Leviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2097 times:
I once worked at a GSM store that supplied employees of huge corporations with private cell phones (sold tens or hundreds at each transaction). One day I got a phone call from a real bitch who started the conversation by yelling at me, I told her to fuck off and to hang herself (big mistake) because she was holding me responsible for something I have never heard of. Later on it turned out to be the vice president of their, at the time, most important customer (a Swedish energy corporation) who were supposed to buy 3000 phones. The deal never went through, and I do not really regret it either because she really was a horrible witch and I was supposed to quit two weeks after that incident anyway.
ArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
Pshew, ok... Here's the bomb story.
I was working in a restaurant that was literally falling apart and about to go out of business, so nobody there really cared what went on. Being males, we took full advantage of that.
So, one day I get the idea to make one of those bombs you always hear about...
We get this massive (empty) bucket used to store 5 gallons of mayonnaise, some industrial strength drain de-greaser, and about a square yard of aluminum foil, pour a good amount of drain-o in, throw the foil in, smash on the lid and throw that mother as far as we can in the parking lot behind the place. We wait.
About 30 seconds later this thing blows up like no other... You could see the vapor shock from this thing it was so big. We never found the bucket.
We were open for business and had customers when this happened, too. Good, good times.
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
30 years ago, I made a horrible vocational error and actively joined the airline industry. Then I got hired by PA and thought I had a job for life! BIG MISTAKE. This industry allowed me to see the world, meet some great people (and some scumbags too), meet my first wife (and lose her as well), taste the sweet taste of success, the bitterness of bankruptcy and enjoy a wealth of memories (good and bad) from that journey.
Truthfully though, I wouldn't trade this ride for anything else. I had a "real job" once and hated every minute of it. Like my signature line says, I want to arrive at the great end, bruised, beat up and smoking saying, 'That ride was a fu*king HOOT! Can I go again?'.
I came back to the airline industry, got jet-blasted by a 727 on my second day, breathed in the smell of burnt kerosene and knew immediately I WAS HOME AGAIN!
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.
DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
Nudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2006 times:
Well it is not really a terrible story, but one day I had to get some papers out of my drawer, enter some data in my computer and put the papers back. So I took the papers, left the drawer open because I would bring the papers back in a second and started my task. Then someone came to my desk to grab a certain folder. I gave my chair (on wheels) a big push to roll close to my file cabinet, but dammit, the drawer was in the way. 30 people staring at me, incredible noise, me laughing like crazy, and my boss was just 10 feet away from me, he even had a smile for that crappy situation. The drawer was broken then...pretty much deformed, but we had quite some fun...
Air2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
I failed to turnover the fact that my had installed the sumping equipment on an inboard main on a jumbo. Got a call at home asking if I knew why there were several hundred pounds of fuel on the ramp around the airplane.
AGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1861 times:
I was working as a desk secretary for the Democratic Coordinate Campaign Office of Michigan a few weeks ago as a desk attendant. The woman who is in charge of volunteering in our precinct has a seven year old son who hangs around most of the day. He and I were having a vicious rubberband war, using the desk and the several tables and chairs in the lobby as our shields. Well, I let one fly, and at that very moment the head of the Fifth District walked through the door and it hit him square in the forehead. I didn't know I turned that shade of red.
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
...checked in the wrong passenger with similar names. Luckly they were both going to STL (on different flights). Let my supervisor know then did some ticketing changes (reset the E-tickets) to reflect the right people who actually flew. Neither passenger knew what was going on (just lots of typing) and everyone was on their merry way.
WindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
At the previous hotel I was working at, something I said to a colleague was completely taken out of context by a guest standing nearby (it was a humorous line from a comedy). Turned out that he made a big stink out of it and he was the guest speaker at the conference we had inhouse. He refused to go ahead with the seminar unless I was fired and the hotel stood to lose about 200 roomnight's business because of that. Oh what a mess!
Luckily our General Manager stood by me and we convinced the guy to finally stay. Turns out he was making a stink because he wanted to get a free stay out of us. My GM at the time, never said a word to me.
Thankfully that time working in operations is behind me. It is so much fun to work at the corporate office.
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with keyboards.
Dmeeky243 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1804 times:
I watched it happen to my friend. Working at one of Seattle's large hotels in one of my first jobs a few years ago, we had these rows of big 50 gallon steam kettles. One of the preps had made a large batch of chicken stock during the day, but it turns out the drain screen had been removed and not replaced. While he was draining a chicken bone had lodged itself in the spigot in the bottom. He cleaned out the kettle and all was fine, and the spigot closed. Enter my good friend. There was a large banquet later that night, and he had to make forty some gallons of alfredo. All went fine until he had to drain it into smaller vessels to cool, but the bone jammed and wouldn't close. 40 gallons of steaming alfredo all over the kitchen floor. It was unreal.
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