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'Stop laughing at me': Man mistaken for employee by furious customer tries to satisfy her demands he be ‘fired’ by calling his manager

'Stop laughing at me': Man mistaken for employee by furious customer tries to satisfy her demands he be ‘fired’ by calling his manager

You'd think when you tell someone you ‘don't work here’ at a store, they'd understand that you aren't employed by the company, therefore you arent obligated to help them out. One dude was in the store getting wipers for his car because his weren't properly cleaning the rain off his window anymore, making it hard to drive. He was wearing a red polo shirt and jeans, which resembled the uniform of the store employees there. He was minding his own business, looking at the different sizes and makes…
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'My request fell on deaf ears': Employees ignore ticketing system, IT team refuse to help with locating files in response

'My request fell on deaf ears': Employees ignore ticketing system, IT team refuse to help with locating files in response

IT support teams usually thrive on order. This employee recalled an annoying story about workers who refused to open a ticket. Forget phone calls, emails, or surprise visits. He wanted a ticket, or it didn't happen. Enter chaos. A frantic email landed in his group inbox: 'Can't save files! See screenshot!' Attached was a picture of an 'access denied' error message. No details about the file's location, just a list of user IDs needing access. Well, great. Granting access wasn't exactly his and h…
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‘Guess I’ll delete everything': Employee retires and deletes all of client's files, company doesn't have a backup

‘Guess I’ll delete everything': Employee retires and deletes all of client's files, company doesn't have a backup

To work in IT, you need an elephant's skin. This person recounted their struggles as an IT admin at a tiny MSP… and it wasn't pretty. A former colleague of theirs, known for poor judgment, left behind a ticking time bomb: a client's infrastructure in shambles. The server ran an obsolete operating system, backups were faulty, and crucial data was stored on the same drive as the vulnerable OS. The client, averse to upgrades, exemplified the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality, even when p…
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'That's my job, get lost': Manager tries to pin $1 million machine malfunction on new hire who whips out documentation proving otherwise, effectively getting him fired instead

'That's my job, get lost': Manager tries to pin $1 million machine malfunction on new hire who whips out documentation proving otherwise, effectively getting him fired instead

Instant karma is the best, especially when it involves a manager who is out to get a new hire for no reason other than ego. This story is about a new IT manager, who clashed with a paranoid facilities manager at the manufacturing company they both worked at. The IT guy knew his stuff, but the micromanager was overprotective of jobs that 'belonged' to him, and often told him to get lost. For context, the micromanager controlled a critical production machine with an outdated computer system, and…
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'I gave her a big sweet smile': Grandma demands a refund because she filled up the memory on her 3 month phone, manager tells her to ‘get out’

'I gave her a big sweet smile': Grandma demands a refund because she filled up the memory on her 3 month phone, manager tells her to ‘get out’

One elderly customer got up on the wrong side of the bed the day they went to pay a retail employee a visit to complain. The grandma was livid that her phone wasn't working anymore, and it was only 3 months old, so she wanted a refund, thank you very much. The employee informed her that there were no refunds after 3 months, but the grandma didn't accept that as an answer. So, after making a scene, the employee took a look at the phone. They quickly discovered that it was just full — the grandma…
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Hotel worker fired for using multiple guests' credit card information: '[His] manager just exploded in anger'

Hotel worker fired for using multiple guests' credit card information: '[His] manager just exploded in anger'

This employee's extracurricular activities were not a good look for the hotel's reputation. What's particularly funny about this story of an unprofessional employee getting justly fired is that it wasn't a coworker or manager who figured out what he was doing. In fact, it was another front desk agent at a totally different hotel. This agent was contacted by the bad employee, who was trying to book a 20-day stay using someone else's credit card information. The agent started to sense that someth…
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30+ Workers who love their jobs share why: 'It's all about the people and the management'

Let's be real here—you'll hate most of the jobs you have in your life. There are a lot of things that need to line up to make spending 40+ hours a week with strangers you'd rather not be with, whilst at a place you would rather not be at, and taking orders from a person you'd rather didn't exist, something you'd actually enjoy doing. Yeah, there's a whole lot not to like about the entire arrangement—except getting paid, that's pretty sweet—so it's no surprise that most people absolutely despise…
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'Cut my hours? Enjoy the fraud charges': Employer gets boss fired and charged for cutting their hours

Should your boss suddenly decide to screw you over by reducing your hours… you'll seldom have the chance to settle the score. But, as we've learned many times on the internet, you should never backstab someone who knows where the skeletons in your closet lie; after all, it's pretty obvious that they'll just go ahead and expose them in retaliation. We're not saying that the path of vengeance is one that you should decide to take; you'll live a better life by just walking away in most of these si…
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‘You need to pay me now’: Contractor gets paid for 600 days of work in advance after writing a script to auto-complete 6000 reports in one day following boss's demands

