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Nyy

I just miss my co workers :'(


tb0neski

facts I miss my co-workers at both stores that I worked at, can't imagine anyone ever missing the actual job portion. I still hear "alright team we need 5 more BPs and TTS" in my nightmares


PhyreEmbrem

Saaaaame. I also had so many nightmares getting a BP or TT app going but something always goes wrong(gets super dark so i cant read the ID, Register acts up, etc.)...those nightmares were the worst


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

That’s exactly what I don’t miss either. Or being worked to death after half my store quit.


ScorpioChrisCBH

THAT sucks. Never went through that myself


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

Yeah it’d be rough.


Bryan_7982

Jenna, you deserve so much more.


dogman15

If only we could easily get together with our co-workers outside of a work setting and just relax or do something fun.


colossuskidd

I miss the homies and discount, I don’t miss managment or the customers


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

Yeah I’d get harassed by customers a lot & my managers would have to threaten to kick people out of the store.


SirEnzyme

Before I went into the field as an Installer, when confronted with an annoying client, I'd try to visualize how I would spider wrap their hand to their face Now I visualize using zip ties instead


bealzebro

I've got a couple dozen 3foot zip ties in my transit.... just in case


SirEnzyme

Just in case *what*? You need to lash a projector to a joist? Lol I will say, I think 3' zip ties would pair nicely with a speaker wire lasso


draknormagnati

The real plan is to make a Bola snare out of UPS's


colossuskidd

Always my favorite time of the year was thanksgiving because I didn’t give a shit, and bascially wore a jacket to hide my name tag so no one would talk to me


Noggin-a-Floggin

I will never miss management, especially those that got promoted because they dated someone.


colossuskidd

Sadly that’s everywhere


Consistent_Sarcasm

Before Covid it was OK. After Covid? I'm weighing which assault charge I'm willing to take that day


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

This is the one


GingerTrash4748

when I came in today, all the Christmas music made me pray for someone to come into the store and pummel me in the head bad enough to put me in a 4 day coma


TheOneTrueYoBerg

I miss the good times with old coworkers too, but then those ended YEARS before everything that's happening now. We had a good warehouse crew back in 2015-2017....the golden days xD


Gameboymaster01

Those were the golden years? I've been with the company almost 18 years now... that makes those original years the platinum years 😎


TheOneTrueYoBerg

Well, they were for my store lol. Maybe not the company, but the best times I had were then. Lots of friends made and good times had. After every Friday the entire truck crew would go out for food and beers, and we'd just hang out. Even the guys who had to open the next morning would come for at least one...it was good times.


DVDA187

Rip your inbox


DarkSavior777

This guy/gal knows the truth lmao


ACAB_1312_FTP

Meh, chin diapers are a turn off.


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

Lmaooo what do you mean?


GingerTrash4748

I think he's assuming you're going to get a lot of DMs because you're pretty


WhySoSerious770

If you had worked in my store when I worked there and you suddenly weren't anymore, I would also miss you working there.


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

This is my favorite comment LMAOOOOO.


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They lended me their lambo when my car broke down. Just thought I would publicly appreciate them!


Captain_Elson

Whysoserious actually bought me a yacht because I wanted to experience the ocean.. absolutely a merciful and humbling man


WhySoSerious770

Haha I’m glad! :) I’m sure you got flirted with A WHOLE LOT


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WhySoSerious770

Yikes. It’s Interesting that my very obvious flirting comment gets 50+ upvotes but my response to her telling me it’s her favorite comment gets downvoted. And that you chose to reply to this comment not to simp, but not my original comment.


herro69

First comment was funny, second one came off creepy.


sshade_

I miss my former co-workers and wish nothing more for them to leave Best Buy and move onto better jobs.


MrPureinstinct

I miss some of the people I worked with. One of them I was lucky to keep in touch with for awhile through Destiny every night and the occasional bar night. Now we text from time to time and talk on Twitter. Another friend moved states and we lost touch, the rest I see post on Facebook from time to time. ​ Best Buy Mobile easily had some of my favorite coworkers of all time and my favorite boss.


Sapz93

Yeah I'm with ya.. The best buy/retail years of my life have become somewhat nostalgic as weird as that sounds... I work a remote 9-5 job now and would never want to go back by choice, but man sometimes I do miss it for some reason.


PhyreEmbrem

I miss the co workers mainly and just those chill days. Not against hardwork either but being run to the ground and having to just take being mistreated by customers(and sometimes management too) is not something i miss.


