Copy Center Problems


"I need these 25 books bound. I’ll just wait here."
“That’ll be about 5 hours…”

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Ok, so I’m the newest of the three girls that work in my C&P and I’m working by myself one night. This guy comes in and he’s asking about business cards he ordered earlier this day.
One. Thousand. Business. Cards.
His name was on the book but it said it was sent to the design company. So I told him what happened and he freaks out saying the morning girl (the one who’s been here for 3 years) said it would take 2 hours.
So I explain to him that it would take 24 hours for the design to come back to use then he would have to approve of them because it was such a high amount of cards then we could make them.
He goes away and comes back two weeks later asking if they were done. He never came to approve them so I explained to him again he had to approve them before we could make them. So he approves of it and then stands there like I was magically going to make them all right then.
“Is this going to take all day? I have ice cream in the car.”
“Sir, you ordered a thousand business cards. It’s going to take some time. You can come back tomorrow.”
And in the most condescending voice he asks, “Are you sure they’ll be done.”
“Yes sir they’ll be done.”
I got them done in two hours because the color printer decided to be a dick to me and then it took the dude another week and a half to pick them up.

berkastcyn asked: I'm putting my two weeks in at my copy and print today. I feel bad because I'm leaving them with two girls and the manager like when I came in but I can't handle the stress of there and my other job anymore. Thankfully, some people know I'm getting out they just didn't know when.

I was the same way. I was part of a broken CPD system and was sad to leave it in that state, but I just had to, just like you have to leave. It’s hard, but you can’t put yourself through something like that for the sake of others who aren’t close to you (like, coworkers.) You have to think about yourself first :) I’m proud of you for taking the first step towards getting out of there.

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My favorite customers are the really forgettable ones. Like some lady who needs 20 black-and-white copies and will be back in an hour. Or maybe it’s someone who needs help making the self serve copier do legal size. In a few hours, I won’t remember your face. But I will remember that you didn’t ruin my day.


Worst thing about working in copy and print: paper cuts. Anddd shitty customers.

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I can’t with this

Ugh. Had the worst day ever. I had five customers waiting in line, the first two had something printing on their flash drives. So I bring them to our computer and put both flash drives in the system. One customer’s flash drive was locked, the other was fine. However, the customer whose flash drive was fine just started freaking OUT!

She then accused me of stealing her files and putting it onto the other customers flash drive.

Like wtf? Why would I even do that?! You’re no one special plus I honestly don’t care. And even so, why would you bring such an ‘important’ flash drive for such a menial task as printing photos. Get another flash drive or email it to us like I told you two days ago! -_-

So I call a tech guy to take care of the woman with the locked flash drive while I argue the hell outta this other woman who loudly kept accusing me of stealing her files and rendering her flash drive meaningless. Which is so not how it works.

So then she’s all up in my face like ‘IF YOU HAVE A LINE FULL OF CUSTOMERS YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM ONE AT A TIME RIGHT?!’ And I’m like ‘NO. Because we HAVE to take care of five at a time because that’s how this store works and sometimes ‘quick’ jobs turn out to be things that take days to resolve!’

So I had enough of this bitch and send her off with another copy&print associate. Surely enough it takes him over two hours to help her while I’ve helped ten other people (:D who loudly said how awesome I was to which she rudely rolled her eyes at me. Tho I gave her a look saying ‘Yeah bitch. I’m awesome.) She then rambles to the other associate that she isn’t satisfied with how he did things, and argued with him too!!!

So then she gets all sarcastic saying that this is the best service she had ever and rips her own copies and leaves. Like what ev. I hope she never comes back. But you guys, I’m really sensitive. Like really. I just can’t take all this. I know it’s “typical” stuff that you will get at any job, but it really hurts me. It’s sad because literally EVERY SINGLE person I served today was sweet and kind and thankful, but this one person just kills me. IDK. I just wanna quit and might do so soon.

Dude, that lady sounds like she has some serious issues to take care of before she goes to another retail store. Hope she gets better soon. As for you, A+ for being a rockstar C&P person, and just know that you’ve got the satisfaction of proving her wrong and that you didn’t have to deal with her antics for very long. Also, if you never see her again, even better. Letting things that customers say to you go is hard, but just remember that most of them, especially the ones who get mad over little things, don’t see you as a “person”, they see you as a thing to interact with for goods and services. I know it sounds really bad, but it’s just a job thing. It’s not personal if they get mad at you, it’s business. Don’t lose sleep at night over crazy customers and what they think. Be happy you have lovely customers that you can fall back on, so to speak, and take pride in being a good and patient copy and print person who knows their shit. :)

rnairu asked: Man as much as I hate working copy and print, I get some very nice regular customers. Those people make it worth it to stay. Uwu

Regulars make everything better <3

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tauntaunrider asked: I got out of it too! Except I didn't give two weeks, location laws don't need it, and man its so relieving.



oh NICE! As long as you had a suitable replacement, a+ and congrats on escaping leaving!

if you know my situation with my store and management you wouldn’t even give two shits about a suitable replacement.


Alright, that too :0 it was that bad? :c awwww!

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tauntaunrider asked: I got out of it too! Except I didn't give two weeks, location laws don't need it, and man its so relieving.

oh NICE! As long as you had a suitable replacement, a+ and congrats on escaping leaving!

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so the copyandprintdepot tumblr actually makes me want to cry like you have no idea how nice it is to see that there are actually other people that have to deal with the same shit as I do, god bless you

also it makes me super happy that I have this week off

Helping other people realize that you’re not alone, one post at a time. <3

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tauntaunrider asked: Congrats on getting out!!

Thanks!!!! It took two weeks and lots of pleading from my managers not to go, but I escaped with (most of) my limbs attached and (most of) my sanity :o) 

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i literally have nightmares about my job and wake up with stomach pain i think that’s telling me something hmmmmmmmmm

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Anonymous asked: Topic: Old People Customers. They are either fucking terrible or super nice and amazing. I helped this old dude scan a picture he wanted to be the background of his business cards, and spent about an hour helping him upload that then design it to his liking, he'd been to three other places that wouldn't do it for him. & then he proposed to me! ha. Sometimes people can be really appreciative and make me love my job. :)

That’s so sweet of you (and him)! :’) good job, anon. keep on trucking!

OK ladies and gents, so I just quit my job at my office supply store, which means I can no longer blog about copy and print services. Now this blog can only run on submissions. I’ll keep reblogging posts that are tagged ‘copy center’, ‘copy and print’, ‘print department’, and variations (I track those three tags though). So keep submitting your horror stories about asshole customers and how your depts are falling apart! Once a CPD person, always a CPD person. We ride 2gether we die 2gether. Love yall. <3