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    Senior Member TSDesigner's Avatar
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    Default Worst stuff that happened in jobs you've had?

    What were the worst things that happened in the jobs you've had?

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    After I got interviewed by the personal manager and showed around I was put into the cafe bar to wait and started flirting with the CEO.

    I didnt know she was the CEO but it was ok tho, cause I am an engineer and they need those.

    Days were hell afterwards tho I can tell

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    On a mission Usehername's Avatar
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    Whoever wins this thread better be in the military, or construction industry, or health care with some gruesome story.

    I got nothin' major.
    *You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
    *Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
    C.S. Lewis

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    Betrayal of trust on massive scales. So much so that big bosses were calling other big bosses backstabbing SOBs during staff meetings. (And after corporate house-cleaning, only 1 of the original 9 big bosses was left standing...) I'm sure most have experienced betrayals, but I think that they are the worst thing that happens in the workplace because they erodes our humanity piece by piece...
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
    When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
    And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"

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    The worst thing that happened to me while working at a chain deli was my complete inability to figure out what goes in a club sandwich. Sounds stupid, but the customer sent it back like 3 times and none of my coworkers would stop gabbing and tell me what goes on it, so I had to guess. After the last time it was sent back one of my coworkers (who I had a little bit of a thing for) went ahead and made it and he had to listen to the customer whine for my mistake. I can't really explain in words how embarrassing it was.

    It was a pretty tame job.
    "There's no need to be embarrassed about it, Mr. Spock. It happens to the birds and the bees!"

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    Got my shirt caught in this machine and almost eaten alive when I worked there.

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    filling some space UnitOfPopulation's Avatar
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    Fucking concise history in here.

    One job I revealed my view on politics. I was abandoned and made marginal.

    Other job there was a nutcase manager and I got angry at him. My job got cancelled after 6 months of doing almost nothing, with me promising to do more.

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    Senior Member Saslou's Avatar
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    Nothing major but i did lose my temper with a team leader on one occasion.

    I had just come back from the Registry office and the date was set so obviously i was on cloud nine telling everyone. I sat down and had just taken off my coat, and she comes in and tells me and a colleague who worked on the fraud side of things, that we must change the way we do things.

    So i politely asked her how she came to this conclusion as it would actually require more work. She read up on the process. I asked her if she had done our job to which she said No. I asked her if she would like to sit with us and actually see how the job was done. Now my voice was slightly raised at this point. She said she didn't have to as she had worked for the company for 20+ years so knew everything. Well that was it, i let rip and she walked off all red faced and cried to the boss.

    That incident went against me when it came to my annual bonus as apparantly the staff looked up to me so i should behaved accordingly.

    No, this silly cow didn't know how to do the job and wasn't willing to take criticism.
    Can't handle the heat then get out of the kitchen.
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    Patron Saint Of Smileys Gloriana's Avatar
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    This isn't really the worst thing that happened to me at a job, but it was the first thing that came to mind.

    I did a temp stint as a receptionist at an impotence clinic when I was 20. They were just opening up so I spent most of my days unpacking supplies, making appointments, and setting up the office. Viagra was pretty new at the time, and the whole "openness about male performance problems" was also a 'new' thing. I had never seen anything like the pamphlets they had. Info on penis implants, medications, at home therapy methods, coping with the shame of impotence, and all sorts of stuff like that.

    I was 20 but still had the mentality of a 10 year old, so I decided I'd smuggle some of the pamphlets and informational material out, my main plan being to relentlessly put these things under the windshield wipers of my male friends cars day after day until they started wigging out.

    Problem was, the day I decided to do this was the day my boss decided to drop in before I left the office. Caught me red handed with a box full of impotence information materials. I lied like a motherfucker and said that I thought I'd leave them in the social room at my Grandpa's nursing home (meanwhile, I didn't even have a living grandfather). I had this shit eating grin on my face though, and while she accepted this explanation, I went in the next day to find all the informational materials had been locked away.

    I felt like such a juvenile idiot. My boss never said anything and I never brought it up again.

    It didn't stop me from leaving the pamphlets under my friends' windshield wipers though. It was epic fail, both of them knew I was behind it immediately since obviously I was the only one with that much free fucking time on my hands.
    "Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you...amazing things will happen" --Conan O'Brien

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