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'OK I’m not an idiot': Tech support guy drives 1 hour to plug in an outlet because an incompetent client fails to follow simple instructions

Sun, 06/09/2024 - 10:00

Tech support guys have seen it all–from power outages and troubleshooting, to complete idiocracy, IT guys must cultivate some serious patience to deal with the technologically illiterate folks of the world. 

A tech guy was pushed to the limit of his patience recently when a completely incompetent employee proved to be bafflingly foolish. Anyone who has lived on earth at any point during the last 100 years knows how a power outlet works. You plug in electronics, they go boom-boom, bading-bading and the lights come on… Simple as that.

If an electrical cord isn't plugged into the wall (the source of its power), how is anything supposed to work? 

Well, this tech support dude taught one incompetent client the ABCs of technology after walking her through the steps of plugging in an outlet into the wall instead of into itself. Scroll for the entire story of asinine stupidity and one woman's stubbornness that led to a heft tech support bill. 

Employee skillfully complies with micromanager's demands for complete access to personal schedule by erasing everything from calendar before granting access

Sun, 06/09/2024 - 09:00

We somehow muster the strength to report to work every day, seven days a week. We work very hard at our occupations so that we are capable of a fair standard of living. Thus, it may be said that even though their justifications may differ, the employer and employee have a common goal in mind: producing high-quality material.

The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. The dispute between the original poster (OP) and his micromanager is discussed. After the micromanager started tracking OP's every move at work and had complete access to his planner, the initially satisfied worker took matters into his own hands and hatched a crafty scheme to wreak revenge on his manager.

That being said, be sure to read the story below if you're interested in learning the specifics of what happened and how OP sought revenge! When you're done, don't forget to read the account of the worker who survives the initial wave of cuts only to learn that eighty percent of his team has been let go!

‘I got to spend the next hour cleaning up 96 broken eggs’: 20+ “I don’t get paid enough for this” moments that made people rethink their jobs

Sun, 06/09/2024 - 08:00

It's a thought that crosses everyone's mind at times: "I don't get paid enough to deal with this nonsense." Some days at work make you take out your phone calculator to figure out how much you're getting paid by the minute or second. When you've had an off day, it's easy to start fantasizing about future careers that'll line your pockets better.

A lot of times, the most physically demanding jobs also pay the least. Jobs where you're dealing with fuming customers also seem to pay peanuts. Meanwhile, folks with cushy office jobs often make five, six, or even seven figures annually, and they don't even have to stand all day or get yelled at by angry customers! It's just not fair, and there's not much to be done about it except heading to a job site to put your application in.

More than 13,000 people revealed their moments of "I don't get paid enough for this" in response to u/sprite_is_spicy's question on r/AskReddit. Check out some of the funniest answers down below!

Next up, this foreman was surprised when one of his employees stood up to him to declare that no, they would not be working unpaid overtime

Sister unknowingly names her child the name her sister wanted to use, family is divided in the ensuing argument: 'She burst into tears'

Sun, 06/09/2024 - 07:00

Baby names are a tricky subject, especially when you factor in familial traditions that you might be expected to uphold, and limitations, judgment, and grievances that might be placed by the people around on the name you finally settle on. Of course, especially these days, many people want their baby's name to be unique. Yet somehow these people all end up naming their kid some variation of the same thing, not realizing it until their kid is one of dozens of "Theo"s in their class when they start school. Others seek to achieve this by naming their kid a bizarre derivation of an otherwise popular name. Resulting in Ashlea, Ashlee, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashleigh, and Ashly all becoming close friends in the first grade. 

Still, it's understandable to be upset when a sibling or other close relative takes a name that you were hoping to use for your future children—and it's even worse when they knowingly do so. When this sister unknowingly took the name that her sister, who had had trouble carrying a baby to term, had planned on using for the child she hoped to one day have. The complexities of this issue and the ensuing family schism that unfolded prompted the sister to share her story with this online community to appeal to readers and see whether or not she was in the wrong.

‘I gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse': Hiring manager stands up to HR in order to secure an offer for an unexpected internal worker, resulting in worker doubling his salary

Sun, 06/09/2024 - 06:00

We all know how negative the stories about bosses and managers can be when it comes to Reddit. It is a safe space to vent, complain, and plot petty revenge against those who are in charge of the way our workplaces… well, work. It seems that for every genuinely good manager out there, there are around 10 bad ones, and those are usually the ones we read about on Reddit.

