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Want to hear the most annoying sound in retail?

2015-11-12 :: The Retail Rant

If you have chronic headaches from computer beeps and stupid questions, then your good friend The Ranty Bastard offers up this week’s show as the cure!
A little more Black Thursday/Friday in this episode, plus what really pisses TRB off about the whole Starbucks red cups pseudo-controversy.
Lots of shout-outs to listeners and fans, a fair amount of profanity laced retail perspective, all presented to you on the 25th episode!
And as always, enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

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It’s Thanksgiving, Not Black Thursday!

2015-11-05 :: The Retail Rant

Yes my retail brethren, it is time to start discussing our most hated time of year - the dreaded “Black Friday”.
From shopping stampedes and ridiculous hours, to campers and non-parking idiots, it’s all in this week’s episode
of The Retail Rant podcast.
Subscribe on iTunes for all you Apple people.
Subscribe on the Satchel player app if Android is your thing.
But either way, enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

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Ring Ring! Stupid Calling!

2015-10-29 :: The Retail Rant

People on the phone can be the worst! If you agree, you’ll love this episode of The Retail Rant!

Join TRB (The Ranty Bastard) as he discusses this and getting past the Halloween “preseason” of the holidays.

Enjoy, leave a review, destroy if necessary!

And be sure to follow on Twitter @The_Retail_Rant!

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The “Help”

2015-10-22 :: The Retail Rant

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time for the corporate directive to execute order 66 (which really means hire anyone with a heartbeat).

A shorter show this week where your friend in retail hell, The Ranty Bastard, will discuss and dissect the few advantages and many disadvantages of hiring “holiday help”. And if you just can’t get enough of TRB, check out my guest spot on Couch Party this week.

Enjoy both shows this week, and as always, leave a review and destroy if necessary!

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Scam-A-Lot

2015-10-15 :: The Retail Rant

This week The Retail Rant turns 21!

Listen as your friend, The Ranty Bastard, discusses professional thieves that help themselves to our

products and manage to turn it into rent money! Also a brief discourse about those customers that

always want to touch us (vomits in mouth a little).

So take delight in the beer burps, the shameless promotion of a new favorite beer, and the profanity associated

with being a retail slave.

A big thanks to both the Couch Party and Drunken Dork guys for their “inspiration” this week.

And as always, enjoy, leave that 5 star review, and destroy if necessary!

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The Legend

2015-10-08 :: The Retail Rant

Enjoy this week’s show with Randy (@mretailslave) from the Miserable Retail Slave Show!

We riff and discuss our trials and tribulations from our time in retail hell.

Check out his show after this one, and continue to support The Legend and The Ranty Bastard!

Enjoy, leave a revoew (for his show too), and destroy if necessary!

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Smart cards, dumb users

2015-10-01 :: The Retail Rant

The dreaded “chip card” kicks off this week - and it is due to become yet another pain in our collective ass.

This issue and others on this week’s episode of The Retail Rant!

As always, enjoy, leave a (legit) review on iTunes, and destroy if necessary!

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The $15 Debate

2015-09-24 :: The Retail Rant

Tired of the Republican debates? The Ranty Bastard is!

I promised this topic revisited to many of you, so here you go!

Thanks to @worstBKever for taking time this week to discuss the proposed $15 an hour minimum wage for fast food workers.

As always, enjoy, leave a review on iTunes, and destroy if necessary.

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Wasting Away

2015-09-17 :: The Retail Rant

Sell more - the CEO needs a first class flight!

And by the way, cut payroll by 20% but we need an extra $5000 in sales!

This and more fine corporate logic on this week’s episode of The Retail Rant.

Enjoy, leave an iTunes review, and destroy if necessary.

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Lazy Is Not a Handicap

2015-09-10 :: The Retail Rant

Ever wanted to choke out that lazy co-worker?

You just might do it after listening to this week’s episode!

(I say don’t do it, but if you must…..)

Enjoy, leave a review on iTunes, and destroy as necessary!

 

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Of POGs and POSs

2015-09-02 :: The Retail Rant

Planograms, the death of the retail employee.

Followed in a close second by customers who think they are a “celebrity”.

Shorter episode this week so please forgive and listen.

But regardless, enjoy, leave a review on iTunes, and destroy if necessary!

 

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“Dear Customer”

2015-08-27 :: The Retail Rant

On this week’s episode of The Retail Rant Podcast, I welcome the author of “Dear Customer: Inside the World of Baristas, Upselling, and the Rules of Serving a Special Cup of Coffee”, Mr. Sean William Brown. We discuss his book, our mutual despise of customers, and talk about “customer service” in general. Also, we get the dish on his upcoming book, “Wal-Mart: I Don’t Belong Here”.

If you’re not following him on Twitter (@SWilliamBrown33) or checking out his blog (thetallmanager.com) after this show, then there may be no hope for you. Unless you buy the book. Then you will be absolved. I mean come on, it’s only $4 in ebook or $10 in paperback. I know, we’re all broke ass retail workers, but it’s worth every penny!

As always, enjoy, leave an review on iTunes, and destroy if necessary.

 

 

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Retail Abuse

2015-08-20 :: The Retail Rant

Abused by a customer?

Want to strike back?

Flirty co-workers?

We have it all this week on The Retail Rant!

Enjoy, leave a review on iTunes, and destroy if necessary!

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“We’re going to WAR!!!”

2015-08-13 :: The Retail Rant

Disgusting customers?

Want to shoot yourself in a meeting?

Then you’ll love this week’s episode of The Retail Rant podcast!

Enjoy, leave a review on iTunes, and destroy if necessary!

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Managers, managers, managers

2015-08-06 :: The Retail Rant

Got a gripe about upper management? I’ll bet you I will cover it this week!

Also, a discussion about the much needed and desired “Retail Purge”

Enjoy, leave a review on iTunes, and destroy if necessary!

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The Muse

2015-07-30 :: The Retail Rant

So we made it to 10 episodes! Trigger the laser effects and fireworks!

This week we look into the retail life of “Muse” (@MusingsInRetail), and discuss

our mutual hatred for all things customer. I will also address the #amateurlawyers

(aka “customers)that know the “law” better than the Supreme Court.

Enjoy, leave a review, destroy if necessary!

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Back to School - Ugh

2015-07-23 :: The Retail Rant

Don’t you just love it when kids destroy your store on a daily basis?

Can’t wait for the “Back to School” crowd to show up?

Got a job in retail for the benefits, only to realize you were better off without them?

Well your friend the ranty bastard has an opinion on ALL of this and more!

Enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

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Tales from the “Defector Sector”

2015-07-18 :: The Retail Rant

This week I talk with a guest from the “defector sector”.

Don’t be jealous of him or hate me, but he has some good insights!

Enjoy, leave a review, destroy if necessary!

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Table of 20, Tip of $10

2015-07-09 :: The Retail Rant

I know this one isn’t all about retail, but don’t act like a customer!

We venture into a different field this week as we discuss customer service in the food service industry.

Thanks to my guest Sol for taking time out to let us retailers know that we’re not the only ones that hate customers!

Enjoy, leave a review, destroy if necessary!

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Count This, Not That

2015-07-02 :: The Retail Rant

Inventory day? Didn’t make enough sales in a hurricane?

These topics and more on this week’s episode of The Retail Rant

Enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary

P.S. I fixed that shitty audio issue, but thanks for tolerating the last show!

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