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service industry employees share their most embarrassing miscommunications

Service Industry Employees Share Their Hilariously Embarrassing Communication Fails

"Would you like to donate to help fight children?" .... "I mean, would you like to donate to fight children's cancer?!"
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'She decided to drop her threat to change companies': Difficult customer severs ties with company, comes back begging for service

'She decided to drop her threat to change companies': Difficult customer severs ties with company, comes back begging for service

Never mess with the companies that provide you with essential services!
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Funniest Service Industry Memes for Servers and Bartenders Who Never Thought They'd Be Here This Long

The Best Service Industry Memes of the Week for Servers and Bartenders Who Never Thought They'd Be Here This Long (January 27, 2022)

My customer service voice is not a reflection of who I am as a person.
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'What are my options?': Restaurant owner fires server and holds $2000 for ransom to force signing of illegal NDA

Working in the service industry is often stressful and traumatic for a number of reasons. On the one hand, you're often treated poorly by clientele, who mostly regard you as subhuman because of your line of work. On the other hand, you're at the mercy of the unrealistic expectations and unethical practices of the small business owner who owns the place, and—let's be honest—these people often shouldn't be allowed to operate a business or have responsibility over the livelihood of others. These o…
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No one ever makes it hot enough? Ok then, you asked for it!

'He struggled. He struggled hard': Boastful braggart requests chef's hottest dish and lives to regret it

People really will just pick the most random thing and build their personality around it; it's as if they just spun a wheel of haphazardly selected topics and went with the first thing it landed on. Enter I-can-eat-hotter-foods-than-you guy; everyone knows this guy, and chances are he's one of your friends or a friend of a friend and—well… is kinda known for being a boastful egomaniac. Somehow, at some point, he decided to base his fragile ego around the spice levels of food, and now he's going…
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'You weren't willing to pay the extra £40... Do you remember now?' Hotel clerk gets satisfying revenge against entitled guest by telling on him

'You weren't willing to pay the extra £40... Do you remember now?' Hotel clerk gets satisfying revenge against entitled guest by telling on him

While traveling, picking the proper hotel room for your visit doesn't seem like the most important detail… until it's time to rest and unwind on the first night of your stay. One fed-up hotel clerk shared their story to r/Talesfromthefrontdesk. As they recall, this husband made room reservations at this hotel, but he chose a busy weekend to stay. When choosing between two rooms, one large and one small, he hastily chose the small one. But later on, his wife was furious with the arrangement. The…
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Entitled Family Demands Medical Assistance, Embarrassed by Over-the-Top Emergency Medical Response

Be careful what you wish for! If what you desire is urgent medical assistance (for a non-urgent injury) from someone who isn't qualified or even capable of providing that assistance. The real truth of the matter is that this family felt entitled to receive attention from this customer service representative simply because they were a customer service representative — and that's what they're there for, right? To justify your need to feel important. I don't know if I can really stand by this coll…
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Insane Karen demands refund when she orders the wrong size, ends up embarrassed and $0.07 richer

Working in customer service, retail, and the service industry is exhausting. Long hours spent almost entirely on your feet, with inconsistent scheduling and shift work being incredibly disruptive and making it hard to get a routine going in your personal life. Despite this, there's one thing that makes these jobs particularly hellish: people. People are why workers in these lines of work have such a problem with people, and there's really no explaining this to someone who hasn't experienced it.…
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'I fired Kevin after one day of amazing stupidity': Manager tells jaw-dropping Kevin story with a horrifying ending

'I fired Kevin after one day of amazing stupidity': Manager tells jaw-dropping Kevin story with a horrifying ending

Prepare to witness to one cafe manager's incredible story of the worst employee ever, a man incapable of working safely and efficiently for even an hour. As the OP told to r/StoriesAboutKevin, they had just hired a 26-year-old man to work at this small cafe. Things already weren't off to the best start – Kevin showed up 90 minutes late to his very first day of work! Somehow, this manager let his brand new employee work his first shift. Slowly but surely, Kevin managed to screw up literally ever…
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20 Weekly Memes for the Employees Who Need a Dose of Dopamine to Make It to the Weekend

20 Weekly Memes for the Employees Who Need a Dose of Dopamine to Make It to the Weekend

Fresh out of effs to give.
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man accidentally robs his neighbor due to a food delivery order fail

'Food delivery gone wrong:' Confusion with food order accidentally turns man into a thief

In New York City, when you order food, you get the call, text, or door buzz that says your delivery guy is there. Then you just go down, take the bag, say thanks, and walk away. No other exchange is needed or wanted—it's NYC, they don't have time to say hello and comment on the weather. So when this New Yorker got the message saying his food delivery guy was at the door, he went down and did just that—grabbed his food from the guy, said thanks, and left. Turns out, however, he was very much not…
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An employee gives their two weeks notice, hotshot manager tries to fire them, and end up getting demoted themselves.

Employee Gives Two Weeks Notice, Hotshot Manager Tries To Fire Employee and Gets Demoted

Oh boy did that manager learn their lesson.
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Relatable Restaurant Memes for Servers, Cooks, and Bartenders

Relatable Restaurant Fails for Servers, Cooks, and Bartenders

If you've ever worked in a restaurant, you can relate!
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Total wine would not sell me the specific wine I drove 60 miles to that location for because they claim I was with someone else who left and they need to see iD for that person. I was alone. So I made a mobile order of 10k and never picked it up

'Are you seriously not coming to pick this up?': Wine store manager insults customer, she gets epic petty revenge

This was a rare instance in which the lady who asked to speak to the manager was not a Karen!
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'There is nothing else we can do': Best retail boss cleverly handles an angry customer

'There is nothing else we can do': Best retail boss cleverly handles an angry customer

There is no shortage of delusional and angry people in this world, and when you're working retail it can sometimes feel like all of them have decided to visit you on the same day.
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Karen goes to a tattoo shop

'There was so much damage': Raging Karen trashes tattoo parlor, gets arrested

There is no shortage of entitled people in this world, but some people take normal entitlement and turn it up to 11. These ‘Super Karens’ have a power level of over 9000, and there's no stopping them in their tirade against the world. Anyone who has worked in customer service, or any role where you deal with the public, has, unfortunately, come into contact with at least one of these people, and each one leaves the mental scarring of an experience that you won't soon forget. This Karen somehow…
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