Duck and Cover!
My boss use to scream about everything. In the Three years of working at the firm I don't think I had ever heard the boss talk to the workers in the office like people and in a pitch that couldn't shatter glass.
Sure I had my bouts with the boss but generally I liked to keep my head down smile, nod and then mumble hatred to myself as I walked off. Then at the beginning of the year it got worseâ?¦
From the moment you walked into the office till the time you left, all you could hear was this ridiculous screeching. Employees left, right and centre where getting yelled at from a dizzy height.
Then day after day it was my turn, everywhere I went I had this barbarians voice in my ear.
Finally, I just couldnâ??t take it anymore
She was laying into me about a report that was done incorrectly because she all of sudden decided to change the format without letting anyone and wanted to know why is hadnâ??t been done the way SHE wanted it,
"DONâ??T LOOK AT ME IN THAT TONE OF VOICE! AM I JUST TALKING TO MYSELF?! NO ONE LISTENS TO ME AROUND HEREâ?¦
It was then I turned and at the same pitch said,
"THE REASON NO ONES LISTENING IS BECAUSE THEY'VE ALL GONE DEAF FROM YOU SCREAMING IN THEIR EARS FOR THE LAST THREE YEARSâ?¦"
Yeah thing are generally quieter these daysâ?¦
I still chuckle to myself when I think about it
By the way
So I started working at McDonald's Drive thru for about 2 weeks. Well I woke up late and was like 3 hours late for work. I called them and apologized and asked if I could make up the hours later that night. They agreed and I was there and when the manager had fixed the schedule she had me working a 9 hour shift! About 1 1/2 hrs later I get my 15 min break, cool. Then went back in the "hole" after about 3 hours I asked the manager if I could take a smoke break and sit down for a min. She said I had already had my break and that I would get no other break. I went back to work, the anger pressure in my head steaming. After about 5 mins I put the headset down between customers, grabbed my stuff and started to walk out. The manager saw me around the customer side of the counter. She said, what r u doing? I can't go that long without a break. Who's in the drivethru? no one. So I guess I quit. But can I get a double cheeseburger to go? I'll
pay full price, I already had my employee meal. She
looked stunned. She said, I think you better go somewhere else. And I walked out the door, laughing to myself, but also still hungry.....
I was fired from a Domino's Store (pizza place) for 'apparently' leaving without telling my manager and being rude and unprofessional to the assitant manager. I'm a 15 year old girl and i did everything they asked me to, the customers loved me because i was friendly and i always treated them well and did my job well. One night my best friend (co-worker) got drunk out the back on her break and decided to leave. I had finished an hour ago and clocked off but i was waiting for her. She left before her shift was finished and conned the delivery guy to drive us to a party around the corner. Needless to say the next day i got a text from the manager saying that he was sorry he had to fire me and it was the big boss's decision. Now, my mum works with the union and she was SO angry. She went into the store and RIPPED THEM TO SHREDS, she got the phone number for the owner and they had an hour and a half chat which was mostly her being AWESOME
haha. Turns out the assistant manager didn't like me
and had been making stuff up about me like how rude i was and i didn't do anything and blah blah. She got fired and i got a second chance. I didn't take the second chance coz it was a pretty gross environment considering the manager is an ex-jailbird who was texting one of the girls at work and asking for love in the freezer. I now work at McDonalds and i have to say anyone that needs a job WORK THERE IT IS GREAT.
Home Depot Denied
Well, I was a over night kinda guy, you know, all the wonderful thrills of no customers, and the fact you could be as gross as you wanted to and no one could stop you, I guess it's quite the story on how I got fired, the thing I was caught for was making a potato gun, and well getting caught launching a ton of glow sticks across the interstate. But what gets me is the fact is the reason I got fired has nothing on everything I did before that day came...Well, here it goes, my story...I started, I had no clue what the hell to do, I slung wood, laugh I know you want to, anyway I got the pleasure of learning how to drive a forklift, no less then a week later I put one through a glass door. Well they were mad but no biggie, a little while goes by and I decide to take a few riding lawnmowers out for a spin, did you know if you slammed it into gear hard enough you could make it pop a wheelie, but if you're like me you have to push it a little
harder and make it flip on you, yea, that was a bad
night for me...
One of my best memories was making steel plates for my shoes and holding on to the back of the forklift and making sparks all through out the store, lol, oh the fun I had...
And how could I forget the night I decided to ghost ride a forklift and crash into a pole... yep...
And then then mother of all evil, the night I found a abandoned car, and well I destroyed, stabbing it with the forklift blades, popping tires, breaking windows, and then... picking it up 10 feet off the ground and dropping it, what a thrill...
And to think, I got fired cause of a potato gun, I just wonder what their faces looked like when they watched those videos from months and months before hand and know what they were thinking...
"How the hell is this guy still alive?"
