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'My coworker has A LOT of nerve': Employee mentions she can't afford to contribute to boss' holiday gift until next pay-period, coworkers get snarky

It's the holiday season, and that means it's going to be an extra expensive month. You would think that this would be a good time in the office for the boss to show appreciation to their employees with a gift or two. I mean, the boss is making more money, so it's the least they could do, right? It's not very common for the employees, who make way less than the boss, to get an expensive gift for the person they work for. That being said, sometimes you have a very generous and sincerely friendly…
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'We were told we weren't using enough twine': Distribution center employees spend 7 hours wrapping an order for their coworkers

'We were told we weren't using enough twine': Distribution center employees spend 7 hours wrapping an order for their constantly complaining coworkers

It's shocking that this person was able to spend seven hours working on just one order. It must have been one of the greatest days on the job for u/Kolandromir, an employee at a distribution center . Package distribution centers can be absolutely massive. The friends I knew who worked at these places described how large they were and how disorganized things were. I never met anyone who stayed at one of these places long term---most people only seem to last a month or three. The turnover rate is…
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'I desperately need my [bonus]': Boss withholds holiday bonuses and throws a Christmas party instead, ignoring the votes of the majority of the office

If you had the choice between a bundle of cash and a cringey office Christmas party, which would you chose? For some, the Christmas bonus means a new set of tires or an in-home heater repair, but to others they'd rather peacock through the workplace, guzzling free cocktails and flaunting their shiniest blazer.
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'She got her comeuppance... at the office Christmas potluck': "Susan the Snack Stealer" tries to hoarde food at the office holiday potluck, gets confronted by the entire office

This woman was a notorious food thief… until the office potluck, that is. When someone gains a nickname like “Susan the Snack Stealer,” you can quickly figure out what type of person they are. Clearly, this woman had a reputation around her office. Due to her entitled attitude, she was completely fine with pilfering her coworker's sodas, granola bars, and chocolate. When you're hungry, you don't always make the best decisions. I wonder if Susan felt any remorse after stealing those morsels. It'…
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'That's close to $1,200': Principal outlaws a teacher's homemade ergonomic desk chair; teacher forces HR to replace his entire workstation to comply with the same 'health and safety rules'

Before working from home and outfitting a workstation in my living room, I never realized how expensive desk chairs could be. After being initially shocked by the multitude of chairs online that cost $1,000+ for an 'ergonomic design', it made me question how important it was to be comfortable for 8 hours a day at my desk.
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'You're really shocked I'm taking it?': Guy scores a 15% pay increase with a new job after repeatedly getting denied promotion opportunities

Over the last few years, we've all found ourselves in a bit of a financial pickle. Whether you blame inflation, shrinkflation, or whatever new economics term the experts are calling it, the bottom line is that life is getting more expensive. So a lot of working class folks are trying to get promoted, get raises, and generally make more money just to keep up with their expenses.
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'My employers are stealing from me': Penny-pinching managers try to skim hours off of a receptionist's paycheck, they get caught red handed, facing labor board lawsuits

Working an hourly job makes you appreciate every second you spend on the clock. Depending on your hourly wage (and how bored you get on your shift) you might even know the mathematical breakdown of what you earn per second when you're on the job! So when the bean counters in the back start skimming quarters and dimes off of your daily shift, what does that add up to?
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'Do nothing all night for a ton of OT? Why not?': Guy cashes in on 22 hours of overtime when his hot-headed boss ignores his advice

Employees do the work, while bosses do… what exactly? When it comes to daily operations in your workplace, there's nobody who knows stuff quite like you do. After countless hours watching the time click by on the dated analog clock in the corner, employees are specifically trained to know every detail about their office space.
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'Don't mess with Tech Support/Customer Service during the holidays': Call center rep agrees to help customer with false claim of damaged equipment

'Don't mess with Tech Support/Customer Service during the holidays': Call center rep agrees to help customer with false claim of damaged equipment

