Recently, we shared dirty secrets that employees dished about their jobs, but then more people shared some insider information we'd have never guessed! Now, we can't get enough of all of these insider facts, details, stories, and confessions. Enjoy!
1. This repugnant relief:
"I worked as a lifeguard at a waterpark for years and lots of times we didn't have time to go on bathroom breaks so we were told to just pee in the pool."
2. This disgusting process:
"I used to work for a grocery store in the produce department where we would cut up fruit to package and put on the floor. Most of the time it was expired fruit from the floor, it was rarely washed, and if it was moldy, we cut off the mold and put it in anyway. Gross."
3. This horrible observation:
"I worked in a restaurant for seven years and can say that probably 99% of the time, everyone grabs the lemon slices for drinks with their bare hands and just tosses them in the cups. This is after handling money, dirty dish rags, and dirty plates."
4. This upsetting fact:
"If you go to a pharmacy and they say the don’t have your medication, they probably do. They just don’t want to fill them for you because your insurance pays them little to no reimbursement for your medication."
5. This unnerving insight:
"To all the people who are paying $80,000 plus for a car, the people who make and test the cars are supposed to make sure the seats are free from defects and are perfect upon completion. Most don’t verify parts to be in working order, and they just 'mark and go.'"
6. This classified information:
"I worked at a live performance theater box office, and if you needed to exchange your tickets for another night, we always try to give you comparable seats. But, if you were nasty and screaming at us, you were guaranteed to get crappy ones."
7. This helpful advice:
"I don't know if it's a dirty secret as much as common sense when you think about it, but having worked in a warehouse that stores beer cans, I'd say that you should wash the top of any can you drink from. It may have been sat on, climbed on, touched by filthy hands, had mice run across it, and if nothing else, it was probably covered in layers of dust."
8. This shady practice:
"I worked at a bank for three years and the reason we ask all sorts of questions is because we have to fill out a 'needs assessment' so that we can 'sell' you more products depending on what you said in our assessment."
9. This useful warning:
"I worked as a receptionist at a doctor’s office. We don’t take walk-ins or same-day appointments. Appointments are booked weeks in advance, but most offices can always squeeze you in if you’re not an asshole. And, yes, we tell the providers how you treat us. They know."
10. This sketchy switch:
"I worked at a small boutique chain for a short while in college and most of the clothing items were cheap, poorly made pieces that were ordered off of the internet. Then, the manager had us seam rip the tags off and stitch on new ones to make the items look name brand."
11. This gross recycling:
"I worked at an ice cream parlor. They made hundreds of different flavors for cones, as well as take-home packs. If they had anything that had passed its date on the tub, it would be scraped, reset, and put out in the shop."
12. This upsetting technique:
"[A sports stadium] used to save the cooked, unsold hot dogs in a bucket of water every night. This was after scraping off the bun contents."
13. This nasty realization:
"Those metal or wicker baskets lined with parchment paper that your fries come in are never washed. We pull them straight off the table and put them back in the kitchen."
14. This sneaky trick:
"I worked at a bakery that had this really good cherry bread. One day, the cherries looked smaller and weren’t as juicy. A little investigating and I found out my boss was dying and flavoring cranberries to save money. The loafs were still $6.50 and contained zero cherries."
15. This messy secret:
"I worked for a popular ice cream chain. If there’s a rush, the blenders were never cleaned unless someone requested it due to an allergy. You’d get the residue from 20 orders before yours. Then, it was cleaned with a chemical mixture that didn’t dry before the next order was mixed."
16. This sleepytime revenge:
"I used to work at a popular coffee chain. If you were a difficult or rude customer, the barista would make your espresso drink with decaf."
17. And this actually dirty confession:
"The ice cream from a certain fast food chain should be pure white in color. If it is off-white or more 'vanilla' looking, it means that the ice cream machine has not been cleaned in a very long time. The store that I worked at had off-white ice cream when I started until the machine was cleaned. Then I had to lie to customers about why the ice cream was suddenly different."