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Don't show up, don't bother working
I work at a pet store known as The Pet Company, I work in animal care where we take care of the dogs and cats, clean their kennels, feed them, give them fresh water, meds, etc. It's a pretty good job, hours are good, and the pay is decent. I work with 3 other people, it would've been 4, but this guy never showed up during the days he was scheduled to work with me. Granted, he has shown up for work during the 3 weeks he was there, but when he was working, he would handle the dogs all wrong. He picked up the yellow lab like it was a damn duffel bag! Seriously, I can understand picking it up by the scruff of its neck since that's how they carry each other, but this guy, Demetrius, would pick the dog up by his neck and the TOP not bottom, of his butt. Now I know I'm not a dog, but I know that's painful. Furthermore, he fails to show up for work 4 days in a row, no call, no show, nothing at all. So, my boss just took the
schedule, which had all of our days we're supposed to
come in, and crossed his name right off the list. bye bye Demetrius. Idiot...
Idiot mafia boss
I worked at a very high-class, prestegious fine dining establishment. It was privately owned and they owned the entire corporation (3-4 other restaurants in town). When our business slowed, they did what all other money grubbing jerks do and declare bankruptcy, take a week off, and re-open as a SPORTS BAR! So I was the hostess at the "sports bar" and on my last (unknowing) night there I chipped one of my back molars on their cheap popcorn they make. The piece of tooth then ended up getting stuck in my chewing gum, unbeknownst to me, and I must have chewed it wrong, and the piece of tooth ended up slicing open my gums and starting filling up my mouth with blood. I immediately got some napkins and started to spit out the blood because I was not "permitted" to leave the hostess station unattented. The owner of the joint (also a compulsive gambler) came over and said "You put a smile on that face or you're outta here&
quot;. I explained to him that my tooth had
chipped and showed him the bloody napkins, and believe me it was a considerable amount of blood, and he just shook his head and walked away. I started to cry because I was afraid it needed immediate dental care because the hole in my gums was gaping open, and the manager on duty came over and told me "I wish I could send you home, but the boss says no, and that you better cheer up because we don't want people thinking this is a sad place to eat" At this point I was holding the side of my jaw because I honestly thought it might as well fall off, for how bad it hurt. I called in the next day to get my schedule and they said that the owner didn't like my attitude last night and not to come back. what a jerk.
Windsheild Wipper
I was working the drivethru at Chic-fil-a and it was pouring rain outside. It was probably about 9:30 at night. This woman has her windsheil wippers going full blast and it was splashing water all in the restaurant. then i said "mam could you please turn your wind shield wippers off while your car is sitting still" then she said "hell no" at about that point the left windshield wipper flew off and came threw the drive thru window. I handed it to her with the food and said "serves you right" then i turned around and there was my manager.... Totaly worth it
I had starting working at Mobile gas station. I was told for my first day to report at 5 am. Now I was already upset that I had been laid off from a $20/hrly job and had to seek out a minimum wage position. So Im at the place at 5am and the manager didnt even arrive until 5:45 to let me in. She trains me for about an hour, and goes out for a cigarette break. Im at the register by myself at this point, she leaves me there by myself until 2 pm. She advised me at the end of the shift that i would be opening by myself the next day, to report to her at 5am. I smiled, waived good bye, and never called or showed up. The jerk called about 5 times that next day....
Best thing that ever happened to me
I used to work at an AT&T kiosk at the mall selling cellphones. Our pay was pretty lousy compared to how many hours we used to work. Well anyway when customers come in and buy accessories we can sell it for the tagged price or pretty much make our own price on the computer. So pretty much when a customer comes in and buys a case or charger we'll say $25 even, ring it up as $10 on the computer and pocket the rest, and usually the customer doesn't care about the recipt or we tell them the printers broken. We pretty much got away with this because the cameras were busted, but one day they miracalously got fixed and yup, i opened that day and got caught doing it first thing in the morning. Well coporate called my manager and of course he had to fire me even though he himself was doing it too..lol but in a 5 months period i probably pocketed 2 to 3 thousand dollars. Losing my job forced me to take this sales job this guy
gave me that i didnt want to do before but its been
about 6 months in my new job and im making close to $6000 a month legally working 30hour weeks. So im pretty set.
