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2020-10-31 6:29:55 PM  
Employee posted a picture of herself on Instagorm smoking a bowl, in uniform, obviously on company property.

All of her coworkers were subscribed to her page.

Including her manager.

/she was a smart girl
//was a shame I had to fire her
///but wisdom was her dump stat
 
2020-10-31 8:18:13 PM  

Terminal Accessory: I worked at chain a pet store, one with a big wall of fish tanks and thousands of fish any given day.

They hired a new employee, middle aged lady who thought she was super smart, but didn't have any education past high school.    Completely delusional about her intelligence level.

The fish tank filtration system had a malfunctioning pump, and some of our test levels were slightly out of normal.   We were treating it with chemical correctors while waiting for the replacement part to arrive.

This idiot decided she knew how to correct the water problems. There wasn't enough plant material in the water!   So, without asking, she brought in a 5 gallon bucket of green pond scum from the pond behind her bumfark egypt rural farmhouse, and dumped it into our filter sump. At closing.

I opened the next morning, and knew from the smell something was wrong.   Every single fish on that system was dead.    Somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000 fish, snails, shrimp, etc.   As we figured out later, her pond was full of fertilizer runoff from the adjacent farm.   Her pond slime spiked the nitrate levels off the charts, basically suffocating the fish. On top of that, the slime jammed the already malfunctioning pump, meaning there was no water exchange, further suffocating the fish, and dropping the temperature below tropical fish tolerance level.

She not only got fired, she was arrested for vandalism, and sued for the value of the fish, and the cost of draining, cleaning, and restarting the entire tank system.

I think the final bill was over 20,000 dollars.


Faaaark me, wow what a moron.
 
2020-10-31 8:27:16 PM  
Mid 1980's I got a job at the Lubbock Civic Center as a concession stand worker. I was supposed to call in each week to get , and accept, my schedule. One week the 16 year old me forgot to call. The next week I forgot to call. By the third week, I forgot I was working there. About two years ago, I realized I still haven't called back to see if I'm still on the schedule.
 
2020-10-31 9:10:13 PM  
Waaaay back in the day I worked at Canadian Tire. One idiot that I had to work with was lazy, bossy, etc. He would always find some sort of excuses for doing things and he would get other people to do it. My boss asked him to take a run out to the parking lot and get carts. A few minutes later he comes up to me and tells me that the boss wants me to do this. I knew immediately what was going on so I said "sure thing" and off I go. I did a cart run and made damn sure my boss saw me doing it. He fired the guy on the spot.
 
2020-10-31 9:39:09 PM  
I put my dick in the mashed potatoes.
I could have sworn thst it was that kind of party.
 
2020-10-31 9:49:17 PM  

some_beer_drinker: pretty sure i have been fired from every job i ever had.


I've only been fired once, and I can guarantee you that it was because the boss didn't like me. They had a three strikes rule, and I got a grand total of one.

It was a print shop like Alphagraphics, and I worked the late shift, 3:30-midnight. Only, I never got out at midnight, I consistently stayed until 2 or 3 because, unlike the day shift, I didn't leave a bin full of work orders. One night, one of the jobs I ran was a book on the Xerox, mixed page sizes, etc. Well, I missed that a few pages didn't fit right (forgot to select 'Choose tray by page size), and I sent it out. I got zero chance to defend myself in any way, and got fired as soon as I showed up the next day, which happened to be about 10 days before Christmas. Worst part was, this wasn't a booklet that was going live, they just wanted a one off as a sample, the job would have totally printed right when it went out, because we would have done a test, seen the mistake, and fixed it. So I got fired for basically trying to do as much work as possible on a shift and being so busy that I missed something simple.
 
2020-10-31 11:43:13 PM  

Mikey1969: some_beer_drinker: pretty sure i have been fired from every job i ever had.

I've only been fired once, and I can guarantee you that it was because the boss didn't like me. They had a three strikes rule, and I got a grand total of one.

It was a print shop like Alphagraphics, and I worked the late shift, 3:30-midnight. Only, I never got out at midnight, I consistently stayed until 2 or 3 because, unlike the day shift, I didn't leave a bin full of work orders. One night, one of the jobs I ran was a book on the Xerox, mixed page sizes, etc. Well, I missed that a few pages didn't fit right (forgot to select 'Choose tray by page size), and I sent it out. I got zero chance to defend myself in any way, and got fired as soon as I showed up the next day, which happened to be about 10 days before Christmas. Worst part was, this wasn't a booklet that was going live, they just wanted a one off as a sample, the job would have totally printed right when it went out, because we would have done a test, seen the mistake, and fixed it. So I got fired for basically trying to do as much work as possible on a shift and being so busy that I missed something simple.


