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'Stop laughing at me': Man mistaken for employee by furious customer tries to satisfy her demands he be ‘fired’ by calling his manager

'Stop laughing at me': Man mistaken for employee by furious customer tries to satisfy her demands he be ‘fired’ by calling his manager

You'd think when you tell someone you ‘don't work here’ at a store, they'd understand that you aren't employed by the company, therefore you arent obligated to help them out. One dude was in the store getting wipers for his car because his weren't properly cleaning the rain off his window anymore, making it hard to drive. He was wearing a red polo shirt and jeans, which resembled the uniform of the store employees there. He was minding his own business, looking at the different sizes and makes…
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Homeowner hires cleaning lady for his house, she refuses to clean if people are present: ‘She wouldn't even let me meet her'

Homeowner hires cleaning lady for his house, she refuses to clean if people are present: ‘She wouldn't even let me meet her'

Some professions require total trust from total strangers, which can become quite a complicated task for people. Hiring a nanny, for example, can be a stressful experience for parents, since they are trusting their children with a person they do not know. This also applies to hiring a cleaning person to clean your home, as you have to trust them while they roam your house in order to clean it. They can easily steal some of your possessions, but you just have to trust that they are loyal and wil…
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20 Poorly-designed items that are almost impossible to clean

20 Poorly-designed items that are almost impossible to clean

We're all for interior design, but some of these things are beautiful… and impossible to keep clean . Cleaning is a never-ending chore. You'll always have to do dishes and laundry, and those floors won't mop themselves. In any house, there are bound to be a few hard-to-reach corners or crevices. When that's the case, people tend to just ignore it. Who cares if the top of a cabinet is dusty, or if that one crawlspace has built up some dirt? Well, it's a whole different story when it's a prominen…
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'I have the power to make your lives inconvenient': Employee promises to make coworkers work lives harder if they continue to leave spoiled food in the fridge, telling them to 'clean up after themselves'

'I have the power to make your lives inconvenient': Employee promises to make coworkers work lives harder if they continue to leave spoiled food in the fridge, telling them to 'clean up after themselves'

Some employees think that the office manager, HR, or whoever organizes the office works for them personally. See, I was an office manager back in the day, and people would leave the dining room an absolute mess. When I opened the fridge, I frequently thought that people were growing fungi there on purpose, by leaving their containers for weeks on end. It was so frustrating that I sent out countless emails, and even held an office meeting regarding the whole thing. Nothing changed, and I eventua…
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‘He traded his parents for you’: Gen X couple takes drastic action after the entitled runaway teenager renting a room upstairs refuses to wash his dishes

If things like ‘cleanliness’ and ‘mutual independence’ are important to you, don't be like the Gen X couple in our next story who got stuck being a runaway 18-year-old's new mommy and daddy.
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'I know full well what is going to happen': Boss tells employee to wash off sidewalk graffiti and 'only wash where the paint is'

'I know full well what is going to happen': Boss tells employee to wash off sidewalk graffiti and 'only wash where the paint is'

This boss saw graffiti outside his business and decided to do the funniest thing possible. Not that he intended to… but his employee got a kick out of it regardless. So you've had a bad experience with a company. What do you do about it? You might want to call up and speak to a manager, and that may net you a gift card or some coupons. Or if you're still upset about it and the place won't right their wrongs, you could leave a one-star review to warn others. This person was ready to break the la…
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'Every piece of paper?': Office cleaner agrees to clean off everyone's desks after boss says she's 'very disappointed'

'Every piece of paper?': Office cleaner agrees to clean off everyone's desks after boss says she's 'very disappointed' in her work

This story is a great example of why you should get everything in writing . While that's great advice, it's not always easy to accomplish in real life. For example, if you have a two-hour long meeting with your bosses, and then request everything from that meeting in writing, there's a 99% chance your boss will disregard that request entirely. But you can still get things in writing if you write to your boss something like, “Per our phone conversation, I'll be doing X and Y.” Next up, these peo…
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'I was just a naive younger adult... who thought some companies really cared': Deli employee cite safety concerns during exit interview, gets pressured into rewriting letter by their bosses

'I... thought some companies really cared': Deli employee cite safety concerns during exit interview, gets bullied into rewriting letter by their bosses

