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'You better cough up the dough': Bridezilla demands maid of honor purchase a dress she'll never wear again, divides Internet

'You better cough up the dough': Bridezilla demands maid of honor purchase a dress she'll never wear again, divides Internet

The amount of money people are expected to casually spend on their friends' weddings is one of society's greatest ills at the moment. From exorbitant costs spent on flights and hotels for bachelor/bachelorette parties to money spent on bridal showers and gifts for the actual wedding weekend, the expenses can feel endless and can almost certainly put someone into debt. No one said anything about how budgeting for your best friend's wedding would be as hard to do as budgeting for your own adult l…
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'[He] thought it was appropriate to call me at 10 p.m. to berate me': Workers retaliate after wage changes; boss blames the one employee who had no idea about it

This boss had it coming . The OP practically ran the whole show at the company—hiring, training, fixing things, coming up with ideas, etc. The place couldn't function without him, and it seemed like the boss wanted it that way. Whenever something went wrong, it was never his fault. The OP was getting worn out. Constant calls and texts after hours, always there to fix things. But not this time. When the higher-ups announced wage changes, something the OP had nothing to do with, the employees wer…
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'A guest should eat what they are given': Guy gets even with Karen mother-in-law after 10 years, hosts dinner with food she can't eat

'A guest should eat what they are given': Guy gets even with Karen mother-in-law after 10 years, hosts dinner with food she can't eat

When Karens put negative energy out into the universe, they are bound to get that same energy in return. Here, we have a Karen who purposely disregarded her son-in-law's dietary issues and served a Christmas dinner with nothing for him to eat. He never forgot that feeling and it wasn't until a decade later when he finally got some payback. Sure, it's polite for a guest to eat what is served to them, but in this instance, these were known health issues that the Redditor made sure his monster-in-…
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'Childish? Yes. Regrets? Not one': Coworker keeps making employee do his work, employee lashes out, ruins coworker's office plant, sabotages his notes

'Childish? Yes. Regrets? Not one': Coworker keeps making employee do his work, employee lashes out, ruins coworker's office plant, sabotages his notes

In every office, there is one person who finds an excuse to be absent and to shirk their responsibilities as much as possible. As much as we often praise the folks who find ways to work smart and not hard, in this instance, someone else at the office is often left picking up all that slack. If you're the first kind of person, the key is to find a way to do the bare minimum without affecting anyone else's workload. If you're the other kind of person and you're the people please who has to take o…
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'His phone bill was $1,400': Company bean-counters ignore their field salesman's advice; their ignorance costs them $1,400 on their next bill

The bean counters in the top floor offices with polished floors and ergonomic chairs don't understand what it's like to be out in the streets actually doing the labor of the company. As every blue collar employee or door-to-door salesman knows, when you work out in the real world it's going to be utter chaos– and nothing like how the office employees expected it would be.
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'Good luck managing this sinking ship': Employee sends savage resignation email after CEO impulsively fires eight new people

'Good luck managing this sinking ship': Employee sends savage resignation email after CEO impulsively fires eight new people

Hopefully, this dude doesn't need a letter of recommendation any time soon. He certainly won't be getting one from his former employers after saying literally everything he could say in the most dramatic email since that time I asked my therapist to resume sessions because the “job search was proving stressful.” But that's another story! As for this employee's resignation email, there is definitely a vicarious fulfillment we got from reading this, as I'm sure like many of you, we all have forme…
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'SHOW ME THE CODE': Woman trolls scammer for hours, turning away his request for gift cards with hilarious responses

We've all heard of the gift card scam via email. And if you haven't, maybe you should read this…
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'The internet was evil and full of lies': 20+ so-called 'facts' everyone was taught in school that have since been disproven

'The internet was evil and full of lies': 20+ so-called 'facts' everyone was taught in school that have since been disproven

We all had a teacher back in the day who claimed something was true that occasionally made you suspicious. As you have gotten older, you have learned that your skepticism was not unwarranted and that you were absolutely right to question some of the nonsense this so-called educator was spewing. Over the years, we have all collected these bizarre “facts” that we have since disproven. They're often fun anecdotes to share at a party. For instance, did you know I was taught that I was taught that I…
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'After this I want to quit': Employee request PTO to attend family funeral, boss asks for proof of the service

'After this I want to quit': Employee requests PTO to attend family funeral, boss asks for proof of the service

