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FML - The follow-up
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Hi. This is the original poster. 1. I was not trying to boss him around or be a tattle-tale. We work at a warehouse store and his job requires him to regularly perform heavy lifting INDOORS and heavy lifting OUTDOORS when he has to help customers carry things to their cars and load them. The guy was relatively new, so I was concerned about his safety. I thought maybe he just left the house in a hurry and forgot that he was wearing sandals. I've accidentally almost left the house in my running sneakers only to quickly run back and change. 2. I wasn't trying to be nosy, I was just genuinely curious and was not going to report him or try and get him in trouble. I am not a narc. We were making what I thought was polite small talk. Guess I was wrong. 3. To the people telling me to mind my own business: if you had toilet paper stuck to your shoe or broccoli in your teeth, wouldn't you want someone to tell you so you don't walk around all day looking like a fool?
By feetfreak - / Wednesday 13 November 2013 09:00 / United States - Laguna Hills
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By  feetfreak  |  2

Hi. This is the original poster. 1. I was not trying to boss him around or be a tattle-tale. We work at a warehouse store and his job requires him to regularly perform heavy lifting INDOORS and heavy lifting OUTDOORS when he has to help customers carry things to their cars and load them. The guy was relatively new, so I was concerned about his safety. I thought maybe he just left the house in a hurry and forgot that he was wearing sandals. I've accidentally almost left the house in my running sneakers only to quickly run back and change. 2. I wasn't trying to be nosy, I was just genuinely curious and was not going to report him or try and get him in trouble. I am not a narc. We were making what I thought was polite small talk. Guess I was wrong. 3. To the people telling me to mind my own business: if you had toilet paper stuck to your shoe or broccoli in your teeth, wouldn't you want someone to tell you so you don't walk around all day looking like a fool?

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By  emilycb93  |  12

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  DraconicFeline  |  29

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  Sathane  |  21

Are you serious? I do work in numerous production plants where steel toes are required as a matter if safety - no open toed shoes or sandals allowed. Employees, even those who aren't management or on the safety committee do, and should, point out safety hazards to yet employees.

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  DraconicFeline  |  29

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  JMichael  |  25

Actually most places encourage coaching in following company policy, so OP was technically doing what he/she was supposed to. The coworker is just an idiot.

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  CallMeMcFeelii  |  13

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  emilycb93  |  12

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  rlTlk  |  13

... I just cannot at the people saying OP deserved it becsuse it's "none of their business". Seriously, what's wrong with people? it has nothing to do with being their "business" people are not entitled to that kind of immunity. If someone sees something wrong say something, Christ's sake! people so paralyzed by whether it's their business or not and others so emboldened by the thought they are entitled to total privacy, is how this work is crap, just fuck people. honestly? I'm damn sure there was no traumatizing special reason the coworker was breaking dress code that makes it a personal question. It's not only important if it was a safety matter, although nearly all jobs it is, fast food, cashier, literally unless this is like a desk office job then it really does matter and OP is not an ass or stepping out if bounds to point it out. we are taught that being a "snitch " is the worst thing you can be, even parents telling kids who are bullied not to be a "Tattle tale" so nothing is done. IT is not a virtue to stay quiet about a problem! or to be sooooo walking on eggshells about people little feelings to not steo in or question anything. ITs cowardice. if you are doing something against the rules or law, or wrong you've just given up your right to not be questioned on it.

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  suboy  |  10

All OP did was ask why he was wearing sandals. If something was against policy and you didnt know would you rather someone mind their business and let you get in trouble or tell you something. Then youd be calling OP an asshole for not saying anything.

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  Skylar16  |  2

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how does asking why make her a self righteous asshole? if those shoes are against OSHA safety standards, it's not just that guy who's gonna get chewed out, it's gonna everyone there getting yelled at for not correcting the situation

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  caohm  |  18

it's no way the boss should believe that, this more of a wtf than fml. that guys weirder that a snake that rolls instead of slitherin

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  spoo  |  23

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  Welshite  |  39

#41: What? I work in an environment that has the potential for fatalities, AND I have female co-workers. They are held to the same safety standards as their male counterparts. If they do not comply, they are reprimanded accordingly.

By  iajm02  |  13

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