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'I was told it's highly unprofessional': Boss calls employee at 9 p.m. on a Saturday, scolds him for drinking with friends

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 07:00

I don't know about you, but when it's the weekend, work is OFF the table. I like to enjoy my weekends spending quality time with friends and family. I'm fortunate not to have a job where I have to be on call during the weekends, so when Friday evening hits, my laptop is closed and stowed away until Monday morning. That should've been the case for this OP too, but unfortunately, it wasn't. He was out on a Saturday night celebrating his friend's engagement when he got a call at 9 p.m. from his boss. Considering she was calling his personal phone, not his work phone, he assumed it was an emergency, so he answered. He was also drunk at this point, so all points of logic were out the window. 

His boss needed help with a work-related task, to which he responded honestly. He was out with friends and was in no state to assist her. He probably didn't need to add that detail, but again, he's a few drinks into the night. Shortly after ending the call, his boss sends him an angry email saying they must meet Monday morning due to his unprofessionalism. 

But don't get too upset yet because, surprisingly, this story has a happy ending. Keep reading to see what happens when the OP sets foot in the boss's office on Monday at 8 a.m. 

'I planted them all over': Tenant gets back at bad landlord by planting bamboo around their apartment

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 06:00

If there's one thing that can wreck a homeowner's day, it's bamboo. I had a coworker way back who bought a house where—unbeknownst to him—the previous owner had planted bamboo next to the house alongside their deck. From the day I got to know him until the day I left that job, he was constantly battling that blasted plant, having to crawl in and under their low-lying deck structure to keep it from spreading and out of the foundations of the house. The bamboo was his nemesis, the Joker to his Batman—the bamboo was an irremovable object, and he was too stubborn and prideful to ever surrender to a pumped-up blade of grass. I don't know what ended up happening with their struggle, but I can only assume the two are still locked in their eternal conflict to this very day.

Based on the number of comments sharing a similarity to my own story in their own battles with bamboo, it's safe to say that this is a dastardly bit of petty revenge indeed and certainly not one that you should go about trying at home due to legal and ecological ramifications that may occur. With certainty, you should not do this yourself just because you're slightly perturbed at your greedy, small-minded landlord. I can also say with certainty this user needs to learn how to spell "bamboo."

'You had it good here': Boss takes credit for employee's tech skills, mocks her during her final days on the job

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 05:00

It's always fascinating when bosses decide to get petty right before one of their employees walks out on them. They have absolutely nothing to gain from being savage and they're probably risking their already lukewarm reputation, yet sometimes folks in authority cannot help themselves. This boss had a habit of taking credit for other people's work, and he even did so when his employee (now off to bigger and better things) fixed a major tech issue at work. Not only did he get petty, but he had the audacity to accuse the employee of being tech incompetent. This is obviously inaccurate and says a lot more about the boss's ability to convince himself of an alternate reality than anything else. But at the end of the day, you have to take all these petty comments on your final days at the office with a grain of salt. Really, it's just your boss lashing out like a wounded animal or an insulted middle school child.

'We never put lights on the tree': Son shares how his father's Christmas lie changed the course of family Christmas for 30 years

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 04:00

Families and tradition are synonymous with one another; it might be as simple as some small silly thing that you do together every year during the holidays, or it might be a serious, all-encompassing system of decorum that members must abide by. As most of us aren't part of some pseudo-royalty billionaire trust or vying for the succession of our father's multinational mass media company—chances are, more often than not, that most of our family traditions land towards the sillier end of the spectrum… We might not even know why we continue to do these things or why the family started doing these things in the first place—but we rest easy in the relative peace of knowing that no matter what happens or changes in our lives or in the world at large, at least we can look forward to the annoying, but wholesome, dependability of family tradition.

This family had one strange tradition: They never, ever put lights on their Christmas tree. Throughout the duration of their family Christmases, lights were strictly forbidden from the tree on account of the fact that they apparently presented a "fire hazard," a risk that was evidenced by the tree apparently catching fire during one of the couple's first Christmases together. Well, as it turned out, that's not exactly what had happened, but, rather, this tradition was the result of a not-so-convincing lie that had been told 30-odd years ago.

See this eye-watering tale of family Christmas affairs, as shared by this internet user on a popular online community.

'I'm quitting... Over text": Sketchy salon owner blows up at stylist for being 15 minutes late, gives her an ultimatum, so stylist peaces out

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 16:00

Never be afraid to confront a sketchy boss. Seriously, in this day and age, in this economy, it truly behooves you to take initiative like that for your own well being. That's the advice this professional hairstylist needs right now. On reddit, she posts about the awful and very sketchy things the salon owner, her boss, keeps pulling. And in her good nature, she doesn't want to think the worst of her boss. But it's very clear to any reader, that this boss is pulling some nefarious things—the top recommendation so far is to report her boss to the IRS. OP says after months of toxic behavior, she was running 15minutes late to work. She told her boss this an hour before her actual shift, and the boss seemed fine. However, when she got there, her boss blew up at her. She told her she would have to start doing all these annoying nitpicking things if she wanted to continue working there, she initially agreed. But after continuous abuse, she's ready to quit on the spot via text. What would you do?

