Lighter side: Outrageous employee behaviour
The site Reddit
posted a call-out to bosses, asking them to share stories of the stupidest thing they’d ever had to fire someone for. The answers were astounding.
Here are some of our favourites:
- “This guy always tried to hide at work to avoid working. One day I was looking for him and I stepped into the bathroom. I notice a shoe print on the back of the toilet, and I look up and one of the ceiling tiles is pushed a little to the side. I climb up there, and this f***** is hiding in the ceiling.”
- “One of my maintenance guys tried to stab a guy over a bag of dirt. Company dirt. DIRT.”
- “Manager at a delivery joint here, we had to let someone go because they decided to deliver pizzas in a stolen car.
- “I was managing a restaurant and did morning cash out (I checked all slips against the information in the computer). I noticed a new hire had really good tip averages the day before when I had been paying her out. The next day I was going through her slips and noticed a discrepancy. Mainly that she had added a one in front of each tip and changed the total. How could I tell, you ask? SHE USED DIFFERENT COLOUR INK! She was fired and we refunded the money... seriously, at least use the same colour ink.”
Although most employees are honest and trustworthy, occasionally there will be one whose behaviour just blows your mind.