Don't work for a franchised Dairy Queen
So I used to work at a franchised DQ as a cook. It was poorly managed, and A LOT of stupid stuff went on there. The owner was a 53 year old jerk. I didn't like the guy. One day, I dropped a chicken finger on the ground by accident. I go to throw it away, and the owner is all "HEY! We can still use that!"
"Im throwing it away."
"If you throw it away, youre fired!"
Long story short, I threw the finger away and walked out.
Somehow, it didnt end there. I went to pick up my last paycheck. He comes out from behind the counter and pulls me to where he thinks no one can hear him (Oddly enough, my 14 year old brother and his friends were up there, and we wound up close enough for them to hear us). My ex boss started yelling at me and jabbing my check towards me as he talked. "I want to let you know how much of a piece of dirt I think you are. If you ever come in here again, Im calling the cops!" Thats the short version of a 20 minute rant about food costs and my return argument about food saftey.
After I left, my brother and his friends threw a stink bomb behind the counter.
Bulls eye!
I worked at Target in the back room for about 6 months and everyday I had a different manager telling me something different from the previous days manager. I talked to them about it and they said they would fix. well they never did i just kept getting yelled at and yelled and threatened to get fired so one day in the middle of the store in front of about 30-45 customers the managers was yelling at me again and I said "derek, shut up." he stopped mid sentence and was like what did you just say? i said "you heard me you idiot, this stuff isn't my fault, its all yalls faults. and that scanner gun over there, you can take it and shove it, I quit." then threw my scanner, name tag and shirt at him and walked out in the middle of my shift. Dont work for taget, they screw you over every chance they get.
I stole there food for fun
Basically i worked at mcdonalds near enough when i left school and the managers were so nasty to the young staff saying we didnt work hard enough and were lazy but i actualy was not i was a keen worker even though it was mcdonalds. Anyways after a long period of time working there they took the piss giving my break, i used to work 7-3 and staff who came in after me had there breaks first and sometimes id have to wait 4-5 hours for a break!
one day i came into work without eating any breakfast as i was a little late so i was really hungry, i asked for an early break but it was too busy apparently to give me one :( at about half 10 when it was change over from breakfast to normal day meals we had alot of spare food in the breakfast trays that were going to be thrown away anyway so i grabbed myself one tiny bit of bacon out the tray and ate it.
unfortunatly the managed caught me and had a right go at me & apparently she was going to send me off on a break but instead i was sent home lol.
couple of days after i had a meeting with these managers from different stores and basically got the sack just for eating a tiny bit of bacon when i was hungry & it was ready to be thrown away, the most pathetic thing i've ever known in my life! lol
I worked at this outside mall called streets of tanasbourne. it was a very cool place and everything. but all the young attractive chicks hung out there. ALL THE TIME!! and i had to walk around cleaning up cigarette butts and gum off the sidewalk. it was stupid because i had to wear a purple polo shirt. so i worked there for 2 hours. and some girl laughed at me. it was embarassing so i jumped on my skateboard and bombed down the hill. by then i obviously wasn't wearing my stupid polo and i was swinging it around over my head. blew the hot chick a kiss and slapped my butt to my supervisor.
Hope you choke on it
I was an asst. mgr. of a deli and worked like a dog. The manager was lazy and would only work her schedule with no exceptions. I was pregnant and was working 16 hour days, 7 days per week. They were unsympathetic to the fact that I was newly pregnant and would tell me I had to lift 150 lb. boxes by myself. Just real jerks, but I needed the money, because of the impending hospital bill.
