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10 Terrifying Stories About Employees Who Need Hazard Pay

| Right | October 25, 2020

Dear readers,

“Hazard pay” is defined as “extra payment for working under dangerous conditions; danger money.” That describes a lot of the interactions with customers you find on Not Always Right, don’t you think? Still, there are always those extra-special encounters that go from hazard pay being a joke to it being a serious conversation!

We’ve rounded up ten stories from our archives about customers that left our poor workers with the need for brain bleach, actual bleach, or an invasion of personal safety!


Gives New Meaning To ‘Manually Eject’ – Need for brain bleach, example number one.

Too Much Shinformation – This one goes under “brain bleach” and is edging dangerously close to “actual bleach.”

(Bra)ce Yourself – At least it seems she was willing to pay for it?

Olfactional Hazards – That’s “courtesy clerk” not “courtesy sniff.”

F*** The Benefits, We Want Combat Pay – And we have our first solid contender in the “personal safety” category, folks!

Oh, What’s A Little Third Degree Burn Anyway – What part of “fire hot” do people not get?

On The Need For Hazard Pay, Part 3 – If your webcam is on, put on pants and see if the issue persists.

On The Need For Hazard Pay, Part 2 – There’s not enough money on earth.

Urine Way Over Your Head, Part 2 – Why wouldn’t it count?

Fritzl Be One Of Those Days – Do these people hear themselves?!


We hope you enjoyed this roundup about workers who need hazard pay! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

15 Times Employees Were Pushed So Far They Had To Quit!


14 Times Aquarium Customers Made You Wish You Were Out At Sea

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Has a customer ever tried to cross you and lived to regret it? What happened?

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