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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:35 pm 
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Visitor to her son: Let's wait until we get upstairs and can ask someone who knows.
Me: I can answer any questions you have.
Visitor: No, you don't look like you know the first thing about the history here.

They then proceed to ask the intern who has to come and ask me anyway. For reference, I am dressed really professionally and she was wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
I don't understand people.

Completely regardless of how either of you might have been dressed, WHO SAYS THAT TO PEOPLE?!!! Seriously, that is unbelievably rude. I too do not understand people.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:53 am 
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I got an email today that just says:

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I'm looking for a full time job that has consistent hours. I'm a hard worker and a quick leaner. I'm ready to work and start right now.


No resume, no name, no description of what type of job they're looking for... And no idea why they sent it to me, as I have zilch to do with hiring at either of our two companies.

I still feel bad for them, because are ALL their attempts at employment this weak-sauce? Yikes.


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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:46 pm 
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Hollie wrote:
I got an email today that just says:

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I'm looking for a full time job that has consistent hours. I'm a hard worker and a quick leaner. I'm ready to work and start right now.


No resume, no name, no description of what type of job they're looking for... And no idea why they sent it to me, as I have zilch to do with hiring at either of our two companies.

I still feel bad for them, because are ALL their attempts at employment this weak-sauce? Yikes.


I like the emails for my boss that are all "I'll do anything for you! I'll answer phones! I'll make photocopies!" and I'm like "hold up, that's my job!" I mean, I'm confident enough in my position here that I pass them along regardless. Similarly, we get unsolicited ads for answering services in the mail. They always say something like "this is Ruby, your new receptionist. She's always working and never takes a sick day!" And I'm like "Ruby sounds like a real drag!" and throw her into the recycling bin.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:24 pm 
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Yesterday a client wanted a bath. She spent plenty of time on the toilet (passed only urine) then we walked straight next door to the bathroom. She took her clothes off and sat on the bathing chair (which is a plastic seat with a big hole in the middle, which is attached to the bath so the person sits on it with their back to the side of the bath tub and it lifts them up and round into the tub and it stays in place until they want to get out, at which point it lifts them out again). And immediately she shat ALL over the floor. Huge puddle. So when she seemed to be finished I asked her to stand so I could wash her bottom, so she didn't get the bath water too gross. As I was doing that it started running out of her again. And then again. And she said "Well, at least I didn't need to go when I was in bed!" and I was just thinking "Why? At least it would have been somewhat contained in the bed." Also this person isn't confused; she's often able to go to the toilet independently and she can say when she needs to go, but she didn't say anything to indicate what she was about to do.
Thankfully the bath controls were within reach, so when she finally finished I could lift her into the bath and let her relax there while I cleaned up. And thankfully there were plenty of supplies in the bathroom, because as well as the massive puddle, faeces had splattered up onto the bath, the wall opposite and even the wall at the end of the bath. It took so long to clean up- I kept finding more; under the moulding on the side of the bath, on the twisted cord of the bath controls, on walls where I don't know how it managed to reach- and the actual puddle was so deep it took many attempts to clear up.
And then of course I had to wash my hands, put on new gloves and finish bathing the client! (I completely drained the water and used the shower head extensively at the end.)

The horrifying thing is that although I didn't notice any splatters on my trousers, I was standing closer to her right side than the wall on her left was that stuff definitely did reach, so it must have got on me. I put my uniform through a boil wash!

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:06 pm 
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Damn, anyone who is expected to work with bodily fluids as a matter of daily business is a million times more badass than I. I mean, I still have to deal with bodily fluids with my job, but it's certainly not part of my job description!

A man walks in looking a bit like an older gentleman cowboy (with a bit of Yosemite Sam thrown in for good measure)- cowboy hat, long hair, Wilford Brimley-worthy walrus mustache, and a cowbell around his neck (I'll get to that). After a bit of back-and-forth, I get him someone's card to make an appointment, and he asks me:

Yosemite Sam: Are you married?
Me: Is that relevant?
YS: I'm not married.
Me: Okay...
YS: So, keep up the good work.
Me: I have no idea what you're talking about.
YS: Can you believe that 70% of people are divorced?
Me: Yes, I can.
YS: I just wanted to see if you were one of those unfortunate victims.
Me: ........

As he's leaving, he throws out over his shoulder, "the cowbell keeps the evil spirits away!"

Okay, then.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:23 pm 
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Yosemite Sam: Are you married?, "the cowbell keeps the evil spirits away!"

For some reason I read his part in my head with Sam Elliott's voice.
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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
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Yes, he definitely had a discount Sam Elliott vibe to him.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:36 pm 
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Phone call I just made:

Me: Hello, can I speak to the Intake Clerk please?
Other end of line: We don't have such a thing. What is it that you need?
Me: [explains briefly]
Other end of line: Oh, you need to talk to Jane, she's our Intake Clerk.
Me: o_____o

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:58 pm 
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Student families that won't talk to women, obviously including us teachers, but also the translator we pay $60/hr for and are lucky to even have.

So over it. Had it happen a couple times last year. Now have to deal with it first week.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:52 am 
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You are a affluent twentysomething hipster girl at an amusement park walking through a haunted house with your affluent twentysomething hipster boyfriend. You see an actor, and you acknowledge each other as you approach him. When you get close, he does his scare. The lower half of his face is covered in stage blood and paint. Do you:

a) shrug and keep walking because you're Too Cool For This,
b) laugh and give a little nod of 'nice work, dude,' because even if you're not scared, you're here to have fun,
c) make a snarky comment about how much you paid for your ticket, or
d) leer at the actor, lean in, and grab the lower half of his face, look shocked when he pulls your hand away, and then play the victim when his supervisor escorts you out of the house a few rooms later and security comes to talk to you at the exit, claiming you were So Scared you flailed and accidentally hit him because he was just way too close and come on guys, you just came out to have a good time and you're honestly feeling so attacked right now??

