I work in McDonalds. It’s not the most glamorous job in the world, but hey, I need the money (even if it is only around £5.30/$7.95 an hour). I also have two other jobs (which aren’t steady, but again, money is money) and I also have college. In an average week, I work about 60 hours, and I rarely ever get enough sleep. Now combine that with working in a place where you are constantly being reminded to “be more smiley with customers” and “be more lively and energetic,” and constantly having t serve customers who barely speak English, it’s a wonder I haven’t lodged a sword into someone’s face. Here’s a list of the worst customers I have ever had to serve:
1: Incredibly Obese Man (or as I call him, “The Blob”)- This guy is HUGE, and he comes in every day and orders the same thing: 2 Large Bic Mac meals with a Diet Coke (both for him), and extra large fries on the side with a muffin. One busy Saturday afternoon, he came in and ordered, and I was told to stop serving and present. I was given the guy’s stuff and order number and I gave it to him. 5 minutes later he came back, red-faced and sweating, yelling at me because he was given a regular coke and not a diet coke. “I have a very weak heart, so I have to be careful! You could have killed me! If you were a bloke, I’d have hit you by now!” Politely smiling, I went back to the kitchen and got him the drink he wanted, all the while resisting the urge to spit into it. He still comes in every day, and he always asks if he can be served by someone else.
2: Asian Lady- This woman came into McDonalds and asked for a McChicken Sandwich meal and a chocolate milkshake. She was barely audible, and she spoke with a thick accent which was difficult to make out. She was given her food (by someone else who was presenting) and left. She sat down for a bit and ate her food. Then, AFTER she finished, she came back up and said that what she was given was not her order, and demanded another meal. Then, AFTER she finished that one, she came back up and demanded another milkshake because the two that she’d had “didn’t taste like milkshake.” At this point, I said to her that we couldn’t give her another one, as she’d had two already, at which point she started shouting at me, saying I was accusing her of lying and threatening to have me fired. She called my manager down, who gave her a WHOLE refund, and then she left, while I was getting a lecture about how to “properly” speak to customers.
3: The Lady Tramp- First off, this woman STANK- like piss mixed with cigarettes. She had long, grey and greasy hair, was very thin, only had about 2 teeth, and she had small black eyes, with some serious wrinkles around her eyes. She came in and gave me a voucher she had gotten and asked to redeem it. I told her no, because it was for Burger King. She then started accusing me of laughing at her, and calling her stupid (neither of which I actually did) and I was forced to watch as security (yes, our McDonald’s store actually has security at the weekends) escorted her from the building while she swore and tried to throw stuff at me. This time, my manager didn’t actually blame me, but did say to call her over if she ever came back.
So there you go. Some of my worst experiences from working at McDonald’s. I could talk about how I almost wanted to tear out my own eyes after being sent to clean the toilets there, but that’s for another time 🙂
What are some of your worst job experiences?
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Hey, that’s body shamming, racist, and elitist. Lol jk, this isn’t Tumblr.
Wow, that sound really stressful. Well, at least they make great stories to share with others. ^-^
"Now, I’ve forgiven the world and myself, too. I teach myself to smile again. One day I’ll get there, I know I will. Even if it takes me not nine, but nine hundred lives." -Susan Ashworth from The Cat Lady
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