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Honestly, there's really no point to this post but I'm not going to post it on Facebook since this is in regards to the restaurant I work at and people on FB know where I work. So I had to post it somewhere.


I walk into work and go back in the walk-in freezer to get a water bottle...when I see a  chocolate cake....in the shape of a part of the male anatomy....that was made by two 17 yo female coworkers....who thought it'd be so hilarious to give it to my supervisor for her birthday.


Everyone thought it was hysterical and sure, I like a good laugh as much as the next person...but I found it to be highly inappropriate and unprofessional. I mean....it's still in the walk-in...what if the owner were to walk in and see it? I was told to "lighten up" but I found it....rather...well....crap, I have no words!


(this is what my reaction looked like)



So what do y'all think....unprofessional or should I lighten up?


I don't know what left me speechless...this or the time a woman threw her Starbucks cup at me because I refused to throw it away and stormed off.


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My advice?  Don't get involved in a chocolate caking. 

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Professional opinion, yes you are right, these kind of things in the work place are never a good idea cause you never know who may be offended. What one person finds funny another may find very offensive.


I have had problems with this in the past myself, I come from a military infantry background where nothing is held sacred and nothing is over the top, so I am used to hurting people feelings.


Personal opinion, I would say yeah lighten up that shit was pretty funny.

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Take your cue from how the recipient will react (if you know her well enough).  I think it's funny.  I once had a coffee cup made for my ex that was shaped like... nevermind.  LMAO


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I'm torn between two people in me....one wants to be immature and laugh and giggle like a schoolgirl. Then another part hears my poised and polite mother's voice in my head going "Act professional missy and don't be such a clown" LOL


And I thought eating dinner at the juvenile hall was the highlight of my week LOL


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Take your cue from how the recipient will react (if you know her well enough).  I think it's funny.  I once had a coffee cup made for my ex that was shaped like... nevermind.  LMAO




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How old are you if you dont mind me asking??

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How old are you if you dont mind me asking??



23.


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      Today at the New Meadowlands Stadium, One of my constituants, a Highly over anxious angry Supervisor, May or is getting written  up.  I often don't go into work "suited up"  In attempts to encourage  My Staff that we work as a Team.  One way I do this is by not going to work"suited up". 


     Well This "new" Supervisor  Didn't realize I was Managing the area, and proceeded to Yell at me, and later on he became more angry .  Sometime After that, he followed me to a desk and  "snatched" his own Write up while I was writing it,     unbeknown to him, I would have probably not turned it in if he simply calmed himself down.  Well, He then proceeded to say to me "What, are you going to do, get a restraining order on me now?  Well , This New Supervisor who was Far from his area of Supervision, then Decide he would grab my I.D.,  and in the process he actually  tugged on my Neck(I wear my I.D. on an Long String)  At that point a had to get Security, So while I was on the Concourse, (now in his area) the new guy said to Me " I'm Sending you to Hr", I then said "Actually, Sorry Pal, It will be you going to HR, and he scoffed and walked away. by the time security arrived, they  couldnt find him b/c too many people where on the Concourse for this international Soccer game.


     Well needless to Say, He will be suspended pending Termination, and will most likely not be Working again If I decide to submit my paperwork.  On the Ride Home, I was thinking, I'm a Pretty Humble Leads Person/Mngr., and I never throw my Title around at work, nor do I Micro Manage or Do Write Ups.  Doing "write ups" to me is Micro Managing, but I did make several attempts to calm him down.  Him Grabbing the String, and pulling my nametag to my face, was it for me. 


     I've Supervised and Managed some high-end, high Volume establishments, and have dealt with Many Unionized Employee's.  The reason I'm mentioning this is b/c It's a new world now, and the restrictions in the work place are alot more Stringent than before. Insubordination can Easily fall on the Leadsperson.   My experience is that  People  May perceive others actions to be funny on Monday, but not on Friday if the relationship between Manager and Subordinate Change during the course of the week.


 With that said, I don't think you were wrong in any way for thinking that the Cake in the shape of a Phallic Symbol, May not have been a great idea. 


