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AskReddit Thread: New Hires That Absolutely Tanked

Sometimes, you have a new employee join your team and you can just intuitively gather that things probably aren't going to work out for them. It could be a matter of them not fitting in with the company culture, or perhaps something more comically senseless like them endlessly chattering away on the phone with their girlfriend for the entire shift that they were supposed to be working. 

A collection of stories from people about new hires that absolutely tanked in their first few days.
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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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Employee Derails Incompetent Boss By Working Scheduled Hours

When you're already going above and beyond to cover someone else's loose ends, it's a breath of fresh air to be ordered to just do your job. This boss didn't know what they were getting into when they tried to tell this employee to simply work their scheduled hours. For another dumb boss story, here's a boss who orchestrated their own downfall.

incompetent boss orders employee to work scheduled hours and messes everything up | Posted by u/dorky_dad77 told had an 8 1/2 hour shift and not leave early, so started working only 8 1/2 hours. oc M work as supervisor at manufacturing plant, and hired an 8 hour shift as night time supervisor. As soon as started, they changed, and said they really considered shift be 11 pm 730, so they would need be 8 1/2 hours salaried, there wasn't much could do, and wasn't
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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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Guy Stands Up to Jerk Boss Who Makes Him do Two Jobs

People deal with their fair share of ignorant bosses, so it's incredibly satisfying to see an employee who's in the right win something, like this overworked employee who revolted by doing his exact job description. And to prove that your boss is being a complete hypocrite is icing on the cake.

Guy stands up to boss who makes him work as a courier | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by CleverNamePodcast Sorry not courier work large shipping company Canada work early morning loading trucks but as needed would go out and deliver packages. At first here and there but soon became normal after my regularly scheduled shift would go out and deliver
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Job Applicant Calls Out Company's Interview Process

This job applicant decided to call out a company's interview process after being rejected from getting the position. It would seem given the context here that the honest and critical review was completely reasonable. Someone in the comments section suggested that this company sounded like a potential MLM/pyramid scheme. If that were the case, then bullet dodged! 

Job applicant calls out company's interview process | AITA giving company my honest opinion on their interview process they asked Not hole applied job few months ago completely online work home job regardless current situation so all communication and process done online. This retail consultant position online shoppers. They could seek advice consultant if they needed help choosing products received an email saying they would like interview Sweet got an email link zoom call next week had no idea
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Lousy Sales Assistant Lies About Leads, Gets Outed

Some people are just impossible to work with. Not only was this assistant just straight up lousy at their job, but they continually ratted out their teammate for not being exactly on time, when they worked at a place that didn't even care about that to begin with. Well, eventually this all came back to bite them in the butt, and they were exposed breaking a much more serious rule in the sales game. 

Sales assistant lies about leads, gets outed | r/ProRevenge u/sting2018 1y Join 2 3 strikes and out? Cool got this work sales, and work as team have an assistant who helps get leads and set appointments. Well this one particular assistant and did not get along at all. This particular assistant kept going my boss behind my back report every little incident, which is really fucking annoying. Part my role as senior rep training, however this assistant former business owner and knew do job and
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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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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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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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