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(Gawker)   Gas station attendant who publicly challenged his boss to fire him has been fired   (gawker.com) divider line 80
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2014-03-31 03:06:19 PM  

cloud-2.steampowered.com

 
2014-03-31 03:31:17 PM  
rrrr1165.staging-cloud.netregistry.net
 
2014-03-31 04:04:39 PM  
she was in the bathroom
 
2014-03-31 04:04:48 PM  
In the movies the boss would be fired and the worker promoted.  Also tits and explosions
 
2014-03-31 04:05:28 PM  
Dear A.W.,

Some things don't need to be on the internet. This is one of them.

So is this comment.

Love,
A.R.
 
2014-03-31 04:05:57 PM  
She's totally to blame, but he's an idiot for not calling. He wanted to get fired, and he probably posted the pic.
 
2014-03-31 04:06:08 PM  
johngushue.typepad.com
 
2014-03-31 04:08:48 PM  

AspectRatio: Dear A.W.,

Some things don't need to be on the internet. This is one of them.

So is this comment.

Love,
A.R.


Apparently he didn't post the picture. Somebody else who saw it did.
 
2014-03-31 04:10:19 PM  
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

/dumbass
 
2014-03-31 04:10:27 PM  
He hopes being slightly internet-famous for quitting his job will help him find a better one.

Could go either way, I suppose.  But I doubt I'd take a chance on him.
 
2014-03-31 04:13:07 PM  
So, she was late to open the store and expecting the employee to call HER?

/sounds like a second firing is in order
 
2014-03-31 04:13:11 PM  
"He hopes being slightly internet-famous for quitting his job will help him find a better one."

Good luck with that.
 
2014-03-31 04:13:48 PM  
You know, I want to get fired to. One minute, I'm making farking green curry chicken and steak Marsala from scratch....then, all of a sudden, BAM. It comes out of nowhere.

Fark you, THE MAN!!!
 
2014-03-31 04:14:57 PM  
Yeah, I've had that boss before.

First it's an hour here or an hour there.  Then it escalates to longer spans and you get a phone call to cover half a shift until someone else can take the rest of it.  Then the next time it's you covering the entire and working a double.  Then some Sunday morning you go in to work thinking you've started early to cover the second half of a shift and the next thing you know you're winding out the shift on Monday afternoon because he neglected to show up for his shift or acknowledge that other people have asked for time off and are three time zones away.

Yes, you're looking at just under 30 hours worked, in a row....and because half of it is split into the first half of the week the dirtbag cancels your shifts later in the week so he won't have to pay you overtime.

So...fark him.  I hope the kid gets a better job.
 
2014-03-31 04:14:57 PM  
As for the manager, she admitted she was late Thursday morning, but also claimed Blumm never called her.

It's not his job to call her and wake her up. It's her job to get there for her shift, seeing as she's the manager and all. It wasn't like she was 10 minutes late, he stayed over an hour. I would have done the exact same thing. How is she still employed?

/she's probably doing the owner
 
2014-03-31 04:15:31 PM  
Why would the manager not call, AND, expect the employee to call her? And to those people who blame this guy, 90 percent of getting it done is just showing up. What if this guy had kids, or school? I hope there is a follow up to this follow up. Hopefully a firing for the Manager.
 
2014-03-31 04:15:37 PM  
I had nearly the same thing happen as an assistant gm at a grocery store. The gm was hired about two weeks before me. He was always late, or would tell the boss we had swapped shifts so I was the no show.
After six months quit, of course (ft college, needed the work). Less then a month later I got a call from the owner offering me the douchebags job.
 
2014-03-31 04:18:08 PM  
What an entitled little douche! Oh boo-hoo I have to work late and my being a hipster dillweed is very time consuming. Working at a gas station  is so stressful and demanding (yes I've been in the retail trenches gas station, convenience store, etc I've earned the right to mock) I'm betting the little punk obsessed over this through his whole shift thinking "if that biatch is 10 seconds late I'm locking the doors and leaving, that''ll show her"

The manager should have communicated though. I call my work in the rare event that I'm ever a few minutes late. That's what adults do.
 
2014-03-31 04:18:55 PM  
I realize the whole "it's not news, it's Fark" thing, but come on. This belongs on facebook or twitter.
 
2014-03-31 04:20:17 PM  
I'm always astonished at the amount of people who try and white knight incompetent managers. It's not the responsibility of a subordinate to make sure you show up on time.

That said, the staffing drama of a gas station is a particularly low bar for a Fark thread.
 
2014-03-31 04:21:41 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: I realize the whole "it's not news, it's Fark" thing, but come on. This belongs on facebook or twitter.


