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2011-07-15 09:56:35 AM  
Years ago a buddy and I removed the letter "C" from Taco Bell's sign "Now Hiring Closers". This article took me back to that moment
 
2011-07-15 10:01:04 AM  

Gyrfalcon: HumanBeingsSuck: Submitted First With a Better Headline: Because it's farking awesome?

No, it's not.

What are you, some kind of self-entitled pussy?

Many of us worked shiatty jobs like the one described, where working every farking weekend and holiday (probably the night shift, to boot) was expected. Those of us who managed to get educated and/or do a good job and move on to something better have a reasonable expectation of having holidays off work and making a decent salary.

Man up, Nancy. Pay your dues. Then you can afford to take it easy every now and then.

You sound Republican.


Yes, cause the Democrat way would be to sit on your lazy azz and let the gubmint take care of you.
Education and bettering ones station in life is contrary to that party's obsession with institutionalized slavery.
 
2011-07-15 10:01:46 AM  
COLA, SPIT, DR. POOP
 
2011-07-15 10:10:35 AM  
I took this picture last week-

img535.imageshack.us
 
2011-07-15 10:13:22 AM  
You worked at a Taco Bell....tough guy. When you find a real job and learn to stop being such a passive-aggressive little biatch...then you get called cool.

Ass clown.

NON-STORY.
 
2011-07-15 10:15:08 AM  
img.villagephotos.com
 
2011-07-15 10:15:42 AM  

TailsAndy: I don't know why taco bell exists in the Buffalo area, we have Mighty Taco. :P


I wish we still had Tavo Viva...

/great, now I has a sad
 
2011-07-15 10:21:36 AM  
The best Mexican food in So Cal is Miguel's Jr, a family-owned chain in the Inland Empire.
 
2011-07-15 10:23:11 AM  

Cheesus: Great Janitor:
Now, for those who don't know, let me explain why 22 days straight sucks. Assuming this guy is full time, and assuming all 22 hours were at least 6 hours (full time retail/fast food hours), this guy worked more than 15 hours of over time per paycheck at one job. The tax man taxes at a higher percentage when you do that. Yes, working more than fifteen hours of over time per pay period will cause you to be taxed at a higher level. So really, not only did he give more of his life to this restaurant, but the manager actually cost him money. I actually didn't learn this until my now wife, then girlfriend, worked for Fidelity and learned some tax codes and rules.

I've heard this a few times and I've never understood how that would be possible. You're taxed on your total income for the whole year. They may withhold a larger percentage on that check (I imagine they just extrapolate that check out for a whole year and use whatever tax rate that would have), but you're still making more, right? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


diminishing returns...
 
2011-07-15 10:29:40 AM  

ilgallo: Yes, cause the Democrat way would be to sit on your lazy azz and let the gubmint take care of you.
Education and bettering ones station in life is contrary to that party's obsession with institutionalized slavery.


So they Republican way would be, what? You work hard your whole life for the company, keeping your head down and your mouth shut no matter what shiat your boss puts you through so that you can eventually work your way up to middle management and live the dream.....at which point the owner's 22-year-old son will be promoted over you and you'll be fired for being "redundant"(code for old but not actionable), but only after the CEO raids the employee pension fund.
 
2011-07-15 10:35:45 AM  

What The Hell Is An Aluminum Falcon: OgreMagi: davidphogan: cameroncrazy1984: TailsAndy: I don't know why taco bell exists in the Buffalo area, we have Mighty Taco. :P

To remind us of how good Mighty is?

You obviously haven't been to Southern California.

/If you were a fan of a chain and think there is no good Mexican in N. Cal then you have not been to San Francisco.
// Look harder and ask around


bah! SF is so overpriced! Just head over to San Leandro and you should get awesome fresh food for cheap. Granted, don't leave any valuables in the car and only carry the minimum amount of cash while walking, but it's worth it. Heck, Oakland and points south have great mexican (and central american) food. Just don't eat the fish tacos. They just don't taste the same as the ones in Mexico. Streetstand fish tacos in Rosarito are awesome, the restaurants taste just like in the States- boring.

