P long my bad: manager pisses me off, so I annoy the shit out of her just enough so it pisses her off, but I can’t get fired
This story is from a while ago. A coworker who started around the same time as me got promoted, now I wasn’t jealous, I was a high school student who honestly didn’t need the extra work a shift lead had to do.
That being said I hated the woman, she wasn’t the brightest light bulb in the package but she thought she was. She liked using her authority to intimidate and bully. And if I or any of the other employees said anything she’d run and cry to the manager about having anxiety, and how we’re making fun of her because of her anxiety and how we don’t respect her because of her anxiety.
Well in my store to ring an employee meal up, do a refund, really anything other than ringing somebody up-you need a manager’s card, which before hand had never been a problem. Usually all the cards are in the same spot and the manager on duty’s card is usually already out. It’s important to note that I had been working there for an entire year by now, and so had most of the staff. None of the shift leads or managers cared, and in fact preferred that if we needed to, we used their card (as long as it was for the right reasons).
So my coworker is coming through the line, no big deal, I swipe her card so he can get his discount he goes on his merry way and I serve the next customer.
She comes up to me after the line dies down and says “so how did mike get his discount? I didn’t ring him up.” I replied, kinda confused “uh, I used your card?” Duh, didn’t add it but I sure thought it. And she goes the fuck off yelling at me in front of customers and coworkers, and ends it with “never EVER use my card again.” Kk. Though I don’t think she knew what she was in for. From that day forth no matter what she was doing. How busy the line was. Every time I needed that card I went up to her and told her she’s needed at cash. That meant everytime an employee needed a meal, every time someone wanted a refund, every time I needed to open the drawer, I asked her to come up. I could tell she got annoyed and even did a whole “I’m with a customer” “yeah but mike can’t start his break until he’s rung up.” “Ok we’ll take care of this customer” “no can do I haven’t washed my hands and by time I do you’ll have swiped your card! :)” even when she was on break “M, I need you at cash” “I’m on break” “but this customer wants a refund, and I can’t use your card” “just use it” “:( no can do you told me to NEVER EVER use your card :)” eventually she got sick of it and told me to go back to using her card.
Eventually she got fired after she was standing at cash (not doing anything) yelling at me and a coworker making sandwiches about some croutons she needed made (while we have a 20 person line) and by yelling I mean berating and insulting us really loudly in front of the customers. My one coworker got pissed and said “bye” in the middle of service and only came back after our manager texted him and begged him to finish the shift. And after the whole ordeal she looked me in the eye and told me that if I ever don’t do what she said when she said it, I’d be written up. I told her I’d make it easy, bye (do note other coworker hadn’t shown back up yet) I guess after realizing that some how this shift lead managed to get not one, not two, but three (the coworker I had left with her left too) to quit on the spot then it must’ve been bad. I got my job back-no consequences, and life has been chugging along.