“The first time I had dinner at my parents house after I got my own apartment. My dad was giving me grief as usual. Finally, I stood up and said, “ I don’t live here anymore. I don’t have to put up with you this way any longer. I’m going home.” And walked out. Most liberating moment of my life.”
“I used to work for a super c#nty manager when I worked at McDonalds. This guy was horrible to us. He was constantly bullying us, [email protected]#t talking us TO CUSTOMERS, and doing everything in his power to make us miserable. Well, so many people complained about him that he ended up getting fired.
A couple weeks after the new manager took over, the old douchebag comes in and starts talking about how terrible the store looks, how our service is [email protected]#ttier than ever, and how much this store needs him. The new manager looked at him and said “If you don’t leave, then the cops are gonna make you”"
“When the douchebag didn’t move, new awesome manager stuck to his guns and called the cops. The douchebag is no longer allowed on ANY McDonalds property in the city and has a restraining order against him.”
“Ex and i were moving out after a breakup. cleaning out garage. she was being critical of my post-breakup plan of moving in with a coworker until i could find a better place to live, as most options weren’t great.
I took a deep breath and laughed. This puzzled her. Why are you laughing, she asked? I collected myself and said “because this is the last time I have to listen to this. you don’t get to be critical of anything I ever do, ever again!”"
“I was waiting for a friend to finish work – she worked at a restaurant so fancy they had someone vetting guests at a podium outside. A car sweeps up, the driver jumps out and holds the door open. She was a C-list actress from a regional daytime TV show who looked through everyone present and moved to enter. She froze, appalled, when the guest-vetter intercepted, asking “Do you have a reservation?” She drew herself up to the full height of her couture and demanded “Do you know who I am?” “Yes” said the maitre d’, “Back of the queue.”"
“My dad called me after I moved out to inform me that the lawn was getting pretty long and needed to be mowed. “So?” I asked. “Well, just because you don’t live here anymore doesn’t mean it’s not your responsibility,” he said. “Yes it does,” I said, and hung up on him.”
“I worked in management at a theatre for a while. If the concession counter was slammed and I was able, I’d leave my post and help them sling popcorn. One night while helping out, a particularly belligerent man started cussing out a 16year old girl on a cash register for being too slow.
I stepped in and told the guy that our employees have the right to refuse service to customers who harass them as part of our anti-harassment/discrimination policy. He was P#SSED. Left half his order on the counter and started fuming off. I went back to my original post that night – as manager of the customer service kiosk. Oh boy, the look on his face when he saw me.”
“That would be a customer we had named Nick. I’ll leave his last name out to protect the stupid. He would e-mail us and always cc [email protected] and most of his e-mails were things like “NOTHING [email protected]#KING WORKS”. None of the national newspapers responded, I imagine some underling just rolled his eyes and deleted them. Finally he said, fix this in 5 minutes or I cancel.
My manager says “let me see that e-mail”. He responded “Thank you, I cancelled your account. We don’t want customers like you anyway. If you want to contact the media, that’s your call, I’ll happily provide the months of threatening e-mails you sent to my staff.”"
“When an unhappy client threatens to go hire a better lawyer. They don’t seem to get that this isn’t a threat when they aren’t paying me….”
“I worked at a grocery store for five years putting up with crazy customers and their awful attitudes.
At the end of my tenure our store was set to be closed, and for the last month the store was sold to a liquidation company. Meaning we were no longer under our parent company’s umbrella and were no longer concerned with retaining customer loyalty.
I got to tell customers “no” and respond with every bit of sarcasm and disdain to every Karen i encountered for one month until the store officially closed.”
“I was bartending one night and these three guys were absolutely hammered so I cut them off. One of the guys proceeded to try to argue with me saying he has all this money and he tells me when he’s done drinking and he’s not even drunk.
At this point, I’m done trying to be polite and point blank tell him I’m done arguing with him, will not be serving him and his buddies, and he can leave. He looks at me and says “now excuse me, who are you to tell me how much I can and can not drink?”, I look him dead in the eye and say “the [email protected]#king bartender, now it’s time for you to go”. The look on his face was priceless.”
“I worked at a movie theatre and some customers were adamant that a staff member had stolen their wallet after they dropped it. Turns out that these people just couldn’t see and found the wallet once they actually looked for it. They got irate with literally everyone, from the mall security to the managers to the staff. Mall security finally said “get the [email protected]#k out” and the customers went “you can’t say that! This isn’t your theatre, we’re customers.” Mall security guy promptly said “this is my mall, and I can do whatever the [email protected]#k I want.”"
“New CEO came to our deparment on the 1st day of his work. He didn’t have a pass card yet and a lower level employee told him that he can’t enter without pass card. CEO got upset and ordered a worker to let him in, but the worker insisted: show me the pass card, or you’re not entering.”
“I was working as a consultant for a company, there was a bit of a competition between me and this guy, company starts to have some financial issues so I leave and start working for a client of theirs. Shortly after joining they bring in this guy I was competing with at my old job, he was technically my equal except now I was employed by the client and he was just a consultant. He was trying to one-up me during meetings and my boss told him that decisions are made by the company not the consultants. It felt good.”
“My wife and I moved to WA state and my MIL tried to tell me that she was going to call the police because I had pot in the house.”
“When my [email protected]#tty father kicked me out of the house and then demanded he have access to my bank to “control my financial situation” and I got to tell him “you have no control over me anymore. You set me free when you kicked me out and now you cant do [email protected]#t”