Was I wrong?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dar, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    I was a restaurant for lunch with a few friends today and we were seated by the hostess.

    Our server came over and offered us drinks, I looked up and through the facial hair SHE had I also noticed skin flakes the size of the circles after you use a hole punch.
    she also had these skin flakes in her hair too. (edited to remove the yuck face as to not further offend anyone...sorry to those I may have offended)

    I calmly said to my friends that i need to move out of her section i could not let this person serve my food with skin flakes hanging off of her like that. My friends agreed (they dont argue with me with stuff like this...and yes I was the only nurse there)

    I calmly walked up to the hostess and requested a change of location and trying to be as polite as i can I explained that i was not comfortable with the amount of skin flaking that the server has.

    I know she is probably suffering with some dermatological disorder and is really self conscious about it already but there was no way I could have the skin flakes in my food....

    I know i know I would vomit on the spot if i walked back into the kitchen and seen when the cooks are doing sneezing and coughing and what ever else they do...

    I am wondering if there is anyone who may work within the food services industry that may be able to shed some light on the standards and where the health board may step in.

    so was I wrong about asking to be moved?... [​IMG]

    I guess the hostess told the management what happened and they actually looked my info up (they got the name from the CC receipt i guess) The manager informs me that she has been spoken to about this before and refuses to work the hostess station or the take out counter during times of a flare up...I also insisted that she not loose her job because in the economic times jobs are hard to come by. He promised me she would not loose her job, she may be re stationed to the take out desk until her condition is under control
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    You gotta do what you gotta do.

    One of the reasons I DON'T like to eat out. I really like to know who is preparing what goes in my mouth. I have a couple of patients that are either chefs or owners of eating establishments. I eat at both of their restaurants because they gave me tours of their kitchens and let me watch.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Ok what you described probably would have made me leave the restaurant not just her station. If this is a permanent condition it should be required to wear long sleeves and a hair net. That is down right revolting.

    I only eat out in places that have open kitchens where you can watch, like Roadhouse Grill.
  4. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    GAG PUKE!!!! I must agree I think I would have left myself.

  5. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I would have asked to move too, although I wouldn't have said why. I wouldn't have had the guts to say why! I would have worried she would retaliate!
    Even though she couldn't help her condition.
    I had the chicken pocks when I was 18, I had them so bad, my Dr swore I brought small pocks back. They were very bad on my face. I didn't go back to work till all the scabs were gone. I was still conscious about the way I looked. I worked at McDonalds.
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    You are so right. I am a Certified Dietary Manager/nutritionist. Also the responses were correct. I would have left the restaurant. Just moving sections doesn't guarantee that the server wasn't prepping food in the back. ( [​IMG] Sorry) And for the rest of you, just looking at a kitchen doesn't even come close to ensuring safety.

    imp-accidents happen
  7. Becky89*

    Becky89* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    I would of moved to!!! That would of bothered me to no end and I would of been investigating every bite of my food.
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    As long as she restrains her hair, washes her hands, and is clean, she is following guidelines set by the health depts. She can't be denied a job due to psoriasis or whatever it might be, but I can't imagine whey they would have her serving food! She should be on the register or bussing.
  9. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ewwwwwwwww. I'm so broke that I rarely get to eat out, and I certainly wouldn't want to see that as I eat. Even if there was nothing bad in the food, it's unappetizing.
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    My heart goes out to this person she probly did not want to be there either!

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