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'Sorry, that's your job': Employee reacts to demanding manager who orders them to find someone to cover their shift despite having followed protocol

'Sorry, that's your job': Employee reacts to demanding manager who orders them to find someone to cover their shift despite having followed protocol

Working at a gas station is quite the experience. I think it's pretty self-explanatory. Let's just say, it's not the end of the world if you get fired. There are plenty of other jobs out there. This person was working at a gas station and had to take a day off following a family emergency. They followed protocol and let their manager know 4 hours prior. The manager's response was somewhat confusing, considering that this employee had followed the rules. First, the manager told them they were go…
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'I am being held against my will': After working a 30 hour shift, nurse calls the police then gets fired for being 'immature'

If you've ever pulled an overtime shift, you know the psychological warfare that goes on throughout every step of that OT journey. Once you pass hour 8 of your work day, your concept of time starts to warp, turning your workplace into an inescapable purgatory in which you're trapped until your next 15-minute break. For the nurse in our next tale, her accidental overtime shift turned into a nightmare after her relief no-showed...
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'A donut that had been fried in oil used to fry fish': 25+ Foods that diners will never touch again

'A donut that had been fried in oil used to fry fish': 25+ Foul foods that diners will never touch again

From seafood to surströmming, these people will never forget their encounters with these foul foods . Everyone seems to have at least one or two foods that they'll never ever eat . For some, this stems from getting sick soon after eating that food---even if it wasn't the one that made them ill in the first place. Other people simply took their first bite of a dish and vowed to never taste that food again . Either way, they're sharing their stories with everyone else so that we all know what to…
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Guy takes over-the-top skills assessment for bartending job: 'Who do you think you're hiring?'

Guy takes over-the-top skills assessment for bartending job: 'Who do you think you're hiring?'

At what point will hiring managers just acknowledge that the reason why people are applying is always ultimately about a paycheck? Sure, sometimes there can be passion that motivates an applicant to apply for a particular position, but a paycheck is a paycheck and people need money to live. That's the point of work. With that in mind, no one should dress a job up to be anything else during the application process. It also should not be a bad thing if a candidate states that they want a certain…
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'Thak you': 25 Silly cakes made by pros and amateurs

'Thak you': 25 Seriously silly cakes made by pros and amateurs

In general, I think that almost any homemade cake that looks “bad” is actually really cute. Posters are often parents or partners who want the perfect dessert for their loved one. They try hard, but they're not experts, and the results are silly and charming. However. Bakers who sell a product that looks terrible? You get no forgiveness.
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‘[We went] to the museum of work’: 15+ Bizarre School Field Trip Fails

‘[We went] to the museum of work’: 15+ Bizarre School Field Trip Fails

Field trips almost never go as planned. There is always some unexpected mishap, be it big or small, that gets in the way of the event and often makes our teachers extremely annoyed. Sometimes, it's their fault too. I mean, who in their right minds would think a group of 12-year-olds would enjoy a trip to the museum of work to learn about the joys of the eight hour work day? And who in their right minds would think that a camping trip in November in frigid Canada would be a good idea? As someone…
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‘He wanted to use my art for free’: Manager throws a fit when he learns overworked artist quit their job and took their art with them

‘He wanted to use my art for free’: Manager throws a fit when he learns overworked artist quit their job and took their art with them

Being an artist is not an easy profession, and even less so these days. Every day artists fight what seems like a never-ending fight for their rights and their art so that it will not be used in a way that hurts them or their livelihood. They always have to be extremely cautious with how, when, and where they expose their art to other people. Like this artist on Reddit, who shared their experience with volunteering their art at a college club. The artist told Reddit about the entitled club pres…
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The Most Entertaining Dating App Posts of the Week

The Most Entertaining Dating App Posts of the Week

Swipe left, swipe right, but whatever you do, don't stop swiping.
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'She didn't think I was serious': Customer dresses 'overly casual' to visit designer clothing brand store

'She didn't think I was serious': Customer dresses 'overly casual' to visit designer clothing brand store

