Customer Service Workers Should Be Treated With More Respect

Customer Service Workers Should Be Treated With More Respect

The reasons why customer service workers deserve your respect.
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The age that many people start getting a job is around 16 years old; and many of the jobs available for that age group and into the 20s is customer service. This is a great field to gain experience for other jobs and possibly a future career. However, there is a huge downside to jobs that entail customer service. This downside is the times when you are stuck talking to angry customers or unruly guests. Some people have legit reasons for being mad, but others seem to just find something to get mad at. I'm sure most, if not, all of us have even been mean or frustrated with a worker ourselves. Many of the people in customer service don't deserve to be treated like that, and may experience disrespect more than they deserve. This article will discuss the reasons why customer service workers need to be treated with more respect.

They don't make the rules.

One of the problems that customer service faces is getting blamed by a customer even though the worker had nothing to do with the problem. For example, they complain about the prices and then put all their anger into blaming them that the prices are too high. Another example is when they get mad that a certain thing is sold out. When in fact the blame could be turned on the customer for not buying in advanced. There are so many more examples of customers blaming customer service for issues that may in fact be their own fault. The worker doesn't make the rules and does what they are told to keep their job. And unfortunately, they can't control the actions of the customer to not forget their wallet or to buy merchandise ahead of time before it sells out.

They are there to help you.

Customer service is called Customer Service for a reason. They are there to help the customer to the best of their ability. However, sometimes they can't give you everything that you want. Instead of getting angry at them, thank them for their effort in trying to help. They are not your enemy.

They are exhausted and have bad days too.

Let's face it, we are all human! We all have bad days! Some people like to use their negative energy to yell at workers if they are having a bad day but just because you are having a bad day doesn't mean that you should make someone else's day bad. Customer service workers help a lot of angry customers and when helping the angry customers, they put on a smile and try with the best of their ability to make everything right. Underneath their smile, however, they could be sad, angry, or exhausted. This is why customers need to understand that workers also experience emotions; they have feelings too, they aren't robots!

This is only a few of the reasons that customer service deserves more respect. It is a job that many of us have had at one point in our life, but many have forgotten the hatred and disrespect that they recieved while being a part of customer service. Respect needs to be given to everyone. As the golden rule states, "Treat everyone as you wish to be treated." And I'm sure no one wants to be treated with disrespect.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.

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To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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You Should 100 Percent Not Go Out To Eat If You're NOT Going To Tip 18 Percent, Or More

My current summer job is serving at a restaurant and it is the first serving job I have ever had. Here is what I have learned so far, in terms of tipping.

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Being a server can be the best job at times and the worst job at times.

Most servers only make between 3 and 3.50 hourly, we rely solely on tips.

There is nothing more disappointing than picking up the check from a table and seeing that they tipped you under 20 percent. I would say a good rule of thumb is to always tip your server 20 percent unless you have a valid reason not to. If their service was truly terrible, then tip them under, but when their service was good and the meal was good too, you have no reason not to tip 20 percent.

I've been serving about 2 weeks now and I have been undertipped or not tipped at all several times.

I'm still learning as I go, but I think I am a good server. I always greet my customers, offer input on the menu, and constantly check on them during the meal. I can confidently say that I think I am worth a 20 percent tip. When I see that someone did not tip me what they should have, it's upsetting. I always wonder what I could have done to earn a better tip but the fact is that some people are just oblivious.

Some people are not aware that you are supposed to tip 18 percent as the bare minimum.

When I don't receive a tip at all, it feels like a waste of time. I put in your orders, brought your food to you, made sure you were enjoying my meal, constantly offered my services, and you don't tip me? Not tipping your server is just plain rude.

There are always some people that tip over 20 percent so, for the most part, it evens out between these people and those who do not tip, but there is no excuse for not tipping your server.

In conclusion, don't eat out if you are not going to leave a decent tip for your server.

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