you need a warrant, officer.

jamesmdavisson:

So far, I have been enjoying the Adventures of Business Cat a great deal, possibly more than is appropriate for an adult human. (All of these are from the webcomic Happy Jar)

UPDATE: Now with more Business.

THE ONE WHERE HE KNOCKS OVER THE CUP OF COFFEE

isthisyouronlywindowtotheworld asked: So I work at a department sore that has recently expanded to canada, and we have this strange policy that if someone doesn't show up to their shift we don't contact them? I've never heard of this at any other job, have any other robins ran into this?

fuckyeahretailrobin:

No, that’s weird.

~J

sounds like some one’s trying to get some one else fired for a no call/no show. i don’t believe it’s necessarily in the company’s requirements to hunt people down for missing shifts.

In 1969 the median salary for a male worker was $35,567 (in 2012 dollars). Today it is $33,904. So for 44 years, while wages for the top 10 percent have continued to climb, most Americans have been caught in a ”Great Stagnation,” bringing into question the whole purpose of the American capitalist economy. The notion that what benefited the establishment would benefit everyone, had been thoroughly discredited.
fuckyeahretailrobin:

So many of my friends didn’t get a choice to have this holiday off and spend it with friends and family. So on Thanksgiving, they might not be at home spending time with them. 
But thanks to the retail chain I work for (he one that sells boxes of bricks to build with) I will be. My manager told us about this and how there will even be a sign in the window, saying that the employees are home on this holiday, and that they will re-open on Friday at 7AM. 
Thank you, retail employer, for respecting your workers and giving them a chance to spend a holiday out of work, instead of trying to grab a quick buck. I’m really proud to work here. 
If you want to, you can send them an email, saying that you approve of their actions in this choice. It’ll help send the message that this is a very good thing. 

this makes me so happy.i sent them an email thanking them and wished them a good holiday.thank you so much for posting this.

fuckyeahretailrobin:

So many of my friends didn’t get a choice to have this holiday off and spend it with friends and family. So on Thanksgiving, they might not be at home spending time with them. 

But thanks to the retail chain I work for (he one that sells boxes of bricks to build with) I will be. My manager told us about this and how there will even be a sign in the window, saying that the employees are home on this holiday, and that they will re-open on Friday at 7AM. 

Thank you, retail employer, for respecting your workers and giving them a chance to spend a holiday out of work, instead of trying to grab a quick buck. I’m really proud to work here. 

If you want to, you can send them an email, saying that you approve of their actions in this choice. It’ll help send the message that this is a very good thing. 

this makes me so happy.

i sent them an email thanking them and wished them a good holiday.

thank you so much for posting this.

fuckyeahretailrobin:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.Top Text: “8:50 PM, Mall closes at 9 PM.”Bottom Text: “DM Calls: “Your store didn’t make its sales plan, you’re staying open until it does.””]
A few years ago I worked as holiday help robin for a store that sells children’s toys with a magical mouse mascot.
We had a very nice store manager who I’ll call ‘Amy.’  Amy was a really great manager;  she understood what retail was about and still treated all her robins very respectfully/kindly.
One weekend at 8:50 PM the DM called our store and demanded to speak to Amy.  Apparently our store hadn’t met its ‘sales plan’ for the month (this was right after the start of the recession) and we weren’t closing until we had made an additional $200 in sales.
This is 8:50 PM at night.  We’re in a giant mall that closes everything at 9:00.  No one is going to be let in or out except robins and security.  
At 9:05 the last two customers in the store leave (with small purchases under $20) and everyone is piling out of the mall.  The security guard walks by and Amy has to dejectedly explain to him that no, we don’t need help closing our gate.
Finally at 9:15 it’s clear that there are no more customers left in the mall.  We all nervously start cleaning up.  Amy, visibly upset, starts picking out some of our most expensive toys and rings them up for herself.  I was pretty pissed at this point, and my co-worker if she was ok.  She said, “Yeah, I was planning on buying some of these for my nephews and nieces when they went on sale anyway.”

