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#1 LabattBlue

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:03 PM

Complain about anything you want.  1 complaint, 20 complaints, who cares?  No one is really listening anyways.

My complaint for this week...

Fast food workers who are miserable beyond belief while on the job.  If you hate your job that much, do something about it to better yourself in life.  Go back to school or do whatever is needed to find a better job.  In the meantime, if you continue to stay in your current position, suck it up and put on a happy face. Posted ImageM

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:13 PM

American presidential candidates are horrible

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:13 PM

Thanks LB. I have a burr in my saddle about something and actually thought about making it an (OT) post earlier.

Cranberry juice that is labeled "CRANBERRY" complete with full-color pictures of red, juicy CRANBERRIES -- that is actually cranberry juice, apple juice and grape juice and whatever other kind of juice they decide to put in it. How is that even legal?

Oh man don't even get me started. The curmudgeonness will flow from me like a fountain of chocolate, or something.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:15 PM

View PostLabattBlue, on Jul 17 2008, 02:03 PM, said:

Complain about anything you want.  1 complaint, 20 complaints, who cares?  No one is really listening anyways.

My complaint for this week...

Fast food workers who are miserable beyond belief while on the job.  If you hate your job that much, do something about it to better yourself in life.  Go back to school or do whatever is needed to find a better job.  In the meantime, if you continue to stay in your current position, suck it up and put on a happy face. :D
They don't pay enough for someone to care about their job. Sometimes the reason why people are at that job 2 ar because A. they are too young to get anything better at the moment and don't have parents that are willing to just give them money so they can do things like go out or hang with friends or B. they are currently in school trying to get a better career and thats the only job they can get thats flexible enough to work around their schedule.

I know, I have been both A & B

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:21 PM

They should bring back Mellow Yellow.  RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!!!

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:28 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on Jul 17 2008, 02:13 PM, said:

Oh man don't even get me started. The curmudgeonness will flow from me like a fountain of chocolate, or something.
On this we can agree.  I have an ongoing list that I started a few weeks ago and have been adding to it and editing as situations arise.  It's up to about a dozen detailed complaints right now.

I'm getting so I hate the world.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:30 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on Jul 17 2008, 02:13 PM, said:

Thanks LB. I have a burr in my saddle about something and actually thought about making it an (OT) post earlier.

Cranberry juice that is labeled "CRANBERRY" complete with full-color pictures of red, juicy CRANBERRIES -- that is actually cranberry juice, apple juice and grape juice and whatever other kind of juice they decide to put in it. How is that even legal?

Oh man don't even get me started. The curmudgeonness will flow from me like a fountain of chocolate, or something.
Read the label closely, most of those are labeled Cranberry Cocktail. Also too, i think there is only a certain percentage that they need to have for it to be classified as a juice

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:32 PM

View Postapuszczalowski, on Jul 17 2008, 02:15 PM, said:

They don't pay enough for someone to care about their job. Sometimes the reason why people are at that job 2 ar because A. they are too young to get anything better at the moment and don't have parents that are willing to just give them money so they can do things like go out or hang with friends or B. they are currently in school trying to get a better career and thats the only job they can get thats flexible enough to work around their schedule.

I know, I have been both A & B
All good and well, but it still doesn't mean the miserable behavior should be tolerated by management.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:33 PM

I expect Inky to come into this thread full of venom about "then" and "than". :D

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:41 PM

My complaint?

That a$$hole that flings their car door open right into my car.  What? You need that much room to get out of your car?  The worst is watching it from inside the store and you're not able to get out there in time to bitch.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:41 PM

View PostLabattBlue, on Jul 17 2008, 02:32 PM, said:

All good and well, but it still doesn't mean the miserable behavior should be tolerated by management.
Oh, I know what you mean, by my thinking was that they can go ahead and fire me, they don't pay me enough to care more about the job, especially when up here, they can pay you less then minimum wage before you turn 16 under "student minimum wage" for doing the same job as everyone else

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:44 PM

View Postapuszczalowski, on Jul 17 2008, 01:41 PM, said:

Oh, I know what you mean, by my thinking was that they can go ahead and fire me, they don't pay me enough to care more about the job, especially when up here, they can pay you less then minimum wage before you turn 16 under "student minimum wage" for doing the same job as everyone else

Yeah but once you hit 16, Kevin Lowe can offer you a ridiculous offer sheet and your McDonald's will have to match and pay you like the 23-year old Fry Guy.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:54 PM

View PostLabattBlue, on Jul 17 2008, 01:03 PM, said:

Complain about anything you want.  1 complaint, 20 complaints, who cares?  No one is really listening anyways.

My complaint for this week...

