He Gets A Prize For Being Jerk Of The Week

, , , , | Working | May 6, 2020

I manage a gas station. I have been lucky to have a great graveyard guy who is one of my prized employees. One night, my phone rings at home.

Prized Employee: “Hi, [My Name], I wanted to let you know that I need to quit. I’m really sorry.”

Me: “Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that. You’ve been one of my best employees. When is going to be your last day?”

Prized Employee: “Oh, I’m quitting as of now. I won’t be working anymore.”

I look at the clock. It’s almost 9:00 pm; he is supposed to work in a bit over an hour.

Me: “Today? Like in an hour? You couldn’t give me more notice?”

Prized Employee: “Sorry, but my partner and I decided to go off on a mission.”

Me: “Okay, I guess. Good luck.”

I had to scramble to find a replacement for him. About two weeks later, I got a notice that he filed for unemployment with the state. He indicated on the form that I had fired him for no reason. I guess my prized employee wasn’t so prized, was he?

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