The most ridiculous thing you've ever heard from an employee

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    OK, we all know it's not just customers are stupid...lets hear some dumb employee stories.


    Last summer, my dad and I were driving from St. Louis to New York. We stopped in Indianapolis to get gas, then we ate at Wendys. We weren't sure what time zone we were in, as neither of us could remember if the switch to Eastern time was at the Indiana border or the Ohio border. Clueless as to what to set the clock in the car and our watches to, after placing our order, we asked the girl who took our order what time zone we were in. She gave us a blank stare and had a confused look on her face, then she said "What are you talking about? What's a time zone?" So I said "Are we in central or eastern time?" Then she said "I still don't know what you're talking about." Then the other guy running the register saved her from further humiliation and told us Eastern. Honestley...I've heard dumb things from employees before, but not knowing what a time zone is? Wow...give me a break.
     
  2. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    there was a reason she worked there. time zones weren't in her job description i presume.
     
  3. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I was at the grand opening of the Apple Store at the Garden State Plaza and I had asked an employee if he knew if Apple was coming out with a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse anytime soon. He told me they were "over there". Needles to say, they weren't "over there".
     
  4. Stella macrumors 604

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    At a food court.

    me: Can I have "Chicken Curry"
    shop assistant: <blank stare>
    me: ( Pointing to menu ): Chicken Curry
    s.a: I don't understand
    me: Curry Chicken

    ( This time, she understands me )
     
  5. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    that got me to laugh just because it was apple
     
  6. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    At the Taco Bell Drive thru, I asked for "extra cheese on the side" and the lady kept saying, "we can't give you extra beef on the side". Then I said extra cheese 3 more times, and after every time, "extra beef?!?" was the reply. Drive throughs are the worst.
     
  7. XNine macrumors 68040

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    about a year and a half ago, I had an employee when I worked for another division of my company. She created Supervisor calls. People could be extremely pleasant before speaking to her, and then all hell would break loose.

    So, I was at work tone morning for about 2 hours, and already had 6 sup calls, three from her alone.

    I get off of one, and she walks up:
    Her: This bitch has an attitude with me.
    Me: What?
    Her: I have a Sup call.
    (I blew up, threw my headset through the isle and against the window and yelled:)
    GODAMMIT! CAN YOU NOT DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!
    Her: It's not my fault, she said I was giving her attitude!
    Me: I heard you call her a pain in the ass!
    Her: Well she was!

    Needless to say I ended up getting her fired.

    The next one was in a meeting with all of the managers/assistant managers on hiring new reps. This one guy, his name was John, a big dumb jock kind of guy...

    Director: What are the qualities we need to look for in our new-hires?
    Manager 1: Work History
    Manager 2: References
    Me: Technical abilities, Word, Excel, basic computing and communication skills.
    John (Manager 3): Good Penmanship.
     
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Me: Do you guys have phone cards?
    Employee: Hey i only work here...i don't know what they sell here
    ME: :confused: damn its like that?!


    Bless
     
  9. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    :eek:

    December last year

    Me: Do you have any Rucksacks?
    Shop: What's a Rocksack?
    Me: No a Rucksack
    Shop: Rocksack?

    ..... after spelling it out R U C K S A C K, I realize this may not be a well used term in Canada, even though she's still thinking it's a R O C K S A C K.

    Me: Do you have any BACKPACKS?
    Shop: Oh yeah, this way...

    Bloody colonials... ;)
     
  10. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....I recently had a user call our help line...she had gone to the bathroom and when she came back could not remember the password to unlock her computer.

    My conclusion was that we really do in fact hire people with **** for brains...oh yeah!
     
  11. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Manager"So I need an an for the paper
    me:"ok what size, is it back & white or colour"
    manager"umm I dunno, can you just build it, send it to the paper and then get them to send you the specs?

    Me"umm that's makes no sence"
     
  12. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    Ive done similar! I can memorize information but never can remember what my password is unless its just numbers.
     
  13. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I don't understand. :confused:

    Edit: Oh I get it now I think, you meant "need an ad for the paper"
     
  14. corywoolf macrumors 65816

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    3 Comp USA employees (1 week ago):

    Me: "Where's the iPod shuffle's at?"
    Employee:"We don't carry those anymore"
    Me:"why?"
    Employee:"Apple stopped making those and makes the 1 GB nano instead"
    Me:"that's not true, Apple has not end of lifed the shuffle"
    Employee fetches other employees to back her up...

    :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  15. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Bad info from store mgrs or employees don't there product detail :eek: ;)
     
  16. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Duffs Man Back! Stupidest MR Member comment(me)
     
  17. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    McDonald's drive through a few years ago.

    me: just a small coffee, please.
    counter critter: A Coke? Anything with that?
    me: no, just coffee please.
    counter critter: okay, so just a small coke?
    me: no, cof-feeee. With extra cream please.
    counter critter: Oh, coffee! Sure, drive through.

    I pay, take the bag, and what's inside? A small Sprite, coffee stirrer and cream packets.
     
  18. mrwildguitar macrumors regular

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    That's classic, frustrating, but classic.

    I haven't eaten there since my eggs were comparible to rubber.
     
  19. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Serves you right for going to McDonald's!

    :p
     
  20. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    Mine

    So, i walked into a subway, and wanted to buy a case of cookies, so i could keep them in the freezer and cook them when I wanted to, so, i ask and he says they cannot sell them like that, then he asked me:
    him: why would you want to buy them like that, we always have them here"
    me: i want them at home so i can cook them at my leisure"
    him: whats a leisure?"
    employee comes over and explains to him, and smiles at me. yikes!
    andreas
     
  21. mrwildguitar macrumors regular

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    I used to work at Subway. We got that all the time and had no problem with it.

    I used to just give cookies to people that were chill.
     
  22. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Was that the one on Highland street?
     
  23. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes I wonder if they just use their working at McDonalds as an excuse for being stupid:rolleyes:
     
  24. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    No offense or anything just wondering, but it seems like all the subways around where I live have at least 60% of their staff as stoners, was that the case for you?
     
  25. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Well, they didn't actually "say" anything to me, but...

    At McDonald's, one of my friends ordered a McChicken sandwich, but it didn't have mayonnaise on it. My friend didn't want to go up and ask for some but I did for her. I asked if they had any "little mayonnaise packets" and they said "sure."

    They brought me a full cup of mayo! :eek: It was disgusting. Why would anybody ever need that much? :confused:
     

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