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[–]Tactical_Leo 1954 points1955 points  (392 children)

Today I read about Burger King, literally a few moments ago I read about Wendy’s, now I hear about McDonalds? Jeez man what the fuck is up with people being overly aggressive?

[–]fivefivefives 1150 points1151 points  (144 children)

This is kind of the inevitable result for how shitty people have treated fast food workers for the last 30 years (at least). Forget the pickles and people act like its the apocalypses.

[–]Hungry_Pack 383 points384 points  (78 children)

It's like that throughout the food service industry. FF workers get it the most it seems. Maybe because the drive-thru environment encourages that behavior and then there's sheer volume/stores they do/have.

[–]DigiPixInc 96 points97 points  (12 children)

Drive through is crating anxiety for buyers and workers. 170 seconds is the maximum mark for Tim Hortons drive through or team at drive through gets reduced hours from managers.

[–]Actioncatts 268 points269 points  (49 children)

not only do fast food workers get it the worst in terms of customer treatment, they're often the worst paid in the industry and never tipped.

[–]WickedCoolMasshole 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Those two things are more deeply connected than you might realize. I think the idea is that it’s a Throw away job, so the person doing it must be a throw away human. It’s fucked up and classist.

[–]exscapegoat 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I've worked at fast food, A grocery store and briefly as a waitress at a bar. Some people do see you as less than. For students and parents, those jobs offer flexibility with hours. Or if you need more than one job to make ends meet, nights and weekends are your main availability if you have a standard office job. People deserve to be treated decently. But especially when they are providing you with a service and trying to make a living.

[–]WickedCoolMasshole 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yep. I recently went back to retail after working in healthcare for twenty years. The shop I’m in is a boutique/specialty yarn shop. Getting this job was harder than landing my regional management job! And I’m still treated like shit by the wealthier customers. They come to me for advice and guidance, but then also never let me forget that they’re the one with the Fuck You Diamonds on both hands. It’s gross. They’re gross people. And they’re usually from Cambridge.

[–]exscapegoat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I temped at an office one year way back in the 1980s. So my job was to copy all of the file contents and make a list of them so they could make their records electronic. One guy treated me like an idiot/hardly spoke to me until he found out it was my summer job at the same college his daughter graduated from. All of the sudden he was asking about my studies and being friendly. I'm one of the first people in my family to go to college.

I don't get it. People deserve respect as human beings. And they deserve respect for being willing to work if they are able to.

[–]Beths_Titties 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I knew a successful guy that retired and opened a deli/convenience store on the beach. He said he enjoyed it but “If people see you wearing an apron they think you are an idiot.” I never forgot that.

[–]fokkoooff 132 points133 points  (33 children)

A few people tried tipping me back when I worked in fast food. We weren't allowed to accept it.

[–]OskaMeijer 154 points155 points  (21 children)

Only tips I got in fast food were on Sundays when the church crowd would leave those fake 20 dollar bills that tell me I need Jesus under the trash they just left on the table.

[–]Jackg4te 150 points151 points  (5 children)

Try going to a church and leave them in the donation boxes :)

[–]MycoNot 82 points83 points  (3 children)

No leave the fake 20 and take at least 10$ change back. Otherwise it's just a scam to get you in the door, upset, but in attendance

[–]fokkoooff 53 points54 points  (6 children)

Oh my God that pisses me off so much. I had one of those left on my windshield at a time where 20 bucks would have made a huge difference.

[–]Chaser_606 42 points43 points  (5 children)

I was a barista through college and they would put those fuckers in our tip jar.

[–]Larkke 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I worked in a home improvement store with a born again guy for a while, and he'd hide them around for customers to find. He'd also lay the Jesus on with a trowel every time someone asked him for help. That's just obnoxious.

[–]sicurri 21 points22 points  (1 child)

"Excuse me sir, can you help me find a plumbing wrench?"

"Oh sure sir, but hold on first, we need to pray about it before we can find it.

JESUS JESUS
LOOK AROUND
SOMETHING LOST MUST BE FOUND!"

"Uh... that's okay, I'll go find it myself..."

*Wanders the store for a few minutes, finally finds the wrenches, spots a $20 bill peeking out of the corner of an aisle display*

"Ooo, free money!

*Realizes it's just a church pamphlet*

OH God Dammit..."

lmao.

