At one time or another, we've all had a bad boss. Whether it's the result of a personality conflict or managerial incompetence, sometimes employees and their managers just don't get along. But even if you think you've had to deal with the "worst boss ever," you probably didn't have to put up with this level of humiliation.
A 16-year-old Taco John's employee in Yankton, SD, claims his manager forced him to wear a name tag labeled "Gaytard" while serving customers. This would be fine if "Gaytard" was his name, or if we were living in a raunchy 1980's teen comedy. But the kid's name is Tyler Brandt, and the year is 2014, so this sort of thing isn't going to go over very well.
"He pulled me into the office and gave me a name tag that read 'Gaytard' on it and asked me to wear it," Brandt told KELO News. "So, I put it on because I didn't want to upset him."
This story is bad, but it won't alter my love of "Potato Olés."
Now, I'm not the world's toughest guy (except when I'm on the Internet). But I'm fairly certain that if my boss asked me to wear a name tag that said "Gaytard" on it, it'd be quitting time. However, this incident was the latest in a series of altercations that left Brandt fearing for his job, not to mention the fact that he's just a kid.
"I've been very vulnerable and I've been allowing him to say things to me that shouldn't be said," Brandt said. "And after a while I was just worried about being terminated from my position at Taco John's."
Brandt added that his boss had been, "looking for ways to fire (him)."
Well that might be the understatement of the year.
At any rate, we've recently been the victim of a fast-food hoax at KFC, so it's possible that this could also prove to be a stunt. However, if it turns out to be true, the manager in question surely deserves to be fired, but not before being made to wear an "asshole" name tag for a few weeks (Source).