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Updated on Monday, September 9, 2013

#1092

OVERHEARD:
Manager at UW bookstore training new staff:

"Never tell someone that they've got the wrong book for a class. If they ask, just say "Oh, that looks right" or something like that. If they're stupid enough to get the wrong book, they probably can't pass the class anyways. It's not our problem."

21 comments

  1. if this actually happened then you should tell the boss of the manager of the UW bookstore

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  2. Q: Whose job is it to make sure you prepare for your classes?
    A: YOURS.

    (Anyone who disagrees with the bookstore manager probably never had the pleasure of working retail.)

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  3. #2 is spot on. The store people are not your helicopter mommies and daddies.

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  4. Lol, OP is clearly a troll who was probably mad that the lineup was long on Monday and is trying to make the store look bad. You really think someone would be dumb enough to say that in front of customers?

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  5. Who says OP is a customer?

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  6. OP here.
    @4 and 5-I am a customer, but I was in there in between spring exams and frosh week buying textbooks. They were training staff at the time.

    The MODS just didn't post it for a few weeks.

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  7. There's your mistake, OP. Who buys textbooks before going to the first class?

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    1. People who don't want to stand in a 2-hour line, dumbass.

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    2. ^ This. Or people who are busy and want to get a head start.

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  8. OP is lying. You know how I know? Because he hasn't told the department head and pointed out the manager who said it. He's just trying to make the bookstore look bad, probably because they didn't have the book he wanted when he wanted it.

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  9. If true...

    Fuck the manager, #2, and #3 as a staff, a record label, and a motherfucking crew.

    People who think like this are what's wrong with individualistic society these days. You're why we can't have nice things. Why not want to help someone who has made a mistake/is going to make a mistake? That should be first and foremost in everyone's mind, to try and help out fellow human beings. The world would be a better place if everyone thought this way.

    Yes I have worked (and currently do work) retail, I'm just not a shitty human being like you #2/3. Shut the fuck up forever, both of you.

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  10. If this is untrue, it's problem because it's a serious accusation that can get somebody fired. The OMGUW mods really shouldn't have posted it in the first place. If it's true, the OP should have just found out who the person's boss is and reported it. Contacts for the bookstore are all available on their website. Case closed. In any case the OP is wrong for posting it here and the mods made a bad move by approving it.

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  11. Anyone who says that it is not the bookstore staff's job to be able to tell students which textbooks correspond to which course codes, what is their job then?

    They're the ones that place the books on the shelves and the ones that know where various courses are. If their job was just stocking shelves then they wouldn't be around the rest of the time. Its like asking someone at the grocery store where something is and they can't tell you the aisle. Its not an unrealistic demand, they just suck at their jobs.

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    1. Their job is to ring up the books students bring them and take the money. That's it.

      If you insist on using a grocery store analogy, it'd be more like me going to the cashier and saying, "I'm making a pie for my mother in law. Which fruit should I buy?" Knowing what you're supposed to buy is NOT the cashier's job.

      Sometimes professors are terrible and change books at the last second. Sometimes students are terrible and don't know what section they're in (different sections of the same course sometimes use different texts.) Having the cashiers "help" by knowing which books students are supposed to buy will only make things worse, because sometimes the cashier's information would be out of date.

      Look, if you show up at a bookstore and don't know which books you need for your courses, frankly you deserve to fail. You're an adult now, take responsibility.

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  12. OP here. 8 and 10, you guys work for the bookstore? Seriously, it's more like if I heard a wendys manager saying to use more ice when filling people's drinks and posted it online.

    And really? You want me to take this all the way to the top? Go up against a manager and try and get them fired? No thanks. Whistleblowers rarely come out well. And I want a degree.

    @11, it was actually for the cashiers. I don't know if they do stocking and stuff too.

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  13. OP what? What does your response even mean? You make no sense.

    You idiot, if you aren't going to complain through the proper channels then why are you posting it here? Because you're an asshole who wants to start shit. There is no other reason. Also, just the act of posting that on a public forum can get someone fired, you fucking moron. Their co-workers or boss could easily read it and assume it's true (which, like other posters, I don't believe it is because of your lack of action). Can you even describe who said it? Of course you can't.

    Mods, you should really delete the thread, it's a libelous claim.

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    1. "Because you're an asshole who wants to start shit. There is no other reason."

      Just because YOU can't think of any more reasons, doesn't mean OP didn't have other reasons for posting. If it did happen, OP could have wanted us to be aware of the sketchy staff working at the bookstore without wanting to get involved in drama by reporting what he heard directly to management.

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  14. 13a. I hear what you're saying, but I think #13 is right though. There's no proof that it happened. Therefore no proof that the staff is "sketchy". I agree that it's weird that he didn't tell their superio, and instead chose to vaguely complain to internet strangers with no facts to back up their claim. If the same thing happened to me (or most people) I would have made the higher ups aware. If someone's trying to convince me of something, I want to be sure that they're telling the truth first.

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  15. I work at the bookstore. Too many people come in and don't know what books they need. I can locate any first year book, and have a general understanding of what they are going to buy based on their program.

    The manager would NEVER say this, as her policy is the complete opposite. OP is spreading lies for no reason.

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  16. While it's not the staff's job to memorize which courses/sections use which book, I don't think it's right for them to mislead you into buying the wrong one. I mean, the students asked because they want to be sure they have the right one. If someone who worked their seemingly confirms it, you can't blame them for buying it.

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  17. I also work at the bookstore as a cashier & lemme tell you, I have not memorized all of the 1000 books on the shelf, nor is it my job to. My job is to ring through customers & if you go through the entire line to ask me if your book is right or not, I'm not gunna walk you BACK through the line & keep other people waiting to go find out. I'm not your mom, you can ask floor staff or information (which btw is the desk with the giant sign saying INFORMATION over it and has a poster saying INFORMATION behind it). Also, the manager wouldn't say that, she'd tell you the exact same thing.

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