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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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Terrible Boss Tells Woman to "Get Over" Her Miscarriage and Stop Slacking Off, Hero Supervisor Intervenes and Gets Boss Canned

When this boss was entirely unsympathetic towards her team member who had lost a late-term pregnancy, she really showed her true colors. When the miscarriage occurred her supervisor immediately approved her leave and told her to turn off her phone and take some time off. When the boss found out she was less than sympathetic, telling the supervisor that he was enabling the team member to “slack off." This thread was posted to the r/antiwork subreddit by the supervisor, Reddit user u/FancyBasil38…
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AITA for getting mad my artist hid their initials in my tattoo?

Manager Demands Worker Covers Shift on Their Day Off, Demands They Answer Their Phone When They Quit

What a downright demanding individual.
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Leaked Applebess's Executive Email Details Strategy For Worker Exploitation

Restaurant Executive Plots to Pay Workers Less By Exploiting the Rising Price of Gas in This Leaked Viral Email

A leaked email has shocked the internet today after going viral. It was posted to the Reddit r/antiwork subreddit earlier this morning, where it has earned 68k upvotes in 12 hours. An absolutely insane number of votes even for the standards of more popular subreddits.
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Just Ran Away From Work | Photo of an exit sign

Retail Worker "Runs Away" From Job, Never Goes Back, People Share Their Similar Stories

The ONLY solution for working retail.
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Ex-Chili's Employee Dedicates TikTok to Exposing Workplace Horror Stories, Now Chili's Is Trying to Ban Her from the App

Ex-Chili's Employee Dedicates TikTok to Exposing Workplace Horror Stories, Now Chili's is Trying to Ban Her from the App

She not only has a surplus of personal horror stories from working there, she's also getting viewers to share their crappy Chili's experience too.
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Boss said I had to stop going to hospital appointments. Shocked upon seeing my resignation.

Sick Employee Quits When Boss Tries to Tell Them to Stop Missing Work For Hospital Visits

When this employee missed work due to a serious chronic illness, management called a meeting because they were “Seriously concerned.” It wasn't the employee's well-being they were concerned about. Oh no, they were concerned with a decrease in KPIs and other performance metrics.
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Guy Accused of Wage Theft When He Clocks in For Meetings

This employee was accused of committing wage theft when they clocked in for “hour-long” meetings. As commenters have noted, there is wage theft happening here, but the boss is confused about who is the one doing the thieving. This thread was trending after it was posted to the r/antiwork subreddit this week and has earned 10k upvotes. The poster, Reddit user u/DannoWhamo, was the one who posted the topic regarding this experience that they had at work. They noted that they were “Tired of spendi…
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Teenage Girl Gets Fired by Heartless Sonic Manger After She Called Out to Grieve Four of Her Friends She Lost the Night Before

Teenage Girl Gets Fired by Heartless Sonic Manager After She Called Out to Grieve Four of Her Friends She Lost the Night Before

He said, “I run a business.” Really, Sonic? Do better.
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Two Part Story: New Owner Doesn't Know How to Run Company, Fires Employee For "Not Going Above and Beyond", She Deletes All of Her Extra Work Before Leaving

This owner is putting a lot of faith in his mouse tracking software.
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Woman Infuriatingly Fired For Telling A Customer the Truth, Tells Boss to Clear Off

When this woman's employer raised their rates at the start of the year, they told their customers that it was to cover the cost of “raises for all employees in the amount of $1.00/hr.” A customer showed her the letter and asked if she had received her raise, caught off guard and unaware, the woman answered truthfully; She hadn't. This story was shared to Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit by u/vVWARLOCKVv , the woman's husband; in the story, he describes the injustice that his wife faced at the hand…
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HR Tells Guy He Should Work Weekends if He Has Time to Complete Freelance Work, He Quits

“If you have any free time it should be spent working for us, because we pay you a salary.” Ok, then I quit.
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My wife isn't getting a raise this year because I make good money and the men in the office "need it more"

Woman Denied Raise Because Her Husband Makes Too Much and "The Men in the Office Need it More"

A graphic designer was told by her marketing firm that she was not going to be receiving a salary increase, despite her stellar performance because her husband “makes good money." The story was posted to the r/antiwork subreddit by the woman's husband, who uses the username u/DLS3141. The ordeal took place after his wife's company completed their performance reviews. She received “glowing reviews from her boss," as she did every year. It wasn't until she didn't receive a raise, as she had in pr…
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Company didn't want to pay me a fair wage and the day after I quit, it cost the company around $40 Million.

IT Guy Underpaid at 29k Per Year, Leaves and Costs the Company $40 Million

This underpaid IT professional waited years for fair treatment from his bosses. The work doubled and then tripled, but the pay never reflected his efforts. He wouldn't prove how essential he was to the company until he left… and cost them $40 Million. Redditor u/slw_motion_trainwrck shared this story to the r/antiwork subreddit. A subreddit that seeks to raise awareness about workers' rights and increase visibility on the issues and mistreatment people face from poor employers. Commenters and c…
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You're going to assign me to make balloon animals at a site with no kids? OK, I'll just do my job

Malicious Compliance: Balloon Artist Inexplicably Assigned to Bar With No Children Makes "Lewd Balloon Animals" Instead

When this balloon artist upset the wrong person, they found themselves repeatedly assigned to a location lacking the usual clientele. To the establishment's horror, they decided to take matters into their own hands and began making lewd balloon animals, which were a smash hit. Redditor u/Shaftway shared this story today to Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit. A subreddit where people share stories about “People conforming to the letter, but not the spirit, of a request.” As evident in the…
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Lunch is only an hour? No problem

Boss Insists on Precise Lunch Breaks, Employee Forced to Be Less Efficient to Comply

An employee who had been going out of their way to take care of an inefficient task during their lunch break was reprimanded for going over their lunch hour. When they informed their boss what they had been doing, they were met with a stone wall of stupidity and indifference. This left them with no option but to do the task in the usual inefficient manner, thus extending the overall time away from their desk. Redditor u/The-Golden-Ranger shared this story to the r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit.…
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