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'I left pool noodles outside on accident': 20+ Confounding reasons people got fired

'I left pool noodles outside on accident': 20+ Confounding reasons people got fired

These people couldn't believe what they were hearing when their bosses told them they were fired . That's because these workers were let go for some pretty off-the-wall reasons. The usual reasons people are fired are things like repeated latenesses, complaints from customers, talking back to management, or being put on a PIP (performance improvement plan) without improving. Most companies try to avoid firing people if possible, but sometimes it's avoidable. At least you're not the person who go…
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‘It sent me over the edge': Employee returns after maternity leave just to quit and put in her 30-day notice, other mothers show support and share their own rage-quit stories

‘It sent me over the edge': Employee returns after maternity leave just to quit and put in her 30-day notice, other mothers show support and share their own rage-quit stories

In this case, the support of a loving husband can only go so far. It's greatly appreciated and needed, but he has never been in your shoes. Luckily, the internet is here to connect anybody with support from others who have been exactly where you are!
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Judge gets even with local hotel owner for telling worker he'll fire him if he attends jury duty: ‘You can’t fire him because I say so'

Judge gets even with local hotel owner for telling worker he'll fire him if he attends jury duty: ‘You can’t fire him because I say so'

Don't mess with a judge. Bosses think they can get away with anything, and technically, they can get away with a lot, but they can't get away with messing with a judge. The person who attempted this was a hotel owner who told his maintenance worker that he was to do ‘whatever it takes’ to get out of jury duty. He then promptly told the worker that if he failed to do so, he would be fired. The worker was fine with serving, but he was scared of losing his job, so when he was called up to court, h…
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'So you want to own me for $1900 a month??': Part time employee seethes after getting forced to work 5 days a week

Would you rather work a 10-hour shift or a 4-hour shift? At first, it might seem nice to take the shorter shift but then think of all of the lost time spent getting ready for work, getting there, getting back, and decompressing. By the end of the day, your 4 hours is looking more like 6 and at that point, your entire day is lost. So when we're faced with the choice to lose a full day of our lives to our jobs, wouldn't you rather be paid a little overtime?
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Update: 'My boss told me I was fired as an April fools joke': Boss flips out when employee won't come back to work after joke-firing

Update: 'My boss told me I was fired as an April fools joke': Boss flips out when employee won't come back to work after joke-firing

Worst April Fool's joke ever!
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'I ended up making less than $500 a paycheck': Company lies about compensation to new hire, employee quits via meme

The job search is tough, and it can be quite a lengthy process too. But once you finally nail a few rounds of interviews for a job you really want, you can feel on top of the world. The only part left is negotiating your contract. In the case of this new hire, she was only looking for a job to help pay for childcare, and she was really honest about that with her new employer. The worst part is that her employer promised her at least $1,200 a paycheck, given that the company had a commission-bas…
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'It's too late now!': Mega-Kevin gets himself fired over a cup of free coffee

Have you ever been jonesing for a coffee so much that you lash out against hotel staff, risking your reputation, well-being, and your livelihood? Yeah, me neither. While coffee beans are delicious and revitalizing, they can also turn hotel guests into bitter Betty's, keen on taking their frustrations out on the staff.
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'Do you know who my wife is?': Entitled bowler starts wrecking bowling alley, name-drops wife as he gets kicked out

Funny enough, this bowling alley has a three-strike rule for their worst-behaved customers. Bowling is a great way to pass the time for people of all ages. This person, u/Emmisbaby, works at a bowling alley in a college town, so at times, their customers get a little rowdy. It seems like every time you go bowling, there's at least one lane that can't act right. They're hooting and hollering at the top of their lungs; they're rolling the bowling baIIs way too hard into the guard rails as the lan…
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'No pay, no work': CEO informs employees they will no longer get commission on sales, then increases their workload, demanding they put in extra effort during 'tough times'

'No pay, no work': CEO informs employees they will no longer get commission on sales, then increases their workload, demanding they put in extra effort during 'tough times'