/totally worth 17 hour drive for 50 cent tacos
 
2011-07-15 10:37:40 AM  

Voiceofreason01: ilgallo: Yes, cause the Democrat way would be to sit on your lazy azz and let the gubmint take care of you.
Education and bettering ones station in life is contrary to that party's obsession with institutionalized slavery.

So they Republican way would be, what? You work hard your whole life for the company, keeping your head down and your mouth shut no matter what shiat your boss puts you through so that you can eventually work your way up to middle management and live the dream.....at which point the owner's 22-year-old son will be promoted over you and you'll be fired for being "redundant"(code for old but not actionable), but only after the CEO raids the employee pension fund.


No, that's the communist way.
 
2011-07-15 10:43:54 AM  
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Make your own KFC sign at KentuckyFriedCruelty.com
 
2011-07-15 10:49:51 AM  

ilgallo: You sound Republican.

Yes, cause the Democrat way would be to sit on your lazy azz and let the gubmint take care of you.
Education and bettering ones station in life is contrary to that party's obsession with institutionalized slavery.


I thought the Democrat way was to set up workers' rights, child labor laws, guaranteeing break periods, establishing work benefits and safety procedures, and to set up nets in the case of unemployment all in the name of protecting the workers.
 
2011-07-15 10:51:09 AM  
I've always only ever seen signs like this online, never any in person. But I got my wish last week. At a small "mom and pop" restaurant that advertises the daily special on one of these signs, some one changed "Crab...." something so that it said simply "CRAB ASS." Seeing as how the owner is a grumpy old twat, it made me laugh my head off as I drove by because I viewed it not as sign vandalism, but one persons opinion about the owner.

/csb over, carry about with your day
 
2011-07-15 10:54:35 AM  
the last job i quit, i beat the living hell out my boss. ok, i'm done now. motherfarker.
 
2011-07-15 10:55:16 AM  
cdn.imgfave.com
 
2011-07-15 10:55:51 AM  

KatjaMouse: I thought the Democrat way was to set up workers' rights, child labor laws, guaranteeing break periods, establishing work benefits and safety procedures, and to set up nets in the case of unemployment all in the name of protecting the workers.


Nixon put most of those in place...
 
2011-07-15 10:57:40 AM  

colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!


Cause it's hilarious.
My best story for that is having my best friend boost me up so I could remove the "C" in Burger King's sign that read 'Now Hiring Closers"

Incidentally, years earlier this same friend and another rearranged a sign in Alabama to read "Free Dinner for Families of Five". They parked across the street and watched all hell break loose
 
2011-07-15 10:59:58 AM  

TheGogmagog: Kevin72: dollar

I worked at a Taco Bell once a long time ago. This guy came in and tried to pay with a 'Two Dollar Bill'. It was some fake dollar bill with a two instead of a one. Unfortunatly the cop who showed up to arrest him must have been his friend because he said it was real and forced Taco Bell to take it. The manager ended up putting in two dollars in place of the two dollar bill so the bank didn't charge us with fraud. I think he ended up giving it to a stripper.


are you sure it was fake? a two dollar bill is a legit bill... US Treasury (new window)

and here is a pic front and back (new window)
 
2011-07-15 11:05:48 AM  

ilgallo: Gyrfalcon: HumanBeingsSuck: Submitted First With a Better Headline: Because it's farking awesome?

No, it's not.

What are you, some kind of self-entitled pussy?

Many of us worked shiatty jobs like the one described, where working every farking weekend and holiday (probably the night shift, to boot) was expected. Those of us who managed to get educated and/or do a good job and move on to something better have a reasonable expectation of having holidays off work and making a decent salary.

Man up, Nancy. Pay your dues. Then you can afford to take it easy every now and then.

You sound Republican.

Yes, cause the Democrat way would be to sit on your lazy azz and let the gubmint take care of you.
Education and bettering ones station in life is contrary to that party's obsession with institutionalized slavery.


so, when exactly would he have educated himself? on his abundant (non-existent) days off perhaps?
 
