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Professions Where Overhearing "Oops" Is A Worst-Case Scenario

There are certain jobs in this world where the room for inevitable failure is far more forgiving than others. If anything, it's an AskReddit thread like the one we have here that could deepen your appreciation for the trivial moments of error that you've encountered throughout your gig that seemed so important at the time. The reality is that things can pretty much always be worse. 

People describe the professions where you definitely never want to overhear someone say "oops."
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People's Most Devilishly Effective Scams At Work

This isn't the first time that we've read accounts of people trying to do the least amount of work possible while somehow still pulling their jobs off. People are quick to look to apply minimal effort when it comes to seeing their job's series of required tasks through. This fun Twitter thread has folks describing the most devilishly effective scams that they were able to pull off with cunning effectiveness at their jobs. 

A Twitter thread about the most clever and effective scams that people pulled off at work.
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Red Flags Hiring Managers Missed During The Interview Process

Hiring managers are really on the frontlines when it comes to catching any risky candidates that might otherwise fool a company into hiring them with a well practiced, entirely fake nice demeanor. The last thing anyone wants to end up dealing with is an employee who is only there because they have some kind of family connection. It's those family connections that can end up inviting the laziest and most entitled of folks into a company. 

Hiring managers describe the biggest red flags that they missed during the hiring process.
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AskReddit Thread: People's Comebacks After Failing At Their Dream Jobs

You probably know someone in your inner circle who is extremely hard on themselves. Some people were just conditioned from a young age to despise and fear failure to such an extent that it only ended up creating for trouble for them down the road. All that stress isn't good for anyone. So, it's nice to have threads like the one we have here, where you're able to read up on the times that people were able to bounce back after completely wiping out at their dream jobs. 

People that failed at their dream jobs describe how they made their comebacks.
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Twitter Thread: Lies People Tell To Bail Out Of Awkward Work Situations

So many of us are prone towards telling silly little white lies. It could be the result of just trying to keep things simple by not being completely, brutally honest. Or maybe you find yourself in a customer service gig where you're regularly putting up with all kinds of crazily entitled customers, and the lies are the only thing that keep the job vaguely manageable. 

An entertaining Twitter thread that includes people revealing the lies they tell to get out of awkward work situations.
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Employee Tells Coworkers Everyone Can't Afford A House, Awkwardness Ensues

This employee decided to ask the moral judges of Reddit's AITA community whether or not they were in the wrong for telling their coworkers that everyone can't in fact afford to buy a house. Apparently their coworkers didn't take too kindly to them sharing that widely recognized reality. If anything it seems like their coworkers could've handled the sentiment that they shared with just a bit more grace and understanding. 

Employee tells their coworkers that everyone can't afford to buy a house, and then cringe ensues.
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People's Moments Of Pure Wonder While At Work

We've all experienced those moments amidst a typical day at work when it seems like nothing outside the ordinary is going to occur, and then suddenly, the floodgates open to let in complete chaos. Or, maybe it's not chaos as much as it is an unforgettable moment involving an impossibly clueless customer. Life loves to keep us on our toes. If anything, it can feel like the bigger surprises present themselves right when you're otherwise sinking into a comfortable routine. 

People's most surprising moments while on the job.
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Recruiter And Job Listing Horror Stories

For anyone out there who is looking for a new job, it can unfortunately oftentimes feel as if the whole professional world has taken it upon itself to spew out aggressive job listings that are wildly unrealistic. Like, apparently there are companies that are asking for their candidates to have more years of experience working with a certain program/software/etc than the actual technology has been around. At least give people a chance. Fortunately, we stumbled upon a glorious subreddit that's dedicated to sharing the tweets, memes, and genuinely gruesome snapshots from people's experiences navigating delusional recruiters and job listings. Maybe they'll serve to make you feel a bit better about your own frustrations with securing a gig. 

A collection of people's stories about their most ridiculous experiences applying for jobs.
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Twitter Thread: People's Biggest Flops At Work

We all endure our off days. Some days are filled with more fails than others. It can feel as if the universe itself is proactively working against you. But hey, it's all about recognizing that to be a human being and exist in a world that by its very nature is spontaneous, is to always be susceptible to making mistakes. We can bond through the collective struggle. Or, at the very least, we can feel better about our own fails through reminding ourselves that there's always going to be someone else out there that's wiping out as well. 

