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Hiring manager expects employee to beg for the job, employee refuses, manager promises to ensure the candidate never works in the industry again

Hiring manager expects employee to beg for the job, employee refuses, manager promises to ensure the candidate never works in the industry again

The business world is not always kind. In order to attract the attention of potential employers, you must not only stand out from the competition but also outperform every other application seeking the exact same position. In other words, your only options are to play and win the corporate game or to fail horribly. To put it plainly, the game is tedious and never-ending. An employee who was taken aback is described in the story below. The original poster (OP) has been actively participating in…
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'Thanks for nothing...': Part time employee fills in for full time coworker, boss chastises him for going the extra mile instead of thanking him

'Thanks for nothing...': Part time employee fills in for full time coworker, boss chastises him for going the extra mile instead of thanking him

The world of business isn't always enjoyable. In the corporate hierarchy, there are those at the top and those at the bottom. Having said that, even if initiative may wind up being rewarded, some managers would prefer you stay in your lane and focus solely on your designated task. The following story is from the point of view of a disgruntled part-time worker. The original poster (OP) works part-time for an organization that fulfills orders. At first, everything was going smoothly; OP was satis…
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'Never gonna happen': Micromanager assigns overworked employee more responsibilities, then cuts his pay in half, leading employee to leave company high and dry

'Never gonna happen': Micromanager assigns overworked employee more responsibilities, then cuts his pay in half, leading employee to leave company high and dry

The world of business isn't always fair. People would do whatever it took to succeed and build a name for themselves in the industry. That being stated, how would you react if your employers, who were strapped for cash, decided to offer you a fake promotion along with a pay cut? The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. The original poster (OP) had been employed by the same company for over a year. A few weeks ago, OP's managers approached him and said they would like to give him…
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‘I don’t care about your policy': Guest checks into hotel for 45 minutes, then leaves, demanding a full refund which employee refuses

‘I don’t care about your policy': Guest checks into hotel for 45 minutes, then leaves, demanding a full refund which employee refuses

Hotel disputes aren't uncommon, and dare I say it's usually the guest who starts them? Imagine working your shift, minding your own business, when a guest comes right up to you and demands a full refund because they are in fact, leaving now. The thing is, you just checked them in, 45 minutes ago. You know you can't give them a refund… It's against the hotel's policy. On the other hand, you don't really want to start an argument, and anyway, it's late. What would you do? Well, this front desk wo…
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‘Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me’: After blaming an inexperienced design engineer, sales rep gets hit with karma and loses his job

‘Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me’: After blaming an inexperienced design engineer, sales rep gets hit with karma and loses his job

The business environment is competitive. Individuals often prioritize their own advancement over the well-being of those around them when climbing the corporate ladder. They are dedicated to achieving their objective and will do whatever it takes to get there. That being said, how would you react if you found out that someone on your crew attempted to sabotage you in order to protect themselves? The story that follows is that of an inexperienced design engineer who is picking up the rules of th…
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‘Is this some kind of joke?!’: Undervalued employee demoted to workstation near restroom as an office is ‘above her pay grade’

‘Is this some kind of joke?!’: Undervalued employee demoted to workstation near restroom as an office is ‘above her pay grade’

In the realm of business, there will always be those at the top and bottom of the corporate ladder. It's your responsibility to gradually establish your position at the top. But let us not fool ourselves; the only reason they are there instead of you is because they had the audacity to be born ten years ahead of you. The employee who was left speechless and booted from her office as it was 'above her pay grade' is recounted in the story below. To put things in perspective, the Original Poster (…
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‘It doesn’t work like that': Boss tries splitting his own bonus amongst team of employees, finance shuts him down

‘It doesn’t work like that': Boss tries splitting his own bonus amongst team of employees, finance shuts him down

One very lucky individual who was working as a boss in corporate took to Reddit to complain about their ‘amazing job’. On the surface, their job seemed like a dream come true. They explained they had unparalleled autonomy, generous perks, and a handsome salary. So what's wrong? Well, this person was deeply dissatisfied as they felt like just another cog in the machine, and weren't able to help their own employees when it came to raises. Each year the employees were shut down and told they weren…
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‘It takes two to tango…’: New employee gives a seasoned employee a dose of her own medicine and bravely defies the strict company hierarchy

‘It takes two to tango…’: New employee gives a seasoned employee a dose of her own medicine and bravely defies the strict company hierarchy

