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Job candidate misses her interview after hiring manager fails to coherently respond to her emails: ‘You literally had one job’

Job candidate misses important interview after hiring manager fails to coherently respond to her emails: ‘You literally had one job’

Every person you encounter in your employment journey is simply doing their job. Secretaries, hiring managers, HR, and even CEOs are all simply doing their jobs, and their contact with you is usually a part of that. That is why, when applying for a new job, you would expect these people to do their jobs correctly and make everyone's life easier, but that is not always the case. For example, the person in this Reddit story was applying for a new job and was invited to interview for a job via ema…
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'Answer each and every email with "got it"': Boss insists that employee change the "upsetting" tone of their emails

'Answer each and every email with "got it"': Boss insists that employee change the "upsetting" tone of their emails

Email etiquette changes everywhere you go. Politeness is key, of course. But at some workplaces, emails have to be answered in a highly specific way, even if the employees think it's ridiculous. Up next, these goofy goobers are some real dummies according to their friends, like one person whose coworker wouldn't drink water, ever, because “ water makes you rust .”
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'Completing a night's work... was arrogant? Ok, fine': Railroad boss demands employee "play nice" by agreeing to nonsensical plan, employee decides to underperform

'Completing a night's work... was arrogant? Ok, fine': Railroad boss demands employee "play nice" by agreeing to nonsensical plan, employee decides to underperform

Imagine being the person who's the first into the office and last out, yet your boss still isn't happy with your work. That's the rather irritating situation that u/Disastrous-Glove4889 found themself in at their railroad job. They were there to work on a project installing new lightbulbs into train signals, updating them from halogen bulbs to LEDs. Unfortunately, they were working with the boss from h-e-double hockey sticks who was apparently “universally hated.”
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Update: 'The launch is next week': Entitled client messages web designer 50 times, website gets filled with typos and inaccuracies

Update: 'The launch is next week': Entitled client messages web designer 50 times, website gets filled with typos and inaccuracies

It takes a thick skin to be your own boss, especially when you're working with the craziest clients imaginable. U/boobook-boobook knows that all too well after their run-in with a client who knew exactly what she wanted, no changes allowed. While we're on the subject of hilarious misspellings and misunderstandings, check out these very funny ones, like one person who tried to sound out “grand scheme” and instead wrote, “It is a very small issue in the gran stephen things.”
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New hire gets email on first day asking to donate his PTO to coworkers: 'A nice red flag on the first day'

Have you ever worked for a company that allowed you to donate your PTO to other coworkers? This new hire received an email from HR on his very first day asking him to donate PTO to two employees he didn't even know. The worst part is that he already doesn't like his new job and is taking a major pay cut after being laid off from his old job. It's understandable to donate hours to a coworker with whom you've developed a relationship, who may be in desperate need of PTO time due to family issue...
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‘He lost his PhD because of me’: Employee gets boss's PhD revoked after getting fired for taking lead of the company

‘He lost his PhD because of me’: Employee gets boss's PhD revoked after getting fired for taking lead of the company

Don't mess with people if you don't have the means to back it up. One rich boss inherited a lot of money from his ancestors, which he slowly but surely dwindled away by making avoidable mistakes at work. He had a company, but he had no idea how to lead his employees, and even though most people went along with it, one employee didn't. This person, who we'll call OP, kept calling the boss out for his mistakes and took the lead so that the boss's decisions wouldn't lead to chaos. Well, you can im…
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‘I got 25000 miles from my email nemesis’: People share the most clever ways to get strangers who use their email addresses to stop

‘I got 25000 miles from my email nemesis’: People share the most clever ways to get strangers who use their email addresses to stop

People with common first and last names all deal with the issue that they have to share their names with a lot of other people around the globe. There must be thousands of people with names like John Smith or Mary Williams, and that can create a lot of issues. One of those issues is presented in this funny petty revenge story. OP (original poster), for years, has been dealing with a person, probably with the same name as her, trying to use her email account. That person doesn't really have acce…
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'We never intended to hire you': Company calls job candidate into office to take a test, only to tell them they never intended on hiring them in the first place

'We never intended to hire you': Company calls job candidate into office to take a test, only to tell them they never intended on hiring them in the first place

Companies will play on your feelings and mess you about, and often you won't be the wiser. So many job listings today don't exist. Companies post them to make it look like they're growing their business, or because they want to do some market research, or get free labor. There are so many reasons you can't trust the hiring process nowadays, but when you're looking for a job, you have no choice but to play along until you get an offer. That can take months, if not longer. This candidate showed u…
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Update: 'He cc'd his boss and my supervisors so they could all see my big mistake': Employee sends receipts to higher-ups after being accused of major mistake