Yeah. or Gawker or even Reddi--wha'?
 
2014-03-31 04:21:54 PM  

Strolpol: I'm always astonished at the amount of people who try and white knight incompetent managers. It's not the responsibility of a subordinate to make sure you show up on time.

That said, the staffing drama of a gas station is a particularly low bar for a Fark thread.


YOU TAKE THAT BACK!   No bar is too low for us.
 
2014-03-31 04:23:28 PM  

oh_please: /she's probably doing the owner


She probably is the owner.
 
2014-03-31 04:25:27 PM  

Strolpol: I'm always astonished at the amount of people who try and white knight incompetent managers. It's not the responsibility of a subordinate to make sure you show up on time.

That said, the staffing drama of a gas station is a particularly low bar for a Fark thread.


It's pretty safe to assume anyone sticking up for the manager in this one is themselves a terrible, incompetent manager.
 
2014-03-31 04:25:39 PM  

unyon: oh_please: /she's probably doing the owner

She probably is the owner.


Yes to both?
 
2014-03-31 04:27:14 PM  

Dwangerous: What an entitled little douche! Oh boo-hoo I have to work late and my being a hipster dillweed is very time consuming. Working at a gas station  is so stressful and demanding (yes I've been in the retail trenches gas station, convenience store, etc I've earned the right to mock) I'm betting the little punk obsessed over this through his whole shift thinking "if that biatch is 10 seconds late I'm locking the doors and leaving, that''ll show her"

The manager should have communicated though. I call my work in the rare event that I'm ever a few minutes late. That's what adults do.


I worked in the retail trenches for 10+ years (back when you could actually make money working retail) and you sound like one of those people who's late for everything...I'm betting it's not a rare event.
 
2014-03-31 04:27:22 PM  

bborchar: So, she was late to open the store and expecting the employee to call HER?

/sounds like a second firing is in order


I wonder if she pulled the usual BS my last manager pulled. You could call him, but he'd try to pretend that you didn't. He counted on the DM taking his word over an employee, too bad for him the DM couldn't take his word over my phone records showing I'd called 20 times over the course of an hour because I was locked out and he was nowhere to be found. She didn't appreciate him trying to pull the old "who ya gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes" schtick. He never pulled that shiat again because he realized the DM was on to his games and I wasn't afraid to let shiat trickle down by calling above his head.

/css
//he got transferred not long after
///he should have gotten fired, imo
 
2014-03-31 04:28:09 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Strolpol: I'm always astonished at the amount of people who try and white knight incompetent managers. It's not the responsibility of a subordinate to make sure you show up on time.

That said, the staffing drama of a gas station is a particularly low bar for a Fark thread.

It's pretty safe to assume anyone sticking up for the manager in this one is themselves a terrible, incompetent manager.


I see some room to conclude they're both idiots.  Evidence is lacking, but that possibility does exist.
 
2014-03-31 04:28:52 PM  
I hope he took Mrs. Nussbaum's credit cards with him.
s.mcstatic.com
 
2014-03-31 04:28:58 PM  

unyon: oh_please: /she's probably doing the owner

She probably is the owner.


Hadn't thought of that, maybe.
 
2014-03-31 04:29:32 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: It's pretty safe to assume anyone sticking up for the manager in this one is themselves a terrible, incompetent manager.


Or an inconsiderate prick who can never show up on time for anything.
 
2014-03-31 04:31:25 PM  
Facts of working:

1) A manager who expects underlings to keep track of his/her job is a bad manager. This goes double if the manager can't make it in on time without a call from an underling. The manager in TFA is one horrible farking manager who needs firing. You can't run anything competently with people like that in charge.

2) Calling out your boss is generally unwise. If your boss is a horrible manager (see #1), then it's certainly going to get you fired. But then, if your manager is that frigging stupid you need to find another job anyway.

3) You're usually better off going to your boss' boss if crap like this is happening. If your boss has no boss (or your boss' boss is also an ass) then back to the second part of #2- time to find another job.
 
2014-03-31 04:32:57 PM  
That's cute, some minion that thinks he's equals with the boss-man.
 
2014-03-31 04:38:44 PM  
As for the manager, she admitted she was late Thursday morning, but also claimed Blumm never called her.

If *you* are going to be late then *you* should make a phone call.  It's not his job to call you and ask if you are going to bother to show up.
 