The fateful morning, I came into work to a huge number of catering orders to get out. I had instructed my co-workers the night before to clean inside the chicken fryers because if they didn't the chicken would taste burnt. Lo and behold, that morning the fryer had not been cleaned. Catering orders HAD to go out immediately, so there was no time to do anything about it. By midday, the oil was smelling burnt and the chicken tasted awful, so we had to make an executive decision to change the oil and the orders would have to be delayed.
Go to grab the oil for the fryers and there is none. The manager, in her infinite lack of wisdom, had not bothered to order any. We ended up having to run to a local KFC and get these blocks of shortening, which dont' work properly in our machines to broast chicken.
Then, one of the ladies decides to have her yearly nervous breakdown (don't get me started about why she didn't get fired) and leaves. Her co-worker decides to drive her to the mental hospital, which was fine, except she failed to return.
This left me with myself and another gal who was really slow. She moved slow, she thought slow, and she was just plain stupid. I told her to take the counters and I would tackle the mounting catering orders.
We run out of breaded chicken, so I have to run back to the freezer to grab some more boxes to bring up front. This chicken we had to bread ourselves in a cooler. Again, something the girls were supposed to do the night before.As I'm pulling the chicken out, by myself, 3 months pregnant and cramping, the box falls on the floor, spilling it's contents onto the filthy backroom floor, with cleaning products spilled all over the surface. Totally unusable. Finally, one of the meat department managers takes pity on me and decides to help me.
I go back to the deli and call the manager and beg her to come in, explaining our situation. She refuses and gets nasty with me.
The front counter is lining up and I am falling further behind by the minute. The store manager is having a cow and trying to help and the store owner is yelling at me like I had any control over it.
This old, grumpy lady comes up and insists I slice her some smoked turkey. I plastered a smile on my face and happily told her I would. I was running on pure fumes by then.
I finish slicing 2 lbs of smoked turkey, which she wanted "chipped", which means shredded and it took nearly 30 full minutes to get it all the way she wanted it, only to have her tell me that I didn't give her turkey, I gave her chicken. I showed her the package I'd just sliced, which was labeled smoked turkey, but she insisted that I was wrong and that I redo her order.
I was ready to explode by then and was holding it together with the very last thread of my control. I'm re-slicing her meat and she's muttering nasty things behind my back and I could feel my self-control slipping, slipping, slipping. She finally said something like "It's about time" as I shut the slicer off and started packaging up the meat and that's when I lost it.
I turned around, threw it at her head and told her I hoped she choked on it. I stripped off my smock and threw it at the store manager and told him I was going home.
The next day, I felt horrible about it and my husband told me to go beg for my job, but they told me I was fired unless I apologized to the woman. I told them to get bent and never went back.
Dollar General
Okay. So I worked at the local Dollar General for about a year when the lead clerk (kind of an asst. manager) got fired for stealing money. My boss comes to me and asks me if I could work her hours, close the store up, all that fun manager-type stuff. Being she promised me a raise, I agreed. I did that job for about 2 months, then one day I walk in to pick up my check and she tells me, "Oh I hired this great new lady for that lead clerk job!" I said what the hell BJ you already put in for my promotion! She tells me that she already called Home Office and cancelled it, but could I work the day before my wedding because she needed off. Then to top it off, the lady she hired was coming in at 6 a.m. to put up stock while I was still working as the manager on duty every night for minimum wage!! When she heard I'd put in an application at Wal-Mart she "needed to see me" and said she'd heard I was trying to get hired there..
....I told her, "I'm not trying to get
hired....I start this Friday. Good luck finding someone that'll cover my night shifts next week!!" She was soo mad....even madder when I recruited 2 people from there to come to Wal-Mart, and 2 more quit less than a week before I did.
Nothing comes before work. NOTHING!
