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'Don't fire me so you can hire your nephew': IT guy taked with training nepo-baby replacement, sabotages the business before his final day

'Don't fire me so you can hire your nephew': IT guy taked with training nepo-baby replacement, sabotages the business before his final day

Let this story serve as a friendly reminder to never underestimate the power of the IT guy. This employee ended up going from leading a robust team to being a one-man operation following the arrival of the company's new highly problematic CFO Pam. Pam started getting rid of employees who had been around for a long time one-by-one, so this Redditor knew his time was coming. One day, he was tasked with training Pam's 21-year-old nephew in all things IT. She clearly thought that his technological…
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25+ employees discuss how workers unfairly land high-paying jobs without qualifications: 'They just "look" and "sound" like the person in charge'

It feels like a common scene, doesn't it? Watching folks breeze into high-paying jobs effortlessly while the rest of us scramble for opportunities that seem just out of reach. It's the age-old story of the power of networking, where the people you know often overshadow your education and skills. It's especially upsetting to see jobs with high salaries go to those whose experience doesn't seem to line up. Imagine seeing someone with a background in English land a tech position, all thanks...
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Nepo baby embarrasses mom at work via malicious compliance: 'Want me to interrupt you while you're talking to your boss? Ok!'

Nepo baby embarrasses mom at work via malicious compliance: 'Want me to interrupt you while you're talking to your boss? Ok!'

Nepotism is here to stay in this world, so we might as well enjoy the tomfoolery it can create in the workplace. While I personally would never want to work with the mother or daughter in this story, at the same time, I can applaud them for at least embracing that absolute professionalism in the workplace is kind of impossible to master. To fully pretend like the Redditor in this story is not the manager's daughter is just weird. To fully argue like they do in private at the office would, of co…
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'The other candidate [...] has zero experience': Frustrated worker evens the scales after being passed over for promotion

There's already enough going on in this world that makes you want to mutter under your breath, heck, you're probably wondering why on earth your neighbor was revving their modded Honda Civic at 3 AM while you're dissociating at your desk—and then you come to find that your boss has gone and hired his no-experience nephew to be your boss. Nepotism in the workplace is always going to grind your gears, even when the nepo-candidate has some relevant experience it's soul-crushing to be passed up for…
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'He confessed he lied on his resume': Programmers band together to get nepotistic managers fired

'He confessed he lied on his resume': Programmers band together to get nepotistic managers fired

There's this thing that happens in life that you'll see time and time again, where you meet someone in a position of authority and can't help but wonder how in the heck they got there. Maybe they're not necessarily cruel (though that's usually the case), but they'll be so obstinate and incompetent that you can't help but be surprised that no one else noticed.
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'The situation is ridiculous': Hotel bartender learns why everyone hates a certain nepo-baby coworker after a shift with them ends up in the HR office

Nepo-babies are the privileged kind of delusional, not the fun kind of delulu. Like, there's the employee that pushes the boundaries and might get you in trouble for doing something fun kind of delulu, and then there is the nepo-baby delusional co-worker who thinks he's entitled to everyone treating him like the boss even though he was given a bartending position because his mommy is the boss. See what I mean? The latter is, unfortunately, where our story begins . This hotel bartender was the k…
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‘Someone was stealing from the party fund’: Engineer devises plan to catch thieving nepo-baby the next time he steals from the office party fund

‘Someone was stealing from the party fund’: Engineer devises plan to catch thieving nepo-baby the next time he steals from the office party fund

It’s one thing to have to deal with an annoying nepo-baby in the office; it’s quite when that nepo baby has not only proven himself to be incompetent but also that he’s been stealing from the communal party fund. This is the fund that the Redditor manages and that employees to for the office Christmas party. Clearly, this nepo-baby thought he was so slick that he would never get caught in the act. Thankfully, this engineer used his skills to create a contraption that would not only catch his le…
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'Take it up to my dad, the CEO': Nepo-baby pulls rank on coworkers

'Take it up to my dad, the CEO': Nepo-baby pulls rank on coworkers, they begin to 'plan her downfall'

