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Boss Insists Spellcheck Is Broken, Has It "Fixed," Makes Gibberish Until Fired

If spellcheck is making it impossible for you to make a sentence, there's a decent chance it's not spellcheck's fault. It's like this employee who insisted on their spelling of "Hampster." This exact issue is what births many dumb and creative spelling fails, but we're not here to tell people how to spell correctly. We're here to laugh at them. It's hard to tell a higher-level employee when they're wrong, but if they insist on being wrong, go ahead and let them. For another technical solution to a frustrating boss, here's an employee who wrote some code to comply with their boss who said employees can't idle.

Boss insists spellcheck is broken, employee fixes it, and he writes gibberish
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"Not My Job" Moments Of Professional Apathy

There are times at work when we couldn't be bothered to care. How much we don't care varies from person to person, and high-level ambivalence towards our jobs lead to some interesting "not my job" moments of failure. If one thing's for sure, you don't want the guy painting road lines to suddenly not give a rip if the lines are straight. Still happens though.

funny not my job moments of people who didn't care at work
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Incompetent Manager Tries To Blame Employee For His Own Use of Comic Sans

There are some employees who stick around because they do good work, and there are others whose longevity stems from their ability to blame everyone else for screw ups. This manager tried to get after a certain employee when he should have realized the mistake was his own, and it just proved his own incompetence. People have problems with technology, like this customer who thought electronic payment worked by putting checks into their computer.

manager has comic sans as default font, tries to blame employee for it
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Karen Manager Orders Employee to Print a Video File, Gets Fired

You don't need to know much about computers to understand that being asked to print a video file is a stupid endeavor, but this manager wasn't having it. Apparently this was the last thing on top of a pile of other complaints that led to her professional demise. Sometimes managers really don't know whats up, leading to stories like this employee who robbed a museum to prove a point. Here's one about an Aunt Karen who offered exposure for art payment and her scam fell apart.

Karen manager demands employee print a video and gets fired | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/deeba_ 11 hours ago No problem print video And while at might have fired as well. oc L Hi all, This is my first submission sub and hope enjoy There's tl:dr at bottom. Context: This happened few years ago 18 and working as receptionist community nursing service. As youngest team by long shot average age employees being around 55-60 usually one responsible Computer Stuff mostly just simple things
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Incompetent Manager Demands Horrible Customer Service, Receives All Blame

Steve didn't realize he was in over his head when he decided to make his own customer service department incomprehensibly worse, but what he also didn't anticipate was that all the blame would fall on him too. For another one about a bad boss, here's a boss who illegally docked wages, so an employee crushed his dreams.

Incompetent manager drafts bad letter, everyone uses it and he gets all the blame
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Management Pays Rent On Equipment, Wastes Tens of Thousands

Anyone who's ever been tempted by anything at Rent-A-Center has done the math and decided it's a stupid idea to rent a TV, so why are corporate big wigs getting away with the business version of the same thing? It seems like almost anyone would be better at budgeting than these suits. For another genius move by management, here's a time management illegally banned overtime pay and IT got it all back.

Engineering company rents equipment instead of buying it and wastes tens of thousands of dollars | Posted by u/calladus 2 days ago 97 3 6 15,000 equipment is too expensive department purchase. Why don't just rent 48,000 year oc M Back days 33.6kbps modems were hot shit worked engineering department growing company. This company had started small privately owned, and VPs had all put portion their own money start company. By this time story, they were finally making respectable 30-40 million year
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Karen Uses Up Budget on Ugly Powerpoints, Gets Fired

In a stunning display of pig-headed incompetence, these clients managed to bust their budget on ridiculously bad designs, to the point that it cost Karen her job. For some other wild Karen behavior, here's an HOA Karen who complained about guide dog training. For some unprofessionalism, here's a customer who got mistaken for a job applicant, then the interviewers break the law.

