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Twitter Thread: People's Work Horror Stories

Some jobs are more unforgettably terrible than others. You can start up with a new gig that showed all appearances of being nothing short of your dream situation, only to learn that it's actually a waking nightmare, and that the boss is a completely maniacal lunatic. Or, maybe you'll end up dealing with a coworker who has impossibly obnoxious boundary issues. That's why it's key to keep a wary eye out for the red flags before you ever take on a new job. With all that being covered, let's take a look at what people had to say when it came time to share their most notable work horror stories on an emotional rollercoaster of a Twitter thread. 

Twitter users describe their most nightmarish work experiences.
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Mom Makes Adult Daughter And Boyfriend Sleep In Separate Beds

This mom decided to consult the moral judges of Reddit's AITA community to see whether or not she was in the wrong for enforcing a house rule that prevented her daughter from being able to sleep in the same bed as her partner. It sounds like the daughter didn't take too kindly to this house rule. Shocker. Then the mom insists that she's being punished by her daughter for enforcing a house rule. Honestly, it seems well within her daughter's right to not want to visit the house if she's having to deal with not being able to sleep in the same bed as her partner. 

Mom makes her adult daughter and boyfriend sleep in separate beds.
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Man oh man, you just never know if your nice little outing at the lake with your significant other is about to be interrupted by quite the intense, entirely surprising helicopter flyby. Could always look at it as a free air show. 

Via CNA
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This dude clearly has a firm grasp on taking the time to appreciate the small moments along the road that is one's life journey. Pretty sure nobody is having as much fun on a trampoline as this guy. 

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Man Crank Calls Friend, Gets Served Fake Paternity Suit

Just picturing the look of pure devastation on Mike's face when he was served that (fake) paternity suit is enough to get the laughs rolling. Goes to show that the devil or saving grace is truly in the details. Gotta feel for Mike's poor mom too that underwent quite the shock upon discovering that paternity suit in his car, when she was cleaning it! 

Man prank calls his friend and gets served a fake paternity suit | r/ProRevenge Join u/tremendothegreat 14h 1 1 1 2 2 1 Friend crank called at my job, so had him served with fake paternity suit at his 10 years ago friend mine crank called several times my office over course day decided moment 1) this would not stand and 2) rather than entering into long, protracted quagmire prank war would use nuclear option and end immediately. My friend "Mike well known local bartender worked at same bar as
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Film Tropes That Grind People's Gears Like None Other

There are far too many elements present throughout a movie that can possess the audience with all kinds of unrealistic expectations, or just flat out frustration that life certainly ain't like it's portrayed in the movies. Like the whole waking up with no bedhead situation. Or perhaps the frequent examples of entirely unnecessary self-sacrifice. Maybe you'll resonate with some of these. 

A collection of film tropes that frustrate people like none other.
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Teacher Assumes TV Trolley Doesn't Need To Be Plugged In, Learns Otherwise

Just because someone's a teacher doesn't mean that they haven't fallen through the cracks, and missed the boat on something that's so obvious it's pretty much in the realm of common sense. With that being said, it sounds like this teacher was just having one of those days. Tech support has to weather the storms of ignorance enough as it already is. The least the rest of us can do is to show them the respect and patience they deserve. Glad that everything was able to be resolved in this tale though. 

Teacher assumes that a portable TV trolley doesn't need to be plugged in, and then learns otherwise.
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Woman Can't Stand Roommates, Breaks Lease, Roommates Flip Out

If you're not prioritizing your own needs, then people are bound to take advantage of that and walk all over you. When it comes to maintaining the balance in the fragile ecosystem that can be an apartment/house with younger roomies, it can end up being a bit of a struggle. Dramas can break out at a moment's notice, and if people aren't committed to playing nice with one another, you can find yourself in some real hot water. In terms of the scenario we have here, it seems like the woman's decision to move on out of the place was totally warranted. 

Woman can't stand her roommates so she proceeds to break her lease.
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MLM Hun Gets the Facts, Won't Accept Them

Scams are still abundant in this day and age, and one really popular system designed to separate well-meaning people and their money are massive pyramid scheme-like multi-level marketing operations. What makes them hard to deal with is that they're not the traditional kind of scammer that you can just mess with. They suck people in with promises of being your own boss and giving bonuses for recruiting more people, all while siphoning money out of their own "employees" pockets. One big issue with this is that the convinced don't want to be unconvinced, so when given the facts about predatory companies, the duped people involved just double down. It also provides a lot of strange, interesting and frustrating interactions like these, where a near stranger at this person's gym wanted to tell them about a "new and exciting opportunity."

Person gives the facts to Multi-Level Marketing scammer, but they double down
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Company Takes Employee For Granted, Malicious Compliance Ensues

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time that we've encountered a tale involving a company failing to recognize one of their employees for what they're worth, and we highly doubt it'll be the last time. Fortunately though, this little emotional rollercoaster has a happy ending. Those cheap payroll departments can get to be quite spendy. 

Company takes their employee for granted, so the employee shows their worth.
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Times People Were Able To Witness Their Enemies' Downfalls

Nothing quite uplifts the downtrodden spirits like being able to witness or hear about your archenemy enduring their ultimate demise. It's pretty much music to the ears. Especially if you were chugging along through life with the exhausting weight of a profound grudge being held against them. Maybe these people's stories will strike a chord for some folks out there. 

People describe the satisfying times they were able to watch their enemies come undone.
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Landlord Encourages Tenant To Research Rights, Tenant's Victory Ensues

Man, any time we see a landlord try to pull a fast one on a tenant, and then the tenant proceeds to teach them a lesson, it warms our hearts. In this case, it really just seems like the landlord didn't expect the tenant to do their research. From there, soon as the truth came to light, you can pick up the clear scent of resignation from the landlord trying to continue onward with their antics. Check out another time a shady landlord was defeated by a moral enforcer.

Landlord encourages a tenant to research their rights, the tenant does, and then a victory ensues | Hi friday sent payment on 11:03 .m. Hi no didn't waiting tell if leaving or staying like said. If stay, l'll pay rent. If not staying, then don't have pay rent October, as paid first and last moved Right? 11:09 .m. No said will continue make regular payments and will refund security deposit which us equal one month rent vacate way get back last month rent.
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Some dog owners have all the luck. This dude is clearly living his best life. 

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Just because someone's being paid to do their job doesn't mean that they're not prone to moments of complete and helpless failure. Some failures are more impactful than others. This particular failtastrophe involves a power plant chimney falling across some wires and right on into some poor and unfortunate building storing transformers. 

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Too many of us have fallen victim to moments where we realize we were eating something completely different, if not more disgusting than we ever anticipated. In this case, we have an ex-bartender/TikToker @pbnjonny divulging a tale of his own food-inspired fail confusion to the rest of the online world with nothing short of admirable humility. 

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Company Won't Upgrade Manager's Computer, Manager Forces Company's Hand

Nothing can quite bring the blood to a boil like having to deal with a stubborn company that won't be reasonable when it comes to entirely reasonable demands. Fortunately (or unfortunately for the company) this manager was able to exercise some ingenious strategy when it came to forcing their company's hand, and getting the computer upgrade they desired. For another glory story from the tech support world check out this tale about a shady manager who tried to impersonate an employee, and proceeded to fail miserably

Manager wants computer upgrade, company won't hook it up, manager forces company's hand.
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