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'I wasn't going to be giving [a tip] based on the service': Theme park visitor is told by staffer at self service restaurant that they needed to tip

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 08:00

Tipping culture is getting weird. These days, in the mid 2020s, it seems like a tip is requested or required for nearly every service. At the same time, there's a lot less human interaction required for many restaurants and supermarkets. Instead of having a cashier ring up your groceries, you probably do that yourself at a self-service kiosk. After you scan your stuff, you bag your own items. You never need to interact with another person at all! And at a lot of fast-food establishments, you no longer need to tell a cashier what you want to eat, because you'll be using the touch-screen kiosk to punch in your own order. Then you walk up to the counter and get your food—once again, human interaction barely needs to happen at all. 

This person probably wasn't expecting to tip at a theme park. Most places you buy food at are small food vendors. If you're being waited on, of course it's polite to tip if you're happy with the service. But this person was totally caught off guard by an employee's request—you can judge the situation for yourself down below. 

Next up, this person did their research and got pro-level revenge on an HOA menace who kept interrupting their BBQs

Boss declines pregnant employee's requests for accommodation a week before her due date, HR steps in and grants her leave immediately

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 07:00

It's often said that HR is never on your side, but is merely there to maintain an equilibrium that will prevent the organization from opening itself to vulnerability or liability. They are there to manage the "human" resources of the company, and—well, that's you.

Still, in instances where you're dealing with someone in the organization—be it a boss, coworker, or other party—who is so incredibly off base with their actions or reasoning, then it just makes sense to go to HR and help them see you through. That's how it was for this pregnant worker who, one week out from her due date, approached her boss to request what she felt to be reasonable accommodation in light of the physical hardships she was experiencing from her pregnancy. When her reasoning fell on deaf ears and her requests were rudely dismissed she consulted HR who placed her on maternity leave immediately, leaving her slack-jawed boss scrambling to plug the hole in staffing that their own obstinance had created. 

Below, see the worker's account of events, along with reactions from the readers in the original thread where her story was originally shared.

'I'm sure the damage was 10's of thousands': College kids get payback on a greedy landlord who wrongfully kept their deposit money by befriending the new tenants and trashing the house

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 06:00

Don't mess with college kids–what they lack in financial resources, they make up for in social alliances. 

The college kids in our next story were incredibly resourceful when it came to revenge. After a year of living in a house near campus, they spent days cleaning up the place so that they could get back their deposit (which was more than 4 months' rent!). With the house neat and tidy they had no doubts they'd be getting back some cash at the end of the year, but their greedy landlord used a petty clause in their paperwork claiming they violated their lease by not providing a future address to forward the check. 

Angry that they lost thousands of dollars, the housemates banded together to form an epic revenge plan that required another year of planning to execute. Scroll for the entire story of how these kids got payback against a greedy landlord by befriending his new tenants, throwing a rager end-of-the-year party, and trashing their old house. 

Employee discovers work tracker on laptop, confronts shady managers: 'Someone somewhere is watching idle time carefully'

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 05:00

No one enjoys feeling watched at work.

Sure, your manager is meant to monitor your progress and your ability to complete tasks and responsibilities on time. That being said, installing spyware to track things like idle time on one's work laptop for even the shortest of breaks is a bit excessive, to say the least. 

This employee was in the middle of a Teams meeting when he was prompted by a pop-up on his work laptop to answer why he stepped away from his computer. His managers claimed they had no idea what that could be (which we believe is nonsense). Someone is clearly tracking his every move, which is likely a waste of time for all involved. In this case, he hadn't even stepped away; he was in the middle of a work meeting. Not only is it creepy to have the tracking system, but it's also embarrassing that it doesn't even work properly.

Keep scrolling below for the full story. For more tales of workplace drama, take a look at this post about a Karen employee who replaced a door at the office without permission.

28 Hilarious Work Memes for Employees Counting Down Until the Weekend

Sat, 06/08/2024 - 04:00

We're almost there; the weekend is just around the corner! It's so much harder to enjoy work in the summer. Unlike winter, when everyone stays indoors due to the cold, in summer, we just want to be outside soaking up the sun. It's hard to be cooped up in the office all day, especially when the best weather has passed by the time we leave work at 5 p.m. We usually find ourselves staring out of the window, daydreaming about being outside, wishing we could spend the whole day in the sun instead of being stuck at work. It's like a countdown to Friday every week, eagerly waiting for the weekend when we can finally unwind without thinking about work the next day. Whether it's gardening, lounging by the pool, or going for a bike ride, the weekend holds so much promise. After a long week at work, as long as relaxing is part of the agenda, we can't really complain. That is until Monday comes around again...

