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'Take it up with HR': Employee confronts coworker after she monitors their bathroom breaks and claims they are taking too long

'Take it up with HR': Employee confronts coworker after she monitors their bathroom breaks and claims they are taking too long

Anyone who ever took a class in Communication and talked about the concept of reality TV shows knows how much the need to know what is going on in other people's lives is set in human nature. In social studies, they call it ‘Peep Culture’, and the name is pretty self-explanatory. But even after sitting through those classes, the amount of energy and time people waste in being unnecessarily invested in other people's businesses can still boggle my mind, and even more so when they feel the need t…
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'It was the sweetest revenge I had ever seen': Sandwich shop employee quits on the spot, delivers uniform back to manager with "no excuses"

'It was the sweetest revenge I had ever seen': Sandwich shop employee quits on the spot, delivers uniform back to manager with "no excuses"

At some jobs, there is no winning solution to the boss's problems . It's often an issue that management has, then insists on passing down to their workers. This malicious compliance story is a great example of that dynamic. This person shared that as a college student, they needed a new gig, and found one with a manager who was “ one of the biggest Karens you have ever met .” Off to a great start! As a new employee, this person was swamped. While Karen was changing the procedures, it meant that…
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‘I called him out in front of the entire team’: Boomer delegates all tasks to his team, then calls young employees lazy because they enjoy working from home

‘I called him out in front of the entire team’: Boomer delegates all tasks to his team, then calls young employees lazy because they enjoy working from home

We all have a Harold at the office. Harold grumbles, slams his stapler down with more force than necessary, and is practically a walking relic of the paper-pushing era. “Back in my day, we put in an honest day's work. Eight hours, no questions asked. Not this ‘work-life balance’ nonsense.” You're stuck collaborating with him while he shoots daggers at your laptop screen. He drones on about how working from home is for the lazy, and how it can't be possible to focus without the structure of an o…
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Rental car company loses nearly $80,000,000 in business after trying to rip off a frequent customer for an extra $70: 'My company won't be renting from you again'

Much like the used car sales industry, the rental car biz can be a little shady. Like so many industries that take advantage of their customers being stranded, rental car companies are known to try and rip off their customers for every cent–however, one diligently vengeful traveling employee saw to it that his continued business was far more valuable than a tack-on fee.
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'Thanks for nothing...': Part time employee fills in for full time coworker, boss chastises him for going the extra mile instead of thanking him

'Thanks for nothing...': Part time employee fills in for full time coworker, boss chastises him for going the extra mile instead of thanking him

The world of business isn't always enjoyable. In the corporate hierarchy, there are those at the top and those at the bottom. Having said that, even if initiative may wind up being rewarded, some managers would prefer you stay in your lane and focus solely on your designated task. The following story is from the point of view of a disgruntled part-time worker. The original poster (OP) works part-time for an organization that fulfills orders. At first, everything was going smoothly; OP was satis…
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'Let the newbie fail': Finance worker stunned that new hire refuses to learn because they're "not the boss"

'Let the newbie fail': Finance worker stunned that new hire refuses to learn because they're "not the boss"

If this new hire doesn't shape up, she's going to lose that brand-new job . Imagine fumbling the ball that badly! They say you get one chance to make a first impression, and there are few times in life when that's more important than your first weeks at a new gig. If a company has just hired you, you should probably be acting happy to be there, ready to learn, and eager to get to know how the team operates. You're learning where you fit into the bigger picture of the company. During this period…
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'You got some nerve...': Employee confronts gym goer who refuses to adhere to gym policy, then finds out he isn't even a member

'You got some nerve...': Employee confronts gym goer who refuses to adhere to gym policy, then finds out he isn't even a member

Customer support agents are frequently treated like private-sector workers, as though they must get the blessing of the client before proceeding with their day. This makes the job extremely unpleasant. However, what would you do if an aggressive customer visited your establishment with the express intent of disobeying the safety rules that were set in place to protect the public? Would you rather they learned their lesson the hard way or would you try to stop them from doing something that coul…
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‘Cancel [your] wedding… show up to work instead’: Employee gets told to ‘prepare to cancel or reschedule’ their wedding after getting PTO denied by management

