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Gen X parents on blast after calling their teenaged son ‘entitled’ when he grumbles about earning $11.50/hour: 'That was my starting wage in 1984'

Do you remember your first job? You probably washed dishes at a restaurant, stocked shelves in the mall, or scooped ice cream from your local sweets shop. It wasn't glamorous, but every two weeks, your paycheck would come, which (as a teenager) meant that you were rolling in riches! Even if the bottom line on your paystub was only a couple hundred bucks, you felt like a king. Nowadays, a couple hundred bucks doesn't go very far does it?
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‘He lost his PhD because of me’: Employee gets boss's PhD revoked after getting fired for taking lead of the company

‘He lost his PhD because of me’: Employee gets boss's PhD revoked after getting fired for taking lead of the company

Don't mess with people if you don't have the means to back it up. One rich boss inherited a lot of money from his ancestors, which he slowly but surely dwindled away by making avoidable mistakes at work. He had a company, but he had no idea how to lead his employees, and even though most people went along with it, one employee didn't. This person, who we'll call OP, kept calling the boss out for his mistakes and took the lead so that the boss's decisions wouldn't lead to chaos. Well, you can im…
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'My job is making [employees] track what they're doing every 6 minutes': 20+ Micromanagers whose nitpicking tactics backfired instantly

Although we all put it on our resume, most of us don't work very well under pressure. We may brag about our ability to procrastinate for higher productivity or our ability to get along with pushy management, but truthfully, nobody likes being forced to do something–especially if you have a moronic micromanager garnishing your every move to the point of scrutiny.
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'Finish putting the delivery away before anything else... Cue malicious compliance': Gas station worker refuses to prep food after following boss's directions

'Finish putting the delivery away before anything else... Cue malicious compliance': Gas station worker refuses to prep food after following boss's directions

When you've been in the workforce long enough, you know that what the boss says, goes, no matter how hard you might roll your eyes about it. In some jobs, you have bosses that make you question how they ever got the job in the first place. They're the boss who constantly does things that seem wrong in the eyes of the other employees. Sometimes it might seem like they have their priorities so backward, as was the case with this person, u/RScommitted. They shared this great story of malicious com…
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Tech support employee attempts to fix incompetent new hire's mistake but they get fired anyway: 'She just stared at her desktop'

Tech support employee attempts to fix incompetent new hire's mistake but they get fired anyway: 'She just stared at her desktop'

Once I had a very incompetent coworker who was just the nicest person to walk the face of the earth. Seriously, it was so hard to be angry at her for not doing her job well because she was always so chipper and thoughtful. Much like Lucy in this story. One employee took to r/talesfromtechsupport to share a story about their coworker, Lucy, who began working as a HelpDesk technician at a financial company. They did password resets, fixed Windows issues, and basically did all of the tech stuff re…
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'Today I snapped': CEO's receptionist bosses around a tech support guy, guilt-tripping him into doing tasks outside his job description before getting hastily put in her place

Whether you're a computer wiz or technologically challenged, we can all agree that there's one office appliance that has earned the award for ‘Worst Piece of Equipment Ever Made’: The printer.
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'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

Every job becomes tedious over time, especially if you're working 72 hours a week. But which jobs in particular are the worst to work at, and why? Employees get candid in a Reddit thread when asked this exact question. If you were to ask me, I'd say that working in the customer service industry is the worst. Long hours, meh pay, power tripping bosses are all a recipe for disaster. Oh, and don't forget the rowdy and entitled customers who honestly, need to check themself before they go out in pu…
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Prospective employee gets burned after 7 rounds of interviews when the company claims the job listing was ‘incorrect’, offering $70,000 less than promised: ‘Classic bait and switch’

Nowadays, if you even get past the job application process, you're likely in for a rollercoaster ride of multiple rounds of interviewing, spouting the same information that can be found in your resume to 10 different (likely incompetent) C-level bosses.
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Company forces job applicant to interview again after already he accepted their offer: 'I was shocked'

