Don’t Dish Out What You Can’t Take

| Working | June 4, 2014

(I have been asked to come in and work a shift as waitstaff due to another staff member’s illness, even though I usually just wash dishes. Things went pretty well and I got a lot of positive feedback from the other staff, despite a few minor hiccups due to inexperience, but at the end of the shift the manager pulls me aside and starts yelling.)

Manager: “I don’t know what the f*** you thought you were doing out there tonight but you were disgusting! If I ever have to bring you on to wait again I’ll just tell the customers to f*** off. They’ll be less insulted that way. You’re lucky I don’t just fire you after such a s***-show, you useless f***!”

(This goes on for a good five or so minutes before the head chef gently interrupts, asking the manager to come over to the kitchen to discuss ‘something important.’)

Chef: *speaking quietly* “Look [Manager], you know I won’t say anything to contest your authority in front of the staff. You’re the guy in charge here. Don’t worry. But if you talk to the waities like that again, especially my dishie, and I hear it, I’ll be carvin’ off your face and selling it as a steak. You hear?”

(Oddly enough, that manager treated the staff a lot nicer after that, even after he eventually managed to fire the chef!)

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