A job that is based on incentives and commissions is not that hard to comprehend. The better you do at your job–the more money you get out of it. Simple math. Especially when it comes to a sales job. The more you sell, the more you get paid. If an employer takes away the incentives and commissions, well, that is also simple math, no incentives to sell more–less sales. This is something that the employer in this Reddit story should have realized before he decided to talk to his employees. One of…
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Employees outraged over company causally announcing shifting to a 42.5-hour workweek: 'They actually tried to spin this as a way to promote equity'

No one wants to work more hours per week. For more money, maybe, but what about working more hours per week for the same amount of money? No thanks. Nowadays, a four-day workweek is becoming increasingly popular, with studies showing that employees are actually more productive when the workweek is reduced by a day. And it makes sense because an extra day off can help prevent burnout and improve overall work-life balance. In fact, a shorter work week could motivate employees to complete their wo…
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'If the company's holding your car, get taxis everywhere': Boss lets employee take petty revenge on secretary who refuses to give them back their vehicle

'If the company's holding your car, get taxis everywhere': Boss lets employee take petty revenge on secretary who refuses to give them back their vehicle

One employee found themself without a car, and it was only because their workplace refused to give it up. It was a weird situation to be in! The employee, u/FMLitsSML, shared their story of the petty revenge route they had to take just to get their own car back. Layers of bureaucracy don't help any employee to be independent in their work. This person was responsible for showing clients around and entertaining them. It's pretty common practice in certain industries: it's a way to reassure payin…
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'At this point... we’re making pure scrap': Industrial engineer begs to boss not to run trial with sticky materials, boss insists and costs company thousands

'At this point... we’re making pure scrap': Industrial engineer begs to boss not to run trial with sticky materials, boss insists and costs company thousands

What the customer wants, the customer gets. That's the rule of the land at one company, but this person's boss had them take that idea way too far. Companies make their employees go through the hiring process . They read their resumes, make sure they have a college degree, and reach out to references. Then, when that highly qualified employee actually does start their job, the company doesn't care about their qualifications one bit. It must be infuriating, especially for people who are talented…
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‘I’m not proving my value, bye': Tenured team member told by boss he needs to become a manager to get a raise, despite being paid $40,000 under market value

‘I’m not proving my value, bye': Tenured team member told by boss he needs to become a manager to get a raise, despite being paid $40,000 under market value

What will it take for managers to wake up? Do all their most experienced employees need to walk out the door for them to agree to a raise? Getting ahead with inflation today is hard, but companies are making it so much harder by underpaying you and expecting you to just take it. Well, let's collectively say ‘no more’ to silence, because this is getting ridiculous. One employee was working at a manufacturing company, making way less than his coworkers. He was frustrated after he saw other people…
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'He came into the job knowing absolutely zero about what we did': Clueless boss causes entire department to be terminated

This manager could only do one thing: sink every department he was put in charge of. As much fun as it probably is to hire a bunch of your friends to work with you, that strategy is going to come with some drawbacks. Next up, these people had some completely awful meals at the weddings they attended, like one person who had to eat “plain boiled chicken with no seasonings.”
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‘Don’t contact me again': Boss demands unpaid intern to work extra hours, intern quits on the spot and blocks boss's number

‘Don’t contact me again': Boss demands unpaid intern to work extra hours, intern quits on the spot and blocks boss's number

Unpaid internships should not be a thing. No matter how small the job that they are doing, if it is a job, they should be getting paid for it. The whole concept of unpaid internships only allows employers to take advantage of young people who desperately need to gain experience in order to get a real job, and that's just wrong. Employers can afford to pay them even a minimum hourly rate, instead of bossing them around for nothing whatsoever. This is why I was extremely proud of the intern in th…
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'You have no power over me': Retail employee dupes a 'time-thief' manager operating according to a watch set 10 minutes ahead

Time may be a construct, but it's the same for everybody. We're all bound by the 60 minutes every hour and the 24 hours in a day–and when you're paid by the hour and working on a strict schedule, time becomes law. For the retail employee in our next story, time became more than just a means to collect their paycheck, it became a great way to get payback on a salty micromanager.
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