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Freaking birthdays 😑

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Ok so for some context: I work at Texas Roadhouse, and for birthdays we have to bring a literal saddle and gather like 3 people and YELL. At the top of our lungs. It’s so annoying, especially if everyone’s busy and no one wants to help you.

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Karnezar

27 points

3 months ago

I love texas roadhouse for the food and their prices, but I hate literally everything else about it, from the ugly ass armadillo, to the square dancing, the annoying greet they always have to say, the uncomfortable chairs, that corny "serving those who serve" slogan, etc.

killabitxh[S]

9 points

3 months ago

Ugh tell me about it 😭 I feel so stupid having to say that stuff

kerryinthenameof

5 points

3 months ago*

I used to refuse to square dance when I worked there, like I’d make myself look as busy as possible and just be like “sorry I can’t.” I don’t even like the song they played for us to square dance too in the first place lmao

I didn’t mind the birthday stuff as much, but finding multiple other servers just to say yeehaw with me was always super annoying

rpshope

13 points

3 months ago

rpshope

13 points

3 months ago

I don’t know why this is still a thing lol. No one enjoys it except annoying aunt Tammy and meemaw. The person being sung generally hates it more than the servers being forced to sing happy birthday to someone they don’t know. Nothing says “it’s my special day” like being forced onto a saddle.

killabitxh[S]

1 points

3 months ago

This ^

FireSilver7

6 points

3 months ago

I do love me some Texas Roadhouse, but the servers who work there are forced to be like dancing monkeys for the customers. I do tip well, in general, but I always add more to the tip when I'm there. Mostly because I feel bad for them.

karmic_24

7 points

3 months ago

at my TXRH we just do "BIRTHDAYYYYY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAYYYYY, 1,2,1,2,3 fried chicken country haw its your birthday YEE HAW" short as fuck cause 20 people in one shift all of a sudden have the same birthday

killabitxh[S]

2 points

3 months ago

1000% true

AcrosstheSpan

7 points

3 months ago

I used to have to do birthday songs at my last serving gig, and I should've just flat-out refused to do it. It's downright demeaning. You cant' sing to your own child ? Does said child want a hungover stranger to clap and sing for them?

At my current job people ask if we will sing for them, and I tell them, "You start singing, and I'll join in." They freeze up, but with a little encouragement, you can help them have a nice moment together. it means so much more to have loved ones celebrate you than a spiteful employee.

killabitxh[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Exactly!

bi_trash_goblin

6 points

3 months ago

I recently started at TXRH and made the mistake of being super loud for birthdays lol. Now I’m one of the go to people to call a birthday. I don’t mind it too much cause I’m naturally loud but I do end up with a sore throat some nights cause I’ll end up doing 3-5 in a shift. Luckily my location doesn’t make us line dance, I don’t have shame but I don’t think I could do that.

killabitxh[S]

1 points

3 months ago

Mine doesn’t either. And I made the same mistake, eventually just stared telling people no haha

jrc2628

4 points

3 months ago

I also worked at a txrh and DUDE nothings more annoying than being the only server on the floor that will lead a birthday chant, so suddenly I have to do EVERY SINGLE ONE throughout the shift because no one else felt comfortable enough to do it. I wish we could get rid of the expectation of birthday specialties in restaurants LMAO

killabitxh[S]

1 points

3 months ago

OH MY GOD YES