The Top 10 Struggles Of Every Chick-fil-A Employee

The Top 10 Struggles Of Every Chick-fil-A Employee

Where we say "my pleasure" and make thousands of frosted beverages a day.

There are awkward moments to every job, so here are 10 particularly awkward moments Chick-fil-A employees go through every day.

1. Saying "my pleasure" a few times a day

I can't tell you how many times I have to say that simple phrase. One of the worst things is, customers will come to eat and say "thank you" as many times as they can just so they can hear those simple words... "It's my pleasure"

2. Freshly Squeezed Lemonade anyone?

There's nothing fun about waking up around 5 a.m. But waking up at 5 a.m to make the famous Freshly Squeezed Lemonade that is oh so crave-able? It isn't always my favorite thing.

3. What about fresh biscuits?

Aside from waking up at 5 a.m every other day of the week, Fridays are the worst. Orders pile up throughout the week and then, on Friday morning, you get up at 3:30 a.m. and haul your sleep-induced self to making and prepare roughly 800 to 1000 Chick-fil-A biscuits. Fun comes with many faces I suppose.

4. Do you really need those 17 sauces?

That insane moment with every guest and the general public asking for way too many dipping sauces with their meal. Yes, I understand, our Chick-fil-A sauce is to die for, but you do not need 17 for your six-count nuggets and small fry.

5. Don't rush us.

That moment when a customer spends around $50 dollars on food and expects all their food to be ready in two minutes. We get it, you've got places to be, but we've got things to bag and a store to run.

6. Not ever knowing what you want for break food

I've tried everything on our menu, in every way imaginable... Chicken can only be made a handful of ways.

7. The overflowing stockpile of sauces at your house

Again with the sauces. You may ask for a lot, but I guarantee you, I have enough sauces in my kitchen to stock one restaurant.

8. Don't rush us, especially when it's about your eight frosted beverages.

When the only car in the drive-through orders five large milkshakes and three frosted beverages and expects them to be all ready when they get to the window...

9. Trying to find the perfect pair of non-slip shoes

Here's a tip, they don't exist. I've been through about five pairs of "non-slip" shoes, and none of them are even close to non-slip.

10. Without Chick-Fil-A, I wouldn't be the person I am today.

All in all, no matter how much we employees go through on a daily basis, I can always count on the friends I’ve made at my awesome job to be there and put a smile on my face. Those people make me want to put a smile on my face to greet you with “Hello, how may I serve you today?”

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It's Time To Thank Your First Roommate

Not the horror story kind of roommate, but the one that was truly awesome.

Nostalgic feelings have recently caused me to reflect back on my freshman year of college. No other year of my life has been filled with more ups and downs, and highs and lows, than freshman year. Throughout all of the madness, one factor remained constant: my roommate. It is time to thank her for everything. These are only a few of the many reasons to do so, and this goes for roommates everywhere.

You have been through all the college "firsts" together.

If you think about it, your roommate was there through all of your first college experiences. The first day of orientation, wishing you luck on the first days of classes, the first night out, etc. That is something that can never be changed. You will always look back and think, "I remember my first day of college with ____."

You were even each other's first real college friend.

You were even each other's first real college friend.

Months before move-in day, you were already planning out what freshman year would be like. Whether you previously knew each other, met on Facebook, or arranged to meet in person before making any decisions, you made your first real college friend during that process.

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The transition from high school to college is not easy, but somehow you made it out on the other side.

It is no secret that transitioning from high school to college is difficult. No matter how excited you were to get away from home, reality hit at some point. Although some people are better at adjusting than others, at the times when you were not, your roommate was there to listen. You helped each other out, and made it through together.

Late night talks were never more real.

Remember the first week when we stayed up talking until 2:00 a.m. every night? Late night talks will never be more real than they were freshman year. There was so much to plan for, figure out, and hope for. Your roommate talked, listened, laughed, and cried right there with you until one of you stopped responding because sleep took over.

You saw each other at your absolute lowest.

It was difficult being away from home. It hurt watching relationships end and losing touch with your hometown friends. It was stressful trying to get in the swing of college level classes. Despite all of the above, your roommate saw, listened, and strengthened you.

...but you also saw each other during your highest highs.

After seeing each other during the lows, seeing each other during the highs was such a great feeling. Getting involved on campus, making new friends, and succeeding in classes are only a few of the many ways you have watched each other grow.

There was so much time to bond before the stresses of college would later take over.

Freshman year was not "easy," but looking back on it, it was more manageable than you thought at the time. College only gets busier the more the years go on, which means less free time. Freshman year you went to lunch, dinner, the gym, class, events, and everything else possible together. You had the chance to be each other's go-to before it got tough.

No matter what, you always bounced back to being inseparable.

Phases of not talking or seeing each other because of business and stress would come and go. Even though you physically grew apart, you did not grow apart as friends. When one of you was in a funk, as soon as it was over, you bounced right back. You and your freshman roommate were inseparable.

The "remember that one time, freshman year..." stories never end.

Looking back on freshman year together is one of my favorite times. There are so many stories you have made, which at the time seemed so small, that bring the biggest laughs today. You will always have those stories to share together.

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The unspoken rule that no matter how far apart you grow, you are always there for each other.

It is sad to look back and realize everything that has changed since your freshman year days. You started college with a clean slate, and all you really had was each other. Even though you went separate ways, there is an unspoken rule that you are still always there for each other.

Your old dorm room is now filled with two freshmen trying to make it through their first year. They will never know all the memories that you made in that room, and how it used to be your home. You can only hope that they will have the relationship you had together to reflect on in the years to come.

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