The Corporate Front
I am a part-time barman.
Someone asked me today what the "seasoning" on the "seasoned fries" was. I told them it was the Harvester's marketing bullshit, and that it was just chips. With a bit of cheap salt on.
The duty manager came over and berated me for five minutes, saying that I couldn't refer to the spiel on the menus as "marketing bullshit" in front of Guests (not customers, Guests), and that the seasoning was sea-salt and cracked black pepper. I said there's no pepper on them, and everyone puts salt on chips. They're just chips. She told me that my way sounded terrible, and I said the truth regularly does. She called me unprofessional, and I said that minimum wage doesn't buy professionalism.
Then I laughed at her till she left.
I'm not paid to be Binky the Trumpet-Brained Marketing Coma-Victim's corporate puppet, I'm paid to pour drinks - and only just paid to do that.