Guess which one she picked.

(It was the second time security had to talk to them that day, so they got booted out of the park, thankfully.)

(My roommate commented 'I bet she's a shitty PETA vegan' to which I replied that she's probably more the Bacon Cultist brand of hipster, because they're the ones who feel entitled to others' bodies without asking.)


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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:05 pm 
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I found out a few days ago Kent passed away

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:29 pm 
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I found out a few days ago Kent passed away

Oh dear; I hope he didn't suffer.

I feel for whoever has to clear his house.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:35 pm 
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I found out a few days ago Kent passed away

Oh dear; I hope he didn't suffer.

I feel for whoever has to clear his house.


I truly hope he finds the peace he so sadly lacked in life

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:27 pm 
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Aside from working in a notmuseum, I am working on getting a boutique up and running. I was just asked by a potential wholesaler to tell her what prices I think are fair.

I mean, I get that I am working with people new to this sort of work, and my whole point is giving space to creators who wouldn't have it in larger places. But good grief.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:54 am 
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quick poll here: If you went to visit a winery and a server very educated in wine with years and years of customer experience spent a very satisfying hour with you answering all of your questions, explaining everything, (putting up with your children running behind the bar), and generally just giving you a sincere guest experience, would you tip?

Because nobody tips. People tip bartenders 20% for three minutes of their time, but we've had maybe six tipping occasions all summer.

ETA: Maybe they think I am paid the big bucks. Maybe they don't know how little people are paid in this particular part of Canada. But I have never based my decision to tip (always) on how much I think a server might get paid. That's ludicrous.


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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
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I guess it depends, are they buying bottles to go? Wine tasting? Or are they sitting and drinking wine? Honestly, I would assume at a winery that you wouldn't tip. In the US, I believe like servers, most of bartenders get money from tips because they are paid well below minimum wage. I am guessing its not like that in Canada?

(I've probably been to a winery twice in my life so my experience is very limited and one of those times was in a foreign country as part of a tour)

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
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quick poll here: If you went to visit a winery and a server very educated in wine with years and years of customer experience spent a very satisfying hour with you answering all of your questions, explaining everything, (putting up with your children running behind the bar), and generally just giving you a sincere guest experience, would you tip?

Because nobody tips. People tip bartenders 20% for three minutes of their time, but we've had maybe six tipping occasions all summer.

ETA: Maybe they think I am paid the big bucks. Maybe they don't know how little people are paid in this particular part of Canada. But I have never based my decision to tip (always) on how much I think a server might get paid. That's ludicrous.


Do you give them an obvious opportunity to tip? We have a different tipping culture in the UK but I like to tip if it might be an appropriate situation and it's not going to offend people, but sometimes I've asked if a place were people are providing a food or drink service have a tip jar or something and the people I've asked have been surprised at me asking so clearly it wasn't something they were expecting. What I'm trying to say is, maybe if you have an obvious place for them to put a tip, or you put a statement on the bill or a board saying that servers will not be offended if they're given tips, that might help?

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:35 am 
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I wish I could tell you what the practice is locally, since I'm smack dab in the middle of California wine country, but I have no clue. Sorry!

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 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:04 pm 
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I think I would assume that someone doing tours of a winery is not a server. Maybe a tour guide or someone from management? I would appreciate the tour but it probably wouldn't occur to me to tip you.

I didn't know you were a server! I thought you worked in the office part...or its equivalent in a winery.


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It wouldn't occur to me to tip in that situation either.

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I wouldn't have thought to tip either! But I also think it could be a local thing, working a hotel in Newfoundland I got tipped maybe twice for carrying luggage or room service stuff.

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I tip tour guides.

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I wish to god I could tell this story, but don't want to get in trouble.

Let's just say that a hypothetical student with plans to kill teachers and written plans/diagrams along with an AK and ammo found at the home could HYPOTHETICALLY be in my class, or one like it. If this were to occur HYPOTHETICALLY, the teachers wouldn't know because this information wouldn't be in the file. It would show "removed from school for threats" or some vague shiitake.

Pretty sure I'm safe however on the grounds that living through one school shooting is enough. Let's call it the Gravity's Rainbow theory and just go with it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:28 pm 
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I'm confused and very worried. Are you talking about a situation where a current HYPOTHETICAL student has had these things revealed but only that vague wording goes in their permanent record? Or would this hypothetical student be hypothetically coming from another hypothetical school and you're the one meant to be kept in the dark? And if so, HOW DID YOU FIND OUT?

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I serve food and wine too, but I guess I stand corrected! It's just kind of demoralizing because it was SO easy to work a bar and make tonnes of cash and now that I'm doing something far more strenuous but towards the same goal, making customers happy, no one really cares. I still don't understand how if I serve someone a flight of wine on a patio they don't tip but if I serve someone a flight of wine on a patio at a wine BAR they do, without question.

Anyway, for the most part I like our customers, so it's okay, but man--I work really hard at an aspect of my job which is not supposed to be so enveloping for my position and it's just, ugh. I guess I didn't even really think about this until a group gave me very generous tips and I realized that yeah, cool, I deserved that.

I worked at another winery on the west coast for three years and I was always tipped, but I don't think it's a fair assessment to say people are stingier here, because I don't see it anywhere else. I think in general after a tasting/tour people want to spend their money on wine and not service, and I guess I understand that.


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