I'm seeking new employment after the current gas station I work at got bought out and the new people have turned it into a joke. Like we're being watched more than ever before and managers don't actually get to do manager things, but rather be over qualified paper pushing baby sitters.
It's so terrible that it has people who were there 10+ years before the buy out happened leaving. When they took over, the ONLY thing kept the same was our pay rates, otherwise earned vacations and other paid time off and such were stripped. As such it's led many of us to think things over and just /WHY/ exactly are we staying there when there's nothing special anymore? So if it weren't for bills and debts people had to pay, this company would have like 10% of their overall workforce left, and most would be the office people.
Anyhow onto my stupid parade. One was a coworker who ended up walking away; aka stopped coming to work. Two are crusty stories.
So with the coworker he shows up to start and he seemed willing to work. Offering to take trash out and stock the cooler ect ect. Ok other than a dull personality at least it would be a body to help us out since we had fired two people the month before. Then it became apparent he wasn't the working type.
I was responsible for his training and answering any questions he might have had on how things ran at the shop.
He ALWAYS asked to leave early by at least two hours and up to as much as four hours early, claiming he needed to get "ready" for his other job. After this, when he was flying solo on shifts in his FIRST week he was late once, didn't show for another and also missed a MANDATORY meeting. By all rights since he was in his 90 days he SHOULD have been fired, but somehow managed to hold his job.
Then when he got into a more regular shift he started making things worse for himself. Not filling out his paperwork to the point he got write ups for it. Not fully cleaning things for his shift. Not being customer friendly, unless you were female, then he'd hit on you. Just a long list of complaints from us workers and customers and STILL nothing was done.
Finally I got fed up and started making my lists of things he was leaving that simply couldn't be overlooked. Pretty much he was leaving 90% of his work for shifts after him to deal with. Nobody should have to try to cram two shifts worth of work into one, even more so if the person on the other shift actually as there.
So he saw I was keeping track of days when he left things in a sad state (there were a few times when he left with things in acceptable states) and thought I was after his job! Not as much as getting fed up of having another shift worth of work dumped onto me. I have no time to worry about making someone lose a job, but do have time to document for management what is wrong so it can be made right, and is for them as the higher ups to do what they want with info given to them.
He retaliated by throwing my personal items away. THAT was my last straw with him; I was done being nice. So when I was cold as icy steel to him, he then decided to HIDE any paperwork he had done so I'd have nothing to compare for cig counts and other data you need for shift to shift hoping I'D be fired. Didn't work, so as a result he got pissy and when nobody else would help him he just stopped showing up to work. What a relief for that issue to be done with!
Last night at work was just UGH with crustys but these two took the cake.
I'll call this one Gas Pump Derp.
Me: -notices car at pump, but nobody in shop or even outside- Hey coworker how long has that car been there with nobody in it?
CW: Too long, can't recall how long.
Me: Hey hold a sec! Next time you need to leave your car here please park it in one of the actual parking spaces -points to them- Parking in front of our pumps is impeding for our business.
Gas Pump Derp: Uh huh SURRRRE durrr durr.
Me: Ok next time you do this thing of parking and taking off of our property I'll just have your car towed. I was just being nice in informing you what you might want to do next time.
Gas Pump Derp: I'd like to see you try. -flips me off-
Me: Well given this -is- a privately owned lot I wish you luck in explaining it to a towing company.
Gas Pump Derp: -speeds away like he's proving something-
Me: -shakes head-
I'm not even sure what to call this one, maybe the generic Dumb Ass? But he was far beyond that so I really have no clue, I'll let you guys decide. The only reason I held my ground on this story was because it was later at night and the only cars were mine, my managers, a regular customers and this couple. Also the fact you can see anyone walking up the street to the shop from any direction and no buses had been by for the last run yet.
So for this story it's two people a girl and her ( I assume) boyfriend.
Her: I need x tobacco items.
