HELL’S KITCHEN: Chef Ramsay (R) yells at Tek (L) during dinner service on an all-new HELL’S KITCHEN airing Tuesday, Aug. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick Wymore/FOX
You hate to see people lose their jobs . . . unless they lose them in a HILARIOUS way. Then it’s fine.
There’s a discussion on Reddit.com where managers are sharing the DUMBEST thing one of their employees did to get fired.
Here are five of the best ones . . .
- “My assistant manager’s register was exactly $3.64 short after every shift. It turns out that’s how much he was spending at Taco Bell for lunch. When we accused him of stealing, he thought we meant all the merchandise he’d been taking.”
- “A 20-year-old new guy called in sick and said he had a stroke. He lived across the street from the store, so we all watched him pack up his truck with beach gear and drive off with his girlfriend.”
- “I had a server take a sip out of a customer’s Dr. Pepper and Coke right in front of them to see which was which.”
- “I had to fire a new dishwasher after she was caught on camera throwing silverware and plates into the dumpster instead of putting them into the dishwasher.”
- “We had a secretary who wouldn’t get anything done. I eventually got fed up and looked on her work computer. I found out she was prostituting herself with her company email.”
The website QuickSurveys.com does a poll each year to find out how “naughty” and “nice” we’ve been. It covers everything from dating habits to politics.
Most of the “nice” things they asked about are kind of boring though: 28% of us donated our time . . . 31% donated money . . . 60% did at least one random act of kindness . . . and 50% CLAIM they never lashed out at anyone over the election.
Here are six “naughty” things we did that are a little more interesting . . .
1. 17% of people unfriended someone on Facebook over the election . . . and 16% lied about voting when they actually didn’t vote at all.
2. A third of people in relationships looked through the other person’s phone or Internet history . . . and 15% of single people flaked on a first date.
3. 26% of people found something that didn’t belong to them, and kept it. And 17% found a wallet, purse, or bag and DID return it, but stole something out of it first.
4. 59% of us pretended to be sick to get out of something we didn’t want to do.
5. 20% of people admitted to gossiping about a close friend.
6. And 12% lied on their résumé, or in a job interview.
I know YOU’VE never faked a sick day, but believe it or not, some people have. And when they put on their “I’m on my death bed” voice to call in sick, now we know what THEY should be saying. Again, them, not you. You’re honest.
A new survey asked 1,000 bosses which sick day excuses they’re most likely to believe. So here are the best ones to fake . . .
- The flu.
- Throwing out your back, or having back pain.
- An accidental injury. Too bad they weren’t more specific. A broken toe? A paper cut? There’s so much to choose from when you’re faking it, a little guidance would have been nice. (???)
- A cold.
- A migraine.
One more thing to keep in mind. Even though the flu is the most believable excuse, only about 25% of bosses say they buy it. Which means that no matter WHAT excuse you use, there’s at least a 75% chance your boss won’t buy it.
Maybe one day you’ll get sick of taking pictures of your face . . . but probably not.
A new survey found that people who were born after 1980 will take more than 25,000 selfies in their lifetime. Here are five more stats from the survey . . .
- We now spend 54 hours a year taking selfies.
- More than half of people fix their hair before they take a selfie . . . and 47% practice their facial expression.
- People spend up to seven minutes taking and retaking selfies to try to get the perfect one.
- 47% of people think it’s okay to take a picture of themselves during CHILDBIRTH . . . and 30% think it’s okay during sex.
- And 20% think it’s okay to take one during a FUNERAL.
(Huffington Post / Zee News)
Your appearance SHOULDN’T have anything to do with your job performance. But that clearly isn’t stopping you from worrying about it.
A new survey found one in THREE women think that if they don’t look their best at work, it affects their career.
The survey didn’t go into whether it actually DOES affect women’s careers, but still . . . there’s clearly an INSANE amount of pressure going on. Here are the other four things the study found . . .
- One in 10 women have even called in SICK because of a bad hair day or a skin issue.
- 21% have canceled plans with friends because they didn’t like how they looked that day.
- 10% have canceled a date.
- And 5% have hidden inside and refused to go out in public at ALL.