Close Up Before You Melt Down

, | Maine, USA | Working | August 19, 2012

(My boyfriend and I work at a fast food restaurant. If it’s been a busy night, we usually bring home dinner from a different fast food restaurant after we close. One really hot summer night, I run over to grab dinner while my boyfriend finishes closing the store. However, the competition is just as busy as we are. I walk in, and this happens.)

Manager: “COULD YOU ALL HURRY UP! YOU REALIZE IT’S 15 TO CLOSE, RIGHT? I HAVE TO SERVE YOU IN 90 SECONDS OR LESS, SO MAKE UP YOUR MIND! GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET SOMEONE ELSE ORDER, OR GET THE H*** OUT!”

(A group of teenage customers standing by the counter all look at each other, and then see me. They kindly let me go since they can see I have a list and know what I want.)

Manager: “Hi, what do you want?”

Me: “Hi, I’m so sorry. I have a bit of a list.”

Manager: *sighs* “Well, hurry up, then.”

Me: “Um… can I just have three double cheeseburgers, one plain cheeseburger, and a large and medium fry?”

Manager: “Anything else you want to add to that HUGE list?”

Me: “No.”

(The manager swipes my card, and then looks over to some other customers who have been waiting for their order.)

Manager: “LOOK, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO WAIT! WE’RE BUSY!”

Customer: “It’s been like 15 minutes… for two scones.”

Manager: “Yeah, and WE. ARE. BUSY!”

(At this point, the teenage boys finally decide what they want, so she gets through them with more whining and yelling. Since I can relate, I try to talk to her to calm her down.)

Me: “We were this busy to right until close. Once you close though it gets better.”

Manager: “Yeah, good for you. I JUST HOPE EVERYONE REALIZES WE CLOSE IN 5 MINUTES, AND AT THAT POINT I’M THROWING EVERYONE OUT OF MY STORE! YOU HEAR ME!?” *takes a deep breath and smiles* “I’m sorry, sweetie. I’m just stressed.”

Me: “Er… it’s okay. It happens.”

Manager: “I just get stressed and lose my head.”

(With that, the manager laughs and then hands me my food. She then hands the scones to the two customers who have been waiting longer than me.)

Manager: *to the other customers* “I’m so sorry about the wait. It’s been very busy. You have a lovely night!” *smiles really big*

(However, as I’m walking out the door, she runs out back and turns off the lights.)

Manager: “EVERYONE OUT! NOW! CLOSING TIME! BYE BYE!”

August Themed Giveaway Roundup: Bigots At Work!

Not Always Working | Working | August 19, 2012

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Not Always Working Comic Roundup #1

Not Always Working | Working | August 18, 2012

Is work a drag for you today? Here are some comics that we hope will make your day a bit more bearable. Enjoy and don’t forget to Like us on Facebook!

The Feeling Is Mutual
(32 thumbs up)
Before And After Work
(20 thumbs up)
My Work Ethic
(49 thumbs up)
Welcome To Hell
(50 thumbs up)
Who’s The King?
(36 thumbs up)
If You Are Unhappy For Any Reason
(14 thumbs up)

Do you have a funny work related comic  or did you create one of your own? Share it with us!

Not Always Working Comic Roundup #1

| Not Always Working | Working | August 18, 2012

Is work a drag for you today? Here are some comics that we hope will make your day a bit more bearable. Enjoy and don’t forget to Like us on Facebook!

The Feeling Is Mutual
(32 thumbs up)
Before And After Work
(20 thumbs up)
My Work Ethic
(49 thumbs up)
Welcome To Hell
(50 thumbs up)
Who’s The King?
(36 thumbs up)
If You Are Unhappy For Any Reason
(14 thumbs up)

Do you have a funny work related comic  or did you create one of your own? Share it with us!

From A Waffle To An Earful Of Awful

| Jackson Hole, WY, USA | Working | August 18, 2012

(We’re on vacation from Nebraska and have just paid $90 to take a tram to the top of a mountain where there’s a small waffle house. There’s a sink in the corner behind the counter, and two fully operational bathrooms down the back hall.)

Me: “I’d like one Nutella waffle, please.”

Worker: “Anything to drink?”

Mom: “Can we just get a glass for water? Like, tap water, or something?”

Worker: “Sorry, we don’t get water pumped up here. We’re too high up. It won’t pump. We do have bottles.”

Mom: “$3.75 for a bottle is too high for us. We’ll just take the waffle.”

Worker: “Well, it’s so high because of all the manpower it takes to bring it up here. They can’t just drive it up on a truck, you know. They have to bring it 10,000 feet up the mountain. What do you think that costs us? Where are you from? Probably not around here. Do you know how high the cost of living is in this area? We have to adjust the prices accordingly, you know. It takes a lot just to get all of those bottles up the mountain. There’s a 13 million dollar tram that you rode up here, how do you think we pay for maintenance?”

Mom: “Um, why don’t you help your other customers?”

Worker: “It’s not easy bringing it up the mountain, that’s all I’m saying!”

(After helping his next few customers he kept going on and on about how difficult it was to put the water bottles on the giant tram lift to get them up the mountain. He was so insistent about their struggle that he completely forgot about my waffle.)

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