Be kind and lend a helping hand
The corporate chain eyeglass place I work continually sends glasses from the lab that don’t pass ANSI standards. I’m told by superiors to give them to patients and only remake them if they notice. I upset a lot of patients because I’ll send their glasses back to be remade right, and I’ve been in trouble multiple times for sending so many back.
Little does corporate know (store manager, district manager, regional manager and human resources have been officially complained to by me, on record, and dismissed) that now I’ve taken my complaint to the state board and the state district attorney has set a court date to prosecute for violating multiple workplace laws, HIPAA violations, ANSI standards violations, state board laws and regulations. (oopsmyeye)
The Doors of Kindness
Whenever I am walking to a door and I see a person behind me I judge their distance. If they are pretty far away and I foresee me holding the door and them feeling guilty by kinda jogging up, I’ll change up and walk a little slower to the door. I’ll pause an extra half second at the door so that when I open it and hold it, the person behind me is an acceptable distance. (mrbombergerpe)
At the Dunkin’ Donuts I work at, I find a lot of employees don’t really care about standards. I guess in a way I don’t really care about the place, but I still want people to be happy. So I don’t serve the things I drop (which I’ve seen people do an unfortunate amount of times). If I have time, I’ll make sure the hash browns are actually crispy, and I’ll make sure the drinks are full.
We’re pressed to serve things as quickly as possible but I don’t think we should disregard standards for that. When I first saw someone serve something they dropped on the floor, I promised myself I wouldn’t lose my humanity and after three months, I still haven’t done that so I guess that’s kinda cool. (ticktock1001)