allysonwaller

Allyson Waller


Allyson Waller is freelance writer for the Daily Dot. She’s a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has written for other publications such as the New York Times and the Miami Herald. Outside of the journalism world, some of her joys include delving into book recommendations from TikTok, listening to pop culture podcasts, and playing with her dog, Theo.

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Buffalo Wild Wings wings in metal container (l) Buffalo Wild Wings sign in front of blue sky (c) Buffalo Wild Wings worker putting sauce on wings in bowl (r)

‘They don’t wash the buckets out after each use?’: Buffalo Wild Wings worker shows how they toss their wings in sauce

'Why do y'all got us waiting for an hour and a half then?'

On Feb 7, 2023 by Allyson Waller

woman speaking in front of tan wall with caption 'Was my Starbucks Barista being fatphobic?' (l) Starbucks sandwich bag with napkin and card on red stone surface (c) woman speaking in front of tan wall with caption 'i might be crazy but if you're a fat/plus size person i'd love to hear if you think she was being fatphobic on purpose' (r)

‘The two sandwiches in one bag is BIZARRE’: Starbucks customer says barista was acting fatphobic toward her

'As a Starbucks worker, I have never and would never put 2 sandwiches in one bag.'

On Feb 3, 2023 by Allyson Waller

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‘How can we turn to you as our manager if you don’t even know anything?’: Worker calls out manager for ‘horrible training’ during work meeting

'Employees are learning to pay attention to the bs & leave jobs like this.'

On Feb 2, 2023 by Allyson Waller

Burger King chicken sandwich with bite taken out of raw chicken patty (l) Burger King sign on building (c) Burger King raw chicken patty (r)

‘They’re on my never again list’: Burger King customer says she received undercooked chicken patty in her sandwich

'No, that's a salmon burger... salmonella.'

On Jan 31, 2023 by Allyson Waller

employment lawyer speaking with caption 'Assume Work Surveys are NOT anonymous' 'any anonymous surveys at work' (l) employment lawyer speaking with caption 'Just like work emails, they can access it and you have no legal 'expectation of privacy'' 'it or check it at any time' (c) employment lawyer speaking with caption 'Unless it is illegal or illegal retaliation, there isn't much you can do if they don't keep it anonymous' 'be used against you' (r)

‘It’s better to be safe than sorry’: Employment lawyer shares PSA about ‘anonymous’ work surveys

'I don't care what they tell you, those things are not anonymous.'

On Jan 31, 2023 by Allyson Waller

DoorDash driver grabbing bags of food from counter at restaurant (l) DoorDash driver riding bike with food in bags on wrists with DoorDash logo above (c) DoorDash driver handing customers drinks and food at glass doors (r)

‘The real question is did they tip’: Uber Eats driver delivers $200 order via bike

'That's not take out that's catering!'

On Jan 27, 2023 by Allyson Waller

woman speaking with caption 'FIND OUT IF YOURE GETTING LAID OFF BEFORE IT HAPPENS?! WARN Notices' 'so I just recently discovered there's something called warn notices' (l) woman pointing to warn notices on laptop on screen with caption 'so here's the New York one that I was looking at' (c) woman speaking with caption 'FIND OUT IF YOURE GETTING LAID OFF BEFORE IT HAPPENS?! WARN Notices' 'and then they give the sate that is being laid off by' (r)

‘Why does it feel like you stumbled on one of the secrets of the universe’: TikToker shares how to see if company is planning layoffs via ‘WARN notices’

'I want to know if you got your layoff slip. Because if not, it's showing it in this f*cking system.'

On Jan 26, 2023 by Allyson Waller

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‘The total was the same’: Target employee accuses customer of stealing, rescans her items at self-checkout

'Who's going to steal from the Target they go to every week, let alone with their child?'

On Jan 24, 2023 by Allyson Waller

Texas Roadhouse server with receipts all over her with caption 'POV: your 30 top say it's all separate.' (l) Texas Roadhouse sign with blue sky (c) Texas Roadhouse server with receipts all over her with caption 'POV: your 30 top say it's all separate.' (r)

‘As a server I hated this but loved it at the same time cause 9/10 got more in tips’: Texas Roadhouse server says table of 30 asked for separate checks

'Definition of pain.'

On Jan 19, 2023 by Allyson Waller

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‘She handed the police my entire prescription list’: Customer claims CVS called the police on him, violated HIPAA

'She told the police that I was erratic and I was causing a scene.'

On Jan 19, 2023 by Allyson Waller

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‘You probably just saved all their jobs’: McDonald’s worker accidentally hands customer bag full of money instead of food

'Do you know how bad I want this money? Why put me in this situation?'

On Jan 17, 2023 by Allyson Waller

Waffle House counter with handwritten sign 'ORDER FROM THE MENU WE ARE NOT MAKING ANYTHING YOU SAW ON TIKTOK' 'and caption 'TikTok taking over everything except Waffle House' (l) Waffle house building with sign (c) Waffle House counter with handwritten sign 'ORDER FROM THE MENU WE ARE NOT MAKING ANYTHING YOU SAW ON TIKTOK' 'and caption 'TikTok taking over everything except Waffle House' (r)

‘Waffle House not gon play w y’all’: Waffle House prematurely shuts down ‘TikTok hacks’ by putting up sign

'The employees SICK of the TikTok specials.'

On Jan 13, 2023 by Allyson Waller

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‘Like why make me struggle’: Woman calls out Target anti-theft carts after being forced to carry $500 worth of items to her car

'I had one at kroger lock up right in the exit door.'

On Jan 13, 2023 by Allyson Waller

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‘Where are the jobs?’: Laid-off Amazon employee says he can’t find work after applying to over 75 jobs

'Indeed really be feeling like a scam at this point.'

On Jan 12, 2023 by Allyson Waller

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‘Target doesn’t take back food so we got all of this for free’: Shipt shopper says customer used ‘fraudulent’ card to pay for groceries

'Shipt doesn't tell you until after you have purchased every single one of these items.'

On Jan 12, 2023 by Allyson Waller