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‘I’m getting fired': Employee finds out boss intends to fire them after stumbling across job listing, boss offers new hire $5 rate increase despite initially refusing to give employee raise

‘I’m getting fired': Employee finds out boss intends to fire them after stumbling across job listing, boss offers new hire $5 rate increase despite initially refusing to give employee raise

Not only is approaching your boss and asking for a raise legitimate, but it is also inevitable, especially when you find yourself doing many more tasks than your original job description entailed. Unfortunately for OP, they were denied a $1 raise from their boss, even though they were working two job descriptions instead of one. OP had no choice but to look for another job in addition to the one they were already doing. Lo and behold, OP's company was more than willing to pay that extra dollar,…
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‘My boss messed up’: Driver finds out he's getting fired via group chat boss forgot he's a part of

‘My boss messed up’: Driver finds out he's getting fired via group chat boss forgot he's a part of

Every workplace has some kind of group chat, and you'd assume managers would check the members before spreading information about someone getting fired beforehand, but alas, in this case, they did not. OP found out that he was going to be fired in 3 weeks after his boss forgot that he was actually included in the group chat. OP was working as a driver for the company and had been accused of breaking something that according to him, was already breaking since he had started working. The reason t…
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'Now I know I’m getting fired in 3 weeks': Managers accidentally discuss firing employee on group chat that he's in

Just like Daenerys Targaryen “kind of” forgetting about the iron fleet… these bosses forgot that this guy was included in their group chat, using it as a means for discussing firing the worker in three weeks' time, once they were caught up with the delivery workload.
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'Boss, it's only $100/month': Company offers a skimpy 'bonus' to employees in exchange for 24/7 availability and 12 hour work days

Bonuses are meant to be a congratulatory sprinkle of cash that comes as a gift from your company. It's on top of your regularly scheduled salary and it's how a business says “thank you” to their hardworking employees, but a lot of companies forget that, turning a bonus into some kind of leverage over the office minions.
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'The job listing read $110,000':  Job candidate calls company out for refusing to pay the amount listed in job description, hiring manager denies salary expectations

'The job listing read $110,000': Job candidate calls company out for refusing to pay the amount listed in job description, hiring manager denies salary expectations

Companies falsely advertise salary ranges far too often, and the consequences are a lot of wasted time on potential candidates' part, never mind the recruiters. OP applied for an account executive job with a job description that offered a salary between $90k and $110k. Yet when OP was asked about salary expectations in the interview, the hiring manager acted surprised with OP's offer… even though his credentials were out of the ballpark. Companies just don't seem to have a moral compass anymore…
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'They expected me to work there until retirement': Boss ignores employee's resignation after responding aggressively to their request for a raise

No matter how much we love our jobs, we're probably not expecting to be at them forever. Gone are the days when you started working down in the mines at 11 years old and spent the rest of your days until retirement there—or until the black lung took you. No, despite the children's yearning, they're no longer sent into the mines, and we're not expecting to work at the same place forever, either. Fortunately, many of us have the privilege of being able to seek greener pastures, probably only to f…
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'I'm going to need you to step up': Manager demands worker comes in despite already having plans with family

People have a habit of deflecting their own problems onto other people. If you own a business and don't schedule or hire enough people for a holiday weekend, that's probably your own fault—and your own problem to resolve. Still, it's pretty common for business owners and managers to turn around and blame workers for not being available at the last minute when they already have plans. This worker shared their experience on Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit, sharing screenshots of an exchange that oc…
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'Where are you?': Worker quits, boss schedules them anyways and accuses them of 'no showing'

When you give notice to your job, it's usually done to let your workplace know that you intend not to show up anymore—like that's the whole point. You're not saying, “Oh, yeah, feel free to keep me on the roster when it's convenient for you.” You're saying, “I'm leaving now, and I intend never to return. Good riddance to the lot of you.” Like ending any relationship, there's a chance that either party may not cope so well with the sudden change. Still, when it's your ego-maniac boss having a de…
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'My boss could barely look at me': Boss begs worker to stay and train supervisor just before their final day after they fail to replicate their work

It's often said that you'll only be truly appreciated for your work long after you've left the job; this is owing to what little visibility upper management has into your work or what little understanding they have about what it is that you actually do. Unfortunately, rather than being missed or celebrated, it's more likely that you'll be blamed for things that had nothing to do with your role (or even happened after you left.) In most workplaces, your boss will be shaking their head and mutter…
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'I didn't get any donations': Manager collects money on behalf of a grieving mother, then keeps all the cash for himself

'I didn't get any donations': Manager collects money on behalf of a grieving mother, then keeps all the cash for himself

Everyone knows a good ol' fashioned scam when they see one. "Take the money and run", is a scumbag's catch phrase, right? Usually scams involve some grifter making a quick buck on empty promises, weaponizing human emotions and taking advantage of every weakness before dipping out– just like your crummy manager at work!
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'My manager collected donations for me but kept it all': Boss collects donations from coworkers under the guise of helping with a personal tragedy, dips with all the money

If we're taking bets for the worst thing a boss has ever done, my money is on this; using someone else's tragedy for your own gain is a specific type of evil with no moral restitution. Somewhere in a locked room, this boss has a portrait of himself with a curled, deformed hand and demonic visage. This heartbreaking workplace story was shared on Reddit't r/antiwork subreddit, with the original poster sharing how her former boss had scammed her coworkers into giving him money, which was supposed…
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'[My manager] didn't get done until midnight': Boss tries to micromanage a seasoned employee, then gets pwned when the boss's boss comes along

When you're good at your job, it sucks to have your clueless boss tell you what to do. Not only are they on a power trip of haughty, suit-clad dictatorship, but your arrogant boss couldn't do your job in a million years. Sometimes, when you're getting scolded at work by that kind of boss, all you need is a shred of revenge on their ignorance to feel better.
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'That would be to expensive': Boss boasts about his standing desk but won't let anyone else have one

Standing desks may have become all the rage, but some people can't stand them. Being on your feet all day can be tiring and result in aches that can't wait to be eased by a well-deserved rest. Just ask anyone who works in retail, nursing, or the service industry and has to be on their feet all day. Workers from these sectors are probably permanently bewildered by office workers' obsession with standing. My own experience with standing desks has led me to believe that their sole reason for exist…
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'I thought everything was going OK': Worker fired for using her phone one month after starting new job

This worker shared her experience on Reddit's r/antiwork workplace subreddit community, telling of how she had been fired for using her phone from her new job despite never being given any warning that this was an issue. She had just started the new job a month ago, and although it was in a new industry she thought the job had been going well, but had never received any kind of employee handbook or had any rules regarding phone usage explained to her. “If I had been told that I was not supposed…
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'Bye Felicia': Paramedic quits after discovering they are the lowest paid despite having the most experience

'Bye Felicia': Paramedic quits after discovering they are the lowest paid despite having the most experience

You'd generally expect your position on the pay scale of an organization to accurately reflect your contributions and experience in the role. Unfortunately, this usually isn't even remotely close to being the truth.
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Missed out on compulsory in office day because my wife had a seizure. Now my boss is hinting that I won’t get the raise I filed for weeks prior. What do I do?

'I can't believe someone could be so heartless': Boss shames employee for missing a team day after his wife had a seizure

As Kanye West once said, "How could you be so heartless?"
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