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    Establishing A New Sub-Standard

    | USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink

    (I’m having a conversation with my husband about his coworkers. There are two supervisors on the weekend. He is one, and the other is known for being petty and a tattle-tale. He’s working Saturday but not Sunday.)

    Husband: “I’ll bring the rest of these doughnuts into work for everyone today. I said I would bring doughnuts or bagels in one day.”

    Me: “All right. Oh, tell me what [Other Supervisor]‘s reaction is! If she’s a crazy person, she’ll think you’re trying to act like you’re her boss by providing her with food. Someone did that at my old job once as a thank-you for everyone helping her out. One of the supervisors got all mad that by the act of buying her food, she was saying she was above the supervisor or something.”

    Husband: “I wouldn’t put it past her.”

    (Later:)

    Husband: “You were right. She claimed she ate a big lunch and wouldn’t eat one.”

    (Monday:)

    Husband: “She bought subs and drinks for everyone when I was off yesterday!”

    I’ll Pay The (Age) Difference

    , | Ottawa, ON, Canada | Bad Behavior, Employees, Love/Romance

    (It should be noted that I look a bit older than I am at 5’6″, and my boyfriend looks younger than he is, but is 5’11″.)

    Cashier: *as I’m getting my wallet to pay* “Oh, are you mother and son?”

    Both Of Us: “What?! No!”

    Cashier: “Oh… He just looks so young, and you…”

    Me: “He’s my boyfriend!”

    Cashier: “Oh… You’re THAT type!”

    Boyfriend: “I’m only younger than her by two months!”

    Cashier: “What…?”

    Me: “And I’ve known him since we were both five years old!”

    Cashier: “And you’re the same age?”

    Both Of Us: “Yes!”

    Cashier: “I’ll… go see how your food is coming along.”

    Boyfriend: “I feel insulted…”

    Me: “I know how you feel.”

     

    A Lack Of Help And Supervision

    | USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Crazy Requests

    (It is my very first day at my very first job. I am a teenager. I was hired by the manager, and set to work as a cashier by the supervisor. Since it’s my first day, I make a lot of mistakes and my nervousness gets worse and worse.)

    Supervisor: “No! Your bank is short, [My Name]! That’s it! Go around the store and ask the customers if they need help.”

    Me: “O-okay.”

    (The store is pretty empty, with just a few customers shopping. I go up to one.)

    Me: “Hi, did you need any help?”

    Customer: “No!”

    (I ask the other customers, but get the same response. Bored, scared, I start straightening up a shelf and my supervisor comes over.)

    Supervisor: “[My Name]! What are you doing?! I told you to help the customers, not dawdle!”

    (The manager that hired me comes over.)

    Manager: “What’s going on here? Why are you yelling?”

    Supervisor: “This girl is not doing as I say! I told her to go help the customers, and she’s hiding!”

    Me: “I- I wasn’t hiding. I was straightening a shelf—”

    Manager: “[My Name] we don’t pay you to straighten shelves. We pay you to help the customers!”

    Me: “But- But I asked them all if they needed help and they said all said no.”

    Manager & Supervisor: “ALL?!”

    Me: “Yeah.”

    (They tell me they doubt it, and go around the store asking all the customers if I asked them if they needed help. Most say yes, except the last one, who says no.)

    Me: “I didn’t see her. She… must’ve just come in.”

    Last Customer: “I did. I need help with…”

    (The manager beckoned me to his office and told me that I was going to be written up for ignoring my supervisor’s demands and ‘being belligerent.’ It was not long after that that I didn’t work there anymore… but at least now I’m much happier at another job.)

    Able To Get Love For Money

    | Surrey, BC, Canada | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Ignoring/Inattentive, Money

    (I’m at a clothing store where my friend works. I see my friend, so we start chatting. We chat for a good few minutes, until his manager comes over.)

    Manager: “Hey, you, I need you to get out of my store. You’re distracting my employee from his work, and I don’t appreciate it.”

    (The manager had a valid point, so I leave. About a week later, I receive a phone call.)

    Me: “Hello?”

    Caller: “Hello, is this [My Name]?”

    Me: “Yes, that would be me.”

    Caller: “This is [Caller] from [Friend's Workplace]. I’ve called you today to let you know that your order has arrived. Feel free to come in anytime to pick it up.”

    Me: “Okay, cool. Thanks!”

    (I go back to the same clothing store to pick up my order. The first staff member I see happens to be the manager.)

    Manager: “Hey, I thought I told you to get out of my store!”

    Me: “Yeah, but that was last week. You just told me to come back in like 20 minutes ago!”

    Manager: “Wait. You’re [My Name]?”

    Me: “That’s riiiight!”

    Manager: “Aw, d*** it! Fine.”

    Me: “Money has a funny effect on people, doesn’t it?”

    Acting Childish

    | Chapel Hill, NC, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink

    Me: “Hey, do you think it’s okay for me to get a kids’ meal? There’s no age limit on the sign.”

    Cashier: *looking at his menu* “I don’t see why not. They’ll give you less food, though.”

    Me: “That’s fine. I don’t need a lot of food anyway.”

    (We get our number and get a table. Several minutes later, a waitress comes out with our food.)

    Waitress: “For future reference, you need to be 12 or under to order off the kids’ menu.”

    Me: “Why is that not on any of the menus, then?”

    Waitress: “…just for reference.” *walks away*


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