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'I looked him in the eye and said "that is not my job nor my problem"': 20+ Reasons these are the worst coworkers ever

We all have a favorite coworker and a least favorite one, and that least favorite one can make the workday go a lot slower. There are a lot of reasons why a coworker might get on your nerves. For some people, they get irritated at coworkers who are super messy, like one dude who apparently never cleans up any of his coffee mugs after his morning cup of joe. Instead, he just leaves them on his desk to grow mold. If no one else cleans that up, I guess it'll just sit there for ages. Gross! Other p…
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Boss sends coworker to go to employee's house after she didn't answer her phone on vacation: She [wanted] to talk in person about this urgent task'

This is definitely crossing the line… and probably illegal, too. This poor employee works for a school district that was gearing up for summer break. Before they leave, all the teachers have the responsibility of submitting important paperwork before they take their annual leave. Well, when one coworker left the team high and dry, their entitled boss tried to get the Original Poster (OP) to finish the coworker's work. After refusing , saying that there simply wasn't enough time in the workday t…
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'He is shocked... he finally realized that his actions have consequences': Magazine boss loses trust in employees, tries to force them into signing sketchy contracts

'He is shocked... he finally realized that his actions have consequences': Magazine boss loses trust in employees, tries to force them into signing sketchy contracts

This person went from enjoying their job to being baffled at their boss's decision-making in just a short time. It seems like u/aqualink97 had a weird experience working for this boss . They started the job at a youth center. But after starting the job, their boss enlisted them to make videos and graphic designs. The boss then decided to create a separate magazine which fell under the youth center's purview. Over time, it started becoming clear that the boss was intending to fully focus on the…
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Pregnant employee goes into labor at the office but her boss forces her to stay 2 more hours to attend an ‘important’ work meeting: ‘He implied that I was using my pregnancy as an excuse to get out of work’

While we groan and gripe at the constant mention of ‘company culture’ and ‘record profits', at least some CEOs are benign enough to ignore on a regular basis. But while there are a handful of untroublesome employers, there are also a few bosses out there still clinging to cringey, outdated behavior that has no place in the office in 2024.
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'Is this a joke?!': Micromanager demands constant availability from part-time employee and issues write-up for not answering the phone on day off

'Is this a joke?!': Micromanager demands constant availability from part-time employee and issues write-up for not answering the phone on day off

If one wants to hold onto their job and advance in the company, they should treat it seriously. Having said that, do you still owe your manager an explanation of what you are doing and with whom when you are not in the office? The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. The original poster (OP) receives hourly pay for his part-time job at the local gym. At first, everything was going smoothly, and OP was enjoying working with the fitness enthusiasts. However, things took a terrible…
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'[He] changed his job title to Ninja Computer Wizard': 15 Odd circumstances that led employees to get fired

'[He] changed his job title to Ninja Computer Wizard': 15 Odd circumstances that led employees to get fired

When it comes to the pizza delivery driver who was fired because he couldn't find the house and just ate their pizza order instead… I understand where he's coming from. I'm not saying he did the right thing, because there's a family out there who ordered pizza and didn't get it. I just think he's relatable: it's hard to follow directions sometimes, and it's easy to get lost, and well, pizza is tasty. He probably got paid for one shift, and got to eat a free pizza in the meantime. He's an agent…
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‘I was taking the TMI path’: Dry-humored employee shares details of his bathroom breaks with his controlling micromanager, then HR gets involved

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Micromanager fabricates write-up for job security until he is caught red-handed by employee's secret recording

Micromanager fabricates write-up for job security until he is caught red-handed by employee's secret recording

Providing customer service is never an easy task for a number of reasons. The hardest part is the fact that you cannot predict who you'll run into or what type of attitude they're going to have. The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. The original poster (OP), who is employed in retail, was hit with threats over a $1.63 charge. But rather than standing with OP and protecting the worker from the enraged client, management decided to stick by the client and reprimand OP for suppos…
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‘Problem solved’: Employee reports entitled coworker to HR following a heated dispute between them, boss fires both of them in response

‘Problem solved’: Employee reports entitled coworker to HR following a heated dispute between them, boss fires both of them in response

The more an employee spends time in a company or a corporation, the more they find out just how little that place of work actually cares about employees. I used to think that HR is there to make sure employees are happy in the company and have someone to turn to when they need help. But the more I am exposed to this corporate life, the more I understand that HR is simply there to protect the company, and will do as little as possible to make their employees happy. This Reddit story is the perfe…
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‘But since you insisted’: Long-standing employee has an ‘I told you so’ moment when the new department head ignores his warnings

New management always tries to come in and change things. Perhaps it's to validate themselves in their new position or to create a clear hierarchy in the workplace, but when this new managerial Godzilla comes to trample over a functional system, there are bound to be a few toes that get stepped on.
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Trainer scolds new hire in front of entire office, causing the new employee to file their resignation, manager steps in: 'Give it another two weeks'

Trainer scolds new hire in front of entire office, causing the new employee to file their resignation, manager steps in: 'Give it another two weeks'

Training a new hire is an important job not only because you are in charge of getting them familiar with their new job and responsibilities, but also because you are their gateway to understanding everything about their new workplace. That means that the way trainers treat new employees, and the way they act around them is going to be all they know of the company at least at the beginning, so you'd think they would want to make a good impression. Not the trainers in this Reddit story, they coul…
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'My job denied me days off for my wedding': Bride-to-be gets PTO denied for her wedding, stoutly refuses their disapproval

Guess you're going to be short-staffed...
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'Sure sir, I'll wait': Intern outwits a senior medical practitioner attempting to haze him, wasting 3 hours of his time for a simple signature

Chess not checkers
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20+ Hilarious work fails these employees made on the job: 'I felt like such an idiot'

Have you ever messed up at work before? A lot of us have, whether we let a project slip through the cracks, forgot we had to give a presentation, or even forgot to mute our mics during a video call. We're human; it happens. But what about a fail so bad your coworkers still bring it up years later? Or a work fail so embarrassing you had no choice but to change jobs? These are the kinds of mistakes that become office legends, the stories that get told and retold at every company gathering. Imagin…
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New IT hire forced to take control of the whole system after entire team quits: 'Everyone left the company on my first day'

New IT hire forced to take control of the whole system after entire team quits: 'Everyone left the company on my first day'

Most new hires spend their first day getting an overview of their daily responsibilities and meeting the other members of their team. Unfortunately for this IT worker, that calm, chill first day was taken away from them pretty much instantly. It turns out that on this particular employee's first day, they learned that the company used some obscure and outdated software that would take some time to adjust to and understand. Well, time did not seem to be on their side given the fact that the cowo…
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Entitled coworker demands employee cover her shift, she refuses, but coworker does not take no for an answer: ‘I told the boss you agreed’

Entitled coworker demands employee cover her shift, she refuses, but coworker does not take no for an answer: ‘I told the boss you agreed’

Every employee wants to feel like they can trust their coworkers no matter what. You don't have to be best friends with your coworkers, but knowing you have someone you can turn to when you need to talk, when you need help, or even when you need someone to cover for you, is one of the most important things in a workplace. I initially understood the coworker's request in this Reddit story, for these exact reasons – Her manager didn't approve her time off, and she needed someone to cover her shif…
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