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AskReddit Thread: Reasons People Quit Their Jobs On The Spot

Unfortunately, far too many of us end up missing the red flags at jobs that can end up costing us all kinds of precious energy further on down the road. The reasons these people ended up dishing out for why they had to quit their jobs on the spot seem entirely warranted. Sometimes you've just gotta dip out on the scene as soon as possible. Check out some of the biggest red flags that people got during job interviews over here. Maybe you'll be able to take their own lessons with you so that you don't find yourself in the same boat as them. 

People describe the reasons that they quit their jobs on the spot.
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Twitter Thread: Lies People Tell To Bail Out Of Awkward Work Situations

So many of us are prone towards telling silly little white lies. It could be the result of just trying to keep things simple by not being completely, brutally honest. Or maybe you find yourself in a customer service gig where you're regularly putting up with all kinds of crazily entitled customers, and the lies are the only thing that keep the job vaguely manageable. 

An entertaining Twitter thread that includes people revealing the lies they tell to get out of awkward work situations.
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Extremely Pregnant Employees Told To Tuck Shirts In, Malicious Compliance Ensues

Of course a manager would come in and decide to turn a total non-issue into a whole thing. It's not surprising that a workplace pregnancy could inspire so much miscommunication, given all these weird pregnancy misconceptions medical professionals have experienced. There are definitely times when it seems like some managers have it out for pregnant employees, like this manager who told a pregnant employee to stop slacking.

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An Imaginative Conversation On Getting Out Of Work

It doesn't even matter that this is pretty much guaranteed to be fake. The conversation itself is ridiculous and entertaining. Maybe, the best course of action is to just play dumb if you really, really need to get out of work. That goes without saying that it'd certainly be a risky move, and not particularly an advisable, definitely unethical life hack. Check out some more highly unadvisable life pro tips over here

An imaginative conversation on how to get out of work.
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"Not My Job" Moments of Occupational Ineptitude

As human beings, it's our duty to complete our jobs with the absolute minimum in mind. To some degree, we all pride ourselves on looking like we've done our jobs without making our general apathy and unprofessionalism too obvious. That said, we're not perfect and it can show in the form of "not my job" moments of dubious professionalism. But also, it's not like an upside-down stop sign is impossible to read.

funny "not my job" work failures
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We've all had bad days where we don't care about our jobs, but that lady really let that package fall with thousand resonations of "I don't give a damn." In what couldn't be better PR for the US Postal Service, we've got a dude who goes out of his way to undo the shoddy work done by his FedEx predecessor and get the other packages out of the rain. Thanks, mail dude.

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Jobs That Look Simple But Are Surprisingly Difficult

Different jobs come with different challenges, be they physical, emotional, or have you leaving every day with pants full of dirt. It's extremely easy to look at another person's profession and idealize it in your mind, but more often than not, the parts you get to see are just the easiest or most glamorous. These insider zookeeper secrets are a good example of the kind of behind the scenes crap everyone has to put up with. And of course some jobs are so ridiculous that people just quit on the first day.

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New Owners Get Rid of Vacation Policy, Crucial Employee Debilitates Company

There's a rich history of new owners coming in and completely destroying what was good about a workplace, like this time new owners bullied employees and ran their company into the ground.  In this case they made the mistake of depending on one person, making him very angry and then giving him time to think about it. Good on Jimmy.

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Scams That Have Been Normalized By Society

We are at heart, frugal, sometimes to the point of staggering paranoia. We're the kind of people who are inclined to look at an overpriced jar of pickles and say to ourselves "Big Pickle must be stopped." Just because a business, practice or concept has been operating for decades doesn't mean that it's not just a scam that people overlook. Stupid pickles are just vinegar and cucumbers anyway.

On the flipside, here are some things people think are scams but aren't really.

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New Owner Bullies Employees, Runs Company Into Ground, Fails Court Case

There's a rich history of bosses orchestrating their own downfall and this one is a stellar example. This lady's genius idea was to make their product crappier while keeping prices high and treating staff like garbage. Where could that go wrong? Some bosses make it clear right away that playing along won't be worth it. Here are some job listing horror stories as well as reasons people quit their jobs on the first day.

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Horrible Coworkers People Had to Endure

Work comes with a distinct set of expectations. As long as people are basically cooperative and don't get on each other's nerves, everyone can walk away happy. But sometimes a person's explosive personality, annoying habits, or smell can get in the way of that. Particularly bad coworkers will even steal lunches or use sonograms to trick their boyfriend.

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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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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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Angry Systems Manager Learns He Engineered Own Nightmare

We've all lost some work to the fates of computer junk, but usually we have the benefit of blaming the system we're using. We get to say "damn this program, I thought I had that crap saved but it's done screwed me over again!" But not this time. IT gets some characters, like this guy who thought he knew better than IT but learned otherwise.

Systems manager loses backups and learns he ordered fewer backups | r/talesfromtechsupport Posted by u/DevilRenegade Wannabe-BOFH 1 day ago 2 2 e 35 do mean told stop backups Long So bit background first used be shift team lead hosted outsourcing company provided our own software on AS400 based systems various financial institutions. Some these companies were very small and only had single box. Some were larger and had pair boxes (usually one serving as live environment and one as test
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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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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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