Me: ID please
-shows me an expired ID with hole punch and the paper ID-
Me: Sorry we can't accept IDs like this
Her: -gets upset-
Me: -points out the number she can call- Sorry but I can't make exceptions, you can call this if you want to talk to someone about it
Her: Nevermind I don't want to bother anymore -leaves-
I think we're done, but NOPE a Dumb Ass appears!
Me: I know they are for her, and just told her we can't take her form of ID so I can't sell to you knowing this will go right to her
Him: Babydoll I don't know her, people want the same stuff all the time
Me: Hmm then why is her car still here if you have nothing to do with each other?
Him: I don't know, I don't know her. Besides I parked over there -points to door OPPOSITE the one he came in-
Me: Really? You parked over there, but yet WALKED around to this other door when that side is open as well?
Him: Come on baby sell me my smokes.
Me: -knows the car he just pointed to is a regular customers car, who is still in their car- Hmm funny how this girl you "don't" know is still here and keeps looking at you like you're wasting time.
Him: I told you I don't know her, what is this you're doing? Playing detective?
Me: I refuse to sell to you knowing I turned her ID away and that you are buying for her
Him: Nah I'm not. Just stop being stupid and SELL THEM TO ME!
Me: No, enough of this. Get out.
Him: You gonna die for sweating this.
Me: For doing my job and NOT selling illegally?
Him: Whatever, play jr. detective. -leaves-
I watch him start to head to the customers car, then loop around to (*gasp*) get in the car of the girl he "doesn't know," and watch them drive away.
GLOBE, Ariz. - Windows broken, merchandise destroyed; a Circle K store was left so damaged it was forced to close.
It wasn't the work of vandals; it was done by store employees.
Police say the employees thought they were following instructions from a security company, but it was a prank call.
It's a bizarre story that left a convenience store in ruins.
It sounds like a scene out of a movie, but it did happen.
Globe Police say the joke went too far, and it's no laughing matter.
"I couldn't believe the damage that I'd seen today, it was ridiculous," said Lorraine Phillips.
The store was boarded up, but open for business.
It wasn't a force of nature, but rather two gullible employees who worked for the store.
The prankster called in and posed as Circle K corporate security, they claimed a fire alarm was going off and he instructed the employees to do certain things to stop the alarm.
"The first thing they asked him to do was discharge a fire extinguishers inside the fire, which apparently did not raise any alarms when they did that. Even though there were customers inside the store," said a spokesperson with the Globe Police Department.
The caller then went on to tell them to throw the extinguishers through the windows, which they did.
"They finally ordered them to break the computer which is kind of when the light bulb went off that this is a prank call... unfortunately it didn't go off any sooner, and the store employees caused a significant amount of damage to the store," he said.
Circle K Corporate asked FOX 10, not to run this story. Globe Police are investigating the prank, but they could only shake their heads in wonder, and wonder why they did what they did.
"I think whoever did it should be ashamed of what they had done, and whoever made that call should pay for what they did," said Phillips.
It's unclear whether both store clerks kept their jobs; police are trying to trace the call and track down the pranksters.
From Huff Po:
This dog took a bite out of crime.
A man tried to rob Holly’s gas station in Saco, Maine at gunpoint on February 9. Late last week, authorities released video that show's a gas station employee's dog attacking the suspect. The dog, a pit bull-boxer mix named Thor, was friendly and wagging his tail at the suspect before the man pushed his owner, Justin Ireland. The shove caused Ireland to let go of Thor's harness, which is when Thor bit the assailant on the hand and on both sides of his face. The suspect then fled the gas station.
According to a statement on the Saco Police Department's Facebook page, "the suspect is described as a [white male] 5’10, 180 lbs and was last seen wearing a Navy blue hooded sweat shirt and on the front is the word 'GAP', black pants, grey and black gloves, a black winter style hat and a dark green mask with an orange liner covering the bottom of his face."
The police also released this sketch of the suspect.