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Strange day

Strange day

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Today was odd to say the least. I’ve only been serving for around 1 month, but I have never experienced such a fluctuation of completely rude and nice customers before all in one shift. For some context I currently work at Olive Garden, and for the most part I feel like I get a lot of nice and indifferent customers. I typically only have around one rude customer a week, but oh boy today was different. Today I had to deal with multiple customers on both sides of the spectrum. During the beginning of my shift I had around 4 nice families. They did the typically thanking for the great service, tipping well, and etc. From the fourth family and on it all went down hill. The first rude family had the audacity to TELL me I must be a new server because I was stuttering a little bit during my gr...
Update to “The Manager Who Was Keeping A File On Me”

Update to “The Manager Who Was Keeping A File On Me”

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Prior post here District manager "thanked me for my courage" in emailing her and that she'd investigate. Two days later, she responds saying "here are my findings". Long story short, they lied their pants off. Bullet point #1 in her email was "Girl Manager is not keeping a file on you". Bullet point #2 was "On 9/4, she asked you to run some food while you were eating a piece of bread in the kitchen". I facepalmed pretty hard when I read that. Why would she know the exact date and what I was doing at the time... if she wasn't keeping notes? She yells at EVERYBODY all the time to run food. Why does she know specifically about when she asked ME? The GM also lied and said that neither me nor the server who wanted to swap shifts had spoken to hi...
People are the absolute worst

People are the absolute worst

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Alright this is a rant but I need to get it out somewhere. I’m a Barback at a popular higher end steak house, the barbacks are there three hours before the bartenders get there and are the last ones to leave. Typically I work 9-13 hours every shift. Today was one of the slowest days in history. We have a 30 seat bar and at max there was 6 people there at a time. We close at 10 on sundays, and from 7:30-9:30 there was only one person at the bar and two tables at actual tables, of course, you guessed it: 2 people come in and sit down at 9:30. Come to find out they are actually close friends of the closing manager- and my manager wants to give them the whole shebang experience. They order oysters, steaks, lobster tail, sides and dessert. After the first round of oysters they want more, so t...
Coworkers always asking me if I made money. Is this normal?

Coworkers always asking me if I made money. Is this normal?

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I've only been a server for so long at two locations First place nobody asked how much one made. We did our thing and went home. Pandemic hit and so decided not to go back since I never made much Second place I'm at now the staff are a lot closer. However I'm always asked if I made a good amount of money. At first it wasn't a big deal to me but recently I've just started getting uncomfortable about it. Before I just gave a rounded down answer; Now I say idk or I don't remember. I don't converse much so is this a normal thing to bring up when trying to start a convo with someone you don't have a good conversation topic with? Have any of you been in this situation? How did you handle it? submitted by /u/ThrowAwayhfhdjhxnjd [link] [comment...
The year is 2222 and John and Maureen land on Mars after accumulating enough Frequent Flier miles

The year is 2222 and John and Maureen land on Mars after accumulating enough Frequent Flier miles

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They meet a Martian couple and are talking about all sorts of things. John asks if Mars has a stock market, if they have laptop computers, how they make money, etc. Finally, Maureen brings up the subject of sex. 'Just how do you guys do it?' asks Maureen. The Martian responds, 'Pretty much the way you do.' A discussion ensues and finally the couples decide to swap partners for the night and experience one another... Maureen and the male Martian go off to a bedroom where the Martian strips... He's got only a teeny, weenie member about half an inch long and just a quarter-inch thick. 'I don't think this is going to work,' says Maureen... 'Why?' he asks. 'What's the matter?' 'Well,' she replies, 'it's just n...
Busiest weekend we’ve had all year, and I had to deal with rude and impatient customers.

Busiest weekend we’ve had all year, and I had to deal with rude and impatient customers.

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TLDR: Rude family wants more free food on the busiest day of the year Maybe I’m already becoming burnt out of this industry because I’m finding it more and more difficult to be kind to unreasonable, entitled, and rude customers. I live in a college town and it was move in weekend for students, so our towns population increased by about 40,000 people not counting the parents that were in town for their kids. We were more slammed than we’d been in over a year due to Covid, and had already done record sales by 7 pm. We had over an hour wait for entrees and about 30 minutes for appetizers, which was communicated to customers by our host. Servers were also making sure customers knew this before getting their order. All my servers had already been flipping tables nonstop for at least six hours a...
Grandpa on steroids

Grandpa on steroids

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So i’m f(16) and boy do I have some horror stories from my job as a server/host at the restaurant I just quit, but i thought this would be the best to share first. It was the average slow start of a Saturday afternoon, my brother J (who also worked for this restaurant ) my favorite bartender E(21f) and I were just doing some extra cleaning as you do when there is nothing else going on in the restaurant when two older men came in to sit in the bar. GS(Grandpa on steroids) and his friend CF(creepy friend) came in and sat at our center bar table. The reason I titled him Grandpa on steroids was because he was 74 years old, jacked, and looked like he wasn’t over 40. We all made small talk with them and they were friendly and decent enough, at first. They both ordered a peaky blinder (perfect m...
Is it normal to have mixed feelings leaving toxic job?

Is it normal to have mixed feelings leaving toxic job?

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Today was the second to last day of my first ever job. I said my final goodbyes to the weekend shift people, and this week will say goodbye for the final time. Those who need context why I left can read this if you want. Even though I hated the job, I can't help but feel a little sad. I've met some cool ass people that I can call friends. I have a lot of memories in this restaurant, and at one point was really happy to be working there. Shit happened, and now I'm almost out the door. I'm really going to miss the people. Management was pretty shit but damn they hired some good ass people. Even though I have more time to focus on my priorities, I have mixed feelings about leaving. Is this normal? I'd love to hear stories about your favorite times while working. sub...