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22nd Sep '17 7:13:24 AM Hanz
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* On ''Series/KitchenNightmares'', Creator/GordonRamsay is always nice to the staff that doesn't deserve to be yelled at. A good example is the "Oceania" episode, where he's almost apologetic to have to send the waitress back with the food. In "Amy's Baking Company", he is duly appalled when he learns that one of the owners takes all of the tips given to the waiters/waitresses and when a waitress is summarily fired for asking a simple question. He makes sure to tip the waitress directly and tries to stand up for them by telling the customers about their tips being stolen and how they deserve those tips.

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* On ''Series/KitchenNightmares'', Creator/GordonRamsay is always nice to the staff that doesn't deserve to be yelled at.at, who in turn are typically the most honest in regards to the restaurant's problems. A good example is the "Oceania" episode, where he's almost apologetic to have to send the waitress back with the food. In "Amy's Baking Company", he is duly appalled when he learns that one of the owners takes all of the tips given to the waiters/waitresses and when a waitress is summarily fired for asking a simple question. He makes sure to tip the waitress directly and tries to stand up for them by telling the customers about their tips being stolen and how they deserve those tips.
5th Sep '17 11:17:08 AM kazokuhouou
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* Many of the characters in ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'' are like this since, being retail workers themselves, they know what it's like to deal with horrific customers. There was even one comic where a couple employees in the gift shop Marla was shopping at realize she's one of them when she berates a customer for being a jerk.
--> '''Worker:''' With pent-up anger like that, you ''must'' be a retail worker.
-->'''Marla:''' (fistbumps him) Solidarity, brother.
3rd Sep '17 12:41:38 PM Peteman
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* Brutally subverted in ''{{Film/Downfall}}'', where UsefullNotes/AdolfHitler is shown to be kind and gracious to his assistants, while ranting about the evils of mercy and how the German people all deserve to die for failing him in his fight against the Jews.

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* Brutally subverted Subverted in ''{{Film/Downfall}}'', where UsefullNotes/AdolfHitler is shown to be kind and gracious to his assistants, while ranting about the evils of mercy and how the German people all deserve to die for failing him in his fight against the Jews.
28th Aug '17 1:01:38 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/TheWaterboy'': In one game, Bobby Boucher takes a time-out to give the referee a glass of water.
28th Jul '17 7:54:40 AM Omeganian
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* Likewise UsefulNotes/JosefStalin was a good boss to his personal servants and bodyguards - but kind of a colossal dick to pretty much everybody else. He took a certain joy out of bullying people such as forcing them to drink until they were sick/falling-over drunk, or calling them to watch movies with him at three in the morning. This was made possible by his ability to get whoever was head of the NKVD/NKGB at the time (he rotated people through the position at pretty regular intervals) to get pretty much anyone imprisoned, tortured, and even executed on trumped-up charges. His chief bodyguard invoked this trope when Stalin suffered a stroke because he wanted Stalin to die - and (correctly) trusted that no-one would believe that Stalin had actually been a pretty good boss to his personal staff [[NotMeThisTime given just how nasty he'd been to]] ''absolutely everyone else''.

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* Likewise UsefulNotes/JosefStalin was a good boss to his personal servants and bodyguards - but kind of a colossal dick to pretty much everybody else. He took a certain joy out of bullying people such as forcing them to drink until they were sick/falling-over drunk, or calling them to watch movies with him at three in the morning. This was made possible by his ability to get whoever was head of the NKVD/NKGB at the time (he rotated people through the position at pretty regular intervals) to get pretty much anyone imprisoned, tortured, and even executed on trumped-up charges. His chief Then he was idiot enough to fire a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Vlasik bodyguard invoked this trope chief]] who faithfully served him for over twenty years, so no one dared to enter his room when Stalin he suffered a fatal stroke because he wanted Stalin to die - and (correctly) trusted that no-one would believe that Stalin had actually been a pretty good boss to his personal staff [[NotMeThisTime given just how nasty he'd been to]] ''absolutely everyone else''.(the new bodyguard chief was in the hospital with appendicitis).
19th Jul '17 2:20:23 PM gb00393
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** Tywin Lannister has a few PetTheDog moments with Arya Stark and treats her with a surprising amount of respect, though he does warn her to "be careful" when she steps over the line.

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** Tywin Lannister has a few PetTheDog moments with Arya Stark and treats her with a surprising amount of respect, largely because he is amused by her and obviously enjoys the company of a bright youngster more than that of his rather pedestrian retainers and warlords, though he does warn her to "be careful" when she steps over the line.line. Of course, this doesn't stop him casually giving her over to the monstrous Gregor Clegane once he has to leave.
15th Jul '17 4:13:33 PM Twiddler
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* {{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}: Inverted with the Pack. They may be a bunch of bloodthirsty mercenaries, but their time on TV was a job, and they treated it as such. When training after hours, Fox bids a friendly good bye to Harvey, one of the stuntmen who worked as the ninjas the team would beat up while on air, telling him to work on his backflips.

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* {{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}: ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'': Inverted with the Pack. They may be a bunch of bloodthirsty mercenaries, but their time on TV was a job, and they treated it as such. When training after hours, Fox bids a friendly good bye to Harvey, one of the stuntmen who worked as the ninjas the team would beat up while on air, telling him to work on his backflips.
30th Jun '17 2:26:55 AM BB8ForPresident
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** Eddard Stark is always polite and respectful with his servants. He regularly invites one peasant to dine with him for a night to better understand the needs of his smallfolk.

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** Eddard Stark is always polite and respectful with his servants. He regularly invites one peasant of his household members to dine with him for a night -- ranging from the steward to the blacksmith to the old servant woman -- to better understand the needs of his smallfolk.smallfolk.
** Arya Stark, Eddard's younger daughter has inherited this from him, as she was very close to the household servants growing up -- to the point they called her "Arya Underfoot" -- and befriends and regards the smallfolk as equals. She also becomes fiercely protective of the downtrodden after witnessing the abuse of commoners during the war.
26th Jun '17 10:15:14 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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** Most of the Bat Family are also like this, except for Damian, towards Alfred. Everyone tends to treat him like a friend doing them a favor whereas Damian keeps their relationship to master and servant, calling him Pennyworth and giving orders rather than making requests. He's not mean (well, [[{{Jerkass}} he kind of was to start with]], but he's mellowed since then), [[NoSocialSkills he's just not got much in the way of social skills]] and keeps the relationship professional.

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** Most of the Bat Family are also like this, except for Damian, towards Alfred. Everyone tends to treat him like a friend doing them a favor whereas Damian keeps their relationship to master and servant, calling him Pennyworth and giving orders rather than making requests. He's not mean (well, [[{{Jerkass}} he kind of was to start with]], but he's mellowed since then), [[NoSocialSkills he's just not got much in the way of social skills]] and keeps the relationship professional. A key point in Damian's relationship actually has him saying "thank you" to Alfred. He eventually ''does'' start being nice to Alfred, although he's playful enough for some teashing, like using Alfred's head to jump off.
14th Jun '17 8:33:25 AM Rebu
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* Similarly, Creator/KeanuReeves is known to be incredibly friendly towards crew members. Stories have arisen of his incredible generosity, such as giving the stunt performers Harley Davidson motorbikes during the shoot of ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.

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* Similarly, Creator/KeanuReeves is known to be incredibly friendly towards crew members. Stories have arisen of his incredible generosity, such as giving the stunt performers Harley Davidson motorbikes during the shoot of ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. That's also where he met stuntman Tiger Chen, and became friends. Reeves later created and directed ''Film/ManOfTaiChi'' as a vehicle for Chen.
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