18 Apr 2011

Welcome back!

Getting my coffee this morning I witnessed the manager telling - sorry - asking one of her staff to fill the banana tray. Apparently they have to hide the stalks. She literally showed them how to correctly lay a banana in a box; 'So like this, but not like this. Ok?'

Now I know I have had to do some demeaning shit to get paid in the past, but surely that girl has a qualification in something - and working in a coffeeshop is just a part time thing while she finishes her thesis in molecular biology? Though her English was so bad that when I got my coffee and said thanks, bye, she replied with a big smile and 'thank you welcome back!'.