2014-03-31 04:40:18 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: I realize the whole "it's not news, it's Fark" thing, but come on. This belongs on facebook or twitter.


fark. now I want Tacos for supper
 
2014-03-31 04:43:36 PM  

Strolpol: I'm always astonished at the amount of people who try and white knight incompetent managers. It's not the responsibility of a subordinate to make sure you show up on time.

That said, the staffing drama of a gas station is a particularly low bar for a Fark thread.


Well, that's just like, your opinion man.

/I just watched big lebowski this weekend. I get it now!
 
2014-03-31 04:44:35 PM  

LeroyBourne: That's cute, some minion that thinks he's equals with the boss-man.


She has a boos too - and when said boss gets wind of this, she may be joining him down at the unemployment line.
They could reconcile, and have ferocious makeup/hate/revenge sex in the dumpster behind the unemployment office.
And have a bunch of stupid, ugly children that smell faintly of three day old Pad Thai.
 
2014-03-31 04:44:39 PM  
Fillerup, Ethyl


theotherhubby.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-31 04:49:41 PM  
He is (or rather, was) a gas station drone. Of course it's a shiatty job and of course your boss problem doesn't respect you. Welcome to planet Earth.
 
2014-03-31 04:50:07 PM  

Skarekrough: Yeah, I've had that boss before.

First it's an hour here or an hour there.  Then it escalates to longer spans and you get a phone call to cover half a shift until someone else can take the rest of it.  Then the next time it's you covering the entire and working a double.  Then some Sunday morning you go in to work thinking you've started early to cover the second half of a shift and the next thing you know you're winding out the shift on Monday afternoon because he neglected to show up for his shift or acknowledge that other people have asked for time off and are three time zones away.

Yes, you're looking at just under 30 hours worked, in a row....and because half of it is split into the first half of the week the dirtbag cancels your shifts later in the week so he won't have to pay you overtime.

So...fark him.  I hope the kid gets a better job.


I had a boss who would be late getting into the office because he was passed out at home from too much liquor and coke the night before. He would also try to cheat people out of their last paychecks, and actually ran out the back door when an ex-employee came looking for their check. Generally a real piece of shiat. He did not get two weeks notice. Hell, he didn't even get a five minute notice. And when got ahold of me months later trying to get someone to finish up a project he really needed to get done, he got a "go fark yourself".
 
2014-03-31 04:51:09 PM  
One of my bosses at the phone gigs I worked was always calling me to cover shifts and deal with bullshiat like this.  I did cover because I wanted to be responsible.  Then  he decided to hire some chick he was banging behind his wife's back, and he started to give her the best shifts.  I already had another job lined up so I left him to cover his stupid shifts.
 
2014-03-31 04:52:58 PM  
This one hits close to hmoe because I quit a job over the fall out that resulted from a confrontation between myself and a cronically late arriving co-worker when I worked at a Shell in college. He was an immigrant who literally worked three jobs AND went to school or something. I always sympathized and I thought that his work ethic was admirable. When one of his three jobs went away because it was seasonal, he'd pick up an extra shift at the gas station...there were only three shifts.

6-am - 2pm (He worked)
2pm - 10pm (my shift)
10pm - 6-am (He worked)

This was M - F. Everyday, he gave himself 8 total hours to get home, eat, sleep, handle personal business, deal with his wife and kids, and harass American women (regular female customers loathed him). He'd come to work almost everyday between 10:15 and 10:30 and occasionally, we'd have words. Sympathetic or not, if you can't handle both shifts then move the fark out of the way and allow another person who can do it to work. I was 19 with no kids. When 10pm came around, I was ready to GTFO of there.

Final straw came one night when I was trying to leave on time so that I could make it to the freshmen dorms at my school. They locked the doors at midnight and I had a "date" that I would not make it too if I got there at 12:01. I actually told him the night before that I REALLY needed him to be there on time tomorrow and he assured me he would be. About 10:15 the next night, I call him and this mutherfarker sounded like he was still sleep! I say something along the lines of, :"I KNOW your ass isn't still home?!?!" He hung up on me. (strike 2). Another hour rolled by before he finally pulled up and as you can imagine, I was having an out of body experience. I gave him an earful, he didn't want to hear it and the next thing I knew, I was whipping his ass in the parking lot. I definately had said some shiat that challenged his manhood, but I did not attack him. He came after me. I defended myself.He ran back into the gas station, locks the door and calls the boss. I was outside yelling through the glass telling him to bring his ass back outside and my boss later told me that he heard me on the phone, leading him to think  iwas the instigator. My co-worker also went to the hospital for some superficial cuts/bruises and that also seems to have helped convince my boss that I started it.

