From Reddit: My friend got this as a tip.
From Reddit: My friend got this as a tip.
Unfortunately, children are viewed as angelic precious gifts, who are entitled to more rights than adults are! Kids should be taken care of and provided for, and not abused. But we are way out of whack when it comes to people's "precious, golden, can-do-whatever-the-fuck-they-want-because-they're-babies" attitudes.
Parents today just seem lazy. They don't want to face the fact that raising children is hard work, and so they just let their kids run wild. And if anyone dare says anything to them about it, WELL, HOW DARE YOU TELL ME HOW TO RAISE MY CHILDREN!
Funniest thing I ever saw was when I worked at a breakfast restaurant and a family was letting their four or five year old have the run of the place. The kid ran hard into a server and got a bowl of HOT grits dumped on its head. HAHAHAHAHAH!!
Well, mommy wasn't laughing then, even though she had been asked to put her child in a seat. She got no sympathy from any of the staff, and no one kissed her ass over it.
Yeah, I'm probably demented, I know, I know, but working with humans will do that to a person.
Thank you for clarifying Atlantic! Somebody better tell the state of NY officials about the burrito situation!
We have a basic idea of what a sandwich is: two slices of bread with some tasty stuff in between them, just as the Earl of Sandwich so ingeniously envisioned back in the 18th century. But get past those basics for form, and the specifics of function can make things … tricky. Is a hot dog a sandwich? What about a wrap? What about a gyro? Has an open-face "sandwich," with its single slice of bread, been lying to us this whole time?
I would love to see the Barista's artful tats! Hopefully it will happen, but lets hope they have tramp stamp clause!
From Huff Po:
Starbucks baristas who've long been forced to hide their tattoos may soon be able to show off their ink.
In an internal email to employees last week, Starbucks said that it's reviewing its dress code, including its long-standing policy forbidding workers from displaying their tattoos. The move comes as baristas mobilize against the coffee chain, demanding the freedom to let their tattoos be seen. A petition to overturn Starbucks' tattoo policy has gathered nearly 23,000 signatures since Aug. 20.
Kristie Williams, a 25-year-old mother who works at a Starbucks in Atlanta, started the petition because covering her tattoo caused constant discomfort. Williams has a tattoo of her 2-year-old daughter’s name, Summer Blythe, written in cursive up her left forearm. When the air conditioner in her Starbucks went out in the middle of the Georgia summer, she had to suffer the oppressive heat in her long-sleeved shirt.
“The day I buy my first short-sleeved shirt will definitely be a great day,” said Williams. “I know personally I could work better and faster if I wasn’t sweating and fussing with my sleeves all the time at work in order to hide my tattoo.”
Starbucks requires its workers to wear black or white collared or turtleneck shirts with “professional” black or khaki trousers, shorts or skirts, according to copies of the employee manual posted on the blog Starbucks Melody. Hair and nails must be kept clean. Facial hair must be neatly trimmed. Perfumes and aftershave aren't permitted. Earrings are restricted to a maximum of two per ear, and all other piercings are banned.
In July, a Starbucks in suburban Detroit reportedly threatened to fire a five-year employee if she didn't remove the outline of a heart tattooed on her hand, according to Fox affiliate WJBK. It is unclear whether the woman, identified only as Kayla, was fired.
Starbucks did not respond to a request for comment.
Sara Frandsen, a 25-year-old who worked at a Starbucks near Amazon’s campus in Seattle, said she had to wear long sleeves to cover a tattoo of roses on her right arm and one of characters from the video game “Legend of Zelda” on her left arm. The outfit choice was unsanitary, she said, because the cloth shirt soaked up milk and syrup as she worked.
“It looks really unappetizing when you’re helping a customer and your arms are covered in milk, but you can’t roll up your sleeves because, heaven forbid, they see your tattoos,” she told HuffPost in an interview on Friday. “You’re never going to make everyone happy, but I feel like most customers don’t go into coffee shops expecting robots to serve them.”
Frandsen quit last October after seven months with the company. Soon after, she started a new job as a barista at a mom-and-pop coffee and ice cream shop, where she said tattoos and piercings are the norm among her colleagues.
“It’s expected today for baristas to be young, hip, alternative-looking kids,” said Frandsen.
In August, Starbucks vowed to change its scheduling policy to give workers more regular schedules and prevent them from having to work back-to-back closing and opening shifts. Workers’ groups, however, said that the changes would not do enough to help struggling parents.
Yikes, an ugly stain on beloved Chipotle! Let's hope they do something about it and don't turn into another McDonald's and Hellmart!
From State College:
The popular State College Chipotle restaurant is slated to re-open Wednesday afternoon after abruptly closing due to what former staff members described as poor working conditions.
The Chipotle restaurant located on Heister Street was closed for several hours Wednesday. A sign on the door said most of the staff and managers resigned due to "borderline sweatshop conditions." The sign was later removed.
Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold told StateCollege.com around 12:45 p.m. the restaurant will be re-opening shortly.
"Our Penn State restaurant was closed when a few employees quit, locking out a majority of others who are enthusiastic to return to work. We expect the restaurant to re-open shortly," Arnold said in an email.
According to an Onward State interview with former manager Brian Haley, the Chipotle was extremely understaffed and corporate offices did not provide needed assistance. Onward State reports that at times the restaurant had only six to eight employees when 13 to 14 were needed forcing employees to work 10 to 12 hour shifts without meal breaks.
Healy told Onward State several employees recently quit and when he went to open the business Wednesday morning another employee resigned. At that point, Healy reportedly decided to close the business, and he and another manager posted the sign on the window.
"We just felt neglected," Healy told Onward State. "...Working conditions are heinous. I'm not trying to take down the Chipotle corporation, I just want to see people treated better. We're not trying to start a strike or anything like that."
Arnold says the allegations do not align with Chipotle's philosophy.
"Those allegations are completely inconsistent with the cultures we look to build in our restaurants. Any time we hear of such issues in our restaurants, we review them thoroughly and take whatever corrective actions are warranted," says Arnold.
The move coincides with fast food worker strikes throughout the United States as employees argue they're paid unfair wages.
I went to Ihop once at 11pm. There was no one but the hubs and I in that section, and maybe two or three other tables in the entire restaurant, all with under four people.
We waited for twenty minutes before anyone took our order. When the bitch finally came up, she only asked us what we wanted to drink and was about to walk away when I said, "Uh....I think we've had plenty of time to look at the menu. We'll order now thanks."
She takes our order. Pancakes for me, and a country fried something for the hubs.
Fifteen minutes go by. Still no drinks on the table. The girl is nowhere to be found. We call a manger over and tell him we're still waiting for our drinks and he gets them back in seconds.
We then ask what the status of our food is.
"What? Nothing's cooking back there..." he said, slightly alarmed.
"Well is there anything in the window?"
"Not that I remember but I'll check again."
He comes back. Nothing was in the window. We were PISSED and STARVING. Not a good combo. He says he'll deal with the waiter, retakes our order and gets it out to us on the fly. The waitress comes back to check on us five minutes after we get our food, all attitudey...and -clearly under duress- apologizes for FORGETTING TO ENTER OUR ORDER.
WHAT? She has NO tables and she just forgot... to do.... her JOB. We thanked her and told her with our eyes to get the fuck away so we could eat in peace.
We gave her cash at the end, thirty bucks for what I think was twenty and some change. She had the nerve to ask if we wanted any change.
"YES." I said. "Every PENNY."
It's the only time I haven't tipped somebody.