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'I would be giving up $1,200 in PTO': Guy conceals his resignation so that he can cash out $1,200 in PTO, causing controversy at the Thanksgiving dinner table

When you're little, the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong' is usually pretty clear. Stealing your friend's toy is wrong, but returning it to them is the right thing to do. However, playground rules don't apply when you're an adult and every black-and-white decision becomes muddled in a sea of grey.
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'I was laughing': Lazy DIY customer complains to management about an exemplary hardware store employee after ignoring 80% of his advice on a project, gets called out

Internet tutorials make DIY projects look like a walk in the park. Watching a sped-up video of a professional woodworker dismantling, staining, and rebuilding a piece of street furniture makes upcyclers green with envy, but whenever an amateur grabs the same set of tools, most people realize they're all thumbs.
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'He was putting little notes in the DVD cases at Blockbuster': 25+ Employees who got fired on the spot

'He was putting little notes in the DVD cases at Blockbuster': 25+ Employees who got fired on the spot

There was a time when being fired was something to be ashamed of, but these days, companies love to hire and fire expeditiously. It's almost a rite of passage for those who work in retail or fast food. And if it doesn't happen to you, it'll certainly happen to one of your coworkers. The thing about customer service jobs is that you unfortunately have to serve customers, a lot of whom have no intentions of ever treating employees with respect. You're supposed to brush off their repeated insults,…
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'Unleash your inner lawsuit': Man gets promptly fired after telling management that his girlfriend is pregnant, capturing the entire lawsuit-worthy Zoom call on video

There are a lot of things in life that are unethical, but not technically illegal. For example, passing gas in an elevator just before getting off at your floor is disgusting, but not actually a crime. Similarly, when people sing so loud at a concert they overpower the sound of the actual band playing (I'm looking at you, Swifties), that's not technically illegal either. However, there are a few instances where illegality and wrongful behavior come together...
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'[I and] half of my offices' staff quit': Boss dwindles benefits for his employees down to almost nothing, winds up losing the entire team

Have you ever had such an arrogant boss that it was laughable? Like, how comically pompous of an entitled boss can you be? The boss from the Office Space style? Or like, Jennifer Aniston from Horrible Bosses? Apparently, dentists have a bit of a reputation for over estimating their worth as a boss. A dental hygienist on reddit shared the story of how he and his coworkers all quit at the same time after their dentist boss tried to pull some shady move. They were already working for bare minimum,…
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‘Who do they expect to put up with that for mere pennies?’: Drugstore employee gets reprimanded for taking 3-minute bathroom break, quits on the spot

Have you or a loved one experienced audacity? You may be entitled to financial compensation—act now! For real though, real real talk, where do these people get this amount of audacity? A Redditor recently posted about working a minimum wage job and getting in trouble for taking a 3-minute bathroom break. This feels like audacity on a whole different level. Apparently, the were working at a drugstore that rhymes with fall-beans, at the register. The had to use the restroom, so they asked a cowor…
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'He screamed "freedom" at the top of his lungs, while walking out the door during the busiest part of the day': 20+ Quitters who left their jobs in the funniest ways possible

'He screamed "FREEDOM" at the top of his lungs, while walking out the door during the busiest part of the day': 20+ Proud quitters who left their jobs in the funniest ways possible

Quitting a job can feel like freedom, especially if you get to stick it to your boss on your way out the door. No one is irreplaceable at their job, but it's nice when your workplace makes you feel appreciated. Employees can be motivated with positivity, like raises, bonuses, or even pizza parties. But some bosses choose a cheaper and meaner route: they simply remind their employees constantly that they should be grateful for the work, because the company could get rid of them at any time. Plac…
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'[Your] manager is always SHOUTING': Civilized employee refuses to type in all CAPS; manager commits keyboard sabotage in an attempt to force him to comply, which backfires gloriously

Companies have all sorts of silly policies that they require their employees to follow. Some businesses have a dress code, mandatory happy hour "team building" activities, or even limits on the number of plants you can have on your desk, but rarely do you find a company that forces their employees to comply with capital letters.
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‘Did I just get fired?’: Retail employee isn't scheduled for 3 weeks, wonders if she's being passively fired, internet suggest she just quit

