OtherGround Forums Grocery clerks are slow these days

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 62200

I used to work at a grocery store and the checkers and baggers would work hard to be fast.  The checker would be scanning stuff as fast as possible and I'd be trying to keep up with the checker.  By the time the customer paid all his stuff would be ready to go.

 

Usually there would be less baggers than cashiers so I'd be going from counter to counter to keep the lines going.

The cashiers got a scan per minute count at the end of the day and the manager would let us know if we were slowing down.  30 scans per minute was considered good.  That was with signed checks most of the time which was the slowest part.

 

Fast forward to today,  cashiers are slow as fuck and there are no baggers.  A line with 3 carts takes forever.  I am faster at the self checkouts.

 

Gast

8 days ago
1/24/15
Posts: 12355

They've gotten so bad they make you do everything nowadays.

8 days ago
2/5/05
Posts: 49904

"Back in my day ...... whaaaa"

8 days ago
5/26/14
Posts: 895

Hole Lee shit.. I almost created this thread last weekend. I had a "youth" bagger. The cashier told me he was the worst.  Disappears, always in bathroom, etc. 

Watching him bag was like setting the porn hub speed to .5

I'm not too old (32), but BACK IN MY DAY!!

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 62201
clattymine -

"Back in my day ...... whaaaa"

You shouldn't troll when you are a mod

8 days ago
4/6/19
Posts: 4356

kids nowadays... don't know how to hustle

8 days ago
5/3/01
Posts: 28579

anybody else have such little faith in them that they put their shit on the conveyor in the order they want it bagged?

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 30046

I use the shelf checkout every chance I get 

8 days ago
7/13/17
Posts: 4695

I'm sure workers today are treated like shit compared to back then, unions are weak as  fuck now 

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 62209
BZtown10 -

I'm sure workers today are treated like shit compared to back then, unions are weak as  fuck now 

I was paid 3 fiddy,  after taxes that wasn't shit,  and I worked harder than most people I see nowadays 

8 days ago
5/18/11
Posts: 7286
Mutant -

I use the shelf checkout every chance I get 

Robots > Humans

8 days ago
9/13/19
Posts: 1327
Tim Duncan - 
clattymine -

"Back in my day ...... whaaaa"

You shouldn't troll when you are a mod


So far as I can tell that is ALL he does as a mod lol.
7 days ago
8/20/03
Posts: 150785

I bagged some groceries in HS.

I also bagged some check out girls in HS.

HEY-OHHH!!!

7 days ago
3/21/12
Posts: 13125

Being a cashier before the invention of UPC codes was a skilled job

7 days ago
3/5/15
Posts: 1456
ABCTT Dos -

They've gotten so bad they make you do everything nowadays.

I'd much rather scan my own shit instead of waiting for some slow poke to do it.

7 days ago
1/20/08
Posts: 19121
Peixes -

anybody else have such little faith in them that they put their shit on the conveyor in the order they want it bagged?

I sort my stuff out on the belt, then usually bag my own because there's never a bag boy around and I'm better and faster at it than any of the cashiers. If I'm not buying beer I just hit the self check. 

7 days ago
1/2/08
Posts: 7627

I find this is happening with all clerks that I see on the regular. Gas stations, grocery, convenience and it is typically a younger generation. I've even befriended a few and they still move slow...

7 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 57186

I saw girls and not big butch dike dogs petite skinny girls hauling full loads of carts recently. Grown men inside the checkout lines. I get the whole seniority deal but holy hell was it inefficient as fuck. 

I'll give those girls credit they were busting ass and looked good all bent over and sweating but what a time waster.

7 days ago
6/29/02
Posts: 5858

Metro-Detroit.

I shop between 1 and 4 pm or after 6:30pm.

There's no problem with cashiers or baggers or who gets the carts.

7 days ago
11/3/14
Posts: 3688

I swear the bagger is there to distract you so you aren't watching the cashier ring up shit incorrectly.  No, I don't want to make small talk about the items I am purchasing. I don't care if you've never tried it before or if it's your favorite thing. 

Edited: 7 days ago
11/14/11
Posts: 8225

the slower my stuff is bagged the slower i write the cheque and don't get me started on self checkout.

7 days ago
1/5/11
Posts: 19786

Im so antisocial I don't even want to even deal with people. Self checkout every time dude.

 

One chain here gives you a hand scanner to shop W. Checkout takes 1 card swipe and out the door.

7 days ago
11/3/14
Posts: 3690
vincan469 -

the slower my stuff is bagged the slower i write the cheque and don't get me started on self checkout.

Check writers are the worst at the grocery store. Most times the check machines don't work properly or the 16 year old ringing you up has never even seen one before and has no clue wtf to do. 

 

7 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 32622

Two stores caused this change in the grocery business.

Wal Mart and Whole Foods.

They never prioritized check out speed, yet were still wildly successful.

Other grocers caught on. The customers may care, but they dont care enough to stop shopping with you.

7 days ago
10/31/05
Posts: 7711

Blame Trader Joes. Before I got married, I worked a second job there to save up for a house. They taught employees to converse with shoppers at checkout and make shopping an "experience", not a chore. So, you'd have these idiots on a Saturday afternoon with a line around the store asking shoppers about their kid's soccer practice and shit like that. From what I've been told from friends in retail management, this approach has caught on.