Monday, June 4, 2007

Remember, It's Called I Hate Duane Reade

Feel free to check out the comments section for some really passionate folks who are pissed off that we have a blog to vent our feelings.

Yikes. Seriously, folks. Yikes.

But let me take a second before I post today to answer a couple of questions:

1. Yes, we have lives. Barely, but they're there.

2. We each have full time jobs and some have worked out of some really crappy situations to get them.

3. Some of us still shop Duane Reade out of convenience. Hypocritical? Yep. Do we still despise going there? Yep. It's what the shrink calls 'an abusive relationship'.

4. We've each had really good experiences at Duane Reade. But what fun is it to blog about how helpful the clerk was when you can't find the starch spray?

5. Honestly, guys. It's just a blog. You don't have to read it. We won't shut off the comments, because just as we're entitled to our opinions, you're entitled to yours. It's the first amendment and it's pretty cool we have it.

There. Never to be addressed again. Thanks for the full Inbox of support, guys and on with the show!

- Wrathos

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

why dont you try working at duane reade, and see how screwed up the people are that run it. I mean the ones in the corporate office , bunch of nit wits, and ass kissers.

Anonymous said...

Agreed - the first amendment is dope. Unfortunately, it allows for dopes like you to talk and talk and talk and say nothing.

And it wouldn't surprise me if you locked comments by people who disagree with you. It seems like exactly the sort of cowardly action taken by someone who sits around and types a blog about the customer service of a drug store, as opposed to a well adjusted person who simply shrugs it off. That life you got? Must be pretty dull.

I'll not write again since I'm not looking to breathe anymore life into your stupid little project.

Anonymous said...

here's a thought, wrathos. as i'm sure you know, a large portion of the employees at duane reade and decamp are minorities. is your issue that it's just bad customer service, or is that "those people" just don't snap to attention when you want to buy your q-tips or you forget to push the button at your stop?

i'm sure there are no "i hate williams sonoma" blogs. unless, for equal opportunities sake, you'd like to start one...

Anonymous said...

Wow, everyone knows DR sucks. And this is coming from a minority. These antiblog comments are hilarious. Keep going Wrathos - thumbs up!

Vegas said...

Good job Wrathos and Friends!

You know you're hot when you get hate mail of this caliber!

keep it up!

Anonymous said...

this company is just filled with idiots thst run it. The morons in the main office on 9th ave, are the biggest dopes around. All they know how to do is kiss ass to the big shots. So for anyone that runs a big company, read the resume carefully and dont hire a slob from Duane Reade Corporate office. they will ruin your business!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Agreed - the first amendment is dope. Unfortunately, it allows for dopes like you to talk and talk and talk and say nothing.

And it wouldn't surprise me if you locked comments by people who disagree with you. It seems like exactly the sort of cowardly action taken by someone who sits around and types a blog about the customer service of a drug store, as opposed to a well adjusted person who simply shrugs it off. That life you got? Must be pretty dull.

I'll not write again since I'm not looking to breathe anymore life into your stupid little project.
...........................
SOUNDS LIKE THIS COMMENT WAS WRITTEN BY A SUCK ASS FORM DUANE READE CORPORATE OFFICE

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Employee, does it seem fair that you spread the misery? Like a parent who beats a kid and the kid turns into a bully, does that make anything better?

Mediocre Situation (good for DR, bad for you): you lack experience, good fortune, and/or the inclination to make things better for yourself, and even though you sink to your boss's level and become that which you despise, maybe people complain/vent about it in a blog, blog contributes to awareness and bad press, and parent company wakes up to negative press and fixes things to some extent. But fixing involves firing employees of your caliber, so you hop from job to job until you settle into another position working for someone similar to the bad-old DR. There you fester for the rest of your short life unless the cycle resets itself.

Worst situation: you lack the inclination and experience to make anything better for yourself, and you become that which you despise. DR stays in business by overcoming poor service with other business prowess (like it currently does) and you become embittered and crusty.

Either situation, it's pretty lose-lose for the actual employees. Try to better yourself if possible; there's almost always a way.

Best situation: Sure, you've got 3 kids at home, a booze problem, and the ladies/men can't stand your odor. So you deal with bureaucracy and get the services which exist, even if some aren't the best: a social worker, food stamps, rehab, daycare, and continuing education at a community college. Become something that you're proud of, even if the pay's not much better, and get the f*ck out of Duane Reade. You can't stand working there, and we can't stand you working there.

And hey, anonymous trolls that followed employee's comment, you are obviously following in the footsteps of Jesus. Good luck

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Go screw yourself you JESUS LOVIN FREAK!

Anonymous said...

this s a piece of shit company run by major assholes

Anonymous said...

Employees even can't stand each other in Duane Reade unless they are ass kissers to each other.

Anonymous said...

Hey, motherfuckers who are making comment here. Please do not use the name of Holy Figures or religious leaders such as Jesus(p.b.u.h). Don't dirty this blessed figure for the sake of bullshit people.

Anonymous said...

