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'Business went from $200k to zero': Efficiency experts fire the wrong guy and cost the company their biggest account

A mistake usually goes unrecognized until well after that mistake is made… and your importance to an organization is often not recognized until well after you're gone. Not so in this case, the decision to identify the least efficient members of their organization backfired spectacularly—all but negating one of their most important clients and making it very clear how important that “inefficient” member had been. You might think that this decision-making process might have considered that one pe…
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'[It] was intentional': Manager calls a meeting and intentionally "no-shows" as a loyalty test

If you thought trust falls at summer camp were stupid, wait until you hear about the “no-show loyalty test.” This strategy, which is incredibly disrespectful to other people's time, feels like it's something taken right out of a book on leadership published by The Office 's Michael Scott.
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'You should fire them!' Karen demands fellow customer is fired from a place she doesn't work

There are a lot of challenging things about working retail, but by far, the most challenging is dealing with entitled customers. It never ceases to amaze, the types of people you encounter when working these jobs. The very idea of receiving the most base levels of “service” gets some people foaming at the mouth as they rabidly seek to wield the most assuredly strained semblance of power. This lust is blinding, and soon they turn to
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The time I ruined my high school teachers career and got her fired in the greatest way possible.

'To this day, I still have no idea why the teacher treated me this way': Cunning teen claims to get teacher fired with her own words

Think of your worst teacher ever, and imagine the satisfaction of getting them fired. Well, this kid lived out everyone's dream, as he shared in a popular post that garnered plenty of praise for him and condemnation for his teacher. He basically had a teacher who would constantly put him down, including with some horrific insults that are just straight-up bullying. So he decided to get back at her using her own words, and it turned into an absolute s***show for the teacher , Ms. Frank. Check ou…
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'Are you a moron?': Retail cashier gets chewed out by a Karen after offering her a rewards credit card for the second time

Working retail is the biggest soul sucking job known to man. Nobody grows up aspiring to be a cashier working the register, forced to endure customers's stupid jokes ("if it doesn't scan it's free, right?"), listening to mild pop music on loop, and surviving inadequately balanced AC. However maddening the endless onslaught of beeping barcodes, inventory nights, matching aprons, and dealing with incoming merchandise, the worst thing by far about working in retail are the Karens.
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'I got fired from a job I don't work': Guy gets fired from a job that isn't his

Uh, alright if you say so.
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10+ Red Flags From Employers That You Might Not Recognize Immediately

Sometimes the warning signs that you might not want to work somewhere are readily apparent as if someone commissioned them to be made in neon and hung in the lobby for all to see. Other times, they're not so obvious, and it's highly likely you won't notice them until you've started working there and have learned to read between the lines. These workers came together in a viral internet thread to share their stories and experiences to help uncover some of the things that we might be missing in i…
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'Ex-boss texted me a few days [later]': Boss begs employee to cover shifts after firing them

Being unexpectedly fired from a job has a brutal finality, leaving you feeling lost, with little direction and wondering what will come next. Well, as it turns out, sometimes that next thing is your recently-ex boss calling and begging you to cover for your recently-ex coworkers when they go on leave. Why not? You're perfect for the task. Heck, you were doing the job yourself until very recently! From the boss's point of view, it's hard to see how anyone might have an issue with this proposal!…
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'I was losing sleep and my mind': Noisy neighbors catch payback in the form of malicious compliance after years of gaslighting the resident next door

'I was losing sleep and my mind': Noisy neighbors catch payback in the form of malicious compliance after years of gaslighting the resident next door

Dealing with noisy neighbors is the worst. There's always a risk of starting a superiority contest on who is more passive aggressive, who's louder, and who's more willing to lose sleep over a petty neighborhood battle. One man learned his lesson the hard way– After years of harassing his neighbor next door with booming music and surround sound movies at all hours of the night, she got payback.
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'What kind of monster...': Internet roasts entitled girlfriend for eating all the toppings off her partner's pizza

Few acts are as unforgivably unhinged as ruining an entire pizza. Yet, this girlfriend saw nothing wrong with scalping a whole pie, leaving nothing but the naked sauce and dough for everyone else to consume miserably. The topic of pizza toppings is hotly debated, with staunch defenders of questionable toppings like pineapple going head to head with those who deride the topping and all who enjoy it. We can all agree on one thing: Pizza is amazing. What isn't to love about saucy dough coated in c…
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'I just quit my job': Boss confiscates worker's lunch break as punishment, they quit

Breaks are one of the most essential rights of your daily working life, and they're not something to be treated as a privilege that can be taken away as punishment—like a parent taking away their child's favorite toy. Yet it's astounding how many managers and small business owners try this—completely unaware of the legal framework they must operate within and intentionally hiding behind their ignorance to shield them from questioning their morals and ethics. Would it be too much to ask that emp…
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'My boss told me I was fired...': Boss gets real fired after pretending to fire workers as an April Fool's Day prank

This boss must have attended the "Michael Scott School of Business Management" because this is a joke taken right out of his playbook and, just like Michael Scott, he let this joke go on for way too long. This employee wasn't having any of it and decided to file grievances against the boss. This thread was posted to Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit on the evening of April Fool's Day. The poster u/--Savathun-- told the story of the cruel prank that their boss pulled by telling them, in a way that s…
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'Work is not meant to be fun': Fun police boss declares fun illegal with chaotic break room poster

Everyone watch out!.. The fun police are on patrol. We all expect to have to maintain some degree of professionally at work, but we're all still human beings, and part of being human is wanting to—you know… enjoy things. We're already trading a significant portion of our existence for the means to eat and keep a roof over our heads, so is that really too much to ask?
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AITA: "Manspreading" plane passenger gets roasted by readers for in-flight behavior

I feel like this is one of those AITA posts where the user probably knows what the judgment will be before they even ask. Still, whether or not they were in the wrong was decided when they chose to use a term like “manspreading” in the title. After that, the conversation was only going to go in one direction. I'm going to go ahead here and say that I don't agree with Reddit's decision. Yes, dear reader, that might surprise you, but I don't think this Original Poster was in the wrong. This state…
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'Blew a good $6000 hole in his budget': New hotshot manager makes a demand they don't understand, costs them big

When managing a business, it's best to ensure you understand how things go before making any big decisions. When your subordinates point out that your amazing shiny new idea isn't … you'd do well to listen to them and not let your ego push you into what could be a huge mistake. This thread was posted on Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by Redditor u/Absurd-n-Nihilistic, who shared their story with the popular community. They tell how their new manager had joined the company from a diffe…
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Update: 'You should fire us! Ok.': Client suggests ending fifty year relationship with small trucking business, they take their advice and dismantle their client's network

There's a prevalent school of thought that prevails when it comes to client servicing: Do anything (and everything) possible to keep them happy and contracted; having worked in these sectors in the past, upper management never likes seeing a contract cancellation notice pass across their desk, even if that contract was costing the business money. I've seen sales departments signing clients at unserviceable rates—with wildly unfulfillable resource estimates. Why? Because the sales team got a com…
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