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Adrie, I work in a high volume sports bar. We employ mainly young girls. I am considerably older than you. Honey I would have laughed my a** off. In an attempt to lighten up I would just laugh it off. You can`t be everyones mom.

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Hey Adrie,  you know I love you to death!  Lighten up girl!  LMAO!!  It was all in good fun. Me personally, wouldn't have found that offensive. But, everyone is different. It is ok to feel differently than the others you work with.  Even so, I just would just laugh it off.  Just my opinion. 


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Lighten up! I once played a good joke on someone at work (years ago prior to being a cop). A co-worker and I took a roll of double chocolate chip cookie dough and rolled it out in the shape of a turd. When the placed it on the table in the break room to make it look like someone had $hit on the table. We waited for the right person (a snobby, stuck up cashier) to walk in and see it. She proceeded to get upset and I walked into the room, picked the "turd" up, and took a bite out of it. She puked in the trash can, reported us to the manager (who laughed his ass off) and we were warned to NEVER do that "$hit" again! It was great!


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HA HA HA!!!!  ^^^^^^^^^


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LMAO @MPD.........


Unfortunately, It's A Differnt World full of "Stiff Azz's:

 I Understand and  support Adrie on this one.  I am one of the biggest Jokesters, pranksters ect..,  However, in Food Service (esp high volume) you would not believe how easily you can be terminated.  i.e. a Staff Member attempted to take a picture last season of two of the Jets Cheerleaders who we're happy to oblige.  Word got back to HR, and the guy was not only Terminated, but he will probably be excluded from working at any other Sports Venues in the State of NJ. I once suggested that maybe an associate should take an aspirin, and later she went to HR and said Her Manager told her "she should take some drugs".  Although that didn't go anywhere, It's probably still on  file in the corporate office.  This same associate and I, are on very good terms now, and  I actually ride her home on Occasion.  This is what I was referring too, when I said, what might be humorous to one on Monday, may be Harassment by Friday depending......I know where Adrie is coming from.....  The LEO's and Myself who are Employed in the Meadowlands is a different Story, only  b/c we know each other well, and for years we have joked around a lot, but not in front of Certain People.  Although we do not face the Dangers that LE face on a daily basis, Food Service is Very High Anxiety Occupation b/c we have a small window of Time, to be prepared for up to 82,000 Patrons as well as feed our Staff Members. i.e., I used to be in charge of the Staff that Prepared Food for the Nets Staff,  prior to opening the Gates.  As for Myself, Hell, I love a good Joke to the extent on April Fools day, I was going to get someone's car towed into another Lot and inform him that someone stole his 1989 Stick Shift Corolla that he always kept a Club on, he was always worried someone would steal it.....LOL!  I live for April 1st, However there are Just too many "stiff" Azz's who are unlike myself, and Not to mention


A. The Brown Noser +B. The Instigator +C. The Work Place "Reporter +D. Toxic Coworkers who are  Drama Queens, that live to Stir up some friction in the workplace.   I Power Suggest that People should "lighten up", However, Not thinking through an on the job Prank or Joke can be the first step to finding yourself here......


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Hey Adrie,  you know I love you to death!  Lighten up girl!  LMAO!!  It was all in good fun. Me personally, wouldn't have found that offensive. But, everyone is different. It is ok to feel differently than the others you work with.  Even so, I just would just laugh it off.  Just my opinion. 



Well let me tell you what I think CatDude, hehehe..........Uh Oh...............My answer would be.....At work, it's unprofessional.  There are places that would be more appropriate.  I understand Adrie's dilemma.  I don't think it's about "lightening up" as much as it's "going with the flow".  Sometimes that's what you have to do.  Still very funny though!!  Just my opinion.


 

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Lighten up! I once played a good joke on someone at work (years ago prior to being a cop). A co-worker and I took a roll of double chocolate chip cookie dough and rolled it out in the shape of a turd. When the placed it on the table in the break room to make it look like someone had $hit on the table. We waited for the right person (a snobby, stuck up cashier) to walk in and see it. She proceeded to get upset and I walked into the room, picked the "turd" up, and took a bite out of it. She puked in the trash can, reported us to the manager (who laughed his ass off) and we were warned to NEVER do that "$hit" again! It was great!