However, this Reddit story is like no other, as it comes to show that there are still good managers out there, who even go out of their way to make sure their employees are happy. This hiring manager was looking for new analysts for his office and came across a resume from an external worker who appeared to have nothing to do with analytics. Still, the manager decided to give him a shot and was surprised to learn that he was the perfect fit. He then decided to stand up to HR to make sure that the worker received an offer that he truly deserved, resulting in the worker nearly doubling his current paycheck.

We all have a lot to learn from this manager, so scroll down to read the full story. After you are done, click here for a story of an employee who went through her coworker's desk without their permission.

'You can't be here!': Karen calls the cops on park worker for trespassing and littering while he was doing his job

Sun, 06/09/2024 - 05:00

Watch out, folks! The Park Karens have reemerged for the summer season. 

This park employee worked for a small HOA management company and was tasked with cleaning up the local park so that it meets community standards. During his latest shift, he was collecting trash and leaving it for morning trash pickup, a process he was accustomed to as it followed said community guidelines. Well, this Karen was on her morning walk when she noticed the pile of trash and immediately accused the park worker of littering. He tried to explain what he was doing, to no avail. 

Of course, things escalated quickly, as they do with Karens, and eventually, the police showed up. Luckily, they sided with the park worker, since even a monkey would be able to recognize who was in the wrong here. For more stories like this, check out this post about a sewing circle of Karens who were trying to get a bunch of wine crates for free. 

‘Why me?!’: Employee escapes first round of dismissals, only to find out that 80% of his team has been fired

Sun, 06/09/2024 - 04:00

One of the cruelest and most difficult arenas to succeed in is the corporate world. Nobody considers your particular background, objectives, or preferences. You are only a pawn in an incredibly laborious, protracted game of chess.

The following is an account of a bewildered employee who survived the first round of layoffs. For a significant duration, the original poster (OP) was employed by the same company. Having said that, OP certifies that he isn't the most outstanding worker and is unworthy to be among the select few team members who were spared from termination.

Thus, make sure to read the account below if you're interested in hearing the testimony of a perplexed worker who finds it difficult to understand why his job is safe while others have been fired for no apparent reason! And when you're done,  don't forget to read the story of the micromanager who watches his staff members with security cameras and microphones!

32 Shockingly Funny Electrician Memes for Trade Workers Stuck Working This Weekend

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 22:00

When you work in a trade, you have to get used to some seriously wacky hours. Forget about regular weekends or peaceful evenings - those are just fairy tales for tradespeople. If you're an electrician, you might find yourself battling a storm at 3 a.m. to fix a power outage or waiting for clients to come home from their 9-5 grind before you can zap some life into their homes. There's never a dull moment in the world of electrical work. So, if you want to join the shockingly fun club, you better make sure you're ready for the dreaded last-minute calls because you never know when duty calls - even if it's in the middle of a Netflix binge. But at least you don't have to endure cubicles all day long or begrudgingly pay off student loan debts every month. So let's look at the bright side together with these 32 hilarious electrician memes below. 

Guy gets scammed out of £1000 on an online marketplace, gets revenge by getting the swindler fired at his dayjob: ‘I went digging and found their Linkedin’

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 21:00

Don't try to rip off someone who's really good at sleuthing. 

One guy recently got ripped off on an online marketplace when a swindling seller refused to mail him the product he purchased. After sending over £1000 (or $1275), the guy quickly realized that this seller was not all he promised to be. After days of demanding a refund for the accidental purchase, the seller went silent, ghosting the guy to effectively steal his cash. 

But this dude wouldn't go down without a fight! He used his sleuthing skills to find the swindler on every social media platform and threatened to reveal to his employer his nefarious deeds if he wasn't refunded instantly. When blackmail finally worked, the guy got his money back and decided to spill the beans to the seller's employer that they were working with an unethical employee. 

Scroll for the whole tale of how a guy's online detective work gained him the knowledge he needed to use as collateral to get his money back, while also enjoying the satisfaction of a cheat getting what he deserved… A pink slip.  

