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Old 12-29-06, 08:29 PM   #1
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Over worked employees

So I try to order a pizza tonite:

Me: I'd like to order a pepperoni pizza, large please.
Clerk: Your phone number please?
Me: (gives phone number)
Clerk: Okay one large pepperoni. What do you want on it?
Me: Pepperoni.
Clerk: Oh I'm sorry. Pepperoni. What size?
Me: Large. And I'll pick it up. How long until it's ready?
Clerk: Large, okay. Now what is your address?
Me: (gives address). Wait. Why do you want my address?
Clerk: So we know where to deliver it.
Me: Oh I was going to pick it up.
Clerk: Oh okay. Oh! I'm so sorry!
Me: It's okay! How long before I pick it up?
Clerk: Oh, you're picking it up? Oh uh. Ten minutes. I'm sorry.
Me: (tee hee) That's okay. No problem. Don't sweat it. See you in a few.

At this point I realized she never got my name. Nor did she call back.

Poor thing was so sweet. She was very polite and also very apologetic (she was so embarrassed). They must run these poor kids ragged for them to be so flustered they have a hard time taking an order.

Either that or she was on something.
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She was tired probably. I'm sure she's underpaid, works hard, and at the end of the day she probably has a hard time concentrating.
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It's the fact that the population is so lazy and do not go and pick-up there orders but instead get it delivered to the their homes that the person who takes the orders expects it to be delivered. She also had said those words numerous times that it's like it's programmed into her. Anyways i agree they overwork those people and don't pay them enough. It's very nice when you get a polite person and not some prick. Some people are just very serious about there jobs and fulfill them to get the paycheck, or what they call a paycheck.
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It's the fact that the population is so lazy and do not go and pick-up there orders but instead get it delivered to the their homes that the person who takes the orders expects it to be delivered. She also had said those words numerous times that it's like it's programmed into her. Anyways i agree they overwork those people and don't pay them enough. It's very nice when you get a polite person and not some prick.
I don't know about being underpaid. We aren't talking skilled labour here. Its freaking answering a phone, opening plasic bags and puttingthe right amount of all premade items on a piece of premade dough. Why do they deserve more than minimum plus a buck or two?
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I don't know about being underpaid. We aren't talking skilled labour here. Its freaking answering a phone, opening plasic bags and puttingthe right amount of all premade items on a piece of premade dough. Why do they deserve more than minimum plus a buck or two?
because most minimum wage jobs take alot more physical work than office jobs.

To me, that deserves semi-decent pay.
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I don't know about being underpaid. We aren't talking skilled labour here. Its freaking answering a phone, opening plasic bags and puttingthe right amount of all premade items on a piece of premade dough. Why do they deserve more than minimum plus a buck or two?
I believe they deserve more then minimum because would you go and do the job they do? I mean after a while your hands start to hurt from packing the items. There are some people who are unfortunate and do not receive an education like many of you guys here. So they try and make a living to survive, so why not pay them a little extra and not the minimum wage? Plus there is a lot more minimum wage jobs that take a lot of physical effort to where a regular office job or any other job in that region.



Edit: Pheard beat me to the physical part.
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That reminds me of a time when another TA and I were grading papers late and ordered a pizza. I called unfortunately Dominos since it was out on Long Island and they were the only ones open:

Phone: Ring
Him: Hello, blah, blah what would you like?
Me: Like to order a large pie. What toppings do you have?
Him: We have all toppings.
Me: Great - give me broccoli
Him: We don't have broccoli.
Me: Ok, what toppings do you have?
Him: We have all toppings.
Me: Great, give me broccoli!
Him: We don't have broccoli.
Me: OK - well what toppings do you have?
Him: We have all toppings.
Me: Super, I'll have broccoli.
Him: We don't have broccoli.
Me: Then tell me what toppings you have!!!!!!

Finally was able to get a list out of him and ordered a pepperoni. When I went to pick it up I asked for the broccoli pizza and one guy turned beat red.
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mmmmmmmm pizza.
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Hey Air!! I ordered from DOMINO'S!!!!

My friend used to work at a pizza joint and when people pissed him off he'd spit in it. I'm ALWAYS nice to people who handled MY food.
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I haven't ordered pizza in ages.
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I ordered a burger once...

