Confessions of a (former) Best Buy Warehouse Employee

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 11 years ago '06        #101
Honolulu Blue 33 heat pts33 OP
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 Shaolin_Bees said:
im like dude, u went to rutgers and this is wat u wanted to end up doing as a career? telling me where to put the christmas napkins in certain color patterns?
lmaoooooo props
 11 years ago '05        #102
HiRolliN 110 heat pts110
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 Shaolin_Bees said:



one thing that really boggles my mind, is that there are actual INTERSHIPS at these pathetic chain stores, such as target. months ago there were a couple of younger people who were interns at target. im looking at these mofos like "wtf are they doing? u cant be possible spending thousands of dollars on tuition to end up at a horrible place like this"

and also when i first started one of the exec was a graduate from rutgers university. im like dude, u went to rutgers and this is wat u wanted to end up doing as a career? telling me where to put the christmas napkins in certain color patterns?

i can agree, that u cant possiblly be 100% sane in the membrane to wanna work at a target.


wouldnt that be embarrassing, when ur family is having like a reunion, and they ask where do you work now after graduating from rutgers, and u tell them TARGET!?

f that, ill commit that sh*t lol. im working on my bs in computer science, and going directly to my ms. ill be damned if i ever work at another target
i know what ya mean. we get new exec's & team leads at tha target in my town every 4-5 months. our target is basically a spot to train new exec's who are just out of college because our store is so small is suppose to be easy to manage, but its not.

i never understood how these exec's & team leads can spend 2-4 years to get a business degeree at a major university and then go work at a small target in my small town. on top of that the position they take is not even a GM position. our GM has been there for 10 years and doesnt have any plans of retiring for another 10 years.

so these new exec's & team leads are basically stuck in the position they get hired in at tha target i work at. they only way they will move up in tha target food chain is if a GM at a target in a town thats 1 1/2 hours away retires or promotes.

for those who are wondering targets calls managers - executives and supervisors - team leads.


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 11 years ago '05        #103
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 minimafia_aj said:
10 percent discount? thast changed cuz the best buy around here u get SIICK discounts on sh*t like u pay wut the store pays plus 10 percent off.
Wrong, its 5% above wholesale cost. So some things you get a crazy discount on, other things you don't get anything (Ipods, gaming systems).
 11 years ago '04        #104
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i worked the computer section at circuit city for 3 years so i can definitely feel your pain. fu*k a cityadvantage plan and selling accessories. if u didn't do that, they'd look at you like they were really about to k!ll you.
 11-08-2007, 07:33 AM         #105
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Btw, that wal mart squiggly thing .....how can this not be against human rights? So its not enough that they have to take your soul, they want every last drop your dignity too?

Squiggly = prelude to suicide
 11 years ago '07        #106
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i used to work the best buy warehouse as well, but instead of games me and 2 other co-workers stole a shipment of 20 ipods the video ones lol, cause as you said the set-up was too easy, we would unload from the truck and then open the box and throw the ipods under the truck and pick em up after when we were going home, i mean you wouldnt think things like that if the set-up was already there for you all you had to do was have the balls to go through with it, came up a good chunk of cash that week :D
 11-08-2007, 09:27 AM         #107
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I worked at both Best buy and now i work at circuit city and CC is a lot better working environment. i know BB had a lot of management problems and stuff,why I worked there 2 GM got fired and some people got caught stealing,so at the one i worked at it was crazy,but i love working a CC.
 11 years ago '04        #108
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props, good read. when i was younger (13 years old) i used to run thru best buy merchandise. got about 500 worth of games outta them. i have also worked numerous retail jobs, all of which suck
 11 years ago '04        #109
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Dude, being a current Best Buy employee(trying to get the hell out. Cant though since I seriously need the money and I'm strugglin to find another job.), I feel your pain 110%. Them quizzes(well, e-learnings as they like to call em)are a damn waste of time. And I've been there for 3 years and still at the bottom of the totem pole since I really could CARE LESS about the business that store does. I'm there just to collect a check. At first, I was like "awe, lets help make budget, yada yada yada". Then when I saw I was still going nowhere, I gave up. So now, I'm just goin in, workin, tryin to make a buck. But they still hound me every friggen day about getting magazines...speakin of which, would any of you peeps get a magazine subscription from Best Buy? I'll answer that for ya. "Hell no." I wouldnt recommend it either.

But yeah, I feel your pain of being a former Best Buy employee. I swear, if I could I'd do the same thing you did. But I'm in serious debt right now. But you best believe when I get out of debt, I'm gettin the hell outta that place.

