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Construction Worker Finds Himself Spooning Boss on First Day

From what we know about relationships, this would be more acceptable on the third day. Anyway, an equipment failure led to this construction worker having a very intimate first day with his new boss. For a more heroic construction story, here's one about an incompetent owner who mistakenly fired a special contractor and then came crawling back.

Story of a construction worker who ended up awkwardly spooning his boss on the first day.
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Toxic Bar Owner Gets Outed By Employee To The Tune Of $50,000

This bar owner sounds like they were an absolute nightmare to be around. Not only were they walking around with a complete disregard for how one is supposed to legally run a bar, but they eventually fired an employee over a whole load of BS. Fortunately, the employee kept their wits about them, and ended up getting the bar shut down, due to all the BS that was occurring. 

A terrible, toxic, micromanager owner gets outed by an ex-employee and has to end up paying $50,000.
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Smart Employee Gets Fake Fired to Prank Awful Customers

This young employee asked whether it was wrong to toy with the emotions of overly dick-ish customers by getting fake fired in front of them. It seems like a pretty harmless practice and gets bad customers to rethink their roles. We wonder what would happen if a customer just said "good!" People have ways of dealing with bad customers like this flight attendant who handled a problem flyer or this donut shop owner responding to a bad review with humility.

Employee gets fake fired to combat bad customers.
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Employee Manipulates Co-Worker To Get Jerk Manager Fired

The workplace environment can really end up being a game of thrones for some employees. In this case, an employee tried out all their manipulative tactics on a fellow co-worker, to get a shady manager who was trying to get them fired, fired first. Definitely more of a petty revenge than a pro revenge. Sounds like a tough place to work. Everyone is just trying to get each other fired. 

An employee manipulates their co-worker to get their manager fired, before the manager can get them fired.
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Customer Lies to Get a Free Washer, Doesn't Get Her Way

In what world does someone think that if they complain about their new washer being broken that they'll get a second one and just get to have two washers? Seriously. Customers can be a handful but sometimes people get through to them with an honest approach. For when you can't, here are some customer service memes to help laugh away the pain.

Reddit story of a customer who tries to lie to a business and keep two washing machines.
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Impatient Customer Builds Deck Around Dying Tree, Ends Up Costing Him

Why does nobody listen to experts? The tree removal company told this guy what the deal was, he didn't listen, and lo and behold, gets to pay more money for a tree and a deck. Customers can get pretty dumb, like the time this landscaper handily dealt with a customer who demanded her kids get her discount.

Impatient customer builds deck around dying tree and it falls and costs more money.
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Boss Forbids Employee From Emailing VPs, Royally Backfires on Her

Having a boss not like you because of their own personal biases is its own nightmare, especially if they start making up rules just to sabotage you. Luckily these situations can end with justice, like this woman who got back at her unfair sexist boss or this racist Canadian boss who got deported.

Reddit story of a guys sexist boss who forbid him from talking to management.
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Power-tripping Manager Gets Most of Her Store Fired, Then Herself

Incompetent power-tripping managers can get themselves into some really stupid situations, like this boss who demanded a special contractor be on call 24/7 and ended up with a $10K invoice. In lucky situations, incompetent managers get called on their BS and have to actually deal with the ramifications of their actions, rather than pushing the burden onto their employees.

Dumb manager gets a bunch of employees fired.
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Karen Ignores Emails For Years, Attempts Lawsuit, Bankrupts Herself

Karen learned a harsh lesson in the importance of reading those email updates; especially when they concern your job description. It sounds like she attempted a lawsuit, and it backfired in the worst way. Like bankruptcy kind of backfire. Yikes. 

Karen ignores her job update emails for years, attempts a lawsuit, ends up bankrupting herself in legal fees.
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Twitter User Highlights Faulty Job Interview Process

Twitter user @TheWrongNoel, shared a frustrating Twitter thread that explains why many hopeful job applicants might never actually get a foot in the door for a job interview in the first place. It might be time to shake things up when it comes to the hiring process. Cause by the sounds of this, many companies are missing out on promising job applicants.

A frustrating Twitter thread highlights the downside of the ridiculous job interview process.
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Soul-Crushing Story Captures Working In An Office

This green text story really brings on the melancholy. Anonymous gets into the nitty and gritty details of what life is like while going about the grind of working in an office. Whether it's dealing with passive aggressive "warm regards" emails from co-workers, or just trying to login to your computer. The office life ain't easy. 

Employee tells an incredibly depressing story about daily life working in the office.
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Guy Gets Hit by Drunk Driver, Boss Expects Him to Work the Next Day

When this guy was in a crazy car crash that left him on light duty, his boss wanted him to get back on the job as if he wasn't injured at all. This didn't exactly work out in his boss's favor. Sometimes power tripping bosses get what's coming, like this boss who didn't allow sick days, or this incompetent owner who fired a special contractor.

Guy gets injured, his boss tries to make him work.
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Manager Self-Destructs After Trying To Humiliate Employee

This manager went and tried to make an example out of an employee by bringing their report to the attention of everyone else in the office. Thing is, they weren't ready for the employee to fight back. And when they did, and ultimately told the manager how they'd been copy-pasting the same thing for two months. Sh*t really hit the fan. You know the revenge was real brutal when the manager ends up quitting. 

Manager uses an employee's report in an attempt to make an example out of them, and proceed to humiliate themselves.
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Employee Gets Burned by New Manager, Crafts Uniquely Confusing Schedule

Some acts of defiance are more trivial than others. This employee's power tripping manager decided to revoke his vacation, so he quit and before he left decided to give him a real confusing send off. Sometimes small revenge is all you need, like this guy who battled his work tie policy by buying the ugliest ties possible.

New manager makes employee quit, so he schedules employees all with same name.
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Cook Puts an End to Customer's Complaints of Burgers Not Being Cooked Enough

Was this guy actually upset with his burgers or was he trying to just get free ones? Some people are really touchy about their food and would prefer to have a terrible tasting blackened burger than a delicious and still safely cooked one. The fact remains that this cook made sure he wouldn't have to complain ever again. Some customers will never learn, but sometimes it works to be honest with awful customers.

Cook overcooks a burger for a bad customer.
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Incompetent Manager Gets Called On His BS, Makes Fool Of Himself and Quits

After demanding everyone do painstaking logs, not reading them himself, and chastising his staff during a meeting, this manager was made to look like the jackass he really was. Frustrated employees sometimes give incompetent managers a taste of their own medicine, like this guy who was instructed to guard a spill, so he did it for hours.

Incompetent manager gets called on his BS and quits.
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