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2011-07-15 12:06:42 AM  
WHY IS THIS NEWS?!
 
2011-07-15 12:07:01 AM  
I want to know who did this. They deserve a freakin' medal.

You are a magnificent bastard, whoever you are.
 
2011-07-15 12:07:27 AM  
It's not news. It's FARK.com
 
2011-07-15 12:07:56 AM  
I have no problem with this.
 
2011-07-15 12:08:03 AM  
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.
 
2011-07-15 12:08:26 AM  
Alright, which one of you farkers is going to fess up?
 
2011-07-15 12:09:03 AM  
The employee left a message on the fast food restaurant's exterior sign Thursday night announcing they quit. The sign reads, "I quit - Adam / **** you :)"

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
 
2011-07-15 12:09:03 AM  

colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!


Because it's farking awesome?
 
2011-07-15 12:09:38 AM  
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.
 
2011-07-15 12:09:50 AM  
Adam sounds like a douche.
 
2011-07-15 12:10:05 AM  

hardinparamedic: I want to know who did this. They deserve a freakin' medal.

You are a magnificent bastard, whoever you are.


Yeah, I'll sign off on that. Brilliant.
 
2011-07-15 12:10:56 AM  

Olfin Bedwere: Adam sounds like a douche.


I'd be feeling douchey if I had been forced to work 22 days in a row at Taco Bell.
 
2011-07-15 12:11:16 AM  

Submitted First With a Better Headline: colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!

Because it's farking awesome?


And because most of us have wanted to do this, but how few, how very very few have had the balls to actually do it.

This is a Real American Hero (tm) and we salute you. Of course, you'll never work in Depew again, but enjoy your notoriety just the same.
 
2011-07-15 12:12:27 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


Um. Adam is the asshole manager, not the person who quit. '...he or she quit.' would be appropriate still, of course, but...
 
2011-07-15 12:12:33 AM  
OH NOES - He will nevar be able to work a grill(vat)(chain oven)(fryer)(newfangled radarange - microwave) Again! Nevar!

Adam holds the power now... will the peon be able to grovel again?
 
2011-07-15 12:12:45 AM  

HumanBeingsSuck: 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.


Adam is the person that the sign was directed towards, not the person who posted the sign.
 
2011-07-15 12:13:05 AM  
What a great quitting story.
 
2011-07-15 12:13:09 AM  

altinos: Olfin Bedwere: Adam sounds like a douche.

I'd be feeling douchey if I had been forced to work 22 days in a row at Taco Bell.


Adam is apparently the douche shift manager. I'm on the side of the worker. :)
 
2011-07-15 12:14:02 AM  

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.)
 
2011-07-15 12:14:57 AM  
I hope I'm not the only one who is amused that this article is tagged SPCA.

Seriously, what drunken robot comes up with these things?
 
2011-07-15 12:15:06 AM  

colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!


It's not news, it's FARK!
 
2011-07-15 12:16:47 AM  

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.


la vie.

/what did I win?
 
2011-07-15 12:16:59 AM  
img600.imageshack.us

/wonders how awkward his getting the final check will be....
 
2011-07-15 12:17:24 AM  

colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!


Uh oh... Looks like someone actually enjoys their job

/Fark you Adam
//Fark my boss too
 
2011-07-15 12:17:57 AM  
I don't know why taco bell exists in the Buffalo area, we have Mighty Taco. :P
 
2011-07-15 12:18:04 AM  

HumanBeingsSuck: The employee left a message on the fast food restaurant's exterior sign Thursday night announcing they quit. The sign reads, "I quit - Adam / **** you :)"

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


Thank you. I noticed that too, but I was going to let it slide. Kudos to you.
 
2011-07-15 12:18:31 AM  
Tomorrow is my last day at my contract job, so I'm really getting a kick....

/Current boss isn't a dick...but some of my coworkers sure seem to have an extra helping of scrambled dick for breakfast each morning.
//Can't wait to exit that joint for my final time tomorrow.
///Adam sounds like a supreme douche. Probably biatches about the flair as well...
 
2011-07-15 12:18:34 AM  
I'm at the KFC. I'm at the Taco Bell. I'm at the combination KFC and Taco Bell...
 
2011-07-15 12:18:35 AM  

planedr: colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!

It's not news, it's FARK!


mock mock mock mock mock mock
 
2011-07-15 12:19:03 AM  
img23.imageshack.us
 
2011-07-15 12:19:05 AM  

HumanBeingsSuck: The employee left a message on the fast food restaurant's exterior sign Thursday night announcing they quit. The sign reads, "I quit - Adam / **** you :)"

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.


This - a million times. Thank you for saving me time to post it.
 
2011-07-15 12:19:13 AM  

HighZoolander: /what did I win?


Teh prize.
 
2011-07-15 12:20:09 AM  
HAHAHAHA!!!!

That guy is getting *no* unemployment.

/NTTATWWT Hey if ya gotta leave ya gotta leave. Better luck next time.

/why not ask for a letter of recommendation
 
2011-07-15 12:20:14 AM  

HumanBeingsSuck: Ok, my mistake.


Don't feel bad. I had to read the sentence 5 times to understand what the author was trying to say. If he had the skills I'd expect to see in a writer for a high school newspaper, it might have been more clear.
 
2011-07-15 12:21:33 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 12:21:51 AM  
i44.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-15 12:23:35 AM  
www.pearlsofnonsense.com
 
2011-07-15 12:26:46 AM  

colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!


img.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-15 12:28:23 AM  
A co-worker of the supposed sign maker at Taco Bell/KFC tells News 4 that apparently Adam is the name of a shift manager at the restaurant who denied the worker the Fourth of July off after they had worked 22 days straight, despite allowing others to have the day off.

www.denofgeek.com
I'm not even supposed to be here today.
 
2011-07-15 12:28:33 AM  

TsarTom: [www.pearlsofnonsense.com image 490x223]


ooohhhh, now you've done it!!!
 
2011-07-15 12:30:07 AM  

fusillade762: I quit the KFC. I quit the Taco Bell. I quit the combination KFC and Taco Bell...


FTFM.
 