Mad props to ya for postin this man. Definetly a good read, and made me realize that I'm not the only one strugglin in that place.
 11-08-2007, 10:34 AM         #110
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Any job you get in the real world is gonna be just like that. That's why I'm grinding trying to get my real business popping off.
 11 years ago '04        #111
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i work at best buy now, ive only had one problem with my scheduling and that was because they scheduled me on a day i had school, i started out in wireless, i was getting 30+ hours a week for part time, and then the season ended and my hours dramatically went to sh*t..like 4 hours a week. talked to my supervisor and i said i need more hours, 70 dollar checks arent cutting it for me, and he said alright ill get you more hours, 3 weeks roll by, 4 hours a week every week since i talked to him, and so im like what the hell man where are my hours? and he didnt respond and im like well never mind then ill go be a cashier, easy as hell and got my same pay, i make 10.18 now and get 30+ hours a week. on average, i get about 20-25 hours after season ends. i was also promoted to "finance specialist" last week so i wont be cashiering on the weekends now. idk if its because you got hired into the warehouse unloading the trucks because they have to be there everyday, and they are always short handed. so that might be why they didnt give a fu*k about you nor your schooling. ive been there almost a year now, the only complaint i have is, the people who work in each best buy, are all drama queens, they spread rumors like its high school. i was closing to quiting after about 5 months of getting 4-15 hours a week, and i got a job at blockbuster and realized best buy was A LOT better. im fine with my job, i know it can be stressful and a pain in the a.ss but its a fairly simple job and you can make some decent money..and i love the discount on sh*t..
 11-08-2007, 11:35 AM         #112
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good sh*t, I worked at Blockbuster it's similar to Best Buy except our trucks that come in aren't half as big as yalls... but the scheduliing is terrible, Blockbuster doesn't close a single day of the year
 11 years ago '07        #113
MOTTAFOOKAH 4 heat pts
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Way to much sh*t to read but I got the point after the first post...Id rather have ur job than the one Im at now...Best buy sounds way better than sams club...working for wlmart is like buying a ticket to hell no lie its the worst thing ever
 11-08-2007, 11:49 AM         #114
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nice thread here. I read all 5 pages and read most of the responses that didnt involve the wall-o-text.

I had no idea retail was THAT crazy. The whole wal-mart song thing had me flippin out for a minute.

My only interaction with retail has been with EB/GS managers for special capcom promotions and such. I guess when your dealing with massive stores like BB & Wal-Mart things change.

The bright side is that for most of you retail is just a pit stop for your ultimate goal. People who are looking for a career in a retail store like BB I have the utmost respect for you. Im sure if you can grind it out you will reap the benefits but it seems like initially retail is just not worth the time or money.

I enjoyed the thread though, some of the stories really had me laughing.
 11 years ago '05        #115
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Brother, I feel you...

I'm currently employed at a warehouse driving forklifts and delivering freight. Sort of like UPS, but we mostly run along the west coast. I was hired in March last year, where as I was taking the Spring and Summer quarter off from College.

During the interview, my supervisor told me that the gig was only a part time job, I'll be working 5 hours and 6 if I'm lucky. So I was like yeah, cool, I don't need much hours anyways, I'll be starting school again in September..

Summer rolled around and I was doing 8 hour shifts... Working Full-Time when I was suppose to be part-time with no benefits...

So now I'm like FUCC YOU, I only work 5 hours a day, it's hard to maintain in school and keep a job that works you to the max...

But they still try to get me to stay late even though I tell them I have to go home and do homework and get some sleep for school...
 11 years ago '05        #116
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man i worked in best buy for almost 2 years in computers and in the last 2-3 months, home theater.. yo, im telling you, my sales team was the best sales team in the nation a couple of times, and for black friday, we would get the most geek squad installations. every black friday, we were #1 in the nation. I made that store soo much profit and they only wanted to pay me 9.45..so i said fu*k them n*ggas and dipped. I'll never work retail again..
 11-08-2007, 05:06 PM         #117
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BEST BUY EMPLOYESS ARE VERY OPINIONAITED. I can tell you from true experience i work their now and i have no problems doing it. I work in Media the only part is tasking putting up all those cd dvd and games, but im not trippin though. Ill even go as far to say this i was asked to stay later early in the week i wasnt scheduled to close so i did, for the hours had to set up for new release tuesday and the next day i came in my manager praised me for such a job i did, i wont go into specifics but she GAVE ME CALL OF DUTY 4 MODERN WARFARE FOR FREE, THE SAME DAY IT WAS RELEASED I HAD A FREE COPY. IT WAS LEGIT I HAVE A RECIPT AND ALL TO PROVE IN CASE SOME sh*t HAPPENS, BUT IVE BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED FOR THINGS I DO AT MY OTHER JOB BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS, I WENT TO PICK UP RATATOULLIE AND GOT COD 4 FOR FREE. Best Buy isnt for everyone but i will collect as long as im there so i aint trippin folks GET MONEY!!!
 11 years ago '04        #118
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I worked at Target and Bestbuy, all I got to say fu*k em. Its some weirdos who work there
 11 years ago '05        #119
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 blackrobmayne said:
BEST BUY EMPLOYESS ARE VERY OPINIONAITED. I can tell you from true experience i work their now and i have no problems doing it. I work in Media the only part is tasking putting up all those cd dvd and games, but im not trippin though. Ill even go as far to say this i was asked to stay later early in the week i wasnt scheduled to close so i did, for the hours had to set up for new release tuesday and the next day i came in my manager praised me for such a job i did, i wont go into specifics but she GAVE ME CALL OF DUTY 4 MODERN WARFARE FOR FREE, THE SAME DAY IT WAS RELEASED I HAD A FREE COPY. IT WAS LEGIT I HAVE A RECIPT AND ALL TO PROVE IN CASE SOME sh*t HAPPENS, BUT IVE BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED FOR THINGS I DO AT MY OTHER JOB BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS, I WENT TO PICK UP RATATOULLIE AND GOT COD 4 FOR FREE. Best Buy isnt for everyone but i will collect as long as im there so i aint trippin folks GET MONEY!!!
Thats pretty cool that he did that for you. I take the media team out to Texas Roadhouse, Outback, or something along those lines about once a month on a Sunday night. Its the least I could do for how hard they work. My department is easily the best in the store and we're always ranked in the top 50 in the company. I'm supposed to get a free 60GB PS3 for attending a training in California. I plan on giving that to one of them once it arrives from Sony.
 11 years ago '05        #120
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how about you give it to me for the strenuous hours they placed upon me as I manuevered endless amounts of DVD's off the rack and arranged them in alphabetical order?
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