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    Human Kindness Stretches Beyond A Dollar

    , | Shreveport, LA, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Workers, Food & Drink, Money, Top

    (A bunch of my friends and I are staying after school one day to go to a school function, and we decide we were hungry. There is six of us, and between us we have eleven dollars. Luckily, there is a fast food restaurant that has a dollar menu about five minutes away by walking.)

    Cashier: “Hello and welcome to [Restaurant]. May I take your order?”

    Me: “Yes, I have eleven dollars and need to feed six people.”

    (I go through the order, which was six burgers and four large drinks, which would cover everyone if we shared. Unfortunately, it cost a dollar more than we had.)

    Friend #1: “Okay, guys, empty your pockets!”

    Friend #2: “I have 68 cents!”

    (At this time I notice a man in line with two little girls and his wallet out. He pulls out a dollar and hands it to Friend #1.)

    Me: “Oh, my god, thank you so much, sir!”

    Friend #1: “That was so nice! Thank you!”

    (I pay for the food, and then the cashier pulls out four large cups so we can fill them at the drink fountain. As I’m passing them out, I hear two more cups being placed on the counter.)

    Cashier: “Don’t say I never did anything for you. Now, have a good day.”

    (This made our day, in between the random man helping us and the extra cups so everyone could get their own. We made the function in time, too!)

    When New Hires Become New Fires, Part 2

    , | Ottawa, ON, Canada | Bad Behavior, Job Seekers

    (I’m a woman in my early 20s working as the manager at a fast food restaurant. Just before Christmas season starts, an older woman comes up and slaps a resume onto the counter in front of my coworker.)

    Woman: “Look, I want a job! Give this to your manager!”

    Coworker: “Actually, she…”

    Me: “Just went out. Just make sure your availability is on it, and we’ll pass it along.”

    Woman: “Fine! I’ll be manager soon enough, anyway!”

    Me: *barely even looks at it before throwing it out after she leaves* “If she’s going to be like that applying, I’m not going to hire her.”

    Coworker: “Thank you!”

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    Needs To Wake Up And Smell The Wrong Coffee

    , | San Francisco, CA, USA | At The Checkout, Employees

    Me: “Medium coffee with two milks, two sweeteners, please!”

    Cashier: “Hot coffee?”

    Me: “Yup, medium coffee with two milks, two sweeteners.”

    (I watch in confusion as a medium fries is added, then voided, then an ice cream added, then voided. Then, to my horror, decaf is added, and thankfully voided, before I see two medium coffees up on the little screen.)

    Cashier: “Two coffees?”

    Me: “No, one coffee. Two milks, two sweeteners.”

    Cashier: *voids the 2 coffees, adds 1*

    Cashier: “One cream, one sugar?”

    Me: “No, two milks, two sweeteners, please.”

    (I pay, and watch as he fills my coffee, adding two sugars and no milk.)

    Me: “…Thanks.”

    Friend: “He probably needed that more than you do.”

    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!”

    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.”


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