28 Funny Technology Memes for the Employees Desperately in Need of Tech Support

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 16:00

Technology has made our jobs both easier and harder at the same time. Why? Because technology often has a mind of its own and decides to work on its own terms. It can be so frustrating when you're trying to get work done, and the internet goes out or some issue with your computer interferes with your progress. Back in the 90s, a quick kick to the side of the modem would usually fix the problem, but it's not that simple nowadays. It's also frustrating when the tech team takes an average of five business days to respond. But, there are also times when it's a relief – like when the company's tech system goes down and conveniently coincides with your procrastination, giving you a valid excuse not to get work done. I used to work in social media management, and there were a couple of times when Meta went down, giving us an unexpected break- kinda like a snow day during childhood. Nevertheless, we can all relate to the universal frustration of technology not working when we need it to. Let's lighten the mood with these 28 funny tech memes below.

‘I don’t work for you': Candidate declines job offer only to have company call him the next day and demand he show up for shift, refusing to take ‘no’ for an answer

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 15:00

Some people really can't take 'no' for an answer, and that was the case for this person who declined a job offer, only to be called multiple times by the same person who was shouting at them to turn up for their shift.

But let's backtrack for a second. The person in question is called OP — OP had a second interview for a marketing position at a new firm, and the interview went well, leading to a trial shift. It became very clear that the job wasn't actually marketing at all… instead, it was door to door sales, which OP hadn't signed up for. The people who showed up to the trial were told to lie to consumers about being salaried, even though they weren't…. it was a job based on commission. You sell the product, you make money. You don't sell the product, you don't make money. Simple as that. Well, OP wanted to be able to count on their monthly paycheck so they opted out, declining the offer. That's when things got weird.

'I gave this dumpster fire the professional treatment': Voice-over artist reads entire badly-edited book for client, book still gets approved for release

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 14:00

This voice-over artist is clearly a professional. When they noticed typos in a book they were going to read aloud for a client, they fixed the typos for him. Sounds simple, right? That was a kind thing for u/pumaFGT to do, actually. They were taking on more work than they needed to for no extra charge. Too bad their client was annoyed at the way the book turned out…

This voice-over artist usually creates ads, but they took a chance on this project. When you work with clients, most will be reasonable people, but you'll always have a handful of wacky people who don't respect your work or demand things in unsuitable time frames. In the comments, people thought the story was hilarious, and were dying to know what happened with the finished project. You'll have to keep reading for yourself to get the full story, check it out below! 

Up next, these people revealed the baffling reasons they got in trouble, like one person who shared that, "In driver's education I was yelled at by the instructor for going 61 in a 60."

Fast food worker quits without notice, manager tries to get away with paying minimum wage for his final paycheck: 'The pay is still void because there was no two week notice'

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 13:00

Let this story serve as a friendly reminder that giving two weeks is a courtesy, not a requirement. If you do end up quitting without giving two weeks, that does not mean you are relinquishing any other prior rights as an employee. To translate to this specific scenario, your boss cannot dock your final pay because of your choice to quit on the spot. 

In this instance, we have a fast food employee who used to work at a very well-known establishment famous for its donuts (if you catch our drift). He quit after one shift and had to initially sign an illegal contract allowing his manager to pay him minimum wage if he decided not to give two weeks' notice. 

Here's the truth of the matter, though: an illegal contract is null and void regardless of whether or not the employee signed it at a certain point in time. He's entitled to his normal pay no matter what. Keep scrolling below for the full exchange of messages between the former fast food worker and his toxic manager. 

For more stories like this, check out this post about a Karen who came into conflict with her neighborhood's HOA.

Update: 'The launch is next week': Entitled client messages web designer 50 times, website gets filled with typos and inaccuracies

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 12:00

It takes a thick skin to be your own boss, especially when you're working with the craziest clients imaginable. U/boobook-boobook knows that all too well after their run-in with a client who knew exactly what she wanted, no changes allowed. 

It's baffling that a client would enlist someone to build them a website, only to then insist they know better than the designer. It's like they're paying hundreds or thousands of dollars just to tell a web designer that they're doing things wrong. If the client is so great at making her own website, why doesn't she just do that herself? 

The client in this person's malicious compliance tale is a big bundle of red flags. One of the many insane things she did was email, text, and call her web designer 50 times in just one work week. It turns out that while the client was spending time bothering her web dev, she really should've been focused on the actual content of her site. After you check out the story below, you'll see why no one is going to take her or her site seriously until she decides to fix it. 

