We can’t all have our dream jobs. Sometimes, you’ve just got to roll up your sleeves and do what you need to do for that paycheck—but there’s a limit. Infuriating co-workers, nightmare bosses, and entitled customers can make a bad job totally unbearable. These people have shared their worst moments, and we’re thinking no paycheck is worth putting up with this stuff.
1. Bait and Switch
I used to be a hostess in a pizzeria chain, and I’ll never forget this super nice family of eight who came in one night. Their waitress ignored them the entire time. I was the hostess, but I was the one who looked after them all night because the terrible waitress was nowhere to be seen. At the end of the night, the family gave me—THE HOSTESS—a $25 tip on a $50 bill, all because they hated their waitress and I was the one who kept refilling their drinks. The waitress was beyond peeved, saying since she was their server, she should get the money. But my manager just said to her: “Should have been paying more attention…the tip is hers”. Best day ever.