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Mayor mows farmer's newly planted orchard adjacent to his house, farmer makes it a wetland instead: 'It's huge, it's beautiful, it's wet'

If you live adjacent to an upstart public official, there's a good chance you're going to run into problems, especially when they believe in loose applications of the rules when it benefits them—despite their otherwise pedantic outlook on regulations. Of course, you're going to run into even more problems when you're managing your agriculturally zoned land in unconventional ways, turning to relatively newfound ecological means of managing pests rather than dumping hundreds of gallons of pestici…
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'It went to an awkward silence until James left for the day': Employee questions coworker's constant remarks about his wife, coworkers can't agree if they went too far

'It went to an awkward silence until James left for the day': Employee questions coworker's constant remarks about his wife, coworkers can't agree if they went too far

Yikes… this person has an awkward question for their coworker . It’s not every day you ask someone why they’re married. The answer should be obvious: they’re married because they love each other and want to build a life together. But this worker, sharing their story from a throwaway account, was baffled why their coworker James had ever married his wife. James seems like he’s one of those husbands who “pretends” to hate his wife. He calls her the old ball and chain, and acts like she just nags…
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'This isn't a paid gig': Top Choosing Beggars of the Week (March 25, 2024)

'This isn't a paid gig': Top Choosing Beggars of the Week (March 25, 2024)

People seem to be asking for a lot more than they can give these days. We understand that sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures, but most of these instances really just come down to entitled people with a whole lot of audacity. Hopefully, they can read the comments and see what the sane folks on the internet are telling them because that's the only way choosing beggars will come to learn that they are acting like choosing beggars. Otherwise, they will simply resume their “ignora…
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'The building was empty for most of December': Managers agree to every single vacation request after company eliminates PTO rollover

'The building was empty for most of December': Managers agree to every single vacation request after company eliminates PTO rollover

This company got bought out over and over again. It's no wonder the employees who remained had to deal with so many shenanigans from their managers. One of the best parts of working a salaried job is racking up paid time off days . Everyone uses their allotted time a little differently---some people love to take the family to Disney or on a camping trip a couple of times a year, while others take a few days here and there to do weekend adventures. No matter where you go, you come back feeling r…
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Teacher gets PTO request denied on day with no class, takes off worse day and makes HR scramble: 'I'm there because I want to be, not because I need to be'

Teacher gets PTO request denied on day with no class, takes off worse day and makes HR scramble: 'I'm there because I want to be, not because I need to be'

Managers better have a good reason for denying someone's PTO request. Otherwise, they're practically asking for conflict. In fact, the number of legitimate reasons is quite minimal, considering that employees are granted the right to take their vacation days when they sign on to a company. In this instance, the employee was actually trying to take off days that were mutually convenient for both her and for the school in which she worked. However, her department head decided to make an issue out…
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‘Take it, I'm leaving’: Coworker demands the receptionist's office after she spends her free time fixing it up, she complies by leaving the company altogether

‘Take it, I'm leaving’: Coworker demands the receptionist's office after she spends her free time fixing it up, she complies by leaving the company altogether

For some reason in modern offices, an employee rarely gets to have their own office. The concept of ‘open work space’ in which everyone, even high-up employees, has to work in one big space with no separation from each other. This concept might have been cute for a little while, but now it seems like the only reason why it's still around is because it saves the company a lot of money, since they can rent much smaller offices. Which is what I thought about while reading this story of this employ…
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‘It's cost them $50k’: Guy leaves 1,500+ one-star reviews after getting swindled at the car dealership

"This dealership had an average rating of around 4.5 stars and 400 total reviews. Their current rating? 1.9 stars with nearly 3.5k total reviews."
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'He was entering that entire subdivision... as "Do Not Deliver"': HOA tips so badly on pizza order that manager calls them to complain

'He was entering that entire subdivision... as "Do Not Deliver"': HOA tips so badly on pizza order that manager calls them to complain

If you've ever wondered what you could do to make a pizza parlor blacklist you, check out this story. I know what you're thinking: what do you mean you can get blacklisted by a pizza place? Aren't they supposed to deliver to wherever you tell them to when you place your order? I was surprised to learn that they can and will ban people from ever ordering again. I thought that was something managers reserved for teenagers who prank call them with giant pizza orders sent to addresses that don't ex…
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'It’s satisfying watching the management scramble': IT department brought to a standstill when upper management decides they need to approve everything

