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He had put a rule in place that nobody was allowed to recycle a broken laptop other than himself.

IT Supervisor "Dave" demands all to-be-recycled computers pass across his desk, ends up with a giant mountain broken computers

We all have a “Dave” in our life. The thing is — Dave can sometimes be wound a little too tight…
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A Ridiculous Amount Of Funny Memes For The Worn Out Brains In Tech

A Ridiculous Amount Of Funny Memes For The Worn Out Brains In Tech

Tech savvy and tired.
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Elon Musk fired developer via Twitter | I have spent ~6yrs working on Twitter for Android and can say this is wrong.

Viral Twitter Thread: 'He's fired': Elon Musk fires developer via tweet for publicly correcting him on Twitter in viral exchange

As the Twitter meltdown continues to unfold, Elon Musk has just excused a Staff Software Engineer — who dared to speak out against his rhetoric — via Twitter.
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My IT Directors emails look awfully suspicious.

Guy Forced to Endure 2-Hour Phishing Workshop as Punishment, Reports All IT Director's Emails as Phishing Attempts

That'll show 'em.
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'You're stealing...': Tech CEO fires two engineers caught working two full-time jobs

A tech CEO reported firing two engineers who were caught working a second full-time job in this LinkedIn post that went viral. This topic has been trending across the wider web this week as there have been multiple reports from businesses that claim to be firing employees who are working multiple full-time jobs. Notable stories have emerged from the software company mentioned in this thread and from a multinational credit reporting agency that claims to have caught and fired 24 workers who were…
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I was told this belongs here. They got what they asked for lol | I had a trophy-wife-client who had a frozen yoghurt business paid for by her husband. They contacted me and asked me to design and build a new website for her business. I gave them a quote and they asked if they could pay in three instalments. After we all agreed to the terms, I had written approval and I received my 33% deposit, I got cracking.

'Here’s 33% of your website. You’re welcome': Client wants to pay developer 33% of agreed price, gets 33% of a website

In this world, you get what you pay for.
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Reddit thread | "I automated my job over a year ago and haven't told anyone." | Developer discovers a way that they can work for 10 minutes a day from home

'I automated my job': Developer discovers a way that they can work for 10 minutes a day from home

There has been a sharp increase in the recent trend of posts of employees claiming to have automated their jobs as soon as they were asked to work from home or remote full-time. This poster claims to have set up a remote workstation for their tech job. And “in about a week” they were able to “write, debug, and perfect a simple script that performed [their] entire job.” It all just goes back to that old saying, often attributed to Billionaire Bill Gates, “I will always choose a lazy person to do…
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Viral Thread: Hilarious 'Service Desk' Job Description Doesn’t Sugar-coat the Reality of the Job’s Duties

Once in a while, something pops up online that is entirely unorthodox and a bit out of left field. This “avant-garde” take on a job interview description is exactly that. A little zany and unacceptable, it has defied our expectations of the performative qualities that a job interview normally offers. You'd usually expect a job interview to tediously lay out all of the things you might expect from a role but in a crap-coated manner of corporate speak that seeks to make light of all the terrible…
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Update: IT Director Quits Arrogant CEO, Reduces His Notice Period After Unprofessional Response

These are the types of "leaders" who will gladly tell you that "It's just business" when they're laying you off or refusing you a raise. Yet, when you find a better opportunity and give notice, they take it personally, acting as if you've betrayed them. Suddenly, "It's just business" isn't valid, and the employer wonders why all these employees end up "Turning against them," utterly blind to the fact that they are the common denominator.
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Engineers throw their own party when they're not allowed to attend the company party.

'Smelly' Engineers Get Disinvited From Company Party, Host Bigger One of Their Own and Expense Everything

When these engineers weren't invited by the CEO to the company party, they instead threw a party of their own with the help of the VP charging it all to the company card.
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Manager Won't Approve Overtime, Tech Starts Leaving Early

This thread was posted to Reddit's r/maliciouscompliance subreddit by Redditor “'I can't approve overtime.' Then I strongly suggest you raise this issue with your boss and get the ability to approve overtime, or this will bite you in the a$$," said MadRocketScientist74. “He was always fighting that battle," responded the original poster. "To his credit, I worked for him 2 years or so after that, and he never questioned my timesheet again. I even have some stories where I helped him overcome oth…
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IT Work Memes For The People Who Keep The World Running

It's due for an update.
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Misguided Tech Bro Tells Coworker She's Too "Attractive" and "Exotic," Surprised She's Upset

This misguided tech bro attempted to lend a helping hand to a junior female developer and tried to educate her on the reasons why her coworkers were having issues engaging with her. However, he failed to help when his contribution mostly entailed pointing out how “attractive” and “exotic” she was. He then took to the internet, posting on Reddit's r/AITA (Am I the A**hole) subreddit to see whether or not he had been in the wrong for his comments. The internet was squarely against him and went as…
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Dirty Doctor Discharged For Doing Depraved Deeds, Caught By Clever IT Trap

He got baited by the master.
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Boss Tells Tech Support That They Need to Increase Sales "No Exceptions", So They Sell Everything Possible to Boss' Dad

At least the dad is a happy customer!
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System Programmer Gets Written-Up For Using Words His Boss Doesn't Understand

What a tempestuous and pusillanimous individual.
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