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  • November Theme Of The Month: Black Friday!

    Category: Holidays

    Demonizing Your Coworkers

    | Lawrence, KS, USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, Holidays

    (I work in the psychology department. Coworker #1 is rather mean and never smiles. Coworker #2 is known for being a merciless jokester. This takes place around Halloween at the faculty Halloween party. Coworker #1 is not wearing a costume, and is dressed in a red shirt and jeans.)

    Coworker #1: “They should really have a better Halloween party. This one sucks.”

    Coworker #2: *walks in wearing a red shirt, jeans, and a demon mask*

    Coworker #1: “What are you even supposed to be, [Coworker #2]? That’s one of the stupidest costumes I’ve ever seen.”

    Coworker #2: *smiling sweetly* “Isn’t it obvious? I’m you, [Coworker #1]!”

    Coworker #1: *turns red and storms out*

    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.)

    Black Friday Can Make You Throw In The Towel

    | WI, USA | Bosses & Owners, Crazy Requests, Holidays

    (I am working in the back of the store on a Black Friday.)

    Manager: *running to the back of the store* “[My Name]! I need a blanket! NOW!”

    Me: “What kind of blanket? Any color or brand preferences?”


    Me: *alarmed* “I have a towel, will this work?”

    Manager: “YES! FINALLY!” *he grabs the towel and starts running to the front of the store*

    (It turned out one of our shoppers was mentally unstable. She randomly took off her clothes and started dancing on the counters next to the cash register. No wonder my manager was mad at me! Needless to say, we gave the towel to the woman as a gift!)

    Losing That Holiday Sparkle

    | Pleasant Hill, CA, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Holidays

    (I work the graveyard shift, stocking the shelves of a craft store. My manager opens a box, and a veritable cloud of purple glitter puffs up in his face.)

    Manager: “Ugh… tomorrow I’m showing up with a shirt that says, “Yes, I know I have glitter in my beard…””

    Me: “So, wait, you’re not a sparkly vampire?”

    Manager: *eye starts twitching* “No! Oh, God, no!”

    Coworker: “Lies!”

    Manager: “You think it’s funny?! Just you wait until Christmas! This is only Halloween glitter!”

    (If that’s true, I live in fear, as we had to sweep glitter off the floors to keep them from becoming slippery. That it could be WORSE is terrifying.)

    Independent Opening Hours

    | SD, USA | Holidays

    (I work customer service, so one of my main duties answering phones. I have taken many calls asking about our hours on the 4th of July.)

    Me: “Good evening, [Store]. How may I help you?”

    Caller: “Yes, I was wondering what your hours are tomorrow?” *the 4th of July*

    Me: “Yes, sir. We are operating under normal hours tomorrow.”

    (I then tell him the normal hours.)

    Caller: “Okay, I just have one question for you.”

    Me: “Yes sir?”


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