Be a total b*tch? Lose your job and your child.
A few years ago I worked for a small company which had a one person sales staff and so decided to hire a woman I’ll call total b*tch to be the second sales person.
She came in and basically did everything possible to make life hell for the other two of us who worked in the office.
The two of us handled online content and in house IT work for this mostly online company, and she spent most of her first few days telling us how she thinks we should do our jobs instead of doing her own.
When we didn’t listen, she started literally calling our contacts and speaking on behalf of the company. We ask WTF she’s doing and she says “you’re not doing your jobs so someone has to do it”. She then tells the company owner how horrible we are and how she had to do our work for us.
She also made a mess of the office. A lot of that had to do with her bringing her infant child to work with her every day. She said she was going through a messy divorce and she didn’t want to pay for day care.
This is bad enough, but she routinely decided to leave her baby with the two of us because she “just had to step out for a minute” which was usually at least 30 minutes.
Once she was gone for half the day while we had to try to do our jobs and try to keep this kid from accidentally killing itself as it crawls all around the office grabbing at everything like a little kid does.
We’re sick of her shit so we decide to get revenge. The office was located in a shopping mall (weird for an online company but whatever) and the owner insisted we keep the doors open to the mall when we were there.
Normally we kept the total b*tch’s baby away from the doors with a little gate that kept it behind the desk area where we worked.
My co-worker decided on this fateful day to leave the gate unlatched, and pretty soon the spawn of satan crawls it’s way through and is playing out front before - you guessed it - crawling out into the mall area.
Whatever should we do?
The b*tch left us her number to call if we needed her, but she also provided her soon-to-be ex husband’s number in case of emergency since he lived very close to our offices.
Instead, we called the local police and told them a child had been left unattended in our offices and had crawled out into the mall area.
When we noticed the cops pulling up outside our area of the mall, my co-worker quickly called the soon-to-be ex husband and decided to inform him that the cops were at the mall saying they were going to take his child into protective services due to neglect by his soon-to-be ex wife.
This begins a chain of events that was beautiful in its perfection.
To set the scene, the husband is pleading with a cop holding his baby when the total b*tch walks up and starts flipping out at him, the cops, and pretty much everyone in the area. Of course we prop open the door front door nearest the scene just a little so we can hear it all.
She throws a tantrum for a short while before the total b*tch screams “give me my child!” at the cop, then literally tries to punch him while he is holding her child. The other cop takes her to the pavement and handcuffs her while she screeches like a banshee.
Just as the cops are picking her up off the ground in handcuffs, the company owner is arriving at the office and asks what’s going on since this is his recently hired salesperson and it’s happening right outside his offices. He’s calmly told the story by the police as the total b*tch pleads with him to help her and it’s all a big misunderstanding, blah blah blah.
He listens to them all and then calmly tells her she’s fired because he can’t have her causing a scene in front of his business like that.
The best part is that we later learn through mutual acquaintances that this came up in her divorce hearing and she lost custody of her child to the ex-husband because of what took place that day.
EDITED TO SAY: A few people have asked why we didn’t tell her she couldn’t leave her child there. We did. Many times. I even explained above that she offered excuses that she would only be gone a short period of time and then left. She clearly didn’t care.
Also, this was a small business with five total employees and the owner was clueless on most things and unhelpful.
Additionally, the child was never at risk. It crawled about one meter (three feet) onto mall flooring. We had eyes on it the whole time and could have been at its side in about three seconds if necessary.