This person decided to try their luck with a customer service rep , and they picked the wrong person to trifle with. As with many customer service calls, the customer called in and was already pretty upset with the circumstances. This dude requested a technician be sent ASAP, stating that he was having trouble doing business. As a business owner, no doubt that was a stressful scenario. We all know that that customers don't care why his business is being extra slow that day. All they know is tha…
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'I'm your colleague not your mom': Childish coworker relentlessly demands favors from the entire office; gets put on probation and reassigned after taking things too far

The reason so many parents have struggled with working from home is because they can't find any peace and quiet when their tiny humans running around. Toddler screams, childish demands, and constant questions from the little ones can lead to the worst productivity you've ever seen, which is why a lot of employees actually prefer going in to the office to get their work done– but what if the office was riddled with the same moronic tomfoolery?
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'I had cost him his job': Worker earns $4000 in overtime after manager orders them to change date format on important files

'I had cost him his job': Worker earns $4000 in overtime after manager orders them to change date format on important files

One manager was left reeling after realizing their demands were wreaking havoc . For that dude, it was way too late to change what he'd already messed up. Having a good work flow is all about knowing what to prioritize . Like if you know your boss starts their morning with a coffee and an email you send a recap email from the day before, you wouldn't start the day by calling clients and ignoring your boss. As much as we dislike thinking about it, our bosses do have important jobs (sometimes), a…
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'He went through the automatic car wash in an office chair': 30+ Workplace mishaps

'He went through the automatic car wash in an office chair': 30+ Workplace mishaps that were unforgettably hilarious

Every workplace has a day or two that goes down in infamy. Someone at the office will do something so outrageous or unexpected that it catches everyone off guard. Whatever the hilarious incident may be, it becomes the inside joke that people bring up at the holiday party for years afterward. These people wrote in to share the funniest moments they ever experienced while on the job, and there are some incredible anecdotes. One of the most shocking stories involved a higher-up being so incredibly…
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'She is a textbook narcissist': Top Coworker Stories of the Year

'She is a textbook narcissist': Top Nightmare Coworker Stories of the Year

A terrible coworker can completely ruin your year. So if you feel neither here nor there about the people in your office, let's just say that you have quite a lot to be thankful for, and if that's not apparent, look no further than this collection of nightmare anecdotes compiled from Reddit's r/coworkerstories subreddit. Some of these stories range from coworkers with no boundaries to coworkers who keep shirking their responsibilities to the ones who you discovered get paid more for doing the s…
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'You failed to pay me but I'm the bad guy?': Employee fired for complaining about a bounced paycheck from her employer

'You failed to pay me but I'm the bad guy?': Employee fired for complaining about a bounced paycheck from her employer

We all look forward to payday. Whether by direct deposit, check, or cash, depositing the hard-earned money and seeing your banking balance go up is extremely satisfying. You put in the grueling hours of work, so you deserve to finally be compensated. But has your place of employment ever failed to pay you? Or what about this: they gave you a check for the hours you put in, only for the check to bounce when you go to deposit it.
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'You want me to intentionally break a client's new computer?': Employee insists coworker give 'bad customer service,' coworker breaks customer's computer with new software

This sales associate was perfectly fine with breaking a customer's computer just to make his own life easier. While buying new technology, things can get confusing pretty quickly if you aren't the most tech-savvy person . If you're buying a computer in person, for example, you might go into the store knowing exactly what you're looking for. But then a sales associate starts talking to you, and suddenly they're telling you that computer won't work for you. Instead, they say, you should get one t…
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'We won't be paid, [so] my answer was no': Daycare worker refuses to work overtime for the school's Christmas party, gets criticized for lacking 'Team Spirit'

During the holidays, it's almost inevitable that someone at the dinner table will ask you for free services related to your career. If you're a lawyer, you'll likely be asked for legal advice over the Christmas ham. If you're a doctor, your distant cousins might ask you if the mole on their neck is benign after a few too many glasses of grog. And if you're a daycare worker, you'll likely be asked to volunteer for free at your school's kiddo Christmas bash.
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