November 14th, 2017 at 1:18 PM ^

A couple years ago, in the waning days before NSD, somebody posted that he had been playing an online video game called "Counterstrike" and that his opponent said he had a friend who would be committing to Michigan. This was deemed so strange as to be plausible, and thus lived on through the cycle. Can't remember who the player was belived to be though.


November 14th, 2017 at 11:58 AM ^

another kid had hot grease fall on his hand while on the grill and he ran over to the sink to wash it off, and another kid told him not to because it's blister.  

I told hom afterward to wipe the grease off right away on his apron.  He was mad at me for not telling him sooner.  I thought it was pretty obvious to get whatever hot thing on you, off of you as soon as possible. 

I hated that job.  I respect anyone who can work in fast food for a long time.  


November 14th, 2017 at 12:35 PM ^

Honorable in and of itself. Many many people work fast food because it's what they can get both short and long term. To be stuck in that position and not try to snake a disability claim or have a couple kids for ADC or whatever is very very honorable. I won't call you an asshole, but if you're not you should rethink your comment.


November 14th, 2017 at 2:49 PM ^

Yeah ok ok, there's a hard luck tale everywhere you look. If someone called me a slug because I couldn't walk 500 yards, would it be fair to call them an asshole because some people don't have legs? Probably not. I'm just saying that by and large, free and able people should not take a menial, entry level job and gripe because it won't support their family of four, with directv bills and car leases.


November 14th, 2017 at 3:03 PM ^

but then I would expect that people should be nice to those people, because there is not a lot of incentive to do your job well at minimum wage if it's not expected that you will be there long.  

I have seen plenty of engineers (a career everyone agrees is a smart career) that have done absolutely nothing, while raking in a ton of money.  Yet they are looked at positively where a person actually doing stuff at a fast food restaurant is not. (a government contractor where just being there clocked in made the company money). And I also am fine if it is found that people can be replaced with robots, like checkout or orders done on computer.  

I'm saying you pay for what you get, and hard working 16 year old me did not think it was worth it, so I'm glad there are people who do, because otherwise I would never get to have fast food (I mean, that probably means I shouldn't but you know). 


November 14th, 2017 at 12:36 PM ^

It is a lot tougher than i thought.  When a bus full of people comes unexpectidely, and all order custom burgers, it is a mess.  I consider myself a pretty smart guy (michigan arrogance, the usual) and admit to sending burgers out to be wrapped forgetting to add the all important meat to said burger.  

I worked at a moving company for may summers, and would prefer that type of work any day to McDonalds. Worst job, was sorting beer bottles in returns at a large grocery store on the weekend. 

Good news, is I would still eat at the place fter working there, meaning that it was clean and I didn't see anyone do anything bad to any of the food.


November 14th, 2017 at 2:05 PM ^

I worked at Outback while going to college.  One time the manager told the new busser to empty the hot water out of the coffee maker.  He filled several 5 gallon buckets out of the hot water tap on the side of the machine over the course of 15 minutes. 

Finally we had all gathered around waiting for him to realize the machine is attached via a water line.  He finally looked up and realized as we all laughed.  He quit the next day and I would always see him at Home Depot after that.  Poor bastard couldn't take a joke.