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Crystal shop owner insists on help from customs worker, ignores giant fee: 'He wishes her a nice day and tells her the bill will be coming in the mail'

Crystal shop owner insists on help from customs worker, ignores giant fee: 'He wishes her a nice day and tells her the bill will be coming in the mail'

This woman found out the hard way that she got what she paid for. She just didn't know that she was paying for something in the first place! U/OneGlassOne had an excellent tale of malicious compliance to share. They and their coworker work in a line of business that deals with commercial imports. They write that people need to fill out lots of paperwork when importing items into the country, probably in a similar way to declaring your valuables at the airport. This woman told the original poste…
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'I want my $7!': Guy shorts pizza delivery driver, driver prank calls him incessantly until he gets his money

'I want my $7!': Guy shorts pizza delivery driver, driver prank calls him incessantly until he gets his money

Here's a friendly reminder to always count how much money they pay you before walking away. This pizza delivery driver learned that the hard way when after parting ways with a customer at a gas station, he realized the customer was $7 under and it was definitely not an accident. Thankfully, he had this dude's number. Of course, the guy did not pick up his phone, which totally confirms that he shortchanged the delivery driver on purpose. The best part about this driver, though, was his relentles…
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English teacher loses her mother's entire estate after her lawyer turns out to be a former student who uses case to settle the score

English teacher loses her mother's entire estate after her lawyer turns out to be a former student who uses case to settle the score

Some people consider their high school years to be some of the best they have ever experienced, while others detest the memory of those years and everyone who contributed to making them so challenging to endure. The story down below is an account of a frustrated lawyer. The original poster (OP), who is a lawyer, recently took on an estate matter that piqued his interest. The case was going well at first, and the OP was largely happy with the direction it was going. But as soon as OP discovered…
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Elder Millennial wrestles with the idea of starting a family at 38 years old, receives wholesome advice from other 'geriatric' parents happy they waited: 'Kids make you feel young'

Having kids changes everything in your life. The gravity of raising a tiny human from birth alters a parent's brain chemistry, changes their priorities, and enriches their life in every way–but what if you're not ready for all of that until you're older?
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'As a joke I put in... two extra zeros': Trucker gets paid $1500 an hour to unload his own trailer

This person managed to make a true American dream come true: making four figures per hour . Making $1500 per hour is something that most people dream about, but never achieve. Just think of what you could do with that kind of money. First, you could buy and eat probably like ten burritos. Then, you could buy a new game console. Then, you take all your friends to the movies and to laser tag. Then, once your first day of fun is over, you start saving up for down payments on houses or cars. Life c…
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Middle manager proposes to company owner replacing staff with AI, gets replaced himself: 'I have took his suggestions to heart and decided to automate his role'

It's hard to escape the conversation surrounding AI and the growing likelihood that we may soon find our jobs replaced by it. Yet, while some have attempted it, most seem to be falling short of success. While AI is proven to be effective at handling superfluous and repetitive work, it doesn't yet understand the subtlety and nuance of specific tasks, often lacking necessary details or fabricating information and then confidently reporting it as fact. So, at the very least, even where there is ef…
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'Think of the baby!': Passenger claims 3 seats on the plane and refuses to make space for a mother with a baby despite flight attendant's request

'Think of the baby!': Passenger claims 3 seats on the plane and refuses to make space for a mother with a baby despite flight attendant's request

One of the first things a young person should learn and become proficient at before embarking on the road to adulthood is plane etiquette. There are three main guidelines that one should always abide by. Window etiquette comes first, followed by aisle etiquette, and finally—possibly the most crucial—baby/parent etiquette. The original poster (OP) is traveling with her 19-month-old son on a three-hour flight. As instructed by the airline, she only purchased one seat, hoping the baby would drift…
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Family gets back at neighbors for hogging parking space that doesn't belong to them: 'Our retaliation was a series of pranks':

Family gets back at neighbors for hogging parking space that doesn't belong to them: 'Our retaliation was a series of pranks'

Neighborly feuds are endlessly entertaining provided that you are watching them unfold from a distance. It's that strange dichotomy of wanting to hear all the drama without having to be an active participant in it. A friend of mine put it best when she said that drama where she has absolutely no personal stake is just the best kind of drama. That way, you have no bias and you can form whatever opinion you want to regarding the people involved. Furthermore, you know that whatever side you ultima…
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‘The CEO just quit’: New hire ignores company's red flags until CEO unexpectedly resigns, leaving employee on a sinking ship

