So long, farewell
Coffee shop barista. Small neighborhood shop, the kind where I would have your drink ready for a Regular ready to go before they even got to the counter. Owners wanted to move, so they sold the shop to a completly clueless douchenozzle that used his wife’s retirement to fund “his dream” of owning his own business. The man couldn’t tell you the difference between a latte and a mocha if his life depended on it. Probably would have smelled a bag of rabbit poop if I told him it was coffee beans. during a particularly busy morning, I suggested that boss man move his personal belongings from the largest table in our space, after watching three large groups enter the shop, see there were no tables available, and leave. Boss man freaked the f**k out on me, telling me that I have no idea how to run a coffee business, and to never tell him what to do. This was on the floor, in front of the full house. I said nothing, just turned to get my coat, and left. He went out of business very shortly after. (FelixxFelicis)
Now that you mention it…
Boss at the time was a screamer. Couldn’t do anything right, and I was a ground man for earthmovers (excavators and the like). I was busy working away smashing concrete, he comes cruising by in an excavator (tink, tink, tink, tink) and for some reason shouts to me ‘if you don’t want to be here you can LEAVE!’ … Maybe I had a salty look on my face, maybe he’s just a twat… but I thought about what he said for 10 minutes or so, dropped my tools on the ground walked to my truck and drove away, never looked back and never heard from them besides my final cheque… (Jackoffedalltrades)
Bye bye, boss
I was Director of Database Operations at a large corporation. I’d had my job for a week when they fired the guy that hired me. Great start.
I stuck it out, but the CTO was a guy who obviously did not like me. Nothing I did was good enough.
One day, he calls me into a spur-of-the-moment meeting. It was a database consultant, me and the CTO. The CTO starts talking about what we need to do in my department. I was prepared because I had been working on planning from day one and I started laying out what I thought we needed to do.
The CTO physically turns his back to me and starts asking the consultant who had been in the building all of 15 minutes what he thought we should do.
I got up and said “well, it’s obvious you don’t need me in this meeting” and I walked out.
As I’m walking out of the room, the CTO starts literally screaming at me “DON’T YOU WALK AWAY FROM ME!!!! YOU GET BACK IN HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!”.
Yeah, how about no?
I went to HR, quit and told them the reason why.
Two days later, HR called me and asked me to come in for a meeting. They said if I wasn’t comfortable coming to the office they would meet me anywhere I said. I told them I was fine coming into the office.
I went in and they offered me 3 months severance pay. I think they were afraid I was going to sue them for the way I was treated. I wasn’t, but I took the money and never looked back.
That CTO was out within 2 months. (awhq)