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Gen X parents on blast after calling their teenaged son ‘entitled’ when he grumbles about earning $11.50/hour: 'That was my starting wage in 1984'

Do you remember your first job? You probably washed dishes at a restaurant, stocked shelves in the mall, or scooped ice cream from your local sweets shop. It wasn't glamorous, but every two weeks, your paycheck would come, which (as a teenager) meant that you were rolling in riches! Even if the bottom line on your paystub was only a couple hundred bucks, you felt like a king. Nowadays, a couple hundred bucks doesn't go very far does it?
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'My job is making [employees] track what they're doing every 6 minutes': 20+ Micromanagers whose nitpicking tactics backfired instantly

Although we all put it on our resume, most of us don't work very well under pressure. We may brag about our ability to procrastinate for higher productivity or our ability to get along with pushy management, but truthfully, nobody likes being forced to do something–especially if you have a moronic micromanager garnishing your every move to the point of scrutiny.
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Tech support employee attempts to fix incompetent new hire's mistake but they get fired anyway: 'She just stared at her desktop'

Tech support employee attempts to fix incompetent new hire's mistake but they get fired anyway: 'She just stared at her desktop'

Once I had a very incompetent coworker who was just the nicest person to walk the face of the earth. Seriously, it was so hard to be angry at her for not doing her job well because she was always so chipper and thoughtful. Much like Lucy in this story. One employee took to r/talesfromtechsupport to share a story about their coworker, Lucy, who began working as a HelpDesk technician at a financial company. They did password resets, fixed Windows issues, and basically did all of the tech stuff re…
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'Today I snapped': CEO's receptionist bosses around a tech support guy, guilt-tripping him into doing tasks outside his job description before getting hastily put in her place

Whether you're a computer wiz or technologically challenged, we can all agree that there's one office appliance that has earned the award for ‘Worst Piece of Equipment Ever Made’: The printer.
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27 Hilarious Work Memes for Employees Counting Down Until the Weekend

memes to distract you until friday
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'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

Every job becomes tedious over time, especially if you're working 72 hours a week. But which jobs in particular are the worst to work at, and why? Employees get candid in a Reddit thread when asked this exact question. If you were to ask me, I'd say that working in the customer service industry is the worst. Long hours, meh pay, power tripping bosses are all a recipe for disaster. Oh, and don't forget the rowdy and entitled customers who honestly, need to check themself before they go out in pu…
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Prospective employee gets burned after 7 rounds of interviews when the company claims the job listing was ‘incorrect’, offering $70,000 less than promised: ‘Classic bait and switch’

Nowadays, if you even get past the job application process, you're likely in for a rollercoaster ride of multiple rounds of interviewing, spouting the same information that can be found in your resume to 10 different (likely incompetent) C-level bosses.
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'[He] showed up 4 hours late because he "overslept"': 25+ Workers reveal the reasons everyone at their workplace dislikes 'that one colleague'

'[He] showed up 4 hours late because he "overslept"': 25+ Workers reveal the reasons everyone at their workplace dislikes 'that one colleague'

Every workplace has at least one person who is somehow employed there, leaving everyone else baffled as to how that could’ve happened. You’ll know exactly how this feels if you’ve ever had to work with someone who doesn’t take care of their hygiene. When a coworker comes to the office and reeks, it’s hard not to take notice. Maybe it’s that one coworker who keeps biking to work on the hottest days of the year, showing up drenched in sweat. Other people seem like they just never brush their teet…
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Job candidate told by hiring manager that they won't get the role despite being the most experienced candidate: 'I'm so sick of mind games from employers'

Normally, you might expect that being the best at something means that you'll be effectively the first selected, akin to it being a race, and by being simply being undisputed best, you would, of course, be the one to win. Well, that's not how races or any competitions work, and it's the reason they're held in the first place, and the prize isn't just awarded to the person who currently holds whatever record is most relevant… There are so many other factors and things that can happen on the day…
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Customer throws a tantrum then a witty call center employee shuts them up by treating them like a toddler: 'Could I talk to your mommy or daddy?'

Most of us try our best to be polite at work, but sometimes those silly, childish customers have a bit of sass coming for them.
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'[He] just wanted to see how many free burgers he could eat before getting canned': 20+ People who couldn't make it through a single day of work before getting fired

'[He] just wanted to see how many free burgers he could eat before getting canned': 20+ People who couldn't make it through a single day of work before getting fired

If you ever feel like you're failing at your job, these stories will make you feel like a model employee in comparison to the folks who couldn't make it a single day. That's right, some people get fired from their jobs before they can even meet everyone in the office. It's rare, but it happens, and it's often memorable. You know it's memorable when more than 23,000 people replied to u/roor1337's query: “People who got fired on the first day of the job, what happened?" Up next, an impatient DIYe…
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Clever labor worker chastises modern tradesmen who reject safety protocol to seem cool: 'I don't care what your grandpappy used to do... I'm trying to not destroy my lungs'

Right now, many labor guys are strapping young chaps, but after a lifetime of inhaling cement dust, getting harsh chemicals on their skin, and dangling from a high-rise with no safety harness, they will be worse for wear.
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'‘I literally did everything that was written on the rules’: Postal worker gets petty revenge on boss who keeps disciplining them

'I literally did everything that was written on the rules': Postal worker gets petty revenge on boss who keeps disciplining them

Would it surprise you to learn that the postal workers of the world are inclined to throw the packages around? If you’ve ever ordered something by mail, like literally even once, chances are you’ve gotten a package with some bent corners and scraped-up sides. Most companies do a pretty good job packing the products so that they can still get to you intact. They have to, because a lot of employees will sling those boxes around like they’re not full of precious cargo. If you did that job, though,…
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'You break it, you buy it': Staff member demands parents pay for damaged items at local pet shop after son ruins store

'You break it, you buy it': Staff member demands parents pay for damaged items at local pet shop after son ruins store

You are accountable for your child. Stated simply, you will be liable for the cost of replacing any products that your child breaks while you are shopping. Given this perspective, what would you do, therefore, if two well-to-do parents allowed their child to run wild and then declined to pay for the hundreds of dollars in damages? The story below is an account of a frustrated pet store employee. The original poster (OP) worked at the pet store for an extended period of time. Everything went wel…
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'I made $140k last year and now I work for $15/hour': Admirable single mother gets fired but persists, putting her pride aside and finding a minimum wage job to bring home the bacon for her family

No matter how much we complain about clocking in every day at the office or on the job site, we need that paycheck every two weeks–otherwise, what're we doing here? Although we may feel like we're on top of the world one minute, we could lose our job in a second...
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'It's a family secret... Karen didn't take it well': Chocolate chip cookie conundrum divides office in two

'It's a family secret... Karen didn't take it well': Chocolate chip cookie conundrum divides office in two

This office's "cookie wizard" is having their week ruined by a coworker.
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