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A Year In Waiting 8 by bigbigtruck A Year In Waiting 8 by bigbigtruck
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Hasty, messy doodles, just enough to tell a story. I don't know how regular these will be, but I plan to upload one strip as soon as the following strip is done.
I don't know how many of these I'll do. Some will be funny, some will be horrifying. All of 'em will be true.

Notes on this strip:

- Yes, it was explicitly stated that we'd be fired for missing one of these meetings. Being late resulted in losing all your shifts for a week.

- Here begins the ongoing theme of passive-aggressive shittiness. It is also at this point that I begin to suspect I'm just oversensitive or something.


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dana-redde Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, loving this comic, but OOF, it's reminding me why I always try to be as nice as possible to waiters and retail people. If those jobs aren't purgatory, I don't know what is.

It's a tough call as to what my worst job ever was--working retail in a teen store at the mall, or doing inventory at 4 am in dollar stores and grocery stores with uber creeps. Fewer sex offenders at the mall store, but more rules (at the other job, so long as I wasn't noticeably intoxicated, everything was A-OK!) Now I live in a third world country and work for peanuts doing freelance and it was A FANTASTIC DECISION, holy shit. Honestly, not having hot water is a small price to pay for not having to deal with customers and managers.

Ahahah I LOVE the "I KNOW RIGHT?!" panel.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
The customers weren't bad at all - even when they were, they paled in comparison to management. Ah well.

At least 1. I'm out of there now and 2. if I ever have to go back, I know I can do it.
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Kagura-Satoam Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Again- I feel for you. It honest to god peeves me off knowing the stuff work can get you to feel. It hurts even knowing that they can make an off handed comment about your figure and get away wit it. Ughh
Again, these strips you do are so awesome, and a much needed reminder for people to learn that being a checkout chick/ waiter does not mean personal punching bag.
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raeraethejetplane Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep..they know they have you by the balls and take full advantage of it. I hate hate hate my job in food service. Thanks for writing these to tell me that switching over to waitressing is not going to make it any better.
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zyphryus Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
I have worked at bad places, and good places (serving food) thank god the current managers I work for (most of them anyway) are awesome. The last guy I worked under had an anger problem, and I learned how to let the world just roll off my back... It was either that or cry every night because you did something >insignificant< but wrong! :fear:

I so need to upload some of my serving sketches.
and play on words.
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We are skilled in the art of Fuudforyu-Jitsu!
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
When I first started waiting, I asked one of the veterans for advice - the first thing she told me was "Don't take anything personally."
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FreeRangeDorito Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
How can they say that stuff about the shirts and the bellies and not get in trouble...I just...don't get it... *continues mumbling*

I guess I'm just naive, but man. I don't know how you put up with it. Seriously. You're a tougher woman than I, madam. Thank goodness for your new job.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's not toughness so much as desperation to keep working. ^^;
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FreeRangeDorito Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Rock and a hard place. Well, kudos anyway.
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DarienKMarshelly Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
sucks how people take what they take and the people in charge know they can ram you and there's little you can do. :hug: i wish you the best of luck

and btw: i have a couple shots of me and my roomy as the 63 of TJ and Amal, they are a little dark but im guna work with them to see what i can do ^_^
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