Looking back at previous careers.
1# Scheduling conflict
I once had a band director tell me I couldn't miss practice for my grandma's birthday. He said that the practice had been on the schedule for months so I didn't have a good excuse. I replied that my grandma's birthday had been on the schedule since 1922.— Chris Atkinson (@ctophera) June 28, 2020
2# Family or summer job?
I was in high school, working a summer job when my father had a massive accident and I needed to go for one weekend to help out - my managers reply? "What's more important, work, or family?" He wanted me to choose. For a summer job.— Maggie Miller (@MaggieMcMiller) June 29, 2020
3# Training your replacement
Two years after being fired, I received an email from my former boss asking if I could train my replacement. 🤔— Ashley Benson (@AshleyB030685) October 16, 2019
4# Outlasting the boss
I had a boss complain that I was using my personal phone too much while my spouse was undergoing a risky pregnancy. Then the boss said I was using too much leave time after the baby was born.— Ben 'Shoutout to Elmo' Blankley (@BenBlankley) October 16, 2019
Good thing is, that boss is long gone and I'm still here!
5# Health hazard
I worked at a now-gone pizza place as a teen. One day a whole box of uncooked bacon fell on the floor, I was told to pick it up and put it in the prep bin as if it never happened. I was so disgusted I walked out and never went back...— Edelweißpirat - Das System ist kaputt (@crandallgold) June 29, 2020
I was 16.
6# Hourly updates
I had the flu and was horrifically sick working there. Had to call out of my shift and the manager called me every hour on the hour to ask if I was better and ready to come in yet. I should have quit right then but I really needed the job at the time.— Candel Abra (@Xev_Kismet) June 28, 2020
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