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    Their Device Passed The Acid Test

    | USA | Employees, Liars/Scammers, Technology, Themed Giveaway

    (My brother’s Playstation 2 is having mechanical issues with the disk tray. Fortunately, there is a store nearby that is certified to fix it, and we take it in. Not two hours later, my mother receives a phone call screaming that we need to come pick up the unfixed system immediately.)

    Mom: “Hi, we were just called about my son’s Playstation.”

    Manager: “Yes, just a moment.”

    (He looks very mad as he goes to the back and brings out the Playstation. It is wrapped all the way around with several layers of plastic wrap, with a big sign taped to the top reading ‘LIVE ANIMALS.’)

    Manager: “Ma’am, were you aware your son hid live cockroaches in this before bringing it in? When my employee unscrewed the case they jumped right out at him! Because of this, we are banning you from the store. Please never come back.”

    (My mom is obviously annoyed, but doesn’t argue. We take the system home and my mom un-wraps the system herself. She takes off the casing that they never bothered to screw back down. Finding nothing, she decides to go back the next day, but leaves my brother and me at home. Miraculously, she comes back with a brand new system straight out of the box.)

    Me: “Mom, what happened?”

    Mom: “That stupid manager didn’t realize his employee was high on acid, and hallucinated cockroaches coming out of the system. So for being a rude a**-hat, he gave me a new Playstation!”

    October Themed Story Giveaway: Liars & Scammers!

    | Not Always Working | Announcements, Liars/Scammers, Themed Giveaway
    Want to win A Not Always Working t-shirt?
    Enter October’s Themed Story Giveaway: Liars & Scammers!

    Entering is as easy as 1-2-3:

    1. Submit a funny or interesting story about lying/scamming employees, coworkers, or bosses!
    2. Enter your email address in the form to qualify.
    3. All posted stories will be entered in a drawing to win a free t-shirt gift certificate, to use in the official Not Always Working shop!

    PS: Congratulations to a lucky reader for winning September’s Themed Story Giveaway, which featured stories about Young Workers. The winning submission: Best To Work Your Own Hours (878 thumbs up).

    PS #2: winners will be announced the first Wednesday of every month. Next free t-shirt gift certificate: Wednesday, November 6!

    Best To Work Your Own Hours

    | Essex, England, UK | Bosses & Owners, Math & Science, Money, Themed Giveaway

    (I have been working a few months in the cleaning department of a hospital. I am 18, and it is only my second ever job. The senior supervisor is going through my hours and pay for the next month.)

    Supervisor: “So, you worked Saturday and Sunday; that’s £10.50 an hour. £10.50 plus £10.50 is £21, so you should get £21.”

    Me: “Uh, no, that’s not right.”

    Supervisor: “Yes it is, look.” *begins typing it into calculator*

    Me: “No, that’s right, but that’s just two hours.”

    (My supervisor just gives me a blank look.)

    Me: “I worked more than two hours on Saturday and Sunday. I worked six hours on Saturday, and six hours on Sunday, so it’s £10.50 times 12.”

    Supervisor: “Oh… OH! Right. Lucky you spotted that!”

    (This was five years ago, and the same supervisor still does the pay. Unsurprisingly, it is consistently wrong, and getting it corrected is usually like getting blood from a stone. Glad I’m only there until I graduate!)

    Ignoring & Inattentive Themed Giveaway Roundup

    | Not Always Working | Ignoring/Inattentive, Roundups, Themed Giveaway

    Ignoring & Inattentive Themed Giveaway Roundup! Here’s a final roundup of stories from last month’s themed giveaway!

    1. Situation Is About To Get Hairy (1,348 thumbs up)
    2. Service With A Personal Touch (889 thumbs up)
    3. Very Bad At Stolen Goods (903 thumbs up)
    4. Repeated Mis-Steak (720 thumbs up)
    5. No ID And No Idea (759 thumbs up)
    6. You Can Harley Believe It (1,141 thumbs up)
    7. Needs A Walkthrough For The Drive-Thru (1,006 thumbs up)
    8. Deaf To Reason (1,052 thumbs up)
    9. This Restaurant’s Service Is Strictly Squid Pro Quo (1,137 thumbs up)
    10. Strong Security Needs Pro-teen (1,143 thumbs up)

    PS #1: check out our new Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news galore!

    PS #2: Read more roundups here!

    Reminder: Young Workers Themed Giveaway

    | Not Always Working | Announcements, Themed Giveaway
    Want to win A Not Always Working t-shirt?
    Enter September’s Themed Story Giveaway: Young Workers!

    Entering is as easy as 1-2-3:

    1. Submit a funny or interesting story about young employees, coworkers, or bosses!
    2. Enter your email address in the form to qualify.
    3. All posted stories will be entered in a drawing to win a free t-shirt gift certificate, to use in the official Not Always Working shop!

    PS: winners will be announced the first Wednesday of every month. Next free t-shirt gift certificate: Wednesday, October 2!


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