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'Oh you're cold? Sure, I will go pretend to turn the heat up': 15+ server memes and mishaps for the overworked and underpaid

'Oh you're cold? Sure, I will go pretend to turn the heat up': 15+ server memes and mishaps for the overworked and underpaid

Working as a server is certainly not for the faint of heart. The amount of unnecessary nonsense you have to deal with every time you work a shift can easily exceed what other workers have to confront throughout their entire careers. This can range from power-tripping managers to bogus restaurant policies to entitled Karen customers . On top of all of this, you have to deal with the physical exhaustion of being on the move and working on your feet the entire shift. This is also something that th…
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Lawyer manipulates greedy commercial landlord into voiding his own contract: 'I know you were behind this'

Lawyers taking on landlords sounds like it's one of those franchise spinoff film in which two villains from different franchises take on each other to see who is the biggest and baddest baddie out there. You're not even really sure why they're feuding, but that's really beside the point of these types of films. You know, something along the lines of Alien vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason, or Godzilla vs. Kong , there's certainly a precedent for these kinds of crossovers and Landlord vs. Lawyer de…
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 'I couldn't care less about what you have to say': Restaurant owner refuses to accept customers' complaints about service, leading to the restaurant shutting down

'I couldn't care less about what you have to say': Restaurant owner refuses to accept customers' complaints about service, leading to the restaurant shutting down

Any business owner who wants to be respected should learn how to accept criticism. If they are unable to listen to what their customers have to say, they will probably not get far. It is unbelievable that many people tend to completely forget that a business is a two-way street and that the business needs the customer just as much as the customer needs the business. The restaurant owner that is shown in this Reddit post was completely out of line when handling customers. It seems that the owner…
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‘You brought this on yourself…’: Server puts lying patron in her place after fabricating a food allergy in an attempt to force the restaurant to accommodate her food preferences

‘You brought this on yourself…’: Server puts lying patron in her place after fabricating a food allergy in an attempt to force the restaurant to accommodate her food preferences

A career in the service industry is never easy. However, it gets ten times more challenging when someone tells the chef they have dietary sensitivities in order to ensure that they take their dislike of a specific ingredient seriously. The story that follows is relayed by an unhappy server. The Original Poster (OP) is in charge of asking customers if they have any special dietary needs that the chef should be aware of. That's why OP investigated the matter properly when a disgruntled customer c…
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'[You're] 30 years old and still acting like an entitled child': Only child flips out at mother for planning birthday celebration after their actual birthday

'[You're] 30 years old and still acting like an entitled child': Only child flips out at mother for planning birthday celebration after their actual birthday

Have you ever had a birthday celebration so bad that you threw a fit over it? Maybe if you're a toddler strapped into your high chair and given a cupcake to destroy while your family laughs at how messy you're getting. But in this story, it's a person who has just turned 30 who is throwing a tantrum, and the internet is telling them just how childish they really are. Everyone has different expectations for their birthdays . You learn this as soon as you meet the first person in your life who wa…
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'The restaurant thought I had dined and dashed': Customer takes too long in the bathroom, server calls the cops thinking he dined and dashed

'The restaurant thought I had dined and dashed': Customer takes too long in the bathroom, server calls the cops thinking he dined and dashed

Talk about a humiliating dining experience! This patron had an unfortunate emergency that required a relatively long trip to the bathroom. The trip took so long, in fact, that his server began to think he dined and dashed because he took his things with him. It turns out the customer elected to grab his things because he didn't want his stuff to be “out in the open” while he was gone for what he instinctively could tell would be more than just a minute. Well, the server decided the matter was s…
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'That was the first job I ever quit': 15+ Fed-up workers explain the exact moments they decided to quit their toxic jobs

'That was the first job I ever quit': 15+ Fed-up workers explain the exact moments they decided to quit their toxic jobs

No matter how patient someone is, everyone has their breaking point. Most people who quit a job on the spot don't quit because of an isolated incident. Instead, a lot of people can only handle customers complaining to their faces so many times. You can only work so many tables that tip zero dollars before you start to lose your marbles. There are only so many times a Karen customer can confront you about prices that aren't in your control before you start to daydream about unemployment. These k…
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‘He wanted me to make him a sandwich 3 hours after closing time’: Servers Share Most Entertaining Celebrity Customer Stories

‘He wanted me to make him a sandwich 3 hours after closing time’: Servers Share Most Entertaining Celebrity Customer Stories

Servers wait on people from all walks of life, and that includes celebrities. In this thread, they shared the good, the bad, and the ugly. Back when I was a waitress, I didn't meet a single famous person. I guess the diner I worked at wasn't exactly in high demand, and it was also in a pretty rural area, so I doubt most people have heard of it. There was this one time when I thought I had waited on Paul Rudd, but nope, it turned out it was just a look-alike. To be honest, I wish I had him as a…
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'This store needs serious help': Entitled shoppers leave bad reviews for stores for petty reasons

