r/antiwork Jan 22 '22 Wholesome 23 Bravo! 1 LOVE! 2 Crab Rave 1 Gold 5 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 Party Train 1 Narwhal Salute 1 Helpful 31 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Wholesome (Pro) 1 Silver 34 Take My Energy 3

I work as a cashier at a gas station that doesn't believe in giving raises, so I have decided to not scan one item for every customer, giving them a discount. Anti-Work Praxis

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u/Inglouriousbatturd- Jan 22 '22

I used to give stuff away at sams club in the cafe. The amount of food they throw in the trash every night made me sick.

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u/ShutUp_Dee Jan 22 '22

Use to work at Dunkin’ Donuts… I’d give away donuts leading up to closing. It disgusted me to throw out trash bags full of food each night.

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u/Inglouriousbatturd- Jan 22 '22

I’ve quit the job but one night I throw away 30 uncooked pizzas. 45 hot dogs and 12 pretzels. Made me so mad I couldn’t believe it.

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u/MikeGotaNewHat Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Food waste is a crazy problem it seems there should be some service that picks up un used food items that are still eatable and take them to a food pantry or homeless shelter.

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u/Practical_Cobbler165 idle Jan 22 '22

It is a huge problem. Our local Starbucks would bring the food it was about to pitch to the local methadone clinic (where I worked). Lots of homeless came through there and got free breakfast. I'm pretty sure the employee who brought the food did so without permission. But it was most welcome.

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u/N64Overclocked Jan 22 '22

I have worked at Starbucks in the past, and the policy is definitely to not give the leftover food away. Our manager was a kind man and looked the other way when we'd take pastries home instead of throwing them in the garbage.

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u/Inglouriousbatturd- Jan 22 '22

Wonderful boss!

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u/thebestjoeever Jan 22 '22

Not trying to undercut the boss, because it is a nice thing to do. But it does annoy the shit out of me that the bar is so low now, that when someone gives food to someone hungry instead of pointlessly throwing it in the actual garbage, they're worthy of praise. Like, it is commendable, but it should really be the bare fucking minimum.

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u/bubblebath_ofentropy Jan 22 '22

It’s mostly praiseworthy because people who give food away are putting their own jobs at risk since employers don’t like the “liability” that comes with giving food away.

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u/OpheliaRainGalaxy Jan 22 '22

My city has Good Samaritan laws, so it used to be standard practice for restaurant employees to box up and triple-bag unwanted leftovers before setting them on top of the trash, so they'd still be perfectly good for whoever came by to score free food.

But then the corporations got all butt-hurt about the 3 cents of supplies used and the fact that they weren't getting any of that sweet sweet begging money, and switched everything over to compacting dumpsters in cinderblock and chain link cages.

The McD I used to work for had rules against feeding the homeless unless money changed hands. Guy could come in to beg for the fries we're about to throw in the trash and we'd have to turn him away empty handed. But if he stood by the drive-thru order speaker and begged folks in cars to buy something for him too, that was allowed unless we got complaints.

When the food-dumpster got put in a cage, the cardboard dumpster next to it was not included. Oh how generous, allowing free access to old cardboard so folks can "fly a sign" on the corner to beg for cash in order to afford a burger.

Begging is illegal here, and folks get busted by the cops for "flying a sign."

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u/EstablishmentLevel17 Jan 22 '22

got the axe at previous location because delivery guys were taking expired food with them that would have gotten thrown in the dumpster. I wasn't even the one who pulled the shit that night nor set it aside (and I know my coworker wouldn't have handed it to them). It'd been gonig on for years but yeah. New manager watched cameras told HR and I got the axe over expired food getting taken by merchants.

Eff them.

Those particular nights hundreds of dollars worth of deli food could get pulled AND SCANNED OFF . It wasn't uncommon

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u/Practical_Cobbler165 idle Jan 22 '22

Isn't it crazy? It's still considered theft if it's being thrown away. Idiots. Wasteful petty power hungry Idiots.

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u/cosmoose Jan 22 '22

I quit a job in the deli at Publix because I couldn’t deal with this. It was a brand new store and the display shelves were too big for the demand, but we have to keep the shelves bountiful and full looking, no empty spots. The prepackaged deli food we made only had a shelf-life of two days, so pretty much every two days I would fill two to three shopping carts of perfectly edible food, and chuck it all into the trash compactor. I suggested we reduce the production to eliminate waste, but I was told the shelves have to stay full and that if I was concerned we were wasting so much, I should do my best to sell more.

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u/Nessahtron Jan 22 '22

One of my first full time jobs was at Target in the food court. There were strict rules to not take any food home, anything left had to be thrown away. BUT, we never had a manager monitoring us so I’d take HELLA food at the end of the night. I’d bring it back home to my housemates (we were all broke and in college).

At one point, our friends (also broke and in college) would come over when I got off for dinner which consisted of: pizza, hot dogs and popcorn.

Never got caught, either. How that job ended: My manager was an asshat and one day, she asked me to get on a ladder and clean the ceiling. The ceiling. In target… that was my last straw so I said, “Ok”, walked upstairs to clock out and walked out of the building. Already had another job lined up anyway.

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u/GilgameshWulfenbach Jan 22 '22

Businesses should be charged for the weight of their trash.

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u/DocWednesday Jan 22 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Crab Rave

[Guy who put extra chicken nuggets into the boxes for years enters the chat.]

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u/SableSheltie Jan 22 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

I was nice to a cashier at popeyes recently, she had tears in her eyes from shitty customers before me. Got home and had chicken tenders for days.

Fuck anyone treating service workers badly

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u/loadedbakedpopaypo Jan 22 '22

This happened to my partner and I at a McDonald’s. She cried a bit and said “since you guys were so nice to me, I gave you an extra thing of fries and nuggets!”

We were just being normal….. like what the actual fuck goes on in a day there?

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u/SableSheltie Jan 22 '22

Ikr I feel like yelling Hey you’re a Big Man when I see people abuse cashiers clerks waiters etc.

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u/spenroe Jan 22 '22

If you do that. Be prepared to fight. Yelled that at a 50ish year old man and he tried to fight me in the line at FedEx.

