(Closed) I hate people. NWR long!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I am so sorry you had to deal with such crappy customers. Serving is a much harder job than people realize. I hope your day gets better!!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ahh yes. I worked as a waitress for a couple years and the idiocracy of the general public is astounding. It isn’t quite as bad now at my part time job as a cashier because I only have to deal with the stupid for a few minutes at a time. You can always tell who has worked in the service industry and who hasn’t by how they treat you. 

My favorite people are the ones who treat you like you must be stupid to be working in a minimum wage job. When they reek of beer and cigarretes, in clothes that seriously need washing, are at the store everyday during the middle of the work day because they don’t have jobs and then have the nerve to talk down to someone because they work as something like a cashier or waitress. I have on several occations had the deep desire to be like “I am working on a degree and in classes you couldn’t fathom taking let alone passing, don’t act like I’m stupid when I will achieve more in life than you ever will” but then I remember that will get me fired. And really, I have no problem with people who don’t work or whatever, go to school, don’t, do whatever you want with your life but don’t treat me badly because you think this is the only job I could get. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It takes a special sort of person to work in a restaurant. I spent so much time biting my tongue I was afraid it was going to fall off.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sometimes I hate people too. Sorry you have to deal with that shit. Where are peoples manners?

Shit, I’m not even a waitress and people expect me to clean up after them. One of the engineers here (he’s old, used to secretaries doing everything for him), dumped his week old coffee down the sink. well, week old coffee doesn’t actually dump. It was like jelly. in the sink. and he walked away. OH, and instead of reach down (right next to the sink) and opening the dishwasher to put his cup in, he leaves it in the sink too.

WTF? I did not clean it up. I wouldn’t make that kind of mess, so why would I clean it up? I left it for someone braver to take care of it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If it’s any consolation, I typically tip 20%.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is EXACTLY why I hated serving. People are re-f*cking-diculous sometimes. Seriously, they can be monsters.

Any chance you can ditch this job and keep the one at the lab instead???

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

UGH, I know exactly what you mean!!! Serving made me hate most people too!

There was one time when I was working at Olive Garden – for those who don’t know, they only allow you three tables in your section (which most of us can do with our eyes shut), so when you get a party who loves to just sit around and chat, you’re losing money like crazy.

So I had a big party, 8 people in my section once, and they ordered a bunch of drinks, appetizers, soup, salad – I swear they got every appetizer on the menu AND I filled their breadsticks about 9 times. So then they order their main meals, and of course, they’re probably freakin’ FULL from all the appetizers and breadsticks.. so they ate about half of their meals and drank some more… and then called me over after they were sufficiently STUFFED to tell me that their meal was cold and that they were dissatisfied with it. Um, you ate half of it and I checked on you twice. So they asked to see a manager.

The manager offered to comp their meal, they flipped out saying they wanted more than just that one meal comped because ALL of their meals were cold and therefore not edible. The manager actually freakin’ comped their meals, so all they had to pay for was their drinks and their appetizers. Well, they put up a stink because the manager wouldn’t comp their alcoholic beverages… are you freakin’ kidding me?!

So their bill after all of the comping came to just under $100 – like $98 and change. They left a $100 Olive Garden gift card on the table. No tip other than what was left on the gift card… I was furious!!! I never forgot their faces.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ugh. I would have popped a blood vessel, or worse. People!!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Crazy!!!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh Tattoo, I’m sorry. People really do suck!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was server/bartender/dishwasher…all of it. Bad tippers or no tippers drove me insane.

HOWEVER, now that I’m a patron, if I get bad service. Zero tip. And I don’t feel bad, either. If I asked you for water, bring me my water instead of sitting at the end of the bar laughing and flirting with your co-workers, not coming to check on us, mid meal and looking like death run over instead of smiling at us and welcoming us. You want a tip because you went to the kitchen, grabbed our plates and plopped them in front of us? I don’t think so. (All the above are real life examples). A few times, I’ve even spoken with the manager.

Bad patrons, bad servers…That’s why there’s nothing like eating at home most of the time.

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