'This store needs serious help': Entitled shoppers leave bad reviews for stores for petty reasons

Writing a bad review for a restaurant won't help much unless you just want to vent. If you want the whole world to know that you had a bad experience, you're certainly entitled to do that. In a world where many establishments specifically ask customers to review their business, it's never been easier to lodge a complaint. However, as u/Fatastic_Captain highlighted in their post to an anti-Karen subreddit, a lot of shoppers are foiled by their own mistakes. For example, one person left a one-sta…
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'This is posted in view of the dining area': Local chain restaurant displays questionable sign in front of customers

'Insane that this is posted in view of the dining area': Local chain restaurant displays "aggressive sign" in front of customers

Would a sign like this stop you from eating at a local restaurant? This person stopped in their tracks when they noticed the sign at a local breakfast chain. They snapped a photo and shared it to the good people of r/antiwork, and more than 500 people shared their thoughts in the comments section. First impressions matter, and restaurants know this. A lot of places hire a host or hostess to greet guests the moment they walk in the door to start off their dining experience on a positive note. Yo…
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'You can't keep sending things back': Demanding couple keep changing their order in attempt to make servers look incompetent in front of manager

'You can't keep sending things back': Demanding couple keep changing their order in attempt to make servers look incompetent in front of manager

Some customers will try anything to get free stuff, going as far as to make employees working in customer service cry. I mean, if you're working in customer service, chances are you've sobbed your heart out at one point or another, whether from frustration or at the absolutely shocking behavior some people portray because you happen to have a nametag stapled to your shirt. People are the worst. This couple was obviously trying out some elaborate scam in order to get comped for their meal. They…
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‘You’ve got some nerve…': Entitled guest mistreats server, server decides to teach the guest a ‘lesson’ in manners

‘You’ve got some nerve…': Entitled guest mistreats server, server decides to teach the guest a ‘lesson’ in manners

Serving customers is not always an easy task. Having said that, most people who decide to work in the hospitality sector are people who like engaging with customers and have excellent interpersonal skills. Nevertheless, it should be noted that there is no justification for rudeness or improper behavior on the part of clients. The story that follows is an account of an irritated server. For some time now, the Original Poster (OP) has been employed by his brother-in-law, who runs a Mexican restau…
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'Please come back': Undervalued chef quits after boss refuses to pay full salary, restaurant collapses as boss begs him to come back

'Please come back': Undervalued chef quits after boss refuses to pay full salary, restaurant collapses as boss begs him to come back

There are challenges in the food industry. Drama, anxiety, and unforeseen events abound every day and must be managed to keep things running according to plan. What would happen, though, if your manager—who specifically sought you out for the position—tried to play the corporate game with you? Do you stay in your current role and work alongside those who make you detest the career you once loved, or do you leave to pursue better and more exciting opportunities far, far away from it all? The sto…
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'I worked at a pizza place and I got a complaint that we delivered sushi': 20+ fast food workers share their worst customer service experiences

'I worked at a pizza place and I got a complaint that we delivered sushi': 20+ fast food workers share their worst customer service experiences

Everyone has to deal with a considerable amount of nonsense at work, but these fast food workers likely have you beat. Whether it's poor management or disruptive Karens or other ungrateful customers, these heroes have seen the full range of the human experience at these establishments. Some of these stories range from bad drive-thru encounters to angry phone calls from anonymous customers. From McDonald's to Panda Express, every fast food spot seems to attract families with screaming children,…
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'You better believe I wore the "baby sharp" hat everyday': Clever line cook gets snubbed by a humorless manager, makes their own fun by wearing the joke on their uniform

It's important to keep some semblance of 'fun' in the workplace because that's the only thing that's getting you (and your coworkers) through your workday. But like every group project in middle school, there's always going to be a Debbie Downer in your group, determined to squash any good-natured fun that falls outside of the rulebook.
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'No refunds, no exceptions': Restaurant refuses to reimburse customer for food they never delivered

'No refunds, no exceptions': Restaurant refuses to reimburse customer for food they never delivered

‘I never got the food’, said the customer, perplexed, and continued ‘I'd like a refund'. Fair enough, right? Wrong. The restaurant manager's response was astounding, as made it clear that it didn't matter… They were not going to reimburse the customer for the food, regardless of whether they received it or not. If that sounds crazy, that's because it is. But wait, let's pause for a second and rewind. The customer in question took to r/pettyrevenge to share their order gone wrong story. Let's ca…
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