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A dad has shared the bizarre letter his daughter was given by her boss on her first day in the job.
Twitter user @essjax first posted the curious letter back in September, explaining in the caption: "Kid recently left her job at a local retailer (which employs mostly 16 year-olds to pay well under min wage).
"This is a letter she received from the boss when she arrived on her first day on that job."
And once you take a look at this letter, you'll be glad to hear she has left her post at the shop.
The letter is comprised of a list of 11 'rules', each as strange and demoralising as the last.
Setting the soul-destroying tone from the off, the first rule reads: "Life is not fair - get used to it!"
Next up: "The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself."
Hmmm, not sure that is even true. Reckon my notice would already be handed in by this point.
The list continues in a similar vein: "Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000.00 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car and a phone until you earn both.
"Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
"Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
"Rule 6: If you mess up, it is not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them."
While we're dishing out professional advice, I'd recommend this boss does not attempt a career move into motivational speaking. It can be daunting enough entering the world of work as it is, without this kind of s**t.
Kid recently left her job at a local retailer (which employs mostly 16 year-olds to pay well under min wage).— essjax (@essjax) September 16, 2021
This is a letter she received from the boss when she arrived on her first day on that job. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/PuWv1X6ZE8
If you're not feeling overwhelmingly dispirited, here's the rest of the list: "Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rainforest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
"Rule 8: Your school may have done away with the winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they will give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
"Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
"Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. IN real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
"Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one."
But if you end up working for a b*****d, don't be nice to them - just quit.
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