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People's "Screw This, I Quit!" Stories

Sometimes folks hit their capacity for how much absurdity they'll put up with while on the job, and decide to quit thereafter. These people found their limits, and their exits were certainly carried out in memorable fashion. 

AskReddit replies to people's "screw this, I quit!" stories.
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Window Washers' Most Memorable Sights On The Job

Window washers and people that have heard stories from window washers, are sharing those ridiculous moments people witnessed other people acting all kinds of ridiculous behind windows. It's amazing what kinds of strange and unexplainable stuff human beings can get up to, when they think they're in full privacy, and that nobody is watching them through those windows. These are absurd and hilarious. 

Window washers share the weirdest and funniest stuff that they've seen people do behind windows | ThronesOfAnarchy 5h Not my story but my brothers very famous female comedian my country had house our area and her bedroom above bed life-size "paint like one French girls" oil painting her starkers. He nearly fell off ladder surprise and she stood at bottom wetting herself laughing cause she knew coming
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Employee Watches Ex-Boss Fail Trial Shift

This employee had had enough of their manager's irritating antics. So, they up and quit the job and decided to work at a rival company. As it turns out, the very same ex-manager that drove them nuts, ended up coming to apply for a job at said rival company. From there, the fail ensued in glorious fashion. 

Employee quits job, works at rival company, ex-boss fails to get hired at company as well | Is there anything more satisfying than seeing an ex-boss fail trial shift? Some years ago worked company specialized Sushi and basic japanese food good job but difficult one made so by fact all chefs, managers, and most servers were pretty terrible at their job; but they had all known each other years and kept making excuses cover one another.
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Chef Gets Hired by Law Firm to Foil Security Guard

This chef was just trying to deliver some food to a law firm as usual when the power-tripping security guard got in the way. Luckily things got sorted out. For another work story, here's an Australian engineer who let a farm owner destroy his own car.

A Chef delivering food to a law firm gets hired and fired to get by the rules of the security guard | r/IDontWorkHerelady Posted by u/Ars-Torok 8 hours ago 4 day hired and fired law firm XXXL Not sure if this one belongs here, but hope enjoy anyway. So this is about five years ago worked as chef at bakery my job make everything but baked goods. Every morning Baker and would walk at about 4 am and knock out all food needed day. This would leave ready go home around 10 AM or so. This put us at
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Electrician Gets Technical Revenge on Malicious IT Manager

Here's the story of how one electrician used some McGuyver-like work to undo a rule breaking tool. It gets pretty technical. For more intriguing technical stories of destruction, here's how this guy let a farm owner destroy his own car.

ProRevenge Reddit post getting revenge against manager | r/ProRevenge Posted by u/OlderSparky 4 hours ago 3 Sysadmin pissed off just wanted get him fired Sparkies Tale. Over years, my job has been pretty diverse enjoy all Master Electrician and Instrumentation work, but building and maintaining networks has been joy as well. There are so many pretty blinking lights. All testing and commissioning tools are fun play with as well. There are also lasers. One thing never gets old is seeing people's
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Hiring Managers Share Signs People Lied on their Resume

Depending on the job, it can be important to gussie up your resume with a few buzz words and projects you had a hand in, but some people take it too far. And no one wants to be in the embarrassing position of having to admit you lied on your resume to a potential employer. Hiring managers see some real wtf moments during interviews.

Managers share stories of times people lie on their resume | ErecSchunn Well testing potential welder once. He showed up shorts, muscle shirt, and flip flops do weld test. And interview turned him away citing safety concerns about his wardrobe, and never rescheduled. Figured he too dumb deal with.
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New Hire Barely Works, Still Uses Company as Reference

This person had the misfortune of hiring Karen, who found herself constantly sidetracked with a variety of intriguing excuses. After being let go, she topped it off by using them as a reference. They gave a polite, yet clear message as to their ex-employee's behavior. Sometimes new hires just can't pull it together, like these new hires that got fired on the first day.

New Hire Karen doesn't come to work, lies, gets fired and then uses the company as a reference | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by SumoNinja17 New hire misses MOST first three weeks work, then uses as reference TL:DR neighbor/Karen takes advantage our company with outrageous claims, then uses us as reference get our point across with creative wording. Karen continues use us reference and clueless protected fellow business owners
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Mike The Manager Handles Problem Employee

Mike the Manager hit his limits with this problem employee, and decided to take action. Specifically, he went ahead and got the problem employee promoted to a team where she'd either get fired or quit. Pretty brilliant stuff, Mike. 