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u/SableSheltie Jan 22 '22

Yeah that’s why I think it and don’t say it not in the market for a beatdown from an angry ignorant pos. In my mind I’m tough in reality I’m a fat middle aged woman

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u/BassPotato Jan 22 '22

And people got guns, never know the mental state of someone brazen enough to publicly blow up at a low wage worker trying to make a living

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u/extraterrestrial91 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Even if you don't protest in favor of the victim, the Assholes could blow up the low wage worker. Last week some POS shot a 16 year old teen in the head at Wendys drive through because he didn’t get some "barbecue sauce"!!! Wendy employee shot by customer

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u/anonaccount73 Jan 22 '22

just everything in that article is absolutely dystopian.

-teen shot in head

-teen working while being a full time student to help with bills

-needing a gofundme to help pay medical bills because a dude was shot in the fucking head for no reason

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u/x_Advent_Cirno_x Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Don't forget that the POS that shot him was only charged with aggravated assault instead of attempted murder

Edit: I was made aware that aggravated assault in Arizona is considered a felony, and I was laboring under the assumption that it was not. Also that the chief difference between aggravated assault and attempted murder is a matter of pre-meditation. I apologize for my ignorance on the matter

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u/sessiestax Jan 22 '22

The last part is insane…some asshole shoots/assaults you and you go broke in the US paying the hospital bills…

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u/ShadowL42 Jan 22 '22 Silver

I'm a middle aged white woman, most dangerous thing I carry is a purse and my life has pretty much sucked since I graduated high school in the mid 90's.

someone asshole wants to shoot me in the head? fine. they will likely get felony jail time and I wont have to worry about student loans any more.

Its totally worth it to me to call out assholes yelling at fast food workers even if that could be the outcome.

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u/IRLootHoore Jan 22 '22

Should be in a self help book titled "How to make clinical depression work FOR you" I'd buy it.

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u/Pcakes844 Jan 22 '22

My grandfather would always tell me. "The worst anybody can do is kill you, in which case your problems are over and their' s are just beginning."

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u/Zankabo Jan 22 '22

I wanna ask if you are okay, but at the same time I'm a middle aged white guy who graduated high school in the mid-90s and.. damn do I understand.

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u/AdGlittering9727 Jan 22 '22

But… NO oNE wAnts to Work anymore… smfh 🙄🙄🙄

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u/SnatchAddict Jan 22 '22

Nope. If someone is berating an employee I'll verbally step in. I'm not going to get shot based on where I live.

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u/synystar Jan 22 '22

Saw this post on r/unitedkingdom yesterday talking about the British doctor who was visiting the US and got killed by a stray bullet while laying in bed. They were all talking about how dangerous it really is in America. I mean, ya gotta admit, we are a pretty dangerous country. It's scary sometimes to think that you can't even say anything about someone being an asshole without fear of getting shot here.

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u/SlightlyLessAnxiety Jan 22 '22

Similarly, a while ago I was talking about abortion access in the US with a Japanese friend. He suggested that there could be a mobile van for abortions that could travel around where it was needed. We had an exchange that went along these lines:

"Me: That might be dangerous.

Him: Oh, they would have clean equipment and such...

Me: No, I mean someone might try to shoot them.

Him:...I didn't think of that!"

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u/mangomadness81 Jan 22 '22

Someone literally got shot to death after a minor car accident one exit up the highway from me last night. As much as I want to call out asshole behavior, risking my life is not worth it.

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u/bggardner1 Jan 22 '22

When my daughter clerked for a Judge, onc case was an older man got cut off by a younger man. He pursued him, got out at a stop light and shot the younger man in the head. Killing him instantly. The older man’s excuse? He said he feared for his life. 🙄 He was sentenced to prison for the rest of his miserable life.

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u/spenroe Jan 22 '22

I’m a 35 year old man and wasn’t too concerned with him. Needless to say we did some chest bumping as I yelled him out of the store. Wouldn’t recommend though. Totally killed my vibe and the FedEx employees didn’t cheer me like in the movies.

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u/That_One_Cat_Guy Jan 22 '22 Take My Energy

When you find youself in danger, When you're threatened by a stranger, When it looks like you will take a lickin', (puk, puk, puk) There is someone waiting, Who will hurry up and rescue you, Just Call for Super Chicken! (puk puk puk BWAWK)

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u/tensor0910 Jan 22 '22

you're invited to my bbq

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u/spenroe Jan 22 '22

I’ll bring a side and a dessert too if you give me advance notice.

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u/meeeeeeeeeesh Jan 22 '22

This is me too lolol and later in the shower or cooking dinner ruminating on it “you wot m8?!”

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u/Raisontolive Jan 22 '22

Me, too. But we can still hit the 'spray' button.

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u/Angry_Orchid_Monster Jan 22 '22 Silver Dread

I'm good with that. Cuz I have a secret.

I look super healthy, but I'm a recurring cancer patient. I will absolutely let someone kick my ass for sticking up for a cashier. Then the person who videos (you know someone will) can post it along with my cancer card.

"Man berates teenage fast food employee, then attacks cancer patient" has a nice ring.

Kiss that job that made you soooooooo much better than a Taco Bell employee goodbye.

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u/peepjynx Jan 22 '22

I've thought about this.

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u/PartialToDairyThings Jan 22 '22

I got attacked by a road rage motorist whilst cycling a couple of years ago - he was a burly young thug and I head butted him when he got in my face snorting like a bull and making threats. Went down like a sack of bricks moaning and saying "shit" as he held his exploded nose. Enabled me to roll out one of the most satisfying lines I've said in my life: "you couldn't be in that much of a hurry if you had time to stop and get your ass kicked by a 140lb, 50 year old cancer survivor."

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u/Junior_Singer3515 Jan 22 '22

I took a punch from a guy who didn't want to give his phone number at Great Clips. He spent 3 months in jail and got a bunch of anger management classes and probation. I also get to sue him when he gets back on his feet. I don't recommend it as a way to end a conflict, but his self inflicted wounds will last way longer than mine have.

