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    It’s A Warzone Up There

    | USA | Bosses & Owners, Criminal/Illegal, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (We have a huge wedding party, over 100 guests. They are making noise in the hallways, breaking things in the lobby, and in their rooms. Despite repeated attempts to quiet them down, they refuse to stop. Our security can’t even handle them. I call my manager.)

    Me: “[Manager], what should I do? I’ve had multiple complaints from these people. I’ve talked to the groom and every time he says he’ll quiet down, but he always starts them up again.”

    Manager: “Okay, call the police. We can’t have this.”

    Me: “Okay.”

    (I hang up and call the police, and explain the situation. They send two officers to speak with the groom. After a while, they come back down to speak with me.)

    Officer: “So… do you want to kick the groom out?”

    Me: “Yes! I’ve told him so many times to stop. He doesn’t listen and keeps partying and disturbing others. Plus, the groom has over 20 people in his room, which is against the fire code. Please escort him off.”

    Officer: “No can do. He’s a private in the military.”

    Me: “What?!”

    Officer: “We don’t touch military people. But it’s okay. We’ve spoken to him and he promises to keep his guests in check. Call us if he doesn’t…”

    (They left and I stood there, dumbfounded. The groom and his guests continued to raise h*** all night long, and I called my manager and explained what the officers said. My manager was just as shocked as I. The next day, my manager took the groom’s name and reported him to his commanding officer. We eventually discovered that the groom was demoted and kicked out of the military for his behavior!)

    Out-Scamming The Scammer

    | Montreal, QC, Canada | Criminal/Illegal, Employees, Liars/Scammers

    (I get a phone call from a scammer, saying that my boyfriend and I just won a cruise trip to the Bahamas. I decide to play the game.)

    Caller: ”Congratulations, miss! You and your boyfriend just won a one-week, all paid cruise trip to the Bahamas!”

    Me: “Oh, my God, really? I can’t believe it! Oh my, I’m so excited!”

    Caller: ”Isn’t it awesome? You’ll be enjoying a seven day, six night trip and you’ll get $500 for your personal needs, too!”

    Me: ”Wow! I’ve never been on a trip before! It’s unbelievable!”

    Caller: ”Now, in order to me to send you all the information about the trip, I’m gonna need a deposit of $500. It can be a transferred directly bank to bank, or your credit card number. And I can assure you that this is the faster way for you to have the tickets, ma’am!”

    Me: ”Oh, but I don’t have that much money on my credit card. Well, can you just send me the information first to see what it looks like?”

    Caller: ”We absolutely need a deposit as a proof that you are willing to get your price. It will be redeposited to your account right after the trip.”

    Me: ”Yeah, but I don’t have a $500 on my credit card, and I don’t have that much money in my current account!”

    Caller: ”Oh, that’s a problem. Well, can you at least transfer $300?’

    Me: ”Nope. Not even close.”

    Caller: ”We could accept a $200 deposit. Just for you, ma’am, because you’ve been a awesome customer!”

    Me: ”Nah. I don’t even have a credit card first of all. I’m a poor college student. No money here, sorry.”

    Caller: *clearly angry* ”WELL, your life seems f****** miserable!” *click*

    Try Walking A Mile In Her Shoes

    | MI, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (Due to some serious back problems, I need to wear arch supports in my shoes. I found out that the shoe inserts don’t fit properly in every type of shoe, so whenever I try on shoes, I put the arch supporters in the new ones before I try them on. An employee approaches as I’m putting my supports back in my own shoes.)

    Employee: “Ma’am! What are you doing?!”

    Me: “Checking to see if my arch supports fit into these shoes.”

    Employee: “You can’t do that!”

    Me: “I’ve done it before. Why not this time?”

    Employee: “You’re stealing shoe inserts!”

    Me: “No, I’m seeing if my shoe inserts fit these shoes.”

    Employee: *over walkie-talkie* “I NEED A MANAGER! NOW! WOMEN’S WINTER BOOTS!”

    Manager: “What’s the problem?”

    Me: “She’s accusing me of stealing shoe inserts! They’re mine! I was testing to see if they fit in these boots.”

    Employee: “Do you have proof that you didn’t just steal them?”

    Me: “I doubt you even sell this brand!”

    Manager: “Let me see them.” *examines them*

    Me: “I know for a fact you don’t sell these.”

    Employee: “How would you know?”

    Me: “They’re prescription shoe inserts! I have severe back problems. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be taking my business elsewhere!”

    Manager: “I’m so sorry about this. Please don’t leave. I’m sure we can find you some shoes that work.”

    (The manager ended up finding me some new boots and gave them to me 75 percent off. I haven’t gone back since, though.)

    Not An Interview You Want To Pass(word)

    | Pleasant Hill, CA, USA | Bosses & Owners, Crazy Requests, Criminal/Illegal, Job Seekers, Technology, Top

    (I’ve been called in for an interview at a store. Things seem to be going well until…)

    Interviewer: “All right, so all I need is your Facebook password.”

    Me: “Excuse me?”

    Interviewer: “I need your Facebook password. We do this as part of a check to make sure you’re not using social media for criminal activities.”

    Me: “I think I’m going to pass. Thank you for the opportunity, but this job isn’t for me.”

    Interviewer: “What’s the problem?! Do you have something to hide?”

    Me: “Not at all. It’s just that if I mention a disability, political stance, or religion that I may have on Facebook, and you saw that, it would be the same as asking me and that’s illegal.”

    Interviewer: “Uh…”

    Me: “Also, giving out my password to my Facebook account, or even just letting you access my account at ALL is a violation of Facebook policy. If I violate Facebook’s policy just to make you happy, how could you trust me to not violate [Company]’s policies?”

    Interviewer: “Er…”

    Me: “As I said, thank you for the opportunity, but this company isn’t the right company for me.”

    (Interestingly enough, asking for Facebook passwords or access to Facebook accounts became illegal in several states in January of 2013 shortly after it was reported on by several news companies.)

    Scammers Talk In A Different Toner

    | MI, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Employees, Liars/Scammers, Top

    (I’m the accounts payable clerk for a local branch of a large company. I receive an invoice from a company I’ve never heard of, billing us for toner. This is odd, as our company-wide lease contract for our copiers includes toner, so we’ve never bought any. I investigate, and determine a scammer had hooked an unwitting night-shift receptionist by claiming to be our ‘usual supplier’ and offering a ‘limited time offer, only good tonight’ deal. FTC rules prohibit ‘unfair or deceptive’ business practices, which includes this scam. FTC rules also say that merchandise sent as part of a of fraud is legally considered a gift and does not need to be returned. I shred the scam invoice, but the scammer starts calling to dun us for payment on the toner. I played along at first…)

    Scammer: “When can we expect payment for the shipment?”

    Me: “Here’s the problem: we have no record of this purchase, or of the shipment. Who did you say placed the order?”

    Scammer: “[Name of night-shift receptionist.]”

    Me: “She doesn’t have the authority to order anything.”

    Scammer: “Oh, okay. We’ll make sure we go through the right channels next time. I just need you to pay for the order we already sent.”

    Me: “Let me make sure I understand. You cold-called our night shift receptionist, falsely purported to be our supplier, and, on her verbal agreement, without a purchase order or any other documentation from us, you shipped hundreds of dollars worth of product across the country to a company with which you have no contract and no existing relationship?”

    Scammer: *silence*

    Me: “If you’re not a con artist, you’re simply too dumb to be in business.”

    Scammer: “F*** you!”


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