This happened a few months ago, but reblogging the last submission reminded me of it. I’m taking orders at front counter in the store, and as I’m putting down an order for these two women, I see someone walk into the store with a cup. I watch out of the corner of my eye as she heads to the soda machine, and I notice that her cup is a Jack in the Box cup. If you can’t tell by...
Anonymous asked: What do you like to do on your days off? Does Mcdonalds even give you alot of days off?
Originality is my Specialty: Working Life →
imperfectionsaremyperfection: I’ve spent over approximately two months job hunting this summer (mostly food industries; I haven’t tried retail). Actually, a couple of weeks ago, I had my first ever job interview at my favourite location: Starbucks! The interview with the district manager went well, and I came away with a great… ...
Closing Back Drive
I’m getting seriously sick of closing back drive. So many dishes, no help, and I’m there for hours at a time, and I’m ALWAYS doing something. Other positions you can usually relax a bit here and there when you have down time, but not back drive. Don’t have orders? Then you need to do dishes, because otherwise you’ll be there later doing them. And if you’re not...
Reblog: Worst Kind of Person
d0llphinss: I just went coning :~) You are the worst kind of person.
Taking an order, as per usual, and the customers pull up to the window. There, they ask me for a toy as well. I tell them “It’s a little under two dollars for a toy by itself, is that alright?” Their face then fell and they shook their head, saying “never mind.” Did you think we gave out our toys for free or something? What would the point of a Happy Meal be then?
Submitted by: kentuckytransplant So I’m a manager-in-training at my store. Last weekend, I worked an overnight shift (6pm-2am). We had plenty of help…3 managers and 2 crew. Anyways, night shift tends to be a little lazy with regards to food safety. I caught ALL of the managers handling food without gloves. Whenever McChicken or Filets would come up, they’d just throw it on the...
Don't Forget, Submit!
Don’t forget, you can submit stories and questions to French Fry Tales! This entire blog is painstakingly crafted by one person, moi, who just sits around and writes random posts when he gets home from work or when a story or memory comes to mind. I use to do a FFT Reply on stories, but I decided to drop that, since it’s kinda frivolous and unneeded. I WILL reply if you ask me a...
So I started poking around the #McDonalds tag some here on Tumblr, and I even reblogged a McDonalds related picture that I found funny. Though…I honestly feel a little awkward commenting and reblogging other people’s posts on Tumblr, especially just a random person’s. I did start this blog out mostly to complain about work, but eventually I’m just going to repeat myself. ...
So recently I found out that I’m actually older then one of my managers by about a year. I’m only 22, but still, I thought this was pretty funny, as it means since he’s been a manager since I started, two years ago, it means McDonalds made him a manager when he was at least 19 when he became a manager. Huh. Still don’t want to be one myself. Looks like more shit to deal...
Sir, You Are An Idiot
So this is related to my last post, concerning customers being high. I’m working drive thru (getting really tired of this), and there’s an order. It’s multiple people talking, which just makes things difficult, as I’m not sure what I’m actually suppose to put in the register or not. Finally I get it, and they pull up to the window, and change it again there. ...
To you idiot customers who laugh at the smallest things, are generally annoying and stare at me with blood shot eyes and keep grinning. We know you’re high. So stop driving around on drugs. You’re endangering people.
Splits and Swirls
Working drive thru (as usual), and this lady comes in, and proceeds to order, throwing caution into the wind, and just ordering things without seeing if we actually have them. First she wanted a “vanilla sundae with whipped cream and cherry.” Which we CAN make, though it cost a bit more. She then proceeds to order a swirl ice cream cone. I tell her we don’t have any. She says...
Every now and then I check out the #McDonalds tag to see if there’s anything interesting that I might be able to reply to or comment on. But, whenever I do…99% of what I see are just pictures of McDonalds food. Okay then…Maybe I’m not looking in the right place.
I'm Fine, How Are You?
Whenever a customer asks me how I am at work, I reply one of two ways. Usually it’s “I’m fine, how are you?” Or, if it’s busy, and the customer seems like a nice person, I say, “Oh, busy, but I’m good, how about you?” Here’s a number of ways I sometimes wish I could answer, depending on the situation: 1. Very tired. 2. Disgruntled and...
steggiec asked: You're so lucky that your store gets to close. I've been working at my store for just over two years now, and we've always been 24-hours. Three months in they closed the old store and opened the new one right next door that they had been building while we were in business. Anyways, drive-thru has always been open 24-hours, but about a month ago we started opening lobby 24-hours....
Why Bother Asking?
Here’s a gem. I think they were trying to be nice, but failed in the execution. Me: Hello and welcome to McDonalds, how may I help you? Customer: Hello! How are you? I would like a (insert order here). … … … Why bother asking how I am if you don’t give me time to answer? It just throws me off.
When I say “Hello and welcome to McDonalds, how may I help you?” there’s two ways to respond to that: 1. “Hello! I would like (insert order here)” or 2. “Hello! I’m sorry, but I need a moment to decide.” Obviously you can deviate from that to an extent, but please, please, don’t snap at me. Don’t yell “GIVE ME A MOMENT!”...
