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The ‘Coffee Place’

Okay,so I worked at a coffee place, the canadian version of dunken’
doughnuts pretty much. And when I applied for the job I already had I
job at a catering serrvice (best job ever) and told them that during
the interview. that job came first. I also told them I was going away
to paris at the end of june 2009. (This was in march) That brance of
the store was so cheep and crappy it blew my mind. No discount on
anything for employees, even during breaks, which we only got a 15
minute break every 8 hours. Not to mention the number of safty and
health regulations they’re shattering. A rickty old latter that we
usee to get giant ass boxes of heavy mixes off the top shelf. (15ft
above the ground.) The floor was almost never clean, one time I had a
spare minute and it was a slow night so I grabbed the broom and went
to sweep the floor and i got chewed out saying I was showing contempt
for her athority. Okay then. There was no break room, no staff
bathroom, the regular bathrooms were hardly ever clean. I could go on
and on.

Like any person with 2 jobs there is sometimes scheduling conflicts
between the two and sense the catering one paid more, and I had it
first, it was my priority. So one day I had to work at the catering
place from 10am to 5:30, but I thought I had to be at the coffee
place at 5. So I called the night before and told them I would be
late showing up due to my other job but would be there as soon as I
could. They called me back the next day and told me they had no
record of my having another job and that If I wasn’t there on time
‘actions’ would have to be taken. Obviously I’m confused. I told them
that I informed the owner of the store that I had a job and that it
was a priority and hung up on them. Anyway, I got a call back from
them about twenty minutes later saying that I wasn’t on till 6
anyway. I called the owner that night after work and questioned her
about this, she just said “Oh I forgot.” and hung up.

The only other incedent of note was the on my last day. A few days
before this was my graduation prom, so of corse I’m going to get all
decked out, I got a french manicure, the ones with the fake nails
that are impossible to get off, the whole she-bang.
When I booked the appointment to get my nails on I also booked one to
get them off. Anyway, the day after prom I called in to work and
informed them that I couldn’t come into work. (They booked me for
days that I had booked off, I intended to have the nails off before I
went back to work as they are against the health code.) When they
asked why i told them it was because it would be against the health
regulations, due to my nails.
A rather acceptable reason, and considering my shift was only four
hours long I didn’t think it’d be that big of a deal. Boy was I
wrong. She told me it was fine and to come in anyway. So I did,
whatever. Its not like they would have falled off. I went in worked
my four hour shift then my boss told me I was fired. Of corse I asked
why and she said because my nails were agianst the health code and
that I was being unsainitary by comming into work with them. I
reminded her of the discussion we had prior to me comming in, and me
stating i can’t work because of them, (It was her I had the
conversation with) and she denied it completly. I wasn’t upset in the
slightest about being fired, I grinned the whole way home. Shittiest
place to work. EVER.

19 Comments to The ‘Coffee Place’

  1. learn to spell, write & speak correctly or you will ALWAYS be working at some coffee or burger joint….

  2. Kniget on January 2nd, 2014
  3. I agree with Kniget. I am the first to admit, that my spelling and grammar are sub-par, so when I find this many errors it is saying something.

  4. Mrsjane on January 2nd, 2014
  5. Agree with previous comment. Spelling, grammar, etc. are not good enough for a job outside the food industry – and I’m not sure they’re good enough for a job in it either.

  6. Caroline on January 3rd, 2014
  7. That hurt my brain…

  8. Tallyfluff on January 3rd, 2014
  9. wow.
    OP… vapid.

    Boss was a doosh nozzle, but OP…. damn!

  10. patricko on January 3rd, 2014
  11. Only took one month and this is the update we get. This is pathetic

  12. Aaron Smith on January 3rd, 2014
  13. You know something is amidst when the OP thinks a catering job is the best job ever…..

    Seems to me the admin of this website has the best job ever sinch he/she doesn’t do shit. Just saying.

  14. urbanpossum on January 3rd, 2014
  15. I agree with UP.

    Graduating? From what? Culinary school?

    You work two jobs in the culinary field, and you know what the hygienic standards for that field. Just like cops can’t have long nails, you can’t have a french manicure. Get over it.

  16. t-rex on January 3rd, 2014
  17. OP probably does great at tossing salad.

  18. Red Raider on January 3rd, 2014
  19. I’m…not an 18 year old girl.

    So cannot say whether or not my prom pictures and that oh so special night could have possibly been complete without the artifical nails glued to my fingers. But I’d have to guess that… prom would have been just fine without them.

    Had to re-read after Possum’s post. OP’s, like… 22-23 now, and her catering serrvice (sic) gig from 4.5 years ago is the best she’s been able to do.

    Perhaps she’s been in rocket science college since then, and hasn’t had another job.

  20. patricko on January 3rd, 2014
  21. Red Raider…….you said OP probably does great at tossing salad.
    I say….yes, unless one of those fake fingernails gets lost in the salad!
    crunchy toppings

  22. Kniget on January 4th, 2014
  23. My head hurts from reading this story! :/

  24. Kate on January 5th, 2014
  25. Please go back to school, you cannot spell or write worth s#%$.

  26. scaan on January 6th, 2014
  27. This was frankly pretty freakin’ painful to read. Ow. Now, a friend of mine did catering and he loved it, so OP’s claim is plausible. But yeah, terrible boss. Stupid boss.

  28. Zephyr Skunk on January 8th, 2014
  29. By the looks of it, I believe they were looking for a reason to fire you. Can’t really blame them.

  30. Patarack81 on January 8th, 2014
  31. Women, you spell like blind put bulls f*ck.

  32. Elvis hitler on January 16th, 2014
  33. Couldn’t you have just worn gloves? Or trimmed the fake nails? Or not gotten such a labor-intensive and time-consuming process done, when you knew it would have to be undone before working again?

    Anyway, brushing up on grammar and spelling really would be a good idea if you want to increase your job prospects.

  34. Jov on January 28th, 2014
  35. Wow. That hole thing made my brian hurt. (See what I did there?)

  36. Grammar Guy on January 28th, 2014
  37. Well, except for spelling, punctuation and syntax, that was a perfect post. Yeah, sure it is!

  38. Leather Jock Strap on February 9th, 2014

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