CoWorker #1: You think they put them away in the winter?
CoWorker #2: Put what away?
CoWorker #1: Those.
CoWorker #2: The Ferris wheels?
CoWorker #1: Yeah, so they don’t get all wet and snowed on.
CoWorker #2: Okay, where would you want to put them?
CoWorker #1, exasperated: I don’t know; a garage?
CoWorker #2: Who the hell hired you?
Customer: “Hey, how good is this book?” *holds a fantasy book*
Me: “I don’t know, I haven’t read it. But you might want to start with the first one in the series, if we have it right now…”
Customer: “You haven’t read it? You’re gotta be kidding me! Really, they hire anyone these days. I guess I’ll try it, then. You said it’s not the first
Me: “No, and it seems that we don’t have the first book in this series. If you want, you can leave your name and number and we will call you if someone sells it.”
Customer: “No, no, that will be fine. I’ll just come back. When will you get it?”
Me: “I don’t know, sir. We’re a used books store. We only get books when people sell them to us.”
Customer: “I know that, I’m not stupid! When will someone sell you this book?”
Me: “I don’t know, sir.”
Customer: *rolls his eyes* “I can’t believe they hired you. I bet it’s only because you’re pretty!”
Me: “Er…thanks, I guess?”
I was hired with a Property Management Company a few years ago. I worked for them for less than 6 months. At first it seemed as though this was an answer to my prayers to be hired by “Such a wonderful Company!”
During my interview they made it clear to me that they were so happy to find someone with my experience and qualifications applying for the position. Wonderful!
I was assigned to a certain housing complex. Being in the Title of Live on Site Maintenance of 350 unit Town Houses in which their was one that was mine to live in…
I will try to make this short. I have worked in this company for 7 years. I have trained 5 managers (and 3 interns) to do their jobs. I am a “lowly” project coordinator. I have taken on the management function of 2 projects of my own and have done the managers job on my 3rd project whenever the newly hired managers run away after 3 months – when they realize how much crap this place is really full of. I have not recieved a raise for 3 years, I have not recieved a promotion. The managers I have trained make twice as much as I do. I have asked my department director for a review and evaluation and raise 4 times in the last year, and have been told that he will get to it “next week”. I have been actively looking for something else, and only wish I could find another job. When I do – I will tell him on the last day that I am leaving and I intend to give him 2 weeks notice “next week”.
Idiots never realize what they have until it is gone. I can’t wait until this putz realizes what he lost when he lets me go.