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Oh, sadness. . . [31 Dec 2007|07:37pm]

morningfall
[ mood | bored ]

No one posts here and it makes me a little sad. =(

Oh well...in any case, here's my first submission:

I miss my DQ!!!

I manage at the one in Parker, CO and have been on my 'maternity leave' since the end of the first week of December and I can't wait to go back the end of January. We're having the whole store remodled in that time, adding in a chicken wrap and getting prepared to also begin including the Iron Grill sandwiches. I'll be part of the updates, making an appearance here and there to learn things as they come and attend staff meetings and training on the new things we're bringing in, but it's just not the same.

Granted I'll be busy with my son and I can't wait to spend time with the little ninja that's been inside me all this time...but I miss my crew and my job.

Anyway. . .

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday and all that jazz and I most certainly hope that you all have a splendid New Years and good luck to you all in 2008!

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[29 Nov 2007|08:54pm]

so_much_chaos
[ mood | irritated ]

i just  got back from the dairy queen across the street at my house... and i'm so frustrated! 

i've been CRAVING a frozen hot chocolate... 

i get there, order, they make it... with HOT FUDGE. 

now, maybe i made it wrong for SIX YEARS. but i always made it with COCOA FUDGE. two completely different flavors.

i ask him if he put cocoa fudge in, and he said no, hot fudge, that's why they call it the frozen "hot" chocolate. which i guess in theory it makes sense... but for 6 years i was never told to make it that way.

so, i very nicely say yes when he asks if i would like it remade.... 

and then when he remade it, it STILL didn't look right, or taste right!! GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and then both he and the girl at the window continue to tell me how i'm still wrong but "have it your way" and that's just how they were told to make them blah blah blah... so i just say "well, i worked here for 6 years, and i used to work here too (cause i did)" and she just smiled and said "have a good night" 

i'm so irritated i want to find some official recipe and mail it to them...or tape it to the drive thru.


am i just crazy? do any of the store you work at, or shop at make them with hot fudge??????

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HELP!!!!!!!! [11 Aug 2007|04:51pm]

nicklechicken
I now live in the UK and there are no dairy queen's out here and I am DYING for a real limeade! I have been trying to make them mfrom memory and it just is not the same. Does anyone know the exact recipe from DQ? I would be forever grateful!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you!!!
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How Much? [05 Aug 2007|06:05pm]

katr888
What does a small Blizzard (12 oz) cost at your Dairy Queen? They cost $2.99 at my Dairy Queen now, which seems ridiculous to me.
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[23 Jul 2007|07:47pm]

squelettttte
i think that dairy queen has some kind of obsession with natural disasters.

brownie earthquake
blizzard
cheesequake
arctic rush (makes me think of polar ice caps melting or something)
freezes (ice age?)
mudslide
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well... you can't say we don't earn our money. [19 May 2007|08:05pm]

katr888
wow. I am talking about working drive-thru today. Our registers seriously need an upgrade. They are horribly outdated. By that standard, I guess the computer I'm typing on is outdated as well, since like the ones at the DQ, it runs Windows 98. Of course, my home computer isn't freezing up every two minutes. And it has a keyboard. Because the terminals at the DQ don't have keyboards, you can't Ctrl-Alt-Del them when the touch screen won't respond. You are reduced to pushing the power button and hoping for the best. However, with Windows 98, this is not a good idea, and makes your computer even more likely to crash. Even when the whole LAN was restarted, there was no success with the drive-thru machine. In the end, instead of "borrowing" one of the registers on counter (which works well when the shop isn't busy), we settled on a slightly old-fashioned but nevertheless effective way of handling things: by hand. Fortunately, between Porsche and I, all of the prices at our shop are committed to memory, no doubt because of the many hours spent repeating them back to our loyal customers. So everytime the register didn't agree with being restarted so forcibly, out came the calculator and the pencil. This actually worked quite well, and didn't cause near as much confusion, since we didn't have to worry whose register the order had been taken on. However, a busy day like that makes coming home feel great. Like I said, we really do earn our money at this job.
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Hello from a fairly new employee. [12 Mar 2007|10:41pm]

haushinka07
[ mood | nerdy ]

Hi everyone, my name is Alicia and I've been working at a Dairy Queen located in West Texas for about a month now. It's my first job, and it's pretty cool/easy(don't really like my boss, but who does). Anyway, I stumbled upon this community and thought I'd give a shout out to all the other Dairy Queen employees out there.

By the way, who else hates making shakes and malts? Those things are so messy when you blend them.

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DQ logo [14 Jan 2007|07:28pm]

ginnski
Anyone else seen the new DQ logo? What do you think about it? I think it is completely pointless. All they are doing is taking away the white outline and putting some orange and blue marks on it. Still has that red shape. The new logo is pretty ugly though, ugh
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Ice Cream Scoop Survey [22 Sep 2006|09:01pm]

ginger0squirrel
Hello everyone.

I just joined the community and I was hoping this will not be considered off-topic, as it does have to deal with ice cream.

My boyfriend is going to school for design and he chose his product to be an ice cream scooper and needs some input so he can figure out what he wants his product to feature.

If you wouldn't mind going to this entry, I would appreciate it.

If this happens to off topic then feel free to delete this.