Sounds about right for a franchise print shop.

I am curious about choosing "Alphagraphics" as an example of the type of business. I know the name only from related industry exposure. I'd expect a blank look from Joe Average if I name-dropped that one as a print shop "brand". Maybe it's regional.
 
2020-11-01 6:45:53 AM  
Went through a 6 week training class for an insurance company that was hiring over 100 new employees in 3 new hire classes.  After 6 weeks the original classes were mixed up & they had an outside instructor come in to do the training for a 30 day state license prep, instead of the company HR & trainers.

The first day the instructor had us go around the room reading different passages from the book.  When it gets to this one guy he starts clearing his throat & coughing, just stumbling through the passage.   This goes on a couple of more times that day until lunch.

When we come back from lunch, the guy who was having an issue reading wasn't there.   Turns out, he couldn't read past a 3rd grade level so they fired him.  One of the trainers who was helping him through the initial 6 week class got fired too.

This job you were supposed to be familiar with computers too but we had a guy pick up a mouse & hold it like a TV remote & click it.  He still works for the company & is in charge of an IT dept, I kid you not.  He was the biggest suck up & it paid off obviously.
 
2020-11-01 7:08:51 AM  

bingethinker: Obviously, assaulting a co-worker is grounds for dismissal. One place I worked had a twist on that. If I punch you, we're both fired, because you must have done something to deserve it.


My last day of work there I'd punch the head of HR.
 
2020-11-01 7:43:58 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Terminal Accessory: I worked at chain a pet store, one with a big wall of fish tanks and thousands of fish any given day.

They hired a new employee, middle aged lady who thought she was super smart, but didn't have any education past high school.    Completely delusional about her intelligence level.

The fish tank filtration system had a malfunctioning pump, and some of our test levels were slightly out of normal.   We were treating it with chemical correctors while waiting for the replacement part to arrive.

This idiot decided she knew how to correct the water problems. There wasn't enough plant material in the water!   So, without asking, she brought in a 5 gallon bucket of green pond scum from the pond behind her bumfark egypt rural farmhouse, and dumped it into our filter sump. At closing.

I opened the next morning, and knew from the smell something was wrong.   Every single fish on that system was dead.    Somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000 fish, snails, shrimp, etc.   As we figured out later, her pond was full of fertilizer runoff from the adjacent farm.   Her pond slime spiked the nitrate levels off the charts, basically suffocating the fish. On top of that, the slime jammed the already malfunctioning pump, meaning there was no water exchange, further suffocating the fish, and dropping the temperature below tropical fish tolerance level.

She not only got fired, she was arrested for vandalism, and sued for the value of the fish, and the cost of draining, cleaning, and restarting the entire tank system.

I think the final bill was over 20,000 dollars.

Faaaark me, wow what a moron.


I bet she still thinks she did nothing wrong and it's you guys blaming her for faulty equipment.
Some people view themselves as infallible.
 
2020-11-01 7:45:31 AM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: Mid 90s:

Met a very attractive older woman at the bar across the street from the company where I had just started working. We hit it off immediately and were hooking up for sex after work for about a week. Turned out to be the boss's wife and she was hanging out at that bar because she suspected him of cheating with his secretary (he was) and wanted to catch them together.

On my last day a coworker explained who it was I had been hooking up with and etc. right after he overhears that I was being called into the boss's office. I nervously went inside and it was the boss, his wife and his secretary all standing and glaring at me as I entered. Everything crystallized in that moment, I spun around to catch the door from closing and mumbled that I would be packed up and gone by lunch. No one said a word otherwise, and I got my final paycheck in the mail the next day.


Why was the wife glaring at you??
 
2020-11-01 8:20:05 AM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: Mid 90s:

Met a very attractive older woman at the bar across the street from the company where I had just started working. We hit it off immediately and were hooking up for sex after work for about a week. Turned out to be the boss's wife and she was hanging out at that bar because she suspected him of cheating with his secretary (he was) and wanted to catch them together.

On my last day a coworker explained who it was I had been hooking up with and etc. right after he overhears that I was being called into the boss's office. I nervously went inside and it was the boss, his wife and his secretary all standing and glaring at me as I entered. Everything crystallized in that moment, I spun around to catch the door from closing and mumbled that I would be packed up and gone by lunch. No one said a word otherwise, and I got my final paycheck in the mail the next day.


