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'I can't wait to never see her again': Principal demands school teacher provide a doctor's note for 1 sick day despite being 17 days absent herself, teacher quits

'I can't wait to never see her again': Principal demands school teacher provide a doctor's note for 1 sick day despite being 17 days absent herself, teacher quits

Working as an educator is difficult. Rowdy kids, long hours, and meh pay all add to a common feeling of discontentment among teachers. They really aren't paid enough to deal with everything they're putting up with. One teacher described their experience with their new school principal who really had it out for them, for no apparent reason. It might be worth mentioning that the teacher works in special education, teaching kids who have learning disabilities… so it's sad that the principal's trea…
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'HR didn't want to have an awkward conversation: One employee's bad habit causes human resources to create brand new rule

'HR didn't want to have an awkward conversation': One employee's bad habit causes human resources to create brand new rule

One employee's bad habit was starting to impact everyone at the company. There are two types of workplaces: the kind that punish you severely for being even a minute late , and the kind where people routinely stroll in 20 minutes late without a care in the world. Lots of places that are strict about tardiness are retail places or other places that do shift work. Meanwhile, lots of offices allow their salaried employees to come and go as they please, so long as they're getting their work done. W…
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‘CEO sends dozens of emails every day’: CEO demands employees responds to all the emails he sends, leading to office dispute when employees can't get any work done other than answering emails

‘CEO sends dozens of emails every day’: CEO demands employees responds to all the emails he sends, leading to office dispute when employees can't get any work done other than answering emails

Are you familiar with the saying 'This could have been an email'? For those of you who don't, this saying refers to times when employees are asked to attend a meeting that could have definitely been avoided by simply sending an email about the topic. Well, as much as that saying can be true on some occasions, the amount of useless emails people get from their colleagues is unreal sometimes, and we could all agree that answering them can be the most annoying part of the work day. This brings up…
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'I've decided that enough was enough': Worker quits job after tactless manager tells them their 'abilities are not worth that much'

'I've decided that enough was enough': Worker quits job after tactless manager tells them their 'abilities are not worth that much'

Workers often leave their companies for better opportunities not because of the company itself, but because of bad management . The management structure of a business has a lot to do with an employee's day-to-day life. Some people have bosses who are micromanagers who want to hold their employees accountable for every minute of the day. With your boss breathing down your neck 40 hours each week while you're trying to write your emails and do your tasks, it's easy to get sick of the scrutiny. Ot…
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New manager ‘quits’ after forcing impossible productivity goals at a call center which ultimately implodes workflow: ‘Customers were NOT happy’

Why do new managers always feel like they have something to prove?
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Crystal shop owner insists on help from customs worker, ignores giant fee: 'He wishes her a nice day and tells her the bill will be coming in the mail'

Crystal shop owner insists on help from customs worker, ignores giant fee: 'He wishes her a nice day and tells her the bill will be coming in the mail'

This woman found out the hard way that she got what she paid for. She just didn't know that she was paying for something in the first place! U/OneGlassOne had an excellent tale of malicious compliance to share. They and their coworker work in a line of business that deals with commercial imports. They write that people need to fill out lots of paperwork when importing items into the country, probably in a similar way to declaring your valuables at the airport. This woman told the original poste…
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'As a joke I put in... two extra zeros': Trucker gets paid $1500 an hour to unload his own trailer

This person managed to make a true American dream come true: making four figures per hour . Making $1500 per hour is something that most people dream about, but never achieve. Just think of what you could do with that kind of money. First, you could buy and eat probably like ten burritos. Then, you could buy a new game console. Then, you take all your friends to the movies and to laser tag. Then, once your first day of fun is over, you start saving up for down payments on houses or cars. Life c…
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‘The CEO just quit’: New hire ignores company's red flags until CEO unexpectedly resigns, leaving employee on a sinking ship

‘The CEO just quit’: New hire ignores company's red flags until CEO unexpectedly resigns, leaving employee on a sinking ship

How can a new hire identify that they are boarding a sinking ship? Usually, employers are very careful when they are in the process of hiring someone new, so as not to let them see the true colors of the company, and hide everything that might deter the candidate from the job. So how can someone know that the shiny new job they are after might not be so shiny after all? I wish I could have a straightforward answer, but the truth is, many people end up accepting that new job and only start to se…
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Cheapskate manager destroys $4,000 worth of product after ignoring the advice of a wise warehouse guy: ‘You told me to use the old pallets... [so] I did'

There's a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
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‘Where is your empathy?’: Employee gets fired after his girlfriend breaks up with him in the middle of a shift, coworkers demand manager hires him back

‘Where is your empathy?’: Employee gets fired after his girlfriend breaks up with him in the middle of a shift, coworkers demand manager hires him back

We can't control everything in life, as much as we all like to try. We can do as much in our power to control who are the people we surround ourselves with, what we do for a living, what we do to help others, and more. But there are always going to be things that happen to us that we do not expect, and do not want. The Reddit story down below is a reminder of all that, and it is the perfect example of the balance between the choices we make and the things that we cannot control. The employee in…
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'You're done': Security guard comes to retail employee's rescue when customer demands a video game console that's out of stock

'You're done': Security guard comes to retail employee's rescue when customer demands a video game console that's out of stock

One person recalled a decade-old story about the time a customer came and had a total meltdown because Nintendo Wii had just launched, and it was understandably out of stock. People get really frustrated when things don't go their way, but some folk take it too far. I don't know what happened in this particular man's life to make him so bitter, but it's no excuse… retail employees deserve respect, just like anyone else. So, back to the story — the employee in question was working in a store sel…
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'I gave her a big sweet smile': Grandma demands a refund because she filled up the memory on her 3 month phone, manager tells her to ‘get out’

'I gave her a big sweet smile': Grandma demands a refund because she filled up the memory on her 3 month phone, manager tells her to ‘get out’

One elderly customer got up on the wrong side of the bed the day they went to pay a retail employee a visit to complain. The grandma was livid that her phone wasn't working anymore, and it was only 3 months old, so she wanted a refund, thank you very much. The employee informed her that there were no refunds after 3 months, but the grandma didn't accept that as an answer. So, after making a scene, the employee took a look at the phone. They quickly discovered that it was just full — the grandma…
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24 Memes for Chronically Late Employees Who Can't Risk Hitting Snooze Again

There's nothing worse than waking up late for work. It's never a pleasant experience. It's usually our own fault, too. You hit snooze one too many times, you accidentally set your alarm for PM instead of AM, or the worst culprit... you play the dangerous game of closing your eyes for 'just a few minutes' and then wake up 45 minutes later. Next thing you know, you're racing through your commute like you're immune to the laws of the road, hoping you don't get pulled over and make yourself even...
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'I should get a raise, not a pay cut': Boss convinces ex-employee to reclaim her position after they fail to find a replacement, only to later reveal that her paycheck will be less than before

'I should get a raise, not a pay cut': Boss convinces ex-employee to reclaim her position after they fail to find a replacement, only to later reveal that her paycheck will be less than before

Finding the perfect job is almost an impossible task, but we all go on this impossible pursuit to find the most perfect place of work. For one to actually have the perfect job, there is probably a long list of criteria that the job has to have for it to be the exact right fit - it could depend on location, salary, coworkers, managers, job title, and yes, even the job itself. A place that ticks all of these criteria and probably a lot more is hard to come by… That is why when it comes to a workp…
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A Pink Slip of Memes and Tweets to Send Your Boss If You Want to Quit Your Job

A Pink Slip of Memes and Tweets to Send Your Boss If You're Trying to Quit Your Job

If you have been waiting for a sign to quit your job, this is it.
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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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