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waitress lists every traumatic experience she's had while working in the service industry

'Moments from working in the service industry that altered my brain chemistry': Server recounts every toxic experience she's had as a restaurant employee

If you've ever worked in a restaurant then you know chaos lives there. Whether it's working along toxic managers and coworkers or having to deal with entitled Karen customers—it's unavoidable in the service industry.
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'Under his command the company need[ed] extra 2000 manhours when for over 10 years it never did': New boss sets stupid new rules for factory shut down, the predictable occurs

It's incredible how often new managers and owners fail to learn not to touch things until they understand them. Except, they're usually so wrapped up and embroiled in their own egos that they're blinded to logic or reason. Desperate to prove themselves and their competence — they proceed to make the most incompetent and inconceivable changes to things that should have been left well enough alone. From there, the predictable happens: The workplace and/or budgets spiral out of control, and the bo…
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'Going to work so embarrassing, letting everybody know you need money': 20+ fresh work memes to share and commiserate

'Going to work so embarrassing, letting everybody know you need money': 20+ fresh work memes to share and commiserate

Happy commiserating!
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My Employer Was Sold. We were all laid off and told we could re-apply for our jobs. Nobody Applied.

'No one single person has re-applied for their old job': New owners lay off entire staff and force workers to reapply for their job, no one does

When this (very profitable) small family-owned business was sold off, the new owners greedily rubbed their greasy hands together and contemplated how they were going to ruin it.
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I’m a full time, salaried employee. I’m never late. Can my employer force me to make up 8 minutes of time? This seems petty.

'This seems petty': Horrible boss demands their salaried employee make up 8 minutes of lateness

Pick and choose your battles, dude!
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Cheapskate Boss | I worked as a shift supervisor in a department of about 60 employees. Every year there is a designated week to celebrate our profession.

'I saw red': Cheapskate boss forces shift supervisors to pay for company pizza parties and refuses to tip, shift supervisors pays them in pettily dispensed pennies

Company pizza parties are, at best, a bandage solution for poor employee morale resulting from poor company culture and worker compensation; shelling out $60 for a few pizzas doesn't suddenly erase months of missed breaks, understaffing, unpaid overtime, and other practices that reek of borderline exploitation. Yet — this is the go-to solution for so many workplaces that insist that their exploited, exhausted workers are “family” — if that's really how you treat your family… are they still spea…
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Elon Musk fired developer via Twitter | I have spent ~6yrs working on Twitter for Android and can say this is wrong.

Viral Twitter Thread: 'He's fired': Elon Musk fires developer via tweet for publicly correcting him on Twitter in viral exchange

As the Twitter meltdown continues to unfold, Elon Musk has just excused a Staff Software Engineer — who dared to speak out against his rhetoric — via Twitter.
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i "embarrassed" my boss after coming in “late” on my day off, and working 10 hours to appease one of his “good customers”

'Update: I am now being berated after coming in on my day off, working 10 hours, and cancelling an appointment': Boss ridicules employee after they work overtime on their day off to help boss's friend, employee quits

Imagine trading your day off, working a 10-hour shift, and canceling a vital appointment to help your boss's friend out — only to have your boss throw it back in your face by telling you how “embarrassed” he was that you weren't able to make it to a location, an hour away, at 7 am.
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'We were all shocked': New Owners Lay Off All Employees and Tells Them to Re-Apply For Their Jobs, Nobody Does

This company and its new owners experienced an important lesson when they laid off all of their employees in a cruel and misguided power-play. The issue was… When the time came to decide which employees they wanted to keep, no one had reapplied. Reddit user u/alldogzzarebeautiful posted this topic to the r/antiwork subreddit. The thread is full of vigor and fury at the injustice that they suffered at the hands of the company's new owners. This is a tactic that companies loved to use when they h…
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'Will you be at work?': Boss fires pregnant worker after they visit the ER and are assigned bedrest for fainting

Just imagine: You're having one of the worst moments of your life — and your boss wants to know if you're going to make your shift.
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Work Memes For Those Of You Who Are Mentally Out-Of-The-Office for the Holiday Season Already

Work Memes For Those Of You Who Are Already Mentally Out-Of-The-Office for the Holiday Season

It's an undisputed fact that by November, you are mentally not present at work until January.
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my coworker has the system beat and they can't do anything to fire him

'He seriously is only seen at breaks and lunch': Coworker spends every work day in the bathroom and HR can't do anything about it

This coworker just might be an infuriating genius!
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Too many employers don't truly value their worker's contributions — or outwardly appear to in order to devalue and reduce the employee's self-worth and keep them underfoot.

'My boss met with me and cried': Boss breaks down when employee gets new job they were told they were unqualified for

Too many employers don't truly value their worker's contributions — or outwardly appear to in order to devalue and reduce the employee's self-worth and keep them underfoot. This strategy manifests itself as a weird employment form of “negging” (if you don't know what this is, consider yourself lucky) in which the employer/manager will attempt to reduce the employee's
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Funniest Memes for People Who Hate Their Job and Would Totally Consider Quiet Quitting, but Really Need That Paycheck

Funniest Memes for People Who Hate Their Job and Would Totally Consider Quiet Quitting, but Really Need That Paycheck

Gotta get that bag
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Let’s shame people for using their medical benefits

'It was a slap in the face': Pregnant employee's boss shames her at the company meeting for having to go to the emergency room

This garbage CEO should really think before he speaks...
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Why yes, I'd love to convert a ten minute task into a three day project!

'It only needs to be, what, half a page? Can't be that hard': Horrible boss assumes employee's work will take no time to summarize

We love a condescending boss getting the rude awakening he deserves!
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