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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‘I was flabbergasted’: Customer says brunch bill featured a 3.5% surcharge so servers can have healthcare

'They really making us pay their employees a livable wage AND their insurance.'

On Sep 27, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘They ain’t playinnnggggggg’: Walmart shopper shares PSA after noticing new self-checkout tech while buying Minute Maid Lemonade

'Scan an orange for a TV if y’all want to!'

On Sep 27, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘You don’t see me waiting for you to leave?’: Server slams customers who stay over an hour past closing time

'You kept us an hour and a half past close for less than 4%? I never want to see your face again.'

On Sep 23, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘Why would you even bother taking and using your PTO anyway?’: Worker says taking PTO is more work, sparking debate

'Girl, I don’t let work stress me. These jobs don’t care about us.'

On Sep 22, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘I swear customer service needs to be one of the highest-paid jobs’: Call center worker shares ‘customer interaction’ that allegedly got him fired from Geico

'Man, I’ll cancel your whole policy.'

On Sep 22, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘Do not tell my boss that I deserve a raise’: Subway worker shares PSA to customers who try to advocate for him in front of his boss

'I don’t care if I let you off easy with a coupon that I shouldn’t have let you use.'

On Sep 20, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘You’ve heard of being nice to your waiters. You’ve heard of tipping 20%. Have you heard of being fast?’: Server shares PSA to customers about being ‘fast’

'I want you to know what you want to drink when I walk up.'

On Sep 20, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘Why can’t people wait 2 f*cking minutes for me to open up shop?’: Worker blasts over-eager customers waiting for store to open

'The second I open the door to put a sign outside they push past me.'

On Sep 16, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘If they find you physically attractive… they will issue you a ticket’: Former 911 dispatcher claims police have ‘pretty girl Wednesdays’ (updated)

'If people really knew what went on in police depts, they would be shocked!'

On Sep 16, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘It’s going to be so much harder for them to try to gaslight you’: Tech and former HR worker explains how to defend yourself against ‘quiet firing’

'Companies have been doing this for years.'

On Sep 15, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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“The literal ‘quiet quit'”: Worker films self whispering that she quits first day on the job after noticing how ‘miserable’ her new co-workers looked

'The feeling of freedom when you remember you can just quit and leave.'

On Sep 15, 2022 by Allyson Waller

Waffle House waitress speaking caption 'Post the original sound' 'he started off by saying 'obviously you needed my tip you work here' MIND YALL I WAS NOT HIS WAITRESS! WAITRESSES KNOW THIS!! it's not my job to tend to your table when my coworker is your waitress.' (l) Waffle House waitress speaking holding camera up to customer at table caption 'Post the original sound' 'he started off by saying 'obviously you needed my tip you work here' MIND YALL I WAS NOT HIS WAITRESS! WAITRESSES KNOW THIS!! it's not my job to tend to your table when my coworker is your waitress.' (c) Waffle House waitress speaking caption 'Post the original sound' 'he started off by saying 'obviously you needed my tip you work here' MIND YALL I WAS NOT HIS WAITRESS! WAITRESSES KNOW THIS!! it's not my job to tend to your table when my coworker is your waitress.' (r)

‘That time I embarrassed a customer at 7AM on the clock’: Waffle House worker puts disrespectful customer in his place after she denies him attention

'Another reason to love Waffle House. Them waitresses ain’t finna play with you.'

On Sep 13, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘Good luck yawning at your 9-5’: Caribou Coffee barista secretly makes customer’s espresso decaf after she was rude

'If there is anyone I refuse to ever be rude to in this world, it’s people who handle my food.'

On Sep 13, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘Don’t show me a routine that doesn’t require a 45-minute commute’: Worker dismisses TikTok algorithm over ‘corporate girly’ work from home videos

'Where are the girls that have to put on suits every day?'

On Sep 9, 2022 by Allyson Waller

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‘This job is not my craft. This job just pays my bills’: Worker says it’s weird when managers expect young people to take their jobs seriously, sparking debate

'I’m here, I do my job, I go the f*ck home. What more could you want?'

On Sep 8, 2022 by Allyson Waller