The first season of Rental Return – Tales From the Video Store continues! In Episode 2, you got a deeper knowledge of why our Heroes wanted to work at a video rental store, what their training process was like and a little bit about the co-workers and supervisors they had.
Now in Episode 3 “Rewind the Grind”, you’ll hear what the daily grind was like for our Heroes at the video store including some of the mundane tasks they endured like rewinding tapes. To offset those tasks, some great perks were obtained like free rentals, free posters, and in Preston’s case, first dibs on out-of-print tapes worth bank on eBay!
Plus, Amanda tells how several of the store standees got a tour of their town. Finally, we ask about some of the things our Heroes didn’t anticipated when initially taking the job like Gary’s experience of finding returned tapes that were not owned by the store and then awkwardly phoning the customer about it.
Stream Season 1 Episode 3 titled “Rewind the Grind” below. Subscribe to Rental Return – Tales From the Video Store directly for the complete library of episodes. You can also listen on The Retro Network Podcast Channel in your favorite podcast app.
Our “Video Heroes” for Season 1 include Amanda Stefaniuk, Chris Tanski, Christian McGalliard, Gary Keffer, JP Vriess, Preston Burt, and Zac Shipley. Follow @TRNsocial on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see pictures provided by our “Video Heroes” and more VHS memories.
If you are a former rental store employee and would like to be interviewed for an upcoming season, please contact Adam @hojukoolander on Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org