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Andrew "Bummer" Baumer
Bummer
Job: Day Manager at Surfer's Paradise Resort
Likes: Pleasing the owners, guests, and being Mr. Ridgemount's Yes-Man.
Dislikes: Employees slacking, unhappy guests, grom pranks, being called Bummer
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Voice Actor: Cory Doran
Relationships: Chrissy (broken up)
Interests: Managing the hotel, advancing career, increasing hotel profits at the expense of his staff
First Appearance: Welcome to Paradise, Dudes!



"Welcome to Surfer's Paradise! I'm Andrew Baumer, daytime manager."

—Baumer, upon meeting Broseph, Emma, Reef and Fin in "Welcome to Paradise, Dudes!"

Andrew Baumer, occasionally called Andy (and more commonly called Bummer behind his back, with the alternate Bum Man by the Kahuna) is the day manager of Surfer's Paradise Ridgemount Resort and is one of the primary antagonists on Stoked. Most of the employees refer to him as "Bummer" because he is strict, bossy and cares more about his job than anything else (e.g. the employees). He is dedicated to his job and always tries to please the guests and the owner, Mr. Ridgemount. In his first appearance he is shown to be handling and stressing over the massive mess left behind from Lo's party, while trying to attend to the other guests. When the groms get there he believes them to be guests before being corrected by them, and quickly puts them to work cleaning the pool. Bummer also has a cruel tradition of firing at least one new employee on the first day every year.

Bummer uses a strike system in which if an employee does something wrong they get a strike. If the employee gets three, then they get fired. Examples of getting strikes are causing messes, slacking off at work, getting less than 8/10 on a evaluation, being late, and even eating some left over food from guest plates. So far through the series though, no one has gotten all three strikes. Johnny though got a permanent strike that would never be removed from the strike list in "Grand Theft Whale Bus". When Bummer is excited he might cancel one or more strikes from an employee's record.

Bummer seems to have a huge dislike directed toward both Reef and Lo. Reef and Bummer just don't see eye to eye on a lot of things, like working and time off and occasionally fight about the issue. After Lo throws a party at the hotel her father makes her get a job at the hotel. Bummer uses the threat of calling her father if she screws up (as do Kelly and, later on, Rosie), since technically the strike system doesn't affect her as she is forced to work there. He also frequently shows little to no regard for the safety or well-being of the groms in general, as evidenced by his housing them in substandard conditions; allowing bratty, unruly kids to behave as they please toward the staff; embezzlement of most of the staff food budget to buy himself a golf cart; working the groms like slaves and rarely giving them time off; threatening to fire them for unjust reasons; disregarding their safety while forcing them to mind the safety of the hotel guests; frequently trying to deny them their right to surf and enjoy the time off they do get; swindling them on the amount of their pay; showing no appreciation to the groms for saving the hotel from being sabotaged by a spy and then ungratefully forcing them to work unpaid overtime; and employing the senior staff as union busters when the groms rebel and unionize against the unfair and unsafe working conditions. By acting as a buffer between Mr. Ridgemount and the staff working under him, he is most likely also deliberately keeping Mr. Ridgemount in the dark about the conditions the groms are forced to work under by Bummer (especially so since Lo joined the staff in "Board and Confused", as it is likely he believes it would cost him his job as the day manager if Mr. Ridgemount found out about what his daughter was being subjected to).

Trivia

  • Everyone besides Mrs. Ridgemount and Ty calls him "Bummer".
    • Rosie is the only employee to refer to him as Bummer to his face, which he hates.
  • He was seen in his street clothes for the first time in "Charging into the Night".
  • The Kahuna referred to him as the Bum Man in "Charging into the Night".
  • The groms and some seniors refer to Bummer as a dork.
  • His iPhone is gray.
  • He wears briefs with Wipeout on the back of them.
  • His voice actor, Cory Doran, also voices Mike in the Total Drama series.
  • He is not considered a very good prankster by his staff.
    • His idea of a good prank is to fill a gas tank with regular instead of premium.
    • However, Bummer pranks his junior staff in "A Prank Too Far" by pretending he was dead and having Snack Shack dress up as an extremely important guest that needed to talk with Bummer about helping Mr. Ridgemount. The junior staff fell for the prank and thought that they would get hard time for "killing" Bummer once the "extremely important guest" found out that Bummer was "dead". After Bummer revealed that he pranked his staff, Reef couldn't believe that Bummer had pranked him.
  • He has been called a brown-noser by Mr. Ridgemount for constantly kissing up to him and acting like a yes-man.
  • He can communicate with seagulls.
  • He had a massive crush on Sandy Beaches, who he later discovered was Reef.
  • He used to be a grom.
  • He was fired from his job by Mr. Ridgemount in "Endless Bummer", but later got his job back when he cleared the hotel lobby of an invading flock of seagulls.
  • He sometimes uses the stress ball when he becomes stressed on the job.
  • He sometimes calls himself The Baumer.
  • In "Grom Fest", he was sick and required Johnny to take care of him.

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