Things you need to know before going to a Dry Cleaners.

SuperGroove

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Well, as maybe some of you can tell from the title of this post, I have a summer job working at a dry cleaners. I have had the same job each summer, for the past 4 years. It's a sucky job, and you meet some nice people. However, there are just somethings that irritate the heck out of me each and everyday.

1. A good Dry Cleaners will do their VERY best to get your clothes looking brand new. Why tell the attendent that your clothes have a stain? Sure they may miss it, and if they do, well how big is the stain anyways? We'll do it again for free as well. However, for those of you thinking about scamming, like getting clothes dirty right after you pick them up, or doing it on the same day, cleaners employ inspectors. It's understandable if you go to a shoddy cleaners, however, for the past four years, the same darned customers do this everytime, and everytime, there is nary a bit o dust on these clothes.

2.To protect the other clothes that we put in the wash, we must make sure that there are no foreign objects inserted into the machine, i.e pens, lipstick, etc, etc. Bloody tissues and reused SweetBreath are considered foreign objects!

3.A Dry Cleaners does exactly what their name implies. They are professional, Dry Cleaners, not specialists in Laundry. Therefore, CHECK your dropoffs for underwear, stinky socks...and...well stained underwear is usually the bulk of the Laundry items.

4.The coupons you see for first time customers, are JUST THAT! Therefore, do not get upset when you cannot use it.

5.Unbutton all articles of clothing that are to be dropped off...or some buttons might be "lost" in the process.

6.You are in no way special. You are no way their best customer. Do not tell them, "oh you know me, I'll pick it up when I normally do." When you come in the next day...it's your fault they're not done:D It's usually the cleaners "best customers" who leave the "richest stains".

7. Do not give them a hard time. All cleaners have customer ratings. You're either a jerk, which means, find the spot and only the noticeable spots, and give it a piss poor pressing job. You're are average, and we give it average inspection, and average pressing. Then you're a good customer, one who is patient, and one who is not a cocky, "OH I DRIVE A MERCEDES" arrogant bastard.

8.Cleaner's dont' have confidentiality agreements. So...you poop your pants, and the word is gonna spread:) Much like that turd stain. Bleck.

9. And a lesson learned here, you get what you pay for.

10. For the cleaners that have conveyer belts, do not tell the attendent oh I think that's mine EVERY time you see articles of clothing remotely resembling yours. It just makes wait times longer for everyone, and not mention it gets your customer rating bumped down.

11.Be nice. Gets you better service...and your clothes won't...well go through our 'other' treatments:)

This is just one of those, "I'm sick of my job threads". I was too late for blockbuster, and ibeta wouldn't hire me. Oh well.

12.Unlike what Seinfeld depicted, people who work at cleaners DON'T want to wear your clothes. WE remember when you brought in that sack o sh*te. Yeck.

Paul

P.S.-Never thought men could be picker about clothes than women. I would think most guys would just say, "Uh...I dunno whatever you think I should get.", instead it's mostly women! Jerk Men...

 

SuperGroove

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I knew no one was going to care...all of you high and mighty, "I wash at home" people. Just kidding. I might just change this thread to, "Who lives in Colorado." Pondering...and pondering.

Paul
 
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I use a dry cleaner so infrequently that I had no idea there was so much emotional anguish involved. The next time I go to a dry cleaner, I will tell them "I understand, I feel your pain".
 

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