‘The CEO just quit’: New hire ignores company's red flags until CEO unexpectedly resigns, leaving employee on a sinking ship

How can a new hire identify that they are boarding a sinking ship? Usually, employers are very careful when they are in the process of hiring someone new, so as not to let them see the true colors of the company, and hide everything that might deter the candidate from the job. So how can someone know that the shiny new job they are after might not be so shiny after all? I wish I could have a straightforward answer, but the truth is, many people end up accepting that new job and only start to se…
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Cheapskate manager destroys $4,000 worth of product after ignoring the advice of a wise warehouse guy: ‘You told me to use the old pallets... [so] I did'

There's a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
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'You want to put how much concrete in your Civic?': Customer insists on loading 1000 lbs. of concrete into the back of their small car despite employee's warnings

"The customer is always right" is an attitude that is purveyed throughout customer service... People will love to remind you at this point that one full attribution of the original quote is also reported as being “The customer is always right in matters of taste” meaning that or that customer service representatives should seek “to satisfy the customer regardless of whether the customer is right or wrong.” Both lend to the idea that the customer is not necessarily right about all things, just a…
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‘Where is your empathy?’: Employee gets fired after his girlfriend breaks up with him in the middle of a shift, coworkers demand manager hires him back

‘Where is your empathy?’: Employee gets fired after his girlfriend breaks up with him in the middle of a shift, coworkers demand manager hires him back

We can't control everything in life, as much as we all like to try. We can do as much in our power to control who are the people we surround ourselves with, what we do for a living, what we do to help others, and more. But there are always going to be things that happen to us that we do not expect, and do not want. The Reddit story down below is a reminder of all that, and it is the perfect example of the balance between the choices we make and the things that we cannot control. The employee in…
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'Try and sue us? Get fired instead': College students left in the cold get back at their absent landlord

'Try and sue us? Get fired instead': College students left in the cold get back at their absent landlord

Would you rather your house always be too cold , or too hot? Depending on the way your house is heated or cooled, you probably already know your answer. It's hard to get your home to the perfect temperature for everyone, since some people are always wrapping themselves in sweaters, while others are sweating it out. However, these college kids had to experience the worst-case scenario: having a freezing house for a whole winter, and being ignored the whole time. These poor college students just…
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Nannies share their stories working for rich families, entitled parents, and Karen mommies: 'The 3-year-old slips up and calls me Mama constantly'

Nannies share their stories working for rich families, entitled parents, and Karen mommies: 'The 3-year-old slips up and calls me Mama constantly'

Working for wealthy folks can be endlessly frustrating. People may think The White Lotus and Triangle of Sadness are heightened exaggerations of what it's like, but based on these stories, it's quite clear that those films may be leaning closer to nonfiction territory than anyone wants to believe. Although I have never worked as a full-time nanny , I have worked in education, specifically for wealthy families. I have seen the entitlement, the distorted view of reality, and the unrealistic expec…
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'Do you mean to tell me you've sat idle for 60 hours?!': Dispatchers tell trucker to wait for tire repair, dispatcher gets fired

'Do you mean to tell me you've sat idle for 60 hours?!': Dispatchers tell trucker to wait for tire repair, dispatcher gets fired

One trucker managed to waste an entire weekend… all because they couldn't get the help they needed. U/thedavecorp had an intriguing malicious compliance story to share with the internet. It all went down when they were at work, which for a trucker, can be almost anywhere. The original poster (OP) notes that this was before the days of GPS tracking, so they were really on their own when they got stuck with a flat tire. For many people, getting a flat tire can ruin their day. But it won't take mo…
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Karen boss won't let salaried employee use the break room because he's not an hourly worker: 'I can't get water or coffee now'

Karen boss won't let salaried employee use the break room because he's not an hourly worker: 'I can't get water or coffee now'

Imagine not being allowed to grab water or coffee during your work break because for some inexplicable reason, it “confuses” people. This salaried employee was told by his Karen boss that hourly workers began to notice his trips to the break room and were asking questions about the frequency with which he must be clocking in and out. Rather than the boss informing these folks that he's a salaried employee and doesn't have to clock in and out to grab a coffee in the break room, she asked this Re…
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