August Themed Giveaway Roundup #2: Bigots At Work!

Not Always Working | Announcements, Roundups, Theme Of The Month

Hey readers! Check out these great Bigots At Work stories we’ve already received for the August Themed Story Giveaway:

Got a story of your own? Submit it for a chance to win a Not Always Working T-shirt!

Submitting is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Submit a story based on the theme-of-the-month: Bigots At Work!
  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!

PS – winners will be announced the first Wednesday of every month. Next free t-shirt: Wednesday, September 5!

Email Fail

| Houston, TX, USA | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Technology

(The following conversation takes place between the office manager and myself.)

Office Manager: “Is your internet down?”

Me: “Yes, yours too?”

Office Manager: “Yes, I sent the IT department a message.”

Me: “Did you email the message?”

Office Manager: “Yes, why?”

Me: *waits patiently*

Office Manager: “Oh, crap! I’ll go call them.”

Not Quite Registering

| Ontario, Canada | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Money, Technology

(A customer pays with a fifty dollar bill. Spotting it, the pharmacist on duty grabs his wallet and asks the cashier to give him the fifty for two twenties and a ten.)

Coworker: “I can’t do that!”

Me: “Why not? He’s giving you $50 for $50.”

Coworker: “But my till will be wrong!”

Me: “How? You take out the fifty, and put in two twenties and the ten. The totals are still the same.”

Coworker: “But I won’t have the fifty, and the register will KNOW!”

Your Listening Skills Go Without Saying

| Seattle, WA, USA | Employees, Ignoring & Inattentive

Me: “One youth to Bainbridge, please.”

Cashier: “Where do you all need tickets to?”

Me: “Bainbridge Island. And it’s just the one youth ticket.”

Cashier: “Three adults to Bainbridge.”

Me: “No, just one, and it’s a youth ticket.”

Cashier: *glares at me* “Why didn’t you say that! One adult to Bainbridge.”

Me: “No, it’s a yout—”

Cashier: “Ma’am, I am trying very hard to help you you are making it very hard. Are you under 18?”

Me: “Yes.”

Cashier: “You should have said that! One youth ticket to Bainbridge.”

(I pay and take my ticket and turn to walk away.)

Me: *meekly* “Thank you.”

Cashier: “Don’t you patronize me!”

I See-Saw What You Did There

| New Mexico, USA | Bosses & Owners, Language & Words

(My boss is an incessant mumbler. I can’t understand him 90% of the time.)

Me: “The man who was calling to complain earlier this week is on the phone again.”

Boss: “Oh yeah, is it [customer]?”

Me: “Yes, he is calling again, even more upset.”

Boss: “Tell him he needs to call See-Saw Communication and then go ahead and hang up.”

(I’m puzzled, as I’ve never heard of ‘See-Saw Communication’.)

Me: “Okay…” *to the customer on the phone* “You have contacted the wrong office; you’ll need to contact See-Saw Communications. Thank you.” *hangs up*

Boss: *laughing hysterically* “You were serious about me mumbling weren’t you? I said he needs to CEASE ALL communications!”

Me: *turns bright red*

Boss: “Don’t worry about it. He’ll be plenty busy looking for See-Saw Communication!”