I just got a job as a cashier and start tomorrow, but I also have a slight speech problem. This doesn’t affect me in everyday life or anything. There are a couple words I just can’t speak right. I’m not really worried about it as I know way around the words, but some of these words would be used in my work. And I’m wondering how, customers are going to act.
When I say 13 or 14 some people can’t tell the difference and then when I say 30 and 40 some people can’t tell the difference. I knew I would run into this but have lived with this problem for 19 years now.
If I say the number and it is misread by the person I’m speaking to, I normally would then say “one three and 57 cents”, but I understand most people aren’t going to know exactly what I mean. I have been known to use other ways to, sometimes I can say it super slow and get it almost correct.
Speech therapists have agreed I could work with public in a settling like this, but may run into some people who have a problem with it. I was told I could get a tiny better, but after 6 years of work on speech, there will be little more improvement. I’m going to try to keep working on it at home.
The main question is would you get mad if the cashier was having problems telling you the amount, but trying there best. I understand that everyone is difference, and I’m used to people getting upset over my speech, it was worse.
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