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What New Hires Did to Get Fired on the First Day

A new job may be confusing and hard, but it's still pretty hard to do something so dumb that it will get you fired on the spot. Here are some unwise choices new hires made that made their managers pull the plug before they could do any more damage. It's almost as if it's a competition to get fired.

Things people did to get the fired on the first day | reddit posted by BADMANvegeta_ Guy lied about knowing drive forklift. Drove into support beam photo of man driving in a warehouse dressed in a safety jacket
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The Strangest Things Coworkers Say

Twitter users are sharing the strangest things their coworkers say. It could be something as simple as an enthused "good morning" from a coworker that always seems to wake up on the right side of the bed, while you are busy cursing the daily morning grind. Or maybe, it's genuinely puzzling nonsense from clueless coworkers that has you scratching your head. Some of these might ring a bell. 

People share the strange things that their coworkers say on Twitter | tweet by dead and betty'd @Ur_Eggcellency were having potluck and someone seriously said Next time, let's do salad theme StrangeThingsCoworkersSay
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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 | r/ProRevenge posted by melindee Revenge tune 50000+ on owner who wrongfully fired This is lengthy story happened around 6 years ago applied job as bar manager at new restobar opened up my area Ontario, Canada
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Boss Micromanages Themselves Out of The Job

Bad managers have a habit of losing sight of all the non-necessary and extra tasks they demand of their employees. It just so happens, a lot of times when employees revolt by doing their exact job description, the shortcomings of the boss are revealed. It's kind of beautiful, actually.

micromanaging boss makes employees do bare minimum | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/laxfarmerdan 24 32 8 14 hours ago Complain about logging my phone 30 seconds late work my hours but cost money. oc M My first job out Bar school with an ambulance chasing firm worked 12-8pm call centre calling people after accidents get them sign with us personal injury claim. Officially this not cold calling as details were passed us by insurance companies who assured us each lead had confirmed injuries and
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"Not My Job" Moments of Professional Ineptitude

There are loads of reasons to have a "not my job" moment. Maybe your boss didn't give you the proper tools. Maybe you had to do twice as much work in half the time. It could be that you seriously don't care. Or it could be that you're just seriously bad at it. For those or any other reasons, we see a whole lot of unprofessional "not my job" moments unleashed onto the world. We are here for it.

funny unprofessional "not my job" failures | electronic road sign WINTER CONDITIONS DRIVE WITH CAKE | crooked parking space road marks
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Man Improves Company Efficiency, Management Disbands It, Business Takes A Hit

Every now and again you come across a company that clearly doesn't deserve the employee that they have under their belt. This is a clear, glaring, painfully obvious example of such a situation. Let's just say that the company in question certainly doesn't seem to enjoy the aftermath that they very well brought on themselves. 

Man improves company efficiency, gets disbanded, and company learns their lesson. | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/Clueguy Are sure want get rid my server use daily? Have fun dealing with aftermath (Long) XL TLDR: Guy improves work place efficiency and all is good. New management and corporate policy doesn't like efficient way helping customers so they disband 24 hours later blow back decommissioned software has now affected business negatively. All could have been avoided
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Weird Stuff People Saw In People's Houses

As much as you'd like to hide your shame, hoarded collections of doorknobs and evidences of your eccentric hobbies, sometimes someone else will have to enter your weird home. A plumber, pet sitter or maintenance employee is gonna need to get in there. And they see some really interesting things. Sometimes they don't even need to make it inside. Window washers see some bizarre things through the glass.

weird things people saw in other people's homes | minervasbiscuittin 16.7k points 12 hours ago O 2 e 3 6 edited 3 hours ago Back my teenage babysitting days regularly watched three kids whose parents kept one those ENORMOUS packages hot dogs out on kitchen counter. Everyone household would just wander by and grab room-temperature hot dog as snack whenever they felt like babysat them 2-3 times per week over year and never not saw those hot dogs wonder about them all time.
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When People Realized Their Boss Was Dumb

It can be really frustrating to realize your boss is a goddamn moron. Some bosses are just good at hiding the fact that they have no idea what they're doing, but some are not quite so good. Don't get us wrong, many bosses are competent, but these ones really let the stupid cat out of the idiot bag.

Times people realized their boss was stupid | Peregrine2976 Dropped ton cash renting art museum's art bank our (decrepit Chinatown) office. Then didn't have money pay salaries
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New Manager Gives Resident Homeless Guy A Shot

This new manager did their part to break the cycle of homelessness and help out the guy camped out behind their restaurant by giving him a job. Reminds us of this donut shop manager who handled a customer's angry review. Here are some wholesome memes to go with the theme of people helping each other out.