2011-07-15 12:30:11 AM  
Also, when he eventually comes back to mess with it again

www.officesignspro.com
 
2011-07-15 12:30:33 AM  
I think this is great. However, what I don't understand is why the worker just didn't show up for work on the 4th of July. He could have probably kept his job, seeing as he was needed in the store for 22 days straight, I'd assume he isn't easily replaceable. And if they fired him, he gets unemployment. And seeing as he quit, it doesn't seem likely he is concerned about his economic situation. Quitting is the worst thing you can do when you are in a bad work situation.

The best thing to do is not care, not show up, and don't take things seriously. You'll drag out your employment, have fun, and when they fire you, you get unemployment!

-Cheers!
 
2011-07-15 12:31:20 AM  

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?
 
2011-07-15 12:31:27 AM  
i'mokaywiththis.jpg

/too lazy to find it
 
2011-07-15 12:32:35 AM  
The manager who had an employee work 22 straight days needs to be fired.

Working in a position where you're having to deal with dick customers is bad enough. Worse when you're getting paid minimum wage. Even worse when you think about how you'd rather be scrubbing the toilets in said Taco Bell than dealing with some of those customers and their snow flake can do nothing wrong children, but to do that for 22 straight days and be told "no" when you request a day off proves that the manager in question (sign could be taken that it was written by Adam or directed towards Adam) needs to either be fired or busted down to entry level drive thru order taker.

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.

In truth, this guy should have been on the phone to the corporate office or to the District Manager filing complaints against his manager. Not for the Forth of July thing, it's retail/fast food, you can't really count on getting holidays off, but for the 22 straight days. Also an OSHA complaint.

/works in the corporate headquarters of a retail company
//when I get bad service somewhere I know that going to the District Manager is better than going to the Store Manager.
 
2011-07-15 12:33:28 AM  

HumanBeingsSuck: The employee left a message on the fast food restaurant's exterior sign Thursday night announcing they quit. The sign reads, "I quit - Adam / **** you :)"

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


What the fark are you on about, dildo?
 
2011-07-15 12:34:17 AM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-15 12:34:18 AM  

Shwirv: I think this is great. However, what I don't understand is why the worker just didn't show up for work on the 4th of July. He could have probably kept his job, seeing as he was needed in the store for 22 days straight, I'd assume he isn't easily replaceable. And if they fired him, he gets unemployment. And seeing as he quit, it doesn't seem likely he is concerned about his economic situation. Quitting is the worst thing you can do when you are in a bad work situation.

The best thing to do is not care, not show up, and don't take things seriously. You'll drag out your employment, have fun, and when they fire you, you get unemployment!

-Cheers!


I think I love you.
 
2011-07-15 12:34:56 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 12:35:20 AM  

HumanBeingsSuck: No, it's not.

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


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.

Something tells me that this person can find a job that's just as good if not better than Taco farking Bell.
 
2011-07-15 12:35:26 AM  

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.)


RandomTux: HumanBeingsSuck: The employee left a message on the fast food restaurant's exterior sign Thursday night announcing they quit. The sign reads, "I quit - Adam / **** you :)"

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.


This - a million times. Thank you for saving me time to post it.


Link (new window)

If you're interested, this little article has a good illustration of how "They" was a grammatically acceptable singular gender-neutral pronoun in English for much longer than not, and is going to be completely acceptable once again within a generation. We simply don't have any good alternatives, unless we invent a new one.
 
2011-07-15 12:40:05 AM  
As someone who was once a retail store manager, scheduling someone to work 22 days straight is beyond comprehension. That is one supremely shiatty manager, and he deserves to be fired.
 
2011-07-15 12:40:08 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 12:41:43 AM  
As someone that wrote a scathing letter to my Taco Bell Manager when I quit for not getting a day off I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2011-07-15 12:41:45 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 12:42:46 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: In some places, it's illegal, douchebag.


Either you have misquoted or misunderstood, because I'm on your side of this. :)
 
2011-07-15 12:45:01 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Of course, you'll never work in Depew again,...


You say that like it's a BAD thing.

/ from Eden, NY
// makes Depew look like Manhattan
// q: what's the best way to forward a career in Western New York?
/ a. leave.
 
2011-07-15 12:47:34 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 12:47:53 AM  
Hey look at our butts.
 
2011-07-15 12:49:56 AM  

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


so say we all.

"c'est la vie" is the phrase you were looking for.

I used to have a boss who would write "walla" in emails. he meant "voilà"
 
2011-07-15 12:53:26 AM  

ironoctopus: Link (new window)

If you're interested, this little article has a good illustration of how "They" was a grammatically acceptable singular gender-neutral pronoun in English for much longer than not, and is going to be completely acceptable once again within a generation. We simply don't have any good alternatives, unless we invent a new one.


Thanks, ironoctopus, that was a really interesting article. I've been a sheepish
"they" user for years, but I may start being more bold about it knowing that Jane Austen was similarly inclined...
 
2011-07-15 12:53:33 AM  

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

so say we all.

"c'est la vie" is the phrase you were looking for.

I used to have a boss who would write "walla" in emails. he meant "voilà"


it just shows to go you always can tell
 
2011-07-15 12:55:04 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.


I don't quite understand it either, but you're taxed each pay period based on your income and your allowances. Then, every April they look over the money you earned and either give you a refund, tell you that you paid exactly what you owe, or you pay more money. That's really the only point in which you're taxed on your annual earnings. Every other time you're taxed on what you made that pay period and there is something in the code about 15 hours of OT that penalizes the worker for more taxes. Now, still possible to get that money back in your end of the year tax refund if your annual earnings is low enough compared to what you paid in.

This happened to me at one job I worked. I worked in one pay period 13 days, 8 to 15 hours each day. When I finally got paid the tax penalty was noticable (last job I worked that gave actual physical pay checks), the accounting woman explained the penalty to me and the bossman explained that if I didn't like it then I could find a new job, because he was short staffed and had deadlines to meet. Basically, 15 hours of overtime is no real problem. 16 hours of over time and you actually start to lose money.
 
2011-07-15 12:57:07 AM  

Great Janitor: The manager who had an employee work 22 straight days needs to be fired.

Working in a position derp.. girlfriend, worked for Fidelity and learned some tax codes and rules.

