We’ve all had one job that we never cared much about (and for liberals, that’s all jobs they’ve ever held). Whether it be due to a lack of appreciation, a bad boss, or just having to put up with flat out nonsense, we can all probably relate to a number of the following stories.
A thread on Reddit asked disgruntled employees to reveal the exact moment they started to hate their job. Most of these are too good not to share!
1. Worked sales in a radio station. We promoted the hell out of this concert coming up and usually if the numbers reached the goal we had I would get a bonus for it. Usually, a large bonus.
We double the attendance, easily beating the goal we had, and I received a $10 gift card to Applebee’s.
Immediately after I got that gift card I applied for a new job, and ended up leaving. When they asked why I was leaving, I decided to be honest and said “When you compensate someone with a 10 dollar gift card to Applebee’s for reaching a milestone for a concert, you won’t keep many people.”
- When the new guy who relies on me to do his job got promoted.
- When the owners and GM looked at my prostate cancer as a major inconvenience – for them.
When they complained about my being out for cancer surgery – and I’d been out less than two weeks.
When I was back after two weeks wearing a diaper because I was afraid of losing my job because of cancer.
Then they expected me to be concerned whether they made a profit. Yeah, that’s likely.
- I don’t wanna say “I’m just here for a pay check” but I was extremely disheartened.
Pulled a guy over (I’m a cop). He resisted arrest. Punched me (a felony). Had heroin on him. Had a switchblade on him (a felony). He pled to resisting arrest. A 300 dollar fine and he was on his way.
I told the prosecutor that I wanted to take it to trial. I knew we would have won. I pulled him over for having a headlight out. He had a warrant so I pulled him out and we tussled. I was more than willing to testify to lock this prick up.
Nope, they take the easy route and let him plea to one of the most minor charge.
It made me feel like my job had no point. I did a good job and got a violent felon of the street and the prosecutors office lets him slide with a small fine? Screw that. I got punched for that. He had a knife. I could have got killed for that.
- Worked a 12 hour shift, then stayed on an extra hour because it was wildly busy.
Received no thanks, and was told by management to ”man up and stay another hour”
Needless to say, I didn’t.
- This happened a few weeks ago. My boss told me to go to one of the project leaders and tell him to stop work at a particular project. So I do that. The project leader goes like “this is ridiculous, this is a 400k job”, to which I was like “[my boss] told me to tell you. Don’t shoot the messenger”.
So the project leader talks to the operation manager, the operations manager comes up to me while my boss is in the room, goes like “Did you tell the project leader to stop work at a particular project?”, I say “yes I did”, “why?”, “cause [my boss] told me to”, the operation manager turns to my boss, goes like “Did you tell him to tell the project leader to stop work at this job site?” my boss says “no I did not”. There were 3 other people in the room when my boss originally told me to do this, and those same 3 people were also in the room in that moment, no one spoke up.
- It was a three day weekend (Sat-Sun-Mon), and I was already scheduled to work Sun and Mon.
On Saturday, I got a call from work, they needed my (telephonic) help with something. That didn’t require me to go back in, I handled it from home and it took about 30 minutes.
I added 30 minutes to my timecard for the work on Saturday (you know, my only day off), and on Tuesday (after his three day weekend), my boss tells me the Saturday OT (30 minutes) was disapproved, because I didn’t actually “come in.”
So I just stopped answering my (company-paid) cell phone outside of work hours.
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