"I'll have a double cheese burger."
Coming right up. (speaks into the mic) Double cheese. It's for a cop.
"You son of a..."
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Old 12-29-06, 09:00 PM   #13
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So I try to order a pizza tonite:

Me: I'd like to order a pepperoni pizza, large please.
Clerk: Your phone number please?
Me: (gives phone number)
Clerk: Okay one large pepperoni. What do you want on it?
Me: Pepperoni.
Clerk: Oh I'm sorry. Pepperoni. What size?
Me: Large. And I'll pick it up. How long until it's ready?
Clerk: Large, okay. Now what is your address?
Me: (gives address). Wait. Why do you want my address?
Clerk: So we know where to deliver it.
Me: Oh I was going to pick it up.
Clerk: Oh okay. Oh! I'm so sorry!
Me: It's okay! How long before I pick it up?
Clerk: Oh, you're picking it up? Oh uh. Ten minutes. I'm sorry.
Me: (tee hee) That's okay. No problem. Don't sweat it. See you in a few.

At this point I realized she never got my name. Nor did she call back.

Poor thing was so sweet. She was very polite and also very apologetic (she was so embarrassed). They must run these poor kids ragged for them to be so flustered they have a hard time taking an order.

Either that or she was on something.
She probably was very tired.
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I ordered a burger once...

"I'll have a double cheese burger."
Coming right up. (speaks into the mic) Double cheese. It's for a cop.
"You son of a..."
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I was nice to them - just asked a simple question and never got a straight answer!

After being in the city long enough Dominos doesn't really belong in the same sentence as pizza!
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Me: I'll have a large sausage pizza.
Them: you want links or patties?
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Anyone else have any funny examples of over worked employees?
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I liked it when I ordered 2 pizzas got there 50 minutes after I ordered them(busy night) and they had mistakingly given my pizzas to other people. So then I had to wait another half hour for the pizza. It was hot and all the toppings ran into the corner of the box. Arg.
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because most minimum wage jobs take alot more physical work than office jobs.

To me, that deserves semi-decent pay.
Amen.

I'm making $8.63/hr Canadian right now working in a Napa warehouse stocking heavy truck parts.

They expect you to work yourself to death when they're paying you crap all. The more i'm paid, the harder I'll work, and it doesnt help that the boss had his position handed to him so he has no idea what it's like to do actual back breaking work.
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I was a pizza delivery driver.

Some of the girls we had there were really nice but never, ever "got it" - By the way, our sexist manager would never hire a female cook or a female manager, but would never hire a male phone jockey or waiter.

Anyhow, we had this one girl who would CONSTANTLY type addresses in without double checking them. Seventeen Fifty Lennox Road can sound a lot like Seventeen Sixty. She was always making mistakes like that, or forgetting to put "north", "south", "east", "west", "rd", "pl", "terr", "ave", "blvd", "ct", "st", "cr" etc on the streets. We had tons of areas where there might be a 112th street, place, court, and terrace all close to each other. She'd also get phone numbers wrong, making it impossible for me to call customers to verify addresses. She'd also mark carryouts for delivery on occasion too.

I wanted to wring that girl's neck some days.
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I don't think she was "over worked". I think it was just a tedious job and she got used to asking the same questions over the phone every time. Your unlaziness screwed her up!
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So I try to order a pizza tonite:

Me: I'd like to order a pepperoni pizza, large please.
Clerk: Your phone number please?
Me: (gives phone number)
Clerk: Okay one large pepperoni. What do you want on it?
Me: Pepperoni.
Clerk: Oh I'm sorry. Pepperoni. What size?
Me: Large. And I'll pick it up. How long until it's ready?
Clerk: Large, okay. Now what is your address?
Me: (gives address). Wait. Why do you want my address?
Clerk: So we know where to deliver it.
Me: Oh I was going to pick it up.
Clerk: Oh okay. Oh! I'm so sorry!
Me: It's okay! How long before I pick it up?
Clerk: Oh, you're picking it up? Oh uh. Ten minutes. I'm sorry.
Me: (tee hee) That's okay. No problem. Don't sweat it. See you in a few.

At this point I realized she never got my name. Nor did she call back.

Poor thing was so sweet. She was very polite and also very apologetic (she was so embarrassed). They must run these poor kids ragged for them to be so flustered they have a hard time taking an order.

Either that or she was on something.
OK, now I understand why Dominos delivered a large pepperoni pizza here!

Thanks Siu!!
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I don't think she was "over worked". I think it was just a tedious job and she got used to asking the same questions over the phone every time. Your unlaziness screwed her up!
Exactly what i said.
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OK, now I understand why Dominos delivered a large pepperoni pizza here!

Thanks Siu!!

And I hope they got it there in 30 mins or less!
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