In the office, there is a real hierarchy that must be treated seriously and with the highest regard. How well you get along with those at the top of the pyramid may have a favorable or negative influence on your time at work. But what would happen if you were forced to engage in a direct confrontation with the company's highest-ranking employee? Do you give in to her demands at every turn, or do you refuse to relent or back down? The story that follows tells the tale of a clever employee. Recen…
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Manager urges undervalued employee who was laid off to view termination as a 'learning opportunity' and instructs him to train new hire

Manager urges undervalued employee who was laid off to view termination as a 'learning opportunity' and instructs him to train new hire

Nothing in the business sector is ‘personal’, everyone is interchangeable, and the entire industry runs like one large corporate machine. Securing the flow of funds is of the utmost significance for those in positions of authority. In order to succeed in the business world, one must be prepared to give up everything or anybody who stands in the way of success. Here's the account of a Fortune 500 firm employee who was left speechless. The Original Poster (OP) has dedicated the last six years of…
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‘Take your time then’: Senior attorney refuses to give laptop to IT contractor despite security concerns, costing law firm thousands

‘Take your time then’: Senior attorney refuses to give laptop to IT contractor despite security concerns, costing law firm thousands

One IT contractor got paid thousands after a senior attorney stubbornly refused to give up his laptop for a new system installation. The law firm had hired OP to install new systems on 800 field laptops after a major data breach, and OP admitted it was a complex logistical operation that required a lot of time… and work. After fixing all the laptops, OP had one laptop left to refurbish. The senior attorney was taking his sweet time and driving OP crazy, which eventually led to inevitable curios…
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'This was how they thanked me': IT employee saves company from fines amounting to millions, they reward him with a $20 voucher

'This was how they thanked me': IT employee saves company from fines amounting to millions, they reward him with a $20 voucher

One IT employee resolved a huge financial issue for their company that left unchecked, would have resulted in fines amounting to millions. You would think that the employee would get rewarded, but remember, this is corporate we're talking about… Nobody ever gets rewarded for being a good worker. If anything, it's quite the opposite. Continue being a good little bolt in the machine, and you'll get some pizza. Gee, thanks, boss. People often blabber on about how 'Nobody wants to work these days',…
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'Your wish is my command': Bookkeeper ends up costing their company a fortune after demanding employees take 'cost effective' routes to work

'Your wish is my command': Bookkeeper ends up costing their company a fortune after demanding employees take 'cost effective' routes to work

An excellent example of the saying 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is the business world. Even while everything appears ideal from the outside, things aren't always bright and sunny on the inside. The story that follows is from a resentful employee who has to commute every single day between the main office and his secondary office. Everything was going great, and OP was doing rather well despite spending long hours on the road; however, when a new bookkeeper joined the company, everything to…
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‘I’m stuck in the outskirts of town with my truck': Truck driver left stranded in the suburbs on Christmas after incompetent boss forgets to authorize funds for gas

‘I’m stuck in the outskirts of town with my truck': Truck driver left stranded in the suburbs on Christmas after incompetent boss forgets to authorize funds for gas

I can't imagine managing employees and treating them like toys you can ignore whenever you feel like it. It's as if it's okay to one day pretend you don't have any responsibility for them because you are too tired to deal with these commitments. Who puts these people in charge? One truck driver was left literally stranded in the middle of nowhere without gas, all thanks to his boss. The boss in question was supposed to authorize funds for gas and food on the truck driver's journey, but failed t…
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‘Attendance is mandatory!’: Micromanaging boss forces entire team of employees to attend corporate Christmas dinner without their family

‘Attendance is mandatory!’: Micromanaging boss forces entire team of employees to attend corporate Christmas dinner without their family

Being cheap is the worst quality one can possess. There are two kinds of cheapness: the kind that is endearing and has to do with being a financially responsible human being, and the one that is sometimes mocked and always hated. The story below is an account of a clever worker who came up with the perfect scheme to get even with his cheap boss. The manager, today known as the Grinch. decided to steal Christmas and force the entire staff to attend a corporate dinner. But as soon as the frustrat…
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'The phone has been ringing every 5 to 10 minutes': Corporate imposes unexpected fees, clientele strikes back by enrolling the company in spam calls

There's nothing worse than hearing your phone ringing and scrambling to answer it, only to realize it's just another spam call. Seriously, how do these people even get our numbers? But let's face it, if you've got a cell phone, you're bound to get hit with spam calls every now and then. Some folks luck out and only get them once in a blue moon, while others seem to be on the receiving end multiple times a day . Some folks just get the short end of the stick. Well, have you ever thought about tu…
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'This job is not worth it': Fed up Employees Share the Lack of Perks in Their Professions

'This job is not worth it': Fed up Employees Share the Lack of Perks in Their Professions

Jobs that are totally worth it but also really not.
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