Co-worker from hell

Co-worker from hell

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We’ve all heard the expression, “You can’t choose your
family” and that’s true. Usually by default, we love our
family regardless because we share blood or grew up
down the hall from one another. Like the old Irish proverb
states, “We can kick the shit out of our siblings but YOU
touch a hair on their head one second later and you’re
DEAD.” Coworkers, however, are a different story…. we
can’t choose them and we don’t have to love them.
We have all had the coworker who brings nothing to
the table: No one notices when they go on vacation,
no customers from their previous jobs come looking for
them, the human anomaly who curiously has her period
three times a month. Others who look sloppy, don’t
know what beers are on tap after a year employed and
if they know the names of said beers, don’t know the
difference between any of them. The glorified bar-backs,
the combative, competitive, jealous type (yes, all of those
qualities are usually rolled into one). It’s hard.
I must say though, the hardest to deal with are the
“victims.” They call out three out of 6 shifts, always have
one foot out the door and ask coworkers to come in early
for them if they are swing or day shift.
I worked with someone for the past year who was the
epitome of all of these things and was FINALLY fired
today. She wrote a nasty post on Facebook shortly after
stating how she was fired for no reason and stated, “I
guess because I work hard and don’t drink or do drugs,
I was let go.” The following are true excuses she really
tried to use that were not mentioned in her pity party
post:
1. My mom’s boyfriend threw out his back so I have to go
help him. (Her mom lives 45 minutes north of us… are you
going there to hold his hand? What does this have to do
with you?)
2. My boyfriend threw out his back. (Hmm… must run in
the family.)
3. My boyfriend and I broke up, I’m moving my belongings
out of his house during this terrible breakup. (Posts
brand new happy pics on social media with her boyfriend
several hours later.)
4. I have a stomach ulcer. (Posts pics of herself on
social media several hours later getting a frappaccino at
McDonalds and later getting a pedicure.)
The bonus occurrence in the past month was… missing a
mandatory staff meeting. My boss addressed her the next
day with, “So… you didn’t want to show up to my meeting
yesterday?” This was after a reminder text was sent out
the day before and she didn’t answer calls/texts on the
day of. Her response to him was, “Not gonna lie, I forgot.”
Funny, her Facebook post putting down my job and the
way she was “unfairly terminated” failed to mention of
these shortcomings on her part. Coworkers! Am I right?

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