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Similar situation,we had a position called Crew Trainer. It was a Crew leader and trainer role below manager that was a promotion with a pay raise. I was just a regular crew person below that position and of course making less. Working with 4 of those Crew Trainers, the manager told me to train new person...... Wait you've got 4 "Crew Trainers" who are all being paid more for that position and you're telling the one person who isn't to do the training???
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I really want to know ANY restaurant that has the "basic rule" to tell the customer whatever so they'll leave you alone, to lie to them, and not do what you said you would. Because at every single restaurant I ever worked, that's the exact opposite of the basic rules.
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I don't think many minor children do the shopping for the families toilet paper.
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I worked as a busboy for awhile. Though I was basically at the waitresses beck and call. Whatever they needed. Help them carry large food orders, refill drinks, get condiments for that table or extra napkins..... They were supposed to tip me a little something once in awhile. Usually they didn't and that was cool. The times they did was usually with large groups that I helped with, or anytime they particularly used me a lot. Their tipping times and amounts were fair. One waitress was the exception. She didn't want to ever tip me because I made a standard wage. Fair enough, except she was the one who would use me the most. She would sit at the bar drinking or sometimes eating and say "oh that orders up, take it to the table", "go see if that table needs anything else" "go see if they are ready to order" which was worthless, because I couldn't take orders or get drinks (I could refill free softdrinks or water, but nothing that involved money), so I would have to check and then say "hold on I have to get your waitress", or go tell her "yes they need more drinks". Half the time I did most of her job for her while she sat. After I left that job, she was the one that complained the most about how the 2 new guys didn't do nearly the work I did. The bosses nephew who spent most of his shift in the game room playing air hockey, when he wasn't stealing tips, and the other lazy guy who wore a wife beater and long shorts to work, and barely did anything.
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I see it more as he left 3 half parking spaces. As in I would park (pulling in the correct way) right up to his door. Then another car can park up to his front tire, and another can park behind him.
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I wonder if they mean that there are limited quantities of the unlimited plans that they will sell. It's not clear or coherent the way they phrased it though, if that's the case. It does remind me of a situation I had with a website domain hosting. I signed up for a shared hosting plan that was listed with "unlimited" space. Some time into it, they notified me that I (my website) was using "too much space" and would need to switch to one of their other packages. If it's unlimited, then how can one use "too much"? If I am using too much, then clearly there has to be a limit below that, in order to exceed it. Despite this reasoning back and forth, I couldn't get them to even understand what I was saying. The emails consisted of "But it's unlimited" "Yes, but you're using too much". (It wasn't even a large store at the time).
Toggle Commented May 26, 2013 on Limited Unlimited Yoga at Retail Hell Underground
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Oh Gawd! "I want a plain whopper jr., just the meat and bun with nothing else on it". So a plain hamburger? "No a plain whopper jr.". Okay, so you just want to pay 30 cents for the same exact thing. Had one person claim they liked the meat from the whopper jr.s better than the meat from the hamburgers..... Um, it's the same exact meat, and the same exact bun. It's like saying you prefer the ketchup that comes on the cheeseburger more than the ketchup that comes on the hamburger. And I've seen the "Whopper jr. with only mustard, ketchup and pickle". Okay so a hamburger but 30 cents more. And the Bk stacker without the stacker sauce, but with mustard, ketchup and pickle instead. Okay so that's a bacon double. Or they'd want it plain with only the bacon, cheese and meat. Okay but the bacon double plain is cheaper than the stacker plain for the same thing. More irritating though are the people who will do a super complicated order so they can save less than 5 cents. In other words, turning one sandwich into another, so it will be 3 cents cheaper than the menu price for the sandwich they turned it into.
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Sounds like a good deal to me. I always liked the "if you're happy and you know it, Thank an ex", but pizza would make it even better.
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"Do you not even look at their records to make sure they aren't kiddie rapists?" Is that supposed to be on the application, or does it require a blood test?
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"I don't see how that broken machine is my problem. I want my shakes." If you want shakes, then a broken shake machine is your problem.
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Even without the cameras, he was still stupid. Stealing the $20, even if they don't catch him on camera, his drawers came up short. When it happens every single time, you're going to get fired. Losing a paying job to get $200.
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chicajo, TLA said it blends in with the background. If it blended in as well as you are indicating, then we would be looking at a picture that doesn't even appear to be a billboard. Then we'd all be saying, Okay it's just a landscape, why are we looking at a picture of a landscape? "Blends into the background" does not mean "looks normal and natural". I suppose when someone says the special effects look so real, you say "Yeah, like there's totally an alien flying a spaceship through Vegas. That happens every day".
Toggle Commented May 8, 2013 on Clever Billboard at Retail Hell Underground
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Love Ramsay. He is very particular and has high standards. So if there had been something wrong with the food that he sampled, he would have called them on it and apologized to the "lady" for it. You will also note that when he first goes into the restaurants, he samples the food and often has complaints. Yet he doesn't do so loudly and disruptively like this woman (or crusties like her), but will quietly tell the waitress "this tastes horrible" or "way too salty", or "too tough, it was obviously frozen". The yelling comes later when he's in back. And yeah, I've just started watching the British version on netflix, and he doesn't yell and curse anywhere near as much. One that I recall in particular, when he is getting on a waiter that is particularly bad, what would have been yelling and screaming in the American version, has Ramsay cracking jokes at the guy and actually getting on the floor to laugh. The yelling is exaggerated for American audiences, because that's what gets us. Of course he has a rather course tongue even in the British version, as they don't censor like we do, at one point he is instructing the cook on stuffing the chicken breasts and jokes "gently, gently. First you make love to her, then you F*** her". And just the way he said it had me rolling.
