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'He couldn't hire anyone willing to except such a [low] wage and boring work': Employee gets revenge after being demoted when entitled boss couldn't hire new staff

There's nothing more frustrating than working for a boss who fails to deliver on their promises. You end up putting in extra hours, only to find those promises empty and yourself shortchanged. Have you ever been in a situation where your company was short-staffed, and you were asked to take on additional responsibilities while they searched for new hires, only for those hires never to actually be hired? I have. At a previous job, the boss would frequently dismiss employees without warning, leav…
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'None of your candidates enjoy it': Candidate declines one way interview as part of job screening process, leading to dispute with HR

'None of your candidates enjoy it': Candidate declines one way interview as part of job screening process, leading to dispute with HR

One fed-up candidate who had the privilege of job searching while they still had a job snapped back at an HR representative over text after discovering that a ‘one-way interview’ was part of the screening process. What exactly is a one-way interview? Well, it can vary but it's usually a brief video recording that job candidates send potential employers to aid them in their screening process. You typically answer a few pre-selected interview questions. Awkward, right? Demeaning almost. This cand…
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'They lost': Engineering firm removes employee from project to punish them, replacing them with inexperienced project manager who runs project into the ground

'They lost': Engineering firm removes employee from project to punish them, replacing them with inexperienced project manager who runs project into the ground

To cut a long story short, this employee's VP removed them from a project in order to punish them, and what ended up happening was that as a result, the firm lost big time. But wait, it gets better. The employee actually quit, began working for the firm's competitor, and salvaged the project once the firm crumbled! Yeah, that's a lot of information to take in, so let's start at the beginning. The employee in question was working as a junior project manager for an engineering firm. They were goo…
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'I said that he wouldn’t have been in danger if he wasn’t a liar and a thief': Office food thief learns his lesson after coworker brings lunch with peanuts despite knowing he's allergic

This office has a food thief who seems to have been stealing one particular employee's lunch on a regular basis. She knows exactly who's doing it, as her lunches only started being stolen after a new hire started. Despite the new hire's relentless denial, her lunches kept going missing. One day, she brought leftovers for lunch that contained peanuts, knowing that the thief had a peanut allergy. But what was she supposed to do? Let him know before he stole it? Well, the food thief struck again,…
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'Ok then, I won't talk back': Fast food manager scolds new employee for 'lazing around,' gets upset when another employee calls her out

'Ok then, I won't talk back': Fast food manager scolds new employee for 'lazing around,' gets upset when another employee calls her out

This fast food worker could've avoided trouble, but instead, they decided to stick up for a teammate . Working in fast food means knowing exactly when you'll be busy during your shift. If you clock in at 11 AM, you can bet that the lunch rush will be starting within the hour. Some places plan for this, and add in additional staff members to help with the rush. Another popular strategy is bringing in the newest members of the team to work during the mealtime crunch. Apparently they think that le…
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‘You’re not getting a raise': Boss refuses to level employee's salary with other team members who are making $20,000 more than them

‘You’re not getting a raise': Boss refuses to level employee's salary with other team members who are making $20,000 more than them

In most companies, you need to fight tooth and nail to get a good raise. You're not going to receive a big fat check inside a fancy envelope engraved with your initials, accompanied by a note that congratulates you on a job well done. No, managers aren't that nice. Instead, you're going to have to come up to them with a list of metrics (which they already have) that prove you are worth something. Then you'll need to ramble a bit about how much you appreciate your job, how amazing they are, and…
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'She got me in trouble 6 years ago': Nurse manager settles score with former coworker after receiving her resume, rejects application

'She got me in trouble 6 years ago': Nurse manager settles score with former coworker after receiving her resume, rejects application

Many years ago, in a land far away, I had a coworker who I had beef with. She gave me a rough time, and I certainly didn't spare her from my snappy attitude. If I ever got the chance to reject her application for a job, I'd probably do it. There aren't many people I don't forgive, but she is the exception. In this story, a nurse manager who we'll call OP uploaded a post describing how she got back at a former coworker who had gotten her in trouble back in the day. They had been working at a hos…
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'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

Recruiters are infamous for playing games, not following up, and outright ghosting you. Sometimes you feel like you have no choice but to work with them… Searching for a job on your own is no easy feat. And with the costs of inflation and the lack of transparency regarding salaries in job postings, it can be helpful to have someone 'on your side'. It's always a nightmare to search for a job, especially in today's market, but unfortunately, recruiters aren't always 'on your side', and they often…
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‘Nobody wants to work these days’: The Most Entertaining LinkedIn Posts of the Week

‘Nobody wants to work these days’: The Most Entertaining LinkedIn Posts of the Week

These posts are awkward, cringey, and weirdly motivating.
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'They think they're too good to do a menial job': New hire gets belittled for her inexperience then retaliates by making tenured specialists do their own dirty work

So you think this job is beneath you?
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'They hired 3 people to replace him and still shut down': Company shuts down after new management fires highest paid mechanic to cut costs

'They hired 3 people to replace him and still shut down': Company shuts down after new management fires highest paid mechanic to cut costs

More often than not, new management really knows how to dig their own grave. This new owner fired one very essential employee because the reality was that the owner had not done his homework, so he had no idea what this employee did. As it turned out, this employee was doing three jobs in one, meaning that the owner now had to replace him with three new employees. But wait, I'm getting ahead of myself… It all began when a company that sold 'man cave' items was sold, and new management was looki…
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‘The moment I sat down my brain deleted everything': Guy lands interview for dream job and totally bombs it, internet assures him he still has a chance

“We are much harder on ourselves. Keep your chin up. It may not have been that bad from their perspective.”
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'You're going to fire him or I walk': Top salesman gets a worrisome trainee fired on his first day after the guy reveals he's a creepy degenerate

First impressions are important in the workplace. If you come off as a quirky weirdo on your first day, it's a tough trope to live down, but innocent awkwardness is to be expected. But sometimes coworkers can sense when someone is more than just a little 'quirky'. In fact, for some new hires, it's pretty clear right off the bat that you're never going to get along… fundamentally. Especially if that dicey, new hire acts like a total creep from the moment they first shake your hand.
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'Have fun working overtime': Manager denies senior employee a promotion after completing project, so employee quits, leaving manager to meet deadlines on their own

'Have fun working overtime': Manager denies senior employee a promotion after completing project, so employee quits, leaving manager to meet deadlines on their own

The budget for employee retention vs the budget for new hires is simply not on the same scale, and it's a pity because that's a huge reason for high turnover rates. This employee was denied a well-deserved promotion, which led them to quit, leaving the company in the dust, and management working overtime to meet deadlines. In this case, the budget was less of a problem, and the work method was what got this employee. OP had given their all to their employer, but we all know how that goes… You t…
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'I quit on the spot': Rising star earns $600 in commission on his third day at work; manager collects the cash himself then forces him to work overtime instead

Manager fumbles the first few days of a rising star's employment
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'If you hire her, I'll quit': Employee terminates job candidate's offer after finding out the candidate is her old boss

'If you hire her, I'll quit': Employee terminates job candidate's offer after finding out the candidate is her old boss

One thought consistently haunts my brain, and that is you never know who might end up being your boss in the future… Karen from accounting who you suspect has taken your lunch at least seven times? You never know. It's not like upper management consists of the brightest crayons in the box… The proof is in the pudding with that one. This employee shared her own micromanager horror story on Reddit and explained the various ways in which her manager would make her feel like NOTHING she did was rig…
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