gona try and make this as short and concise as possible.
at work today, usual day at a sub shop, working with other people slightly younger than me (i’m 21) and we always joke around about stuff. i was making food for people, washing dishes, etc. 6:30pm comes around, i go into the lobby and eat my food, peopel come in and so the other guys make the subs and i go up to the cahs register to check people out. managers are gone for the day, so this 19-20 year old guy gets the manager position, starts bossing us around and all, but we still do stuff.
asks me to go out and clean the tables, so i go out to my car real fsat for about 15 seconds to get a cd for usto listen to in the back, come back in, clean the tables, then go in the back to wash dishes. come out cuz he asks me to wrap subs, then he goes “you want to disrespect my authority? you’re fired! go clock out, no , you’re through, leave, NOW!” tons of people in there now, quiet and staring at me like i did something awful.
i’m like what in the world are you talking about. he goes nuts again making a scene, so me not wanting to make a scene just get up and leave. talk to the manager later that night, and she tells me she believes them because they said i wasn’t doing stuff and went out ot my car and sat down in the back. i told her i sat down in the back for 10 seconds as a joke to him telling me to stay back there and wait to wash dishes, i went out ot my car once to get a cd, whereas another worker went out 3 times for a smoke break, and yes i did eat but i was waiting and checking out customers too between eating.
she said i disrespected him and since he’s the manager i have to do what he says, and i said what about my respect and him making a fool out of me in front of all the customers, and she had nothing to say to that. then she started laughing about it and said she wasn’t going to complain about it, and i told her i don’t see what she’s laughing about since she obviously can’t take any jokes, and then she started laughing more and said “i am finished talking about this!” and hung up on me
i think this was the most immature situation i’ve ever been in before, seeing as how i did nothing wrong and was working as usual the whole time. not to mention this manager guy who is younger than me that went nuts at me is some 5’10" 110 lb anorexic nervous wreck smoker psycho kid, and i felt like effign decking his lights out, but decided i’d be bigger and not make a scene in front of the customers.
parents told me not to worry about it at all and just go join a club on campus with my major to look good on my resume once i graduate and that this money is completely insignificant to my real job later on in life. i’m not concerned about it, more or less just pissed off that it’s like i’m in some fantasy land where i’m the only one who sees it.