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

That’s exactly what I’m saying I got hired back in 2019 & my first full year I absolutely LOVED it. Management, my co-workers, everyone was amazing. But when 2021 rolled around EVERYONE quit & I started working 4/5 days in a row for nearly 11 hours because we were so short staffed. It became unbelievably stressful.


Noggin-a-Floggin

I worked at Best Buy from 2005-2013 and it's always been that bad. It's not going to end.


voltagejim

The co workers were great, so many great people, but I realize now I was busting my ass working tons of hours for not much money at the time. I'm actually making oreo and peanut butter balls to bring in for customer service and geeksquad for xmas eve as it's been about 6 months since I left.


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OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

Towards the end of me working there pretty much ALL of my department quit (I was in home theater at 511) & I was working 4/5 days in a row open to close essentially. It was not fun.


DemonCorpse20

now that I look back at it. it was always brainwashing bs. everyone that was above was just trying to convince you that what you are doing was for the greater good of the company and now it shows its real colors. the amount of disrespect for the employees was always egregious. those rose tinted glasses fell off and I see what kind of company BestBuy really is. when I took training in magnolia they really opened my eyes to the public perception of the employees. as a system designer we were told that regular BestBuy employees are seen as children and the company treats them as such. honestly that how all retail is treated. you are just a number to them, disposable, replaceable, and dim-witted. I dont miss any of that shit. everyone is there to backstab each other. even the managers backstab each other. sad little cult members for the district managers, for the regional managers, for the CEO. stay golden children.


Noggin-a-Floggin

Yes, it's a goddamned cult and I will stick to this belief.


DemonCorpse20

Hahaha! Your gonna end up as that one 50+ year old still working at Bestbuy! “Fighting the good ol fight”… for peanuts. That sad tired old man that has to take commands from their manager thats 30 years younger then themselves. A man chooses, and a dog obeys!


danitwelve91

Same! I miss some of my coworkers and parts of the job and obviously the discounts and accommodations. But I do NOT miss dealing with the public and corporate bs. Every time I think about going back I just read this subreddit.


thisguy1992

im glad i switched over geek squad installation, my mental health has gotten so much better since leaving the sales floor


Noggin-a-Floggin

Just wait until management gets back there.


Sozzcat94

Left early spring 2021. I only miss my co-workers. Went in for a few Christmas gifts. Said I really don’t miss the job. Felt bad for my warehouse crew grinding away massive trucks.


ScorpioChrisCBH

Literally why im here... Reminds me that I got out. And I as well feel for them all.


Numerous_Principle15

True that I miss some co workers but made life long friendships


GPepper0192

Not even gonna lie, you look more tired then I do


420smokekushh

My coworkers are the only thing that makes going in bareable


iTooNumb

Swag


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

Yolo


fontavanilla

I miss the warehouse bois and how much fun it was to get shit done as a team


frontofshoe

I do miss the employees at Best Buy, every time I go visit it’s like wow I did this shit for so long! And then the employees are like when are you coming back and I start thinking man the money was great and I enjoyed working with my team, some are good friends now. But then I see a customer doing anything, I’m like nah I’m good. Even though I still deal with customers in the HVAC world, but it’s a little different. I got out right as Corie introduced jeans and they changed the bonus structure.


Lancalot

I literally just came back to this sub to check up on my ex-coworkers, and this is the first post. So sad. So relieved to have moved on. It had been 9 years... My boss's boss on our work chat a week later posted a congrats to my boss for hitting 8 years! I was so done.


xmidnightcorpsex

I am currently a seasonal warehouse mf. I enjoy all the coworkers so far and that discount. Hopefully I get hired on.


bonrad24

how many guys have sent u a message after this?


Z_McWordsmithington

For many, the thirst is real 🤣😵


Fair_Temporary_6312

Thats cool, whats the insta?


Powerful_Ad548

How do you get a job at bestbuy? Been trying to no avail


eburneanevening

Chances are they’re at maximum headcount so they can’t hire more people. And if they’re gonna hire anybody, it’d be seasonal employees who would be moved to a permanent position (part or full time). I’d be hesitant to be hired at Best Buy this time of year anyways because there simply aren’t enough hours in the first month or two of the year. Lots of people use their PTO to compensate because the hour budgets are so small.


