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New Owner Bullies Employees, Runs Company Into Ground, Fails Court Case

There's a rich history of bosses orchestrating their own downfall and this one is a stellar example. This lady's genius idea was to make their product crappier while keeping prices high and treating staff like garbage. Where could that go wrong? Some bosses make it clear right away that playing along won't be worth it. Here are some job listing horror stories as well as reasons people quit their jobs on the first day.

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Disrespectful Customer Gets Toasted By Owner's Response

Goes to show, if you have a problem at a restaurant, it's pretty likely that if you just respectfully tell them what's wrong with your food they might have a chance to fix it. Stewing in your own hatred is just ensuring that everyone has a bad time. But people would rather make a scene and leave a bad review, like this lying Karen who got decimated by an owner's response.

angry customer gets scolded by owner of restaurant after leaving bad review
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Boss Threatens Firing Over Jury Duty Absence, Gets Led Out in Cuffs

Jury duty is one of those necessary inconveniences of living in a society, and if you don't have a good enough excuse, get ready to miss some work. Employers basically know this too, and they're usually pretty accommodating to the reality of jury duty. Usually. This person's boss thought he was above the law, and the judge made it clear that that's not the case. There are easier and harder ways to later realize something is illegal.

Hotel owner refuses employee's jury duty, gets led out in hand cuffs
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Micromanaging Owner Cuts Chef's Pay, Backfires In Righteous Fashion

There's nothing we love more to see than a micromanaging owner get greedy and end up having it backfire in glorious fashion. This owner was trying to keep his fragile ego afloat while cutting his hard working kitchen staff's rightful pay, and ended up ultimately spending the same amount of money that he would've (if not more) if he'd just left things alone. 

A micromanaging owner cuts chef's pay, and it ends up backfiring terribly. | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/CopChef Change hourly salary cut my y L This takes place before times people could eat out and gather large numbers used work as chef an owner who liked micromanage things and bit narcissistic been working there about 3 years, getting good reviews, customers loved updated menu. Made everything scratch, people used think place open box/heat, serve food. Quality had
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Client Refuses to Understand What Broken Arm Entails

This guy gets a lot of belligerent customers, whether they're a private school upset about getting upgrades after a charity or a treasurer who doesn't understand numbers. In this case it's a client who seems to want him to outsource the work, but also not outsource it at the same time. Sounds like a fun person to do business with.

Business owner breaks his arm and tries dealing with a belligerent customer | Hi unfortunately won't be able build unit by 12th Jan have fracture my second favourite arm. There's couple guys do good work can arrange something with if like. Cheers Hi is this joke not sure whether being serious or not. As discussed this 40th birthday. Hi unfortunately no joke mate fractured playing football over weekend already discussed project with and and they can do by set date same
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Tattoo Artist Deals With Totally Feral Karen

Karens just keep bursting into tattoo shops like this male Karen who didn't believe this tattoo shop owner and get a reckoning. It's a bummer to have to deal with people who try to get vengeance when they can't get a deal they wanted, but that's a part of life. Why does it have to be a part of life? Just ask the Karens like this one who got booted by an IT employee.

Karen goes crazy on Tattoo shop owner story | r/IDontWorkHerelady Posted by u/Complex_River 7 46 S11 5 20 hours ago Karen goes tattoo shop XXXXL Maybe 10 years ago owned tattoo shop located next door (same strip mall piercing shop had gone next door watch lobby piercer while they ran and grabbed some change. So karen walks and get why she thinks work there sitting behind counter K here last week and fucked up my piercing. Its infected now and need fix dont work here just
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Boss Responds to Unreasonable Review with Fire

Leaving a review isn't always as simple as saying whatever you want about what happened. Case in point, this lying Karen getting decimated by an owner's response. Some business owners watch their reviews like a hawk, and they make time go into serious detail about what actually went down.

boss review response | asked representative 9 discount on screen and this reply got offer is joke, and good part our reputation is responding kind silliness kind want us sell this part less than our wholesale cost is ridiculous would say on par with ridiculousness question Unprofessional and unwarranted harassment..
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Entitled New Store Owner Left High and Dry by Employees

"Ken" the male Karen thought he'd get to boss around the current employees of the store he bought, but his crappy attitude and unrealistic expectations led the newly open positions to be job poison. For another horrible boss story, this Karen Manager demanded an employee print a video file and things didn't end well.