Karen wastes budget on ugly designs until she loses her job | Posted by u/6463694 10 hours ago Client wants us create design "exactly" like their ugly Powerpoint comply. oc L As designer try educate my clients on design and why something has be done certain way. My agency is not cheap, so make quite clear they are paying our experience and knowledge, not some Photoshop monkey. Most time, my clients are appreciative and enjoy extra guidance and professional advice. Occasionally get "fun" jobs.
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Wonderfully Incompetent "Not My Job" Moments

Sure, it's in everyone's best interest to go home early but sometimes it can help to get an extra second eyes on that bench you put right under a drain pipe. We're not complaining, we like seeing workplace incompetence and wonderfully unprofessional "not my job" moments, so keep it up everyone.

Funny times people didn't do their job | pipe spilling water out of a brick wall right onto a wooden bench | chocolate bunny wrapped in a santa claus wrapper
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Incompetent Moments of Classic Facepalm

Human beings are capable of incredible things, but one of our more interesting features is our ability to ignore reality and push forward with incredible facepalm moments of incompetence. There are enough dumb moments out there to fill your day with stupid. The dumbness never stops.

Facepalm fails and moments of people being stupid | Sir Rona @Squallamytweets kid born 2010 is now 20. Just let sink AKO @hvmoodi He doing R Kelly math.
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Classic Facepalm Moments of Incompetence

As the human race muddles forth, it carries with it moments of dumbness that you'd think would do us all in by now. But now, we just keep moving along, making stupid mistakes and classic facepalm moments that fill the day with stupid. It's awe-inspiring, the amount of dumb facepalm moments that we manage to pack into the day.

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Majestically Incompetent "Not My Job" Moments

"Hey man, they told me to paint the wall. They didn't say anything about not painting over the security camera lense." Whether it's an honest mistake, a case of neglect or straight up dumbassery, things often don't get done the way they should. Here's to the wonderfully unprofessional "not my job" moments of the world. If we're lacking one thing, it isn't finely tuned incompetence.

Stupid professional mistakes that were someone's one job | stand behind the yellow line at a train station but the line is white | firefighters water hose over train tracks
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Unsafe Coworker Who Can't Be Bothered on Phone Gets Caught on Phone

This one seems obvious. Anyone who's worked around heavy machinery knows how important it is to be mindful of  your surroundings, yet there's still coworkers out there who can't be bothered to understand how hazardous their own working conditions are. Some coworkers just don't get it, like this Karen who didn't check her email for years. Sometimes it's customers who are a nightmare, like this lady who tried to get a free washer and didn't get her way.

Unsafe and lazy coworker gets caught on phone | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by asherMorte He's finally gone, and all had do nothing Do know guy at work every one hates rude, obnoxious, lazy one no one quite understands he still has job? Well mines name Bob months Bob "partnered" himself up with with lovely 90/10 split work. Any time called out on he got more and more obnoxious, and if actually possible did less and less work.
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Power-tripping Manager Gets Most of Her Store Fired, Then Herself

Incompetent power-tripping managers can get themselves into some really stupid situations, like this boss who demanded a special contractor be on call 24/7 and ended up with a $10K invoice. In lucky situations, incompetent managers get called on their BS and have to actually deal with the ramifications of their actions, rather than pushing the burden onto their employees.

Dumb manager gets a bunch of employees fired.
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Manager Doesn't Know What A Computer Is, Throws Away Forty of Them

People have a pretty abysmal knowledge of computers, but almost never so bad that they try to have them removed from their office. IT people have to be very patient when a customer's computer won't work. Sometimes people don't know what a power button is. We don't envy people who have to deal with this level of ignorance on a daily basis.

A stupid boss doesn't know what computers are and asks to have them removed from the office.
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Dealership Employee Drives the Life Out of a Car to Spite His Awful Manager

The car didn't have a ton of life remaining, but this guy made sure his boss knew he was getting a bad deal. We've had bad bosses before, so it's cathartic to see incompetent managers get the short end like this boss who stupidly ordered a contractor to go on call and ended up with a $10,000 invoice or this guy who hired a thief as his replacement.

Dealership employee has an abusive boss so he drives a traded car until it's broken.
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Guy Beats BS Healthcare Bureaucracy by Sending 300+ Emails

After being put on a waiting list for way too long and seeing his wife blown off by incompetent healthcare administration, this guy took the matter into his own hands, with some creative emailing and the use of telemarketing software. The world is full of people complying maliciously, like this IT guy who came up with a masterful plan after being told he had to work on vacation.

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