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    Not In A Happy (Re)Place

    | AB, Canada | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, New Hires

    (One of our salespeople was recently fired at the radio station where I work. Despite this, and the fact that she left the company on very bad terms, she lives under the belief that the station will fall apart without her and very soon the company will be begging her to come back. Shortly after the new salesperson is hired, I hear a ruckus from the station lobby. I head out there to see the fired salesperson laying into the new one.)

    Fired Salesperson: “YOU LYING SON OF A B****! THIS WILL NEVER STAND! I’M GOING TO SEE YOU GET FIRED FOR THIS!”

    Station Manager: “What the h*** is going on out here?!”

    Fired Salesperson: “Do you know what this a**hole is doing? He’s stealing my clients! He’s going around town telling people he REPLACED me!”

    Station Manager: “He DID replace you!”

    (At that, the station manager escorted her from the building, and she finally got the hint that she was never coming back!)

    Managed To Eclipse Themselves In Bad Service

    | TX, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees

    (I’m a huge ‘Twilight’ fan. I had all the movies (and every book out) save for the movie ‘Eclipse.’ Now, I’m also an avid reader, and I buy books every paycheck. I go into this store to finally buy ‘Eclipse’ and the last two John Green novels I’m missing, as well as some books from the bargain bin. I take it to the front counter and set them down. The employee scans the books, ignoring the expensive, two disk special edition ‘Eclipse.’)

    Worker: “Your total will be [Total].”

    Me: “Um, no. I wanted to get this, too. It’s why I came in.”

    Worker: “Oh, you don’t want that. Twilight is really stupid. You have good tastes in books; don’t ruin it by watching that s***.”

    (My jaw actually dropped, as I hate when people judge others by what they read/watch, and the fact he cussed at work.)

    Me: “I happen to love Twilight, and read it constantly. I DON’T find it to be garbage, and regardless of your opinion, you DO need to ring it up, keep your opinion to yourself, and let me pay for it.”

    Worker: “No. The customer isn’t always right you know.”

    Me: “Fine, put it all back. I have your name, and I sure as h*** am going to be telling your manager why you lost a one hundred plus sale.”

    Worker: “THE CUSTOMER ISN’T ALWAYS RIGHT!”

    (In this case, yeah, the customer was. I managed to find the movie and my books at a much cheaper price at their competitor.)

    Making A Song And Dance About Rent

    | NSW, Australia | Bad Behavior, Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful, Money

    (I’m a university student. I am out of town to stay with family for a few weeks, and my house that I rent was sold from a previous owner to a real estate firm, where I now need to pay my rent. Because I’ve been out of town, I didn’t get a letter from them and I was a few weeks behind on rent, so they called me.)

    Realty: “Hello? Is this [My Name]?”

    Me: “It certainly is! How can I help you?”

    Realty: “You need to give us three weeks of rent NOW!”

    Me: “Um, excuse me? I was told I’d be contacted regarding my new rent agreement…”

    Realty: “Didn’t you get a letter?! We need the money now!”

    (It turns out my housemate didn’t tell me about the letter either, so I was in the wrong there and agreed to pay the missing weeks plus rent for the next fortnight, which came up to over $700, almost all of my savings from my student payments. I transferred it that day to the account they gave me in an email. The next day…)

    Realty: “Hello? Is this [My Name]?”

    Me: “Yes it is. How can I help?”

    Realty: “You still owe us over 21 days of rent! When will you be paying us?”

    Me: “Now, hang on; I paid all of my rent to you yesterday. I even sent a receipt in an email as proof.”

    Realty: “Well, I haven’t seen that email!”

    Me: “You sent me a reply of ‘thanks.’”

    Realty: “Um… well, that should be in order then.”

    (And now today…)

    Realty: “Hello? [My Name]?”

    Me: “Yes, that’s me.”

    Realty: “Your rent is still overdue! When are you going to pay us for the missing 21 days?!”

    Me: “I’ve sent it to you! I sent both you and another employee that called! I don’t owe you any more money for the next fortnight!”

    Realty: “Where did you pay it to?”

    Me: “I sent an Internet transfer to the account YOU emailed me!”

    Realty: “You mean [Account Number]?” *pauses* “Oh. I see your email. You put in the wrong number! Didn’t you check the number?! It has a two after the first digit and you left it out!”

    Me: *checks her email* “There’s no two anywhere in this account number you sent me.”

    (There is a silence as I assume she checks the email.)

    Realty: “… I’ll mark your file as ‘not your fault.’ Make sure you pay us when the payment bounces back to you. Have a nice day.”

    (Hopefully they leave me alone and I actually get that payment back! I’m moving out to a different realty next month!)

    Just Losing It

    | CA, USA | Bad Behavior, Bizarre/Silly, Bosses & Owners

    (We have been getting some very welcome rain, but it has resulted to driving away the few potential customers we have. This means that many times, my shift is cut off early because we are overstaffed compared to the customer volume. I am counting one book section one rainy day when my store manager comes over.)

    Store Manager: “[My Name]… I’m afraid I’m going to have to lose you. Permanently.”

    (I feel the color drain from my face.)

    Store Manager: “No, I’m just kidding! But seriously, I have to lose you. I know. It’s so sad.”

    (He fake cries, leaving me very confused and disoriented. I know he likes to mess with his workers, but at this point, I’m not so sure.)

    Me: “So… just for today?”

    Store Manager: “Yes, yes, for today! Trust me, if it were permanent we’d be having this conversation in the back. Like, ‘Uh, [My Name]… we need to talk.’”

    Me: “Well, I assure you I had nothing to do with that burned down orphanage— I mean, shhh!”

    Trying Not To Promote Favoritism

    , | MI, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Employees

    (I don’t have a car but I live within walking distance of my job, so it’s not an issue. One day it’s raining pretty hard and one of my managers calls to ask if I’d like a ride to work.)

    Me: “Thank you so much for the lift. It’s pouring out there.”

    Manager #1: “Yeah, I couldn’t in good conscious let you walk in this, even for ten minutes. It’s actually flooded in some areas. One of the bridges in my neighborhood is out.”

    (We walk into work together.)

    Manager #1: “So you get off at what, six? If you want I can drop you off too, but I get off at six thirty—”

    Manager #2: “You’re not supposed to show favoritism to employees!”

    Manager #1: “Uh, how is making sure she gets to work safely showing favoritism? It’s flooding and there are lightning strikes. If I hadn’t picked her up I would have told her to stay home.”

    Manager #2: “I’ll tell the boss! You know she’s up for a promotion and now you’re showing favoritism!”

    Me: “… I’m up for a promotion?”

    (Apparently I wasn’t supposed to know that, but the district manager had no issue with me getting a ride to and from work from a manager – she was just glad I’d shown up for my shift because a lot of people called out that day due to the flooding!)


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