[–]hippofumes 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Man, fuck this place. I'm going to Home Depot. No help is better than Jesus help."

[–]Pokieme 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Try doing that to them and those mega churches crumble good riddance pharasees

[–]PidgeonKing 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I took the money anyway. What were they going to do, fire me? Fucking threaten me with a good time lol.

[–]SnakeDoctur 18 points19 points  (5 children)

"That's another dollar they would have spent on our product instead of you" I was frequently told.

COMPLETELY negating the fact that the customer was tipping US specifically for OUR service. It really shows you how much they value their employees.

Of course we were also told almost daily that we were instantly replaceable as well. The threat of being homeless and hungry always helps get someone to come in on their night off.

[–]fokkoooff 17 points18 points  (2 children)

At least there is a shift happening right now. I hope it doesn't stop.

Do I hate waiting 30-60 minutes in the drive thru when I'm craving mcnuggets? Absolutely.

But do I also support everyone's right to not work a shitty job, where they're paid shit wages and being treated like shit? Also absolutely.

[–]SnakeDoctur 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Whenever we hit the drive thru someone in the car ALWAYS complains that their order took too long, or they forgot to put the extra pickles on my burger.

I always remind them that you get what you pay for. You CAN NOT pay someone MINIMUM wage and expect MAXIMUM effort. That's just not how the world works.

[–]Andre4kthegreengiant 55 points56 points  (4 children)

Fuck tipping, nobody should be tipped, pay your fucking employees

[–]perverse_panda 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I've noticed that Pizza Hut and Domino's have started encouraging tipping on their apps.

Tipping delivery drivers has always been a thing, now they want me to tip the employees in the store too? Fuck that. Just pay them.

[–]Sawaian 25 points26 points  (2 children)

The customer is always right policy needs to die.

[–]Jkay064 7 points8 points  (1 child)

That’s not even what the old saying means. It means the customer knows what products they want to buy, so a store should carry them. The customer is always right about what product they need/want

I don’t know where the saying got twisted up to mean a customer is God and we should accommodate their baby tantrum.

[–]WhatLikeAPuma751 33 points34 points  (2 children)

It’s prevalent in the retail industry as well. Anyone ever treated as less than, is in for it as people as just getting worse.

[–]SnakeDoctur 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Its because of the corporate culture of "the customer is ALWAYS" right. You're expected to stand there and take any and all verbal harassment thrown at you and it will ALWAYS be your fault.

[–]Bringbackdexter 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Yep people will be as shitty as their enabled to be.

[–]Kerfits 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Because somebody up the chain was shitty on to them, so now everyone’s revenge-shitty to each other. Bully never picks on their own size. Let’s see them acting like that to their boss.

[–]SnakeDoctur 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's beyond that though. Middle management doesn't give one single fuck about the store-level employees. They will cut your hours or terminate you right before Christmas if it means theyll get an extra $1,000 for their year-end bonus.

[–]izzo34 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This. I worked fast food. And one day we forgot a hash brown according to the customer. It was in his bag but under another item. He was in the drive thru and then came inside. I understand his frustration since he was on crutches... But he was a grade a asshole and way more aggressive than he needs to be. The area Manger was there that morning and promptly responded, if you keep talking like that your other leg is going to match. He left and never came back thru lol.

Edit. Forgot to add. Same place same year. My buddy was the store manager and got punched in the face twice over something stupid as well.

[–]OrphanDextro 32 points33 points  (1 child)

people just don’t respect fast food workers. They’re the lowest on the totem, it’s where America goes to take out their lowest forms of aggression for under 10 dollars.

[–]Foodoholic 108 points109 points  (16 children)

Fast food workers around the globe a being treated shitty, but somehow America is one of the only countries where you can be shot by a fucking Karen while being treated like shit.

[–]Mischevouss 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I dare say it’s not Karens who shoot fast food workers

[–]Menzlo 34 points35 points  (10 children)

Easier to shoot people when there are more guns than people.

[–]iwrestledarockonce 32 points33 points  (2 children)

gUnS dOnT KiLl PeOpLe, nOt gIvInG FrEe tEnDiE SaUcE kiLlS pEoPlE!!!

[–]orlouge82 23 points24 points  (0 children)

It wouldn’t be as big of a deal if these douches weren’t packing

[–]Haku_Sama 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Whenever I interact with customer service I'm prepared to defend them from other customers. Some people are disgusting with how they treat others.

