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    Separate Employees For Separate Tickets

    , | TX, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (We don’t really get a lunch break at my job. We usually call an order in somewhere so one of us can pick the order up. Since I usually don’t mind going after our meals, it’s usually me who calls the order in and goes after it. This time, we choose a fast food chain that’s popularly known in Texas. We’ve never done orders with them over the phone before, so it’s my first time to call in.)

    Employee #1: “[Burger Chain], what’s your order?”

    Me: “Hi, yeah, I have multiple orders. I need them on separate tickets. Is that possible?”

    Employee #1: “Huh? …Uh, hold on.” *mumbling on other end*

    Employee #2: “What’s your order?”

    Me: “I have three separate orders. Is it possible to do multiple transactions on separate tickets?”

    Employee #2: *pauses* “Uh, let me see. Hold on.”

    Employee #3: “[Burger Chain].”

    Me: *getting exasperated* “Is it possible to do multiple transactions and get them on separate tickets? I need them split up, because I’m paying for the orders separately. I need multiple tickets.”

    Employee #3: “Let me ask.” *muffled to someone else* “What’s multiple tickets?”

    Me: “Hello?”

    Employee #3: “Yeah, hold on.”

    Employee #4: “What are you asking for?”

    Me: *slowly* “I have multiple orders, but I need them to go on separate tickets. Can I do this over the phone?”

    Employee #4: “Oh. Yeah, you can do that. Just a sec, okay?” *passes it back to the previous employee*

    Employee #3: “What do you want to do?”

    Me: “I just need separate…” *sighs* “You know what; I’ll just come in to order.”

    Employee #3: *cheerful now* “Okay!” *hangs up*

    A Painful Diagnosis

    | Denver, CO, USA | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (I am having some pain in my lower right side so I have my brother take me to the nearest hospital as it is getting worse. We wait for quite some time in the waiting room which is unusual for this hospital. As we are finally being taken back the nurse turns to me. I haven’t even entered the room yet or given the full array of symptoms.)

    Nurse: “You have a urinary tract infection.” *stares at me for a moment as she moves aside the curtain leading to the room*

    Me: “Okay… I don’t think it comes with pain on the right side.”

    Nurse: “You have one, but I am sure the doctor will run the test to make sure.”

    (We wait for nearly five hours in which I still haven’t seen a doctor, but they run all kinds of tests. Finally, at about three in the morning, the doctor comes in.)

    Doctor: “Well, we can’t find that you have a urinary tract infection but i am going to prescribe [antibiotics].”

    Me: *sighs as I am extremely tired, hurting and fed up* “Does a urinary tract infection cause pain here?” *points to right side just around hip area*

    Doctor: *stares then eyes widen* “You have pain there?”

    (Found out I had uterine and ovarian cancer. The pain? From the ovarian cancer that had attached to my pelvic wall. I don’t trust that hospital anymore…)

    Has A Good Feel For The Spiel

    | Canada | Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful, Technology

    (I subscribe to an online retailer that automatically takes $40 out of your account each month as part of their VIP membership. It serves as a store credit until you buy something, unless you inform them by the 7th of the month that you want to skip the month. They used to send emails each month reminding you that your “boutique was ready,” which also served as a reminder for me to skip the month. I didn’t pay much attention, until one month I forget to skip the month because I haven’t been paying attention to what day of the month it is. This was my instant messaging communication with a representative.)

    Me: “I’m just messaging because I forgot to skip the month yesterday, and now I don’t see the option to do so, but my credit account doesn’t say you’ve taken money yet. I was wondering if there’s any way to stop the charge?”

    Employee: “You must skip by the 7th of the month, or you will be charged $40. This can be saved and used at any time.”

    Me: “Yes, I understand that, but I was wondering if there’s any way to stop the charge.”

    Employee: *gives spiel about how the VIP program works, including the $40 dollar charge and the skip the month option*

    Me: “Yes, I understand all that. Are you saying you can’t stop the charge?”

    Employee: “I see here your bank refused the charge. You have not been charged this month. Is that everything?”

    Me: “Okay, that’s good, but actually the reason I forgot to skip the month was because I no longer receive emails from you regarding the monthly boutique. Can you tell me why that is?”

    Employee: *gives identical spiel about how the VIP program works*

    Me: “That wasn’t my question. Why don’t I receive emails from you?”

    Employee: “Is your email [email address]?”

    Me: “Yes, that’s correct.”

    Employee: “You should be receiving emails from us.”

    Me: “Yes, I know. The point is that I’m not. I’m wondering why, and how we can fix this.”

    Employee: “Your email is [email address]?”

    Me: “Yes.”

    Employee: “You are able to receive emails from us.” *gives identical spiel again about the VIP program* “Thank you for your communication, have a good day.” *closes chat*

    (The kicker? I was in fact charged that month, and I still don’t receive communication from them. As soon as I use up that credit I’m closing my account.)

    A Significant Dress-Down

    , | Dallas, TX, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Health & Body

    (I am at the soda fountain getting some water.)

    Worker: “That’s a really cute dress!”

    Me: “Thanks, I got it at [Store].”

    Worker: “Are you pregnant?”

    Me: “No!?”

    Worker: “Oh, that dress just makes you stick out a bit.”

    (This particular location now has a new one-star review…)

    You Got Their Card

    , | Auburn, AL, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (This restaurant chain recently has come out with a taco that has a seasoning from a famous line of chips. I decide to try something since they have a habit of accommodating requests.)

    Me: “Hi! I’d like to get the [Taco in soft shell separated by cheese], but can I use the [New Taco] instead of the regular?”

    Cashier: “Sure! It’s just $0.30 more.”

    (I happily pay for the difference. When I pick up my food, and take off the wrapper, I nearly bite in, and then look at it.)

    Me: “I don’t… What is this?”

    Friend: “What is it?”

    Boyfriend: “Did they leave the cardboard stand on the taco!?”

    Me: “I, uh… I guess so. Let me see what I can do.”

    (I go up to the counter, after peeling away some of the soft taco and cheese. I show it to the cashier who promptly bursts out laughing.)

    Cashier: *to the back* “Who left the d*** cardboard on the shell in the [Item I ordered]!?” *to me* “I’m sorry about that, honey. We’ll get a new one right out!”

    (I got a new one a few minutes later along with complimentary dessert. Guess someone really wasn’t paying attention after all!)

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