Having worked in the food service industry for the last fifteen years, I can tell you that no matter how good the food, or how wonderful the service, someone will always find something to complain about.
Several years ago I managed to luck into the best waitressing gig on the planet (great coworkers, phenomenal boss, and 95% really cool custys), for which I am eternally thankful, but there are those people who just cannot be satisfied.
Almost all of our online reviews are positive, but there was one that stuck out because his major complaint was about a particular dish that he didn't care for that happens to be the best-selling item on our menu.
Everyone else loves it, but he had to go online and do his best to tear us down. Just goes to show that you can't please everyone all of the time, right?
Hello RHU! Ever had that newbie hire that made you go WHERE DID THEY FIND THESE PEOPLE?
A co-slave related this story to me when she was at the grocery store recently and was saying this to herself while waiting in line to pay. Here is how the story goes.
Co-slave was waiting as the fourth person in line at the local grocers when she spotted the newbie cashier ringing people up. How did she know she was a newbie? Well, let’s look at the evidence.
Exhibit A: Her line starts to get longer. Newbie goes on the speaker system and announces the following.
“Ummm…uhhhhh…I like need help or something. I like need another another person at the register…to ring up and stuff…Thanks.”
Immediately, co-slave does a double take. Did she just announce that to the world? However, her questions are answered as newbie decides to make another announcement in the most professional behavior.
“Ummm…uhhh…like I said I like need another cashier or whatever. Also, can anyone ring up like a coupon or something?”
Co-slave decides to suck it up, ignore this little teenybopper’s attitude and pay for her stuff. That is when she notices the next shocking thing by the newbie.
Exhibit B: Newbie is ringing up two custys head of co-slave. Newbie is caught up in her own conversation that she is literally ringing up the same product more than once and not realizing it even after it is beeping in front of her.
“Yeah I love this thing…blah blah blah…(beep) and he said blah blah (beep)…and to like top it off blah blah blah (beep)…why isn’t this thing not scanning blah blah blah (beep)…I hate how it tastes…blah blah blah (beep) and I don’t know why there is not price on this blah blah (beep). That’ll be $60.15!”
“$60.15 for one jar of pickles?” The shocked custy says. “I only wanted one $3.00 jar of pickles!”
Newbie gets on the speaker.
“Um…uh….can like someone come over and void out a sale?”
Meanwhile, co-slave is banging her head against the candy aisle hoping the torture is over. Luckily, another cashier steps in and speeds through the line telling the newbie to take a break.