Chick-fil-A manager's list of forbidden words


#1

[Permalink]


#2

Reading the postscript on the page, I’d never consider a job at a Chik-Fil-A restaurant a “professional” position.

Also, since they’re adding words, they should just add random crap. Signal and noise, brah.


#3

Groovy, man.


#4

Teenagers being teenagers. Maybe the problem is the manager is treating them like children instead of adults?

Also, the rapport that builds within small teams like a fast food crew is important for morale and ultimately success. This manager is going about this all wrong, maybe he should look into a career in law enforcement?


#5

This reads like an confession of official oldness.


#6

On Fleek?


#7

I can’t articulate why I found this so funny, but the (stop accusing people of having ebola) made me laugh more than I have in quite some time.


#8

“… there will be no singing or dancing to go along with that phrase …”

I. Don’t. Even. Is this guy is a total joy-suck or what?


#9

Singing and dancing probably requires the restaurant to have a cabaret license.


#10

Eric obviously has Ebola.


#11

Well, he sucks something. He’s not the first bozo to completely misunderstand the shorthand rapport that develops between coworkers. Never get caught enjoying what you do; someone always resents it.


#12

Is it just me or does anyone else feel old now?


#13

Obviously racist. And homophobic.

The no singing and dancing is a Baptist thing, too.


#14

If the employees are customer-facing (or even within earshot of a customer) then the manager’s not out of line at all.


#15

Not entirely true, though. My grandfather owned his own restaurant and a certain level of familiarity between employees and customers was expected; though, sometimes that included screaming in the kitchen and throwing something metal to make a point.
Authentic Chinese cooking.


#16

Except that his proposed penalty for scratching out words is probably illegal.

I can’t be sure about how compensation is structured at Chick-fil-A, but for many fast-food employees, that one meal per shift is part of their pay.

Imagine if his note had read “Scratch out a word and I’ll dock you an hour’s pay.”


#17

He went after the more valuable thing.


#18

I can’t think of a single place where there is a legal requirement to provide an actual meal during a meal break, just to provide the time for such meal.

I would definitely scratch “probably” from “probably illegal” to “might, if this is a very rare edge case, be illegal”.


#19

This list illustrates exactly what is wrong with linguistic prescriptivism: it pretends to be defending “correct speech” but is really just an unsystematic list of things that piss the list maker off.


#20

It is a 13-year-olds thing. I heard this last night from mine.