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Friday, September 11th, 2009
7:51 pm
[carolinew6462]
possibly about to work at Arby's
 Hi Guys,

So, this might be a little premature, but I just interviewed at Arby's yesterday and have been promised a second interview soon. I'm kind of assuming I'll get the job! I've never worked in fast food before (but have waited tables the past 2 years, and have about 3.5 years of restaurant experience in total), but I just moved to a new town and needed a job ASAP.

I guess I saw your thread and wanted to join just to see how everyone liked it (wow, some funny stories!), and just to have some people to talk to. 

Question 1. They told me in my interview that advancement was possible, and that I could definitely move up. Then my friend told me that EVERYONE in fast food thinks they will eventually become a manager. Is this true? I don't think it is.....


Friday, July 18th, 2008
10:34 am
[watch4whales]
Friday, July 27th, 2007
1:34 pm
[watch4whales]
5 for $5
Married To The Sea
marriedtothesea.com

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
10:34 am
[watch4whales]
Sucky Lady
Since the people in the customers suck communities have been sucking lately (no offense to anyone who belongs to them - but they've been snotty I've noticed), I thought my fellow Arby's People would appreciate the lady we had last night.

She came through the front door with a sub in her hand (new toasted Arby's sub), threw it on the counter and said "Since WHEN does the French Dip come with SWISS CHEESE? Can't you do ANYTHING right?"

I was at the fry area by the counter so I said they just changed the subs and now it comes with swiss, the manager came up from wherever she was and repeated what I just said and asked if she wanted a new one and she said yes blah blah whine whine. "I shouldn't have to LOOK at the menu to see that it's DIFFERENT."

Wow!! All over some swiss cheese. If you don't look at the picture how are you supposed to know? Are we supposed to tell every single customer who orders it that it's changed? Sheesh. She got her new sub and stormed out.

I've only had one other person say anything about the cheese on a French Dip and it's a regular customer and she just asked "Does that come with swiss now?" I said yeah they just changed it blah blah so she asked if she needed to order it without swiss from now on and I said yes. Simple as that.

Current Mood: annoyed
Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
2:02 pm
[watch4whales]
Go Away Fish Just Go Away
Question of the week - "Well if the fish sandwich is 2 for $4, why isn't it $2 for one sandwich?"

Okay wait....do I make the prices? No. So why don't you find someone who does and ask them. And is $2.99 really that much higher than $2? Well then get 2 of them and don't complain to me. I don't care, because there's nothing I can do about it. LOL

And we had a customer tell us that her husband has cancer, they just found out and had left the doctor's office. Why do people say things like that? I don't walk into random locations and tell the cashiers about my doctor's visits. "Hey I just went to the girly doctor and everything is looking swell!"

Current Mood: confused
Thursday, January 4th, 2007
2:54 pm
[i_am_wondybread]
I just stumbled upon this community, and have a few stories of my Arby's days... I no longer work at Arby's but I did for just about year.

Once I was on DT headset & the guy ordered a Chicken Bacon Swiss meal. I asked him "grilled chicken or crispy chicken?" & the guy retorted with "What's the difference?" My manager and I couldn't help but laugh, and I just answered "Well, one's grilled & one's... crispy?" Hilarious.

Sunday afternoons are extremely slow at the store where I worked... one day myself and two other girls were in back cleaning up and doing afternoon prep, I took a break and leaned against the sinks with the small of my back. My feet slipped out from under me & I cracked my head on the sink. I got to go home early that day. =]

While closing lobby one night I was mopping and the closing shift manager (Shannon, LOVE that girl!) let me listen to my mp3 player since lobby doors were going to be locked in ten minutes. "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi was playing & I love that song with a fierce passion. I started dancing & using the broom as a microphone - my coworkers have seen me do this before. I couldn't see either door from where I was singing & dancing, so when a big group of people from my class came in for a to-go order they watched me for a few minutes, laughing. One girl did join me though!

Does anyone remember the BBQ Bacon Jack Melts? I hated those things with a passion... good sandwich, but a pain in the ass to make! We had them at what, 2 for $3 I think? My store closed with two people starting at 9pm til midnight. During that time there is no such thing as stick to your position. I was supposed to be on backline, but Shannon was cleaning the bathrooms so I did headset and backline. YAY TEAM! Well this guy ordered "Yea I want that 2 for 3 thing you got there." So I asked him if he wanted fries & a drink "No but I can just get those as medium roast beefs without all the shit on it?" Yea... "Um no sir, it's the BBQ Bacon Jack Melts that are 2 for $3, not the medium roast beef." He replies "Well I want two medium roast beefs for $3!" Um dude... seriously? "Sorry sir, then I can't help you." It pissed me off...

& I always hated it when someone would order a 5 for $5.95 and not mention it until after they've ordered everything... ass pain that was...

I ended up quitting because our DM told us we couldn't start any cleaning for the night until after 8pm (hello, can't the day shift do detail work?) When I worked at Arby's I also worked (& still do) as the manager of a Sears store, so I only closed at Arby's. I just got too exhausted...
When I went back to school (took the summer off, I'm only 19) my GM wanted me to close every night that I wasn't in school. Which meant that I would be working 7 days a week at Job #1, closing 4 night a week at Job #2, & going to school 3 nights a week.