'I give it 3 months before he quits or gets fired': Karma takes over a former employee's department after he quits, revealing a slacker manager's true managerial value

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 15:00

It's frustrating to see someone else take credit for your work at your job. This can be especially frustrating when you know that the guy claiming your good fortune is a total nincompoop that wouldn't survive a day without you in the office. That's the thing about the corporate world, when you win, there's always some vulture manager who's prepared to lay claim to your success without a second thought. Better climb the ladder quick, lest you risk becoming the hardworking corpse everyone feeds off of…

In our next tale, one employee decided he was tired of running the entire company with no recognition. Finally, we have a triumphant story of workplace wins where the little guy comes out on top! Scroll for the entire story of mayhem and destruction after a loyal employee decided to let his pompous, slacker manager take the reins of the workflow for once, resulting in the satisfying demise of his former department. 

Afterwards, here's another polarizing story of another resignation that divided one family's Thanksgiving meal. 

'Am I still in your phone as "Cool Grandpa"?': 20+ Grandparents on a wholesome quest to use the internet and text their grandkids

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 14:00

Grandparents are the best. They'll do anything for their grandkids, like buying them way too many toys, cooking delicious meals for them, and being their favorite playmate. Many kids grow up having their grandparents as babysitters, which creates a strong bond between them. These grandparents want to keep in touch with their grandkids, even once the kids turn into teens. But fear not, they aren't afraid to utilize technology to connect with their family. 

Their methods may be a tad unorthodox, but you have to give them a ton of credit for trying and succeeding at texting or using the internet. For some, it comes naturally, while other older folks aren't nearly so savvy at using new tech. It's not easy to grow and change with the times, but these grandparents are proving they can and will. 

Check out all of these wonderful grandparents and their tries at using modern tech below. Once you've read that, check out these 15 pranksters who shared their best stories, like one person who pulled off a truly epic prank in Antarctic

'I clogged the toilet in Hawaii': 20+ anonymous secrets from men who can't confess to their partners

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 13:00

Everyone has secrets, but have you ever kept one from your partner for so long that if you reveal it now, everything could unravel? Perhaps your first thought to this question might make you think about someone having an affair or lying about where they're from. However, more often than not, it turns out people keep small truths hidden from their partners because they either don't want to hurt their significant others' feelings or they don't want their significant others to think differently of them. Thankfully, these small truths are not nearly as drastic as something like infidelity, and they probably wouln't put an end to the relationship if they were revealed. However, these men have been keeping these secrets for so long that they feel they can't possibly reveal them now. Instead, they shared their truths anonymously via this r/AskReddit thread. 

Keep scrolling below to see what your partner might be keeping from you. When you're done, check out this post about the top 20+ weddings gone wrong.

'[I] called someone out for their lie': Couple calls agency with bogus claim, call center rep shuts down their lies

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 12:00

This woman told a whopper of a lie, but she wasn't expecting to be called out

Customers learn their behaviors by reinforcement. While it might seem obvious to you to be pleasant to the person on the other end of a phone call, not everyone acts that way. Some folks have been conditioned to believe that the louder and more demanding they act towards customer service reps, the faster their problem will be solved. In reality, as call center workers will tell you, this is almost never the case. 

Most call center workers have to read a script to you. Even if you rant and rave, that customer service rep does need your home address and your email. You're not changing anything by raising your voice, I promise. Just calmly tell the person all your information, explain the issue as succinctly as possible, and then ask them what they can do to help you solve it. Because reps are used to dealing with grumpy people, they're often especially helpful if you're nice. They will go the extra mile to solve your issue, and neither of you has to throw a fit about it. 

'[HOA] want[s] to sue us': Residents purchase home before HOA was reinstated, then HOA threatened to take them to court

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 11:00

We know all too well at this point that HOAs are full of obnoxious type-A individuals who will stop at nothing to make your neighborhood experience a living nightmare. No HOA is immune to these extremes, so it is up to homeowners to find some level of healthy distance from them so that life in the neighborhood is at least slightly bearable. 

Now, as someone who lives in a city, my personal encounters with HOAs are nonexistent, but I also know full well what it's like to be taken advantage of by property managers, landlords, etc. The key to navigating these disputes is persistence and maintaining evidence of wrongdoing on their part and/or innocence on your part. If you have none of those things, prepare to be walked over by your landlord, property manager, HOA, or whatever equivalent toxic force rules over your living situation.  