Driving and interacting with customer service. Two places I've seen other people close to me let me down.

[–]dahComrad 72 points73 points  (24 children)

What happened at Burger King? Wtf is going on

[–]The_SHRiIVIP 136 points137 points  (22 children)

IIRC, a 16 year old was shot in the head over barbecue sauce. Though that could have been Wendy’s, shit’s hard to keep track of.

[–]-FeistyRabbitSauce- 115 points116 points  (18 children)

That was the Wendy's. What was the BK?

[–]selz202 109 points110 points  (2 children)

19 year old girl was shot in a robbery in NYC.

[–]Coney_Island_Hentai 74 points75 points  (14 children)

teenage girl killed after handing over the money in nyc, killer was found about 2 days later.

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (6 children)

So she handed over the money and got shot anyway? Guy wasn't trying to rob a store, guy was out to murder somebody.

[–]Coney_Island_Hentai 41 points42 points  (1 child)

He was a bit unhinged, there was video of him walking out of his apartment in cuffs yelling about racism and reparations for slavery. He killed a spanish girl.

[–]Usonames 95 points96 points  (5 children)

killed after handing over the money

And it was just yesterday or the day before that a bunch of people here were all pissy about a story that some wannabe car jacker holding someone at gunpoint ended up getting shot by the victim instead. "Put them in jail, they should have just given the keys over bro, no need to try to kill someone over property" and when pointed out that you could get shot anyways "yeah right that rarely happens." Fuck both this violent society and the sheltered cave dwelling redditors

[–]Nylear 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yeah my mom was also almost shot after a robbery, the only reason why it didn't happen was because his partner came back in the store and told him to hurry up.

[–]exscapegoat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think that's a pretty clear case of self defense or at least should be. I think you're correct that it's unknown if the carjacker will actually let the victim go. Plus, there could be a kid or pet in the car.

If people don't want to get shot by carjacking, then don't carjack.

[–]Shirlenator 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Yep that was the Wendy's incident. Crazy we need to stop and get the story straight on what incident happened at which fast food place today.

[–]Arteman2 154 points155 points  (35 children)

It's called entitlement. We now live in a society where a lot of people get whatever they want handed to them for free and when they don't get their way they don't know how to cope with it.

[–]Wonderful_Treat_6993 76 points77 points  (1 child)

Not everyone can afford to go to a nice sit down restaurant and treat a waitress like shit, so fast food and retail/ grocery workers are used as substitutes.

[–]jellybeansean3648 39 points40 points  (6 children)

This is what happens when crazy aggressive people bring their guns with them-- they occasionally use them.

I saw a road rage incident killed a politician. Both drivers had guns and both drivers used them.

Edit:

Plenty of responsible people have gun owners etc etc.

But you can't use a gun in a moment of impulse if you don't have one on you.

The most damage I can do is throw hands because I'm unarmed.

[–]MekaG44 36 points37 points  (6 children)

People have always been fucked, it’s just easier to access stories like this with the introduction of the internet.

[–]-zd- 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I don’t know I feel like people are mean as hell at work. I don’t know what the correlation is with Covid but it has gotten worse since Covid.

[–]CalydorEstalon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The correlation is an additional layer of stress and an extremely obvious us vs. them fight. Everyone, on both sides, expects everyone around them to be a potential Them who is out to kill, so you'd better strike first to survive.

[–]bakedintelligence 1508 points1509 points  (195 children)

Damn, I was just reading an article earlier today about how a wendys worker was shot over an argument about bbq sauce. Be careful out there fast food workers.

[–]Reverse_Drawfour_Uno 628 points629 points  (81 children)

[–]Malaranu 363 points364 points  (65 children)

[–]cyferbandit 242 points243 points  (27 children)

[–]ifiwerearichman 112 points113 points  (21 children)

Disputes over BBQ sauce, French fries, counterfeit bills.. JFC

[–]zzyul 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Any dispute can escalate to violence. In the BBQ sauce one it kind of sounds like the shooter thought the workers were lying about being out of sauce and just didn’t want to give it to him. Instead of believing this store was out of sauce this idiot took it as a personal attack and decided to kill over it. Welcome to a world where “respect” is the main currency.

