It’s amazing how much has changed with cashier training since I started at my store. I think I was bagging and training for a week and this was well over 4 years ago.
The last 2 weeks at my store I’ve seen 5 new cashiers and they each had all of 2 shifts each to train with someone before being able to ring for themselves.
Meanwhile today another new coworker had all of 1 other shift and because it was so busy she spent the entire time bagging. So instead of either putting her with me to train they put her on her own register when she had no fricking clue what half the buttons on the screen were. And instead of putting me on register to help with the lines I had to bag for her and basically talk her through every single thing.
I don’t mind training and helping new cashiers. But how hard is it to make sure they have the faintest idea EVEN how to ring or what to do before being thrown out there to fend for themselves?
I just want to thank any customer who is either on their phone and hangs up saying they're at checkout or if they get a call they silence it or hell even if it's important and asking "do you mind if I take this?" Go right ahead man! Thank you for using your manners. But those who just come up, throw your stuff at me and hush me while talking on your phone passing me off like I'm some annoyance or just ignoring me. I go out of my way to drag out this transaction I've got 8 hrs and nowhere to go!