Networking at suave events is a big part of good business, so when this newbie was invited to a black-tie event by his new employer to just simply shadow his colleagues, it seemed pretty obvious to show up in, well, a tie. He even got a heads-up from the boss.
Sounds like his career at that place was short-lived, as he rocked up to that fancy party ready for the beach instead. As you can imagine it was goodbye new guy and back to human resources.
Walk the Plank
Ask any man or woman of the sea, and the great big blue is a gift from the heavens, it's the Lord's tears, and disrespecting it is simply blasphemous. So when this newly drafted seaman joined the deck and threw his water bottle directly into the ocean, the rest of the crew were shaken to their very core.
When the captain caught sight of this horrible act, the next step was obvious. He was pushed into the sea. We're kidding, but he did get the boot immediately. Legend has it, the infamous litterer hasn't bought a bottle of water ever since.
As a new employee, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the hierarchy of bosses. Especially if you have certain issues that need to be dealt with, it would be wise to first approach your direct manager before you go running off to the CEO and ramble on about shift matters...or in this case, the size of your coworker's servings to customers.
A general manager might be able to handle that with a quick "don't overdo it with the portion sizes" but this brave and bold new employee who had been there for a single day thought she'd take this up with the franchise owner of the entire chain, and with an attitude too! Naturally, it was goodbye new girl.
Availability is probably right up there on the list of work requirements. Sure, some college degrees and work experience can take you places, but if your schedule is a little too blocked up to show up to work, that might ultimately get in the way of things.
When this young woman told her employer "I know my application said I can work any time but really I can't work nights and weekends" it proved to be problematic, as she was hired specifically to work nights and weekends. Priorities, baby.
The Case of the Missing Newbie
Who has the energy to work? All those hours spent doing tasks takes time away from our truly favorite activity, sleep! But when you find out that you can kill two birds with one stone, then why not?
This guy had the bright idea to get a job where he could sleep too. At least he thought it could work out like that. Needless to say, things didn't go according to plan when his coworkers and boss walked in on him asleep on the shelf.