Don’t Do As I Say, And Don’t Do As I Do, Either

, , , | Working | May 16, 2020

I just started a new job as a dishwasher. The kitchen manager is always hounding and harassing me about how I do my job. I’m cleaning plates carefully.

Kitchen Manager: “NO! You’ll waste our water! Hurry up! Like this!”

He grabs a plate roughly and tosses it into the machine with a crack.

Me: “…”

I imitate him.

Kitchen Manager: “Good!”

Coworker: “Did he seriously say that?”

Later, he comes by again.

Kitchen Manager: “A customer complained about a speck and the plate being chipped! Be more careful!”

Me: “…”

Later, he comes up again.

Kitchen Manager: “Squeeze these lemons using this squeezer. Take your time.”

I take my time. The squeezer is very old and likes to bite fingers if you’re not careful.

Kitchen Manager: *Returns* “Hurry up! You’re not supposed to take hours on it!”

He grabs the squeezer and roughly presses the lemons so all the juice and seeds fly everywhere.

Kitchen Manager: “Like that! Hurry up!”

Me: “…”

Sure enough, he came by later to scold me that I was making a mess and the seeds were getting into the juice. I quit that day. I pity the fool who gets my place with that monster!

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