2011-07-15 11:07:33 AM  

MoronLessOff: Voiceofreason01: ilgallo: Yes, cause the Democrat way would be to sit on your lazy azz and let the gubmint take care of you.
Education and bettering ones station in life is contrary to that party's obsession with institutionalized slavery.

So they Republican way would be, what? You work hard your whole life for the company, keeping your head down and your mouth shut no matter what shiat your boss puts you through so that you can eventually work your way up to middle management and live the dream.....at which point the owner's 22-year-old son will be promoted over you and you'll be fired for being "redundant"(code for old but not actionable), but only after the CEO raids the employee pension fund.

No, that's the communist way.


O.o
 
2011-07-15 11:07:41 AM  

d3bug: TheGogmagog: Kevin72: dollar

I worked at a Taco Bell once a long time ago. This guy came in and tried to pay with a 'Two Dollar Bill'. It was some fake dollar bill with a two instead of a one. Unfortunatly the cop who showed up to arrest him must have been his friend because he said it was real and forced Taco Bell to take it. The manager ended up putting in two dollars in place of the two dollar bill so the bank didn't charge us with fraud. I think he ended up giving it to a stripper.

are you sure it was fake? a two dollar bill is a legit bill... US Treasury (new window)

and here is a pic front and back (new window)


[That'sTheJoke.jpg]

Or have you never heard of the $2 Taco Bell incident?
 
2011-07-15 11:10:39 AM  

KatjaMouse: d3bug: TheGogmagog: Kevin72: dollar

I worked at a Taco Bell once a long time ago. This guy came in and tried to pay with a 'Two Dollar Bill'. It was some fake dollar bill with a two instead of a one. Unfortunatly the cop who showed up to arrest him must have been his friend because he said it was real and forced Taco Bell to take it. The manager ended up putting in two dollars in place of the two dollar bill so the bank didn't charge us with fraud. I think he ended up giving it to a stripper.

are you sure it was fake? a two dollar bill is a legit bill... US Treasury (new window)

and here is a pic front and back (new window)

[That'sTheJoke.jpg]

Or have you never heard of the $2 Taco Bell incident?


actually, no I hadn't... musta missed it...
 
2011-07-15 11:10:50 AM  

Gene Masseth Jr.: I've always only ever seen signs like this online, never any in person. But I got my wish last week. At a small "mom and pop" restaurant that advertises the daily special on one of these signs, some one changed "Crab...." something so that it said simply "CRAB ASS." Seeing as how the owner is a grumpy old twat, it made me laugh my head off as I drove by because I viewed it not as sign vandalism, but one persons opinion about the owner.

/csb over, carry about with your day


the only one i ever saw outside of the infamous "now hiring losers" that were actually quite common, was during the 90s when the Atkins Diet craze was in full swing one of the Gas-station/repair shop businesses had a sign up that said "Low-Carb oil changes here". To this day I regret not having a camera for just such an occasion.
 
2011-07-15 11:22:32 AM  

d3bug: Or have you never heard of the $2 Taco Bell incident?

actually, no I hadn't... musta missed it...


It's a story that could either be just a legend or real (snopes.com) that some customer walked into a Taco Bell and tried to pay for a meal with a $2 bill. First the cashier refuses it because he doesn't think it's real. The manager comes to the register and tells the customer to leave and that the bill is counterfeit. The customer is making a scene at this point so the police are called and when they come in to investigate a counterfeit claim they are confronted with a $2. They then tell the management that yes, this is legal tender and they are required by law to accept it. When management realize they're in the wrong they give him his burrito for free.
 
2011-07-15 11:25:44 AM  

zenobia: Not only does using "they" in the singular sound ignorant, the odds are that whoever does it IS ignorant. Quote all the obscure or wiki sources you want but you can't change that.


img535.imageshack.us
 
2011-07-15 11:27:10 AM  

HumanBeingsSuck: To the author of TFA:

Clearly Adam is male, and singular. You, however, are an idiot who is clearly overpaid. I wouldn't pay you half of minimum wage to write for me, considering.

Please go fark yourself with a giant dildo with the word "they" written on it with a Sharpie.

