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    Category: Bad Behavior

    The Worst Kind Of Bubble Butt

    | WI, USA | Bad Behavior, Extra Stupid, Family & Kids, Health & Body

    (My coworker used to work in the quality office of a factory that makes big brand cleaning/disinfecting wipes. A call came through her phone from a customer.)

    Coworker: “Thank you for calling Factory Quality. This is [Coworker].”

    Customer: “You sold me faulty wipes! They don’t work and they made my baby’s butt bubble!” *a baby’s shrill screaming can be heard in the background*

    Coworker: *alarmed* “I… I’m sorry, ma’am… Your baby’s bottom is bubbling? You should call 911!”

    Customer: “NO! This is YOUR fault! What are you gonna do for me?!”

    Coworker: “Ma’am, I’m sorry, but you need to hang up and dial 911! These are NOT baby wipes! It even says it on the back of the can. If you could find our office number, then you also saw the warning label which reads ‘This is NOT for personal use. Keep out of reach of children. Using these wipes in a manner inconsistent with its intended purpose is a federal crime.’ Now please, hang up and dial 911!”

    Customer: *garbled choking and screeching* “I’m gonna sue y’all for hurting my baby!” *slams phone down*

    Demonizing Your Coworkers

    | Lawrence, KS, USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, Holidays

    (I work in the psychology department. Coworker #1 is rather mean and never smiles. Coworker #2 is known for being a merciless jokester. This takes place around Halloween at the faculty Halloween party. Coworker #1 is not wearing a costume, and is dressed in a red shirt and jeans.)

    Coworker #1: “They should really have a better Halloween party. This one sucks.”

    Coworker #2: *walks in wearing a red shirt, jeans, and a demon mask*

    Coworker #1: “What are you even supposed to be, [Coworker #2]? That’s one of the stupidest costumes I’ve ever seen.”

    Coworker #2: *smiling sweetly* “Isn’t it obvious? I’m you, [Coworker #1]!”

    Coworker #1: *turns red and storms out*

    These Are The Night(Shifts) You’d Rather Forget

    | New Zealand | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (I work in an after-hours team, covering the night shift. We work hard, as we cover lots of clients, but management often forgets we exist. It’s about three am when I get this call.)

    Me: “Welcome to [Company] after-hours IT service desk. How can I help you?”

    Caller: “Hi, I’m from [Other Company]. I need a password reset on my login, please?”

    Me: “Okay, I’ll see if I can help you with that, ma’am. You said [Other Company?]”

    Caller: “Yes, at [Major City].”

    Me: “Bear with me a moment. I just need to look up some information.”

    (I’m puzzled – we don’t do work for that company, and never have. I start looking up my intranet information and emails, finding nothing.)

    Me: “I’m not sure what’s going on here. I don’t have any information for [Other Company]. Are you sure you called the right number?”

    Caller: “I’m fairly sure. Look, it doesn’t matter. I can get it done later, I’ll call back. Thanks.”

    (I finish the call, mystified. I look through the info again and can’t find anything, and neither can my colleagues. We write it off as a wrong number until about half an hour later:)

    Me: “Welcome to [Company] after-hours IT service desk. How can I help you?”

    Manager: *obviously irate* “You! Did you take a call from someone from [Other Company]?”

    Me: “Er, yes. But—”

    Manager: “Well, you’ve just lost us their contract! You lazy after-hours people, you just don’t do any work! I want your name!”

    Me: “I’m [My Name]. I beg your pardon, who is this?”

    Manager: “I’m [High-Level Manager who has a reputation for being an a**hole]. I’ve got your name. Now explain to me why you didn’t help that user!”

    Me: “Because she’s not one of our customers? I have no information on that company as a client, and we haven’t been informed of any new onboarding.”

    Manager: “Don’t give me that bulls***! You lot were trained!”

    Me: *confused* “Er… no, we weren’t… When was this?”

    Manager: “Last week! You were trained in three batches. I met every trainee at every session myself!”

    (I have a pretty distinctive appearance at the moment: my hair is dyed fire-engine red. It’s allowable under dress code, as long as it’s kept neat.)

    Me: “I assure you, I wasn’t. Did you talk to a woman with bright red hair?”

    Manager: *obviously put off by the question* “No! That wouldn’t be allowed under dress code.”

    Me: “The reason I ask is because I have bright red hair, and if you don’t remember it, you probably didn’t meet me.”

    Manager: *sounding confused and less angry* “I don’t remember everyone I meet… You should have got the emails…”

    Me: “I assure you it’s pretty distinctive. Maybe the day team was trained, but we weren’t? I don’t have any emails about [Other Company] as a client.”

    Manager: *all steam gone* “Maybe. Right. Um. Well, I’ll look into this.” *hangs up*

    (It turned out that he had completely forgotten to even talk to our team leader about Other Company as a client, and he definitely hadn’t set up training, access, and information for our desk. We got a rushed, slipshod training, and a shared account that we could only use half the time. We never got an apology.)

    The Staff Have A Drinking Problem

    | Chicagoland, IL, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink

    (I am shopping at a 24-hour supermarket one night after work. Half past midnight, I’m heading to the checkout. As I approach the sole open lane, the entrance is blocked by a market worker, opening a bottle of pop from the fridge between the lanes. He takes a swig and puts it back in the fridge, center of the top shelf, and moves aside to let me into the lane. The cashier laughs and tells him:)

    Cashier: “Don’t leave it there all day again. It’s yucky.”

    You And I Can Write A Bad Office Romance

    | Buffalo, NY, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Rude & Risque

    (I have a boss who is a pretty hard worker, but has no clue about being professional with his workers. When we go out after a long night to have drinks, he always tags along even if he works early the next day. One night I get crazy drunk and hook up with him, which I really regret. I am terrified it’d be weird at work, but he makes me swear to not tell anyone because he’d lose his job. I figure we are cool, but a couple days after I leave the job for a different position, I am getting a lot of calls and texts from former coworkers, asking me to come over and hang out with them. Finally, I have enough.)

    Me: “Okay, what is going on? Why is everyone trying to get in my pants?”

    Former Coworker: “Oh, [Boss] said you guys were hooking up all the time at work and that we needed to lay off trying to get with you because you guys were an item. Now he’s mad because he says he dumped you and you had to take the new job so you didn’t have to see him anymore. He said you were good to go with the rest of us, though, so wanna hang out?”

    (Definitely didn’t appreciate that he’d given all those guys my number, too, since I never gave it out. I had to block everyone in my phone from that place. Moral of the story is don’t make mistakes with classless people from a crappy place of work!)

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