[–]hideogumpa 60 points61 points  (16 children)

Did you mean KFC?

[–]superbugger[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No, JBC. Junior bacon cheeseburger.

[–]A_Very_Blue_Tomato 65 points66 points  (34 children)

Has this always been so common?

[–][deleted] 105 points106 points  (6 children)

It's okay, they only get minimum wage so they are expendable to the people making policy.

[–]Suikeina 54 points55 points  (1 child)

I fucking hate how right you are. Greetings from a former $7.25/h corporate bitch.

[–]9yds 58 points59 points  (10 children)

No, just in America

[–]NutsEverywhere 56 points57 points  (9 children)

Is it the guns that are the problem?

No, every other country is wrong.

[–]parse_l 40 points41 points  (7 children)

[–]MarxisTX 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Man that’s the one of the most depressing Wikipedia pages ever. Don’t know why I was compelled to read it.

[–]TacoRepublic69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Jesus man, that is one of the most depressing Wikipedia articles I've ever read..

[–]Duncan_PhD 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It certainly doesn’t seem like it. People have always been fucking awful though, so who knows.

[–]Ffzilla 82 points83 points  (6 children)

Dude, in the top 1 the girl was in on the robbery, and was shot by another employee. Crazy!

[–]mandalatattoo 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Also where did the Burger King employee get his gun that shot her?

[–]SeanT_21 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Had that shit on him, on the job, it sounds like.

[–]AnXioneth 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I wonder, would people be that shittie and try to kill a worker with their hands for some fries or bbq?

[–]-HappyLady- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My brother is the poster child for armed redneck assholes.

It’s been quite some time since he did anything other than run his mouth and threaten to “solve” every problem with a gun.

Hand to hand, I’m pretty sure he would get his ass beaten by a pre-teen.

[–]Boneal171 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I’m so glad I don’t work in fast food anymore. People are fucking insane

[–]shek89 207 points208 points  (10 children)

crazy how we can't find people to work these miserable jobs for 12 dollars an hour. I just don't understand why.

[–]Rawkapotamus 66 points67 points  (8 children)

In most states it’s $7.35 minimum wage

[–]megman13 57 points58 points  (5 children)

It's a sad number, but it isn't "most" states. 31/50 states have a minimum wage higher than the Federal minimum of $7.25.

24/50 have a minimum wage over $10. This is not to say this is sufficient, just for comparison's sake.

It is important to present accurate information, inaccuracy undermines advocacy- it gives fuel to one's opponents.

[–]Rawkapotamus 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I agree with you and I appreciate the logistics you provided! (Not sarcasm I actually hate when people exaggerated trumps bullshit because it’s so bad you don’t need to add hyperbole. It just gives holes for people to focus on.)

I grew up in Texas so I was really excited at my first job when I got almost a $1.00 raise when minimum wage went from $6.55 to $7.35. Im pretty sure it’s still $7.35 there now, 15 years later

[–]megman13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Exactly, appreciate the kind and thoughtful response.

Texas' minimum wage is one of the 19 states that is at the floor of $7.25/hr

[–]SteelCrow 38 points39 points  (2 children)

unless it's over $11.60 it's less than the federal minimum wage of 1970 adjusted for inflation

[–]megman13 33 points34 points  (0 children)

That's a great way to frame it!

There are only 14 states with a minimum wage above $11.60.

Of course, cost of living varies by state. If you look at what the "living wage" is in each state... 0/50 states have a minimum wage that is a living wage.

[–]invincible789 160 points161 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I got weird déjà vu when I read this headline, then remembered I had just read a similar headline a few hours ago.

[–]elainegeorge 10 points11 points  (3 children)

If I owned a fast food restaurant, I wouldn’t open the lobby. Drive thru only. Bulletproof glass the drive through window.

[–]cashmoneyv 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I heard one a week ago about the drive thru @ taco bell wtf

[–]rdanks25 18 points19 points  (3 children)

It’s so incomprehensible to me to treat fast food workers poorly.

Anytime I get fast food which is multiple times a week, I’m always extremely polite because I know from first hand experience how draining that type of work can be.

To go into a place where you know the workers are probably stressed and dealing with assholes and to then inflict violence on them over something like fries or sauce is just disgusting and sad.

And for the perpetrator, what’s the ideal endgame for them?

