17 EpisodesProduced by Straw Hut Media

The service industry. Sometimes it's pretty, most of the time it's not. This is Stiffed. Think of it as your reverse Yelp, where we bring you stories of humor, and horror, from the service industry.

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Fun and Love in the Workplace

February 14th, 2019

Valentines Day is upon us! Have you ever gotten fell in love with a co-worker? Justin co-hosts with Jesse on this episode. This week we hear from Mallory! She talks with us about a lovely man she started crushing on at …

Dealing With Poop

February 7th, 2019

This week we hear two tales about poop in the workplace. Have you ever been incredibly desperate to take a crap? Like 2 weeks desperate? Or conversely, have you ever had to deal with another person's poop that may or …

Gender Differences in the Service Industry

January 31st, 2019

This week Jesse talks with four different women to get a different perspective on behavior in the workplace.  It's 2019. Every voice matters, especially in an industry so prone to ignoring them. Whether it be owners, …


January 24th, 2019

This weeks show we delve into these sadly reoccurring stories. I have a couple rants of my own before Justin has to deal with a very drunk and confused lady and then Mike reminds us why working retail at a novelty shop …

Surreal Customers

January 17th, 2019

This week's episode is all about strange things and accusations that customers give you! Why would you keep trying to dye your hair in a public …


January 10th, 2019

This week's episode is all about the positive things that can happen when working in the service industry. They aren't all gross! Have you ever had a total stranger leave a very undeserved tip? This week we have two …

3 to 1 Fight

January 3rd, 2019

This week's episode is all about a fight. Have you ever been the only employee at work? Ben tells us about this time he was working all alone and had to fight 3 people at once! This week we have our first call in story …


December 27th, 2018

This week's episode is all about REVENGE. Have you ever had a customer that just deserved testicles dipped in their drink or crotch pastrami? This week we have two stories all about frustrated employees coping with …

Bad Business Ideas

December 20th, 2018

This week's episode is all about ridiculous mandates passed down from on high. Have you ever had a direction or order from a boss that was just some …

Physical Confrontation

December 13th, 2018

This week's episode is all about physical confrontation. What's it when you are behind the bar and all the patrons are chanting "KILL THE BARTENDERS"? And what happens when a stranger makes eye contact through the …

Jesse Gets Let Go

December 6th, 2018

Jesse got fired. Because of his own podcast. Fellow Straw Hut podcaster William Sterling, host of The Motivation Report, sits down with him to unravel the tale of his recent discharge and why he's the true hero of this …

Awkward Opening Shifts

November 29th, 2018

Have you ever been stuck to a mouse trap? Waking up early and being the first at work isn’t always easy. This week Jesse talks to fellow Straw Hut …

Bad Excuses

November 22nd, 2018

Some people have poor excuses for bad behavior. This week Jesse talks to fellow Straw Hut Media host, Rachel Michelle Fernandes about an interesting run-in with some fine young ladies at the, now defunct, Juke Joint, …

Homeless Encounters in the Workplace

November 15th, 2018

Pyromania at 1 o'clock on a Tuesday afternoon, a burning shirt parade, dedicated to drinking lots of wine, and free lobster. What kind of shenanigans do service industry workers get into when the homeless come into the …

Fighting in the Workplace

November 8th, 2018

This week's episode is all about conflicts...with little emphasis on resolution. What's it like to get sucker punched while in the Chuck E. Cheese …

Bodily Fluids in the Workplace

October 31st, 2018

Pee in the play place and on pizza at Chuck E. Cheese's? Blood all over the bathroom? A cascade of vomit at the most magical place on earth? This is stiffed. And we're talking bodily fluids in the workplace.

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Stiffed - Teaser Trailer

October 25th, 2018

Everyone has a story about service. If you've ever worked in the industry, you know it's rarely pretty. Think of this as your reverse Yelp. We'll be sharing stories of humor, and horror, from the service industry.

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