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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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'You are too expensive': Boss fires employee, employee forces boss to compensate them for a full year and gets job at the competition

'You are too expensive': Boss fires employee, employee forces boss to compensate him for a full year and gets job at the competition

If this employee's boss thought he was expensive before he got fired, well, it turns out he was even more expensive to fire. There has to be something gratifying about proving to your boss that they made a mistake, and in this case, making it far too late for them to back out of their poor decision-making. It all started after this Redditor's boss pulled him aside one day and told him that they needed to have a discussion during his next coffee break. When OP walked into the meeting and saw the…
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'Selling my condo [...] to move in with my now ex gf': 20+ expensive mistakes from regretful people

'Selling my condo [...] to move in with my now ex gf': 20+ expensive mistakes from regretful people

Everyone has made an unfortunate money-related decision at some point in their lives. For some folks, it could be as small as buying a ridiculously overpriced sandwich. For others, it could be as big as a messy divorce. People don't always love to admit when they've spent an exorbitant amount of money on something. It's much easier to live in denial and pretend like it was all worth it. However, these brave souls decided to own up to their expensive mistakes on the Internet. Their stories were…
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'I called... to tell him the great news, and he loses it': Service advisor tells customer about cheap fix for his car, he insists on an expensive new fuel pump

'I called... to tell him the great news, and he loses it': Service advisor tells customer about cheap fix for his car, he insists on an expensive new fuel pump

Car owners have immense pride over their precious vehicles. People who are into cars get so invested in the details that make their automobile shine, from shiny rims to blackout windows. All of these extras don't come cheap, but for lots of people, their car is their favorite hobby, and they'll pour hundreds or thousands into making it look the best it can be. This person also took a lot of pride in his car , but it's less about love for his vehicle, and more about him thinking he can never be…
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'Trust me, just do it': Contractor scores $12,000 extra on a job because a know-it-all client insists his measurements are accurate; they are not

Clients lie. This is the one thing that is certain for every contractor in every industry. For some reason, know-it-all clients feel like it's some kind of flex to press their hobby knowledge on someone who is literally a professional in that field. In this case, a pushy Californian client was getting his home remodeled and couldn't fight his manly urge to try and teach his contractor a thing or two...
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'My stuff was more precious to me than her dignity': Girl steals $12,000 worth of watches and jewelry from her cousin's bedroom, gets caught in the act then offended when he goes through her bag

When a family member becomes financially successful and is moving forward in life, why is it that hangers-on and fringe members of the family feel entitled to a piece of their success? Your cousin may be buying fancy jewelry and accessories with their new-found cash, but that certainly doesn't entitle you to a piece of their diamond encrusted pie.
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Gave my 12 y/o kid a $50 apple gift card, woke up to this, this morning. One of the charges was for $75, the lowest was $3.75, average was about $20. Did manage to get it all reversed, more in comments..

'Kid is about to lose his computer to eBay': Dad threatens to take son's computer after he runs up massive gaming bill

Owning a credit card is a big responsibility, and it definitely shouldn't fall into the hands of a Roblox-obsessed preteen. One dad found that out the hard way, as he shared with the r/mildlyinfuriating Reddit community. At first, he was just sharing a long receipt of micro transactions that his son had made at the App Store . Spend a dollar here and twenty dollars there and it can really add up fast! The kiddo thought he had a gift card to spend, but once the gift card ran out, he was able to…
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20+ Top DIY Fails for Lone Rangers Who Chose to Walk the Road Alone

20+ Top DIY Fails for Lone Rangers Who Chose to Walk the Road Alone

There are some things you shouldn't cheap out on.
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‘You Don’t Want to Do That’ : Employee's Good Intentions Prove Futile, Cheap Customer Picks Wrong Manager to Mess With, Leading to Karen Face Off

‘You Don’t Want to Do That’ : Employee's Good Intentions Prove Futile, Cheap Customer Picks Wrong Manager to Mess With, Leading to Karen Face Off

When a Karen meets her match, it's practically divine intervention… Good intentions are futile when it comes to ungrateful customers. Why bother attempting to save them a few bucks if they're going to wave you off and demand to speak to your manager? You know full well what's going to happen when they get involved, but the unsuspecting customer sure doesn't. This tale of malicious compliance is of the above example. A waiter took to Reddit, sharing the time he worked as a cashier in an oddly ex…
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‘You Messed With the Wrong Neighbor’ : HOA Penalize Man With Unfair Fines, He Plays Ultimate Long Game in Revenge, Leads to Foreclosure on Vice President's Home for Unpaid Fines Amounting to $10,000

Some housing communities have something called a homeowner association, and oftentimes, its purpose is to act as a little parasite, bugging people to no end with ridiculous notions such as 'Making sure your lawn is green enough' — in February , no less. This man was fined for exactly that, as well as for the fact that his trash cans were 1 foot away from where they were 'supposed to be', and he found it utterly ludicrous. He refused to accept this reality, so he came up with a plan. What ensued…
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'Two cups... made me transcend the space-time continuum': Guy shares his TIFU learning moment, says it was a 'terrible discovery'

'Two cups... made me transcend the space-time continuum': Guy shares his TIFU learning moment, says it was a 'terrible discovery'

Breakfast time is not the best time for kitchen experiments, as one unfortunate dude learned the hard way. As he shared in a r/TIFU (today I f***** up) post that gained thousands of comments, he shared his brewing experience with us, so that we may absorb his wisdom. Basically, the OP did a lot of research on coffee, and kind of fell down a rabbit hole, leading to them purchasing an expensive new toy to make coffee with. But the OP clearly didn't do quite enough research, as they explain in the…
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‘It’s Still My Money!’ : Dad Decides to Reinvest Daughter’s College Fund Towards His New Step Kids Education Following Her Early Graduation, Family Drama Ensues

‘It’s Still My Money!’ : Dad Decides to Reinvest Daughter’s College Fund Towards His New Step Kids Education Following Her Early Graduation, Family Drama Ensues

College in the States is hella expensive. Kids these days take out a ridiculous amount of student loans that equate to buying a house or two. Oftentimes, when parents can afford to, they'll help. We're talking big bucks here, upwards of 60 thousand dollars… that's an enormous sum of money to put into your education, but at this point, it's just how the world works. When your family gets involved in your expenses, ‘fun stuff’ starts hitting the fan, if you get what I mean… Heated discussions and…
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20 People whose expensive mistakes cost them big

20 People whose expensive mistakes cost them big

It only takes a second to change your life forever, as these people found out when caused some rather costly mishaps. Lots of people mess up installing TVs , like one person who forgot to check for studs before installing a new flat screen . That's just the tip of the iceberg, though. From smushed car doors to demolished art pieces , these people will be thinking of that one goof-up for a long time to come. After that, help one Redditor decide their fate, as they shared this annoying message fr…
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‘It’s Just So F-up Up. I Work So Hard for $15/Hour’ : Drama Ensues After Jealous Sister in Law Cries and Makes Scene When Her Brother’s Fiancé Shares Her Salary

‘It’s Just So F-ed Up. I Work So Hard for $15/Hour’ : Drama Ensues After Jealous Sister in Law Cries and Makes Scene When Her Brother’s Fiancé Shares Her Salary

Too much information or nah?
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AITAH for locking up my "valuables" in my house

'I simply cannot afford to keep buying more skincare': Woman locks expensive products in a safe so her boyfriend will stop using them

This 21-year-old had to lock her skincare products in a safe to keep her boyfriend from using them.
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The Biggest Scams We All Keep Falling For

"Oh, but you have to spend the money."
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