They thought they were doing a good job...
Most of us have been fired at some point whether we were being laid off, we weren’t very good at the job, or because we made a mistake. Hopefully you’re mistake wasn’t so big that the police had to be called in, but even that’s not uncommon when people are told that they don’t have a job anymore. The only good thing about having to let go a sub-par employee is that it’s easier to fire someone when you’re mad at them.
These bosses know that feeling all too well.
It was this high school kid’s first day of work at Burger King. He was there for about an hour or two when I told him to pick up trash outside by the tables and drive thru. He totally lost it. “I’M NOT DOING THAT! I DIDN’T SIGN UP TO PICK UP TRASH. HOW DARE YOU!??”
I fired him instantly, and he practically ripped off his work shirt, threw it on the ground, and started stomping on it. Then he ran out while he was still screaming at me. I was in shock the whole time. (uniqueusername1190)
Playing Hooky and Hanging Out
Worker who was maxed out on unexcused absences called in sick to watch a Sunday basketball game on TV. His team was losing, so he came into work to visit with his coworkers. He didn’t come to work to work, he came in to hang out with his coworkers while they worked and picked up the slack for him.
I had to explain to him that he couldn’t just come to work if he was sick and had to go home. He didn’t want to leave so he admitted to lying about being sick so he could watch the game. I then asked him why the hell did he come into work still. He figured since he already called in sick, he had a day off to do whatever instead of working so he was bored and thought he’d come see what we were up to.
I felt bad for firing him but it wasn’t fair to his coworkers who worked really hard to pick up his slack. (Portr8)
Girl loses her brand new iPhone in the kitchen. Proceeds to go on a tantrum accusing anyone and everyone of stealing it, going so far as to call the police from the store phone without my knowledge.
When the police arrive I explain that we are in our dinner rush, and I do not have time nor will I allow them to search my staff. I do allow them to look around the kitchen where they proceed to find it laying under a shelf. They give it back to the girl, apologize for bothering us, and leave. I tell her to go home, and we’ll talk in the morning.
She storms out, without apologizing to anyone, gets in her car and proceeds to hit a guest as she tries to speed out of the parking lot. The cops are still by their car and see the whole thing. So yeah she was definitely terminated. (Ransackz)