While we're on the subject of hilarious misspellings and misunderstandings, check out these very funny ones, like one person who tried to sound out "grand scheme" and instead wrote, "It is a very small issue in the gran stephen things."

Stepdad hides 17-year-old stepdaughter's passport to exclude her from family trip, wife discovers truth and loses it: 'I screamed my head off at him then canceled the whole trip'

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 11:00

Being a stepdad may not be the easiest job, but it should never get so rough that one feels the need to sabotage an upcoming family vacation. That's exactly what happened when this dude stole and hid his 17-year-old stepdaughter's passport just days before an all-family trip organized by his wife. 

First of all, the entire point of the trip in the wife's eyes was to build a stronger family dynamic between her husband, her daughter, and her stepsons. Obviously, trying to exclude his stepdaughter from the trip entirely would make family bonding a bit difficult. Next, there's the fact that Stepdad of the Year tried to lie about his part in it and even tried to make it seem like the missing passport was a sign from the universe that the stepdaughter should be left out of their family plans. 

Keep scrolling below to see what happened when stepdad's wife discovered what really happened to that passport. Let's just say he's not the dad who stepped up. For more stories like this, check out this post about a family's bidding war with a cranky old neighbor.

‘Why did you went through my belongings?’: Employee leaves her paychecks on personal office desk, only to discover her coworker found and showed them to the rest of the office

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 10:00

Everyone wants to have a good relationship with their coworkers. Some employees spend more time with their coworkers than they do with their actual spouses, and being able to consider those people as great friends is extremely important to the work experience. That is why, like any other relationship in your life, you should treat your coworker with respect, so that you can all feel comfortable around each other in the office.

Unfortunately, that is not the case with the coworkers in this Reddit story. OP (original poster), took a day off and came back to the office only to discover that one of her coworkers went through her personal drawer at her office desk, and tore open her paycheck envelopes to look at them. Not only that, she then told other coworkers about what she found, and now OP feels completely exposed in her workplace.

Scroll down to read the rest of the story. After you are done, click here for a story of an employee who got their boss to admit they are cutting wages.

'Just find me in the system!': Boomer refuses to share their name at the doctor's office to schedule an appointment, gripes about the receptionist's ability to search for their 'account' without any info

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 09:00

In this story, a Karen struggles with the chicken and the egg paradox. Which comes first? Can you schedule an appointment at the doctor's office if they don't know your name? Probably not. So which comes first, your appointment, or giving a receptionist your name to help them find your account in the system? 

For one woman, paranoid and hellbent on keeping her anonymity safe in the presence of medical professionals, sharing her information to book an appointment was the last thing on her mind. Nonsensically, she got into an argument with a humble receptionist after refusing to give her name. Sorry ma'am, but without your name (or any identifying information), nobody on earth can book an appointment for you. 

Scroll for the entire story of elderly confusion when a woman is so determined to protect her identity that she refuses to provide harmless and basic information to reserve a booking. After this, here's another story of grouchy ol' Boomers in the neighborhood where a young homeowner solves a scuffle with an unwelcoming neighbor by beautifying his home. 

'Just do the important things and let the small stuff slide': Contract worker fired after supervisor insists they work faster

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 08:00

At some workplaces, you're encouraged to ask questions, while at others, the bosses take it as a sign of incompetence. Maybe you've had that type of boss before: they'll say, "Sure, come to me with any questions you have." But when you do ask them a question, they give you a stern look, or question why you don't know this thing to begin with. That makes an employee not want to ask questions again, because they don't want to look incompetent. But communication is key in the workplace; bosses who don't want to deal with questions are just making everyone's lives harder. 

This person, u/chaotic_david, was confused about why they were fired from their government contract role. Although they tried to clarify with their boss what was the priority and what wasn't, they still got the boot. That's probably why they were fired in the first place, though. If a really smart employee starts questioning aspects of the job that can't be fixed (like constant unpaid overtime), many bosses will just decide they're not fit for the job, and will move on to the next person who will agree to work that constant OT. 

After that, these people revealed the funniest things they've ever gotten in trouble for, like one baffled person who shared that "At the age of 11 I received a speeding ticket… on my bike." 

Karen Neighbor complains about adjoining fence, Homeowner removes it meaning she can no longer let her hyperactive dog outside: 'The look on her face was priceless!'

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 07:00

It's always terrible when a new neighbor moves in who disrupts the peaceable existence that you had enjoyed for so long before. Whereas once you had enjoyed your steaming cup of morning coffee out on the front porch on cold sunny winter mornings, watching your breath ascend towards the endless blue sky as the world wakes up around you, now you're introduced to their loud cars, barking dogs, and screaming conversation that punctuate an otherwise carefree life. Worse, whereas once there was cooperation and community there is now hostility and needless aggression.