'It was like a clown car': Bullheaded Karen expects a free upgrade after booking a tiny hotel room for her whole family, finds out the hotel is completely booked

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 10:00

Imagine how audacious you'd have to be to expect a free upgrade everywhere you go? Like if you were heading to the mechanic for a tire rotation and expected a full new set of tires. And if you had GA concert tickets, imagine thinking that the band would personally find you in the crowd, upgrade you to VIP, and take you on their tour bus after the show! Or if you had coach tickets for your flight home for the holidays and Jeff Bezos just showed up to the tarmac insisting you take his private jet instead. Feels silly, huh? 

People that feel entitled to an automatic upgrade don't realize that the upgrades are more expensive because they require more work to provide a higher quality service. However, entitled Karens everywhere have been pushing the boundaries on what's reasonable for a loooooong time.

‘Gears were turning, and I got a trailer’: Complex forces young tenant to pay for parking space she doesn't need, so tenant buys a trailer and rents it out to neighbor instead

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 09:00

Going through all the clauses in a lease is one of my least favorite things to do in the world. The dull feel of the paper, the tiny writing, the boring yet difficult-to-read legal stuff… It's too much for me. That is why I always get one of my friends in the legal field to check the documents I sign before I sign them. This young tenant did not bother to read certain clauses in her lease, but it all turned out okay in the end because once she did pay attention, she knew what she had to do. It all began when her apartment complex made her pay for a parking spot she wasn't using. When she explained to the complex that she did not need the spot, they basically told her to go away and read the contract.

She didn't have a choice, and so away she went… to read. Boy, was she glad she did that. As it turned out, there was a way to spin this in her favor. So she went and bought a trailer, and began renting it out to her neighbor. From there, it spiraled into an uncontrollable phenomenon where suddenly EVERYONE was doing what she did… and the complex was losing a lot of money. Scroll down to read what happened next.

Next up, a demanding hotel guest who told off the front desk clerk for not having a Thanksgiving meal, and then threatened to get her fired. You know, Karen on a good day.

'This is literally hundreds of different customers orders': Nightmare boss tells factory worker to only run machines, worker decides to stop shipping orders for a whole week

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 08:00

This is such a satisfying story (for workers, not bosses). 

One employee shared this story from a company they used to love, but which quickly went sour after a merger. Despite what managers or HR want to tell you, mergers aren't often positive developments for the current employees. U/allgoodnamestaken98 writes that at the factory they were working at, a merger caused a great workplace to tank, all because three different managers were each trying to prove they were the best. 

This boss told his employee to only work on one part of the multi-step process of processing and shipping orders. These days, if you order something online, you can expect it to get to you crazy fast. Some items will come the next day, even if you didn't specify that you needed it so quickly! Other stuff might take between three to ten days to arrive. No matter what, the customers need their packages if the business is going to be successful. And customers will definitely not care about the reason their package hasn't even been processed yet! This company can kiss their customer retention rates goodbye. 

Next up: modern problems have modern solutions, which this person found out when her partner dumped her using a note that A.I. (probably) wrote

'I needed to clear my conscience': Server is miffed by 3% tip, gets a holiday miracle the next day when customer comes back to give additional 50% tip and an apology

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 07:00

HOLY MOLY, a human was decent. Alert the news! Sound the sirens! Everybody hold hands and enjoy this moment of faith being restored in humanity. It's quit uncommon to find a store on the internet that does just that. Usually, it's people venting about some horrible incident with a Karen or incompetent manager that makes life feel unbearable. But, hey, it's the holiday season! Some wholesomeness and empathy is called for. This Redditor recalls an embarrassing moment in his life that he will never forget. Long story short, he was in charge of a work lunch that racked up a pretty penny. When it came to the check, he put it on the card, signed, and was off. Everything went smoothly until he realized at night (as one does when rethinking their life choices) that he grossly did the math incorrectly. He had only tipped around 3% instead of 20%. He was red in the face as he tried to go to sleep. The next day he went back to the restaurant and demanded to see the server. She approached him warily, thinking she was about to get Karen'ed or get in trouble, but instead he profusely apologized and handed her about a 50% tip in cash. You see, sometimes miracles do happen! 

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

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 06:00

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. Once his employer set his eyes on him, he did not want to let him go, so when Steve had finished a couple of hours of his 'community work', and was ready to go home, his boss told him, 'No'.

To which Steve replied, respectfully, 'No' right back. I find it weird that employers think they control us outside of work hours, but I have never been in a place to tell anyone what to do, so maybe it's just me. In any case, Steve's boss immediately wrote him up, but he did not anticipate Steve's reaction, which was to quit. 'Not so fast', said his boss… Scroll down to read the rest.