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MPD, good example of the Typical reaction of a SNOB, and I do think people should just Relax


Unfortunately, too many people have their noses so high in the Air, that I think they are inhaling A different Air then I. This can cause us laxed people a bit of Trouble though.


.I.E. The PL Ladies whom I characterize as Intelligent, Down to Earth, and Love a good Prank or Laugh probably can relate to this.  If we took every comment made by another co-worker at the workplace Seriously, we are all theoretically sitting on a Mill, or In my Case I would be sued for a Mill



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something I might say if I worked with or knew MPD............... (just an example, and my attorney is right behind me) lol


Hmmmm................I See your Font is Pretty Big, how big is your.........................WALLET??? 


Would you be offended?  LMFAO


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Lightening up and going with the flow are two different things.  Adrie, by lightening up you don't have to agree with or follow the ones doing whatever they are doing.  Let them have their fun and if it back fires on them you are not involved. 

We all have stories of trying to help someone and getting bitten in the ass for it... let them hang themselves, if it comes to that.  They will learn life lessons the hard way.  But this is still funny.


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Bump DonnaLynn +1


Edited: My grandfathers favorite quote was, "If you give a person a shovel, they will probably dig their own grave".


But, if you are a Leadsperson who's aware of the current situation, It changes the scenario somewhat.


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I still love a good prank though, or being Pranked. However, thats me....... When I used to shop at the livingston mall in NJ when I was younger, my favorite store was Spencers.  This store sold the blacking gum, the fake dog poo, whoopie cushions, dribble glasses ect.... 


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Now this brings me back to High School, not long ago(YEAH RIGHT) lol, I once tapped a thumb tack on a chair...........well, the kid that sat on the thumb tack sort of got stuck by it in a certain area.  Needless to say, he has not friended me back on FaceBook! 


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Lightening up and going with the flow are two different things.  Adrie, by lightening up you don't have to agree with or follow the ones doing whatever they are doing.  Let them have their fun and if it back fires on them you are not involved. 

We all have stories of trying to help someone and getting bitten in the ass for it... let them hang themselves, if it comes to that.  They will learn life lessons the hard way.  But this is still funny.



Everyone here has their opinion and make valid points. This one is the one I agree with most. Go with what your gut tells you then stand by your decision.


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something I might say if I worked with or knew MPD............... (just an example, and my attorney is right behind me) lol


Hmmmm................I See your Font is Pretty Big, how big is your.........................WALLET??? 


Would you be offended?  LMFAO



 


Harassment will not be tolerated here Lonna…it’ll be graded! Heck no I’m not offended…I’ll just use bigger font and bold print (some of us have to compensate). This is a side affect of the old “copy and paste” from Microsoft Word. I hate to misspell thing and look dumber than I already am!


 


Like a wise man once told me….”It is better to stand around quietly and look stupid, instead of opening you’re mouth and removing all doubt!


 


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Ok so I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that Spell checks here on PL! Unfortunately I don't do itt as often as I should!  I've also found out that Drinking and Posting is not a good suggestion........lol


Tell the wise man that I'm proof he's absolutely right, and Don't doubt for a second, that I'm going to Plead total insanity on the Harassment Charges....


 My attorney (one of the many voices in my head) Knows me well, and I will probably subpoena her to concur.


 


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something I might say if I worked with or knew MPD............... (just an example, and my attorney is right behind me) lol


Hmmmm................I See your Font is Pretty Big, how big is your.........................WALLET??? 


Would you be offended?  LMFAO



 


Harassment will not be tolerated here Lonna…it’ll be graded! Heck no I’m not offended…I’ll just use bigger font and bold print (some of us have to compensate). This is a side affect of the old “copy and paste” from Microsoft Word. I hate to misspell thing and look dumber than I already am!


