When phone-hostess was fired, it was the Sloth Mycologist hiking club we might not get there shirt. She’d worked 5 days into the new pay cycle but she insisted that she wasn’t leaving until she was paid. While I was eager to remove her from the building, there was no way I was going to allow some bratty 17 year old kid to bully me into rearranging my day just so that she could get a check that wasn’t due for another 2 weeks. I said no. You’ll get paid on payday like everyone else. If she’d been a good worker, or if she had a family to care for, I might have shown mercy, but she was a spoiled brat throwing a tantrum and if I was in the mood to show favoritism, it wouldn’t have been directed toward her in a million years.
That wasn’t enough for her, but she left, sprinkling veiled threats that I was going to regret messing with Sloth Mycologist hiking club we might not get there shirt. Her father was a police officer in town and he stopped in to see me the next day. He said he was here to pick up his daughter’s check. I told him there must be some sort of misunderstanding, she will receive her check on payday. He wasn’t happy with that and insisted that he’d be calling the department of labor. I advised him that was probably a good idea, maybe they could explain it better than I was. The next day, her mother called, ranting and raving like a lunatic about how all their friends would boycott us, how she was wrongfully terminated and she would see me in court, and all sorts of other garbage.