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Boss Orders Endless Task, Ends Up Stuck With It

Sometimes managers don't fully think through the things they ask their employees to do, resulting in modern-day Sisyphean labors. And anyone who has had a "make-work" kind of boss can attest to the diminishing returns of their demands. Anyone ever spend a day pulling staples out of rotten wood that all ended up going in the same garbage anyway? Fickle managers and customers can end up asking us to serve up contradictions, like this customer who asked for garlic-free garlic bread

boss orders endless sweeping of tree seeds, ends up sweeping himself
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"Not My Job" Moments Of Effortless Unprofessionalism

Work is a necessary evil. Doing stuff basically sucks, but it's better than being hungry, wet and cold all the time, so the choice is pretty obvious. Naturally, most of us try to get through the day employing as little effort as possible, and sadly for some of us it really shows. "Not my job" moments of failure fill up our streets and living spaces, providing at least some ironic consolation that everyone, not just you, is doing the bare minimum. These moments of dubious professionalism are far from our best work, and it shows.

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Delusional Manager Won't Accept Resignation

This person asked if they were right to walk out after their boss tried some weird manipulative BS by "not accepting" their two wees notice. It seems like they were well within their right, and are better off to have that garbage behind them. For another interesting quitting story, here's an employee who walked out and got a promotion out of it.

Ridiculous Manager won't accept that employee is resigning | Posted by u/Iquitscrewyou 20 hours ago AITA walking out after boss tried refuse accept my resignation? Not hole had boss who real turd. He labored under delusion he an excellent boss and couldn't put together his behavior and crappy pay why he had such hard time keeping employees. He also thought acceptable call his female employees hun, sweetie, and sugar. He condescending asswipe who consistently passed over more qualified women
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Husband Sells Wife-Made Sandwiches For Dirty Burger Money

In what he probably thought was the big-brain scheme of the century, this guy was selling sandwiches his wife made for him at work so he could buy fast food. It's a little sad, because clearly if they're in demand, the sandwiches themselves are really good. Is this too ridiculous and petty? Is it a massive betrayal of trust? It's definitely something, so the internet judged. And how hard is it for this guy to make his own sandwiches? For another relationship food quarrel, here's a picky eater husband who demanded fancier meals.

Wife discovers husband sells her sandwiches at work so he can buy fast food.
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Salon Karen Argues Her Way Into New Karen Haircut

They told her that it wouldn't work, but she wanted to get all that hair bleached and flew to close too the sun. It only seems fitting that she end up with the haircut that at least tells other people who they're dealing with. For another tale of Karen, here's a Bridezilla Karen who ended up looking like a pauper at her own wedding.

Karen tries getting hair bleached but ends up with Karen haircut | Don't be Karen if don't want look like Karen oc L So remembered story malicious compliance, as recounted by good friend mine. My friend is hairdresser by trade, and works at very upscale salon go her myself and can attest her being amazing. Anyway, this salon had one customer who had been passed around hairdresser hairdresser bullying every single one she saw. This woman an absolute holy terror, she made 3,
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Company Offers 80 Cent Bonuses, Employee Responds In Kind

In any system that claims it pays you based on your output, it's important to know what you're worth, and 80 cents is something most people would see as an insult. This person weighed his options and decided what a better use of his time would be. It's not uncommon for employers to make workmore difficult than it has to be, as evidenced by situations that made people go "screw this, I'm out." For more shenanigans over miniscule amounts of money, here's a dude who got hounded over trivial debt and ended up mailing them a dime.

story about a company offers 80 cent bonus so employee works less
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Server Reports Coworker For Contaminating Customer's Food

Man oh man, proceed with caution, because this little AITA thread has an innate ability to stir up some fiery emotions. It sounds like it was a rather inconsiderate, senseless day at the workplace for the folks involved in this story. Hopefully everyone learned their lesson, and that restaurant cleans up its act ASAP. 

