A bartender went viral after sharing his now ex-bosses ‘unacceptable text messages after he texted the man at 3 am in the morning, demanding he work a shift later that day
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We’ve all fantasised about quitting a rubbish job in spectacular fashion – but not many have succeeded.
When it comes down to it, sadly it’s a bad idea for many – unless you’re prepared to burn all of your (professional) bridges.
A bartender recently went viral after sharing his ‘farewell, I’m quitting this job’ style message – which had a rather blunt approach.
But people were on his side – with many left shocked that his boss had contacted him at 3 am about work.
Screenshot of the conversation went viral – with people left in stitches at the man’s response to his boss demanding that he never gets drunk.
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In a message sent at 2.59 am, his boss wrote: “I need you to come in 11am-10pm today, we have an event scheduled and one bartender.”
At first, the man replied politely, reminding his boss that it was his day off tomorrow so couldn’t work.
But his boss quickly turned sullen, as he urged him to ‘be a team player’, adding: “It’s not all about you.”
The man replied, asking: “Why are you just now telling me at 3 am that you need me to work 11 hours tomorrow?
“I’ve had a few drinks and I don’t feel like coming into work hungover and working for that long on my day off.”
His boss rudely wrote back, telling him that “getting too drunk is not a good look,” – which left people in stitches.
The man replied: “You’re telling the bartender not to drink on his time off? Wanna tell the chefs not to eat off the clock too?” with a laughing emoji.
He then points out that he might have been able to work the shift if his boss had contacted him at a reasonable time.
But his boss didn’t like this, as he warned him that they would be “talking about this attitude” when he was next in.
So the man did what a lot of us have dreamed of – he quit, which his manager clearly panicked about immediately.
He wrote: “Bartenders are needed all over the place now. I think I’ll just go work at one of the dozens of places hiring around here. I’m fed up with you.”
And when his boss told him that he’d regret it, he simply replied: “Eat my a**.”
The messages went viral after he shared them on Reddit, where one person commented: “He asked and you said no. He has absolutely no right telling you how you should conduct yourself when you’re not at work.”
A third commented: “If they want people to stay ready for work they should pay them for that availability.”