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'You need me more than I need you...': Undervalued employee refuses to back down after company goes after him for quitting, despite earning them $1.5 million

'You need me more than I need you...': Undervalued employee refuses to back down after company goes after him for quitting, despite earning them $1.5 million

People will stop at nothing to climb the corporate ladder and achieve success in the competitive field of business. Having said that, how would you react if an individual in a position of power attempted to coerce you into following their instructions? Would you let your fear overcome you, or would you outsmart their sly tactics and advance toward your goal? The story below is an account of a hard-working individual. The Original Poster (OP) has spent a considerable amount of time employed by t…
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Grown nephew gets caught red-handed trying to scam his uncle out of $800 because: ‘He stopped giving me birthday presents after I turned 18, so I figured he owed me,’ doesn't see a dime

Grown nephew gets caught red-handed trying to scam his uncle out of $800 because: ‘He stopped giving me birthday presents after I turned 18, so I figured he owed me,’ doesn't see a dime

Family is family, but sometimes family doesn't act so family…
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'Let them down slowly': Apartment dweller hijacks the elevator to get payback against an entitled group of dawdlers

There are very few chances to bring karma around and let these entitled people know they're acting inconsiderately, but sometimes life presents you with a golden opportunity for some petty revenge.
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'Knock ‘em down a peg!’: Estimator for a niche construction manufacturing company puts his micromanaging managers in place with one ‘car-less’ mistake

'Knock ‘em down a peg!’: Estimator for a niche construction manufacturing company puts his micromanaging managers in place with one ‘car-less’ mistake

If you're going to be a micromanaging kind of manager, then you should at least do it with correct grammar…
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'Last warning...': Aisle passenger disrespects man's personal space the entire flight and keeps closing the window to bother him, man settles the score once they land

'Last warning...': Aisle passenger disrespects man's personal space the entire flight and keeps closing the window to bother him, man settles the score once they land

It's crucial to learn flight etiquette before boarding an airplane. Proper flight etiquette comprises three distinct components, namely aisle and window manners, light on/off timing, and toilet passage. The story that follows is an account of a frustrated passenger. In order to enjoy the short cross-country flight, the Original Poster (OP) specifically reserved a window seat. But the aisle passenger continued to close the window shades, going against the wishes of OP and, in a way, depriving hi…
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'Oh, it must be nice to just sit at the register': Karen manager taunts employee and tells him not to do any work, so he doesn't

'Oh, it must be nice to just sit at the register': Karen manager taunts employee and tells him not to do any work, so he doesn't

Let this serve as a friendly reminder that sarcasm doesn't function well in the workplace. Every so often, maybe twice a year, this Karen manager decides to lose her mind and accuse everyone of doing everything wrong. She runs a small but always moderately busy convenience store. Well, the other day, she decided it was time for her tantrum. Her employee had just finished restocking and cleaning the store and had returned to the register when his Karen boss came storming and sardonically told hi…
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'I can give as good as I get...': Man confronts Karen and demands that she stop handing out his number to random people, Karen refuses to comply, leading to a full-blown virtual dispute

'I can give as good as I get...': Man confronts Karen and demands that she stop handing out his number to random people, Karen refuses to comply, leading to a full-blown virtual dispute

People frequently switch their phone numbers. They might change it because of an impending move, work-related concerns, or any number of other good reasons. The problem arises, though, when that person continues to give out their old phone number even though they aren't the legitimate owner. The story that follows introduces us to a frustrated individual who has been pushed to the brink of hopelessness. The Original Poster (OP) purchased a new phone number two years ago. Ever since he activated…
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'An especially egregious occurrence:' Handicap driver reports truck blocking 8 handicap parking spots, truck driver hits a pole mid-complaint while trying to make his getaway

'An especially egregious occurrence:' Handicap driver reports truck blocking 8 handicap parking spots, truck driver hits a pole mid-complaint while trying to make his getaway

Watching karma in action.
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Tenant increased apartment value by tending to neglected garden, landlord attempts to ‘kick’ tenant out to profit from the fruits of his labor

Tenant increased apartment value by tending to neglected garden, landlord attempts to ‘kick’ tenant out to profit from the fruits of his labor

