By 73012211 - United States - Rockwall
Today, I accidentally broke an expensive glass display shelf at work. My coworker joked, "Ooh, that's gonna come out of your paycheck!" My boss thought that was a great idea. FML
73012211 tells us more :
Hey guys! OP here. Here's a follow up and a clarification. It was a single sheet of glass, about four feet long, and it fell as we were moving things around, breaking when it hit the floor. The glass shelves cost the store $200-$400 each, and we're always being reminded to be careful because they are so expensive. I was being careful, but the heavy shelf slipped in through my hands and the corner of the shelf hit the floor just right that it shattered. My boss is kind of a jerk, with a weird sense of humor. My coworker was teasing me, and my boss thought it would be funny to play along and pretend he was going to charge me for it. I posted this a little bit after it happened, before I talked to my boss, and I was pretty embarrassed, since I'm always so careful. The end of the story is that I will not have to pay for the shelf (we have tons of extras in the back, we won't miss one). Thanks for the support, everyone!
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  andrmac  |  25

In addition to the insurance they have to pay you your earned wages and not take anything but taxes and regular deductions. They could fire you but thats really all they can do.

  Izabushel  |  65

I'm glad they didn't do that at my first work place. I dropped a $50,000 fiber-optic camera used for laparoscopic surgery. It would have been more than 2 years wages back then.