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'What do I do?': Candidate told after "multiple interviews" that the salary range listed was incorrect

12 hours 21 min ago

The interview process is unique because of the high stakes involved for both parties; the implications of ending up with a dud candidate can be disastrous for an organization or workgroup of any size, and a candidate ending up in a job that's not the right fit can be a huge misstep for them as well in their career. Likewise, the interview process is hugely resource-consuming for both parties, so wasting the other party's time with missed or rescheduled interviews and misleading promises or expectations is incredibly disrespectful. Plus, it's not uncommon that an organization is desperate to fill a role or a candidate is desperate for income.. so being ghosted or otherwise having the rug pulled out from beneath after weeks of process can be a huge setback.

'My boss is tracking me': Nanny finds tracking device under her car, discovers it's in her boss's name, calls police

13 hours 21 min ago

Overprotective parents are known to go the extra mile in the name of keeping an eye on their children, but tracking the nanny outside of work hours is way too far. You would think that any employer would know that this would be a clear invasion of privacy, yet apparently, some folks need to be reminded of decent human behavior. Just because we live in an age where it's easy to stalk someone doesn't mean you should. Again, this should be self-explanatory, but as it turns out, this basic sense of right and wrong does not exist for some employers, especially the overprotective parents of the world.

This nanny shared their story of how they discovered a tracking device under their car. After looking into it, she confirmed that the tracker was purchased under her employer's name (rookie mistake). She then shared an update after confronting her boss and calling the police. Both posts were compiled and shared via this thread on Reddit's r/BestofRedditorUpdates subreddit. Keep scrolling below to see how the entitled Mommy Boss tried to get out of trouble. For more stories like this, feel free to take a look at this post about a Karen who thought she was entitled to her favorite public bathroom stall.

‘Go to HR, then’: Boss refuses to give worker 1 week PTO to spend time with newborn baby due to being 'shortstaffed', worker counters by filing for 12 weeks paternity leave

14 hours 21 min ago

One boss was forced to sheepishly backtrack after initially refusing to give a worker one week off once their wife gave birth to their newborn baby. Management really outdid themselves with this one… It seems ridiculously unfair to think that some bosses will not willingly give their workers requested time off, especially when it is well within the workers' rights to receive it. In this case, u/P4ddyC4ke, the OP, told the story of when his boss told him that because they were short-staffed, OP could not take one week off to be with his wife and newborn baby.

At the time, OP was working as a sales manager, and the boss in question was the store manager, so technically, he had a say in when OP could and could not take time off. What the boss did not know, was that OP had a bunch of PTO saved up, and that because his wife had quit, all the paternity leave the State gave, was actually his to take.

I don't know why some people are so heartless, close-minded, and frankly, entitled to other people's time, but I guess that is the world we live in, and we just have to deal with it. Below you can read about how it all unfolded… Then, you can read about a veteran employee who was told he could be 'fired' for leaving his shift 3 minutes early. He did not take kindly to that, and in the end, his boss was the one who got fired.

'Go somewhere else!': Karen makes a scene about the prices at the nail salon, refuses to pay, other customers defend the owner

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 21:00

This Karen had absolutely no idea that she was making a scene at the wrong nail salon. Not only was the business owner adamant that the prices are made crystal clear before services are provided, but also the other customers were fiercely loyal and defensive of the business owner and the establishment in general. Clearly, this Karen was not paying attention when she kept asking for additional services while getting a manicure and threw a fit when she learned how much those services cost after the fact. When another customer began filming the whole encounter, the entitled lady lost it at her, causing more customers to chime in and call the Karen out on her total nonsense. 

The video went viral and even prompted the woman who captured the encounter to post an update about why this entitled behavior is particularly unacceptable in a beloved communal establishment like this one. Keep scrolling below to check out the video. For more content like this, here's another video about a Karen who attempted a hit-and-run.

