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26 EpisodesProduced by Straw Hut MediaWebsite

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. From Straw Hut Media.

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Let's Talk About Sex

April 11th, 2019


This week our theme is Sex in the Workplace. Sometimes you catch people having sex in the booth, by the kegs, or in the bathroom. Today Jesse talks to Jess and Pat. Jess tells the many tales of people she has caught …

Day's Not Over

April 4th, 2019


This week our theme is Winding Down. It's not surprise that us industry workers tend to drink more than most. We get off work, it's 4am, and our night IS JUST GETTING STARTED! Our first story, Michael Amico, co-host of …

Poor Management

March 28th, 2019


This week we dive into the world of poor management. Danny is invited to the studio to talk about a time he took a job only to find it was a front. Hookers, blow and more. Then Cheyenne was in a similar situation only …


March 21st, 2019


This week we talk tipping. Jesse hears two tales of tipping disasters and we learn the best behavior, the worst behavior, and completely unacceptable behavior. How can private tours at Disneyland go so wrong? And what …

Part 3: The Masseuse

March 14th, 2019


To conclude our Minisode sage, in part 3 we return with Mike and Salina! This is time Salina speaks. She is a certified masseuse. Turns out listing that on Craigslist isn't always the best idea!

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Part 2: Shanghai

March 13th, 2019


Part 2 of our 3 part Minisodes. In part 2 we return with our friends Justin and Ava! Ava talks about the aggressive man that is convinced SHE wants to marry him AND have his children. And Justin tells all about the what …

Part 1: The Pitchman

March 12th, 2019


Part 1 of our 3 part Minisodes. In part 1 we return with THE MOOSE! Moose is back to talk about life as a pitchman!  How he got into it, what made him stay, and what happens when you bring your little boy to work when …


February 28th, 2019


This week's show we hear tales from two people that have been roofied. 1st, Mike talks about his strange and insane journey of three friends who all got roofied on the same night. THEN Jess is back to talk about the …

Racism in the Workplace

February 21st, 2019


This week's show tackles the tricky subject of racism. The Moose is back. He talks about an encounter with very unpleasant women who attacked him with a pork roast!

Corrections to the story:1. Quorn is NOT spelled with …

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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