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u/ThatsSoHermione Jan 22 '22

Yup. Had the same thing happen at my local post office. I was like I’m a 5 foot 1 female and he was a big guy. He actually waited for me in the lobby!

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u/Raisontolive Jan 22 '22

Pepper spray on a key chain is a good investment.

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u/LameShowHost Jan 22 '22

Go ahead and hit me for using words and defending a worker and I’ll be sure to press charges. Fuck fear in that regard. I’m only 5’2” and I call this shit out.

Some boomer aged white dude a few months back was calling my local gas station clerk (an incredibly sweet Mexican woman who busts ass) “a fucking moron” and that this “shit always happens here” about a simple computer vs product price error while buying coors light at like noon on a weekday. Bet your ass I called him on it and asked him how exactly he would plan on buying that beer without her present. He asked “do you have a problem?” And I said “yeah I have a problem with people treating workers like shit just trying to do their job. You’d be screwed without them”. Boomer scowled, paid, shut his ass up, and turned heel. Most of them (esp older white men) are so accustomed to nobody challenging them that they just lock up.

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u/TRexLuthor Socialist Libtard Jan 22 '22

I had a similar experience at a Popeye's. They were slammed. The drive through was spilling out into the street causing traffic problems, and there had to be at least 20 people in side waiting as well. This older guy starts making comments about how long the crew is taking, but then loses his fucking mind when someone gets their order before him (they had used the app and ordered ahead of time).

He starts yelling at this woman who was trying to help a Door Dash employee. All I did was match his volume/energy and explained that they ordered ahead on the app. He lunged at me, and half the customers got in between. Everyone kind of collectively gave him a "dude what the fuck?"

I got an extra mashed potato. Apes strong together.

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u/Kraven_howl0 Jan 22 '22

I gave someone the bird that cut me off in traffic so bad I had to slam on my brakes. He followed me back to the store (was delivering pizza) and got out his truck before I could even cut my car off. He came up to my window and knocked on it so I rolled it down with a smile. Asked me if we got a problem and I told him no to which he responded "I'll fuck you up boy." My manager saw the guy confront me and the anger on the dude's face, asked the guy if their was a problem and lifted his shirt to show he was carrying. Dude's face instantly changed and he hopped in his truck and left. Easily my favorite manager at the time

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u/No_Refrigerator4584 Jan 22 '22

I’ve only done it once, channeled my inner Scotsman and went Gordon Ramsay on his feeble little ass. Dude shut up pretty quickly when someone started standing up to him.

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u/icey561 Jan 22 '22

I almost got into a fist fight with an old man at taco bell but decided it wasn't worth possibly accidently killing a geriatric asshole.

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u/Skotch21680 Jan 22 '22

Was at a pet smart the other day and this happened. Now I’m a big guy and this guy behind me was yelling at me and the cashier because I had to return a fish tank. The guy only had a bag of dog food yelling and screaming at me and the cashier. I need to return my stuff somewhere else bla bla bla. He’s in a hurry. The cashier being about 22 male almost broke down and cried. I took my time to talk to him while the guy behind me was doing his shit. Told the cashier to take his time and I was in no hurry. I thought the guy behind me was going to try something stupid. He got louder and louder and louder. Finally real loud I told him to shut the fuck up! The employees here make shit and there is no reason to move faster and most certainly don’t need to be berated because you want to be a dick. They needed my recipt and phone number and guess how long it took to get those items? A while!! After it was said and done the cashier gave me an extra $50. Screw these people that are full of steroids and karenism entitlement dicks

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u/No-Foundation6593 Jan 22 '22

i basically did this at a mcdonalds at the outdoor pickup area, guy was bitching about forgotten ketchup. i defended the worker and he got so riled up he drove his car forward when he went to reverse and drove into a concrete parking sign

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u/Limpdickit9000 Jan 22 '22

Its sad the amount of times my gf and I went out to a restaurant where a mistake would happen and the server would have a scared or anxious look in their eyes. Then the relief when they realized we weren't assholes. It shouldn't be like that

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u/ProbablyNotYourSon Jan 22 '22

It really shouldn’t

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u/Lilywolf413 (edit this) Jan 22 '22

I was told by the cashier I see most at McDonald's that I was really nice so I shouldn't come for a while because they have confirmed covid cases working now. I told her she's worth more than they treat her and to do whatever she has to to stay safe.

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u/Armalyte Jan 22 '22

I had a girl from a cafe call me to let me know they were out of a thing for my delivery. They were actually out of the first 2-3 things I thought to replace it but I settled for something else with no qualms and was polite about it (because who cares what baked good you get?!). When I received my order the coffee had a heart AND a smile on it and it honestly made my lonely ass night.

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u/m8adam Jan 22 '22

There's a coffee cart that was on the way to my old office and I would order breakfast and coffee from them. Once I scrolled all the way through the menu and discovered an add option called 'extra cute'. I checked it and when I hot my coffee it had smiles, hearts and stars all over. Made my day.

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u/ExactPea9707 Jan 22 '22

Extra cute. I like that.

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u/togsincognito Jan 22 '22

Like “hello, how are you - how has your day been” make eye contact and respond to what they say with empathy. Then “thank you so much, enjoy the rest of your day/I hope your day gets better” with a smile.

Like where the fuck did basic humanity go

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u/AQualityKoalaTeacher Jan 22 '22

Sometimes the nicest thing you can do when a cashier apologizes for a long wait or something else out of their control is smile and say gently, "No worries, I can see you're busy. I'm in no rush."

At least it lets the pressure off for a second, while they're helping you, and they know that their hard work has been seen.

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u/rowdymonster Jan 22 '22

Not a cashier, but I work at taco bell in the kitchen. We often get backed up because we're understaffed, and I dread bringing up eat in/ carry out orders. I always profusely apologize for the wait, but folks who reassure me are the best. I've had a lot of assholes who are mad their 3 tacos took 5 minutes, but there's 4 cars and 2 other eat ins before them

But the folks who reassure me? They make my absolute day. They're also the ones I'm happy to give a ton of extra sauce to, a free drink, maybe a free side, etc

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u/Morphlux Jan 22 '22

Take the attitudes you see on the internet and apply that to people ordering a hamburger and fries. And if they feel they aren’t treated like the pope, president, and mother Theresa all in one they flip their shit. I’ve seen racist rants, cussing, threats of beatings, and more.

