There are some industries where you just can't mess around if you want to stick around. The food industry is definitely one of those industries. These workers didn't know how to behave themselves in a proper, professional manner, so they had to be let go.
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He Was So Confident That He’d Get Away With It, He Just Went Right Back To Work
“Apparently a really sketchy dishwasher went out to smoke and came back in with a laptop he wanted to sell. He said his friend met him with it out back on his smoke break and he told the guy he’d ask around. The bartender bought it immediately because it was such a great deal. About an hour later, a guest who’d just finished eating came back in and told them her car had been broken into and her laptop was missing. She asked if we could check the security tapes of the parking lot. Yes, this idiot dishwasher went outside to smoke, broke into a car in the parking lot, sold the laptop to the bartender, and went about washing dishes all while this lady was inside eating dinner.”
She Should Have Kept That Off Social Media
“A girl posted a Snapchat story of her taking money from the cash drawer behind a manager’s back. Like, she’d filmed the back of the manager, who was talking to another employee, then filmed herself lifting the bill, and filmed herself walking away with it.”
She Should Have Been Giving Those Drinks To The Guests
“I work in catering and one of our typical tasks is butler passing: carrying around drinks or hors-d’oeuvres on trays and offering them to guests. This one new hire, let’s call her Tulip, was assigned to butler pass cosmopolitans, which is fancier and more expensive than your standard pass. A tray probably holds about eight of these, but at least six.
After a couple of trays, Tulip was noticeably sloshed. In case this isn’t clear, she was slamming the cosmos. She was stumbling around, unable to balance a tray. So somebody pulled her off passing and Tulip walked off in a huff.
The manager, let’s call her Tracy, got wind of what was happening and when she came back to take control of the situation, Tulip was nowhere to be found. That is until she was spotted smoking with the guests on the balcony, which is a no-no in formal banquets. Tracy went out and told her to put it out and come inside, to which Tulip replied, ‘EFF YOU, TRACY, EFF YOU!’
Tulip finished her smoke, came inside and passed out on a sack of dirty linens. Tracy asked a chef who needed to drive back to our headquarters if he could bring Tulip there and find a way to get her home safely. They roused Tulip and Tracy fired her.
The chef was driving one of our semi trucks back to HQ with Tulip in the passenger seat. She was flirting really heavily with him. She then pulled off her pants and underwear and began ‘stroking the clam’ right then and there. The chef ignored this the best he could and got her a cab home from HQ.
The next day, Tulip showed up for her shift, having blacked out during yesterday’s termination, and Tracy had to fire her all over again.”
No One Could Find The Bartender Anywhere
“It was my second day as kitchen manager at a restaurant. There was a table that wanted a drink made and the server in question couldn’t find the bartender. Thankfully, it was just one of the speciality drinks for our house, so I could make it out of our book. We still couldn’t find the bartender. Another drink order came in half an hour later. There was still no bartender. As I was trying to mix the drink, I realized I couldn’t find a specific bottle, so I went to get a new one and saw our bartender coming out of the bathroom with her jacket on. I rolled my eyes, handed her the new bottle and let her finish making the drink for the customer. I, being naive and an optimist, just told her we’d need to talk later, intending to lecture her about taking long breaks.
One of our servers was the daughter of the owner and knew the password for the cameras. She checked them and saw the bartender take a bottle and go to the bathroom, where she apparently spent half an hour drinking. She was obviously fired on the spot, but if you’re going to steal from a restaurant, why would you take it from the rail?”
She Didn’t Even Try That Hard To Hide The Fact She Was Lying
“I work at a particular sandwich shop and my boss hired this one lady as a closer despite a few red flags during the interview. Her favorite thing to do after she finished her training was to tell customers we were out of bread so that she wouldn’t have to help them. She just said nobody had baked any that day. The best part is that customers who witnessed this said that she didn’t bother to move the bread cabinet behind the line, so they could visibly see the bread right behind her.”
He Couldn’t Even Do The Set Up And Prep In That State
“I once had a bartender on my staff blackout behind the bar by 7 pm. I got the call from my chef, who said, ‘Hey man, I think [bartender] is wasted, dude. I think you need to get over here.’ I got in just as the dinner rush was starting to see a wildly under-prepared bar because he was too hammered to set up and prep. But when I got to the restaurant, ready to take him home and fire him, the most bizarre thing happened.