Sincerely,
HBS


THIS THIS SO MUCH THIS!!!!
 
2011-07-15 11:30:25 AM  

d3bug: KatjaMouse: d3bug: TheGogmagog: Kevin72: dollar

I worked at a Taco Bell once a long time ago. This guy came in and tried to pay with a 'Two Dollar Bill'. It was some fake dollar bill with a two instead of a one. Unfortunatly the cop who showed up to arrest him must have been his friend because he said it was real and forced Taco Bell to take it. The manager ended up putting in two dollars in place of the two dollar bill so the bank didn't charge us with fraud. I think he ended up giving it to a stripper.

are you sure it was fake? a two dollar bill is a legit bill... US Treasury (new window)

and here is a pic front and back (new window)

[That'sTheJoke.jpg]

Or have you never heard of the $2 Taco Bell incident?

actually, no I hadn't... musta missed it...


[checks your Fark account #]

Oh, I see you're new here... and here I thought you were being sarcastic. Yeah, that's an old meme. No harm. While you're here, check out the Mustard Man, and The Pickle Incident ;)
 
2011-07-15 11:33:33 AM  
Hola amigos, I know it's been a while since I rapped at ya...
 
2011-07-15 11:43:02 AM  

zenobia: Not only does using "they" in the singular sound ignorant, the odds are that whoever does it IS ignorant. Quote all the obscure or wiki sources you want but you can't change that.


Would you prefer the person rewrote every instance as 'he/she' making the gender unknown singular 3rd person sound like a tranny?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_person

Although I suppose you're in favor of bringing back thou.

And just as thou was dropped for you (singular). Yall is taking over you (plural).
 
2011-07-15 11:54:54 AM  
My favorite was from childhood. My dad and I passed a Burger King sign late one night that had been changed from "NOW HIRING SMILING FACES" to "NOW FIRING SMART ASSES".
Sadly this was late at night and before the days of everyone has a camera on their phone.
 
2011-07-15 11:55:18 AM  
www.illusionofjoy.net
 
2011-07-15 12:03:33 PM  

IrishFarmer: I'm probably in the minority of people who think this kid is a whiny punk with an entitlement mentality. If he worked 22 days straight he probably asked for more hours, and shouldn't have done so expecting special treatment in return. Furthermore, he's not on salary. He got paid to work extra days.

Man up and do your job, kid.


Maybe, maybe not.

The whiny kids with an entitlement attitude that I know (boss' kids) don't work at all, much less a fast food joint. They wouldn't dream of working anywhere they are not being paid what they are worth and certainly not waiting on the little people.
 
2011-07-15 12:17:17 PM  

darkscout: zenobia: Not only does using "they" in the singular sound ignorant, the odds are that whoever does it IS ignorant. Quote all the obscure or wiki sources you want but you can't change that.

Would you prefer the person rewrote every instance as 'he/she' making the gender unknown singular 3rd person sound like a tranny?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_person

Although I suppose you're in favor of bringing back thou.

And just as thou was dropped for you (singular). Yall is taking over you (plural).


I thought y'all was singular. All y'all was plural.
 
2011-07-15 12:22:47 PM  

illusionofjoy: [www.illusionofjoy.net image 300x387]


Man I HATE it when I get shiat on my gonads.
 
2011-07-15 12:29:39 PM  
My first job was at a Taco Bell so I am really getting a kick out of these replies......

The scheduling there made me a bit insane. They love to have you close and not leave til 3 am, then have you come in at 8 to start getting things ready for open. They would also like to schedule me when I was in class. I was actually asked to skip to come work.

Anyways I had told them months in advance that I needed off on a Thursday and Friday and was promised to be off. The Sunday night before that I get told I need to work late and I am scheduled on that Thursday and Friday. I tell them I am leaving at 7 and I will be back to get my check. I was so pissed I accidentally the entire thing.
 
2011-07-15 12:40:26 PM  

OgreMagi: davidphogan: cameroncrazy1984: TailsAndy: I don't know why taco bell exists in the Buffalo area, we have Mighty Taco. :P

To remind us of how good Mighty is?