Black tie optional
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15+ technologically incompetent coworker stories: 'Old coworker used to print out 100+ page PDF just to scan it all back into email one by one'

15+ Technologically incompetent coworker stories: 'Old coworker used to print out 100+ page PDF just to scan it all back into email one by one'

Every office has a technologically incompetent coworker. The truth of the matter is that some people simply should not be allowed to have phones or computers, and sometimes, I will include myself in this category. The number of times in which I have accidentally texted the wrong person is proof alone that I am not the most careful when it comes to technology. This is also proof that it is not always the oldest coworker in the office who is the technologically challenged one. In fact, I have had…
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'Excel final boss': Office employee breaks the Excel obstacle course record, garners a mixed reaction that sparks hilarity in the comments

Goal achieved, but at what cost?
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25 Technology Memes for the Employees in Need of Tech Support

Staying up to date with technology has become an essential part of working-class life. It can be exhausting, especially with how quickly technology is advancing today. Think about it: not long ago, the internet didn't even exist. Now, we have a whole generation of employees working remotely or in a hybrid capacity. Who would've thought? But no matter your job, whether you work in a corporate office, factory, or restaurant, technology is constantly changing . New software to improve work process…
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25 Coworker Memes to Enjoy on Your Lunch Break

There's nothing better than getting along with your coworkers. After all, you're together a lot, and there's nothing like bonding with your coworkers over the shared misery of sitting in a cubicle for eight hours a day. You've got someone to share your coffee breaks with, someone to help you with that pesky Excel spreadsheet, and someone to vent to when your boss schedules a meeting on Friday afternoon. It's like having a built-in support system, except instead of therapy sessions, you just g...
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'It was... very petty of me: Project manager sends massive 600+ page email to spite finance department

'It was... very petty of me: Project manager sends massive 600+ page email to spite finance department

The finance department at this company learned exactly who they shouldn't be messing with. U/thelastword4343 shared their story of some very petty revenge within their job as a project manager for a small company. Project managers have a lot to take on, and they need to be very organized. This person claims they are, but the company's finance department just doesn't see eye to eye with them. That can happen in companies: different departments feel territorial or hold petty grudges, and it can a…
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'I want to enjoy a campfire from my porch': Guest wants to light a campfire in the middle of a forest, hotel employee refuses to sell him firewood

'I want to enjoy a campfire from my porch': Guest wants to light a campfire in the middle of a forest, hotel employee refuses to sell him firewood

Rules are rules, and at hotels, they exist for a reason. One guest checked into a hotel in the middle of a forest, and a while later, came up to the front desk clerk to enquire about campfires. This guest thought it would be a brilliant idea to light a campfire right outside his cabin so that he could enjoy it from his porch. Dude… do you know anything about fire safety? The front desk clerk stared at him and informed him that 20 yards away, were a bunch of leaves, dry as the desert. He couldn'…
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'She hasn't booked with me again...whoops': 10+ Tattoo artists who got caught talking about their clients behind their backs

'She hasn't booked with me again... whoops': 10+ Tattoo artists who got caught talking about their clients behind their backs

If you're in a customer service position , you deal with all types of people. You meet some folks who are super friendly and bubbly, especially if you're working at a tattoo studio , like these people are. Many people are thrilled to be getting tattooed—they might have planned out their design for quite some time, so they're excited to finally be putting the ink on/under their skin. Other people have a bit of an attitude problem, as the folks on r/TattooArtists will tell you. Instead of being e…
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'Yeah, I thought that was odd': Cafe manager fires clueless employee after single day on the job

'Yeah, I thought that was odd': Cafe manager fires clueless employee after single day on the job

This dude had the worst first day at work ever, as his manager can tell you. I mean, you have to be a memorably bad worker to get the boot after a single eight-hour shift. Poor u/LazerMoonCentaur was a manager at a cafe, and one day, they got stuck with the least competent employee ever. Next up, these people shared stories of the most tech-illiterate people they know like the person who had to show someone “multiple times how to open Excel .”
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