My first job was at a McDonalds store, I had been working there for about two years (since the store opened). When the casuals started the manager put great stress on ensuring that our schooling would always come before work. We soon found out that this was rarely the case (He would often give school students closing and open shifts, and giving them way too many hours). Most of the nice managers ended up quitting or moving, and I was getting very stressed. Anyway, my high-school grad ceremony was coming up, so I went in on Wednesday to ask for the night off (The rosters for the next week are posted on Thursdays). He said they had already done the rosters so I would have to see if I could swap shifts.
This is no easy business, as the managers would not call for you, but neither would they give you the other workers numbers, and you couldnâ??t ask during work, so you had to come into the store and wait for the other guys to finish and then ask them.
Needless to say, I couldnâ??t find a replacement. I told my boss that this night was very important to me and that there was no way that I would be able to come in. He still said no.
On the night of my graduation, I called in sick. He said fine but he wanted to speak to me the next day. When I arrived he sat me down and began the lecture, a few minutes in, he asked me â??Do you seriously want your job?â?, I had had enough. I smiled at him, replied simply â??No.â?, gave him my uniform and walked out the door.
One year later, and the store has less than one-third of the original crew left. I wonder why?
Cubicle Farm
I worked @ a business as a telephone service rep. basically a cubicle farm the size of a ranch. Bloated servile cattle shuffled about with bags under their eyes and the lie of corporate egalitarianism in their hearts. Mind- numbing monotony prevailed: Thanks for calling Thanks for calling Thanks for calling Enough I said! I made friends w/ the comp tech and lower management in HR. Gathered info & figured out you could set up the soft phone to drop calls & not record. Manipulated the software to track false stats. Surfed the net all day! This worked for like 7 or 8 months. Would have gotten away w/ it if I hadn't been careless - only way to override is manually. Boss can listen live. Only listened in twice a year, random date on a certain month. I just forgot about it. It's ok, I drew a fat cheque long enough. I was getting fat anyway.
The Other Store"
when i was 19 i worked at the dollar store. best job a 19 year old can get right? Everyone who worked with me was great, great boss and everything. Until he retired = (. On my day off me and my friends went to the other dollar store. To see what competition we had. While going inside My friend (has his skateboard) so the manager comes out and says you kids don't even come in here just go home. And i said we were just gonna get 1 thing he will wait outside. And the guy says is that right? Then if your just getting 1 thing you dont need to come in here do you? Well we could go to the one down on so and so street. And my friend (who just got off work) was wearing his vest from the store i work at. He goes off swearing at us. then he says: WHAT ARE YOU SPIES IM CALLING YOUR BOSS NOW GIT! we of course ran. The next day we all returned to work and found that we had been fired for "spying" on the other store.
No Way Out
So, I was working at a K-Mart at the time, and was quite happy about it (what can I say, I was easy to please). However, at the time, K-Mart and SEARS were merging, and still trying to get their act together, which is where my trouble came from. One thursday, when we got new items in, I was working the morning shift. Now I knew i had to get the new cds in, including a country singer whose name I can't remember but was very popular, but by half an hour after I had arrived, no stockers had arrived with my goods. So I called the front desk to ask for the call number for the back room, only to be told that in my position as the electronics cashier, I didn't have the right to know. So I asked who to page, again I was told that I wasn't allowed to. So how am I supposed to get the cd's that I need to stock. The shift leader just gave me the "um..." nose and hung up. So a few minutes later, a customer comes by and I have to, lo and behold, tell
him to come back later for the cd he wants. 5
customers later (I repeat, really well liked country singer for the area) I remembered there was an overstock room they gave me the key for. So, stupid me, I tell the customer to hold on while I go check this room. When I get back a minute or two later, the store manager is there with the shift leader and the customer yelling at me for leaving the customer alone. I ask what I was supposed to do and the manager said I was to call her, at which point I asked her extention, and she said she wasn't allowed to tell me because of a new policy. So what was I supposed to do? I asked, still no actual answer. A few days later, I was fired. However, the computers from SEARS and K-Mart weren't using the same system, so instead of being fired then, when I could have still gone back to college, I wasn't fired for another 2 weeks, the week after college admits had to be turned in.
