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    Category: Criminal/Illegal

    A Trunk-ated Version Of The Truth

    , | Eilat, Israel | Criminal/Illegal, Employees

    (I work security in a fairly large hotel parking lot. For each car we are instructed to write the info of the car and driver, and also check the trunk of the car, something few security guards actually do.)

    Guest: “How come you are the only one who does this?”

    Me: “That’s the job; I have to check your car, sir.”

    Guest: “But what could you possibly find, a bomb?” *laughs*

    Me: “Amongst other things. Yesterday I found two girls shoved inside, trying to sneak in. Day before that I found a gas container for the car, and before that, two off-duty cops tried to get their M16s to the hotel through here.”

    Guest: *stunned* “Well, you keep doing good work, then…”

    (He drove off. I left out all the times I found young children without proper seats, or pets they tried to sneak in…)

    I’ve Got A Ticket To Deride

    | WA, USA | Bad Behavior, Criminal/Illegal, Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (I am 20 years old at the time of this incident and have had my license for three years. My dad lets me borrow his car to do some shopping. As I’m getting back into the car after leaving the store, I’m about to pull out when someone steps up to my window. I pause and roll it down to find a police officer standing there.)

    Me: “Uh, can I help you?”

    Officer: “License, please.”

    Me: *hands it over* “If you don’t mind my asking, what’d I do? I haven’t even pulled out of the parking lot yet.”

    Officer: “And you won’t be for a long time, kid. Out of the car. ”

    Me: “Huh?”

    Officer: “Out. Now.”

    (I scramble out of the car. He glares at me, still holding my wallet with my license on the inner fold.)

    Me: “I’m no expert at law, but, what cause do you have to stop me?”

    Officer: “You have any proof of ownership for this car?”

    Me: “No, it’s my dad’s car.”

    Officer: “And how old are you, missy?”

    Me: “I’m twenty.”

    Officer: “I wasn’t born yesterday, kid. How old are you?”

    Me: “Uh… you’re the one holding my license and ID, sir. Check it yourself.”

    (He finally opens my wallet and glares at my license. I see his eyes bug in amazement that I am indeed twenty. He snaps the wallet shut and demands registration, which I get from the glove-box and hand to him. His face grows an interesting shade of purple and white as he realizes that the car is registered under my dad’s last name, which I share. He tells me to stay put and wait while he goes to his squad car. I do so and when he comes back, he shoves a piece of paper in my hands.)

    Me: “What’s this?”

    Officer: “A ticket. What’s it look like?”

    Me: “For what?”

    Officer: “Wasting my time.”

    (He storms off and I gape at him. I rush home and inform my dad. Naturally, he’s astounded at this and we immediately call the number provided. When we mentioned the reason stated, the manager on the other end was very quiet for a while and my dad asked if he was still there.)

    Manager: “Yes… I am still here. Ignore that ticket, please. I’ll see what I can do.”

    (He hadn’t quite hung up the phone all the way when we heard the following:)

    Manager: *slightly in background* “THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME THIS MONTH HE’S—” *click*

    A Test Question

    | Norway | Norway | Criminal/Illegal, Health & Body, Job Seekers

    (Though I originally applied for a job in tech support, I am given an interview in the sales division. It’s not what I’d hoped for, but I need the money. Note: I am straight edge, meaning I do not drink, smoke, or use drugs.)

    Interviewer: “What kind of music do you listen to?”

    Me: “Uh… I listen to anything, really, but I lean towards classical music, musicals, or stuff like [Band].”

    Interviewer: “[Band]? I’ve never heard of them.”

    Me: “Most Norwegians haven’t. They’re US-based, and better known there.”

    Interviewer: “I ask because I want to know if you’ll be a good fit with the rest of the team. We listen to a lot of music. Mostly techno and similar genres. Would you object to that?”

    Me: “Not really. I listen to a variety of music.”

    Interviewer: “Good. Next question, do you use drugs?”

    Me: *taken by surprise by the question* “What?! No!”

    Interviewer: “Oh, it’s no problem if you do. We just need to know, so we can tell you when there’s drug tests.”

    (I’m not really sure what their reasoning with that was, and I had self control enough not to point out it defeated the point of drug tests.)

    Suddenly Subscribes To Your Way Of Thinking

    | Toronto, ON, Canada | Criminal/Illegal, Employees, Technology

    (Canada has recently come out with anti-spam laws – one such law is that companies sending out promotional e-mails must have an unsubscribe option that works. I keep getting 2-3 promotional e-mails a week after hitting unsubscribe for the past two months. Fed up, I go on their online chat feature to get an agent to remove my e-mail.)

    Agent: “Hi, my name is [Agent]. What can I do for you today?”

    Me: “Hi, I keep getting multiple promotional e-mails a week even after hitting unsubscribe for the past two months. Can you please have a look at this and have my e-mail removed?”

    Agent: “You should first try hitting the unsubscribe button at the bottom of these e-mails. If they don’t stop, please contact us! Is there anything else I can do for you today?”

    Me: “…Yes, I just stated that I have been trying to unsubscribe for the past two months already. Can you please look into this?”

    Agent: “Hold on one moment.”

    (Five minutes pass.)

    Agent: “Unfortunately, after looking into the issue there isn’t anything we can do outside of hitting the unsubscribe button after getting these e-mails. Is there anything else I can do for you today?”

    Me: “I have already stated that I have been hitting unsubscribe. I don’t know if you’re aware, but sending multiple promotional e-mails after the receiver has already unsubscribed, and/or having a faulty unsubscribe button is illegal and goes against Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws. Please forward me to a supervisor to get this fixed as this is against the law.”

    Agent: “Please hold.”

    (One minute passes.)

    Agent: “We have created a technical incident for you and will let you know as soon as it’s been resolved.”

    (Turns out it WAS a technical issue with their unsubscribe button. I guess if you remind people that what they’re doing is against the law, you see results!)

    A Real Slim Shady

    | CA, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Criminal/Illegal

    (The owner at my former place of work does a lot of shady things. Long story short, I called him out after being personally injured by one of his ‘tactics,’ and now he’s treating all of his employees with extreme “caution,” or what we would call intimidation. This was retold to me by a manager there.)

    Owner: “[Manager], I need you to sign this contract. It says you’re responsible for 50% of costs if anything in the store stops working. It also says here that if you quit or I fire you, you cannot work for any competition in town for the next five years. If you don’t sign this contract right now in front of me, you’re fired.”

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