Forsythe P. Jones: I worked in a Methodist church as a handyman for a while after I retired from Corporate Hell.The backstabbing, skullduggery and gossiping there would rival or better any Fortune 500 company head office.
Kirzania: Gabrielmot: I've actually pointed this one out before.. I caught Jiffy Lube pretending to have changed my oil and other fluids years ago:How did you manage to catch them?
IdBeCrazyIf: ReverendJasen: Thrift/donation charity stores are worse. The donated items they don't want or can't sell get put into a dumpster with signs warning people to stay out. Sometimes they purposely damage everything before they toss it just so no one will want it. Things like blankets, which could be re-donated to homeless shelters or something, locked in a dumpster by a farking church charity.You know why they do that...liabilitySo blame farking lawyers and tort law before blaming the organization. Here locally the local Whole Foods donates its produce to the local zoo and shelters, however in order to avoid liability issues the zoo and shelter have to come pick the food up and its not technically donated. They sell it to them for pennies so that the onus is on the purchaser not the retailer.
ReverendJasen: Thrift/donation charity stores are worse. The donated items they don't want or can't sell get put into a dumpster with signs warning people to stay out. Sometimes they purposely damage everything before they toss it just so no one will want it. Things like blankets, which could be re-donated to homeless shelters or something, locked in a dumpster by a farking church charity.
"I work on a farm. When they say you should wash your produce thoroughly at home, they're not joking."
OhioUGrad: I'm Boo Berry and other crap because my things around don't won't work, so SURLY fark will! I think so!
LemSkroob: Rand's lacy underwear: "Fine dining cook here. 30% of your meal is butter. That's why it's so good."This. Most of the steaks you get when you dine out get a butter-bath before it hits your plate."oooh, so juicy!"
wee: phrawgh: This story coming from AOL?No. It came from another, more dynamic, website where people submit things. Fark just linked to the site that linked to the original in order to stay somewhat relevant, rather than link to the original site itself. Might be an ad revenue, traffic sharing deal with AOL. Who knows. Would be kind weird if Fark linked directly to Reddit, though. Amusing, actually. Like admitting defeat, or there abouts.Hey, at least it's not another banal cracked.com "Top 7" paid-for link masquerading as an actual submission...
ReverendJimBobHammer: Ranger Rover: ReverendJimBobHammer: rustypouch: I suggest not ordering the clam chowder in restaurants.I'm currently involved in a class action suit involving the chowder to urine ratio of the soup of a restaurant I used to work at so I'm getting a kick out of your reply.Tyler D.Okay, so I've always wondered about this. You hear all sorts of horror stories about the bodily fluids or other awful things that could be in things you order, anywhere from fine dining to McDonalds, and it's definitely scary. And, of course, that movie Waiting. But, then, on the other hand, I've heard that this happens a LOT less often than people think it does, or than wait staff likes to insinuate it does (and it makes sense that they would like this, given the fact that it understandably is one of the few cards up their sleeves that they have against arrogant, abusive customers). The lowdown that I got is that most managers want to make their ways up in the world and don't stand for this, so it happens a lot less often than the scared public might surmise. What's the truth? Anyone know? My best guess is that it varies so significantly from restaurant to restaurant and manager to manager that there's probably no way to really know./Worked at McDonald's from age 15-16./Was only a cashier because too young to handle the fryer, so didn't go back into the back too often, but never saw or heard anything amiss.That was a line from the movie (or novel or both, I can't remember) "Fight Club" not a real life example. I've worked in a few restaurants and I've never seen or heard of purposely adulterated food going out. Oh sure we dropped shiat on the floor, picked it up and dropped it straight back on the plate and sent THAT out but we never actually farked with the customer's food or drink.
downstairs: DeliveryVia Reddit user JamesW89:"I work for a UPS store. Here is a few things I have learned since working here... Writing fragile on your package means nothing. Your package WILL get thrown around, dropped, and beaten up; if it is breakable then according to our guidelines for properly packaged items it needs to withstand 1000lbs of pressure and a 4ft drop. UPS capital claims is terrible as well they will do whatever they can to not pay you the amount you insure your package for."A few things with this, mostly anecdotal. My UPS guy is very respectful, even as far as putting a plastic bag over our delivery if he has to throw it over the fence in the rain.But most importantly, you're on the hook for how you package the stuff you send. My mother in law sent us a bunch of dishes and assorted kitchen stuff. She stuffed it in a box with no care for how it might travel. Hint: if you're sending a bunch of porcelain dishes, buy a shiatton of bubble wrap. Its on you, not UPS.
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