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'It's 83°F inside the office': Boss refuses to fix broken AC in the office, demanding employees increase sales so the company could ‘afford the repair’

'It's 83°F inside the office': Boss refuses to fix broken AC in the office, demanding employees increase sales so the company could ‘afford the repair’

As soon as summer arrives, every office out there starts to deal with conflicts among employees regarding the AC. There is always that one coworker who wants the office to be freezing even when everyone else's teeth are chattering, and that battle continues up until the AC remote mysteriously vanishes and is nowhere to be found. As much as this battle can be quite annoying, and can cause certain coworkers to silently curse that one individual who insists the office's temperature would not rise…
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'Bye-bye': Employee leaves company high and dry after learning that micromanager attempted to undermine his promotion

'Bye-bye': Employee leaves company high and dry after learning that micromanager attempted to undermine his promotion

Being overlooked for your accomplishments is the worst feeling in the world. You toil diligently throughout the year, sacrificing precious moments with friends and friends only to have your employer deny you a promotion because they 'believe' you don't have what it takes. The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. For a significant duration, the original poster (OP) was employed by the same company. Consequently, he felt compelled to discuss the prospect of a promotion with his bos…
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‘He's going to burn out in no time’: Boss prepares employees for upcoming layoffs by demanding they all train the overworked new hire so he can take over their jobs

‘He's going to burn out in no time’: Boss prepares employees for upcoming layoffs by demanding they all train the overworked new hire so he can take over their jobs

When a new employee enters the company, they might do everything in their power to prove themselves and their worth to their managers. Sometimes, that eagerness to prove oneself can be overdone and can create too high expectations towards the new employee. By always saying ‘yes’ to things, overworking, and trying to impress everyone in the office, one can find themselves burned out rather quickly. Much like what happened to the new hire in this Reddit story, who seemed to have wanted to prove h…
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‘Please leave!’: Employee flees to new city to escape former boss only to be met by an unexpected visit at new workplace

‘Please leave!’: Employee flees to new city to escape former boss only to be met by an unexpected visit at new workplace

Setting boundaries with people around you is essential to preserving a good balance between all parties and reducing the possibility of a misunderstanding, whether it be with your family, friends, fellow pupils, or even at your place of employment. The story below is of a bewildered employee. After an unusual encounter with her former manager, the original poster (OP) shared on Reddit. To put things in context, OP had just begun her new job and had quit her previous one due to the unprofessiona…
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Store employee refuses to give kid her money back after she is 5 cents short on her purchase, resulting in a dispute with observing customers: ‘Give her the money’

Store employee refuses to give kid her money back after she is 5 cents short on her purchase, resulting in a dispute with observing customers: ‘Give her the money’

When you are a kid, everything feels like much more of a big deal than what it actually is. For example, accidentally leaving a store without paying for something, and then setting off the alarm can make kids feel like their lives are over. Most of the time, everything turns out fine, but it can still be a rather traumatizing experience for a little kid. That is why I really felt for the 10-year-old kid in this Reddit story, especially because all that went down was not even her fault. After tr…
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‘This is public property’: Residents attempt to close the communal pool to throw a private party with their friends, neighbors report them to management

‘This is public property’: Residents attempt to close the communal pool to throw a private party with their friends, neighbors report them to management

So many problems in the world could be so easily solved if people simply talked to each other and voiced their wants and needs. Instead, we constantly hear of grown adults behaving like toddlers because they don't know how to handle other adults out in the real world. This story is the perfect example of people trying to get their way in the most twisted way possible, instead of just talking and solving their problems like regular people. OP (original poster) is a resident in an apartment compl…
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'If you want me gone, you would have to fire me': Micromanager pressures employee to quit their job by criticizing all their work, employee finds a way to use manager's methods against him

'If you want me gone, you would have to fire me': Micromanager pressures employee to quit their job by criticizing all their work, employee finds a way to use manager's methods against him

Why do managers go through all the effort of hiring people to work for them if they only intend to bully those employees until they leave? What's in it for them to make their employees regret the decision to accept that job? Who does that help? While I understand some managers are not actually fit to manage other people, and that can cause a lot of tension between those managers and their employees, the manager in this Reddit story definitely seemed like he was acting as a bad manager on purpos…
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‘You will get what you deserve’: Employee stands firm against rebellious customer's rush for service, causing delays for dozens in line

‘You will get what you deserve’: Employee stands firm against rebellious customer's rush for service, causing delays for dozens in line

The consumer is always right in today's modern environment. But what happens if the client is fundamentally incorrect? Do you firmly stand your ground or do you quietly comply with all of their demands? The story that follows is from a disgruntled employee. The original poster (OP) is employed by Seven-Eleven as a cashier. Although there are benefits and drawbacks to working in customer service, nothing could have prepared OP for the entitled client who refused to pay her bill. For background,…
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‘They would clock in and then go home’: HR managers share the wildest reasons why they had to fire an employee

