Workplace horror stories told by disgruntled employees

Some jobs aren’t worth it. These horror stories of workplaces are horrifying, with nightmare bosses and customers who always thought they were right. These employees should all be putting in their two-week notice fairly quickly!

Closing shift

I worked in a family owned sporting goods/shoes store during high school. On the second day, the owner’s child and I worked together on the closing shift. The register was not balanced, and I was told that the owner would deduct half the amount from my pay because, “who knows who is really responsible?

I never touched the money. The 17-year old me did not know it was illegal but I knew that this was nonsense. I quit the job on the spot.