This nepo-baby got humbled in a way she never expected. If you can't learn important life lessons early in life, life will figure out a way to teach you eventually. There's a reason most people aren't fond of nepotism, or the practice of hiring your own family members to work for you just because you're related. It makes the other workers at the company, who are perfectly qualified for their jobs, wonder why the CEO's clueless kid gets a high-paid position. Even if the kid has zero knowledge of…
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'What a joke': Retired 55-year-old millionaire claiming he made all of his riches entirely on his own gets called out for what he truly is, a nepo-baby

Do you know a nepo-baby? The term was coined very recently, but “nepotism” has been around since the dawn of material riches. If you didn't know, it's when someone already in power favors someone they know, say a family member, friend, or whatever, and provides them with things like a job. Basically, it means you need money to make money. And I mean a lot of it… To add insult to injury, most nepo-babies will deny being one. They will claim they just worked harder than anyone else and made their…
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'You are in the middle of nowhere': CEO's nepo-baby son takes over remote workplace, insists maintenance workers drive 1200+ miles to change a lightbulb

'You are in the middle of nowhere': CEO's nepo-baby son takes over remote workplace, insists maintenance workers drive 1200+ miles to change a lightbulb

This story is like that old joke that goes, “How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?” There are a bajillion punchlines and variations of the joke.
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'I'm quitting this Friday. No notice. My boss will be doomed': Nepotistic boss gets what they deserve after burning their HR director time and time again

Working really hard at your job only to be rewarded with more work has to be one the hardest career lessons to learn. We would all like to believe that in a just world, doing your best at your job and becoming irreplaceable warrants a raise, but in the real world, it doesn't work like that.
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'I can't wait for Monday': Exemplary employee gets fired by a nepo-baby manager; gets revenge by leaving behind a boobytrapped break room full of rotting trash

Top-tier employees usually go unnoticed by upper management. As a workforce, we go above and beyond to keep the company on its feet and it seems like the folks that reap the most benefits have the fewest qualifications. Nepotism ransacks corporations, leaving open the managerial positions for those with shared genetics with the C-level bosses, god-complexes, and an Associates Degree in Business.
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'Ted was cast aside to make room for the owner's son': IT employee with 40+ years of experience gets fired and replaced by inexperienced nepo baby

'Ted was cast aside to make room for the owner's son': IT employee with 40+ years of experience gets fired and replaced by inexperienced nepo baby

Is this business owner trying to run his company into the ground? It would almost be a better decision on his part to make his inexperienced nepo baby son his co-CEO. Whoever thought that firing the IT guy with over 40 years of experience on the job and promoting the owner's son instead should be, well, fired! What happened to Ted, whose story was shared by a coworker via this Reddit thread , is unfortunately all too common. Ted was given a generous severance package in exchange for a promise t…
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'[He] routinely attempts to fax me when I have no fax machine': Employee details their nepo-boss's workplace requests

'[He] routinely attempts to fax me when I have no fax machine': Employee baffled by their nepo-boss's odd workplace requests

This employee was surprised every day by the odd way their nepo-boss chose to run a business.
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'Give us a lower quote, or else': Karma comes for a nepotistic boss when he tries to pocket $10k in commission by promising his client a lowball offer; ends up losing $60k+ because of inexperience

When working on massive, expensive building projects, oftentimes, the office salesmen get a little too big for their britches because of the promise of a sweet commission check. In the heat of the moment, a greedy salesman might even throw out quotes and numbers that are vastly off-base in a desperate attempt to secure a client and pocket a little bonus check for themselves. However, things can go horribly wrong when that flippant boardroom negotiation actually hits the streets.
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'Karen got blasted by multiple Senior Managers': Nepo-hire Karen boss refuses to let worker take bereavement leave, they go over her head

It's no surprise that someone who isn't qualified for their management position might not be very good at doing it—what's surprising is the vigor that these people display when doing petty and cruel things to their subordinates, wielding and abusing every last shred of stupid power they have with enthusiasm. At least in functional organizations, there are checks and balances to the abuse of power in the form of HR departments and upper managers who at least have an interest in reducing the orga…
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