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Dishwasher Invokes Minor Law to Make Lazy Manager Do Her Part

Being understaffed and having a manager who refuses to do any extra work is a recipe for a bad day. When this employee was told they had to stay late just because their manager wasn't willing to help, they pulled a classic reverse Uno card move. There are a surprising amount of bad bosses out there, like this incompetent manager who threw away 40 computers. or this boss who told a guy to guard a spill.

Minor legally has to leave work at 11 so lazy manager has to wash tons of dishes.
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Guy Tripping On Ketamine Ends Up In Room Alone With Boss

Twitter user @shockproofbeats, lived down a true waking nightmare. His story is one for the ages, and revolves around him thinking that he'd had the day off, but ends up getting called into work after having consumed some suspect, milky green powder that was actually ketamine. 

Fortunately, the tripped out and anxious enthusiasm brought on by the drugs he consumed with reckless abandon shortly before being summoned into work, came across as nothing more than overwhelming excitement. Crisis averted, and what a story this guy got out of it. 

Guy shares Twitter thread about the time he ended up in a room alone with his boss, while he was tripping out.
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Boss Instructs Employee To Guard Spill, So He Does It for Hours

Big retail chains can have a lot space for people to fall through the cracks, like this guy who got hired but was never told to do anything and stayed on for months. Anyway, retail and customer service is a drag, and we feel for those who get backed into a corner by an incompetent boss.

Guy's boss tells him to stand by spills so he does that for a very long time.
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Retail Employee With Broken Foot Outwits Chair-Taking Boss

Whether it was the pain of a broken foot, the unionization or the fact that it was their last month on the job, this employee found the courage to stand up to their unfair boss. Feels good to see someone get some justice out of an unsympathetic manager. Retail can be a surreal world, like the funny and weird story of this guy who never got told to do anything and still stayed on for months.

Retail employee breaks his foot, boss won't let him have a stool, so employee uses union rules to explain why he needs chair.
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Unethical Business Practices That Are So Common No One Does Anything

We've had enough horrible bosses to be extra sensitive when it comes to getting screwed at your job, and it seems like it's way too common for businesses to overwork their employees and abuse their loyal customers. It's such an engrained thing that everyone just kind of sucks it up. In a similar vein, here are things that are pretty much scams that people accept as legitimate business.

Unethical business practices that are commonplace even though they're wrong.
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Boss Requires Staff to Wear Heels All Day, Bartender Proves Extreme Point

Oppressive work dress codes suck and are dumb. We've had jobs where we have to cover up tattoos, since apparently seeing some ink on a wrist would make an old lady crap her pants in terror. People try to work their way around them, like this guy who battled his work tie policy by buying excessively ugly ties. But when your required work attire is something that is uncomfortable, painful, and actively makes your job harder, then it's time to make a statement. This woman went hard.

Woman tells story about how boss's new dress code has her walking in an uncomfortable dress and high heels, so she lets her feet bleed to prove a point.
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Bully Boss Tries To Withhold Employee's Last Paycheck

This maniacal and all around shitty boss tried to withhold an employee's last paycheck after a botched procedure. So, they proceeded to stand up for themselves, took the terrible boss to court, and ended up winning $5,000 for what could have been a mere $275 offense. 

Bully boss tries to withhold an employee's last paycheck, so they take him to court and win $5,000.
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Guy Gets Hired at Store, Never Told to do Anything, Stays On for Months

This is surreal and the fact that this guy did what he did for this long before just walking away has sort of an air of triumph to it. First jobs can be really confusing, so when you're a dumb teenager who has no idea how jobs actually work, and are then given zero direction from an awful manager, you can get down some weird rabbit holes.

Guy tells story of how when he was a teenager he was hired at a retail store. No one told him to do anything so he occupied his time, then got bored and left.
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Dealership Employee Drives the Life Out of a Car to Spite His Awful Manager

The car didn't have a ton of life remaining, but this guy made sure his boss knew he was getting a bad deal. We've had bad bosses before, so it's cathartic to see incompetent managers get the short end like this boss who stupidly ordered a contractor to go on call and ended up with a $10,000 invoice or this guy who hired a thief as his replacement.

Dealership employee has an abusive boss so he drives a traded car until it's broken.
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Incompetent Boss Insists Special Contractor Be On Call 24/7, Ends Up With $10,000 Invoice

Those phone calls are almost as expensive as talking to local singles in your area. Usually having a stupid and demanding boss doesn't leave you with getting paid thousands of dollars for doing almost no work, but seeing it happen here is encouraging. Dumb bosses usually just make people frustrated or cause everyone to quit at once. Honestly, this story just makes us want to be programming contractors now. 

Stupid boss makes contractor go on call and pays huge bill.
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Woman's Boss Mistakenly Sends Her Crude Text, She Hires An Attorney

This woman's boss accidentally sent her a dirty text about her "boobs being out" and she decided to hire an attorney. He's currently freaking out. 

Woman's boss accidentally sends her a crude text that was meant for his buddies, and she decides to hire an attorney.
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Guy Battles Stupid Work Tie Policy by Buying Ugliest Ties Possible

Companies and institutions around us like to impose inconvenient rules for dumb reasons. Companies will make you wear uncomfortable hats. Colleges will make you comply with unfair printing fees. It's a minor, but meaningful success when you can get revenge within the rules and beat them at their own game.

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20 Server Memes About the Trials and Tribulations of Working in the Service Industry

It's always a good time for funny work memes to help you survive this cruel world. Anyone who's waited on a table of bastards who tip nothing has a need for some relatable server memes to help you remember that you're not alone. Hell, if you work retail then here are retail work memes. Whether another Karen is breathing down your neck for you not accepting an expired coupon to a different restaurant, or you've just finished your shift and it's your "Friday," get at them work memes.

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Awful Owner Tasks Guy With Hiring His Replacement, So He Hires A Known Thief

It's encouraging to see people leave a bad job, like when this dude's awful boss asked him to consider his role so he got a better job. The kicker for this one is that, while the owners are trying to manipulate this guy into hiring his own replacement, the new guy with the sketchy job history was their choice anyway.

replacement hire is shady thief to get back at owners
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Dude's Awful Boss Asks Him to Consider His Role, so He Does and Gets a Better Job

A bad boss can make or break a whole company. Sometimes they can even make everyone quit at once. Here's a good reminder that even if you feel stuck at a crappy job, you can evaluate your skills and may realize that you totally don't have to put up with the BS that a bad boss sticks you with daily.

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IT Guy Takes Revenge On Greedy New Boss By Quitting Job And Taking Source Code With Him

When this IT guy found out that his greedy new boss and his henchman sidekick had essentially tried to play him by claiming his hard work as their own; and only offering him a couple vacation days as payment, he took a well calculated revenge. He played his revenge perfectly too. He managed to get the boss' "yes man henchman" to sign off on a two week vacation and his notice for leaving, without even realizing it. 

IT employee takes revenge on his bad boss and his henchman by getting them to sign off on his vacation, and then quitting and leaving with the source code.
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