You obviously haven't been to Southern California.

I moved up to Northern California and still miss the quality of the Mexican food in southern California. About a year after I moved I flew down to visit family. My mom asked me what I wanted for dinner the first night. A burrito from Pancho's! I was overruled by other family members who wanted Thai. I gave in for family unity, plus I like Thai food. So the next day I head over to Pancho's to get my burrito fix. They had closed permanently. The previous day was their last day in business. I never forgave my family for that mistake.


Dude, if you want good and fast where you're at, try Taqueria Los Pericos on Village Parkway. Otherwise, head down into Stockton and hit up Cancun or Xochimilco Cafe.

Salem Witch: darkscout: zenobia: Not only does using "they" in the singular sound ignorant, the odds are that whoever does it IS ignorant. Quote all the obscure or wiki sources you want but you can't change that.

Would you prefer the person rewrote every instance as 'he/she' making the gender unknown singular 3rd person sound like a tranny?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_person

Although I suppose you're in favor of bringing back thou.

And just as thou was dropped for you (singular). Yall is taking over you (plural).

I thought y'all was singular. All y'all was plural.


That's in Texas - y'all is singular, all y'all is plural. Most of the rest of the south, it's you for one person and y'all for two or more.
 
2011-07-15 12:45:44 PM  
63 days in a row, 1998.

Lawn, off, punks
 
2011-07-15 12:46:18 PM  

Great Janitor: Now, for those who don't know, let me explain why 22 days straight sucks. Assuming this guy is full time, and assuming all 22 hours were at least 6 hours (full time retail/fast food hours), this guy worked more than 15 hours of over time per paycheck at one job.


Yeah, but [morbo.jpg] modern wage slavery does not work that way. A manager who's a big enough dick to schedule you 22+ days in a row is almost certainly doing it to keep you and everyone else at 39 hours or less. (Or some other magic number below 40, according to local wage-and-hour or benefit laws.)

Working 20 hours a week isn't so bad if you're doing it over three days, but it's crap on toast if you have to do it over six or seven. Wal*Mart is the master at this. They'll schedule you for two non-consecutive half-shifts on the same day. And if you fold shirts from 8-11 and 2-5, guess what you'll be sort of unofficially expected to do between 11 and 2? It's not like you're going to take the bus home, and it's not like you can afford to spend three hours at the ass-end of town doing something else. C'mon, man, don't be a dick, these shirts need to be folded but JESUS HIMSELF WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE YOU IF YOU CLOCK BACK IN MOTHERFARKER.

The tax man taxes at a higher percentage when you do that. Yes, working more than fifteen hours of over time per pay period will cause you to be taxed at a higher level. So really, not only did he give more of his life to this restaurant, but the manager actually cost him money. I actually didn't learn this until my now wife, then girlfriend, worked for Fidelity and learned some tax codes and rules.

It's already been said ten times, but it can't be said enough. [morbo.jpg] Taxes do not work that way.

Let's say there are two tax brackets, 10% and 50%, and the cutoff is at $10,000.

If I make $9,999, what is my tax bill? $999.90. CORRECT!
If I make $10,001, what is my tax bill? NOT $5,000.50. WRONG! It's $1,000.50.

There is never--EVER--a dollar you can earn that increases your tax burden by more than a dollar. (Or for that matter, more than 35 cents under the present federal tax brackets.) Withholding ≠ taxes, and you can adjust your withholding.
 
2011-07-15 01:11:43 PM  
Around these parts, Taco Bell advertises that they are hiring shift managers for $14/hr. Not all that shabby.
Aldi's hires cashiers at $11/hr. Although I couldn't do that job 8 hours a day for $11/hr. I'd die of boredom first.

My friends and I hijacked a McDonald's sign one night. Unfortunately, this was before everyone had a camera on every mobile device., so I've got no proof.
The sign read "NOW HIRING CLOSERS!".
They boosted me up and I removed the "C". We laughed for a very long time after that. It just seemed so apropos.

