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  • Will Never Claim Ignorance
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  • A Vicious Circle

    | Toronto, ON, Canada | Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Liars/Scammers

    (From looking at the call display, I’ve noticed that we’ve had a lot of calls from the same 800 number, but no messages left. This is usually a dead give away as a telemarketer. When I see that number calling one evening, I decide to pick up instead of my usual practice of ignoring it.)

    Me: “Hello?”

    Caller: “Yes, is [Wife] home?”"

    Me: “No, I’m afraid she isn’t. Can I take a message?”

    Caller: “I’m calling from [Bank]. Is there a good time to try calling again?”

    Me: “No, not really. We’re in and out at various times. Is there a message I can give her?”

    Caller: “No. I’m calling from [Bank] and it’s an important, private matter that I can’t discuss with anyone but [Wife].”

    Me: “Well, if it’s important, surely you’d want her to call back about it. So, can I have your name and number, so she can return the call?”

    Caller: “I’m afraid I can’t do that. It’s an important, private matter that I can only discuss with [Wife].”

    Me: “I understand that, but if you’re not willing to leave any type of message, now or any other time you’ve called, I have to assume this is just a marketing call to offer her a credit card or to change her services, in which case, you can stop calling.”

    Caller: “No. I need to speak to [Wife]. Is there a good time to get ahold of her?”

    Me: “No, but I can take a message and she can return the call.”

    Caller: “I can’t do that. It’s a private matter.”

    Me: “If you won’t give me any information, then I can’t help you.”

    Caller: “We’re just going in circles!”

    Me: “I know! Annoying having your time wasted like that, isn’t it? Have a good evening.” *click*

    Spoon Feeding You An Exit Strategy

    | Fairbanks, AK, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Themed Giveaway

    Spoon Feeding You An Exit Strategy

    Superstore

    Fairbanks, AK, USA

    (My husband and I have just moved in together. I brought my dishes with me which include some pretty cheap spoons with plastic handles. My husband, as a result, keeps snapping the handles off when he uses them because the plastic is so useless. Because of this I decide to just replace all of my spoons with solid metal ones.)

    Clerk: “Hi. How’s your day going?”

    Me: “Oh, not too bad.”

    (As I continue loading my groceries and spoons onto the conveyer belt, the clerk begins to flirt with me. I smile politely and casually mention one of the items I am buying is for my husband. Undeterred, the clerk continues to flirt with me until the spoons get down the belt to him.)

    Clerk: *holding up five packs of spoons* “Wow, that’s a lot of spoons. You having a party or something?”

    Me: “No. My husband keeps breaking my spoons in half so I figured I should buy some extras.”

    Clerk: “Oh… well. Have a nice, uh, day!”

    (He avoided me after that.)

    The Daddy Of All Trust Issues

    | Reno, NV, USA | Coworkers, Technology, Themed Giveaway

    (Our computer system has been having trouble lately, causing messages to pop up on some computers regarding the computer’s lack of ‘trusted network connection.’ While at work one day I see an out-of-order computer with a sign on it.)

    Sign: “Out of Order: Trust Issues.”

    (There is a note scribbled below the sign.)

    Note: “Better than daddy issues…”

    Not A Uniform Response

    | Kent, England, UK | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Language & Words

    (Two of my coworkers have decided to learn the phonetic alphabet, and are quizzing each other.)

    Coworker #1: “‘S’?”

    Coworker #2: “Sierra.”

    Coworker #1: “‘T’?”

    Coworker #2: “Tango.”

    Coworker #1: “‘U’?”

    Coworker #2: “Unicorn.”

    (Pause.)

    Coworker #3: “Did you just say ‘unicorn’?”

    Coworker #2: “Yeah, that’s what you said it was earlier!”

    Me: “It’s ‘uniform’…”

    Coworker #2: “Oh! Uniform! I thought ‘unicorn’ was a bit weird…”

    Working Antisocial Hours

    | Berlin, Germany | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Liars/Scammers

    (I’ve recently started to work at a different store of the same company. These company’s stores always open at 10 am, and I’m used to checking in at 9:30. The first day at work, my new boss calls me over.)

    Boss: “[My Name], your behavior is unacceptable. I’ll let it slide since it’s your first day here, but don’t let it happen again.”

    Me: “I’m sorry, what?”

    Boss: “You were way too late. I and [Two Other Colleagues] always arrive at 8 AM to do our make-up and eat breakfast.”

    Me: “I usually do all of this at home.”

    Boss: “No. You have to do everything I say. You have to arrive at 8 AM and eat here and talk to everyone. Socializing is very important in this company.”

    (The next day, I arrive at am and eat my breakfast in the store.)

    Boss: “No, no, no, [My Name]. Don’t just sit there! You have to clock in first. I don’t care that you’re not actually working, just do it. You’ll get paid for nothing! We’ve been doing this for years. Great, huh?”

    (I politely refuse since I think it’s some sort of test. The boss is furious and calls our upper management.)

    Boss: “[My Name], pack your things and go, NOW. We won’t tolerate this sort of antisocial behavior in this store. You’re making me and the others feel bad!”

    Me: “Wait, you are firing me because I’m clocking my hours correctly and I am NOT lying and wasting company time and money?”

    Boss: “Yes. We all do it! Stop being antisocial!”

    (I left and found a much nicer job. The last time I heard of this company, there were closing many stores due to financial issues, and the one in this story was the very first one to go.)


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