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9 Restaurant Realities

images[1]1. Not all customer are assholes
Contrary to popular belief, most people are not cruel assholes. Honestly, the people I come across everyday for the most part, are nice people. Even if you’re having a bad day, a nice customer will give you a compliment to brighten your day. But there are those select few who are just mean and impatient people who don’t give an ounce of a fuck about your feelings. You could be smiling at them and they give you an intense bitch face for absolutely no reason.
2. Your memory can make or break the efficiency of your job
So the ability to remember an order is something that took me a very long time to learn because my STM (short-term memory) was horrible when I started my job over a year ago. Then factor in the need for people to modify the shit out of an item that you already vaguely remember being a certain way. It’s terrible and can be an extremely stressful part of your job. But from my experience, the more you do it with trial and error, the less errors you make and people will be astonished by how well you remembered their order, no matter how complicated. When I see my colleagues who aren’t fully trained try to avoid being at a certain station that requires more focus and multitasking then others, I’m like, “bruh, how the fuck are you going to learn, if you dodge it all the time.” SMH I love them, but godimages-5damn can ya’ll at least try!?
3. Fast service during lunch? Psh!!
Fast service is typically the M.O for a lot of restaurants. But people should honestly have the common sense to know that a lunch based restaurant that is very popular, will not be fast at all from 11-2 because of the continuous long line. If I were on my lunch break and walked into a restaurant and saw there was a long line, I would walk right the fuck out because screw that crap. Or if you want to eat there for lunch, have the shit delivered or arrange for it to be picked up at a certain time. The majority of people who are hungry and have little time to eat, do not have time to deal with a goddamn line.
4. Children should not be given free range
“If you were my kids (insert punishment here)”, is normally my reaction when I see kids acting up, grabbing shit, climbing on counters or running around. I cringe when I see parents leave their offspring unattended in public. I get that kids don’t have a full grasp of how to act in public, but if your kids are bad as fuck, at least fucking try to control them or leave them at home. If your children grab a whole bunch of sweets and your bill is like $45, don’t look at me crazy like I did something wrong. Bitch you’re the one who let them pick up whatever the fuck they wanted.
5. Catering during lunch is a fucking nightmare
OK, so you have a $1,000 worth of catering to do along with the line of people in your face, along with the tons of pick up orders that are pouring in by the minute. FML. Unfortunately, dealing with the lunch rush and the fuckshit amount of catering simultaneously is inevitable. It’s extremely annoying and you will hate every moment of it. But on the plus side, typically the day goes faster when it’s busy, but the stress level will not lower until it’s over. When you walk into work and see everyone running around and chaos everywhere, you just know your day is not going to be pleasant.
6. You seriously grow to not like people a little bit
I heard the idea th2015-11-03-17-31-21--1208036958[1]at “restaurants make you hate people” a lot from friends who have worked in them, but I never really took it to heart. Now after being there for over a year, oh dear god. Dealing with people all the time can get annoying after a while. From their constant neediness to their over complicated demands can make the most friendly person a little crazy. Especially, if it’s nonstop for 3 hours.
7. On hands training is more efficient than listening to you talk
Kinesthetic learners (KL), those who learn by physically carrying out activities, images-2absolutely hate listening to their CT yak on for 30 minutes about the technicalities of your job. It’s like, ugh GTFO with that book and just let me do it. When I had to go through training and saw my CT pull out that book and talk, I would just tune it out. I understand the need for it, but we KL find it absolutely dreadful. But I think for anybody, hands on training is efficient because it’s repetitive and the shit eventually becomes second nature.
8. Multitasking is inevitable
You know that unfortunate time of the day when a few people have to go on deliveries and it’s only like 3 people to hold down 3 stations that normal requires 2 or 3 people each. Its sucks not having any help during the time of day when yKXWbxbYRT4ih8tgz6wCl_tumblr_m21bmcIU4r1qcmfnio1_500[1]ou most need it, but this is where knowing how to multitask is going to have to kick in, if you don’t want pissed off customers. And if you don’t know how to multitask—->>
9. Your coworkers are great. Most of the time
You’re with these people every day, so you naturally grow some sort of bond with them. They cheer you up when you’re having a shitty day, you can bum a ride if need be, they might be nice enough to cover images-4your shift, you can borrow money from them and things of that nature. Sometimes friendships are formed and other times it’s strictly professional, but regardless you’re a team. But not all coworkers are awesome, we all have those lazy fucks who sweet talk their boss into letting them go home early or do something that requires less work or they’re just talking and walking around not doing shit. It’s like “how the fuck do you still work here dude?” As someone who’s had coworkers like that, it infuriates me. Like, why the fuck do I feel like I do more work then I need to when I work with certain people? Why the hell am I sweating bullets getting stuff done, and you’re over here chilling on your phone looking at Vines and shit?! Then when corporate bosses come in, your ass wanna play like you’re a hard worker.

