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All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Horror Stories

Someone on AskReddit asked for buffet workers to share the very best and worst of their horror stories. The following snapshots of meals and adults having full-fledged childlike tantrums would make anyone's stomach turn. Buffets just have a knack for bringing out the insanity buried deep within people. 

A collection of stomach-turning stories from various employees that work at all-you-can-eat buffets | posted by Zenkikid Not worker but once saw grown man have child like meltdown over fact he showed up Soup Plantation too late and missed out on biscuits and gravy
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Retail Workers Share Their Breaking Points Moments

Someone on AskReddit asked for people that have endured working retail, to share their biggest customer service nightmares. You know, those moments when you're at your breaking point and the Karen in your vicinity is testing the very outer limits of your sanity. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to Redditors that worked in customer service and dealt with total nightmares | So won't price match this even though sitting there under wrong tag No cannot I am sorry had done before seen done before so know can be done Explain again price match policy works go round and round about 10 minutes before she pulls Let speak manager.
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People Who Did Not Give A Rip

There are point in our life when we see some BS, like these breaking point moments of retail workers. Typically we tolerate this kind of behavior and our social graces prevail so we don't get to act on spiteful impulse. These people said "screw that" did and did that shit anyway. 

People who didn't give a crap and acted boldly | curionsu 8.7k points 15 hours ago 3 line at coffee shop and lady complaining they didn't have organic milk and without word or hesitation guy behind counter just said "next please" not even taking her order
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Karen Mistakes Nametagged Dude for Employee, He Rolls With It

The mighty hubris of another horrible customer comes crashing down. For whatever reason, some customers really hold onto that "customer is always right" approach even when they're told that that they're not actually talking to an employee. Irate customers mistake random people for employees all the time, and the results are wonderful.

Horrible Karen mistakes random person for employee | r/IDontWorkHerelLady Posted by ComedianXMI Karen vs Retail Veteran Someone my friend group keyed on this lovely sub after they had good laugh at some my stories. Over years grown loathe people who treat retail employees like garbage, and go out my way make fool them. So share one story now
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Karen Orders Around Random Guy Who She Thinks Is Deaf Employee

Every once in a while the wild Karen will mistake a stranger for an employee and direct their abuse at a fellow customer. while that doesn't sound like much of an improvement, the lack of professional courtesy frees up their target to say whatever they want to back. The extra level of dramatic irony makes stories like these all the sweeter.

A bad customer mistakes another customer for an employee who accidentally uses sign language | r/IDontWorkHerelLady Posted by HCA2001 Karen Demands "Deaf" Man Help Her Gets Nice Helping Humble Pie Poster's Note Name Change
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Work Memes For Those Of Us Who Can't Stand Our Jobs

We've all had really rough jobs, and while ruminating on your annoying job can suck, some well placed work memes can be cathartic. Whether it's some customer service role where we have to deal with Karens having freak-outs, incompetent bosses or straight up boring jobs where you have nothing to do. The grind can lead to a sort of existential dread and a cycle that never seems to end. But don't worry, there are other jobs out there, and more often then not, the total BS you have to deal with will lead you to bigger and better things. Anyway, here's some work memes for the grind.

Funny, relatable and sad work memes about jobs | red forman from that 70s show: someone at work asks doing today IF BIRD FLY INTO CEILING FAN. girl crying while brushing her hair: Let's get this paycheck
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Dude's Boss Cuts Promised Hours, Fights Back With Contract

Getting lied to sucks. Getting lied to by your boss is some serious business. Some of the most satisfying work stories come from people defying their incompetent and oppressive bosses by just following the rules, like this guy whose boss told him to guard a spill, so he did it for hours. Here are some work memes to get through the grind.

Boss cuts guys hours so he fights back b quoting the contract.
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Boss Instructs Employee To Guard Spill, So He Does It for Hours

Big retail chains can have a lot space for people to fall through the cracks, like this guy who got hired but was never told to do anything and stayed on for months. Anyway, retail and customer service is a drag, and we feel for those who get backed into a corner by an incompetent boss.