So, you finally landed a job—congrats! You've done a few days of training already and now you're ready to get into the nitty gritty of it. But, oh wait, what's this? You aren't on the schedule… You ask again and again when you're working, and nothing. Then they slap you with the “not on the schedule for multiple weeks.” Unfortunately, this is all too familiar a situation in careers like customer service and retail. One retail employee recently took to Reddit in the midst of confusion when she w…
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'She called 8 times in the run of 24 hours:' Restaurant employee no-call/no-shows for her shifts, refuses to believe the manager when he tells her she's fired

Oh no, if it isn't the consequences of your actions! What a surprise… NOT. Yeah, I brought back that joke. Because it truly should not be a surprise. When you do something, like flake on committed plans, then you're going to have to suffer the consequences of your actions. Funny enough, this employee was aghast when she was faced with the outcome of her actions. She no-called/no-showed for her restaurant shift. If you don't t know what that is, it's basically self-explanatory. It's when you don…
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‘They paid me $50,000… So, I [quit] and found more’: Company who denied a raise has to contract ex-salesforce admin back for 3x his old salary because they can't retain a new employee for more than 3 weeks

Ever heard the saying, “spending dollars to save pennies”? It means you're putting more effort in than you're actually getting out. So if you spend $5 to save .50¢, it's not really a savings, is it? For some reason, this doesn't compute to some companies when it comes to power play. They'd rather seem like the one that holds all the power than give you a raise. One post on the subreddit r/sysadmin has the comment section of a lifetime. They asked if anybody had quit a tech job where the company…
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'I picked up my bags and left': Shy 21-year-old salesgirl keeps getting unfairly reprimanded by her older manager, so she quits on the spot

If you are riddled with anxiety and think of yourself as a shy person (like many people in the world), then sometimes it's hard to do things that you know will benefit you. Sometimes you just want to drop everything and walk away like it never even happened. For example, putting in your two weeks. In this case on Reddit, this salesgirl was only 21 years old and very very shy. Apparently, the optical store she works out asks for a two-month notice, which is insane. Luckily, that is just the cour…
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‘I had been sleeping in the office’: Software administrator rescues company's data from hackers, only gets $625 and is offered a below-market raise, so he quits

‘I had been sleeping in the office working nonstop’: Software administrator rescues company's data, only gets $625 and a below-market raise, so he quits

Too often do employees give company's their 100%, only to get the company's 1% in return. It really sours your view on job searching. You want to find the job of your dreams and make a fulfilling career out of it, but if they people running it are just using and abusing you, then it might be time to move on to big and better things. That's exactly what this software administrator did, as explained in their two-parter Reddit post. Their initial post was from several years ago, when they were fir…
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'He got a promotion... by getting fired': Programmer gets fired to caught costs, has to be rehired a month later since he coded their entire system, gets better position and pay

'He got a promotion... by getting fired': Programmer gets fired to caught costs, has to be rehired a month later since he coded their entire system, gets better position and pay

You never know what you have until you lose it. This saying is usually used when talking about heartbreak, but in this case, it's about a useful employee. A reddit post shared an epic return on a computer programmer who got fired. This person was fired because the nefarious manager that nobody liked said he could find someone who could do his job for cheaper and he needed to cut costs. The programmer was upset, mostly because he loved the job and had put a lot of his sweat and time into it, but…
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‘Boy, did it feel good’: Customer service phone representative clocks out for good after satisfyingly going off on a Karen caller during her last day

‘Boy, did it feel good’: Customer service phone representative clocks out for good after satisfyingly going off on a Karen caller during her last day

If you don't understand how extremely draining and annoying it is to be a customer service phone representative, then maybe it's time you take a good look in the mirror. Perhaps you're the Karen? This job requires you to sit on the phone all day long and listen to people complain, mostly entitled people demanding things they don't even pay for, and you're expected to keep your cool the entire time and be “helpful.” You think the service industry attracts super Karens, these call centers are bur…
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'I was going to give you my 2 week's notice today, but I'm just done': Non-profit director quits on the spot, provides manager with a list of all their incompetence

'I was going to give you my 2 week's notice today, but I'm just done': Non-profit director quits on the spot, provides manager with a list of all their incompetence

Quitting isn't usually as explosive as the movies make it seem. It's not usually just someone at their wits end completely losing it and leaving all the burned bridges in their path. Usually, people planning on quitting try to take the high road and will put in a two week's notice and try to wrap things up so there are no loose ends after they leave, etc. etc. That is totally out of professionalism and not because you have to. But sometimes, it really is that abrupt. When you are working for so…
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