The Worst Manager Ever Made An Employee Wear This Humiliating Name Tag

MichaelKolander by MichaelKolander on Jun. 26, 2014

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).

d33f4wl7 User

Why does "whatintheworld" get a top commenter tag when "Natural11" has 6 likes? Break your system sucks big stanky wang after it's pulled out of you mother's colon.

whatinitheworld UserTop Commenter

He is 16, and as much as you don't like it, that age range is quite hard for a male because he is going through lots changes, not only physical but mental ones. That same age is when we do lots of really stupid things because is at that age our brains for some reason don't measure dangerous situations. 

Having said that, I would've kick my boss on the balls while wearing the tag

Dante-Strife User

I could see you being terrified to lose your job at minimum wage...  gaytard.

Valeasaz User

Wow, sissy boy really WAS a gaytard. 

nuudle User

Heres what happened.. The $10hr manager and the $8 employee are lovers.. They conCOCKted this ruse to make money. After the $8hr employee get his multi million dollar settlement they retire in wedded bliss..

yuzRdumb User

This is stupid.  If this isn't a hoax, this kid is as dumb as a box of rocks.  It seems every kid has a smartphone these days.  Put the damn tag on, then start recording and get your stupid boss on your stupid video, and report this whole stupid situation.  If you're old enough to have a job, then you're old enough to stand up for yourself.  This is nothing more than stupid kids being stupid, and stupid bosses not understanding that everything ends up on the internet.  Stupid people!  How can you be scared to lose your job at TACO JOHNS!?!?  STUPID!!

vmadrig User

He's not going to have to work for a very long time. In fact, his manager could very well be working for him in awhile.

Hamburg1ar User

That's f'd up, but it made me laugh

ceprn User

Great manager - because now the kid has a lawsuit.

kingdomofnothing User

Everyone better donate for whatever reason ASAP before it comes out that the little gaytard is making it up.

Natural11 User

Maybe he will be less of a gaytard next shift.

Mortiki User

i think the word is wear

CharonSimmons User

@whatinitheworld no you wouldnt and if you did. Youd never make it in the job world.  People are shitty, but childishness doesnt make things better.  Just quit the job, instead of possibly ruining your life and catching a battery arrest over a douche that isn't worth it.  teens should learn from this sort of crap, bc it builds a person's conflict management as an adult and how to deal with problems every working aldult has to deal with: bad bosses/co-workers