Long story short, next week the boss comes in and fires me because the other guy made up some absolute crap about me drilling a hole in a motherboard to fix a PC, which made no sense whatsoever. On my way out, I rolled my eyes and said "Fine, whatever.", grabbed my stuff, and left. The owner freaks out and follows me into the parking lot yelling and screaming and ranting and raving and trying to pick a fight. I just calmly walked to my car, went home, and had a beer.
I found out later that shortly thereafter the other guy was busted for fraud and the owner went bankrupt, shortly before popping a ton of pills and blowing his brains out.
9. I was accused of selling pictures of the Tiger Woods accident to TMZ all because I bought a new car a month later; I was the first person on scene.
10. Back when I was in high school, I worked for my town's parks dept. One time, my boss (who was a total sleazeball who harassed every girl there, and hated me mostly for not being female) calls me in to his office. While there, he accuses me of stealing a $3 check, and then says that I have to be let go. I tell him point-blank that if I was to steal from the dept, it would be something a lot more than a measly 3 dollar check (what the hell would I do with that anyway?). Later on, I find out from a friend of mine that he found the check underneath his desk, and then a month later someone finally reported him for harassment and he got fired too.
11. After working at Subway for 5 years, 3 of those being a manager, I was accused of turning off the cameras in the store and getting high in the cooler.
I quit shortly after. Turned out the owner was trying to set me up to fire me.
12. Money. An old manager before I ended up working in government accused me of stealing from a till at a little convenience store I worked at as a supervisor. I ended up suspended and paraded through the store by my boss and his boss as a criminal when they “Escorted me off the premises” and told me they’d be in touch. So I was on suspension with pay until they decided to investigate this fully. I happily had quite a few beers as it was a Friday night when they suspended me and started searching for new jobs…
My manager called me up on Saturday morning (eurgh, hangover) and called me in… he then slated at me ‘bullying’ charges from other members of staff, his boss no-where to be seen and told me “I can send these charges up the chain of command…” (Yes he used those words) “… or you can hand your notice in and leave now.” I was 19… pissed off at my treatment by this manager since he’d taken over so I thought “to hell with you and your company” went home, wrote my notice and handed it in with the understanding of “All your holiday will be paid and you won’t need to work the notice period” (Never got it in writing). In hindsight I should have asked to look at those charges and [screwed] him from there but it takes a long winded part here. I left the company and expected my last month’s pay-packet as agreed with my boss when I handed the notice in…
…behold the pay-packet of £910 short-fined for “Not working notice”. I go back to see my old boss who rapidly avoids me… and hides in the office. I speak to the assistant manager who lets me into the back store to have a chat with the manager, he tells me to leave or he’ll call the police. Old assistant manager gets involved and lets me in the back-door (shut it Reddit) when he isn’t there to have a look at some records. [Jerk] never had charges there, never put my notice in and got it classified as AWOL. The charge he got me with originally? A till that was £32.12 down…
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