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Boss Forces Employee To Choose Between Demotion Or Termination, Asks If They're Wrong

Mental health days are obviously no joke, but if it's at all possible to convey to the boss in question that it's going to be a taking of the day off situation, that could be a good idea. Especially, when in the position of being promoted and tasked with exciting new responsibilities, like opening the store on time. It sounds like there were some communication troubles occurring between these two. Folks in the comments section seemed to be in agreement that the boss wasn't in the wrong for their decision to ask Peggy whether she wanted the demotion or straight up termination. But you be the judge. 

A boss forces their employee to choose between a demotion or termination, and then asks if they're in the wrong.
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Lousy Boss Doesn't Like To Pay Employees, Gets Reported To Labor Board

The professional world has far too many shady bosses that are trying to pull fast ones on employees that they vastly underestimate. There had to have been some kind of morally centered voice echoing with pleas in the back of this guy's brain to just pay his employees like he was supposed to. But alas, no such action occurred. So, the labor board made the very necessary intervention. For another pro revenge tale check out the time that a client tried to screw an employee over by locking out of the system, and then it totally backfired

A lousy boss doesn't like to pay their employees, so they end up being reported to the labor board.
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Employee Fails To Do Job Correctly, Costs Company $1.5 Million

Sometimes the best way to feel better about your own sloppy days at work, where you couldn't seem to perform your job up to the standard that was expected from you is to go ahead and read about other people's own tragic professional blunders. Just because there's a paycheck on the other side of all of that work, doesn't mean that it prevents people from failing at their jobs in a wild blaze of anything but glory, every now and again. 

An employee fails to do their job correctly, and they end up costing the company $1.5 million.
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Employee Gets Sick, Absolutely Incompetent Manager Fires Them

Work is already hard enough as it is without having to deal with a terribly incompetent manager who clearly never should've been put in their position of power in the first place. Fortunately though, this employee was able to put their ignorant manager in their place. It was only a matter of time before all of the manager's downright dumb antics caught up with them. 

An employee gets sick and then an incompetent manager proceeds to fire them.
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No water while working? Stores aren't being run by robots yet. That's just straight up ludicrous. In case you've ever wandered the aisles of a Dollar Tree, wondering what it might be like to work at the store itself, this woman peels back the curtain on what sounds like a truly atrocious work experience. 

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Company Refuses To Give Employee Raise, Employee Refuses To Do Extra Work

Honestly, it's hard to figure exactly what the company expected to happen when they went ahead and refused to give this employee a well deserved raise. Like, naturally people aren't going to want to fill their plates up that much more if they're not receiving the right amount of money for the heftier workload. So, it's no surprise that people in the comments section were in agreement that the employee wasn't in the wrong at all for holding their work "hostage."

A company refuses to give an employee a raise, so the employee refuses to do the extra work.
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Company Continually Demands Password, Tech Support Says No, Wild Revelation Ensues

Hopefully at least someone involved in these wild series of conversations felt nothing short of immense gratitude over the fact that their business wasn't completely destroyed by a user that had the wherewithal to try out the password assigned to every user. It sounds like the company got by purely because nobody ever honestly thought that the password could be so obvious. Somehow, that whole approach to security seems like it can work sometimes. Just a bit of a gamble. For another ridiculous tech support tale check out the time that a customer thought that the internet runs on magic

A company continually demands their password from tech support, tech support can't comply, wild revelation ensues.
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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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Entitled Coworker Demands Free Cake, Gets Denied, Issues Threats

It's hard to fully digest the fact that these kinds of people actually exist. You've got to wonder where all the dizzying entitlement really took root. Was it nurtured from a young age, or did it present its ugly face sometime later in life? In the case of this employee, it seems like it's a bit of a lose-lose situation based off their impossibly testy and disrespectful attitude. And then the fact that they have the audacity to issue threats at the end there. Pretty unreal. Check out more entitled people with their fantastical demands over here

An entitled employee asks coworker for free cake, gets denied, issues threats.
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Boss Accuses Ex-Employee Of Reporting Him, Actually Gets Reported

Nothing quite melts our icy hearts like seeing a tyrannical boss end up serving themselves ultimate destruction. In the case of this boss, it sounds like he very well might've gotten away with all of his shady antics if he simply didn't go stirring up trouble where there was originally none to be had. 

An ex boss accuses someone of reporting him, actually ends up getting reported.
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New Owners Get Rid of Vacation Policy, Crucial Employee Debilitates Company

There's a rich history of new owners coming in and completely destroying what was good about a workplace, like this time new owners bullied employees and ran their company into the ground.  In this case they made the mistake of depending on one person, making him very angry and then giving him time to think about it. Good on Jimmy.

company changes vacation policy, one crucial employee leaves and debilitates company
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Incompetent Boss Forgets Employee Quit, Gets Reality Check

It's a quick and agitating story about a human being like the one we have in this tale, that can really bring the blood to a boil, when it comes to stewing over how certain incompetent individuals end up in the positions of power that they do. Seriously, it sounds like it's only a matter of time before John ends up making a fail on such a scale that the company itself suffers a big hit. 

An incompetent boss totally forgets that an employee quit, and then proceeds to get a reality check.
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Company Forces Employee to Use All His Vacation Days, Incapacitates Company

It's another one of those unfair changes in policy made by management with zero foresight. It seems like a huge company should be able to adapt when their employees use the benefits they promise to give. In a similar story, here's a guy who came up with a masterful plan when told he had to work on vacation.

Guy is told by company that he has to use all his vacation or lose it, so he does and cripples the company | reddit post MaliciousCompliance Posted by -S--R-E-N- Vacation- use or lose Fine. MC coming right up. This is not mine, but my late dad's. He loved telling this story tried typing this story few times here last few months, but couldn't get through am daddy's girl and miss him terribly. He brilliant and wickedly clever sob and hope all enjoy. TLDR at bottom.
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Woman Nearly Pepper Sprays Man Over Twin Misunderstanding

Anyone who has a twin knows that having a family member who looks exactly like you can result in some hilarious, if not panic-inducing situations. It sounds like the dude on the other end of this interaction had no idea just how close he was to taking some pepper spray to the face. For some more humorous, twin-inspired content check out this AskReddit thread about the best switcharoos that twins were able to pull off

Woman nearly pepper sprays her husband over a twin misunderstanding.
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Tech Support Employee Gets Fired And Unfired On Same Day

It sounds like this unfortunate tech support employee was stuck muddling through a gig that suffered the inevitable pitfalls of having an incompetent manager on duty. Honestly this dude J sounds like a complete waking nightmare to work alongside. We're just glad to hear that this dude was able to get out of the toxic job eventually. 

Check out another tech support horror story with this company that insisted on their server not being fixed, and then the fallout that ensued

Tech support employee gets fired and then un-fired on the same day. | r/talesfromtechsupport Join u/Blempglorf 3y 1 got fired and un-fired same day. Long r/ALL So this one goes back 99 or so working corporate headquarters very large telco, responsible email system HQ about 1100 users at time. Like all sysadmins at HQ contractor, working through bodyshop outsourcer. My boss guy l'll call S. S site manager outsourcer, and direct manager all contractor sysadmins.
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