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'There is no such thing as business ethics': Top HR nightmare stories featuring entitled bosses and unprofessional coworkers

'There is no such thing as business ethics': Top HR nightmare stories featuring entitled bosses and unprofessional coworkers

Working in human resources requires keeping a lot of drama to yourself. This poses a problem for those of us on the internet who want all the juicy gossip about all the messed up workplace environments so that we can feel ever so slightly better about our own messed up workplace situations. Thankfully, these HR employees were bold enough to share their stories and spill the tea for the rest of us. It comes as no surprise to report that the vast majority of these anecdotes involve those at the t…
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'[My] signed 20k contract is [...] nowhere to be found': HR informs employee that his signing bonus is $10K instead of promised $20K

'[My] signed 20k contract is [...] nowhere to be found': HR informs employee that his signing bonus is $10K instead of promised $20K

Always document everything!
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HR demands central corporate process is followed, trainer takes control of their workshop to train them on those processes beating them at their own game: 'We mapped out every single step'

“if you ever need to refuse to do something in [the] corporate world, don't say you won't do it—accept it and make sure it slows to an excruciating crawl.” Words written by this worker have never been more true, and those who successfully navigate the corporate world find themselves consistently using this tactic to shake off unwanted work without bringing needless attention to themselves. This worker was an employee of a large corporate entity tasked with training employees and managers alike.…
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'[I] went for another technicality': Employee maliciously complies with HR's photo request

'[I] went for another technicality': Employee maliciously complies with HR's photo request

When you're right, you're right. If you can bend the rules without breaking them, it's your prerogative to try! U/The-Oncoming-Storm has run into the same dilemma that lots of employees these days face: how do you choose a good headshot photo for your workplace? Some folks choose to get professional headshots , especially actors and those in other performing arts careers. But for the rest of us, paying hundreds for a headshot for work isn't feasible. Instead, you'll need to choose a nice selfie…
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Boss declines pregnant employee's requests for accommodation a week before her due date, HR steps in and grants her leave immediately

It's often said that HR is never on your side, but is merely there to maintain an equilibrium that will prevent the organization from opening itself to vulnerability or liability. They are there to manage the “human” resources of the company, and—well, that's you . Still, in instances where you're dealing with someone in the organization—be it a boss, coworker, or other party—who is so incredibly off base with their actions or reasoning, then it just makes sense to go to HR and help them see yo…
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Job candidate doesn't show up to meeting, HR publicly shames them on the internet and posts their private messages: 'Look what she has done'

Human resource employees don't always get the best rep, and unfortunately, this particular employee is not helping their case. After hiring a candidate, the candidate suddenly cut off communication and ghosted the company. According to other HR professionals, this behavior is not uncommon in the early stages of hiring. But unfortunetly for the candidate, she chose the wrong HR employee to ghost. Instead of addressing the issue internally, the employee took to LinkedIn and posted a public call-o…
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22 Hilarious Human Resources Memes Every Employee Can Relate To

Another day, another eight hours spent in the office. There are some days when office life is a breeze. You get to hang out with your favorite coworkers, the workload is light, and you might even get to hit up your favorite lunch spot. Ah, the sweet taste of a midday burrito! Not all days are a grind. But then, there are the other days. The days where you're hanging on by a thread, furiously trying to chip away at the looming pile of work on your desk. You find yourself trapped in the endless s…
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'HR didn't want to have an awkward conversation: One employee's bad habit causes human resources to create brand new rule

'HR didn't want to have an awkward conversation': One employee's bad habit causes human resources to create brand new rule

One employee's bad habit was starting to impact everyone at the company. There are two types of workplaces: the kind that punish you severely for being even a minute late , and the kind where people routinely stroll in 20 minutes late without a care in the world. Lots of places that are strict about tardiness are retail places or other places that do shift work. Meanwhile, lots of offices allow their salaried employees to come and go as they please, so long as they're getting their work done. W…
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Boomer employee threatens to sue company for free gas because coworkers can charge electric cars at work: 'He filed a complaint with HR stating he's been discriminated against for being old'

