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‘I’m outta here': Employees Share Stories About Quitting on the First Day

‘I’m outta here': Employees Share Stories About Quitting on the First Day

It doesn't take much to realize you don't want to work somewhere. It could be that their lack of morals is obvious from the moment you start your first shift. Or maybe you're lucky and figure it out beforehand, during the interview process. You think, ‘Nope, this is not for me’, and either don't continue, or immediately quit. Back when I was working as a waitress, I did a couple of shifts at different places. Once, I interviewed at a fast food restaurant chain where the employees looked (surpri…
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36 Memes for Employees With the Monday Blues

36 Memes for Employees With the Monday Blues

Waiting for the weekend
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25+ Most Entertaining Memes and Posts for Employees With One Foot Out the Door

25+ Most Entertaining Memes and Posts for Employees With One Foot Out the Door

Each day that passes you are one step closer to opening that door with a sticky note slapped on it that reads 'Quit'. Maybe one of your coworkers is a Karen, and you can't stand working on one more project with them. Perhaps your job has no benefits, or your salary sucks. It's possible your boss happens to be the king or queen of micromanaging. There are so many different reasons that employees choose to quit… Most of the time, it's not because they lack work ethic, although that's what compani…
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'I'm not working overtime unless I get paid': Employee stops taking off-duty work calls, forcing boss to pay overtime

'I'm not working overtime unless I get paid': Employee stops taking off-duty work calls, forcing boss to pay overtime

Life is all good and dandy when you aren't going through micromanagement at work, but the second bosses decide that they want to become more stringent, you can kiss that dandiness goodbye. OP was working in a field where the urgent response was basically the purpose of said field. One day, OP's employer became super budget-conscious, and no longer allowed overtim e unless it was approved. The problem with that wasn't the scheduled overtime, but the unscheduled overtime. Most of the employees we…
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‘I took her promotion; then I got her fired': Employee gets boss's promotion, prevents her from getting promoted, then gets her fired

‘I took her promotion; then I got her fired': Employee gets boss's promotion, prevents her from getting promoted, then gets her fired

The moral of this story is to be nice to everyone because you never know who you'll end up working for. Look, I get it. There are people I work with that I'd rather never see again. But life is arguably pretty long, and you might be surprised at who you'll potentially work with, or rather, beneath. OP had one of those supervisor's who simply despised him. Maybe he reminded her of an ex-boyfriend, or maybe she was jealous. I'm gonna vote on the latter, as OP was extremely good at his job, despit…
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‘My boss took away the employees' stereo, so I bought them another one’: Boss takes construction workers' stereo away, project manager buys them another one

‘My boss took away the employees' stereo, so I bought them another one’: Boss takes construction workers' stereo away, project manager buys them another one

Micromanagement is a kind term for control, which a lot of bosses often feel like they need to exert over their employees in one form or another. In this case, OP was working for a construction company, doing admin and project management work. The company employed a lot of Latino men, who would listen to Mexican music on a speaker during their shifts. There was a lot of noise from the machines, so the speaker was pretty big. One day when OP came to work, he found the speaker was gone. Later tha…
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'I quit my job and there may be a massive domino effect': Manager causes 'domino effect' when they quit their job

'I quit my job and there may be a massive domino effect': Manager causes 'domino effect' when they quit their job

Sometimes all it takes is for one person to pull the plug and quit to make others realize they have other options as well. When that happens, the entire team can turnover within months, with the last of the team practically sprinting to get out of there before the building collapses on them (—will the last person out please get the lights?) Of course, there are usually a variety of issues bubbling away under the surface long before the entire thing boils over. Management changes are usually a d…
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'Expect my resignation by EOD': Micromanaging boss tries to force her top salesperson to commute to the office 3x a week, he refuses and quits

'Expect my resignation by EOD': Micromanaging boss tries to force her top salesperson to commute to the office 3x a week, he refuses and quits

Working from home has changed the way that businesses operate, but micromanagers everywhere are rolling in their graves over the fact that they can no longer survey their employees like they used to. Micromanaging bosses are absolutely livid that their crew can work from the comfort of their home, proving that they are 10x more productive without middle management watching their every step.
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‘You Won’t Be Paid for This Mandatory Meeting. Also, From Now on You Will Dress for the Job You Want’ : Nepo-Baby Company Lacks Code of Conduct, Micromanager Makes up Rules for Employees, Leading To Malicious Compliance

‘You Won’t Be Paid for This Mandatory Meeting. Also, From Now on You Will Dress for the Job You Want’ : Nepo-Baby Company Lacks Code of Conduct, Micromanager Makes up Rules for Employees, Leading To Malicious Compliance

Micromanagers are suffocating bosses who don't trust you to get the job done and certainly don't trust you to get it done right . This one in particular, ‘Sally’, was working in a company that was known for its nepotism. The upper-tier management was made up of family members and close friends. The woman who posted the story about micromanagement that led to malicious compliance shared the tale on Reddit — where she gained a lot of sound advice actually. See, this micromanager ordered the emplo…
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'I guess we're off then': Hardworking Hybrid Team Gets Payback on Micromanaging Boss After A Vicious Attack On Their Productivity

For decades, office employees have been prisoners of their cubicle, pretending to “work” whenever their boss walks by. Ever since the pandemic, a lot of jobs have realized the practicality of adjusting office scheduling and having their employees work remotely. Even though employees that work from home save costs for their company and are typically more productive, for some reason, companies are resistant to the idea. Perhaps they're obsessed with micromanagement? Managers either don't trust th…
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