Mind you this didn’t happen to me the one short time in food service. But I see it out on a random Saturday to McDonald’s cause my son likes the nuggets and play place.

I truly think speedy communication and video recording at our finger tips has just illuminated this problem. My mom worked in college in the early 1970s as a server and has the same horror stories from a nice small Midwest town. Imagine in LA. It can’t be corporations now just saying it’s a disgruntled employee. Customers can’t scream I’m always right (they aren’t). All the while these people have historically been paid bottom tier with no benefits and minimal career path.

It’s no wonder they break down crying at someone saying nice things and not rushing them and acting just fucking normal. It’s literally like the abused spouse who finds a new person who just doesn’t scream and hit them everyday.

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u/OpheliaRainGalaxy Jan 22 '22

My mother specifically warned me to never take a job as a waitress because men would pat my butt and I'd be expected to smile about it if I wanted good tips. My auto-response to getting a butt-pat is to slap the tar out of whoever touched me.

So I worked fast food, because at least there was a window or a counter between me and the customers.

Of course, then I got the verbal version of the butt-pats. "Hey, I really like your glasses! They go great with your tits!" and then drives off before I can even sputter, but better plaster on a smile for that next customer!

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u/Objective-Steak-9763 Jan 22 '22

I’m a regular at a local place near me for wings.

I’m always polite and tip pretty well. My order of 20 wings usually shows up with around 25 wings.

And they always give my girlfriend an extra chicken strip when she orders them too.

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u/CrypoFiend Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

I worked for a insurance company and they gave us shitty raises for 20 years. Every time they did that I approved 10k - 20k in b.s. that shouldn't have been approved. I did that for the next 2-3 weeks until I stopped being pissed off about my raise.

Moral of the story, don't F with the people who write the checks, or they will F you back.

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u/jairzinho Jan 22 '22

Working as a claims adjuster is the only time you get to go spending with the rich mofo's credit card.

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u/AdictdToCharlieSheen Jan 22 '22

There’s a Popeyes near me that loads me up with like sometimes 2x the amount of chicken fingers I ordered for no reason, never even done more than Ordered and made eye contact with the cashier

What a wonderful place it is

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u/Pollowollo Jan 22 '22

I've gotten so much free/extra shit from fast food workers in particular just by being nice. And not even like "going out of my way to be super nice" nice - just what I consider the very bare minimum of decency, like saying "Okay, no problem" when they say something is taking a few extra minutes or smiling at them or something. It just makes me really sad.

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u/SableSheltie Jan 22 '22

They are so badly treated just common courtesy is appreciated damn

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u/wet_jumper Jan 22 '22

Yo this literally happened at Popeyes to my wife last week.

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u/Goodvibes1892 Jan 22 '22

That's why I'm kind to everyone. People suck.

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u/AcesFull04 SocDem Jan 22 '22

If I ever knew my local McDonald’s worker(s) were doing this for me, I’d be handing them a large cash tip every time. Fuck corporate greed.

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u/pairolegal Jan 22 '22

Maybe that’s why many fast food chains prohibit tips, so workers don’t give freebies for tips. I’ve tried to tip and have been told “we’re not allowed” but I never could figure out why.

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u/chewy92889 Jan 22 '22

In California it’s illegal for most employers to disallow their employees from accepting tips. As soon as the customer puts the cash in your hand, it’s legally yours and the company can’t do shit about it.

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u/Thomas3003 Jan 22 '22

In mcdonalds our trousers didn't have pockets, presumably so accepting a tip from a customer was physically hard

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u/No_Kale3364 Jan 22 '22

I have a bra

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u/thesmilingmercenary Jan 22 '22

Me too. You try to withdraw from Twin Peaks Bank you will draw back a bloody stump.

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u/davethecat3 Jan 22 '22

Girl who puts extra doughnuts in your bag at the seaside has also entered the chat.

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u/JaylenBrownAllStar Jan 22 '22 Silver

I used to do this at Macy’s

I would just give people the 20 percent discount because anything above 20 needed manager approval.

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u/_Vetis_ Jan 22 '22

I did this with wall mounts at Best Buy.

The mark up on wall mounts is astronomical so I could take sometimes up to 100 dollars off a wall mount. As long as I was above cost I didnt need manager approval

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u/michiganrag Jan 22 '22

Wall mounts and Insignia brand stuff you could basically get at cost with the employee discount.

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u/ldskyfly Jan 22 '22

In the early/mid 2000s the employee discount was 5% over cost on everything and made it worth working there

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u/panicrebs Jan 22 '22

I love companies that do cost+. I’ve worked for some that do retail -% and it’s so obvious that’s just a way to make money off employees. Cost+ at least you know they aren’t making much of you.

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u/kaleb42 Jan 22 '22

Actual cost of item +10%

When I worked there you can get hdmi cords for like a $5 but they sold for like $50

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u/theOTHERdimension Jan 22 '22

When I worked at jcpenney I would whisper “you should ask if we have any coupons” and when they would ask I would say “why yes we do!” And pull out my coupon sheet. Our cameras didn’t have any audio so it’s the only way I was able to do it without getting in trouble lol there were other employees that got in trouble for scanning the coupons for every customer.

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u/Dream0tcm Jan 22 '22 Helpful

Something that I used to like doing is mark the hot foods as cold so that the people on food stamps could use them to pay for their meal.

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u/angeryacorn Jan 22 '22

Food stamps don’t cover food when it’s heated up?

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u/Sun_shine24 Jan 22 '22

I’m a short-ish drive away from “the bad part of town.”

We have what we call “you buy, we fry” places here. You buy the food cold (stuff that’s obviously meant to be cooked like single servings of chicken and hamburger patties), and the places cooks them “for free.” Obviously the cost of labor is built into the price, but since it’s cold food, the establishments are allowed to take SNAP benefits to pay for it.

