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Boss refuses to accept employee’s resignation, accuses him of sabotaging the company: ‘No one in any position of power above you is your friend’

Boss refuses to accept employee’s resignation, accuses him of sabotaging the company: ‘No one in any position of power above you is your friend’

No matter how kind your employer is… do not mistake them for your close friend. Perhaps you’ve created a rapport together over the years. Perhaps you two have hung out outside of work and shared details about your personal lives with one another. Still, there is a hierarchy in place, and when push comes to shove, your boss will enforce that sense of hierarchy when it suits them. When this Redditor shared with his boss that he would be resigning, he prepared both an official letter of resignatio…
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‘We aren’t moving forward with you’: Job applicant rejected after four rounds of interviews and unpaid free labor

‘We aren’t moving forward with you’: Job applicant rejected after four rounds of interviews and unpaid free labor

The amount of work required of job applicants these days is starting to get out of hand. First, there’s the expectation that your resume needs to be adjusted and tailored specifically to the job for which you are applying. Why do applicants need to do this? No, it’s not to stand out and to prove that you’re the right person for the job. It’s to include specific phrases from the online job description in your personal resume in order to pass automatic job screenings. Of course, this requires mor…
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Hiring manager asks job candidate if they can work six months before getting paid: 'The questions on these applications are wild'

Hiring manager asks job candidate if they can work six months before getting paid: 'The questions on these applications are wild'

Everyone get ready to wave your red flags because this hiring manager's application questions are pretty eyebrow-raising. If there is one thing this recruiter managed to do correctly, it's that he was at the very least transparent about how messed up the payment plan for this position was. However, that's as positive as one can be towards this guy after the ridiculous question he posed on this job application for a financial advisor position. Sometimes, when you're applying for jobs, certain de…
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Employees expose major red flags they've encountered while working at companies: 'An overabundance of outdated motivational posters'

Have you ever come across a job listing and immediately knew you wouldn't want to work there? Maybe the listing used phrases to describe the company culture, like "we're a big family," or stated that they required candidates who could "perform well under stress," setting off major red flags in your head. That's not really the type of environment you're looking for when you're trying to find your dream job. But the kinds of red flags you can find at companies go way further than those examples.
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Employer accidentally messages "difficult" candidate their plans to hire them and let them go: 'It might be in your best interest to take your candidates off the email chains in the future'

There are always going to be certain things that are best off communicated to only their intended audience. For example, you'd probably hate to accidentally send your parents a text detailing your weekend plans with your friends or other intimate details about another personal relationship. No matter what age you are or how close you are to your parents, certain things are better off left undisclosed. The same goes for an employee-employer relationship. Professional decorum relies on certain th…
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‘You’re obviously not the right person for the job': Hiring manager demands job candidate leave interview after they ask manager for contact information of former employees

‘You’re obviously not the right person for the job': Hiring manager demands job candidate leave interview after they ask manager for contact information of former employees

The line between being a smart and impressive job candidate and being perceived as an entitled person who is hard to work with is very blurred. As a job candidate, you are expected to ask the right questions at the right time, and anything other than that can ruin your chances of securing the job, something that unfortunately happens to a lot of people. When I read the Reddit story down below, I initially didn't think that the questions the job candidate was asking HR were inappropriate and eve…
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Prospective employee gets burned after 7 rounds of interviews when the company claims the job listing was ‘incorrect’, offering $70,000 less than promised: ‘Classic bait and switch’

Nowadays, if you even get past the job application process, you're likely in for a rollercoaster ride of multiple rounds of interviewing, spouting the same information that can be found in your resume to 10 different (likely incompetent) C-level bosses.
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20+ Potential Employee Memes That Will Have You Laughing At the Job Fair

20+ Potential Employee Memes That Will Have You Laughing At the Job Fair

Is there a company hiring for “bog witch" or can nobody live out their dreams anymore?
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Job candidate told by hiring manager that they won't get the role despite being the most experienced candidate: 'I'm so sick of mind games from employers'

