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20+ interview mistakes that still haunt former job candidates years later: 'I mentioned that I had noticed a spelling error in their job ad'

20+ interview mistakes that still haunt former job candidates years later: 'I mentioned that I had noticed a spelling error in their job ad'

There is an art to knocking a job interview out of the park, and many folks do not know how to master that art… especially at first. When you're just starting out and applying for your very first job, it's difficult not to feel like you're walking in with no idea what to expect. Sure, everyone says that it's best to be relaxed, confident, and in touch with yourself, but what if the best parts of you are still wildly unprofessional? That's what these folks figured out during the job interviews t…
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‘They would clock in and then go home’: HR managers share the wildest reasons why they had to fire an employee

‘They would clock in and then go home’: HR managers share the wildest reasons why they had to fire an employee

Working in HR must be a challenging experience, as they have to deal with a lot of office drama, both from the managers and the employees. But with all that drama, there must be hilarious moments and stories that those HR people will remember for their entire careers. Plus, having the opportunity to fire someone when they actually deserve it, can actually be an extremely interesting and yes, even funny, experience. This is what brought on the topic of this AskReddit prompt, in which HR workers…
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'She was released last week after 25 years': Worker gets old boss fired years after being forced to resign under false accusations

When someone ruins what could have otherwise been a great job for you, there's no better feeling than helping them on their way to unemployment as well. This worker made the tough decision to leave a job they loved due to the unbearable attitudes of the workgroup's executive directors, who had a propensity for taking credit for others' work and rewarding themselves for doing so while deriding those workers who had actually done the work for them. After being accused of underperformance in what…
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‘I drove two hours just to turn their printer back on’: IT workers share the most ridiculous tech requests they had to deal with at work

‘I drove two hours just to turn their printer back on’: IT workers share the most ridiculous tech requests they had to deal with at work

Being an IT (information technology) worker has many challenges. First, many of us will admit we do not know much about the technological devices we use on a daily basis, and if we were to encounter any error with one, we would be lost with what to do. IT workers have to be able to identify every single technological issue that they might encounter and even to possess a way of fixing it. Second, Not only do IT people have to deal with these tech issues, they also have to deal with people, who u…
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Boss tells line manager that she's "too friendly" with her male colleagues after they side with her in a meeting: 'This manager has had an issue with me for a long time'

You're always told that you should be friendly with team members—but not too friendly. Despite encouraging team bonding and after-hours unpaid recreational activities with your team, organizations have a tendency to get a little weird about things if you get too close or if things get too recreational . This, of course, doesn't apply in the service industry for some reason, where it's generally expected that staff will almost certainly engage in an interpersonal free-for-all. Still, this parano…
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'I’m not a flashy person in the slightest': Boss criticizes employee's personal spending habits, claims it looks bad while company is doing layoffs

What you choose to spend your hard-earned money on should be of no concern to your employer. You work hard for your money, so you should be able to use it to buy what you want. Even if you don't need more clothes, collectibles, fancy dinners, or whatever else you choose to spend your money, it's just that - it's your money. Well, this employee is being scolded by his boss for what he's been spending his money on recently. And here's the kicker - it's not even flashy items. One of the recent ite…
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Boss cuts productive employee's hours, they quit, boss gets fired due to drop in performance: 'So, I quit'

Being charged with the responsibility of a section of a business usually means that it's implied that you'll hold that section's interests at a level of most importance and not jeopardize them over petty slights and egotistical battles with your subordinates and external parties. Yet, some people can't help themselves and let their ego get involved in every possible decision, finding themselves battling for superiority at every step of the way rather than managing the task they've been employed…
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Forgotten employee at big company has no boss and no work to do, collects nice paycheck for doing nothing: 'I'm riding the wave till its crests'

Forgotten employee at big company has no boss and no work to do, collects nice paycheck for doing nothing: 'I'm riding the wave till its crests'

This dude may have found the ideal work environment. Perhaps this is one of the advantages of working for such a big company because occasionally, things fall through the cracks. That seems to be the case for this employee , who was hired six months ago by a woman whose position was subsequently eliminated right before the employee started. Well, he ended up in a reclusive office that no one ever went to and where he was completely left alone. Furthermore, he was given no tasks to complete. At…
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Boss lies on incident report after workplace incident, blaming employee: 'Should I confront my boss about this?'