Things took a turn for the worse for these coworkers who were supposedly friends. The older coworker thought he was being treated unfairly due to, in his words, refusing to adopt a "woke liberal mentality." Mind you, this is a dispute over electric cars. The Original Poster (OP) has an electric car himself. His coworker's designated parking spot used to be all the way in the back of the lot despite the man using a cane. So, the OP decided to switch his spots because he was right in front of t...
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Employee files complaint after boss is caught on video stealing her bag, HR sides with boss: 'She faced no consequences'

Employee files complaint after boss is caught on video stealing her bag, HR sides with boss: 'She faced no consequences'

This workplace debacle pretty much epitomizes the idea that HR protects the employer, not the employees. When the evidence of wrongdoing is so definitive, it's hard to imagine the human resources department coming up with a justified reason to side with the boss. However, this team managed to side with her anyway. Here, we have an employee who caught her boss stealing her bag after work hours. Furthermore, the security cameras even captured the boss leaving the office with the employee's bag an…
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Boss gets fired, blames employees and bombards coworkers' phones with accusatory messages: 'He called me 28 times in the span of an hour'

When a coworker gets fired, it can come as a complete shock, especially if that coworker is your boss who seems like they are untouchable. In this next story, one supervisor showed up to work only to find an unexpected HR employee in the meeting room. Most employees know that if HR is ever unexpectedly called into a meeting, it's never a good sign. Well, come to find out, the employee's boss was fired, effective immediately. This didn't come as much of a surprise since there was multiple inv...
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29 Interview Memes for Job Seekers Fed Up with the Search

The interview process brings about a whirlwind of emotions. It's like buying a house. After sifting left and right through job postings, you finally find a job you could see yourself doing. It checks all the right boxes: perfect location, ideal salary, and matches your experience level. You do your research on the company, and you're sold. If only you could just start working there immediately. But, my friend, the rollercoaster has just begun. Now, you've got to look at your application mater...
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'Oh, people like to work late': 20+ Workplace red flags that say, "Don't work here"

'Oh, people like to work late': 20+ Workplace red flags that scream, "Don't work here"

Don't accept that job until you've vetted the company well. I know it's hard not to accept the first gig that offers you a contract, but it's worth your time to spot red flags before signing on. One person mentioned another great one, which is having a lot of very young people who are running an older company. Young people are great, of course, but it signifies that the company can't retain their older workers, who probably left to find better wages . And it implies that they're hiring youngste…
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'I told the head of HR that no one cares about his survey': Employee ruins his chance at a promotion by accidentally badmouthing company survey to HR's face

'I told the head of HR that no one cares about his survey': Employee ruins his chance at a promotion by accidentally badmouthing company survey to HR's face

We all know that company surveys rarely result in any meaningful change, but perhaps it's a good idea not to say that directly to the head of HR. In fairness, this employee did not realize that the strange man in the suit whom he had never seen before was technically the head of the Human Resources department. This alone is a tell-tale sign that this company was a toxic work environment. It's not the employee's fault if the head of HR is so mysterious and unknowable that no one recognizes his p…
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'Interviewer... quit right in the middle of the job interview': 20 Interviews that went so badly it turned away the job candidates

'Interviewer... quit right in the middle of the job interview': 20 Interviews that went so badly it turned away the job candidates

Imagine getting the jitters as you show up to a job interview , only for the interviewer to barely ask you any questions about yourself. Or imagine if you arrived ready to explain your qualifications, but then the hiring manager decided to blabber on about his wife's career, and how you'd be better at her job instead! It sounds crazy, but a lot of people have had incredibly bad job interviews that let them know almost immediately that these roles weren't right for them. Some of them walked out,…
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'Boss doesn't like my new email address': Newly-fired remote worker creates petty email address to taunt ex-boss

'Boss doesn't like my new email address': Newly-fired remote worker creates petty email address to taunt ex-boss

This person unlocked a whole new level of taunting---and the person they're taunting is their ex-boss. No matter the circumstances, being fired from a job always stings. For the boss, it's as easy as letting an employee go, and never seeing them again. There are no consequences to deal with for higher-ups! But for an employee, it means suddenly not knowing if you can pay rent this month or afford to buy groceries. It sends an employee's life into a tailspin, and no one else is held accountable…
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