4. STANDING FOR EIGHT HOURS, STARING
“Worked overnights in a lab. One night there was a guy at the bus stop at the end of the drive leading to our building.
It was exceptionally weird because no busses were running until morning. He had a backpack on and the whole 8 hours he just stood there, with his back to the road, staring at our building.”
5. A DEMON GOPHER FROM HELL
“Was working really late one night doing emergency IT stuff. Walking around the office building, most of the lights were off and it’s dead silent. As I’m walking by, this guy suddenly rises out of his cubicle like a demon gopher from Hell and stares at me with what seemed like unnaturally wide eyes. It turns out he was just working late, and we had scared the shit out of each other.”
6. IT CUT MY GODDAMN FINGER OFF!!
“Used to work at an ice cream factory from 6pm-6am. Second day on the job, this tenured line leader was trying to unclog compacted cookie dough from the machine. Used her fucking finger. It chopped off the end when it unclogged and started again because no one stopped it.
I’m still fresh and new as in helping her out and learning. She jumps off the ladder and yells ‘IT CUT MY GODDAMN FINGER OFF!!’
I froze in fear, she pushed me aside, grabbed ALL the paper towels and booked it to the ER.
We found her finger tip in the ice cream catch a few minutes later and had to trash the entire batch and start fresh…just before my days off and I had to come back in the next day shorthanded.
Obligatory edit: yes, we found the bit of her finger, cleaned it and put it on ice. Took it to the ER. She got it reattached.
And I get it, ‘shorthanded.’”