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If you're in the US, docking your paycheck like that was criminal payroll fraud on the part of your boss.
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"A shop worker has been charged with theft" "The sheriff's office added that no arrests and 'no formal filing of charges' had taken place yet." Actually, given that it *is* Daily Fail, I'm inclined to believe it's actually just fiction, that the company and employee don't actually exist, that the photos are Photoshopped, and that everyone at Daily Fail spends their entire waking life high on drugs and drunk off their asses, and all the stories posted are literally the random hammering on the keyboard by demented monkeys. That's *far* more plausible than this (or any story there) being accurate.
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Senile or just a thief, if the police weren't involved the *first* time, it isn't a problem customer, it's a problem owner.
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"Miss Alabama Baboon Lips" is gonna be the name of my Jerry Springer tribute band.
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One of our stores has a used car dealership next door, with no barriers between their fenced in storage area and our lot. The old owners would freely used our lot, especially for cars they have finished prepping after they sold it. We weren't so patient before just calling the tow truck. They were slow to learn, until one of the owners got into a fist fight with a tow truck driver. *Never* get into a fist fight with a tow truck driver. You won't win.
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This wasn't nearly as funny before Lowe's announced they were closing a hundred Orchard Supply stores.
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I dunno what state you're in, of what the laws are there, but here, the correct response is to call a tow truck. Hell, I can think of a few tow truck drivers who would cheerfully park within sight when they're not busy. And quietly sit there and watch each person walk in, then tow their car without warning. While a coworker takes their spot waiting for the next one. (One of our stores has issues with an apartment complex next door. We tow and tow and tow, and the morons never learn. The used car lot on the other side *did* learn, though, after one of the owners got into a fist fight with a tow truck driver. *Never* get into a fist fight with a tow truck driver. It won't end well for you.)
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"Yes. Why did you keep me waiting 5 minutes?" "That was a test. You failed."
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Me: Dude, you wanna pay for that, first? Him: Whatever for?! Me: Because strongarm robbery is a felony and you wouldn't do well in prison.
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A former (now retired, not dead) coworker took a spill off the bottom step of a stepladder while working a bathroom remodel at home. He landed on his face, and the tally was: A broken wrist. 23 stitches to reattach his lip. Three broken teeth. A fourth tooth driven in his upper jaw, requiring dental surgery to remove. (The total dental bill was closer to $20k than $10k.) A concussion. Mild PTSD. He was told in the ER that he was very lucky to still be alive at all. He had 40 years experience in home repair, at a semi-professional level. Ladder safety is *never* something to take lightly.
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The other issue is that if, for some reason (even a technicality), there is no resulting conviction, making her move to another spot can bring allegations of kidnapping (a felony), versus unlawful imprisonment (a misdemeanor at most).
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Reminds of the restaurant in San Diego that raised their prices (quite a bit) for ComicCon - and left the signage with the original prices up for all to see. The building was empty the next year. The next year, it was a different restaurant. The next year, it was some sort of dance club. The next year, the building was gone. Last time I was down there (though it has been a few years), the lot was still empty. (Most ComicCon attendees are locals, and many have been going for 40 years, and they *never* forget)
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Do you have any idea how badly you f*cked over the actual employee who had to deal with her?
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Just a couple of thoughts: Did you actually tell her it was a disability thing? Or was it reasonable for her to conclude it was just a preference thing? But more important, did you talk to the manager about it? Sounds like she needs some training. And not just on disability accomodations.
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There used to be, somewhere in northern California, a drive-thru gun store and bait & tackle shop. IIRC, they weren't allowed to sell alcohol through the drive-thru windows, though.
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"If you worked for me, I'd fire you." "If I worked for you, I'd quit. Or kill myself." -- "But I won't report you." "Oh, please do, I get a bonus every time a customer tells my boss that I've gone above and beyond to help a customer find what they want, even if it's not from us."
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"Here why don't I get you something else" "Sounds good. How about you get me what I ordered."
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A friend of mind did tech support for a company that manufactured exercise equipment for gyms. Most of the people he dealt with were muscle head trainers who found weightlifting to be intellectually stimulating. "Is the treadmill plugged in?" "I don't know." "You don't know if it's plugged in?" "I'm not technical." This is far more common than one might think.
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My father once tole me that possession of contrator's license is absolute proof of both incompetence and corruption. (He was a licensed contractor.)
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It's possible he hadn't expected to use it outside the country, and didn't notify his bank he was traveling (most banks will reject international transactions if you don't put in a travel notice beforehand - for good reason). It's possible his bank charges both international transaction fees (which *usually* aren't too outrageous) and currency conversion fees (which often are *very* outrageous). It's possible he didn't want a paper trail showing he was out of the country. It's also possible he didn't actually have a credit card, and couldn't get one on a bet with somebody else's money, and didn't want to admit it. But I think entitled douche is most likely.
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What usually happens to me is that someone will call me over to their desk because their computer isn't working right. And as I work up, as if by magic, it starts working right. I keep telling them that it's because I'm so smart, when I walk by, other people get smarter. It's happened so often they're starting to believe me. (Sometimes, I'm so smart that if I talk to you on the phone, you get smarter, too.)
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It does sort of imply that there's a home sperm count test for women, too, though.
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In the US, at least, it's *illegal* for employers to require employees to put up with sexual harassment. Period. And the manager is personally liable as much as the company is. (It's a lot more illegal in some states, like California, but it's illegal at the federal level, too.)
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It's a pity you don't have access to "this call may be recorded for quality assurance" recordings. Loudly played for the entire store to hear the proof she's a lying con artist.
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