But the Mingle was a bit chaotic though. People needed to queue up for too long at the bar to get their drinks, and there was a general lack of directions. A few friends of mine were thoroughly frustrated when they were not allowed to re-enter the Beit Quad after they went out to "cool down". Outside, there was a long long line of people waiting to enter presumably because the Beit Quad was too flooded with people. I can only guess that the people were equally disgruntled.
It was stamped! I didn't read it, and certainly not my friends.
Either way, the Fresher's Fair appeared to be a great success, with a friend of mine joining 20+ clubs (not sure how she's going to cope though.) But again there was a general lack of directions. A number of people were unaware that the international clubs were located in the Great Hall, for example.
every single su in country has the same problem with new staff on their busiest week of the year, total respect to any freshers willing to work the bar in their freshers week, and to the second, thirs and fourth years training them on the job. The real time to judge is the christmas party. Remember many of these new staff will only just have turned 18, so haven't been drinking long let alone serving long, give them a chance.
And before anybody kicks in with the, all the people behind the bar are chinese rant... stop and think
Yes English isn't the first language of some of the bar staff, so yea asking for a G&T may be met with some confusion. Use your brain ask for a Gin with tonic water (would that actually kill you?) and be a bit patient.
You can't slag off overseas students in one thread for not integrating and then slag the ones off behind the bar who have chosen to be there to improve their English and meet new people... trust me they are not there for the money.
Did i mention the race of the member of staff involoved? I was merely pointing out that I ordered a very common and popular drink and the member of staff hadn't got a clue what I was asking for even when I did say gin with tonic. Whether this lack of knowledge is due to to having no knowledge of alcoholic drinks in general or lack of training is irrelevant, it's causing insanely long queues at the bars during peak times.
There is one idiot behind the bar at the moment. He's got a terrible attitude, is supercilious, rude and downright unhelpful. He also seems to think he's the king of the Union and prince of men because he works behind the bar.
At an event I helped run during the summer (which made a s**tload of money on the bar) he was serving a customer right in front of me (in dBs bar). There were only three or four people waiting. The lady who'd ordered turned away to speak to her boyfriend while she waited for her drink, and didn't hear this terrible barman saying "excuse me". Rather than tap her on the arm, he threw the change at her head.
When I asked him why he did it, he effectively told me to f**k off and flounced over to the other side of the bar.
They must be short on staff if that c**t is still allowed to work there.
All too often when you go there you have to put up with rude service. I understand that there are a lot of new staff, and it does get busy, but there is no excuse for downright rudeness and sarcasm from certain workers there. Is there any way we can complain about certain bar staff, or is that banned under the student staff protocol?
The person you need to speak to is the president. He then filters it down through the General Manager and so on and so on. You will then normally be given a standard "This is an operational issue, so go and f**k yourself" answer or if you are the lucky few you will just get banned from the bar all together because that is the "best" way to get rid of problems.
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