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'The whole atmosphere in the room changed': Assistant gives wealthy coworkers a reality check

'The whole atmosphere in the room changed': Assistant stuns their oblivious, wealthy coworkers with reality check

This assistant isn't afraid to rock the boat. Every office place is different, and when you first begin working there, you start to learn the etiquette of the place. Some offices are very open and chatty, while others have unspoken rules that no one talks to higher ups. In some office spaces, people are expected to answer emails or phone calls immediately, whereas other places it's okay to take some time to respond. This might cause a few awkward moments for newcomers! This assistant writes tha…
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'I felt insulted': Woman shuts down shoeless coworker who complained that her shoulders were showing

"Thoust not wearing coverings on thy feet shalt not passeth judgment on thy neighbor's shoulders." While I'm not entirely sure that this was actually a commandment or part of any other religious-moral imperative, it probably should have been… Definitely a missed chance there somewhere—that's all I'm saying. Still, whether or not it was written in stone, it seems pretty obvious that you shouldn't be complaining about what your coworkers are wearing while your dogs are currently nestled and cozy…
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Fiancée invites everyone from workplace to wedding except one person

'She humiliated my coworker': Jealous fiancée invites everyone from workplace to her wedding except one person

Even though they just got engaged, this man is already rethinking his upcoming marriage. U/fullishfool decided to share this story to r/AmItheA**hole to get the internet's opinion on his fiancée's bizarre behavior . As you plan your wedding, there are so many decisions to make. One of the first is who you're going to invite. Small weddings may just include family and friends, while other couples love to go all out and invite extended family and coworkers. This OP wanted to invite his coworkers,…
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'My boss implied that not attending would have repercussions': Employee faces consequences if he doesn't go out with boss and coworkers, internet reacts

'My boss implied that not attending would have repercussions': Employee faces consequences if he doesn't go out with boss and coworkers, internet reacts

People's reactions seem to be split on this one!
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'They were looking at us weirdly': Couple orders food from a closed restaurant, wonders if they're wrong

How many people working in customer service, retail, or the service industry have had to deal with this exact same scenario? The closing time was 6 pm—it's now ten after—and there are still customers in the store. You're not allowed to turn customers away—management has forbidden it—still, customers continue to pour in. This same thing happens often, and management insists that every last customer be able to order, forcing you to stay late well past scheduled closing… Yet, every time you try to…
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'Her "perfecting the recipe" ended up with this result': Woman tells MIL she does not enjoy her signature mac and cheese dish

'Her "perfecting the recipe" ended up with this result': Woman tells MIL she despises her signature mac and cheese dish

Think of the most off-the-wall way you could make pasta… and it's still not as odd as this MIL's custom recipe . This woman and her husband have a great relationship with his parents. But now that the OP, u/NecessaryAct35, is pregnant, she's finding herself unable to eat the food that her mother in law has been making…and she may have a good reason why. The issue with this mother in law's mac and cheese dish is that she seems to have added far too many ingredients into the mix. Of course, depen…
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'We don't want a dog': Aunt buys nieces puppy as a surprise present without asking their parents, dad loses it

In my completely unbiased opinion, dogs might be one of the greatest creatures on this earth. Though, it remains a fact that they're a lot of work—work that is worth it if you have the patience, time, and money… and are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to ensure that they have a good quality of life and that you're being a responsible owner. If you think bringing a dog into your life doesn't require a huge change in lifestyle and responsibility—then I really worry about your poor dog an…
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'I got upgraded on this flight and my boss did not': Employee gets shamed by boss for not giving her their first class upgrade

'I got upgraded on this flight and my boss did not': Employee gets shamed by boss for not giving her their first class upgrade

Where does it say in this employee's contract that they are obligated to give up their first class seat to their boss?
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'Initially, I didn't believe it': Wife questions husband's motives for wanting to split their lottery winnings with his best friend

It is often said that if you have an unexpected windfall of cash, you should tell nary a soul and lawyer up immediately. You'd be surprised how quickly even the most distant relatives and vague acquaintances come out of the woodwork once they catch a whiff of cash, looking for a handout and saying something about how you owe them because of that one thing they did for you that one time. This advice gets passed around any time the topic of winning the lottery is brought up, and everyone likely h…
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'This is the first time I have ever asked to have some time off': Boss tells nanny to miss sister's wedding to watch her two kids instead

'This is the first time I have ever asked to have some time off': Boss tells nanny to miss sister's wedding to watch her two kids instead

You give your boss ample time to find someone to cover your shift when you need time off , but chances are they'll still forget and bug you to do the shift anyway. This person, u/Nannyneedabreak, definitely gets that. In their post to r/AmItheA**hole, this nanny wanted to know if she was wrong for the way her boss was treating her. As she noted, she wanted to go to her sister's wedding, and like a good employee, she gave her boss a ton of notice — seven months notice, in fact! That's plenty gen…
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'It's only fair that she leave me alone': Employee stands up to boss who keeps interrupting break time

This boss knows the perfect time to start asking her employees questions — while they're taking their lunch breaks . This employee, u/Other-Importance, shared a question they had regarding their boss's habit of always talking to them during their lunch break . They write that as an hourly worker, they have a paid break, but for some reason, their boss always decides that's the best moment to have a talk about work-related topics. I wonder if their boss considers the OP a friend — so even if the…
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'I have no wish to be in her good books anymore': Employee turns down former boss's repeated requests for help

'I have no wish to be in her good books anymore': Employee turns down former boss's repeated requests for help

This boss can't let her old employee go. It's time for both of them to move on. U/YlvaNietzsche asked the r/AmItheA**hole community a question they had regarding their boss. For some reason, even though this employee departed the company, their boss is so insistent that they keep on helping. Each industry is different in regards to prior jobs. In some industries, it's incredibly important to keep a strong network of colleagues and bosses who can vouch for you as you advance in your career. For…
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'No money, no food': Employee refuses to indulge mooching coworker, tells him to pay for his own lunch, boss gets involved

'No money, no food': Employee refuses to indulge mooching coworker, tells him to pay for his own lunch, boss gets involved

In every office, there is that one coworker who mooches.
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'I had earplugs in and could hear you screaming the entire time': Karen and Kevin get called out by passenger for shouting during the whole flight

'I had earplugs in and could hear you screaming the entire time': Karen and Kevin get called out by passenger for shouting during the whole flight

Airplane etiquette continues to be on the decline.
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'We weren't even talking loud': Passenger confronts loud-talking Karen on a flight, becomes target of her wrath

It has been said that “Hell is other people” take a trip to any public place where your own enjoyment hinges on a stranger's ability to follow simple social etiqute and you'll confirm this to be true.
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'She was livid': Wedding planner tells sister her marriage won't last, quits, sister loses venue

'She was livid': Wedding planner tells sister her marriage won't last, quits, sister loses venue

It turns out this bridezilla couldn't handle the truth.
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