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‘Be careful what you wish for…’: New manager cuts employee's deal with old boss, rearranging their work hours, only to find out former deal benefited company

‘Be careful what you wish for…’: New manager cuts employee's deal with old boss, rearranging their work hours, only to find out former deal benefited company

Hierarchy is the cornerstone of corporate business. Because of this, it is very likely that when the time comes and a new management enters the picture, she or he will want to completely revamp the scene in an attempt to assert their authority. The story that follows recounts the story of a clever employee. The Original Poster (OP) and his former manager had an unspoken understanding that allowed OP to arrive early and depart early. Basically, as long as he completes his work and puts in the ne…
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'Old boss told me to contact his lawyers... So I did': Worker fired for workplace injury, sues for commission they weren't being fairly paid

'Old boss told me to contact his lawyers... So I did': Worker fired for workplace injury, sues for commission they weren't being fairly paid

Oftentimes, in life, it can be startling just how incompetent some people are, they may be incompetent even to the point of cruelty and you may be convinced that cruelty is their base and driving function. However, as Hanlon's Razor reasons for us, we should “ Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Of course, this doesn't always apply when greed and lust for power are driving forces, though stupidity often plays into these decisions too. Stupidity or cruelty…
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College student exposes professor's favorite for doing zero work on their group project: 'Giovanni didn't show up'

College student exposes professor's favorite for doing zero work on their group project: 'Giovanni didn't show up'

Some people are highly skilled at getting out of doing any actual work… that is, until they meet their match. We're used to seeing this dynamic play out in work environments or in certain relationship dynamics, but one of the earliest examples of this kind of flawed collaboration is the group project. Group projects don't necessarily teach you about collaboration; if anything, they teach you about how to deal with the givers and takers of this world. That is the only silver lining with a group…
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Woman gets back at ex-boyfriend by rubbing his sweatshirt in pet rabbit's litter box before returning it: 'If you held it up to your nose it REEKED':

Woman rubs ex-boyfriend's sweatshirt in pet rabbit's litter box before returning it: 'If you held it up to your nose it REEKED':

Who doesn't love a creative way to get back at your ex? It almost comes with the territory of a bad breakup these days. If you've wronged someone, you better prepare yourself for some petty revenge. Look, I don't make the rules, but that's the way the cookie crumbles now. We have seen countless methods of that kind of revenge here at FAIL Blog from prank calling to cutting off your ex's power. All of these valid, but what's special about this case of petty revenge is that on first glance, it di…
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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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Manager urges undervalued employee who was laid off to view termination as a 'learning opportunity' and instructs him to train new hire

Manager urges undervalued employee who was laid off to view termination as a 'learning opportunity' and instructs him to train new hire

Nothing in the business sector is ‘personal’, everyone is interchangeable, and the entire industry runs like one large corporate machine. Securing the flow of funds is of the utmost significance for those in positions of authority. In order to succeed in the business world, one must be prepared to give up everything or anybody who stands in the way of success. Here's the account of a Fortune 500 firm employee who was left speechless. The Original Poster (OP) has dedicated the last six years of…
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'Enjoy your ticket': Irresponsible driver yells at cautious driver for slowing down to let an ambulance pass, then gets a hefty speeding ticket as payback

'Enjoy your ticket': Irresponsible driver yells at cautious driver for slowing down to let an ambulance pass, then gets a hefty speeding ticket as payback

People with road rage should not be allowed to be behind the wheel. There is no reason that a person who cannot control their anger should be in a position where they could endanger so many people's lives. Unfortunately, unless they are caught violating some kind of rule, they get to continue in their rageful ways. One thing we do get out of road rage is funny petty revenge stories. This story was shared by a guy on Reddit who had to deal with a very irresponsible driver. The poster (OP) was mi…
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'Neighbor said it wasn't any of the city's business what he did to his yard': Entitled homeowner faces heavy fines for outrageous landscaping despite neighbors warnings