Paid time off should never be met with these kinds of invasive questions. When you sign a contract that entitled you to paid vacation time, there simply should not be any sort of explanation necessary, as you are granted a set number of days to do whatever you like in that free time. Now, some employers think that they are owed an explanation for every choice you make. Or perhaps they throw shade at the fact that you are using those days. Or perhaps it's all just societal pressure in your head!…
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'[It] had an international roaming plan': Boss forces IT worker to get a company phone so he can always be on call, worker maliciously complies

I'm someone who won't respond to anything work-related once I've clocked out for the day. However, there are plenty of workers who think that no time of the day is off-limits. I get it if you're working late and want to shoot me a quick message before you forget—that's totally cool. But expecting your colleague to tackle tasks for you immediately, at any time of the day? No one gets paid enough for that. That's why this OP found an epic loophole.
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'OK, keep the deposit and do it all by yourself': Guy dumps girlfriend, moves out and maliciously complies with ex's ultimatum so she has to clean for once

'OK, keep the deposit and do it all by yourself': Guy dumps girlfriend, moves out and maliciously complies with ex's ultimatum so she has to clean for once

It's important to be careful with your wording over text, especially if you're delivering an ultimatum to your ex. This woman was trying to threaten that if her ex didn't come to clean their apartment before he moved out, she would keep all of their security deposit. The trouble was that he had no interest in doing all of the work and was pleased to let her take the money. She did not anticipate that he might maliciously comply with her demands in a way that would make her have to clean the apa…
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'Lots of unqualified people selling hearing aids with a 500% markup': 20+ shady industries to be on the lookout for

'Lots of unqualified people selling hearing aids with a 500% markup': 20+ shady industries to be on the lookout for

In this day and age, there seem to be just as many bogus jobs and industries out there as there are legitimate ones. Frankly, that's a generous statement considering this list, which was compiled from this r/AskReddit thread. Some of these fields range in scope, but all of it boils down to unqualified people selling overvalued products. This could include consulting agencies that really have no business running data and making executive decisions from their third-party perspectives. This includ…
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'She can get lost': Karen complains about her shift schedule despite not following rules, supervisor maliciously complies, extends her shifts

'She can get lost': Karen complains about her shift schedule despite not following rules, supervisor maliciously complies, extends her shifts

Usually when it comes to scheduling troubles at work, it is often the manager who does not honor their employees' schedules, but here we have a rare instance in which the employee was at fault. That's mainly because this person was a Karen through and through. Now, I do have sympathy for employees in freelance or part-time roles who make their schedules crystal clear to their managers and are then put in uncomfortable positions in which they are pressured to forgo their other commitments. My fi…
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'How is this even legal': Boss refuses to let coworker leave, gets him fired from new job and back to his old job

'How is this even legal?': Boss refuses to let coworker leave, gets him fired from new job and back to his old job

Welcome to the working world, where even your former bosses think that they're always in charge of you well after you leave. What happened to this security officer, unfortunately, is not an industry-specific experience. No matter what field you're in, you have probably dealt with a supervisor who thinks it's okay to call you whenever they'd like or who has even tried to manipulate you to stay as their underling until the end of time. Even at 22, I knew that it was not cool for my former employe…
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'But I'm TSA Precheck...': Karen tries to cut the airport security line, throws a tantrum when TSA agent blocks her

'But I'm TSA Precheck...': Karen tries to cut the airport security line, throws a tantrum when TSA agent blocks her

Airport security is where you'll often find the slowest and most selfish people in the world. It is also one of several public spaces where the Karens of the universe make themselves known as they seem to always believe that their flight schedules are more important than everyone else's. Now, even if you are lucky enough to have TSA Precheck, you are still likely to run into some of these people during your travels. My only piece of advice going into your next airport security experience is tha…
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'He begged me to settle out of court': Tenant gets even with shady landlord after going against city laws with outsized rent increase

'He begged me to settle out of court': Tenant gets even with shady landlord after he went against city laws with outsized rent increase

Getting even with a landlord is the kind of rare occurrence one can only dream of in this life. If I had the opportunity to get back at some of my landlords knowing with certainty that the odds were in my favor and that I wouldn't be negatively affected in any way, you bet I would enact my own form of petty revenge. For me, the most egregious case of prior shady landlords would be the manager of my first New York apartment. This dude refused to acknowledge our leaking problem and insisted the r…
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