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Disargeria
May 5, 2010


rndmnmbr posted:

We make all out employees sign a form when hired, that in addition to all the usual "not allowed to have a phone on the premises, all calls for employees must go through the store phone yada yada yada", also included the line "Not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to your phone whether intentional or not", which technically gives me free reign to take their phone, rip the battery out, and snap it in two against the edge of the counter. It's supposed to be legally airtight too.

I've never had the balls to do it - no need to get vindictive, just confiscate and write them up, fire them if it happens a second time - but my boss claims to have baked a few employees a pizza with their phone embedded in the middle of it.

This is insane and also highly illegal.

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Skwirl
May 13, 2007

No you're wrong

SHVPS4DETH posted:

this. also when the FOH thinks it's okay for a to-go to tell US what time they want their food, and it's at 7:30 on a weekend. i get that they want more money coming in but when you let someone calling in a to-go have the same priority as in-house guests who have a res during peak business you are loving up.

Priority of customers
1) Dine in
2) People ordering to go in person
3) People who call for to go orders
4) poo poo-posting on my phone from the corner of the bar where the manager can't see me
5) Sidework
6) Ubereats

JacquelineDempsey
Aug 6, 2008

It's a horrible name for anything really but especially a shirt.


Today's brunch, we were doing burritos filled with refried beans, peppers, onion, cheese, and eggs. Middle of a rush, I get the call: "WRAP, NO WRAP" Kinda locked up for a second there until I shrugged and plated the filling as pretty as I could and sold it.

5 minutes later: "OMELETTE, EGG ON THE SIDE" That one made the whole kitchen look up and freeze with a collective look of wtf, now you're just loving with us.

PYF crazy tickets

Naelyan
Jul 21, 2007
Far from perfect, but better than you...

Fun Shoe

JacquelineDempsey posted:

PYF crazy tickets

A friend of mine has a collection of these. I made an album.

For sure my favourite is "she thinks".

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MAKE NO BABBYS
Jan 28, 2010


Malachite_Dragon posted:

Put your phone down and get back to work.

I oversee four bars for one restaurant group and own or at partnered in two others - my phone IS my job.

E: also, probably illegal, definitely an rear end in a top hat move and you’re an idiot

MAKE NO BABBYS fucked around with this message at Dec 4, 2017 around 01:01

Willie Tomg
Feb 2, 2006


Two days ago I asked my sous chef if it was cool to use him as a reference and he said yes it was, just give notice before leaving, to which I agreed because of course.

so yesterday he gives my two weeks notice to the new exec chef

Willie Tomg
Feb 2, 2006


I mean, I did want not to work there anymore, so.... t--- there's that.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

No you're wrong

Willie Tomg posted:

Two days ago I asked my sous chef if it was cool to use him as a reference and he said yes it was, just give notice before leaving, to which I agreed because of course.

so yesterday he gives my two weeks notice to the new exec chef

He gave notice at least.

Errant Gin Monks
Oct 2, 2009

"Yeah..."
- Marshawn Lynch


Field Mousepad posted:

I sincerely hope you or one of your managers breaks someone's phone then gets their jaw broken.

I'm not an angry person. But I would probably hit someone who intentionally broke my thousand dollar tiny computer, which is illegal as hell regardless of some stupid thing I signed.

Destruction of property is ALWAYS illegal.

idiotsavant
Jun 4, 2000


Chef De Cuisinart posted:

Law states that you can't even question if a dog is a service dog. Honestly, I give no shits about dogs in my restaurants, as long as they're well behaved. If the dog acts like poo poo, we'll kick you out, and you can argue all you want, but proper service dogs don't act like poo poo, so I know you won't even try to sue.


And nobody gives a gently caress about Yelp, it's all about TripAdvisor these days, get with the times people.

Old post, but we had huge problems with "service dogs" at my outdoor club, and after a few members looked things over there are two questions you can legally ask per ADA:

1) Is it a service animal?
2) What service/task does it provide/perform?

The dog doesn't have to have any kind of vest or tag or indicator; there is no actual certification for service animals. If you want to be real hardasses about it, only dogs can be service animals and they must perform some sort of service or task that helps a disabled person function - emotional support animals don't count. This is all federal guideline stuff, though - local/state laws might be a little different.

In addition, if a service dog is out of control, you can kick it out - like if a dog is barking in a hotel room, or begging for scraps from tables at a restaurant. If you think about it, a shitload of time and effort goes into training actual service animals, so they shouldn't be leaping around all over the place. We found that the two allowable questions were more than enough to deal with 99% of the fake service dogs, and the "out of control" issue was just a nice backup.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



JacquelineDempsey posted:

PYF crazy tickets

Pureed Pizza.

I cook at a hospital though so that's why. It was just weird. Pureed pancakes and french toast just look sad, same with grilled cheeses.

Also I spent 5 days of time off, to get 9 days off in a row. It was nice to get away to Chicago for a long con weekend.

