Why would you want to work in a fast food restaurant?

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    Ashley Barbelposted 3 years ago

    Why would you want to work in a fast food restaurant?

    In just three years from working at Wendy's, I have become a mean person and I get annoyed and angry a lot faster than before. From the customers in the drive thru to the employees, anyone can make you snap. Just today I had two drunk customers in the drive thru, slurred speech and drunk looking, an to think they are driving! Rude customers complaining about how I forgot their ketchup or their fries. After awhile you start to get annoyed faster and more aggravated, Why would you want to work at a place like that?

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    Takitaposted 3 years ago

    Well I guess you gotta work, right? I mean, you need a job so why not one where you can have all the fries, soda and burgers you want wink
    As far as the frustration and annoyance goes, try to find out what is really aggravating you, maybe you're taking out your anger on someone else?
    I find that counting to ten before saying/doing anything out of anger really helps you calm down and think rationally. I mean yeah sometimes customers can be real pains but do you really wanna behave badly and risk losing a tip? No matter how annoying they are, you gotta remember not to stoop to their level, just keep your head up high and enjoy your job! Good luck!

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      Ashley Barbelposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I've tried so many things I found out I get angry and aggravated when I get stressed out work when it gets busy

  3. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    I did work when i was a teen, just for the extra pocket money but isn't worth the time. Your mood gets mixed up

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    It's not just fast food. When I first graduated from college I worked for a K-Mart for about two years due to not being able to find work in my "chosen" field. It was not a very good time in my life. To this day I say that the experience gave me 30 extra pounds, a drinking problem, and it increased my hatred for humankind about a thousand percent.

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      Ashley Barbelposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard from others that retail and fast food places are the worst. I have also worked at Wal-Mart and that sucked as well.

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image97
      FatFreddysCatposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Once a customer got snotty with me cuz we were out of whatever he was looking for, and I guess I wasn't sorry enough for him... he said "I'll go tell yer manager about your attitude and get you fired!" I said "Go ahead! I hate this F'in job!" Haha

  5. Lady Guinevere profile image59
    Lady Guinevereposted 3 years ago

    I worked in lots of fast food places when growing up and hated them all.  Then you look at it from a business outlook and then you add things to your portfolio.  Some people like that bottom level where they get to actually find out about humans and think of the aspects of each through a psychological standpoint.  The bottom is also where you can use the experiences to foster your "kill them with kindness" attitude towards those whom are less than agreeable.  I know of someone that had gone from being a cashier to actually managing the fast food store and then becomong the regional director.  She loved it.  Learn fromyou experiences. 
    I would never go back to working in a fast food or a retail store again,  It isn't for everyone but some thrive in it.

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      Ashley Barbelposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have thought about staying and eventually owning a wendys but I learned over time that it would not work out I'm currently going to school to be an elementary school teacher!

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image59
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is what the girl that I knew did after she owned such McDonald's.  They do have colleges that are specifically 4 the fast food chain.  She went thru that 4 yr degree.  She had kids and then got a degree in Elem teaching.

    3. Jo Harley profile image60
      Jo Harleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      good for you!

  6. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    I would never want such a job, so I would not even apply.  I am a vegetarian, and the smell of meat cooking sickens me.  I would not be able to handle that aspect, let alone nasty customers.

    I'm sure I'd be fired on the spot the first time someone gave me a hard time, for answering them back along the lines of "Look, they don't pay me enough to put up with the kind of crap you're dealing out, so either straighten up and act like a decent human being, or I'll have you escorted off the property by the police for aggressive behavior."

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      Ashley Barbelposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I've wanted to throw so many drinks and chilis at customers! I'm really trying to find a different job I'm currently stuck at wendys sad

  7. Jo Harley profile image60
    Jo Harleyposted 3 years ago

    I noticed that as well. I've worked at Wendy's, McDonalds, KFC, and Tim Hortons and I had the same problem with me. I love myself much more when I'm happy, and it's much more difficult when I feel mean and get angry more quickly than normal.
    Thankfully for me I have a sports injury that now limits me from being capable of working in fast food restaurants.
    Spread love and happiness. Take time to slow down and smell the roses.
    No more fast food jobs for me!

 
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