"My wife got a job at Bob Evans when she was a teenager. Her first customer was an older man, and apparently a regular. The customer ordered a black coffee, so my wife brought him a black coffee. Apparently, black coffee meant something totally different to the codger, because he wanted it with two creams and a sugar. His response to this adversity was, unlike a normal person who would ask for what they really want, to throw the cup of coffee at my wife. Her entirely reasonable response was to walk away. Her manager fired her on the spot. Apparently, she was supposed to ask the guy what was wrong in response to getting the coffee thrown at her; I think it's for the best that she got out of there."
"This happened when I was working at McDonald's. A new guy came in and when he saw that we were trashing the cooked patties if they had been sitting too long, he ate them, then he started just eating them from the supply. Dude must have inhaled 10-12 patties over a couple hours after repeatedly being told to stop. Eventually, he started making himself a burger with the buns and eating it as well. Got fired first day on the job.
I'm still convinced he had no real plans of working and just wanted to see how many free burgers he could eat before getting canned."
"My dad worked at a bakery in Nantucket for one day. It had a reputation for having never closed in something like 100 years. He was a dishwasher or something else in the back and thought he'd try to impress his boss by cleaning the donut machine. Somehow he broke it, causing the machine to spill dough, oil, and water all over the floor of the restaurant and destroy the entire kitchen. The restaurant survived hurricanes, floods, and fires, but one day of my dad closed the place for the first time in the better part of a century."
"I worked at Pita Pit in college for a day. About halfway through my first shift, the manager asked if I have a car. I said, 'Yes, why?' He said I had to go get it and deliver for him until close because the driver (who he was into) called out because she was too hungover. She said this while on speakerphone in front of, like, half of the people waiting in line and everyone else who was working. If I didn't, he said, I was fired. He also told me I had to pay for my own gas and give all my tips to him since I was still making $8.20 an hour instead of the $4.50 the drivers made. He handed me seven bags and a list of Mapquest directions to them. Three of the deliveries were over 10 miles away, with the furthest being 17 miles away in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania that just screamed trouble.
Boss called me not even 15 minutes later, screaming at me for not making all of the deliveries yet and said that once I came back and gave him his tips, I was fired. With five deliveries left to go, I said, 'Screw it,' and went to my friend's place with the rest of the food.
Screw that manager. They closed a few months later. He was doing all sorts of things wrong. Should have been on guard when the interview process was, 'So this is my first business and I run things pretty casually, but to Pita Pit standards. Can you start Wednesday around noon?' That was it."
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