I work at the most glorious of fast food eateries–Chic-fil-A. While not as mentally dehabilitating as other fast food restaurants, it still is rather soul crushing.
I hate suggestive selling. I hate suggestive selling food I know is bad for people because it is “not an option” (direct quote from manager).
I hate suggestive selling to children, especially if I am asking to “upsize their combo.” I try to avoid it as much as I can, but sometimes it slips out before I can stop myself.
“Would you like to upsize your fries for just 20 cents extra?”
“Would you like to try one of our new hot chocolate chip cookies for a little over a dollar?”
H and I have discussed that they should make a Starbucks bingo card to make the shifts less monotonous. I think I’m going to do the same for Chic-fil-A. Criteria for work-bingo is that you have to include things that happen frequently, but not overkill. The free-space would be something that happens every day (probably “Customer buys an original Chic-fil-A sandwich”).
Bingo card spaces so far:
- Customer reacts to a request to upsize with something along the lines of “sure, why not?!”
- Customer orders either grilled nuggets or fruit for their child’s kids meal and a full calorie soda for the drink
- Customer orders a chicken filet instead of a “real” menu item.
- Customer orders a combo meal, then asks for a water cup, not a bottled water.
- Customer asks to hear all the dipping sauces read to them even though it is printed on the menu.
- Customer asks for a discontinued item or asks if we still have ____ (such as Chicken Tortilla Soup or Sweet Potato Fries).
- Customer asks if an original Chic-fil-A sandwich is available in a kid’s meal option.
- Customer asks for no whipped cream on their shake but still wants the cherry (which looks really stupid).
- D asks me to clean under the sink because I’m apparently the only one who ever does that.
- Customer stacks 2+ coupons to get a super discounted meal.
- An OC student tries to pay with meal plan points, even though the semester is over.
- Customer’s order is so expensive that I have to ask them to sign a credit card receipt.
- R comes in and orders for his wife.
- J comes in and orders a water cup, Chick-fil-A sandwich substituted with a coleslaw and a small diet coke.
- Old people ask for the senior drink discount.
- I have to ask for change because someone paid with something that I cannot give change back with five dollar bills.
- We are late making food for a catering order (honestly, this should be the free space).
- There is a stack of trays as high as the front counter cabinets.
- Someone in workout clothes orders a Poweraide (like it’s part of the uniform).
Those are essentially the ones I’d include. I need to make a table of this before I go to work, stat.
Oh, and in regards to squat day, it was delicious. H keeps on trying to get me to squat the low-bar form, but it hurts my shoulders too much for me to do it comfortably without dropping it. He has a much larger back than I do so anything over 100 lbs (which is a little less than half my squat on our 3 week of 5/3/1) I can’t handle. Which is unfortunate, because it seems like my squats are easier to line up with that form.
I think I’m also ODing on cottage cheese. It seems like every time I eat it now it murders my stomach. I’m tired of having to take Tums after every time I eat. I probably need to get more greens in my diet in general.