'Mom was going to keep having her arrested as long as she could': Disgruntled family gets back at tyrant school principal by having her "arrested"

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 15:00

You might sometimes wish that you could lock up your bullies, tyrants, and antagonists for good—or maybe even entomb them, "The Cask of Amontillado" style. While you might wish this, it will always remain as such, as it should. After all, it's always better to take the high road… and you don't want to become one of those people who entombs people in walls.

Occasionally, though, the chance will present itself for you to mildly to moderately inconvenience your tyrants for a single day of their life, and—should you get that chance—it would be a shame to pass it up.

This family had their chance, when their community had a jail-and-bail fundraising event—in which local community members are put into an actual prison cell at the request of a donator (for charity) until someone else donates enough to pay their "bail." It sounds bizarre in a modern context, but apparently, these used to be all the rage in the 90s.

'Your manager just enabled her': Hardware store supervisor gives in to Karen pressure, disappointing employees and sparking an online debate

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 14:00

Everybody who has done their own DIY paint job knows that the paint you choose is going to look different once it's dry. That's just how paint works. You get a dark purple, it will probably dry lighter. You get a pale yellow, it will probably dry brighter, etc. Plus, the paint looks different in the sunlight, so if you have a sunny room, that's important to know. So always keep that in mind when you're picking your paint. 

Of course, there are DIYers who go into their projects not doing any research. Or, the bane of humanity, there is the Karen customer who will take advantage of this fact. For example, this redditor shared a story of a Karen who finagled two free paint cans at his paint counter. 

He was just working his job, a customer brought in the color she wanted, he mixed it, and off she went. Weeks later, she comes back furious that the color was not what she wanted. (Even though it was very obvious she had already used most of the paint.) She demanded new paint and when OP tried to tell her that it is just going to be the same color, she, of course, asked for the manager. 

This is when you hope your superior has your back, but in this case, the manager did not have the energy to deal with it. So he just gave in. Now Redditors are up in arms about how that is just enabling Karen behavior and putting forth an even more powerful monster into the world. But also, this manager probably doesn't even get paid enough to stress over Karens. What would you do?

'One guy [complained] that his coworker was mimicking his get up [...] said that it's identity theft': 20+ ridiculous complaints as told by HR

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 13:00

HR might not be your friend, but they can certainly hear and see everything. Let's take a moment to consider the good HR reps out there and to think about all the unnecessary drama they have witnessed. Most of these folks do not take any pleasure in cleaning up everyone else's mess. Sometimes, these messes can be a result of tension among coworkers; other times, they can be physical messes. 

These ridiculous and cringeworthy stories have been compiled from this r/AskReddit thread, and they certainly make you think about office politics and workplace dynamics from a different perspective. Basically, the major takeaway from all these anecdotes is that most workplace environments can get toxic really fast and it doesn't matter if you're an assistant or if you work in HR. In all of these toxic work environments, it is not fun to have to deal with the drama. But for those of us who aren't a part of it at all and just have the opportunity to read about it objectively, it's more than enjoyable. 

Keep scrolling below for these stories. When you're finished, here's another story about an HR recruiter who got ghosted.

'Now they are all "my" leaves': Homeowner gets back at leaf collection company who left their leaves on their neighbor's curb

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 12:00

This person has a lot of leaves to put out, but the leaf removal company they hired is being so picky about removing them. 

If you hire a company to do a service, you'd be shocked if they just decided not to do that. How useless of them! This place has created some pretty strict rules for how their leaf pickup has to go, but the rules are comically picky. 

This person has way more than your average share of leaves. While many of us find ourselves raking up the leaves of a couple trees on the property, this dude has roughly 50 trees! Plus, two of those are sugar maple trees, which have tons of leaves to shed. If the OP didn't get rid of all those leaves, there'd be a pile 12 feet high. 

Raking and then jumping in a big pile of leaves is one of those fall activities you just don't get to do enough in adulthood. The OP did mention in a comment, though, that there was enough doggy doo to prevent any potential leaf jumpers from making the leap. Oh well---maybe their next giant leaf pile will be different! 

Up next, these employees had super dumb bosses, like one person who was "lucky person tasked with 'printing the intranet.'"