Also on service dog chat. The con I was at, some dude brought a fox and claimed it was a service animal. That was A Thing.

Manuel Calavera fucked around with this message at Dec 5, 2017 around 07:26

A Man and his dog
Oct 24, 2013

by R. Guyovich


Lmao yeah I need this FOX for service.

You can't make this poo poo up.

Mezzanon
Sep 16, 2003



Pillbug


About six months ago we had a table come in, and as soon as they sat down the mother hands over a printed sheet of paper, and says "this is my sons food restrictions, what can we get here?"


Edit: found the list, I was recalling from memory and was wrong, list is here: https://imgur.com/a/mgRQx





SEVERE ALLERGIES TO:

- Eggs
- ALL dairy (including Lactose)
- ALL soy/soya/soya bean/soy lecithin
- ALL seafood especially Shellfish
- ALL peanuts/nuts/almonds
- VERY intolerant to ALL corn based products
- and have Celiac's Disease (ALL wheat and gluten based products)


I work at a pizza place, there's flour in the air.



We had one of the guys on line scrub his hands, take two freshly cleaned bowls into the walk-in, prep a side-salad (no dressing) into one of the bowls, put the other bowl on top as a lid, and then carry it out to the server.


Enjoy your lettuce kid.

Edit: picture is not of me, I wear socks when I serve.

Mezzanon fucked around with this message at Dec 5, 2017 around 19:46

deedee megadoodoo
Sep 28, 2000
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one to Flavortown, and that has made all the difference.

Oven Wrangler

Mezzanon posted:

About six months ago we had a table come in, and as soon as they sat down the mother hands over a printed sheet of paper, and says "this is my sons food restrictions, what can we get here?"

"You can get the hell out."

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Mezzanon posted:

About six months ago we had a table come in, and as soon as they sat down the mother hands over a printed sheet of paper, and says "this is my sons food restrictions, what can we get here?"

Anaphylaxis

Field Mousepad
Mar 21, 2010
BAE

If you have a gluten allergy and you go into a pizza place you deserve whatever happens to you.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Mezzanon posted:

Enjoy your lettuce kid.

And here we get, again, at a hospital, VERY few allergies coming up. Which is weird. Like say, gluten free pasta is the most common one to come up. And 9/10 times, they'll order it with alfredo, a breadstick (regular one, obviously,) or a cupcake or something else with gluten.

So yeah. This is at a hospital. And we barely ever see any issues as far as allergies go. So people are just weird and dumb.

The pureed pizza came up because, if memory serves, it was just a younger guy that had some swallowing problem, that wanted pizza.

Mezzanon
Sep 16, 2003



Pillbug

Field Mousepad posted:

If you have a gluten allergy and you go into a pizza place you deserve whatever happens to you.

I agree, oddly enough we cater to celiacs and vegans by also having gluten free crust and vegan cheese, we've had both for years.

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007

Jesus saves, Gretzky scores! The workers slave, the rich get more. One wrong move - we risk the cup - so play the man, not the puck

Nap Ghost

Manuel Calavera posted:

The pureed pizza came up because, if memory serves, it was just a younger guy that had some swallowing problem, that wanted pizza.

man...

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



That one was more weird than sad, honestly. In part because it's only happened once so far. I also may be misremembering the story, in part because we only get names on our ticket. The Expo gets the room numbers and such, so they know where in the hospital they are. And the call center has their other info.

The pancakes and french toast are the sad ones. Just because...man, pureed bread. Grilled cheeses are second saddest. And the worst is pureed tuna salad, it looks and smells (more) like cat food. I don't like tuna though.

The expo side just *love* when people order pureed chocolate cake. And they always wish they could just send pudding instead. Which I also totally get.

Chef De Cuisinart
Oct 31, 2010

Brandy does in fact, in my experience, contribute to Getting Down.

I had to stay overnight at the hospital and the food didn't suck, and they took my fresh fruit allergy seriously. The exec even dropped by my room to ask me how the food was(pretty loving good considering what you have to do to it in a hospital setting) and he also can't eat raw strawberries without his togue and throat swelling.

So thanks hospital kitchens, for taking me seriously when I say I can't have raw strawberry, mango, papaya, kiwi, etc.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



They eat you, I presume? Not that I'd know for sure, just a random guess. But yeah, we do take them seriously. I just find it funny that 95% of the time, it's gluten free pasta, but with gluten something else (we do the standard roux based alfredo.) I blame Dr. Oz for it, every drat time.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

No you're wrong

Chef De Cuisinart posted:

I had to stay overnight at the hospital and the food didn't suck, and they took my fresh fruit allergy seriously. The exec even dropped by my room to ask me how the food was(pretty loving good considering what you have to do to it in a hospital setting) and he also can't eat raw strawberries without his togue and throat swelling.