Although working in a restaurant is not ideal and can be extremely shitty, I truly believe that the experience teaches you a lot about yourself, those around you and that the service industry is a lot more than what it seems.


Evaluate My Work, Not My Body Art

Ambika Kamath

When I was an undergrad, one of my reasons for wanting to continue in academia was my aversion to Western formal clothing. If I became a Ph.D. student and then a professor, I thought, I would hardly ever need to wear suits or dress shirts, and such a life appealed to me. I had seen academics of all stripes dress in all sorts of ways, and I naively believed that this signalled something very progressive about academia’s stance towards appearance: wear what you want, because you’ll be evaluated based upon your ideas and work, not how you choose to present yourself.

But a recent article in a column called Ask Alice (published on the website of Science, one of the most high profile scientific journals out there) confirms my naivete. In this piece, an anonymous academic who finds themselves in a “conservative place” for their postdoc, asks Dr. Alice Huang, “Am I crazy…

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When you can’t write what you need to write, you write what you can. I want to write about…

That new Dove ad is absurdly symbolic. Women in five cities around the world are made to choose one of two doors in order to enter a space. The entries are labelled ‘Beautiful’ or ‘Average’. There seems to be no other way to gain access to the building. Your physical appearance is your only admission. Choose beautiful Dove says. F**K that.

My sister looked radiant tonight. I don’t know if I have ever seen her glow like this. When she made her entrance into the hall, mischief captured her and she threw her hennaed hands up in the air, her intricately brown laced hands swirling through the air as she danced. Little dried flecks sprinkled off her hands like black confetti. Later my father, handsome in his turquoise blue sherwani interrupted…

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Eating Disorder Awareness Month

It's Possible.

February, already?! Holy smokes…where has the time gone people. Well, this is the month of National Eating Disorder Awareness, so a special month that it is for those of you who are either battling this mental illness, overcame it or know someone who is battling ED.

Recently, I came across a blog from a fellow ED sister, and it spoke about replacing the word “recovery” with mental illness, with the word “hope”. Since the beginning of July 2014 when I began my treatment, I have been surrounded by the term “recovery” and not that I don’t appreciate the meaning behind it, the article really gave me some insight on what it truly is like to fight a mental disorder. Hope gives me more clarity, hope means the grass can be greener on the other side, hope tells me I can do it. I am hopeful.

So many changes have already…

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Ryan Higa Surpasses 2 Billion Views on YouTube



YouTube funnyman Ryan Higa is the internet’s #1 comedian.

There are probably very few people who haven’t enjoyed a classic Ryan Higa comedy video. My favorites have to be the Wayne Brady one and GiveUpandSettle.com.

Ryan celebrated his 2 Billion+ views today via social media. Check out his Facebook post below:

“I can say with 100% honesty that after I first hit 1 billion views, that I never thought I’d make it to 2 billion. Seriously, so thankful and grateful for all of you that continue to watch and support! I’m not gonna lie, there were some times throughout this stretch where I felt really uninspired to create new content and doubted my ideas so much that I wouldn’t even want to post them.. but every single time I did, you guys were there to pick me up and re-inspire me.. I don’t know if “re-inspire” is a word……

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