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Nepo baby demands overview of coworker's project so he can take full credit for it: 'He had no part in creating this program'

Nepo baby demands overview of coworker's project so he can take full credit for it: 'He had no part in creating this program'

Ah, nepo babies! They never fail to lean into their entitlement when it suits them. Here, we have a college-aged dude whose father essentially founded a company to give his son experience. This Redditor , one of the only full-time employees at said company, had been collaborating closely with their employer on an eLearning course, which was a time-consuming hands-on project for the both of them. However, when it came time for the boss's son to apply for summer jobs, he called the Original Poste…
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'[Karen] got fired for her recklessness': Entitled employee refuses to follow password guidelines, company's emails get hacked, she pays the price

'[Karen] got fired for her recklessness': Entitled employee refuses to follow password guidelines, company's emails get hacked, she pays the price

It's not easy for the Karens of the world to follow rules. They tend to operate according to their own flawed and delusional sense of reality and ethics. So when this Karen employee was told to follow a specific set of rules when setting up her new work email and she didn't like the fact that she couldn't name her password after her generic dog's name, she decided to do away with the rules entirely and do what she wanted instead. Unfortunately for her, she would learn the consequences of those…
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IT worker learns everyone's salaries from 10+ years ago vs. now: 'How do companies get away with this?'

IT worker learns everyone's salaries from 10+ years ago vs. now: 'How do companies get away with this?'

You would think that this kind of information would not be so easily accessible by non-HR employees! And yet, like most companies, this one's HR department did not do its due diligence. Instead, a lowly member of the IT department discovered records of everyone's salaries from ten years prior, learning that not very much has changed. No matter how long certain employees have been at the company and no matter how many changes have occurred in the world, almost no one seems to have gotten a raise…
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Guy gets fired, company won't reimburse flights for upcoming work trip: 'Now that I'm not part of the company, I'm obviously not attending said retreat'

Guy gets fired, company won't reimburse flights for upcoming work trip: 'Now that I'm not part of the company, I'm obviously not attending said retreat'

Talk about a cheap company! This HR department had to let go of seven employees as a result of budget cuts, but it gets worse. When one of those employees brought up the fact that he would like to be reimbursed for the flights he already purchased for the upcoming work retreat (which he obviously will no longer be attending), HR denied his request! Their so-called “explanation” was that the former employee could instead get a flight credit with the airline for a future trip of his own. How igno…
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Employee receives gossipy message about her from coworker by accident: 'She really grinds my gears'

Employee receives gossipy message about her from coworker by accident: 'She really grinds my gears'

Everyone has had that moment of panic when you send a gossipy text about someone and worry that you accidentally sent it to that person. Nine times out of ten, you're just being paranoid, but every so often, you find yourself with a ton of explaining to do. Now, what would you do if this situation occurred but it wasn't about a family or friend and instead this was about a coworker? What you do if the roles were reversed and you didn't send the unkind message, but this time, you received it? Wo…
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'Already seeing why there's a high turnover rate': Manager disrespects student worker, pressures him to stay late twice in his first week

'Already seeing why there's a high turnover rate': Manager disrespects student worker, pressures him to stay late twice in his first week

Hiring a student worker means you have to respect their class schedule. Unfortunately, most managers not only refuse to do this, but they also often hire students because they feel like they can easily manipulate them into complying with their ridiculous demands. We suppose the logic is that because they have minimal experience in the working world, they can be more easily pressured than the average jaded and disgruntled worker. You know what we mean by the latter… the guy who looks like he's b…
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CEO gifts employees $25K after working for 25 years, coworker going on 27 years gets snubbed: 'I've been working here 27 years and all I got [...] was a plaque'

CEO gifts employees $25K after working for 25 years, coworker going on 27 years gets snubbed: 'I've been working here 27 years and all I got [...] was a plaque'

How can this employee not interpret this new bonus policy as a personal slight? This dude had been working at the company longer than literally everyone, but when he hit 25 years on the job, he only received a plaque. Now, two years have passed, and suddenly the CEO announces that two coworkers have just reached 25 years at the company and are each going to be rewarded with bonus packages of $25,000. Meanwhile, the other guy is still getting nothing more than his cheap plaque, which is probably…
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New boss ruins everything, derails a high-functioning team, leading to key employee's departure: 'For a 0% raise I'm giving 0% effort'

Working with a team that you really enjoy being a part of is one of the smallest graces you can hope for in what's otherwise deep, begrudging resignation to your working life. Unfortunately, like most of the good things in life, the balance is delicately struck, and one small change can turn them on their heads. After spending almost seven years at this tech company working with a true leader of a manager who always stood up for his workers and encouraged autonomy and a healthy work-life balanc…
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'Boss blames me for her forgetfulness': Healthcare worker calls out manager for never solving tech issues in front of entire team as payback