This lady comes through the drive thru and asks if we have floats. We don’t, and I tell her that. She responds, “Well you have ice cream, right? And soda? Can’t you just put the ice cream in the soda?” We can’t, for the same reasons why we can’t boil our onions in oil to make onion rings of a sort, or put your McChicken into a McDouble. Goddamnit do I hate...
Fifty Cents and Attitude
I am getting really sick and tired of constantly being in back drive, especially closing. It’s just…ugh. One of the most stressful places to be. There’s pretty much always something you have to be doing, you’re constantly standing in one spot for the most part, and I’ve stated in a previous post, there’s a lot of conflicting things other people expect you to...
Hmmmm, so it seems my last post was my 100th one! Huzzah! Here’s to 100 more! Or not, if I get a better job somewhere or something. So either way… ANYWAYS, the actual post. I came into work and saw my schedule…I have an eight hour shift where I close…and then I have to be in the store, eight hours later, in the morning, for another eight hour shift. In addition...
The New Horribleness
So, we got a new system for our registers. It’s a bit like the one we use to have, only changed so it’s weirder and more awkward to change orders. No one who has used it so far has liked it, and I’m pretty sure it’s not because of it just being ‘new.’ Last time we changed, we all generally liked the newer system over the older one. On top of that,...
sunshinesounds asked: Hi :) Where are you located? I do graveyard shifts in sunny Victoria, BC Canada :D
As you may remember, we somewhat recently lost our Head Manager due to her apparently being a thief. So I walked into work one day and there’s like three new managers. I’m not sure where they came from, probably from one or more of the other stores in the area. I have absolutely no idea if they’re permanent or what’s the deal with them, which is a bit frustrating. One of...
All Work and No Play
I always feel bad when I go this long without updating the blog here. D: I’ve been closing almost all the time lately, and it’s taking it’s toll on me. Thanks to that, my sleep schedule is all messed up again. Ugh, I’m not sure I could handle going to school AND working this job, which sucks because I kind of need to go to school to get a better job. Damn you catch...
Submitted by: platypiandrainbows Some background: I’ve recently been trained in the last 2 months for order taking and customer service after working in production and grill for several months. So I’m not exactly new to McDonald’s. Older customers always seem to have complicated orders, don’t know what they want, don’t hear me or pretend not too. Several days ago,...
Not Appropriate for a Baby
This woman and presumably her daughter comes in, armed with a baby. Now, I like babies. I think they’re adorable. This baby was beginning to sniffle, and as the lady was ordering, the baby started to cry. Then I asked if she wanted her food for here or to go. The baby gave another cry. She wanted it for here. Yah, lady, your baby is crying in your arms. Take your food home with...
@Work: Idiots, 9:45AM
Submitted by: steggiec Me: Thank you for choosing McDonald’s, my name is Stephanie, would you like to try our new blueberry banana nut oatmeal today? Customer: No thanks, I’d like a medium fry. Me: I’m sorry, we are still on breakfast until 10:30. Customer: Oh, you are? Me: Yes… Customer: Oh…do you still have frappes? Me: Yes we do. Customer: Okay, I’d...
Not A Difficult Question
This customer is taking some time to order in the drive thru. Finally they asked if they can have a “Mango smoothie.” I respond with “You mean the mango pineapple smoothie? What size would you like that?” “Can I just get it with the mango?” “I’m sorry, it’s just one mix, we have no way to separate the two.” “Are you...
When I ask if you want something Medium or Large, “Small” is not one of the options. When I ask for clarification on a specific part of your order, I do not need the entire order repeated back to me. For instance, if you order a large number 1 with no onions, and with a Diet Coke, and I ask, because sometimes it can be hard to hear properly, for clarification if that was a regular...
Submitted by: steggiec I have a McFamily. It sounds weird, but given the flow map of connections, it’s true. My mom and dad met working at a corporate McDonald’s. She was a crew member, he was a shift manager. She worked three years, he worked six. They dated, married, and had my sister and I. I have been working at franchised McDonald’s for just over two years. My sister...
So we have Pokemon toys, and Zoobles or something, right now. Pokemon are for boys, and Zoobles are for girls. Personally, I have no idea why Pokemon aren’t for both. When I was little and there were Pokemon toys, both my sister and I wanted them. Here’s two Pokemon and McDonalds related stories: I was taking orders in drive thru, and a lady ordered a Happy Meal. I asked if it...
Crash and Burn
I live! So work’s been kind of bleugh for me lately. They’ve been making me close two nights in a row, have a day off, then have to be up at four in the morning to help open. And that’s been happening for a few weeks now, and my crazy sleep schedule and random ass hours finally caught up to me, and I just completely and utterly crashed this Wednesday and Thursday, and I’m...
knucxsonia asked: I had to check my coupons once you made your latest post, lol! It seems my McDonald's has the expiration date at the 15th instead. Odd.
So a bit ago we had these coupons. One was for a free small Cherry Berry Chiller, and another was for a dollar off any medium or large Frappe or Smoothie drinks. A few days ago they expired. Every customer I’ve dealt with who’s produced that coupon since then have had the same reaction to being told it’s expired… “Oh, okay then!” No arguing. No complaining. No asking...