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'Nobody else in the office could do what I was doing': Store owner refuses to hire a new HVAC dispatcher until the last minute because he thinks they're "bluffing"

'Nobody else in the office could do what I was doing': Store owner refuses to hire a new HVAC dispatcher until the last minute because he thinks they're "bluffing"

This person found out how important they were at their job , just hours before leaving forever. Giving your employer two week's notice before you leave the job is standard. U/balles_de_acier actually gave their employer three weeks of notice , which was generous of them. That's plenty of time to seek out a new addition to the office, get them started at the job, and the old employee would even have time to show them the ropes. The more difficult route would be waiting until that original employ…
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‘He's going to burn out in no time’: Boss prepares employees for upcoming layoffs by demanding they all train the overworked new hire so he can take over their jobs

‘He's going to burn out in no time’: Boss prepares employees for upcoming layoffs by demanding they all train the overworked new hire so he can take over their jobs

When a new employee enters the company, they might do everything in their power to prove themselves and their worth to their managers. Sometimes, that eagerness to prove oneself can be overdone and can create too high expectations towards the new employee. By always saying ‘yes’ to things, overworking, and trying to impress everyone in the office, one can find themselves burned out rather quickly. Much like what happened to the new hire in this Reddit story, who seemed to have wanted to prove h…
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'He didn't know what "coffee with milk" meant': Inexperienced intern bungles office culture at his first workplace

'He didn't know what "coffee with milk" meant': Inexperienced intern bungles office culture at his first workplace

Like many interns, this guy is convinced he has a lot of offer the workforce, but he just hasn't quite figured out how to navigate an office. Being an intern is one of the strangest experiences in the working world. You're often a student, still learning every day, and accustomed to the teacher-student dynamics. Then, you're thrust into the work world, and it's every person for themselves. The expectations for every intern are different, and they won't know what they'll have to do until they sh…
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'I’m not a flashy person in the slightest': Boss criticizes employee's personal spending habits, claims it looks bad while company is doing layoffs

What you choose to spend your hard-earned money on should be of no concern to your employer. You work hard for your money, so you should be able to use it to buy what you want. Even if you don't need more clothes, collectibles, fancy dinners, or whatever else you choose to spend your money, it's just that - it's your money. Well, this employee is being scolded by his boss for what he's been spending his money on recently. And here's the kicker - it's not even flashy items. One of the recent ite…
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Employees discuss hacks for getting the most out of vacation days at work: 'If you have a 9-5 job and don't plan on going on a vacation, schedule a three-day weekend for yourself every month'

If you're fortunate enough to get paid time off, you should be using it. Maybe you don't have enough time off to take a whole vacation, or maybe you can't afford to. Whatever your reason for keeping your days is, there are some clever ways to incorporate time off throughout the year. Below, these employees break down different ways they like to take a day off here and there. Whether it's by taking a Wednesday off to break up the week or taking a Friday and Monday off to get that extra-long we...
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Employee goes out with Karen coworker, Karen makes a scene at the restaurant, then demands to be driven home: 'I've never invited [her] out since'

Employee goes out with Karen coworker, Karen makes a scene at the restaurant, then demands to be driven home: 'I've never invited [her] out since'

Hanging out with coworkers outside of work hours is always a strange experience at first. Some people get along in a work environment, and it doesn't take until meeting up in real life for you to realize that the two of you just don't gel outside of work hours. This employee discovered a bit too late that his coworker was not just a strange person to hang out with outside of work, but it turns out they're a Karen. Sometimes you really don't know these things until you see someone ordering food…
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'You aren't getting your sound cues fast enough? Okay. Run': Prima donna actor gets exactly what he demands, sound designer makes him regret it

'You aren't getting your sound cues fast enough? Okay. Run': Prima donna actor gets exactly what he demands, sound designer makes him regret it

When you watch a play , you're only seeing a fraction of the work that went into making the show come to life. You're watching the end result, and if all goes well, you'll be dazzled by the acting, costumes, music , story, and sets. It takes tons of time and energy for the actors to learn their parts, but they're just one portion of the team. Behind the scenes are lighting designers, voice coaches, dance teachers, and, like u/patjackman was at their job, sound designers. In the final weeks lead…
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'I see you're not a team player': Boss limits breaks to two 15-minute sessions due to being understaffed, employee consults union and faces backlash for reporting