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u/StuartPurrdoch Jan 22 '22

OMG! I have always wondered about you buy we fry places in the hood. Never made the connection. There is one near me that will batter and cook up any fish you catch too. I’m sure they cater to those old uncles who always have their fishing pole, bucket, and folding chairs.

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u/PixiePunk_ Jan 22 '22

yep! this is huge in detroit and most people who aren’t using/haven’t used food benefits don’t understand why they’re so popular

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u/BuckTheFuckNaked Jan 22 '22

I honestly didn’t know they existed. I’m from the Rockies and have never seen one.

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u/Minerva129 Jan 22 '22

A place by me rings it up as cold and has them pay $1 cash to cook it. It used to be free but they had so many people coming that they needed the extra $ to have extra help cook during rush times in the evening.

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u/NoSinHere Jan 22 '22

Nope. They make it a point to let you know NOT to do that. Fuck em though

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u/acobster Jan 22 '22

JFC this country hates poor people. That's fucking despicable.

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

They don't deserve hot food. They deserve to eat cold food. Hot shower? Go fuck yourself. All they will give you hot is fucking ice cubes in a plastic bottle.

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u/PlantB_tch Jan 22 '22

Nope! Food stamps literally cannot buy a hot rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.

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u/katielynne53725 Jan 22 '22

Which is insane because a typical rotisserie chicken is comparable in price to a whole raw chicken. Minus additional ingredients and time invested in preparing the chicken at home it probably comes out cheaper for most people.

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u/Dream0tcm Jan 22 '22

It's generally considered to be "prepared" if the food is hot. Even if food is prepared it can generally be payed for by food stamps if the meal is cold. For example a regular cold sub would be fine, but if you had the meat on the sub cooked then it wouldn't. It's just as dumb as it sounds.

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u/how_about_no_hellion Jan 22 '22

Because people who need government assistance deserve old food! /s

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u/Soup-Wizard Jan 22 '22

No! Which is why you can use food stamps at Papa Murphy’s 😁

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u/JustAnotherNumber99 Jan 22 '22 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Heartwarming

Good for you!

One time when I worked as a buffer mgr this lady came in near close. She was obviously down on her luck, and asked if she could have any food we were throwing away.

I told her that we weren’t allowed to give away discarded food, not even to workers as I handed her a carry out box. “Here’s a box for your leftovers. Glad you enjoyed the buffet! I’ve got to head to the back for a few minutes before I tear it down, so you’ve got a few minutes left if you want to eat more.” Her eyes widened as I winked and shushed her from thanking me. I gave her plenty of time to stuff her box full before I pulled the food.

I did that every time I could because F the owner. What’s the logic in tossing the food in the trash when ppl are hungry? I even let workers take food home. It wasn’t like it hurt him any.

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u/goo_goo_gajoob Jan 22 '22

I had a Dunkin Donuts owner try to claim I couldn't take the leftover donuts to the homless shelter that was on my way home because he could get sued if someone got sick. I printed out the law in our state that protects buisnes owners from that for donations and said fire me if you dare I'll be handing it out. He the tried to take the cost from a weeks worth out of my next paycheck till I threatened to sue his ass for an illegal deduction.

Fyi any kids reading who may not know your boss cannot take any money put of your paycheck without written approval. So no they can't make you pay a register shortage or for dropping some food or anything like that unless you let them.

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u/deterge18 Jan 22 '22

Oh you are more than just another number, you beautiful human you ❤

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Coin Gift Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored Narwhal Salute Rocket Like Helpful (Pro)

Damn! Idk why you are getting so much hate!! I do the same thing at the hospital where I work. (OR nurse). We’re supposed to give bare minimum supplies for dressing changes when people go home but I always put in enough for 1-2 weeks. The bags are opaque so no one can see how much I put in and fuck the hospital for being stingy and price gouging in the first place. Also if someone doesn’t have insurance I always add in extra stuff just because. Extra bandaids, anti-bacterial ointment, whatever I think someone might be able to use. Screw these corporations and owners that don’t care about anyone or anything except their profits.

Edit: wow! I wasn’t expecting this to blow up. Thank you SO MUCH for all the love and happy stories. Gonna use this chance to say PLEASE GET VACCINATED!! Hospital workers are so tired. Stay safe and healthy and be good to one another!!

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u/vetratten Jan 22 '22 Silver

Bless you. When my daughter was born and wife/kid was first moved from the delivery room to recovery suite, the nurse came in and said

"Hi my name is (I forget her name) I'll be you nurse until 4pm today, Dad while I check out the cute baby can you please open up that door there and put all those wipes and diapers in this bag (handed me one of those opaque personal item bags that hospitals give you for your clothes when your admitted) oh dear looks like they didn't stock diapers or wipes in this room I'll make sure they bring some up after I'm done here. Oh and if they ever run out make sure to let someone know and we'll get another box of each"

She smiled at me and that nurse literally saved us a shit ton of money as we didn't need diapers until she grew out of the new born size.

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u/Jbeth74 Jan 22 '22

My nurses did this when I left the hospital with my son. They brought in packs of diapers and wipes to “restock” and then tore them open and were like oops can’t have opened packages in here, infection risk, better take them home with you…. I nursed my son but they loaded me up with formula samples to give away too. I was in a poor part of Georgia and I imagine they did that a lot and helped a lot of parents.

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u/summonsays Jan 22 '22

As a fellow Georgian always nice to hear little stories like this happening in our state.

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u/HairyPotatoKat Jan 22 '22

Goddamn, this made my crusty heart cry. Something like this would be SO impactful for so many new families. What a wonderful blessing for you all.

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22

I love hearing stories like this!! I’m proud to be a nurse and I became one to help people. I hope you, your wife, and your beautiful baby are doing well and staying safe!!

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u/HairyPotatoKat Jan 22 '22

You're a fucking rock star. It's so messed up that you have to do that in the first place. mericaproblems But good on you for figuring out how to stay ahead of the game to help people in some of the most stressful times of their lives. ❤️

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22

Thank you! I’m sure you’re a rockstar too. I believe that nurses are supposed to make these awful times better in anyway that we can. I just want to do my part. Stay safe and healthy out there!!

