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23 People Call Out The Worst Thing Their Boss Ever Said To Them

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An important lesson to learn early and remember long is that your employer is not your friend. Even if you like them and your job, the bottom line will always be the bottom line. People in the service industry know that very well, as getting fired for minor transgressions is a matter of course in the industry. That might be why comedian Kevin McCaffrey’s joke about lying to his old employers at the Olive Garden struck such a chord with people.

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“Years ago, I was scheduled for a double shift at Olive Garden,” he wrote. “I told them my grandma died, and they said ‘well then can you just work one shift?’ I was so furious they’d ask that, I never went back. Also, I was lying, my grandma was fine, but still.”

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In the replies, people laughed about McCaffrey lying, but many, many comments were about how close to the truth of the situation he was—a lot of people really HAVE had people they love die only to be asked to stay until closing. A remarkable number of them even worked at the Olive Garden.

Soon, the thread was devoted to all of the worst stuff that any employer ever said to an employee, as told by the employees. I know I’ll never be getting endless soup and salad at some of these places again.

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