Well.. I'm done. Congrats on being able to put up with really stupid people!!

Current Mood: good
Friday, December 22nd, 2006
11:10 am
[wings_in_flames]
happy holidays!
my friend and i made this yesterday
i hoarded coupons for like a week at work to make it.

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i love arby's.
Friday, August 4th, 2006
11:11 am
[watch4whales]
Arby Melts
If I have to explain one more time about the difference between a Beef and Cheddar and an Arby Melt while people are looking RIGHT at the picture, people are going to start losing their heads.

Come on...you LOOKING AT IT. Granted the sauce may not be entirely visible in the BNC picture but the bun is obviously NOT the same.

ARGH!!! And NO regular roast beefs are NOT part of the pick 5 or the 4 for $5. Otherwise it wouldn't say ARBY MELT right on it.
Wednesday, June 14th, 2006
8:16 am
[watch4whales]
Damn this sale!!!
I thought it was funny yesterday in drive thru when I got an order for 15 Arby Melts. But then the very next order was 5 large roast beefs and 5 Arby Melts. Tee hee hee hee.

Then there was the guy who started ordering a bunch of stuff. Which sounded random the way he ordered it. Then got to the window and said - isn't it 5 for $5.95? So I had to change it all.

THEN......everyone left at 7. There was me, a fairly new manager (not a new employee) (Megan - to Adam and Sarah) and the d*ckhead who works backline was training a new girl. There wasn't a problem waiting for sandwiches but we did a $240 some odd dollar hour with basically 3 1/2 people. A filler would have been nice.

I'm trying to break people of the "motts sticks" habit. Or I supposed it would be spelled mozz sticks. When a customer orders mozzerella or cheese sticks and you repeat back to them motts they're like - what the hell are you talking about? Plus.....I think it sounds dumb.

Current Mood: tired
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
12:11 pm
[watch4whales]
Menu
Darn it!!! Nobody told me the menu changed and we got the cordon bleu back until yesterday when someone ordered it, I told them we don't have it, then they said they were looking at it on the sign in the drive thru.

Oops. My bad.

They're famous (or Fame-S) like that. I don't work weekends so if they change something over the weekend I don't find out until Monday when I tell a customer no or have no clue what the hell they're talking about.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
10:08 am
[watch4whales]
Truck Guy
I thought this would be appropriate for the Arby's community even though I thought it was kinda funny and almost posted it in my own journal...

Our truck comes on Monday and every so often the truck guy has someone with him as he did yesterday. But this guy was wearing a varsity jacket from his high school (I'm assuming....do people really get them for college?) and the worst part about it was he graduated in 1995!!!!! Okay I graduated in 93 and I'm 100% positive that was the last year I wore my coat. I suppose I need to bust it out and start wearing it again. Or maybe only if I deliver the truck to Arby's.....

Current Mood: confused
Thursday, November 24th, 2005
6:37 pm
[watch4whales]
Happy Turkey Day Arby's!!!
Happy Turkey Day and day off to all you Arby's folks out there......

Current Mood: thankful
Friday, September 9th, 2005
3:00 pm
[watch4whales]
Arby's Theme Song
If you could have a theme song for your Arby's what would it be?

For our store I was thinking Take This Job and Shove It but then we had 2 people quit in the past 3 days so I was thinking it would be more like Another One Bites the Dust.

Current Mood: contemplative
Friday, August 19th, 2005
1:03 pm
[vtladyhawke]
Me: The Most Awesome Arby's Shift Manager
FA: Fatass and his group of 8(!) other people

I'm going 'round the lobby doing my normal pre-closing thing at 9:50, and I just happen to be over by the door when this group of 9 or 10 people comes up. The first guy pauses, LOOKS at the sticker on the door that shows the hours, then checks his watch. They come inside, and he turns to me and this exchange ensues:

FA: What time do you close
Me: *Checks watch* In about 10 minutes
FA: Well, do we have time to eat here?
Me: *Shrug* Well, I can't very well stop you, can I?
FA: I would certainly hope not!

This group then proceeds to order 10 fucking Mix-A-Melts, which are a ROYAL PAIN to make. They take their food and go sit down at a table. The poor guys on backline were doing their best to keep up, and the customer had the audacity to whine to me about how long it was taking..gah!! Meanwhile, I'm flipping all but one of the trashcans upside down, taking trash back, sweeping, and generally closing down the lobby as much as I can with customers still inside. They finally leave at 10:20, and I proceed to mop and pull off soda caps. These asshats had the cojones to leave their trays and trash on the f*cking table for me to clean up. I generally get off at 10:30...I didn't get out of there until close to 11:00. I hope those people choke on their roastbeef and ham sandwiches...*grumble*

**Xposted to customers_suck

Current Mood: exhausted
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
12:46 pm
[watch4whales]
Fire! Fire! Fire! heh heh heh
Did I mention someone put a wrapper in the microwave last week? Man that stuff stinks and anyone who doesn't know not to put foil in a microwave is a dumbass.

