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'A lawyer's pro revenge on his boss': Lawyer racks up 100 hours of overtime to spite lazy boss

If your boss tried to ruin your holidays , you'd be seeking revenge too. After working roughly 50 weeks out of the year, having a vacation is so necessary. It makes you remember what life is all about: having a ton of fun with the people you love most. Whether you're taking a week to go to the beach with your kids or grabbing five of your close friends and going to Vegas, it's great to focus on having fun and relaxing. I imagine that's also especially true for workaholics. If you're working 80-…
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'I told him I wanted $5,000': Guy catches a lawyer practicing without a license

'I told him I wanted $5,000': Guy catches a lawyer practicing without a license

Lawyers have a certain reputation for being a little shady. This reputation isn't representative of all lawyers, but there are always a handful of them who prey on people. When people come to lawyers , they're at a point of desperation—maybe they've been in a car crash, or they're going through a messy divorce, or they're squabbling with their landlord. Most folks out there just don't know much about the law, and they rely heavily on their lawyers to sort it out for them. Not only are legal iss…
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War-Veteran Mechanic Wins a $400,000 Settlement After Calling His Dirtbag Ex-Boss's Bluff

Not many of us have the financial luxury to sue anybody. Even if we have a case of a hostile workplace or cut wages or unpaid overtime, usually the cost of a lawyer is enough to dissuade us from pursuing justice. Unfortunately, this is how a lot of blue-collar and minimum-wage employees are exploited time and time again... But there are stories of fabled heroes standing up for the little man, where justice prevails and dirtbag bosses get exactly what they deserve.
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'[He'll need] a magnifying glass': Contract lawyer takes a client's request literally, squeezing several pages of legal jargon onto a single page using tiny text

Reading the fine print of any document is tedious. You're squinting to make out the tiny letters, the verbiage is convoluted, and you can't help but feel like you're about to sign your life away at any given clause.
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‘She received EXACTLY what was written on her list’: Boss instructs employee to collect ex-wife's belongings from his home according to a list provided by his lawyer

‘She received EXACTLY what was written on her list’: Boss instructs employee to collect ex-wife's belongings from his home according to a list provided by his lawyer

Your boss asks you to do something extra, and your insides immediately curl up as you internally scream no, no, no! Why me? Except that in this case, the employee was more than happy to do extra work for his boss… What was this big ask? It was collecting all the boss's ex-wife's belongings from his home and sorting them into boxes. No, you did not just enter a strange portal in which you set foot in an even stranger universe where you get involved with your boss's personal life… Yes, this is re…
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'You can try to stop us, if you think you can': HOA fights a losing battle with neighborhood residents willing to play the long game, resulting in HOA losing thousands and board members being forced to resign

'You can try to stop us, if you think you can': HOA fights a losing battle with neighborhood residents willing to play the long game, resulting in HOA losing thousands and board members being forced to resign

Living in a neighborhood with an HOA is like having a stern substitute teacher in school, overlooking your shoulder and telling you to start writing in cursive because it looks better. You don't actually hold any respect for them but you are sort of forced to listen… to an extent. That's what this Reddit user's experience was when dealing with their HOA who told them off for setting up cameras that partly overlooked one of the HOA board members' yards. Let's call her Karen because OP insisted.…
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'[The lawyer] just stood there, staring': Dairy farmer gets revenge on big-shot lawyer for parking in his driveway

The story of the rural folks' stand against the ever-expanding metropolis and its unfriendly denizens, at this point, is almost mythology. And there's good reason behind that. The rural life paints pictures of warm, tilled-earth, dewy mornings bringing the smell of fresh, damp soil, friendly, tight-knit communities, and the down-to-earth, salt-of-the-earth people who inhabit them. Meanwhile, cities bring forth images of inorganic filth and a cacophony of unnatural sounds. Scores of people pass…
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'This led to them doubling down on their stupidity': Business docks employees' pay for leaving work 59 minutes early, employee calls their bluff and takes them to court

'This led to them doubling down on their stupidity': Business docks employees' pay for leaving work 9 minutes early, employee calls their bluff and takes them to court