'He paid for a pound, he's going to get what he paid for': Customer claims his wing order wasn't a full pound, turns out it's over a pound, server tosses extra wings

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 11:00

Entitled customers need to be careful with the battles they choose. If they are not certain that they're in the right, the result could be embarrassing and, in this case, far less than what they wanted. 

When you order a pound of wings at a restaurant, do you fully expect everything to be carefully weighed to the exact desired amount? What kind of establishment do you think this is, sir? You're ordering wings, not caviar! This Redditor, who worked as a cook at said wing establishment, watched this conflict unfold between a server and the entitled customer. The server had to return the wing order to the kitchen because the customer demanded that it be weighed. It turns out that the order was well over a pound. OP suggested that the server return to the table and inform the entitled customer that he was, in fact, lucky, but the server wasn't having it. She decided to maliciously comply and remove a few wings until the order weighed a full pound. That's what you get, sir!

Keep scrolling below for the full story and for the best reactions in the comments section. For more content like this, feel free to check out this collection of stories from servers and the ridiculous requests they have received.

30 'Friday Vibes' Work Memes for Employees Who Live for the Weekend

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 10:00

ANOTHER WORK WEEK IS OVERRR! It's not like all of us were counting down the days since Monday, but now that we're actually getting closer to our weekend plans, things are looking up. Whoever thought of a 5 day work week might be the cruelest person on Earth, but that just makes our 2 days of weekendery even more meaningful. If scarcity is what makes the heart grow fonder, then my pleading heart is desperate for time away from the workplace.

Most employees can agree that weekends are where we have the most fun. Sure, your manager might think otherwise, since their entire personality is based on overworking their harem of underling workers so they look good to the C-levels, but for us regular folks, Saturday and Sunday are peak. So whether your plan is to kick your shoes off and undo your belt the second you enter the threshold of your house or if you're thinking you'll go out dancing tonight, these memes will fit your vibe. But before you run out of the workplace, scroll onward to enjoy this selection of relatable work memes that you'd rather scope on the company dime. 

After this, it's happy hour!

'[The shift] wasn't even mine': Worker gets written up after missing shift due to a family emergency, gets a new job and quits next day

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 09:00

Getting written up for a bogus reason in the workplace can be unfair, and being written up for a family emergency that caused you to miss a shift (that wasn't even yours in the first place) really fits the bill. Unfortunately, in most circumstances, you'd probably be stuck in the role for quite some time, especially if your life was already at a precarious point due to the aforementioned emergency. In fact, your power-tripping boss is probably counting on it.

'I was the lucky person tasked with "printing the intranet"': 30+ Employees share their funniest facepalm moments at the workplace

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 08:00

What would you do if your boss asked you to print the whole internet page by page? Or what if they asked you to water the plants while it was literally raining outside? These people shared stories of the absolute dumbest things their bosses have ever done---including those two examples above! 

Some bosses rely heavily on their employees to keep things running. For example, in some offices, the assistants will be the first ones in and the last ones out, tasked with answering phones, working with clients, or keeping the office clean and stocked. Then bosses will stroll into the office around noon with questions about how things are being done. No matter if the office is working perfectly well---some managers think they need to implement their own changes in order to prove they're good at bossing people around. But if your office is already running smoothly, and the boss's ideas make your life harder, it's hard not to facepalm at your supervisor's decisions. 

And, as you can read below, these bosses span a variety of industries. Some people just fail upward, I suppose. 

Check out these dumb-as-a-rock bosses below. Then, check out these people who had one job, and still couldn't get it right. 

'Call the police... see what happens': Landlord blows his gasket when ex-tenant moves out and takes the appliances she purchased with her

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 07:00

Landlords can be the scum of the Earth. Especially when they hike up the rent 10%, paint over your electrical outlets, and are clearly under the impression that the entire world exists for their profit. They'll scam their tenants out of anything if it means making an extra buck– At the risk of losing our residence, is there any way for us tenants to retaliate? So even for tenants who contribute a ton to the property and turn their rent check in on time every month, a landlord just sees you as a walking/talking dollar sign with opposable thumbs and an email address. 

