Five Things Wetherspoon Staff Hate And What It's Like To Work There
Wetherspoon pubs are regarded by many as a British national treasure. Offering extremely cheap drinks and big discounts with their daily food clubs, the massive pub-chain attracts all types of customer to their nearly 900 pubs up and down the country.
There can't be many adults that haven't paid a visit to their local 'Spoons.
Staff at Wetherspoons' pubs complete a wide range of tasks everyday, from pouring pints, bringing food to tables or cooking your traditional breakfast in the kitchen. They do it all.
But what's it like for the 43,000 people who work for Wetherspoon? Well I can tell you that. Because I'm one of them.
Here's five things Wetherspoon staff hate - so think on next time you visit your local theatre of cheapness.
1. Ordering drinks individually on the app.
One of the biggest bugbears for Wetherspoon staff is large groups ordering their drinks individually. Going back and forth, up and downstairs carrying single drinks to the same table is far from ideal. Just get a round in for your mates, the drinks are cheap enough.
2. Carrying hot plates or drinks through a busy pub is not the right time to stop and ask where the toilets are. Read. The. Signs.
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Wetherspoon staff are always happy to help. But perhaps you could ask for help when they aren't carrying three plates of food, one of which is burning their fingers off. If it's the toilets your looking for, follow the signs.
3. If you're going to moan about speed of service, at least know your order and table number when it's your turn.
A busy bar on a Saturday is stressful enough. Bar staff are going as quickly as they can so have some patience and refrain from moaning about the wait. When it's your turn, have your table number ready and know what you're ordering.
4. It's not my fault there's no fish and chips left.
Staff aren't responsible for items on the menu being out of stock. Nor can they do anything about it. So don't be rude if your desired meal or drink isn't available. Order something else, there's plenty on the menu.
5. Remember you manners.
Serving a rude customer who doesn't have basic manners has the potential to ruin your day. And then, all your server does it think about ways to ruin yours. Say 'please' and 'thank you' when ordering or asking for help, chances are the staff will go the extra mile for you. A small tip will help you too. Absolutely do not come to the bar mid-phone call and start to order, to bar staff this is probably the height of rudeness. Oh, and if you click your fingers or whistle the bar staff like they're actual dogs... you'll be waiting an awfully long time to get served. Possibly forever.
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