Guy's boss tells him to stand by spills so he does that for a very long time.
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Guy Wastes A Karen's Time for Parking Illegally

There are some delusional customers out there. Luckily, sometimes bystanders have sympathy for employees who have to deal with a freaking out Karen and decide to get some petty parking revenge in response. When this guy noticed his favorite gas station attendants getting bossed around, he decided to take some extra time.

Guy blocks in a Karen customer and wastes her time.
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Retail Employee With Broken Foot Outwits Chair-Taking Boss

Whether it was the pain of a broken foot, the unionization or the fact that it was their last month on the job, this employee found the courage to stand up to their unfair boss. Feels good to see someone get some justice out of an unsympathetic manager. Retail can be a surreal world, like the funny and weird story of this guy who never got told to do anything and still stayed on for months.

Retail employee breaks his foot, boss won't let him have a stool, so employee uses union rules to explain why he needs chair.
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Entitled Karen Demands ID Check, Turns Out She Has An Expired License

Sometimes people manage to play themselves, and the results are satisfying. Anyone who works in retail or the service industry can recall a time when they had to deal with an entitled customer. Rarely these interactions end in the favor of the employee, but sometimes they do, like this time a woman freaked out at Chuck E. Cheese, or the time this Karen ended up paying for her coupon.

Woman demands ID check, turn out hers is expired and she can't drink.
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Retail Worker Shuts Down Entitled Customer, Offers Them Senior Discount

This retail worker found themselves in the middle of a heated confrontation with an entitled customer. So, they handled the situation with a beautiful play of malicious compliance. They proceeded to offer them a "senior discount" and that's when the fireworks really started. Turns out the customer wasn't a "senior." Apparently it was worth the write-up, for the retail worker. You just can't beat that satisfaction. 

Retail worker deals with an entitled customer by offering them a senior discount.
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Guy Gets Hired at Store, Never Told to do Anything, Stays On for Months

This is surreal and the fact that this guy did what he did for this long before just walking away has sort of an air of triumph to it. First jobs can be really confusing, so when you're a dumb teenager who has no idea how jobs actually work, and are then given zero direction from an awful manager, you can get down some weird rabbit holes.

Guy tells story of how when he was a teenager he was hired at a retail store. No one told him to do anything so he occupied his time, then got bored and left.
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Awful Owner Tasks Guy With Hiring His Replacement, So He Hires A Known Thief

It's encouraging to see people leave a bad job, like when this dude's awful boss asked him to consider his role so he got a better job. The kicker for this one is that, while the owners are trying to manipulate this guy into hiring his own replacement, the new guy with the sketchy job history was their choice anyway.

replacement hire is shady thief to get back at owners
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Employee Gets Petty Revenge on Entitled Customer by Strategically Emptying Fryers

Customers can suck, and it's rare for anyone in service or retail tolive their dream of getting revenge. You wouldn't think people would get this upset over french fries, but this kind of crap happens every day. Also, that's incredibly bold on the part of this woman to go so far to make fries an impossibility. That's a real power move.

petty revenge story of employee on entitled customer
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18 Relatable Memes Capturing The World Of Working Retail

If you've ever struggled through working customer service, then you have a solid grasp on how unbelievably frustrating it can be to deal with an onslaught of unruly customers that just seem like they want to be mad at the world. These 18 relatable memes capture the world of working retail, in all of its unfortunate glory. Sometimes customers are really just the worst. No matter how glued that smile is to your face, they can wipe it off in a split second with their behavior. There is nothing worse than an obnoxious customer you have to smile and nod at and allow to vent their pent up anger and sexual frustration at you. But at least keep yourself going with some of these super close to home work memes that are all about the work week.

Relatable memes about working customer service.
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