This guy taught his boss a thing or two about punctuality

This guy taught his boss a thing or two about punctuality

This guy taught his boss a thing or two about punctuality A gas station assistant was left so infuriated by his boss’ no show, he closed up shop leaving a note in the front glass doors accusing her of “negligence” and calling on her to “learn to be on time”.

Joe Blumm penned the disgruntled note after working his full shift only to find that his manager had failed to turn up for the next shift.  After waiting an hour with no word he posted the note in one of the store's windows, locked the door and went home.

A customer took a picture of the note and posted it to Reddit and it has since gone viral.

"Hey boss," the note reads. "Learn to be on time or at least communicate when you are going to be late. +1hr with no phone call is unacceptable. As you can see, the doors are locked. I went home. Fire me if you must, but realize I walked due to YOUR negligence."

Despite being sacked the next day by the regional manager Blumm doesn’t regret his decision, telling local media he was fed up because his boss had been late for work at least three times before.

“I had enough of that unprofessional atmosphere, having to deal with that tardiness and have it come down on me,” he told FOX 17.

Local reports say the boss had slept in.

Fortunately for Blumm another local petrol station owner, Joe Niewiek, heard of his plight and has offered him a job.

According to MLive, Niewiek said he values punctuality and was impressed that Blumm waited around an hour after his shift.

  • Chris 2014-04-04 11:21:53 AM
    I think this is what is referred to as "managing upward". It's too bad that some employees have to deal with such incompetent management! Bravo to Mr. Niewiek!
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  • Jeannie McQuaid 2014-04-04 1:39:14 PM
    Sounds a bit passive-agressive to me. Sure, the boss was late but there are other things he could have done that would have spared the company embarassment and possibly the need for a closure. There would have been the manager's phone number and the regional manager's phone number on file for emergency situations. I'm betting he never attempted to call either one, choosing to make a drama scene instead. Good luck to his new employer.
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  • Sue Buteau 2015-01-16 10:59:50 AM
    Jeannie, Wake up my dear, how do you expect your employees behavior to be if you can't even set a good example yourself - this was more than just one incident. This boss obviously needed aggressive action and embarrassment to through to him/her.
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