17 Petty Co-Worker Stories That Are Actually Kinda Fucked-Up
"I emptied the shampoo in my boss's office bathroom, peed in it, and put it back.”
1. The dairy duel:
"At my old part-time job, I worked with a girl who'd eat other people's food from the fridge. Of course, this gal would always eat my yogurt. So, I started intentionally bringing in expired yogurts for her. She never visibly noticed, but it was satisfying for me to know she ate three-week old dairy."
2. The rave review:
"I work in hospitality and get pretty sick of other employees expecting me to do their duties while I get no credit for it. After one particularly bad shift, I went home and wrote our restaurant a REALLY bad review online, saying the only good thing had been the waitress (Me! I was the waitress!). My coworkers got snubbed, and I was made supervisor, complete with pay raise."
3. The gum game:
"I used to be a receptionist, and one co-worker thought it was so funny to constantly prank call me. One day I was so pissed off, I took pieces of Play-Doh, wrapped them in gum wrappers, and neatly put them back in the package. I went in early and put the box on his desk. Of course, he eagerly claimed the gum as his own. His reaction was flipping priceless."
4. The breakfast brawl:
"My boss went through a phase where she wanted me to come in early and make breakfast for her every day. One day I was so annoyed, I put a little extra seasoning in her scrambled eggs. It was fish food. I put fish food flakes in her eggs. She ate it all and loved it."
5. Ctrl + Alt + STFU:
"I have a co-worker who drives me insane with pointless questions about things he already knows how to do. When he ~really~ gets on my nerves, I tamper with his computer — Ctrl + Alt + down arrow flips his screen upside down. He has no clue what's going on, and our IT guy is in on it, so he'll fuss with his computer before fixing it. The first time it happened, the IT guy was out of office, so my victim flipped his whole monitor upside down."
—Katie Marie W., Facebook
6. The campsite scheme:
"I used to be a Girl Scout camp counselor. This one other counselor would always interject during our nightly employee rant, saying she never had any troubles and her girls were 'angels,' because she obviously was the best counselor in the world. So when I was promoted to director and was putting different campers in each unit, I gave her the most difficult group of girls I could put together."
7. The dress shop drama:
"I work in a dress shop with commission-based pay. One girl always hovers over my shoulder when I'm talking to a guest, making unhelpful suggestions. Then, at the register, she'll often take my sale because 'she helped them more.' Well the other day, I rang out one of her customers under my name while making eye contact with her. We both knew I did it on purpose, but my boss believed me when I said it was an honest mistake."
8. The pee-pee punishment:
"I resigned after months of torture by my nasty boss. I emptied the shampoo in his office bathroom, peed in it, and put it back."
9. The dish deal:
"I worked at a juice bar as a barista and used to close the shop a lot. There was a guy I worked with who'd bottle juice in the back, and when he left for the day, he'd leave all his dishes for me to clean. This would add an hour or two to my shift, so I finally got fed up and took each bucket of his dishes and slapped a Post-It with his name on each one for him to do during his 30-minute opening the following morning. He always cleaned his dishes after that."
10. The book thief:
"My old supervisor was so condescending and made me cry on several occasions. One day, she got a testing book, raving about how wonderful it was for her classroom. When she left it in one of the offices, I decided to take the book off her hands for a bit — just to make her sweat it out. I hid it, and when she realized it was missing, she lost her mind. About two weeks later, I randomly put it on her desk. She was blown away that it reappeared, and I had a good chuckle."
11. The coffee creamer conflict:
"A co-worker threw out my coffee creamer because she said it had expired (even though it had NOT), so I park in her parking spot every day if I get there before her. It's been a year."
12. The puzzle pickpocket:
"There's a community puzzle at my office, but the only who people who work on it are the ones who really need to fucking get back to work. I steal pieces and hide them in random places."
13. The "shush" situation:
"We don't have an IT person in our office, so I help new employees when I can with basic software mishaps. Well, one new co-worker likes to 'shush' me every time I have to go to someone's desk to discuss whatever issue comes up. We are in an office, not a darn library. So one day I loosened the internet connection cable for her work station and watched her huff and puff for like 20 minutes."
14. The can-troversy:
"My husband would take drinks into work, and even though they'd be labeled with his name, someone always drank them. So he started licking the edges of the cans so that whoever was drinking them got his spit, too."
15. The TP travesty:
"There was this woman I worked with who'd never change the toilet paper roll when it was empty. She'd also never bring in rolls from the storage room when we were out. Eventually, I'd had enough. I took all the toilet paper out of the bathroom and kept it in my desk. I made sure everyone else knew to ask me for toilet paper before they went in — except for her."
—Lauren Ashley, Facebook
16. The meat bucket madness:
"I work at a deli and we have a 'meat bucket' where we put expired food to be used later for composting. One night the closing person — whose job it was to empty said meat bucket — was being nasty to everyone. So another employee and I put a huge hole in the bag that lines the meat bucket and filled it with all the expired food — I'm talking anything we could find until we filled it up. I came in the next day to find out she'd lifted the bag out, got spoiled food all over her, and had to stay an extra half hour cleaning up the mess."
17. And Backstreet's back:
"Anytime someone quits our office, we grab what we want from their desk. One time, I scored a giant Backstreet Boys magnet. A week later, one of my co-workers pissed me off, so I went to the parking lot and put the magnet on the back of his big-ass SUV. A few days later he walked in, yelling, 'Which one of you did it?! I drove around all weekend with cars honking and laughing.' He was PISSED. He still doesn't know it was me."