The Grapes Of A Manager’s Wrath

| Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, New Hires, Theme Of The Month, Top

(After a workout at the gym, I stop by the wine shop where I work and am surprised to see the two newest hires working alone, but figure they are about ready to solo anyway.)

New Hire #1: “Hi! Let me know if I can help you find anything today!”

New Hire #2:  “Yeaaaaah… I’m gonna need to see some ID, hon.”

Me: “Wow, I’m flattered! Good job, by the way!”

New Hire #2: “…This isn’t you.”

Me: “Well, I’ve been working hard to lose weight since that picture was taken. I’m glad it shows!”

New Hire #2: “Don’t be cute, ma’am. I’m confiscating this, and I WILL call the police if you come in here again.”

Me: “Look, its definitely my ID, and I WILL be leaving here with it today.  Furthermore, that’s going to be a difficult threat to follow up on…”

(As I say this, New Hire #1 is looking between my name on the ID and the list of managers on the wall, looking horrorstruck. She elbows New Hire #2, sharply. I continue speaking.)

Me:  “…since I’m your manager. Checking for proper ID is an important part of the job, but never, NEVER speak so rudely to a customer, you got that?”

(Predictably, New Hire #2 lasted about a week.)

The Grapes Of A Customer’s Wrath

1 Thumbs

Similar Stories

How To Foil A Bad Manager (We are at a low-price pizza place. Two of my friends are drinking milkshakes, when one of them...
You’re Not The Quartermaster (Note that in the UK, it's common for sweets to be asked for in 'quarters', short for 'quarter...
Someone’s About To Get Fired, Part 2 (I'm a bit of a klutz. While putting a customer's sandwich in the toaster oven, I somehow manage...