This has been bugging me since yesterday, why were they glaring at you if they were all filthy cheats? What kind of story do you think they cooked up to blame their wretchedness on the only innocent party?
 
2020-11-01 8:23:26 AM  
I was being bullied horrible by the idiot I had to work with, back when I was 19 and making furniture. One day I lost it and bashed him on the had with the arm of a chair I was working on. HE got fired and I had the satisfaction of successfully pleading on his behalf to get him reinstated.

/The arm was covered in foam padding
//Unfortunately
 
2020-11-01 9:04:03 AM  

Resident Muslim: I bet she still thinks she did nothing wrong and it's you guys blaming her for faulty equipment.
Some people view themselves as infallible.


Or at least combination of that as a defense mechanism to ignore an underlying impulse control issue that should have been dealt with a long time ago.  A long time ago I was in a cohort of new-hires to train up on how to diagnose and repair those larger office printers.  At one point we needed to move an example from one table to another across the room and the instructor went to fetch a cart.  Well one guy just decided he was going to he-man the thing himself, ended up dropping it right on the floor soon as he lifted it off the table.

He wasn't fired on the spot, but it was the first red flag of many that suggested he should have been.
 
2020-11-01 9:42:57 AM  
I was 18 and working full time as a secretary for a real estate office.
Mid-way through the year I took, and passed, the test to become a real estate agent - but I never had any sales or made a commission.
At tax time the owner/broker admitted she hadn't been taking out withholding, despite saying she had to my earlier inquiries that year, and announced I was, really, an independent contractor - one with a sudden tax bill due immediately.

Frustrated I threw the pen she'd handed me to sign the contractor's agreement onto the table.
She accused me of violence and fired me.
I told her I'd be notifying the IRS and walked out.

About 3 hours later her husband/business partner called and offered to pay "the lion's share" of my taxes.
I asked where the money was coming from - his business (mortgage broker) or hers.
He told me it was none of my business.

Ended up borrowing the money from family and notifying the IRS.
She closed shop shortly thereafter, something about a "downturn in the market"

Fastest - I worked for a temp agent for 3 hours. On the way to a gig I got a flat tire and showed up late.
She called me, screaming, that I made her look bad, that I was ruining her reputation, that she had plenty of other people like me (?!?), etc.  When I asked if that meant I could leave for the day, she shrieked and hung up.

I took that as being fired and acted accordingly.
 
2020-11-01 11:21:32 AM  

Resident Muslim: BumpInTheNight: Terminal Accessory: I worked at chain a pet store, one with a big wall of fish tanks and thousands of fish any given day.

They hired a new employee, middle aged lady who thought she was super smart, but didn't have any education past high school.    Completely delusional about her intelligence level.

The fish tank filtration system had a malfunctioning pump, and some of our test levels were slightly out of normal.   We were treating it with chemical correctors while waiting for the replacement part to arrive.

This idiot decided she knew how to correct the water problems. There wasn't enough plant material in the water!   So, without asking, she brought in a 5 gallon bucket of green pond scum from the pond behind her bumfark egypt rural farmhouse, and dumped it into our filter sump. At closing.

I opened the next morning, and knew from the smell something was wrong.   Every single fish on that system was dead.    Somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000 fish, snails, shrimp, etc.   As we figured out later, her pond was full of fertilizer runoff from the adjacent farm.   Her pond slime spiked the nitrate levels off the charts, basically suffocating the fish. On top of that, the slime jammed the already malfunctioning pump, meaning there was no water exchange, further suffocating the fish, and dropping the temperature below tropical fish tolerance level.

She not only got fired, she was arrested for vandalism, and sued for the value of the fish, and the cost of draining, cleaning, and restarting the entire tank system.

I think the final bill was over 20,000 dollars.

Faaaark me, wow what a moron.

I bet she still thinks she did nothing wrong and it's you guys blaming her for faulty equipment.
Some people view themselves as infallible.


You would be correct. She was yelling to everyone that it was not her fault as she was escorted out of the building.   That it was what the fish needed to breathe.

I got called to testify at the civil trial, and her lawyer desperately tried to impugn all the other employees as the cause of the kill off.

Unfortunately for her, we had VERY detailed water testing treatment logs, so we had proof that as of 5pm the day before I opened, that everything was testing within normal parameters.

Since she proudly admitted to multiple people what she had done, it was clearly the cause of the issues.