‘You need to pay me now’: Contractor gets paid for 600 days of work in advance after writing a script to auto-complete 6000 reports in one day following boss's demands

One contractor read the terms and conditions of his contract so well that he got paid 600 days in advance for completed work. I want this dude as a mentor, where do I sign up? Let's start at the beginning… OP was contracting for a large financial services provider, where his team manager was promoted to a new division, leaving him and the rest of the team with bosses who did not know how to 'boss'. OP's job was to onboard new hires into all kinds of required systems for their daily functions. O…
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‘Fast forward, all my bosses are fired’: Entire chain of command get fired after the employee in charge of inventory is forced by his boss to do a survey

‘Fast forward, all my bosses are fired’: Entire chain of command get fired after the employee in charge of inventory is forced by his boss to do a survey

If Santa and his naughty list were real… He'd have a blast revoking these bosses' privileges. I can just imagine his hoarse chuckle as he strokes his fluffy white beard, waving gifts in their faces that they are never going to get. But he doesn't exist, and there's no need, because the bosses in question managed to dig their own grave all by themselves. One person was serving in the military for five years, and during this time, he was responsible for the inventory. After a while, he realized t…
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'Drop everything now': Manager's micromanaging demand backfires after he interrupts an employee who is busy working on CEO's task

'Drop everything now': Manager's micromanaging demand backfires after he interrupts an employee who is busy working on CEO's task

Imagine you are sitting in your office at your own desk, minding your own business, when in storms your manager, unannounced, tells you to 'drop everything now' and immediately take care of a 'very important' task he gives you, which ends up being not very important at all. It shouldn't be hard to picture, as this is what managers are best known for… This manager was especially good at micromanaging his employees, and he wasn't even that high up on the food chain, so where he got all his confid…
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‘I'm leaving, good luck with the holiday rush': Senior employee quits after getting written up on his day off; boss backpedals

‘I'm leaving, good luck with the holiday rush': Senior employee quits after getting written up on his day off; boss backpedals

Coming to help in on your day off is like doing an angel's work, and bosses should be appreciative and not take it for granted. But upper management always finds a reason to complain, and they often feel entitled to employees' time, even when they aren't supposed to be working. This employee named Steve was probably a little too good at his job, and despite not being paid enough, he put all his effort into making the workplace better, even going as far as to come to help out in on his day off.…
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'Watch people's body language, particularly around management': 30+ red flags and questions to ask to avoid toxic work environments

'Watch people's body language, particularly around management': 30+ red flags and questions to ask to avoid toxic work environments

People often forget that in any job search, you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. That means that no matter what your level of desperation is, always keep in mind that you still have the power of choice during your interview and search process. That means that you should feel empowered to ask questions and not just the basic fundamentals like salary and benefits. You should feel entitled to ask your interviewer about their experience at the company, what their concerns…
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‘Management finally caved in’: Management refuses to pay for loyal employee's car repairs until company goes down in flames, then employee quits

‘Management finally caved in’: Management refuses to pay for loyal employee's car repairs until company goes down in flames, then employee quits

Why be loyal when you can just quit? One employee gave their all to a company that had no intention of completing the yin with yang, and that lack of intention showed up in their refusal to pay for the employee's car repairs. Why would a company pay for their employee's car repairs, you ask? It's a fair question. Let's start at the beginning. OP was working as an IT project manager in Korea for an SMB. As the point of contact for the majority of the division's clients, OP had to travel a lot by…
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‘You get what you asked for’: Doctor gives employee 5 days off every month for 1 year after company changes attendance policy

‘You get what you asked for’: Doctor gives employee 5 days off every month for 1 year after company changes attendance policy

Attendance policy changes on the whim of every company once in a while, and HR may or may not fail to inform team leads of the modifications… The problem with that is when attendance policy changes and employees are unaware , they could get written up for not adhering to it, which in my book, is totally unfair. In this case, a worker who was employed at a Pharmaceutical manufacturing company for over 5 years had no idea that the company's attendance policy changed. During the 5 years, the worke…
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‘Good luck replacing me’: Senior machinist gets fired for 'doing his job too well', company ends up hiring 5 employees to replace him

‘Good luck replacing me’: Senior machinist gets fired for 'doing his job too well', company ends up hiring 5 employees to replace him

‘If you don’t like it, find another job', said a grouchy manager through clenched teeth, certain that his employee would back down like a pup from a wolf, but to his dismay, this machinist did not take the bait. ‘Good luck replacing me’, said the machinist, grabbing his things and taking off, not forgetting to inform the manager that he would take ALL his accrued PTO & vacation time for the next 2 weeks. This is what happens when companies hire managers without a day of experience. A machinist…
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