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I look forward to the follow up. I understand where you're coming from, and want everyone to note that Botulism sauce did admit doing wrong. At a previous job, I used to fix free food for myself and eat it when the manager wasn't around. I justified it because everyone else did it. And pretty much EVERYONE else did. I was one of the hardest workers while most everyone else was lazy and barely did anything, so I felt that if they were getting free food and I wasn't then then they were getting a bonus above me, despite me working 100 times harder. Looking back now, I regret doing that, no matter what my reasoning was for justifying it.
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The customers in front of you are always the priority. As mentioned, even if you pick up the phone to say "please hold" then you could be dealing with the person in front of you for a long time, and then leaving that person on hold, so it's no better than them not getting a pick up anyway. Then if you finish with that customer in front of you and go back to the phone before handling the next customer in front of you, then you could be on the phone for 10 minutes still, and are again ignoring the customer in front of you. I say an answering machine is the best option. Whenever I've called the doctor and not had anyone answer, I always reach a machine and that is fine with me. I leave a message and get a call back. Hiring someone to answer the phone gives me a few problems. One, if you can pay someone to answer the phone, then you could pay someone to help with the rush of customers instead. If there aren't any phone calls, do they just stand around and do nothing in between calls? If they do help with in front of you people when there aren't phone calls, if the phone does ring do they drop the in front of you people to deal with the phone? In which case you are back to the original issue. So I say answering machine is the answer.
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OR we just couldn't get a hold of a rocket big enough to sit on. If we could have we may have tried that at home.
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So I'm not the only one to get that common, jtwerp and sizzle are the same person right?
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I don't think so. I think that if it included other benefits, it would at least say "$10/month or $199 for 18 month premium membership" or something rather than just "$10/month OR $199 for 18 months" without referencing any other differences.
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This guy was a total dumbass of a thief or scammer, whatever you want to call him. Anyone is going to remember a hundred. It will stick out. Giving a 10 and then saying it was a 20 may con some people, but to say it was a hundred, insinuating that you missaw it or misremembered it? Idiot!
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^^ What they said. That's complete bull for you to get in trouble for something someone else did, especially when it's something you tried to stop them from doing but they said "I know best"
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I've been blessed enough to never need to be on food stamps. However I used to shop for my mother using her EBT card. She was homebound. I never paid any attention, but I'm sure there were a few looks from people seeing a fit, well dressed, young man using the EBT card. As pointed out you don't know the situation. Who knows, maybe those that are using an EBT card and then buying liquor are using the system, or maybe they are doing the shopping for an elderly or sick relative or friend.
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That's bad. When I worked at mcdonalds, I was always surprised how many guys brought their girls there for Valentines day, or especially for prom, and even had their dates pay for their own.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2013 on Valentine's Day Hot Spot at Retail Hell Underground
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"and "remind" anyone who enters just before closing that you lock your door promptly at the posted hour" Ah yes, I remember that. 10 minutes before close, we would switch to bagging all orders, they were free to eat in store for those last 10 minutes, but we had taken all the dirty trays to be washed, and so there would be no more trays to pick up and wash. 5 minutes before close. "Just to let you know, we will be closing in 5 minutes and will be locking the doors and everyone needs to leave at that time". "that's fine" *Place order, take money, start bagging food* "Oh that was for here". "Yes, but since we close in 5 minutes we bag all orders, so we don't have extra trays to clean, and the customers have a bag for any food they haven't finished in the next 5 minutes, when we close". "Oh, okay"....... 5 minutes later start locking the doors and telling the remaining customers they need to leave. "What? You're closing? But we aren't done eating yet"..... (gee we only told you three times).
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"confirmation bias. We count the hits, and not the misses." This! I've caught myself thinking the "some stereotypes are true" when and Asian person would cut me off in traffic, or some other bad driving. It seemed like it happened a lot. However when I really thought about it, I had probably been cut off more and seen worse driving by many others, but due to the stereotype, I tended to remember that it was "an Asian driver" more often, and the others passed into a generic area where I didn't recall the looks. Since there was the stereotype it stood out to me. If the stereotype was that white people were bad drivers, then I would probably have remembered the white bad drivers more. Of course there are certain characteristics that arise from culture (bartering and such) and that get passed down through generations. You do as your mother did (maybe to some extent) as her mother did, as her mother did, who grew up in a culture of.......
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I would have loved that rule when I worked drive thrus. Most annoying would be the people that would try to place all orders at once rather than one at a time. For example, "This is going to be 3 separate orders. All 3 combo meals. One of them a #1, the others a #2 and #3. One one of them, they want onion rings instead of fries (Which one?), a milkshake instead of soft drink on one (again they don't say which one) and one of them supersized (The onion rings or the french fries? and is that the one with the soda or the shake?). Even when they did order all their separate orders one at a time, too many times, I would have them pull to the window and Then say "just take it all out of this $50". Okay why didn't you just put it all on one order then if you're going to pay for it all together anyway? So since they were all separate I had to pay for the first one with the 50, make change, bring up the next order, pay for that with the change, bring up the next order pay for that from the change left from the second order......
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