This meme does not comply to tgi Fridays. Seeing that they just use microwaves and heat up those boxed tgi Friday meals that you buy at the store. That's why you can't see the kitchen.Posted by Deathfromcupcakes
I've heard that people in restaurants can act like babies sometimes. That's why I hope to never work in one.Posted by christinaz93
Doing better than Amy... Too late? I'll show myself out.Posted by AMBlunt
Wrong use of this meme, right?Posted by OmegasParadox
Here is what the linked Quickmeme image says in case the site goes down or you can't reach it:
>Title: If you work in a restaurant you know this feeling
>Meme: Tough Spongebob
>* I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW WE JUST GOT DONE WITH AN INTENSE LUNCH RUSH >* AND I ONLY THREATENED TO KILL EVERYBODY 6 TIMESPosted by qkme_transcriber
I've always been a cynical kinda guy, but the best feeling of the day for me is turning away customers two minutes after close, when we haven't had time to lock the door due to the "Jesus, they're going to close!" rush. The look of dejection on their faces.....priceless!Posted by unocero
I never go crazy on lunch rushes, its the fucking people that come in with five minutes to go. I would never spit in anything but sometimes i wish someone would talk shit so it could justify why i kicked their ass.Posted by PalletTownSoulja
"Excuse me. How many pieces are in your twelve piece meal?"
"May I have that Quesadilla with no cheese?"
"I would like six individual chips with that."Posted by Kalean
A friend of mine I work with in the kitchen can go to some dark, dark places when we get rushed. So late in the night we get bone rushed by an Elementary Talent Show or something of that nature. You can see the front of the store from the kitchen, so I look at the rush, and then back to him. He has the most grim look on his face and says, "I hope these kids get Newtowned." I was in kind of a shock since the Sandy Hook incident was a week prior. Man, shit gets real.Posted by BradsBadfish
20 minutes before closing, milkshake machine was already washed (took about 45 minutes), when 2 busloads of kids came in and of course everyone wanted milkshakes. Buses always want milkshakes. Why? Do they decide where to go by considering where would be most inconvenient for the staff - and then decide the one thing everyone should order to make the staff go REALLY crazy?
We ended up staying open late and getting out much later because, of course, everything was dirty again. I was covered in so much sprayed milkshake, I looked like I got out of a violent ice cream fight.Posted by jadenray64
Hah! The rain kept everyone in today for lunch. We only did 15 pplPosted by HiLaryHH
And I only threatened to burn the place down 13 times...Posted by PurplePeopleEaterToo
You sound like a fucking terrible co-worker.Posted by sixbluntsdeep
I work at a frozen custard shop, I get the rush right after you and everyone is fat from their meal and more likely to be bitchy because they want their desert.Posted by DoGzRuLe99
Am I the only fucking person in the world who delivers my order clearly, without conflict and is patient?
Fuck on a stick. Also, I tip very well. How come you dudes never dedicate a threat to Good Guy Customer.Posted by Fallout3NPC
Worst I ever got was this rude couple. The man had a stack of ones on the table and was blankly staring at me as I came up to greet them. The woman said to me before I could go through my "steps of service" "you see those ones? Those are yours, there's $20 worth of one dollar bills. If you don't bring refills out in a timely manner he takes a dollar, if you forget something he takes two. Get me an iced tea and get him a Bud Light." I burst out laughing and told them sure I would bring their drinks to them but I'll be grabbing another "experienced" server. Really it was just this guy I hated.Posted by El_Tejon
"Excuse me, why is my meal taking so long?"
"You've ordered three well done steaks, a well done burger, and three orders of boneless wings."
"I feel like it's been a while now though."
"I'll check it out for you"
Go to the back of the kitchen and chat with co-workers, because they ordered their food five minutes ago. Come back out shortly
"Sorry for the wait, the kitchen is doing their best to get your food out."
"Alright thank you."
I have no problem with customers asking about their food, but please realize that some items take longer than others. If you were in a hurry, salads are usually the fast way to go. If you aren't in a rush then please don't make it seem as if you are in one. I understand you're hungry, and will do the best I can, but there is only so much I can do.Posted by cheerleader4thedead
I have run a kitchen for about a decade now. A busy, cramped, hot, understaffed kitchen. There is no freaking out allowed. You just handle it, and make jokes, it's all a joke. If one of the servers starts tripping out, or one of my cooks gets to whining about stuff, I will bark at them in quasi English with a growl that I can't even reproduce outside of the moment. They will either shut up, or they will quit on the spot. There is no being mean to each other, especially when we are busy. We are a rag tag team that has taken a little bar/grille and turned it into one of the best and busiest restaurants in town, having fun the whole time. If you think you are going to walk in there and bring negativity, personal problems, and bullshit into my kitchen, I will go insane mode on you, kick you out on the spot, throw some Bob Marley on the stereo, work your shift, and have you replaced by noon the next day. One thing I know for sure working in the industry, is that the people that do the most whining, do the least amount of work, and I simply don't need that, I got shit to do.Posted by bluntmasterflash
This happens at my work but it's hard to understand because it's in spanishPosted by irishkid46
What's that? Hostess called out? We're outta what? Everything but straws? No dishwasher and the manager locked himself in the office because he's dope sick? Fuck it, show must go on.Posted by oneof10
That feel man. Anyone who want's a life experience, work in the service industry, specifically food and you will really see how people are. I never realize how rude people are and how just batshit insane people can be until you work in an industry where people look down upon you.
Nothing is worse than old New Yorkers who are also extremely Jewish and entitled. It sounds racist, however you need to experience the culture to understand the stereotype and I'm not talking about being tight with money or whatever. They are a specific, terrible type of rude.
tl;dr Work in a restaurant and you will live your life differently. I promise.Posted by Ptawm
Worked my last day in a restaurant on Tuesday. I have never felt a better feel than my first weekend off in 7 years. There is a light at the end of the food service tunnel of hell.Posted by tfilooklike
The best part about working in a restaurant is-Ah who am I kidding, all I look forward to is going home and drinking.Posted by Definitelynotasloth
I say "I hate everyone" at least 5 times per day...Posted by Moxxie5
And I only threatened to quit 5 timesPosted by KeeperDan
Coming home from a hard nights work at a super busy restaurant, it's nice to see someone feels the same way.Posted by PaleIsTheNewBlack
Thank you to all the servers workers out here! (Sorry I can't tip you over the internet!)Posted by [deleted]
I hate when people try to be nice and hand you all their dishes, plates, cups and just keep handing them to you until the whole table is clear. Bringing that back to the kitchen is like a really fucked up game of Jenga.
Another thing that comes to mind that I really hate is when a customer introduces themselves by saying "Hi, I'm Steve. I'm an elite member on Yelp." Fuck you Steve. Eat a bowl of dicks.Posted by Collision21
I'll have you know, I was the dishwasher for a restaurant and I only burnt my hands 27 times.Posted by ragingsuppository
Ahh I miss working in a restaurant. One of the only jobs where you can tell coworkers to go fuck themselves during a rush and still be able to get drinks after work as if nothing happened. If I tried that now I'd probably be forced into counseling and suspended/ or fired.Posted by Shamatts