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'My mom ends up ruining the life of her ex-boss': Head of Finance gets caught making financial 'irregularities' for decades

'My mom ends up ruining the life of her ex-boss': Head of Finance gets caught making financial 'irregularities' for decades

This woman managed to turn lemons into lemonade, even as she was getting fired from her job . We admire her can-do attitude, and her kid clearly did too, since they shared Mom's story to the malicious compliance subreddit. When companies do less-than-legal activities, they often try to make it seem totally normal. They need their employees to believe it's perfectly normal to bend the rules… and bend them some more… and keep bending them. By the time an employee has fully broken the rules, they…
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'Lie about me at work and you'll suffer the consequences': Employee frames the office snitch to give them a taste of their own medicine, sparking heated controversy

When was the last time you got tattle-tailed on?
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'You better believe I wore the "baby sharp" hat everyday': Clever line cook gets snubbed by a humorless manager, makes their own fun by wearing the joke on their uniform

It's important to keep some semblance of 'fun' in the workplace because that's the only thing that's getting you (and your coworkers) through your workday. But like every group project in middle school, there's always going to be a Debbie Downer in your group, determined to squash any good-natured fun that falls outside of the rulebook.
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‘He knew the score’: Senior electrician claps back at a power-tripping newbie engineer after getting his seniority insulted, using a power-washer to maliciously comply

Consider his bubble burst.
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'Purchaser had one job....JUST ONE!': Product purchaser gets reamed by the CEO after doubting a diligent employee, afterwards the little guy gets a promotion

Middlemen are a concept created by upper management to keep the underlings in line, but are they even necessary?
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'So... below minimum wage?': Ex-manager offers $50 to a former employee, begging them to come back for one shift

Managers will do just about anything to cover a wayward shift in the fast food industry. With corporate goons breathing down their neck and a 70-hour week on their horizon, it's no wonder managers become desperately manic when an employee no-shows or calls out sick. They're at their brink. However, the manager in our next story proved to be more manic than desperate...
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'No one stayed longer than a year': 25+ Jobs that were the worst according to employees

'No one stayed longer than a year': 25+ Jobs that were the worst of the worst according to employees

It seems like everyone has had at least one job that made them dread going into work every day . It's the kind of job that gives you a pit in your stomach as you set your alarm clock for the next day. As you drive to work, you're gritting your teeth thinking about what irritating thing your boss or coworkers are going to do that day. Sometimes it takes a little while to realize you dislike your job. But once you realize, it gets harder and harder to be happy there. You might start daydreaming a…
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'I got a dress, white gloves, and a pearl necklace': Retail employee channels her inner ‘Audrey Hepburn’ after getting burned by management for underdressing at work

There's nothing worse than being an employee of a high-end retail store. If you've never experienced it, picture this: Every day you clock in, you are exposed to the scrutiny of every high-horse, ivory tower, wannabe with a superiority complex and despite your desire to dismiss their overinflated opinion with a waive, your commission depends on them.
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'Give 0% tip, get 0% service': Casino server gets payback on a notorious no-tip customer, causes 'tipping culture' controversy in the comment section

It's no secret that tipping culture in America has gotten out of hand in the last few years. Every business with an iPad as their POS system will flip their little screen around to their customers they sheepishly say, ‘It’s just going to ask you a few questions'… Sorry, but it's hard to justify tipping 35% on a $7 coffee, but the social pressure of the barista with an imperious stare, a septum piercing, and electric pink hair is tough to ignore.
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'The business is floundering': Sales employee takes boss to court after she spends months singling him out at work

'The business is floundering': Sales employee takes boss to court after she spends months singling him out at work

This dude worked at a company for twelve years , but his loyalty was not rewarded the way he'd hoped it would be. Thanks to a new manager, this guy had to watch in real time as his job morphed into something new. Even after working at a business for more than a decade, one sales employee was still not being appreciated. As he shared in a malicious compliance story, his sales job involved a bit of travel and working with various different clients. After about a decade of working there happily, h…
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'None of your candidates enjoy it': Candidate declines one way interview as part of job screening process, leading to dispute with HR

'None of your candidates enjoy it': Candidate declines one way interview as part of job screening process, leading to dispute with HR

One fed-up candidate who had the privilege of job searching while they still had a job snapped back at an HR representative over text after discovering that a ‘one-way interview’ was part of the screening process. What exactly is a one-way interview? Well, it can vary but it's usually a brief video recording that job candidates send potential employers to aid them in their screening process. You typically answer a few pre-selected interview questions. Awkward, right? Demeaning almost. This cand…
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'I put in my 2 weeks. And this is where it got fun': General manager reprimands employee over 'neutral' workplace review

This general manager has his crews filling out customer satisfaction surveys. Yes, you read that right. This fast-food GM decided to rig his customer satisfaction ratings by getting his employees to write them! It's one of the hallmarks of super-sketchy businesses. Companies that have satisfied customers don't have to beg their employees to help them get a 5-star rating on the internet. As you might imagine, that wasn't even the only unethical behavior going on at this company. The employee who…
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'Why did you choose to wear those shoes today?': 10+ Workers share the hardest interview questions they've ever had to answer

Interviews are never easy, the pressure of bidding for your own dreams and livelihood can cause you to slip up and miss the chance at your dream job—failing a pivotal moment of your career. They can even cause you to become so nervous that you miss a shot at a job that you're well and truly qualified—or even overqualified—for. Of course, this is the case even when interviews follow a predictable course, asking all the common questions that test for aptitude, probe for personality flaws, and see…
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'I gave your job to someone else': Employee returns from sick leave and discovers manager promoted coworker instead of her

'I gave your job to someone else': Employee returns from sick leave and discovers manager promoted coworker instead of her

If being an employee is a challenge, being a manager to several employees is no picnic either. Having to answer to all of their requests, being the person they turn to whenever they have any problem, and yes, even being the person they blame when things go wrong, are all difficult tasks that can really drive a person up the wall. Though the title can be tempting, you have to remember that with great power, comes great responsibility. This person who wrote this Reddit piece is just starting to r…
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Office manager lies about dish washing duties, worker exposes her to CEO: 'Oh, I was informed that all the staff wash their own dishes...'

The chore of doing the dishes is one of the great equalizers of this world, and whether or not someone is doing their part to keep the dishes cleared is an argument that will take place in different places with different people throughout your entire life. It starts when you're a kid and your parents are trying to impart to you the role and responsibility and just the sheer flipping amount of time that it takes to do the basic necessary household tasks that your parents are doing for you on a d…
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'Sorry, that's your job': Employee reacts to demanding manager who orders them to find someone to cover their shift despite having followed protocol

'Sorry, that's your job': Employee reacts to demanding manager who orders them to find someone to cover their shift despite having followed protocol

Working at a gas station is quite the experience. I think it's pretty self-explanatory. Let's just say, it's not the end of the world if you get fired. There are plenty of other jobs out there. This person was working at a gas station and had to take a day off following a family emergency. They followed protocol and let their manager know 4 hours prior. The manager's response was somewhat confusing, considering that this employee had followed the rules. First, the manager told them they were go…
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