Manager gets problematic employee fired in brilliant way. Mike The Manager Handles Problematic Employee | Enter Mike who manager smaller team. Mike could be bit dick but still professional and fun work with give an idea his character found out being made redundant and even though he wasn't my manager he heard about and booked time out help with my CV and do interview practice.
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Experts Share Tips For Working From Home

Experts on Twitter are breaking out their best proven tips for working from home. With the Coronavirus taking the world by storm, a lot of workplaces are shutting down and asking people to work their jobs from home (if they're lucky). So, these tips come at the perfect time. Apparently, a huge part of weathering these tumultuous times successfully is to exist peacefully alongside the cat (if you have one). Things like getting a decoy keyboard can really come through in the clutch 

Experts share their tips for working from home | tweet by Gail Edington @GailEdington Replying AhdarTaknev and @elakdawalla read one guy's suggestion put out broken keyboard so cat can have 's own. Turns out doesn't work if have two cats. black cat and orange cat sitting on two different keyboards
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People That Failed At Their One Job

Some people can't be bothered to fulfill the duties of their one job. Maybe it's forgetfulness, or maybe it's genuine carelessness. Like they're indifferent to whatever happens. That being said, the following list captures some moments people failed to perform their one job, and fails ensued. 

People that had one job to do and failed at it | asphalt road markings white paint TURN LEFT with an arrow pointing right car lane traffic
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The Most Bonkers Things That Happened To Employees

Someone on AskReddit asked for employees to describe the craziest things that happened to them on the job, and on top of that--how they were expected to continue working. The ensuing responses are filled to the brim with chaos. 

People share ridiculous things that happened during their work days | reddit post clem82 19h told my employer moving across country and my last day two weeks day came and they called as on road asking if going come
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Angry Customer Thinks Cabinets are Blue, Employee Peels off Covering

Customers try to return things for some real stupid reasons, like this lady who thought she'd get to keep two washers. This guy thought he was being justifiably upset when he was sold blue cabinet doors covered in logos. Nice going, man. For another dumb client interaction, here's a customer who didn't know what a broken arm meant.

Dumb guy returning cabinet doors thinks the plastic covering is the door itself | r/TalesFromRetail Posted by u/esotericality 27 days ago My cabinet doors have COMPANY NAME written all over them Short This happened worked at well-known furniture store few years ago see livid customer coming up Returns counter. He's got bunch cabinet doors with him and greeted by my colleague.
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Dude Offers Expired Candy To Coworkers

There was nothing smart about offering those Smarties to the coworkers. As it turns out, they were expired, and everyone ended up getting sick as a result. Yikes. Those poor bathrooms, and those poor people. Anyone else never realize that candy like Smarties can expire? You learn something new every day. 

Employee accidentally offers expired candy to coworkers, and everyone gets sick | TIFU by offering expired candy my coworkers This story is as horrifying as title sounds. Some background recently got new position with manager title at used car shop didn't know anyone at my job so an attempt make friends began setting out candy at my desk people could come and grab causing some small conversations occur. Well this has been going great until recently.
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Employee's Story of Karen Who Wanted "Fresh Donuts" Straight from the Oil

Sometimes it seems like an entitled customer has all the time in the world to make absurd demands that go beyond not only your job description but above common sense. In this case it was lady who wanted the freshest donuts as humanly possible, and this employee made it happen. No one has the time or patience for the demands of entitled Karens.

Entitled Karen customer wants fresh donuts and this employee gives her raw dough | Posted by filipinopanda This lady wanted fresh donut so gave her oc So wasn't sure if this malicious compliance and posted Entitledpeople but someone said this would be great here. So here is. Also Thank RSlash on youtube making realize have so many stories share. Here's my story
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Australian Engineer Lets Farm Owner Destroy His Own Car

We've seen stories of big company owners tripping over their own hubris, like this incompetent owner who mistakenly fired a special contractor, and this time there's more math. This guy gives an extremely detailed account of exactly how a whole bunch of water, a valve, and an overly zealous farm owner gave himself the business.

Engineer warns farm owner to not park by a valve, his car is destroyed | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/OlderSparky 2 4 hours ago Owner says "Yeah, yeah been saying years and nothing bad has happened Sparkies tale. oc XL 10+yrs ago, Rural Australia. This tale takes place on big, very profitable fruit farm. Over 100k trees my favourite fruit s about moment deliberately caused most monetary damage my electrical career If has interest, read story think 's funny and instructive may even save life
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Middle-Aged People That Got Their Big Breaks

Twitter users that are "middle-aged" are breaking out their most inspirational stories, when it comes to enjoying big breaks. Some people are just born late bloomers. You never know what kind of wild successes might yet wait for you around the corner. 

A collection of inspiring success stories from various middle-aged people | tweet by dandelionmama am mother four released my first full-length book at 45, and started law school this year-at 47-with four teenagers house. Some us are late bloomers, but wow figure out
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