I work at Racetrac, a couple of months ago, after I got off work I had to stop at Kroger. I realized I’d forgotten to pick something up while I was at work, and I didn’t want to go back into kroger because I’d already had someone try to ask me a question about a product in there, because apparently if you’re wearing a work uniform, no matter where from, you work at whatever store you’re in, even though Kroger doesn’t even do uniforms anymore.
(luckily I just stopped the person and said “I’m sorry, I don’t work here.” And they immediately apologized and continued their search for an employee, but I’ve already been through the “going through a grocery store in my work uniform” situation of mistaken employeeinity a couple of years ago with 3 people in the same store. And didn’t wanna go through that again, I was tired and wanted to go home)
There was a Quick Trip right outside of Kroger. QT and Racetrac are basically the same store, with a slightly different layout and a different name, and they carry the same things, so I knew QT would have what I was looking for. As soon as I stepped in, ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES, rolled her eyes at me and said “another new hire?” I looked behind me to see if maybe a QT employee was behind me, nope. Just me.
I continued on. I get my things and head up to the counter. The same QT employee looks annoyed with me and says “you can’t ring things up until after shift, but since you haven’t clocked in yet I can go ahead and ring them up. Have they shown you how to clock in yet? Go ahead and do that and I’ll ring this up.” I said “I don’t work here.” She looked at my name tag (I felt like I was going through dejavu at this point) which said “Racetrac” right above my name, and said “really? That looks like our uniform and our name tags.”
….. their uniforms are a red polo with (I think?) Khakis and a circular name tag that has the QT square logo at the top. Racetrac’s uniforms are a blue polo with black pants (we can wear khakis too, but I always choose to wear black pants) a rectangular name tag with “racetrac in big letters at the top. I was also wearing my Racetrac cap.
I said “no it doesn’t. I work at Racetrac and this is a Racetrac uniform.” She looked at my uniform again, then looked at her own and slaps her forehead, and says “Sorry. I used to work at Racetrac until last month.” 😂😂😂 all I could say was “is the pay better here?” Lmao