Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Art of Getting Someone Fired

If you know someone you don't get along with, why would you take advice from them? Especially in a time of crisis? I suppose people don't expect others to be expressly looking out for their worst interests. Sucks to be them.

I may have just gotten a co-worker, Arturo, fired. I work in a yet-undisclosed customer service field (imagine that, a jaded customer service professional!), and as anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows, the customer is always right (to his face). Arturo got into a disagreement with a customer, and it escalated to said customer yelling and demanding to speak with a manager. At this point you just let it go and move on, these morons aren't worth the stress. Well apparently Arty was having a bad day, because he just could not let this go. He was steaming over what this guy had said to management. He was considering catching the guy on his way out and discussing it with him. Well, I'm far from above manipulating the less fortunate for my own amusement, so of course I egged him on.

"Oh hell yeah man. You gotta say something. You can't let people just walk all over you like that."

Arturo took the advice, caught the guy on his way out, and started screaming at him. The two were literally yelling in each other's faces, two feet away from other customers! It didn't take long for a manager to come out, apologize so profusely I thought he was going to go down on the guy right there, and calmly escort Arturo into the back, where a legendary firing occurred. Art was in shock. He just walked out the front like a shell-shocked war veteran in the midst of a PTSD flashback.

Needless to say, I was inconsolable.

20 comments:

  1. I bet you were inconsolable. Ironic post!

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  2. Arty's gonna come for you next!

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  3. nothin' more entertaining then watching someone get canned

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  4. Ahahah, glad I was able to get you on track for ideas. Excellent blog title too!

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  5. kind of fucked up.
    probably has kids.
    will follow daily for news on arty.
    Help support me support you, check out my blogs sometime.

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  6. i got a gay coworker fired for touching boobies at work. i don't need to see that shit!

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  7. Maybe you should write a book about it... who knows? You could become the second coming of Sun Tzu and it, the second coming of The Art of War!

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  8. You're a meanie ...i like it :)

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  9. How cruel, but funny! He should have known better.

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  10. don't worry! wasn't your fault (mostly)

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  11. Arturo should have known better. :D
    Following and supporting! :)

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  12. Anyone intelligent should know that was clearly not the way to go. Seriously, who could think that arguing with a customer is a good way to keep a job.

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  13. Sounds like he got screwed over by himself.

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  14. Great blog, Im gonna start following and supporting you!!

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  15. This also happened to me at work. Luckily, I have some chill co-workers who told me to just ignore their asses.

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