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'I don't feel like working today': 20+ hilariously lame reasons why people called in sick to work

'I don't feel like working today': 20+ hilariously lame reasons why people called in sick to work

Sometimes, no excuse is better than a lame excuse. Everyone deserves the right to take a break with no questions asked. Unfortunately for the workers of the world, that can be very hard to do when you have a demanding and nosey manager. These employees made the mistake of trying to fabricate valid reasons and coming up short. It's definitely better to say nothing at all if the only “reason” you can come up with is the grown-up version of your dog eating your homework. Luckily, those ridiculous…
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'Don't play with me': Employee almost gets fired because of coworker's sabotage, gets even by getting him fired instead

'Don't play with me': Employee almost gets fired because of coworker's sabotage, gets even by getting him fired instead

Have you ever had a coworker who seemingly will stop at nothing to get you fired? Before we get into this story of how an employee managed to save themselves from getting unfairly dismissed by instead getting their work nemesis fired first, let's unpack how these kinds of work rivalries happen. Most of the time, like most elements of a work environment, it all comes from the top down. If the system is built upon a foundation of unhealthy competition, that will almost never fare well for employe…
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Neighbor gets back at entitled Karen for tossing smelly, unbagged food in her trash: 'I literally dumped the entire can out'

Neighbor gets back at entitled Karen for tossing smelly, unbagged food in her trash: 'I literally dumped the entire can out'

Getting back at one's neighbor is always tricky. One's actions must be passive-aggressive enough for one's annoying nuisance of a neighbor to get the picture, but one's action must also not be so dire that it starts the kind of all-out conflict that could end grimly for all parties involved. Here, we have a neighbor who started to notice that the Karen next door was dumping trash into the Redditor's trash bin. Of course, the first offense could be interpreted as a one-time thing, but once it st…
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Friend cancels group's luxurious vacation home booking after some don't pay their share: 'I told them that the house we had looked at was gone'

Any time responsibility and accountability is spread to thinly without the individuals themselves having the possibility of facing consequence for their actions people stop feeling the need to or trying to do the right thing as they normally would. See bystander effect and ** insert metaphor for society here**. You see this play out in group projects and the same is true for trying to get to big of a group together to do something. Trying to organize a trip for 12 “friends” to all stay in a vac…
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'I got quiet fired two days before my wedding': Employee notices backward pattern when VP threatens to fire her right before her wedding

'I got quiet fired two days before my wedding': Employee notices backward pattern when VP threatens to fire her right before her wedding

In this day and age, we don't expect toxic workplace environments to get away with wildly outdated behavior anymore, and yet as much as we'd like to think that progress has been made, unkind and unfair treatment still does happen all the time. Here, we have a young female employee who was on the brink of getting married when the VP of her company organized a disciplinary meeting threatening to fire her if she didn't pull it together at work. Of course, there was no concrete evidence that she wa…
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Upset employee is faced with dilemma regarding toxic workplace's strict rules surrounding water breaks

Hypocritical managers of employee's workplace break their own rules regarding strict water breaks, employee is fed up: ‘I feel like this is completely unethical’

"No one is happy about it, but one of the people above me on the ‘front end’ always hides her own drink behind customer service, while also getting on everyone else if they have a drink."
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'You wanna drown in paperwork? Be my guess!': Truck driver maliciously complies with new scanning policy, gives payroll a major headache

'You wanna drown in paperwork? Be my guess!': Truck driver maliciously complies with new scanning policy, gives payroll a major headache

Some bosses care more about enforcing ridiculous policies than assessing whether or not said policies are efficient. How many times have you found yourself in a work situation when the easy solution is staring right in front of you but you can't say anything because of your temperamental and particular boss? This truck driver had to deal with a silly new rule about scanning tons of extra paperwork to corporate when all he really needed to do was scan a few signed pages. Of course, despite voici…
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Entitled honeymooner husband leaves his new wife in economy during a long-haul flight, expects man to give up his seat

‘He [took] the upgrade instead of sitting with his wife’: Man refuses to give up premium economy seat for entitled husband's new wife, offers to sell it to him instead

Excuse me, sir. I paid for this seat!
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Boss cuts back on overtime pay, employee rebels by cutting back on excess work: 'I'm not working overtime unless I get paid'

Boss cuts back on overtime pay, employee rebels by cutting back on excess work: 'I'm not working overtime unless I get paid'

