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    Baptism By Fired

    , | USA | Bizarre/Silly, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers

    (At my store, when someone makes a mistake we always jokingly fire them. We recently get a new general manager and we have all been very uptight and nervous around him.)

    Me: “I’m out of sweet tea for drive thru!”

    General Manager: “I’ll get it.”

    (He brings over the huge bucket and hoists it up to dump in the urn but his hand slips and he dumps the entire bucket on me and him.)

    Me: *deadpan* “You’re fired.”

    (A look of horror passes over my face and then the general manager bursts out laughing.)

    Coworker: “One of us! One of us!”

    The Daddy Of All Trust Issues

    | Reno, NV, USA | Coworkers, Technology, Theme Of The Month

    (Our computer system has been having trouble lately, causing messages to pop up on some computers regarding the computer’s lack of ‘trusted network connection.’ While at work one day I see an out-of-order computer with a sign on it.)

    Sign: “Out of Order: Trust Issues.”

    (There is a note scribbled below the sign.)

    Note: “Better than daddy issues…”

    Not A Uniform Response

    | Kent, England, UK | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Language & Words

    (Two of my coworkers have decided to learn the phonetic alphabet, and are quizzing each other.)

    Coworker #1: “‘S’?”

    Coworker #2: “Sierra.”

    Coworker #1: “‘T’?”

    Coworker #2: “Tango.”

    Coworker #1: “‘U’?”

    Coworker #2: “Unicorn.”

    (Pause.)

    Coworker #3: “Did you just say ‘unicorn’?”

    Coworker #2: “Yeah, that’s what you said it was earlier!”

    Me: “It’s ‘uniform’…”

    Coworker #2: “Oh! Uniform! I thought ‘unicorn’ was a bit weird…”

    Will Never Claim Ignorance

    | San Antonio, TX, USA | Coworkers, Employees, Health & Body

    (My daughter has had an insurance claim denied due to pre-existing conditions. She had an allergic reaction to a routine vaccination she had the previous day. I work as a claims processor for the company we have our insurance through. I even process employee claims on occasion, and I know all the rules and regulations for pre-existing conditions as they apply to our insurance plan. I call the company to find out why they denied this claim.)

    Me: “Hi. I’m calling to find out why you denied my daughter’s claim.”

    Customer Service Rep: “Okay. It looks like it was denied for being a pre-existing condition.”

    Me: “Yes, I know it was denied as a pre-existing condition. I’m trying to figure out why it’s a pre-existing condition. You see, I also work for this company and process claims like this on a daily basis. I know that there are certain CPT codes that are supposed to be looked at for pre-existing conditions. I also know that before a claim is denied for being pre-existing, the processor is supposed to research through the member’s history to see if there are any related claims that have been denied or paid or have documentation attached to prevent denial. I also know that if the processor had done their job correctly, that they would have seen a routine doctor’s visit the day before and would have made the connection between the vaccination and the allergic reaction. Plus, I also know that allergic reactions are not considered pre-existing when there are no other claims in the member’s history for a similar reaction. And now, the most important point: according to California law, pre-existing conditions can only apply for the first six months a member has a plan with a health insurance company. I have been employed by this company, with full benefits, for over a year and a half. There is absolutely no reason that this claim should have been denied.”

    (There is extended silence.)

    Customer Service Rep: “Oh. Okay, we’ll get that fixed and paid as soon as possible!”

    (The claim was paid and I never had a problem with the company denying any claims for pre-existing conditions again!)

    A Misunderstanding Of Under-aging

    | SK, Canada | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Rude & Risque, Theme Of The Month

    (I am training a new guy in the kitchen who is in his mid-30s, almost twice my age. The boss’ daughter is employed as a waitress up front, and occasionally comes into the kitchen to bring in dirty dishes. Every time she does, the new guy stops paying attention to what I’m telling him and stares at her.)

    New Guy: “Wow, I would love to get me some of that.”

    (This goes on for a while. He looks, stares, and often has some kind of comment about her physical attributes.)

    Me: “You know that’s the boss’ daughter, right?”

    New Guy: “That doesn’t bother me.”

    Me: “How old do you think she is?”

    New Guy: *pauses and thinks for a moment* “The way I see it, as long as a girl is old enough to get into the bar it doesn’t matter.”

    Me: “Come on, guess.”

    New Guy: “22?”

    Me: “She just turned 14 last week.”

    (He never said anything about her ever again.)


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