Employees leave store when new entitled male karen manager buys the place | r/IDontWorkHereLady Posted by u/LocalLiBEARian 10 hours ago Actually, Ken DON'T work here any more. Or XXL friend mine recently reminded this absolute BEST time ever had dealing with Karen wild happened about 30 years ago, so going strictly by memory here also have no clue name male Karen is, so call him Ken. Sorry this came out so long but think enjoy TLDR at bottom.
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Fiery Business Responses to Poor Online Reviews

People absolutely love leaving extremely critical, sometimes untruthful reviews of stores and restaurants. Sometimes it's even a lie made up by their competition. Business owners will go to bat online to defend their honor, like this guy who leveled with a customer who complained over buying a single dollar taco. Sometimes customers are lying to save face and the business brings in some critical details, like this tattoo parlor that had an epic response for an entitled customer.

Business owner responses to one star reviews | Reviewed yesterday via mobile Ok service Good food wasn't good lobster had reservation at 19:00, and came little late and our table were given away after 10 minutes although there were plenty empty tables. Manager at Noa Seafood Restaurant, responded this review Responded yesterday If came late and table given away did manage eat lobster dont sell
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Owner Sheds Light On Impossibly Demanding Customer's Review

This customer left a poor review for this mechanic without letting all the facts out. The owner responded with some pretty critical information that put the reviewer in a very different light. For another review that demanded a heavy response, here's a donut shop owner who handled a customer's angry review like a boss.

Mechanic responds to bad review of entitled customer | Local Guide Be Aware recently changed starter here. They told 780 first, as student couldn't afford s 1/5 value my car. They brought down 700 with an $30 oil change value which initially appreciated as borrowed some money my friend and couldn't come up with more thought good deal as they "helped made some phone calls after agreed change and guess quoted $580 at express oil change just across street And around $50
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Incompetent Owner Mistakenly Fires Special Contractor, Comes Crawling Back

Seeing a stupid boss make an idiotic mistake, underestimate the value of a person they hired, and then not only have to walk it back, but also have to pay for it, is music to our ears. For another awesome story like this, here's an incompetent boss who demanded a contractor be on call 24/7 and ended up having to pay a $10,000 invoice.

Stupid owner fires a contractor and has to hire him back.
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Abusive Customer Refuses To Pay Deposit and Demands to Speak To Owner On Bereavement Leave, Gets Slammed

This business owner has a history of taking absolutely no shit as well as having an incredible mouth on em. Basically the perfect combo to stop any rude and annoying customer in their tracks. Seriously, check out what this guy said to a private school when he upgraded their charity before them. Total Legend.

It starts off with an interaction between the customer and the admin manager, then after enough annoyance, Chelsea brings in the big guns.

Rude customer abuses admin assistant, so the owner steps in.
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Med Student Leaves Aggressive Review For Computer Repair Shop, Owner Responds with Fury

Sometimes people come into a store ready to start swinging. When this customer called this business a scam, the owner chose to respond with some convincing aspects of the whole story that were left out of the original review. Business owners tend to put a staggering amount of time and energy into responding to negative reviews, like this person who left a one star review and was met with justified condemnation.

A person leaves a review calling laptop repair business a scam and the owner responds.
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Choosing Beggar Leaves Idiotic One Star Review, Store Owner Fires Back with Justified Condemnation

This reviewer had the nerve to call a suitable response to their insulting offer "unprofessional" and inadvertently went in for round two. The world is full of frustrating cheapskates, but when someone leaves a ridiculous review like this they leave themselves open for an utter takedown of their entire character.

A choosing beggar leaves a bad review and gets a response from the owner.
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Awful Owner Tasks Guy With Hiring His Replacement, So He Hires A Known Thief

It's encouraging to see people leave a bad job, like when this dude's awful boss asked him to consider his role so he got a better job. The kicker for this one is that, while the owners are trying to manipulate this guy into hiring his own replacement, the new guy with the sketchy job history was their choice anyway.

replacement hire is shady thief to get back at owners
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