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'That was not what I agreed to': 20+ job quitters share what made them instantly walk

'That was not what I agreed to': 20+ job quitters share what made them instantly walk

It's not always easy to quit a job, even when all the signs are telling you to leave. The journey often starts with a little voice in the back of your head saying something to the effect of “This ain't it.” Eventually, that voice gets louder and louder and you find yourself going through a short period where you attempt to convince yourself that you love it here. You try to tell yourself that other friends of yours have it so much worse or that being mistreated is better than looking for new wo…
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'I led that project': Guy puts random coworker down as a reference, she exposes the lies on his resume

'I led that project': Guy puts random coworker down as a reference, she exposes the lies on his resume

It's probably not a good idea to take credit for a former coworker's work on your resume and then list that person as a reference. It was only a matter of time before the lies on this dude's resume would be uncovered and proven false. Now, I am sympathetic to someone feeling backed into a corner during an interview process and having to cough up a name as a reference out of nowhere. However, surely this guy could have considered literally anyone else. Perhaps the people who did work closely wit…
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'Saving [that] sinking ship was impossible': 30+ ways to professionally explain why you 'jumped ship' so quickly at your last job during an interview

Well, it's happened. You have probably read about it countless times online, but never thought it would happen to you. It turns out the job you just started working for was not at all how they said it would be. In fact, it's a total dumpster fire and the job description you discussed during your interview is basically non-existent. So what do you do? You can either quit in a fury, dock the job from your resume, and hope the bridges you burned on your way out don't come back to haunt you. Or you…
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Boss Abandons Understaffed Team To Go On Vacation, Employee Switches Jobs While She’s Gone

Boss Abandons Understaffed Team To Go On Vacation, Employee Switches Jobs While She’s Gone

If employees are expected to give plenty of advanced notice when they go on vacation, their bosses should consider leading by example. Company policies should always go both ways. One cannot expect a manager to earn the respect of their team if they go behind their backs and abandon them during a difficult time for the company. This manager decided to just completely bail on her understaffed team, leaving only one team member to do all of the work. The Redditor already was in charge of taking o…
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'You don't expect this level of dishonesty': Lying job-seeker's secret is revealed during interview

'You don't expect this level of dishonesty': Lying job-seeker humiliated during interview

Liar, liar, you won't be hired. Lying on your resume seems to be a really common tactic to get jobs. It seems to me like you're just adding another layer of stress to the already stressful interview process. But for many people, they see it as the only way to get their foot in the door at a company. It's a high-risk, high-reward type of game to play. Some folks lie about little things, like fudging their role at a company to make it seem like they were large and in charge. Others lie about bigg…
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'All I did was settle the score': IT employee gets manager fired after finding a bug in code that allows entire company to access clientele

'All I did was settle the score': IT employee gets manager fired after finding a bug in code that allows entire company to access clientele

Finding work is harder than it looks. We don't even begin to consider all the little details that go into our future careers when we apply for a job. like, off the top of my mind, a mandatory background check? In the story below, OP runs the risk of losing his job because his background check does not match the information he provided on his resume or in his interviews. However because he was forced to sign a confidentiality agreement with his prior employers, OP failed to disclose some of the…
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'I'm going to have to reject your application': New hire goes in to sign contract only for the offer to get rescinded

'I'm going to have to reject your application': New hire goes in to sign contract only for the offer to get rescinded

Imagine getting a job offer and going to sign the paperwork to make it official, only to learn that your new bosses changed their minds. Well, it's a bit more complicated than that. It's not exactly that they changed their minds, but it's more that they didn't exactly review the availability you put down on your initial application carefully enough. Clearly, they wanted someone with full-time availability for a part-time position, a classic move from employers who have no moral code. This threa…
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‘The moment I sat down my brain deleted everything': Guy lands interview for dream job and totally bombs it, internet assures him he still has a chance

“We are much harder on ourselves. Keep your chin up. It may not have been that bad from their perspective.”
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'[She's] a never ending negative Nancy': Top Toxic Coworkers of the Week (January 11, 2024)

'[She's] a never ending negative Nancy': Top Toxic Coworkers of the Week (January 11, 2024)