For more like this story, check out this one where a team of employees begins coming in fifteen minutes late after their employer docked 15 minutes of one worker's pay for being just 1 minute late.

'Park anywhere you want': Tenant sues landlord and wins after landlord tries to keep security deposit over parking dispute

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 05:00

Landlords seem genetically engineered to find all the possible ways to get as much money out of their tenants as possible. The problem for them is they have to be just as careful about what they say because smart tenants can and most definitely will use their words against them when the time is right. Here we have a silly landlord who told their tenant they could park wherever they wanted and then later tried to keep their security deposit because he told them that their parking spot had damaged the front lawn.

As any smart tenant would, OP decided to print out the receipts. In this case, that would be an email confirming that they could park wherever they wanted that was of course written by their landlord. This is what we call the classic "using their words against you" method of malicious compliance. The story, however, got even better when the tenant sued their landlord and won as a result of keeping these receipts. Rarely do we see instances of tenants getting back at their landlords with this level of persistence and success. 

'You abandoned your car on her property, talk to Granny': Old lady traps entitled parker's car in her deeded parking space that they kept stealing

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 04:00

It's an important lesson to learn early in life that the things that aren't yours—well, they aren't—and you have not a single darn right to them. Should you choose to help yourself to those things anyway, you'll soon find there are consequences, and these only get worse as you get older. If you help yourself to a candy bar at the grocery store, you'll be in for the humiliation of your young life when your parent makes you go back and tell the cashier what you've done but when you're a fully grown adult the action becomes inexcusable and the consequences become much worse. 

This building worker shared the story of a glorious act of petty revenge that they witnessed in which an elderly woman, "Granny," repeatedly had her spot taken by an entitled couple who rented a unit in the building. Despite being reminded that the spot belonged to someone else, the renters continued to park there until the owner of the spot decided to take matters into her own hands—enough was enough. She blocked the renters' car and left a note demanding payment for parking in her spot, the entitled spot stealers started playing victim, but were expecting their car to be towed. However, as they were soon reminded, deeded parking meant that the owner of the spot had the right to decide who could park there—and who could leave. The wily Granny held their car hostage until they paid her ransom to get their car back, leaving her walking away with a tidy sum.

'Mustaches everywhere': 25+ Nostalgic throwbacks that were totally cool in 2013, but now make us cringe

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 17:00

What was cool to you in 2013? Truthfully, when you think about it, a lot has changed over the last decade. (Yes, you read that correctly, it has been a DECADE since 2013) I know it seems like time has flown by, but when you read into our next list, it'll make it painfully obvious that technically 10 years have passed since 2013, but that's actually a lifetime in the 'trends' department. 

Take for instance, mustaches… In 2013, it seemed like every Tumblr girl got an old-timey mustache tattooed on the inside of their index finger because it was so dang adorable when they did 'edgy' forest photoshoots with that finger dutifully placed under their nose. And why did the phrase 'Keep calm and ____ on' have such a stranglehold over the nicknack business? Don't even get me started on dream catcher aesthetics…

So if you're like me– still cringing at the thought of what we all thought was the bees-knees in 2013 –just imagine in another ten years when we'll be looking back at 2023, wondering why we were all so obsessed with TikTok, watching sand-cutting videos and swooning over curly-haired broccoli-haircut guys.

'I wish I was joking': Honest confidante rebukes the baby names chosen by her pregnant friend, saving the child from a lifetime of embarrassment

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 16:00

One of the huge downsides of having 8 billion people on the this Earth is that there are only so many 'unique' names to chose from. With 1 out of 25 Americans named 'John', it makes you wonder how many parents feel forced to think of baby names that are out of the box. Well, with the turn of the century, it seems like a lot of people have gotten extremely creative with baby names– and not in a good way. 

'I'd rather have a bonus': 30+ Employees share how the really feel about office holiday parties

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 15:00

Movies always portray holiday office parties to be like some sort of frat party—wild, chaotic, and anything-goes-vibe with no consequences! But the reality of it is that it not only can be an HR nightmare, the employees might also not even be enjoying the "festivities." A reddit thread has come together where employees are sharing their real views on holiday office parties and their dos and don'ts. When it comes down to it, everyone agrees it depends on your workplace environment. You're not going to want to party with a bunch of toxic coworkers you don't even enjoying silently sharing a space with. But it's also more than just that. Some employees have young children and need to be home early, so they'd rather not be forced to stay out later. Some employees really do not know how to handle their alcohol or are trying to go sober and these parties with open-bars don't really aid those situations. Plus, if you're a company dropping hundreds to thousands of dollars on a holiday party but not giving anyone bonuses or raises, then that's a huge issue. See what employees really think of holiday parties below! 


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