You’ve heard stories about bad bosses. And you’ve heard stories about workplace wagers. But have you heard the one about the boss who held a contest in which all employees were asked to predict which of them would be the next one fired, with a cash prize awarded to the winner?
The boss, who owns a convenience store chain, outlined the rules of the game in a memo sent to all employees. It said:
New Contest – Guess The Next Cashier Who Will Be Fired!!!
To win our game, write on a piece of paper the name of the next cashier you believe will be fired. Write their name [the person who will be fired], today’s date, today’s time, and your name. Seal it in an envelope and give it to the manager to put in my envelope.
Here’s how the game will work: We are doubling our secret-shopper efforts, and your store will be visited during the day and at night several times a week. Secret shoppers will be looking for cashiers wearing a hat, talking on a cell phone, not wearing a QC Mart shirt, having someone hanging around/behind the counter, and/or a personal car parked by the pumps after 7 p.m., among other things.
If the name in your envelope has the right answer, you will win $10 CASH. Only one winner per firing Continue Reading...