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Take Out The Trash

I was working at Arby’s when this girl was hired as assistant
manager. I don’t think she had a lick of brain power. She was utterly
useless, but she was forced on our store by the district manager.

One night when she was closing manager, she asked me to take the
trash out at close. That was against policy since it’s not safe to go
out back after dark. So, I reminded her of policy and she replied,
“Come on. Please take out the trash.” I proceeded to remind her of
the policy again and she actually whined at me and said,
“Oh…pleeeeeeease?” I reminded her, yet again, of the policy. She
whined again. I couldn’t take it anymore. I just grabbed one bag,
took it out to the trash and left.

The next day, I talked to the GM. He then talked to her. She
proceeded to roll her eyes and salute him while saying, “Yes sir!”
Mind you, the GM is an active veteran of the Iraqi war, so he didn’t
take kindly to that. She was fired quickly afterwards.

43 Comments to Take Out The Trash

  1. And?

  2. Barbara on March 22nd, 2011
  3. Typical fast food manager… I dealt with many of that type during my decade-long stint at Wendy’s.

  4. DooDoo Face on March 22nd, 2011
  5. pretty please with sprinkles and stuff???

  6. Suze on March 22nd, 2011
  7. Was this a seriously unsafe area? I had a job where it was “policy” to take the trash out with a buddy. No one ever did because no one was ever attacked.

  8. Reader on March 22nd, 2011
  9. She sounds whiny and annoying. After reading this story, I am thankful for living somewhere in which it is safe to take out the trash after dark.

  10. Lisa on March 22nd, 2011
  11. Is anyone else having trouble posting comments today? It keeps telling me to slow down.

  12. Lisa on March 22nd, 2011
  13. wierd, i was pretty sure that the reason people told stories was to share a point with their audience, guess not.

  14. hater on March 22nd, 2011
  15. Well OP, today you may be on shakes and fries, but some day, you too can be an Assistant Manager.

  16. kcmookie on March 22nd, 2011
  17. stupid on March 22nd, 2011
  18. All my comments end up near the top instead of where they should be… =*(

  19. Suze on March 22nd, 2011
  20. Nice to see an OP with backbone, going to upper management rather than just letting the situation slide. That’s how it’s done. Was the idiot DM who forced her on your store reprimanded?

  21. Sean B on March 22nd, 2011
  22. I like it when my comment is on top of ours. Equally, I like it when your comment is on top of mine. It’s even better when you’re the meat of a stupid-sammich.

  23. stupid on March 22nd, 2011
  24. Damnit, Sean B.

  25. stupid on March 22nd, 2011
  26. I don’t get it. Were you supposed to leave the trash inside the building all night? I’d think the Board of Health would like to have a chat with someone about that.

  27. Heywood on March 22nd, 2011
  28. I think the best comment sammich is a stupid-lisa-suze-stupid. Mmmmm, delish!

  29. Lisa on March 22nd, 2011
  30. That would be nice!

  31. stupid on March 22nd, 2011
  32. Oooo I concur Lisa…

  33. Suze on March 22nd, 2011
  34. Can we get a slice of hater in that sammich, too?

  35. stupid on March 22nd, 2011
  36. And a smidge of Jimbo.

  37. Lisa on March 22nd, 2011
  38. and mookie too

  39. Suze on March 22nd, 2011
  40. personally, i like to watch most of the time stupid, unless there is chocolate pudding and/or cool whip involved.

  41. hater on March 22nd, 2011
  42. I insist you be a part of it. The body topics (whipped cream, chocolate sauce, etc.) is in the ‘fridge. That’s for later.

  43. stupid on March 22nd, 2011
  44. body toppings*

  45. stupid on March 22nd, 2011
  46. aaaw, stupid, you’re already getting tongue tied and we havn’t even put on our costumes yet….how cute.

  47. hater on March 22nd, 2011
  48. @Heywood, they probably have a large bin in the back to keep the garbage over night and then the openers take it out first thing (or at first light). At the Starbucks where I used to work, we were in a fairly safe area, but we were still not supposed to take it out after dark. Mind you, our garbage room was right by the drive-thru, and with some of the crazy, caffeine addicted customers we got, they might’ve accidentally run over an employee innocently trying to take out the garbage while in a frenzy to get more caffeine. XD

  49. pixie on March 22nd, 2011
  50. The best part of this is that the OP did actually end up taking out the trash!!!!

