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6 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

Folk who go to the self service checkouts, put their messages through on the other side, pay, then start putting said messages into bags.

This is where Asda and their 'skip bagging' button comes in handy. Not only do you not have the annoying wait for the scanner to weigh your messages in the 'bagging area'. You can also get a full weeks shop for half the price. Hello. 

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16 hours ago, Romeo said:
19 hours ago, hk blues said:
No.  I just think it's a stinking attitude to think that paying for someone's time entitles  you to treat them as you wish.  

Taking your time to order is not "treating someone as you wish"

Nobody said it was.  

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4 hours ago, Dons_1988 said:

I think restaurant etiquette has had its moment in the sun in this thread.

It's moment in the sun, then the moon, and back into the sun again it seems!  

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20 hours ago, ICTChris said:

 


I’ve only been in TGIs once and when I was there the waiting staff had to sing happy birthday to someone. Do you have to do that and if so do you hate it or do you not mind it? How long after ordering do you wait before doing it? Do you interrupt them when they’re chatting?

 

Aye I do have to do that, and I have some fun with it most of the time, but sometimes it's cringeworthy. Between dessert and delivery of the bill is the best time to do it. People tend not to chat as we come over as a crowd and I have an elaborate hat made out of balloons (balloon modelling being a necessary part of the job as a TGI's waiter. Seriously.) so it tends to be a bit of a conversation stopper.

It's corporate cult-level stuff and the bureaucratic shite (service standards which at times are impossible to achieve within such short timeframes) is needlessly stressful. It's ludicrously physical too and you end up shattered all the time. 8 hour shifts without a break, 7 or 8 day streaks with long days (11-10pm is common). The guests are the least stressful part of it, tbh.

 

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2 minutes ago, velo army said:

Aye I do have to do that, and I have some fun with it most of the time, but sometimes it's cringeworthy. Between dessert and delivery of the bill is the best time to do it. People tend not to chat as we come over as a crowd and I have an elaborate hat made out of balloons (balloon modelling being a necessary part of the job as a TGI's waiter. Seriously.) so it tends to be a bit of a conversation stopper.

It's corporate cult-level stuff and the bureaucratic shite (service standards which at times are impossible to achieve within such short timeframes) is needlessly stressful. It's ludicrously physical too and you end up shattered all the time. 8 hour shifts without a break, 7 or 8 day streaks with long days (11-10pm is common). The guests are the least stressful part of it, tbh.

 

It must be nice doing it for kids and the like though?

Yeah being a waiter isn't a job I'd like, difficult in so many different ways.  Michel Roux Jr did a series a few years ago about training up unemployed kids as silver service waiters and the effort that goes into running front of house at a restaurant is amazing, even somewhere casual like TGIs, let alone the places Roux Jr runs.

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Aye I do have to do that, and I have some fun with it most of the time, but sometimes it's cringeworthy. Between dessert and delivery of the bill is the best time to do it. People tend not to chat as we come over as a crowd and I have an elaborate hat made out of balloons (balloon modelling being a necessary part of the job as a TGI's waiter. Seriously.) so it tends to be a bit of a conversation stopper.
It's corporate cult-level stuff and the bureaucratic shite (service standards which at times are impossible to achieve within such short timeframes) is needlessly stressful. It's ludicrously physical too and you end up shattered all the time. 8 hour shifts without a break, 7 or 8 day streaks with long days (11-10pm is common). The guests are the least stressful part of it, tbh.
 
We were in aberdeen few weeks back. Also stopped at your work. First time ever been and it was fine. It was also the bairns birthday and he got the birthday clap from staff. The oldest enjoyed it.
However was a long time since I have ever been to condonas. Probably my last as quite pricey and not an awful lot to do for the kids really. Shame to as wasnt what I remembered it to be like ( it may have all been the same )

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1 hour ago, DiegoDiego said:

Illegal surely?

Absolutely. 

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1 hour ago, DiegoDiego said:


 


Illegal surely?

Sadly industry standard in catering, worst I did was nearly 14 hours.

^moron for not telling them where to stick it

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8 minutes ago, Adam101 said:

Sadly industry standard in catering, worst I did was nearly 14 hours. 

If you work more than 6hrs the minimum you have to get is 20mins. 

Why in your right mind would you work 14hrs straight without a break? :lol:

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Just now, Adam101 said:

What?

Am I being thick?

I meant - Sadly it's fairly standard in catering to work such hours without a break

Aye, I misread it so deleted it and asked a question. Soz bruh x. 

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Just now, Dele said:

If you work more than 6hrs the minimum you have to get is 20mins. 

Why in your right mind would you work 14hrs straight without a break? :lol:

Short staffed, extremely busy. It goes by very quickly.

I would probably rather that than 2 6 hours shifts with an hour off as by the time I got home and changed it would be time to come back to work.

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3 minutes ago, Adam101 said:

Short staffed, extremely busy. It goes by very quickly.

I would probably rather that than 2 6 hours shifts with an hour off as by the time I got home and changed it would be time to come back to work.

How often do you refresh your balloon hat?

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1 minute ago, Dele said:

I find that absolutely mental, tbh. 

It is odd but pretty standard in catering. One of the many reasons I left were the unsocial hours, the team was great it was fun working in the kitchen but I couldn't do it now.

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1 minute ago, Sergeant Wilson said:

How often do you refresh your balloon hat?

I was back of house in a small place so no chains gimmicks for us

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