Best-Buy Complaint - Employment Experience
SAINT JOSEPH, MISSOURI -- First of all I want this to get to the corporate office of Best Buy. I was hired as a seasonal employee. I have had an excellent employment record. I retired from the State of Missouri in 12/09 after 23 years of service and have been a supervisor, training new employees.
From the first day of training it was a total unorganized experience. I was hired as a cashier. I was not introduced to employees even though I was required to attend an employee meeting. During the meeting nothing was explained to me. One of the young cashiers was to train me which was fine. After 3-4 days I was introduced to the service desk manager. He stuck me on a register for several hours with no training on how to do most tasks such as giving customers their reward points, and the black tie plans. When other employees would see me struggling they would run over to assist me. Then one day one of the supervisors, took me to a register to train me. The young girl that had been training me told me to ask the customers if they wanted their reward points and explain what it was, being free, etc. The supervisor told me not to do that but just ask for their phone number to see if they had reward zone and if not to sign them up. She also did not like that I was not used to using the keys on the left of the key board. She put me on a register and I followed her instructions and asked customers for their phone numbers. Two customers wanted to know why and when I told them they said they did not want them due to not shopping at Best Buy that often. She said "I didn't hear you ask the one customer for his number." She basically called me a liar. When she saw me use keys at the top of the key board she would come over and move my hand to the side keys with customers present. This was humiliating. As I observed the other cashiers they asked customers if they wanted reward zone, yet told me I was wrong. I felt defeated and humiliated the few days I was there and their training was very hap-hazard, so I quit. When I called the general manager Benny to tell him that I was not coming back he had me come in and sign a seperation form for my pay. He did not once ask me why I was quitting, nor did he seem to care. In all the years that I have worked I do not believe I have ever been treated so negatively. They had no plan fir training and everyone seemed to have their own way of doing things, and I was wrong no matter what I did. I am not a stupid person, but I felt that I deserved proper training in order to be a success at this job. I can guarantee that I will never shop at Best Buy.