So thanks hospital kitchens, for taking me seriously when I say I can't have raw strawberry, mango, papaya, kiwi, etc.

It's a hospital, of course they take food allergies seriously. Especially a fruit allergy not putting a thin slice of orange on the plate with your eggs isn't that big of a burden.

Skwirl fucked around with this message at Dec 6, 2017 around 02:32

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Manuel Calavera posted:

They eat you, I presume? Not that I'd know for sure, just a random guess. But yeah, we do take them seriously. I just find it funny that 95% of the time, it's gluten free pasta, but with gluten something else (we do the standard roux based alfredo.) I blame Dr. Oz for it, every drat time.

Was he the whole originator of this whole gluten mess?

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004



Fun Shoe

Field Mousepad posted:

If you have a gluten allergy and you go into a pizza place you deserve whatever happens to you.

I am again reminded of the sign on the bakery door telling people with gluten/flour allergies that coming in was not safe due to flour in the air and on every surface in the building.

pile of brown
Dec 31, 2004


I would have people rant at me about how allergic they were to gluten inside our one room bakery where there was basically a fine haze of flour in the air at all times

Samizdata
May 14, 2007


Manuel Calavera posted:

And here we get, again, at a hospital, VERY few allergies coming up. Which is weird. Like say, gluten free pasta is the most common one to come up. And 9/10 times, they'll order it with alfredo, a breadstick (regular one, obviously,) or a cupcake or something else with gluten.

So yeah. This is at a hospital. And we barely ever see any issues as far as allergies go. So people are just weird and dumb.

The pureed pizza came up because, if memory serves, it was just a younger guy that had some swallowing problem, that wanted pizza.

Freaking mechanicals, the bane of my days as a dietary cook.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004



Fun Shoe

pile of brown posted:

I would have people rant at me about how allergic they were to gluten inside our one room bakery where there was basically a fine haze of flour in the air at all times

Same. I'm at the counter, so dusted that my eyebrows are white with it, and staring at this person like 'oh, god, am I going to kill them?'

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Sometimes I wonder if people who think they're allergic to gluten are really allergic to wheat. It would effectively be splitting hairs, but still.

Then again, some people are allergic (supposedly) to colors so.

And then there's me, who can not eat raw tomatoes at all. It's drat weird. I'm not allergic, I just don't like them.

And thus I won't be a jackass when I get them, I'll just take them off and deal with it.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

No you're wrong

No one is allergic to colors.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Skwirl posted:

No one is allergic to colors.

And you know full well that there is someone in this world, particularly in the US, that honest to the gods believes they are.

Chef De Cuisinart
Oct 31, 2010

Brandy does in fact, in my experience, contribute to Getting Down.

Skwirl posted:

No one is allergic to colors.

Iirc there are some allergies associated with artificial colors because of what they're derived from.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



iospace posted:

Was he the whole originator of this whole gluten mess?

Or at least popularized it. And he's a terrible shill, so gently caress'im.

Skwirl posted:

No one is allergic to colors.

Low potassium diets get no tomato, red peppers, etc. I forget the specific dietary restriction they come up as, but. That is sort of a thing.

Manuel Calavera fucked around with this message at Dec 6, 2017 around 19:31

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Chef De Cuisinart posted:

Iirc there are some allergies associated with artificial colors because of what they're derived from.

I know there was someone in my school who had an allergy to Red #40, which was the subject of one of those "OH IT MAKES YOUR KIDS MISBEHAVE" crazes way back when.

Elizabethan Error
May 18, 2006



Skwirl posted:

No one is allergic to colors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocebo

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



Skwirl posted:

No one is allergic to colors.

I cooked for a guy who had severe allergies to most food dyes. He was cool as poo poo- he helped me shop (since a lot of the ingredients he can't have are sometimes listed on packages as "natural coloring" or "natural flavoring") and hung out in the galley (this was on a boat) a lot. He was used to always having to cook for himself or supervise his food, so he was my de facto prep cook for the trip.

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



Anyone ever work for a personal chef service?

My day job gets really slow in the winter, I could use a side gig.

AVeryLargeRadish
Aug 19, 2011

WolfDad is Best Dad.


Hey guys, I mostly just read the thread but I saw this and thought I'd give you a heads up:
https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/sta...815894331293697

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

No you're wrong

AVeryLargeRadish posted:

Hey guys, I mostly just read the thread but I saw this and thought I'd give you a heads up:
https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/sta...815894331293697

Thankfully I live in California so our laws would take precedent, but Jesus Christ that'd probably gently caress over a lot of people in the midwest.

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JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007

Jesus saves, Gretzky scores! The workers slave, the rich get more. One wrong move - we risk the cup - so play the man, not the puck

Nap Ghost

AVeryLargeRadish posted:

Hey guys, I mostly just read the thread but I saw this and thought I'd give you a heads up:
https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/sta...815894331293697

holy poo poo

like, I like tip pooling when it's properly implemented but wow

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