In this case, a girl had lived at her apartment for several years, faithfully paying her landlord and keeping the place in check. She even decided to buy her own washer/dryer set because of her messy job. But when she moved out and into her boyfriend's place, she decided to take her appliances with her. She did pay for them after all.

Except the landlord apparently thought that thousands of dollars of nice appliances would be a tasty little parting gift for himself once she was headed out the door. Scroll onward to read more about a landlord who was up in arms when his tenant took her property with her when she moved out. For more, read on about another shady homeowner who tried to scam his prospective buyers, losing £12,000+ on his listing price when they pulled their offer.

'OK, I'll take more breaks then': Manager tells worker not to drink at their desk, worker leaves their desk more often

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 06:00

Employers are determined to replace workers with machines, and, sure, automation and specialized machinery lead to more efficiency, but it's not like the productive workers see any of that increased cash flow anyway. 

While employers might hope to one day replace certain roles with automation, AI hasn't come that far yet. Just ask anyone who has gotten stuck talking to an AI on a "customer care" line or ended up messaging a robot that has no idea how to solve your problem and keeps redirecting you to the wrong place. Honestly, there's not really anything "caring" about wasting your customers' time by forcing them to navigate through a poorly automated bureaucratic layer, all to save a few dollars on wages that you had already reduced to minums by outsourcing to countries with no employment protections.

But, while humans might be able to do things that the robots still can't, they, unfortunately, have other functions they need to perform to maintain homeostasis, like drinking water, eating, and going to the bathroom. These are all things that are the ire of oppressive managers. 

'She HAD to maintain her dominance in the workplace': Office tyrant tries to sweep her own mistakes under the rug, her team gets her fired

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 05:00

People on power trips are just asking to make enemies in the workplace. Nine times out of ten, it is almost always easier to just be kind. To those of you who have previously fallen privy to the psychological effects of being in a position of power within the workplace hierarchy, do not doubt that everyone around you knows that you're in charge. There is no need to assert your authority any further when everyone already knows. It's not only redundant, but it's a waste of time, energy, and often resources as well.

This office tyrant couldn't bear to see her assistant have a nicer tech setup than she did, and therefore ordered the tech department to build a better setup for her and then had the company pay for it. Unfortunately, this power trip only scratches the surface of what Susannah (who could also be named Karen at this point) tried to pull off. When an important presentation was scheduled that this Redditor needed to attend, Susannah insisted that OP restock supplies instead, which led to a confrontation with her regional manager. After she made a scene, she officially made enemies with the exact folks she should want to be loyal to her. Keep scrolling below to see what happened next and how they got Susannah ousted.

For more content like this, check out this post about an employee who ghosted a job recruiter after receiving an embarrassingly low salary offer.

Shady Homeowner Loses £12,000+ on the Sale of His House After Trying to Pull a Fast One on Buyers With a Irrefutable Offer; They Find Somewhere Else to Live

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 04:00

Buying and selling homes is a fun chess game played by the rich. Regular people don't play by the same rules in life, so usually we get pushed out of the market, but sometimes, a regular Schmoe gets the upper hand on the feudal land owners trying to make a quick buck on a short sale. When it comes to the housing market, there are some lines that you just don't cross and some rules you just can't break– lest you get your sale snubbed before it ever takes flight. 

In this case, a regular family was looking to buy their dream home in an upscale neighborhood. After years of saving and crunching numbers, they knew their budget and were prepared to make a fair offer for the house they would raise their family in. This suburban dreamscape was quickly put to rest when they found out (after making an illustrious offer) that the seller had lied to their faces up front. What other secrets might be hiding in this estate? 

Scroll to read more about how some regular folks stuck it to the man after finding out about some shady dealings behind the closed doors of the real estate office. For more stories of people sticking it to the man, check out this tale of workplace revenge where an IT support guy watches his company squander $100k for the sake of saving $50/month on company phones. 

