I didn't say this, but I saw it happen.
Working at Burger King many years ago. I was working the drive-thru register, which was close enough to the front registers that I could hear conversations. One of my co-workers was taking an order from a lady who kept asking how much her total was, and then cancelling food on it and changing her mind. I guess she was trying to keep under a certain dollar amount?
Well at the Burger King I worked at, any cancelled food on an order needed a manager's password (thanks to one a--hole who stole money by putting in someone's order, telling them the total, and then canceling out the order and pocketing the money). So the manager had come by 3 or 4 times at that point. This was during dinnertime, mind you, so there was a line of customers out the door waiting to order.
Finally, my co-worker pulled out a pad of paper and a calculator. He started writing this woman's order down and totaling it out by hand. The woman asked him why he was doing that, and he told her "When you make up your mind about what you want, then I'll put it in the register."
This pissed off the lady, so she grabbed the notebook and tried to hit my co-worker with it. He snatched it back from her and told her "Get the f--- out." My manager was only going to write him up for it (since the manager agreed that the lady absolutely deserved it, but my manager had to follow company policy), but he already had two writeups on file so she had to fire him.Source
my roommate worked at a place that did welding. there was a fire in the shop. he's a former marine, so after most people got out, everyone wasn't accounted for. he ran back into the upstairs office to help everyone else get out. not a major fire or anything, no lives lost. next day, he gets written up for violating company emergency policy. it was his third write up, he got fired.Source
I worked for Kroger from high school to early college. One day I was coming from the back dock when I saw a woman slip and fall and hit her head on the corner of the end cap. She gashed her head open a bit and said her one side felt a little numb. I grabbed the emergency kit, put on the latex gloves, grabbed a 4x4 bandage and held it over her to the bone cut and supported her neck. We called 911 and they were there in a few minutes. Medics take over, put a C-collar on her and get her ready to transport. Medic say thanks and leave with her.
A few minutes later I get called into the manager's office by our absolute c--- rag of an assistant manager. She has a write up ready and I ask what for. She was writing me up for helping her because that establishes we did something to cause it. I explain to her that I was one of five people in the store who were trained to use the BBP kit (bloodborne pathogen). She didn't care. I called the store general manager and he told her to rip it up and asked her what was wrong with her, to let a customer sit there with a massively bleeding head wound and possible neck injury or do something? He tore the write up the next day and about two weeks later she was transferred to one of the worst stores in the zone.Source
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