View Poll Results: Do u clear ur own tray?

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  • Naturally bring the tray to the cleaner. PLUS a thank you to the cleaner ah pek/ah mm

    40 50.63%
  • Leave it on the table. I'm not paying $3 for my wantan mee for self-service

    7 8.86%
  • Eat as messy as possible. Customer is king and its the duty of the cleaner to clean

    1 1.27%
  • Only pass it to the cleaner if he happens to go by. If not, heck care.

    31 39.24%
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    Default Clearing trays & saying thank you

    I guess I'm gonna be the 2nd pollmaster after the Great Mr Paul Yeo.

    Inspired from another thread in another forum, people are saying, "How disciplined and nice other country's people are. Clearing their own trays and so on."

    I'm wondering how many of u clear ur own trays at food courts and fast food restaurants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    I guess I'm gonna be the 2nd pollmaster after the Great Mr Paul Yeo.

    Inspired from another thread in another forum, people are saying, "How disciplined and nice other country's people are. Clearing their own trays and so on."

    I'm wondering how many of u clear ur own trays at food courts and fast food restaurants?
    before i could... they cleared already...
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    Erm... ur own tray after eating. Unless the cleaner is roving like a hawk beside u when u're eating and clear with supersonic speed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    Erm... ur own tray after eating. Unless the cleaner is roving like a hawk beside u when u're eating and clear with supersonic speed...
    i go food court like once in a blue moon... cos normally ppl packet lunch back for me. then when i go, when i finish, the aunties will be beside me clearing for me... problem i always see is whenever i found a seat, always the table is dirty, then nobody clear... talk about strange...
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    i admit i being a fallen human being, is lazy and unwilling to carry the tray back bcos of the hassle to carry all the way to the collection point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    I guess I'm gonna be the 2nd pollmaster after the Great Mr Paul Yeo.

    Inspired from another thread in another forum, people are saying, "How disciplined and nice other country's people are. Clearing their own trays and so on."

    I'm wondering how many of u clear ur own trays at food courts and fast food restaurants?
    From Pri 1 to Sec 4, ten years of education with teachers chasing after us to return the trays, plates, cups to the collection points... how many of do it?

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    if you clear your own tray all the time, there will be no use for the cleaner. he/she may lose his/her job.

    then what will they work as?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    From Pri 1 to Sec 4, ten years of education with teachers chasing after us to return the trays, plates, cups to the collection points... how many of do it?
    if people who return their tray in hawker centre can get a certain rebate of what they paid, people confirm will return!

    if return their tray in restaurant can rebate the 10% service charge, people sure return

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    if you clear your own tray all the time, there will be no use for the cleaner. he/she may lose his/her job.

    then what will they work as?
    they can be re-deployed to other positions which are previously taken up by foreign talents. so in the long term, less foreign talents, and all of us will be happier

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    if you clear your own tray all the time, there will be no use for the cleaner. he/she may lose his/her job.

    then what will they work as?
    clean up the mess, as people misplace items in to the return area

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    Default Re: Clearing trays & saying thank you

    I used to work at Delifrance @ Gleneagles Hospital. Did pretty much everything including serving customers AND clearing the trays.

    I guess i didn't feel much, just a part time job, so naturally did what i suppose to. Its gets kinda crazy when theres so many people in the morning and you have to do the serving, clearing and cleaning at one go...

    Things are pretty different in other countries, where you hire people to do the clearing of trays exclusively. In Singapore i guess people expect the people working there to clear the trays for you...

    There have been cases where customers "help you" clear the tray because the person working has so much to do at hand that he can't be expected to clear when he has so many customers to handle -.-"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    From Pri 1 to Sec 4, ten years of education with teachers chasing after us to return the trays, plates, cups to the collection points... how many of do it?
    sad to say, i also dun clear... last time got reserved tables, and people will clear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    they can be re-deployed to other positions which are previously taken up by foreign talents. so in the long term, less foreign talents, and all of us will be happier
    0.o

    How many of you here would take up a job as a construction worker if you were jobless?

    We all know the truth. A lot of the so-called "foreign talent" are actually doing jobs that no Singaporean wants to do. At least majority of what you're talking about, if I'm not wrong.

    In any case, stop detracting from the topic. In any case, I clear when the cleaner appears too busy. Or the place is packed. And even if I don't when the cleaner clears it for me a thank you is not too hard to give.

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    I used to eat at food courts almost everyday since I worked at office in a shopping centre. You will very seldom see people clear their own trays, contrary to the poll results here. Really hard to see anyone clearing trays.

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    yes, I clean, and I teach my children to do so.
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    Thats nice to know, at least after seeing several incidents where kids act like kings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianpaice View Post
    I used to eat at food courts almost everyday since I worked at office in a shopping centre. You will very seldom see people clear their own trays, contrary to the poll results here. Really hard to see anyone clearing trays.
    yes. contrary to this poll result....think most photogs clear their own trays

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    always clear, but don't know why very often attract wierd looks like i'm some alien like that ... so paiseh one

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    Photogs are nice people then?



    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    yes. contrary to this poll result....think most photogs clear their own trays

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    i do and teach my children to clean any mess they created, push in the chairs when they leave the table and bring the tray/s with used crockeries to the bin at food courts.

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