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'Good luck paying employees!': Overworked employee complies with manager's orders to 'stick to his job title', leading to 50 employees walking out after they aren't paid

'Good luck paying employees!': Overworked employee complies with manager's orders to 'stick to his job title', leading to 50 employees walking out after they aren't paid

Isn't it annoying when you get asked to do something that is NOT in your job title without anything in return? If it's not part of your role, and you're not really getting paid for it, then why do it? I don't mean people shouldn't be innovative or try to move up in their line of work, but I am no stranger to employers taking advantage of their employees just to save money and time. Here, there's an incredibly devoted employer who was actually fine with taking on more responsibilities in his lin…
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'I just proved my worth to another company': Overworked analyst attempts to climb the corporate ladder, but is dismissed by higher management

'I just proved my worth to another company': Overworked analyst attempts to climb the corporate ladder, but is dismissed by higher management

Before signing a contract, there are a few things to watch out for. Above all, a shared goal of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Secondly, employers tend to underestimate how much employees yearn for peace and quiet. In other words, we expect nothing but silence after five o'clock. No phone calls, no meetings, and most definitely no unnecessary bonding time with coworkers after office hours. The story below is from a devoted analyst who worked for a multinational construction materials…
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'You won't get away without paying me': New owner refuses to give employee his moneys worth, employee finds a creative way of getting it all back

'You won't get away with not paying me': New owner refuses to give employee his money's worth, employee finds a clever way to get paid anyway

From roughly the age of 15 to 22 (fresh out of college), we are expected to accept any position, as long as someone will hire us, regardless of the duties and responsibilities. Hold your horses; what I mean to say is that every position, within 'normal bounds', is acceptable. As a result, I believe we can all agree that for nearly ten years, we have been changing jobs frequently in the hopes of finding one that won't be emotionally or physically taxing. The jobs differ according to age, prefere…
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'I decline, do it yourself': Overworked employee quits after dealing with upper management's double standards

'I decline, do it yourself': Overworked employee quits after dealing with upper management's double standards

I think that people only choose to become pettish when they are pushed to the brink. But if you ask me, the tale below makes a somewhat abrupt shift from magnificence to pettiness, leaving me astounded by the management team's lack of professionalism and arrogance. But instead of taking my word for it, let me give you a quick rundown of the events so you can be the judge. The story goes like this: OP says he has been looking for work for a while, therefore he is thrilled to be hired. However, a…
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'They decided that a 16-year-old should work 30 hours in 4 days': Understaffed employer gaslights teen into working all Thanksgiving weekend

If you have ever worked part-time or seasonal jobs, you know how hectic schedules can get, especially during holidays when most people take time off to travel or be with their family. The open shifts are sadly diverted to the few employees who can still work, leaving them slammed with overtime for their so-called part-time gig.
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'Do these smell like the right pants to you?': 20+ Times retail workers had to answer funny questions from customers

'Do these smell like the right pants to you?': 20+ Times retail workers had to answer the world's silliest questions from customers

Kudos to these workers who didn't burst out laughing after hearing these customers' questions. I'm sure it wasn't easy to hold in laughter when customers get things so unbelievably wrong. When you work at a retail store , you quickly learn that customers don't ask a wide range of questions. Even though you spend 40 hours per week at the job, it's potentially a customer's first time there. You end up answering questions like, “Is everything included in this store-wide sale?” or “What aisle is to…
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'Boss threw out 7+ years of employee files': 25+ Employees with completely nonsensical bosses

'Boss threw out 7+ years of employee files... because she hated paper': 25+ Employees with completely nonsensical bosses

If you've ever had a boss that you are clearly smarter than, you know it can get pretty awkward really fast. We all want to think we're super smart and sophisticated, especially in the workplace . Many people try really hard to appear on top of things and in tune with exactly what's going on at their workplace from day to day. However, some bosses just don't care. It's baffling — they'll have a whole job that involves giving a darn about a workplace, and yet they'll happily sit in a back office…
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'Our boss had banned... birthday celebrations': 30+ "Cool" companies that didn't live up to the hype

