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‘A classic case of copy paste gone wrong’: Candidate receives a hilarious rejection email, followed by an apology after HR realizes they messed up

‘A classic case of copy paste gone wrong’: Candidate receives a hilarious rejection email, followed by an apology after HR realizes they messed up

The interviewing process for a new job is so tedious. Nowadays you have to go through 5 interviews, 3 assignments and need a warm recommendation from the president. Seriously, things have gotten out of hand. Why is it so hard to get a job? The market is absolutely bonkers, jobs aren't paying well enough to keep up with inflation, and recruiters ghost you after ‘being with you every step of the way’ for 2 months. It's exhausting, disappointing, and discourages you from ever finding a job. This c…
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20+ Employees Share Their Most Ridiculous 'First Day' Stories and Interview Nightmares From Their Job Hunting Era

20+ Employees Share Their Most Ridiculous First Day Stories and Interview Nightmares From Their Job-Hunting Era

As if the job market isn't daunting enough, you're most likely also going to experience some pretty absurd interviews and downright bananas first days…
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CEO revokes new employees' job contract, costs himself millions: 'He had a "bad feeling" about me'

CEO revokes new employees' job contract, costs himself millions: 'He had a "bad feeling" about me'

This CEO just made a huge mistake . Better still, he has no idea what he's done, or how colossal his mistake has become. When you finally get a job with a nice salary , it can transform your life overnight. You can pay off your debts, stop worrying about making rent, and have a little extra to treat yourself with. It makes it feel like all those years of working unpaid internships or minimum-wage jobs have finally paid off. This worker found a startup company that was willing to double their cu…
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'What kitchen utensil would you be?': 25+ of the Worst Job Interview Questions

'What kitchen utensil would you be?': 25+ of the Worst Job Interview Questions

Imagine getting asked what kind of tree you think you would be while interviewing for a welder position?…
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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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‘She refused to pay me back': Woman demands roommate pay entire rent after losing her job, then proceeds to eat all of their frozen dinners

‘She refused to pay me back': Woman demands roommate pay entire rent after losing her job, then proceeds to eat all of their frozen dinners

What would you do if your roommate was a leech, sucking you dry of money and food? I think a lot of people might run of the rails, but some people are less comfortable with conflict. Myself included. I shudder when I think back to my ‘roommate’ days… Thankfully I have since grown a spine. You need some nerve to force someone to pay your half of the rent, and even more nerve to eat all of their dinner, and refuse to pay them back. But this woman was a bold freeloader, and her parents obviously d…
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'Fine, do your job then': HR puts a stop to employee's office tradition of bringing in bagels from family-owned business due to ‘HR policy’

'Fine, do your job then': HR puts a stop to employee's office tradition of bringing in bagels from family-owned business due to ‘HR policy’

HR is infamous for its strange and often frustratingly rigid ways. Their job is to serve the company, which is fair, as that's what they're getting paid to do. On the other hand, they can overlook employee's complaints in the process, or enforce petty rules that nobody really cares about. For instance, what's wrong with an employee giving their coworkers bagels? Apparently, this HR lady did not appreciate being 'one-upped', although it's hard to understand how exactly she felt inferior in the s…
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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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‘Everyone has a problem with you’: Hotel worker quits after manager calls her into meeting to discuss why ‘she needs to be nicer' to team of employees

‘Everyone has a problem with you’: Hotel worker quits after manager calls her into meeting to discuss why ‘she needs to be nicer' to team of employees

When everyone at your job has a problem with you, the problem is usually… well, you. But other times, your workplace is filled with a lot of bad apples. That is what happened in this case for a hotel worker whose job title was assistant general manager. Her GM was out of town, so she was left in charge of the hotel. Only a couple of problems arose, and OP made sure to text her manager about them. She thought it was all good, but apparently, it was not. Her manager came back from his trip and ca…
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‘You need to return your lab coat’: Employee brings manager a bag full of muddy ashes after he quit following manager's demands he return work clothes

