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    Category: Coworkers

    Being A Push Over Gets You Pushed For Time

    | Italy | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Crazy Requests, Overtime

    (We’re doing an inspection on a part of the plant, checking for leaks. My coworker is young and freshly hired; the customers, especially the aggressive ones, still get the better of him.)

    Coworker: “Let’s just hope [Notoriously Pushy Customer's Manager] doesn’t ask us to anticipate the report. We’re on a tight schedule as it is.”

    Me: “Well if he does, you just tell him ‘no can do.’ He’s not in a position to give us orders, and what’s the use in rushing us, anyway?”

    (Right on cue, my coworker’s phone rings.)

    Coworker: *at the phone* “Hello? Oh, good day, Mr. [Customer's Manager]… You want us to finish by tomorrow… at noon? Why, yes… Of course… We’ll have the report done by then…No problem at all, really. You’re welcome… Have a nice day… Yeah… You, too.”

    Me: *speechless*

    Coworker: “[My Name], we’re so screwed.”

    Will Have Your Hide For That

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

    (My lead and I have just gone on our 15-minute breaks at the same time. I go get some ice cream while he goes to the back room. When I get there, I don’t see him, but I think nothing of it and sit down.)

    Lead: “[My Name]!”

    (I look over and he is sitting on the floor, hiding behind some boxes.)

    Me: “Why are you back there?”

    Lead: “I’m hiding. Don’t tell anyone I’m back here.”

    (About five minutes later, one of my coworkers walks in.)

    Coworker: “Where’s [Lead]?”

    Me: *without missing a beat* “On the floor, behind the boxes.”

    Lead: “D*** it, [My Name]!”

    (Turned out the reason he was hiding was because the two cashiers on duty, the only ones in the shop, were quite needy and didn’t have the greatest knowledge of the system. Being that he was the only lead working that day, he was obligated to help them, even on his breaks.)

    I Work In Death And Taxes

    | MI, USA | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Health & Body

    (I handle the billing for a retirement home. To keep the billing database up to date, I rely on the daily census sheet issued by our admissions department. Until recently, the census sheet was updated by a sharp, detail-oriented coworker, but the responsibility recently passed to a coworker who is great with people, but a mess with computers and data. I receive the daily census one morning, and notice that a resident who has passed away the day before isn’t listed.)

    Me: “[Coworker], I heard that [Deceased Resident] passed away yesterday, Is that correct?”

    Coworker: “Yes. It’s so sad. I’ll really miss him.”

    Me: “I don’t see him listed on the census you just sent me, though. Shouldn’t he be listed as a discharge?”

    Coworker: “Oh, I just couldn’t stand to put him on there; it makes it seem really permanent.”

    Me: “Death has an unfortunate tendency to be permanent, [Coworker].”

    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!)

    This Job Is Just Impossible

    | Minneapolis, MN, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Movies & TV, Musical Mayhem

    (At this store we wear headsets to communicate with each other since it is a big store. This conversation takes place over the headsets as Coworker #1 is following around a suspected shoplifter to make sure they don’t take anything.)

    Coworker #1: “I feel like I’m in Mission Impossible, being all sneaky like this.”

    Coworker #2: *starts humming ‘Mission Impossible’ theme song*

    Coworker #3: “Now you just need to do a duck and roll behind a rack.”

    Manager: “I will give someone $20 if they do a duck and roll on the sales floor right now.”

    (I was back in the fitting rooms getting some very strange looks from customers as I burst out laughing for no apparent reason.)


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