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'Don't bother ur fired': Employee fired over text for not showing up for a shift they weren't even scheduled for in this viral thread

Is being a psychic medium going to be the next ridiculous requirement for an entry-level role?
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Fresh Work Memes, Jokes & Fails To Keep You From Crying Now That It's Monday

Fresh Work Memes, Jokes & Fails To Keep You From Crying Now That It's Monday

Guess what, people? It's Monday again.
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They Refused Me an Office, I Complied, They Regretted It

'I distinctly heard the yelling': Stubborn department heads conspire against new hire having an office, get chewed out

It happens all too often in your life that you run into stupid obstacles created by obstinate individuals who, for some reason or another have managed to lodge themselves in a position of power. Maybe they just don't like you, maybe they don't like what you do, maybe they just don't like the color of your tie, or — maybe they're just drooling at a chance to exercise what little control they have over their stupid lives. Whatever the reason, these “leaders” make it their mission to act as an
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Karen boss DESPERATELY needed my uniform back the next day “NO EXCUSES!”

'The new manager was one of the biggest Karens you have ever met': Fast food worker gets revenge on evil Karen boss by returning a muddy uniform

Revenge is a dish best served muddy!
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As you wish | This happened a couple or three decades ago in the military. I was in charge of the squadron budget and made sure all unit expenditures were proper (right funds account) and funds were available.

'Sir, I sent those requests to you two weeks ago': Commander demands every expenditure passes through his approval, subordinates oblige

Nothing receives a coordinated response quite like an overly-stupid directive, especially when that directive is passed by a superior who everyone already intensely dislikes. Usually, there has been a long road of headaches caused by micromanagement before the subordinates reach this point —so the superior has it coming. When you're in charge, it's important to be specific, fair, and rational with your commands, especially in the military — where following orders is incredibly important and dri…
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I got a job with one of those marketing firms, a New Age Capitalism company that insisted we all do yoga and breathing exercises while they rang a little bell and gave us affirmations about how many contracts we were all going to sell and how much money we'd all make. The job was 100% commission,

''They screwed me [...] I screwed them': Company refuses to payout huge sales commission, salesman starts own business and puts them under

All is fair in love and war, and —if you're not willing to play by the rules — don't expect anyone else to either. This salesman was confronted with the dawning, horrible truth that he was going to be cheated out of his hard-earned commission when the company he had just begun working for started making excuses about why they weren't able to pay him out. The company had foolishly set a commission structure with an aggressive exponential curve; when the salesmen joined and blew all previous sale…
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This company’s response to workers calling in sick.

'Calling in sick is probably the most destructive thing you can do here': Evil Karen boss cracks down on company's sick day policy

I smell a lawsuit coming...
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'Have yet to receive my first check': Workplace refuses to pay worker because their address was incorrect

There's no way this is legal.
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"If my work is that bad then it would be better for everyone if I quit"

'He's been telling me all year that I [...] wasn't good enough for my role': Employee quits for better job after boss threatened him all year

Here's a rare satisfying story about a horrible boss getting what he deserved!
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No OT but you won’t swap me to day shift? Ok, boss.

Employee's Horrible Boss Denies Request to Switch Shift, Gets Revenge By Working OT Against Company Policy

This supervisor got a rude awakening
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"My work demoted me to a blogger for a micromanaging sociopath, so I use an Al program [to] do all my writing for me."

'I use AI to do my job': Guy gets demoted, demotes his workplace and uses AI to complete his work

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you —at least in some situations. It doesn't take one long to come up with multiple instances where following this ethos to the letter would create some incredibly unfortunate situations. Well, when this guy was demoted and forced to work for a “micromanaging sociopath,” he decided to demote his workplace and automated his job with an AI; the work was still being done —but he didn't have to do it. Honestly, this still sounds like a win-win situation…
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My girlfriend is dying and my boss keeps asking when I'm coming back. I'm gonna quit today.

'Update: We argued. I quit': Boss insists worker leave dying girlfriend and return to work, worker quits

This worker found themself faced with pushback from their boss when they decided to take a leave of absence to spend time with their girlfriend, who is in hospice care with not much time left. After “a few weeks” off, their boss began repeatedly attempting to get them to come back, texting them 13 times in the course of a week, insisting that there was “no way” someone could be in hospice for that long. They go on to express in their original post (items #1-9) the pressure they felt, how their…
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My boss is making us sign an NDA that states we cannot speak about what we see or hear at work to anyone outside of our business for 25 years. We also are told we cannot talk about our coworkers outside of work for 25 years,and we cannot speak about the business at all. Is this normal?

Unhinged Manager Makes Servers Sign Ridiculous NDA That Bars Them From Gossiping For 25 Years

Does this horrible boss seriously think this NDA is enforceable?
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Abusive restaurant owner

'I'm ready to fire pretty much all of you': Abusive restaurant owner sends wild, unhinged messages to staff

This restaurant owner is the definition of evil...
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My boss suspended me for his negligence so I ruined his life.

'I ruined his life': Boss suspends employee for injuring themselves, employee ends their business

Manifesting traits and performing actions that squarely fall within a “Chaotic Evil” alignment is not a great business strategy. You're going to open yourself up to all kinds of legal and moral pitfalls that could result in your business being “canceled” or forced to close by authorities. Surprisingly, all too many owners think they're the “big bad” of a Dnd campaign and have become accustomed to feeling immune to consequences within their spheres of influence. Well, the party comes for you eve…
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My bf started a new job, sent me this, and turned off his phone

'This means completely turned off': Employer's autocratic cellphone policy goes viral

Just another employer who thinks they own their workers because they pay them the smallest amount that they're legally able…
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