In truth, this guy should have been on the phone to the corporate office or to the District Manager filing complaints against his manager. Not for the Forth of July thing, it's retail/fast food, you can't really count on getting holidays off, but for the 22 straight days. Also an OSHA complaint.

/works in the corporate headquarters of a retail company
//when I get bad service somewhere I know that going to the District Manager is better than going to the Store Manager.


You may be a great janitor but you are a lousy accountant.

[taxesdonotworkthatway.jpg]


/Agree with you on the 22 straight days of labor problem.
/cpa
 
2011-07-15 12:59:10 AM  
When I worked @ MIckey D's back in the 80s, we changed the sign @ the Wendy's across the road from reading " Now Hiring All Shifts" to "Now firing All Sh*ts". Big yucks in a small town in SE Michigan back in the day.
 
2011-07-15 01:01:24 AM  
Did Taco Bell collapse because of this or did life go on?
 
2011-07-15 01:04:44 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.


At Taco Bell wages you're still making more probably. I occasionally get in spots where a little bit of OT can actually cost me money, but it's hard to do (and if you know that it's coming it isn't to hard to change withholding on a W2 for that spot)
 
2011-07-15 01:05:34 AM  

ironoctopus:
Link (new window)

If you're interested, this little article has a good illustration of how "They" was a grammatically acceptable singular gender-neutral pronoun in English for much longer than not, and is going to be completely acceptable once again within a generation. We simply don't have any good alternatives, unless we invent a new one.


Thank you. I am interested indeed. It will be probably hard for me to accept though. I might just wait until Safire comes back from vacation :)
 
2011-07-15 01:05:51 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.


I agree, income taxes are based on your yearly income. If you're working a bottom-rung job at Taco Bell, you can probably find enough exemptions and deductions so that you don't pay a cent in income tax anyway. But people who can figure that out wouldn't be working at Taco Bell for long.
 
2011-07-15 01:14:23 AM  
 
2011-07-15 01:14:23 AM  

HumanBeingsSuck: The employee left a message on the fast food restaurant's exterior sign Thursday night announcing they quit. The sign reads, "I quit - Adam / **** you :)"

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


[English pedantry] "They" is also used with an indefinite third-person singular antecedent in place of "he" or "she" when the gender or plurality is not known. [/English pedantry]
 
2011-07-15 01:15:02 AM  

Great Janitor: I don't quite understand it either, but you're taxed each pay period based on your income and your allowances.


Nono. The tax isn't more; there is more tax withheld. There is a difference.

The actual tax you pay is on a yearly basis and is independent of how the hours are distributed. Each pay period, you have a portion of that pay taken out early. This amount taken out and withheld early is set aside special ('withheld") by your employer, like a special savings account, to help you pay FUTURE tax next April. 100% of the money withheld is sent back to you to pay THAT tax. If amount you've paid in (withheld) is less than the tax owed on tax day, you have to send in all of that money, plus write a check for the remainder of the taxes owed. If you somehow get more withheld into your account than you owe in taxes, you only have to send in part of that withheld money and you get refunded the rest of it, as an income tax 'refund'.
 
2011-07-15 01:15:03 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 01:16:10 AM  
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.
 
2011-07-15 01:16:48 AM  

Great Janitor: In truth, this guy should have been on the phone to the corporate office or to the District Manager filing complaints against his manager. Not for the Forth of July thing, it's retail/fast food, you can't really count on getting holidays off, but for the 22 straight days. Also an OSHA complaint.


OSHA doesn't give a shiat if you get a day off or not (thank god, that's what makes me good money), hell in construction they don't even care how many hours off you get between shifts really, I've worked 7 days a week 15 hours a day, for a month or more a few times. By the time you factor in drive times each way it isn't even possible to get 8 hrs of sleep between shifts.

/great money
//OSHA approved
 
2011-07-15 01:18:58 AM  

colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!


Because it's Buffalo. Everything that happens in Buffalo is news.
 
2011-07-15 01:22:21 AM  

RandomTux: ironoctopus:
Link (new window)

If you're interested, this little article has a good illustration of how "They" was a grammatically acceptable singular gender-neutral pronoun in English for much longer than not, and is going to be completely acceptable once again within a generation. We simply don't have any good alternatives, unless we invent a new one.

Thank you. I am interested indeed. It will be probably hard for me to accept though. I might just wait until Safire comes back from vacation :)


I wish that we had wittier grammarians in the Thurber/Safire mould writing in mass market publications these days too. I'm an English teacher, and I tell my students to use 'he or she' on their college essays, but also that 'they' has been, and probably will be, the best option. I personally like the concept that the unknown person is plural-- it gives the indeterminate gender an nice Schroedinger's Cat feel to it :)
 
2011-07-15 01:25:03 AM  

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.


to be fair, you can face criminal charges if you work somewhere like as a prison guard, or military (abandonment of post, awol, etc). as far as the tipping thing goes i wouldn't let my wife nor any of my kids take any job where the tips are "pooled" and then split up. The wife understands where i am coming from but the 16 year old daughter could see my point when I tried to explain about how tips and minimum wage were figured in a job like that. finally just put our foot down and said no that'll learn her lol.
 
2011-07-15 01:27:56 AM  

Great Janitor: I walked out of a job once.


... snipped because it was too long ...

I'm pretty damn sure what that company was doing was illegal. Sure, it's common for a shift of workers to pool their tips, but they divide it up evenly at the end of the day and the employer has no say in the matter. It's obvious your employer was stealing from you guys and they should have been reported.

Pity the "enforcer" didn't forcibly search you. Jail time would have done him some good.
 
2011-07-15 01:28:58 AM  

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

la vie.

/what did I win?


birdonthemoon.com
 
2011-07-15 01:32:23 AM  

jimmyjackfunk: 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.

to be fair, you can face criminal charges if you work somewhere like as a prison guard, or military (abandonment of post, awol, etc). as far as the tipping thing goes i wouldn't let my wife nor any of my kids take any job where the tips are "pooled" and then split up. The wife understands where i am coming from but the 16 year old daughter could see my point when I tried to explain about how tips and minimum wage were figured in a job like that. finally just put our foot down and said no that'll learn her lol.


