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25-11-2016, 09:12 AM
RE: Fast Food - isn't. Either.
(24-11-2016 10:37 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  I worked at an Arby's for 5 years while I was in college.

Translating a drive-thru order through a combination of poor audio quality, static, and people often being too dumb or lazy to use it properly (like not rolling their windows down all the way) is a fucking art form in and of itself.

Deep frying the Apple Turnovers and eating them with a touch of vanilla milkshake (a la mode) is the best way to consume them.

Their Italian Sub is the reason that I love ciabatta bread and banana peppers.

The difference between their roast beef sandwiches is entirely down to the amount of meat on them. Regular is 3 oz, Medium is 5 oz, and the Large (formerly the Big Montana) is 7 oz. A Junior is 1.5 oz. The Beef & Cheddar is also 3 oz.

The roast beef is delivered frozen, 4 bags in a box. They're thawed out over the course of a few days. Each roast is self contained, and is cooked in the bag it arrives in. Once thawed, it is an amorphous mass of cow meat with a consistence slightly more rigid than toothpaste; it keeps it's shape but is soft to the touch. They're cooked in convection ovens, then taken from the cooking oven and cut open. Then they're wrapped in industrial plastic wrap, and placed in a holding oven until it's needed and placed on the slicer.

The slicer is a mean piece of machinery that can and will ruin your day if you stop respecting it. I worked there for 5 years, never once cut myself on the damn thing, and I worked closing shifts and had to disassemble the thing frequently.

In 5 years, I only ever purposely fucked with a person's order once. ProTip: Don't order $40 worth of food from across the entire menu 5 minutes before closing. I'm going to have to pull out everything I've put away for the night after a 12 hour lunch-diner shift, and I will lick the knife before I use it to cut your subs and sandwiches. Also, my manager thought it was funny.

I worked at a gas station while in university, closed at midnight. People would wheel in at 2 minutes to midnight and want gas. I got out of there at 12:45 once, and had to be back at 7 AM to open the place. After that, I started locking pumps at 11:45. I got some complaints about "inconvenient" because someone had to wait. Scroom.
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25-11-2016, 07:16 PM
RE: Fast Food - isn't. Either.
(25-11-2016 09:12 AM)Fireball Wrote:  I worked at a gas station while in university, closed at midnight. People would wheel in at 2 minutes to midnight and want gas. I got out of there at 12:45 once, and had to be back at 7 AM to open the place. After that, I started locking pumps at 11:45. I got some complaints about "inconvenient" because someone had to wait. Scroom.

Interesting...

In Oz, workplace regulations mean an employee must have a minimum of 12 clear hours between the end of one shift and the start of their next shift (National Union of Workers directive). If the boss here tried only a 7-hour break, then the fair work ombudsman would have them in court.

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25-11-2016, 08:41 PM
RE: Fast Food - isn't. Either.
(25-11-2016 07:16 PM)SYZ Wrote:  
(25-11-2016 09:12 AM)Fireball Wrote:  I worked at a gas station while in university, closed at midnight. People would wheel in at 2 minutes to midnight and want gas. I got out of there at 12:45 once, and had to be back at 7 AM to open the place. After that, I started locking pumps at 11:45. I got some complaints about "inconvenient" because someone had to wait. Scroom.

Interesting...

In Oz, workplace regulations mean an employee must have a minimum of 12 clear hours between the end of one shift and the start of their next shift (National Union of Workers directive). If the boss here tried only a 7-hour break, then the fair work ombudsman would have them in court.

Shit..... In Michigan - an employer can work you until you see a white tunnel, and dead relatives beckoning you to "come into the light"......................

And not have to pay overtime for it.......................

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25-11-2016, 08:52 PM (This post was last modified: 25-11-2016 08:58 PM by Loom.)
RE: Fast Food - isn't. Either.
I used to work at Arby's...*shudder*

At least I made the sandwiches the way I would like them...heated up a lil extra, easier on the sauce (no one likes a soggy sandwich, no idea why corporate never understood that), a lil lenient on the scale, letting an extra half ounce or so slide.

And I always, always gave a generous amount of napkins.

People would ask for me specifically to make their sandwich Tongue

Don't miss it at all though! Especially those 13 hour shifts with hardly a restroom break!

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25-11-2016, 09:01 PM
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In corrections they require us to get 8 hours between shifts, which means we can do 16 hour shifts back to back non-stop. With traffic in Ottawa and me living in Gatineau, I'm lucky if I get 4 hours when they pull that shit. I've considered getting a little camper to bring to work.

In the Army, during deployment, there was some regulation that we were supposed to get at least 6 hours of sleep in order to be allowed to drive a vehicle the next day. To this day, we consider it bad inside joke. Realistically, we often went for several weeks at a time getting maybe two hours of sleep and a cat nap every now and then, usually in full battle rattle with our rifles in hand, with the hopes we'd get a chance to catch up a bit once we were back behind the wire.

And just when I thought I could handle anything, I had kids. And that was the end of sleep Tongue

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25-11-2016, 09:05 PM (This post was last modified: 25-11-2016 09:12 PM by Loom.)
RE: Fast Food - isn't. Either.
(24-11-2016 10:37 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  I worked at an Arby's for 5 years while I was in college.

Translating a drive-thru order through a combination of poor audio quality, static, and people often being too dumb or lazy to use it properly (like not rolling their windows down all the way) is a fucking art form in and of itself.

