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'I love justice': Smug boss fires employee but twists it to say he quit, ends up digging himself a ditch and now owes the ex-employee $500 extra

'I love justice': Smug boss fires employee but twists it to say he quit, ends up digging himself a ditch and now owes the ex-employee $500 extra

The audacity these companies have!
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'[I] went for another technicality': Employee maliciously complies with HR's photo request

'[I] went for another technicality': Employee maliciously complies with HR's photo request

When you're right, you're right. If you can bend the rules without breaking them, it's your prerogative to try! U/The-Oncoming-Storm has run into the same dilemma that lots of employees these days face: how do you choose a good headshot photo for your workplace? Some folks choose to get professional headshots , especially actors and those in other performing arts careers. But for the rest of us, paying hundreds for a headshot for work isn't feasible. Instead, you'll need to choose a nice selfie…
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'An entire department quit on the spot': 20+ Workers who quit ASAP thanks to their terrible bosses

'An entire department quit on the spot': 20+ Workers who quit ASAP thanks to their terrible bosses

These workers had a few choice words for their bosses, like “good luck” and “good riddance.” They're proof that you can only treat your employees badly for so long before they decide that the grass is greener at other employers.
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'Checkmate!': Employee gets paid for 120 hours of overtime and earns 3 days of sick leave after their micromanaging boss tries to play hardball

(Sometimes) Managers know best, but a micromanager never knows what's good for the company. In their attempt to get a grip on every facet of their workforce, micromanagers inadvertently strangle their best employees, forcing even good workers to maliciously comply.
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Fast food chain informs employees their tip money will be used for group activities, but fail to mention those are for management only: ‘We're basically funding their day off'

Fast food chain informs employees their tip money will be used for group activities, but fail to mention those are for management only: ‘We're basically funding their day off'

Group activities within a company are basically a must these days. Every company (well, most companies), wants their employees to have a good relationship with each other, and for their employees to feel their work is being appreciated, and a fun activity outside of the office is often the way for companies to do just that. So if a big fast food chain tells their employees their tip money will be used for group activities, you would expect those activities to be extremely luxurious, since the e…
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34 Memes to Hand in to Your Boss With Your Two Week Notice

34 Memes to Hand in With Your Two Weeks Notice

Make your boss laugh one last time
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Update: 'I've already started packing': School worker refuses to be substitute teacher, boss demands they comply

Update: 'I've already started packing': School worker refuses to be substitute teacher, boss demands they comply

We all know that teachers these days are under a lot of pressure, and it turns out that pressure extends even to other school staffers. Like this person, for example. U/hhhhhhd5 is literally not even a teacher, and yet their boss keeps trying to get them to substitute teach for absent teachers! After that, this contract worker was told to “Just do the important things and let the small stuff slide,” but soon after, they were fired!
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'OK I’m not an idiot': Tech support guy drives 1 hour to plug in an outlet because an incompetent client fails to follow simple instructions

Tech support guys have seen it all–from power outages and troubleshooting, to complete idiocracy, IT guys must cultivate some serious patience to deal with the technologically illiterate folks of the world.
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‘I got to spend the next hour cleaning up 96 broken eggs’: 20+ “I don’t get paid enough for this” moments that made people rethink their jobs

‘I got to spend the next hour cleaning up 96 broken eggs’: 20+ “I don’t get paid enough for this” moments that made people rethink their jobs

It’s a thought that crosses everyone’s mind at times: “ I don’t get paid enough to deal with this nonsense.” Some days at work make you take out your phone calculator to figure out how much you’re getting paid by the minute or second. When you’ve had an off day, it’s easy to start fantasizing about future careers that’ll line your pockets better. A lot of times, the most physically demanding jobs also pay the least. Jobs where you’re dealing with fuming customers also seem to pay peanuts. Meanw…
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‘I gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse': Hiring manager stands up to HR in order to secure an offer for an unexpected internal worker, resulting in worker doubling his salary

‘I gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse': Hiring manager stands up to HR in order to secure an offer for an unexpected internal worker, resulting in worker doubling his salary

We all know how negative the stories about bosses and managers can be when it comes to Reddit. It is a safe space to vent, complain, and plot petty revenge against those who are in charge of the way our workplaces… well, work. It seems that for every genuinely good manager out there, there are around 10 bad ones, and those are usually the ones we read about on Reddit. However, this Reddit story is like no other, as it comes to show that there are still good managers out there, who even go out o…
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32 Shockingly Funny Electrician Memes for Trade Workers Stuck Working This Weekend

When you work in a trade, you have to get used to some seriously wacky hours. Forget about regular weekends or peaceful evenings - those are just fairy tales for tradespeople. If you're an electrician, you might find yourself battling a storm at 3 a.m. to fix a power outage or waiting for clients to come home from their 9-5 grind before you can zap some life into their homes. There's never a dull moment in the world of electrical work.
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Guy gets scammed out of £1000 on an online marketplace, gets revenge by getting the swindler fired: ‘I went digging and found their Linkedin’

Guy gets scammed out of £1000 on an online marketplace, gets revenge by getting the swindler fired at his dayjob: ‘I went digging and found their Linkedin’

Don't try to rip off someone who's really good at sleuthing.
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Boss denies employee's request for resigned worker's accounts, assigns to coworker, then begs original employee for help when coworker struggles: 'Every part of me wants to tell them to pound sand'

There's nothing worse than trying to voice your opinion and stand up for yourself at work, only for the conversation to be one-sided and your boss to ignore your concerns completely. That's exactly what happened to this employee. After one of his coworkers resigned, he went to his boss to say that he was capable of taking on his coworker's accounts. He had been working at the company for a while and was ready to prove himself. Only for his boss to pass him over and give all the accounts to anot…
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28 Employees earning over $200k talk about how they landed their jobs: 'I have no idea what I'm doing half the time, but I'm told no one does'

There's no doubt that inflation is getting the best of most of the workforce. Employees' goal used to be to reach six figures or make $100k, but now, with the prices skyrocketing, $200k seems to be the new goal. And according to this thread, there are a lot of employees making over that threshold. But how did they do it? There are so many jobs out there that it's impossible to know about all of them. Well, with the help of these 28 employees below, they break down how they got to where they are…
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'She's been singing your praises for a good five minutes': Good samaritan gets promoted while shopping at a local store he didn't work at

'She's been singing your praises for a good five minutes': Good samaritan gets promoted while shopping at a local store he didn't work at

You're walking down the aisle, stacking up bottles of shampoo, boxes of cereal, cartons of milk… you answer people's questions, whether they ask nicely or not, because you need a salary at the end of the month. Sometimes you work the cashier, other times work the logistics. You're really a one-man show, but don't get paid enough to do it. Welcome to working at a supermarket. Tough times, tough times… One good samaritan was shopping at their local supermarket, eyeing the taco section. They'd bee…
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'That is what optional means': Foreman surprised when a single employee refuses to work unpaid overtime

'That is what optional means': Foreman surprised when a single employee refuses to work unpaid overtime

Standing up to those in power is a risky move! One electrical worker knows that all too well after they found themself in the unenviable position of being the one speaking truth to power. This person was only able to talk to their boss openly because their workplace has a union. U/algy888 was an electrical worker, and on this project, they got a “super fun” opportunity to install lights on the stairs in movie theaters . First of all, thank you for your service: someone's got to put in those lig…
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