The only time when a tip pool is acceptable to me is if you're a team of valets for a party and one valet is directing traffic and not parking cars. That valet isn't getting tip money. In a situaton like that I don't mind pooling the tips. Because if he/she wasn't out the directing traffic to the party then the other valets wouldn't be getting any tips at all.

There is a car wash in my home town where the car wash attendees pool the tips at the end of the shift. I only know this because of a friend of mine who works there. He and some of his coworkers have a bit of resentment towards a coworker who has extremely poor customer service, doesn't actually earn any tips, but at the end of the day, his tips are equal to the rude employee's tips.
 
2011-07-15 01:34:49 AM  
media2.wivb.com

I like the smiley face. It looks extra perky.
 
2011-07-15 01:37:04 AM  

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.)


Hi! My name is language! I change pretty regularly, so you have to be quick to keep up with me!
 
2011-07-15 01:37:26 AM  

Shwirv: The best thing to do is not care, not show up, and don't take things seriously. You'll drag out your employment, have fun, and when they fire you, you get unemployment!


I'm not sure that works. "Job abandonment" won't get you unemployment bennies, if I'm not mistaken. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.
 
2011-07-15 01:37:48 AM  
I don't understand why he used a dash.
 
2011-07-15 01:41:06 AM  
This thread is disappointingly light on funny fast food sign pictures.
 
2011-07-15 01:43:25 AM  

OgreMagi: Great Janitor: I walked out of a job once.

... snipped because it was too long ...

I'm pretty damn sure what that company was doing was illegal. Sure, it's common for a shift of workers to pool their tips, but they divide it up evenly at the end of the day and the employer has no say in the matter. It's obvious your employer was stealing from you guys and they should have been reported.

Pity the "enforcer" didn't forcibly search you. Jail time would have done him some good.


When I got my last paycheck and tip money from them I asked another employee who was there that night about the wallets and car keys. The enforcers assumed all cash was theirs and emptied that from the wallets. The car keys were returned because all the cars that were valeted were driven away, so clearly we weren't trying to steal cars. I asked if anyone walked away after I did. Nope, I was the only one. Several people were fired that night for theft and money was 'returned' to the company.

What amazed me wasn't what the enforcers were doing, it was that people allowed themselves to be searched and robbed like that. Some saved their jobs by a form of amnesty (before the searching, an amesty period was given for offenders to return "stolen" money and allowed to keep their jobs), others just blindedly accepted the searching by someone else in authority. And when someone stood up and said "no", they waited patiently for their turn to empty out their pockets and watch their cash vanish.

I was 26 when this happened. I am 32 now. At 26 I was one of the older people there who wasn't an enforcer. I guess age had something to do with blindly accepting this.
 
2011-07-15 01:43:29 AM  

Swoop1809: I don't understand why he used a dash.


His way of signing it, I would guess....
 
2011-07-15 01:43:47 AM  

Swoop1809: I don't understand why he used a dash.


Who?
 
2011-07-15 01:44:41 AM  

Swoop1809: I don't understand why he used a dash.


Because even in Depew they know - much like Brokeback - that "you can't quit Adam."
 
2011-07-15 01:49:39 AM  

libranoelrose: Swoop1809: I don't understand why he used a dash.

Who?


Jesus. He used an em dash when he said: "Blessed-are the poor."

/When being played by William Shatner
 
2011-07-15 01:52:14 AM  

GranoblasticMan: libranoelrose: Swoop1809: I don't understand why he used a dash.

Who?

Jesus. He used an em dash when he said: "Blessed-are the poor."

/When being played by William Shatner


Oh. That makes sense.

I was wondering if they were talking about subby, or the quitter.
 
2011-07-15 01:54:07 AM  
I'll admit that the only reason I clicked on the comments thread was to see if anyone confirmed the article.
A lot hinges on a single quote of a potentially upset co-worker.

The sign, juvenile or not, does seem to insinuate/plead that the alpha-jack@ss remained at the restaraunt...

/maybe by the time refill my beer glass, someone will have confirmed
 
2011-07-15 01:55:33 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 02:12:28 AM  
hardinparamedic:

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



But is it sexy?

/obscure? Can't be!
 
2011-07-15 02:15:54 AM  

Maxc7001: [i44.photobucket.com image 450x767]


Ah is anyone willing to bet that communism was blamed by some uneducated fast food worker who grouped everything bad under the 'communism' umbrella?

I bet it was actually fascism or a monarchy that he was pissed off about. Everyone sharing everything is not really all that "iron fisty" You pretty much have to submit to communism, otherwise it doesn't work.

They said we all have to share everything so I totally didn't just take my stuff and leave. I stayed there under the 'iron fist' of share and share alike. How totally 'iron fist' of them to suggest we should all be equal.
 
2011-07-15 02:17:56 AM  

hardinparamedic: I want to know who did this. They deserve a freakin' medal.

You are a magnificent bastard, whoever you are.


Indeed.

Favorite fast food sign, Week 1:

"WE NOW EXCEPT CREDIT CARDS"

Week 2:

"SORRY, ACCEPT"
 
2011-07-15 02:19:39 AM  

OgreMagi: Great Janitor: I walked out of a job once.

... snipped because it was too long ...

I'm pretty damn sure what that company was doing was illegal. Sure, it's common for a shift of workers to pool their tips, but they divide it up evenly at the end of the day and the employer has no say in the matter. It's obvious your employer was stealing from you guys and they should have been reported.

Pity the "enforcer" didn't forcibly search you. Jail time would have done him some good.


Valet companies are notoriously run by the mob & it's an all cash "tax free" business.
 
2011-07-15 02:19:53 AM  

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.


Oh get over it- this guy did something we've pretty much all dreamed of at one time or another.

/is your name Adam?
 
2011-07-15 02:20:18 AM  
There's a solution to problems like this, you work someone more than 5 days straight, every day after they get double pay. And after 15 days triple. Failure to comply is a fine of $100,000 per day. With half that going to the employee. Seriously this crap of having work day after day and/or insane hours has to stop.
 
