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The 32 Worst Things About Working In Food

Sure, it's not all that bad. But actually it is all that bad.

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2. You have to deal with people who can't seem to fathom you running out of an item.

"How do you run out of food?! This is a restaurant!"

"There's this thing called people paying us to eat our food and when they eat all of, we have no more left. Now what else do you want?"


4. Seeing someone walk in with their parade of children literally makes you want to punch someone because you know there's going to be a HUGE mess.

Basically they brought their kids out in public because they didn't want to clean up after them. So instead, YOU have to do it.

5. You're not allowed to be rude to customers, but customers have no problem being rude to you

I'm sorry, but I've been here for 12 hours and I do not have the patience to deal with your shit.

6. You have all your managers and coworkers numbers programmed in your phone so if they call on your day off, you just don't answer

7. There's an endless cycle of work and then sleep and then work and sleep

You sleep just enough so you have time to get ready to go and the first thing you do when you get home is fall in bed.


8. Doing dishes all day sounds easy, but not when someone decided it would be a good idea to put their gum on their plate

Does that look like a trash can to you? That has been in your MOUTH and you think it's okay to just LEAVE it there?!

9. You have "the regulars" who think they're like, you're best friend or something

Either they're a really nice old couple who you can't help but love or the annoying people who say their order so quickly that you feel like you've just been struck by lightning

11. Literally EVERYONE asks off for holiday's and you know you're gonna have to be the one to work Christmas Eve

Even though your manager told you you wouldn't, it's still on the schedule. Thanks.


13. Or when you rotate your items throughout the week so you don't have what they want on certain days and they throw a fit about it

16. When it's almost close and a group of people, be it youths or old women, come in and get smoothies and lattes and desert all for here


18. And you know there's gonna be at least one person who has never been there before so they want you to answer every single question

19. When there are new, happy go-lucky employees and you know it won't take long for them to start hating the job because you were once in their shoes

20. When you tell someone their pager will buzz once to activate and again when their food is ready. And when it buzzes they're like "Oh my god, it's ready! That was fast!"


25. You basically have a set script you have to follow when taking peoples orders that you can recite in your sleep

It consists of about 1,000 possible questions that you could recite with no problem.

28. You hardly have time to wash your uniform between shifts so you usually just keep wearing it until you can wash it

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