Current Mood: blah
Monday, August 8th, 2005
1:06 pm
[vtladyhawke]
Arby's Horror Stories
I just found this comm, and I'd like to share a rant that I wrote awhile back with y'all. :)

OK...I work as a shift manager at Arby's, so that means I have a fair amount of mouthbreathing, gum-flapping droolers that I come into contact with on an almost-daily basis. Here are a few pet peeves of mine:

Listening is a skill we are obviously lacking in hereCollapse )

You take the meaning of impatience to another level entirelyCollapse )

I'm sorry, mindreading wasn't a skill listed on the original job applicationCollapse )

We forgot how to clean up after ourselves when we moved out of our parents' houseCollapse )

Shut the kid up or I willCollapse )

Telling me to chill out when you can't untwist your own panties? Say it with me...H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-ECollapse )

That is all.

Thank you, and please drive through. (Pun intended!!!) :D

**Xposted to customers_suck, vtladyhawke and coworkers_suck

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, August 4th, 2005
12:34 pm
[watch4whales]
Arby's of the World High 5
We need to start a National Arby's High 5 Day!!! A couple of us have been (or just started)doing random high 5's with our coworkers. We should make a national day for it for all the Arby's in the whole world!! It can include anyone....and I want to know if people high 5 their customers. This could cross over into people who visit other Arby's. As fellow coworkers we can give each other the high 5 when we visit other stores, or other states etc. How cool would that be to travel halfway across the US and get a high 5? I know some areas might not have the type of customer that would appreciate a high 5 but your coworkers should have fun with it. As long as you're not the one and only guy in the store who wouldn't do it like I had yesterday. I did the random high 5 and ONE person just looked at me like - are you on crack? And just stood there. Jerk!!!

So all of the Arby's should unite in a national day to celebrate high 5's.

Current Mood: optimistic
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
6:13 pm
[disneyclint]
I like my job at Arby's but for once I'm going to complain about it.
Well, today was pretty sucky, as it always is when we lose the water. I live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and sometimes the water in this area gets contaminated. Whenever there are floods it happens, but this time it seemed to happen for no apparent reason. The water is coming out brown, which means that we can't serve sodas out of our soda fountain, or ice from our ice machine. So somebody had to go and get 2-liter bottles of soda and bags of ice from the supermarket. Now it used to be that we'd just set them up in front of the drink station and let people pour it themselves, but this time we had to do it, and there were no free refills. We went through the 2-liters and then switched to cans. All of this takes forever, and add to that that I was the only person left over from the morning shift and the second shift people are incompetent anyway. I was running orders, there were all these people waiting for big orders with drinks included, and every time I turned around to get the sandwich I needed it wasn't there because the guys on back line were taking forever. The drive-thru seemed to be getting everything they needed, lucky them. At first I was just giving people the cans and cups of ice and not bothering to pour, but then I wasn't sure what to do about the people who ordered large drinks, since one can wouldn't fill a large cup but two seemed like too much. So since the sandwiches weren't coming anyway I filled up the cups myself, pausing in between to let the fizz subside, and the manager bitched at me to stop wasting time doing that. Yeah, never mind that the sandwich guys were taking their dear time. The counter was cluttered with trays of orders that were only partially run, there were cans everywhere, and it was already past time for me to leave. Normally I would stay to help finish up the job, but I had been there almost ten hours and I was getting tired of all that madness. So I clocked out and ran home, leaving them to finish it themselves. And now I can't take a shower. Great.

Current Mood: dirty
Monday, June 20th, 2005
7:31 am
[watch4whales]
www.ihateovenmitt.com
Okay anyone who works at Arby's or anyone just viewing this community for the hell of it has GOT to check out this site. And I'm retarded and don't know how to post links but if you copy and paste or type or whatever..... and you have to check out the pictures. It sounds like something I would have done but I didn't take an oven mitt when they got recalled...

http://www.ihateovenmitt.com/ihateovenmitt/default.aspx

Current Mood: irritated
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
1:09 am
[jek196]
Fast Food Union
Me and a friend who used to work at Tim Horton's have decided to form a Fast Food Union. If we get everyone involved who works at or has worked in the fast food industry, we can effectively pursue equal rights for Food Service employees...

This includes:

1. Paid Breaks (some food service personal do not receive paid breaks)
2. More vacation time
3. Less working time to Overtime ratio
4. Minimum two days off per week


If you or anyone you know has any other ideas for our union, or would simply like to join the FFU, they simply need to apply for an online account in our community (sponsored by Live Journal). When we mobilize, we can be treated equally under law.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/ffu/

Please forward this email along to everyone, so that the word gets out. The more people we have spreading the word, the stronger our union and the further it's reach. Our goal is to be a Canada recognized union by the end of this year. We hope to accomplish this with your help, but we need you to get the word out to others.

We need protection in the Fast Food industry, and we need it now. The longer you wait the more unfairly treated other workers become.

Brennan Ball
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