Sunday Crowd

I work at a restaurant to support myself while pursing my Bachelor’s. I enjoy my job, but I recently developed medical issues making work difficult and painful at times. I have two tumors in my back (noncancerous) with one pressing against the nerve. I have searing back pain on a daily basis, often made worse by running and lifting at work. I can normally make it through a 6, 8, even 10 hour shift on any week day, but on Sunday I’m completely drained after three hours. Sunday customers come in huge groups making the ordering process longer and more confusing- and it almost never fails half the group forgets what they ordered. They often move tables together without permission, and leave them for me to put back. They complain more than normal and use harsher words than other customers. ¬†Often they shout out demands at me as a walk by. (Not, “Excuse me, may we have some more bread?” but instead “Bread!”). They stay for ridiculous amounts of time and leave the table as a massive wreck, also neglecting to keep an eye on their children (who just run around and make more of a mess). ¬†They come and spent upward $50 dollars and leave no tip. I have several coworkers who refuse to work on Sundays. Honestly, if I didn’t need the money, I would as well.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your story with us. It is eye opening to read these stories from the servers perspective. So many Christians are oblivious to the way their children act, the mess they make and the demands they seem to bring to restaurants and other places on Sundays. I hope that stories like yours will open people’s eyes. Please accept our sincerest apologies from Preaching Christ Church for the times fellow Christians have been rude to you. Thank you for working as hard as you do, even with the physical limitations. I pray God will provide all of your needs! Thank you for contributing to our site! – Pastor Chad Roberts

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