New manager helps homeless guy by giving him a job | r/TalesFromYourServer Posted by amiraisredditing Awesome new manager breaks cycle with homeless guy outside Short My old manager real “working weekend" type and never went out their way us or customers, no matter
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Overworked Employee Revolts By Doing His Exact Job Description

People often find after they're hired that their job description doesn't cover nearly as much as what they're actually expected to do. Already stretched to the limit with a dwindling and under-qualified staff, this guy was asked to "do his job" so that's exactly what he did. People have different responses to being bullied at work, like this employee who prank fires themselves or this guy who stood up to his boss who didn't allow sick days.

Stress employee revolts against bad bosses by just doing his job | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by EricCartmenez Would just do fucking job 19 years old and fresh high school (or my country's equivalent) graduate had no idea wanted do with my life one thing did know is needed money, so started applying all kinds jobs. After few weeks writing applications, going interviews and waiting nervously replies hired as full-time sales assistant an international company making
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People Who Worked Smarter, Not Harder

Some of the greatest innovations at work come from human laziness. It's just not a good idea to work extra hard when you can think of a way to do the same work more efficiently. That said, don't do too good of a job or your boss might find out that you don't need to work there anymore. One or two of these definitely backfired. And a few definitely weren't as smart as the person first thought.

People tell stories of times their laziness made them work more efficiently | post by SirSithsalot remember having peel 20kg charred eggplant at restaurant worked asked chef if there an easier way do His reply yep, get someone else do
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Incompetent Manager Forbids Overtime, Totally Backfires

There's no feeling quite like proving your manager wrong while also leaving them in a tight situation they orchestrated themselves. How often do you get to be right and have no strings attached? For another one, here's the time incompetent managers fired their all star employee.

Incompetent manager forbids overtime just as a big rush comes in | sorry revoked my overtime privileges yesterday" oc s This several years ago worked at redacted big name] coffee shop. My shift 5am-1:30pm, and often around 1pm giant groups kids on school field trips would come through area (this coffee shop located major CA city, very close bunch museums had been working lot overtime because help my coworkers through rush.
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Concrete Worker Battles Corrupt Manager Following His Own Instructions

Having an incompetent boss is one thing, but having a corrupt one who orders you to do their dirty work is another. This worker knew his manager was doing some monkey business, so he went out of his way to undermine it. For more workplace battles, here's an employee who derailed an incompetent boss by working their scheduled hours.

concrete worker defies corrupt boss with trucks | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/ExcelCrazy 21 hours ago 2 13 e14 3 20 8 12 2 25 Corrupt manager wants reject crucial supplies do as instructed oc L About couple decades ago used work at concrete production plant reputable construction company. Our company, like several other construction companies, were awarded portion larger project large portion land earmarked setting up temporary office buildings and concrete plants different construction
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Man's Colleague Reports Him For Having Christmas Tree In Background

Man, it's stories like this that might end up making you feel lucky about the coworkers that you do have. This poor dude took to Reddit's infamous AITA community to ask folks if he was in the wrong for having a dang Christmas tree visible in his background during Zoom calls. Apparently all of his Christmas spirit really ended up getting under the skin of a coworker. You've got to be kidding. 

Man's colleague reports him for having a Christmas tree in his background. | AITA not using zoom background on meetings because have Christmas tree? Not hole been at my company more than 6 years work client support and used have go person client meetings (rarely With year 's been sure everyone knows now doing this via zoom. Client calls have now become client zooms and always look presentable meetings this reason not complaining.
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Stellar Manager Handles Layoff Like a Boss

So many people have been absolutely burned by layoffs in the past that seeing a story like this is a rare and welcome diamond in the rough. This person acted with the kind of understanding and responsibility that a cool manager should. For another story of a boss actually being great, here's a story of a VP who pulled rank and got canned by a cool CEO.

Boss uses layoff to get staff hired | shortadamlewis 13.3k points 1 year ago 4 3 8 O had lay off my entire staff (and myself) with 8 hours notice contract project manager on government project (office type work At our periodic review on Thursday government announced they would not be renewing our contract and our last day Friday next day
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"Not My Job" Moments of Unimpressive Professionalism

People want work done fast, cheap and well. Unfortunately, all three of those are never going to happen at the same time. There are some impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments that slip through when no one's looking. But hey, it's better to get the job done-ish than not done at all, right?

funny "not my job" failure moments | grey shorts with long sleeves sewn in instead of pockets | street light drilled through a bridge built overhead
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