2011-07-15 02:21:33 AM  

Great Janitor: jimmyjackfunk: 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.

to be fair, you can face criminal charges if you work somewhere like as a prison guard, or military (abandonment of post, awol, etc). as far as the tipping thing goes i wouldn't let my wife nor any of my kids take any job where the tips are "pooled" and then split up. The wife understands where i am coming from but the 16 year old daughter could see my point when I tried to explain about how tips and minimum wage were figured in a job like that. finally just put our foot down and said no that'll learn her lol.

The only time when a tip pool is acceptable to me is if you're a team of valets for a party and one valet is directing traffic and not parking cars. That valet isn't getting tip money. In a situaton like that I don't mind pooling the tips. Because if he/she wasn't out the directing traffic to the party then the other valets wouldn't be getting any tips at all.

There is a car wash in my home town where the car wash attendees pool the tips at the end of the shift. I only know this because of a friend of mine who works there. He and some of his coworkers have a bit of resentment towards a coworker who has extremely poor customer service, doesn't actually earn any tips, but at the end of the day, his tips are equal to the rude employee's tips.


I worked at a seasonal ice cream / take-out food place for a summer. We pooled our tips and then went on a trip after the shop closed up north (MI) and then had a bowling competition to figure out who got how much of the tip jar after trip expenses (we all got 10% - and I think we had 7 employees, so 30% was up for grabs).

Yeah, if you had crappy customer service at the counter you got less tips (voluntary, in a jar), but everyone else working was crucial to that customer being happy enough to tip too. Made enough sense. Just pissed I got tipsy beforehand and didn't bowl that well. Fairly sure my friend who also worked there planned that in advance...
 
2011-07-15 02:23:08 AM  
Overtime and taxes...

In an hourly job a certain amount of overtime is withheld at the regular tax rate (varies by state), the rest at about 40%. Key here is it is withholding. Doesn't' change your end of year tax bracket - you earn what you earn. You just paid in more and may be entitled to a bigger refund.

Bonuses work like this, too.

/not an accountant, but I guess I could play one on tv.
 
2011-07-15 02:25:23 AM  

Shwirv: I think this is great. However, what I don't understand is why the worker just didn't show up for work on the 4th of July. He could have probably kept his job, seeing as he was needed in the store for 22 days straight, I'd assume he isn't easily replaceable. And if they fired him, he gets unemployment. And seeing as he quit, it doesn't seem likely he is concerned about his economic situation. Quitting is the worst thing you can do when you are in a bad work situation.

The best thing to do is not care, not show up, and don't take things seriously. You'll drag out your employment, have fun, and when they fire you, you get unemployment!

-Cheers!


You know what? I like you.
 
2011-07-15 02:29:41 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 02:31:02 AM  

ChiWhiteSox_56: Shwirv: I think this is great. However, what I don't understand is why the worker just didn't show up for work on the 4th of July. He could have probably kept his job, seeing as he was needed in the store for 22 days straight, I'd assume he isn't easily replaceable. And if they fired him, he gets unemployment. And seeing as he quit, it doesn't seem likely he is concerned about his economic situation. Quitting is the worst thing you can do when you are in a bad work situation.

The best thing to do is not care, not show up, and don't take things seriously. You'll drag out your employment, have fun, and when they fire you, you get unemployment!

-Cheers!

You know what? I like you.


He's not like the other people, here, in the trailer park.
 
2011-07-15 02:41:23 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: ChiWhiteSox_56: Shwirv: I think this is great. However, what I don't understand is why the worker just didn't show up for work on the 4th of July. He could have probably kept his job, seeing as he was needed in the store for 22 days straight, I'd assume he isn't easily replaceable. And if they fired him, he gets unemployment. And seeing as he quit, it doesn't seem likely he is concerned about his economic situation. Quitting is the worst thing you can do when you are in a bad work situation.

The best thing to do is not care, not show up, and don't take things seriously. You'll drag out your employment, have fun, and when they fire you, you get unemployment!

-Cheers!

You know what? I like you.

He's not like the other people, here, in the trailer park.


(Checks profile ...) Oh. I like you too.
 
2011-07-15 03:01:05 AM  
22 days straight? Pussy. Unless they were all 12 hour days, pfft. I once worked every day for like 5 months delivering chicken. I admit, they weren't long hours, but I ended up at the same place every day regardless. I also worked dumbass on-call hours, which felt like a mistake looking back. And the one day I wanted off, I was still called in during the day to take a delivery. The only 3 days I remember having off during an 8 month span was Easter, Thanx, and Xmas. You want to know why I had off those days? Go ahead and guess.... yep, the only 3 days the place was closed.

I don't mind working retail/restaurant, but there's something to actually treating people like humans and recognizing their deeds and respecting their wishes. Well, if you can make it work out properly at least.
 
2011-07-15 03:06:52 AM  

martissimo: I occasionally get in spots where a little bit of OT can actually cost me money, but it's hard to do (and if you know that it's coming it isn't to hard to change withholding on a W2 for that spot)


Umm, no. Sorry, but that is complete, utter bullshiat (assuming, of course that you live in the United States or any other country with a system of marginal tax rates), and with all due respect, you are either a liar or you're misinformed. In the U.S., since tax brackets are marginal, only the marginal amount over the maximum of the next lowest bracket is taxed at the higher rate, so it is impossible for increased wages to "cost you money," no matter how many teabaggers might tell you otherwise.
 
2011-07-15 03:13:26 AM  

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.


Wow, horrible advice. "If you're young and poor just take all the crap people throw at you, because that's what I did and everyone's life is the same."
 
2011-07-15 03:16:23 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 03:18:06 AM  
I've...eaten there. It is run so farking poorly, the employees were back talking to the manager, after they farked my order up twice. The manager was nice and conciliatory, but did not seem competent at handling employees. So despite his efforts- I'm not going back. Basically, the employees make me surprised more trailers aren't exploding.
 
2011-07-15 03:24:55 AM  

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?


Mighty is dog food in a cheap tortilla. You want decent Buffalo food? Let's talk about Jim's. You want a good Burrito? Go to Ultima. Mighty Taco is GARBAGE.

DZ-014: colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!

Because it's Buffalo. Everything that happens in Buffalo is news.


At least we're not in Texas.
 
2011-07-15 03:36:42 AM  

OgreMagi: 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.


