If you’ve ever bought your morning coffee whilst in a bad mood and failed to feel the caffeine hit, it could be because the disgruntled barista gave you decaf.
In a candid Reddit thread, employees have revealed the truth about their professions – including a former barista admitting that if you treated staff with a bad attitude, you most certainly were given decaf espresso.
And decaffeinated coffee is just the least of our worries, if the thread is anything to go by.
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In a candid Reddit thread, employees have revealed the truth about their professions – including a former barista who revealed if you’re rude, you’ll unknowingly be served decaf espresso
Hotel staff and cleaners also revealed that sheets often went unwashed in hotels, explaining: ‘The down blankets are not always washed, only the sheets and thin blankets.
‘The top cover is only washed on occasion but not after every check out. I don’t know if all hotels are like this, but the ones I worked at are.’
Meanwhile, a former purchasing agent for several fast food chains shared a shocking claim.
They wrote: ‘There is a national (American-based) chain whose contract with their beef suppliers says that no more than 10 per cent of the weight of the meat can be fecal matter. In other words, they’re OK with up to 10 per cent feces.’
A former purchasing agent for several fast food chains shared a shocking claim that certain retailers he worked for are OK with up to 10 per cent feces in their beef
One member of hotel staff revealed that sheets often went unwashed in hotels
Another restaurant employee added: ‘Chef here, you eat waaaay more salt and fat when you eat at restaurants instead of eating at home. That’s why it tastes so f****** good.’
Meanwhile, a shop assistant claimed she gives customers returning a faulty item a brand new one if they’re nice to her, but gives rude people store credit instead.
She wrote: ‘If you’re returning something that’s faulty, talk to me like I’m a human being and again, be polite. If you shout, you’re getting store credit AND I’m going to make you wait for it.
‘Be polite and guess what, you’ll get a new one.’
The thread also contains a claim from a dentist, who wrote: ‘If it’s a large cavity we will tell you that the tooth needs to be pulled instead of filling it because it doesn’t cost us any materials to pull a tooth (except gauze and the anesthetic cartridges)’
Another admission came from a life guard who claimed: ‘We only get re-certified every 3 years for the big stuff: water rescue, backboarding, etc.
‘If someone’s lazy (doesn’t keep in shape, doesn’t review procedure regularly) or only barely passed their cert (you only need an 80 on the paper test which you get two shots at, and you get several tries at perfecting each skill on the practical test), they may be qualified on paper but not qualified in real ability to save your drowning ass.
‘Best to be safe and know how to swim and know your own limits.’
The thread also contains a claim from a dentist, who wrote: ‘If it’s a large cavity we will tell you that the tooth needs to be pulled instead of filling it because it doesn’t cost us any materials to pull a tooth (except gauze and the anesthetic cartridges).
‘I have worked in three dental health clinics and have seen this done too many times to count.’