Boss denies employee's request for resigned worker's accounts, assigns to coworker, then begs original employee for help when coworker struggles: 'Every part of me wants to tell them to pound sand'

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 18:00

There's nothing worse than trying to voice your opinion and stand up for yourself at work, only for the conversation to be one-sided and your boss to ignore your concerns completely. That's exactly what happened to this employee. After one of his coworkers resigned, he went to his boss to say that he was capable of taking on his coworker's accounts. He had been working at the company for a while and was ready to prove himself. Only for his boss to pass him over and give all the accounts to another coworker. The original employee tried to offer to split the accounts between the two managers, but the boss wasn't having it. That is, until the coworker who acquired the accounts started struggling to keep up with his workload. Now, the boss is begging the original employee to help out, just like he offered in the first place. But you won't believe the offer the boss gave him. It perfectly warrants the original employee's notion to tell them to "pound sand." 

28 Employees earning over $200k talk about how they landed their jobs: 'I have no idea what I'm doing half the time, but I'm told no one does'

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 17:00

There's no doubt that inflation is getting the best of most of the workforce. Employees' goal used to be to reach six figures or make $100k, but now, with the prices skyrocketing, $200k seems to be the new goal. And according to this thread, there are a lot of employees making over that threshold. But how did they do it? There are so many jobs out there that it's impossible to know about all of them. Well, with the help of these 28 employees below, they break down how they got to where they are and if they actually enjoy their jobs. 

There are some workers who love their jobs and are eager to share about them, other workers who are indifferent but aren't going to quit because of the salary, and other employees who make loads of money but absolutely despise their job (spoiler alert: there's a lot of lawyers in the conversation). Whether you're in one of the industries listed below or not, perhaps it's time for a career change. Take a look at the responses below and see if any of them grab your attention.

‘You actually got me more money, so thank you’: Server makes an extra $100 tip after she catches one of her tables trying to dine and dash and another table sympathizes

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 16:00

"If you are the two girls that tried walking out on your hundred dollar tab yesterday, I hope you stub your toe on every piece of furniture you walk by."

'She's been singing your praises for a good five minutes': Good samaritan gets promoted while shopping at a local store he didn't work at

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 15:00

You're walking down the aisle, stacking up bottles of shampoo, boxes of cereal, cartons of milk… you answer people's questions, whether they ask nicely or not, because you need a salary at the end of the month. Sometimes you work the cashier, other times work the logistics. You're really a one-man show, but don't get paid enough to do it. Welcome to working at a supermarket. Tough times, tough times…

One good samaritan was shopping at their local supermarket, eyeing the taco section. They'd been shopping there for the past six years and knew the place well. The store had lots of variety, but the taco section was something else. They were planning on making them, and picked out the Ghost Pepper Salsa, trying not to think about the bathroom trip that would be less than pleasant. Suddenly an old woman approached him, thinking he was an employee. She asked for some help, and normally someone would just say 'Sorry, don't work here' but this good dude did something entirely different.

'Bride had a complete emotional breakdown because... the napkins she ordered were a little too blue-ish': 15+ Wedding planners explain the biggest wedding flops they've ever witnessed

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 14:00

Bridezillas and groomzillas, your wedding planners haven't forgotten the way you acted. In fact, probably everyone at your wedding reception still remembers, according to these absolutely wild stories. 

On the r/AskReddit page, u/joshgetsitdone had a question for the wedding planners of the world: "What is the biggest bridezilla moment you've witnessed?" Of course, a lot of people who answered the question were witnesses rather than wedding planners, but a few wedding planners shared their craziest stories too. Some people had to deal with grooms who were too inebriated to stand. Others were bridesmaids dealing with brides who couldn't decide on what dresses the group should wear. In most cases, the friendships were damaged or destroyed by these crazy bridezillas and groomzillas. 

Every couple wants their big day to be absolutely perfect, but even the most well-rehearsed ceremony in the world can't be 100% perfect. People are people, and to err is human. The pressure is high for the couple to have their perfect day, and sometimes that pressure builds up until they unleash on everyone around them. Check out the stories below. 

After that, this dude has played the same Father's Day prank on their dad for nearly two decades, by simply giving him the same exact gift over and over and over (with no plans of stopping!). 

Video content creator gets unfairly fired, hatches plan to trick boss into a year's worth of pay: 'My former manager was so desperate'

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 13:00

Here's a rule of thumb: try not to unjustly fire someone with the specialized skills you so desperately need.

That's what this manager learned the hard way. She hired a video content creator to be a one-man team for all of the social videos for an entire university. Despite numerous attempts to convey to his manager that the KPIs she and the director had set were unfair, this employee was not listened to in the slightest. In fact, his manager was convinced she could get someone better to finish his project and ended up having him abruptly fired halfway through the year. 