Employees who regularly work expected overtime as part of the job come to rely on that money to earn their living. Time is money and money is time, right? So what happens when employers can't seem to afford that overtime payment but somehow maintain the expectations that employees should be completing that extra work? Well, if the employees are empowered enough, then they should let their bosses know the simple and fair truth: if employees must say goodbye to that money, then their employees mu…
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20+ Hilarious work fails these employees made on the job: 'I felt like such an idiot'

Have you ever messed up at work before? A lot of us have, whether we let a project slip through the cracks, forgot we had to give a presentation, or even forgot to mute our mics during a video call. We're human; it happens. But what about a fail so bad your coworkers still bring it up years later? Or a work fail so embarrassing you had no choice but to change jobs? These are the kinds of mistakes that become office legends, the stories that get told and retold at every company gathering. Imagin…
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Arrogant hiring manager gives unsolicited advice following job candidate's application withdrawal: 'Accepting only easy opportunities is probably not going to take you as far'

Arrogant hiring manager gives unsolicited advice following job candidate's application withdrawal: 'Accepting only easy opportunities is probably not going to take you as far'

There cannot be many folks out there who enjoy receiving unwanted feedback. This hiring manager thought it was a good idea to respond to a job candidate's request to withdraw an application by giving them a completely uncalled-for lecture about what it takes to be a good manager and how to navigate a professional career successfully. As many folks in the comments section pointed out, the truth of the matter is that the interviewer has clearly been having trouble filling a property management po…
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Neighbor builds eight-foot fence after entitled Karen complains to the HOA about her lawn: 'If it bugs you that much, you're more than welcome to do the work'

Neighbor builds eight-foot fence after entitled Karen complains to the HOA about her lawn: 'If it bugs you that much, you're more than welcome to do the work'

It's hard to imagine caring so much about the look of a neighbor's backyard that one feels the need to stir up drama. This entitled Karen essentially used their neighbor's adjacent backyard as their own frequently and without any complaint from the neighbor. However, after the neighbor caught a cold and needed to remain in bed for a week, the entitled Karen started having major issues with the status of her neighbor's lawn, so much so that she decided to call the HOA about it. Here is a rare in…
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‘You want a ride? This is the one you’re getting': Sister takes a scenic route to teach her entitled little brother a lesson after he repeatedly demands a ride home from work

Sibling relationships can be a little complicated sometimes. There's a moment in every sibling relationship where sisterly obligation overlaps with the 'oh-heck-no' clause–and for some siblings who like to push the limits of their family's patience, this delicate dynamic can quickly descend into a hard-earned life lesson at the hands of malicious compliance.
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New IT hire forced to take control of the whole system after entire team quits: 'Everyone left the company on my first day'

New IT hire forced to take control of the whole system after entire team quits: 'Everyone left the company on my first day'

Most new hires spend their first day getting an overview of their daily responsibilities and meeting the other members of their team. Unfortunately for this IT worker, that calm, chill first day was taken away from them pretty much instantly. It turns out that on this particular employee's first day, they learned that the company used some obscure and outdated software that would take some time to adjust to and understand. Well, time did not seem to be on their side given the fact that the cowo…
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Karen loses it over lawn mover price after getting duped by a fake ad online: 'Your price is wrong! These are $9.95!'

Karen loses it over lawn mover price after getting duped by a false ad online: 'Your price is wrong! These are $9.95!'

Don't trust everything you come across online, folks! This male Karen customer did not comprehend that the obviously false advertisement he saw for a lawn mower on social media was, well, not real. We trust the Redditor in this scenario when they claim that this was a poorly Photoshopped ad for a $9.95 lawn mower when in reality, the lawn mowers they were selling at the store cost upwards of $200. Like any entitled customer when they are not given what they want, this Karen lost it. In fact, it…
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'Ma'am, you have injected yourself into my life for no good reason': Top Karens of the Week (July 12, 2024)

'Ma'am, you have injected yourself into my life for no good reason': Top Karens of the Week (July 12, 2024)

Heatwaves can make people crazy, but these Karens already were crazy to begin with… Look, when it gets this hot outside, people can be a little rough around the edges. After all, the height of summer means walking down one street and somehow encountering at least eight different scents simultaneously. It means coming into work sweaty and gross. And it means a ton of social obligations, some of which inevitably involve the most annoying people. So let's all give each other a break before we all…
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