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Secret Life of a Jubilat employee

krakow1 3 | 55  
1 Nov 2008 /  #1
I am sure anyone using the Jubilat supermarket will know what I mean. I think the policy to avoid customer, and eye contact at all times is a prerequisite to them getting the job.

Why do they never smile? and trying to get one more extra carrier bag, when you have not spend the required amount of money, that qualifies you for one extra one, only leads to a stand off, last seen on the "Ok Coral"

When they have finished their shift at the supermarket, do they turn into social butterflies, smiling and hugging everyone they see in the street on their way home from work, and telling everyone to have a nice day and how great it is to be alive!

I know that this is not an area problem, it is nationwide in Poland, because I have visited many Jubilats in many cities, and I always get the same response. Or maybe it is just me.

Any experiences at the Jubilat would be appreciated.
gtd 3 | 639  
1 Nov 2008 /  #2
I have never even seen a Jubilat (are they all over Poland or just regional?) but the behavior you describe is the same in every single normal Polish shop I have been in from Albert's to the smallest Kiosk. The only places people are pleasant are the places where they sell really expensive stuff and they are playing the salesman game so it is fake anyway.
OP krakow1 3 | 55  
1 Nov 2008 /  #3
Oh maybe I got it wrong about the Jubilat being national. I seem to remember being in one in Warsaw and Posnan. Anyway, yes it does apply to most supermarkets, but I think that Jubilat takes the "supermarket grammy award for outstanding unpleasant services to industry" .

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