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‘I got 25000 miles from my email nemesis’: People share the most clever ways to get strangers who use their email addresses to stop

‘I got 25000 miles from my email nemesis’: People share the most clever ways to get strangers who use their email addresses to stop

People with common first and last names all deal with the issue that they have to share their names with a lot of other people around the globe. There must be thousands of people with names like John Smith or Mary Williams, and that can create a lot of issues. One of those issues is presented in this funny petty revenge story. OP (original poster), for years, has been dealing with a person, probably with the same name as her, trying to use her email account. That person doesn't really have acce…
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'My manager asks Karen exactly what she wants': Helicopter parent refuses to accept dorm roommates for her college-aged son

'My manager asks Karen exactly what she wants': Helicopter parent refuses to accept dorm roommates for her college-aged son

Being a helicopter parent to a toddler is one thing, but if your kid grows up and you're still acting that way, it's going to get awkward real fast. When you're raising a toddler, it makes sense to keep a close eye on them. They're whirling dervishes of destruction who can color your couch with markers one minute and climb inside the dishwasher the next. But over time, you've got to let your kids gain independence by seeing the world on their own. Too bad no one ever told this college kid's mot…
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Worker's resignation letter to their boss sparks discussion online: 'I am taking that vacation starting now..."

One day, you're going to quit your job—and that's a fact… Whether it's over a disagreement, for relocation, for growth—or because you're leaving the workforce for good. When that time comes, it will be up to you (mostly) on what terms you want to leave on. Do you want to leave on good terms, possibly even despite long-held grudges? Or do you want to set the world ablaze—full scorched earth policy—burning every bridge behind you as you go? This worker shared the resignation they were planning on…
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'Today I snapped': CEO's receptionist bosses around a tech support guy, guilt-tripping him into doing tasks outside his job description before getting hastily put in her place

Whether you're a computer wiz or technologically challenged, we can all agree that there's one office appliance that has earned the award for ‘Worst Piece of Equipment Ever Made’: The printer.
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Researcher gets back at startup bro by helping make a better product and selling it to the competition: 'Now he's going out of business'

Researcher gets back at startup bro by helping make a better product and selling it to the competition: 'Now he's going out of business'

It's easy to make enemies with startup bros. They're not exactly the most likable bunch of individuals. This so-called “CEO” spent way more energy stirring the pot with competitors than running an actual company, and it wound up biting him on the behind in the end. First, he lost a tech competition to an academic researcher and started sending a ton of mean-spirited messages. He even crashed the researcher's Zoom lecture to spam the comments. This was the final straw for the researcher, who dec…
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‘Mom, am I adopted?’: Twin sisters take genetic test only to discover they share no DNA, parents refuse to admit that one of them is adopted

‘Mom, am I adopted?’: Twin sisters take genetic test only to discover they share no DNA, parents refuse to admit that one of them is adopted

Siblings should always tease one another, that is pretty much the most basic rule in the siblings' rule book. One of the common ways to tease your younger siblings is by telling them they are actually adopted, and coming up with the most elaborate story for what happened with their actual birth parents, hiding their baby pictures, and sometimes even asking your parents to go along with it. The girl in this Reddit story discovered that her life is not far from being a big adoption prank, except…
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27 Hilarious Work Memes for Employees Counting Down Until the Weekend

memes to distract you until friday
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Group project members refuse to do any of the work, get none of the credit: 'It is almost 40% of the total grade'

Group projects are the absolute worst—and the absolute worst for a reason. Never up until this point in your life have you had to suffer such a demotivated group of sniveling tagalongs who want nothing more than to cling to the coattails of whatever member is willing to drag them to the next step of their education rather than actually learning something and putting in the work to get there themselves. But, it's not necessarily their fault; the system has taught them that getting to the next st…
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'I opened the door and he looked at me, confused': Pizza delivery guy slides note under customer's door

'I opened the door and he looked at me, confused': Pizza delivery guy slides note under customer's door

