Mr. Not So Clean

MVWJ is my current job, working for a dry cleaners, which is a supposed promotion from my last job at another location. When I first started I soon realized how much work this place was going to be (and the employees were not much better). The managers asked me to point out what was wrong with the store so they could improve since the store was in danger of closing. Apparently this didn’t sit well with D who has been here since the store opened, close to 20 years, and she did everything in her power to blame me for her mistakes and if I did make any D made sure everyone knew. Keep in mind I am less than half her age. Also the other employees feed on drama and love to pick on the new girl. I put up with everything and settled on ignoring everyone around me, eventually she stopped acting like a 15 year-old and got over her grudge. Then her son, who also worked there, began acting like a fool.

He hits on every girl who walks into the store and actually believes they like him (I’m sure they only responded to get a discount). He’s disrespectful to everyone and talks about sex in front of customers and even told some of the older women he had something “special” for him in his pants (I’m keeping it clean). Aside from obnoxious comments, he always arrives late and everyone suspects him of stealing. I brought up his getting fired to my managers and one was completely against it. Later I found out she (who is married and “in love”) was having an affair with this illegitimate want-to-be-gangster/father of two, who didn’t even own a car! And who was also sleeping with one of the pressers who is also married. This just outright disgusted me but, I ignored it since it’s not my business, that is until this disgusting fool was trying to hit on me! Obviously I said no. He in return told that same bimbo manager that I did nothing, even though I worked the most, he always complained and always talked bad to me and about me.

I had enough when he started talking bad about Hispanics and called himself Spanish (even though he’s obviously black mixed with white). I’m Mexican and if anyone knows anything about history they know that the Spaniards colonized Mexico and on top of that my grandparents are direct Spaniards, even my last name is Spanish. So when I told him that if he went back to school and earned and education maybe he would have some right to speak about others and if he didn’t like Mexicans maybe he should get out of Texas. Usually I wouldn’t say anything like that to anyone, but insulting me is one thing that I can ignore, but insulting a race whether is mine or not really gets under my skin. Call me politically correct. I never thought I could work at such a horrible place, but you have to take what you get while you’re a college student.

Comments (17)

TedJanuary 3rd, 2011 at 8:34 am

This sounds like a joke.

RJanuary 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 am

“I had enough when he started talking bad about Hispanics and called himself Spanish (even though he’s obviously black mixed with white).”

So you can get pissed off with him for making racist comments but you can make assumptions about his ethnicity despite him telling you otherwise?

JeffJanuary 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 am

“you have to take what you get while you’re a college student.”

No, you really don’t. Most colleges have an office (financial aid or work-study office) that helps the students find jobs, often on-campus. I find it hard to believe that there isn’t a better job than this out there for you.

SJanuary 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 am

“I had enough when he started talking bad about Hispanics and called himself Spanish (even though he’s obviously black mixed with white).”

Um, based on the literal definition of the word “Hispanic”, aren’t Spaniards Hispanic? So he was talking badly about himself? Unless, of course, you actually meant “Mexican” instead of “Hispanic”.

Yay for another poorly written story.

JChiefJanuary 3rd, 2011 at 11:33 am


That really depends on the school. If you’re going to a major university, then “yes”. But what if you’re enrolled in a small podunk college in a small podunk town? Slim pick’ns.

adminJanuary 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 am

@S yes Spaniards may also identify as Hispanic. It was our understanding that this guy was simply a jerk and justified talking bad about Hispanics by identifying as one himself. We don’t think it’s a poorly written story or we wouldn’t have published it.

TronnerJanuary 3rd, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Is everyone cranky from hangovers? Comments today are harsh! I liked this story, but also didn’t notice any glaring errors.

Call 911January 4th, 2011 at 1:50 am

I noticed errors but I tend not to freak the eff out at stuff like that like some people do. Like Admin said, it sounds like a crappy job because this douche nozzle is banging all the other employees (including management) and thus won’t be fired even though he’s a worthless troll.

I hate people like that…they do absolutely nothing and are completely worthless at their job but because they’ve managed to suck up to (or suck off) the right person, they manage to keep their job.

BikeLIzardJanuary 4th, 2011 at 8:18 am

What’s up with dry cleaners being hotbeds of ill advised sex? I also worked at a DC where it seemed like everyone but me was sleeping with everyone else, regardless of marital status or relative power with in the company. Must be the erotic teratogenic chemicals and all that sexy, sexy, steam. :)

I’m not sure what state you are in, but here in PA it’s illegal to harass someone because of their ethnic back ground. You could go straight to the Labor Board if you can’t get satisfaction at work. At least you won’t be stuck there forever.

MeshellJanuary 4th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Tronner, I wonder what the people who complain about a “well-written post” read on their down time. Between Steve McIntosh and Robert Jordon, I think I know a decently written line of text, yet everyone here complains about reading comprehension as if they don’t lack it themselves. S nearly pooped out a years worth of commas.

Admins, keep on keepin’ on, because I have enjoyed all your linked sites for ages. :D

MeshellJanuary 4th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

year’s too.

I’m not above errors. I just complain less.

adminJanuary 5th, 2011 at 9:51 am

@Meshell thanks!

clever nameJanuary 5th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Funny, I thought all those commas were necessary.

AdamJanuary 7th, 2011 at 7:06 am

“I wonder what the people who complain about a “well-written post” read on their down time. Between Steve McIntosh and Robert Jordon, I think I know how to drop a name or two”


hollyJanuary 8th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

What’s the relevance of him not having a car? Sorry, but lots of people don’t have cars because they choose not to. A car does not equal success or worthiness or whatever your point was, OP.

SomeoneJanuary 21st, 2011 at 8:52 am

Yeah, Holly, I was a bit bugged about the car thing as well. I think it’s just a cultural thing though, since not owning a car in the States seems like a huge deal (the internets tells me so). Though it does make OP sound obnoxious.

Story was good, apart from when OP revealed their judgemental nature with the whole car thing.

OPJanuary 27th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

@ holly- we stay in Houston Tx. and in order to get around you need a car since we don’t have a form of mass transportation. Regardless that’s not the reason why I mentioned his not having a car; he was paid a decent amount a week but chose to spend his money on weed that he’d smoke behind the store while I was forced to cover his position. Second, he would use his girlfriends car and when she’d get mad at him, which was like every week, he just wouldn’t show up and again I had to do all the work. Needles to say I’ve quit that job since the post and I’m very comfortable at my new one :) (and I hear its gotten worse since I left)
Also yes I know there might be some errors I don’t spell check everything!
Thanks for reading about my nightmare I still shiver at the thought of the place

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