Category: Bad Behavior

Where Can One Find The Fudgemaster?

, | USA | Bad Behavior, Bizarre/Silly, Employees

(I’m at a fast food place with my cousins and younger brother. We all order fudge sundaes. My brother is jealous because his sundae has much less fudge than everybody else’s, so he goes to the guy who served us.)

Brother: “Can I have more fudge, please!”

Employee: *angrily* “I’m not the master of fudge!”

Screamer, Baker, Quitter, Cry

| ON, Canada | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners

(I work at a franchised coffee and donuts shop, where the owner of the franchise is verbally abusive to his employees. As a result turnover is ridiculously high and we are frequently short-staffed. We are particularly short on bakers, and our only day baker just got out of an argument with the owner.)

Baker: “One more thing… If he says one more god***n thing to me, I swear to God I’m going to quit.”

Me: “Do it. I don’t know what your financial situation is, but it’s not worth the abuse you get.”

Baker: “I have enough money to last until I find another job. Another franchise in the city will absolutely hire me in no time.”

Me: *sees the owner fuming towards us* “I better get back to work. Have fun…”

(I walk away and stock some nearby machines, just outside of hearing distance.)

Owner: “Why don’t we have any cake donuts?”

Baker: “They’re in the oven.”

Owner: “Well, they should be in the display, shouldn’t they?”

Baker: “Do you want me to time travel and take their cake donuts from the future? Or maybe you should just stop complaining and wait.”

Owner: “What the h*** did you just say to me?! You stupid little brat, you’re lucky you even have the chance to work for me!”

Baker: “All right, then, I quit.”

Owner: “Excuse me?”

Baker: “I quit. You can mail me my last cheque. I don’t need this.”

(The baker took his hat off and left, with the owner screaming at him from behind. The night baker had to come in and do days, but not for very long. Three days later the day baker was back with a fresh smile on his face. Apparently the owner called him to apologize and gave him a raise. He quit two months later to go back to school, but I never forgot how the owner’s attitude changed so suddenly when he realized he needed that baker.)

Drinking Your Worries And Shifts Away

| Estonia | Bad Behavior, Coworkers

(Recently, one of my coworkers didn’t show up for his shift and was unreachable, which caused a lot of inconvenience for the rest of us who had to cover for him. He did come to his next shift and I took the chance to chew him out over it while he tried to explain himself.)

Coworker: “You have to understand, it was Friday night—”

Me: *interrupting* “It was Saturday afternoon!”

Coworker: “Yeah, but at some point I became too drunk to tell the difference.”

This Flower Smells Of Sweet Condescension

| Canada | Bad Behavior, Employees, Lazy/Unhelpful

(I needed a specific type of flower for my grandmother, because they were her favourite. I called the local flower shop to ask if they had these flowers.)

Me: “Hi, I was just wondering if you guys carried lilacs?”

Florist: “What flowers? Lilacs? Honey… do you know what time of year lilacs grow?”

Me: “Uhm, no, I don’t actually.”

Florist: “Well, they certainly don’t grow right now. Maybe think your request through next time, eh, sweetie?”

(It being winter in Northern Canada, I assume no flowers grow at this time of year. If they only sold what they could grow right now I assume they would go out of business! Also, considering I was in my twenties, being called honey and sweetie was a very condescending way to speak. I never went back there.)

The Bosses Need To Clean Up Their Act

| MN, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Lazy/Unhelpful, Liars/Scammers

(We have a health inspection and it doesn’t go totally well. The owner has a lot of unfinished construction projects going on including floors, seating, tiles, plumbing, and hoods. I had worked the night before, but apparently the owner’s son made a pizza after we closed and made a mess in kitchen, and guess who is blamed? I have two bosses, husband and wife, both lazy in cleaning.)

Boss #1: “We failed the health inspection because you didn’t clean that well.”

Boss #2: “I don’t get why you can’t ever do your god-d*** job and just clean! It’s not that hard to do; after all, we all do it daily!”

Me: “What did they say about the unfinished projects all over for the last four years?”

Boss #1: “This is about you. You didn’t clean properly; the whole pizza line was just covered in toppings and flour all over the place. The bar had drinks spilled all over.”

Boss #2: “Besides, don’t talk to us about our jobs; we can get away with it because we can claim we can’t afford it, but now we’re going to be fined and it’s your fault.”

Boss #1: *addressing to the coworkers just entering their shifts* “Well, everyone blame [My Name] for the lack of raises you will get since he is too lazy to clean properly. Because of him, no one is getting a raise this year. We never take any time off because we are always here working and trying to make our place successful so we can one day retire and/or open a franchise of this place.”

(They were just on vacation less than a week ago for six days to see a concert and celebrate a wedding of a family friend. A month before that they were gone for two weeks for spring break. All the while I haven’t had vacation time in almost three years. I only stay because I need the money, but at this point who knows if I will stay. I hope things improve but they don’t look promising.)