'I'm a victim': Store manager with zero tolerance for Karen customers repeatedly tells woman to 'get out'

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 16:00

Employees should always be allowed to stand up for themselves. In many workplaces, employees are expected to let customers do whatever they want. "The customer is always right," is the motto. But as you know if you've worked in retail lately, customers aren't always right---instead, certain customers are riled up and ready to take their frustrations out on the next employee they see. 

This woman took her anger way too far in this video recorded by @davenewworld_2. While the video leaves out a lot of context, we can see a customer screaming at an employee, who is videoing the interaction. It's a good thing the employee is recording, because the things this woman says are totally unbelievable. Why did she think it was a good idea to threaten this employee with serial killers?! 

You can see the look on the customer's face as the worker starts to yell "Get out!" repeatedly---the customer realizes she's gone too far with this stunt. She's legitimately threatened the store's manager, and she's not going to be served. Some people just choose to ruin their own days, and this cranky customer chose screaming and chaos over a simple retail interaction. Check out the entire video below. 

'All the blood drained from her face': Actress learns production staff she treated poorly decide whether or not she keeps her job

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 15:00

It's really not that hard to treat others with the barest amount of decency and respect. In fact, it takes more energy to be mean, to the point where you almost have to go out of your way to do it. For that reason, it literally makes zero logical sense when someone goes the extra distance to be unkind, even if it's just in a subtle sort of way: a sneering lip or upturned nose that lets you know that they think themselves to be above you.

This poster writes that they used to work in television production and were responsible for selecting on-screen talent. As is common in the cut-throat entertainment industry, it wasn't uncommon for actors and actresses to treat them with indifference if they didn't know who they were and what their role was. One particular actress went out of her way to treat the poster with disdain, belittling and being generally disrespectful towards them. But, when the actress one day realized who the poster had associations with, she came to regret her behavior, blanching when she realized who was directly responsible for her continued employment.

You see stories like this all the time, though it's usually told in the form of a near-folklorish anecdote where a candidate going in for a job interview refuses to hold the door open for an individual, only to go on to realize that that individual is the one hiring them. 

Read on to see the poster's original tale below, along with some of the responses it received in the thread where it was originally posted.

'Fantastic, please close my account': Bankers inform travelling worker he hit his withdrawal limit, worker calls their bluff

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 14:00

This person had some odd restrictions on their bank account. It wasn't an issue until one day, he needed to take out lot of money all at once. 

As a South Korean worker employed by an American company, this person has a few restrictions on their bank account. U/luther_williams shares that unlike American banks, he has a limit of how much money he can take from his account each day. It's not even very much money: only about $216 per day, which is around 250,000 won. 

With the way inflation has bumped up prices in America, that can barely buy you a month's worth of groceries. There are a lot of times you need to take out that much money for big purchases, and it's pretty inconvenient of a bank to set such a small limit for their customers. How are you going to hold all of a person's money, and then tell them they can only have little bits of cash at a time? 

Check out the OP's story down below. Then, check out the tale of two movers who got stuck with a crabby client who wanted all of her belongings moved in two hours flat. 

'What I ordered vs. what I got': Top Mildly Infuriating Moments of the Week (September 28, 2023)

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 13:00

Sometimes, being an adult means having to endure life's countless inconveniences. These can range from having a food craving and receiving a soggy delivery to waiting at the DMV for what feels like an eternity. When you find yourself confronted with one of life's mildly infuriating moments, there often isn't very much you can do. You can throw a fit, but 99% of the time, that will do absolutely nothing. You can cry about it, but that doesn't change the reality of the situation. Instead, it will only make you sadder. 

These folks reasoned that the best they could do in their respective situations was to take pictorial evidence, post it on Reddit in the hopes that others could relate, and laugh about the whole thing. Now personally, I'm a complainer. I'm not one to be mature or healthy when I find myself in one of these situations, but perhaps these guys are doing it right. Keep scrolling below to have a look at their mildly infuriating moments this week. For more content like this, check out these cringe baby names.

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