Thank God They Took Away His Whip

| | Right | July 9, 2008

(This happened the day before Canadian Thanksgiving…)

Me: “Did you find everything you were looking for today?”

Customer: “I’ve been waiting fifteen minutes in line!”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, it’s a busy day today with the last minute shopping!”

Customer: “Well, you should have all the lanes open! Why isn’t that lane open?”

Me: “I assume she’s on her break at the moment…”

Customer: “You shouldn’t GET breaks when it’s busy!”

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  • EJ Nauls-Poland

    I kinda have to side with the customer on this one. Every job I’ve worked, you can only go on break if things aren’t busy.

    • Beth

      Um no. There are work place laws that dictate employees get breaks based on hours worked. They have to allow employees the opportunity to eat, drink, use the bathroom, etc, regardless of how busy or slow business is.

      • Samantha Peterson Hartman

        Exactly.

      • Ryo Wheatley

        Yeah, I mean you try to avoid scheduling breaks when it’s really busy, but only if it’s appropriate. If the employee doesn’t mind and isn’t hurting for a break, they might CHOOSE to take their break later. But if they need it, they get it.

    • steeledminer616

      It’s called a labor law.

      If you are working a minimum amount of hours you are legally REQUIRED to take a break.