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28 Employees earning over $200k talk about how they landed their jobs: 'I have no idea what I'm doing half the time, but I'm told no one does'

There's no doubt that inflation is getting the best of most of the workforce. Employees' goal used to be to reach six figures or make $100k, but now, with the prices skyrocketing, $200k seems to be the new goal. And according to this thread, there are a lot of employees making over that threshold. But how did they do it? There are so many jobs out there that it's impossible to know about all of them. Well, with the help of these 28 employees below, they break down how they got to where they are…
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'They don't care': Resident's neighbors jump their fence and hang out in their backyard, then refuse to leave

'They don't care': Resident's neighbors jump their fence and hang out in their backyard, then refuse to leave

Some neighbors need a reality check, and you can't always play nice. One neighborhood resident was battling his neighbors stomping on his property for quite some time. It seemed like nothing to them off of it was working. At a loss, they turned to Reddit… and you know how that goes. A flurry of responses came in, giving them advice on how to get their neighbors off their property forever. Some were clever, others creative, and there were a few that were definitely favorited. I've also had neigh…
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'He believed... he owned the volcano': 25+ Lawyers who took on silly legal cases

'He believed... he owned the volcano': 25+ Lawyers who took on very silly legal cases

Being a lawyer is a tough job, and they have to be picky about what cases they take on. Many law firms already have specialties, which helps narrow down the types of cases they accept (like those who specialize in car crashes or family law). But still, there are tons of clients who come in every day to these law firms requesting help for the most frivolous cases imaginable. In any case, the lawyer will talk to the potential client and ask them to provide evidence. Credit where it's due, these l…
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‘This was a setup’: Lawyer gets fired from her job after a hiring manager contacts her current boss and tells them she is looking for another job

‘This was a setup’: Lawyer gets fired from her job after a hiring manager contacts her current boss and tells them she is looking for another job

The hiring process is always a long and exhausting process for the job candidates. The many steps they have to pass in order to actually get a job is a full-time job in itself, and more often than not people are met with disappointment rather than an actual offer. One step in the hiring process that was never clear to me is when hiring managers ask the candidates for references and call their former employers. I highly doubt that the information they get is beneficial, and it just creates more…
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English teacher loses her mother's entire estate after her lawyer turns out to be a former student who uses case to settle the score

English teacher loses her mother's entire estate after her lawyer turns out to be a former student who uses case to settle the score

Some people consider their high school years to be some of the best they have ever experienced, while others detest the memory of those years and everyone who contributed to making them so challenging to endure. The story down below is an account of a frustrated lawyer. The original poster (OP), who is a lawyer, recently took on an estate matter that piqued his interest. The case was going well at first, and the OP was largely happy with the direction it was going. But as soon as OP discovered…
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'There is nothing to sue': HOA board member bothers family about fees after matriarch's passing, family sells house against his will

'There is nothing to sue': HOA board member bothers family about fees after matriarch's passing, family sells house against his will

HOA board members cannot really get much more heartless than this. While the family of a matriarch was in the midst of their grieving, Ed (the HOA representative) decided that now would be the right time to bother them about their mother's late fees. The truth of the matter was that even if the family wanted to pay those fees now, they couldn't because the courts had not yet ruled about the particulars of their mother's estate, but that answer was not enough for little old Ed. He kept bothering…
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'The case was hopeless...': Lawyer saves restaurant owner from a rapacious landlord's iron-clad contract

Landlords are just about one of the only things that could make us root for lawyers. The lesser of two evils really comes into play when those two parties are in the same room together. The powerful preying on the weak is one of the oldest tropes in storytelling. What's not to love about a story like this? A wily lawyer who wants to do the right thing—but still doesn't work for free—coming to the aid of a desperate owner of a local restaurant (that happens to be the lawyer's favorite.) The cart…
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'I can barely afford food': Pre-law intern making $14/hour gets badgered by their out-of-touch boss to buy a designer purse worth a month's salary

What can you buy these days with $14? You can get a drink with a friend at happy hour, you can see a matinee at the movie theatre, or you could maybe–just maybe–order a pizza. These days, 14 dollars isn't going very far, but for the intern at a law firm in our next story, her deluded boss seemed to think that $14 was just enough for an hour's labor.
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Lawyer manipulates greedy commercial landlord into voiding his own contract: 'I know you were behind this'

