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    Needs A Change Of Job

    , | Clearwater, FL, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Math & Science, Money

    (I go through the drive-thru for a burrito and my total cost is $1.06.I hand the cashier $10.10. After about 30 seconds of staring at the money in the drawer…)

    Cashier: “How much did you give me?”

    Me: “Ten dollars and ten cents.”

    (She hands me back $9.)

    Cashier: “Is that right?”

    Me: “Close enough.”

    Trying Not To Promote Favoritism

    , | MI, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Employees

    (I don’t have a car but I live within walking distance of my job, so it’s not an issue. One day it’s raining pretty hard and one of my managers calls to ask if I’d like a ride to work.)

    Me: “Thank you so much for the lift. It’s pouring out there.”

    Manager #1: “Yeah, I couldn’t in good conscious let you walk in this, even for ten minutes. It’s actually flooded in some areas. One of the bridges in my neighborhood is out.”

    (We walk into work together.)

    Manager #1: “So you get off at what, six? If you want I can drop you off too, but I get off at six thirty—”

    Manager #2: “You’re not supposed to show favoritism to employees!”

    Manager #1: “Uh, how is making sure she gets to work safely showing favoritism? It’s flooding and there are lightning strikes. If I hadn’t picked her up I would have told her to stay home.”

    Manager #2: “I’ll tell the boss! You know she’s up for a promotion and now you’re showing favoritism!”

    Me: “… I’m up for a promotion?”

    (Apparently I wasn’t supposed to know that, but the district manager had no issue with me getting a ride to and from work from a manager – she was just glad I’d shown up for my shift because a lot of people called out that day due to the flooding!)

    You Coulomb Make It Up

    | Laval, QC, Canada | Employees, Extra Stupid, Math & Science, Technology

    (I go to an electronics store to buy an adaptor for a LED strip I recently bought. An employee welcomes me as I ask to be shown where in the store they keep the various adaptors. They kindly ask me what I need, and as I am saying I need a 6 amperes adaptor, they quickly grasp a package and proudly state:)

    Employee: “Here, this is what you need.”

    Me: “Huh… This reads 600 mA?”

    Employee: “Yes, that’s it: mA is a fraction of an Ampere, and 600 mA is 6 A. It’s like the litres; 500 ml is a litre…”

    Copier-Cat Burglar

    | Montreal, QC, Canada | Employees, Liars/Scammers, Technology

    (I work as a receptionist.)

    Me: “[Company], how may I help you?”

    Telemarketer: “Hi, I’m calling from your copier company. We want to send you a free gift card for being such good customers.”

    Me: “Oh, okay. Wait, which company did you say you’re from?”

    Telemarketer: “The company that supplies you with your copier ink! Now, I need you to look at the copier that’s closest to you and tell me the model number! Can you do that for me, please?”

    Me: “I don’t really see a number—”

    Telemarketer: *cuts me off* “I can help you with that! Look next to—”

    Me: “Why do you need this information, again?”

    Telemarketer: “My name is Craig Cutler. You’ll need to tell that to my boss when he calls you tomorrow to confirm your free gift card!”

    Me: “Hold on. I have another call.”

    Telemarketer: *yelling* “EXCUSE ME, MISS?”

    (I put him on hold to take my other call. He hangs up and calls right back.)

    Telemarketer: “Hi, we just spoke before! I need you go ahead and give me the model number of your copier.”

    Me: “I still don’t understand why you need this information.”

    Telemarketer: “Of COURSE you wouldn’t understand!”

    Me: “What do you mean, of course I wouldn’t?!”

    Telemarketer: *hangs up*

    Me: *very confused*

    (I googled the name Craig Cutler after, and a famous American photographer popped up. I’m assuming his name wasn’t really Craig.)

    Your Concerns Are Just A Drop In The Ocean

    | MA, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink

    (Employees of this particular chain are upset about certain management decisions and are holding a job action. Shelves are not being restocked, and action at the distribution centers has halted the delivery of fresh produce, meats, and seafood.)

    Customer: *seeing the empty seafood display* “Where is all the seafood?”

    Worker: “In the ocean!”


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