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I posted a few weeks back about the computer glitch concerning time-clock records at the Pizza Hut I work for. I personally downloaded the patch sent from the main office in Pittsburg. It really screwed the records up at first but seems to be working now. But, now guess what. When we received our truck order yesterday (Tues.), there was no inventory sent with it; just a memo stating that due to software glitches they were not able to send out inventory paperwork with any of their shipments, they would be sending them out as soon as possible. This wouldn't worry me so much if it wasn't for the fact that this is the company that Pizza Hut switched to for all their supplies about six months ago because they were 'confident this supplier is Y2K ready'. Things that make ya' go hmmmmmmm.... BTW: I know it seems like this is a teesy little nothing problem; 'just missing a little paper-work', but my store manager was absolutely livid because of how badly this would affect our paperwork, labor percentages, food costs, etc.
-- claude (email@example.com), October 14, 1999
Anyone who figgers that this is a "little problem" has NEVER worked with razor thin margins and draconian bonus calculations. Particularly when "bonus" equals 30 to 50 percent of the "expected" or "promised" "compensatiion package".
Your boss is watchine either his last (critical) preps or his christmas shopping going up the oven chimney.
-- Chuck, a night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1999.
Damn!! This never occurred to me. I can handle power outages, stock market crashes, and unemployment, but if I can't get a damn pizza delivered that's the last straw... I'm going to kill myself.
-- @ (@@@.@), October 14, 1999.
I agree, if I cant get a pizza im going to kill you too. =]
-- Jetadolkun (email@example.com), October 14, 1999.
Sounds like a 'paper cut' to me.....one of thousands...
-- Wilferd (WilferdW@aol.com), October 14, 1999.
This is not a cut. Death by a thousand slices.
-- no talking please (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1999.
Fear not, pizza-pals:
Union Lake man markets freeze-dried pizza on Web
James Borchuck / The Detroit News
Mark O'Brien, president of The Pizza Maker Inc., is marketing his hermetically sealed product worldwide with orders from as far away as Turkey and Nicaragua.
By Lynn Van Dine
Mark O'Brien lives in the small community of Union Lake, but his Internet Web site is bringing the world to his doorstep to buy his freeze-dried pizza slices.
"I've already gotten orders from as far away as Turkey and Nicaragua," said O'Brien, who sells his Pizza Maker slices and a low-calorie frozen pizza he developed from a small shop in White Lake Township. "I'm hoping that by offering them on the World Wide Web, I can get people everywhere to try them." O'Brien developed the foil-wrapped, vacuum-sealed slices with some help from the Michigan State University agriculture department. They are made with pizza dough, tomato sauce and cheese, cooked, frozen, dried and then packaged. Each slice has 140 calories (60 calories from fat) and are sold in packages of 12 individually wrapped slices for $19.95 plus $5 shipping. The product's one-year shelf life and hermetic packaging make the Pizza Maker slices ideal for shipping anywhere in the country and overseas, O'Brien said. Some slices are even in a food display at the American Embassy in Hong Kong. O'Brien has been in the pizza business almost 20 years and spent the past seven on the development of the Pizza Maker slices. At his simple Web site, visitors can see a picture of the Pizza Maker slices and click on an e-mail link to contact O'Brien. His operation may not be very big right now, but he figures a good position on the World Wide Web will give him more equal footing with pizza giants such as Domino's and Little Caesars. "This area is the pizza capital of the world," he said. "... So I figure that makes this part of Michigan a great place to start." You can visit Mark O'Brien's Web site at www.pizzamaker.com, or you can call him at (248) 698-1414.
-- Old Git (email@example.com), October 14, 1999.
-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), October 14, 1999.
I had a delivery order made yesterday from the Pizza Hut that I've been calling for years. They needed all my information again - phone number, name ,address, etc... because their computer "lost all the information" a few weeks ago. The girl told me that every person who calls for a delivery order is upset by having to repeat this information again.
She also told me that a few weeks ago, they had upgraded their computers for "y2K".
-- Forum Regular (Here@y2k.comx), October 14, 1999.
Y2K or not, they always forget the pepper or parmesan cheese!
-- JOEANGEL (JOEANGEL_98@Yahoo.com), October 15, 1999.
I hope de Jager reads this. That dude looks like he is pretty regular at the pizza trough.
-- King of Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 15, 1999.
JOEANGEL, we may not have our y2k woes solved yet but we now mandate that all drivers carry a stash of peppers and cheese in their vehicle. All is not lost! 8-)
-- claude (email@example.com), October 15, 1999.
King of Spain - want to mud wrestle for a Pizza? - Peter
-- Peter (Peter@mud.com), October 15, 1999.