Which Pancho's? There was a chain of them around San Diego last time I needed a burrito at 5 am.
 
2011-07-15 03:37:34 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: ChiWhiteSox_56: Shwirv: I think this is great. However, what I don't understand is why the worker just didn't show up for work on the 4th of July. He could have probably kept his job, seeing as he was needed in the store for 22 days straight, I'd assume he isn't easily replaceable. And if they fired him, he gets unemployment. And seeing as he quit, it doesn't seem likely he is concerned about his economic situation. Quitting is the worst thing you can do when you are in a bad work situation.

The best thing to do is not care, not show up, and don't take things seriously. You'll drag out your employment, have fun, and when they fire you, you get unemployment!

-Cheers!

You know what? I like you.

He's not like the other people, here, in the trailer park.


He's not content to sit back with a cold Coors 16 ouncer.
 
2011-07-15 03:39:23 AM  
Seriously, when I was younger and working shiat fast food jobs, I so would have done this, if possible.

CSB time.

My first real job was at age 17 in 1966. I was working a summer job between my junior and senior years in high school. Almost all of my friends were working as bag boys in the local supermarkets. I didn't want to do that. I wanted something different.

I took a job as a hamburger, etc. chef at a fast food place, a White Castle wannabe chain called Royal Castle in Sarasota, FL. They not only served burgers and fries 24/7 but had a breakfast menu, too.

Shortly after I started there, the manager got promoted to district manager and the asst. manager took over. Aside from the fact he was a little weasel, he also turned out to be a crook. A month and a half after he took over, he came in one night, emptied out the cash register, then went to the previous manager's home and stole a set of auto tires, a battery and split town.

A new manager was brought in, some guy in his fifties who moved into the motel across the highway and drank a lot.

Remember when I said this place had a breakfast menu? It was for any time of the day. I normally worked from 3 to 11 PM. One day, a guy came in around 4PM and wanted eggs over easy. That meant flipping them in the pan w/o breaking the yolks. Try as I might, I had an extremely hard time doing that. So, I'm trying to do that and failing, but our new manager is standing behind me, berating me, giving me all kinds of shiat for failing and making me do it over and over again. At about the sixth time, the customer has had enough and tells my manager, "Hey, I don't care. I'll take it as is, just stop being so hard on the kid," and he does it forcefully enough to make my boss stop. Half an hour later, my boss apologises to me in the back room. Then, I was just a tall, skinny kid, still under the impression that it is wrong for me to question my elders, i.e., tell the mofo to farking berate me in private and apologise in front of the customers.

However, it was at this point that I started to question the wisdom of that.

Two weeks later, after older, more experienced workers had had enough of this shiat and quit, the guy told me I had to work past my shift. No, I didn't get to go home at 11 PM, I had to work thru until 7 AM. On a Friday night. By myself, At 17, a clear violation of the child labor laws.

It wasn't too bad until around 2 AM when the bars closed and and I got a run of drunks. Come 7 AM, the boss hows up, hung over and takes me to task for the place not being spotless. He keeps me there until 8 AM, cleaning and cooking while he sits on his fat, drunk ass. Then he tells me I have to be back in at 3 PM.

I did show up at 3 PM, to quit. The state manager was there when I came in and I unloaded on my boss. I had gotten along well with the state manager and he was just dumbstruck, so much so that he forgot the cigarette in his hand until it burned a hole in his trousers. I got some added satisfaction when I went in two weeks later for my final check and found the manager had been fired.
 
2011-07-15 03:44:17 AM  
Here at my job, we have been on seven day work weeks since January. We had memorial day off but not July 4th. Not feeling up to the math, but that's a lot of days in a row. But my area has shiat for alternative employment unless you want to make almost nothing.
 
2011-07-15 03:45:19 AM  

Annoyance: At least we're not in Texas.


I give thanks for this every single day that it occurs to me.
 
2011-07-15 03:48:43 AM  

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.


/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
 
2011-07-15 04:05:49 AM  
There's a roundtable pizza near me employing some guy that has a pretty good sense of humor. Among others, I've seen the sign say "KHAAAAAAN!!!!", "If someone asks if you're a god, you say 'yes'", and "The Dude abides." There's got to be a couple other Reondo/Hermosa Beach farkers on here who know the place I speak of.
 
2011-07-15 04:16:09 AM  
yaaaay
 
2011-07-15 04:39:23 AM  

Great Janitor: The manager who had an employee work 22 straight days needs to be fired.



I wonder if some of those days he worked he was supposed to be off but covered for his buddies?

/just saying
 
2011-07-15 05:00:32 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.

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.

/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


I lived in SO Cal for a few years I liked the beto's (al, ro, and hum prefixes) You could have substituted and still had a decient burrio.
I remember my first outing in San Diego was with a carne asda burrio w/guac and a cold beer on the beach (when you could have beer on the beach). SO AZ still has the best Mexican food I have ever had especially the home made kind.
 
2011-07-15 05:29:17 AM  

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.


Ask me how I know that you've never worked fast food.
 
2011-07-15 05:33:20 AM  

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


For the same reason that there are Taco Bells in San Francisco where there is tons of taquerias. Why should I get raped for a $6.95 plus tax burrito when I can get a seven-layer Taco Bell burrito for a two dollar bill (plus tax).
 
2011-07-15 05:44:58 AM  
I remember a guy telling me how he was driving Thanksgiving or Christmas eve late and was low on gas and finally found an open C store. The place was lit up, but the pumps wouldn't turn on. He was going in to see what the deal was when he met a guy locking the front door behind him. He asked why the pumps wouldn't work and the guy just said "read the sign".
He looked up at the marquee which read FARK IT - I QUIT. Guess this guy didn't want to work holidays either.
 
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.
 
2011-07-15 06:06:29 AM  
I'm confused. Was Adam the employee who quit or the manager?

Mostly, why would you add a smiley?
 
