Fast Food Workers
Be NICE

United States

#1 Oct 15, 2010
I don't understand why some people are so rude to fast food employees. They go in to work, on their feet all day, just to put up with rude customers. You people get pissed because you don't get your food fast enough, or you may have to wait for it to be made. If you think you can do a better job, then by all means, work their jobs for them. Otherwise shut the hell up, and quit being a bunch of asses to these people. They're human beings too. I'm starting to believe the rude customers are those who have had the convenience of never having to work a day of fastfood in their lives.

Oh, and before anyone decides to correct my grammar, I don't give a damn what I spelled wrong, as long as I got my point across.
I know

Owingsville, KY

#2 Oct 16, 2010
It is pitiful how people treat people! Fast food and gas stations are the bottom of the totum pole. I used to work at a gas station while i was in college and people would cuss me out, or just treat me like i was a nobody. So i know how they feel. Ive never worked fast food, but i do give them respect! If it werent for them we wouldnt have fast food, so ppl need to realize we are human, and every human deserves respect no matter what job we are working.
Usually those that are rude or just mean have thinga wrong in their life and think it's ok to put others down so they feel good about themselves.:/
Be NICE

United States

#3 Oct 16, 2010
I am a fastfood employee. I happen to work at one of the busiest fastfood places in Flatwoods. It's horrible dealing with the Sunday crowd. For people to be religious, they sure are rude. I've had people yell at me and tell me not to touch their food. (They didn't see me wash my hands but we have a sink up front. It's on the other side of our wall at ice cream side). They've thrown their food at me, to the point I've had ketchup smeared on my face and chest. They ask for extra HOT Fudge in their blizzards, then get angry because it melted the ice cream. We could have a lobby full of people, and they get upset because we have to stop taking orders after we have a full screen and get the previous orders out. They show absolutely no respect. Call every one of us a bunch of lazy kids, when in all reality, DQ doesn't hire anyone under the age of 19. (They do, but those people are usually the ones who quit after a week.). Our staff range from age 19 to 56. (The youngest two are 19, and they're a month away from no longer being a teenager). I guess people are just so consumed in their lives, they forget fastfood employees and gas station employees are humans too.
I know

Owingsville, KY

#4 Oct 16, 2010
Im sorry to hear that!! That is awful! People dont have a bit of patience anymore! I actually work a little bit better of a job now and i went bak to the gas station a few nights a week for extra money and i gpt to the point if they were rude to me i was just rude right back, and let me tell ya they stopped! Lol now im not saying to start being rude, but dont put up with. Just smile and go on. I hope ppl start treating you guys better. I know you all should be paid a lot more than what you do with all the shit you have to put up with. good luck dear!
Be NICE

United States

#5 Oct 16, 2010
Yeah. We should be paid more, especially where we deal with jerks on a daily basis. I get minimum wage, just to work and be broke. I have no idea why I'm sticking around, waiting for money to come. I'm broke the day I get paid, I have too many bills. Even if they work me a 12 day stretch without a day off. I pay my bills, and I'm broke. To the point that my husband and I are lucky to get food in our place. What little we do manage to get, we have to try to stretch it out over two weeks until we get paid again. It's horrible. Then having to deal with those asses on top of that makes it harder.
yea

Ironton, OH

#6 Oct 16, 2010
Try the rude Church group that goes to Giovannis on Sunday night's.
overworked_under paid

Ashland, KY

#7 Oct 16, 2010
Add retail to the list! Not as bad as fast food customers, but we sure can get some rude ones...
Two way street

Detroit, MI

#8 Oct 17, 2010
Some of the rude ones work with you too!!!
Concerned Citizen

Wagoner, OK

#9 Oct 17, 2010
Next time put a smile on your face and say I'm so sorry you're having a bad day, I haven't had time to get in a bad mood because I have to work. God loves you anyway and watch them. LOL. They will have no clue what to say and might even pause to think about their rudeness.
Be NICE

United States

#10 Oct 17, 2010
It's a little harder to deal with the older ones who are rude, or snub their noses to us. I've tried smiling at them, talking to them, and they find it annoying that people are so happy. I even asked someone once if everything was okay, and to let me know if I can do anything for them. He looked at me and said you can walk away and go do your job. He even complained to the manager on me. Like I was over there force feeding him, or choking him. He was just unbearably rude.
Concerned Citizen

Russell, KY

#11 Oct 17, 2010
Makes you wonder how they were raised doesn't it? I know we were taught to respect our elders but it sure is hard when they are so rude to us and act like we're so far beneath them. Smile and do your job and know your conscience is free. Can they feel the same way when they lay down tonight?:)
jloppnow138

Anchorage, AK

#12 Oct 23, 2010
overworked_underpaid wrote:
Add retail to the list! Not as bad as fast food customers, but we sure can get some rude ones...
is this my buddy dominic????????
Lmao