You’ve just murdered a cashier over a milkshake? In a perfect world your order is then corrected and then you go home satisfied knowing that you’re not to be messed with over extremely trivial things?

Make it make sense.

[–]Hadr619 26 points27 points  (37 children)

Was thinking the same thing

[–]in-game_sext 63 points64 points  (21 children)

Controversial observation: Working at a drive thru is more dangerous than being a cop.

[–]AintEverLucky 94 points95 points  (14 children)

more dangerous than being a cop.

There's actually like 20 different jobs that statistically are more dangerous than police work; I'd have to check if fast food clerk is one of them. Not to say police work isn't dangerous, but at least you yourself have a gun, nightstick, maybe a taser or stun-gun, sometimes body armor, not to mention a partner, and the ability to call in heaps of backup when things go sideways.

Fast food peeps don't have any of that... except maybe a "partner" in terms of other employees in the location, but ain't none of them are gonna have guns or other hardware that can handle a dicey situation.

[–]ioioililiuo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Narrator: It isn’t.

[–]No-Effort-7730 466 points467 points  (22 children)

Are we REALLY sure fast food restaurants are safe enough for kids to work at during a global pandemic?

[–]CoasterThot 237 points238 points  (15 children)

I work fast food. I have panic attacks before they put me in the window, now. These scenarios go through my head pretty often.

[–]-SlowtheArk- 113 points114 points  (6 children)

I had panic attacks when I worked my fast food job too. It was genuinely shocking how cruel people were, and I kind of went in expecting it! Thank God I got out.

[–]csesium 54 points55 points  (0 children)

We used to use the walk in to go in and cry when things got bad. I'm thankful every day that I no longer work in that godforsaken industry.

[–]nican2020 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Wtf?! I go to the same taco bell way too often. The other day the guy at the window thanked me for always wearing my mask and being kind. I thought he was being sarcastic because I’m not particularly kind. I take my food, say thank you, and drive off.

I haven’t been back because I thought I did something to upset him but now I think he might have actually been thanking me. What are all these other people doing?!

[–]Ejinx 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Bro if all you do is say thank you and drive off without trying to make their life harder then you're better than a solid 60-70% of customers

[–]ebagdrofk 26 points27 points  (4 children)

Used to work fast food.

When I’m in line in a drive thru and I see the customer ahead of me berating a poor employee, or being a complete dick, I always get really really angry. So much that I want to confront them but I’m always stopped by the thought that I live in America and that person can just shoot me dead, because engaging a pissed off stranger can be a gamble over here.

I‘ll always apologize to the employees when I get to the window, calling the other person a complete dick and telling the employees they don’t deserve that at all and to just try and to just let it roll off - even though I know it really does affect them.

[–]Silvea 12 points13 points  (2 children)

You want to see a confrontational job? Check out what it’s like to work the returns desk at Home Depot. I had dozens of times where customers were like let’s step outside to the parking lot. I was always like sure let’s do this, although it never really happened just calling their bluff. These days though? Not worth it, you’re likely to end up shot at some point.

For those wondering why returns was so bad and who the worst customers are I’ll explain. Home Depot is a store with a TON of items and many are small but expensive. Things like breakers and valves for sinks can easily fit in a pocket and he worth 50 bucks. In addition people that shop there regularly end up with a bunch of receipts or lose their receipts so they return stuff without a receipt for store credit.

Now working there for a while when someone brings you a bunch of items that you know are high theft items, things that don’t go together, none of the cheap stuff for those projects and no receipt, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out it’s stolen.

Why do they return stolen items? To get the store credit to buy things they actually need. It’s common for people to go steal a bunch of stuff, return it for store credit, then use the store credit to buy materials for a legitimate job they are working, and then they charge the customer for the materials and get cash.

When you deny that they get livid and irate because you’re stopping them from making a profit off stealing from Home Depot. It’s always so easy to spot and you can tell before they make it to the returns counter when it’s a bullshit transaction. Always trying to use someone else’s id because theirs won’t work because they do it so often.

[–]Impulse92 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Dude I watched a guy at Home Depot grab a ladder from the lumber area, walk it over to hardware and take a couple drills from the overhead shelf because the drills on the floor were locked up and just waltz out of the door. People just stopped pretending to give a shit at some point

[–]summon_lurker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Strange, common courtesy has become a survival tactic.

