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Employee Gets Burned by New Manager, Crafts Uniquely Confusing Schedule

Some acts of defiance are more trivial than others. This employee's power tripping manager decided to revoke his vacation, so he quit and before he left decided to give him a real confusing send off. Sometimes small revenge is all you need, like this guy who battled his work tie policy by buying the ugliest ties possible.

New manager makes employee quit, so he schedules employees all with same name.
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Hiring Managers Share Their Biggest WTF Moments During Interviews

Someone on AskReddit asked for hiring managers to share their biggest WTF moments with applicants in the hiring process. If you show up for a job and proceed to babble on about how excited you are to work with your exes, you're not going to get very far. 

Hiring managers share their biggest WTF moments with applicants.
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Dude's Boss Cuts Promised Hours, Fights Back With Contract

Getting lied to sucks. Getting lied to by your boss is some serious business. Some of the most satisfying work stories come from people defying their incompetent and oppressive bosses by just following the rules, like this guy whose boss told him to guard a spill, so he did it for hours. Here are some work memes to get through the grind.

Boss cuts guys hours so he fights back b quoting the contract.
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Manager Doesn't Know What A Computer Is, Throws Away Forty of Them

People have a pretty abysmal knowledge of computers, but almost never so bad that they try to have them removed from their office. IT people have to be very patient when a customer's computer won't work. Sometimes people don't know what a power button is. We don't envy people who have to deal with this level of ignorance on a daily basis.

A stupid boss doesn't know what computers are and asks to have them removed from the office.
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Dishwasher Invokes Minor Law to Make Lazy Manager Do Her Part

Being understaffed and having a manager who refuses to do any extra work is a recipe for a bad day. When this employee was told they had to stay late just because their manager wasn't willing to help, they pulled a classic reverse Uno card move. There are a surprising amount of bad bosses out there, like this incompetent manager who threw away 40 computers. or this boss who told a guy to guard a spill.

Minor legally has to leave work at 11 so lazy manager has to wash tons of dishes.
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Boss Instructs Employee To Guard Spill, So He Does It for Hours

Big retail chains can have a lot space for people to fall through the cracks, like this guy who got hired but was never told to do anything and stayed on for months. Anyway, retail and customer service is a drag, and we feel for those who get backed into a corner by an incompetent boss.

Guy's boss tells him to stand by spills so he does that for a very long time.
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Barista Uses Mice To Get Wicked Step-Manager Fired

A solid way to root out the rodent problem that clearly had infested the management team. This barista filmed mice in the cafe she used to work at, and managed to get the store shut down by the Department of Health. 

Barista films mice to try and successfully get wicked step-manager fired.
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New Owner Tries To Micromanage, Fires Employee On The Spot

Sounds like this new owner has no business running a business! Their micromanaging move backfired in spectacular fashion, and next thing they knew they were overseeing an empty office, after the employees walked out in protest. 

New owner tries to micromanage his employees, fires one employee on the spot, so the rest of the team walks out on him.
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Boss Requires Staff to Wear Heels All Day, Bartender Proves Extreme Point

Oppressive work dress codes suck and are dumb. We've had jobs where we have to cover up tattoos, since apparently seeing some ink on a wrist would make an old lady crap her pants in terror. People try to work their way around them, like this guy who battled his work tie policy by buying excessively ugly ties. But when your required work attire is something that is uncomfortable, painful, and actively makes your job harder, then it's time to make a statement. This woman went hard.

Woman tells story about how boss's new dress code has her walking in an uncomfortable dress and high heels, so she lets her feet bleed to prove a point.
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Guy Gets Hired at Store, Never Told to do Anything, Stays On for Months

This is surreal and the fact that this guy did what he did for this long before just walking away has sort of an air of triumph to it. First jobs can be really confusing, so when you're a dumb teenager who has no idea how jobs actually work, and are then given zero direction from an awful manager, you can get down some weird rabbit holes.

Guy tells story of how when he was a teenager he was hired at a retail store. No one told him to do anything so he occupied his time, then got bored and left.
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Dealership Employee Drives the Life Out of a Car to Spite His Awful Manager

The car didn't have a ton of life remaining, but this guy made sure his boss knew he was getting a bad deal. We've had bad bosses before, so it's cathartic to see incompetent managers get the short end like this boss who stupidly ordered a contractor to go on call and ended up with a $10,000 invoice or this guy who hired a thief as his replacement.

Dealership employee has an abusive boss so he drives a traded car until it's broken.
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Incompetent Boss Insists Special Contractor Be On Call 24/7, Ends Up With $10,000 Invoice

Those phone calls are almost as expensive as talking to local singles in your area. Usually having a stupid and demanding boss doesn't leave you with getting paid thousands of dollars for doing almost no work, but seeing it happen here is encouraging. Dumb bosses usually just make people frustrated or cause everyone to quit at once. Honestly, this story just makes us want to be programming contractors now. 

Stupid boss makes contractor go on call and pays huge bill.
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Awful Owner Tasks Guy With Hiring His Replacement, So He Hires A Known Thief

It's encouraging to see people leave a bad job, like when this dude's awful boss asked him to consider his role so he got a better job. The kicker for this one is that, while the owners are trying to manipulate this guy into hiring his own replacement, the new guy with the sketchy job history was their choice anyway.

replacement hire is shady thief to get back at owners
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Employee Leads Revolution Against Horrible Lying Manager

This employee took it upon themselves to lead a "revolution" against a horrible, lying manager. The resulting story might inspire others out there that feel crushed under the weight of toxic bullshit. Wonder if this manager's name was "Karen." That'd be the icing on the cake. 

story of employee revolting against lying manager
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Dude Tells Story of Pranking Nine Inch Nails Tour Manager Until He Punched Holes in the Ceiling

Rob Sheridan used to be the art director for the Nine Inch Nails. Among the shenanigans and prankery that goes on during tours, he decided to get one over on their tour manager who took the thing waaaay too seriously. So seriously in fact that they never actually told the guy about it.

story about prank using a small hidden device
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Guy Flashmobs Homophobic Boss With Battalion of Gay Friends

This guy noticed his boss began to treat him differently when he discovered another customer was his boyfriend. Then, he took things into his own hands. For another story of someone getting back at their crappy boss, here's a satisfying revenge story of a guy ending his ridiculously cheap boss.

revenge of homophobic boss
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