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Secrets that service trade employees don’t want you to know

Service trade employees have revealed once and for all the secrets about their professions that they don't want you to know

A former barista revealed that rude customers are served decaf coffee. So if you’ve ever bought your morning coffee whilst you were in a bad mood and it failed to give you that caffeine hit that you need to kick start your day, it could well be because the barista who served you your daily cup of Joe simply didn’t like your attitude.

Other confessions were from hotel staff and cleaners who revealed that they often failed to wash sheets in hotel rooms. They said that the down blankets are not always washed and that the top cover is only washed on occasion, but not after every check-out.

Meanwhile, a former fast food purchasing agent shared a shocking claim on the thread. They said that an American chain’s contract with their beef suppliers stated that no more than 10% of the weight of the meat can be faecal matter.

This means that the chain was happy with 10 per cent faeces in their meat products.

Another restaurant employee said that diners eat substantially more fat and salt when eating at restaurants instead of at home. They confessed that that’s why the food tastes so good.

A shop assistant has claimed on the Reddit thread that she gives customers who are returning a faulty item a brand new one if they’re nice to her, but gives rude customers store credit instead.

Another admission comes from a lifeguard who says that they only get re-certified every three years for “the big stuff”, such as water rescue and back boarding. If a lifeguard is lazy and doesn’t keep in shape or review the correct procedures regularly, or even barely passes their recertification exam, they are allowed a number of attempts at perfecting each skill in the practical test.

The written paper (at which lifeguards are given two attempts) only requires a pass of 80 per cent. The lifeguard confesses that all too often lifeguards may seem qualified on paper, but are far from qualified in actually saving lives.

Shockingly, a dentist has revealed that if a patient has a large cavity, he will tell them that the tooth needs to be extracted rather than filling. Apparently it doesn’t cost him in terms of materials to pull a tooth, other than the minimal costs for gauze and anaesthetic cartridges. Ouch.

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