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‘He lost his PhD because of me’: Employee gets boss's PhD revoked after getting fired for taking lead of the company

‘He lost his PhD because of me’: Employee gets boss's PhD revoked after getting fired for taking lead of the company

Don't mess with people if you don't have the means to back it up. One rich boss inherited a lot of money from his ancestors, which he slowly but surely dwindled away by making avoidable mistakes at work. He had a company, but he had no idea how to lead his employees, and even though most people went along with it, one employee didn't. This person, who we'll call OP, kept calling the boss out for his mistakes and took the lead so that the boss's decisions wouldn't lead to chaos. Well, you can im…
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Tech support employee attempts to fix incompetent new hire's mistake but they get fired anyway: 'She just stared at her desktop'

Tech support employee attempts to fix incompetent new hire's mistake but they get fired anyway: 'She just stared at her desktop'

Once I had a very incompetent coworker who was just the nicest person to walk the face of the earth. Seriously, it was so hard to be angry at her for not doing her job well because she was always so chipper and thoughtful. Much like Lucy in this story. One employee took to r/talesfromtechsupport to share a story about their coworker, Lucy, who began working as a HelpDesk technician at a financial company. They did password resets, fixed Windows issues, and basically did all of the tech stuff re…
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'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

Every job becomes tedious over time, especially if you're working 72 hours a week. But which jobs in particular are the worst to work at, and why? Employees get candid in a Reddit thread when asked this exact question. If you were to ask me, I'd say that working in the customer service industry is the worst. Long hours, meh pay, power tripping bosses are all a recipe for disaster. Oh, and don't forget the rowdy and entitled customers who honestly, need to check themself before they go out in pu…
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'I ran outside to tell her': Server flips the script on a man who tipped $100 to impress his date, only to return later to amend the tip

'I ran outside to tell her': Server flips the script on a man who tipped $100 to impress his date, only to return later to amend the tip

Imagine you're waiting tables, scurrying around with hot plates, forcing a smile every time someone asks for some extra sauce. ‘Of course’, you say, and run to go get some… for the fifth time that night, for that table. Finally, a glimmer of relief, table 12 wants to pay. They'd been relatively great, smiled politely, said ‘please’, and hadn't bothered you. You'd even had good banter with them, so you expect they'll tip well. No luck, they don't even leave a tip… and their bill is just about $2…
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‘Your condolences don’t pay my rent': Job candidate left floored after hiring manager retracts job offer 1 week before starting date due to company ‘budget changes’

‘Your condolences don’t pay my rent': Job candidate left floored after hiring manager retracts job offer 1 week before starting date due to company ‘budget changes’

When you get a signed job offer, the last you would expect is that the company would retract it. After all, once you've signed, you put in your two week notice and get busy preparing for your new job. You say goodbye to your boss and coworkers and fully expect to begin on the date that was approved by your hiring manager. If things go wrong, you're going to have a problem… you have bills to pay. You can't just not work. One job candidate found themselves absolutely floored after their hiring ma…
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‘You just lost a customer’: Customer gets removed from restaurant after owner stands up to him for yelling at one of the servers who messed up his receipt

‘You just lost a customer’: Customer gets removed from restaurant after owner stands up to him for yelling at one of the servers who messed up his receipt

As someone who has worked a lot in customer service, I can assure you that I have never seen a coworker react badly to a customer yelling, ‘You just lost a customer!’. Because the honest truth is, we just didn't care. I can promise you it's quite universal, as anyone working a minimum wage job just isn't getting paid enough to care. One man entered a restaurant to have a nice meal with his wife. At first, all was going well. They got their food, ate it up, talked, whatever. Then he asked for th…
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'We never intended to hire you': Company calls job candidate into office to take a test, only to tell them they never intended on hiring them in the first place

'We never intended to hire you': Company calls job candidate into office to take a test, only to tell them they never intended on hiring them in the first place

Companies will play on your feelings and mess you about, and often you won't be the wiser. So many job listings today don't exist. Companies post them to make it look like they're growing their business, or because they want to do some market research, or get free labor. There are so many reasons you can't trust the hiring process nowadays, but when you're looking for a job, you have no choice but to play along until you get an offer. That can take months, if not longer. This candidate showed u…
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‘Let’s save our time and end this interview': Job candidate walks out of interview after being grilled by interviewer who undermined their experience for the job and demanded they up their game

‘Let’s save our time and end this interview': Job candidate walks out of interview after being grilled by interviewer who undermined their experience for the job and demanded they up their game

Job interviews are such a grueling process, that it's hard not to get discouraged. Companies expect a lot from candidates nowadays and will put you through 8 interviews with different hiring managers and department heads, then give you multiple tests to evaluate your skills, and finally, reject you via an email or worse, fail to let you know about the next steps. In other words, it's exhausting, infuriating, and it doesn't give you much incentive to keep job searching, even though most of the t…
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‘He threw the laptop on the ground’: Employees Share Most Amusing Customer Encounters at Work

