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    It’s A Slippery Oily Slope

    | WA, USA | Coworkers, Food & Drink, Health & Body, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (I’m an events specialist, and for this demo I have to go the back area of the deli in a very busy store I don’t usually work in. I notice both how oily the area smells and how quickly the employees forget I’m there and overhear the following:)

    Employee #1: “So, about the oil in this fryer – how often should we filter it?”

    Employee #2: “Oh, I guess we’re supposed to do it every night, but I just use the basket to kind of it stir it so it doesn’t look too bad. Manager makes us do too many things to worry about it. I maybe do it, like, once a week.”

    Employee #1: “Does that work?”

    Employee #2: “Yeah, the oil’s so hot it should kill anything bad.”

    Making Drive-Thru Feel Affronted

    , | Peterborough, ON, Canada | Bosses & Owners, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

    (There’s a drive thru order for an item that we only cook to order and takes about four minutes. I’m cooking it and it’s just about ready when we receive an order on front counter for the same thing. I start cooking it and put the first one on the heat chute.)

    Me: “Drive thru, your hot dog is up.”

    Customer On Front: “Hey, that’s mine!”

    Me: “Sorry for the confusion. Theirs came up first because they ordered a couple minutes before you. Yours will be ready shortly.”

    Customer On Front: “That doesn’t matter; I should be first!”

    (He leaves with his food, still making a stink. The next day, the manager calls me into the office.)

    Manager: “You know you aren’t supposed to serve drive-thru before front. We had someone complain that you gave his food away yesterday.”

    Me: “Oh, yeah, I remember him. He didn’t even place his order until the one for drive-thru was cooked.”

    Manager: “That doesn’t matter; it’s always front first when they order at the same time.”

    Me: “They weren’t at the same time, though. Drive-thru ordered several minutes ahead of front. Pull up the orders on the computer; I’m sure I can find it.”

    Manager: “Front gets served first no matter what and that’s the end of it.”

    Me: *giving up* “Okay, but don’t be surprised when we get complaints about drive-thru waiting eight minutes for their food.”

    Ignoring The Meat Of The Matter

    , | Peterborough, ON, Canada | Coworkers, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (Our broiler breaks down during lunch service. It’s our only means of cooking burgers. Fortunately we still have a small number on hold but not enough to last very long. I’m working in the back making the orders. We sell the last of the meat and are now only able to offer chicken. I inform the cashiers of this and they all acknowledge it. Moments later an order comes up for two burgers.)

    Me: “We don’t have meat.”

    (The cashier keeps going.)

    Me: *louder* “We’re out of meat.”

    (The cashier keeps going.)

    Me: *practically yelling now* “[Cashier], WE DON’T HAVE MEAT!”

    (The cashier finishes the order and I’m finally able to get her attention.)

    Me: “[Cashier], you know we don’t have any meat left, right?”

    Cashier: *blank stare* “Yeah, so?”

    Me: “So… what did you just sell?”

    Cashier: “Two burgers, why?”

    Me: “What am I supposed to make them with?”

    Cashier: “Uh, the meat.”

    Me: “The meat we don’t have any of?”

    Cashier: “OH! When did we run out?”

    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!)


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