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I have noticed a strange phenomenon since (some) plastic bags are no longer: whenever I buy a couple of things from the supermarket, and I pull out my green bag to put my purchases in, the checkout chicks/chaps leave me to pack my own stuff! They usually turn their back and have a scintillating conversation with the chick or chap next door, leaving me holding the groceries, and literally fumbling to get them into the bag. Is it that packing is now my responsibility because there was no formal bag handover?  I think there needs to be a new checkout

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It is becoming increasingly clear that “nice” is, like, so yesterday.  Especially in shops.  The pretty, young things manning and womanning the cash registers of our nation think that customer service is beneath them (once I finish Uni/Tafe/Business College/Beauty School, you can bite me, ‘cos you’ll never catch ME behind a counter serving the general public! Yuk! How degrading!). Except. It doesn’t matter what business you are in, you still have to deal with people.  And the better you are at it, the better you’ll be able to navigate all those pesky career landmines (and people that plant them) that

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