October 12, 2006 @ 1:34 PM


They have great ice cream. by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:41 PM

by GuestsSuck! Posted Fri September 1, 2006 @ 12:08 AM

Why is it that when a customer is "mistreated," that the only
"satisfactory" action is to fire the employee? Why is that reasonable?

Granted, if an employee does something that is so over the top, then yes
they should be fired. But I haven't seen anything like that in my almost 4
years of retail. And we had a cashier tell a customer to "bite their ass."
No, they weren't fired. There was a story behind it. It wasn't tolerated,
but they didn't fire the cashier.

But if you don't get your way, then why would you want the employee, who is
only transmitting the policy not making it, to be fired? It is one of the
most ridiculous things I have ever heard.

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I wholeheartedly agree with you... by Tracy M Fri September 1, 2006 @ 2:09 PM


No kidding!!! by mary jo Sat September 16, 2006 @ 11:21 PM


by GuestsSuck! Posted Fri August 4, 2006 @ 11:36 PM

So I take a week and a half vacation and then there are SO MANY Target
letter complaints. And so many are in the top 20. I'll be there to look
through them all and give my opinion on each one that warrants it. Wow, no
more vacations for me!

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You can't go away anymore! by Tracy M Wed August 9, 2006 @ 3:22 PM

by GuestsSuck! Posted Wed July 19, 2006 @ 12:18 PM

I found a recent article that explains to an extent why I'm not a big
religion person.

It can be found at:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/277844_religion18.html?source=mypi

Religion is not a primary need

JOHN F. MCBRIDE
GUEST COLUMNIST

"Facts are the enemy of truth."

-- Don Quixote de La Mancha

One need look no further than the Middle East and Israel's battle with
Islam and Islam's battle with Judaism to be totally baffled by human nature
and to cause one to doubt the outcome of humanity's struggle to survive.

Both sides human, neither side "needing" Judaism or Islam to survive, and
both sides willing to kill the other and to sacrifice their own to defend
the "righteousness" of their position just as Christianity and countless
religions and political establishments have before our time, and perhaps
will continue to do after us.

Perhaps.

How can such behavior be viewed as an evolved, qualified "tool" for the
long-term survival of any species, and in this particular case, ours?

Further, isn't such intellectual or psychological behavior equivalent to an
evolved, "physical," environmentally specific tool likely to make us as
extinct as any animal that was physically and neurologically very good at
being what it was in environment A but couldn't adapt to environment B when
environment A ceased to exist or was melded with environment B?

In other words, let's propose that I'm raised Christian, and then encounter
Islam, and Islam encounters me. Islam prevails and I refuse to change or
Christianity prevails and Islam refuses to change or neither prevails over
a third religion and both refuse to change. Neither is necessary since
Buddhism works fine, too. And Buddhism isn't necessary either. Nothing is
really necessary in place of religion from an evolutionary perspective if
it begins to threaten survival since it is a secondary tool for survival,
not a primary tool. And even as a secondary tool it evolved in many places
in many different forms readily changeable as conversion to any other
"philosophy" frequently exhibits.

Food is primary. Air is really primary. Water. Shelter. Procreation. Sleep.
Recreation.

Not religion.

So, in the pre-Industrial, Industrial and post-Industrial ages we poison
the air, pollute the water, work too long hours, don't get enough rest or
exercise, and eat questionable diets.

But we kill each other over religion. By the millions we kill each other.

We plot nuclear war and plan the use of other weapons of mass destruction
to assert such "truths." Do we adapt? Not really. We simply negotiate
short-term pauses until the next, even more barbarous slaughter. How is it
likely that that species long-term prospects for survival are very good?

Is it any wonder so many of us who were religious and have come to doubt
religion or who never were involved in religion dismiss it or harbor
suspicion toward it?

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by GuestsSuck! Posted Tue June 27, 2006 @ 5:04 PM

is when people claim that they pay your paycheck. Indirectly, yes, my job
depends on customers, but each and every person that I help does not give
me a check every other Friday.

Even so, just because you are a customer doesn't give you the right to
treat the employee like crap. If you truly DID pay me for "helping" you
then you would be spending a whole bunch of cash if you went around
treating people badly.

People don't realize that if you are well-behaved, employees will be more
likely to help you. I'm not going to try to help someone who is calling me
an idiot. I'm not calling you names, so why does that give you the right to
call me names?

