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Manager demands employee share their calendar, employee deletes it: 'She's either trying to justify firing me, or assigning me other people's work'

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 15:00

Time management is an important skill when it comes to your working life. It's a huge determining factor in ensuring that you get enough done and get it done on time. Prioritization and organization are key components here, preventing you from feeling overwhelmed even in the face of a long to-do list. Meanwhile, organization ensures that you can maintain efficiency without getting in the way of yourself, keeping stress at a minimum.

Of course, it's only natural for your manager to share an interest in what you're up to and spending your working hours doing. But, still, as with anything, a little agency goes a long way… and hounding your workers to share their schedule with you—especially with a negative connotation and intent to micromanage—is only going to push them further away from willing transparency.

This worker's boss insisted that they share their schedule with them, prompting the worker to delete it entirely since they had been keeping their personal schedule with their work schedule… The takeaway here folks is to make sure you never mix your personal information with your work, things can only end poorly. 

Nosy neighbor submits anonymous reports about dude working on his car: 'The car was towed the same day and she flipped out'

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 14:00

These neighbors are squabbling, and they're just getting started, according to one of them. 

Why do so many neighbors spend their time policing the other people in their neighborhood? It often seems like an age thing. The guy in this story, u/puppy_socks, is a 25-year-old man who has things to do, such as changing his car's oil. Meanwhile, his older neighbor who's in her 70s is keeping a close eye on him. Maybe she doesn't work and has nothing better to do with her time than report her neighbors for every little offense. If you have no job and nothing else to do with your life besides sitting in your apartment people-watching, maybe you become overly sensitive to the things your neighbors are doing. Making a mountain out of a molehill seems to be a pastime for this woman. 

This woman couldn't even let her neighbor change his car's oil in peace. Instead, she decided to report him. Commenters gave their thoughts on the situation too, which you can check out below. 

After that, these single people revealed their most "single guy" meals they've ever eaten, like one person who admitted that they "bought a head of lettuce and ate it like an apple over the sink." 

Gucci Karen throws tantrum when business class passenger won't switch seats with her 9-year-old in economy

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 13:00

What kind of mother books a first-class seat for herself, leaving her 9-year-old in coach, and then proceeds to make it seem like this is all someone else's fault?

That someone else, in this instance, would be this unfortunate passenger in business class. The Karen approached him and asked if he would be willing to switch seats with her son, and he was willing at first… that is, until he learned that her son was all the way back in coach. Now, most of us cannot relate to the business class passenger's situation; that being said, he did pay for that seat and should not have been pressured to compromise that. Furthermore, this woman fully paid for her kid to be seated so far apart from her. It's entirely her fault! Her temper tantrum simply cannot cover up the fact that she has refused to switch seats with someone back in economy to be next to her son. That's the simple solution. It would also make some lucky economy passenger very happy. 

Keep scrolling below for the full story. For more, check out this post about a fast food worker who quit without notice.

'The crew decided to ride [a roller coaster] after hours': 15 Star employees who got fired instantly

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 12:00

You think you know a person… and then they let you down. It's human nature: nobody's perfect, and everybody makes mistakes. 

In the workplace, it's all about making the right types of mistakes. Some things can be overlooked by HR, while serious offenses, like stealing merchandise or lying about getting your college degree, will ultimately spell the end of your tenure at that company. U/machewwy wanted to hear stories from managers who'd had to fire employees they really liked, and more than 4,000 people replied! 

Although there were a variety of reasons that these supervisors had to let someone go, a lot of them had to do with theft. As an retail employee, it can be easy to want to sneakily steal a shirt or a bottle of body wash. After all, the store makes thousands of dollars per day, they aren't going to miss one little item! But what employees underestimate is how petty stores are about theft. A lot of retail locations have excellent security cameras that capture every angle of the store. And these days, a lot of stores will let people steal over and over again, until they've wracked up enough stolen merchandise to send the person to jail. It's hard to resist that five-finger-discount, but it's not worth the punishment. 

Next up, read the exact opposite of this article: here are some workers who quit on the spot thanks to their utterly awful bosses, with one person revealing, "An entire department quit on the spot." 

'Do you take me for a fool?': Call center workers share their most memorable encounters with entitled Karen customers

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 11:00

Anyone working in a customer-facing position should get the medal of freedom for keeping their cool despite having to confront numerous Karen customers per day. However, as you'll see with some of these stories, sometimes keeping your cool is impossible to help these customers out, calm them down, or even just get them off the phone. 

