Working Off The Clock

| Milwaukee, WI, USA | Employees, Technology

(My work computer crashes because of a power failure. The power is restored within a few minutes, but when I log into my computer, I notice that my computer clock is about forty minutes slow, so I send an email to our tech guy.)

My Email: “Following this morning’s outage, my computer clock is off and won’t let me reset it. No big deal but if you can try to fix it when you have a chance I’d appreciate it.”

Tech Guy’s Email: “I’m busy right now, sorry, but I’ll look into it when I can.”

(I know our tech guy is routinely very busy, so I let it go and deal with having a slow clock, knowing he’ll get to it as soon as he can. I come back from a break to see that my clock is now reading the correct time. Having been away from my desk, I don’t know if he fixed it or if the glitch just straightened itself out, so I send him an email to cover both bases.)

My Email: “This appears to have been fixed. If you fixed it, thank you. If not, you don’t need to worry about it anymore.”

Tech Guy’s Email: “Sure, I fixed it. Let’s go with that!”

If It’s Not Flu Then Shoo

| SC, USA | Employees, Health & Body, Lazy/Unhelpful

(After feeling bad and coughing for two days, I am running a fever over 100 degrees and having trouble breathing, so I decide to go to urgent care since something is obviously wrong.)

Doctor: “Well, it’s flu season, so it’s probably just the flu. We’ll test you for that.”

Me: “It doesn’t feel like the flu, but go ahead so we can be sure.”

(After test results come back negative for the flu…)

Doctor: “Okay, it’s not the flu. You probably just have a really bad cold. I’ll give you a prescription for cough medicine and you go home and rest.”

Me: *while gasping* “This is not just a cold. I’m running a fever over 100 and I never run fever. I’m having trouble breathing. Can we please try to test for something else?”

Doctor: “No, I’m sure it’s just a cold. Besides, it’s the end of my shift so I don’t have time to run any more tests.”

Me: “…”

(I went home and tried to rest as he saidm, but could hardly sleep since I couldn’t breathe. After two more days, I returned to urgent care, and got a much more competent doctor who determined very quickly that I had a severe case of pneumonia!)

Be Good To Your Daughters

| MO, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Family & Kids

New Manager: *shouting* “Don’t f****** tell me what to do, you f****** piece of s***! I’m the f****** manager, not you!” *stomps out the back door*

Me: “[Owner’s Daughter], does he know who you are?”

Owner’s Daughter: *texting mom* “I don’t think so, but he’s about to.”

(We never saw that manager again.)