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What's the most you have gotten away with in the workplace?

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by Jeremy Driscoll, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Jeremy Driscoll

    Jeremy Driscoll Cheapskate researcher 60's enthusiast.

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    Work can suck. It is not always a dream job of fun and games and easy money. Which is why. It is super joyful when I hear how for once the little guy gets away with a act of fun behind the bosses back or against their wishes.

    I'm interested in truth. No made up stories.
    Here I will go first, I purposefully dated someone who worked under me just so that I could have an accessory to cover me and who I can cover with skipping one of our shifts when we worked together and when the boss was not their and no other co workers. Also so that I could have sex in the freezer where we kept the customers foods. Heck I even had sex on top of the boxes of food. Of course at this other place that I worked at one of the other chefs pissed me off. He was new guy. And he acted like he was the boss of me someone who had seniority over him. So after he bragged about how he has the worlds best soups. I went into the walk in and pissed in his soup. After he ate some of his soup he gave me a foul look. But knew what happened. He knew he could not do anything about it so he just let it go.

    I then got my first job as a bartender. It was awesome. I got to work in a place where most of the time I was alone, and I did not have a camera, or co workers or cameras, and the cash register was just a simple button for vodka or rum or whatever by the shot. And usually not many customers. And no customers was good. I could change the cable tv to cartoons like south park, and be alone, and drink free. Nothing like getting paid by the hour to sit, drink, watch, and be alone.

    Later I worked at the Tulalip Tribes then was fired, and then won unemployment because they were caught lying to the judge during the thing.

    Same exact thing. After Tulalip I then got two more jobs, and after getting fired, I fought for the unemployment and the former employers where proven liars.

    One of the idiots. Actually told the unemployment that I was fired from not meeting work standards. But on the check in the memo field that I had a copy of it said that I was laid off. Talk about caught.
  2. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    I can't understand why you would get fired so many times. You seem like a model employee.


    Btw, not only would I have fired you. I would have brought criminal charges against you. ;)
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  3. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    I used to work at a small nursing home pharmacy. We were not open to the public, and had an office area and a warehouse. One of the warehouse guys came in early, like I did. I knew he toked, and he usually did it outside in his car.

    This time, he lit up right in the office area next to the pharmacy. I was like, "dude, what the fuck do you think you are doing, put it out!!" He was like, "chill out, you know that no one will be coming in for another hour." Of course, he refused to put it out, and then offered me a quick hit. The area already smelled like pot anyway.

    No one came in until an hour and a half later, but I warned him to never do that again. I said, "this is my work area, not yours. Next time, go light up in the warehouse or your car. I don't care if it is 10 degrees outside!" He never did it again.

    On a side note, this is the same employer that popped me with a piss test, and I did test positive. They liked me so much that they told me to stop so I could take the test again and test negative. I did, and continued to work there another 5 years. I was really, really good at my job. :)
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  4. treeman

    treeman Well-Known Member

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    I've also had sex in restaraunts while working there. In the downstairs toilets, while folk were working and at night on the boss's desk which was pretty awesome.
    I don't agree with pissing in the soup though I know what some chefs are like and can understand the mentality that would do so.
    I never did anything that bad, when pushed to work 90 hour weeks I have done quite a lot of speed/coke in the kitchen and while the boss didn't know about it I've heard him say that he didn't mind speed/coke in the kitchen because it got the work done. It was weed/alcohol he didn't tolerate.
    There is a lot of potential to cause mayhem in the catering business and I've definitely done worse thigns but straight off the top of my head I really can't think of any.
    I'll work on it.
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  5. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    Just a follow-up. My wife and I both own our own businesses for many years and have had to fire people many times.

    Yet the only unemployment claim we ever got beaten on was the very 1st one that got disputed by one of her employees. If you are a douche bag employee. We quietly document it for about 2 weeks, fire your ass and never have had to pay unemployment for a single person.

    Being an employee works both ways. You work hard, I pay you for work. You fuck off , you get fired.
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  6. Jeremy Driscoll

    Jeremy Driscoll Cheapskate researcher 60's enthusiast.

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    Well I beat the fourth largest employer in Washington state, and I was nervous the entire time on the phone when talking to the judge and doing a cross examination of my former bosses. But I won in the end. Of course I was still banned because I was fired, the only odd thing is that is was proven that I was the victim. And they still allowed me to be never allowed back even as a customer for the rest of my life. Even though I proved. To a judge and to them that I was fired under false accusations.

    EDIT: And I'm also proud that the next two former employers fought and lost too. I even beat Papa Johns because I proved there lying from their own words in their statements that contradicted themselves and I caught them and the Unemployment Department Ruled in my favor.

    The second former boss even lost their business due to lack of respect from the local bar community.

    I mean seriously dude. How stoned and drunk do you have to be to write on a check "Laid Off".
    "Lack of work", and then to tell the Unemployment that I was purposefully lying about being fired from a laid off point of view given to me by them. Come on, it was on the check for gods sake.

    I think in those specific examples. Of where the government catches a former employer as lying that the business should be ordered to be shut down until the former employee decides otherwise. I mean if your caught lying to the gov at the expense of an honestly proven laid off former employee then why don't they make penalties for these type of businesses?
    Why not? Why should being caught like this be tolerated?

    And then when taxes. I asked and never received the tax paperwork from these idiots. So after talking to the IRS agent over the phone she said that they would issue a fine for them. A fine? How about. Something more serious since this is their proven second time not caring about following the rules and again at the expense of former employees.

    Man it really gets. To me how these employers get away with so much crap and lies without being shut down by the gov. I'm medicated right now so I am a little more passionate about this subject right now, but still.

    I even called the Unemployment number and reminded them that I proved three businesses in a row as caught lying and some of them with their own documentation, and I said, hey why don't we just make this easy? If this ever happens again, just rule in my favor without even looking at the evidence, because I think by now I have proven that if it is Me vs Business that I will win.

    I know it sounds cocky. But I don't care. I'm sick of the fact that although you can use evidence in a judges eyes to get them to see the truth and make a rule in your favor, that it does not do any real good if the your still stressed out from it, and you are now realizing that you a drip in a bucket of how so many businesses treat their staff like crap and get away with it. And it could happen again and again, then again it could not, but it seems to be the newly becoming norm.

    And it is everywhere.
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  7. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    Yeah, you were definitely the victim.
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  8. Jeremy Driscoll

    Jeremy Driscoll Cheapskate researcher 60's enthusiast.

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    No I was not the victim. Why would out of all the places I worked for where I was a victim would that place where I had sex and got away with it be one of them? If anything I made them the victim at that place.
  9. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    I guess I'm not getting your point then. Peace.
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  10. Jeremy Driscoll

    Jeremy Driscoll Cheapskate researcher 60's enthusiast.

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    I'm talking about other places. Like the ones that lie to gov places like Unemployment, and when caught. There seems no real penalty.

    (It's all good my man, peace to you to friend).
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