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u/disasterdeidra Jan 22 '22

After having my second child, the nurse did the same thing. As we were leaving, she opened the cupboards and told us to take whatever we wanted. Diapers, wipes, blankets etc.

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u/ColdBorchst Communist Jan 22 '22

I had a nurse like you give me two extra packs of birth control back when it wasn't free. She was only supposed to give me one to start because it can take a while for the pharmacy to fill it so they provided free starter packs but she gave me three. Thank you for being awesome.

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22

I’m glad she helped you!! I hope you are staying safe and healthy!

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u/thelazykitchenwitch Jan 22 '22

You are wonderful. When my oldest was a baby he had constipation issues and was hospitalized. I was dirt poor, barely getting by with a useless partner who didn't help at all. The nurses in the hospital would bring in fresh 24 packs of Pampers every time I would do a diaper change and have me keep the rest. I still get teary eyed thinking about that kindness. We left with over a case of diapers and it was truly a life saver.

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22

I’m so glad they helped you!! Single moms are the real super heroes!! I hope you and your babies are safe, happy, and healthy!!

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u/Cautious_Hold428 Jan 22 '22

I really appreciate nurses like you! Not having to worry about finding and paying for the supplies I need after surgery is such a huge blessing. When I had surgery for cancer and had JP drains, the nurse who did my discharge gave me so many supplies, even a whole box of nitrile gloves, extra compression wraps, and an armload of flushes. It made my recovery so much easier and I didn't have to stress about going to the pharmacy with drains in, I could just stay home and rest.

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22 Wholesome

I’m so glad your nurse did this!! People should be focused on their recovery after surgery- not worrying about running out of supplies or money. I hope that you are in remission and staying safe and healthy!!

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u/KerbyKing Jan 22 '22

Nice! I think I'll do a little of what you are doing. I just got my paramedic license :)

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22

It might be harder for you, I don’t know how stocked up your buses are but if you can do it I def recommend it. It makes me feel like I’m actually helping someone. And honestly I know that they’re less likely to get an infection if they have enough clean supplies.

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u/PepperLeigh at work Jan 22 '22

Oh yeah, no. The level of oversight in ambulances is almost universally nonexistent. I worked for a large, major metropolitan agency and we definitely still kept track of narcs with pen and paper so it ain't a thing to "lose track of" bags of fluids and IV start kits, zofran, not to mention all the loose bandaging, etc.

At the beginning of the pandemic, I handed out wads of gloves to LE because the city wouldn't buy them any 🙄

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22

You are awesome!! Thank you!!! I wish paramedics/EMTs were better compensated. You guys are heroes!!

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u/Alarmed-Stage-7066 Jan 22 '22

A nurse like you really helped a friend of mine this summer. She was caring for an adult daughter on Medicaid and all those dressing supplies were coming out of her pocket. It was hundreds of dollars. Thank you thank you

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22

I’m glad there was an awesome nurse to help her! The sterile supplies are SO expensive when they aren’t bought wholesale. I hope your friend and her daughter are doing okay. Stay safe!!

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u/First-Aid-RN Communist Jan 22 '22

I thank you so much for sending patients with enough wound care supplies. Thank you from a former homecare nurse. You are an angel. 🥰

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22

Thank you so much!! I think all nurses are angels. Homecare is NOT easy so thank you for all you do as well!!

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u/vanderjud Jan 22 '22

This is awesome! When my kid was born, we couldn’t figure out how we ended up with a month’s worth of supplies to bring home. Maybe this is why. We’re also the kind of people that go out of our way to try to make peoples days better. Our kid was born around Halloween and we made sure to bring a giant box of hand-packed goodie bags full of candy for all the staff. Nurses coincidentally kept popping in to check on us (and grab a treat) and my wife makes friends everywhere, so we had a great recovery experience.

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u/peanutbutter_foxtrot Jan 22 '22

Nurses love food!! That’s so sweet of you to think of the staff on your big day. I love patients like you. I hope that you and your wife and your precious baby are staying safe and healthy out there!!

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u/bertiebastard Jan 22 '22

This is crazy to me that you have to do this, I live in Wales in the UK and we even get our scripts free, so if I need additional dressings I can just call the doctor and get a script for them that I can collect for free from the local pharmacy.

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u/Itajel Jan 22 '22

You do the lords work. May the odds be ever in your favor!

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u/CensoryDeprivation Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

all nestle products are free because fuck nestle.

I fucking love you OP

Edit: Im well aware nestle has already made money from the store’s purchase of their products. I’m on board with literally ANY anti nestle sentiment on here. I want their water-stealing, pro-deforestation, corrupt empire to burn.

Edit 2: Here’s the CEO of Nestle saying water shouldn’t be a human right and should be privatized for profit.

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u/FJPollos Jan 22 '22

Yeah, I loved that. OP you're the best.

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u/MudLOA Jan 22 '22

This is a lot like when the Japanese bus drivers went on strike. They continue to serve people but prevent their employers from taking income.

https://www.reddit.com/r/antiwork/comments/s3smmn/when_youre_so_antiwork_you_end_up_working/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

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u/DrDendrite747 Jan 22 '22

Came here to say this! What a statement that would make if everyone just started giving shit away for free. Doesn’t disrupt the flow of goods to the people who need them most, but certainly puts a big ass dent in the wallets of shitty corporate America. Fuck them

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u/mrscoolbean Jan 22 '22 Take My Energy

May I suggest we all do that? Like, retail workers? Fuck the system one Kinder Bueno at a time

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u/Slipstream527 Jan 22 '22

I’ll definitely take some free kinder buenos if they’re being given out 😂

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u/TonyWhoop Jan 22 '22

Lol, those things are super good

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u/iAMtheBelvedere Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Big tip; don’t tell the customers you are doing this, almost guaranteed you will eventually run into a white knight who feels sorry for the poor gas station owner and lets them know that you were doing this cutting your genius idea short.

