The manager had threatened to fire employees in an angry note full of grammatical errors, giving this employee a reason to quit hilariously.
Nobody wants to be part of a toxic workplace and when your manager isn’t well-versed in grammar, it might just give you a unique opportunity to say goodbye to your job in a hilarious way. A former gas station employee was slapped with a note from his manager, threatening to fire the workers who were not working hard enough.
The manager's note is a grammar fanatic's nightmare. Reddit user u/GlitteringSpell5885 shared the note on the community and netizens are having a lot of fun with it. The post has received over 19k upvotes and almost 600 comments on Reddit.
Apparently, this gas station manager was not happy with the quality of work done by her underlings but she didn’t check her note for grammatical correctness before sending it out to employees. The note soon became a laughing stock and an opportunity for an employee to quit in style. Tired of working under an incompetent manager who is not fit to lead and is kind of passive-aggressive, the Reddit user took the opportunity to correct their manager's grammar and return the note by writing “I Quit” at the bottom.
The manager’s faulty note read: “You work for your hours! If you don’t work you won’t have the hours and you can start looking for another job! I rather work short-handed before I give someone that doesn’t work hours. Summer is coming and I have plenty of hours give to the hard-working employees.”
The former gas station employee added a comma to the middle of the second sentence, a “would” after the first word in the third sentence, and then, changed “before I” to “than” as well as “that” to “who.” The Reddit user graded the manager’s note a solid B for the sloppy grammatical mistakes. However, the employee has either missed some of the grammatical errors in the note or left them out on purpose. 'B' is also a rather generous grade for the note.
Surely not everyone can be a grammar expert but this is definitely a fun way to quit a job where you had to work under an insufferable boss. The worker finished grading and correcting the note and wrote another comment at the bottom of the page. “PS — You’ll never pass third-grade spelling and grammar like this. I quit,” the former employee concluded.
The employees at the gas station were apparently working under a manager who is 40 years old and they expected her to be a decent boss who motivates their employees rather than sending out petty threats of kicking them out. Workers in different fields are prioritizing better work environments compared to lucrative salaries these days and nobody is okay with poor treatment at the workplace.
The Reddit community has questioned the state of education in the U.S. lately. u/Easy_Swimmer_8914 left a comment under the post which read: “I am not even a native English speaker and I can definitely tell that this person needs some serious schooling lol.” Another user u/KittenKoderViews wrote: “If they started hiring decent managers a lot of problems with businesses would disappear.”
We sincerely hope no one has to deal with managers like these at their respective workplaces. And if they do, we pray they have the guts to call out their managers like this employee!