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My Boss The Drunk

While going to college, I worked at this hole-in-the-wall bar the
next town over. The woman who owned the place seemed nice at first
and things went pretty smoothly.

That only lasted until I worked my first weekend and then I really
noticed that there was a problem. For every 4-5 drinks she served,
she drank one. She got roaring drunk that Friday night and picked a
lucky bachelor from the bar to take home with her. She got in her car
and drove the mile to her place and told us to close up for her. After
asking the other waitress about this she said it was par for the

I had to work the next morning and had to wait outside (no key) as
she rolled in 20 minutes late with last night’s guy in the passenger
seat and finishing off the dregs of a bottle of Jack. She gave him a
kiss, grabbed his junk, and he stumbled off to his truck waiting in
the parking lot.

The next two years I worked there, I saw her drinking escalate from
what I witnessed at the start. She would have a bottle of wine a 9 am
and drink through lunch. I’d drive her home, drag her in the house,
and leave her on the floor. More than once she passed out in the
middle of the bar rush. Despite having a boyfriend, it wasn’t
uncommon for her to take home two barflies at the same time.

Sundays were supposed to be when she would order the week’s food and
supplies for the bar. She would be so hungover after her weekend
binging that she wouldn’t get to it. By Tuesday we would run out of
stuff, the company would be p.o.’d that she didn’t order on time, and
she would give me cash to go to the local bulk store and try to
squeeze out enough supplies until we could get a truck in. Oftentimes
she’d tell me to go because I’m the one that screwed up by not being
more frugal with my portions and I was costing her money.

She would take wads of cash out of the register, shove it in her
pocket, and go on spending sprees. Later she’d add up what was
supposed to be in the till and get furious and demand to know who was
skimming off the top and go on a rampage until someone reminded her
that they watched her take $300 yesterday and drive away.

The last straw was when my paychecks bounced. Two of them had done it
before I realized it, and I had just paid my college tuition money and
they (as well as the bank) were breathing down my necks about
insufficient funds. When I told her about this she called me a lying
bitch and that I was just trying to scam her. I was so furious I
threatened to call every authority known and have her liquor license
revoked for her selling to underage kids, the health department about
her dirty secrets, and the IRS about her money issues. She told me
she’d sort things out and she never wanted to see me in her
restaurant again.

My bank got called, I got my paychecks, and I found another job.

21 Comments to My Boss The Drunk

  1. Wow. I’m amazed you kept your cool long enough to stay for two years. At least you got your money in the end.

    You still should have called the authorities on her. You know, just for sh$ts and giggles. ;)

  2. SammyKat on November 12th, 2010
  3. I’d have made those phone calls anyway. Consider it an intervention.

  4. ggrbo on November 12th, 2010
  5. Now she has her own show on the History Channel, “Ma’s Roadhouse.” That bitch is hot!

  6. ChaKnowWhat? on November 12th, 2010
  7. I love being drunk at work!

    Woooooo! Woooooooooooooooooo!

  8. DooDoo Face on November 12th, 2010
  9. I love Ma’s Roadhouse!

  10. Michelle on November 12th, 2010
  11. @ DooDoo Face…………what the hell kind of job do YOU have?
    @ggrbo……your heart is in the right place.

    as for my opinion on this posting….well. What kind of world would it be if everyone rolled up to work on time, and did their job to the letter and lived by the book? BORING!! I feel sorry for the poor alcoholic cow. Who wants to live like that? But if we were all THE SAME what a dreary world we would live in. If there was no booze, we would all commit suicide by the age of 25 I can assure you. OP, you boss was a pretty harmless alcoholic who had some serious blackouts!

  12. Hevbo on November 12th, 2010
  13. I market and promote. Market and promote. Drink. nummers.

  14. DooDoo Face on November 12th, 2010
  15. @ Hevbo You should commit suicide anyway

  16. Ballsack on November 12th, 2010
  17. I wonder how two of your paychecks bounced without you knowing it. It’s like you didn’t pay attention.

  18. stupid on November 12th, 2010
  19. Now that’s a bad boss. You can’t be irresponsible and not order supplies, and you certainly can’t be stealing money from the till. I’d have reported everything she did to the higher-ups, not to mention all the authorities.

    Good job by OP of standing up to her… you can’t have someone mess around to the point your paychecks are bouncing.

  20. Sean B on November 12th, 2010
  21. I can totally understand how someone might not realize their deposit bounced right away, because after two years at a job you just don’t expect that to happen. But, sometime in the next week, OP should have gotten a notice from her bank. Still–going to college and working full-time (I assume)–I can see not getting around to open what she probably thought was junkmail.

  22. Barbara on November 12th, 2010
  23. She probably took you home a few nights and then you got jealous. Hehehe
    Brought her in & left her on the floor,. pshhh. My butt.

  24. Alexandra on November 13th, 2010
  25. Bad boss behavior aside, you didn’t call the cops on her constant DUI’s? Seriously?

  26. Andy on November 13th, 2010
  27. Andy, get the stick out of your ass

  28. DonnaDoo on November 14th, 2010
  29. She was an out of control drunk. What was your excuse for acting like a lost asshole, not even reallizing your paychecks were bouncing

  30. DonnaDoo on November 14th, 2010
  31. Call the cops on her constant DUI’s? What the hell?

    “Hello, 911? Yeah, ummm, my boss has a lot of DUI’s. Just thought you should know, just in case you were wondering. They’re, like, constant or something. So, ummm, you should probably do something about it. Pool all of your resources and track her or something like that…it’s totally your responsibility. Thank you so much!”

  32. stupid on November 15th, 2010
  33. I don’t really get where the DUI came in anyway, besides the time she refers to her “rolling in 20 minutes late with last night’s guy.” I took it that the guy was driving, however. Otherwise, the OP says that she drove her boss home, dragged her inside, and left her on the floor. So the boss obviously wasn’t driving in this case.

  34. DooDoo Face on November 15th, 2010
  35. Nevermind, I see now that he was in the passenger seat. So, there’s one potential DUI mentioned, not constant. Excuse my stupidity this Monday morning; residual effects of my weekend.

  36. DooDoo Face on November 15th, 2010
  37. Come on people! One of the benefits of owning a bar is being able to drink whenever you want, you are the owner, woohoo!

  38. kcmookie on November 15th, 2010
  39. A DUI is driving under the influence, getting caught or not doesn’t change that fact

  40. Professor on November 16th, 2010
  41. she used you from the start, and and you enabled her, by taking her home, and letting her get all the credit for your hard work. she should have been reported right away, so they could get someone responsible and she could get the help she needs. she wrongfully acused you and you were treated as less than a valuable employee that deserved respect for going out of your way to help her even as she said horrlble things to you. if she doesnt get reported someone may end up getting hurt, maybe even her.

  42. tammy on March 13th, 2011

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