Lawyers taking on landlords sounds like it's one of those franchise spinoff film in which two villains from different franchises take on each other to see who is the biggest and baddest baddie out there. You're not even really sure why they're feuding, but that's really beside the point of these types of films. You know, something along the lines of Alien vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason, or Godzilla vs. Kong , there's certainly a precedent for these kinds of crossovers and Landlord vs. Lawyer de…
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‘They divorced over a $4 book’: People Share Stories About Petty Divorces

‘They divorced over a $4 book’: People Share Stories About Petty Divorces

People get divorced for all kinds of reasons. They fall out of love, they can't stand their in-laws, they have dissimilar parenting styles, one hates blueberries and the other likes them. Oh wait, that last one was… quite petty. What are the most entertaining but petty reasons people get a divorce? Well, you'll find out once you scroll down and read this oh-so-bitter (but funny) thread about married people who were done with their spouses. For the weirdest reasons. I know people who got divorce…
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'There is a guy in Zoom court literally going through the car wash': 20+ Zoom court mishaps

'There is a guy in Zoom court literally going through the car wash': 20+ Zoom court mishaps

Zoom is very useful for some things, but it's really best to go to court in person if you can. It was a necessity during the dark years of the early 2020s, when we all needed to stay indoors and protect ourselves from illness. We suddenly found ourselves having Zoom holidays, with forty family members all trying to talk at once from their separate dining rooms. Instead of going to school in person, the kids spent a while getting their education via screens. Even things like doctor's appointment…
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'He said he didn't care, right?': Flooring contractor literally turns the tables on an entitled lawyer by flipping a desk full of documents

I object!
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'He escaped consequences': 10+ court fails where lawyers found loopholes and judges threw out the cases

'He escaped consequences': 10+ court fails where lawyers found loopholes and judges threw out the cases

Most lawyers will tell you not to count on niche loopholes to get you out of trouble. However, every so often these lawyers worked on a case where the details and specifics were vague enough to get a case thrown out. These are obviously few and far between, but one would imagine that discovering said loopholes might make one feel like the next Elle Woods. As we know, she was able to protect Brooke Windham in the end because of a hole in Chutney's perm story. Whatever it takes to protect your cl…
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Clever job candidate outsmarts potential employers who post job listings that don't exist so they can use their assignments, getting them to pay thousands of dollars in compensation

Clever job candidate outsmarts potential employers who post fake job listings to collect free assignments, getting them to pay thousands of dollars in compensation

Finding work is never an easy task. It would be an understatement to say that there are times during the interview process when it feels overwhelming—it appears like a never-ending process that only the lucky few are able to complete. The story that follows centers on a clever lawyer who happens to stumble upon a job posting seeking a research lawyer. The Original Poster (OP), a research lawyer by profession, applied for the job immediately. Upon submitting his application, he was requested to…
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‘I got 5000 bucks without them noticing’: 20+ of the Most Entertaining Legal Loopholes

‘I got 5000 bucks without them noticing’: 20+ of the Most Entertaining Legal Loopholes

People are wild, but clever, and they all gather in one place to share their hilarious stories that might just help you out one day… Reddit. But before we dive in, let's discuss why we're here. It often feels like the law is out to get us. Some were born to cater to humanity, while others came about to enforce certain hegemonic behaviors. Now, I'm not a fan of the legal system, but I understand why it exists, and mostly, I agree with what the law states. But there are some weird laws all around…
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'I scanned... every receipt I could find': Scorned divorcee sends three years worth of finance documents to lawyer's office by fax machine

'I scanned... every receipt I could find': Scorned divorcee sends three years worth of finance documents to lawyer's office by fax machine

This lawyer picked the wrong dude to pick on. One person shared an excellent tale of malicious compliance that they got on their divorce lawyer. You'd think as a divorce lawyer, you'd have a bit of decorum. People are going through some of the most difficult parts of a relationship, and now they're also having to get a lawyer involved as they split up everything they own. This person, u/FederalAnt9, found themself in a “heated divorce/custody battle,” and their ex's lawyer was prepared to go af…
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