‘He threw the laptop on the ground’: Employees Share Most Amusing Customer Encounters at Work

Customers are super amusing… some of them will assume you can give them stuff for free, while others think they can talk to you however they like because their mother told them that they were 'very special'. Customer service is the worst, and you really get to see another side to humanity that you might not encounter on your regular day-to-day basis. It's no surprise that most of the world's population isn't the greatest, but sometimes you do meet some pretty awesome folk. Below you'll find a h…
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‘I called him out in front of the entire team’: Boomer delegates all tasks to his team, then calls young employees lazy because they enjoy working from home

‘I called him out in front of the entire team’: Boomer delegates all tasks to his team, then calls young employees lazy because they enjoy working from home

We all have a Harold at the office. Harold grumbles, slams his stapler down with more force than necessary, and is practically a walking relic of the paper-pushing era. “Back in my day, we put in an honest day's work. Eight hours, no questions asked. Not this ‘work-life balance’ nonsense.” You're stuck collaborating with him while he shoots daggers at your laptop screen. He drones on about how working from home is for the lazy, and how it can't be possible to focus without the structure of an o…
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'I'm not cleaning this up...': Customer demands restaurant staff let her in before opening time, then leaves a mess in bathroom when they refuse

'I'm not cleaning this up...': Customer demands restaurant staff let her in before opening time, then leaves a mess in bathroom when they refuse

There are numerous challenges in the customer service sector, as we have all stated at some point. The obstacles could vary from challenging to exceedingly challenging, depending on the client in front of you. The irony of it all is that if you want to advance in your line of work, you need to be able to handle any situation with poise and maturity. The story below is of a dumbfounded restaurant employee. Given that the original poster (OP) has worked in the food sector for a significant period…
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'Sorry, we're closed': Servers Share Most Entertaining Experiences Working at Restaurants

'Sorry, we're closed': Servers Share Most Entertaining Experiences Working at Restaurants

Coffee mugs rattle, silverware clinks, and the grill is sizzling. You weave your way through the packed tables, refilling customers' water and delivering steaming hot plates piled with burgers and fries. Ten years in the biz, and you've got this dance down to a T. Your muscle memory serves you well as the crowd thickens. You juggle orders, argue with the kitchen, and wish your coworkers cared about their tips as much as you do. Why does it seem like you're doing everything alone? By closing tim…
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'I sat in my car in disbelief: Employee shares why they got fired in LinkedIn post where they describe sleeping in their car to avoid commuting to work

'I sat in my car in disbelief: Employee shares why they got fired in LinkedIn post where they describe sleeping in their car to avoid commuting to work

You put years into your career, sacrificing your own happiness to get ahead, hoping someday to save enough money for an early retirement. You volunteer at work, get to your shift on time, and even take on projects that have nothing to do with your job description or department… what don't you do to make it? Then, one fateful day, the company announced layoffs. That is, if you're lucky. If you aren't, you just show up at work to find your keycard doesn't work anymore. Then the security guard inf…
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'I want to enjoy a campfire from my porch': Guest wants to light a campfire in the middle of a forest, hotel employee refuses to sell him firewood

'I want to enjoy a campfire from my porch': Guest wants to light a campfire in the middle of a forest, hotel employee refuses to sell him firewood

Rules are rules, and at hotels, they exist for a reason. One guest checked into a hotel in the middle of a forest, and a while later, came up to the front desk clerk to enquire about campfires. This guest thought it would be a brilliant idea to light a campfire right outside his cabin so that he could enjoy it from his porch. Dude… do you know anything about fire safety? The front desk clerk stared at him and informed him that 20 yards away, were a bunch of leaves, dry as the desert. He couldn'…
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‘I don’t work 80 hours a week when I’m paid for 40’: Boss demands new hire work overtime for free, stating employee isn't committed enough to their team

‘I don’t work 80 hours a week when I’m paid for 40’: Boss demands new hire work overtime for free, stating employee isn't committed enough to their team

Congrats, you got a new job! You go over the contract, notice the 40-hour work week, say ‘Cool’ to yourself, sign, and move on. A month later you begin training, and everything is falling into place… except for one thing. Deadlines. The company expects you to work way more than 40 hours a week… but you're only getting paid for 40. Basically, the managers don't know how to manage their time very well, leading to a big workload. Then they work overtime to complete the projects they've been given.…
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‘I don’t care about your policy': Guest checks into hotel for 45 minutes, then leaves, demanding a full refund which employee refuses

‘I don’t care about your policy': Guest checks into hotel for 45 minutes, then leaves, demanding a full refund which employee refuses

Hotel disputes aren't uncommon, and dare I say it's usually the guest who starts them? Imagine working your shift, minding your own business, when a guest comes right up to you and demands a full refund because they are in fact, leaving now. The thing is, you just checked them in, 45 minutes ago. You know you can't give them a refund… It's against the hotel's policy. On the other hand, you don't really want to start an argument, and anyway, it's late. What would you do? Well, this front desk wo…
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