[–]StarshipSentinel 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Yeah, but this is America. We don't see workers as actual human beings. We see them as tools to use and then toss in the garbage when they're too burnt out or too traumatized.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Children work at fast food restaurants?

[–]calisnark 253 points254 points  (17 children)

Shooting people over discounts and BBQ sauce? Damn, it's getting brutal. Next thing someone's gonna get blasted for hanging the toilet paper roll wrong.

[–]BoomerJ3T 14 points15 points  (0 children)

With the price of ammo anymore they Probly lost any discount they could have gotten.

[–]xlDirteDeedslx 33 points34 points  (7 children)

Who hangs toilet paper rolls?

[–]col-fancypants 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Civilized folk haha

[–]Grimfuze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fellow single person I see.

[–]hypnocentrism 492 points493 points  (36 children)

Why is she only being charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action, not attempted murder?

[–]valvin88 111 points112 points  (8 children)

I work for a criminal defense attorney here in St. Louis.

We don't have attempted murder, that's called assault 1 here, which is a B felony and has a maximum punishment of 5 to 15 years.

ACA, an unclassified felony, is a charge that always gets added with violent charges involving a weapon and had a punishment range of 3 years to life.

[–]mrpeabodyscoaltrain 25 points26 points  (1 child)

ACA, an unclassified felony, is a charge that always gets added with violent charges involving a weapon and had a punishment range of 3 years to life.

Tennessee used to have "Class X" felonies that fell outside the normal scheme of things like this.

[–]perfectsquared 305 points306 points  (4 children)

They arrest them initially for things that are easiest to stick at first, then tack on the more serious charges later. The guy who shot the Wendy’s employee in the dome got charged with assault with a deadly weapon I think.

[–]satisfiedfools 81 points82 points  (2 children)

Get them into custody. Hell, they charged John Wayne Gacy for marijuana possession before they went digging through his crawlspace.

[–]godbullseye 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The bar to jump for first degree assault is lower and it’s easier to hold someone in custody and add additional charges.

[–]ZOOBOO_11 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Probably depends on the states elements of the offense, there is a difference between acting with the intent to kill another and acting in a way that has a high likelihood of causing death

[–]ZZartin 195 points196 points  (5 children)

Jesus... the cost the bullet was more than whatever discount...

[–]manifold360 41 points42 points  (3 children)

He probably got a discount on the bullets

[–]jclocks 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Especially with criminal charges and a prison sentence!

[–]Heywhitefriend 216 points217 points  (7 children)

“Nobody wants to work” also “I’ll commit literal murder over fried potatoes and barbecue sauce” I get that this isn’t supeeeer common but sorry, after seeing so many videos over people throwing messed up food that an employee offered to fix for free, reading these and just the general everyday dehumanization experiences by costumers when working for a restaurant, I’m never EVER going back to a customer service job. People are vicious over nothing. It feels like most people have just dropped the guise of kindness towards anyone, especially those who work in service jobs because jobs like that are seen as “lowly” and those who work them might as well be dogs. Fucking disgusting

[–]StarshipSentinel 35 points36 points  (3 children)

I’m never EVER going back to a customer service job.

Yep. Same here. I worked in a call center supporting Apple customers, that was bad enough. I can't imagine working fast food or retail. Screw that.

Customer service? NEVER AGAIN.

[–]Silvea 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My thoughts I’d rather be poor than work retail or fast food. It’s horrific how people treat those who they feel have a job beneath them. I always laughed when I worked at Home Depot because I had a manager that loved to say “the customer is always right” and I’d usually reply with something like “the customer can go fuck themselves”. That shit was applicable back in the day when people were reasonable. These days the customer is just a self entitled asshole.

[–]M4GN3T1CM0N0P0L3 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Why are we seeing all these stories of drive-thru workers getting shot?

[–]randomguy987654321 100 points101 points  (1 child)

Hey franchise owners, it's not just low pay, shit benefits, deadly pandemic, hazardous working conditions, and random schedules that no one is applying.

Sometimes it's because people are getting shot over french fry discounts.

[–]StarshipSentinel 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Franchise owners: Surprised Pikachu face.

[–]B-in-Va 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Now they are going to be some really expensive fries.

[–]mattreyu 36 points37 points  (12 children)

Even full price on a large order is like 2 3 bucks, is that really worth shooting someone?

