November 21, 2023 at 4:15 pm

Company Fired Her For Not Making Coffee On Demand, And Couldn’t Find A Replacement Because Word Got Around

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA/Unsplash/@linkedinsalesnavigator

I love stories like this.

The kind of story where the folks in charge think they have all the answers and then they get hit upside the head with reality and discover that they’re kind of screwed.

It’s wonderful!

And a man on Reddit shared a story about his wife that will make you smile from ear to ear.

You are fired for obeying my rules, please stay until we can replace you though.

“It was 2005 and the lady I had met over the Internet, having visited me in Australia and me visiting her in the USA and meeting her folks and all that, she had now come to be with me and we had married.

But since arriving to stay she had had a lot of problems as her Vocational College Degree was not recognized in Australia, leaving her with difficulties getting a job.

She was determined and flexible though and did some temp jobs, clerical, receptionist kind of things, using skills she had leaned while working at college as a librarian.

His wife landed a job in an office.

She finally got a ‘real’ job as a receptionist/clerk at a company that brokered loans and she got on with things.

But she wasn’t happy with one thing in particular…

One thing that was always a problem was that sales rep/sharks would have their clients come in and they would tell the women to make coffees for them. That wasn’t part of their role.

So my wife and co-workers were told that they were not to do that, it was up to the salesperson to make the coffee for themselves and clients. This was part of an initiative to try to retain women in these roles as they didn’t tend to say long in what was something of an anarchic office.

So my wife is working and a salesman’s (they called them Financial advisors but they were the credit business version of the used car salesman class) client comes in and she buzzed the guy.

But they obviously didn’t hear what she had said previously.

He comes out and says to her to make them both coffees. She tried to be discrete but said that he knew she couldn’t do that. He blew up, went to her Supervisor and she told my wife to make the coffees. Later she had her in the office and fired her.

She was told she was fired, but there was a catch…

Yep she was fired for trying to do as she was told, the opposite of malicious I guess, but the Karma comes in anyway. She was fired but asked to stay on until they got another person to replace her !

For the next two months she continued to go to work, now able and ready to refuse anything she didn’t want to do, especially the coffee making. The same guy tried once, she said no, so fire me. LOL.

They could NOT find a replacement, word of their issues at that company had got around the receptionist/clerical field locally.”

Now let’s see what people had to say about this.

This person is NOT a fan of loans companies.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another Reddit user shared their own revenge story.

Source: Reddit/AITA

This individual said they would have walked right out the door.

Source: Reddit/AITA

I’d call that a WIN!

Good job!