BTW - 12 hours later and I didn't see anyone post the obvious regarding the very Weeners asking why this was news.
colithian - Account created: 2011-07-03 20:30:38
 
2011-07-15 01:26:43 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Except for one store, I've never been to a Taco Bell where the employees were happy to be there.

That exception is Totem Lake's Taco Bell where the Mexican manager really does a great job of keeping the atmosphere lively and happy. You wouldn't expect any especially memorable meal at Taco Bell, but Jose made the whole experience great.

Still, I got the runs from the food, so say la vie.



well the trick to that is to have the runs all the time, so taco bell and chipotle are just another drop in the shiat-storm bucket.
 
2011-07-15 01:27:28 PM  

Gene Masseth Jr.: illusionofjoy: [www.illusionofjoy.net image 300x387]

Man I HATE it when I get shiat on my gonads.


img683.imageshack.us
 
2011-07-15 01:48:28 PM  

Evolution2001: Around these parts, Taco Bell advertises that they are hiring shift managers for $14/hr. Not all that shabby.
Aldi's hires cashiers at $11/hr. Although I couldn't do that job 8 hours a day for $11/hr. I'd die of boredom first.

My friends and I hijacked a McDonald's sign one night. Unfortunately, this was before everyone had a camera on every mobile device., so I've got no proof.
The sign read "NOW HIRING CLOSERS!".
They boosted me up and I removed the "C". We laughed for a very long time after that. It just seemed so apropos.

BTW - 12 hours later and I didn't see anyone post the obvious regarding the very Weeners asking why this was news.
colithian - Account created: 2011-07-03 20:30:38


You jerk. No wonder when I walked in and told the manager I was his man, he didn't seem to know what I was talking about.
 
2011-07-15 01:54:25 PM  

Praise Cheesus:
*snip*
Salem Witch: darkscout: zenobia: Not only does using "they" in the singular sound ignorant, the odds are that whoever does it IS ignorant. Quote all the obscure or wiki sources you want but you can't change that.

Would you prefer the person rewrote every instance as 'he/she' making the gender unknown singular 3rd person sound like a tranny?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_person

Although I suppose you're in favor of bringing back thou.

And just as thou was dropped for you (singular). Yall is taking over you (plural).

I thought y'all was singular. All y'all was plural.

That's in Texas - y'all is singular, all y'all is plural. Most of the rest of the south, it's you for one person and y'all for two or more.


See, that's why I need to travel more.

Hi P C, haven't seen you for a while.
 
2011-07-15 02:03:48 PM  

Salem Witch: Maybe, maybe not.

The whiny kids with an entitlement attitude that I know (boss' kids) don't work at all, much less a fast food joint. They wouldn't dream of working anywhere they are not being paid what they are worth and certainly not waiting on the little people.



Maybe. It's highly possible they're understaffed and this guy is getting screwed over, in which case I would be pretty annoyed.
 
2011-07-15 02:10:23 PM  

hardinparamedic: colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!

Depew, NY is a town of less than 16,000 people.

Stuff like this IS big news in small towns.


you make it sound like a small town and it's not (oh because you don't live here!). This restaurant is on a very busy street (Transit Road 4 lane highway) that goes across LANCASTER, CHEEKTOWAGA, WEST SENECA and WILLIAMSVILLE NY continuing up to Lockport. The zip code is 14043 which means the mail is delivered to Depew Post Office, that's it. If it was given 14086 the population would be much more! Google It and see just how built up it is compared to 1973 when it was just fields.

This is not some hick town in TN where only 3 people drive down it a day.
 
2011-07-15 02:25:18 PM  

Great Janitor: highwayrun: cameroncrazy1984: Submitted First With a Better Headline: Nope. Just a person who worked plenty of wage slave jobs to get through college. I put up with a lot of crap at crap jobs, but there are also things that you shouldn't reasonably be expected to put up with. Working 22 days straight is one of those things, and I commend people who walk out when they're treated like shiat.

In some places, it's illegal, douchebag.

The only place it's actually illegal to just walk out of is jail.

