Okay so I work at a grocery store, normally when you place an order for a cake or cupcakes. You can either pay right then in advance OR pay when you pick it up. Normally if it is a large dollar amount they want you to pay in advance. Anyway I ordered 7 packages of 9 cupcakes (that is how they come) special ordered colors and mix of chocolate and Vanilla and gave them the toppers to put on the cupcakes. This is a combo party for DD and DS and each has about 10 kids plus our family coming
Well I said I would pay today so that on Thursday I can just run in a grab them and leave. They told me no that if I was picking them up Thursday I would have to pay Thursday since they go off sale tonight from 3.99 for a pkg to 4.99 for a pkg. I asked them if they would allow a customer to pay for the same order today, they said yes because they would want advanced payment for a order like I placed. I asked if the customer would only have to pay 3.99 a pkg they said yes, so I asked why I couldn't too. They told me because I am an employee and I already get a 10% discount.... I talked to the store director (Who happened to be in the the front of the store when I was paying for other things) and he said they were wrong and that if I wanted to pay today, just pay and bring in the receipt on Thursday if they ask! That I am a customer too.
Dh said I was being silly and should have just payed the extra $7 and not bothered the manager. I think I was right, if they would do it for a random customer they should do it for me too. I could have gone somewhere else and ordered the cupcakes!!! Was I wrong?
I think you were right. I probably would have gone somewhere else and ordered. You are a paying customer even if you do work there and they should be treating you as one. If they don't want to then they don't deserve your business in my opinion.
If the manager says you were right then you were right.
I usually pick up my cakes where my SIL works at. It's also a grocery store that has a bakery inside of it but the grocery and bakery have different policies. So if you were at her bakery you'd be wrong.