There was no way they were putting themselves in danger.
We’d all like to think that every business we give our hard-earned money to is paying their employees fairly, doing their part for the environment, and running a clean operation. The reality, though, is that the business world is heavily populated with unethical people who want to do any and everything they can to make their lives easier. Even though there are laws in place to make the game as fair as possible, too many people slip through the cracks.
These employees just couldn’t do what their bosses were demanding because it wasn’t right.
The boss is rich. He has zero idea of how rough people have it. He genuinely thinks that if he has money, everyone has money.
[He wanted] to withhold the pay of new employees without telling them. He planned on giving it to them after 12 months so that they would stay with the company. But failed to tell them that before they were hired. Surprise surprise, they didn’t last very long. He would end up paying them once he realized they wouldn’t stay. (ConstantChaos1)
Don’t call the cops
Worked the night shift at a shady motel. Was overlooking the security cameras and spotted a guy breaking into a truck. I called the cops. While on the phone with them, I witnessed the owner of the truck confront the man. The man got all stabby with the owner and got him pretty good in the gut.
Stabby takes off so I go out to render aid to the owner of the truck while the authorities came. Once the paramedics took over I called my boss who tells me not to give the cops any testimony or access to the cameras. I did the opposite of this. (PureFingClass)
Worked in clothing retail. Some of our jeans were found to contain carcinogenic dye, and we had to box them up and put them in the back room until we could send them away.
Almost a year goes by and those jeans are still out there. Finally head office sends through a list of instructions on how to label them in order to send them away. Thing is, the instructions are really sketchy. They weren’t sent using the official HO email, and they explicitly tell us not to inform the delivery driver what is in the boxes, that we can’t use the usual delivery labels we use, and not to write anything about ‘RECALL’ or ‘HAZARD’ or anything of the sort on the box.
Anyway, delivery driver rocks up and he immediately knows what’s up because we aren’t using the labels we’re meant to be using. He tells us he can’t take the boxes, and we say fine. We’re casuals. The boxes sit there a bit longer and our area administrator gets on us to force the delivery guy to take the boxes.
I do a little research. Carcinogenic jeans aren’t meant to be transported in the regular delivery truck, our company has got to pay for a different service because they’re classed as hazardous material. The company wanted to save money on the products they’d already lost money on by sending it through the regular delivery channels.
Eventually the area administrator had to come in and pick them up himself. (vividlyvisceral)