Keep fighting the good fight OP

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u/Marie4Izzy Jan 22 '22

This is a real issue. I had a customer get mad at me for helping him locate a coupon that saved him$50. He was upset that I was happy to help the customer pay less. Can't deal with people like this.

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u/iAMtheBelvedere Jan 22 '22

It’s usually the old white person

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u/fungibat_ Jan 22 '22

It was always old white ladies for me.

But not like...in a malicious way.

They'd come back in and be like "honey I don't think you charged me for this. I don't want you getting into any trouble"

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u/learningprof24 Jan 22 '22

I’m middle aged and white but I’ve done this since my 20s because I lost a job for forgetting to scan something and I’ve always been so worried it would happen to someone else if I didn’t speak up.

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u/Whotopia Jan 22 '22

This is me but I’m younger lmao

If the cashier gives me the wrong change I go back because I don’t want them getting in trouble for their cash drawer being short at the end of a shift.

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

Omg that's me. I am neither old nor white, but I am always thinking they will get in trouble for it and tell them if they forgot something

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u/zippytear Jan 22 '22

I wanna say don't mention it as well cause you may end up with a shitty customer who may push it on other employees and when they don't get their way call management. Don't get in trouble.

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u/One_Bookkeeper_1775 Jan 22 '22

Did the same at Taco Bell, mainly Bc we would work so fast that if they changed their order middle of the way it was useless to us so we either ate the extra food or threw it in the bag. That and I NEVER charged extra at the window unless it was a meal. You needed a drink bro? I got you. You wanted some chips? Some twists? Say less

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u/TheMainEffort Jan 22 '22

One time I went to subway and the cashier just cashed out my meal without taking payment. Anyways she got fired that same day cause apparently her register was like $500 short.

She was also related to some bigwig on base lmao.

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u/SickARose Jan 22 '22

I did this at a restaurant years ago. I was a server and when people would hesitantly order items to share like soup, fries or some other side dish. I would give them each their own and charge for one. You’d be surprised how many people get nervous as they try and order something to enjoy so simple it’s baseline worthless (chips, fries, drinks, side soup/salad, etc) but are trying to keep the price within their budget. Trying to split a <$3 item to afford the entree at a small diner is ridiculous. Wages have been an issue since I can remember. (This was Florida, 2001 when servers wage was $2.15 + shared, taxed tips).

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u/perpetuallygdtired Jan 22 '22

I worked at a movie theater and employees were not allowed to see free movies at night. We got paid $6/hr but had to pay full adult price if we showed up past 6pm. I felt like the policy was stupid, so when my co-worker showed up in my box office line I charged the whole family the kid price. My manager happened to be in the office and overheard me. He rushed over to me and charged them the difference, then looked at 16 y/o me and sternly asked, "why would you do that?? Unacceptable."

I got written up. Company went under several years later. I guess charging employees full price to see movies and paying them minimum wage wasn't enough to keep them in business after all.

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u/ddubs41 Jan 22 '22

You worked at a Regal Cinemas, too?

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u/TheColdIronKid Jan 22 '22

no, don't you understand??? you bankrupted the cinema by not charging full price!!!!11!!1

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u/Joolee_a Jan 22 '22

Lol when I worked at a gas station I gave away nearly every fountain drink.

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u/menlindorn Jan 22 '22

Standing in line at TCBY, 20 years ago. A Karen is at the front, laying into this poor 16 yr old worker for 20 minutes. This isn't real chocolate, this cookie dough isn't cooked, you aren't old enough to work here, etc. Mr. Manager watches and does nothing, afterward comes to berate her for not being nicer to Karen.

I go up to the front. "Hey," i say. Mr Manager leaves, seeing me there, a customer. I start. "I'm sorry you have to deal with them." I tell her she can talk to me as long as she wants, I'm a customer, Mr Manager can't say nothing, customer is always right. We almost hug. Eventually she cleans her tears, composes herself, greets me. I can tell she's fixed herself like this a hundred times.

Her: "how can i help you?"

Me: Sheepishly, "How many scoops are in a medium?"

Her: Picks up scoop. "Let's find out!"

Turns out, nine.

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u/Internal_Screaming_8 Jan 22 '22

I’ve been on both ends of this

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u/408javs408 Jan 22 '22

Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime. Hence why I give discounts to customers because so far boss has been fine.

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u/KerbyKing Jan 22 '22

Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime, and that's why I poop on company time!

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u/408javs408 Jan 22 '22

I feel like pooping in company time is a universal thing lmao I never poop on my breaks and I'm sure many articulate when they shall poop during work hours.

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u/pbmadman Jan 22 '22

Well done. I used to work in retail. Gap Outlet. We could give 20% off for “damaged” items. Even if it was let’s say a dot of ink under the belt loop on jeans. Basically everyone I checked out got 20% of their most expensive item.

This was years ago and I was not totally jaded and burnt out yet. I was also a teenager. Speaking of which I’m realizing employers like to employ young people probably because it’s easier to take advantage of them.

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u/Saul-Funyun Jan 22 '22

Same reason that militaries like young people.

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u/Art0fRuinN23 Jan 22 '22

The real antiwork.

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u/GreedoWindu Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Clearly The latest media attention has attracted some plants, so I’ll be the one to say it. Ignore the haters and the plant accounts OP. Be an individual. Definitely stay out of trouble. Don’t respond to the comments that are clearly taking the side of work, when what we stand for is in the name of the damn group. Kind of obvious who the plants are.

Edit: in no way am I encouraging OP to break the law. DEFINITELY stop doing illegal stuff OP. I was simply trying to say to ignore the uproar of initial haters choosing to bash you, rather then help you get through whatever it is you’re going through. “Be an individual” was simply a reminder to the fact that you have the ability to make your own decisions and use your own moral compass. To be even more clear. Don’t steal. Find another (legal) solution to your problem.

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u/KerbyKing Jan 22 '22

Yea it was weird and unexpected all the hate that came almost immediately after I posted. They are literally browsing by New

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u/AcesFull04 SocDem Jan 22 '22

Look how quickly the supportive comments have risen to the top. It’s obvious now the immediate, original hate were plants.