"HARRASSMENT ISN'T PERSONAL....IT HAPPENS TO EVERYBODY"
- ELENI TRIFOS, PHARMACY SERVICE MANAGER TO DUANE READE-
"GO TO TOILET AND CRY...IT IS A SOLUTION TO HARRASSMENT"
-ELENI TRIFOS, PHARMACY SERVICE MANAGER TO DUANE READE-
"YOU ARE IN FAVOUR OF YOUR OWN PEOPLE....BECAUSE YOU ARE MUSLIM"
-GREG CALVANO, DISTRICT MANAGER OR VICE PRESIDENT TO DUANE READE-
"YOU DID THIS TO STORE, YOU WILL DO THE SAME THING TO YOUR HUSBAND"
-WESAM ABDRABOUH, PHARMACY DISTRICT MANAGER TO DUANE READE-
"LISTEN, I WILL FUCK YOU AND YOU WILL SHUT UP... I CHASE HER, CLOSE THE CASH REGISTER, STEAL, SEND YOU EARLIER THAN YOUR SCHEDULE, NOT LET YOU STAY AT THE FRONT AT YOUR REGISTER, NOT LET YOU HAVE YOUR LUNCH TIME, NOT GIVE YOU DONATIONS..SUPPORTED BY EVIL TEAM"
-IVY, ASSISTANT MANAGER, PROMOTED TO MANAGER-

"YOU ARE ALL CHARACTERS TO COMEDY MAGAZINES, FUCKING IDIOTS IN DUANE READE"...
-Cashier223-oznur

Anonymous said...

I MET A RUDE BOY AT THE REGISTER IN DUANE REED. I THOUGHT I WAS DOING SOMETHING GOOD BY GIVING HIM THE EXACT CHANGE, I COUNTED IT OUT ON THE COUNTER, AND WITH HIS BEST DIM WIT FACE, HE SAID, "YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PUT IT IN MY HAND' AND THEN SAID I ONLY WISH YOU NEEDED CHANGE SO I COULD GIVE IT TO YOU ON THE COUNTER. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? HE HAS MAJOR ISSUES. I GUESS HE'S ASHAMED TO BE A CLERK, SO HE FELT DISRESPECTED. WHAT AN IDIOT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

YOU GUYS ARE REALLY ASSHOLES, NO OTHER DEFINITION. YOU ARE ENTERTAINING EACH OTHER "WRATHOS" OR "VEGAS". TELL YOUR MOTHERS, SISTERS AND HUSBANDS TO COME AND MAKE COMMENT.

FUCK YOU

Anonymous said...

to the person who wrote about the change....I understand he whouldnt have been rude...thats no excuse, you have all the right to give exact change, just dont think you were doing something good, he doesnt care about you giving him exact change, in fact, he probably was annoyed (specially if you took a little longer) but again he had no excuse for being rude

Anonymous said...

Fucc duane reade dem nicca is dicc succas managers kisses eachodas ass dey do u dirty with your checcs i dont give a fucc i use 2 work and steal from dem mudda fuccas dats the only way u feel like working there is worth it dem dicc heads dont like paying ppls vacation checcs to the consumers excuse da employees they r not rude they just go threw so0 much shyt dat the littlest thing trigger dem if u worked 4 duane reade u will undastand unless u kiss ass den we cant relate

Anonymous said...

i googled corporate offices for DR to register my complaint and there you were. In addition to the horrendous service in the stores, try resolving something regarding the rewards program with customer service via the web site. I'm listed with 2 numbers which i knew nothing about until the cashier told me and i wanted to combine the two. The moron at the other end of my emails told me I had to provide both numbers. I gave her the one i had on my keychain but how could i provide the other when i have no record of it? her rudeness and then ignoring my subsequent emails is infurating. Bottom line they don't give a shit and nothing will change. hope their stock tanks.

Anonymous said...

I had the worse experience at Duane Reade. Never I've been treated so disrespectfully as I did at this BS store. I'm looking around to pick up a few things, I bump into make up, looking at one product and a guy behind me (SECURITY GUY WITH A BIG EGO, WHO THOUGHT HAD A DETECTIVE JOB) told me I try the make up and now it's a damaged property. A little small eyes shadow was already open, assuming was a tester I stick my little finger in it and looked at the color. I OFFER HIM TO BUY IT BUT HE WOULD RATHER CONFRONT ME MORE WITH A VERY PUNISHING ATTITUDE, While he was offending me in front of everyone he was also showing me the handcuff and ask me to fallow him "come here come here" he said, I said, I'm not going anywhere with you, you idiot, what are you doing, you couldn't possibly be serious about this. I also said if I buy this and without trying the color first, chances are I might not like the color then what? I'm gonna have to return it... he said NO YOU CAN"T! Can you believe the nerve? NOW HE DECIDED TO TAKE THE LIBERTY TO CHANGE POLICY. I asked to talk to the manager and he was worse then him. Now I totally forgot what I came in to buy and the all thing was an embarrassing confrontation on both part. ARE THESE PEOPLE FOR REAL?? WHAT KIND OF COSTUMER SERVICE IS THIS?THE MANAGER ALSO TOLD ME TO GET OUT WE DON'T NEED YOUR BUSINESS HERE. WHAT A BUNCH OF BOOR!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I also hate Duane Reade. I have left them (145th in Harlem) --and I am a good customer --for another drugstore.

Hopelessly incompetent drug fulfillment. Constant mistakes.......

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