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    A Waste Of Management

    | Brisbane, QLD, Australia | Bosses & Owners, Crazy Requests

    (I have just started my afternoon shift when a customer has approached me to ask a couple of questions before she decides to buy some fabric. I have finished ringing up the sale and the customer has left when my manager approaches me.)

    Manager: “I saw you with that woman. She’s been in the store for over an hour. Wasted my time asking stupid questions.”

    Me: “She asked me prices of the fabrics she had. I was with her for maybe five minutes.”

    Manager: “So? She’s a time waster. She comes in, and wastes our time by asking questions. I don’t want to see you talking to her again.”

    Me: “Sorry, I didn’t know she was just a time waster. I wouldn’t have sold her over $200 worth of fabric if I’d known.”

    (My manager glared at me and stomped off.)

    An Understanding Disability

    | Bristol, England, UK | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Crazy Requests, Health & Body

    (At my office there is a coworker who takes every opportunity to make out how he’s so much better than the rest of us and deserves ‘special’ privileges – which he doesn’t get because he’s also lazy. He’s notorious for complaining about anything another person has that he doesn’t. We are moving to a new office building where there is practically no car parking and all the staff have been informed. I’m disabled and have a permit that lets me use one of the disabled parking bays so I will be parking my car at the new place. He complains to the boss:)

    Coworker: “This is discrimination and I’m going to complain!”

    Manager: “About what?”

    Coworker: “About how my parking space is being taken away from me! I’ve got a parking spot here but not at the new building!”

    Manager: “Nobody has a parking space there. Heck, I don’t have a parking space there. We’ve all got to figure out how to get to work now. We’re all in the same boat.”

    Coworker: *pointing at me* “So why does SHE get a parking spot, then? This is discrimination!”

    Manager: “…She’s got disabled parking.”

    Coworker: “Then I demand it, too!”

    Manager: “Are you disabled?”

    Coworker: “No, but why does she get special treatment that I don’t get?”

    Manager: “…Because she’s disabled?”

    Coworker: “I DEMAND the same privileges!”

    Manager: “Then go get yourself in the same kind of car accident that smashed her up and we’ll talk.”

    ‘Me’ On Loan

    | UK | Bizarre/Silly, Crazy Requests

    Caller: “Hi, I’m from [Company] calling about the £5000 PPI refund you’re entitled to. Can I confirm who I’m speaking to?”

    Me: “Hi, I’m on the do-not-call list and I’ve actually asked you guys a few times to stop phoning me all the time. Can you take me off your list, please?”

    Caller: “Why, do you not want £5000?”

    Me: “I’ve never had a loan so I wouldn’t have been mis-sold PPI.”

    Caller: “How would you know that?”

    Me: “What?”

    Caller: *in a really sarcastic voice* “How would you if you’ve had a loan or not?”

    Me: *confused* “Well… I’m me. So I know whether or not I’ve done things?”

    Caller: *hangs up*

    Manager With Lack Of Foresight

    Winchester, England, UK | Crazy Requests, Health & Body

    (I’m a commercial driver for a living. I move vans and trucks around. I did a 190km bike ride that ended up in the dark and rain recently, which caused an eye infection.)

    Work: “Are you available?”

    Me: “I have no sight in my left eye.”

    Work: “So you’re available, then?”

    Me: “Not unless you want me to crash something really hard.”

    Home For The Holidays

    | Auckland, New Zealand | Bosses & Owners, Crazy Requests, Holidays

    (I have been working as a hostess for over a year at a semi-famous chain restaurant. I’ve just called to ask my manager for leave over Christmas.)

    Manager: “You can’t have Christmas off. All of the employees who’ve been here for a year or more are applying for time off. You can’t have any.”

    Me: “Pardon?”

    Manager: “You can’t have any time off over Christmas. You have to stay here.”

    Me: “You want me to stay home alone over Christmas break? Even though I’m only 17 and rely on my parents to get me to and from work?”

    Manager: “Yes!”

    (Needless to say, I have a different job now.)

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