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 Micromanager’s criticism backfires as junior employee withdraws support, prompting boss’s desperate plea for help

Micromanager’s criticism backfires as junior employee withdraws support, prompting boss’s desperate plea for help

Every business has a different hierarchical structure that is exclusive to it. The account provided in the story below comes from a former student. The original poster (OP) was a university student majoring in English. During her time as a student, she launched the department newsletter and helped with the editing and publication of the annual literary journal. She significantly improved the newsletter and the magazine, but since she was still viewed as a junior editor, she was expected to perf…
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'Every time the line moved and I followed, I would get rammed by their suitcase': Entitled couple invades personal space in airport security line, employees notice and step in for instant karma

Who doesn't love a good instant karma story? Especially when it's a couple of entitled people who have no concern for others around them. A pair of Karen's, if you will. This entitled couple was waiting in line for airport security. According to the Original Poster (OP), the line wasn't too long, but there was only one employee checking every single person, causing the line to go dreadfully slow. Unfortunately for the OP, he was standing in front of the entitled couple. Every time the line mo...
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Boss sends coworker to go to employee's house after she didn't answer her phone on vacation: She [wanted] to talk in person about this urgent task'

This is definitely crossing the line… and probably illegal, too. This poor employee works for a school district that was gearing up for summer break. Before they leave, all the teachers have the responsibility of submitting important paperwork before they take their annual leave. Well, when one coworker left the team high and dry, their entitled boss tried to get the Original Poster (OP) to finish the coworker's work. After refusing , saying that there simply wasn't enough time in the workday t…
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'Is this a joke?!': Micromanager demands constant availability from part-time employee and issues write-up for not answering the phone on day off

'Is this a joke?!': Micromanager demands constant availability from part-time employee and issues write-up for not answering the phone on day off

If one wants to hold onto their job and advance in the company, they should treat it seriously. Having said that, do you still owe your manager an explanation of what you are doing and with whom when you are not in the office? The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. The original poster (OP) receives hourly pay for his part-time job at the local gym. At first, everything was going smoothly, and OP was enjoying working with the fitness enthusiasts. However, things took a terrible…
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Employee deals with male karen who throws dirty towel at him, even though his room was cleaned during his multiple day stay

Male Karen throws his dirty towel at front desk employee because housekeepers had left for the night after a busy weekend: ‘We're short staffed’

All is fair until customers start throwing stuff at you.
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‘Don’t try to fool me…’: Entitled couple fakes lost ticket to steal man's prepaid plane seat

‘Don’t try to fool me…’: Entitled couple fakes lost ticket to steal man's prepaid plane seat

When traveling, whether it's for business purposes between states or a long-distance trip to the chilly alpine slopes of Switzerland, it's necessary to adhere to airline etiquette. The story below is an account of a frustrated traveler. The original poster (OP) had just returned home to Seattle from Florida. In the story that follows, OP describes his interaction with an entitled couple who attempted to steal his designated seat. They tried to claim the seats as their own at first, but when tha…
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Angry neighbor gets upset when man mows his lawn during reasonable, neighbor gets the karma she deserves

Man's neighbor threatens to call police for mowing his lawn, so he stops mowing their side of the yard: ‘I said it's too loud and I might get in trouble"

"Daughter dearest" gets the karma she deserves.
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'Finally, justice getting served!': Homeowner spends hundreds of dollars to find source of banging noise, catches entitled neighbor kid kicking house and running away

As kids, many of us indulged in harmless pranks around the neighborhood—ding-dong-ditching, TP-ing, you name it. It was just part of growing up. Now as adults with our own homes, we've come to realize just how irritating these 'innocent' pranks can be. It's like karma has come full circle. However, one recent incident takes the cake in terms of annoyance factor. A particularly entitled kid has been repeatedly kicking his neighbor's house. Yes, kicking it.
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Partygoers refuse to leave event empty handed, raid event, leaving hosts high and dry with nothing to serve remaining guests

Partygoers refuse to leave event empty handed, raid event, leaving hosts high and dry with nothing to serve remaining guests

