You don’t have to make a grand gesture to positively impact someone else’s workday. Doing your bit or a few kind words can make a big difference. Maybe this is the thought that came up in a user’s mind when he asked on the forum, “What is your job, and how can I (a regular guy) make it easier?”
Here are the best replies.
SURGICAL TECH – LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTORS
“I’M A surgical Tech in an operating room. Listen to your doctors, and DO NOT eat or drink before you come for your surgery. We don’t tell you that just to mess with you. If there is any food in your stomach, it will cause the production of acid, and when we take the breathing tube out at the end, there is a possibility you will reflux some of that and aspirate it, which can cause aspiration pneumonia and kill you. It’s not worth the biscuit and coffee. Also, if you use drugs, TELL THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST. We don’t care that you smoke pot, do coke, sniff flea farts, or whatever. What we care about is the interaction of what you are taking with the various drugs we give you, which can also kill you, so be honest.”
LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER – DON’T TRY TO BEAT THE TRAIN
“Locomotive engineer here. Don’t try and beat the train. Don’t go around the gates. When you are at a station, hold your kids’ hands. Please don’t jump in front of a train. You will be in zip locks, not body bags. It messes us up. And for those who have hit someone, time off due to trauma is unpaid.”
OPTOMETRIST- TELL US IF #1 AND #2 LOOK THE SAME
“If #1 and #2 look the same, don’t hesitate to say so.”
STAY-AT-HOME FATHER – HAVE AN ADULT CONVERSATION WITH ME
“For the love of God, someone, please have an adult conversation with me.”
FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC – ASK YOURSELF IF IT IS FASTER TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL
“Ask yourself before you call 911, is it faster to go to the hospital? Cause I guarantee it’s cheaper.
Pull to the right for flashing lights.
Get at least one fire extinguisher in your house and a CO/smoke detector for each room.”
NURSE – DON’T LIE ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY
“Stop lying about your medical history when you come into the hospital.”
BAGGAGE HANDLER – DON’T OVERPACK YOUR BAGS
“I am a baggage handler for one of the major airlines.
Don’t overpack your bags; make sure you can shut everything tight. We have bags that burst open daily because people over-pack and ghetto-rig their bags shut. Also, we can see you staring at us through the windows upstairs. I pose for people; sometimes, they take pictures of me.”
LIFEGUARD- DON’T TALK TO US WHEN THE POOL IS BUSY
“Don’t talk to us when the pool is super busy. We aren’t even supposed to talk to anyone, but if it’s a dull day and there are only the regular lap swimmers who I know won’t die right away, it’s okay to talk for a little. Oh yeah, and lap swimmers, don’t complain about having to share lanes. You learned to share when you were five years old; it doesn’t cease to be common courtesy when you have more years under your belt.
If you have kids, watch them! You would be surprised how often parents have no idea where their kid is. I’ve saved a kid; his mom didn’t know for almost 10 minutes. That’s unacceptable. If you watch your kids, you’ll know where they shouldn’t be in the water and when they’re struggling if they went too far.”
RETAIL – DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT THINGS I CAN’T CHANGE
“I work in retail, just don’t be mean. I can’t help it if things are overpriced, our assortment has changed, and we no longer sell what you want. I can’t help it if we have logistical problems, I’m not granted power over the harvest, so I can’t help what the vegetables taste like. I’m just a wage slave, don’t blame me. I can’t possibly do anything about it.”
DISH ROOM WORKER – JUST SAY THANK YOU
“I work in a dish room on a college campus. We have a window where the diners bring their trays and such. Just say: “Thank you.” It makes the day a lot better when people acknowledge our existence.”
PIZZA DELIVERY – HAVE YOUR MONEY READY AND ANSWER THE DOOR
“Have your money ready and answer the door, please. Also, make sure your doorbell works.
Totally forgot about clear house numbers. If you order pizza, you obviously know I’m coming, so turn the lights on. I have a flashlight in the car, though, because I need it.”
SECURITY GUARD – DON’T BE AN IDIOT
“I’m just trying to get through my 8 hours, collect a paycheck and go home. I don’t want to be a security guard; it’s just what I do. I have dreams and aspirations, too.
If you need help, ask. The sound in someone’s voice when they say, “Oh, you’re just a security guard; you can’t help,” is disheartening. I get so much nonsense because of the uniform I wear. I’m a person. I have brains. I am not a wannabe cop.
If I ask you to do something, it’s for your safety or the safety of others. I’m not on a power trip. I have supervisors and clients and regulations that I need to enforce. Just do what I ask, please.”
BARTENDER – IT’S MY JOB TO ASK FOR YOUR ID
“I’m a bartender. Don’t shout at me for asking for your ID. Don’t try and convince me to double up your shot for free. It’s not funny, especially when you’re buying your tenth Jagerbomb.”
ACCOUNTANT – FILL OUT THE COMPLETE FORM
“Fill. Out. Your. Form. In its entirety. We don’t ask you for additional information for funsies. Also, bring what we asked for. You know that folder I made you last year with everything I will need? Please bring it.”
DEPARTMENT STORE SHELF STOCKER – DON’T LEAVE ITEMS JUST ANYWHERE IN THE STORE
“As a department store shelf stocker, please refrain from leaving items across the store from where you got them. I don’t know why someone decided to leave ceramic dining plates from domestics/housewares all the way over in groceries but knock it off.”
MECHANIC – HAVE YOUR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PERFORMED ON TIME
“I am a mechanic, and the biggest piece of advice I can give you is to have all of your scheduled preventative maintenance performed on time. Not only does this make my job easier, but it saves you money.”
WAITRESS – BE READY WHEN I REACH THE TABLE
“ Stacking plates is awesome! I love when tables do this. But the simplest thing is to be ready when I’m at your table. Often tables say they are ready to order but then still hum over the decision for another 4 minutes with me standing there. If it’s slow, no biggie. But if I have eight tables, I don’t have time for that. Also, don’t rip up your coasters. Ever. This is annoying.”
FARMER – DON’T TAILGATE ME
“As a farmer, don’t tailgate me like it’s your job. I know my tractor is slow, but tailgating me won’t make me go any faster; I literally can’t. Also, if I’m on a single-lane road and you’re coming the other way, move over a bit to make room. I can’t tell you the number of times I have almost clipped someone with some of our bigger equipment. I try to make as much room as possible, but you have to help me out.”
AIRLINE ATTENDANT – UNDERSTAND THE RULES BEFORE BOARDING
“Understand the rules and procedures before boarding, and don’t be surprised when I don’t let you on the flight if you forget your ID, are too drunk or too high on drugs, have too much luggage, or are late for your check-in.”
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