I’m going back to the stock room to retrieve a customer’s order. The only person back there is the assistant manager working on getting stock from our last truck open and on carts to be placed. I am not a small person, and I’m not in any way trying to be stealthy.
Me: Sorry, [Manager], just going to sneak around behind you!
Manager: *She jumps about a foot in the air before she realizes it’s just me* Holy shit, [my name], I didn’t know you were there!
Me: Good thing you didn’t have a box-cutter in your hand!
Manager: You make no noise when you walk! I can usually tell if someone’s back here, but I never know you’re there!
We laugh about it while I’m taking the order back out onto the floor. Later, she comes out with a cart with stock for us to place.
Manager: [to the manager on duty] I’m going to tie a bell around [my name’s] neck one of these days.
Me: You have a point, I just accidentally scared a couple customers over in housewares.
I sit beside a coworker who is extremely annoying and a little volatile. He’s only a couple feet away so we can talk normally, but can’t see each other due to cubicle walls. On this day, I am on the phone, putting together a fairly lengthy sales order.
Me: *Talking to customer.*
Coworker: Hey, [My Name].
Me: *Still talking to customer.*
Coworker: [My Name]!
Me: *Talks to customer louder, hoping this guy will take the hint*
Coworker: *almost screaming now* [MY NAME]!!
Me: *finally snaps* I’M ON THE PHONE!
Turns out, he wanted to know if I’d seen the Assassin’s Creed movie.
I am a seasonal employee at a jewelry store. After a miscommunication about days I can work (leaving for both myself and my boss a little huffy) she says she’ll text me the next schedule.
I text her three times, and provide her my email but I don’t hear from her for two weeks
I subsequently start applying for new jobs as I believe they don’t want me anymore and are too embarrassed to tell me over the phone. I am too embarrassed to go into the store.
After two weeks I still haven’t heard back from my jewelry store job or any other job I’ve applied for.
My contract ends on the 24th and three days before the 24th I get a phone call asking me to work….on the 24th. Way to get the most out of your workers.
(This was around 20-30 years ago, when the internet was fairly new to my dads workplace)
Dad: “does anyone know what a PDF file is?”
Workmate: “Why, did someone call you one?”
*cue laughter from everyone involved*
I used to work at a military mess that also served weddings. The cooks at this particular mess were very lazy, and horrible cooks. The kitchen was filthy. It was so bad while I worked there, that everytime I served a guest I wanted to apologize over the condition of the food. One wedding function, the bride and groom preordered children’s meals. The regular meals were all chicken thighs, with undercooked asparagus and dry potatoes. Not really something small children would enjoy, even if it was cooked properly. All meals have to be ordered in advance, and the kitchen didn’t have any children’s meal ordered on their order script. this was all conveyed to and from the kitchen by the head waitress. So the wedding party ended up getting mcdonalds for the kids. Later, the bride came into the servery to ask the head chef if the lack of kids meals was the kitchens fault, or the brides. Without missing a beat, the head chef turns to the bride and said “I hear you think my food is shit.”
It turns out the head waitress heard the bride tell one of the other parents, “there’s no way my kids are eating this shit” and immediately told the head chef that the bride called her food shit.
The bride was being very polite to the head chef and tried to convey that she was also going to say how nice the food tasted… It truly was horrible food
I only worked there for about a month.