The odd thing about social etiquette is that it varies from group to group and is learned by imitation rather than explicit instruction. Conforming to the society you are a part of requires you to uphold certain societal standards and ideals continuously. The story that follows is from the perspective of an irate partygoer. This past weekend, the original poster (OP) attended a friend's summer block party. The guests seemed to enjoy the celebration, and the hosts seemed pleased with how everyth…
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Neighbor gets ultimate revenge on entitled construction workers who constantly break noise rules and steal electricity from his outdoor outlets: 'Cue the whining and complaining'

No one likes the sound of construction in their neighborhood. Sure, it's necessary, but after a long day of work, the last thing you want to come home to is constant hammering and beeping from loud construction equipment. Even worse, when all that noise wakes you up in the morning before you have the chance to snooze your alarm. This guy lives in an area where there are rules for noise. Noise is allowed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and there is no construction or industrial noise on Sundays. Seven in…
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 'Is this a prank?': Job seeker rejected for appearing ‘too desperate’ in job pursuit

'Is this a prank?': Job seeker rejected for appearing ‘too desperate’ in job pursuit

Finding a job is never an enjoyable or simple task. Some would even go so far as to suggest that it's physically demanding and brutal. But just like anything else in life, there are moments when you have to carry out tasks you may not particularly enjoy in order to further your career. A frustrated job seeker is described in the account below. The original poster (OP) had been struggling to find a job for a while. He is searching for that one person who will have faith in him, in his skills, in…
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Photographer sabotages wedding photos after harsh family criticism, ruining precious memories

Photographer sabotages wedding photos after harsh family criticism, ruining precious memories

Your priorities should always be centered around your family. You ought to go above and beyond to ensure the happiness of your loved ones. But what would you do if your family openly disregarded your field of employment and treated you like an unnecessary burden? Would you still treat them with the highest regard? The story below is an account of a frustrated cousin. The original poster (OP) volunteered to be the photographer for his cousin's wedding. He felt obligated to help the couple in any…
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'You've got to be kidding me...': Micromanager demands employee clock out during downtime, yet demands on-site availability ‘just in case’

'You've got to be kidding me...': Micromanager demands employee clock out during downtime, yet demands on-site availability ‘just in case’

The workspace is equally, if not more, significant than the task at hand. It is essential that the people in charge of overseeing you truly want you to succeed. Still, how would you respond if, in an attempt to save a few bucks, your manager tried to clock you into and out of the shift every time there was an off-peak hour? The story below is an account of a confused employee. The original poster (OP) works at a kayak launch. He'd been employed by the same company for a considerable amount of t…
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'She paid insurance and taxes for years': Couple discovers after 40 years they were scammed, realizing they only own half their land and have been paying to maintain neighbor's property

At this point, the couple should legally be entitled to the land they've paid to maintain. When you purchase a large sum of property, you assume the legal documents are correct. Forty years ago, a husband and wife purchased five acres of farmland from the previous owners. They've lived on the land for the past four decades, paying insurance and taxes on the land, even paying thousands of dollars to repair old buildings that were part of the property, only to find out it didn't belong to them. 
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'Boomer went into a full-on rage, probably partially from being put in his place by a woman': Entitled customer ignores signs and claims couple cut in line, worker backs up couple

Imagine getting yelled at for simply following directions. This couple walked into a restaurant and headed over to the bar to get some drinks before finding a place to sit. When they walked up, five boomers were standing in a line, waiting for their turn, when there were clearly five open registers. The couple noticed the sign placed directly in the middle of the bar that said, 'Do NOT line up. Just come to a register, and we will help you.' So, the couple followed directions and did just that.…
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After employee voices his opinions during company meeting, micromanager notifies him he is no longer welcome on the team

After employee voices his opinions during company meeting, micromanager notifies him he is no longer welcome on the team

In the corporate world, there are unwritten rules that need to be adhered to. If, for whatever reason, you decide to deviate from the norm, you should be prepared for the hits that will inevitably come your way. The following story tells the account of the employee who decided to stand up for himself in front of the company's managers. The original poster (OP) had been employed by the same business for a considerable amount of time. Even though he might be very talented in his field, the compan…
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