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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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Teacher makes student do corrections on essay despite no feedback, cue malicious compliance: 'I rewrote my entire essay... word for word... TWICE!'

Teacher makes student do essay corrections despite no feedback, cue malicious compliance: 'I rewrote my entire essay... word for word... TWICE!'

If a teacher is unwilling to give their student feedback, why should the student have to put in any effort? Clearly, this terrible educator had it out for this student despite the fact that he had been completing all of his assignments on time and to the best of his ability. When he received his essay back, he got a D with absolutely no explanation. Meanwhile, every other student in the class was given specific comments and instructions for their required revisions. The student even asked his t…
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‘I drove two hours just to turn their printer back on’: IT workers share the most ridiculous tech requests they had to deal with at work

‘I drove two hours just to turn their printer back on’: IT workers share the most ridiculous tech requests they had to deal with at work

Being an IT (information technology) worker has many challenges. First, many of us will admit we do not know much about the technological devices we use on a daily basis, and if we were to encounter any error with one, we would be lost with what to do. IT workers have to be able to identify every single technological issue that they might encounter and even to possess a way of fixing it. Second, Not only do IT people have to deal with these tech issues, they also have to deal with people, who u…
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'One big problem is we are given way too much time': Management enforces employees be paid for exact project time only, employees rebel by taking maximum time to complete tasks

For all the bosses out there, forcing your employees to work as fast as they can will not get you anywhere in the long run. If you decide it should reasonably take an employee X amount of time to complete a task, and they give it to you in that amount of time, that should be considered a win. And that's exactly how this company used to run. Even if an employee could complete a task in ¾ of the time allotted, they were still compensated for the time requested. But not anymore. Now, even if an em…
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18-year-old files report against parents for opening multiple credit cards in his name: 'It turns out I owe over $15,000'

18-year-old files report against parents for opening multiple credit cards in his name: 'It turns out I owe over $15,000'

These parents took family dysfunction to a whole new level. Not only did they open multiple credit cards in their 18-year-old son's name without telling him, but also the mother tried to brush it off by saying her mom did the same thing to her, as if this were some rite of passage when you become an adult. The Redditor discovered that he owed over $15,000 and, of course, his credit score completely plummeted. When he confronted his parents about the whole scheme, they had the audacity to give h…
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'I’m not a flashy person in the slightest': Boss criticizes employee's personal spending habits, claims it looks bad while company is doing layoffs

What you choose to spend your hard-earned money on should be of no concern to your employer. You work hard for your money, so you should be able to use it to buy what you want. Even if you don't need more clothes, collectibles, fancy dinners, or whatever else you choose to spend your money, it's just that - it's your money. Well, this employee is being scolded by his boss for what he's been spending his money on recently. And here's the kicker - it's not even flashy items. One of the recent ite…
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Forgotten employee at big company has no boss and no work to do, collects nice paycheck for doing nothing: 'I'm riding the wave till its crests'

Forgotten employee at big company has no boss and no work to do, collects nice paycheck for doing nothing: 'I'm riding the wave till its crests'

This dude may have found the ideal work environment. Perhaps this is one of the advantages of working for such a big company because occasionally, things fall through the cracks. That seems to be the case for this employee , who was hired six months ago by a woman whose position was subsequently eliminated right before the employee started. Well, he ended up in a reclusive office that no one ever went to and where he was completely left alone. Furthermore, he was given no tasks to complete. At…
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'Nothing slowed this man down but other customers putting him in his place': Entitled Boomer claims he has a medical condition and can't wait in line, waiting customers stand up for employees

Hopefully, this story will restore your faith in humanity a bit. We can all agree that waiting in line is the worst. But what are you going to do about it? You can choose not to wait and maybe try again another time. But you can't force the employees to work faster. It's usually not their fault either, but unfortunately, they get the blame most of the time as customers need somewhere to vent their angered feelings. It's not fair, but that's what happens. In the story below, an entitled man coul…
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20+ eye-opening industry secrets: 'Job requirements are more of a wish-list situation'

20+ eye-opening industry secrets: 'Job requirements are more of a wish-list situation'

