Everyone should work in the service industry at least once in their life. It really puts things into perspective. If your ego is too big, it will for sure shut that down. If you’re insecure and too shy, it will bring out a more assertive you. It might be painful and even traumatizing (I worked at a pizza place in college almost a decade ago and I STILL have nightmares that I’m accidentally missing a shift…), but it helps you understand how to function in a society a little better. Actually, a lot better.
It’s rare that you come across a Reddit story where you’re siding with the manager and not the employee, but this time, it’s clear who was in the wrong. A restaurant manager was making accommodations for their deaf dishwasher as… a manager should. He asked the servers not to leave hot plates in a certain area because the dishwasher cannot hear if you say it’s hot or not, so leave them in a designated hot area so he knows. However, servers weren’t following this rule too well, so he had to get stricter and said if a person slips up on that again, that’s a write-up. This makes sense, because the poor dishwasher was getting burner.
However, one server was talking to their coworker and didn’t realize the manager was behind them. One server told her not to put the hot plate there because it could burn the dishwasher, and she could get written up for it. She responded by saying she didn’t care. Well, that really set OP off and he marched right in there and told her off right in front of everyone. Do you think this was a warranted firing? Scroll on to read and form your own opinion.