Not Even a Chuckle?
I really wanted to earn some money, so I took up a job at McDonalds. One day, a customer (very obnoxious) asked for me to entertain him. I said, "uhh... okay..." so I did. I juggled some oranges, and he said that was cool and he wanted a joke. So I told him a joke that I had heard a couple of days ago, it goes like this:
There were 12 blonde girls and one FAT brunette in a helicopter. The helicopter crashed and the pilot died. They all were on a ledge, so they tied a rope to a rock and started climbing down towards the ground. The rope couldn't hold them all, so one blonde suggested that one of them jumped. The brunette thought up an idea, "Well... I can't go on... I will drop myself, for my family, and you wonderful people. I knew you well, and I know that one day we shall meet again..." the blondes clapped and fell to their death.
The customer frowned and got up from his seat and went to the front desk, he insisted that they fire me from telling such an insulting joke... because he was a brunette, and was quite heavy... I of course had no intention of this. I was fired... Luckily I found a job only a month afterwards. I'm still there now...
I had a summerjob at burgerking when i was
17 or so. i was really clumsy.
was going to give a costumer his burger, and i fell. the brurger went through the air, right into the costumers face.
the boss found out about this, but it worked out fine.
then i tried on the kitchen.
no, the burger did not turn black.
first time working there, so i had to check on a paperpiece where i had written what to do.
i didn't turn around to put the burgers on the plate, so i put the bread in there instead.
without looking, i started cutting 4 burgers in half.
when i thought the hamburger was done, i put the breads into the burgers.
this was caught on tape, so the boss saw it. got 1 more chance.
what REALLY pissed him off was when i was gonna make a burger for HIM.
i did ALMOST everything right.
bread, ketchup, mustard, salad, burger, salad, bread. that's what he wanted.
until it showed that i had put a salad with a cockroach on it.
the boss started it, and chewed straight into the cockroach.
he actually got a bit of it, and it had been dead for like weeks.
this was caught on tape, and i, with everyone else, was fired.
the burger king got closed because of bad service and bad health safety or something like that.
It was my second week of my first job at this deli where me and my friend worked at. We both did odd jobs for the boss like cleaning and making deliveries. One day this hot girl comes in while Im sweeping and starts flirting with me so I flirt back. Turns out that its the bosses daughter.
My first job was at this place called Cooperstown Dreams Park, which is a camp that holds baseball tournaments for rich yuppies around the US and Canada, located in the pleasantly obnoxious tourist destination Cooperstown NY (home of the baseball hall of fame). I had been there all season and between dealing with my snot nosed co-worker and belligerently racist managers, I began to come in drunk. The last day I showed up trashed, three hours late, they were to polite enough to not fire me until the end of the day. I always wondered why my boss hadn't weeks before.
My friend was working in asda before and I had nothing to do so I went down there to keep her company she had brought her dog and was hiding him behind the counter but then she accidently let go of his lead and he ran towards the isles and ate nearly all the dog food after that he ran up the stairs to the staffroom and went to the bathroom on her boss's suit (he was going to a wedding). I tried to take the blame for her since i didnt work there but he soon found out it was hers because he read the dogs label which had her address on it, so he fired her. the day after we let hungry astray cats loose by the fishmonger Hehe! by the way the dogs name was Bobbins.
I was working in tesco late at night, I was on my own because all the other staff were upstairs trying to get the coffee machine to work, I was very bored so I went over to the tins and started building towers all over the place at that moment my boss came in and yelled at me that i was fired so i purposly knocked an isle with flour on and cracked open a tin of beans and shoved it on his head, the next day I was going back to university so i never saw that loser again anyway :)
So I had been working at a doctor's office for almost a year up front as a receptionist/medical assistant and they hired a new office manager...who proceeded to fire several people...the nurse, they TRIED to fire the NP but she cried to keep her job, and then they fired the 2 ladies who did the insurance and billing! WELL, I had HELPED with the insurance in my spare time at one point, and let me tell you, all I had to do was click a button to reprint the claims and send them out...THATS IT...well the new office manager decides to make ME the new billing person! I knew this was a bad idea but before I could protest the new girl who was taking me place was already starting. Now, I had NO clue what those ladies did all day so I was sort of hanging out trying to figure out what to do...and the office manager kept promising to hire someone to teach me the billing, but she hired a chick younger than me who knew NOTHING about insurance either! I got pissed
and told her I felt like time and money were
being wasted cuz no money was coming in and bills weren't being sent out, and I felt like I was just in the way trying to find stuff to do...so next day I got fired!...turns out she quit a couple weeks later
Fired on your day off?