One of these call center stories sparked a core embarrassing story from back in my intern days. My job that summer involved answering and returning phone calls constantly. It can be a repetitive grind, and sometimes you're fielding so many back-to-back calls, you start forgetting to use your head. A friend of my manager called to leave a message. When I asked what her name was, she said Lorna Doone as a joke. However, I was so in the moment that I immediately responded, "Alright, Ms. Doone. I'll make sure [my boss] calls you back soon." When I hung up the phone and realized my mistake, I could not help but put my head in my hands.

Keep scrolling below for this list of top stories from call center workers. For more, take a look at this list of embarrassing work stories.

Gen X workers who changed careers after 50 explain why and offer advice for other employees looking to do the same: 'It's only too late to change lanes when you decide it's too late'

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 10:00

Who says it's ever too late for a career change? In reality, we go through so much change in our lives. How can we expect to pick a career in our early 20s and be expected to love it until we retire? Sometimes, that is the case. But most times, you learn a lot of things in life that you couldn't have possibly known about yourself at a young age, and you shouldn't have to suffer at the hands of your younger self when you are, in fact, much wiser and more mature. The truth is, you can change paths whenever you want in life. You deserve to be happy and spend every day doing what you love. But we get it. As you get older, that task becomes much more daunting. So take it from these Gen X folks below. 

It all started with a man in his 50s who has run a painting business his whole life, but now that he's turned 50, he's more than sure he doesn't want to live out the rest of his working life painting. But he thinks he doesn't have any other skills and doesn't even know where to look to find another career. So these Gen Xers who've been in the same boat share their insights about changing careers after 50 and how it went for them. Just remember - it's never too late!

Tenant gets trapped in his apartment when a faulty doorknob jams closed, seeks revenge after getting abandoned for 4 hours by the new leasing agency : ‘Destroy your landlord’

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 09:00

Landlords everywhere are raising the rent. Their reasoning? Rising costs, I suppose. Well, every renter that's ever forked over ½ their paycheck to a pair of greasy landlord hands knows that this is a farce. Your hard-earned paycheck is just lining the pockets of whatever landlord or leasing agency is managing your apartment–and I'd bet ½ my paycheck that, while you're paying more every month, you're likely getting far less. 

For the renter in our next story, his building's transfer to a new leasing agency was the first of many huge property letdowns. After living in his apartment for 7 years, he'd finally had enough when the emergency phone line to the maintenance crew onsite left him hanging. In fact, after a potentially life-threatening incident, the original poster of this story stands by his two-week notice. 

Scroll for the whole story of how a guy got trapped in his apartment and then abandoned by his emergency maintenance crew, only to seek revenge a few days later. 

'Bought a head of lettuce and ate it... over the sink': 25+ Single people admit the most uncool meals they've ever concocted

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 08:00

For single folks, "meal" is such a strong word. Making a "meal" requires time, effort, and possibly a stovetop. When you have a partner, you tend to want to make them beautiful meals with garnishes, or hearty meals that take hours to make (since it's a labor of love). When you're a single dude, though, all bets are off.

Any food is a meal if you believe in yourself. Lately, when I don't feel like cooking for my single self, I make "charcuterie dinner." It includes strawberries, pineapple, a tiny cheese wheel, some chips, and a pickle slice, among other items I can find in my pantry. There's no cooking involved at all. I arrange it in a pretty way on a plate, and voila: a meal of sorts, and I'm only a little embarrassed if my roommate witnesses it. I've gotten so lazy as to buy pre-cooked rice from the store, where it can go from freezer to microwave to plate in under five minutes. Does it taste like eating a plastic bag? Yes. Yes, it sure does. But is it a foodstuff that will propel me through writing this article for all our lovely readers? Yes, I would hope so. 

Other singletons take it way further than I. They're pushing the boundaries: like, what is a plate, anyway? If you don't want to wash dishes, and you put all of your food on a tortilla so that you never have to wash a plate, is that acceptable? There are many other genius life hacks (or "single guy" meals to be specific) included below.

After you check out these funny meal stories, read about the funny food delivery instructions that had nothing to do with food, like one person who instructed, "Send a Virgo." 

Efficiency consultant "experts" advise firing the wrong employee cost the company their biggest account: 'Business went from $200k to zero'

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 07:00

A surprising amount of experts and analysts get hired to improve the efficiency of businesses that they know nothing about, putting more effort into marketing themselves and trying to ensure corporate clients than into ensuring their analysis offers any actual value—or that their statistics hold any actual significance. At the end of the day, all they care about is that they're able to give the client some result, a result that the manager who hired them is going to take at face value since they don't understand it anyway. Besides these managers probably couldn't care less, they've got budgets to spend and reports to write and even if it's all just a big sham, they're covering all their bases—besides it's probably their friend's or cousin's "business improvement consultancy" they're hiring anyways. 