I didn't do it
I worked as a Store Manager for a store that was only around a few months out of every year. At 20, apparently, my District Manager didn't think I could handle it and was always around. I hired several good employees, but all the ones he hired quit without notice, didn't show up, or stole. Anyway, he decided I wasn't cutting it and told everyone else before he told me. AND he told me the day after I had major surgery. What makes things worse is, after he demoted me to Assistant Manager, he accused me of stealing a deposit. I went to the police, told them my story, said I'd take a Lie Detector Test, and never heard anything else. And apparently my employees HATED the girl he replaced me with! Ha ha! That whole company was LAME!
My brother in law had just started a job as a valet parking other peoples cars. I don't have all the details of where he worked, but at one point he has to go out and get the cars he parked. He couldn't find one car however. He gets his boss involved and they both go over to where he swore that he parked the thing. Upon looking around, the boss notices a sign "NO PARKING VIOLATORS TOWED AT OWN EXPENSE" You guessed it! After a few phone calls they reached the towing company and the valet company had to fork out $200. That was his first and last day on the job.
Too Many Forklifts?
This happened to my buddy, not me. There are rules upon rules in life, many are written somewhere, but most you just "know." Well my friend worked at a large seed shipping company (we're from the midwest). He had been working his butt off all week when he is called into his boss' office. They fired him there on the spot, but refused to give a reason stating, "We're looking into it." Turns out in his busy-bodied rush, he had zipped through one of the seed warehouses on his forklift, while some of his co-workers were waitng for a truck to finish backing in so they could unload it. Apparently there is a universal "unwritten rule" about only four forklifts are allowed in the warehouse at one time. Long story short, he's getting unemployment and is sueing for lack of adequate guidlines which led to his being fired. Sucks to be his ex-boss!
Great firing story
I got fired from a pizza place, because someone else (who didn't like me) screwed up an order, that she wasn't even supposed to take, in my section. The girl smirked and snickered when she found out. The next day, the boss told me to come in, and called her in too. The boss had watched the security tapes last night, and saw exactly what happened with the order. He also saw the other girl steal two other people's tips. I got my job back, and she was fired. She started screaming and yelling, "It wasn't my fault! She's just jealous! Stop pushing me out the door! Stop! Wait! Please! She's jealous of me! Really! STOP!!!!!" It was pretty darn hilarious!
Always try to make friends with your coworkers.
I had been working at a clothing store in the mall for about a year. Everyone there loved me, all my coworkers said I was the nicest person that had ever worked there, except for one.
This lady had been working there for a really long time, and she hated me. I don't know why.
One day, a customer came in, and she asked for pants in a size that we didn't have out. I told her I'd go get it. One of the employees that liked me and the one that hated me were standing in front of the back room door.
They asked what I needed and I pointed to the woman and said what she wanted. My friend chuckled and said, "Wow, she's pretty optimistic." The boss came out of her office, and said, thinking that I said it, "Danielle, how could you say that about that women?!" I said I didn't say it, and the boss asked the one that hated me who had said it. She, of course, said it was me. The boss told me that it was my last day there. The part that sucks the most is that my friend wanted to quit anyway.
I was a sales assciate for 2 years at home depot. It can get pretty boring so you have to come up with things to do. So one day I decided to find out how one of those dry cemical fire extingishers worked. So I pulled one off the shelf, pulled the pin out, and pulled the trigger. I thought it would just be a little puff so I aimed up in the air. As it turns out, if you pull the trigger even a little bit it will spray all of the powder out out. And it spray's very far. When all the powder finally settled there was a thick layer of dust down the entire length of and 80ft isle and on everything that was on the shelves and I was covered in the stuff. The dust went out of both ends of the isle and looked like smoke. One of the managers seen the smoke and came running over to see why there was smoke, needless to say she was mad. I did this at about 9am so the store had quite a few customers at the time. To this day I still don't regret my discion to pull
I was 5 months pregnant waitressing for a local restaruant. I had been there about 3 months. I was working alone one day and had about 4 customers. I was rushing around trying to fill drink orders for them when all of a sudden i started throwing up ALL over the place. I couldnt help it, I was sick alot during my pregnancy. The cook (who was also my boss) started screaming at me to get up and help the customers! What did he expect? Needless to say, he ended up sending me home, for good. What a jerk. Now I tell everyone the dirty things that go on in there. Haha. He lost quite a few of his regulars from that.
One of my friends worked at Best and less, so one day the manager came along to her till fired her on the spot for having a 10 cent peice on the floor, turns out the mnager was just waiting for an excuse to fire her but I don't think that ws a good enough reason!