  51. Jimbo on March 22nd, 2011
  52. @pixie: Thank you for the explanation. I honestly didn’t know what they were to do, and I just imagined the back of the restaurant loaded with smelly bags and flies buzzing around. Eeeewwwww…

  53. Heywood on March 22nd, 2011
  54. I think its standard practice for most fast food chains to not do this after dark. I never complained about it when I worked fast food though. Am I the only one who felt it was just an excuse to not take out the trash?

  55. Matt on March 22nd, 2011
  56. We always took it out, and it seems ridiculous that throwing a few bags out back would be so dangerous. Then again, I live in a small university town…
    I’m going to just sit over here with hater and watch this sammich being created. Yum <3

  57. Erin on March 22nd, 2011
  58. I’ve seen news stories where a person would hide outside and wait for an employee to take out the trash during closing. When the employee went back inside the person would then follow in behind them and then rob the place.

  59. Phantom Fan on March 23rd, 2011
  60. You work in fast food, did you expect a rocket scientist for a boss?

  61. Shutup Man on March 23rd, 2011
  62. Well, she had done so many otheer things that I couldn’t take it anymore. It was so long ago that I can’t remember other situations, but this one always sticks out in my mind.

    It’s company policy not to take out the trash after dusk. We even had a big sign on the back door with a big STOP sign that pointed out this policy. I only took out one bag and left. There was more than that left in the trash bin. I just wanted to shut her up.

    I know most management types at fast food places aren’t too bright, but this airhead might have been the stupidest I had ever worked with.

  63. Julia (aka Original Poster) on March 23rd, 2011
  64. I’m going to make my own sandwich…

  65. Yaya on March 23rd, 2011
  66. dumb story, oh that’s right you work @ arby’s. who gives a rat’s crap about your goofy boss or her boss either for that matter. i hope she fought her termination and won! you sound like a whimp that’s affraid of the dark……

  67. Loki on March 23rd, 2011
  68. Can’t take the trash out at night due to safety reasons. I read about this in one of my business law books – in the early 90′s, people came in through the back area of a McDonald’s. The workers were tied up, some assaulted, and then shot. There was a big lawsuit against McDonald’s from the parents of the girls that didn’t survive. Hence the safety policies in place.

  69. J on March 23rd, 2011
  70. Well Loki is a dick…

  71. Suze on March 23rd, 2011
  72. Loki has never had an entry-level job, apparently. Must be nice to be hired as VP of your dad’s company right out of high school…

  73. Lisa on March 23rd, 2011
  74. Well, what’d you expect Suze? Loki’s an arse on howiwasdumped as well! s’ok, Loki, keep the scathing commentary coming on that site…

  75. Erin on March 23rd, 2011
  76. *Wimp

  77. that one chick on March 23rd, 2011
  78. @ J, I can’t find anything about that story on the net.

    There is something about a guy that opened fire in one and killed 21 people

  79. Yaya on March 24th, 2011
  80. show me your tits and i’ll take out the trash

  81. Rafi on March 24th, 2011
  82. This guy sounds like an incredible douche for “reminding” her of the policy 3 times and then telling on her to the GM.

  83. The Worlds Most Interesting Man on March 24th, 2011
  84. OPs can’t seem to get any love with certain stories. If they stick to their guns they get called whiners, if they go along with the stone brained bimbo, they get called pussies.

    The fact is, it doesn’t matter whether the OP was lazy or not. OP doesn’t have to be thinking about their safety to cite safety as a concern. It’s no one’s place to judge their motives. It should be enough that these policies exist.

    Whether the OP upholds them for selfish reasons or not is irrelivant. Just because OP was being lazy doesn’t make them suddenly immune to being stabbed and robbed in an ally. So, even if laziness was their only motivation, it should still be apparent to the Closing Manager that these policies are in effect and relevant to her operations and responsibilites.

    In short, she got fired for disregarding the safety of employees in her charge, and for disrespecting her GM. It sounds like the garbage got properly disposed of to me.

  85. Chin Rubber on March 27th, 2011

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