Welcome back to what irritates you Monday.
This meme was began by Delores and I'm having fun being able to air some of my irritations publicly.
Irritation #3 is related to work.
"if you have a flybuys* card, please scan it now".
When scanning customers items we are required to ask if they have a FlyBuys* card.
When using the self-serve checkouts however, the machine does the asking.
As soon as you select "start" on the touch screen, a voice asks you to "please scan your first item".
And then it reminds you about the card.
"If you have a FlyBuys* card, please scan it now".
But it doesn't stop there.
It continues to "remind" you at short (very short) intervals until you've finished your shopping, paid and taken your receipt.
I bought one item yesterday and in the time it took me to start, scan and pay, the machine requested that I scan a flybuys card four times.
When I touched on "finish and pay" it stalled and asked me to scan my FlyBuys card.
I don't have one.
We have six of these machines, so with people using all of them almost continuously, I hear this request far more often than I'd like to.
I've been heard to say, "the day I hear that in my sleep is the day I quit."
So you can see that for me, this is a major irritation.
On the upside, quitting sounds like it could be fun.....
Now, maybe my thinking is wrong, but to my mind, if a person signs up for one of these FlyBuys cards, shouldn't it be the responsibility of that person to remember to use it?
At a regular checkout, I'll ask a customer at the beginning of scanning and maybe again at the end, but usually just once.
Sometimes I forget altogether.
*This is a rewards card, whereby people "earn" rewards points according to what they buy and how much. From a range of stores, not just supermarkets.
When enough points have accumulated, they can be redeemed in various ways.
Most people I know redeem their points as gift cards which they can use to shop or give as gifts.
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