This deli worker was not thrilled about the sanitation standards at their job. Since they worked behind the counter, this worker got to see how the sausage was made, so to speak, because in their case, they were witnessing how rotisserie chickens were being sold. Instead of trashing turkeys that definitely shouldn't have been consumed by the general public, this guy was asked to just put them out for sale. It seems like this is not uncommon. How can bosses just not care if they're putting out f…
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'Being college students has nothing to do with cleaning up after yourself: Stern housemate teaches unkempt and entitled roommates a lesson; justice prevails in a series of satisfying screenshots

Nobody likes a dirty roommate. If you somehow end up in a situation where you're stuck cleaning up after your roommate's messes, it's hard not to feel like the maid of the house… or worse, the “mommy”. But if you've ever been in a communal living situation...
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'She cleared out everything that she considered junk': Woman kicks mother-in-law out of house after she went through it and donated her stuff without permission

I think we can all agree that this mother-in-law went a little overboard, but do you think her actions were justified? Here's the scoop: a couple is expecting their first child together, and the pregnant woman's mother-in-law offered to come and live with them for six months to help with the baby, which the couple appreciated since they both work long hours. However, the MIL took it upon herself to clean the entire house while the couple was at work.
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'My hours were suddenly gone': Upper management revoke fast food worker's hours despite being in violation of company policy; worker demands reinstatement

'My hours were suddenly gone': Upper management revoke fast food worker's hours despite being in violation of company policy; worker demands reinstatement

Call me biased, but managers are never ‘in the wrong’. It is always the employees who get written up for their manager's mistakes, and this story is as infuriatingly accurate to that statement as it gets. Why upper management punishes its workers via breaking the law is beyond me, but not enough workers are suing them for it, so until they do, management continues to get away with it. In this frustrating case, the OP was working at a fast food place in Oregon for about 9 months, when one day, h…
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'She huffs and puffs and demands we make 7 dozen fresh donuts': 20+ Times that privileged people were introduced to real-world problems

'She huffs and puffs and demands we make 7 dozen fresh donuts': 20+ Times that privileged people were introduced to real-world problems

If you've ever had a roommate who doesn't know how to cook or clean since their mom always did that for them, these stories are for you. Some people are born into entitled families , or are born with an immense amount of privilege. As a kid, their parents do everything for them. Then, when the kid grows up and embarks upon their journey into adulthood, it's clear that they're spoiled and clueless about how the real world actually works. I knew a dude in college who was only failing classes beca…
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'I continued to say “excuse me?"': Customer claims diamond specialist switched out her ring

'I continued to say “excuse me?"': Customer claims diamond specialist switched out her ring, specialist proves her wrong

Specialists exist for a reason. For this retail worker , jewelry is their career. They're a diamond specialist who works at a privately owned business. Even though they have impressive expertise at their job, there are always customers who think they know better than a trained professional. Something customers don't seem to realize is that expertise matters. As a customer, you go to see someone who's spent 10,000 hours learning a trade because they have knowledge that you require. That's the wh…
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‘I got fired 4 hours later’: Warehouse employee gets fired 4 hours into his first day

‘I got fired 4 hours later’: Warehouse employee gets fired 4 hours into his first day

Your first day at a new job is nerve-wracking and awkward, as you're just getting used to your new surroundings, and meeting a ton of new people that may or may not end up making your life difficult. Getting along with new coworkers is a hard task, because you haven't quite made your name yet in the office or industry you're working in, and people can take advantage of the fact that you're new. My own anxiety only begins to wean once I'm a few months in, and less embarrassed to stand up for mys…
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Deli coworkers slice cheese all night just to prove their boss wrong

'My boss demanded I serve all customers': Deli coworkers slice cheese all night just to prove their boss wrong

Customers do not care about what time the store closes , they just want their food. As the employee, you just have to enforce the rules your bosses tell you. If the store closes at 9PM, you have to shut the doors right then, but some customers will still try to squeeze in the door and do a last minute shopping spree. It always surprised me when I worked retail that customers would act like that. I understand the frustration of really needing a product, and then that store locks the door in your…
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'"Have fun!" I said, as I clocked out': Hotel housekeeper 'sorts' linens exactly how boss directs them to

'"Have fun!" I said, as I clocked out': Hotel housekeeper 'sorts' linens exactly how boss directs them to

Don't tell this housekeeper how to do their job . Their boss tried, and it didn't end well. When you do something for long enough, you start to develop shortcuts to make your life easier. Maybe you have a template you use to save time while writing emails if you're at an office job. Or for those in retail, maybe you're super fast at making drinks because you're used to measuring things by sight. You get into a rhythm and try to do your job as quickly and accurately as possible. Enter this emplo…
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