'Our boss had banned... birthday celebrations': 30+ "Cool" companies that turned out to be cringy and toxic

Businesses love to brag about their company culture , but their curated image doesn't always match the reality of working there. These employees, who replied to u/terpkawa's question, had a lot to say about that. The OP asked Redditors about the times they worked for companies that touted amazing cultures or benefits, but then really did not deliver. It's nearly impossible to tell from the outset what it'll be like to work somewhere, no matter how closely you look for red flags during the inter…
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'Carol was a Karen': Restaurant worker gets fired by assistant manager for their mistake, gets manager fired as petty payback

'Carol was a Karen': Restaurant worker gets fired by boss for her mistake, gets boss fired as petty payback

This Karen was actually the manager until the employee she fired got her booted too. That's what you get when you were the one who messed up and everyone saw it. No matter how powerful you think you are, if you've gained enough enemies, it will bite you in the butt, which is exactly what happened to Carol. Carol was the assistant manager of a restaurant that employed a high school student who wound up working approximately 60 hours each week (when did he find time to do his homework is the real…
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'Chill out': Boss gives overachieving employee a warning for working too hard

'Chill out': Boss gives overachieving employee a warning for working too hard

Does anyone else totally wish they had this guy as their boss?
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'You fired me cause you didn't like me': Overworked employee asks to be paid as much as coworkers, gets fired, rejects boss's request for sit down

'You fired me cause you didn't like me': Overworked employee asks to be paid as much as coworkers, gets fired, rejects boss's request for sit down

Almost nothing good can come from a post-termination meeting.
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'We’re being taken advantage of': Boss refuses to pay employee for requested vacation days but closes restaurant for his own vacation

'We’re being taken advantage of': Boss refuses to pay employee for requested vacation days but closes restaurant for his own vacation

The hypocritical relationship that bad bosses tend to have with PTO is increasingly infuriating.
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'He's lucky I didn't quit on the spot': Hardworking employee gets a second job to make ends meet; get chastised by his first boss when he's no longer available 24/7

Bosses don't always appreciate the hard work we do. In this case, one employee was painfully reminded of that truth after they got burned by the strict scheduling. As one of the unlucky part-time employees, OP was doomed to be scheduled for only 10 hours per week at the gas station. Originally, that seemed fine because they were also going to school, but as the money dwindled and the bills piled up, OP had no choice but to seek out more hours.
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'Girl, it's a job not a family': Boss denies overworked employee a raise despite telling her the company would 'crumble' without her

'Girl, it's a job not a family': Boss denies overworked employee a raise despite telling her the company would 'crumble' without her

Here's further proof that the root of workplace drama is not that young people don't want to work anymore; it's that they don't want to be overworked and underpaid.
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'I’m the only female in the group': Boss makes only female engineer organize office lunches, she stands up for herself

'I’m the only female in the group': Boss makes only female engineer organize office lunches, employee stands her ground

As upsetting as this initially sounded, thankfully, this employee ended up standing up for herself. We know that gender bias exists in the workplace. This is obviously not new information and not the first time this conversation has made its way onto the internet. However, clearly there are some folks who still have yet to catch onto the unconscious bias and the unfortunate ways in which this dynamic has become ingrained in workplace socialization and office politics. This thread was posted to…
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‘Update me on your whereabouts at all times, or you’re fired': Employee gets even with new boss who demands to know his whereabouts at all times

‘Update me on your whereabouts at all times, or you’re fired': Employee gets even with new boss who demands to know his whereabouts at all times

Malicious compliance usually ensues after management messes their job up to the extent that employees find a clever way to get back at them or the system while technically carrying out their job description. OP was working as a paid intern for a law firm while they were still in law school, and to say that they enjoyed it would be an understatement. Working weekends and pulling all-nighters was the norm for OP, who claims they were the typical 20-year-old overachiever. Everything went smoothly…
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