Server reports their coworker for contaminating a customer's food.
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Woman Nearly Pepper Sprays Man Over Twin Misunderstanding

Anyone who has a twin knows that having a family member who looks exactly like you can result in some hilarious, if not panic-inducing situations. It sounds like the dude on the other end of this interaction had no idea just how close he was to taking some pepper spray to the face. For some more humorous, twin-inspired content check out this AskReddit thread about the best switcharoos that twins were able to pull off

Woman nearly pepper sprays her husband over a twin misunderstanding.
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Big Shot Manager Tries To Straighten Out Office, Backfires Terribly, Gets Canned

This isn't the first time that we've read a story about an egotistical manager coming into a scene, trying to make improvements around the company, and then ending up having the whole thing backfire terribly. The moral of the story here is to never mess with Sandra. Also, apparently sometimes group projects actually end up working out. 

Big shot manager tries to straighten out office, everyone ends up hating him, and he gets canned.
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Lingering Customer Can't Use Facilities After Close, Throws Tantrum

Closing time can be a dodgy period for employees. This lady brought her tea from home so it's unclear if she was even a real customer, but expecting to just stay as long as you want when all the employees should be off work anyway? What a way to live your life. Too many customers don't seem to get that closed means closed, like this entitled customer who expects a place to stay open late but can't handle rejection.

lady in story drinks free tea all day and gets angry when store closes and she can't use bathroom
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Best Jobs For Lazy People

Some of the happiest folks you might cross paths with in this crazy thing we call life, are the folks that managed to immerse themselves in the gigs that they don't even feel like calling "work" in the first place. If you're able to lock down a job that genuinely feels like it's play more than anything else, you've pretty much got the golden ticket. 

People describe the absolute best jobs for lazy people.
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Obnoxiously Entitled Employee Makes Mistake, Refuses To Own Up To It

Few things are quite as frustrating as dealing with an individual who clearly failed at something, and then stubbornly refuses to own up to it. It's like, we see you. You messed up. Now we can all move on from the mistake together if you but take the precious, magical moment to acknowledge that you messed up. That's all it takes. 

A terribly entitled employee makes a mistake and then won't own up to it.
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Negligent Employee Gives Pokémon League Duties to Random Kid, Kid Gets Back Pay

The world of retail work is full of mistaken customers, like this Karen who thought an employee was a line cutter, but it's pretty clear that at many institutions, the people running them also have very little clue of what exactly is going on. In this case, one employee who couldn't care less foisted the Pokémon duties onto some random kids, and when management found out they just thought "oh crap we better pay 'em."

employee lets kids run Pokémon league, kids get paid eventually
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Manager Gets Nailed By His Own Unfair Policy

When confronted with the issue of people locking themselves out of their apartments on the weekends, this manager wanted to avoid paying overtime by passing the burden onto their own tenants. The policy was unpopular. As it so often happens with incompetent managers, their plan backfired.

Reddit story of boss who gets locked out based on their own policy | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by darlin_squishy Maliciously complied and locked my boss out his own home EDIT: Thank so much gold award used work as property manager semi large company small city. Among usual duties PM
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Pet Store Employee Stops Karen From Torturing Starfish

Having a saltwater tank isn't as easy as throwing some salt and water together in a jug like it's Kool-Aid and calling it a day. Karen wasn't having all this "responsible pet owner" talk, so this employee stepped in to show her exactly what she'd need to take care of a starfish. Of course, Karen didn't take kindly to this employee who didn't want her to slowly torture a starfish to death. Will the Karen customersof the world ever learn their lesson? Doubtful.

Pet store employee stops Karen from buying a starfish for her kids
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Karen The Coworker Lies About Back Injury, Gets Outed

Karen should've just told the truth from the start, and also not put so much effort into making her coworker's life on the job, miserable. But no, Karen insisted on maintaining a personal vendetta against her coworker, and also lying about a back injury. Well karma came around to collect in the form of perfect timing. The very coworker she dragged down ended up spotting her at the pool hall that an injured person most certainly wouldn't be frequenting. 

Karen coworker claims she's injured, gets spotted at pool hall, coworker outs her | r/ProRevenge u/AerwynFlynn 334d Join Make my life hell at multiple jobs get fired! On mobile! Backstory early 2000's worked Overpriced CD Store really liked my job aside one coworker, Karen just didn't get along made best but she borderline bully course she gets promoted keyholder and proceeds turn into full- blown power trip bully. She made my life hell, and job previously loved couldn't stand anymore made forma
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