Let's face it: we all need a break from work. There's no way our brains can stay totally engrossed for 8+ hours while still producing our best quality work all day long. Whether it's stepping outside for a quick breath of fresh air or eating a snack, sometimes that mental break is really what an employee needs to power through the rest of the day's tasks. Well, this boss is trying to mandate a new break policy. He's only allowing his employees two 15-minute breaks a day due to the company being…
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'The crew decided to ride [a roller coaster] after hours': 15 Star employees who got fired instantly

'The crew decided to ride [a roller coaster] after hours': 15 Star employees who got fired instantly

You think you know a person… and then they let you down. It's human nature: nobody's perfect, and everybody makes mistakes. Next up, read the exact opposite of this article: here are some workers who quit on the spot thanks to their utterly awful bosses, with one person revealing, “An entire department quit on the spot .”
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Gen X workers who changed careers after 50 explain why and offer advice for other employees looking to do the same: 'It's only too late to change lanes when you decide it's too late'

Who says it's ever too late for a career change? In reality, we go through so much change in our lives. How can we expect to pick a career in our early 20s and be expected to love it until we retire? Sometimes, that is the case. But most times, you learn a lot of things in life that you couldn't have possibly known about yourself at a young age, and you shouldn't have to suffer at the hands of your younger self when you are, in fact, much wiser and more mature. The truth is, you can change path…
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‘I simply didn't want you to come’: Entitled coworker gets excluded from coworker's birthday party, confronts entire office about it, but gets shut down by the birthday celebrator

‘I simply didn't want you to come’: Entitled coworker gets excluded from coworker's birthday party, confronts entire office about it, but gets shut down by the birthday celebrator

Is there a stage in our lives when we should stop throwing birthday parties to ourselves? Probably. Birthday parties are overrated, pointless, and most importantly, a cause for drama. It does not mean one should not enjoy their birthday and celebrate the day they were born, but when you are 30 and still get excited about balloons and birthday cakes, drama is surely on the way. This Reddit story is a good example of that drama, and although I do not think the drama was the fault of the birthday…
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'An entire department quit on the spot': 20+ Workers who quit ASAP thanks to their terrible bosses

'An entire department quit on the spot': 20+ Workers who quit ASAP thanks to their terrible bosses

These workers had a few choice words for their bosses, like “good luck” and “good riddance.” They're proof that you can only treat your employees badly for so long before they decide that the grass is greener at other employers.
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'Checkmate!': Employee gets paid for 120 hours of overtime and earns 3 days of sick leave after their micromanaging boss tries to play hardball

(Sometimes) Managers know best, but a micromanager never knows what's good for the company. In their attempt to get a grip on every facet of their workforce, micromanagers inadvertently strangle their best employees, forcing even good workers to maliciously comply.
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'You really can't win with her': Top Infuriating Coworker Stories of the Week (June 9, 2024)

'You really can't win with her': Top Infuriating Coworker Stories of the Week (June 9, 2024)

Every office has an infuriating coworker, and they can really be the difference between a perfectly average day at work and the worst day of your life. This week, we have a variety of difficult team members that range from the entitled to the chaotic. The entitled ones tend to boss you around even when they are just slightly senior according to the company hierarchy. The chaotic ones, however, can be even worse, as these stories will show. Sometimes, you actually befriend your chaotic coworker,…
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'OK I’m not an idiot': Tech support guy drives 1 hour to plug in an outlet because an incompetent client fails to follow simple instructions

Tech support guys have seen it all–from power outages and troubleshooting, to complete idiocracy, IT guys must cultivate some serious patience to deal with the technologically illiterate folks of the world.
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Employee skillfully complies with micromanager's demands for complete access to personal schedule by erasing everything from calendar before granting access

Employee skillfully complies with micromanager's demands for complete access to personal schedule by erasing everything from calendar before granting access

We somehow muster the strength to report to work every day, seven days a week. We work very hard at our occupations so that we are capable of a fair standard of living. Thus, it may be said that even though their justifications may differ, the employer and employee have a common goal in mind: producing high-quality material. The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. The dispute between the original poster (OP) and his micromanager is discussed. After the micromanager started track…
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