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AskReddit is a popular subreddit on Reddit that allows any user to post interesting questions for anyone to answer, often generating funny discussion threads. These are their stories. 

Top Ten ‘HR Is Not Your Friend’ Stories

Top Ten ‘HR Is Not Your Friend’ Stories

We know that the HR team members are humans too, but that doesn't make us friends! You might be one of those working folks who has managed to successfully form friendship bonds with your coworkers. Perhaps you have a work spouse. Perhaps you occasionally grab a drink with your team outside of work hours. Perhaps you text each other memes and pop culture news every day. Obviously, this kind of friendship is necessary. You're spending more time with your coworkers than with most people in your li…
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'Stay calm, she is only joking': Man gets called an embarrassing name in front of his colleagues, but HR shrugs it off

What would you do if none of your coworkers defended you from name-calling?
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10+ Landlords Share Tenant Horror Stories

10+ Landlords Share Tenant Horror Stories

We've all heard plenty of stories about shady landlords, but what about when the tables are turned? It's hard to remember that there are some landlords out there that are just regular people and that there are some tenants out there who are to blame for ridiculous living situations. Sure, sometimes it's the landlord who ignores a tenant's pleas to fix a serious roach infestation or to solve a roof leakage issue (yes, these are all things that happened to yours truly). However, every so often, t…
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'My vacation time for my sister's wedding was denied': Man questions whether or not he should quit over rejected PTO

Missing your sister's wedding for work? This man doesn't think so.
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'The company I work for won't buy us pens': 20+ Frugal folks who couldn't resist saving every penny

'The company I work for won't buy us pens': 20+ Cheapskates who couldn't resist saving every penny

There's being frugal, and then there are these people, who have let their penny-pinching get a bit out of hand. In a thread started by u/curcigm, more than 17k people shared their funniest stories of “ levels of cheapness ” that astonished them. The OP started it off with their own eyebrow-raising story — their GF's mom revealed that her birthday dinner was going to be year-old leftovers from a rehearsal dinner. It's one thing to eat very old food , but it's a whole other thing to brag about it…
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'So petty and gross': 15+ cringe roommate stories

'So petty and gross': 15+ Cringe Roommate Stories

Some people are born to be good roommates; others are meant to stay away from all humans and live entirely alone. That may sound savage, but it's just the truth. When you start having to cohabitate with other humans outside of your immediate family, you should have to undergo some sort of personality test to see what the best kind of living situation might be for you. That way, you're saving yourself and any potential future roommates the trouble of having to passive-aggressively communicate to…
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'I don't believe in vacation': 30+ Interviewees who spotted red flags at the workplace and ran

'I don't believe in vacation': 30+ Interviewees who spotted red flags at the workplace and ran the other direction

Don't miss these waving red flags during your next job interview. It just might save you from wasting your time at a job that treats you terribly! One time, I went to a job interview that seemed a smidgen suspicious. The interviewer gave me the wrong interview time — midnight instead of noon — but I thought maybe it was just a chance for me to prove that I had a sharp eye for catching errors. Then, after the actual interview (at noon, not midnight), the place hired me within about twenty minute…
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'He woke me up from a nap': Top 20+ petty breakups

'He woke me up from a nap': Top 20+ Petty Breakups

There are many justifiable reasons to break up with someone: lying, cheating, manipulation, etc. Much to the chagrin of some of you folks, breaking up with someone because they're a bad texter is not exactly the same thing. The same goes for being woken up from a nap or not liking that they're a Julia Roberts fan. We love the concept of having high standards in theory. Of course, settling for just anyone will only lead to disaster. However, to that end, if you spend the entire time that you're…
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'[My boss] is holding a personal grudge of some sort': Teenage barista is being edged out of work hours by her nitpicking boss

Being pressured to quit is just as terrible as getting fired.
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'i believed that for years': 30+ funny fibs people were told by adults when they were young

'I believed that for years': 30+ funny fibs people were told by their parents when they were young

When you're young and too inquisitive, parents tend to deliver the occasional white lie.
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15+ Empowered workers who told their bosses to 'Fire me...I dare you'

'Boss never called me lazy again': 15+ Empowered workers who told their bosses to 'Fire me...I dare you'

You're great at your job and you know it, so don't let your boss tell you otherwise. These inspiring workers know their worth. While other countries have excellent protections and rights for employees, America does not have that for every citizen. Most states allow employers to fire their employees for basically any reason, at any time, without any warning. In general, most of us don't want to be fired, since it's a stain on your work history, and your boss might not want to be a reference for…
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'Watch out for all-take-no-give people': 10+ friendship breakup stories for folks who reached their 'final straw' moment

'Watch out for all-take-no-give people': 10+ friendship breakup stories for folks who reached their 'final straw' moment

There is nothing more stressful and complex than a friendship breakup.
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'Shamed [while] doing Ubereats by a police officer': Cop embarrasses Ubereats driver as she attempts to collect food

This cop ruined an Ubereats driver's day with a crude comment about her looks.
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20+ Funny Office Pranks To Pull On Annoying Coworkers

20+ Funny Office Pranks To Pull On Annoying Coworkers

Some of these pranks took major dedication. If I had the kind of follow-through that these folks had, I would definitely go as far as these people. I mean, if one can barely get through one's work tasks each day, how does one find the time to play a prank on one's annoying coworkers? However, if I could find that time and motivation, I'd be taking lots of inspiration from these Redditors, who shared their office pranks via this r/AskReddit thread. Some of these pranks include the classic “stapl…
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'Good luck finding any other work': 10+ nightmare bosses and the employees who stood up to them

'Good luck finding any other work': 10+ nightmare bosses and the employees who stood up to them

Whether we like to remember them or not, we have all been in toxic work environments. Perhaps you were at the start of your professional life and you were concerned that all workplace environments and dynamics were like this. Perhaps you were working under a new boss who spent far more energy enforcing ridiculous rules and disparaging the work of their employees than fostering a strong working atmosphere. Perhaps you didn't say anything to your boss before you left the company and you desperate…
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'He wouldn't stop singing Hamilton': 30 Reasons People Dumped Their Exes

'He wouldn't stop singing Hamilton': Top 30 Funniest Reasons People Dumped Their Exes

Sometimes, things don't work out for bizarre reasons.
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