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    well, they were found hanging.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike19 View Post
    Now, the next question is, did the rats just happen to die in there, or where they keeping them and planning on cooking them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snupytcb View Post
    well, they were found hanging.
    Thanks for the clarification.

    I thought that is what you ment, but even with the restaurants I have worked in, that seemed beyond my imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    The ignorance of the restaurant and cookstaff is what's really sickening. I was working on an ice machine at a chicken restaurant after some torrential rains. The plumbing was backed up and there was standing water around the floor drains as well as feces floating around the parking lot. The chicken is thawed in the wic inside those plastic bus bins. I watched a cook carry a bin full of chicken out of the cooler, trip and dump the chicken into the standing water on the floor around the drain. Without skipping a beat, he picked up the chicken, rinsed it in the sink and put it in the machine that mixes the breading and spices on the chicken. I never took a free meal from there again.
    Same chain, different franchise owner who never authorizes OT. WIC goes out and they had just received a truckload of chicken earlier in the day. Compressor is dead and 1 condenser motor bad and it's 3:30. Freezer is located inside the cooler. Manager says they will keep the door propped open on the freezer, and for me to change the compressor in the morning. When I returned in the morning the cooler was 80* and had that distinctive bad chicken smell. Of course she blamed the closing manager and asked if I thought the chicken would be ok to cook. I responded "It's not my call and I wouldn't recommend it" They were frying chicken before i left.

    It's a shame too 'cause I love that chicken from.....


    Iv'e been doing this long enough that nothing suprises me, and much of it is actually entertaining.
    Atleast the dude washed it off!!

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    I had to work on a Delfield Pizza Prep Table with refrigerated rail.

    I went to pull the drawers out, and there was almost a bushel of spoiled veggies around the evap.

    I almost barfed up my breakfast, right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike19 View Post
    Thanks for the clarification.

    I thought that is what you ment, but even with the restaurants I have worked in, that seemed beyond my imagination.
    i know, crazy right? i heard not to long ago they opened a new one in another county. i am so glad they were never my customer.

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    Is there any rule for or against turning people in to the health dept. I have considered it a few times!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalieri85 View Post
    Is there any rule for or against turning people in to the health dept. I have considered it a few times!!!!!
    If the health dept performed proper inspections, cleanliness wouldn't be an issue. Every restaurant would be spotless.
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    Do health dept rules differ by state. I remember as a kid working in restaurants in New York and they where 100 times cleaner than in florida

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    Worked at a Chinese restaurant. Had my hand on the next prep line cooler for balance while I worked on another one. Went to get up and could not get my hand unstuck due to the grease and stuff.

    Opened up ice machine at Japanese sandwhich shop and found green, black and orange mold floating and growing all over the ice plate! Excused myself and never came back. Made me sick just to look at it. The owner just stood there and never said a word.

    Ladies house early in the morning. She eating a bowl of cereal. Felt something looking at me while talking to here. Turned to my left, looked on top of the refrigeration and there lies a dead cat...and dead for a while...but it was still looking at me.

    Called to work on an ice machine at one of the local "old fashion food" dinners here. Something funny smelling and odd colors in the ice bin. Followed the drain out the bottom, into a garden hose, into a crawl space where someone had mechanically connect the garden hose into the main sewer line next to the bathrooms. No trap, no air space. The sewer gases were coming up into the ice bin. Been that way for a long time.

    Went to a failed restaurant to take back the refrigeration equipment. Reached inside of the cola despenser to remove the soda lines and my arm went crazy with what felt like a million pin pricks. Pulled my arm out and had a least a million bugs, cockroaches running around. Slung my arm and bugs were flying all over. Grown workmen screaming and crying to get away as the bugs were hitting them all over. Bunch of sissies.
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    Oh my gosh there are so many. The absolute worst was about 15 years ago. A residential in the low income district. Roaches, dog and cat crap and piss, garbage, etc. guy sitting on couch in his boxers. Small plate on top of his PBR to keep the roaches out but not off of it. No signal on G from stat. Down in basement tracing wire I see a wad of electrical tape on center beam between joists. Ah ha. Reached up and pulled it out. Wait for it. Wait for it. Ahhhhh. Cock roach shower. Hundreds of them covered me from head to toe. As far as I know the tools I left are still there. Down to my jeans and sox when I made it out the front door. Address etched in my brain. The worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy knocker View Post
    Oh my gosh there are so many. The absolute worst was about 15 years ago. A residential in the low income district. Roaches, dog and cat crap and piss, garbage, etc. guy sitting on couch in his boxers. Small plate on top of his PBR to keep the roaches out but not off of it. No signal on G from stat. Down in basement tracing wire I see a wad of electrical tape on center beam between joists. Ah ha. Reached up and pulled it out. Wait for it. Wait for it. Ahhhhh. Cock roach shower. Hundreds of them covered me from head to toe. As far as I know the tools I left are still there. Down to my jeans and sox when I made it out the front door. Address etched in my brain. The worst.
    Oh man I would a flipped out big time.

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    Local "gourmet" restaurant. Drawered reachin, all the gaskets shot, and drawer mechanisms worn out, finally got drawers out. Darned near lost my breakfast looking at the stuff growing in there. The owner came strolling by and asked me what the major problem was,,,,,,I told him his cooks werent doing a good job of cleaning. The big fat gal that was standing in front of the grill said "I was hired to cook, not clean." I told her if she were working in my restaurant, she'd be kicking road apples. Haven't been invited back, Thank You.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uniservice View Post
    The big fat gal that was standing in front of the grill said "I was hired to cook, not clean."
    Most kitchen workers have the same attitude , and it shows

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