The good, the bad and the customer…..Blockbuster Video

Make it a BlockBuster night… well if you’re a closing employee like me. Working in Block Buster store for a year and a half have been an over stretch for that Block Buster night. To keep it simple I gonna tell you what it’s like to work over there, so you will read about the good the bad and what will be the only thing that ruin your good job (by the way it makes it up too) dada! The COSTUMERS…
What’s the good?–After working in fast foods chains and factories it’s very easy to see that. You’ll have a very flexible schedule wich can be “negotiated” with the maneger after you work there for a little bit. You will have some pretty benefits like 10% discounts on confeserie and 7 free rentals every week. Can even have the chance to see the movies a day or two before the release date. Since BBV is a membership based store you’ll get to know some of the costumers and will get a couple of benefits from that (like frienship or a round of beers at 2:00 o’clock in the morning, even if you don’t like beer it’s fine that someone just pay the round and leave without asking for anithyng… strange no?) It’s not an exploting job either, so you woul’nt get cut or burn. Good store managers (speacially the new ones) are blessings in that kind of jobs.
The bad–If you’re a tenneger or university person it’s wonderfull to have some bucks in your pokets but if you are looking for a high paying job BBV is not the place. Minimun wage is standard. And don’t dream about get full time there; you must be either too much goog (wich mean you could be anyware else or a ass licker…) in rare ocasions you will get a full time by be the senior (wich mean you’ll have to wait for a loooong time) if you want to be a manager or assistant be ready to take in long hours with a fixed salary and lots of responsabilties that did not concern to your possition. Don’t even dare to ask for healt or dental plans, first you must be full time, then, guess what? wait for another loooong time :p
The Ugly– as most of Costumer Service the ugly is what get the bussiness rinning up in the first time… mediocre costumers… you know the kind that make stupid questions, or beleive you’re a slave, the ones that look fighting or the family room “jet setters” Anoying. Be ready for anything!!
The Ugliest–10 year store managers. Period. Beware ot them.
Funny stuff…(It’s??) You know there are lots of stories to be told so much that you will need a whole night to hear them and you’ll laugh for days! there is one that happens to me a time ago…
There are these two wild kids playing arround in the store and they beleived they were wrestlers…
Kid 1– I’m the Rock!!!
Kid 2– I’m Stone Cold!!
Kid 1– Take this!!!
This was the moment when Kid 1 imagined the store was a ring and trough Kid 2 to the ropes!!!! (imagine the Video aisle!!) aftermath– Kid 1 and 2 went to the floor along with 20 movie racks wich hols 8 movies every one (do the math!) That was the time when I want to show those kids how it was in the old time and show ‘em how Hulk Hogan smash two little pesty heads togheter…

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