Normally, you might expect that being the best at something means that you'll be effectively the first selected, akin to it being a race, and by being simply being undisputed best, you would, of course, be the one to win. Well, that's not how races or any competitions work, and it's the reason they're held in the first place, and the prize isn't just awarded to the person who currently holds whatever record is most relevant… There are so many other factors and things that can happen on the day…
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Insecure CEO tries to force job candidate to delete review after interview gone wrong: 'We want to ask you to delete this comment'

Insecure CEO tries to force job candidate to delete review after interview gone wrong: 'We want to ask you to delete this comment'

Sometimes, writing a measured review is the only way to frustrate the people who did you wrong. It's funny how we often associate these kinds of critical reviews with entitled Karen on the internet when it has to do with customer service encounters. However, when it comes to reviews of companies, we tend to immediately side with the people writing the review. What does this say about our culture and inherent biases? Well, it has a lot to do with authority complexes and power dynamics, as do mos…
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Coworker gets final raise after 10 years at the company, resigns and gets 15% salary bump at new job: 'Loyalty will make you poor'

Coworker gets final raise after 10 years at the company, resigns and gets 15% salary bump at new job: 'Loyalty will make you poor'

This is what happens to companies that put a cap on the amount of raises they will give to their employees. This loyal employee had been working at his company for ten years, at which point he received his final raise. Naturally, a lack of mobility or incentive does not do much to maintain a sense of loyalty from even your most loyal employees and coworkers. This boss came to understand that the hard way, as this employee only waited to receive his final raise so that he could then leverage tha…
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‘Let’s save our time and end this interview': Job candidate walks out of interview after being grilled by interviewer who undermined their experience for the job and demanded they up their game

‘Let’s save our time and end this interview': Job candidate walks out of interview after being grilled by interviewer who undermined their experience for the job and demanded they up their game

Job interviews are such a grueling process, that it's hard not to get discouraged. Companies expect a lot from candidates nowadays and will put you through 8 interviews with different hiring managers and department heads, then give you multiple tests to evaluate your skills, and finally, reject you via an email or worse, fail to let you know about the next steps. In other words, it's exhausting, infuriating, and it doesn't give you much incentive to keep job searching, even though most of the t…
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Hiring manager expects employee to beg for the job, employee refuses, manager promises to ensure the candidate never works in the industry again

Hiring manager expects employee to beg for the job, employee refuses, manager promises to ensure the candidate never works in the industry again

The business world is not always kind. In order to attract the attention of potential employers, you must not only stand out from the competition but also outperform every other application seeking the exact same position. In other words, your only options are to play and win the corporate game or to fail horribly. To put it plainly, the game is tedious and never-ending. An employee who was taken aback is described in the story below. The original poster (OP) has been actively participating in…
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IT worker learns everyone's salaries from 10+ years ago vs. now: 'How do companies get away with this?'

IT worker learns everyone's salaries from 10+ years ago vs. now: 'How do companies get away with this?'

You would think that this kind of information would not be so easily accessible by non-HR employees! And yet, like most companies, this one's HR department did not do its due diligence. Instead, a lowly member of the IT department discovered records of everyone's salaries from ten years prior, learning that not very much has changed. No matter how long certain employees have been at the company and no matter how many changes have occurred in the world, almost no one seems to have gotten a raise…
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'As it got harder, I started to mess up': Job applicant sparks debate after sharing his experience being interviewed by AI

Job interviews are never easy. It can be exciting after searching countless job listings for one you like, submitting all your application materials, and finally hearing back that you got an interview. But how do you prepare? You don't want to overprepare because, at the time of the interview, your nerves are high, and it can be hard to remember every detail you want to say precisely. But you also definitely don't want to be underprepared and get stuck with questions about the company's values…
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Job seeker gets flown out to an interview and meets the successful candidate who already started in the role: 'Dude has only been there about a week...'

There are things in life that you'll encounter, and you'll find nothing you've encountered previously has properly prepared you for it. Usually, these things will be so off-the-wall that there's no way anything could have properly anticipated them. The very idea of being flown out to a final interview and accepting a position, enjoying lavish dinner with the company's owner, only to go into the office and meet the guy who has just started working in the role you thought you had been accepting,…
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