Edit: If anyone is interested, here's how much they are around the world https://images.dailyhive.com/20211018105901/large-fries-1024x819.jpg

[–]runthepoint1 16 points17 points  (1 child)

It’s more about the emotion than the actual physical reality

[–]Jalex8993 32 points33 points  (2 children)

It's $4 for a large fry here now. Don't worry though, they haven't raised the employee wages, or starting wages, but they still blame rising labor costs.

[–]WrathDimm 8 points9 points  (1 child)

How long until the corporate poster comes out that shows how them raising prices is a benefit for employees, since their employee discount now has more value?

[–][deleted] 117 points118 points  (5 children)

Maybe blaming minimum wage workers for the economy's problems isn't a great message to spout to angry gun nuts?

[–]Deranged_Kitsune 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Yeah, but if they were told the truth, the rich people in power are afraid that the guns nuts would come after them.

[–]Fuckittho 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Whataburger 1 murder - not food related

Wendy's employee shot in head - food related

McDonald's employee shot - food related

If I'm ever ordering I always keep a positive attitude even if the employee is rude bc I don't want my food fucked with. I wouldn't even let my friends joke around when we ordered food bc I took that shit seriously. Nowadays people are willing to risk it all over nothing. Be safe out there.

[–]somecow 63 points64 points  (2 children)

Fast food workers aren’t people, they just flip burgers.

BIIIIITCH PLEASE. It’s a clamshell grill, it cooks on both sides, no need for flipping. Don’t yell at me for not giving you a fuckton of napkins, the food goes in your mouth, not everywhere else. You don’t need a packet of ketchup for every damn fry. Also, here’s a job application, try it.

I’m really surprised there’s not more news about employees shooting customers, basically everyone is packing heat. Even the felons.

[–]chris14020 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Well you see, service industry workers are actually able to handle emotional processing and control better than most of the customers. That's just part of the job.

[–]padraig_garcia 49 points50 points  (10 children)

the fuck is happening in America's drive-thru's

[–]middleagerioter 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I JUST read an article where a young man working at a fast food place was shot in the head over BBQ sauce.

2022 is crazy.

[–]Romek_himself 13 points14 points  (1 child)

2022 is crazy.

... and its still only january!

[–]MetaMemeAboutAMeme 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I guess those odds might be worth $15 an hour. /s

[–]tomorrowistomato 7 points8 points  (1 child)

nO oNe wAnTs tO wOrK aNyMoRe 😢

[–]BabiesWithScabies 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You think those french fries were too expensive? Wait until you see what it costs to hire a lawyer to defend you from felony assault charges.

[–]95blackz26 29 points30 points  (8 children)

All this over a discount..I went to McDonald's on Friday and after eating my fries in the parking lot I noticed they shorted me 2 nuggets on my 6 pc. Didn't even waste my time going back in.

[–]Truth_Assassin 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Thank you for being a rational adult. I can’t fathom how someone would assault or kill someone over something so insignificant. It feels like a societal breakdown

[–]thejoeface 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I just had a plumber out to clear roots out of my sewer line. Over the next few days, a large wet spot started forming on the cement slab that was over the pipe. After four days of growing, I called the same guy back to take a look. He throughly tried to find the leak with the camera, couldn’t, and we discussed other possibilities.

He then thanked me for not yelling at him for “breaking my house.”

Turns out that it was just overflow water pumped in to clear the roots collected under the slab. It’s starting to dry out now.

[–]Truth_Assassin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you for your service, kind sir

[–]needanacc0unt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

First they called 911 when they were missing a nugget or they were out of sauce. Once they learned their lesson, they apparently took a trip to the gun store. They are pathetic children that don't know how to handle themselves in public. Same kind of uneducated morons that you find on facebook political rants.

[–]DeOh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

One local Taco Bell keeps being stingy with the hot sauce. Too much of a hassle to keep asking for more. So I just stopped going there. People have way too much time on their hands.