‘You need to return your lab coat’: Employee brings manager a bag full of muddy ashes after he quit following manager's demands he return work clothes

Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get what you request… Work clothes can be super practical, or they can be an utter nuisance. One employee relayed the time his car caught fire on the way to work, with all his work clothes inside it. Luckily, he was unharmed, but his clothes… Well, that was another story. Unfortunately, all that he had left was a pile of ashes. He had already given his notice to his boss and was told to return all work clothes before leaving. As this was his…
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'I quickly realized that [the company] was horribly managed, and they made errors all the time': Employee quits new job after 7 days, receives a bill for $24,981.62

Looking for a new job can be such a grind in itself—from scrolling through endless job listings to tweaking your resume and surviving the interview process. Not to mention the whole onboarding hoopla. But imagine surviving all of that just to realize the company is nowhere close to what it was hyped up to be. Well, that's exactly what happened to this employee. She thought she hit the jackpot with her dream job, only to throw in the towel after a mere week. Turns out, the management was a chaot…
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‘My boss kept cutting my hours’: Employee trains new hire who ends up taking their job, so employee quits, leading to boss taking every last one of their shifts away

‘My boss kept cutting my hours’: Employee trains new hire who ends up taking their job, so employee quits, leading to boss taking every last one of their shifts away

Quitting is like a game of peekaboo. Now you see me, now you don't… and once you see me less, or rather, when I hand in my two-week notice, it's all fair game. Unless your employer is decent, which, if you work at a food franchise in customer service, is rare, you are bound to hit a few obstacles. So, in this case, OP's boss hired a new worker, whom OP was told to train. That was all dandy until OP's boss began giving the new hire all of OP's hours. Then, afterwards, OP got super annoyed, becau…
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‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket': Data engineer earning below average is expected to do the work of 3 people, so he quits instead

‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket': Data engineer earning below average is expected to do the work of 3 people, so he quits instead

Management often concentrates all of their efforts on one area, meaning that they put the bulk of a couple of jobs onto one employee, risking it all. You have got to hand it to them, as it is quite brave of them to so boldly assume one person will WANT to take on so much responsibility, and then that they will be able to want to continue with it consistently. So the saying, ‘Don't put all your eggs in one basket' definitely applies here… One manager who (shocker) did not know how to do his job,…
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‘We are leaving’: Administration cripples company by denying employees raises, leading to mass resignation

‘We are leaving’: Administration cripples company by denying employees raises, leading to mass resignation

Almost every time a company goes into administration, which is a term to explain when an independent person takes control of a company, things collapse. Call it fate, call it karma, call it whatever you want, but the facts are red, loud and clear. This story, as told to us by u/Toraden, was a classic case of ‘Mess around and find out’. In other words, OP's company went into administration, and things slowly went downhill. How downhill exactly? You can read all about the petty managers, denial o…
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'Got asked to make it 4 weeks notice, then got fired': Worker agrees to extend their notice period after finding new job before being fired on the spot

“It's just business,” people (often your boss) love to spout… and it always is until it's personal. You can rest assured that anyone using this canned clamshell phrasing is probably using this to dismiss situations where they're exploiting you and are going to take it very personally should things one day not go their way. It's the same sort of tactic that is used when you're told by a notoriously toxic employer that “We're all a family here.” The hope is that you'll buy into the thin words the…
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'I wasn't interested in taking a wage cut': Audacious recruiter guilt trips a prospective employee after offering him $6,000 less than his current wage

Who here works a full time job and is not interested in making any money? Nobody? No takers?! Exactly. The majority of the workforce isn't driven by passion, work-ethic, or altruism– we're driven by cold, hard cash. Anyone who says otherwise is either delusional or a professional recruiter. Although usually head hunters like to swoon their prey with pretty words and shiny pay-days, sometimes there's that dime-in-a-dozen recruiter that has the audacity to...
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