Also with this "the customer is always right" saying, it's bogus. The only
time I have ever heard a customer say this is when they were trying to
justify being extremely rude to me or my co-workers.

People just need to realize that employees are people too, and deserve to
be treated as such.

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Exactly! by LB06 Mon July 10, 2006 @ 12:00 AM


by GuestsSuck! Posted Sun June 25, 2006 @ 9:18 PM

I have always said that bad customers get bad customer service. People with
good attitudes and ones that can complain effectively are more apt to be
"helped" by employees.

I've been there. One time I went out of my way to try to help a customer
and when I cam back, she claimed I went on my break and wasn't doing
anything to help her. Did I even try helping her further? No. Even if there
is no possible way to help the customer, the ones who are nice about the
situation will still get better service. The employee will be more likely
to try every method possible to try and help them as opposed to only trying
a few options to help a rude customer.

I found this link that sums up my thoughts:
http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/Savinganddebt/consumeractionguide/P1036
94.asp?GT1=8286

and "How to Complain and Win"
http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/Banking/P43230.asp

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by GuestsSuck! Posted Sat June 10, 2006 @ 3:45 AM

So this is for Margaret and others like her.

The bible: Fact or fiction? (Most of this was taken from the episode of
Penn & Teller's Bulls--t! episode that I speak so highly of.)

It's full of inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and impossiblities. The bible
is only good for faith. You cannot look to it for history or fact. It's
mythic story-telling.

Genesis Chapter 1:
God creates Adam and Eve at the same time.
Genesis Chapter 2:
God creates Adam first, has him do things like name the animals, Adam gets
lonely, and asks God to create Eve.
CONTRADICTION!
You can't take the bible literally when it contradicts itself. It's like
saying the pen's ink is black and the pen's ink is red. It can't be both!

Genesis 6:11-13
No possible way Noah could have gathered all 10 billion species on 1 boat
and distributed them where they all ended up in their own habitat. It is a
story and to try to take it literally is missing the point of the story.
A flood really did happen on the Euphrates river about 125 miles southeast
of modern-day Baghdad. Archaeologists have evidence that around 2900 B.C.,
a 6 day storm caused the river rise to extreme height and a lot of people
died. A Sumarian king had a commercial boat and drifted down the river with
various goods to the Persian golf. They landed on a hilltop. There is
evidence of this. 6 other cultures in the region had similar flood
stories.

Exodus 14:22-31 Parting of the Red Sea
Thousands of Jews are supposedly enslaved by the Egyptian pharoah. There is
no evidence of that anywhere. There is also no evidence of Moses outside of
the bible. Then Moses asks to let his people go, but instead of God
appearing and telling the pharaoh to let Moses and his people go, he
releases a set of inefficient and cruel 10 plagues. All water turns to
blood. So all the fish and waterlife dies. So much for Noah rounding them
up for the boat ride. Frogs infest Eqypt. In the desert they really
couldn't survive for that long, and they can't recharge in water because
it's blood now. But the granddaddy of them all is that the first born
Egyptian child dies. What a caring and loving god he must be to kill not
the ones who are responsible, but their innocent children?
Then the freed slaves spend 40 years wandering the desert, and yet they
don't leave a shred or archaeological evidence. 40 years, and not one dead
person or broken plate?
It is utterly impossible to part a sea. 50-60 miles wide in some parts?
Besides being a long walk, that's a long time for water to not undergo
cohesion.

New Testament, Any gospel
There's this guy that exists, claims he's the messiah, claims he's the son
of god, claims he can heal the sick, raised the dead, walked through walls,
brought to trial, crucified, ascended to heaven, and came back to his
followers, but his name was Applonius.
Jesus may have actually existed. There are multiple stories written about
this Jesus person a while after he died. Now you tell me how accurate your
life story will be when someone write about you 25 years, mcuh less 2000
years, after you die. People still claim Elvis is alive. And what about the
schizophrenics nowadays that claim they are the son of god? Did mental
illness not exist back in the day? Now I'm not saying that this Jesus
person was schizophrenic, but who's to say he wasn't?

Resurrection
Can a dead body come back to life? Ok, so the tomb was empty. That's your
only defense? Well duh, because if it wasn't, then your story would kinda
go down the poopchute.

