Crazy work stories!

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    Jun 11, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    Alright guys, I want to hear the most ridiculous work-related stories you've got. It can be about freak-accidents, amazing pranks, crazy co-workers, something funny, something serious... anything you think worth posting. Funny youtube videos also encouraged. (and the odd naked guy pictures we all love lol)

    My only rule is to try not to bitch about anything. icon_biggrin.gif

    post away!
  • Timbales

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    Jun 11, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    We pulled a prank on someone who went on vacation. We had all these post-its from a trucking company that were piling up, so we wallpapered his office with them, basically covered every single surface we could.
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    Jun 11, 2009 8:42 PM GMT
    Work as an adult has been pretty lame.

    As a kid working in mcDoanlds, that was a blast. One night after I closed store we had a massive food fight; mac sauce, tartar sauce, eggs, shake mix, left over food. It was fun, down side was we had to clean up our mess before the 6AM shift showed up. Amazingly we did.

  • stevendust

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    Jun 11, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    Ha! A lot, and most are interconnected across a large time span but basically deals with one person getting fired, a couple other quitting, they all go to the competition whom goes through financial troubles so the former coworkers leave there too, but with all of the competition's usable property from the shops.

    I had respect for the people up until they started slandering myself to others behind my back and just acting rude to me in person. But in the end, I'm still doing great and I can only hope they're at least doing good.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jun 11, 2009 8:52 PM GMT
    I once had a person on the phone (I was the temporary administrator of an online database) who just wouldn't let go of my pronouncing of the company's name, as Norwegian has subtle variants of the "k," "kj," and "skj" sounds. Kept on insisting that I pronounce it correctly.

    Goodness, it was annoying to have someone bitch about that kind of minutae. I realized afterwards that I should have insisted that she pronounce "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."*

    (* = Woohoo! Spelled it correctly on my first go! icon_biggrin.gif )
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    Jun 11, 2009 9:01 PM GMT
    Walking into a new job – to discover that a great many gay men who were on a dating site I used were also working there icon_eek.gif. One of them tried to out me (I’m not sure why) but it’s not really easy to out someone who never considered himself to be closeted to start with
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    Jun 11, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
    I don't know where to start every day is an adventure for me, I love my job lol.

    I'll give some about my coworkers, there are just too many when it comes to my clients lol.

    I had Asian coworker, really good guy, we got along great they ended up referring to us as brothers, because we always argued but it was always just joking around. We were basically Lee and Carter from rush hour as they called us lol. We would joke around and i would make fun of him and tell him to go make some fortune cookies and he would snap back with go have some fried chick and grape soda, again it was all jokes we got along great. So he worked the weekend shift and i was off. So monday morning i come in and i have nothing but fortune cookies all over my monitor, keyboard, tower, chair, mouse, phone, u name it was there lol. I just fell out laughing, totally wasn't expecting that.

    I could go on with stories for days but i won't bore you guys lol.
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    Jun 11, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    I once convinced a college grad that the Xerox machine was a paper-stretcher by putting a blank piece of paper on the glass and pressing the 11"x14" paper tray which it then spit out blank. He bought it hook, line and sinker.
    Shows to go ya that a college degree don't mean shit, if you don't have common sense. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 11, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    While I was working as a service station attendant my boss had a thing about making sure the windows were spotless. I usually had to try and serve people, stock shelves and polish every bit of glass in the place at once.. sort of stressful..

    Fortunately, to help keep a smile on my face, one of the things that I had to polish was the sliding door entrance and the adjacent windows.

    The amount of people that would walk into the window instead of the door was astounding!Mostly people would be embarrassed and run off, although there was a couple that came back for a fight. It didn't help things that I am very easily thrown into giggle fits and trying to apologise and see if people were ok while laughing just doesn't hold its sincerity.

    I love watching Youtube videos of people hitting doors and windows.. brings back the old days.. sigh..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXoM_9aEgtg

    *sorry, not sure how to embed..*
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    Jun 11, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    I once had a manager. I would say she was bisexual, but I think psychotic, lonely and desperate covers it better.

    This woman would hit on everything that moved and even demanded that male associates with tattoos take their shirts off so she could see them better. She invited several people under her direct supervision to swingers parties. She used to back me into a corner in the backroom and sing to me in French while rubbing her hands up and down her body. The icing on the cake was when she brought in pictures she posed for for an erotic art festival. Some of these pictures featured close ups of her nooni. Her boss refused to address the issue and threatened to fire anyone who complained about it again.

    It was only after several of us called corporate headquarters and threatened to file a lawsuit that corrective action was taken and then only the one directly involved was fired. The manager that threatened to fire ten people for making sexual harassment claims got to keep her job.