People describe their most notable fails at the workplace.
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Company Screws Employees Over On Bonuses, Ends Up Being Their Undoing

Greed has an uncanny knack for catching up with people. Especially companies like the one in this fine tale of malicious compliance. It sounds like the company was acting all kinds of shady. Fortunately, they ended up learning their lesson when it was all said and done. It's funny how employees don't want to work for you when you start playing around with their well earned money. 

A company screws their employees over on their bonuses, and it backfires terribly for them.
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Boss Dismisses Employee's Warnings About Manufacturer, Costs Company $65K

There's something unfortunate that occurs when certain people are put into power. It's as if the newfound authority instantaneously possesses them with the kind of brash God complex that results in them making completely irrational decisions that can ultimately be destructive to the companies that they were tasked with keeping in good health. It sounds like this boss was far out on his own power trip. Well, that all came crashing down, didn't it? For some more juicy malicious compliance drama, check out the time that a Karen presenter demanded a crappier hotel booking, and got it

Boss dismisses an employee's warnings about a fabricated manufacturer, and ends up paying for it to the tune of $65K.
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Incompetent CTO Refuses To Fix Company's Security Flaw, Revenge Ensues

Literally, it's hard to comprehend the fact that this CTO possessed the puzzling level of ignorance that manifested in actually giving every employee at the company the same password. Like, do you want the company to get hacked, or what bro? It just seems like some kind of open invitation at that point. Really. Fortunately, for the company the CTO was eventually replaced. Hopefully the CTO learned their lesson. 

Company doesn't want to fix security flaw, IT guy shows them what's up. | r/ProRevenge u/ROKexpat 12h Join 3 6 Don't want fix my issue? Well think its time new CTO just want state this issue is going blow some peoples presented nothing short incredible. And fact never had major security breach is astounding truly is. minds security flaw this flaw may ask
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IT Guy Misunderstands Bad Mouse Reference, Fail Ensues

You've got to love the terribly vindictive nature of the company involved in this rather absurd unfolding of events. After they clearly lose a case that they never needed to start up in the first place, they just have to throw out some more unnecessary animosity before it's all said and done. As for the IT guy misunderstanding the bad mouse report, it can happen to the best of us. Sounds like he was merely caught up in all of his company's nonsense. For another tech support tale, check out the time that an owner fired the whole IT department, and the sabotage that ensued

A company's IT guy misunderstands a bad mouse reference, and then a hilarious fail ensues.
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Man's Coworker Calls Herself His Work Wife, Gets Booted From Baby Shower

It sounds like this guy's coworker was on some kind of wildly inappropriate mission to stir things up in his marriage, in a way that would create conflict between him and his wife. Especially considering the fact that his coworker had the audacity to continue cracking the "work wife" jokes along with other even more inappropriate jokes. It seems like the only viable option was to kick her out of the baby shower. 

Man's coworker calls herself his work wife, and then proceeds to get booted from the baby shower.
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Classist Roommate Gets Called Out After Insulting Plumber

People that assume other people aren't carrying on with meaningful and incredibly helpful professions just because they didn't go get that college education are something else, man. This particular roommate got a swift reality check after making some disrespectful remarks pointed toward the fee that the plumber charged to come through and clean up their literal sh*t. The moral judges of Reddit's AITA in this thread are in agreement that the classist roommate was the one who was out of bounds in this scenario. 

A classist roommate gets called out after making inappropriate remarks about plumber. | AITA snapping at my classist roommate? Not hole live house with 3 other people (all students Last week one our toilets got really clogged up point could not fix by ourselves and had call plumber plumber came and working on an hour which he charged us 50€.
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Woman Doesn't Help Friend Get Job At Her Company, Feels Bad, Consults Reddit

Oh boy, what we have here is a brutal demonstration of blatant dishonesty. It seems like this woman's friend is waving all kinds of red flags, and wouldn't be the ideal person to end up working with. With that being said, she decided to consult the moral judges of Reddit's AITA community, and they seem to be in agreement that she ultimately made the right call. 

Woman doesn't help her friend get a job at her company, feels bad, and then proceeds to consult Reddit.
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