I met her son once.  He had the same delusional opinion of his mental prowess.
 
2020-11-01 11:59:27 AM  

Me_Too_I_Ate_One_Too: Keyser_Soze_Death: Mid 90s:

Met a very attractive older woman at the bar across the street from the company where I had just started working. We hit it off immediately and were hooking up for sex after work for about a week. Turned out to be the boss's wife and she was hanging out at that bar because she suspected him of cheating with his secretary (he was) and wanted to catch them together.

On my last day a coworker explained who it was I had been hooking up with and etc. right after he overhears that I was being called into the boss's office. I nervously went inside and it was the boss, his wife and his secretary all standing and glaring at me as I entered. Everything crystallized in that moment, I spun around to catch the door from closing and mumbled that I would be packed up and gone by lunch. No one said a word otherwise, and I got my final paycheck in the mail the next day.

This has been bugging me since yesterday, why were they glaring at you if they were all filthy cheats? What kind of story do you think they cooked up to blame their wretchedness on the only innocent party?


Yeah that's what the married ones do. You can ditch the side piece, that's like a booster rocket to freedom
 
2020-11-01 12:11:40 PM  

Oreamnos: Mikey1969: some_beer_drinker: pretty sure i have been fired from every job i ever had.

I've only been fired once, and I can guarantee you that it was because the boss didn't like me. They had a three strikes rule, and I got a grand total of one.

It was a print shop like Alphagraphics, and I worked the late shift, 3:30-midnight. Only, I never got out at midnight, I consistently stayed until 2 or 3 because, unlike the day shift, I didn't leave a bin full of work orders. One night, one of the jobs I ran was a book on the Xerox, mixed page sizes, etc. Well, I missed that a few pages didn't fit right (forgot to select 'Choose tray by page size), and I sent it out. I got zero chance to defend myself in any way, and got fired as soon as I showed up the next day, which happened to be about 10 days before Christmas. Worst part was, this wasn't a booklet that was going live, they just wanted a one off as a sample, the job would have totally printed right when it went out, because we would have done a test, seen the mistake, and fixed it. So I got fired for basically trying to do as much work as possible on a shift and being so busy that I missed something simple.

Sounds about right for a franchise print shop.

I am curious about choosing "Alphagraphics" as an example of the type of business. I know the name only from related industry exposure. I'd expect a blank look from Joe Average if I name-dropped that one as a print shop "brand". Maybe it's regional.


We got 'em here. I know of only one in Salt Lake, but they were all over Phoenix. I figured it was generic enough of a chain to use. Maybe it is regional, though. Never thought about it like that.
 
2020-11-01 1:57:31 PM  

Me_Too_I_Ate_One_Too: Keyser_Soze_Death: Mid 90s:

Met a very attractive older woman at the bar across the street from the company where I had just started working. We hit it off immediately and were hooking up for sex after work for about a week. Turned out to be the boss's wife and she was hanging out at that bar because she suspected him of cheating with his secretary (he was) and wanted to catch them together.

On my last day a coworker explained who it was I had been hooking up with and etc. right after he overhears that I was being called into the boss's office. I nervously went inside and it was the boss, his wife and his secretary all standing and glaring at me as I entered. Everything crystallized in that moment, I spun around to catch the door from closing and mumbled that I would be packed up and gone by lunch. No one said a word otherwise, and I got my final paycheck in the mail the next day.

This has been bugging me since yesterday, why were they glaring at you if they were all filthy cheats? What kind of story do you think they cooked up to blame their wretchedness on the only innocent party?


I had a brief conversation a few months after this happened with the ex-coworker that tipped me off and got more of the details. He quit not long after I did because of all the farked-up nepotism, backstabbing, drama and politics going on there. I am probably missing some relevant details but this is essentially what he told me:

The wife and secretary met at college which is how the secretary got her job. The wife confronted the secretary first thing that morning before too many of the staff had arrived and accused her of having an affair with her husband which she denied. The secretary then told the wife she should be very careful because she saw us together and it would be really bad if the wife's father found out. The father was the majority shareholder of the company, and responsible for his son-in-law getting the job he had in the company. The wife denied any wrongdoing, and threatened that she was going to go straight to her father, show him her "pictures" and have them both fired. The secretary told her to go ahead because everyone in the company already knew she was cheating with me. The boss showed-up in the middle of their exchange and herded them out of the common area and into his office where there was a heated argument that ended with a call to HR.
 
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