For about a week and a half, the owner of the gas station, my boss, would get out of his bed at 9pm to drive back to the gas station so that he could releive me because he says he could not afoord to have us together alone again. I was cool. I had spken my piece and it was done, but the boss didn't trust it. Came in one day and said he had to make a decision about who to keep because he wasn't going to keep driving back to work every night. I took offense because i felt like he should know me better after 5 years of employment to think that I would instigate a fight unprovoked. Told him that I'd make the choice for him and I walked.


/Eventually made amends with the owner and I would see him from time to time until he sold that station and retired.
//End CSB

Next day,
 
2014-03-31 04:53:03 PM  
snarkysmachine.files.wordpress.com

I guess you're going to have to kill me.
 
2014-03-31 04:54:52 PM  

sign_of_Zeta: One of my bosses at the phone gigs I worked was always calling me to cover shifts and deal with bullshiat like this.  I did cover because I wanted to be responsible.  Then  he decided to hire some chick he was banging behind his wife's back, and he started to give her the best shifts.  I already had another job lined up so I left him to cover his stupid shifts.


Well, that's just like, your opinion man
 
2014-03-31 04:56:09 PM  
ah yes, the kind of job where the skill/professionalism difference between "manager" and "employee" is merely a formality.

/i'd hire him
//i'd fire her
 
2014-03-31 04:56:35 PM  

oh_please: Dwangerous: What an entitled little douche! Oh boo-hoo I have to work late and my being a hipster dillweed is very time consuming. Working at a gas station  is so stressful and demanding (yes I've been in the retail trenches gas station, convenience store, etc I've earned the right to mock) I'm betting the little punk obsessed over this through his whole shift thinking "if that biatch is 10 seconds late I'm locking the doors and leaving, that''ll show her"

The manager should have communicated though. I call my work in the rare event that I'm ever a few minutes late. That's what adults do.

I worked in the retail trenches for 10+ years (back when you could actually make money working retail) and you sound like one of those people who's late for everything...I'm betting it's not a rare event.


I haven't had to work retail in almost 20 years but while I may not have been a "model employee" punctuality has never been a problem in my entire life.

CSB I was late to work today when actually tried calling in sick today for the first time in almost three years at my present job.and my Ops. Manager (I'm the Sales Manager) asked me very nicely to tough it out.I show up on time all the time, sure I may occasionally spend an inordinate amount of time on Fark. But I have to do something with my time when I'm sitting on perma hold.
 
2014-03-31 04:58:21 PM  
Meeting - have to get back to work
 
2014-03-31 05:00:51 PM  
Waaaah!  I need to be managed!  I need some managing!
 
2014-03-31 05:04:53 PM  

trappedspirit: Waaaah!  I need to be managed!  I need some managing!


I'll manage you. Can you take a whip and verbal abuse?
 
2014-03-31 05:09:04 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: This one hits close to hmoe because I quit a job over the fall out that resulted from a confrontation between myself and a cronically late arriving co-worker when I worked at a Shell in college. He was an immigrant who literally worked three jobs AND went to school or something. I always sympathized and I thought that his work ethic was admirable. When one of his three jobs went away because it was seasonal, he'd pick up an extra shift at the gas station...there were only three shifts.

6-am - 2pm (He worked)
2pm - 10pm (my shift)
10pm - 6-am (He worked)

This was M - F. Everyday, he gave himself 8 total hours to get home, eat, sleep, handle personal business, deal with his wife and kids, and harass American women (regular female customers loathed him). He'd come to work almost everyday between 10:15 and 10:30 and occasionally, we'd have words. Sympathetic or not, if you can't handle both shifts then move the fark out of the way and allow another person who can do it to work. I was 19 with no kids. When 10pm came around, I was ready to GTFO of there.

Final straw came one night when I was trying to leave on time so that I could make it to the freshmen dorms at my school. They locked the doors at midnight and I had a "date" that I would not make it too if I got there at 12:01. I actually told him the night before that I REALLY needed him to be there on time tomorrow and he assured me he would be. About 10:15 the next night, I call him and this mutherfarker sounded like he was still sleep! I say something along the lines of, :"I KNOW your ass isn't still home?!?!" He hung up on me. (strike 2). Another hour rolled by before he finally pulled up and as you can imagine, I was having an out of body experience. I gave him an earful, he didn't want to hear it and the next thing I knew, I was whipping his ass in the parking lot. I definately had said some shiat that challenged his manhood, but I did not attack him. He came after me. I defended myself.He ran back into the gas ...


CSB. Honestly though, you were in the wrong. If you have a problem with a co-worker that serious, you take it up with the boss. You don't get all confrontational in the parking lot.
 
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