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jjjoooggg
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January 4th, 2021 at 8:10:30 PM permalink
I went to a public high school in the nicest richest neighborhood. When a substitue teacher came, We all sat quietly and listened to the teacher. 17 years later, every class i substituted, the kids woulnd't sit, laughed, ignored. No one wanted the assignments. No one would listen to the teachers notes. The first thing they do is turn on the TV, stand around and talk loudly. I used to be a tae kwon do teacher. I was just an observer to call for help if we needed the principal to come down.

There was one class that no one accepted. We accept classes by phone through a computer. I came in the teacher's lunchroom and told them which class I was in. One dropped his head. I can't remember how bad that one was. But that school had a daily lock out, doors would lock during class. We never had police in high schools. Today, every high school has cops. The security was already tight in 1994.

Next to our vacant building is a high school for troubled boys and girls. They would always break in and damage. They looked innocent. But they had issues. I told my bookkeeper what if someone gets a girl pregnant inside the building. I had to keep reinforcing the door bc the door locks were not enough. I had to padlock the doors and board up windows. They broke all the windows.

Maybe our city is different. I doubt it. I think your kids are in a different environment. You wouldn't know if you don't substitute teach. I can see the change in kids today. Because the first job they take is restaurant. These kids are different.

We went to Peter piper for take out. They locked the door for some reason during the day. The young kid was pointing at us and laughing. Middle aged manager drives up and heard what happened. He told us "he is just a kid." When I cashed at 11, I never would have done that. Every level in our company would not have accepted that. Today, I get complaints all the time about our employees. These kids are different.

One of my ex workers of 2008, messaged me that he inquired about his order and is worried they were going to spit in his food. This ex worker, was a cashier, cook , driver, and volunteered to clean after work. They got hostile with him for no reason. This ex worker grew up in a bad area, he had to drug deal growing up. I think theres more to him reading his facebook post. He does construction work now. I've had numerous ex workers complain about our new workers. My manager, bookkeeper and ex workers would sometimes talk about incidents during urgent meetings. We never had this much problem in the first 50 years until the last 10 years
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Greasyjohn
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January 4th, 2021 at 8:33:18 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Never went inside, always stayed
in the car for the hot carhops in
their short skirts and roller skates.



In my youth there was a Bobís nearby that had carhop service. Remember when you would roll down your window and they would use the slot where the window was recessed to hold the tray as it leaned against the side of your door? The girls were cute too. I think the last time I was in that particular restaurant was 30 years ago. Itís still there today without the carhop service.
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January 4th, 2021 at 8:48:59 PM permalink
I worked as prep cook at a Big Boys for about a week. Preparing pies, getting salads ready and probably more that I never learned. No car hops though. More modern, but all inside. Not for me though. My hands would have hardened up real quick though, because during the rush I would help out on the line burning the hell out my hands putting fries on plates. I guess they hadn't thought of a scoop yet. Bare handed freshly dumped from a basket.
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jjjoooggg
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January 4th, 2021 at 9:05:40 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I worked as prep cook at a Big Boys for about a week. Preparing pies, getting salads ready and probably more that I never learned. No car hops though. More modern, but all inside. Not for me though. My hands would have hardened up real quick though, because during the rush I would help out on the line burning the hell out my hands putting fries on plates. I guess they hadn't thought of a scoop yet. Bare handed freshly dumped from a basket.



The fryers are at 350 F. And spit oil when ice or water falls in. I got hot oil in my eye. The kitchen was hotter back then. Today, most kitchens are upper 70's. Feels hotter if you use a food warmer.

I was a cashier and cook for 20k hours spread over 15 years. The new workers would think I never worked a day in my life. My friends would think the same. I was a tutor and technician before I came back to the family business.
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January 5th, 2021 at 2:59:47 AM permalink
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A Bob's Big Boy just opened at one of the Terrible's casinos. I believe it is the only Big Boy in Nevada.



The name was franchised to various regional operators. Some put the name in the name of the restaurant. Others just on the menu. Bob's was one of many.
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DRich
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January 5th, 2021 at 7:09:08 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I just looked up Terribles in Jean to see if they made any mention of it and could not find anything. Iíd be tempted to stop there for a Bobís big boy burger someday. Apparently Terribles hotel and casino is currently closed due to the pandemic.



The Big Boy is at the new casino just opened in Indian Springs NV.It is a tiny town and a tiny "casino", more like a big bar. The whole town is based around the Air Force base there.

https://www.facebook.com/terriblescasinoindiansprings/
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EvenBob
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January 5th, 2021 at 12:27:00 PM permalink
Quote: jjjoooggg

I went to a public high school in the nicest richest neighborhood. When a substitue teacher came, We all sat quietly and listened to the teacher. 17 years later, every class i substituted, the kids woulnd't sit, laughed, ignored.



I have a friend who taught HS math
from 1970 to 2005. He said it all
started going bad in the mid 80's
and got worse every year. Constant
class disruptions, nobody paying
attention, he even got death threats
on a regular basis when he flunked
kids. Something changed in the
70's and 80's with parenting, that
produced rude rotten kids.

I've said before my daughter teaches
college math. Every semester 75%
of every class drops out in the first
10 days because they learned nothing
in HS and college level math is a mystery
to them. She also has gotten email
threats from students and even students
parents. She refuses to teach 9th grade
math because these kids were too stupid
to pay attention when they were in 9th
grade. So every semester she starts out
with 30 kids and two weeks later less
than 10 are left. Usually all girls, the
boys are long gone.
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EvenBob
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January 5th, 2021 at 12:59:17 PM permalink
State of the art, 1935. Dial
phones had to be explained.
Amazing.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
AZDuffman
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January 5th, 2021 at 1:40:58 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I have a friend who taught HS math
from 1970 to 2005. He said it all
started going bad in the mid 80's
and got worse every year. Constant
class disruptions, nobody paying
attention, he even got death threats
on a regular basis when he flunked
kids. Something changed in the
70's and 80's with parenting, that
produced rude rotten kids.



What changed was baby boomer parenting. And formation of the Department of Education. The former demanded their kids could do no wrong. The later made schools administrator heavy.
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EvenBob
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January 5th, 2021 at 4:14:49 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

What changed was baby boomer parenting.



I've read my generation, boomers,
were the first gen in American
history to have actual childhoods.
My parents didn't have one. My
dad worked on the family farm
every day from the time he was 4
years old. My mom was put in
an orphanage in the Depression.

We were spoiled rotten by comparison
and subject to more info about the
outside world than anybody before
us. We were the first TV generation
and it ruined us forever.

There were 4 brothers on the farm
and they all joined the Navy in the
30's to make money to send home.
Not a single one returned to that
way of life when the war was over.
That's how much they hated it.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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