Fast food workers who are miserable beyond belief while on the job.  If you hate your job that much, do something about it to better yourself in life.  Go back to school or do whatever is needed to find a better job.  In the meantime, if you continue to stay in your current position, suck it up and put on a happy face. :D

Too many Americans are too fat and lazy to try and better thier lives. Doesn't bother me, though. I can improve my lifestyle at a faster rate. Keep eating the whoppers America!

*Just kidding on this post...to a certain extent.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:55 PM

Okay, how the heck do you "embed" a video clip into your message?  Help me please.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:58 PM

along the same lines as mentioned above...

no one forced them to take that job, if they don't care about it don't take it... "not paying me enough" isn't really a good reason to act like an a$$hole when the job description they agreed to is being followed.  If people are asked to do things that aren't in their job description, "not paying me enough" can be a valid excuse... but I'm pretty sure the Fast Food Cashier job description has something to the effect of being polite, friendly, accomodating, and always making the customer feel welcome.

Case in point, there was a worker at a local Subway, she was awesome, friendly, happy, polite... made me feel good going in there... she left and the people they have now are grumpy idiots, needless to say I don't go to the Subway anymore.  The nice worker got a job at Dunkin Donuts, now I go in there specifically to order from her.  I told her she was missed at Subway and we were glad to see her working close by again. (it's not because she's hot or anything either, just a good worker who you could appreciate)

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:59 PM

View PostTM8-PL16, on Jul 17 2008, 02:58 PM, said:

Case in point, there was a worker at a local Subway, she was awesome, friendly, happy, polite... made me feel good going in there... she left and the people they have now are grumpy idiots, needless to say I don't go to the Subway anymore.  The nice worker got a job at Dunkin Donuts, now I go in there specifically to order from her.  I told her she was missed at Subway and we were glad to see her working close by again. (it's not because she's hot or anything either, just a good worker who you could appreciate)
Exactly! :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

View Postspndnchz, on Jul 17 2008, 02:55 PM, said:

Okay, how the heck do you "embed" a video clip into your message?  Help me please.

click the BB Code Help button and scroll down to the one that tells you how to put in youtube videos.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

View PostTM8-PL16, on Jul 17 2008, 01:58 PM, said:

along the same lines as mentioned above...

no one forced them to take that job, if they don't care about it don't take it... "not paying me enough" isn't really a good reason to act like an a$$hole when the job description they agreed to is being followed. If people are asked to do things that aren't in their job description, "not paying me enough" can be a valid excuse... but I'm pretty sure the Fast Food Cashier job description has something to the effect of being polite, friendly, accomodating, and always making the customer feel welcome.

Case in point, there was a worker at a local Subway, she was awesome, friendly, happy, polite... made me feel good going in there... she left and the people they have now are grumpy idiots, needless to say I don't go to the Subway anymore. The nice worker got a job at Dunkin Donuts, now I go in there specifically to order from her. I told her she was missed at Subway and we were glad to see her working close by again. (it's not because she's hot or anything either, just a good worker who you could appreciate)
Dude, why are you stalking the friendly fat girl from Subway to Dunkin Donuts? ;)

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:06 PM

View Postspndnchz, on Jul 17 2008, 02:55 PM, said:

Okay, how the heck do you "embed" a video clip into your message?  Help me please.
is it a YouTube?  If so, just:
youtube YouTube ID Number /youtube   (don't forget the brackets, and use the YouTube ID numbers after the v=)

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:09 PM

I hate it when I'm watching a television show, or movie, and for "dramatic effect" it goes to slow motion. It then takes 4 minutes to get through a 2 minute scene. It's ridiculous. Writers are paid to write, so why not advance the plot a little, or add some humor to break the tension? My adult ADD will not tolerate such tripe.

Labatt, what happened anyway? Did some hippie spit in your Super Mighty Burrito this afternoon?

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:13 PM

View PostTeam Strike Force, on Jul 17 2008, 03:09 PM, said:

Labatt, what happened anyway? Did some hippie spit in your Super Mighty Burrito this afternoon?
Stupid Wendy's.  Not only do you F*** up my order at the drive thru, you don't say a single word(maybe you are a deaf mute),you take my money, hand me the screwed up order and look at me like you want to kill me.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

View PostTeam Strike Force, on Jul 17 2008, 02:09 PM, said:

Labatt, what happened anyway? Did some hippie spit in your Super Mighty Burrito this afternoon?