This entitled neighbor had some extreme plans for his landscaping, which included removing massive trees, constructing a 10-foot fence, and leveling the ground extensively. However, his actions did not sit well with his neighbors, the HOA, or even city officials. Despite receiving multiple warnings from his well-meaning next-door neighbors, he refused to consider their advice, believing that his entitlement gave him the right to do as he pleased. Little did he know that his next-door neighbor...
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'Karens keep stealing from my garden': Sneaky neighbors bring bags to 'grab and run' with their stolen veggies

This person already didn't love gardening, but then their neighbors started stealing from them … That just made the situation even worse. A lot of folks find gardening to be a peaceful way to connect with nature. The pros are that you get to watch living things grow, and if you're lucky, you'll get to eat the literal fruits of your labor. Even if all you grow is a handful of string beans or a few teensy tiny tomatoes, they taste better because you're the veggies' parent. You raised it from seed…
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'She didn't think I was serious': Customer dresses 'overly casual' to visit designer clothing brand store

'She didn't think I was serious': Customer dresses 'overly casual' to visit designer clothing brand store

“Don't judge a book by its cover,” a customer advised after having an interesting shopping experience. Have you heard the phrase, “Money talks but wealth whispers”? It often refers to how people dress, the cars they drive, or the content they post about their glamorous lifestyle.
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'[My] car is gone': Tenant pays in small change for fraudulent towing charge when their car is incorrectly towed from their snowy apartment complex parking lot

There will be plenty of times in your life when things seem completely unfair. Plenty of these times will involve incorrectly awarded parking infringements… Should this tenant have just moved their vehicle like everyone else so that the snow plow could do a clean sweep of the lot? Sure. But, by the time they had gotten out there and removed the remaining snow from around their vehicle that should have been the end of it. Just because a rule exists doesn't mean it needs to be enforced to the let…
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Web developer gets former client fired after she spread lies: ‘This director [had] been slandering me to MY OWN FAMILY’

Web developer gets former client fired after she spread lies: ‘This director [had] been slandering me to MY OWN FAMILY’

There is a reason why kids are taught not to talk about people behind their backs. Of course, we do it anyway, but in professional settings, it almost always comes back to bite you in the behind. So when this director of a nonprofit decided to spread rumors about the web developer she worked with and to blame him for various problems she had, of course karma came back to rear its head. Not only was this woman slandering the web developer’s name, but he ended up finding out through family member…
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HOA fines guy for using his trash bins, he maliciously complies to get them off his back: ‘I’ll let you know every time I use my garbage can’

HOA fines guy for using his trash bins, he maliciously complies to get them off his back: ‘I’ll let you know every time I use my garbage can’

One would think that living in an HOA neighborhood would mean safety and protection, but in reality, it means pettiness and fines. Of course, it’s not easy to get on the good side of HOA board members because these are the folks with Tracy Flick sensibilities, years of under-explored resentment, and backward authority complexes. In short, you can’t make friends with the people who will go out of their way to put you in your place for silly reasons. It’s a waste of one’s time and energy. It’s be…
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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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Soccer coach cleverly complies with opposing team's demands, resulting in his team playing the entire season on the better field

Soccer coach cleverly complies with opposing team's demands, resulting in his team playing the entire season on the better field

Communication is the secret to success. Communication is the key to finding solutions for many issues. The story that follows shows how effective communication can, in certain situations, result in an early issue diagnosis. Below is the account of a pleased youth soccer team coach. OP recalls participating in the municipal recreation league a few years back. There were two fields accessible at the time: one was a large, well-kept, very distant field with enough seating for parents watching thei…
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'We found about 2,000 jars of green beans': Grandpa detests green beans, hides thousands of cans from his wife for decades

'We found about 2,000 jars of green beans': Grandpa detests green beans, hides thousands of cans from his wife for decades

It's remarkable the lengths this grandpa went to avoid having to eat green beans. The fact that his distaste for the vegetable became one of the defining characteristics of his personality well beyond his lifespan is also kind of iconic. I could only dream that the future generations of my family will be talking about my disgust for feta cheese. When you consider the personality traits of the people within your family both living and dead, you might begin by listing out their passions and inter…
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