By rashpimplezitz - 08/09/2013 04:22 - United States - Simi Valley
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Hi everyone, OP here. The game they were asking for, was, yes, Battletoads. Just another prank call. Many of you assume that the guy on the other end could have called me legitimately asking for the game, but really, it was the same person each and every time. They were just trying to be a jerk. Hell, you could hear their friends laughing in the background of the call. Yes, I understand that it isn't right to behave like this in the workplace, but I was a bit stressed out (girlfriend breaking up with me, etc.) and I didn't really feel great that day. After some explaining to the boss about the whole Battletoads prank call phenomenon, I was rehired and just took a 3 day suspension. I promise you all that I will not behave in such a way ever again, and thank you all for your wonderful comments.
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Well, you do need to have self-control in the workplace, but that shouldn't be a firing offense
Slamming the phone down in anger is still highly unprofessional, there are better ways to handle these things. One of my absolute favorites is being insanely friendly; most people can't handle it and get irritated by it, yet you're still perfectly safe because you behaved exactly as you should have.
9 - Very true. Even if it was a prank call, I hardly think angrily hanging up on them is unecessary and unprofessional. It might have been a genuine question; you should have given them the benefit of the doubt. Also, that sounds like a terrible idea for a prank call.
Oh, really? No, I haven't heard of that, but if that's the case and it's not an indication of your hygiene habits, then carry on... Hey here's an FML for you: having to try ten different letter combinations because you can't remember how to spell "hygiene." Wow, I guess I shouldn't quit my day job of ex-stripper.
#144- I chose my user name because it seemed like a good conversation starter, and because at times it stirs controversy, which makes me laugh. Everyone thinks I'm actually serious... It's a damn joke, just like my joke about OP's user name. So lighten up, dear.
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Whoops, just realized I forgot to add the part to this comment where I explain that that's all I can think of when I think about people angrily slamming down phones. Now that comment just seems stupid and ill probably be down voted into oblivion. I'm sorry, FML community. I've failed you.
There is of course NO way that they could genuinely want the game and are searching for it. Terribly Sorry for the inconvenience it caused you