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New IT hire forced to take control of the whole system after entire team quits: 'Everyone left the company on my first day'

New IT hire forced to take control of the whole system after entire team quits: 'Everyone left the company on my first day'

Most new hires spend their first day getting an overview of their daily responsibilities and meeting the other members of their team. Unfortunately for this IT worker, that calm, chill first day was taken away from them pretty much instantly. It turns out that on this particular employee's first day, they learned that the company used some obscure and outdated software that would take some time to adjust to and understand. Well, time did not seem to be on their side given the fact that the cowo…
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Job candidate forced to sit on the floor while waiting an hour for her interview after other employees refused to give her a seat: 'I felt invisible'

Job candidate forced to sit on the floor while waiting an hour for her interview after other employees refused to give her a seat: 'I felt invisible'

No matter how desperate one might be for a job, there are some things they should never let happen to them while interviewing, and being forced to sit on the floor is one of them. I honestly don't know how the woman who wrote this Reddit story could stand (pun intended) the way she was treated in her job interview. When she arrived at her interview, she was told to wait for the employer in a lobby area and was surprised to see that the area was occupied by a few other people, who were taking up…
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Technicians throw a 'you're gone' party after strict boss gets demoted and later fired for ignoring safety procedures: 'We are celebrating you not being around anymore'

Technicians throw a 'you're gone' party after strict boss gets demoted and later fired for ignoring safety procedures: 'We are celebrating you not being around anymore'

Imagine thinking everyone was about to throw you a nice going away party after your resignation was announced, only to learn that the party is really a celebration of everyone not having to deal with you anymore. That's what this boss dealt with after he was demoted and later fired for a variety of reasons, one of which involved ignoring serious safety procedures. He was, at one point, the manager of a national sewer and drain company, and he was known for making his team members' lives a night…
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'Karen... doesn't care if we get fired': Call center worker refuses to get supervisor for upset customer

That last hour of work can be brutal. We all know the feeling: there are just 60 minutes separating you from the freedom of the outside world, and the clock seems to be ticking five times slower than normal. This person works at a call center, so for them, an hour is plenty of time to take one last call. Unfortunately for this person, their last caller just couldn't understand why her problem couldn't be resolved . This story revolves around a customer who was unhappy with being charged a fee f…
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'He's going to call the store manager and complain': 15 Pizza delivery workers share their worst tipping customer stories

'He's going to call the store manager and complain': 15 Pizza delivery workers share their worst tipping customer stories

After being stiffed on tips a few times, these pizza delivery drivers are fed up. There's an ongoing debate about tipping , and no one seems to know quite what the appropriate amount to tip is. It definitely depends on the service you're getting. That's why it's nice to tip a waiter who brings you your food and drinks, or a barista who makes a latte with a nice cinnamon heart on top. It seems like a good idea to tip pizza delivery folks, too. For one, pizza is usually a really cheap food, at le…
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Employer gives employee 30% pay cut, they leave for a job that pays double: 'I left with zero notice'

You'd have to be pretty uncaring, have a lot of audacity, and think that you have absolute control over someone to think that they'd be willing to do the same job with a 30% cut to pay. Heck, even if the worker was willing to take the pay cut, you'd have to know that they would probably be looking for work elsewhere and reducing their output. While this would be common sense to most of us it apparently wasn't to this employer who probably looked something similar to a “surprised pikachu” meme w…
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Entitled coworker demands employee cover her shift, she refuses, but coworker does not take no for an answer: ‘I told the boss you agreed’

Entitled coworker demands employee cover her shift, she refuses, but coworker does not take no for an answer: ‘I told the boss you agreed’

Every employee wants to feel like they can trust their coworkers no matter what. You don't have to be best friends with your coworkers, but knowing you have someone you can turn to when you need to talk, when you need help, or even when you need someone to cover for you, is one of the most important things in a workplace. I initially understood the coworker's request in this Reddit story, for these exact reasons – Her manager didn't approve her time off, and she needed someone to cover her shif…
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'[She] brought in three large boxes of files, each one containing evidence': Scorned employee gives the exit interview of a lifetime

'[She] brought in three large boxes of files, each one containing evidence': Scorned employee gives the exit interview of a lifetime

Making a difference in the world isn't always easy, but it's possible. U/EpicWinterWolf has a family member who knows that all too well, after she gave an unforgettable exit interview at one of her previous jobs. Exit interviews can be tricky. You probably want to tell your boss 101 things they did wrong or could improve on. You may want to disclose everything you think is wrong with the workplace, from the biggest issues to tiny personal gripes. At the same time, you may need a reference from…
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'Unlimited PTO is a scam': Boss denies employee's vacation despite unlimited PTO in contract, employee stands up for himself

'Unlimited PTO is a scam': Boss denies employee's vacation despite unlimited PTO in contract, employee stands up for himself

