People on Reddit were asked: "Who are the worst coworkers that you've ever had to work with?" These are some of the best answers.
Until one day when, I don't remember how this came up, but she said, "All the [homosexuals and Black people] should be sent to Mars."
I ate lunch at my desk after that.
2/24 We were account managers for a telecom company and we were part of a team that specialized in a specific type of product, so there were 7 of us crammed into a small room in the back.
This was back when Glen Beck only had his stupid AM Ralk Radio show, and this guy listened to it all day. We asked him to wear headphones but he refused. He would say weird, sexist quotes from the Bible frequently, and wouldn't let his wife work... Even though she was in the pharmacy business and we only made about $12/hr at the time.
Up until this point the craziest thing he had done was take off June 6th, 2006 (666) to hide in his bunker. Then one day he was served a protective order against his wife and daughter and divorce papers all on the same day... This unlocked the true craziness.
He started spending all day talking on the phone to lawyers and family members, either quoting even darker bible verses and wishing his soon to be ex wife was dead or complaining about not getting sex anymore. He then started saying that god "takes care" of [promiscious women] like his ex wife, and when god does it he wants pictures of his ex's body to show his daughter what happens when women don't obey their husbands. It all came to a head over striped socks.
It was a typical morning, he was on the phone [complaining] to someone and a girl came in wearing striped socks. We kinda laughed about it and were joking around with her when suddenly Christian guy SLAMS his phone down and yells "OH GREAT, BECAUSE YOU ALL WERE LAUGHING IN THE BACKGROUND THE JUDGE DENIED MY VISITATION WITH MY DAUGHTER!!!"
Another lady just made the comment "Jeez Jeff, don't go postal"
To which he replied, in the flattest, cold tone I've ever heard in real life "Oh I won't go postal. God will kill you all and when he does I'll be there to take pictures of your bodies to show my daughter what happens to [people] like you."
Oh, and when we told the supervisor he said that she laughed then said "What did you guys say to him? You know he's going through a hard time. You all need to be more sympathetic towards him." We threatened to put a restraining order on him and so they moved him out of the room... To the first desk outside of the door. So we had to walk past him and still heard the douchey Glen Beck show.
3/24 When I was sixteen, I worked at Wendy's. One day I went in to find out that I was training. I am working back window, and as I am training her, she starts filling me in on her situation. She was a recovering crack addict who had just been released from jail for theft, and was living in a halfway house. She was also forty years old and kept hitting on me, asking if I had ever had women, telling me constantly how cute I was, etc. I thought I'd have to get a new job, but two days later, addiction won out and she ran out the door with a hundred bucks. The funny thing was that, had it just been the money, she would have just been fired, since she ran out with the work walkie-talkie, she was charged with a felony.
4/24 I once had a coworker who wouldn't do a damn thing if the boss was not in the store. If he wasn't there, she would be on the store phone talking to her baby daddy, outside smoking, or out in the mall shopping. She would do enough work to cover a 15 minute break, if you complained long enough for one.
However, if the boss was there, she was all over the customers like they were her new best friend and all in the boss' face saying, "Look at how well I work!"
I complained, naturally. He just said there was nothing he could do because he never witnessed any of this behavior. Well, one day, while she was pulling her BS, another coworker and I were hit hard with a really huge rush. She was suppose to be helping with handing out orders, making fries and drinks, and whatnot. Instead she was off on the phone talking about sex, loudly, in earshot of the customers.
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