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'My replacement quit after I left... they didn't feel safe working for an untrustworthy boss': Loyal employee gets fired for no reason then wins a hefty lawsuit settlement, watching the company go up in flames afterwards

Getting fired for no reason is infuriating. When you've dedicated your life to a company, it's disheartening to be thrown away like yesterday's garbage at the first sign of trouble. No matter how much a company says "we're like a family", we all know that if they truly believe that, these CEO's probably have the most dysfunctional families on Earth.
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'If only he had been patient and trusted my judgement': Skilled craftsman gets reprimanded for doing his job, cleverly finagles manager to work 3 extra hours alone

'If only he had been patient and trusted my judgement': Skilled craftsman gets reprimanded for doing his job, cleverly finagles manager to work 3 extra hours alone

Do not question the skilled craftsman. That's just common sense, right? Apparently not, according to this Reddit thread . A skilled tool and die maker was doing his job when he got reprimanded. He knows, from years of experience and knowing how to do his job and do it well, that he had to wait 30 minutes before doing anything else. The machine is testy and he knows it's ups and downs. So he waited patiently so that the machine would work properly. However, the annoying manager who thinks he kno…
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'I might get fired and I don't really care': Employee claps back at customer who throws $1 in quarters at his face, shop owner throws out GMs write-up

'I might get fired and I don't really care': Employee claps back at customer who throws $1 in quarters at his face, shop owner throws out GMs write-up

A super power you quickly gain while working in customer service is patience. And boy, you never realize how powerful that is until you have to use it. Imagine standing there and a customer is berating you with nonsense and you just have to look at them and be calm and understanding. Like, “yes, lady, I love to be told how to do my job that I've been doing for years now. Tell me again how you work the discount code even though you've never worked retail in your life and you don't even know how…
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‘He joined 10 minutes late… Boss was [furious]’: Careless employee nearly misses a 6AM call with all of the C-level bosses after disrespecting the meeting coordinator

Working for a company across multiple timezones can be a challenge. For the CEO's in London, it may seem simple to schedule a lunch meeting, but for their lowly employees on the west coast of the USA, it's 4am. To avoid all of the WFH employees showing up with robes on, their eyelids drifting shut, and a useless coffee in hand, teams need to coordinate heavily in order to make meetings go smoothly.
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'[Don't] waste my time': After firing a remote employee without warning, company demands he return a $500 laptop; he ships it for $850 at their expense as revenge

Working remote has its perks… but it also has its downfalls. Although you have the freedom to work in your own home (or wherever you please), it also means that upper management never actually knows who you are, which seems hunky-dory until you realize that, as an expendable employee, it's never been easier to get fired. Unfortunately for one employee, he got sideswiped by this reality in the worst way.
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'It’s so good to see him still fuming about it after months': Pierced employee out-logics manager and gets to continue wearing her piercings at work

'It’s so good to see him still fuming about it after months': Pierced employee out-logics manager and gets to continue wearing her piercings at work

The workforce has come a long way from its strict dress codes of the early 2000s. Now, business casual can include tattoos and piercings. However, great change doesn't come all at once, so for now, there are still places out there that will make you remove your piercing for some made up rule. One woman started a job and was told she must remove her industrial ear piercing. And industrial is a piercing in the ear that is a bar going from a hole made at the top of the ear to the side middle. It's…
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‘Strike when the time is right’: Factory's lawyer plays long-game, outsmarting new company's big shot attorneys and their claim to pipe color ‘green’ by finding a clause in their own contract

‘Strike when the time is right’: Factory's lawyer plays long-game, outsmarting new company's big shot attorneys and their claim to pipe color ‘green’ by finding a clause in their own contract

One retired lawyer spilled the beans to u/necronboy and some other factory workers back in the 90s, about 30 years ago, at a ‘End of the year break-up party’, as OP called it. This corporate lawyer recounted his most memorable case in all his years of working, and it had everyone listening with bated breath, impressed at his unique storytelling skills (hey, he is a lawyer, after all). According to OP, this was the greyest man you had ever seen, from his suit, to his hair, to his skin, and the y…
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