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    For A Few Dollars More

    | Australia | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Crazy Requests, Criminal/Illegal, Money

    (I decide to shut down an account at the bank. The teller completes the transactions and gives me the balance of the account in cash. Later that day, there’s a knock at my door. My mother opens the door to see two police officers and an angry looking man in a suit demanding to see me.)

    Police #1: “Were you in [Bank] today?”

    Me: “Yes. What is this about?”

    Police #1: “The bank manager here says that you took money.”

    Me: “I closed an account; the teller gave me my balance.”

    Manager: *shouting* “YOU TOOK MONEY! YOU STOLE IT!”

    Me: “No. I only got what the teller gave me. I didn’t count it as it was so little.”

    Police #1: “So little? How much is so little?”

    Me: “I don’t know. I didn’t check the balance, but it was under $10.”

    Bank Manager: “It was supposed to be $8 but you took $9.”

    Me: “I had no idea the teller gave me $1 more.”

    (I pull a dollar note out of my pocket. The manager snatches it.)

    Bank Manager: *to police* “Aren’t you going to arrest him?”

    Police #2: “HIM? H***, NO! You, on the other hand, have wasted valuable police time over a measly dollar. You were acting as if it was thousands. H***, I would have given you a dollar myself if I had known. And, it was the bank’s fault.”

    (After apologising to me they took the red-faced manager out, promising to report him to his superiors.)

    Fraudulent Claims

    | UK | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Money

    Me: “I need to pull out £500 for my mum; she’s sick and can’t get here. I have her card and PIN but her daily limit from the cash machine is £250.”

    Cashier: “You can’t make transactions on someone else’s account. That’s fraud.”

    Me: “Okay, but she gave me her card and she can’t get here.”

    Cashier: “Well you can always pull out £250 today and £250 tomorrow from the cash machine. That would work.”

    Me: “Okay… Why can’t I do it over the counter? You use the PIN to verify the transaction.”

    Cashier: “Because that’s fraud.”

    Me: “So, it’s not fraud for me to get exactly the same amount out of the machine?”

    Cashier: *fixing me with a hard stare* “Bank customers should NEVER reveal their PIN to ANYONE.”

    Me: “But you just told me to get the money out of the machine…”

    Cashier: “That’s FRAUD.”

    Me: “Okay, then… Bye…”

    (I got the money from the machine with no problem at all.)

    Credited With Bad Advice

    | Houston, TX, USA | Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (We are a young married couple. Both of us employed and reasonably well paid, but my wife and I have hit some financial hardships due to unexpected medical bills. We go to a credit counseling service to see about consolidation and other services. After looking over our paperwork for a few minutes, the lady helping us speaks.)

    Counselor: “Well, I see what the problem is.”

    Me: “Uh, ‘problem?’”

    Counselor: “Yes. You need to make more money.”

    (We left.)

    Knows No Better Than Letter

    | OH, USA | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Technology

    (I work correspondence for a department in a call center. I do both emails and letters, but I do them at different parts of the day. When an employee sends a letter or email request to the wrong place, it slows both me and their mail down. After several in the same day, I send a communication to my coworker to remind him of the procedure.)

    Me: “Hey, [Coworker], please remember to send all letters to [letter inbox location].”

    Coworker: “Some of them automatically go to [email inbox].”

    Me: “Okay, which? I can get that fixed.”

    Coworker: “All of the emails.”

    Me: “But which letters?”

    Coworker: “All of the emails, it’s just the way emails go.”

    Me: “But which letters automatically go to [email inbox]?”

    Coworker: “All of the emails.”

    Me: “… I am not talking about emails. I am talking about letters. You know, print them out, fold them up, put them in envelopes?”

    Coworker: “When I send an email letter, it goes to [email inbox].”

    (At this point, I grabbed a letter off my desk, got up, and walked over to his desk to explain the difference between emails and letters. I wish it was the first time I had to explain something that simple to a coworker.)

    First Place And Out Of Place

    | USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers

    (I have a new coworker who has to turn everything into a competition. He also has a condescending attitude towards me because I’m a girl. This is starting to get on my nerves, as we are on the same level and are supposed to be working as a team. We are having a meeting with our boss to go over results from the previous couple weeks.)

    Boss: “…and [My Name], your average sales per customer was the highest in [State] market over the last two weeks.”

    Me: “It was?”

    Boss: “Congratulations!”

    Me: “Thank you! ”

    Boss: “And-”

    Coworker: “—WAIT A MINUTE! Why is mine so low?”

    Boss: “Yours was above the average for our market. That’s great!”

    Coworker: “When I worked at [Previous Bank] I was always first! How is this calculated?! I don’t understand.”

    Me: “But you’re still above the average. That’s good.”

    Boss: “Both of your efforts are appreciated!”

    Coworker: “BUT I WAS ALWAYS FIRST!”

    (At this point, I’ve had enough.)

    Me: “Are you just mad because I beat you?”

    Coworker: “No, I’m just used to being first! I should be first!”

    Me: “You’re mad because a girl beat you.”

    Boss: “OKAY! Let’s move on. [Coworker], if you’re that concerned, go back and see how many sales you had over the last couple weeks and see if you come up with the same number [Sales Manager] did.”

    Coworker: *muttering* “I should still be first…”

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