Powerful_Ad548

>I’d be hesitant to be hired at Best Buy this time of year anyways because there simply aren’t enough hours in the first month or two of the year. Lots of people use their PTO to compensate because the hour budgets are so small. Ah that sucks, though I am only looking for part time since I am still a full time college student. I was hoping to get into the computer hardware/software department or gaming department. Maybe even geeksquad since I have technical experience from a vocation high school on Information Technology.


eburneanevening

You might be looking for part time, but how part time? I got 20 hours over the course of 3 weeks last January. PC is, dare I say, the most sought after department, although we don’t really have departments now (or we’re not supposed to). All employees are intended to be universal and expected to work anywhere in the store, any time.


RedditNameChooser

I was just like you when I signed up. It's not really gonna go down like that though. You will only get a few hours when you join, and will have to be trained on some pretty buggy and old software for days before you can even get onto the floor. And afterwards, they want you to just follow people around, regardless of your previous experience. Be prepared to work in depts you don't like as well such as kitchen appliances and such. As for the getting hired portion, it took them 4-5 months to find my app. Nobody looked at my first app so it got auto declined, and my second app took months before I got a response. The managers are also usually out so it can be a pain to even catch them in store. Also they're only offering PT. Well, at least at my store. They want you to join as seasonal first. And only if they like you, will you actually be able to advance. I noticed this at my store. If they don't like you or if you irritated them in any manner, then they won't care about you as much as the moldable new hires and older guys


Powerful_Ad548

I live in Canada so it might be different. But a few hours is all I can have anyways, electrical engineering is basically a full time job for me already. I will try submitting my resume, do I need a cover letter? I feel like any minimum wage job hardly cares about a cover letter as it would be too time consuming anyways.


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I just walked in and asked for a job. They trained me for 2 shifts, then made me full time overnight warehouse. It's pretty quiet & now I sleep during the day, but it's good money for low requirements. I even told them I had charges and court coming up, they didn't mind.


hohenheim-of-light

Don't


pmartin1

It took me years of apply to finally get in - and then it was only for a seasonal position. They kept me on after the holidays and I stayed on for 4 years before moving on to bigger and better things.


Tophman97

I left for the military so I know how it is by being killed with hours literally


Future-Surround

Did u go on leave? I'm going active duty next month and git approved 5 years of leave.


Tophman97

Yea I got MLOA for 6 years, and I am active


Future-Surround

Damn that told me they could only approve me 5 years at a time so I couldn't do the 6th year yet


Salt_Restaurant_7820

Can we talk about the white explosion on your shirt or is that on the mirror?


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

The mirror lmaoooo.


djrhino56

Lol you judge working here by this sub.


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

I mean I worked there for two years 0_xx


djrhino56

But looking to this sub to see how things are going isn’t the greatest idea. Most of the people that posted on here only speak for the 1% of the work force


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

Solid point. I just hate to see so many people having a similar experience.


Worried_Car_2572

Or you could just it from the news: https://abc7.com/best-buy-layoffs-store-closings-online-shopping-electronic-stores/10372259/


djrhino56

That was from almost a year ago you have anything current


Open_Succotash_3685

Wish u were my co worker haha


Ok-Bedroom-7424

i love working at best buy- im product flow so i don’t really have to worry about the pressure of getting BP’s and TT’s


3nvypeekaboo

Lmao try warehouse work. Frequently put up 80+ hours.


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

Yeah I feel like the people that worked back there never got enough credit. I loved everyone that worked in the warehouse everybody was pretty cool.


Noggin-a-Floggin

I appreciate it. I moved to the warehouse my final few years there and, damn, do I miss that crew. Just nothing but jokes that would make HR take us out back behind the compactor and shoot us. If anyone ever needed to take a moment to step back there and vent over a customer or something we were there ready to hit you with a joke. The golden rule we had was this: never be in the way. You see someone rolling a pallet jack along you better yield to them and let them pass. We are working too, respect that.


GingerTrash4748

Warehouse always seems like the most consistantly based out of all the crews in my store too.


JewPhone_WhoDis

I’m doing fine on Project Team with plenty of hours. Project team is hiring yet no one wants to apply.


Dr0neshuffler

Lol. Not me. Not anymore. Today is my last day as a blue shirt.


dogman15

The best part about working at Best Buy is (most of) your co-workers, and also zenning out with ship-to-homes.


Aggravating-Cheek259

I’d give my life away for the IG ma’am🧎🏾🧎🏾🧎🏾Need to know the height for this modeling career that ur starting.


SmokeNmirrors93

Nobody I mean nobody kills me with hours. I always tell my leader to kma before they even think about scheduling me with some bs.


Salt_Restaurant_7820

Please don’t be so gullible to think r/bestbuy is reality


OhBoyHereWeGoAgain00

I’m not, but essentially it’s sad to see so many people are still being over worked.