The worst case scenario for you, the low-level employee, is that your name or position comes up in one of these bogus reports, pointing at—no, scapegoating—you as the problem. IF this happens you might find yourself on the chopping block and not ever know why, even if you were actually one of the organization's most productive workers, just not according to the numbers they were looking at.

‘I simply didn't want you to come’: Entitled coworker gets excluded from coworker's birthday party, confronts entire office about it, but gets shut down by the birthday celebrator

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:00

Is there a stage in our lives when we should stop throwing birthday parties to ourselves? Probably. Birthday parties are overrated, pointless, and most importantly, a cause for drama. It does not mean one should not enjoy their birthday and celebrate the day they were born, but when you are 30 and still get excited about balloons and birthday cakes, drama is surely on the way.

This Reddit story is a good example of that drama, and although I do not think the drama was the fault of the birthday girl, reading this story made me feel like I am back in middle school. OP (original poster) works in an office with one extremely entitled coworker. That coworker was not invited to another coworker's birthday party, simply because she is an unpleasant person to be around, and that led to her confronting the entire office about being excluded. Up until the birthday girl herself flat out told the coworker all the reasons why she failed to invite her to the party.

Scroll down to read the full story. After you are done, click here for a story of a fast food chain that uses employees' tips for management's fun days.

Entire team asked to take 70% pay cut after incompetent boss messes up contract negotiation: 'Virtually nobody is accepting this insulting offer'

Wed, 06/12/2024 - 05:00

Imagine your boss getting your entire team together and then casually asking all of you to take a massive pay cut. 

It's possible that you've been in a similar situation, where you have been encouraged to "take one for the team," so to speak. But here's the truth: taking a pay cut is far from taking one for the team. It's taking one for the boss, who likely has not been asked to do the same. In this specific instance, how could you be taking one for the team if the entire team is getting hurt by this new policy? 

Thankfully, in this case, the Redditor and their team members refused to go quietly. Folks in the comments seemed to relate deeply to the position of being faced with such a ridiculous ask by an employer. Keep scrolling below for their reactions. For more, check out this post about a duplicitous boss.

Underbidding neighbor tries to make new landowner's life difficult, they return the favor: '[He] was upset I bought the property he wanted'

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 15:00

When you're looking to buy property you're classically given advice by your older relatives that you should go around the neighborhood knocking on doors and asking people who live there what they think of the area. While sound advice it comes from an era long past where community was a staple part of everyday life. Nowadays you can go years without ever meeting the people living across the street so you probably don't care what they think of the area and, besides, who is honestly going to tell you that they hate where they live?

This now optimistic advice presents a few problems. What if one of those people has a personal interest in the property… or otherwise has prejudice or other motivation for discouraging you from pursuing it? If you're looking to surprise competition with an early offer you may just end up showing your hand. 

While having good neighbors and not having bad ones is important for many reasons, that will always be a grab bag… Nothing is stopping your neighbors from moving away at any point and tipping the scales in the other direction anyway.

'I decide to go full loophole': Bank branch worker helps customer stuck in phone call loop

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 14:00

This person deserves a medal after spending ages helping one customer. If not a medal, they at least deserve some kudos from their boss for taking the time to help a Spanish-speaking customer figure out her way around a complex phone system. 

In a customer service role, employees often have to help people who are straight-up mean to them. They call when they're angry or annoyed already, and they start demanding that the employee solve every one of their problems instantly. It must've been a nice break from that for this worker at a bank branch: instead of having an upset customer, this poor lady just needed a lot of extra help. 

I'm sure this woman will never forget the act of kindness that u/GTAIVisbest showed her. This employee could've easily dismissed her problems. Instead, they write that they "really want to help," and went above and beyond to prove it. They could've easily dismissed this woman's problems, but she certainly needed the extra help, and was lucky to have such an accommodating employee on her side. 

After that, check out the employee who had a crafty way of supplying a photo for HR without actually getting his face in the picture, writing that he "went for another technicality." 

Employee figures out toxic boss is watching their every move and no one else, plans payback: 'The camera is pointed directly at me'

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 13:00

It's easy to feel like your boss is always watching over you like a hawk, and nine times out of ten, they have more important things to be doing than monitoring your every move. However, every so often, you may find yourself in a sticky situation where your greatest suspicions have been confirmed, and you are stuck in one of those toxic work environments that everyone writes about on the internet these days. 

