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post #1 of 18
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I'm a ceiling installer. Works been kind of slow so when I hear several people turned down a night job with an offered premium I take it. The job starts at midnight, I'm to be locked in an upscale restraunt Downtown Boston and replace some bad looking ceiling in the dishwash area. The doors are shut and I take out the first old tile. Cockroaches are everywhere on top of it and I'm in a panic. I slip in the grease and the tile dumps a dozen bugs on my sweatshirt. I feel something on my neck so I jetison the tile. I sweep off the creepy feeling on my neck and see the roach flying to the floor to join the other fleeing bugs. I look on my chest and there are six. The night progresses and the drill becomes a rythm where you take the tile out stand it on the floor and back off while the cockroaches scurry out of sight. 1:00 AM... It's time to remove any fallen RatBaits from my toolbelt... By 3:00 AM I'm so horrified that I'm actally laughing outloud.. Two nights of this and I'm ready for the insane assylem. I threw out two sets of cloths a stepladder and a toolbelt. Glad that's over!
post #2 of 18
I bet you will never eat in that restaurant either!
post #3 of 18
Ack ack ack ack ack!!!!!!

Now i'm itching all over after reading that!
post #4 of 18
And that was an "upscale" restaurant?
post #5 of 18
That is digusting!! I bet you wont eat there and let your friends eat there either. EEEEWWW!!!
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
It sure is a horror story. Honestly.... every commercail kitchen in urban settings deal with these same conditions. I have done many of these, Same old Same old... I'm pretty hardened to seeing these bugs in restaraunts. I wont eat in any restraunt for six months now till the visuals start leaving my brain.
post #7 of 18
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
I've seen a lot of them too, but its something I still get grossed out about.
post #8 of 18
Now I am itchy - thank you very much!

ICK!!
post #9 of 18
Oh that's awful! YUCK!
Am I that niave?? Do most restauants have roaches?
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Oh that's awful! YUCK!
Am I that niave?? Do most restauants have roaches?
I think it depends of the health board of where you live. In Toronto, they have to pass helath inspections and post the results where they can be seen. So unless the restaurant achieves a "PASS" mark, I won't eat there!
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by adymarie
I think it depends of the health board of where you live. In Toronto, they have to pass helath inspections and post the results where they can be seen. So unless the restaurant achieves a "PASS" mark, I won't eat there!
I love that system, i wish they would extend it outside of the city. I feel much better seeing that green sign!! After having worked in food services before...i'm a little wary about where i eat.
post #12 of 18
My father used to be a milkman and would go into the kitchens of some of the local restaurants. There were a few that he refused to eat in.
post #13 of 18
oh that was nasty! I would've reported them to the board of health... after I received my paycheck of course! I have never seen a cockaroach in person and I really don't plan on it anytime soon

Susie- The restaurant I work in has NO roaches, I swear!
post #14 of 18
I hope so Katie......I like your restaurant!!
post #15 of 18
Shockingly enough, at one time our restaurant had no bugs either. Now it has spiders, ants, and all sorts of other creepy crawlies. I tend to wash my clothes after I get home after work just in case. I don't want to have to deal with those nasties. I hate bugs!!!!!!!
post #16 of 18
Ugh! Yes, collect your paycheck, then call the health inspector! That is totally unsanitary!


Yes, I wish we had postings at our restaurants...I know that you can see the report, but a manager has to bring it out to you.
post #17 of 18
ew ew ew.............will have to tell my husband, he hates cockroaches, one night when he was in highschool he told me he fell asleep on the couch and woke up with one cuddled on him... I would defiantly call the health inspector, of course after I make sure I get paid!!
post #18 of 18
Eww, that has to be the most nasty thing I've herad in a long time! Made me think of a story my mom told me. She used to work in a small diner/steak house kinda thing when she was in high school and college. One day they had a friend that came in about every day and had the same thing: salisbury steak. So one day they put a dead roach under the gravy, planning on pointing it out to him before he ate it. Well, they walked out to tell him and he'd already eaten half of it! They just didnt tell him after that....
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