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'I just laughed and said, "Nope, not my problem"': Assembly line worker stands up to boss who berates them for being seconds late to work

'I just laughed and said, "Nope, not my problem"': Assembly line worker stands up to boss who berates them for being seconds late to work

This person experienced what it's like to work with an unforgiving boss who absolutely must stick to the rules. Maybe you've had this type of boss before: they want you to give them 110% every day, but they also can't forgive any mistake, no matter how small. They treat every mistake as if it's the end of the world. You're two minutes late? Well, that boss will spend twenty minutes telling you how your poor work ethic is impacting you and your colleagues. This is the kind of boss who doesn't wa…
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Manager cancels company's social benefit to boost sales, employees foil plan and outmaneuver the managerial team

Manager cancels company's social benefit to boost sales, employees foil plan and outmaneuver the managerial team

The business world is calculated and vicious. Whether on purpose or not, there are always some who want to take advantage of your hardship and struggle. The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. For a significant duration, the original poster (OP) was employed by the same company. The social perks that the company provided, such as the number of vacation days that could be carried over to the following year, were among its most notable benefits. Every worker received a total of th…
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'Everyone finds out the trainee is actually incapable of doing the job': Boss insists employee stop blaming new hire for any mistakes, employee maliciously complies

'Everyone finds out the trainee is actually incapable of doing the job': Boss insists employee stop blaming new hire for any mistakes, employee maliciously complies

Training the new person requires an endless supply of patience. They're going to have lots of questions, make a ton of mistakes, and they'll take up a lot of the time that you've set aside to do your own work. It's also really rewarding to train a new person if they're learning at the right speed. But this person wasn't happy about their trainee. U/ForceAccomplished890 was training the person who was going to replace them! They knew that their boss really disliked them (never a good position to…
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Employee brings cookies in for their coworkers, boss sells them instead, employee quits: '[He] decided to sell my gift to my coworkers for a profit'

Most people in this world fall into two camps: Those out to make things better for everyone and those in it for their own gain and to meet their own ends. Sure, this concept sounds quite reductive (it is), and the reality is things aren't quite so black and white… It's more than likely people will play to both sides depending on their current needs and motivations. Still, ultimately, I maintain that if you distilled people down to their true purpose and intention, you'd find the original statem…
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male karen gets owned when he realizes that hotel is not liable for his damaged car, gets banned from the premises because of his treatment of hotel employees

‘The hotel is not liable for any damaged or missing property’: Male Karen threatens to sue front desk employee after his car is damaged in the wrong parking spot, gets banned from the premises as a result

Make sure to read the signs very carefully.
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new tech employees mess up and try to cover it up, other employees call them out on their sneaky behavior and it backfires on the new tech employees

‘Crashed the site’: New tech leaders try to cover up a massive mistake by blocking employees from downloading software, employees retaliate beautifully

Own up to your mistakes or things can get very messy!
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'The most expensive phone calls on the planet': Hourly contractor makes thousands of extra dollars after bosses force them to answer the phones

'The most expensive phone calls on the planet': Hourly contractor makes thousands of extra dollars after bosses force them to answer the phones

You can ignore a contract all you want, but that doesn't stop the contract from existing. It's a pitfall that many a worker has fallen into… and a few bosses have had this problem too, especially u/Altrissa's boss at an oil and gas automation company. Up next, this construction worker tried to warn his boss that a rain storm was brewing, but his boss wouldn't let him move anything, and the result was… “The concrete bags … began to harden into just big rocks.”
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PTO debacle leaves manager feeling unwanted at the company, that's what happens when you force staff to use paid leave

‘He didn't start off well’: New narcissistic manager tries to force man to use accumulated paid leave, gets a taste of his own medicine when it doesn't go as planned

PTO is yours to use at your own discretion.
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'They were £65k short': Night shift employee creates a cash-filled confetti cannon worth £165,000 after getting forced by new management to do a job with no training

A little training goes a long way
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'Why don't you just rent it for $48,000?': Tiny IT department begs for new equipment, Vice President refuses to buy it for them

'Why don't you just rent it for $48,000?': Tiny IT department begs for new equipment, Vice President refuses to buy it for them

This IT department tried to warn their leaders that they were about to spend a lot of money, but they just wouldn't listen. Every company tries to save money as best they can, though some are better at the task than others. It's incredible how many companies bleed money by overpaying their higher-ups, not watching how much money is being spent on clients, or just being bad at keeping finance employees employed. Not to mention that departments can get overwhelmed and let things slip through the…
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Boss directly blocks tech contractor's raise due to lack of "leadership" despite them not being in a leadership role at all: 'I was genuinely taken aback'

There was a time and a place when staff retention was an organization's top priority, and it was a point of pride and honor to have and care for long-standing employees. My grandfather worked for the same company his entire life—though he was famously mocked towards the end of his career by a notorious executive (who would go on to publicly defraud the large corporation for millions.) My father was nearly the same, working for the same organization from before I was born until his retirement wi…
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‘What have you done to my car?’: Unprofessional car dealer constantly demands buyer returns new car for inspections, causing buyer to suspect their intentions

‘What have you done to my car?’: Unprofessional car dealer constantly demands buyer returns new car for inspections, causing buyer to suspect their intentions

Nobody knows how many things need to go into consideration when buying a new car before they actually have to do it themselves for the first time. It is not only about the miles and the price, and it's not even about what brand and model it is, there is so much more you have to consider before you make a purchase. For example – Getting the car inspected. Before you buy your first car, most people will tell you that you shouldn't rely on the inspection your car dealership performs and that you s…
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Employee arrives to work only to have manager cancel their shift 10 minutes before it starts, employee refuses to go home: ‘I'm working whether you like it or not’

Employee arrives to work only to have manager cancel their shift 10 minutes before it starts, employee refuses to go home: ‘I'm working whether you like it or not’

If an employer expects their employees to respect the schedule by always arriving at their shifts and always being on time, then they should show the same level of respect to the employees' time and schedule. That means that canceling shifts for employees “just because” is not a valid excuse and is definitely not respectable, especially if they cancel someone's shift only 10 minutes before it is supposed to start, causing the employee to still go through their commute. We believe that the emplo…
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Company refuses to reimburse employee's work travel expenses, claiming he spent too much, prompting employee's $1000 retaliation and resignation

Company refuses to reimburse employee's work travel expenses, claiming he spent too much, prompting employee's $1000 retaliation and resignation

The majority of workers fantasize about taking business trips. You are free to follow your own career path and see different cultures around the globe. Nonetheless, when an employee travels only for work, it is customary, if not required, for the company to cover the necessary costs to ensure the worker enjoys a pleasant stay. So, how would you respond if the business declined to cover necessities such as food? The story below is an account of a frustrated worker. The original poster (OP) descr…
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wild karen yells at front desk employee about outrageous requests, gets served when he revokes her discount

‘Ma'am you have the lowest rate on the property this evening’: Karen customer repeatedly berates hotel employee with outrageous requests, employee claps back hard

“I have dealt with a lot of people and you are downright nasty and disrespectful.”
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CEO's return to office plan is upended by CTO when CEO refuses to follow their own rules: 'Guess who wasn't there? Yeah, the CEO'

“Rules for me but not for thee” is never more accurate than when dealing with C-suite executives and their return-to-office plans.
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