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u/Practical_Cobbler165 idle Jan 22 '22

The Old Guard love you.

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u/peaceismynature Jan 22 '22

I made a post on another Reddit page and got immediately attacked as well. Reddit isn’t the place it used to be. Fat cats are angry at Reddit. It’s like where the peasants can actually talk to eachother freely.... or used to be. Now they know about it especially after the whole stock market GameStop stock shit. That made a lot of powerful eyes drawn to Reddit

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u/chaot7 Jan 22 '22

My workplace just blocked reddit…

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u/Ethanlucky7 Jan 22 '22

Maybe it was earlier but I feel ever since Wallstreet bets ate some companies these capitalists have been out for reddit

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u/HalfPint1885 Jan 22 '22

You rock.

This summer I bought my daughter a pair of shoes at Walmart, and when we got to the front to pay, there was no price tag. The cashier asked me if I knew how much they were and I didn't remember. She charged me fifty cents. She shrugged and winked and said they don't pay her enough to care or bother to go and find out the price.

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u/confused_ape lazy and proud Jan 22 '22

All Nestle products are now free because fuck Nestle

You should probably just let people walk out without paying.

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u/WeeabooHunter69 Jan 22 '22

I try to do the same thing at my theatre. Constantly spoil things out for people, forget to scan things, or way increase portion sizes for the same price, like mozzarella sticks are supposed to be 8 for $9 but I always do 12 and throw in an extra thing of sauce

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u/Morgalion217 Jan 22 '22

You’re getting hate from company bots.

It’s working. Solidarity my friend.

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u/dankmemeshovel Jan 22 '22

man I gave away at least 50 drinks a shift when I worked at 7/11. I worked in the cooler with no cameras so I supplemented my own income with snacks and shit

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u/What_It_Does_9 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Honestly fuck Nestle. I refuse to purchase any of their products. They take out 1 million gallons per day of water out of Michigan for a small $200 annual state permit.

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u/NaiveUsual Jan 22 '22

I’m a nurse and our Drs prescribe an injectable that costs $4k a month, of course insurance rarely covers. The drug company gives us samples and we’re told we can give patients a one month supply till they can figure out their finances. I always hook them up with 3 months and tell them to swing by when they run out. I loooove doing it, my small fuck you to the pharma company.

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

Fuck the man, one candy bar at a time. I love it

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u/KerbyKing Jan 22 '22

That's the idea! 😁

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u/arrarat Jan 22 '22

Just came to pay my respect for your r/fucknestle attitude.

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u/FJPollos Jan 22 '22

Just subscribed because r/fucknestle

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u/teratogenic17 Jan 22 '22

In '85 the UT Austin book coop was raped by biz school geniuses at the same time book prices hit the roof, so a bunch of us took book-rush jobs as cashiers, to give away the spendiest books. Afterwards it was hilarious to see them institute high-tech (for the time) procedures to stop the "shoplifting." So sad, no fresh exploitative profits from the brilliant elimination of our nonprofit.

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u/SchokoLola Jan 22 '22

I love people like you. Keep fighting the good fight :)

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u/TheDMGM Jan 22 '22 Wearing is Caring

I work in a doctor's office as a med tech, one of the main things I do is blood draws. I go through SO MUCH COBAND. You know why? Because I don't like leaving bruises and the fact I use $60 worth of coband a day a'int coming out of my paycheck. If the CEO of my company get a multi-million dollar salary, my little old ladies can get mummified arms to make sure they don't bruise. Good on you, OP. People need all the breaks they can get.

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u/DredgenV Anarcho-Syndicalist Jan 22 '22

I don’t blame you. But just be carful so they don’t try to get you for it.

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u/skyyohhs Jan 22 '22

I’m with you! When I was at Pizza Hut if a customer was waiting on their order I offered them a fountain drink. One day a guy was waiting on their order, asked for a drink, I gave it to him, and he tipped me $10 for “being a good dude”

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u/cutthroatkitsch1 Jan 22 '22

Good for you. Ive been tearing a single page out of every Tucker Carlson and other Trumper dweeb's book I find in every large retailer for a month or two now as my own minor form of rebellion.

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u/PMmeifyourepooping Jan 22 '22

Oh god please don’t do this anymore. I work at a bookstore and please please don’t make me interact with people who buy those books twice, especially mad. They are universally my worst customers, and when someone does so much as turn a trump book backwards I get their complaints.

If you are married to the idea, consider buying them from Amazon, subtly writing in them or removing pages cleanly with a razor, and returning them there. They’ll refund or replace that shit without any human involvement.

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u/Carnyss Jan 22 '22

Helping the community and screwing the company that screwed you, one snack at a time. I love it. If I ever meet you in the wild, I’ll split my free Reese’s with you.

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u/rvhsmith Jan 22 '22

During early 2020, when covid was new, certain cashiers at my grocery store (part of a huge regional chain) would skip scanning certain items. I noticed it a few times. Not all heroes wear capes; some wear shitty company uniforms with a name tag.

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u/1-2-3-5-8-13 Jan 22 '22

For all the people crying "bUt tHat'S sTeaLiNg!!!"

Wage theft is the largest form of theft, and it completely destroys its competition.

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u/GingerGiantz1992 Jan 22 '22

All Nestle products are now free because fuck Nestle, and I'll make sure to mark them off as stolen goods so Nestle takes 50% losses on those items

I think I love you.

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u/WVUGuy29 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 23 '22

As a fellow cashier at a gas station, I do the same. I was asked this past Monday if I could work 1 third shift a week (11p-8a, a shift I used to work all the time) and if I did I’d get a $1 raise (to $12 an hour).

The company recently raised their prices of cups of coffee by a good .20 cents

A medium fountain drink (20oz) is $1.37 I think and a large (32oz) is $1.69. The coffee, I believe, went up from the medium (16oz) being $1.60 to now $1.79 and a large (20oz) is $1.90 after tax. It’s deplorable!

I typically give the regulars a discount. Hell even a refill is now $1.25! A refill!

Fuck these companies

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