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Boss gets fired, blames employees and bombards coworkers' phones with accusatory messages: 'He called me 28 times in the span of an hour'

When a coworker gets fired, it can come as a complete shock, especially if that coworker is your boss who seems like they are untouchable. In this next story, one supervisor showed up to work only to find an unexpected HR employee in the meeting room. Most employees know that if HR is ever unexpectedly called into a meeting, it's never a good sign. Well, come to find out, the employee's boss was fired, effective immediately. This didn't come as much of a surprise since there was multiple inv...
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Hiring manager expects employee to beg for the job, employee refuses, manager promises to ensure the candidate never works in the industry again

Hiring manager expects employee to beg for the job, employee refuses, manager promises to ensure the candidate never works in the industry again

The business world is not always kind. In order to attract the attention of potential employers, you must not only stand out from the competition but also outperform every other application seeking the exact same position. In other words, your only options are to play and win the corporate game or to fail horribly. To put it plainly, the game is tedious and never-ending. An employee who was taken aback is described in the story below. The original poster (OP) has been actively participating in…
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'Mostly I just laugh and wave at the screen': Tech support employee shares ridiculous customer stories from the call center trenches

Working at a call center that deals with computer support can be pretty tough. You get calls from all sorts of people throughout the day, and this employee has the stories to prove it. Once a customer gets transferred from customer support to him, his job in tech support allows him to access a customer's computer remotely to provide assistance on whatever they need. The guy who does this job has seen it all - from older customers who took 40 minutes just to set up a Gmail account to entitled cu…
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23 Work Memes for the Employees Clocking in Fashionably Late

We're only late due to unforeseen circumstances well within our control
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'Take it up with HR': Employee confronts coworker after she monitors their bathroom breaks and claims they are taking too long

'Take it up with HR': Employee confronts coworker after she monitors their bathroom breaks and claims they are taking too long

Anyone who ever took a class in Communication and talked about the concept of reality TV shows knows how much the need to know what is going on in other people's lives is set in human nature. In social studies, they call it ‘Peep Culture’, and the name is pretty self-explanatory. But even after sitting through those classes, the amount of energy and time people waste in being unnecessarily invested in other people's businesses can still boggle my mind, and even more so when they feel the need t…
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Entitled boss won't accept employee's two-week notice, instead demands he stay at least six weeks: 'He kept saying this is so unprofessional and I am handling this so inconsiderately'

When you decide to leave a job, it's the norm to give a two-week notice to your employer. This provides management with a heads-up and helps them prepare for your departure. Although two weeks is obviously not enough time for your employer to hire and fill your position, it is enough for you to wrap up any remaining work and prepare your role for someone else. There are tons of reasons for leaving a job, and it is not always personal. Sometimes, people want to take some time off to spend with t…
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26 Memes to Celebrate the End of the Workweek

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25 Coworker Memes to Enjoy on Your Lunch Break

There's nothing better than getting along with your coworkers. After all, you're together a lot, and there's nothing like bonding with your coworkers over the shared misery of sitting in a cubicle for eight hours a day. You've got someone to share your coffee breaks with, someone to help you with that pesky Excel spreadsheet, and someone to vent to when your boss schedules a meeting on Friday afternoon. It's like having a built-in support system, except instead of therapy sessions, you just g...
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37 Memes for Employees With the Monday Blues

37 Memes for Employees With the Monday Blues

Getting the Monday Blues is in employees' DNA. Nobody likes going back to work after having a nice, long relaxing weekend spent by doing absolutely zilch. Maybe some micromanagers enjoy the prospect of coming back to psychoanalyze their employees' work, but for the most part, everyone likes the weekend. I don't know who came up with the 5 day work week, but it feels a bit extreme. Why do we only get 2 days to chill? After the Industrial Revolution, employees' work time was cut into 2, but we st…
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26 Memes to Celebrate the End of the Workweek

Ah, the weekend - the two days where we finally get to do what we've been dreaming of all week: absolutely nothing. No work emails, no deadlines, no annoying coworkers. Just us, our couch, and all the snacks we've been saving up for this very moment. Of course, the downside is that before we know it, Monday comes rolling around again like a freight train. But that's okay. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it. For now, let's just revel in the joy of being able to wear the same pajamas for...
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Clever employee beats micromanager at her own play of power, micromanager caves to employees request to work from home

Clever employee beats micromanager at her own play of power, micromanager caves to employees request to work from home

There are a few key elements to take into account when searching for a job. The salary is undoubtedly the first, followed by the employees in second place, and the boss in third. The story below is an account of a frustrated and underappreciated employee. The Original Poster (OP) had worked for the same business for a considerable amount of time. OP enjoyed his job and loved his manager. However, as luck would have it, OP's manager resigned to pursue greater opportunities, and the manager appoi…
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‘I cleaned the printer, now it won’t print': Employee calls tech support to inform them printer stopped working, IT discovers printer is completely soaked

‘I cleaned the printer, now it won’t print': Employee calls tech support to inform them printer stopped working, IT discovers printer is completely soaked

You are typing away, your keyboard going clickety-clack as your fingers fly across the different buttons. When you look down, you notice that your keyboard is a little bit dusty. Hmmm, that's not right. You guess it's time to deep clean it. How do you go about it? Well, probably not the way this employee did. One tech support worker took to r/talesfromtechsupport after they got an unusual call regarding a printer. Apparently, the printer wasn't working, but it had been just before. So IT saunte…
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‘I can’t stand it': Hybrid employee complains about going into the office 1 day a week, leading to a discussion about working from home

‘I can’t stand it': Hybrid employee complains about going into the office 1 day a week, leading to a discussion about working from home

When the hybrid model of working was first introduced, people discovered a new way of living. Suddenly you could do what you had been doing from your dark, grey cubicle at work, from the comfort of your home. You didn't need to take a 1-hour commute, which saved you time, energy, and actually gave you more time to work. But over time, companies have been snatching employees up and dragging them back to full-time… or have they? You tell me. One person took to Reddit and complained about working…
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‘He asked me how much I weighed during my interview’: Employees Share Most Entertaining Boss Stories

‘He asked me how much I weighed during my interview’: Employees Share Most Entertaining Boss Stories

The clock strikes 5, and you zoom out of the office. You don't even look back when your boss yells out sheepishly, ‘Wait, are you leaving?’. Yes, you're leaving! Right this instant, actually. Every day in the office feels like stepping into a weird, alternate dimension. The fluorescent lights flicker ominously as you shuffle past coworkers, half expecting your awkward boss to greet you dressed in royal garments. He is quite the character. Some might compare him to Michael Scott from the Office.…
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'If you say so...': Employee settles score with CEO who demands workers follow alarm protocol, leading to an amusing car chase with the authorities

'If you say so...': Employee settles score with CEO who demands workers follow alarm protocol, leading to an amusing car chase with the authorities

When you first start working in the business sector, you might believe that you have to invest more time and energy into the company as a whole in order to please your supervisors. The same supervisors that, ideally, will offer you increases in pay and promotions when they become available. This seems like a fantastic idea in theory: you overinvest in the company, demonstrating on a daily basis how important your work is to you, in the hopes that your superior will ultimately understand who bel…
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'It's much easier to focus without all the office politics and gossip': 20+ Remote Employees Share Their Reasons for Working from Home

When it comes to working from home, employees can have different views. Some find that they can focus much better, get more things done, and save time during the day when they don't have to commute. However, others may find it challenging to work from home due to distractions from other things such as pets and household chores. With most workplaces switching back to in-person work after having a remote environment during the pandemic, it raises the question of which is better. Some employers fi…
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