Evil Owner.
A friend of mine was the manager of this little "mom and pop" movie store,which was locally owned and operated. Unlike all the franchise chains, it was a quiet and cool place to work where you could watch movies all day. Pretty much anything went as long as your customer service was on key. I hired on as a clerk, and should have known something was wrong from the start when the owner told me I'd be paid "under the table." Still, I stuck with it, and eventually became manager. Once I was, I organized the store far better than it had been, and our rentals jumped 60%. I got a small raise, and started enjoying the job more than any I'd had. After a little over year, the owner stopped in one day and informed me we were losing money. After consulting the accounts and payroll, it was obvious that we were far from losing money. We were making more than we ever had. After an argument over this fact, he took me outside to have a look at
the new Hummer he'd purchased, decked out and
with a price-tag of 60,000 dollars. It comes to my attention at that point that we aren't losing money, we just aren't making enough to cover his new ride. When i ask him if this is the case, he smiles and laughs. That night, he calls me to inform me that he'll be giving his wife my position since he "didn't have to pay her." My hours, and every other employees hours, were cut down to maybe one day a week. Within a week, he'd fired everyone of us on trumped up charges, and hired high school kids who'd work for minimum wage. I thought for a long time on turning him for tax-evasion, but decided to leave his doom to karma.
Caught on Camera
My sisters ex boyfriend used to work in the local co-op in our village and had done so for a matter of years over which time he had stolen variuos food from the shelves and drinks from the fridge, eventually he found a new job and was working his 2 weeks notice when on the secound to last day they were training the new employee how to use the monitors and asked her to type in a random date time and camera of which she chose to my sis ex's luck camera 2 (the fridge) at 12:05 on a saterday in june which displayed him taking an oasis from the fridge n drinking it hehehe.. inevitably he got fired ...one more day n he woulda got away with it!
Cleaning bathrooms as a dishwasher
Not really a fired story but a good i quit story I was working at the busiest mexican restaraunt in town as a dishwasher... i was the fastest dishwasher there so i had all the hard shifts friday saturday sunday and monday our busiest days.... well one day the bathroom over flows and one of the waitresses comes in and tells me that i need to clean the bathroom i told her no because we were in dinner rush and i was buried up to my neck in dishes she got all pissed and walked out but came back like 30 minutes later and told me the boss said it was my responsibility to clean the bathrooms so i argue with her some more saying nowhere in the description of dishwasher does it say i need to clean the bathrooms after a while the boss of the shift tells me i need to clean it or im fired so i clean the stupid bathroom, calmly finish my shift collect my last paycheck (it happened to be payday) and never show up for work again... i heard
that it took them 2 weeks to find another
dishwasher.... HAHA thats what they get i say
Well my friend was working at a local grocery store and evidently had had enough with it because he was bagging a woman's groceries and ended up putting a bag of potato chips on the bottom of the bag and then putting more stuff on top of the chips. She made a comment about this, saying "You're going to make the chips nothing but crumbs." My friend looked at her and yelled "THERE'S GONNA BE CRUMBS ANYWAY!!!" Needless to say he was fired the next day.
Customer Service Sucks
I used to work for a small outsourcing company that handled customer service for the T-Mobile To Go line of cell phones. It was an easy job, good pay, but you just sit in front of a computer talking to people who sometimes ask how to turn the phone on without even having the battery inside, and take all their abuse. It's a very boring, stressful job. So after about 11 months I got bored, and when some idiot was on the phone, I just started playing "Polly Wolly Doodle" on the keypad of my phone. Needless to say, the call was being monitored and recorded, and I was let go. I have some friends from there who I still talk to (and agree that that job was bad), and I see some jerks occasionally that I try my best to avoid. A week after I was fired, the outsource place shut it's doors, and now I'm working at a store doing floor maintenance (buffing/waxing) and it's SO much better, better pay too! So yeah, I've seen Office Space,
and I've sorta lived it.

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