I never worked in a Dairy Queen because they were not around me, but I have worked in a mom and pop ice cream shop.

x-posted to icecreamgeeks
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Germs? [18 Aug 2006|01:30pm]

musique_fille
This is on almost the same topic as the person before me posted. The customer is not always right.
First she comes up and asks if we have any cupcakes with spiderwebs on them and I say that we only have four left with flowers on them and there is not enough time for me to make some more. She gets angry about that, but I don't know how you can expect to come in and find what you are looking for. Next she orders her stuff and gets angry when there isn't a blizzard that she wants. So, I take her money and make her brownie earthquake, give it to her, and start her shake and blizzard, during this she asks me if I washed my hands after I took the money and I said No. She was like than I want you to remake my brownie earthquake.
Honestly if I spent the time to wash my hands everytime I took the money and make stuff, the water bill would be huge.
Then the thing was she didn't wash her hands after she gave me the money and went ahead and ate her stuff. So really she is contradicting what she told me.
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Worst lines you've had? [14 Jul 2006|07:09pm]

jntk984
[ mood | groggy ]

Today was quite fun. In the last half hour of my shift, we got slammed. I don't mean 20 people in line, I mean close to 140 people all wanting to try Dairy Queen/Orange Julius...They came from a town that didn't have a DQ/OJ...which meant wonderful things for sales, but the workload was absoulutely a nightmare. I actually started to sweat in the A/C'd Mall...I ended up staying an hour after my shift, and have to go back tomorrow for nearly 10 hours. I left and that line was still there...

Does anyone here look at that and think: "Oh, that's cake..."?

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agh [08 Jul 2006|04:02pm]

gilokee
[ mood | crappy ]

I'm starting to hate this job. Yesterday around 6:30, when it started to get really busy, everyone was rushing around and I had absolutely no idea what to do! I got pretty nervous so after a few seconds of just standing there, I went to the back room and started cleaning and doing dishes.
I have no idea how to read those monitors, or how to ring people up. And the other people who work in my store aren't exactly the friendliest people.
I did manage to make two and a half cakes, though!

I have to go back to work in two hours and I'm dreading it. Any inspiration to go back would be much appreciated.

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[06 Jul 2006|04:02pm]

gilokee
[ mood | tired ]

Hey guys
I just started working at DQ a couple days ago, and I find it quite difficult to remember how to make things. THEREFORE, I'm going to make the official Dairy Queen Employee Study Guide/ Reference Sheet! Basically I'm just going to put together how to make everything, so that new employees like me can study and therefore do a lot lot better.
So far, the only thing I know how to make is the Oreo Blizzard, which is two pulls for a small, three for a medium and four for a large.
All help would be appriciated, please and thank you!

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hmm. [12 Jun 2006|02:23pm]

devilduhx
what would you guys put under 'work performed' on a job application when talking about DQ? cashier is one, but i cant think of a more intelligent way of saying blizzard mixer or professional cone dipper haha. maybe product creator or distributor? i think if i used that it would sound like im better at BS'ing then anything.

any help is appriciated.
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Cones, Sundays, and Banana Spits... [10 Jun 2006|01:48pm]

jntk984
[ mood | confused ]

I have been with my DQ for less than a week. The training videos did not help me learn one iota of how to successfully make a cone, sunday, or banana split. I would rather not take 3 weeks to learn, as one of my co-workers has suggested...is there a method, or must it be learned? I don't go back to work until the 12th.

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[07 Jun 2006|07:10pm]

hufflebunny
[ mood | amused ]

So how about those Monster Cookie Blizzards?

We've seriously sold one to every kid and their dog. Are they really popular at everyone else's store? It's ridiculous.

Also. Just something very random. When it's not busy, what to do when taking orders and waiting for cars?


Comments? I told you they were random :)
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Blizzard Idea [20 May 2006|04:12pm]

clucking_potato
Yesterday, someone ordered an Oreo Mint Blizzard with the Brownie Batter goo added (but no brownies). It's sort of a gross colour, but I HIGHLY recommend it.

What are your favourite off-the-menu Blizzard recipes?
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We Serve Shakes Too... [08 May 2006|10:00pm]

clucking_potato
[ mood | confused ]

Today at work, an old man walked up to order.

"I feel some thirst coming on. I'll take a pineapple sundae."

Soft serve quenches thirst?

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Dairy Queen Workers at Prom [07 May 2006|03:10pm]

rewind
So yeah, the subject says it all. My Senior Prom was last night, I got all of the Dairy Queen workers together for a picture.

Any HS Students have their Prom?

Post you pictures!

Here we are:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/texasmusic/Senior%20Prom/seniorprom019.jpg

L to R: Wiz, Jill, Kim and Me (Annie)
Boys: Andy and Jase.

We are all Seniors except for Kim, a junior and Jill who Graduated last year.
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New kid on the block. [25 Apr 2006|12:48pm]

bender_927
[ mood | content ]

My name is Sasha, I'm 16, a new member of the DQ faculty, and thus, this community. Being the tenth I've ever joined, this community is special. :P

Anyway, Rick (one of the managers) hired me on Easter. The hiring process was hardly a process. Two part test and an application. He "graded" my test, gave my application a cursory glance, apparently liked my personality, and decided to hire me.

I live in Florida and the DQ I work at is right down the street from my house, so it works out in every way possible. Like someone a few entries down, I love making the Blizzards and Oreo Earthquake, but I'm getting better with the shakes. Just gotta be more careful with the amount of milk or it 'splodes on me. =/ Cleaning is alright and the customers are usually very patient, pleasant people, so I have no issues there. Next time I work is tomorrow from 3 - 6 PM. It's one of those shops you just walk up to, so when you're there, it's basically you and another co-worker and you're both in charge. We take orders, make them, ring it up, give change, perhaps get tips, clean up, "do the money", open or close (depending on when we work), get to eat whatever we want gratis :P, etc.

I'm sure I've said it a million times by now, but I love my job. ;)

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