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When I was just 17 (about to turn 18 in a few weeks) my sister forced me to put in an application at McD's when we went to get food. I didn't expect to put in an app that day or even get interviewed that day, so I was dressed in sweatpants and a grubby shirt that had hydrolic fluid on it from me attempting to fix a swivel chair earlier. I handed in the application, and suddenly bam, I am in the interview. I bullshitted my way through it and somehow got hired that day. My sister and brother in law were in the car, waiting for me as I came out dazed and confused, going "I have orientation on Friday?" I was such a newbie I had no idea what that meant, whether I was hired or not. And that's what kickstarted 13 years of McHell for me.
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Ugh, people like that really piss me off. In the mean time, I go to the Hedgehog place, order my food and literally every single aspect of it is wrong some how, and I don't complain too much. All I did was send an email saying "Not looking for any freebees or what not, but this is what happened" Which by the way, I have had exactly two experiences with that place so far in my life. Both of them have been bad. I don't see what the hype is all about.
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One common trait that I seem to be finding lately is talking like Kirk, Shatner style."Yea I'll ...take....a number...........two............medium...........with onion..........rings.......and a............................................coke.........but no......pickles.........on the........burger.................." Except it is not one customer. It's EVERY ONE OF THEM!
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I answer my work's phone all of the time after closing. There are multitude of reasons. Customer got an order wrong and while I can not fix it at the time, I can write down their name so the next time they come in we can fix it. Or an employee calling off due to emergency issues, or as others have pointed out, the website and google both had our times marked down wrong (we have since gotten that fixed). We have caller ID, but as many of our employees don't have their names connected to their phone numbers, it just shows up as "Caller XXX-XXX-XXXX" and I do not have 30+ numbers listed. So yes, I have gotten plenty of phone calls before and after hours and will gladly tell a customer when we are open until.
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Wow, first off the 18 spears thing. Thank god he was banned already because does he/she not realize the purpose of this blog? Second: What the fuck? That note was not in jest. That was an outright attack. Third: When RHU finally does shut down, where are you going to next Puppies in Prada? Because I want to keep up with your stories
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I would have ran to the rentals as soon as I learned that there was no flight out to Buffalo. Also, I find it highly unlikely that there is no flights to either of those three fairly major cities in NY.
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People say/think the stupidest things when they get caught stealing. We had a woman who stole a purse, was caught on camera but denied the whole thing. When we sat her down in front of the camera footage and had her watch it, she still denied the whole thing while we watched her on screen take the purse, take the cash from it, and bury it under some garbage. And then someone once stole my iTouch from work. When I found the device just sitting around a few days later, I figured out who stole it and confronted the guy. He claimed he saw it sitting somewhere and took it home "for safe keeping" and that he meant to return it. But he synced it up to his iTunes account. You don't take someone else's item home from your job to keep it safe and then sync it up to your computer! Of course, he got mad at me for "accusing" him of stealing because he lost his job after that.
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I have had my fair share of really stupid questions, but the biggest one off of the top of my head right now is "Is this real ice?" when I handed a guy his drink when I worked at McD's
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"Are you going to compensate me for the money you just ripped" is the biggest red flag for me here. Does this lady not realize that money is still money, taped or not? If you want a pristine bill, just take the taped bill to the bank and as long as the serials match, they will replace it.
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Sadly some stores do keep things like that locked up after the pharmacy closes. My local grocery store keeps condoms and pregnancy tests locked up. Pissed me right the hell off when I went there at 11 pm looking for a pregnancy test.
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How was this guy not told to not play music on his phone during orientation, or reprimanded in any way about selling during company time???
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I stopped commenting on how I was getting great deals at closing stores when I was about 18ish (give or take) and Media Play was shutting down. I ran up to the cashier and went "Wow this is amazing. So many awesome deals I am getting!!!" and she looked at me and said "I just found out I am losing my job this week" Instant lesson.
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They ran out of their other boxes and used the sausage sticker as a "THIS IS NOT APPLE!!!!" sign. I've been in this situation before.
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"She complains she wants tens and twenties" That's when I would have said "Ma'am, we are a *insert type of store here*, not a bank. You do not get to pick what change you can get. If we can give you tens and twenties, we will, but that's not always an option"
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What<-- Four letters long. Sometimes<---Nine letters long. Never<---Five letters long. Easy peasy.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2018 on Sidewalk Signage Riddle at Retail Hell Underground
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I had to deal with an automated version of this from my ISP. They had an automated line and one of the prompts said "To report an outage, press *number* now". When you pressed it, it would lead you to another automated voice saying "there has been no outages reported in the area. Please call back later" and would hang up on you.
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Why is a guy holding men's gel if it's meant for his wife a red flag? I thought it was becoming common knowledge now that they're essentially the same thing, but in different packaging. So maybe she just decided it's cheaper and grabbed it---though obviously I am not saying it's a legit return. I'm just curious as to why that's a red flag. "OMG A WOMAN using a MAN'S product!!!!"
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"Mail" order bride!
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I am hoping it's a Halloween costume and that you are able to fill the extinguisher with your preferred drink. Because other than that...what the fuck??
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My current weakest part of my car is the mechanics in the area, including the dealership we got the car from. In the past MONTH, the longest stretch the car has worked is 6 days. My car is now currently sitting in the dealers parking lot because it stalled out on the ramp to an extremely busy highway. Fuckers...
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"It is first come, first served, sir. This lady was already waiting in another line, which means she was here before you"
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I'm sorry, but I can't really feel bad for a company that did this to their own self.
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I will never understand peoples obsession with those stupid figures. They are just figures that do nothing but sit there and, in my opinion, they're ugly! Like, holy hell you are about to riot over a thing that will most likely sit in it's box or on a shelf. Why?!!
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Admittedly, I've only worked at two fast food places, but they both wanted the extra food back, 98% of the time. Not to resell, but just to throw in a waste bucket so it gets counted later on. One reason is purely for inventory purposes--we have to track everything and figure out why variances occur if they do. Another reason is to attempt at deterring fraud--A customer claims they received a sandwich that is made wrong, and if we just give them a sandwich and let them keep the first sandwich, they suddenly get two sandwiches now, one for free. So most of the time, if they come back right away, we ask for the sandwich back. There are a few times where I have let the customer keep the item that wasn't ordered. Say, for example, we give them fries and they wanted onion rings and they are eating inside. I'll run out an order of rings to them and let them keep the fries.
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This is why I typically don't go to opening weekend movies. Also, my local Drive In is completely and 100% amazing. They have 5 screens, and when prices are $9/person for two, sometimes 3 movies, you cannot beat that!
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