2011-07-15 06:20:10 AM  

Cyberluddite: martissimo: I occasionally get in spots where a little bit of OT can actually cost me money, but it's hard to do (and if you know that it's coming it isn't to hard to change withholding on a W2 for that spot)

Umm, no. Sorry, but that is complete, utter bullshiat (assuming, of course that you live in the United States or any other country with a system of marginal tax rates), and with all due respect, you are either a liar or you're misinformed. In the U.S., since tax brackets are marginal, only the marginal amount over the maximum of the next lowest bracket is taxed at the higher rate, so it is impossible for increased wages to "cost you money," no matter how many teabaggers might tell you otherwise.


Can it cause an uptick in withholding, though?

If so, sure, you get it back eventually, but it can cost you money in the short term.

/self-employed, haven't seen a W2 in years.
 
2011-07-15 06:35:58 AM  

zenobia: 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 sound ignorant by saying "they" or sound retarded by saying "he or she", or "he/she", or some other retarded gender neutral term.

Also, already linked above, this was a decent source for the historical use of they.
 
2011-07-15 06:51:48 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 07:10:35 AM  
lar_m: OH NOES - He will nevar be able to work a grill(vat)(chain oven)(fryer)(newfangled radarange - microwave) Again! Nevar!

Adam holds the power now... will the peon be able to grovel again?


Tim Horton's will hire 'em in a heartbeat; I hear they have a revolving door of employment.



colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!

Dude... it's Depew.
 
2011-07-15 07:53:20 AM  
Police grilled his coworkers but no one would flip.
 
2011-07-15 07:58:23 AM  

fusillade762: I'm not sure that works. "Job abandonment" won't get you unemployment bennies, if I'm not mistaken. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.




Neither will getting fired for cause. You can appeal the denial, but denied you will be.
 
2011-07-15 08:19:55 AM  
A true American hero, sticking it to the man. I'm sure employers will be beating a path to his door, especially with the great reference he'll be getting from his former job. And the generous unemployment benefits will surely tide him over until the line forms at his door.

You get unemployment if you quit, right?
 
2011-07-15 08:24:26 AM  
Plenty of entrepreneurs will work many more than 22 days straight when they are starting their businesses are going through tough times. If you need the job, you work.
 
2011-07-15 08:27:16 AM  
Fark You. Fark You. Fark You. You're Cool. And Fark You, I'm out.
 
2011-07-15 08:28:23 AM  

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.


I pray one day you find yourself paying your dues in jail with a hundred dicks up your ass...for 22 days straight!
 
2011-07-15 08:32:34 AM  

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.
 
2011-07-15 08:52:48 AM  

Cyberluddite: martissimo: I occasionally get in spots where a little bit of OT can actually cost me money, but it's hard to do (and if you know that it's coming it isn't to hard to change withholding on a W2 for that spot)

Umm, no. Sorry, but that is complete, utter bullshiat (assuming, of course that you live in the United States or any other country with a system of marginal tax rates), and with all due respect, you are either a liar or you're misinformed. In the U.S., since tax brackets are marginal, only the marginal amount over the maximum of the next lowest bracket is taxed at the higher rate, so it is impossible for increased wages to "cost you money," no matter how many teabaggers might tell you otherwise.


I'm not bullshiatting you man, I have seen it happen on my checks. work a 40 hr week at straight time get around 1k, work 50 hrs or so and get 1k with a LOT more withheld, I guess if you want to say "costing you money" is wrong, then ya ok, but busting your ass a little aint making you shiat either
 
2011-07-15 09:02:55 AM  

Reminds me of a couple freinds who were co managers of a now long defunct chain of PC stores. (think of Radio Shack, but ONLY PCs and components).

They were told that theirs was one of the stores closing in two weeks, all hourly workers were fired effective immediately, and that they were responsible for holding the GooB sale, but that after they were done, they would have no job, no opportunity to move to another area store, no severance, etc.

Oh, and notice all hourly staff was canned already... That meant only two (salaried) guys keeping the store open and properly staffed M-F 8a-9p for two weeks. Straight.

They went out and made a huge sign and posted it in the window:


FIRE SALE!

Everyone is fired, so everything is on sale!
 
2011-07-15 09:07:51 AM  
Where are the funny fast food signs?? WHAR?????

/leaving disappointed
 
2011-07-15 09:10:36 AM  

colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!


What are you still doing here? Giggity.
 
2011-07-15 09:14:01 AM  

Great Janitor: 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.


Apparently she didn't learn them very well. Yes, the employee may have paid a higher percentage of those additional dollars as taxes, but rates are progressive - they don't go back and tax the wages below the threshold at the higher rate. So no, getting into the higher bracket did not "cost him money." He had net earnings even after taxes.
 
2011-07-15 09:27:04 AM  
SARAH PALIN GOT ANOTHER JOB?
 
2011-07-15 09:40:24 AM  

Cyberluddite: Umm, no. Sorry, but that is complete, utter bullshiat (assuming, of course that you live in the United States or any other country with a system of marginal tax rates), and with all due respect, you are either a liar or you're misinformed. In the U.S., since tax brackets are marginal, only the marginal amount over the maximum of the next lowest bracket is taxed at the higher rate, so it is impossible for increased wages to "cost you money," no matter how many teabaggers might tell you otherwise.


to be totally fair if they withhold more and you have to wait until next April to get it back then you've taken an economic loss, but you're correct in the sense that your take-home at the end of the year will never be less because you worked more hours.
 
2011-07-15 09:41:13 AM  
Applause given.

Taco Bhell is shiat, anyway.
 
2011-07-15 09:42:16 AM  

Shwirv: I think this is great. However, what I don't understand is why the worker just didn't show up for work on the 4th of July. He could have probably kept his job, seeing as he was needed in the store for 22 days straight, I'd assume he isn't easily replaceable. And if they fired him, he gets unemployment. And seeing as he quit, it doesn't seem likely he is concerned about his economic situation. Quitting is the worst thing you can do when you are in a bad work situation.

The best thing to do is not care, not show up, and don't take things seriously. You'll drag out your employment, have fun, and when they fire you, you get unemployment!

-Cheers!


You've just summed up everything that is wrong with unemployment.

When I hate a job, I quit out of principle. Getting paid for not doing my job and being fired makes me feel dirty.
 
2011-07-15 09:43:12 AM  
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Make your own KFC sign at KentuckyFriedCruelty.com
 
2011-07-15 09:46:09 AM  
Even funnier if he took the long letter-reachin' pole with him on the way out.
 