Who wrote the bible?
Don't know. There are other gospels that didn't make the bible. Didn't make
the bible!? Isn't this the word of god? The committee didn't put certain
books in the bible. Committee!? Yeah, they actually voted what went into
the bible, so it's obviously a human-edited version.

Here is the big problem for using the bible as a source for moral code:
Which parts are you going to use and which parts aren't you going to use?
The big one that conservatives always seem to use is the homosexual thing
about a man lying down with another man and blah blah blah. Well, if you
want to believe that, fine, but the bible also advocates...
-Stoning to death disobedient children
-Exodus 21 Verse 7: OK to sell your daughter into slavery
-Exodus 35 verse 2: Anyone working on the sabbath shall be put to death
-Corinthians 11:14 "If a man hath long hair, it is a shame onto him."
Better get that haircut Jesus!
-and continuing verse 19-24, a man should not go near a woman when she is
having her period
You cannot pick and choose what you believe. If your god is infallible, you
can't throw out some of the rules/ideas just because you don't like them.

Smart people are good at rationalizing things they have come to believe for
nonsmart reasons. You cannot link your faith in religion to actual factual
things. The bible consists of stories of how people should live their
lives. They are moral homilies. They are for one to determine what he/she
can get out of the bible today. To take them literally is missing the point
of the bible.

Don't read the bible for moral code. It preaches predjudice, cruelty,
superstition, and murder.

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All Already Mentioned by Iconophiliac Sat June 10, 2006 @ 8:57 AM


Question by mary jo Sun June 11, 2006 @ 12:12 AM


Re: Question by GuestsSuck! Sun June 11, 2006 @ 12:47 PM


Interesting Stuff... by dragonflygrrl Tue June 13, 2006 @ 11:50 AM

YOU NEED AN ENEMA MY FRIEND! by Pat Lukes Sun June 25, 2006 @ 8:15 AM


Thanks for your concern by GuestsSuck! Sun June 25, 2006 @ 9:21 PM

by GuestsSuck! Posted Thu June 8, 2006 @ 4:05 PM

So I finally decided to chime in on Mrs. Funk letter about Amazon.com.
Every single one of her replies makes me angry and you can probably tell by
my responses.

One of my biggest pet peeves are close-minded people. Margaret Funk is the
definition of close-minded.

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by GuestsSuck! Posted Tue June 6, 2006 @ 10:09 PM

Well, I had my 2 seconds of fame, and my "personal blogger" has been
replaced by older letters. Oh well, I guess I'd rather more people see
Tabitha's craziness than mine.

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by GuestsSuck! Posted Mon June 5, 2006 @ 1:16 AM

Ok, so let's try this again...

Today I decided to *try* to remember some of the dumbest guests I have ever
seen.

I have had people get into an all-out argument with me disputing where
Target was AS I WAS CASHIERING! They left still not believing me, I guess
the nametag, shirt, and billions of signs everywhere wasn't enough of a
clue.

One lady asked me how to get out of the store. She looked like she was
going to cry. We were up by the front lanes too. Scary...

I watched this guy walk right into the NON-automatic doors. That was the
loudest thud I've ever heard. It was hilarious.

Some old guy asked me how to spell 'Target'. If you can't spell Target,
maybe you shouldn't be writing checks.

Being that I'm at a SuperTarget, we carry groceries. Occasionally we'll get
someone asking if they can pay for their groceries at the registers. (They
think the grocery store is seperate for some reason.)

Outside, while walking into the employee entrance, some people were
perplexed on how to get into the store because it says employees only. Some
think Expect More Pay Less over one side is a Payless Shoe Source, and
Grocery over the other side is a whole other grocery store.

I've had checks made out to all different kinds of places. Mostly Wal-mart
and the local grocery store. I had to convince one guy he was in Target,
not Wal-mart. Maybe the RED was a clue? And that the store is CLEAN?

The guy who couldn't operate a telephone. I had to tell him where to find
his account number, what a pound sign was, and what a zip code was. I was
amazed.

Getting asked where they can return something as I'm standing at Guest
Service.

Getting asked if there is a Target in a major city in another state. YEAH!
Target IS a national chain.

We had this woman argue with us for an hour and a half because she was
trying to return an expensive camera 6 months after she had purchased it.
We only have a 90 day return policy, and our computer system and refund
authorization would not allow it, so she thought if she argued with us,
that it would magically change things.

We had some drunk guys urinate in the men's clothing section. Definitely
ruined a bunch of clothes, but we made them pay for it. They also got
arrested. We don't play games.