okay so i went into wall mart where i work and there was this old lady walking and i hade the big carts with the boxes and stuff so i couldnt see where i was going so i knocked this old lady down and ran over her then i ran away and dint tell anyone about it but my boss found out when she sued wall mart i got fired then bought wall mart cause im rich and the fired him ha ha ha fun times
I worked for a local steakhouse as a busgirl. I was the one that was there the longest and had the most hours and stayed the latest. I had superiority over the othr buspeople. I was always the one to get called in and I didn't mind at all. I loved the extra hours.. almost a workaholic! I helped everyone else out.. even waitresses and dishwashers! My boss was not always the easiest person to work with so I avoided him most of the time but one night he had the bartender call me and tell me I was late for work. I was positive I did not have to work that night and that he was making it up at last minute because he screwed up the schedule. I was with a girlfriend and my brother and we were going to see our friends first football game of the season for a different school.. but we were eating before we went when I got the call. I knew they were making it up and I don't understand why they do that.. it wasn't the first time they had pulled a
stunt like this at my job. They know I usually
come in.. but not that night.. we had t shirts made and everything.. face paint.. the works! So I lied and said I was outa town and we had car trouble. So they tried to find someone to "cover" for me. Yeah.. none of them would.. THANKS GUYS!.. so they called me back and I said well sorry.. what do you want me to do? They hung up and I knew I was fired.. I didn't care.. I wanted a different job anyways.. We went to the football game and had fun.. then my boyfriend dumped me... Put the cherry on top of the perfect evening.. Want some nuts for it.. my best friend tried to get with him right after that.. Love It, huh?
Barrel of Junkies
Since I was in need of a job, I applied through several temping services in search. This new job that surfaced was a third shift job in a factory/warehouse environment. I found out, on my first day, that I would be in a division where we use a multitude of chemicals to clean 50 gallon plastic barrels for re-use. All I had to do was remove the 2 caps from the top of each barrel. Here's where I forgot to mention that the shifts were 10 hours and with so many machines running you couldn't hear your trainer speaking. Six hours into the job, I had had enough. the chemicals i was breathing were burning my eyes and destroying my throat. I picked up the pase and soon built a wall of barrels between me and the line of sight from anyone else in the area. I then slipped out the side door, ran around the warehouse to the parking lot and drove home. it took them 3 hours to clean the barrels to the point that they realized I was gone. So they
paid me for 9 hours when I only worked 6.
Pet store from hell
I was working at this pet store for a few weeks during summer break. The job was horrible! I had to clean all the cages of every animal (including the mice, snakes, tarantulas and other disgusting creatures) but that wasnt what bothered me. I had to use bleach to clean the cages with my bare hands AFTER I took the animals out. In other words, they forced me to stick my scratched and cut up hands into scalding hot bleach and water with out gloves! I wasnt even allowed to use gloves while handling the animals! Well one day my boss was telling me I was doing a crappy job, told me to fix it and left the room. I looked at my hands and they were bleeding and raw. I took a pen and a wrote on my paper towel- "I QUIT! left it on the rabbit cage (while the rabbits and other animals were running around on the floor, hehehehe) and walked out. I didnt even go back to collect my paycheck.
Party City Disaster
So after a few months of job searching I land a minimum paying job over at the local party supply store. Now being a poor college student, I REALLY need this job to sustain myself. About three weeks into the job I get sick, 24 units at school, and 40 hours a week at work will do that to you. So I call in to work, the manager is very great about it, he tells me "just call in whenever you need." I call in the next day as well; however, I reach a coworker instead.
The next day I walk into the store and as SOON as I take two steps in, the manager begins to scream at me in front of every co-worker and customer in the store, "Get Out! You don't belong here." After about 40 seconds of this verbal abuse, he proceeds to beckon me to his office to talk more, obviously because of the dumb-struck expression on my face.
I then begin to get lectured. The manager says, "WHAT was the one thing I told you to do this week?" I replied, "To call in if I'm sick." He says, "Ya and you didn't! If you can't follow simple orders you don't belong in my store!" I then begin to argue with the rebuttle, "but I called both days!" He asks, "Who did you speak too?!" I give the co-worker's name. She happened to be off that day so the manager begins to scour through his office for her phone number, reaching her at the hospital he tries to confirm my story. Well she confirms what I said. He has this dumbstruck look on his face. He asks her why he wasn't told, my co-worker tells him that she reported it to a supervisor. He then apologizes to me, asking me if I need to go home for the day. It took me about a week to quit the job since I was desperate enough to work through the abuse for the money. I now look back from my $18 an hour position and laugh.
i was working at a supermarket at the U-scan lane, during this week the store had a coupon in circulation 5 dollars off of 50 dollars. i became very bored and one of the customers left their coupon behind. i decided to try to sell it for three dollars, i had a sales pitch and everything "if you buy this coupon for three dollars you get two dollars free". one old lady blew me in to management who suspended me. when i came back they gave me the option to quit or get fired.
ok so I was with my friend and she was closing up shop right she works at the Cold Stone so she pick up the bag of chocolate chips and it had like ten so she ate one apparently she droped one when we left and got fired cause there was one on the floor she poured chocolate chips on the floor stamped on them and we walked out.
Fireworks At Work
I was working for TNA Impact as a Pyrotechnics director. My superviser was really pissing my off that week so I decided I was going to leave TNA and try to get a job at WWE. I was thinking of a really good way to get fired so what I did was during a wrestling match I decided to give the crowd a fireworks show. Pyrotechnics (fireworks) were flying everywere. I ran into the wrestling ring and the crowd gave me a standing ovation. What sucked about it was that the cops came and took me out and all this was never aired on TV!