Restaurant jobs are hard. They’re rough. Having worked them a bunch is sort of a badge of honor – it’s like the military service of the job market.
And who better to complain about that sort of thing in a funny way than the people of Twitter, who are serving up a steaming hot entree of sass with a side of “tip me 20%+ or go home, you cheap jerks.”
Let’s get to the tweets.
10. Boxed in
I worked at a pizza chain once and I got so good at folding the boxes I might have been some sort of world record holder.
if you’ve ever had to change out one of these just know i respect u and i hope u had a good day pic.twitter.com/VNNT1rAtjT
— leet (@tweetsbyleet) December 10, 2020
9. Mr. Otis
It really does break all boundaries.
A job will have you 21 years old with a 56 year old best friend like dang where tf Mr. Otis at today ?
— ICE ?❄️ (@REALBURTIIS) January 11, 2020
8. On the line
Look, I didn’t become a cook to cook food.
Customer: orders literally anything
Line cooks: you gotta be FUCKIN KIDDING ME
— Lotus Flower ?? (@galaxygoodvibes) April 28, 2020
7. Dead serious
We can all hope for such miracles, and one day they may come.
Most of being a server is just hoping that it’s going to be dead but that you’ll somehow still make $200
— Phil Eagle (@phileagle_) November 2, 2019
6. On the mat
“But I heard they use chemicals.”
If you have ever picked up one of these with your barehands, you don’t need to worry about what’s in the vaccine. pic.twitter.com/LlObdM5G4n
— FunctioningSadaholic (@JacobDisagrees) December 18, 2020
5. To the extreme
How can a person even have that kind of mental focus and persistence of memory?
Trying to tell a story to your work colleague in between serving customers is an extreme sport
— Maryam (@_maryamgangat) June 8, 2019
4. Open for business
For you? Never. Get in here, ya big lug.
“Are you closed??????”
no ma’am, we actually just decided to lock the front and start mopping for fun
— ????? (@katiekml) August 5, 2018
3. Sorry not sorry
I almost never get angry with the representative I’m talking to, I know that if there’s bullsh*t happening it is almost certainly not their fault.
Interviewer: Why do you want to work in customer service?
Me: Well, I'm really good at apologizing for things that aren't my fault
— Ethan Smith (@NotEthanSmith_) July 24, 2018
2. Cold storage
In here, no one can hear you sob.
Me showing new servers the walk-in cooler pic.twitter.com/qMgzjlkAVy
— Server_Life (@TipOrGoHome) September 9, 2015
1. By the way
Just a fair warning you should probably order now, or five minutes ago, or just leave.
me: we close in 2 hours 7 minutes and 15 seconds by the way
— Februarys own ♒ (@Southphillyzeem) February 6, 2019
Here’s to all our heroes out there making it happen. We appreciate ya.
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