'Boss blames me for her forgetfulness': Healthcare worker calls out manager for never solving tech issues in front of entire team as payback

There is nothing worse at work than having to bother your manager every day to do a simple task that would make things exponentially easier. The lack of action can say a lot about the kind of manager you have. First, he could be intentionally making things difficult for you and playing mind games. That's the cynical take, but it's not an impossibility. Next, there's the slightly more generous take, which is that your manager is not the brightest bulb. Yes, that's the kinder interpretation of th…
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'I only work for ME and no one else!': 20+ resume red flags, according to hiring managers

'I only work for ME and no one else!': 20+ resume red flags, according to hiring managers

There is a lot a job candidate can do to mess up their application. Sometimes, it's not exactly their fault. Job postings can be notoriously vague and shady. Who hasn't ended up in an interview where you suddenly realize that this so-called “great opportunity” is far beyond what you thought it would be? However, every so often, the interviewer is not at fault. Sometimes, and I know this may be hard to hear, we may be responsible for not getting hired. These hiring managers shared what they beli…
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Employee derails terrible boss's personality test by mirroring his answers to get the same result: 'I watched him die inside'

It's hopefully no secret to anyone at this point that if you're given an anonymous questionnaire at work asking for your honest and critical feedback, there's a pretty good chance that that questionnaire is not, in fact, anonymous. That, or there are plenty of ways that it's going to be traced back to you regardless of how “anonymous” it actually is. After all, if they receive one response that's pointedly critical and you're usually the one who has no problem voicing your feedback, chances are…
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'Don't fire me so you can hire your nephew': IT guy taked with training nepo-baby replacement, sabotages the business before his final day

'Don't fire me so you can hire your nephew': IT guy taked with training nepo-baby replacement, sabotages the business before his final day

Let this story serve as a friendly reminder to never underestimate the power of the IT guy. This employee ended up going from leading a robust team to being a one-man operation following the arrival of the company's new highly problematic CFO Pam. Pam started getting rid of employees who had been around for a long time one-by-one, so this Redditor knew his time was coming. One day, he was tasked with training Pam's 21-year-old nephew in all things IT. She clearly thought that his technological…
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'I got fired two days before my wedding': Employees discover their boss fires female coworkers when they get married,  HR fiasco ensues

'I got quiet fired two days before my wedding': Employees discover their boss fires female coworkers when they get married, HR fiasco ensues

Imagine having to clean up this boss's mess! This employee compared notes with some of the other women on her team and realized that something strange was afoot. Essentially, 13 female employees either quit or were fired as they were approaching their late 20s. All of them were newly engaged, recently married, are about to start a family. The way HR attempted to get away with this nonsense was to give these women “disciplinary action” months in advance and to accuse them of not pulling their we…
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15+ technologically incompetent coworker stories: 'Old coworker used to print out 100+ page PDF just to scan it all back into email one by one'

15+ Technologically incompetent coworker stories: 'Old coworker used to print out 100+ page PDF just to scan it all back into email one by one'

Every office has a technologically incompetent coworker. The truth of the matter is that some people simply should not be allowed to have phones or computers, and sometimes, I will include myself in this category. The number of times in which I have accidentally texted the wrong person is proof alone that I am not the most careful when it comes to technology. This is also proof that it is not always the oldest coworker in the office who is the technologically challenged one. In fact, I have had…
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'Stay in your lane': Restaurant chef spars with manager over leaving his station to help with a crisis, cue malicious compliance

'Stay in your lane': Restaurant chef spars with manager over leaving his station to help with a crisis, cue malicious compliance

There are certain people you do not want to frustrate in a restaurant, one of whom is most certainly the lead cook. However, as in any fast-paced work environment, people can get hot-headed and conflicts can arise between folks who feel like they are stepping on one another's toes. This lead cook was often stationed in an accessible place in the kitchen so that everyone could easily access him and vice versa. However, on one busy night, the lead cook briefly left his station in the hands of a n…
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25+ bosses who instantly regretted taking on their new hires: '[She] started crying as soon as the phone rang saying she couldn't handle it'

25+ bosses who instantly regretted taking on their new hires: '[She] started crying as soon as the phone rang saying she couldn't handle it'

Every new hire deserves time to adjust to their new workflow, but sometimes it becomes instantly obvious that hiring someone was a mistake. There are several ways in which this can happen. For starters, the new hire could be one of those rare unicorns who is actually good at interviewing for positions despite being remarkably unqualified. On the other hand, it's quite possible that it was the company's fault. Perhaps the job requirements and expectations were unclear, and the only people to bla…
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