Feb 18, 2010

No, I will not get your lunch for you while I'm out.

And do you know why, dear coworker? Because it's my break, not my job. I work hard, don't chit chat more than the casual snippets, don't do social networking online, don't have a thought or moment to myself until my break. If I have to spend my break worrying about onions or flavors or juggling drinks and condiments and money, it has officially become work. And stressful work, at that.

I go to the trouble once a week to get into my car to get away from the tasks and obligations and to actually decompress. Bringing you back lunch so you don't have to bother with it is nice if I offer, but rude if you expect it.

Waitressing is a job that teaches you that you don't want to be a waitress, and I don't want to be yours. Sorry.



Teresa said...

Oh - good for you!

Teresa said...

I mean... (now that I look at my first comment) I would probably be too nice to say no. I should but I probably won't, I'd just resent her. I'm in awe of those who can do it so well. ;-)

dogette said...

Give 'em hell. Don't fix their computers for them either.

walt said...

Good looking mission statement!

(wv hopes that you can infur what I "refer" to.)

KeesKennis said...


From The Socialist Team

CastoCreations said...

I often said that I was the "donkey" of the group because I always brought back lunch...although I did offer and didn't mind (don't do it now because I don't go out to eat!).

I'm surprised someone asked you. kind of rude.