Since we are complaining, I hate when I talk to a friend from Buffalo (or see it on a message board like this) and someone "food drops" ... like, "Gotta go, we're going to Ted's!" or "Just got back from Duff's!" or any mention of Might Taco, Anderson's, Bocce's, Bob and John's .... the list goes on .... it makes me hungry and jealous that I am so far away. Damnit.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

View PostLabattBlue, on Jul 17 2008, 03:13 PM, said:

Stupid Wendy's.  Not only do you F*** up my order at the drive thru, you don't say a single word(maybe you are a deaf mute),you take my money, hand me the screwed up order and look at me like you want to kill me.
They F*** YOU at the drive-thru, okay? They F*** YOU at the drive-thru! They know you're gonna be miles away before you find out you got f***ed! They know you're not gonna turn around and go back, they don't care. So who gets F***ed?  Ol' Labatt Blue!  Okay, sure! I don't give a F***! I'm not eating this tuna, okay?

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:19 PM

View PostBetweenThePipes00, on Jul 17 2008, 03:18 PM, said:

Since we are complaining, I hate when I talk to a friend from Buffalo (or see it on a message board like this) and someone "food drops" ... like, "Gotta go, we're going to Ted's!" or "Just got back from Duff's!" or any mention of Might Taco, Anderson's, Bocce's, Bob and John's .... the list goes on .... it makes me hungry and jealous that I am so far away. Damnit.
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Amen.

That one just made it on my growing list of complaints against the world.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:19 PM

I hate when they jack up the volume on the commercials and bring it back down for whatever you're watching making me turn the volume up and down with my remote with buttons that are wearing out. Bastages.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:19 PM

Save some coin, eat a bit healthier and take your lunch from home

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:21 PM

View PostBetweenThePipes00, on Jul 17 2008, 03:18 PM, said:

Since we are complaining, I hate when I talk to a friend from Buffalo (or see it on a message board like this) and someone "food drops" ... like, "Gotta go, we're going to Ted's!" or "Just got back from Duff's!" or any mention of Might Taco, Anderson's, Bocce's, Bob and John's .... the list goes on .... it makes me hungry and jealous that I am so far away. Damnit.

I'm far away, too. The fast food talk plus a Sabres board made me think about Mighty Taco. I don't like my friends and family going to Anderson's without me, either.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

I've had a craving for Duff's wings for the last 11 years. Chicken wing sauce does not = Tapatio.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

My complaint of the week, the people who ride in the left lane on the highway constantly, especially when not passing, nor going faster than the other traffic. God knows how much I hate taking my cruise control off traveling back and forth from Buffalo to Fredonia on the 90, but yet I have to do it non-stop because of people who think the left lane is used unless they are exiting!

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

My complaint is that I have far too much to complain about and not enough time to do it!

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

I hate how every time I go to the store, any store, and I bring my items to the checkout, the cashier is obliged to ask "Do you have a _______ card? It will save you 10%."

It's as if I should be shamed for purchasing goods from a store of which I'm not a "member."

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:40 PM

View PostBmwolf21, on Jul 17 2008, 03:18 PM, said:

They F*** YOU at the drive-thru, okay? They F*** YOU at the drive-thru! They know you're gonna be miles away before you find out you got f***ed! They know you're not gonna turn around and go back, they don't care. So who gets F***ed?  Ol' Labatt Blue!  Okay, sure! I don't give a F***! I'm not eating this tuna, okay?
But wise old LB checked his bag after he pulled away and did a quick 180!  They were just as miserable the 2nd time thru! :lol:

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:42 PM

View Post2ForTripping, on Jul 17 2008, 03:19 PM, said:

Save some coin, eat a bit healthier and take your lunch from home
This was supposed to be a complaint thread, not a commentary on my eating habits. :D

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:45 PM

View PostTeam Strike Force, on Jul 17 2008, 03:27 PM, said:

I hate how every time I go to the store, any store, and I bring my items to the checkout, the cashier is obliged to ask "Do you have a _______ card? It will save you 10%."

It's as if I should be shamed for purchasing goods from a store of which I'm not a "member."
Barnes and Noble is terrible at this.  Makes me want to respond with..."I should have just purchased my books on Amazon and saved even more money than your stupid card offers".

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:51 PM

View PostLabattBlue, on Jul 17 2008, 03:45 PM, said:

Barnes and Noble is terrible at this.  Makes me want to respond with..."I should have just purchased my books on Amazon and saved even more money than your stupid card offers".
I prefer to order from Amazon or some other online retailer, so when I am looking for a particular book I'll stop in a shopping center bookstore to see if they have it (so I can thumb through and decide if I really want to buy it.)  I really hate when they don't have the book in stock, but push you to order it from them.  Yeah, I want to make another trip out the mall to decide whether I want the book.  If I'm going to order it sight unseen, I'd rather it come right to my house so I can drop it right back in the mall if it sucks.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:52 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on Jul 17 2008, 03:01 PM, said:

click the BB Code Help button and scroll down to the one that tells you how to put in youtube videos.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:54 PM

View PostBetweenThePipes00, on Jul 17 2008, 02:44 PM, said:

Yeah but once you hit 16, Kevin Lowe can offer you a ridiculous offer sheet and your McDonald's will have to match and pay you like the 23-year old Fry Guy.
How the hell did I miss this the first time through?  Good stuff, BtP.... :thumbsup:

View PostTM8-PL16, on Jul 17 2008, 02:58 PM, said:

no one forced them to take that job, if they don't care about it don't take it... "not paying me enough" isn't really a good reason to act like an a$$hole when the job description they agreed to is being followed.  If people are asked to do things that aren't in their job description, "not paying me enough" can be a valid excuse... but I'm pretty sure the Fast Food Cashier job description has something to the effect of being polite, friendly, accomodating, and always making the customer feel welcome.
I agree, but to borrow a phrase from a TSW rant thread - "it is what it is."  I expect bad attitudes and crappy service from 90% of the fast food industry.  The big exception is Chick-fil-A - they always seem to have happy people who actually don't act like you're a bother when you actually dare to order food.  I've never dealt with a bad employee at a Chick-fil-A.  I've heard they treat their employees very well and really work at removing workers with bad attitudes/customer service skills.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:11 PM

View PostBmwolf21, on Jul 17 2008, 03:06 PM, said:

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I hate when someone reminds me of this day in Sabres History and I at first, start to cry like a, well, girl, and then get really pissed off that Peters can't fight for sh$t. :ph34r:

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:20 PM

View PostTM8-PL16, on Jul 17 2008, 02:58 PM, said:

no one forced them to take that job, if they don't care about it don't take it... "not paying me enough" isn't really a good reason to act like an a$$hole when the job description they agreed to is being followed.  If people are asked to do things that aren't in their job description, "not paying me enough" can be a valid excuse... but I'm pretty sure the Fast Food Cashier job description has something to the effect of being polite, friendly, accomodating, and always making the customer feel welcome.
There are some that are just @ssholes all the time and then I would agree. But the crap that some of these employees have to go through, they don't pay you enough to have to put up with what some customers and employees put you through. I worked at a KFC from when i was 15 - 19 as a "cook". At the time I had to pay for gas and insurance on my vehicle, plus anything else I wanted, while in Highschool so I worked 40 hour weeks (or close to 40 hour weeks) along with the other cooks. To get the extra hours though, I needed to learn the front counter and work the register, and you can't imagine what some people put you through up there. I had one customer order 2 of the family meals, customer took them and was fine. He came back 20 minutes later irrate at me for not including paper plates and plastic utensils. He demanded free food and when i said I couldn't do that, but I would be happy to give him plates and forks (something they will give out for free IF YOU ASK) he said that wasn't good enough and he should be compensated for his "troubles" and that I should have known that by ordering all that food, he was having a family get together at a local park, and that the kids were all complaining vcause they were hungry and he couldn't serve them food without plates and forks. I told him only a manager could give him free food, and that the manager was not in and had left for the day. He demanded to speak to someone at that moment so I went to the back and gave him the managers home phone number. He then asked to use our phone to call him and I told him to find the payphone down the street, cause its against store policy to allow a customer in the back. He stormed out and I received a call from the manager saying to give him what he wanted becuase if he complained to head office, thats what they would do, So I packed it up ready to go for when he came in. He demanded that i apologise to him, and I told him I did nothing wrong, he said I did and that obviously the manager agrees because he got what he wanted, and I told him I followed store policy. He told me then he would report me and my attitude to the manager the next day and have me fired. i told him good luck, I look forward to it. I kept my cool and laughed it all off while he was becoming irrate because under $7 an hour is not worth it in my opinion to get worked up about something like that, when most of the other female employees that did that job would have been brought to tears in that situation.

When it came to the minimum wage jobs that I have had, I always did my best and what was asked of me, but I never went over and beyond, and never took things personally or cared much about the job because it was just that, a minimum wage job that was to earn me some extra spending money.

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View PostBmwolf21, on Jul 17 2008, 02:54 PM, said:

How the hell did I miss this the first time through? Good stuff, BtP.... :thumbsup:


I agree, but to borrow a phrase from a TSW rant thread - "it is what it is." I expect bad attitudes and crappy service from 90% of the fast food industry. The big exception is Chick-fil-A - they always seem to have happy people who actually don't act like you're a bother when you actually dare to order food. I've never dealt with a bad employee at a Chick-fil-A. I've heard they treat their employees very well and really work at removing workers with bad attitudes/customer service skills.


I have noticed this also ... in my experience, it seems MANY more of their workers are of a different demographic than your average fast-food worker. At least around here, it seems like a lot of them are middle-aged women who are working part time because they want to get some extra cash, not because they are trying to make ends meet ...

thanks for noticing that other post too, i thought it was just a bad line for a minute there.





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