Okay so I work at mcdonalds and I'm 16 years old and today was my day off and I figured I'd go say hi to my best friend who was working drive threw. I pulled up to the speaker and said "hey *****" in a deep voice and then started laughing and so did she. Next thing I know my managers screamed
Okay so I work at mcdonalds and I'm 16 years old and today was my day off and I figured I'd go say hi to my best friend who was working drive threw. I pulled up to the speaker and said "hey *****" in a deep voice and then started laughing and so did she. Next thing I know my managers screamed threw the speaker saying I'm lucky because she was about to rip my head off and apparently the managers were all really mad about it. It was just a joke? My coworker said if the boss or the main manager were working I would've been fired right there. I don't understand, it may have been immature but it was just a joke.. is that a legitimate reason to fire me? I'm worried to go into work now to be honest
It was immature, but I don't think that would be a legitimate reason to fire a 16 year old at a fast food restaurant… this isn't a fancy restaurant we're talking about here. And plus, only she and maybe some other people near the drive-thru window could've heard that, so I don't know why your manager freaked out over that.
Well, worrying is not going to help anything. So just go in and be ready to apologize and show remorse if you want to keep your job. The way managers behave and feel don't always make sense but they are in charge. Learning to deal with your boss is part of growing up. That is why some people don't say anything at work, to stay out of trouble.
Don't stress over it and take it as a learning experience, a life lesson. In your life, you will work for different kind of people, some bosses will laugh at vulgar jokes and others will yell at you for the smallest mistake.
It was unprofessional and immature. So yes, you can get fired for it. No matter what happens, I hope you learned a valuable lesson – that workplaces are places of business and in the vast majority of instances, jokes are not welcome. In the meantime, apologize and promise that nothing even remotely like this will ever happen again.
You're probably not going to be fired. The worst you will get is be written or suspended. I suggest you remain professional next time.
< is that a legitimate reason to fire me? >
Yup. Will they? Wouldn't expect them to but they could.