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        Hi Gang:
            I started this new job. I have mentioned it before.  I am the supervisor for a crew of 4 that cleans a Ritzy department store here where I live.  I actually don't think the store is all that great, but that is another story.

        My situation is this. You can't believe how the store employees turn their nose up at me because I am nothing but a maid so to speak in their eyes.  I mean each day more employess than not, will walk right by me even though I say hello to them.  I have experienced  this on more than one occasion.  What gives.  What is it with some people who have no manners to return a "Good Morning."

        How do I not let it get to me?  I am just as good as them, just because I clean for money I need to eat and live.

        Has anyone else ever experienced this kind of thing, and if so , how did you handle it?

        It is making me depressed each day before I go into the store.  :'(

        I am a soft person, and treat all people equal. I would never dream of looking down at people for what they do for a living, unless it was illegal and against society.

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          I hate people that think they're better than everyone else. UGH!
          I'm sorry you have to go to work everyday and deal with snob-nosed,"my s**t doesn't stink" doo-doo heads.
          If you come clean my house, not only will I say Good Morning, but I'll make you dinner & a few cocktails! 
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          acgofer wrote:

          I hate people that think they're better than everyone else. UGH!
          I'm sorry you have to go to work everyday and deal with snob-nosed,"my s**t doesn't stink" doo-doo heads.
          If you come clean my house, not only will I say Good Morning, but I'll make you dinner & a few cocktails! 


          Thanks friend.....That means alot....

          And your definition of them is perfect.  My Sh** don't stink attitude. All because they work for a department store?   I tell you what, I have worked retail at stores, and it is a tuff job. I'll take my cleaning job over their job anyday.
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          I, 2, have encountered people w/ attitudes; when I pass some1 in the hall @ work, or wherever, I ALWAYS greet them w/ a smile & a 'good morning,' 'good afternoon,' whatever.
          On the few occasions where they completely ignore me, I've said " Oh, I'm sorry, but typically when some1 greets u, it's good manners 2 acknowledge them back."  Of course, I say it sweetly, w/ no malice.  This has always worked.
          As 4 the type of work that u do...... I THINK IT'S TERRIFIC! U should hold your head high & be proud........
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          do they work commision?  if so thats the crux of it!!!!!!!  i watched my mom get treated like a no one (at that time she was only woman to make it that far  to threaten their thing) anyways .......  people who have to sell sell sell (mom worked for jcpennys)  cant seem to think of anyone else except as "compitition"  if they dont make certain amount of sales per DAY they get arses chewed my mom had nervous breakdown i was 11 and man did she change....................any who im just a happy happy person and when ive been treated as such (menial labor  i wastressed but bussed tables first) I made it an absolute point to get their attention  and say hello how r u? then the kicker is a compliment believe me compliments get you everywhere  but be sincere....................even the elephant man had a great deep voice 
          if they dont respond id even ask "are you feeling ok today?"  lol    im a bubbly thing         

          you have utterly NO reason to feel in anyway bad of yourself!!!!!!!!!  people are self absorbed sometimes
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          PMM, I used to work in a retail store, one I'm sure many are familiar with, Walmart. Even the customers sometimes looked down on me because I worked there. I happen to have enjoyed my job very much, I enjoy working with people. I worked my way up from a cashier to Dept. Manager in less than a year and had alot of pride in myself. I managed almost every department in our store within a period of ten years. The way I look at it someone had to do the job and it was me. I was paid pretty fairly for the work I did and it left me with a sense of pride so I didn't really care what anyone else thought. Just be proud of yourself and hold your head high. I'm sure you do a great job and you can stand back and be proud of what you have accomplished. Hang in there my friend.
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          Your all so wonderful to answer my post with your kind words and advice.

          Thank you so much. 

          I feel better already. I really do....

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          Hey PMM we should have talked about this in chat room the other night. Remember I told ya I clean a school. I understand what you are goin through. People tend to treat us like we are on the bottom of the ladder. This is even happeneing to me at a church where one of our classrooms are!
                I honestly LOVE my job I get holidays paid off and think of it this way for a short time you have to deal with these people and only in passing right? Well just go about what you need to do and hold your head high cause if you and your crew wasnt there. They would have to clean up the pee on the seats, empty the trash with smelly used feminine products and dirty diapers,rub those black marks off the tile, mop those floors and vacuum. Take pride in how it looks when your done and forget those people.
               One more thing that its very hard to do but maybe think that they have to deal with all those nasty people who are never happy and could have a twinge of jealousy towards you thinking "shes got it so easy!"
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          louiseff wrote:

          Hey PMM we should have talked about this in chat room the other night. Remember I told ya I clean a school. I understand what you are goin through. People tend to treat us like we are on the bottom of the ladder. This is even happeneing to me at a church where one of our classrooms are!
                I honestly LOVE my job I get holidays paid off and think of it this way for a short time you have to deal with these people and only in passing right? Well just go about what you need to do and hold your head high cause if you and your crew wasnt there. They would have to clean up the pee on the seats, empty the trash with smelly used feminine products and dirty diapers,rub those black marks off the tile, mop those floors and vacuum. Take pride in how it looks when your done and forget those people.
                One more thing that its very hard to do but maybe think that they have to deal with all those nasty people who are never happy and could have a twinge of jealousy towards you thinking "shes got it so easy!"
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          You my friend understand exactly what I do perfectly.  Reading your reply made me laugh out loud.  I kept saying "Yes, Yes yes" to your description of what I have to do on a daily basis.

          As a side note, the other day, I went in to clean the bathrooms. Friend: It was a sight that will give me nightmares for months to come.  Our job is tough to do sometimes.  Thank you for sharing your expereinces with me and helped make me feel better.

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          PMM,

          Don't let anyone ever make you feel you are less. There is always going to be people in this world who are not nice. Nothing is worse than to have someone think they are better than you. Particularly if they hold a different title in the work place. That Superiority attitude is nothing more than a major insecurity as far as i am concerned.

          It's very unfortunate people are judged by the job they hold. The work place can be very hard for alot of people. If its not superiority complex then its jealousy of a co-worker. Somtimes the best thing you can do is give them a dose of their own damn medicine!

          Hold your head up high and remember next time you get snubbed.........think about your family here at LCB! Here you rank pretty darn high on the list!!

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          Well PMM im sure it has to do with feces on seat, wall (i couldnt believe someone did that!) or floor. And man you can tell when someone had diahrea! Whats irritating is when it dries and you have to scrub the little bits left with the brush!  LMAO
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          Anyone who treats you with any such indifference without even knowing you or anything about you...( cuz we know they'd love ya if they knew ya..)  are just  full of insecurities of their own and about themselves!!

          I have patience and tolerence for so much in todays world but I really can't stand phoney, fake, plastic and ignorant people.  

          And so dear, have patience and tolerence just in case they might just be shy or uneducated in social behaviors and once you've discovered any of them for their true ignorance....then %$#$%@ em....don't give them the time of day, don't let them touch your self esteem and for pete's sake....don't let them suck a moment of joy or happiness out of your days!!!  
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          A big Thank you Lips. Your words are kind and supportive as always. So many of you have answered tonight and it just makes my heart feel better knowing I am understood and supported in my situation.

          I guess the worst I have to deal with is the lady who sells Jewelry. She is the biggest snob I have ever come across. She won't even look me in the eyes. Like if she does the I might give her germs or cooties.

          These people come in , in their fancy clothes , and then theres me in my work uniform. (Which is always pressed and clean by the way.)

          I just know after all the kind words and posts I have read tonight I will go in there tomorrow and just laugh at them when they snub me next time.  

          Yet isnt it a shame that this kind of thing happens at all.

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          louiseff wrote:

          Well PMM im sure it has to do with feces on seat, wall (i couldnt believe someone did that!) or floor. And man you can tell when someone had diahrea! Whats irritating is when it dries and you have to scrub the little bits left with the brush!  LMAO


          Girl, let me tell you what it was. Someone had done such a job they had plugged up the toilet.  Then it sits like this OVERNIGHT, and it is there to greet me in the AM first thing when I enter the bathroom.  The smell was over powering, and it made me gag.  What do I do? I flush the toilet. Whoops, wrong thing to do. Over flow she did, all over the floor.  So now I have this mess on the floor too, as well as the bowl. 

          I almost walked out right then.

          I guess it is good I can laugh at it now, and knowing you know what I am talking about makes it funny cause I know you can appreciate this story.


          Thanks again gang, for being there for me. I love so many of you.

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          Helloooooooooo PMM,

          It is funny how I just got home from Las Vegas and read your post. I have worked for a major retail chain for 21 years before I retired, and let me tell you something, if it wasn't for you and your cleaning crew those snobs would be out of a job! No one likes to shop in a dirty store now mater what social class they are in. What you and your crew do makes sure customers come back to a clean store.

          PMM, don't let them get to you, your a wonderful woman and to me as long as you are working and making an honest living you have nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed or feel bad about yourself for what you do. I for one applaud you because if it were me, and those snobs did that to me I would say something not to nice to say to them.

          And for the one snob who sells jewelry, next time she snubs you wait a little while and say this " Wow I just love your necklace, I saw that in Walmart and just knew it was a great deal, so I picked one up too." That will get her goat, and you will have the last laugh. And she will be brewing over it every time she sees ya, and when you walk by her just smile and say Hello, have a nice day!

          Keep your head up and stay smiling, because in my book, your way above them!

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