Job interviews are not easy, and they take up a lot of your time. Not just the interview time itself but all of the prep work and practice can take up a lot of mental capacity. And if you're interviewing for multiple jobs at the same time, it's basically a full-time job. In this story, this job candidate was doing just that. After receiving an offer from one of the job prospects, be politely asked for two days to consider the offer before giving the hiring manager an answer. After careful consi…
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'[He] showed up 4 hours late because he "overslept"': 25+ Workers reveal the reasons everyone at their workplace dislikes 'that one colleague'

'[He] showed up 4 hours late because he "overslept"': 25+ Workers reveal the reasons everyone at their workplace dislikes 'that one colleague'

Every workplace has at least one person who is somehow employed there, leaving everyone else baffled as to how that could’ve happened. You’ll know exactly how this feels if you’ve ever had to work with someone who doesn’t take care of their hygiene. When a coworker comes to the office and reeks, it’s hard not to take notice. Maybe it’s that one coworker who keeps biking to work on the hottest days of the year, showing up drenched in sweat. Other people seem like they just never brush their teet…
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'[He] just wanted to see how many free burgers he could eat before getting canned': 20+ People who couldn't make it through a single day of work before getting fired

'[He] just wanted to see how many free burgers he could eat before getting canned': 20+ People who couldn't make it through a single day of work before getting fired

If you ever feel like you're failing at your job, these stories will make you feel like a model employee in comparison to the folks who couldn't make it a single day. That's right, some people get fired from their jobs before they can even meet everyone in the office. It's rare, but it happens, and it's often memorable. You know it's memorable when more than 23,000 people replied to u/roor1337's query: “People who got fired on the first day of the job, what happened?" Up next, an impatient DIYe…
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Clever labor worker chastises modern tradesmen who reject safety protocol to seem cool: 'I don't care what your grandpappy used to do... I'm trying to not destroy my lungs'

Right now, many labor guys are strapping young chaps, but after a lifetime of inhaling cement dust, getting harsh chemicals on their skin, and dangling from a high-rise with no safety harness, they will be worse for wear.
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‘I haven’t got a raise in years': Employee discovers inexperienced new hire is offered the same salary as him, gets told to stop comparing himself to others

‘I haven’t gotten a raise in years': Employee discovers inexperienced new hire is offered the same salary as him, gets told to stop comparing himself to others

One of the biggest differences in the work ethics between the generation of today's young adults, and the generation of their parents, is the so-called 'commitment' to keep working in the same workplace for years upon years. Younger people, don't feel obligated to stay in the same place if it does not benefit them, and are ready to job hop as soon as a better offer comes along, creating a resume that is assembled by a collection of jobs that usually do not last more than two years. Their parent…
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'‘I literally did everything that was written on the rules’: Postal worker gets petty revenge on boss who keeps disciplining them

'I literally did everything that was written on the rules': Postal worker gets petty revenge on boss who keeps disciplining them

Would it surprise you to learn that the postal workers of the world are inclined to throw the packages around? If you’ve ever ordered something by mail, like literally even once, chances are you’ve gotten a package with some bent corners and scraped-up sides. Most companies do a pretty good job packing the products so that they can still get to you intact. They have to, because a lot of employees will sling those boxes around like they’re not full of precious cargo. If you did that job, though,…
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Boss makes team work extra weekend shift, Data Analyst makes sure he's there: 'You also need to be there for the sign-off'

One of the most respected ways to lead is from the front. Of course, you may be the first one to catch an arrow or a spear to the throat—dooming everyone who was relying on your command and is now floundering, leaderless. But, if you pull it off and make it through the battle unscathed you can sure as heck bet that the troops will love you far more than they would had you been in your command tent at the back of the field. The difference here and the limitation of this anecdote is that there ar…
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33 Memes for Employees Flipping the Script on Their Managers

33 Memes for Employees Flipping the Script on Their Managers

It's a good day to quit
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