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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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'I just proved my worth to another company': Overworked analyst attempts to climb the corporate ladder, but is dismissed by higher management

'I just proved my worth to another company': Overworked analyst attempts to climb the corporate ladder, but is dismissed by higher management

Before signing a contract, there are a few things to watch out for. Above all, a shared goal of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Secondly, employers tend to underestimate how much employees yearn for peace and quiet. In other words, we expect nothing but silence after five o'clock. No phone calls, no meetings, and most definitely no unnecessary bonding time with coworkers after office hours. The story below is from a devoted analyst who worked for a multinational construction materials…
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‘His eyes got real big’: Manager demands IT employee stop fixing laptop and work on ‘corporate equipment only’, employee calls up CEO who requested the repair

‘His eyes got real big’: Manager demands IT employee stop fixing laptop and work on ‘corporate equipment only’, employee calls up CEO who requested the repair

To put it bluntly, you want to be on an IT professional's good side. Whether your computer begins glitching, your internet goes haywire, or you can't find that email that you just know you sent, something will always pop up in the corporate world, and it is best that you befriend the IT employee. Not everyone is as smart as I am though (please detect the sarcasm), and will say the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person, AKA, the IT employee. One IT employee was approached by the CEO…
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‘I hope you are ready to lose your job’: Hotel guest demands front desk clerk provide Thanksgiving meal, then tells her 'she will be fired' when met with refusal

‘I hope you are ready to lose your job’: Hotel guest demands front desk clerk provide Thanksgiving meal, then tells her 'she will be fired' when met with refusal

One guest got up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, and decided to take it out on a poor front desk clerk, who could only reply with the corporate script she had been given. The guest was aghast when she found out that the hotel did not provide a Thanksgiving meal, and promptly demanded a discount. It was not the hotel clerk's first rodeo, and she politely explained to the guest that with all due respect, the hotel was not required to provide a Thanksgiving meal… Obviously, the Karen gue…
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'Unleash your inner lawsuit': Man gets promptly fired after telling management that his girlfriend is pregnant, capturing the entire lawsuit-worthy Zoom call on video

There are a lot of things in life that are unethical, but not technically illegal. For example, passing gas in an elevator just before getting off at your floor is disgusting, but not actually a crime. Similarly, when people sing so loud at a concert they overpower the sound of the actual band playing (I'm looking at you, Swifties), that's not technically illegal either. However, there are a few instances where illegality and wrongful behavior come together...
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'My 100% WFH job turned into a 100% office job': Worker hired in remote role finds themself forced to come into an office

Some have been calling this a “bait and switch” and while it is arguable that something along those lines is happening, there seems to be more of an erosion of expectations happening. It stands to reason that
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'Companies pay $50,000+ [...] for a "best place to work" advertisement package:' 20+ company secrets from people who no longer work there

'Companies pay $50,000+ [...] for a "best place to work" advertisement package:' 20+ company secrets from people who no longer work there

There are many ways to get even with your boss after you were unjustly fired, but revealing company secrets has got to be the most high-stakes option. Now, as someone who does not have the guts to pull this kind of petty revenge off, I have to step back and marvel at some of these folks for speaking their truth. That being said, they did do it behind the anonymous safety net of this r/AskReddit thread, but still, I guess we should give credit where credit is due. As for my company secrets, that…
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'I’m shocked into total silence': Manager insists on eating while customers queue in line, demands to talk to engineer's manager because 'her lunch break was ruined'

'I’m shocked into total silence': Manager insists on eating while customers queue in line, demands to talk to engineer's manager because 'her lunch break was ruined'

Common sense is rare in this manager's retail store . Well, it's not the whole store---just one manager who has no common sense about anything. When you work in retail , it can feel like managers have a far easier job than you. While workers have to stand on their feet for eight hours dealing with mean customers, crowded aisles, and answering the same questions over and over, managers get to chill in the back room. No matter how long the line of customers gets, you can be sure to find your boss…
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'I nearly choked trying to eat it so quickly': Disgruntled employee devours his boss's cake as revenge for enduring years in a toxic work environment

They say you can't have your cake and eat it too– and when you're working in a corporate wasteland of business casual dress codes, a haughty sales team, and pushy supervisors, it's tough to secure your own slice. Sometimes employees will crumble under the pressure of toxic positivity, but others will go to great lengths to get their revenge against C-level management.
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Update: 'Most people aren't being paid market value here': Employee confronts boss about lame promotion with receipts, leaves boss grasping at straws for excuses

Update: 'Most people aren't being paid market value here': Employee confronts boss about lame promotion with receipts, leaves boss grasping at straws for excuses

There are definitely better ways of justifying your employee's lack of a fair raise. This boss decided that the best way to justify the decision was to say that essentially everyone is underpaid at the company. In other words, she was saying that the entire company cheats its employees. Not only is that a completely irresponsible thing to say both for the employee's sake and for the company's, but also it gives the impression that there is absolutely no hope for the employee in his pursuit of a…
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Witty Work Memes for Employees With a Permanent Case of the Mondays (October 9, 2023)

Memes for tired office jockeys
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‘He joined 10 minutes late… Boss was [furious]’: Careless employee nearly misses a 6AM call with all of the C-level bosses after disrespecting the meeting coordinator

Working for a company across multiple timezones can be a challenge. For the CEO's in London, it may seem simple to schedule a lunch meeting, but for their lowly employees on the west coast of the USA, it's 4am. To avoid all of the WFH employees showing up with robes on, their eyelids drifting shut, and a useless coffee in hand, teams need to coordinate heavily in order to make meetings go smoothly.
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'I'd come in three or four hours late': New corporate management instates overreaching attendance policy, worker takes advantage and comes in late

Punishment: A negative stimulus administered in response to you doing something that you shouldn't have done in order to discourage you from doing it again. The hope here is that this would be severe enough to prevent further instances of the behavior. While that's all well and good, the punishment needs to fit the crime… if it's not severe enough, the behavior will probably just continue, especially when the person you're trying to incentivize isn't particularly incentivize-able—probably becau…
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'I was called in to explain my "long lunch" to my boss': Worker reprimanded for doing work errands to help the business during their lunch

It's a bummer when well-intentioned actions lead to unexpected consequences… This worker would occasionally go out and buy office supplies for their colleagues. It was a kind gesture that seemed to them to be constructive to the business. Unfortunately, their boss didn't seem to care about the benefits, only taking issue with the simple fact that they were absent for longer than the duration that their lunch break allowed. You know, the typical controlling manager nonsense. In response, the bos…
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‘Higher-ups are furious’: Countless company projects put on hold after worker complies with boss's demands to ‘order office supplies through corporate’

‘Higher-ups are furious’: Countless company projects put on hold after worker complies with boss's demands to ‘order office supplies through corporate’

When someone does you a favor at work, the proper reaction should be a mix of ‘grateful’ and ‘thank you’. One employee was using their lunchtime to get office supplies for coworkers at their workplace, paying with the company card. They had been doing this for YEARS, so imagine their surprise when one day, they came back from lunch per usual with a bag of corporate goodies in their hand, a receipt in the other, and received a frown and a scolding from their boss, instead of a ‘thank you’. OP wa…
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