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i got fired!

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today i had a visit from lost prevention at blockbuster and they informed me that i had been naughty by giving the neighboring restuarant videos for food. they charged me for every movie i "rented" to them which comes to $200. so that sucks. but on the good side i got another job within 5 minutes of being fired, at the resturant next door...i was also given 2 beers while filling out my application. so its not all bad. just thought it was a bit interesting and thought i would share. anyone got similar stories???
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today i had a visit from lost prevention at blockbuster and they informed me that i had been naughty by giving the neighboring restuarant videos for food. they charged me for every movie i "rented" to them which comes to $200.  so that sucks. but on the good side i got another job within 5 minutes of being fired, at the resturant next door...i was also given 2 beers while filling out my application. so its not all bad. just thought it was a bit interesting and thought i would share.

anyone got similar stories???

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that sucks, but its awesome at the same time.
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Be glad u got fired from Blockbuster. I worked there for about a year then went back a for two weeks before being fed up with their bullshit. That company is the worst I've ever worked for.
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Back in the day, I was fired from the gourmet food shop I worked at in SoHo for charging myself about 5 cents on the dollar for some imported cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes. Then a friend got me a job at the Olympics. Needless to say I wasn't that sorry.
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So you were pruning the shubs at Blockbuster video got hungry and bartered a video or two for lunch ? Then got fired ? Did you explain to them that you were trying to be more globalized and fit into the new way of doing things ? :AH-HA_wink:
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Heh when I worked at Qdoba this summer we all gave ourselves huge discounts whenever we felt like it. The best was when we had to go into the walk-in to restock the coolers and we'd eat cookie dough just chillin in the boxes. Or when we'd make ourselves our own burritos and forget to charge ourselves for the queso and guac as well as all the extra salsa. Oh, yea...drinks were always free unless they were the Nantucket Nectars...management watched those VERY closely.
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When I was working at the Pontiac dealership this summer I would always fool around on the computer and never get yelled at because everyone though I was doing real work. Whenever people came in for an oil and filter change, tire rotation, lube job, and belt/hose inspection, I would always just do an oil/filter change and maybe rotate the tires if I thought the customer would notice. No point in trying to do a good job because I knew I would be leaving that hell hole at the end of the summer anyway. Besides, no one else there did and most were even lazier than I was. Let's just say it was payback for the total lack of Firebirds and GTO's that I never got to work on.  :)

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When I was working at the Pontiac dealership this summer I would always fool around on the computer and never get yelled at because everyone though I was doing real work. Whenever people came in for an oil and filter change, tire rotation, lube job, and belt/hose inspection, I would always just do an oil/filter change and maybe rotate the tires if I thought the customer would notice. No point in trying to do a good job because I knew I would be leaving that hell hole at the end of the summer anyway. Besides, no one else there did and most were even lazier than I was. Let's just say it was payback for the total lack of Firebirds and GTO's that I never got to work on.  :)

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Uhhh...how old are you, again?
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Im Layed off does that Count?............... because there is not enough work.
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Getting fired and then getting another job 5 minutes later and receiving beer during the application process? Damn, wish all application days were like that :P
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When I was working at the Pontiac dealership this summer I would always fool around on the computer and never get yelled at because everyone though I was doing real work. Whenever people came in for an oil and filter change, tire rotation, lube job, and belt/hose inspection, I would always just do an oil/filter change and maybe rotate the tires if I thought the customer would notice. No point in trying to do a good job because I knew I would be leaving that hell hole at the end of the summer anyway. Besides, no one else there did and most were even lazier than I was. Let's just say it was payback for the total lack of Firebirds and GTO's that I never got to work on.  :)

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Please tell me you're not serious. If you are, you were an asshole.
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After running my own business for 11 years, I managed two Rogers Video stores for about 13 months. Hated every minute. They have more money than brains, and yes, Blockbuster was worse - we had a few former Blockbuster managers that defected. The pay, even for managers was crap. For my skill level, I should have been Zone Manager, but then one ZM had a nervous breakdown, another's wife demanded he accept a demotion because the stress was killing him - at that point, I decided ZM wasn't for me and I decided on a career change. The biggest problem with working in a video store is that everyone thinks you stand around watching movies all day. There is a lot of work to be done and you haven't lived until you have argued with a customer over a $1 late charge!!!
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I've never been fired or quit a job...I've worked at the same job in a meatpacking plant for the last six summers, although I started off making boxes and eventually worked my way up to the office. Last summer my boss had me doing a lot of work with important documents, setting up things that would improve efficiency (example: setting up scanners to scan all incoming and outgoing product instead of having to manifest it by hand), filling out weekly prices on product, and drawing up designs for his proposed expansion. It was a great job because the work I did was really appreciated and I got along with everybody there. This next summer I'm working on getting an internship in the Chicago area, so I probably won't be going back there. But it's one of those places where you can always go back if you're looking for work.
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WOW! you got fired for STEALING!!!???? i just can't believe it! I agree that Blockbuster must suck big time for firing its employees for STEALING! what is this world coming to??????? And Wildmanjoe, you were absolutely right. I hope you also didn't tighten the oil plugs so unsuspecting customers would blow their engines once all the oil drained out. Not letting you work on Firebirds or GTO's??? WTF were they thinking? And I agree totally, most shops are "hell holes" - how can they not be, expecting their employees to do a decent day's work for a paycheque? The only closing thought i have is that i hope you do your own maintenance on YOUR car.......... :) Stupid assholes
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hey staceface....trip over any sidewalks lately or are you always such a bitch? its know as a good neighbor policy if you have something to exchange to a company around for something that they are willing to exchange, you do it to keep good relations, and sales up. I never stole anything all i did was rent movies on my empolyee account because i do not have time to watch any, and just gave the movies to the people who worked at the resturant next door. plus who said i was bitching? i never complained about it once, just said it happened, i think they are idiots, and that i got another job already. for those of you who understand thank you. for the rest of you who just dont get it, crawl back to your little everyday lives, and take your bullshit and shove it.
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hey staceface....trip over any sidewalks lately or are you always such a bitch?
its know as a good neighbor policy if you have something to exchange to a company around for something that they are willing to exchange, you do it to keep good relations, and sales up.
I never stole anything all i did was rent movies on my empolyee account because i do not have time to watch any, and just gave the movies to the people who worked at the resturant next door.


A couple things here. First, you don't get too far in this world treating ladies like that. Second, you don't get fired for being a good neighbor.

-E.S. Mail
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Lance Truthhammer??? who the f are you? and that aside why dont you go sit on a rusty nail, cover in hot sauce, and piss off! how about that? thanks for playing jackass. o and btw you have no idea how i treat women. and i will put a strong emphasis that there is a BIG difference between women, bitches, and c**ts. so wake up and welcome to the real world.
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Chill man, you made it sound before like you didn't pay for the movies you swapped. It's still graft though and a $200 difference between the employee and regular price sounds like you were overdoing it, and there is more than one reason Loss Prevention would show you the door.
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Again I must ask...how ol are you? Because right now I am guessing about 17, and that's only due to work experience. You're acting more like 12. From what you have told us, you are a crook of the worst kind, and I personally hope I never eat in your restaurant because at this point I am afraid your customers will get their food spat on or worse just if you think they are giving you any lip whatsoever. Edited by Croc
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