 


Like a wise man once told me….”It is better to stand around quietly and look stupid, instead of opening you’re mouth and removing all doubt!


 



Compensating... I would have thought you would have bought a bigger gun!


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DonnaLynn says ...



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something I might say if I worked with or knew MPD............... (just an example, and my attorney is right behind me) lol


Hmmmm................I See your Font is Pretty Big, how big is your.........................WALLET??? 


Would you be offended?  LMFAO



 


Harassment will not be tolerated here Lonna…it’ll be graded! Heck no I’m not offended…I’ll just use bigger font and bold print (some of us have to compensate). This is a side affect of the old “copy and paste” from Microsoft Word. I hate to misspell thing and look dumber than I already am!


 


Like a wise man once told me….”It is better to stand around quietly and look stupid, instead of opening you’re mouth and removing all doubt!


 



Compensating... I would have thought you would have bought a bigger gun!



Who said I didn't?


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something I might say if I worked with or knew MPD............... (just an example, and my attorney is right behind me) lol


Hmmmm................I See your Font is Pretty Big, how big is your.........................WALLET??? 


Would you be offended?  LMFAO



 


Harassment will not be tolerated here Lonna…it’ll be graded! Heck no I’m not offended…I’ll just use bigger font and bold print (some of us have to compensate). This is a side affect of the old “copy and paste” from Microsoft Word. I hate to misspell thing and look dumber than I already am!


 


Like a wise man once told me….”It is better to stand around quietly and look stupid, instead of opening you’re mouth and removing all doubt!


 



Compensating... I would have thought you would have bought a bigger gun!



Who said I didn't?



You failed to mention the larger weapon... so I inquired.  Glad to see you are sticking with the big gun program!  


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DonnaLynn says ...



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something I might say if I worked with or knew MPD............... (just an example, and my attorney is right behind me) lol


Hmmmm................I See your Font is Pretty Big, how big is your.........................WALLET??? 


Would you be offended?  LMFAO



 


Harassment will not be tolerated here Lonna…it’ll be graded! Heck no I’m not offended…I’ll just use bigger font and bold print (some of us have to compensate). This is a side affect of the old “copy and paste” from Microsoft Word. I hate to misspell thing and look dumber than I already am!


 


Like a wise man once told me….”It is better to stand around quietly and look stupid, instead of opening you’re mouth and removing all doubt!


 



Compensating... I would have thought you would have bought a bigger gun!



Who said I didn't?



You failed to mention the larger weapon... so I inquired.  Glad to see you are sticking with the big gun program!  


I'm not touching that......oh wait, I didn't mean actual "touching", .....awe hell.......Here Come's More Charges......



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LonnaNJ says ...



something I might say if I worked with or knew MPD............... (just an example, and my attorney is right behind me) lol


Hmmmm................I See your Font is Pretty Big, how big is your.........................WALLET??? 


Would you be offended?  LMFAO



 


Harassment will not be tolerated here Lonna…it’ll be graded! Heck no I’m not offended…I’ll just use bigger font and bold print (some of us have to compensate). This is a side affect of the old “copy and paste” from Microsoft Word. I hate to misspell thing and look dumber than I already am!


 


Like a wise man once told me….”It is better to stand around quietly and look stupid, instead of opening you’re mouth and removing all doubt!


 



Compensating... I would have thought you would have bought a bigger gun!



Who said I didn't?



You failed to mention the larger weapon... so I inquired.  Glad to see you are sticking with the big gun program!  


I'm not touching that......oh wait, I didn't mean actual "touching", .....awe hell.......Here Come's More Charges......





Lonna, I use to be schizophrenic, but we're ok now! BTW Adrie, we’ve totally hijacked you’re thread!



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Well folks, as Porky Pig says "Tha tha tha that's all folks!" My long work weekend is over and I'm off like a prom dress! See y’all Wednesday!



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Well folks, as Porky Pig says "Tha tha tha that's all folks!" My long work weekend is over and I'm off like a prom dress! See y’all Wednesday!




Thanks for the visual... and the warning.  LOL



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