Landlords could end up being your best friend or, in contrast, your biggest enemy. However, how would you respond if your landlord attempted to profit from the fruits of your labor? Would you silently submit or fight for what's right? The story that follows is the story of a clever tenant. After residing in his apartment for some time, the Original Poster (OP) decided to remodel his yard in an effort to make his house feel more like a home. The garden was finally finished, with stunning foliage…
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‘Is this some kind of joke?!’: Undervalued employee demoted to workstation near restroom as an office is ‘above her pay grade’

‘Is this some kind of joke?!’: Undervalued employee demoted to workstation near restroom as an office is ‘above her pay grade’

In the realm of business, there will always be those at the top and bottom of the corporate ladder. It's your responsibility to gradually establish your position at the top. But let us not fool ourselves; the only reason they are there instead of you is because they had the audacity to be born ten years ahead of you. The employee who was left speechless and booted from her office as it was 'above her pay grade' is recounted in the story below. To put things in perspective, the Original Poster (…
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‘The head of the HOA was fuming’: Guy drives HOA board members crazy over the color of his house

‘The head of the HOA was fuming’: Guy drives HOA board members crazy over the color of his house

If HOAs want to enforce pointless rules, then they better be prepared for people to expose just how pointless said rules are. Here, we have a guy who just wanted to paint his house a light green color but did not realize that the HOA had to approve the color. When the head of the HOA came by to discuss the paint job, he purposely left out this reminder so that the resident could later be fined for not complying. That’s when the resident decided to get petty in return. He proceeded to submit doz…
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Employees outraged over company causally announcing shifting to a 42.5-hour workweek: 'They actually tried to spin this as a way to promote equity'

No one wants to work more hours per week. For more money, maybe, but what about working more hours per week for the same amount of money? No thanks. Nowadays, a four-day workweek is becoming increasingly popular, with studies showing that employees are actually more productive when the workweek is reduced by a day. And it makes sense because an extra day off can help prevent burnout and improve overall work-life balance. In fact, a shorter work week could motivate employees to complete their wo…
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‘One minute more and would have been time theft, right?': Employee hangs up a work call in the middle of his own sentence to teach petty manager a lesson

‘One minute more and would have been time theft, right?': Employee hangs up a work call in the middle of his own sentence to teach petty manager a lesson

Are you an employee at a job that works you to the bone with lousy pay? Then maybe you could benefit from this beautiful thing called “malicious compliance”—check it out!
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'Oh, the look she gave me': Entitled bartender gets her comeuppance, salty customer tosses pennies on the floor

'Oh, the look she gave me': Entitled bartender gets her comeuppance, salty customer tosses pennies on the floor

99.99% of bartenders do not deserve this treatment, but this one will be satisfying for those of you who have ever encountered that 0.01% of folks who deserve their comeuppance. As someone who has often been mistreated by bartenders at noisy establishments that favor a more alpha male presence, I certainly enjoyed hearing about an entitled bartender getting called out for treating an innocent customer like a complete and total nuisance. This person was on the clock on a quiet night and was spea…
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Resident hides neighbor’s trash can to prevent sanitation workers from having to empty it as 'punishment' for taking out the trash after hours, neighborly dispute ensues

Resident hides neighbor’s trash can to prevent sanitation workers from having to empty it as 'punishment' for taking out the trash after hours, neighborly dispute ensues

A neighborly dispute might develop into a vicious rivalry or just harmless fun. Whatever the situation, though, nobody can deny that it makes for a fantastic story in the end. The story that follows is an account of a frustrated neighbor. The Original Poster (OP) relays the time that his neighbor unintentionally sparked a neighborhood conflict over a trash can. In other words, the neighbors, who served as the community's ‘garbage police’, decided when every single resident of the street had to…
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'You will respect me': 47-year-old Nurse Karen throws tantrum at younger coworker, embarrasses herself in front of a patient

'You will respect me': 47-year-old Nurse Karen throws tantrum at younger coworker, embarrasses herself in front of a patient

Having a Karen coworker feels like going into battle every single day of the work week. You have to walk into your place of work ready and prepared to be lectured, condescended to, and poorly treated. If the Karen in question is your equal, don't worry: she'll still talk down to you no matter what. Having a Karen for a coworker is largely about picking and choosing when to defend yourself and when to be the bigger person and let her nonsense go in one ear and out the other. Generally, you want…
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