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Carolanne herp derpFrom: I_did_not_bow

It's much more common than you'd think. I had a part time waitress gig, and I knew a girl my age (16 or 17) who applied for a job there. We had been friends during middle school, but at that point we were more or less acquaintances.

She did pretty well--had a pleasant personality and nobody caught her texting etc.

But she COULD NOT count back change, and therefore wasn't hired. It was well an truly uncomfortable watching her stare blankly at the wall, holding crumpled dollars bills in her hands while she laboriously tried to count in her head. She couldn't do it.

Don't get me started on fast food. Half of the managers couldn't even count change. There were dozens of times the entire drive thru halted because someone cashed out wrong and could not, for the life of them, figure out the correct change without the aid of the register.

Just sad. :(





EmergencyTech(Formerly CasinoEMT)

I once had a student rider on the ambulance with me. I needed to patch into the hospital and needed the patients age. They were not in a position to give it to me. So I gave my student the birth year along with paper and a pen. She said she wasn't good at math so I said just give me an approximation. She came back with 1964. I just looked at her and said, "you think this person is one thousand sixty four years old?" Normally I love students. Her? Never again.

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