Okey, I had this job for about four years.
It was a normal pizza job; normal if you consider the manager acting more like an friend then an boss. I ended up doing more manager duties than the actual manager: helping with the other workers, making sure they are working, firing them if needed, training new people, making the work schedule for everyone, making the google ads work, ordering stuff, sending mails to different people... all that "shit I do a lot of stuff I'm not getting paid for."
Well, anyway, in Sweden, you have this thing call "vacation-salary," you have 25 days a year that are suposed to be "vacation-days." If you don't get these 25 days off, which are paid, you get an "vacation-salary" for about 12-13% of your salary each month.
I had no idea about this until about two months ago. But when I found out about it, I talked with him, and here is when the shit hit the fan.
The first time we talked, I had read up on this on the internet, learning my rights and what's mine by law. I said that I should get 12% of my wage as "vacation-wage."
He said that I had no right to that.
I proved him wrong by showing him the law on the internet. He claimed that I already was getting my "vacation-wage" in my normal hourly pay.
I showed him how this was not possible, because you really have to identify the normal hourly pay and the "vacation-wage" money.
Then he claimed that if I want my 12%, I will get an paycut making my salary the same as it was before I wanted my "vacation-wage."
When I showed him how this was against the law, stuff turned negative.
We chose to see each other the next week instead, and here I found out that I had rights like having my "vacation-wage" paid out to me up to two years after the pay is supposed to happen, so I had the rights to get 12% of everything I've worked in the last two years, and get that number again.
Well, he also found out about this, so he started to call my father (I'm 22...) threatening him about how he would call the police on him/us for me working for him without paying taxes (he had no proof for this, so I thought it was funny).
He started to threaten me about calling the cops on me for working under the table, and he just got more and more mad when I said that he had no proof for that.
Then he started to insult me, saying stuff that I am too stupid to have a normal job and just getting even more mad.
Then he started to insult my family, saying how he really sees that I'm related to my sister, who ends up in the psychward from time to time.
I finally told him that I could give him a ride there next time, as he was acting like he needed it.
He started to put his face right into mine, angry as hell, telling me to get out and if I wanted my pay, I would get the cops called on me.
I told him that we can certainly play this game if he wants to but that I was clearly a lot better at this game than he was.
He snapped and put his hands around my throat. I simply stood up and put my hand on HIS throat, pushing him backwards until he hit the wall behind him. Here, we just stood, him trying to hurt me, me being A LOT stronger, about 40 KG heavier and about 15 CM taller, was surprisingly calm. I just stood there thinking, "Should I hit him? No... Not unless he hits me."
So here we are, his hands at my throat, and me calmly holding him by HIS throat and very much unconcerned by his weak ass grip. After about 5-10 seconds, another worker comes in and tries to drag my boss out of the room, telling us to "stop fighting."
The boss refused to let go, so I told him to let go, or I would beat his ass into the ground, which finally made him let me go.
I called the cops, went outside, lit a smoke and just waited for the police to arrive.
They arrived, they questioned me, then my boss, and then the worker. They advised us both not to press charges, since it was word against word and there was no physical evidence (neither of our throats were bruised, amazingly).
The police left. He was mad as hell that I had called the police on him for putting his hands on me. I just stared him down until he wrote me my check for payment owed.
The weird part is that he asked if I wanted to keep working there... And that I should come in after HIS upcoming vacation to talk with him.
I've seen him throw pizzas at people, and fire other just because they answered "ok" and not something more 'professional.' He was nuts, and after all this, he still expressed confusion as to why I was making him write out my final check and why I didn't want to work with him anymore.