As punishment for violating the customer policy, Patrick is forced to work at the Krusty Krab. Due to his stupidity, Mr. Krabs gives him a simple task to the advantage of Patrick's clumsiness: throwing trash bags down the trash chute. Patrick shoves as many bags down it as he can, but they don't go down. SpongeBob drops by to help him, informing him that he didn't have the compactor switch turned on.
The machine then turns on and functions properly. However, Patrick then sees SpongeBob carrying a bag of Mr. Krabs' money and naïvely shoves said bag down the compactor as well, despite SpongeBob warning him that it's not trash. This causes the machine to malfunction and explode, destroying the Krusty Krab in the process.