The best part of having friends in different industries is that they can share knowledge with you that most folks are completely unaware of… This can be useful whether or not you have an interest in that particular industry. For instance, based on these responses in this Reddit thread, I surprisingly learned information about refrigerator models that I will take with me the next time I need one. Sharing industry secrets can be more of a selfless act than a shady one. If there are simpler soluti…
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'You don't leave a company high and dry all at once?!': Boss enforces three months notice after mass quitting, causes more backlash

'You don't leave a company high and dry all at once?!': Boss enforces three months notice after mass quitting, causes more backlash

Talk about a way to turn your few remaining loyal employees against you! This boss decided that the best way to respond to a mass quitting was to send a hostile message to the remaining folks on her team enforcing new strict policies. Those policies were that if anyone decided to leave, they needed to put in three months' notice before doing so. First of all, this boss must be foolish because she simply cannot enforce that when it comes to at-will employment. Second of all, what she should be d…
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Employee goes out with Karen coworker, Karen makes a scene at the restaurant, then demands to be driven home: 'I've never invited [her] out since'

Employee goes out with Karen coworker, Karen makes a scene at the restaurant, then demands to be driven home: 'I've never invited [her] out since'

Hanging out with coworkers outside of work hours is always a strange experience at first. Some people get along in a work environment, and it doesn't take until meeting up in real life for you to realize that the two of you just don't gel outside of work hours. This employee discovered a bit too late that his coworker was not just a strange person to hang out with outside of work, but it turns out they're a Karen. Sometimes you really don't know these things until you see someone ordering food…
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'What's the different between a 6 oz sirloin and a 12 oz sirloin?': 20+ ridiculous questions entitled customers asked their servers

'What's the difference between a 6 oz sirloin and a 12 oz sirloin?': 20+ ridiculous questions entitled customers asked their servers

Servers should get an additional 20% tip every time a customer asks a self-explanatory question. It turns out people are just as ignorant in restaurants as you would think. This collection of questions real servers were asked by entitled customers just goes to show that thinking before speaking is a lost art. Instead, people are asking questions like why the menu did not properly state that the risotto had rice in it. People are asking what the difference is between a 6-ounce steak and a 12-oun…
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'I see you're not a team player': Boss limits breaks to two 15-minute sessions due to being understaffed, employee consults union and faces backlash for reporting

Let's face it: we all need a break from work. There's no way our brains can stay totally engrossed for 8+ hours while still producing our best quality work all day long. Whether it's stepping outside for a quick breath of fresh air or eating a snack, sometimes that mental break is really what an employee needs to power through the rest of the day's tasks. Well, this boss is trying to mandate a new break policy. He's only allowing his employees two 15-minute breaks a day due to the company being…
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Employee quits, then orchestrates an audit to get former boss fired three years later: 'She couldn't prove that she didn't misuse funds'

Employee quits, then orchestrates an audit to get former boss fired three years later: 'She couldn't prove that she didn't misuse funds'

Imagine putting a toxic work experience behind you and thinking you've completely moved on until the opportunity to get your boss back conveniently arises. Sure, you may have transitioned to bigger and better things in life, but you cannot help but admit that you still harbor a little resentment from those horrid years you endured under such problematic leadership. This Redditor put in her notice after her bosses accused her of doing zero work despite all the evidence proving otherwise (meanwhi…
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Gucci Karen throws tantrum when business class passenger won't switch seats with her 9-year-old in economy

Gucci Karen throws tantrum when business class passenger won't switch seats with her 9-year-old in economy

What kind of mother books a first-class seat for herself, leaving her 9-year-old in coach, and then proceeds to make it seem like this is all someone else's fault? That someone else, in this instance, would be this unfortunate passenger in business class. The Karen approached him and asked if he would be willing to switch seats with her son, and he was willing at first… that is, until he learned that her son was all the way back in coach. Now, most of us cannot relate to the business class pass…
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'Do you take me for a fool?': Call center workers share their most memorable encounters with entitled Karen customers

'Do you take me for a fool?': Call center workers share their most memorable encounters with entitled Karen customers

Anyone working in a customer-facing position should get the medal of freedom for keeping their cool despite having to confront numerous Karen customers per day. However, as you'll see with some of these stories , sometimes keeping your cool is impossible to help these customers out, calm them down, or even just get them off the phone. One of these call center stories sparked a core embarrassing story from back in my intern days. My job that summer involved answering and returning phone calls co…
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