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25+ Unbelievably awkward questions employees have been asked at work: 'During an interview I was conducting, a candidate asked if [my wife] was single'

When you're at work, there are some topics you don't discuss in a professional setting. Sure, you can gossip all you want to your work bestie, but if you're in a meeting or any other situation with a large group of coworkers, you should probably play it safe and keep the controversial topics to yourself. We all know this, but sometimes there are those certain coworkers who have absolutely no problem asking the most absurd questions, putting you in an awkward situation as you try to compose your…
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'I have the power to make your lives inconvenient': Employee promises to make coworkers work lives harder if they continue to leave spoiled food in the fridge, telling them to 'clean up after themselves'

'I have the power to make your lives inconvenient': Employee promises to make coworkers work lives harder if they continue to leave spoiled food in the fridge, telling them to 'clean up after themselves'

Some employees think that the office manager, HR, or whoever organizes the office works for them personally. See, I was an office manager back in the day, and people would leave the dining room an absolute mess. When I opened the fridge, I frequently thought that people were growing fungi there on purpose, by leaving their containers for weeks on end. It was so frustrating that I sent out countless emails, and even held an office meeting regarding the whole thing. Nothing changed, and I eventua…
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‘A classic case of copy paste gone wrong’: Candidate receives a hilarious rejection email, followed by an apology after HR realizes they messed up

‘A classic case of copy paste gone wrong’: Candidate receives a hilarious rejection email, followed by an apology after HR realizes they messed up

The interviewing process for a new job is so tedious. Nowadays you have to go through 5 interviews, 3 assignments and need a warm recommendation from the president. Seriously, things have gotten out of hand. Why is it so hard to get a job? The market is absolutely bonkers, jobs aren't paying well enough to keep up with inflation, and recruiters ghost you after ‘being with you every step of the way’ for 2 months. It's exhausting, disappointing, and discourages you from ever finding a job. This c…
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Tall passenger receives flight upgrade after demanding neighbor forces pilot to step in and fix seating arrangements: 'I'll stop when I can put my seat back'

Passenger gets instant karma after demanding pilot step in and fix seating arrangements, prompting pilot to upgrade his neighbor instead: 'I'll stop when I can put my seat back'

When a Karen complains only to get hit with karma, all is good in the world. One very tall passenger relayed their story on r/maliciouscompliance, explaining the predicament they found themselves in when they boarded a plane and got in their seat, only to have the person in front of them recline their seat all the way back. The thing is, it was physically impossible Passenger gets instant karma after demanding pilot step in and fixes seating arrangements, prompting pilot to upgrade his neighbor…
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20 times awkward people messed up simple social interactions: 'Maintaining eye contact. I just can't do it'

20 times awkward people messed up simple social interactions: 'Maintaining eye contact. I just can't do it'

It's no secret that being a socially anxious person can make the simplest of social interactions feel like a Sisyphean undertaking. Whether that's calling someone on the phone and speaking to an actual human being or making small talk with your boss about what you had for lunch, if you're an anxious person you are likely to be considering the infinite number of ways you might end up making the conversation weird, strange, or impossible to end. It was the great Wendy Williams who once gave an in…
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'Enjoy the car now': Farmer brings rental car back covered in mud after driving it around the countryside following rental company's unfair demands he pay 1 day extra

'Enjoy the car now': Farmer brings rental car back covered in mud after driving it around the countryside following rental company's unfair demands he pay 1 day extra

One farmer was fed up with a car rental company after being charged $91 extra for no good reason. But wait, let's start from the beginning. The farmer's car was being repaired after being involved in a small crash, which forced him to rent a car for $91 a day. To the company's credit, they had some pretty great policies, such as 'no cleaning fee' no matter how dirty the car got, and unlimited miles, which was useful, as the farmer lived in the countryside. Finally, his car was almost fixed, so…
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'She's nuttier than those poisoned cookies': Fake-nice neighbor leaves a cryptic message using baked goods, sparking a stalemate between floors

Chocolate chunk with an extra dash of revenge?
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‘Dude, I’m already here, are you kidding me': Customer wastes 3 hours of time and gas after arriving at car seller's home only to be told van is already sold

‘Dude, I’m already here, are you kidding me': Customer wastes 3 hours of time and gas after arriving at car seller's home only to be told van is already sold

One seller wasted 3 hours of his customer's time and gas money… Why? Who knows, people are awful, especially those selling on Marketplace. The customer, who we'll call OP, took to Reddit to complain about his terrible experience. Basically, OP had seen a small van for a reasonable price online, and wanted to buy it in order to convert it. They reached out to the seller, telling them they were interested in buying the van and would like to come see it. All seemed to be going well, as the seller…
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'Sorry, you can't just park your RV here': Demanding landlord informs tenant he's going to park RV in his backyard, doesn't take ‘no’ for an answer

