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Tale # 108
Dept: Management Score: 8
Jul 14th 2007 Submitted by Jim Armbruster
“A new way to boost morale”
A donut I was working for an internet company some time back that had ridiculous expectations of its staff. We'd work an average of 60 hour weeks, paid for 40 but we were all relatively young and were somehow convinced that was what people did.

The owner was the type that you just knew woke up and while looking in the mirror kept trying to convince himself that he as a good person.

He kept the clients and communication with them so TIGHT that I'd be told, in passing, about critical details only days before MAJOR things were to be acted on. This, set me up for failure time and time again as the only Senior Project Manager.

Eventually, I was fired. The following Monday that owner thought it best to buy himself a Ferrari. I can only imagine the contempt that my fellow co-workers must have had. LINK
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Tale # 551
Dept: Management Score: 7
Oct 11th 2013 Submitted by chris
“the ”
A donut I worked as a lifeguard for a fairly large city. The Parks and Rec department had a director, assistant director, and then an aquatics director under the other 2.

We had just built a new aquatic center so the P & R director hired an independent consultant and a new aquatics director. She was new to the pool industry so didn't have much knowledge of how to handle a pool.

The consultant was the biggest idiot I'd ever met. The policies he started went against everything we are taught as lifeguards and even bordered on illegal. For instance, he became convinced that children were purposefully defecating in the pool (the children's pool for kids 12 and under, of course there is going to be poop in the pool). so instead of clearing the pool and shocking it with chemicals, he told us to keep people away from that area and have a manager scoop it out.

About halfway through the summer, the aquatics director made a decision (that she was hired to make) at the advice of the more experience guards but it went against the consultant. He had her fired for "insubordination."
I left after that summer. LINK
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Tale # 191
Dept: Management Score: 5
Jun 12th 2009 Submitted by Anonymous
“No experiance”
A donut I was sub contracted to a brewery as a security officer whenever there was a change of the security chief I was instructed to train and update him on the fire systems after training three guys over 5 years I applied for the position and was turned down reason not enough experience LINK
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Tale # 291
Dept: Management Score: -10
Jan 10th 2010 Submitted by Anonymous
“The value of a name at a Bank!”
A donut I just started woking as a telemarketer at a Canadian bank. For those who have worked in call centres, after training new employees typically get a diploma confirming training completion.

On my diploma they rampantly misspelled my last name. I have an Indian last name, and my last name was spelled like my boss's first name.

Two days after looking at the major mistake, I asked my boss if I can get the name changed. His response was "No, do you want to see how many diplomas have spelling errors?" I was fuming and I knew I would soon leave this dump.

The day after I told my boss I took his comments personally since my name has not changed in 28.5 years. I told him I am sure people mess up his name, he confirmed to me that on his University Diploma, his name was misspelled.

He got the name changed and I quit a week later. LINK
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