I love the countless times that people say they'll never shop at Target
again, and yet I see them a week later.

I've been asked if US currency comes out of the ATM.

I've had multiple things thrown at me because of a policy.

One guy threatened to call the cops because we couldn't do his return.


I know I'm leaving some out, but I'll try to remember. My memory and I
don't get along too well.

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Creepy... by LB06 Mon July 10, 2006 @ 12:16 AM

by GuestsSuck! Posted Fri June 2, 2006 @ 2:49 PM

I did just type out a whole novel describing my most memorable guests, all
to have PFB sign me out and not get posted. It took me about an hour to put
together, and I don't have the time now to retype, so just know that it's
on it's way!

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Hint by Venice Fri June 2, 2006 @ 11:35 PM


Same thing happend to me. by mary jo Sun June 4, 2006 @ 12:13 AM


Don't feel bad... by Venice Sun June 4, 2006 @ 2:12 PM


by GuestsSuck! Posted Thu June 1, 2006 @ 11:34 PM

Yes, it really is my MySpace. When I first saw that my initial thought was
"Oh God did I give them the URL to some nasty grandma?"

Yes, I do live in Grand Forks, the wonderful town of nothing. Oh, I guess
we did have the FLOOD 9 years ago. People are just now beginning to stop
talking about it. Every spring when the water goes up, good ol' '97 flood
talk rears its head. And my campus (UND and the Fighting Sioux hence my
graphic) is #2 in the country for binge drinking. Not much else to do here.
I was born and raised in the good ol' suckfest that is North Dakota. Born
in Devils Lake, then mosied on over to the Forks the winter right before
the flood.

Ok, I'm just blabbering on now.

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So some people survived the flood, huh? by Cynical Erik Fri June 2, 2006 @ 12:24 AM


$80 million by RedheadWGlasses Fri June 2, 2006 @ 5:31 PM

North Dakota. by Ken Sun June 4, 2006 @ 7:38 PM

by GuestsSuck! Posted Wed May 31, 2006 @ 1:54 PM

So a little background on me:

I currently work in retail at a customer service desk, and have been for
the past 3.5 years. I have seen and heard almost everything and have been
praised with compliments and a topic of complaint from the customers of all
sorts. While I have never been so rude to warrant a complaint, we all know
what kind of people are out there.

I do love my job though because I know what I'm doing and everyday is an
adventure. I have some pretty interesting (and funny) stories about simply
working at the service desk. Maybe sometime I can share some here.

Until then, Welcome!

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It's about time... by Venice Wed May 31, 2006 @ 3:37 PM


After reading your posts. by Iconophiliac Thu June 1, 2006 @ 9:27 AM


I do by GuestsSuck! Thu June 1, 2006 @ 1:18 PM


Great! Come to the dark side.. by Iconophiliac Thu June 1, 2006 @ 7:06 PM


The url must be off by Iconophiliac Thu June 1, 2006 @ 7:09 PM


Is that really your MySpace? by Cynical Erik Thu June 1, 2006 @ 8:05 PM


Oops, sorry. by Cynical Erik Thu June 1, 2006 @ 8:06 PM


Is that really his myspace? by Iconophiliac Thu June 1, 2006 @ 8:53 PM


I hope it is. by Cynical Erik Thu June 1, 2006 @ 9:39 PM


Hey, he's cute! by Iconophiliac Thu June 1, 2006 @ 11:43 PM


What am I doing wrong? by Venice Fri June 2, 2006 @ 12:49 AM


Copy & Paste into browser by GuestsSuck! Fri June 2, 2006 @ 1:06 AM


I tried that... by Venice Fri June 2, 2006 @ 2:21 PM


Are you getting the whole thing? by Cynical Erik Fri June 2, 2006 @ 7:45 PM


I know, I tried that by Venice Fri June 2, 2006 @ 11:42 PM


Try this... by GuestsSuck! Fri June 2, 2006 @ 9:27 PM


Got it! by Venice Fri June 2, 2006 @ 11:46 PM


Why thank you by GuestsSuck! Sun June 4, 2006 @ 3:48 PM


Howdy neighbor! by RedheadWGlasses Thu June 1, 2006 @ 9:00 PM


Yay Taxes! by GuestsSuck! Thu June 1, 2006 @ 11:41 PM


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