There's this thing that happens every now and again in organizations where someone, usually high up on the food chain, decides that everything—every decision, order, expense, or report—needs to pass across their desk. They do so severely underestimating the gravitas of what they've just requested, with little comprehension of just how many things they're going to be handling, dependent on their pen stroke to proceed. Of course, maybe not right away, but at some point, things are going to begin…
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'The company collapsed without me': Overworked employee quits after being put on probation, company fires entire management team shortly after that

'The company collapsed without me': Overworked employee quits after being put on probation, company fires entire management team shortly after that

This might be petty, but it is extremely satisfying to hear that the toxic company you worked for and carried on your back is crumbling without you. Even though you might actually care about the work or the clients, if you left (or even asked to leave) without being appreciated, it feels good to know that at least karma had your back. Which is what happened to this employee in this Reddit story. After OP (original poster) threw their back out at the job, they were put on a performance improveme…
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'They tried to deny my unemployment claim': Top 10+ "HR is not your friend" stories

'They tried to deny my unemployment claim': Top 10+ "HR is not your friend" stories

Let this serve as a friendly remember to never trust that HR has your back. No matter how charming their smiles are or how friendly they may seem when you're making small talk in the kitchenette, do not be fooled into thinking that anyone in the HR department is supporting anyone other than the head honchos. The grim part of this truth is that it may not even be HR's fault at the end of the day. They too are doing their jobs in an already established system. However, some of these stories certa…
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‘She is living beyond her means’: Daughter $3,000 in debt demands her mom bail her out, mom refuses but offers a budgeting plan, daughter throws adult tantrum

‘She is living beyond her means’: Daughter $3,000 in debt demands her mom bail her out, mom refuses but offers a budgeting plan, daughter throws adult tantrum

How does a parent teach their child the importance of budgeting? It's an essential skill to have as an adult, but a complicated thing to explain to a kid who has only ever handled Monopoly bills…
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‘Good luck, you're going to need it’: Overworked employee deletes company data from software he created after CEO fires him without an explanation

‘Good luck, you're going to need it’: Overworked employee deletes company data from software he created after CEO fires him without an explanation

Being an employee or being self-employed, there is a constant feud about which one is better. Some would prefer being independent because you get to control the hours in which you work, you don't have anyone to answer to, and you are free to make your own decisions. Others would say that being an employee is actually a lot easier, working the 9 to 5 and then enjoying carefree evenings, without having to carry the burden of being your own boss. Another huge disadvantage of being an employee is t…
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Entitled stranger bizarrely attempts to steal bed from couple on cruise by sitting uncomfortable close to them: 'I just needed to sit'

A couple was relaxing on a twin-sized bed on the deck of a cruise ship when a stranger approached them and sat down right next to them, seemingly without any regard for their personal space. Rightfully so, the couple was taken aback by the stranger's audacity, and when they questioned her, she simply replied that she needed to sit.
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‘If you don’t keep an eye on her, she will get into the kitchen’: Woman spoils 40 pounds of tomatoes, gets banned from her SIL’s house

Tomatoes: what can’t they do? They’re the perfect food for making a BLT on a hot summer day. And for those cold winter nights, you can do what this chef did, and cook up a big pot of sauce . This person apparently also goes big or goes home, because she decided to cook up 40 pounds of tomatoes in one sitting. That’s well over 100 tomatoes—her recipe could’ve had 120 tomatoes or more, depending on their size. If you’re an experienced chef, making meals in huge batches is a great way to save time…
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Mother gets back at childless ex-husband who pressured her to have kids early: 'I want to send him a "Happy Birthday" message from me & my son'

Mother gets back at childless ex-husband who pressured her to have kids early: 'I want to send him a "Happy Birthday" message from me & my son'

This might have been a situation where the higher road was worth taking. As tempting as it is to twist the knife and be your fullest, pettiest self, there is a limit to how far one should go. It's easy to roll your eyes at the concept, but happiness is the best form of revenge at the end of the day. This mother of a now toddler realized that her ex-husband's 30th birthday was approaching. They hadn't seen each other in two years since their divorce was officially finalized. Their marriage fell…
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