An IHOP in the Seattle area is looking for some new employees and the manager there is not fucking around. Based on the posting that was placed on the front door, this manager must have heard every excuse under the Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity Sun, because every base is covered to keep out the crappy employees. I hid the phone number so they aren’t inundated with calls from people desperate to serve up some Raspberry Sweet Cream Cheese Crepes and Bacon Crusted Chicken Breasts.
Please do not apply if you oversleep, have court often, do not have a babysitter every day, have to get rides to work later than our work day begins, experience flat tires every week, have to hold a cell phone all day, or will become an expert at your job with no need to take advice after the first day. Must be able to talk and work at the same time. Must also remember to come back to work after lunch. Should not expect to receive gold stars for being on time. If you qualify leave name and number at (206) ***-****.
Some people may think this is the kind of manager they would not want to work for, but to me it sounds like a dream scenario. I hate when I bust my ass to get to work on time every day and some lazy waitress drags her ass in late very other day with another brilliant excuse. (Shout out to my friend Todd who once showed up late to his job at Dillard’s department store carrying his muffler under his arm claiming that it fell off his car.) I say thank you to this manager for weeding out all the wrong people right from the get go. It saves everyone a lot of time. No employer wants to learn that you have child care issues after they have put you on the schedule. No employer wants to get a text message thirty minutes before the shift begins because you are in court again this week. And most impressively, no employer wants to hire someone who thinks they know everything without being told. Those are exactly the kinds of employees I don’t want to work with and that’s why I think this job posting is straight up brilliant. It’s also straight up bitchy, so I love it for a lot of reasons. You might not get a gold star for working there, but I give one to whoever printed this out and taped it to the front door of IHOP.
What do you think? Did this manager go too far or are they doing what they need to do to ensure the highest quality of servers? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section below.