It doesn't matter what your work environment is… there will always be some of the same personalities when it comes to one's coworkers. There's the person who is so optimistic it's annoying. There's the person who is always cold. There's the person who is always hot. There's the office flirt. There's the one who never gets anything done. There's the one who pretends they are your boss when they're your equal. I could go on… These top coworker stories address some of the common coworker caricatur…
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'I saw the boss's face turn red': Karen customer threatens to switch companies, boss lets her, she comes back begging

'I saw the boss's face turn red': Karen customer threatens to switch companies, boss lets her, she comes back begging

One would think that doing a little research would be necessary before threatening to change companies for an important service, but the Karens of the world are not always inclined to think before they speak. This kind of behavior takes me back to my early days in the workforce when I was working in a freelance, client-based position and would have to deal with the occasional difficult client who enjoyed picking fights and threatening to work with someone else. The truth is it did not take long…
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'EVERYTHING IS YOUR FAULT': Recruiter makes ridiculous job posting full of red flags

'EVERYTHING IS YOUR FAULT': Recruiter makes ridiculous job posting full of red flags

Was this dude trying to get zero applicants? As contemporary culture continues to grapple with and redefine our collective approach to reforming toxic work environments, one has to wonder what possessed this job poster to boldly compile all the things you should not say about how you treat your employees and put them together as you search for a new employee. Obviously, this guy is not a genius, or as he would spell it, “geneius." Before we move on to picking apart why this job posting so heavi…
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'Unprofessional pictures': 30+ instant turn-offs on job applications, according to recruiters

'Unprofessional pictures': 30+ instant turn-offs on job applications, according to recruiters

It's truly shocking what people think they can and should put on their resumes. First, there are the generic, eye-roll-inducing statements like “self-starter,” “hard worker,” and “go-getter” that truly mean nothing substantial. Then, there are the clearly embellished bullet points added to one's employment descriptions. Furthermore, there are the folks who think it's necessary to expand on their education history by including ridiculous information like where they went to preschool. And let's n…
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'You are trying to call off work because your horoscope is wrong?': 20+ ridiculous excuses for calling in sick

'You are trying to call off work because your horoscope is wrong?': 20+ ridiculous excuses for calling in sick

Every once in a while, you wake up in the morning and you just can't bring yourself to go to work. We understand this phenomenon all too well, given the amount of time we devote to stories of horrible bosses, toxic work environments, and general mistreatment of employees. Sometimes, you're not in the mood to muster even the slightest facade. This is what sick days are for. Ok, sure, they are also for when you're genuinely sick, but never forget that mental health matters too. Of course, the com…
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'18K gone in less than 30 seconds': 20 workers share the biggest mistakes they've made on the job

'18K gone in less than 30 seconds': 20 workers share the biggest mistakes they've made on the job

We all make mistakes, but these employees made errors so egregious that it nearly cost them their jobs. In fact, in some cases, these workers were straight-up fired. In other situations, they managed to maintain employment regardless of whether or not that was deserved. This thread was compiled from the following r/AskReddit thread, and while fully grown individuals made some of these mistakes, I cannot help but think about my interning days when reading these wild stories. The number of times…
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‘I should get a bump in pay too’: Worker asks for 20% raise, boss says to get another offer he can match, worker maliciously complies

‘I should get a bump in pay too’: Worker asks for 20% raise, boss says to get another offer he can match, worker maliciously complies

This manager has no business arguing with his employee; he asked for it. After the employee discovered that the new hire would be getting paid 20% more than their current salary for doing the same job, the employee sat their manager down for a talk. This thread was posted to Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by u/inertzero . Let’s just say that the initial conversation about getting the same raise did not necessarily go as planned. OP figured things would go in their favor given the fact…
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'My work gets everyone a birthday cake but me': Top Mildly Infuriating Work Stories

'My work gets everyone a birthday cake but me': Top Mildly Infuriating Work Stories

This past year, we've seen some classic mildly infuriating moments in the workplace that serve as a necessary reminder that workplace culture is in desperate need of a makeover. This collection of stories, compiled from the top work-related stories from Reddit's r/mildlyinfuriating subreddit, showcases a variety of ways your boss, manager, or supervisor can intentionally or unintentionally offend you. Some of these stories include scheduling mixups, managers not honoring previously requested da…
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