Now that it's the middle of summer, everyone and their mother is trying to take a much-needed vacation. Despite the fact that this happens in every workplace every year, many employers still have yet to come up with a system and workflow that allows for employees to take time off. Instead, employees are often subjected to shame and derision from the moment they put in their requests for PTO to the moment their vacation has finally arrived. Here, we have an employee who works for a startup that…
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'Completing a night's work... was arrogant? Ok, fine': Railroad boss demands employee "play nice" by agreeing to nonsensical plan, employee decides to underperform

'Completing a night's work... was arrogant? Ok, fine': Railroad boss demands employee "play nice" by agreeing to nonsensical plan, employee decides to underperform

Imagine being the person who's the first into the office and last out, yet your boss still isn't happy with your work. That's the rather irritating situation that u/Disastrous-Glove4889 found themself in at their railroad job. They were there to work on a project installing new lightbulbs into train signals, updating them from halogen bulbs to LEDs. Unfortunately, they were working with the boss from h-e-double hockey sticks who was apparently “universally hated.”
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'Lead? I don't even lead myself...': Overworked employee shocked by micromanager's raise denial, criticized for lack of leadership skills

'Lead? I don't even lead myself...': Overworked employee shocked by micromanager's raise denial, criticized for lack of leadership skills

You work hard all year round, expecting your bosses to recognize your aptitude, perseverance, and dedication—only to be severely disappointed. What are your next steps? Do you leave a work where you're not valued and search for better opportunities elsewhere? The story below is an account of a frustrated contractor. Prior to the annual contract review, the original poster (OP) had requested a raise. Her supervisors requested that she provide a synopsis of the reasons she thinks she should recei…
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Male Karen customer demands for data to be deleted and to receive free chargers, employee maliciously complies: 'A shame I no longer [could] send him those chargers'

Male Karen customer demands for data to be deleted and to receive free chargers, employee maliciously complies: 'A shame I no longer [could] send him those chargers'

There is a fine line between a wronged customer advocating for themselves and an entitled one demanding special treatment. If you're a self-aware human, every so often you will find yourself in situations when you come up against the “system” and have to demand to be treated fairly. As you stand up for yourself, you may feel your body contorting into that of a Karen, but if this is a rare occurrence for you, then you're probably not like this customer. This dude thought he could call up the cus…
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Boss cuts employee's hours in half without explanation, then calls him on his day off to cover a shift, employee ignores the calls: ‘’Why should I help you?'

Boss cuts employee's hours in half without explanation, then calls him on his day off to cover a shift, employee ignores the calls: ‘’Why should I help you?'

There is nothing more annoying, and slightly terrifying, than to get a call from your boss when you are on your day off. The initial thought that goes through everyone's mind when they see their phone ringing and their boss's name lighting up the screen, is that they did something wrong. Then they are left to decide whether or not they should take the call and deal with whatever consequences are heading their way, or blatantly ignore it and enjoy their last few moments of being ignorant of what…
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'That would require Mr. Micro-Management to do some actual work': New manager spies on employees, employees waste two full days of work to spite him

'That would require Mr. Micro-Management to do some actual work': New manager spies on employees, employees waste two full days of work to spite him

You've got to be careful with your words when you're at the workplace , and that's the kind of wisdom that some workers never take to heart. This manager sounds like the exact opposite of a personality hire. He's the guy that's hired for his efficiency and leadership, but apparently he doesn't value morale or even seem to respect his employees . Instead of being the person who attends meetings to give out advice or suggest good ideas, this manager is in the business of shooting down every singl…
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'So I started dancing': Hotel managers install cameras to micromanage staff, night worker decides to constantly mess with them

'So I started dancing': Hotel managers install cameras to micromanage staff, night worker decides to constantly mess with them

This worker is utterly determined to mess with their bosses. As a night auditor at a hotel , they're used to the usual solitude of their work. Then one day, their bosses let them know that they were being recorded on camera. The work, u/Applejuice42, was not a fan of that, and decided to ask the internet what they should do to mess with their bosses. Bad news for anyone who dislikes being recorded: there's no escaping it anymore. Between security cameras and Ring cams, there's no point in havin…
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Accountant forced to cover front desk, coworkers see company salaries on his computer screen, they all quit: 'The other employees were livid'

Accountant forced to cover front desk, coworkers see company salaries on his computer screen, they all quit: 'The other employees were livid'

Here's a good rule of thumb: if an employee is handling confidential information, then it's probably not a good idea to let them do their work out in the open. This accountant tried to warn his new manager that it wasn't a good idea for him to cover the front desk on this particular workday, as he was doing payroll (and was the only person in the company capable of handling payroll). It wasn't that the accountant felt “above it" in any way; he knew that from time to time, the accountants in his…
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