Anyone working in hospitality has probably faced a few toxic employers or long working hours in the past, but one bartender's recent interaction with his boss might just take the cake.
Taking to Reddit, the disgruntled man shared the text exchange he had with his employer at 3am, asking him to come into work for an 11-hour shift the next day.
"I need you to come in 11am-10pm today, we have an event scheduled and one bartender," the employer's message read.
Unsurprisingly, the bartender responded with a polite "no thank you", and reminded his boss that the next day was his day off.
But the boss doubled down on his request, telling the bartender he needed to be "a team player".
We think being a team player means allowing your employees to take their legal rest days, but hey, run your own business however you want.
The bartender replied asking why his boss was telling him at 3am he was needed for such a lengthy shift.
"I've had a few drinks and I don't feel like coming into work hungover and working for that long on my day off," he explained.
It was then his boss responded with the incredible text: "You need to stay ready for work, getting too drunk is not a good look if you can't stay prepared.
"Sometimes things happen and we need to cover each other."
It feels like a good time for a reminder that this man is a bartender, not a surgeon or aeroplane pilot.
It appeared to be the final straw for the bartender, who took the opportunity to quit.
"You're telling the bartender not to drink on his time off? Wanna tell the chefs not to eat off the clock too?" he responded with a laughing emoji.
He goes on to explain that he might have made a plan to work the shift if he was given more notice, adding: "But you waited too long, I'm already drunk, and I don't feel like coming in and working 11 hours while hungover."
The boss said they'd "talk about this attitude" next time they worked together, but the bartender said he had no intention of doing that ever again.
"Bartenders are needed all over the place now. I think I'll just go work at one of the dozens of places hiring around here. I'm fed up with you," he wrote.
We imagine that when word gets around, the employer might have an issue filling his spot.