So I worked at the BBQ joint, well one night I had a little get together at my place...Well apparently a bunch of underage kids were saying that they were all coming over to get drunk, none of which did. (I am going to take this time to say that I am legal) Anyway, so I had some people over (all legal) and the cops show up. We weren't sure why so we asked if we were being too loud. The cop said that he got a call for underage drinking at my address. He asked us all how old we were and let us carry on. I had no clue who had called the cops. I was off the next day, but I had to go in to discuss my paycheck. My boss tells me she is the one who called the cops and then she fired me!! Fired me on my day off, for having a party at MY house....Go figure!
Have a nice day
So my first job was a busser at a restaurant in my hometown. I started off only working a few days a week since they we're training me for several things. Well eventually they started working me 7 days a week. they did this for like a month. I was getting very frustrated with this, but i figured that by doing this for them, they'd return the favor and give me the days off i requested. I asked for prom weekend off and the weekend of my graduation off. They gave me 1 day for prom when i needed 2 and told me id have my graduation off. So i was somewhat happy. well my graduation rolls around and they call me in an hour before the ceremony starts. i told them i couldnt because the ceremony was about to start and said sorry. I go into work the next day and get fired right after i clock in. My manager tells me that since i couldnt cover someones shift that they didnt need me there. she took my uniform and told me to have a nice day. However, the
person whose shift i was supposed to cover, was a no
call no show. so they should have gotten fired too, but of course not. now i have the manager begging me to come back because they cant find reliable workers. i told her off. =]
I work for a young couple at the coffee shop they owned. The grandfather of the wife passed away and they left for the weekend. She told me that the schedule wouldn't be posted until Monday afternoon and that she would text whoever opened Monday on Sunday night. I never got a text so I didn't show up. She called me asking why I didn't check the schedule? Well how can I check something that doesn't exist? The shop closed about a month later.
Runnin' on Dunkin
My friend was working for the breakfast chain Dunkin Donuts, and he was completely tired of the job. The management treated him badly and he didn't really get paid that well, so one day he decided to get fired. On the cash register, there is a screen that reads "America Runs On Dunkin" and scrolls followed by "Have a Nice Day!". My friend took over the register and changed the scrolling screen to read "America Gets The Runs from Dunkin! Have a Nice Day!" and walked out of the store. He was fired shortly after.
Never in good hands
i was working for a bank's hr and i was fired because one of my co-workers bad mouthed me and told different lies to our boss, i.e. i said that our boss looks like a horse (w/c is partly true btw). next thing i know she was receiving a merit increase! at my expense? i dunno! now, im employed with a new company and happy :)
My friend worked in a deli and she ate a piece of chicken that was supposed to be thrown away. They didn't fire her right away. The company called her and fired her on her day off. ha ha ha.. She got fired on her day off..
Don't work for Valero
Ok, so I was working for this Diamond Shamrock/Valero for over 4 years under the same manager. I get promoted to her assistant manager, and then eveything becomes my fault. She would always take the weekend off, she knew my birthday was in July, so she would take her vacation then, and when I finally got an invitation to be the camera person at my friends wedding. She wouldn't let me take the time off. I had known about this wedding since May with the date set in November. My boss looked at me and said, "I haven't had a day off in 2 weeks, and if you think you're getting it, you can think again." The next day I laid my 2 week notice on her desk.
My friend works at a restaurant that is close to my workplace (remember I DO NOT work at the restaurant). So I had just finished my lunch and I walked up to the counter and started talking to my friend. His boss then walked out and started yelling at my friend for "disrupting the customer." Once I told the boss that I had started talking to my friend, the boss demanded I give him back my nametag and that I get out of his establishment. So I said why. And he goes, "CUZ YER FARRED!"
My friend worked at kmart for 15yrs. She would work weekends, holidays ,and would cover other peoples shifts for almost nothing . One day the manager fired her and said it was because she was making to much and he wanted to hire someone who would work cheaper but she was only making minimum wage. So as advice dont work at kmart you might get fired over the amount of money the goverment requires your boss to pay you
Back Stabbing Bosses
My husband worked for a small company, that barely had enough work to keep him busy. One weekend his dad and uncle were in town and he wanted to spend a little extra time with them. Friday morning, he called his boss and explained his family was in town, and asked if it would be okay if he did not come in that day. Fridays were the slowest day and his boss said, "yes, thats fine I dont see a problem". Three hours later, he was called back and fired.