Health and Safety is no joke—though often made into one by one of those weird things in workplace culture that is handled with complete polarity depending on the organization you work for. If you work for a “cowboy” small business owner whose organization's growth has far outpaced the professionalism of its structure, one where the owner is used to taking risks that place themselves in danger, relishing these moments with machismo and bravado, bragging about them for years afterward. They now f…
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20+ eye-opening industry secrets: 'Job requirements are more of a wish-list situation'

20+ eye-opening industry secrets: 'Job requirements are more of a wish-list situation'

The best part of having friends in different industries is that they can share knowledge with you that most folks are completely unaware of… This can be useful whether or not you have an interest in that particular industry. For instance, based on these responses in this Reddit thread, I surprisingly learned information about refrigerator models that I will take with me the next time I need one. Sharing industry secrets can be more of a selfless act than a shady one. If there are simpler soluti…
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'Do I look like I set the prices?': 20+ Customer complaints that retail workers never want to hear again

Cashiers are really tired of hearing the same quips over and over from their customers. They're so bored by them that they don't even react anymore. For example, a cashier will be ringing up a customer's clothes, and one of the shirts doesn't scan. They have to walk out into the store to find that item and get the right price. All the while, the customer is joking around , saying that if the shirt doesn't have a price tag on it, it must be free! Hahahaha! Isn't that just so funny and original?…
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Builder gets back at Karen celebrity for trying to obstruct their building site: 'I went ahead and called the police'

We have this tendancy as a society to assume that just because someone is notably successful in one area that they must be a paragon of humanity in all other ways when—well, this often couldn't be farther from the actual truth. See, there's this thing that happens to those who have early success—or have success thrust upon them thanks to nepotistic opportunity—where they also think they're better than everyone else. If they found their success through a singular focus on their chosen path, it's…
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'You don't leave a company high and dry all at once?!': Boss enforces three months notice after mass quitting, causes more backlash

'You don't leave a company high and dry all at once?!': Boss enforces three months notice after mass quitting, causes more backlash

Talk about a way to turn your few remaining loyal employees against you! This boss decided that the best way to respond to a mass quitting was to send a hostile message to the remaining folks on her team enforcing new strict policies. Those policies were that if anyone decided to leave, they needed to put in three months' notice before doing so. First of all, this boss must be foolish because she simply cannot enforce that when it comes to at-will employment. Second of all, what she should be d…
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Boss fires video editor after setting impossible targets, video editor ensures their boss gets fired: 'my manager presented my KPI of 85 3-10 minute videos in 52 weeks which was impossible'

KPIs are an important part of business operations, ensuring that workers are on track. Still, you've probably heard about “SMART” goals before, and while the acronym itself might be a little bit dumb, it still stands to reason that the “A” in “SMART” stands for “Attainable”—and for good reason. There's nothing more demoralizing than when managers set staff an intentionally unattainable goal— The managers who set these types of goals usually take their methods to memoirs from 1980s business magn…
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Employee goes out with Karen coworker, Karen makes a scene at the restaurant, then demands to be driven home: 'I've never invited [her] out since'

Employee goes out with Karen coworker, Karen makes a scene at the restaurant, then demands to be driven home: 'I've never invited [her] out since'

Hanging out with coworkers outside of work hours is always a strange experience at first. Some people get along in a work environment, and it doesn't take until meeting up in real life for you to realize that the two of you just don't gel outside of work hours. This employee discovered a bit too late that his coworker was not just a strange person to hang out with outside of work, but it turns out they're a Karen. Sometimes you really don't know these things until you see someone ordering food…
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'You aren't getting your sound cues fast enough? Okay. Run': Prima donna actor gets exactly what he demands, sound designer makes him regret it

'You aren't getting your sound cues fast enough? Okay. Run': Prima donna actor gets exactly what he demands, sound designer makes him regret it

When you watch a play , you're only seeing a fraction of the work that went into making the show come to life. You're watching the end result, and if all goes well, you'll be dazzled by the acting, costumes, music , story, and sets. It takes tons of time and energy for the actors to learn their parts, but they're just one portion of the team. Behind the scenes are lighting designers, voice coaches, dance teachers, and, like u/patjackman was at their job, sound designers. In the final weeks lead…
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