Well, the funny thing about video content creators in a small town is that they all likely know each other. So when the former employee enlisted his friend to come up with a plan that would mutually benefit them both, the friend quickly agreed. In the end, the Redditor was able to collect the equivalent of a year's worth of his former salary without his former boss knowing he was collecting that money from her. To make matters even better, she wound up getting fired for going ten times over the budget for this video project.

Keep scrolling below for the full story and for the best reactions from folks in the comments section. For more, check out this post about a Karen neighbor who got herself kicked out of her new neighborhood by the HOA.

'That is what optional means': Foreman surprised when a single employee refuses to work unpaid overtime

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 12:00

Standing up to those in power is a risky move! One electrical worker knows that all too well after they found themself in the unenviable position of being the one speaking truth to power. 

This person was only able to talk to their boss openly because their workplace has a union. U/algy888 was an electrical worker, and on this project, they got a "super fun" opportunity to install lights on the stairs in movie theaters. First of all, thank you for your service: someone's got to put in those lights so we don't trip down the staircase during our mid-movie bathroom breaks. Second of all, this project was a bit rushed, as this worker explained in a post to r/MaliciousCompliance. Like many industries, this one has a have a hurry-up-and-wait approach to their work. 

When this person found out that they were going to have to pull 10-hour days for a while, they weren't upset. They actually welcomed the change, since they needed an infusion of cash in their life. But they didn't feel that way for long, after their boss explained what was really going down. 

After that, read about the theme park visitor who was utterly stunned when they were asked to provide a tip… for their self-service meal. 

Gas station attendant gets back at entitled teenagers who refuse to follow no parking rules: 'Try parking there now!'

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 11:00

Dealing with rebellious teenagers at your job is not for the faint of heart. 

As someone who used to work with folks within this age range regularly, I can attest to that fact. However, I was working in the education space; whether I liked it or not, I signed up to work with entitled kids. This, of course, does not apply to everyone and certainly not to this gas station attendant

Dealing with kids who refuse to follow simple rules was not within his job description, yet it seemed to become a part of his daily life on the job over the course of the three years he was working there. That's because these kids would keep parking in the very clearly marked "No Parking" zones. Despite the fact that there were numerous acceptable places to park instead, they still refused to comply with the gas station attendant's requests, likely to get a rise out of this guy.

Keep scrolling below for the full story and for the best reactions from folks in the comments section. For more tales of entitled folks, check out this post about a cranky grandpa at the movies.

‘I'm owed hundreds of dollars in unpaid wages’: Employee cleverly gets boss to admit he is cutting off wages by rounding the time clock to benefit the corporation

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 10:00

There is nothing more satisfying than managing to get someone to admit they are doing something wrong, or even at the very least, to get written proof of the wrongdoing, so you can do something to actively fix it. 

The boss in this Reddit story didn't actually admit they were doing anything wrong, but the employee still counts the conversation as a victory. OP (original poster), has noticed that her pay does not match the hours she clocked in at work, and then she discovered it was because her boss has set the clock system so that it will round up and down in order to pay the employees less. So if a worker clocked in at 10:02, they only start getting paid from 10:15, and if they clock out at 17:55, they only get paid until 17:45. Shady? You bet.

Scroll down to see how the employee cleverly got written proof of the illegal action. After you are done, click here for a story of a job candidate who lied to the hiring manager and regretted it.

Contractor gladly takes a $2.5k loss and fires an entitled client after he crosses the line, insane fallout occurs: '$2.5k to have him out of my life forever? A bargain'

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 09:00

Rich people always feel entitled to the servitude of others, but in this story, a construction guy shows his client who has all of the power on this job site.

When your job is to provide some sort of service, clients always feel as if they're owed something more than you're providing. This guy, a well-respected contractor, recently saw exactly how far a Kevin-ish client was willing to push the boundaries of professionalism to score his petty extra (at the expense of his contractor's personal life). The client had been a pain in the rear for the entire project, stepping on the toes of every professional on the job site and honking like a useless goose at every decision crossroads. The original poster of this story (OP) originally planned to stick it out with the client, finishing the job with his head down, but things came to a fiery conclusion when the client overstepped the boundaries of reasonability, sending a flurry of texts at 2 AM, refusing to pay his invoices, and belittling the contractor. 

Scroll for the entire tale of a construction worker who stands up for himself (and his subcontractors), by firing a client and accepting a $2.5k loss as a bargain. 


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