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JustBob March 22nd, 2015 4:29pm

You manage a fast food place. One of your employees, Beth (16) is pissed off about something. You say good morning and she ignores you like you're not even there. Do you let her continue to ignore you?

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Korosensei Maine
03/24/15 7:57 pm

I'd talk to her and find out the problem

bringstheeagle Colorado
03/24/15 9:06 am

No I ignore that she's ignoring me and treat her the same.

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DonWichita Kansas
03/23/15 10:55 am

Yes socially, but not business-wise.

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lcrowhurst1 Stevensville, MD
03/23/15 10:42 am

Nope, nip that in the butt. In a work environment like fast-food communication is critical.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
03/23/15 10:05 am

Give her a pass and see how she acts towards the customers. If she cops an attitude, I'm gonna talk to her

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BurritoPirate NY
03/23/15 8:57 am

Being a manager doesn't mean your a dictator. If you want something to work, everyone needs to pitch in. If Beth is angry, figure out why and help her.

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SBenezra michigan
03/23/15 8:50 am

I fuck her... Hard

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TheGreatC Wisconsin
03/23/15 8:08 am

If she treats me like that how would she treat the customers? Probably not very well. Her attitude must be fixed.

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YellowBelly3
03/23/15 6:44 am

Unlike my child who isn't allowed to ignore me, my employee doesn't have to chat with me. I still think it's rude but as long as she does her job and doesn't treat guest with that rudeness she's entitled to her feelings.

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professorwho Madness and Genius
03/22/15 9:53 pm

Beth, what the hell happened, and am I gonna have to fire you for it?

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badattitude no place like home
03/22/15 9:37 pm

Ignore her. 16 year olds are idiot children and should be treated as such. Don't believe that they know everything like they tell you. They won't have rational thinking until 25.

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singkitty In the cloud
03/23/15 4:40 am

Agreed, but in the situation that one is working for you that attitude can go somewhere else. I work with a few high school kids, and they know how to behave in the work place.

JJJSchmidt San Marcos
03/24/15 1:10 pm

And some people clearly don't get any more intelligent no matter how many years you give them.

tech24073
03/22/15 9:25 pm

If she is like that with the boss, it will likely show with joe she interacts with customers.

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MannIsMe Did You Assume My Party
03/22/15 7:15 pm

As long as she keeps working like usual...

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ronderman North Carolina
03/22/15 7:10 pm

You work for me, you have to respect me.

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CorblaKhan Team Skynet
03/22/15 6:48 pm

As long as she does her job - including if I give her an order and being at least passably nice to customers- I could not care less if she doesn't say "hi."

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singkitty In the cloud
03/22/15 4:57 pm

It's her job to listen to me her boss. If she ignores me I will ask her point blank of she heard and understood what I said. If I'm still ignored she can leave and find employment elsewhere.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
03/22/15 1:27 pm

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jmw7477 Indiana
03/22/15 1:18 pm

People have bad days, but you must still be civil (not rude) -- especially at work.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/22/15 1:07 pm

If she is ignoring nonsense that isn't directly work related, like saying hello, I couldn't care less. If she is ignoring work-related communications, pretends not to hear me when I give her an assignment for example, she's going to have a problem.

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swjboucher Just Run
03/22/15 12:46 pm

I would let it slide but if it flows over to the customers she's out.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
03/22/15 12:30 pm

First time gets a pass. Second time gets a warning.

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Arkansas123 Neoconservative
03/22/15 11:29 am

No, I try to calm her down gently.

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PINOCHET Free Market Capitalism
03/22/15 11:27 am

It completely depends on the situation. If she was usually a pretty productive employee, I'd probably let it slide. But if not, I'd probably fire her.

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lcamino Florida and Georgia
03/22/15 11:07 am

Only for a little while, give her some space, maybe 20 minutes. After that, she needs to interact.

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TheCameron UCF
03/22/15 11:04 am

She can't ignore the customers so she can't ignore me.

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TheCameron UCF
03/22/15 11:06 am

But I would ask her what's wrong, and only have a quick talk about professionalism, same if it were Brad instead of Beth.

mac Oregon
03/22/15 10:54 am

As her employer it is proper to teach her how to act professional- if she can't be pleasant, send her home w/o pay

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
03/22/15 10:38 am

When in the workplace, though issues don't disappear, each person must put them aside and focus. If you can't perform as you need to, don't bother showing up. I would try to find out what's wrong, but if they continue, I'd send them home.

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Boonedawg Montana
03/22/15 10:38 am

If they want to talks they'll talk, if they don't then they don't.

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RebelProud Bungholio
03/22/15 10:28 am

Of course. People have bad days, and as long as she is polite with the customers and working efficiently I'm not going to get all butthurt about it.

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xXDOGEMASTERXx Nebraska
03/22/15 10:14 am

As long as it doesn't interfere with her service to customers, it isn't my problem.

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TierasPet
03/22/15 10:00 am

I would not let her continue to ignore me for one minute. If she comes in with an attitude, she either needs to switch it up immediately or leave. If she does it more than once, she's fired. I did manage a fast food store.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
03/22/15 9:59 am

I would ask if everything is okay and hopefully she will say I don't want to talk about it.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
03/22/15 9:58 am

No, I take her aside and gently tell her this is the place to work. We act professionally we do not ignore people are rude to people during business hours. If she has a problem she's welcome to talk to be at break time.

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tdyakker lost
03/22/15 9:50 am

As long as she is off the clock she can ignore me all she wants. When she clocks in she needs to understand that means it's time to put her big girl panties on and act appropriately.

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
03/22/15 9:44 am

I'd make it even easier for her to ignore me. I'd send her home. Permanently.

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smacc DunningKruger
03/22/15 9:58 am

Don't you think that s bit premature?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
03/22/15 10:12 am

I agree, that's rather extreme.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
03/22/15 10:45 am

After I typed that, I thought it sounded a bit harsh. I might give her a second chance. But, really 16 is old enough to understand that you respect your boss, even if you are in a rotten mood.

smacc DunningKruger
03/22/15 7:40 pm

I've found that adult employees can be much ruder.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
03/22/15 7:46 pm

I would be even harder on an adult employee who behaved that way. However, the poll didn't ask about an adult employee.

kermie gaytopia
03/22/15 9:41 am

I'd let it go once. If it continues, I'd talk to her privately. First try to figure out what's going on and if I can help. And then try to help her understand professionalism. I don't expect much from a 16 year old.

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kermie gaytopia
03/22/15 9:42 am

If I hired a teenager it would be to help train them. I wouldn't be expecting stellar performance all the time.

Christian1459 Cookin Trouble
03/22/15 9:46 am

Agree. Well put.

Kay41 the Midwest
03/22/15 10:51 am

Yep, exactly. This happens to me many times from my students. I just continue to model correct behavior and they eventually come around.

Axl752 NY
03/22/15 9:41 am

As long as she's doing her job i don't care

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rons WOKE is sick
03/22/15 9:37 am

Yes, For God sakes YES!

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
03/22/15 9:32 am

If there's something bothering her that much, I'd tell her to take the rest of the day off to sort things out. Life happens, and it's just a fast food place.

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Christian1459 Cookin Trouble
03/22/15 9:32 am

Treat employees with respect but still show you're in charge. Persuade her to leave her problems outside the doors of the resteraunt.

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smacc DunningKruger
03/22/15 9:59 am

Reasonable