I work at a restaurant and i gotta tell, times like these are the only times I have wanted to strangle someone .
@TheyCallMeNoName, you get paid? Idiot
@Crabman, I don't think I'd work there if I didn't get paid. And, I'm sorry, why am I an idiot?
@TheyCallMeNoName, so for future reference, how late before closing time would be a good time?
@Hamilton Porter, 1 hour or earlier because we still have to clean up after you leave and do paperwork -10 years of being a server/bartender and working breakfast lunch and dinner shifts. If I do arrive 30 minutes before closing I tip out at least 30%
@TheyCallMeNoName, if I was that person, I'd tip more. I'm not because I don't eat out but if I was, I would.
@Hamilton Porter, 1 hour for formal sit-down restaurants (Olive garden, Red Lobster, etc.) but for more informal restaurants, go for 30 minutes LATEST. And always leave at closing time or less than ten minutes after.
@TheyCallMeNoName, I work at a restaurant and I know the feels man.
@TheyCallMeNoName, hey I don't care if they wanna add on to my paycheck
@Crabman, yes but servers, depending on where you live, can make as little as 2 dollars an hour, so if at the end of your open close double, don't ask me why but it's always on these days that this happens, when it's midnight and you closed at 11 you're basically gonna end up making about 12 dollars for them being there an hour after close and then you'll probably be there for another half hour to an hour after the last table leaves, it sucks
@TheyCallMeNoName, I work in a restaurant and there was a hostess that would do this all the time. She would order pizza just a few minutes before we closed. She would do this several times a week. I asked her to stop and she didn't care. She said she had to bring her boyfriend food or he would be really mad. She was 17 and living with her boyfriend. Everyone hated her at the restaurant.
@Raki Zaki, @Raki Zaki, needless to say I was fed up with it and verbally attacked her. I called her a cvnt and would insult whenever she annoyed someone. She never even understood that what she was doing was inconsiderate. She was self-entitled. She said it was my job to serve her. That's semi-true, it is my job to cook food. It's also a janitors job to clean up, but that doesn't mean you can shjt on the floor in front of him and then tell him to clean it up. She ended quitting because everyone hated her and she got pregnant. She was just a bitch overall.
@TheyCallMeNoName, thatsa the joke
@Raki Zaki, I'm gonna be totally honest with you. I am quite angry at customers when they come in late. But I would never, EVER swear at them or hit them. We are required by law to serve them until we are closed. We can be mad at them, but it is NOT our place to burden them with our judgement.
Seriously dude. Calling her the C word makes you one too.
@TheyCallMeNoName, she worked there too. She knew what that what she was doing upset people (not just me). She was just too selfish to care about other people. I also never said I hit her I just called a cvnt because she was one. I wasn't the only person who hated her. It sounds like you are soft and need to grow a pair. She would order food at least 3 times a week and this went on for months. Sometimes it is necessary to call people out on their bullshjt.
@Raki Zaki, There's a difference between softness and politeness. Even if she was doing it on purpose, it's not your place to call her anything. I understand that was a difficult situation, but swearing at her didn't help anything, did it? Just put a bad mark on the company.
At the very least it was unnecessary, if not appallingly rude.
@TheyCallMeNoName, clearly you understand very little about the situation. And it's not a company. It's a family owned restaurant. Swearing is pretty common in the kitchen. It's not like people were shocked or offended when I insulted her. I guess you would have to know her to see why my actions were necessary. You don't fvck with people who cook your food.
As a chef, i can confirm this.
@Hulk a Thor, as another chef, I too confirm and want it reiterate how much of a dick move this is. You clean everything before you leave and have it ready at close just for these a$$holes to have you make everything dirty again and it changes you leaving at close to leaving 20-30 min after close
@Hulk a Thor, and it's normally a table that will be cheap. Not tip. And drink tap water...*flashbacks**eye twitch*
I dont think as a restaurant, you should ever have "closing" time... instead, have a "last orders taken at" so and so.
@wondersuperbatwoman, I work at a breakfast restaurant as a server and we don't have a closing time, but we stop seating at 2. It is completely ok with me if someone comes in at 1:55 orders fast eats fast and is out in 15 mins but I see it as incredibly rude when people come in at that time and sit for an hour so we have to stay there as well
"And I heard we don't have to tip!"
Well if a restaurant's hours are until 10, then that means the business is willing to accept customers until exactly 10
@Mike Oxhuge, exactly. If they don't like their job then leave. I work weird hours and sometimes have to eat dinner after 9. If you're sign says 10 then you serve until 10.
@RiffRaff, have you ever worked as a waiter/server?
@Celiactic, yup, 4 years, I didn't blame any of those people that came in late. The restaurants should have a kitchen closes at 9 and whole place closes at 10, that way they have the right to kick people out.
@RiffRaff, yea I'm a server too but the way I see it I don't care if you come in right at close as long as you eat in a reasonable amount of time. It was those that sat and takes for an hour or so while you are waiting to leave that drove me insane.
People always come for cigarettes where I work right at close. I always wonder if they are really so addicted that they couldn't wait till the next morning.
If gotten to a restaurant before at 9:15 and they closed at 9:30, I left and ate somewhere else. No, don't call me a hero.
Grocery store life in a nutshell. *3 minutes before closing* "Oh I just need to get like 1 item" and comes out with $200 worth, grinds my gears man!
Line cook checking in... PLEASE don't be that guy. We already started cleaning up and we just want to go home as soon as we can. We still have at least an hour of cleaning once we close.
@Grizzly Wintergreen, I know what you mean. I cook pizzas so when someone orders it takes 10-20 minutes to cook them.
Those bastards....it always on Friday to
Walking into Applebee's stoned AF at 11:55 wanting half price appetizers
Well maybe you shouldn't close at freaking 10:00pm in a college town.
As a hostess, I can confirm
Finally someone said it
I work at a movie theater, not quite the same thing but when you come in at 1050 when the last movie is at 1020 and order a ton of food, I want to punch you in the face. I'm trying to close so I can go home and more often than not I have to restart some equipment and reclean it and that sucks. And if you do have to come in, don't be an ass to me. Rant over
But I can't it😥😟