When this happens, the key is to immediately start thinking about ways to protect yourself. That means looking at the fine print of your contract, brushing up on your resume so you can start looking for better jobs, and preparing yourself for an unfortunate but inevitable confrontation with your employer. 

For this Redditor, it did not take long for them to realize that there was a poorly hidden video camera in their private office, pointed directly at them. Given that their boss would occasionally say things that would immediately confirm to the employee that they were being monitored, it was quite clear that this camera was not planted for security purposes. What's even more curious is that other folks at this employee's level were not being watched like this. To the Redditor's knowledge, there were no cameras planted in their offices (not that this would be ethical either). So why this employee? 

Folks in the comments section had a few compelling ideas as to what the reason could be. Keep scrolling below for the full story and for their reactions. For more tales of workplace drama, check out this collection of top embarrassing work stories. 

'[I] went for another technicality': Employee maliciously complies with HR's photo request

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 12:00

When you're right, you're right. If you can bend the rules without breaking them, it's your prerogative to try! 

U/The-Oncoming-Storm has run into the same dilemma that lots of employees these days face: how do you choose a good headshot photo for your workplace? Some folks choose to get professional headshots, especially actors and those in other performing arts careers. But for the rest of us, paying hundreds for a headshot for work isn't feasible. Instead, you'll need to choose a nice selfie or have your friend snap a nice picture of you. The photo you choose says a lot about the way you represent yourself. You want a photo where your hair looks nice and your clothes are ironed. There can't be other people in the picture, and it's got to have a nice background. 

In an increasingly remote world, a lot of employers require their workers to put a profile picture on their Slack or email profiles. It's nice to know who you're working with if that person is on the other side of the globe. But some people, like this worker, just can't be bothered. Instead of just snapping a quick selfie, this person decided to maliciously comply with the instructions, as you can read below. 

Next up, read about the employees whose bosses were so terrible that they quit on the spot

10+ pizza delivery drivers share how their most bizarre customers got banned from the restaurant: 'His living space was a shrine of greasy cardboard'

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 11:00

It's remarkable how eerily similar some of these delivery tales are!

Whether it's entitled customers getting frustrated about the silliest things (like not enough extra sauce) or teenagers trying to pull pranks or people getting a little too flirty with their delivery drivers, the ways in which customers can end up on a "No Delivery" list seem to fall into the same range of uncalled-for behavior. What's more surprising is how many people try to pull the same stunts over and over again and how customers somehow feel the agency to cross way too many boundaries when they feel that they have been wronged.

Dealing with this behavior should not be a part of the job description of a pizza delivery driver, yet it seems to have become a part of the daily work grind. So next time you get even remotely frustrated with your driver, think about some of the Karens and nonsensical behavior they may have already experienced today before you do anything outlandish. For more stories like this, check out this list of embarrassing work stories.

Man wins online auction for headphones, seller claims he dropped them and won't provide proof: [I'll] likely keep them for myself'

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 10:00

Apparently, this can be a common scam among second-hand sellers. When this man won a bidding war for a brand-new pair of headphones, he was ecstatic. That is, until the seller promptly messaged him to tell him that he had dropped the headphones, so he could no longer sell them. Then he urged the man to cancel the order. The man, of course, wanted to see the damage to assess if he really wanted to cancel the order or not. The seller filled him in that he'd be getting the headphones repaired and then most likely keeping them for himself. Then, crickets. Apparently, a of people have had a similar thing happen to them. What commonly happens is when an item sells in an auction for lower than the seller was hoping, they'll cancel the order and relist the item for a higher price, giving some sort of excuse to get the original winner to cancel the order. We're not totally villainizing this seller, but check out the comments to hear other people's stories so you know what to look out for!

'I'm more important than you': Karen-in-law snaps when another guest has the same dress as her at the wedding

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 09:00

Nobody knows how to ruin a wedding celebration quite like a Monster-in-law. 

Fueled by entitled rage and Karenish tendencies, the Monster-in-law is a fabled foe that few can vanquish–except the powerful groomsman in our next story. When the groom's mother, a snobbish and entitled woman, came dashing towards his date, the original poster of this story came to her rescue with some clever heroics. 

To match the 'western theme' of the wedding, the groomsman's date had purchased a dress from a popular cowboy store–little did she know, the groom's mother would be in the same outfit. Most rational adults would laugh it off or take a funny photo to commemorate their whoopsie-twinning moment, but this Karen-in-law wouldn't let her self-importance be outshone by a younger guest. Keep scrolling to read the entire story of how a crazed mother at a wedding attempted to kick out another guest because they wore the same outfit to a casual event. 

After this, here's another tale of another Karen that gets pwned by their own untrained dogs.

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