“When I was 16 I worked at a grocery store. One of my co-workers kept sending me dick pics and one day cornered me in the break room and started kissing my neck. Someone else came in and he got off me so I told my manager who said ‘As a woman in the workplace that's just something you're going to have to learn to deal with.’” - bitchyc8nt
Come here Juan. Let me show you what you are now going to have to deal with.
“I was a manager at a fast food restaurant. It was my day off and I was prepared to post up on my bed and play video games all day when my phone started ringing. It was the closing manager asking me to take his shift because he was going to get food with our mutual friend. My initial thought was ‘Fuck that noise’, but I remembered that I owed him one because he had covered for me before. I get to work and see not just our mutual friend, but all of the other managers and also the general manager and the gm's girlfriend. Turns out they all decided to go get dinner together and they decided calling me in to watch the store was not a horribly rude and insensitive thing to do.” -IIVXVII
I hope they at least offered to bring you some takeout back from wherever the went.
“This company that had a mandatory meeting at a hotel on the other side of town. Everyone had to wrap up their work early and drive on over to the hotel. When they got there, a couple of the higher ups were there directing people either to conference room A or conference room B. As they're all waiting for this thing to start, he noticed that there were only like ten people in his room... this is for a company that had 100+ employees. Eventually a manager walks in and is all ‘Thank you for coming today. If you're in this room, congratulations, you still have a job. Now please return to work.’” - UncomfortableChuckle
Damn! That’s how you are going to handle a major layoff? Karma is a bitch.
“I worked delivering pizzas for a local Italian restaurant. One evening I showed up for work and the place was suddenly a Chinese food restaurant and fully staffed and open. It happened overnight but I never got a phone call. It was a very r/glitch_in_the_matrix moment.” - Dadalot
Hey sometimes you are in the mood for pizza. Sometimes you are craving Chinese.
They laid me off before I had a chance to fill out an expense report. I had to make some deliveries on a Wednesday and they laid me off Friday. I was pissed. Was so overwhelmed that I didn’t realize until weeks later. - PrussianBleu
“I'm colorblind. My boss assigned me a work task once that was color-coded in a way that I couldn't see. When I brought up my vision issues, not refusing to do the work, but just asking for accommodation, I was written up for what they perceived as ‘insubordination’. When I filed a complaint with HR asking for the write-up to be removed, the HR rep ‘graciously’ gave me what she perceived as a solution: that I should go use the company's Tuition Reimbursement program to go take a remedial art class at my local community college so I could ‘finally learn my colors’, she said.” - Unknown
And can you go back to school to learn how to not be such an unprofessional and heinous bitch?
“I interned for the state government while I studied for the bar exam. I took the exam and kept interning while I awaited the results. Meantime, wife got a job in the city we'd both grown up in and wanted to return to, so we planned to move. I gave my two week notice and offered to train a replacement. The intern coordinator fired me instead and called me unprofessional. Fast forward a few months. I passed the bar and interviewed for a state government job that I thought would be perfect for me. I did really well and I was called a week later and told they passed my name up the chain but it was rejected because I was on a government employment blacklist. I was permanently barred from state government employment because I gave two weeks notice and offered to train a replacement for a low-skill internship that could've replaced me by the end of the day.” - BearyPotter
This seems illegal to me. Should we talk to your state government about it? Oh wait, you can’t because you are blacklisted. Got it.
“Last week my boss gave me a difficult task with an impossible time frame.
When the time was up and I said I needed another day to finish, he got all cocky and went, ‘I know. I don't need it until tomorrow. But I told you I need it today because if I told you I needed it tomorrow you'd say you couldn't get it done until Monday.’” - SteakAndNihilism
So all that stress and panic was for your entertainment? Real cool buddy. And if you are going to lie to me to make sure it’s done on time, don’t tell me about it.
“I showed up one morning and the door was locked. The company was broke, the manager hadn't been paying the building rent and the owner had the locks changed. That's how we all found out we lost our jobs. Our bosses just bailed on the whole thing, and we showed up to work at an empty building.” - The_Juggler17
“I went on a three week vacation and when I got back, one of my jobs had an entirely new staff except for one person. The new boss could not find record of me and had already filled my position. It was going to be a short-term side job anyway, but I had been doing really well and all the documentation of this was lost. I felt bad for the new boss. She honestly tried to find a place for me but I told her not to worry about it.” - Amorine
Hello. My name is Lindsey and I am moving on to bigger and better things. I hope.
“I got another job offer for a position that paid about 50% more than what I was currently making. My supervisor made a counteroffer that more than matched it - I just had to jump through some paperwork formalities. That paperwork gets dragged out for about 2 months, when I'm told that the supervisor didn't have the authority to make that kind of counter offer. Instead I was told 10%, take it or leave it.” - Douche_of_York
I would like to speak to a manager that has the authority to make a counteroffer please.
“I was hired for a full-time permanent position the first week of August and then a week later they announced that the office will be closing at the end of the year. They promise an excellent severance package for those who stay on until the end of the year. I do so, and in the last week the office is open, they then try to take it away from me, telling me I didn't work there long enough to qualify for it.” - bassististist
This is the perfect excuse to go postal. We support you in your nervous breakdown.
“My employer has closed due to snow/ice combos 2 times in the last 3-4 years. The first time, I was still in overachiever mode and it was Christmas time. My car was covered in about an inch of ice, but I spent all day chipping the ice off and clearing the driveway. I left 2 hours early, stressed about losing my holiday pay and still showed up an hour late. The company decided to close for the next day at 4 am and sent us all home. Everyone who called in got the day approved and full pay. Everyone who came in late lost their holiday pay.” - cait_Cat
Who are you? The Grinch? Merry Christmas to you too, you jerk.