It looks like a fairly new blog, but I hope it stays around. It’s so funny, that there’s probably no reason it won’t take off: I Hate Duane Reade: Service From Hell.
Basically, the blog rails on how poor the service is at DR, and how absolutely trashy the people are that work there. It’s one of those, “It’s funny because it’s true” blogs.
I stumbled across it because the author also sprinkles in a few NJT bashes every now and then. So of course, SUBWAYblogger loves those too.
As far a Duane Reade…yes, they are as bad as the blog says. I think the only reason they stay in business is because there’s one every 3 step in NYC. They have almost as many locations as Starbucks. Also, if you are a Chase Bank customer, there’s an ATM inside every DR location.
Other than that, the place is a complete nightmare. The stores are nice, but the people are morons. Here’s what you need to work there:
-One working eye
-Really long, fake nails
-A bad attitude
-Pants 3 or 4 sizes too small (women). Pants 3 or 4 sizes too big (men).
-Preferably no work ethic or customer service skills whatsoever
-5th Grade diploma (optional)
If you have any of the above, you’re in. Give it 3 weeks, and you’ll be regional manager.