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'It's a paid bathroom break': Gas station employee scrutinized by a nitpicking boss after taking 'too many bathroom breaks', goes viral

When we all graduated high school, we thought that that would be the end to the restroom tyranny, but for the gas station employee in this next story, the obsession with bathroom breaks followed them into the working world.
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'My work-life balance is so much better': Employees discuss a four-day work week with 10-hour shifts versus a five-day work week with 8-hour shifts, sparks debate

'My work-life balance is so much better': Employees discuss a four-day work week with 10-hour shifts versus a five-day work week with 8-hour shifts, sparks debate

Whether working from home or commuting to a physical spot, finding a work schedule that works for you is key. It's important to find that work-life balance. Some people want to stick with the usual eight-hour work day, Monday-Friday. However, many are finding much more benefit in the four-day work weeks that require more hours during the day…
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'I crashed her computer 3x that day': Delivery driver gets digital revenge on a micromanaging boss by flooding her inbox with 100's of updates

Special requests are rarely taken seriously. When you're getting a haircut, asking for menu substitutions at the restaurant, or when you're begging the DJ to play your favorite song, it seems like you're talking to a brick wall. However, if you're a micromanaging boss with a particularly petty employee, you sometimes get exactly what you asked for…
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"[My therapist] told me to quit, which I immediately did': Entitled contractor tells employee to get a therapist, employee maliciously complies

Talk about instant karma. In this story, an employee had been diligently contributing to his team's project, all while putting up with the constant yelling and overwork from his new contractor. Eventually, feeling completely burnt out, the employee decided to take a much-needed break. When he approached his boss about it, the reaction was far from supportive. The boss threw a tantrum , yelling obscenities and insisting the employee didn't need a break, but he actually needed therapist instead.…
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‘We should just all collectively start lowballing sellers’: First-time homebuyers discuss their dream of becoming first-time homeowners in a currently overwhelming market

‘We should just all collectively start lowballing sellers’: First-time homebuyers discuss their dream of becoming first-time homeowners in a currently overwhelming market

You don't have to be in search of buying your first home to know how abysmal the current housing market is. Many potential homebuyers go in with stars in their eyes, but return, defeated, to renting due to the high costs of it all. Their only consolation? They're not alone!
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42 Blue-Collar Memes for Good Ol' Boys Cracking a Cold One on a Friday Afternoon

Kick off your work boots and throw your hard hat in the passenger seat of your truck – you've earned a reward after the day you've had
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War-Veteran Mechanic Wins a $400,000 Settlement After Calling His Dirtbag Ex-Boss's Bluff

Not many of us have the financial luxury to sue anybody. Even if we have a case of a hostile workplace or cut wages or unpaid overtime, usually the cost of a lawyer is enough to dissuade us from pursuing justice. Unfortunately, this is how a lot of blue-collar and minimum-wage employees are exploited time and time again... But there are stories of fabled heroes standing up for the little man, where justice prevails and dirtbag bosses get exactly what they deserve.
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'I put the BMW on a stack of pallets': Entitled man refuses to move his car, forklift driver maliciously takes matters into his own hands

If there's anything to learn from this story (and the comments), it's not to mess with a forklift driver. The OP was doing his usual day-to-day job of stacking pallets with a forklift. In enters an entitled sales rep, who parked his BMW on the loading dock. It was the OP's job to make sure that the dock was clear, so he chased down the representative to politely ask him to move his car to the car park. But the entitled guy was not having it. He made a snarky comment, essentially saying he was...
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'All that for a pitcher of lemonade': 17 Handymen share wholesome tales of gracious clients whose kindness made them go above and beyond

Time to show some appreciation to our boys with blue collars
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'You asked for this!': Team of employees humble micromanaging boss by taking four times as long to complete a task

'You asked for this!': Team of employees humble micromanaging boss by taking four times as long to complete a task

I think we've all had to deal with a smug and entitled manager at some point in our lives. My personal experience has shown me that it's simpler to find a method of working with them as opposed to confronting them outright. The story that follows is about a dissatisfied employee who works in a shipyard that specializes in ship repair and refitting. We are talking about a hardworking blue-collar worker. But things take a bitter turn when the entitled manager—who is occasionally referred to as EB…
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'Always happy to help a fellow tradesman– but not this guy': Lazy handyman won't move his car to assist a fellow contractor, gets denied a ladder loan that complicates his own job

If you scratch my back, I'll scratch your back. Handymen and tradesmen have been living by this law for centuries and it's arguably one of the few industries left that follows the old-school, handshake contract traditions. Through the uncommunicated secret bond of fellow tradesmen, most blue-collar guys would go out of their way to help a guy out with their project, simply because they know that the good karma will come back to them at some point.
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‘The dude "released" me without notice’: Boss fires 3-year contractor, tries to bypass giving him unemployment by rehiring him as a 'new employee'

If you have ever been fired, then you there is an emotional and mental processing period right afterwards. You go through the stages of grief. After you come out of that, you pick yourself back up and you start over—applying for unemployment, applying to new jobs, etc. However, some shady business will try to meddle in your grieving period by unfairly removing your chances at getting unemployment. How do they expect you to eat and pay rent while you're looking for a new job? When this happens,…
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'Had he shown even the slightest remorse…': Karma comes for road rage-filled contractor when guy he runs guy off the road finds out his business license is expired and reports him

‘Had he shown even the slightest remorse…': Karma comes for roadrage-filled contractor who gets his business reported by guy he
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'I was working for free': Contractor paints a curse word on his friend's wall in paint primer, outraged spouse demands an apology

'I was working for free': Contractor paints a curse word on his friend's wall in paint primer, outraged spouse demands an apology

When you're with your friends, someone is bound to play a practical joke or poke fun at one of the group members. It's just how it works. But what if the friend's spouse isn't on board and takes a joke to heart? And then your friend takes their spouse's side? That's exactly what happened to this OP when his petty joke went a little too far.
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‘I don’t work here': Grocery store Karen grabs electrician by the collar demanding ‘clean up in aisle 10,' he almost actually does it due to sheer craziness-levels

Karens gonna Karen no matter your profession. So whether you work in the service industry or are the CEO of your own company, nobody is safe from a Karen. Take, for example, this electrician's story on Reddit . He was hired, as an electrician, to do some lighting work at a grocery store. This was back when he was a young blue collar worker and still new to the trade. He was alone, on a ladder, working on the lights, very much looking like an electrician and in no way a grocery store clerk. And…
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'[He] was not the brightest': Manager gets cheap, so career garage door repairman finagles himself and crew a 2-3 hour lunch and 7+ hours a person in overtime pay

Isn't it funny when managers try to act like the know what they're doing but it's actually painfully obvious that they have NO idea and they are just talking as a power move? It's so comical and, honestly, sad. If you're a clueless manager, let me let you in a on a little secret: nobody cares that you're in charge, they care about getting their job done efficiently and acting their wages. So, as a quick PSA to managers, stop making it about you being high up on the executive ladder, we all know…
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