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My chief at a large retail chain used to decide on head office redundancies by chanting "One potato, two potato" over the staff list. Tell us about your mad psycho bosses - collect your P45 on the way out.

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(, Thu 18 Jun 2009, 13:06)
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Crazy Steve
There were 3 managers in a fast food place that I worked, two that loved their jobs and the other, Crazy Steve, who clearly didn't give a shit.

Some of his highlights include:

1. Shooting an attractive girl in the face with a mayonnaise gun because she was complaining. (They have pretty impressive range actually).

2. Often just telling customers to get out if they complained and even dragging one out by his shirt.

3. Turning the cctv off and helping 3 guys that pulled up in a van lift the statue of said food chain's famed mascot into the back. (He didn't even know these guys, they just pulled up and tried to steal it randomly).

4. Leaping over the counter and having a fight with a tramp outside the store.

5. Giving a kid a giant ice cream in one of the buckets for chicken and acting like it was normal.

6. Closing the store one time because he wanted pizza and phoning up Dominoe's and offering a trade. They accepted.

7. Setting the fire alarms off accidentally about once a week and giving all of the fireman free food when they showed up. He also found some gizmo in the office draw and was dancing around clicking it until the police showed up and informed us it was some panic alarm thingy.

8. We had some points reward system; he'd just give them to us regardless. 'You want a new playstation game Jonny? Here, have 4000 points and get it out of the catalogue.'

9. Would give children the whole set of toys with one meal.

10. Giving some guy's dog an ice cream outside.

11. Would just park his car in the drive thru and pretend it had broken down if we were too busy.

12. Writing bizarre complaints about the other managers, such as 'I don't like Dave's ears' and putting them in the drop box.

13. On a few occasions he'd take a bunch of french frie bags into the office and write the names and numbers of the employee working the stand on them and slip them back in to the pile. So I'd then inadvertantly hand some girl a portion of fries with my number on. I even got a call once.

14. Told me to take the trash home, which I found bizarre, but put it in the boot of my car anyway since he was so persistent, to find he'd just filled a black bag up with bags of mini-eggs from the store.

15. (one I forgot) He threw out all of our name badges and ordered us new ones from head office, including 'Fanny' for some gay bloke and 'Lil rem'. I was given the appropriate 'Ahmed'. I'm white.

16. (Another I forgot as it's not so much crazy, but just nice) We had to monitor the waste at the end of the shift and put it in some bin, incase we had a surprise inspection the next day and they counted it for the week. But he'd just pretend to put it in there and let us take whatever we wanted, then give the rest to homeless people on the way home. The other two managers were strict that it MUST go in the bin.
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 14:37, 16 replies)
Like a pretty damn good boss to me...
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 14:46, closed)
He sounds awesome
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 14:50, closed)
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 15:36, closed)
I wish my boss was that nice
can't really see why you're complaining ;p
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 15:51, closed)
Not complaining, he was hilarious!
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 17:04, closed)
he sounds ace
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 16:03, closed)
^ all of this
He sounds like a legend. Unhinged, but a legend.
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 16:16, closed)
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 17:00, closed)
click for you. did he get sacked in the end?
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 17:01, closed)
He got moved to another store and replaced by an utter twunt!
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 17:05, closed)
11. Would just park his car in the drive thru and pretend it had broken down if we were too busy.
Clickety-click. And for point 15; laughed out loud!
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 17:34, closed)
Is fucking awesome.
(, Fri 19 Jun 2009, 18:10, closed)
*click* for all, especially 16#
He sounds so epic! I wish I could have a boss like that.
(, Sat 20 Jun 2009, 13:45, closed)
no. 6!
always wondered if this sort of thing happend
(, Sat 20 Jun 2009, 19:24, closed)
I Like 5, 6 and 16...
... in fact they're all magic.

I'd love to see the kid's face when they got a bucket of ice-cream thou'.
(, Tue 23 Jun 2009, 16:30, closed)
I like his style
He's the sort of Manager I'd like to be someday. Great story, really brightened up my day. Now to convince the local chicken emporium to give me a large bucket of ice cream...

(, Wed 24 Jun 2009, 17:05, closed)

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