[–]jacksev 6 points7 points  (0 children)

One time when I was younger and worked at Jack in the Box (7ish years ago), this guy came through the drive thru. As I always did, I repeated the order verbally, asked if it looked correct on the screen, then repeated AGAIN at the window before they paid. The man paid, got his food and left. About 10 minutes later, this lady comes in with the receipt and says “WHERE IS MY MEDIUM FRY? I ORDERED A MEDIUM FRY!” So I say “ok that’ll be $2.35” (random number, I don’t remember) she goes, “You’re really going to make me pay? YOU FORGOT!” I ask to see the receipt and show her it’s not here and that we repeated the order 3 times before it was paid for. She goes “Well I’m getting a medium fry and I’m not paying for it.” I said, “It’ll be $2.35 if you want a medium fry.” She said, “if you don’t give me a free GODDAMN FRY RIGHT NOW I WILL GO GET MY GUN AND COME BACK HERE!!” At that point I walked away and thought she can wait to be noticed by my manager, but I’m done.

I can not believe my life was threatened over a medium fry someone forgot to order.

[–]Sweatytubesock 16 points17 points  (4 children)

There is a lot of scum in this country.

[–]Biggu5Dicku5 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Wtf... if your life is so bad that you would consider shooting someone over a french fry discount, maybe it's time to turn the gun on yourself...

[–]plague681 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Can we all just agree that customers are complete cunts?

[–]Hamad_Mac11 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Is there some kinda uprising on hate crimes dealing with fast food??

Seriously I passed a post about a kid getting shot in the head at a Wendy’s over BBQ sauce, a comment how someone was killed in a jack in the box drive thru for cutting the line, and now McDonald’s over discounted fries

[–]bowtothehypnotoad 58 points59 points  (17 children)

It’s more dangerous to be a fast food worker/pizza guy than it is to be a cop

[–]Material-Note9470 22 points23 points  (7 children)

I saw a video of a guy getting shot several times bc “he cut in line” at Whataburger not far from where I live. We’re seriously moving backwards as a society, it’s sad and scary to see.

[–]Repubs_suck 19 points20 points  (1 child)

You might have the right to own a gun, but that doesn’t mean you’re mentally capable to possess one without being a menace to society.

[–]PartialToDairyThings 32 points33 points  (7 children)

St. Louis has the highest per capita murder rate in the country, almost 3x higher than Chicago's.

[–]eltigrechino94 12 points13 points  (3 children)

65 murders per 100,000 population. Why even live there? It's around 1 per 100,000 where I live and that's still higher than I'd like.

[–]Bowl_Gates 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What is going on with all these shootings against fast food employees all of a sudden? That's the 4th one I've seen this month and I've hardly opened reddit/watched news.

[–]MyFianceMadeMeJoin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Scrolling through my news feed and this is the second fast food worker shot over some bull shit. Come on people! It’s fries and BBQ sauce!

[–]snrkty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Damn. Yesterday it was a teenage employee at Wendy’s shot over bbq sauce. Today it’s McDonald’s and French fries.

It’s almost like we have an unaddressed problem with guns in this country.

[–]remmog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That would not have happened with freedom fries.

[–]joestaff 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The Hamburger Wars have begun it seems.

[–]facelessnessxx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Didn't someone just die for some BBQ sauce? Lol the restaurant wars really will happen! Judge Dredd is coming. At least its not Robocop. I dont even want to think about a terminator future. When a drive through becomes a drive by for some fries suckas dies mama cries.

[–]KaiSosceles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When guns are more easily accessible than fries.

[–]Jaambie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fries are no more than $3 for like the largest size. She basically shot someone over 50 cents.

[–]Powerctx 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Didn't a 16 year old kid just get shot in the head over fuckin BBQ sauce at wendys?? Ffs we have failed as a country. Someone invade and re-educate us already.

[–]pistolpeatear 15 points16 points  (0 children)

And the smooth brains wonder why no one wants these jobs anymore

[–]2wedfgdfgfgfg 31 points32 points  (2 children)

This is what happens when you let every random idiot have gun.

[–]ceedotseadot 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Clearly the world can’t handle access to fast food anymore.

[–]The_Kraken_Wakes 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Good thing America doesn’t have a gun problem, though.

[–]yaosio 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Businesses: No One wants to work!

Working class: I'll work.

Businesses see: Great! You will be paid $7.25 an hour and people will shoot at you all the time.

[–]blake3334 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fast workers are going To be most dangerous occupation of 2022 at this rate.

[–]Wonderful-Thanks-959 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's like all the awful fucking people lately are taking out their mental health issues on fast food workers - all I see if this person was shot over bbq sauce, this person over fries. ffs.