This guy was forced to confront a pizza delivery guy … because he tried to give a note to his girlfriend right in front of his eyes! Pizza delivery is supposed to be fast and simple. You place your order on an app or by calling the restaurant, the guy drops off your pizza a half hour later, and then you watch a movie while you chow down. It's supposed to be the easy dinner option. Apparently no one told that to this pizza delivery guy, who kept insisting on seeing the woman who lived at this pl…
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Ungrateful bride sends wrong text badmouthing bridesmaid, bridesmaid sabotages the bachelorette: I cancelled the reservations and didn't mention it'

Ungrateful bride sends wrong text badmouthing bridesmaid, bridesmaid sabotages the bachelorette: 'I cancelled the reservations and didn't mention it'

People who badmouth their friends over text better be careful with their phones! Otherwise, you might accidentally send a petty message to the very person you're gossiping about. Personally, I am guilty of this phenomenon. My friend jokes that I shouldn't even have a phone after all the times I have accidentally texted the wrong person. Most of these situations were harmless; I am not always gossiping. That being said, one time I was on my way to brunch with an old friend I hadn't seen in years…
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'They charged me $500 for leaving a glass cup on the BBQ': 20+ HOA horror stories

'They charged me $500 for leaving a glass cup on the BBQ': 20+ HOA horror stories

When you want to be charged several hundred dollars for decorating your home as you wish, the HOA is your organization. These notorious corrupt groups seem to love handing out massive fines for tiny little violations. Home Owner's Associations , or HOAs, are groups of people who are supposed to look out for the well-being of their community. But instead, they seem to spend an awful lot of time messing around. For example, one person's HOA horror story involved them painting their house a new co…
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Company offers fully remote work in exchange for 24/7 monitoring of all home network traffic: 'Why would a company even want to bother with this?'

Company offers fully remote work in exchange for 24/7 monitoring of all home network traffic: 'Why would a company even want to bother with this?'

Something shady this way comes! Let's preface this with the fact that several folks who work in IT have already deemed this a nightmare in the making. This company thought it would be a good idea to give in to employees' requests for fully remote work, but there was a catch. That catch was that the company would provide all work-from-home employees with a router and a document for them to sign that would permit IT to monitor all of their at-home network traffic 24/7. That's right. We're not eve…
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'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

Every job becomes tedious over time, especially if you're working 72 hours a week. But which jobs in particular are the worst to work at, and why? Employees get candid in a Reddit thread when asked this exact question. If you were to ask me, I'd say that working in the customer service industry is the worst. Long hours, meh pay, power tripping bosses are all a recipe for disaster. Oh, and don't forget the rowdy and entitled customers who honestly, need to check themself before they go out in pu…
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Prospective employee gets burned after 7 rounds of interviews when the company claims the job listing was ‘incorrect’, offering $70,000 less than promised: ‘Classic bait and switch’

Nowadays, if you even get past the job application process, you're likely in for a rollercoaster ride of multiple rounds of interviewing, spouting the same information that can be found in your resume to 10 different (likely incompetent) C-level bosses.
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'The banana cream pie cookie "tasted like a pie"': 15+ Absurd reasons people wanted their food refunded

'The banana cream pie cookie "tasted like a pie"': 15+ Absurd reasons people wanted their food refunded

Some customers don't have any sense at all. No one knows that better than people who work in customer service jobs , like retail work and food service. Just ask u/SpiteChickens7. They shared two stories from their gig at a popular cookie spot . On this particular shift, they had a person come in and insist on a refund. Why? Well that's because they'd bought a couple of chocolate cake cookies. Instead of eating both of them, they'd tossed one to their dog! Unsurprisingly, that chocolate cookie m…
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Tenant and Landlord team up to take down odious Property Management company, claiming almost $10k in penalties: 'My landlord was on my side during the court hearing'

While renting, it's generally up to your landlord to maintain the premises and repair anything that breaks. But if you've ever dealt with a landlord, you'll know that they're often reluctant to do so, regarding any such request with disdain and thinly veiled hostility and insinuation at the fact that you're somehow responsible for their 20-year-old dishwasher breaking a week after you moved in. So, over time, you get in the habit of just doing things yourself, even if they're not your responsib…
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