I walked out of a job once. It was about six years ago, I was working as a valet in December. The company would go to parties and get paid a flat rate per hour to valet park the cars plus an bonus rate for every hour over. That was actually rather reasonable and understandable. Where we had issues was the tipping policy. When arriving on the job each night we had to surrender everything in our pockets, in every pocket. The company view point was that if you were an hour into the shift and a car key went missing and you had a car key, it belonged to a car that you valeted parked and not your car key. They also reasoned that any money on you belonged to the company. When tipped, we had to put that money into the tip box. The following Tuesday we'd get our tip pay, $2/hour. We made minimum wage plus the tip wage. Several of us did the smart thing. Figured that tip money was to us, and not the company, we'd go to the bank before work, get 20 one dollar bills, not turn in our stuff (bullshiat policies are made to be ignored) and when tipped $5 or more, turn in the one dollar bills. Now if you're wondering "Why not keep the money? Why turn in dollar bills?" We had to drop off the cars in a certain spot. Standing in that spot was the company enforcer (I don't know what his actual title was), his job was to make sure you took your tip money to the box. Now with 20 valets dropping off cars all at once, he can't watch you the entire way, neither can the other enforcer who made sure money actually got dropped into the box. This is how the switch was made possible. So in a night, instead of turning in over $400 in tips to the company, I kept over $400 tips and gave the company about $50 (singles were often just dropped into the box).

My last night there, after the last car was picked up, the lead realized the tip box was a bit light. We were ordered to stand in the lot, an arms lenght away from each other and ordered to empty our pockets. What ever came out belonged to the company, according to company policy. And yes, when wallets and car keys hit the ground, the corporate guys picked them up, citing that policy. When they came to me I said "No." They ordered me to, and I again said "No." They ordered me a third time and I said "You want to search me, you better have a cop and a warrant. Touch me and I'll get a cop and charge you personally with battery and then I'll sue this company for illegal search and possession." Then I walked away. They said, "You walk away we will assume you're guilty and fire you for theft." I kept walking. I was guilty of keeping money that was tipped to me. I'd rather keep it and get fired for being suspected of theft than to be caught stealing, surrender the money, and then be fired for theft.

I had a new job in under a week.


CSB!
 
2011-07-15 02:36:31 PM  

uglylaughingman: zenobia 2011-07-15 05:57:42 AM
khyberkitsune: HumanBeingsSuck: Fluorescent Testicle: Adam is the person that the sign was directed towards, not the person who posted the sign.

Ok, my mistake.

I'll still lay you 20:1 odds that the "they" who quit so spectacularly was sill male. (And not plural.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they

Shut your ignorant mouth and realize YOU suck, not humans.

Not only does using "they" in the singular sound ignorant, the odds are that whoever does it IS ignorant. Quote all the obscure or wiki sources you want but you can't change that.


So 90% of English literature is obscure now? I only see this objection to the singular 'they' from folks that are poorly read, very young, very dumb, or some combination of the three. The rest of the world has encountered it so often in writing that they aren't troubled by it at all. Then again, judging form how close you came to mimicking Bill O'Reilly, I'm guessing you're a troll or a fan of his.

Either way: Garbage goes in, garbage comes out. You can't explain that.


I'm Bill O'Reilly's second-worst nightmare. And your earlier ramblings make just as much sense. Or should that be 'your earlier ramblings makes just as much sense'? Go plural yourself, Garbage Collector.
 
2011-07-15 02:45:45 PM  

HumanBeingsSuck: Submitted First With a Better Headline: Because it's farking awesome?

No, it's not.

What are you, some kind of self-entitled pussy?

Many of us worked shiatty jobs like the one described, where working every farking weekend and holiday (probably the night shift, to boot) was expected. Those of us who managed to get educated and/or do a good job and move on to something better have a reasonable expectation of having holidays off work and making a decent salary.

Man up, Nancy. Pay your dues. Then you can afford to take it easy every now and then.


So if everyone else in the office has 'paid their dues' and gets to go on vacation, but you, who put in the same or more time, didn't, clearly you just haven't paid enough dues yet?

Sorry, but the rules apply to everyone. That includes the sign guy.
 
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