Sunday, February 21, 2010

Guess who got a raise!

Oh, come on. You didn't really think a server would get a raise, did you? Oh, no. It was Idiot Fucking Expo. Fucking six month review bullshit.

I'm officially on Idiot Expo's shit list, not that I care. I had a guest who was absolutely adamant that he not get french fries. So I rang it in that way. Surprise, surprise, it went out with fries while I was taking another order. So of course I look like an asshole to my customer (who stiffed me).

Then Idiot Expo tried to sent it out with the fries just scraped off, but salty and stuff all over the plate. I asked for a new one, quite nicely. Meanwhile, the server who delivered it was teasing me. "Oooooh, you messed up!"

I said, loudly enough for IE to hear, "No, I ordered no fries. Someone else sent it out with them."

Idiot Expo informed me that that "wasn't his job." Are you fucking kidding me? Sending food out as ordered is the fucking definition of an expo's job. I delivered the correct burger, then went to CL. I'd had enough.

"So let me ask you a silly question," I started. "If I order a burger with no fries, whose job would you say it is to send it out that way?"

She went out back, dragged him in from his unauthorized smoke break, and told him it damn well was his job. He tried to say he was just messing with me, but she told him not to do it, just to do his damn job. After he left, CL said they're interviewing people trying to replace him but haven't found anyone yet. Hopefully it won't take much longer, I'm about to brain him with an eighth pan.


♥ Caz said...

I was excited that you were getting a pay rise, not IE.

He's pretty stupid to think that he could say it and just 'mess around'.

Glad Cl knocked some sense into him. Hopefully they find a better replacement!

Steven Nicolle said...

A least the manager knows what he is like and hopefully a replacement will arive shortly.

Mama Insomnia said...

I just found your blog and as a cranky waitress myself (see my post about resturant ettiqutte) I really enjoy it! I was nominated for a Beautiful Blogger award and wanted to pass it along to you.

No L said...

I don't know how your restaurant works but we have no expo. Kind of a stupid job, unless your kitchen is miles away from your tables. Bet servers could load there own tray.

purplegirl said...

Caz, I hope they find one SOON, every shift I fight not to scream at him!

WE, it was sort of hilarious ... I made a comment about him being stoned at work and CL was just HORRIFIED and apparently had no idea!

Hi Mama Insomnia! Thank you much! :) I'm flattered you included me .... you do realize I habitually describe children as "crotch spawn", right? ;)

No L ... in our restaurant, it's sort of necessary simply because of the sheer number of sauces, garnishes, etc. that corporate rules mandate each plate gets. A lot of the finishing stuff (bruschetta topping etc) isn't done by the cooks anymore.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

IE got a raise?