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You blamed me for all of your IT troubles. So I made your entire department redundant.

Karen scapegoats IT Guy for her stupid nonexistent problems, he makes her entire department redundant

Sometimes in life… the low road is the right one. This Karen brought a metaphorical knife to an actual nuclear arms race when she decided to go toe to toe with this IT guy and blamed him for all of her stupid nonexistent troubles. As readers have pointed out in the comments: It's never a good idea to pick a fight with the guy who writes code when your job is easily replaced by a single line of it — that's just begging for the unfortunate outcome that has occurred for Karen here. After the repea…
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'If anyone had to walk down the hall [...] they'd grab the pedometer': Overbearing wife insists husband, 'Bob,' engage in unhealthy amount of exercise, good guy coworkers pitch in to help out

Those who love us often want what's best for us, but sometimes they can overstep and cause us further grief — just ask this guy whose mother called his boss to ask why he wasn't home on time. Their well-meaning intentions can manifest into something that really isn't good for us — usually in a metaphorical sense; In the case of Bob and his wife, her overbearing insistence that he get plenty of exercise might have actually killed him. This is why we need to help those in our lives who need it an…
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We all show up to the meeting with our lunch boxes and proceed to casually eat lunch at the corporate meeting. All 60 of us from our department. The ceo stops his spiel after a few minutes

'[Our] boss tries to deny having said that': Boss insists meeting is a lunch break, so workers eat their lunch and almost get the boss fired

A stupid directive necessitates an even stupider response — that's why these employees decided to eat their lunch in the middle of their CEO's annual update when their boss told them the meeting was going to count as their lunch for the day. The boss would soon learn to regret their bold words when their entire team threw them right under the bus as soon as the CEO started asking questions about the buffet that was taking place before their very eyes. When put to sharp questioning, the boss dec…
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How "I don't listen to women" ended in unemployment

'The manager [...] didn't want [him] to even finish the shift': Misogynist coworker insists he doesn't listen to women, ends up unemployed also

It shouldn't be all that hard to behave like a reasonable and rational human individual — right? Like it's not that difficult to get up in the morning and put on your business persona and treat other people with the slightest amount of respect. Sure, there might be a deep fire of eternal rage burning somewhere deep inside you for the sheer disappointment that adult life holds — the field of your future littered with broken promises and unrealized dreams — but that doesn't mean that it's ok to t…
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AITA for exposing all my coworkers after they said I was lazy?

'I took a video': Lazy coworkers try to scapegoat worker pulling all the weight, she records evidence and throws them under the bus

What is it with people constantly trying to blame someone else for the thing that they themselves are most guilty of? This hypocritical finger-pointing is just a vapid means of projection that these narcissistic robots employ whenever they feel threatened.
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The other day I saw someone refer to being a parent as a "lifestyle choice." And I dang near choked on my coffee. A lifestyle choice is being vegetarian. Or adopting a lot of cats.

'PARENTING IS NOT A LIFESTYLE': LinkedIn user insists parenting isn't a lifestyle choice in viral post, argues harshly with anyone who disagrees

I dang near choked on my coffee when I saw this… This LinkedIn user staked everything on her argument that parenting is not a “lifestyle choice”, ravenously defending her claim and position against anyone who dared present other opinions or perspectives. It's probably most pertinent that we approach this logically: What is a “lifestyle”? Other than being a completely overused marketing buzzword, a lifestyle is literally just “The way in which a person lives,” so arguing that a lifestyle choice…
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AITA for calling out my husbands coworkers wife for trying to flush a maxi pad down our toilet

Coworker's Wife Floods Couple's Bathroom, Mad They're Upset

It's important to take ownership of your mistakes — even in the most embarrassing situations. The wife of a coworker failed to do so when she flooded this couple's bathroom when she tried to flush a feminine hygiene product, and the resulting altercation created a growing rift between the two parties. We've all been there: You're the guest at someone's house, and — after taking care of your business — you go to flush. Except, the contents of the bowl don't disappear like they're supposed to — i…
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 Funniest Memes for People Who Are Always on the Verge of Giving Their 2 Weeks Notice

Funniest Memes for People Who Are Always on the Verge of Giving Their 2 Weeks Notice

Maintaining a work-life balance can feel nearly impossible
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Coworkers didn't like that I leave 3 hours early. Say goodbye to your sleep in.

Infuriating Coworkers Complain About Flexible Working Arrangement, Makes Everything Worse For Everyone

Why would you argue against your own working freedoms? Pre-pandemic flexible arrangements were hard enough to come, and post-pandemic corporate life is already quickly forgetting them—we see more and more posts every day about the evaporation of remote work. This workplace is a perfect example of the recently-trending term “Crab Mentality”—which basically boils down to “If I can't have it neither can you.” The term originates from the (alleged) behavior of crabs who, when trapped in a bucket, w…
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A coworker was apparently sexist against our boss, so I let him drown.

Software engineer stops helping sexist coworker, lets them show their true colors and screw themselves

It's unfortunate that people with really crappy personalities are often allowed to subsist, even thrive, within our workplaces and communities. We're all guilty of and complicit in this happening; all too often, we silently allow these people to exist amongst us and even help them succeed for fear of “rocking the boat” or “causing a scene." Unfortunately, this only enables them in their secretly destructive ways, and by not dealing with the problems when we see them, we let them go on to do har…
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AITA for how I responded when my co worker told me that the reason I got a promotion was because of my breast size? | I stayed quiet til he brought up my promotion and then flatout said "that the reason I got a promotion was because of my breast size" I was shocked I almost dropped my cup

'Coworker told me that the reason I got a promotion was because of my breast size': Guy can't handle woman's response after making inappropriate workplace comments

There are just some things that should never be uttered out loud; heck, even thinking them is bad karma. Passing comments on any stranger's physical traits is one of these things that should never be done, especially if that person is someone who you have a professional relationship with… and ESPECIALLY if those comments have a sexual connotation. If you somehow manage to make all these mistakes at once, you're practically begging for a conversation with HR followed by a swift escort from the b…
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Top Tier Workplace Memes for Anyone Who Could Severely Use a Vacation

Top Tier Workplace Memes for Anyone Who Could Severely Use a Vacation

What is a work/life balance?
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Funniest Coworker Memes for People Who Don’t Care Abut Being the Least Popular Guy in the Office

Funniest Coworker Memes for People Who Don’t Care Abut Being the Least Popular Guy in the Office

There are about a hundred different kinds of coworkers
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Funniest Coworker Memes for People That Cannot Life With or Without Those Losers

Funniest Coworker Memes for People That Cannot Livee With or Without Those Losers

Best to keep them at arms lengths
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'Bathroom breaks are now limited to 10 minutes MAXIMUM': Employees fuming after micromanager posts tyrannical list of new site rules

Employees are fuming after this list of rules was posted in a work facility which included requiring employees to be at work 5 minutes early and limiting all bathroom breaks to ten minutes. Photos of the list were posted to Reddit's r/ antiwork subreddit where they have been trending and sparking discussion. This thread was posted by u/Smoothsay to the popular subreddit, which frequently hosts discussions on fair treatment in the workplace in threads where disgruntled workers share their storie…
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Annoyng Coworker Memes for People Who Are Not Interested in Hearing What Crazy Thing Your Cat Did Over the Weekend

Annoyng Coworker Memes for People Who Are Not Interested in Hearing What Crazy Thing Your Cat Did Over the Weekend

Don't need any more friends, thanks
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