Everybody in the store was pretty mad but unfortunately most of us were only temps and couldn’t do squat.  What really pisses me off now is how obvious the DM made it so that Amy was literally paying to keep her job. 

i hate this fucking industry.READ this shit. this is the kind of brainwash we get, and we have to FIGHT to keep these dumb jobs, because our economy is such shit. i wish i had the balls to leave the country sometimes because i just feel like my quality of life would be so much better somewhere else by now……?or idk could always be worse. but still. fuck this shit. fuck ANYONE who holds OTHER PEOPLE accountable for NUMBERS.you want shit sold? you drive your company-expended vehicle out to that mall and you sell the shit yourself. or hell, you don’t ever have to buy your own gas or pay your phone bill (on the company!), why don’t YOU be the one to get those sales up?????funny how the ones so high up in this industry end up having no personal connections to the product they make their living off of.

fuckyeahretailrobin:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.

Top Text: “8:50 PM, Mall closes at 9 PM.”

Bottom Text: “DM Calls: “Your store didn’t make its sales plan, you’re staying open until it does.””]

A few years ago I worked as holiday help robin for a store that sells children’s toys with a magical mouse mascot.

We had a very nice store manager who I’ll call ‘Amy.’ Amy was a really great manager; she understood what retail was about and still treated all her robins very respectfully/kindly.

One weekend at 8:50 PM the DM called our store and demanded to speak to Amy. Apparently our store hadn’t met its ‘sales plan’ for the month (this was right after the start of the recession) and we weren’t closing until we had made an additional $200 in sales.

This is 8:50 PM at night. We’re in a giant mall that closes everything at 9:00. No one is going to be let in or out except robins and security.

At 9:05 the last two customers in the store leave (with small purchases under $20) and everyone is piling out of the mall. The security guard walks by and Amy has to dejectedly explain to him that no, we don’t need help closing our gate.

Finally at 9:15 it’s clear that there are no more customers left in the mall. We all nervously start cleaning up. Amy, visibly upset, starts picking out some of our most expensive toys and rings them up for herself. I was pretty pissed at this point, and my co-worker if she was ok. She said, “Yeah, I was planning on buying some of these for my nephews and nieces when they went on sale anyway.”

Everybody in the store was pretty mad but unfortunately most of us were only temps and couldn’t do squat. What really pisses me off now is how obvious the DM made it so that Amy was literally paying to keep her job.

i hate this fucking industry.

READ this shit. this is the kind of brainwash we get, and we have to FIGHT to keep these dumb jobs, because our economy is such shit. i wish i had the balls to leave the country sometimes because i just feel like my quality of life would be so much better somewhere else by now……?

or idk could always be worse. but still. fuck this shit. fuck ANYONE who holds OTHER PEOPLE accountable for NUMBERS.

you want shit sold? you drive your company-expended vehicle out to that mall and you sell the shit yourself. or hell, you don’t ever have to buy your own gas or pay your phone bill (on the company!), why don’t YOU be the one to get those sales up?????

funny how the ones so high up in this industry end up having no personal connections to the product they make their living off of.

cracked:

18 Widely Used Technologies You Didn’t Know Are Obsolete

i appreciate this so much, especially since i’ve had numerous bottles broken on me while working and have cut myself a couple times on broken bottles… i’m all about them boxes tho.

cracked:

18 Widely Used Technologies You Didn’t Know Are Obsolete

i appreciate this so much, especially since i’ve had numerous bottles broken on me while working and have cut myself a couple times on broken bottles… i’m all about them boxes tho.

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the-absolute-funniest-posts:

alt-j:
IM LAUGHING SO HARD AT FIRST I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS A NORMAL TORTILLA AND IM JUST THINKING “WHAT ARE YOU DOING IS THIS ONE OF THOSE USELESS FUXKING JOKES THAT DONT MAKE ANY DAMN SENSE YOU’RE FILLING A TORTILLA WITH PENS WHAT KIND OF SHITTY ASS IDEA IS THAT” BUT THEN I REALIZED THAT ITS NOT

i need this.

the-absolute-funniest-posts:

alt-j:

IM LAUGHING SO HARD AT FIRST I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS A NORMAL TORTILLA AND IM JUST THINKING “WHAT ARE YOU DOING IS THIS ONE OF THOSE USELESS FUXKING JOKES THAT DONT MAKE ANY DAMN SENSE YOU’RE FILLING A TORTILLA WITH PENS WHAT KIND OF SHITTY ASS IDEA IS THAT” BUT THEN I REALIZED THAT ITS NOT

i need this.