January 7, 2007. "Card Yard" (My store)was empty. Overstock of candy for reasons nobody understands. Manager not paying attention. Scenario for mayhem...
This cold crisp morning, it was about 11 o'clock. My store was about bankrupt, selling cards, candy, cigarrettes,etc. It's no chain, just a small store in Minnesota, selling some candy. Cheesy generic cards, people got sick of it. Ten customers made a great day. We knew the place was out of business. We knew they were in trouble. We wanted money. So we organized a labor union. Me, Bob, Joe, Mike, Tom, and Kevin (The only Employees) Got together at the town Starbucks every Tuesday at 6 P.M. We wanted money. We made $7.50 an hour, and we were not getting enough. When the Home Depot across the street pays its worst employees $11 an hour! I mean this was a rich town and we made minimum wage. Yet we were loyal to Mr. Larken, the boss. So Kevin said, let's demand a raise, or we quit and boycott the place. "Good Idea" I says. So the union get together with Larken, and demand atleast $9 an hour. He said "NO!!! GET OUT NOW OR YOU ARE ALL FIRED!" So we get out.
Next day, I'm at note when i notice something. A key! I pick it up and put it in the cabinet that had a lock, so it opens. I realize what it is. His Master Book. So I look through it, photo copy it and bring it on Tues. Joe was supposed to get fired Friday, along with Bob, and Our wages cut to $6 Bucks! I mean you could see bankruptcies pre-effects echoing to us from the future, Notice trends of the end. So me and Tom, the math kids, make predictions that the old shop will be gone by next friday, based on current trends, and Larken's plans. The shop would be gone, so we said, let's just have fun, because it won't be worth working by Friday. So in protest, the next day, we all show up. We start throwing hot coffee, snow cones, lotto tickets, cards and candy everywhere in protest. Joe hits boss with coffee, gets fired gruesomely, and boss tells us that as a punishment, our pay is $6 an hour. Now you'll see as our salaries fall.
I throw an snow cone at Mike, who tries hitting me with coffee. I duck and the coffee hits the register. Then Kev got another Idea. He takes money from the register, climbs up the counter and tosses change everywhere. He gets fired we're down to $5 an hour. Mike dumps coffee onto the register and gets fired, making our new rate $3 an hour. Bob quits, and boss says that to make up for the damage, $1 an hour! We all quit throw stuff around and walk out. He begs us to come back, but we didn't. Turned out that the next day, the place is shut down. So if you get a coffee stained dollar, remember us, and the battle at Card Yard!
Why macdonalds supervisors suck
well this isn't so much as firing more quiting.
i was 16 and working at macdonalds, it was 12.30 (the busiest time of the day) and we had ran out of cup lids, so i told me supervisor and she just said "get the ones from under the tray or behind the machines" and im thinking 'what you mean the DIRTY ones'
eventually we ran out of these dirty lids, and she was just stood there doing nothing at all and acting like she was better than everyone else
so i went to another supervisor (who was also pissed of about it) and asked for the key to the store room to get some lids, and off i went.
when i came back she screamed at me, in frount of about 150 customers and 30 staff, that i had left my customer and i had not told anyone where i was going (there was no more lids, i had to get some before i could serve the customer, and the other supervisor knew where i was going, and we had been asking all day for her to go and get some but she would not get off her fat butt)
so i went back to my till, fuming at this point, and thats when i customer asks my name and then her name so she can put in a complaint.
i later found out that she was getting about 5 complaints a week.
well the next day i walked in at 7 in the morning and quit, the store manager begged me to come back as i was the only member of staff who was polite :D
This is the only time I have been fired in my life. I was working at Fazoli's (a fast food italian place) in the evenings to help with college expenses. I had been working there for about a month and thought things were going pretty good, when the region manager comes in for a store visit. He hung around all evening. I worked the rest of the week, then when they posted the schedule at the end of the week, I wasn't listed. I asked about it, and the manager kept saying he'd fix it when he got a minute, then avoided me the rest of the night. Well, I'm not dumb, but I did finish the shift, because I'm not the type to have a fit, or leave the rest of the crew short. Finally, when we were closed, the manager took me to the side and explained to me that the regional manager had said that I had to be let go immediately (he was there almost a week ago!) because "my intelligence level didn't seem to be up to their standards." I got
fired for being too stupid for fast food. The really
funny part is that at the time, I was enrolled in college and had an internship with NASA, through the school. I have since completed my Masters degree in Computer Science, and am currently employed doing software development for IBM. I guess maybe passing out breadsticks is more mentally challenging?