“Don't judge a book by its cover,” a customer advised after having an interesting shopping experience. Have you heard the phrase, “Money talks but wealth whispers”? It often refers to how people dress, the cars they drive, or the content they post about their glamorous lifestyle.
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'[My] car is gone': Tenant pays in small change for fraudulent towing charge when their car is incorrectly towed from their snowy apartment complex parking lot

There will be plenty of times in your life when things seem completely unfair. Plenty of these times will involve incorrectly awarded parking infringements… Should this tenant have just moved their vehicle like everyone else so that the snow plow could do a clean sweep of the lot? Sure. But, by the time they had gotten out there and removed the remaining snow from around their vehicle that should have been the end of it. Just because a rule exists doesn't mean it needs to be enforced to the let…
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'Enjoy walking 4 kilometers home': Bus driver gets payback against a mutinous passenger by leaving him stranded

Even if you're a level-headed worker, sometimes the stressors of the workplace can get to you. Boiling over with rage and brimming with thoughts of sabotage, there are some service industry jobs where the work is doable until the customers rear their ugly heads. Enduring the pig-headedness of customers– or in this case, passengers –can take a toll on a worker's patience and perhaps, their mercy.
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‘He worked for one hour from home and that was it’: Undervalued employee finds loophole in company half-day policy, barely works until he quits

‘He worked for one hour from home and that was it’: Undervalued employee finds loophole in company half-day policy, barely works until he quits

There is a special place in heaven for employees who discover loopholes and share about them with their fellow coworkers. It’s perhaps the most rewarding phenomenon within the battlefield that is toxic workplace culture. The only thing better than discovering a loophole within company policy is, well, being treated well by your company. However, we’re realists over here, and we understand that proper treatment of all employees is merely the stuff of dreams. This story, however, surely provides…
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‘This is a major violation’: Hotel might face $70 million fine after employee discovers they keep guests' credit cards in system after they leave

‘This is a major violation’: Hotel might face $70 million fine after employee discovers they keep guests' credit cards in system after they leave

Any front desk employee can tell you that more often than not, some fishy things are happening behind that counter. Even the most prestige establishment can get entangled in some ugly business. With that being said, it can be worrisome to think about the fact that many of these establishments have repeated access to extremely personal information of their clients. Like the hotel in this Reddit story. A front desk clerk wrote to Reddit with the concern that her hotel was doing wrong by its guest…
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'He was nothing but polite to you': Gym goer gets told off by woman using a machine he's patiently waiting for, she turns to staff members who support him

'He was nothing but polite to you': Gym goer gets told off by woman using a machine he's patiently waiting for, she turns to staff members who support him

Gym etiquette. Ever heard of it? This woman clearly hasn't. One person shared a 'Gym Karen' story to Reddit after it unfolded positively, in his favor. He explained how he was down to his last exercise, and was waiting patiently next to a machine that was occupied by a woman who was notorious for being entitled. He had his earphones in, and wasn't directly facing her. She still got annoyed, and confronted him, asking him what he was doing. He replied that he was waiting for the machine, to whic…
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34 Wholesome Posts for Overworked Employees Who Need a Vacation

34 Wholesome Posts for Overworked Employees Who Need a Vacation

I need a vacation asap. Work has me yawning in my seat, dreaming of powdery white sand, blue skies, green palm trees, and turquoise water. But one can only go on vacation if they can afford it, and unfortunately, I can't right now. So I'll sift through emails, organize folders, and do my boss's bidding in the meantime. What other choice do I have? Inflation is ruining us all. Heading out to the local store and buying groceries evokes anxiety in me like nothing else, except maybe car trouble. Si…
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'I would rather not make the trip only to find out that it has been sold': Internet divided over second-hand sale etiquette

'I would rather not make the trip only to find out that it has been sold': Internet divided over second-hand sale etiquette

This person is completely confused after a second-hand sale gone wrong. I'm on this person's side… but commenters agree with the seller. Buying second-hand items is a great way to save money and recycle. These days, it's a great way to get reliable clothing, since clothes from past decades last longer than the current brands of fast fashion. For people who are just getting started in their first apartments, it's a great way to get some nice furniture at a cheap price. And others use it to spruc…
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