Deep frying the Apple Turnovers and eating them with a touch of vanilla milkshake (a la mode) is the best way to consume them.

Their Italian Sub is the reason that I love ciabatta bread and banana peppers.

The difference between their roast beef sandwiches is entirely down to the amount of meat on them. Regular is 3 oz, Medium is 5 oz, and the Large (formerly the Big Montana) is 7 oz. A Junior is 1.5 oz. The Beef & Cheddar is also 3 oz.

The roast beef is delivered frozen, 4 bags in a box. They're thawed out over the course of a few days. Each roast is self contained, and is cooked in the bag it arrives in. Once thawed, it is an amorphous mass of cow meat with a consistence slightly more rigid than toothpaste; it keeps it's shape but is soft to the touch. They're cooked in convection ovens, then taken from the cooking oven and cut open. Then they're wrapped in industrial plastic wrap, and placed in a holding oven until it's needed and placed on the slicer.

The slicer is a mean piece of machinery that can and will ruin your day if you stop respecting it. I worked there for 5 years, never once cut myself on the damn thing, and I worked closing shifts and had to disassemble the thing frequently.

In 5 years, I only ever purposely fucked with a person's order once. ProTip: Don't order $40 worth of food from across the entire menu 5 minutes before closing. I'm going to have to pull out everything I've put away for the night after a 12 hour lunch-diner shift, and I will lick the knife before I use it to cut your subs and sandwiches. Also, my manager thought it was funny.

Wow your post brings back so many memories....I hated hated HATED it when people would pull up 1 minute before closing. Had to pull everything out, wipe everything down AGAIN. And more often than not, there would be another customer right behind them...and another...and another. Oh, and they'd all want fried products (yay gotta clean that beast AGAIN) and milkshakes (which is off and drained by now, can't do much there 'cept get yelled at).

Basically undoing all of the closing tasks I'd been working on for the past hour.

And corporate expected us to be out of there an hour after close. Regardless of the fact that it was already very hard to get out on time with all the closing duties with only two people to do them, and now have to deal with several last minute customers and their aftermath.

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25-11-2016, 10:26 PM
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(25-11-2016 09:01 PM)yakherder Wrote:  In corrections they require us to get 8 hours between shifts, which means we can do 16 hour shifts back to back non-stop. With traffic in Ottawa and me living in Gatineau, I'm lucky if I get 4 hours when they pull that shit. I've considered getting a little camper to bring to work.

In the Army, during deployment, there was some regulation that we were supposed to get at least 6 hours of sleep in order to be allowed to drive a vehicle the next day. To this day, we consider it bad inside joke. Realistically, we often went for several weeks at a time getting maybe two hours of sleep and a cat nap every now and then, usually in full battle rattle with our rifles in hand, with the hopes we'd get a chance to catch up a bit once we were back behind the wire.

And just when I thought I could handle anything, I had kids. And that was the end of sleep Tongue

I never went into combat in the Navy, but that lack of sleep I can totally relate to. When I was on the aircraft carrier, I got stuck doing 6 on and 6 off (we called it "Heel and toe watches", because when the one person was off, the other one was right there on the other's heels, to take over). That means you have 6 hours between watches. Bullshit. You have to eat (standing in line for quite awhile), get a couple of meals, get a shower, and maybe get some sleep in those "12 hours" of off time. Couple that with flight ops, which makes a ton of noise, what with jets taking off and landing. Then there are the "regular" guys who work 4 hours and are off 8. Do that for a few months. I could sleep at the drop of a hat. You're right, though, about children. For many months after they are born, you lie awake, waiting for them to stop breathing or something. Now that they are much older, I realize that the human being is a very robust creature that has survived under far worse conditions than the warm padded crib my sons were put in at night. Laugh out load
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02-12-2016, 10:24 AM
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Fortunately one of the Arby's locations here failed and a lovely independent coffee shop called The Daily Grind eventually expanded into the space and renovated it. IMO, best darn dark roast in town. They also make great sandwiches, hot grilled concoctions (I particularly like the roasted vegetable one).

As a rule, when I'm looking for fast food I specifically look for family-run establishments. They make the best fries.
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02-12-2016, 12:14 PM (This post was last modified: 02-12-2016 12:19 PM by Loom.)
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(02-12-2016 10:24 AM)Astreja Wrote:  Fortunately one of the Arby's locations here failed and a lovely independent coffee shop called The Daily Grind eventually expanded into the space and renovated it. IMO, best darn dark roast in town. They also make great sandwiches, hot grilled concoctions (I particularly like the roasted vegetable one).

As a rule, when I'm looking for fast food I specifically look for family-run establishments. They make the best fries.

It's so hard to find those family-run or local non-chain places here in Indiana...another reason I miss Kodiak, AK. Just about everything up there was family-run or not part of a chain.

Used to eat at Java Flats all the time with my mom, they had the best sandwiches. Harborside Cafe beat them at coffee, though Tongue

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02-12-2016, 12:44 PM
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We have an Arby's near our house. It was pretty good when they first opened but then the quality went completely to crap. We went a couple years without getting anything there. We decided to give it a try again while the house was wrapped in plastic; apparently there is a new manager who is much better at running things and the food is better than it was when they first opened.

I like a French Dip and swiss and I like their shakes. Husband loves their apple turnovers.

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