14. When A Customer Jumps Ahead In A Line Of Waiting Customers


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14. When A Customer Jumps Ahead In A Line Of Waiting Customers

  1. 1. When a Customer Jumps Ahead in a Line of Waiting Customers<br />By VanSight<br />
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  3. 3. The Situation<br />One of the most frustrating things for customers is when someone pushes ahead of them in a line and for the employee to serve the more aggressive customer first, ignoring the fact that the aggressive customer has pushed in. <br />To ignore The situation almost ensures that the customer Being delayed is going to blame the employee for The aggressive customer&apos;s rude or oblivious behavior.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Techniques Used<br />4<br />Verbal Softeners<br /> Face-Saving Out <br />
  5. 5. Dialogue<br />5<br />This situation could occur in any context where people line Up for service — grocery stores, other retail establishments, banks, hotels, restaurants. <br />There&apos;s a line of five people waiting to be served and a sixth person steps into the middle of The line. <br />Before any of the other customers says anything, the Employee intervenes.<br />
  6. 6. Dialogue<br />6<br />Employee: [to the customer who has pushed in] Perhaps You didn&apos;t notice that the line actually ends after this Gentleman. If you could move to the end, I&apos;ll be glad<br />To serve you in turn.<br />Customer: Oh, I&apos;m sorry. I didn&apos;t see that.<br />Employee: No problem. It&apos;s easy to miss. <br />
  7. 7. Explanations <br />7<br />In this situation it&apos;s important to point out that the customer has jumped the line without doing anything that might humiliate or embarrass him or her. <br />If employee uses a very gentle way of letting the customer know about the line, careful not to accuse the customer.<br />The word &quot;perhaps&quot; is a good example of a verbal softener. providing a face-saving out. Since the customer has apologized.<br />The employee can soften any embarrassment by making it OK, indicating that it&apos;s a mistake that&apos;s easy to make. That ends the interaction on a positive note.<br />
  8. 8. How to Diffuse the Situation<br />8<br />It&apos;s important that an employee who deals with situations where customers line up make a conscious effort to monitor<br />The line in order to address &quot;pushing-in&quot; issues before another customer does. You don&apos;t want two customers arguing about something that is ultimately your responsibility.<br />
  9. 9. How to Diffuse the Situation<br />9<br />When a customer cuts in, you can&apos;t know whether it is an intentional act of rudeness and in-consideration or simply a result of inattention. <br />For this reason, you should always give the benefit of the doubt. To accuse a customer of pushing in intentionally is almost always guaranteed to start an argument. <br />Even if you have a strong suspicion it was intentional, you must start with a gentle approach.<br />
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