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    His Odd Behavior Just Hit The Roof

    , | Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Awesome Workers, Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers

    (The managers we have are all pretty laid back on the rules, so long as everything is done by the end of the night. There is one coworker who always finds a way to lighten the mood of an otherwise stressful shift. I am working the night shift on the fourth of July when fireworks start going off. We can see them out the drive-thru windows, but a majority of them are obscured by trees and so on.)

    Coworker: “Wow… those are beautiful. We should all go on the roof, and watch them for a while.”

    (I just laugh it off, and continue with my shift. A couple hours later, where I’m wrapping up the last few minutes of my shift, and getting ready to leave:)

    Manager: “Has anyone seen [Coworker]?”

    (It dawns on me that I hadn’t seen him in the last half hour. We all start looking for him, when someone goes outside. Lo and behold, he’s there, standing on the roof to watch the fireworks.)

    Me: “Get down here, man! You gotta cook some meat!”

    Yakking On About It

    | San Diego, CA, USA | Awesome Workers, Food & Drink

    (I see a note on the break room fridge:)

    Note #1: “I took a [Brand] strawberry yogurt out of the fridge and realized it wasn’t mine after I opened it. I will be happy to pay you back.”

    (The next day, this note has been put up just below the first one:)

    Note #2: “Dang it! That was high-end [Brand] yogurt made from the RARE Himalayan Mountain Yak, a majestic creature that produces milk only ONCE during its lifetime and must be cared for by specially-trained monks who have reached ENLIGHTENMENT. Needless to say, it won’t be a cheap replacement…”

    Another Birthday Gift

    , | India | Awesome Workers, Employees, Food & Drink

    (I am the customer in this story. I am hosting a small party for my 17th birthday at a very popular fast food joint. We are almost 15 people, and our order is really complicated since everyone wants a different kind of meal with different drinks. As such, the cashier has a tough time with my order but she is extremely patient and makes sure to take the order correctly. I pay for my order and take the numerous trays to the table, helped by friends. By this point I am very flustered too, since my friends are complaining about not getting the right drinks, etc. By the time I have made sure everyone has the right food, I realise I forgot to buy food for myself. Extremely annoyed, I go back to the counter.)

    Cashier: “Namaste! How may I help you, ma’am?”

    Me: “I forgot to buy food for myself in all that confusion. I’ll have a burger meal.”

    Cashier: “Sure! Your total is [total].”

    (I pay, take my tray, and start walking towards the table when I realise I forgot to get ketchup. By this point I am so frustrated that I storm to the condiments bar and put my tray there. I obviously aren’t paying much attention, because the entire tray falls down along with the food. There are fries and drink everywhere on the floor. I have had enough. I go and sit at my table with a huff.)

    Friend #1: “Where’s your food, [My Name]?”

    Me: “I dropped it, and now I’m not going to the counter again.”

    Friend #2: “Look, [My Name], the cashier is calling for you.”

    (Sure enough, I turn back and saw that the cashier is gesturing to me to come to the counter. I go over, and she hands me a tray with a burger, fries, and a drink.)

    Me: “But I dropped my—”

    Cashier: “Take this; it’s on the house.”

    (I thanked her and went back to the table. Whoever you are, random kind lady, you made my day! Or rather, my birthday!)

    The Hot Tub Is Alive!

    | CA, USA | Awesome Workers, Bizarre/Silly

    (It is early morning when a guest calls the front desk.)

    Guest: “Hey there. I was wondering if I could use the hot tub?”

    Me: “Well, it’s on a timer. I’ll have to get it started manually… IGOR!!”

    ‘Igor': “Yesh, marshter?”

    Me: “Activate… the steam converter!”

    ‘Igor': “Ooh… Yesh… right away! Hee hee hee…”

    Me: “Okay, sir, just give it a minute or two to warm up, and it’ll be ready.”

    Guest: “Great! Just so we’re clear… that was you doing both voices, right?”

    Me: “Yeah, I try to make things a little more fun around here.”

    Guest: “Awesome! Thank you!”

    Sending Her Anxiety The Way Of The Dinosaurs

    | England, UK | Awesome Workers, Family & Kids, Food & Drink

    (I’m a young adult with severe anxiety issues, so I always get a bit nervous going out in public. Once a week I meet my sister at a local cafe, but because I have to wait for her to arrive I’m always worried I’ll get called out for not having ordered anything when I sit down. I also always carry a stuffed toy dinosaur with me for comfort. When a server comes over to me, I think I’m about to be kicked out, so I probably look terrified.)

    Server: *speaking gently* “You know, I see you come in here a lot, and I just wanted to say I love your dinosaur! Seeing him always makes me want to work extra hard. He makes me so happy.”

    Me: “Well… he is a carnivore, so… if you slack off he’ll probably eat you.”

    Server: “Oh, consider myself warned! And I just wanted you to know you don’t have to be nervous, dear. We know your friend is coming. Is she buying you cake today?”

    Me: *nods*

    Server: “Good for you. I’d better get back to work before I get eaten!”

    (She smiles at me every time I come in now, and I’m no longer nervous about sitting and waiting for my sister!)


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