I don’t know, I just work here

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One of my most hated responses is ‘ I just work here.’ When there is an issue at the place you work at, it’s everybody’s issue. Be a team player, take some responsibility and fix that issue!

Today I called a restaurant to let them know that they are breaching consumer laws by not displaying what the EFTPOS /  Credit Card payment surcharge was. Consumers were only told at the point of transaction. After they had eaten and ready to leave.

The response I had from the waitress was ‘hey, I just work here’ and nothing was going to be done about the issue. So I responded and said then pass the message on. Now, I know that the message did not get passed on at all. After all, she only works there.

I just work here

Author’s Bio
Chet Carter is an IT Professional of 22 years, but has worked with a range of businesses giving him in-depth understanding of many different industries. Chet Carter is a business owner but shares his knowledge and experience through posts like these.


I'm a product researcher at Product Reviewer. I help fellow Aussie consumers make better buying decisions.

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