So, it’s no secret that any job that requires you to deal with customers on a regular basis can be a bit of a nightmare, especially if they’re particularly unforgiving.
How do we get around this? I mean, we all gotta eat which means we all gotta get paid which means we all gotta work. How can we keep our jobs, make our money AND keep our sanity?
The answer, as often as not, is just to lie about stuff. Not huge stuff. Just stuff. Stuff that might change a perspective or two. Stuff like this:
i once worked with someone who told customers “sorry, it’s my first day!” any time they messed up. for 2 years straight
— makayla (@makaylathinks) May 19, 2021
Turns out, this person wasn’t alone. In the replies were lots of tales of similar subterfuge that the denizens of Twitter had used to survive their 9 to 5s. Let’s dig deeper, shall we?
10. Corporate says
Darn that corporate. They ruined the corporation!
If you’re in a sales job a great one to lean on is “corporate says we’re not allowed to do that it’s against company policy” and act annoyed with “corporate” about it. Then you can both blame someone else. Works like a charm.
— Long Liv (Taylor’s Version)? (@folklorefandom) May 19, 2021
9. Follow the script
This one almost gives me a headache to think about.
I do this all the time. Used to work with a company that would script out what we were to say to customers and everyday we told them we were new at our job. Best thing they ever taught me.
— Sarah (@Sarah43529616) May 19, 2021
8. Going on holiday
Man that is quite a hangover.
I was once REALLY hungover & had to work on an hours sleep- a customer asked me what the time was- I looked at my watch & my brain couldn’t comprehend the time- I just said a RAndoM time & he went “huh?” my lying ass said I went on holiday & forgot to change the time back??
— S?? (@s4hana_ox) May 19, 2021
7. First day?
It might not always work.
That’s like the hooters girl that tried to sit me under a high table. Like I’m in a wheelchair fam, not a transformer, I can’t reach the top of the table. She was like it’s my first day I’m in training. Girl but not your eyes! ??
— Christian (@rollinsince1996) May 19, 2021
6. Trust me
Guess it all depends on the situation.
In healthcare you gotta do the opposite. Even when this is the first time you’re doing something, you gotta tell the patient that you’ve done this several times so that they’re calm and you’re confident
— Jessica (@suchprettyneck) May 19, 2021
5. Spirits appear!
Ok, this is pretty hilarious.
At the haunted house I worked at we used to laugh and say “oh, I don’t work here” when customers said “you’re not allowed to do (thing)”, just to spook them and make them run away. Then the owner said we couldn’t anymore.
— SaffronBurke ✊?✊?✊? (@Sweet_Saffron) May 19, 2021
4. It’s all on them!
Kitchen probably doesn’t care, either.
& blaming the kitchen for your own mistakes ? they don’t have to deal with customers ?♀️
— kleptosaniac (@serpentghost) May 19, 2021
3. Thanks for the tip!
You might just make money this way.
I worked a serving job with a girl who did that the first 6 months and people would always feel bad and tip her a bunch. I had no choice but to respect it.
— samantha ? (@sirmamfa) May 19, 2021
2. Life-saving techniques
Smart! Although honestly, if your work is being robbed, just give them what they want.
That’s what insurance is for and it’s never worth your life.
My daughter did that during a bank robbery to explain why she “needed” help from the manager to get money from the vault! Said she was new and not allowed to go in on her own! The idiot bought it!
— Just Plain Carol (@carol_hargrave) May 20, 2021
1. The golden rule
Good? I guess?
If you don’t lie to the customers constantly, you’re doing customer service wrong
— kelonergan (@kblonergan) May 19, 2021
If you’re gonna survive in this working world, you might just have to let slip a few white lies.
Have you ever tried anything like this?
Tell us in the comments.