‘They would clock in and then go home’: HR managers share the wildest reasons why they had to fire an employee

Working in HR must be a challenging experience, as they have to deal with a lot of office drama, both from the managers and the employees. But with all that drama, there must be hilarious moments and stories that those HR people will remember for their entire careers. Plus, having the opportunity to fire someone when they actually deserve it, can actually be an extremely interesting and yes, even funny, experience. This is what brought on the topic of this AskReddit prompt, in which HR workers…
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‘I simply didn't want you to come’: Entitled coworker gets excluded from coworker's birthday party, confronts entire office about it, but gets shut down by the birthday celebrator

‘I simply didn't want you to come’: Entitled coworker gets excluded from coworker's birthday party, confronts entire office about it, but gets shut down by the birthday celebrator

Is there a stage in our lives when we should stop throwing birthday parties to ourselves? Probably. Birthday parties are overrated, pointless, and most importantly, a cause for drama. It does not mean one should not enjoy their birthday and celebrate the day they were born, but when you are 30 and still get excited about balloons and birthday cakes, drama is surely on the way. This Reddit story is a good example of that drama, and although I do not think the drama was the fault of the birthday…
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Fast food chain informs employees their tip money will be used for group activities, but fail to mention those are for management only: ‘We're basically funding their day off'

Fast food chain informs employees their tip money will be used for group activities, but fail to mention those are for management only: ‘We're basically funding their day off'

Group activities within a company are basically a must these days. Every company (well, most companies), wants their employees to have a good relationship with each other, and for their employees to feel their work is being appreciated, and a fun activity outside of the office is often the way for companies to do just that. So if a big fast food chain tells their employees their tip money will be used for group activities, you would expect those activities to be extremely luxurious, since the e…
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Employee skillfully complies with micromanager's demands for complete access to personal schedule by erasing everything from calendar before granting access

Employee skillfully complies with micromanager's demands for complete access to personal schedule by erasing everything from calendar before granting access

We somehow muster the strength to report to work every day, seven days a week. We work very hard at our occupations so that we are capable of a fair standard of living. Thus, it may be said that even though their justifications may differ, the employer and employee have a common goal in mind: producing high-quality material. The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. The dispute between the original poster (OP) and his micromanager is discussed. After the micromanager started track…
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‘I gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse': Hiring manager stands up to HR in order to secure an offer for an unexpected internal worker, resulting in worker doubling his salary

‘I gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse': Hiring manager stands up to HR in order to secure an offer for an unexpected internal worker, resulting in worker doubling his salary

We all know how negative the stories about bosses and managers can be when it comes to Reddit. It is a safe space to vent, complain, and plot petty revenge against those who are in charge of the way our workplaces… well, work. It seems that for every genuinely good manager out there, there are around 10 bad ones, and those are usually the ones we read about on Reddit. However, this Reddit story is like no other, as it comes to show that there are still good managers out there, who even go out o…
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‘Why me?!’: Employee escapes first round of dismissals, only to find out that 80% of his team has been fired

‘Why me?!’: Employee escapes first round of dismissals, only to find out that 80% of his team has been fired

One of the cruelest and most difficult arenas to succeed in is the corporate world. Nobody considers your particular background, objectives, or preferences. You are only a pawn in an incredibly laborious, protracted game of chess. The following is an account of a bewildered employee who survived the first round of layoffs. For a significant duration, the original poster (OP) was employed by the same company. Having said that, OP certifies that he isn't the most outstanding worker and is unworth…
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‘I'm owed hundreds of dollars in unpaid wages’: Employee cleverly gets boss to admit he is cutting off wages by rounding the time clock to benefit the corporation

‘I'm owed hundreds of dollars in unpaid wages’: Employee cleverly gets boss to admit he is cutting off wages by rounding the time clock to benefit the corporation

There is nothing more satisfying than managing to get someone to admit they are doing something wrong, or even at the very least, to get written proof of the wrongdoing, so you can do something to actively fix it. The boss in this Reddit story didn't actually admit they were doing anything wrong, but the employee still counts the conversation as a victory. OP (original poster), has noticed that her pay does not match the hours she clocked in at work, and then she discovered it was because her b…
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‘Why did you went through my belongings?’: Employee leaves her paychecks on personal office desk, only to discover her coworker found and showed them to the rest of the office

‘Why did you went through my belongings?’: Employee leaves her paychecks on personal office desk, only to discover her coworker found and showed them to the rest of the office

Everyone wants to have a good relationship with their coworkers. Some employees spend more time with their coworkers than they do with their actual spouses, and being able to consider those people as great friends is extremely important to the work experience. That is why, like any other relationship in your life, you should treat your coworker with respect, so that you can all feel comfortable around each other in the office. Unfortunately, that is not the case with the coworkers in this Reddi…
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