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'This cappuccino feels like it's half foam': 20+ Customers who brought their most confusing questions to employees

'This cappuccino feels like it's half foam': 20+ Customers who brought their dumbest questions to baffled employees

The only people more confused than these customers were the befuddled employees trying to help them. If you've ever worked in customer service for any amount of time, you already know that some customers just need to rant and vent and get all their anger out. You can offer them solutions to their problems, and that's not good enough for them. Sometimes they'll just reject your ideas outright and demand a manager. As you can read about in one story about a block of cheese, some customers have no…
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'I destroyed my former employer's credibility': Toxic CEO gets fired over abysmal company ratings after a disgruntled employee sandbags reviews on a job recruitment site

It's hard to dislodge CEO's from their position of power. With their ‘friends in high places’ guarding the gates to their job titles, CEOs are almost untouchable. Even with poor job performance, terrible leadership, and a downright inability to do their duties, the only way to really reveal a toxic CEO's incompetence is through the eyes of the shareholders.
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'I could get fired': Call center employee takes advantage the staff cafeteria to score cheap meals; jeopardizes the privilege for the rest of their coworkers then gets called out by strangers online

Enjoying life's little pleasures on the company dime is always more enjoyable than paying for them yourself. In fact, getting lost in the sauce over the freebies at work is a rite of passage for most employees. If your company has a weekly haul of snacks brought in every week, you'll likely be scarfing down your weight in honey roasted peanuts, while chugging the cold brew like it's water.
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'The fire extinguisher is NOT part of the puzzle': 40 Escape room escapades that caught the employees by surprise

'The fire extinguisher is NOT part of the puzzle': 40 Escape room escapades that caught the employees by surprise

These escape room employees have seen it all. As they surveille the escape room their group of players are in, they've noticed that some people don't play by the rules . In fact, quite a lot of people just act like they've never learned how to follow directions. In case you aren't familiar with escape rooms , fear not: they're not as dramatic as the name may sound. They're a type of immersive puzzle game. Usually, a group of two or more people will visit a themed escape room, and are given an h…
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'He stole a bunch of bananas. Seriously.': 25+ Managers who had unbelievable reasons for firing an employee

'He stole a bunch of bananas. Seriously.': 25+ Managers who had unbelievable reasons for firing an employee

Managers never want to have to tell an employee they're being let go , but sometimes their hand is forced. If the employee is talking back to customers or caught on camera stealing money out of the till, sometimes the manager will have to fire them for the good of the company. When u/edge231 asked, “Managers of Reddit, what is the stupidest thing an employee did that forced you to fire them?” there were over 15,000 people who chimed in with their craziest stories. Folks, today I learned a fasci…
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'I quit on the spot': Rising star earns $600 in commission on his third day at work; manager collects the cash himself then forces him to work overtime instead

Manager fumbles the first few days of a rising star's employment
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'The situation is ridiculous': Hotel bartender learns why everyone hates a certain nepo-baby coworker after a shift with them ends up in the HR office

Nepo-babies are the privileged kind of delusional, not the fun kind of delulu. Like, there's the employee that pushes the boundaries and might get you in trouble for doing something fun kind of delulu, and then there is the nepo-baby delusional co-worker who thinks he's entitled to everyone treating him like the boss even though he was given a bartending position because his mommy is the boss. See what I mean? The latter is, unfortunately, where our story begins . This hotel bartender was the k…
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 'Chop-chop? Yes ma'am!': Karen shuts down team of employees attempting to correct faulty product

'Chop-chop? Yes ma'am!': Karen shuts down team of employees attempting to correct faulty product

We have likely dealt with a Karen at some point in our lives, particularly if we have extensive customer service experience. But what matters is how we deal with the wild Karen. Karens are here to stay, whether we like it or not, as they existed before the dawn of time and will probably exist for decades to come. If you look past their various nicknames over the years, Karens are just the same old entitled personality we love to hate. Nothing particularly unique or innovative about them. The st…
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‘That’s your problem, not mine': Micromanaging boss gets flustered when they realize they have no control over employees's PTO; gets put in their place

PTO policy is something that employees are extremely familiar with. The moment they plop themselves in that ergonomic office chair on their first day of work, they're already looking for ways to get out of it.
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‘I wasn’t allowed to call out sick’: Employee scores a $14,000 severance after his boss denies him sick days and refuses to acknowledge a legitimate doctor's note

Big companies can get away with inhumane injustices simply because they have the sharkiest lawyers on retainer waiting to crush the opposition. Employees are only a tiny bug carcass on the windshield of massive corporations, so when the little guy attempts to stand up to them, all businesses need to do is blast the wiper fluid and brush away their problems.
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‘Attendance is mandatory!’: Micromanaging boss forces entire team of employees to attend corporate Christmas dinner without their family

‘Attendance is mandatory!’: Micromanaging boss forces entire team of employees to attend corporate Christmas dinner without their family

Being cheap is the worst quality one can possess. There are two kinds of cheapness: the kind that is endearing and has to do with being a financially responsible human being, and the one that is sometimes mocked and always hated. The story below is an account of a clever worker who came up with the perfect scheme to get even with his cheap boss. The manager, today known as the Grinch. decided to steal Christmas and force the entire staff to attend a corporate dinner. But as soon as the frustrat…
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'I'm afraid to go back to work': Employee makes the mistake of becoming her problematic coworker's best friend, now requests to move offices

'I'm afraid to go back to work': Employee makes the mistake of becoming her problematic coworker's best friend, now requests to move offices

There is a reason why one should never get too close to one's coworkers. Now, you are meant to see these people five days a week for at least eight hours a day. Of course, it is totally natural to make friends with at least some of your coworkers. You can't ignore the fact that you see them more often than your real friends. Furthermore, grabbing a drink or a bite to eat after work is a natural extension of those relationships. You are by no means obligated to do so, but it is not a blurring bo…
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'My boss has their OWN climate controlled office': Boss forces rest of office to sit their preference of freezing cold temperatures

The great thermostat debate in office workplaces is extremely common and practically without a solution. It's almost like a real-life sort of “Trolley Problem” in that whichever side you take, there's going to be someone losing out. Some people run extremely cold and have poor circulation, preferring to live in literal infernos like some kind of demon lizard person. On the other hand, you have folk like myself who are the literal inferno and generate far too much heat as if we're a human nuclea…
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'He did not budge and bow down to my boss's demands': Employee refuses to sell out, rejects truckloads of material against boss's wishes

'He did not budge and bow down to my boss's demands': Employee refuses to sell out, rejects truckloads of material against boss's wishes

One employee found themself working at a company that kept pushing them to bend the rules. Some industries are just like this. Stories about issues in the concrete industry crop up often, which is concerning when basically every building is made out of the stuff. Concrete makes up our sidewalks and roads, houses and stores, and even huge things like bridges and overpasses. This dude shared their malicious compliance story about what happened when they decided to reject the status quo. I give th…
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'I asked 37 times for a promotion': Employee follows his supervisor's advice to get a promotion, ends up irking the CEO and getting fired instead

Who can you trust at work?
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'[A] good lesson for him:' Entire team calls out ‘sick’ after one coworker is forced to come in unwell, now the boss is covering the entire senior staff the week before Christmas

Did you ever think that maybe something that is not a big deal to you is a big deal to someone else? Maybe that's something you should respect. That's kind of an obvious train of thought to most people. However, to most upper management, it must seem like gibberish because, apparently, they are the masters of the universe and whatever they say must be the end-all-say-all… Why are so many managers and bosses like this? An instance of upper management gaslighting something that is a big deal to o…
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