Update: 'He cc'd his boss and my supervisors so they could all see my big mistake': Employee sends receipts to higher-ups after being accused of major mistake

When an account manager accused this worker of making a big mistake, the employee came back with receipts. U/LucyAriaRose knows the value of getting things in writing, as he shared in a post to the r/pettyrevenge subreddit. While working in a client-facing job , there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes that the client never gets to hear about. For this medical equipment company worker, that meant that their work in the contracting department was “challenging." And, he added, if he didn't ge…
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'I sat in my car in disbelief: Employee shares why they got fired in LinkedIn post where they describe sleeping in their car to avoid commuting to work

'I sat in my car in disbelief: Employee shares why they got fired in LinkedIn post where they describe sleeping in their car to avoid commuting to work

You put years into your career, sacrificing your own happiness to get ahead, hoping someday to save enough money for an early retirement. You volunteer at work, get to your shift on time, and even take on projects that have nothing to do with your job description or department… what don't you do to make it? Then, one fateful day, the company announced layoffs. That is, if you're lucky. If you aren't, you just show up at work to find your keycard doesn't work anymore. Then the security guard inf…
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'I have the power to make your lives inconvenient': Employee promises to make coworkers work lives harder if they continue to leave spoiled food in the fridge, telling them to 'clean up after themselves'

'I have the power to make your lives inconvenient': Employee promises to make coworkers work lives harder if they continue to leave spoiled food in the fridge, telling them to 'clean up after themselves'

Some employees think that the office manager, HR, or whoever organizes the office works for them personally. See, I was an office manager back in the day, and people would leave the dining room an absolute mess. When I opened the fridge, I frequently thought that people were growing fungi there on purpose, by leaving their containers for weeks on end. It was so frustrating that I sent out countless emails, and even held an office meeting regarding the whole thing. Nothing changed, and I eventua…
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‘A classic case of copy paste gone wrong’: Candidate receives a hilarious rejection email, followed by an apology after HR realizes they messed up

‘A classic case of copy paste gone wrong’: Candidate receives a hilarious rejection email, followed by an apology after HR realizes they messed up

The interviewing process for a new job is so tedious. Nowadays you have to go through 5 interviews, 3 assignments and need a warm recommendation from the president. Seriously, things have gotten out of hand. Why is it so hard to get a job? The market is absolutely bonkers, jobs aren't paying well enough to keep up with inflation, and recruiters ghost you after ‘being with you every step of the way’ for 2 months. It's exhausting, disappointing, and discourages you from ever finding a job. This c…
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'His inbox soon overflowed with 20 to 30 pointless emails daily': Micromanager regrets insisting on being copied on everything following malicious compliance

'His inbox soon overflowed with 20 to 30 pointless emails daily': Micromanager regrets insisting on being copied on everything following malicious compliance

Employers should learn to be careful what they wish for more than anyone else. This old adage is something we tend to teach our kids in preschool. We've heard it over and over again on television, in nursery rhymes, and in countless mediocre school productions of Into the Woods . Yet still, it seems that our managers and bosses have forgotten what things might look like if their wishes come true and the ridiculous demands they put upon their employees are met. This thread was posted to Reddit's…
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Boss enforces checking emails every 24 hours even when off work, employee maliciously complies and submits OT: 'Make sure you put it on your timesheet'

Boss enforces checking emails every 24 hours even when off work, employee maliciously complies and submits OT: 'Make sure you put it on your timesheet'

You can't expect your employees to work off the clock and not call it overtime! And if you were silly enough to enforce rules such as this without being clear about OT, that's your problem! This part-time employee tested his manager's rules about checking emails every 24 hours even when off the clock. Furthermore, he often would not be scheduled for shifts for weeks at a time, yet he had to be responsive via email all the time as if he were a full-time employee. That's a whole lot of nonsense.…
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'Boss doesn't like my new email address': Newly-fired remote worker creates petty email address to taunt ex-boss

'Boss doesn't like my new email address': Newly-fired remote worker creates petty email address to taunt ex-boss

This person unlocked a whole new level of taunting---and the person they're taunting is their ex-boss. No matter the circumstances, being fired from a job always stings. For the boss, it's as easy as letting an employee go, and never seeing them again. There are no consequences to deal with for higher-ups! But for an employee, it means suddenly not knowing if you can pay rent this month or afford to buy groceries. It sends an employee's life into a tailspin, and no one else is held accountable…
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Ex-employee turns lemons into lemonade when their petulant boss proves them right: ‘I’m taking [this email] to corporate'

This is what a fall from grace looks like
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