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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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'Now they’re asking me to pay even more': Seller insists a customer "support" them with extra shipping money

'Now they’re asking me to pay even more': Seller insists a customer "support" them with extra shipping money

One shopper is confused and suspicious after an odd encounter with the person who sold them a gift. It seems like ordering online has become such a gamble. Even if you're ordering from a site that is known to be reputable and sell handmade items, you might find you're actually ordering from some random person overseas. Some people will order a blanket or some clothing from another country , only to find that it get stuck at a border somewhere for months. This is especially irritating if you're…
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'You made your bed...': Company sends random dude a client's information via email, dude responds by clicking 'cancel' on important appointment

'You made your bed...': Company sends random dude a client's information via email, dude responds by clicking 'cancel' on important appointment

Social media sites and communication apps are readily accessible. Oftentimes it feels impossible to keep up with them all. You may feel at times that you are unable to keep up with them all. Therefore, you might occasionally need to compartmentalize and determine what is more important and what can wait till later in order to be informed and not miss any important information. But in addition to the countless texts and emails you receive daily, what would happen if you started receiving dozens…
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Clueless Boss Sends Police to Do a ‘Welfare Check’ on an Ex-Employee After Ignoring Their Resignation Notice

Spam emails hit your inbox every day. Whether you're avoiding daily discounts from incessant brands, disregarding subscription requests, or ignoring updates on your extended warranty, there's a lot of riff-raff that comes through your email that can go straight to the trash . However, when it comes to your work email inbox, there are a few messages that can cause a lot of confusion if they're never seen– like a resignation letter.
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'I guess I'm not working at all, then': Engineer gets 3 days off work after micromanager demands he provide a ‘doctor’s note' to work from home

'I guess I'm not working at all, then': Engineer gets 3 days off work after micromanager demands he provide a ‘doctor’s note' to work from home

This story is about (drum roll, please) new management and the silly demands they make in order to make a statement at a workplace. They stroll in, head high, title in check, scanning employees to see who will break the easiest. Who can they push around, and who will fight back? Well, one employee was not having it with their new boss. The employee was an engineer for the company, and they had one mandatory team day at the office. OP wasn't feeling well, so they informed their boss that they wo…
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'Want the files in a USB? Okay': Boss insists teacher hands in her reports using a USB, she maliciously complies

'Want the files in a USB? Okay': Boss insists teacher hands in her reports using a USB, she maliciously complies

Every employer has a particular way of doing things, but sometimes their rationale is so illogical that complying becomes nearly impossible. This can be especially true if their methods are only beneficial to them and no one else. To make matters worse, when bosses tend to do this, they also tend to mask their selfish needs as something beneficial to everyone, but little do they know, we all can see right through that nonsense. This teacher was pressured by the head of their department to deliv…
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'Sorry, that's not my problem': Company attempts to charge former employee for credit card ‘late fees’, end up spending $1000 in billable hours instead

'Sorry, that's not my problem': Company attempts to charge former employee for credit card ‘late fees’, end up spending $1000 in billable hours instead

When you quit, you essentially leave all your problems with that company behind. But what happens when your past catches up with you, and suddenly you are slapped with a fine you shouldn't have to pay? This person received a furious email from the former company he worked at, which read that he had to pay a certain amount that had piled up on an old credit card he'd had while being employed there. The thing was, the person had already cut it up — one year ago. So what was going on? It was a fai…
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Update: Employee refuses to change password, places the blame on another company: 'She was fired on the spot'

Update: Employee refuses to change password, places the blame on another company: 'She was fired on the spot'

Out of the many reasons an employee could get fired, this is one of the most preventable (and silly) reasons. It's never been more important to have strong passwords to protect yourself on the internet. Maybe 20 years ago it was okay to choose “password1234” as your entry code, but that'll never fly with today's advanced technology. As tech evolves, it requires more creativity to get into someone's email or computer. Even people who have had their passwords stolen before don't always take the p…
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'This was how they thanked me': IT employee saves company from fines amounting to millions, they reward him with a $20 voucher

'This was how they thanked me': IT employee saves company from fines amounting to millions, they reward him with a $20 voucher

One IT employee resolved a huge financial issue for their company that left unchecked, would have resulted in fines amounting to millions. You would think that the employee would get rewarded, but remember, this is corporate we're talking about… Nobody ever gets rewarded for being a good worker. If anything, it's quite the opposite. Continue being a good little bolt in the machine, and you'll get some pizza. Gee, thanks, boss. People often blabber on about how 'Nobody wants to work these days',…
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‘You can’t delete my emails': IT employee informs coworkers he cannot retrieve old emails due to company's mail retention policy, they turn to upper management

‘You can’t delete my emails': IT employee informs coworkers he cannot retrieve old emails due to company's mail retention policy, they turn to upper management

Don't store important files in your email. There, I said it. The chances of something happening and them all getting deleted are slim, but never zero. This advice applies even more so if you are working in a company with a mail retention policy. These employees were furious when they learned from the IT guy that every email that was older than 2 years was gone, permanently deleted, and irretrievable. They had some important financial documents that they wanted to check out again, but alas, ther…
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'[She's received] 154 emails so far': Micromanaging boss asks her employee to CC her on every email, only lasts an hour

The bane of your existence when working as a desk jockey is going through your emails. As if the toppling towers of Mount Complaint came tumbling down into your inbox, the avalanche of emails never truly ends. The moment you finally reach the mysteriously elusive '0 Unread Messages' banner, a fresh onslaught of notifications pop up to replace it.
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