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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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.
 
2011-07-15 03:33:07 PM  

Great Janitor: 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.

I don't quite understand it either, but you're taxed each pay period based on your income and your allowances. Then, every April they look over the money you earned and either give you a refund, tell you that you paid exactly what you owe, or you pay more money. That's really the only point in which you're taxed on your annual earnings. Every other time you're taxed on what you made that pay period and there is something in the code about 15 hours of OT that penalizes the worker for more taxes. Now, still possible to get that money back in your end of the year tax refund if your annual earnings is low enough compared to what you paid in.

This happened to me at one job I worked. I worked in one pay period 13 days, 8 to 15 hours each day. When I finally got paid the tax penalty was noticable (last job I worked that gave actual physical pay checks), the accounting woman explained the penalty to me and the bossman explained that if I didn't like it then I could find a new job, because he was short staffed and had deadlines to meet. Basically, 15 hours of overtime is no real problem. 16 hours of over time and you actually start to lose money.


I honestly think you are doing it wrong. The taxman doesn't look at individual peids AFAIK. OTOH I've been salaried most of my life so WTF do I know.
 
2011-07-15 04:24:57 PM  

thespindrifter: 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 ;)


well, I am not actually that new... I have been lurking for years, but I created the account recently because before then I really had nothing to say.... got bored one day and decided what the hell... :)
Never really looked up alot of the memes (didn't even know who boxy was till 3 months ago O.o), but quite a few memes are evident what they mean anyway...
 
2011-07-15 04:29:13 PM  

cdkscully: 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.


YEAH!... its like what... 9 now amirite?
 
2011-07-15 05:15:58 PM  

I read through about 70+ comments, and saw there is a misconception. If someone else has posted this, disregard, otherwise, pay attention.


A co-worker of the supposed sign maker at Taco Bell / KFC tells News 4 that Adam is a shift manager at the restaurant who was denied time-off on the Fourth of July.


Adam claims he had worked 22 straight days and deserved the holiday off but was not granted it, despite the fact that other employees were allowed to take the day off.


Adam is the employee who put the message on the sign AND the shift manager. Adam is the one who worked 22 days straight without a day off. Shift manager does not mean store manager. Store manager is above shift supervisor/manager, and is the one who makes the schedules.

Perhaps some general reading comprehension would be appropriate and the correct person/establishment should be attacked?

Just saying

 
2011-07-15 05:45:02 PM  
Sim Tree: [img23.imageshack.us image 600x450]
 
2011-07-15 05:46:20 PM  
solcofn: Sim Tree: [img23.imageshack.us image 600x450]

I don't know why it didn't show the pic I posted (an applause gif) ...but I came for that pic and am leaving satisfied.
 
2011-07-15 06:22:24 PM  

goothva: I read through about 70+ comments, and saw there is a misconception. If someone else has posted this, disregard, otherwise, pay attention.

A co-worker of the supposed sign maker at Taco Bell / KFC tells News 4 that Adam is a shift manager at the restaurant who was denied time-off on the Fourth of July.


Adam claims he had worked 22 straight days and deserved the holiday off but was not granted it, despite the fact that other employees were allowed to take the day off.

Adam is the employee who put the message on the sign AND the shift manager. Adam is the one who worked 22 days straight without a day off. Shift manager does not mean store manager. Store manager is above shift supervisor/manager, and is the one who makes the schedules.

Perhaps some general reading comprehension would be appropriate and the correct person/establishment should be attacked?

Just saying


tl;dr
 
2011-07-15 07:16:20 PM  

d3bug: cdkscully: 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.

YEAH!... its like what... 9 now amirite?


Eh, only on Saturdays @ 5 AM.

14094 represent! Woot!
/I miss it, but I can never go back again :'(
 
2011-07-15 07:52:04 PM  

AbsentFriends: You get unemployment if you quit, right?


No.
 
2011-07-15 08:09:23 PM  

chachi88: 63 days in a row, 1998.

Lawn, off, punks


Try working in the games industry. I know people that went nine months without a day off, 12-16 hour days. This of course is on salary, so no overtime.

Worst I've ever had to do on crunch time was like two months of 60+ hour weeks, so I'm actually lucky in that regard, but there are people out there with horror stories that are mindboggling.
 
2011-07-15 09:31:50 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: HighZ


Yay! This is the potatoeth time I won the prize!
 
2011-07-16 01:08:58 AM  
Try being a properly licensed security guard.

One of the provisions of the license is that if you abandon a post (walk off) the company can report it and you basically lose your ability to be licensed forever.

Course, it IS security. But I had friends who did that kind of work and would go in for a 8 hour shift, and leave 32 hours later. Because they worked their 8, the guard that was supposed to relieve them didn't show, then the guard after that didn't show either, and then it came back around to being their shift again.

Thankfully my friends were not armed guards. I would imagine by about hour 24 they would want to shoot anything that moved just so they could sleep in the jail cell they would wind up in.

I guess that was pretty frequent for some guys, from what I heard. I guess if you're guarding some kind of locked gate you could sleep as long as someone didn't check on you, but man. One of my friends would keep extra non-perishable food in his car and bottled water because it happened to him so many times. He couldn't leave the post to go get food either.

After about 6 months of it he moved on. I wouldn't have lasted beyond the first 32 hour shift. I would have told the guy relieving me that I wouldn't be back.
 
2011-07-16 03:44:30 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: trailer


Oh, don't go getting me wrong. They're fine people, they're
good Americans.
 
2011-07-17 05:28:21 AM  

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.


The Taco Bell on Beaverton-Hillsdale at Western in Beaverton was good, too. Then it became a Papa Johns. Now it's a cigar shop. It was one of the oldest Taco Bells around when it was still a Taco Bell... actually had a bell on the façade before it got blown out by a wind storm one winter towards the end of it's lifespan as a Taco Bell. I remember when everything on the menu at that location was 29/39/49¢...
 
2011-07-17 05:30:21 AM  

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


Similarly, not sure why Taco Bell exists in Oklahoma. I never see them with customers, but I've yet to spot the Admiral Place Taco Mayo in Tulsa empty...
 
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