I think body language makes a difference. For a lot of NEETs with mental health issues they might accidentally give off "school shooter" vibes. I have issues, but it's not autism which can affect body language, it's probably OCD. My body language communicates more like an awkward nervous idiot, i'm constantly checking and trying to reassure myself and overthinking every little shift in tone and expression in the person i'm talking to. I also have facial tics which I don't see people mention or react too much thankfully. But, I maintain good eye contact, I have a sense of when to nod, agree, interject, etc. You don't need to be a savant of social intuition, i'm sure as hell not, but getting the basics down can go a long way. If you creep the interviewer out that's probably going to be a deal breaker, but being awkward isn't, it's an entry level job. be a little more aware of your body language is the best advice i can offer you.>>390
Yeah, thanks. I grew up here so I'm familiar with talking to people who don't have the best english. I already had to abort one guy's order cuz I couldn't understand what he wanted, his card wasn't working and he just stared at me confused when I said anything.
*hands me item and two receipts* "Are you returning?" "yesyesyesyesyes"
"Okay, you gotta go to customer service for that, I can't help you." *stares blankly* "Customer service?" "nononono" *hands me a gift card and points to receipt saying it has $50*
"Okay, you're buying then?" "yesyesyesyesyes"
I scan the items and put the gift card in, register says card is invalid "This card is invalid, you can go to customer service to sort it out if you want" *stares blankly for a solid minute*
"The card is invalid, customer service, they can help you" He leaves and says he'll come back, I suspend the order and work on the next guy.
I start ringing up the next guy with groceries. As I finish the groceries he finally guy comes back.
He comes back and says the card should be fine, nothing has changed. "Okay, but you gotta go back in line" *stares blankly* "Back in line"
"nonono i'm buying this" (points to groceries) The groceries are his apparently. "Oh this is yours? Okay, sorry." He pays with a credit card and the groceries go through.
Then, I try to do the other order again and it's the same story as before. "The card is invalid, I don't know what to tell you" *stares blankly*
As he stares at me a coworker comes up to me saying she'll replace me and I can go on my 15 minute break. I decide to just abort the order.
"I'm going to abort this order, I don't know what else to do." "i'll be back" He says, menacingly. So I abort and my coworker takes over, thankfully my break saved me and I didn't see him after that since I took another register.
On one hand it's annoying, and I was frustrated in the moment, but on another he probably feels the same way. Usually when someone doesn't speak any english they have someone with them that is fluent, but he seemed to be alone. I would have gotten help if I didn't go on break. Maybe I wasn't doing the card correctly. Gift cards are really finicky, sometimes one way works, sometimes another, etc. It's annoying because different cards need to be put in in different ways.
Whatever, it is what it is. I talk too much.