'Sorry, you can't just park your RV here': Demanding landlord informs tenant he's going to park RV in his backyard, doesn't take ‘no’ for an answer

Property owners, also known as landlords, can be quite annoying to deal with if they ignore basic lease rules and go with the flow of whatever their heart desires. For example, this dude explained how his demanding landlord texted him, promptly informing him that 'next week, we'll come to park the RV on your property'. Um, come again? So the dude quickly wrote back, 'No', which led to a conversation that made no sense. Why do landlords think they can just do whatever they want? The tenant pays…
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‘You should pay because I don’t have a job': Unemployed housemate demands roommate pay $50 more in utilities after using the microwave 3 times, then moves out when roommate refuses

‘You should pay because I don’t have a job': Unemployed housemate demands roommate pay $50 more in utilities after using the microwave 3 times, then moves out when roommate refuses

If you're having trouble with your roommate, you are not alone. I can count on one hand the number of roommates I ever got along with… And I've lived with quite a lot. Some of them were great friends who turned into enemies after we moved in together, and others were strangers who became best friends. Weird, but that's life. This person (OP) was furious when their roommate demanded they pay an extra $50 in utilities after using the microwave 3 times and ‘leaving the kitchen light on’. OP refuse…
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‘I was surprised by his review’: Airbnb guests get their trip refunded after home owner shows up to property unannounced and gives them a bad review

‘I was surprised by his review’: Airbnb guests get their trip refunded after home owner shows up to property unannounced and gives them a bad review

Airbnb used to be way cheaper, but thanks to inflation (among other things), it's almost better to check into a hotel. Also, hosts can be frustrating to deal with. I'm not saying guests are angels, but let's just say it's a double-edged sword. This poster (OP) was attending a friend's wedding and opted to stay in an Airbnb. They had to make sure that pets were welcome, because they were bringing along their dog. Luckily they found just the place but upon arrival, the Airbnb owner showed up unan…
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'She used the extra key': Landlord enters tenant's apartment while they're at work, replaces fridge, then leaves all food outside to spoil

'She used the extra key': Landlord enters tenant's apartment while they're at work, replaces fridge, then leaves all food outside to spoil

Just because you pay someone rent every month doesn't give them the right to enter your apartment whenever they want… This landlady did exactly that, using her extra key to enter her tenant's apartment and replace the fridge. Her tenant wasn't home, and was actually at work when this happened. The tenant took to r/mildlyinfuriating to express how angry they were after they came home and found all their food out on the counter… Left to spoil. Who raised this woman? I'm sure it's not the first ti…
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'You owe me': Woman's friends go through her financial documents, find out she's mega-rich and demand she pay down their $50k student loans

'You owe me': Woman's friends go through her financial documents, find out she's mega-rich and demand she pay down their $50k student loans

It's always awkward when one of your friends is super rich. Not just 'financially stable'… but rich, rich. So well off that they could buy an island or something. So this person was mega-rich, and her friends found out about it. How? Well, you know, the usual way. By her telling them. Kidding, they found out by snooping through her private documents that revealed her private financial status. They found her trust fund, and wow, was it a great trust fund… They immediately went off on her, asking…
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'She invited all of her previous husbands because she enjoys drama': 15+ Wedding guests tell the funniest and most awkward wedding-day dramas they've ever witnessed

You can't expect everything to go 100% perfectly at a wedding. It seems like every couple has at least one funny story from their special day . They may not find it funny in the moment, but their guests will never forget it. Some moments are funny because it's not appropriate to giggle during the wedding ceremony. Everyone is trying really hard to be serious and solemn, so when anything remotely silly happens, the audience just bursts out laughing. Later at the reception, people imbibe a little…
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'None of your candidates enjoy it': Candidate declines one way interview as part of job screening process, leading to dispute with HR

'None of your candidates enjoy it': Candidate declines one way interview as part of job screening process, leading to dispute with HR

One fed-up candidate who had the privilege of job searching while they still had a job snapped back at an HR representative over text after discovering that a ‘one-way interview’ was part of the screening process. What exactly is a one-way interview? Well, it can vary but it's usually a brief video recording that job candidates send potential employers to aid them in their screening process. You typically answer a few pre-selected interview questions. Awkward, right? Demeaning almost. This cand…
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'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

Recruiters are infamous for playing games, not following up, and outright ghosting you. Sometimes you feel like you have no choice but to work with them… Searching for a job on your own is no easy feat. And with the costs of inflation and the lack of transparency regarding salaries in job postings, it can be helpful to have someone 'on your side'. It's always a nightmare to search for a job, especially in today's market, but unfortunately, recruiters aren't always 'on your side', and they often…
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