(Source: odditymall)

fuckyeahretailrobin:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.Top Text: “THE SIGNS ACTUALLY MAKE A LOT OF SENSE”Bottom Text: “YOU JUST HAVE TO READ THEM.”]
I will be the first to admit that our signage can be confusing sometimes (especially the clearance signs which feature no words at all-just numbers) but how could you possibly think that a sign that says ‘$5 short sleeve polo tees’ applies to the brand new long sleeve elbow patch tees on the nester below????

fuckyeahretailrobin:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.

Top Text: “THE SIGNS ACTUALLY MAKE A LOT OF SENSE”

Bottom Text: “YOU JUST HAVE TO READ THEM.”]

I will be the first to admit that our signage can be confusing sometimes (especially the clearance signs which feature no words at all-just numbers) but how could you possibly think that a sign that says ‘$5 short sleeve polo tees’ applies to the brand new long sleeve elbow patch tees on the nester below????

how i feel when i’m at workbecause i’m sucha fuckingboss.

how i feel when i’m at work

because i’m such

a fucking

boss.

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fuckyeahretailrobin:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.Top Text: “*STANDING AT REGISTER WAITING FOR A CUSTOMER WHILE THE OPEN LIGHT IS SWITCHED IN THE “ON” POSITION”Bottom Text: “ARE YOU OPEN?”]
Sometimes I really just want to say no to see what they do/say.

they aaaaaaaaaaaaaaalwayssss ask, no matter how obvious. or they’ll start walking down the wrong register because they walk toward the light and it’s in the corner of the registers….

fuckyeahretailrobin:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.

Top Text: “*STANDING AT REGISTER WAITING FOR A CUSTOMER WHILE THE OPEN LIGHT IS SWITCHED IN THE “ON” POSITION”

Bottom Text: “ARE YOU OPEN?”]

Sometimes I really just want to say no to see what they do/say.

they aaaaaaaaaaaaaaalwayssss ask, no matter how obvious. or they’ll start walking down the wrong register because they walk toward the light and it’s in the corner of the registers….

fuckyeahretailrobin:

When a customer says they’re never shopping at the store again because they didn’t get their way~submitted by http://iwontshowyoumybutt.tumblr.com

YES. FOREVER REBLOG. EVERY. FUCKEN. TIME.ahhhhahahaha it’s just so funny how people think i ACTUALLY give a shit~

fuckyeahretailrobin:

When a customer says they’re never shopping at the store again because they didn’t get their way~

submitted by http://iwontshowyoumybutt.tumblr.com

YES. FOREVER REBLOG. EVERY. FUCKEN. TIME.

ahhhhahahaha it’s just so funny how people think i ACTUALLY give a shit~

fuckyeahretailrobin:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right. Top Text: “TAKE NAP ON LUNCH BREAK.” Bottom Text: “COWORKER WANTS TO CHAT.”]
When my head is down in my arms on the table and my eyes are closed, do I really look like I want to gossip about the pharmacy techs with you? 

i definitely need my 30-minute mental naps away from everyone. and this inevitably happens to me if i don’t hide instantly when i take my lunch break. sometimes i stay social, but on the whole i totally feel this. it kinda drives me crazy when there’s other people in the break room when i am because seeing as 90% of my shifts are spent talking to EVERYONE, i appreciate the time i get to enjoy silence. ha

fuckyeahretailrobin:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.

Top Text: “TAKE NAP ON LUNCH BREAK.”

Bottom Text: “COWORKER WANTS TO CHAT.”]

When my head is down in my arms on the table and my eyes are closed, do I really look like I want to gossip about the pharmacy techs with you?

i definitely need my 30-minute mental naps away from everyone. and this inevitably happens to me if i don’t hide instantly when i take my lunch break. sometimes i stay social, but on the whole i totally feel this. it kinda drives me crazy when there’s other people in the break room when i am because seeing as 90% of my shifts are spent talking to EVERYONE, i appreciate the time i get to enjoy silence. ha

finnharries:

This is what i tell my self everyday

finnharries:

This is what i tell my self everyday

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