First day of work, he walked in, said, ‘What the fu*k is up dumba*s?’ to the guy that parked next to his new Camaro he bought since he got hired. The guy was the CEO of the company I used to work for, on visit to our branch. Literally 10 minutes into his shift, he was signing release papers.
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As a teenager, I worked at a bowling alley. Within an hour, a new girl was fired on the spot for dropping a ball on the foot of a complaining patron.
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Three hours into the first shift, this guy was fired. He lost it serving an annoying customer in a grocery shop and threw a cabbage at her. The manager came and told him to go home. It was an entertaining day.
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I worked in a grocery store for a while. A new guy took a lobster out of the tank and removed the elastic bands on its claws, then proceeded to put it back in the tank. The thing murdered all the other lobsters in the tank.
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This guy slept through two meetings on his first day. The second meeting, he started snoring.
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I work construction. We had two new hires that were friends starting the same day. The boss told one to take a coffee order and come back. He took everyone’s money and said he needed his friend to go with him cause it was a big order. They never came back.
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This girl was fired in about four hours. We started working at a grocery store on the same day. During training, she asked to go home and said her head hurt. She clocked out, went to grab a grocery cart, and started filling it with beer and liquor. The store manager walked over, and asked her if she was having a party. She said, “Yes.” Didn’t even try to come up with an excuse. He fired her.
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A 19-year-old kid got hired to work the seafood counter. I saw him twice and then never again. A coworker told me he had closed the seafood section one night and was walking out of the store when the five pounds of crab legs he’d stuffed down the back of his pants fell out in front of the closing manager.
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He didn’t show up the first day, second day, or third day. I had to work a double shift for three days straight. I answered the phone when he finally “called in” on the fourth day. He said, “I’m going to be honest with you, I’ve been in Orlando. My parents paid for a small vacation as a reward for getting the job. Would it be okay to start next week instead of this week?”
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I worked at a fast food place. We had a new girl start and on her third day of work she said she couldn’t come in because her mom was in a car accident and in the hospital. Turns out that’s an easy thing to disprove in a relatively small town.
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There was this one kid who didn’t show up for work. He ditched work often, so the manager called around, couldn’t get anyone to fill in his shift, and she had to fill it for him. A few hours into his shift, the dude SHOWS UP, with his friends, and orders food from that manager. She fired him on the spot.
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No joke, there was a guy who started at the same time as me, didn’t show up to work for his first three days. When he came in on his fourth day and the manager confronted him about it, this guy replied, “I saw my work days, but I thought I could come in whenever I wanted to?”
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I hired a housekeeper. She was taking forever to clean each room. I walked in on her sitting cross legged on the floor in front of the TV with her finger up her nose.
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During their onboarding training, they stole my bosses wallet on camera…. 1 hour in..
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“You don’t tell me what to do, you’re a woman.” To his trainer. Lasted until management came in that morning and heard about it.
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