I decided to put a little bit of my Radio Shack experiences into the comic, as well as updating Snowball’s working life to reflect Michael’s more recent work doing tech support for a computer hardware company.
I remember when I was in the interview to work at Radio Shack my brain just kind of froze. I still find it kind of baffling that I got the job.
The manager really did say that to me. It was weird. Also this was in the late 90s and cell phones were just starting to really catch on.
Seriously, the store had batteries in like 5 locations.
I’ve yet to ever hear of anyone in any retail job who actually liked the district manager.
I actually got fired. The manager didn’t actually tell me why, but I figure it was failing to sell extended service plans and generally not being interested in trying to cajole people into buying more crap. I didn’t miss it.