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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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Update: 'By the end of the day, they will not have an IT company': Client requests IT company should deliver 'any email addressed to me'

Update: 'By the end of the day, they will not have an IT company': Nightmare client orders IT company to deliver 'any email addressed to me'

Be careful what you wish for… I'm sure this IT company's client was really regretful about the can of worms he opened. It helps to have a good sense of humor in the workplace, and it's especially useful while dealing with clients. Clients can be unpredictable. Some want to be completely hands-off, and let the firm they hired handle everything. They'll just be yes-men about any project as long as things are going well. Others want to be more involved and will ask for frequent updates. Then there…
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‘I pressed send and smiled': Employee sends resignation email to entire company after they were refused a raise, reviewing boss's lack of managerial skills

‘I smiled and pressed send': Employee sends resignation email to entire company after they were refused a raise, reviewing boss's lack of managerial skills

One employee sent a scathing resignation email to the entire company after quitting, due to not getting a raise in over three years. Three years is a LONG time. Has this manager not heard of companies paying their employees competitive salaries? Believe it or not, there are actually companies willing to pay their employees well. Some managers simply do not appreciate their team enough, and that leads to quick turnover, which is not the ideal business model, if you know what I mean… When will co…
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35 Witty Work Memes for Withered Employees With One Foot Out the Door

Memes that'll find you better than that post-vacation email
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'I would have to sort through dozens upon dozens of emails daily': Random guy uses 'fake' email address for spam mail, true owner of the email address finally gets revenge

'I would have to sort through dozens upon dozens of emails daily': Random guy uses 'fake' email address for spam mail, true owner of the email address finally gets revenge

You know the drill – you sign up for a company's emails for a tempting incentive, like a juicy 20% discount, and suddenly, you're bombarded with annoying emails week after week. So there's this random guy who, fed up with the spam, decides to outsmart the system. He signs up for emails using a 'fake' email address, just a random Gmail account with his first initial and last name. Unbeknownst to him, someone else actually shares the same first initial and last name and has to endure the spam...
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'Our physics exams were accidentally thrown out': Thousands of students discover their testing center trashed their final exams

About 15,200 students got an unfortunate email from their college . After several semesters of college, it's that time of year once again: finals. Final exams are notorious on college campuses, and many of them build events around it. At my college, the campus coffee shop would remain open 24/7 during finals week. There were a surprising amount of students joining me at 2 AM to study and churn out last-minute papers. In addition, the school would hold events where you could destress by petting…
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'SHOW ME THE CODE': Woman trolls scammer for hours, turning away his request for gift cards with hilarious responses

We've all heard of the gift card scam via email. And if you haven't, maybe you should read this…
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'Never put anything in writing': Worker sends scathing email after unnecessary meeting, dividing the internet

While it might be gratifying to send that email you've been desperately wanting to send or to verbally rebuke your boss for wasting your time—as with anything, it's always best to sit on it for a little while… Let that scathing email sit in your drafts until you've had a good night's sleep, and take some time to reflect on what it is you're saying and how other people will perceive it. Maybe, after a little reflection, you won't be feeling so hot-headed and will take a more diplomatic approach…
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'It's amazing what can be done when the CEO gets involved': Customer floods company execs with emails to get them to fix their computer

'It's amazing what can be done when the CEO gets involved': Frustrated customer floods company execs with emails to get them to fix their computer

Using a little insider knowledge, this customer decided to find a solution to their computer problems . When your computer is broken, your emotions can range from mild annoyance to total panic. After all, many of us work from our laptops, so if they break down, we're out of a place to type out our emails. Getting the computer fixed is a whole process, too. Customer service reps may try to give you the runaround, even after you've waited on the phone for ages. They might try to upsell you produc…
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'No one is above the rules': 'Rags to riches' CEO fires VP who broke the single rule that every employee must follow

'No one is above the rules': 'Rags to riches' CEO fires VP who broke the single rule that every employee must follow

This CEO takes his business super seriously---and what he says, goes. CEOs like this guy are one in a million. At many companies, the CEO is just some random dude who has his photo on the wall, and you'll never actually see him in person. At other places, the CEO comes in once a month or so to make themself known, chats only with other higher-ups, and leaves the office again by 3PM. None of this seems good for morale: it lets employees know that there's a job at their that pays 7 figures and in…
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‘Guess who's getting billed 16h of work for a 15 minute meeting’: Customer pays their consultant 100x more than expected after requesting a meeting that could have been an email

Everyone hates attending a meeting that could have been an email… But in corporate, white-collar America, the higher-ups eagerly await every round-robin at the conference table. C-level bosses take pleasure in the firm handshakes, they enjoy flexing their power over their employees's schedule, and they really, REALLY love hearing their own voice. However, for most employees, time is money.
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'[Your] manager is always SHOUTING': Civilized employee refuses to type in all CAPS; manager commits keyboard sabotage in an attempt to force him to comply, which backfires gloriously

Companies have all sorts of silly policies that they require their employees to follow. Some businesses have a dress code, mandatory happy hour "team building" activities, or even limits on the number of plants you can have on your desk, but rarely do you find a company that forces their employees to comply with capital letters.
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