United States

#13 Oct 23, 2010
Let me say this: elder people were raised different than we (50 or below). doing your job means not talking unless job related, sweeping/mopping when not busy over a range or taking orders. That is how the elderly were raised and expected to work before they retired. NLRB (nat. Labor relations board) require two 10min breaks and one 20min lunch break on a 8hr shift. but expect workers to be doing something job related during the rest of the work shift. I worked fast food back in the late 90's and I know it is aweful in every way. But I can't feel sorry for you all for being mistreated. I have been told to pull up and wait alot in a drive thru and then have to walk in to get order cause they have forgot about me. And I hate the hassle of trying to get my money back when I paid at the first window but don't have time to wait when told order isn't ready. All I can say is take the rudeness you get as an incentive to find a better paying job.
true

United States

#14 Oct 24, 2010
I have worked fast food also and hated it so I joined the military. After 4yrs of that I got out and went to college. If u are at a job u hate change it. U can go to college for free in this great country of ours and if u have the drive do anything u want! So when I hear people whine about there jobs just look in the mirror because that's the person making u stay. The young ones still in school working there just keep ur heads up and look toward the future.
Tyler

Tallahassee, FL

#15 May 25, 2012
Yes I'm bringing up a dead post but its a issue for all of us working is customer service. Old people are the worst. And I agree with the one poster above, they come from a different world then us, they remember things being more strict then "they out of control young people of today!" <the ancient greeks complained on similar happenings. Its a generation thing, when in reality young people today aren't that much different then back then, they have only forgotten, and likely encountered a few rude ones in their day. But some of the most talkative (to the point where I would haft to cut it off) customers wear elderly. Fast food and gas stations, you get EVERYONE from all walks of life, so you are going to get some polite ones and rude ones, thats just the way the world works. If a customer was really getting out of hand I would say "well, if demeaning me as a person is what you think makes me want to do better" a few times that made the customer realize their rudeness, while I never got a "Sorry" out of the 2 that realized, I noticed they wear nicer from them on. Where I worked if they got to a "personal level" we wear allowed to deny them service and tell them to leave. If your rude back, you are bring yourself down to their angry level, but showing kindness back you are the better person. And it will drive them up the wall.
IMO

Marion, OH

#16 May 26, 2012
It's hard work for little pay. I work fast food and love it, but I like helping people out, even if it's making them french fries and a burger. Sometimes I have customers yell at me and when they're done I'm still trying t ofigure out why they're mad. I just assume they are already having a bad day, most of time that's what it is. We're fast food working humans, not robots, accidents happen and we're not perfect. I dont see why people would be rude to those preparing their food...just saying you know.

Yes church people are very rude. THey're TOO honest. And they get away with it. They'll pay for it in the end..
yep

Ashland, KY

#17 May 26, 2012
For all those RUDE customers, you reap what you sew. Being rude to those who are serving you only makes you look ignorant! One of these days, it will happen to you and you will feel exactly how those you were rude to felt. My philosophy would be to ignore your tantrums because you wouldn't be
worth my breath to lash out at you. I feel sorry for those who have to put up with your ignorance.
Tammy

Andover, NJ

#18 May 26, 2012
I work at a Taco Bell, and fifty percent of the people are just rude. Maybe it has to do With our location being at a truck stop? I don't know, but it's ridiculous. I'm sure we've all had those customers who bring food back up and say they ordered it without an item when they actually didn't. I had a customer tonight who brought items back up when he didn't say anything and another customer who was waiting for his food told me that it was MY fault even though he hadn't been there when the other man was ordering. It's disgusting the way some people who come in treat me just because they may be having a bad day. I was NEVER taught when i was little to disrespect people who earn less than i do or to take my anger out on others. And maybe some people don't realize that when they are rude to me or say things like that guy did tonight, it hurts. I'm sure some don't care. Other people need to realize that i am a nineteen year old working at a minimum wage job for eight hours five days a week to afford college in the hope of finding a better job. I am not a lazy teenager who doesn't care about the customer and if i was I would be fired. Ugh, i hate people sometimes.
know what you mean

Ashland, KY

#19 May 26, 2012
Tammy wrote:
I work at a Taco Bell, and fifty percent of the people are just rude. Maybe it has to do With our location being at a truck stop? I don't know, but it's ridiculous. I'm sure we've all had those customers who bring food back up and say they ordered it without an item when they actually didn't. I had a customer tonight who brought items back up when he didn't say anything and another customer who was waiting for his food told me that it was MY fault even though he hadn't been there when the other man was ordering. It's disgusting the way some people who come in treat me just because they may be having a bad day. I was NEVER taught when i was little to disrespect people who earn less than i do or to take my anger out on others. And maybe some people don't realize that when they are rude to me or say things like that guy did tonight, it hurts. I'm sure some don't care. Other people need to realize that i am a nineteen year old working at a minimum wage job for eight hours five days a week to afford college in the hope of finding a better job. I am not a lazy teenager who doesn't care about the customer and if i was I would be fired. Ugh, i hate people sometimes.
People like that have to talk to people the way they do so they can feel better about themselves. They, themselves have such a low self esteem they talk crap so you can feel as bad as they do. Just keep smiling and don't even act as if it bothered you. Don't give them the satisfaction of knowing they hurt you. When they see that, it just makes them feel even more rotten about themselves.

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