Unfiltered Story #99632

, , , | Unfiltered | November 8, 2017

I work at the biggest theme park in Canada. I worked at one of the most popular stores in the park and., even though my shift would end at 11:30, would often stay until 12:00-12:30 on most nights.

We are given breaks every 4-5 hours and my last break was 4.5 hours ago, so I am really hungry. As I am being counted out I see a Timbits (aka doughnut holes) box in the trash.

Me: “Ooh, Timbits.” *goes to take it out*

Supervisor: “Ew [My name], it was in the trash.”

Me: “But it’s in a box so it’s okay.”

Supervisor: “Stop while I still have respect for you.”

Needless to say, I didn’t eat the Timbits but my dad did take me to 24 hours Denny’s afterwards for a late dinner.

Unfiltered Story #98709

, , , | Unfiltered | October 24, 2017

I don’t do drugs, drink any alcohol, or go to any parties so I am pretty sheltered. However, we get people from all over the city at (Theme Park) so often I hear language or phrases I am not used to

I am approached by (Coworker) who always comes to work high and is a very slow worker as a result. It is like pulling teeth working with her.

Coworker: Hey (My name) want to buy a dime bag?

Me: What’s a dime bag?

Coworker: Uh…never mind

On my break, I googled what that meant and afterwards approached my manager

Me: (Manager) I was approached by (coworker) who wanted to sell me drugs….like marijuana. She often comes to work high and I end up pulling more weight and being overloaded.

Manager: (laughs) Oh he offered me some too. He’s just joking.

Me: Ya…I don’t think so….

Luckily HR was more proactive!

Some people may call me a snitch but I care about my job and I want employees who will help me succeed, not drag me down. And Marijuana is not legal yet in Canada, it is a controlled drug so he was breaking the law. I am taking Police Foundations in University and my dad and uncle are both lawyers, so I felt very uncomfortable letting someone get away with breaking the law.

Unfiltered Story #98708

, , , | Unfiltered | October 24, 2017

I work at the largest theme park in Canada. I also work at the busiest store meaning we have more employees than other stores. This, unfortunately means that we have a much greater chance of getting a stupid employee then other stores too.

Coworker: Why don’t we get paid time and a half for working July 4th?

Me: Uh…because it’s not a national holiday in Canada.

Coworker: But we’ll get a lot of American tourists

Me: That doesn’t change the fact that we live in Canada!

Unfiltered Story #98710

, , , | Unfiltered | October 24, 2017

I am going into my second year at the biggest theme parks in Canada, featuring over 200 attractions. Three of my team leads last year are not returning and my managers are getting desperate. This happens during Ramadan where we lose half our staff because it is dangerous for them to work outside and fast due to the heat warnings.

Manager: (My name) can I talk to you in the back room?

Me: Okay….

Coworker: (gives me thumbs up and whispers) Looks like someone’s getting a promotion.

We get to the back room and the manager closes the door.

Manager: Okay, after much thought and deliberation we would like to promote you to the team lead

Me: Oh (trying to fake enthusiasm)

Manager: Why don’t you look happy

Me: Well…I don’t think I want it

Manager: What?! But you’ll make a dollar more than you do now, you’ll be paid above adult minimum wage (ps. it’s $11.40 in Canada)

Me: Ya but…okay here’s the deal. I have a few reasons why I don’t want to be Team Lead

(I knew they would ask me so my dad and I have been making a list that I could say when I reject them)

Manager: (still in disbelief) Okay, I’m sure I can make a solution to whatever problem you have.

Me: Really? Alright then…last year I would often leave an hour to half an hour after closing, which would be like 12:30-1AM. I do not have my full license and my dad needs to pick me up since the bus back home stops at 11:30. I know that Team Leads stay later and my dad won’t be happy to drive me at such a late hour.

Manager: That wasn’t a big problem last year for the other Team Leads

Me: Team Lead #1 and #2 have a car and full licence, Team Lead #3 lives 5 minutes away and bikes home. I live in (nearby city) and it is half an hour away by car.

Manager: I’m sure we can work it out so you have morning shifts…

I don’t believe them because I have asked for such shifts before and nothing has happened. They save the morning shifts for people living further away then me.

Me: The previous Team Leads always got heck from you guys for not leaving before midnight…

Manager: Okay…we can work on that. Schedule more people….

Me: Alright then, how about the fact that whoever is promoted to Team Lead often gets a lot of animosity towards them

Manager: You’re not here to make friends

Me: Ya but I don’t want enemies. I had problems with a girl last year and half the staff turned against me. I would’ve been fired if I hadn’t made friends who stood up for me and convinced you guys the girl was lying (she was subsequently fired btw)

Manager: (sighs) what else?

Me: I am in summer school right now, meaning I can’t work every Wednesday. One of the rules for being a Team Lead is flexible scheduling.

Manager: But we REALLY need you

Me: Sorry, my mental health and school is more important than $12.40 an hour

Manager: Okay so how about after summer school?

Me: (wants to bang head against wall)

Unfiltered Story #98706

, , , | Unfiltered | October 24, 2017

During the summer I worked as a merchandise associate at Canada’s largest theme park. I worked with a very diverse group of people and as such we ask each other l where we are come from. I am white and rarely get this question but sometimes people ask me.

This is a conversation between myself and a coworker who recently moved here from Bangladesh.

Coworker #1: So where are you from?

Me: Oh well my family has been in Canada for like 100 years but we’re from Germany

Coworker #1: Oh, so why aren’t you in Germany now?

Me: Oh well…I’m Jewish

Coworker #1: So?

Me: Uh…we had to leave or be killed. (Coworker still confused) You know WW2…Hitler…You know the Holocaust?

Coworker #1: No…

Another coworker who was watching/listening to this pathetic conversation speaks whatever coworker #1’s first language is to explain what I’m talking about.

Coworker #1: Ohhhh….Hitler!

Me: (laughing) Okay, you really scared me there. I was like, who doesn’t know WW2?

Now I just say I’m from Canada!

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