This company was great at first, but slowly became too toxic for one employee. Cultivating a professional and pleasant atmosphere in a workplace takes effort from every person in the building. If employees are happy, they'll probably be friendlier, which will make collaboration easy. When employees are dissatisfied at their job, though, cliques start to form between different branches of the business, and employees might harbor resentment towards management . After all, if management is in char…
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'They emailed me in a panic, begging me to stop': Intern sends dozens of emails to lawyers after boss refuses to let them use a flash drive

'They emailed me in a panic, begging me to stop': Intern sends dozens of emails to lawyers after boss refuses to let them use a flash drive

Interns are allowed to make mistakes over and over and over again. It's kind of just part of the job. As a young person in college, you want to get some valuable experience in your career field with an internship. But since you are still in college, and have probably never worked in an office setting before, you're just bound to mess things up. At least at this point in your not-yet-existing career, you're allowed to make a few mistakes in the name of learning and gaining experience. This perso…
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'Not one of the complaints was suitable to be filed': Law firm partners insist lawyer rush through cases in 20 minutes, frustrated lawyer sends out 75 complaint cases 'with no edits whatsoever'

'Not one of the complaints was suitable to be filed': Law firm partners insist lawyer rush through cases in 20 minutes, frustrated lawyer sends out 75 complaint cases 'with no edits whatsoever'

This lawyer cares much more about their clients than their bosses do. Unfortunately for u/TheRealJohnGalt22, their bosses feel the opposite: forget about the clients, just run cases through as fast as humanly possible. In this work environment, partners at a law firm told one lawyer that they should take a “quantity not quality” approach to the complaints they needed to file. We all want to feel valuable and important at our jobs, and no one ever wants to hear that kind of language from a boss.…
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'So sue me': Client challenges developer to sue them for their $2000 payment, they accept

“So sue me,” is one of those phrases that works great amongst friends or family when there's a minor playful disagreement that no one is likely to sue anyone over, but is also often misunderstood and used as an ultimatum in instances where people actually might want to sue you. In these instances it's not nearly as great as a one liner or quip as people might as you're pretty much just reminding the person you're
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‘You still have to pay me for the work I’ve done': Manager cancels project and leaves freelance employee in the dust, refusing to pay them $2,000 for finished work

‘You still have to pay me for the work I’ve done': Manager cancels project and leaves freelance employee in the dust, refusing to pay them $2,000 for finished work

The cost of living is so high that many people feel like they are left with no choice but to snag a few side gigs for some extra cash, because once you pay rent, a big chunk of your paycheck vanishes from your bank account, leaving you grasping at straws for groceries and other basics. One person, u/Cryptographer552 found themselves in a tricky position after working on a project for a rather large company that ran major stadiums and event venues. From the very beginning, things just weren't ru…
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"Oblivious" lawyers refuse to let bookkeeper make simple phone call that would save the firm $125k

No one likes insurance companies, and what is there to like about paying for a service on the off chance you might one day need it, only to have that service provider behave with hostility and suspicion when that day arrives, doing everything they can to get out of honoring the service that they were being paid all this time to provide. Sure, not all insurers are like this, but being left in the lurch when you're already in a dire moment really sticks with you, and people's fear of that happeni…
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'I've left my father the contents of my kitchen trash': 15+ lawyers share the craziest statements written in people's wills

'I've left my father the contents of my kitchen trash': 15+ lawyers share the craziest statements written in people's wills

There's always a surprise that comes when learning about the contents of someone's will. It's honestly a way to stay entertaining and iconic beyond the grave, so if you've started thinking about it, it's definitely worth getting creative. These lawyers shared the craziest wills they came across throughout their careers and posted them on this r/AskReddit thread.
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'Here's my availability': Dispute between lawyers escalates to scheduled boxing match

Ah, the good old days when academic and political disagreements and perceived insults were settled via the elegant art of dueling. Did one of the Founding Fathers of the United States insult you, the current sitting Vice President of the United States, and cause you to miss out on the Presidency? Well, just shoot him in the eye with a flintlock pistol and be on your merry way!.. Civilized!
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'Cue mass resignations and missed deadlines': Owner antagonizes own lawyer over sale of company, lives to regret it

It's amazing how some people get away with being completely incompetent, inexplicably failing upwards, and succeeding due to sheer circumstance until they find themselves in positions of authority that they never should have been allowed near. They'll succeed for as long as their luck holds, but eventually, the entire house of cards will come crashing down… This original poster claims that their revenge really isn't that substantial, but considering the fact that they pushed the first few domin…
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