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Chthonic asks: What's the naughtiest thing a boss has ever asked you to do? And did you do it? Or perhaps you are the boss and would like to confess.

(, Thu 7 Jul 2011, 13:36)
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Down the hopper and into the mix
This bloke was sort of my boss and he did ask me to keep schtum, so I reckon it qualifies.

For a few months I worked in a food production factory.

My job was emptying big bags of ingredients down a hopper into the mixer downstairs.

There were 2 of us doing that job and being up near the roof, closed off from the rest of the factory my colleague/boss, who'd been there a number of years, used to have the odd cig on the job. Blowing the smoke into the top of the hopper which sucked it up and away.

Occasionally the plastic curtain would flap a few yards and stairs away meaning someone was coming, giving him just enough time to drop his fag down the hopper, and into the mix.

Nobody in the packing side of the factory ever mentioned a stray fag-end found in any mixes while I was there, and there were quite a few. So I assume they must've gone out to the customers.

I felt terrible not telling the bosses about it but I was young and new, then I left.

This was several years ago so hopefully it doesn't happen these days. But you never know.
(, Thu 7 Jul 2011, 18:58, 4 replies)
Has to be, surely?
(, Thu 7 Jul 2011, 21:15, closed)

My mum bought a bag of dog food (rhymes with 'Makers') and found a stray dog end in it.
(her dog is a rescue dog, and would probably have eaten whatever, even if it was 90% dog ends)
she sent a letter to the 'makers' and got a £15 voucher back........ so, that was nice
(, Thu 7 Jul 2011, 21:37, closed)

Shit, I give that to my dog...
(, Fri 8 Jul 2011, 13:48, closed)
all those and more...
...many supermarkets
(, Fri 8 Jul 2011, 20:33, closed)

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