So I recently started at a local place, 2 locations and soon a third.
The menu is super basic no problems there,
the pay is decent, hourly plus tipout
the waitresses while still being on the brink of incompetence are usually atleast tolerable.
the day cook before me ( i work evenings ) is absolutely jarring for how angry he makes me. This is a list of my grievances;
LAZY! Cannot be bothered to restock anything ever, even though its on his list and he signs for it.
DISRESPECTFUL! Makes innuendos towards waitresses all the time, refers to the owner (the guy who signs his checks) as dipsht.
FAT! I have to nightclub grind him just to get by him on the line
STUPID! Asked me not to wrap entire container in plastic wrap because he cannot figure out how to open them.
ANNOYING! Sings scooby doo theme, does yogi bear impressions, says 'naw what ah mean merve?' at the end end of atleast 1/4 of all sentences, labels stuff in annoying ways (chicken breast becomes chicken boobs, he also has names for pulled pork shaved beef and sausages)
Everything has to be a sex joke with him/said with an accent/done in a way that is lazy (grabbing stuff out of the coolers with tongs because he is far too rotund to bend down and get it)
He burns everything. Never wears gloves (even when making salads and his hands are covered in hotsauce from fingering someones wings) WILL NEVER EVER SHUT UP FOR ANY REASON, INSISTS ON CONSTANTLY TALKING ABOUT NOTHING
I swear this man took his identity from Doug Heffernan from king of Queens (coincidentally his name is also Doug)
I can deal with the annoying and the fat and the stupid, maybe even the disrespectful. But when he is wasting food and not prepping before he leaves so I have to (which I dont care about bc I have to do it, I care bc that makes me late on my other sidework and I end up leaving 30 mins later than I should) that is when I get mad because it makes me look bad.
When I was interviewed the fact that I had no recent kitchen exp came up. I assured my now boss I could do it, he wanted to make sure so he made me work doorman for 2 weeks first to 'evaluate my work ethic'. I passed his evaluation with flying colors only to be paired with this lazy POS (not a touchscreen sales terminal)
I find it highly disrespectful and demotivating to be told I am working too hard and be called a tryhard for wearing gloves and having a sanibucket (I asked him to get me one ready for the next day to see if he even knew how to make one up and I was presented with a bucket of hot water with degreaser added) not to mention my work ethic was called into question and he is the LAZIEST person I have ever worked with.
He is definitively 'that f%$*#$&ing guy' to everyone at work. HE WADDLES HE CANT EVEN WALK RIGHT FFS!
This dude is 43 years old and acts like he is 10. I explained the issue with prep to the manager and he even said himself Doug is not very reliable for sidework. But he is always on time, never calls off, and surprisingly can push out a rush. But I can do all of those things, plus prep, plus keep my mouth shut, plus not be a nuisance to everyone around me.
Lately I have been trying to outclass him, to great success until he started upping his game a bit. Now I need to up mine. I am going to...god forbid...clean the fume hoods which is on his weekly checklist but by the looks of them hasn't been done in months. I am also going to scrub the grout, get the stainless actually shining again, get the layer of filth off the fryers/ anywhere his fat fingers cant reach (anywhere less than 4 feet off the ground or higher than 7 feet) I am going to steal all of his hours, work 70 a week just to put him in the poorhouse so he has to find a new job I hate him I hate him I hate him so much he is everything I hate about uneducated worthless bumpkin white trash.