1. Does His Best By Quitting
17, hole in the wall popular non-chain fast food place. Worked 3 to 11.
A Friday. We needed a MINIMUM of 4 people to run the place.
And that’s with everything getting totally trashed. 6-7 people was really what was needed.
Nobody showed up but me. Previous shift went home. Called the manager. No answer. Called the owner. ‘Just do the best you can’.
Turned off the lights, locked the door, put a sticky note on it that said ‘I quit’. And went home.
I did the best I could.
2. Quitting By Proxy
I knew a guy in high school who hated working at a movie theater. Called his boss and told him he wasn’t feeling well because he went hiking, got swarmed by bats, and got bit by one. Shows up later that evening to watch a movie with a cape and fake fangs in his mouth. Fired on the spot.
3. Last Day Making Pizzas
I used to work at a place that rhymes with “Pizza Hut” and the managers there were real cheapskates.
There was this nice old man that would come in every Sunday and order a triple extra cheese pizza and while they charged him for the 3x cheese, they would forbid us from ever actually putting that much cheese on a pizza because apparently cheese in the pizza selling world is akin to gold.
So instead of 3x extra cheese he would really be getting what the instructions would qualify as barely enough for a regular cheese pizza.
On the day my 2 weeks notice ended the old guy just happened to be my last order so I went into the walk-in and grabbed an entire box of cheese, proceeded to dump the entire thing onto his pizza and tossed it into oven. It was stacked so high that it couldn’t even fit into it and half of it was scraped off.
Anyways, the look on the old guy’s face when he saw me do this made it all worth it (imagine pure excitement). Needless to say I didn’t put the correct phone number down for future job references.