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On Dealing with Restaurant Employees

I am writing this post as a result of an incident that occurred at my favorite fast food restaurant last week. A man went ballistic over something a female employee did. (Notice I didn’t say she made a mistake, because she actually did not). His verbal abuse has been permanently dealt with.

The following are some tips to remember next time you eat out. I am basing this list both on my 11 months experience in the fast food industry and common sense.

Remember that the employees are human beings. As human beings, they are deserving of your respect. Working in a restaurant is not the most glamorous job, nor is it worth $15 an hour, but that does not detract from the employees worth. It certainly does not make them beneath you. I have seen and experienced behavior that the customer thought was sly or funny, but in reality was just rude. Remember that employees have feelings just like you do.

Remember that no matter what the situation is, you never have the right to make an employee cry, ever. Ever. EVER.

Remember that the employees want to get your order right. We want you to have an enjoyable experience and the delicious food that you are craving. Our goal is to make you happy.
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Quote of the Week #7

Sometimes I feel tempted to create a new blog devoted to the messages I telepathically send to the other drivers on my daily commute. However, it would probably come back to haunt when I run for president.

But if I did have such a blog, here is what some of the posts would be.

 

“I don’t mind when you pass me. Frankly, I prefer to have you in front of me rather than behind. But please, please wait until after we have merged onto the highway–not while we’re merging.”

 

“If I’m going the speed limit and you’re way behind me and then ten seconds later you’re on my tail, how fast are you going?”

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Quote of the Week #6

“The school said I had possession of a firearm. They aren’t going to ask me any questions. They are going to think it was a real gun, and I was trying to hurt someone.” Khalid Caraballo

This morning I read an article on Fox News about a 7th grader, Khalid Carabalo, who was suspended from school until the end of the year and might be expelled. What did the boy do? He was playing in his yard with friends. With airsoft guns. Near a bus stop.

I have problems with this story on so many levels.

First, the kid was in his own yard. The school does not have jurisdiction over his yard. It is totally inappropriate for a school to have authority over what someone does in their own home. When that becomes the norm in the U.S., I’m moving to the moon. If I were the kid’s family, I would sue.

Second, the school “charged” Khalid with using a firearm. Airsoft=firearm? Really? That’s not the term I would use. (I wonder what they would think of my Nerf guns???) But if we are going to use the term firearm, that mean’s Khalid has a 2nd Amendment right to his airsoft gun. If I were the kid’s family, I would sue.

Third problem is with Khalid’s mother’s response. She is justifiably angry about her son getting into trouble at school for what he was playing at home. But she misspoke.

“My son is my private property. He does not become the school’s property until he goes to the bus stop, gets on the bus, and goes to school.” Solangel Caraballo

Um, no ma’am, Your son is yours always. No matter where his is. The school at no time takes possession of your kid. The school is simply performing a transaction. You pay them (taxes) for their service.

May I suggest the family sue, get Khalid reinstated at school and his record cleared and then take him (and any siblings) out and homeschool.