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Old 11-08-2008, 01:16 PM
Location: Southern Maryland
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I have been in the Eureka/Humboldt county area for a couple of months now and am shocked by the lack of customer service around here. People seem to dawdle, ignore you, give sub-par service and it seems to be the norm rather than the exception. I understand that I can't expect awesome service everywhere I go, but come on people. Boyfriend and I are excellent tippers, normally giving at least 20% if not more if the service is out of this world. Would it kill these people to try and earn it?! Seriously, what gives in this area?
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:42 PM
Location: Eureka CA
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It sounds like you're talking about restaurants. Can't help you- I eat out a lot and always get excellent service. This is a low-income area and they really depend on those tips. I do notice the service is worse in Arcata but that's because the help is mostly college kids,lots of turnover.
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:26 AM
Location: McKinleyville, California
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Have you tried the Gon Sea near Target, the service there is usually very good and the food is great. Try a few restaurants in Ferndale before you give up. Trinidad has a few nice places too. But I will say this, we had to stay a few days in San Francisco a week ago and the service stinks there too.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:00 PM
Location: Southern Maryland
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Thanks for the replies. Nice to know it isn't just this area! No, I haven't tried Gon Sea, but will deliberate with the SO, sounds like a good place.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:14 PM
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Thank god!! So glad to hear someone finally say that
I've been saying that since the day I moved here and all the locals think I'm crazy and get all defensive.

It just the mind thought up here. Very relaxed, which can be good and bad!
I have often said we have the worst of all the chain restaurants I have ever seen. All fast food here is worse then other places, especially KFC and Carls JR.

Don't expect people to agree with you though. Locals will defend it to the end!

And P.S. Gon Sea is not "very good" service. It would be considered normal anywhere else.
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