That's how it was for this Homeowner when a new neighbor "Anne" moved in next door and began demanding that he remove the fence that he and the previous owner of the property had built together on a "handshake" agreement. Rather than mucking about with the legal hassle that her threats presented, the Homeowner just went ahead and removed the fence entirely, prompting the now confused and now placative neighbor to approach him and ask him when he planned on building a new one. The thing was, he wasn't planning on reinstating the fence at all, meaning that Karen's out-of-control "outside" dog was now unhappily confined to the confines of her house. 

The resolution for the story can be seen below in screenshots of the original story that was shared with this online community. Readers shared their thoughts and stories of their own in the comments that followed.

Cyclist serves up instant karma on a road-raging lunatic after he nearly causes a bike crash: 'I could see him raging and banging his steering wheel'

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 06:00

Don't mess with a cyclist in a bike-friendly town or you'll feel the wrath of a bipedal vigilante with a bone to pick. 

When a delivery driver decided to make some dangerous moves on the road in Belgium, this cyclist found a way to get petty revenge. With a heaping dose of instant karma in his back pocket, one cyclist used his city's bike-friendly road laws to get payback against a road-raging lunatic hellbent on endangering every pedestrian within a 20-mile radius. Fortunately for the good people of this city–especially those on their bikes–one brave bicyclist used a narrowly avoided accident to rid the streets of a rule-breaking delivery truck. 

Scroll for the entire story of how a man-powered, two-wheeled vigilante got payback against a box truck driver simply because he was a bit too reckless. After this, here's another tale of payback: a first-time homeowner outbids a salty old neighbor, then uses his remodel to exact revenge for an unwelcome move-in day.

Cranky neighbor crashes kid's birthday party to complain about parking, they get her back by blocking her driveway: 'Ok, I'll block parking in front of your house'

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 05:00

This cranky neighbor suffers from such a serious case of main character syndrome that she has the audacity to crash and ruin a kid's birthday party.

There are many layers to her uncalled-for behavior, starting with the fact that she refuses to engage with these residents because they are renters and now owners. Next, there's the fact that she refuses to let folks park in front of her house despite the fact that it's free street parking that she has absolutely no jurisdiction over. Still, people tend to honor her wish so as to not start anything. However, because  she decided to interrupt a kid's birthday festivities and make the entire afternoon about herself, these Redditors were no longer inclined to honor her wishes.

Keep scrolling below to see what happened when she called the police to stop the birthday party and to see how she responded when her precious parking spots were taken away from her. For more stories like this, check out this post about some laundry detergent-fueled payback on an annoying neighbor!

‘How do I get out of this?’: Job candidate lies to hiring manager about having a counteroffer to get a higher salary, leading to manager asking for proof of the offer

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 04:00

When one starts looking for a job, there are numerous ways to increase the chances of finding the best job out there. One can even find actual online courses on how to job search, which include lessons like – how to write resumes, prepare for an interview, negotiate the salary, and so on.

One tip that you hear quite a lot when it comes to negotiating your salary, is to say to the hiring manager that you actually got another offer that is higher than what they offered, in hopes that the hiring manager will try to match the other offer. Usually, people who do that are the ones who have another offer lined up and are genuinely contemplating between the two, but some employees simply try this trick just to see if they can get a higher offer from the one place they are negotiating with. This is exactly what the person in this Reddit story attempted to do, but they didn't expect to be asked to provide proof.

Scroll down to read the full tale. After you are done, click here for a story of an overworked employee who was fired as a lesson.

'At the age of 11 I received a speeding ticket... on my bike': 20+ Nonsensical reasons people got in big trouble

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 14:00

I think everyone has at least one time they got in trouble for reasons that completely baffled them. As a kid, you put a lot of trust and faith in your teachers and parents. So when your favorite third-grade teacher suddenly punishes an 8-year-old you for doing something ordinary, it's quite confusing. It startles you and makes you question authority. Although the reasons make no sense to the kids involved, maybe the adults in the room are just having a bad day. Especially when the person is a teacher: there's no way you can monitor 25 kids for 40 hours per week and not mess up a few times. 

On the r/AskReddit subreddit, u/p09up asked, "What's the dumbest thing you've got in trouble for?" It must be a common enough occurrence, because more than 6,500 people replied with their own stories. Most happened when people were kids, but there were a few confused adults as well, like one person who was chastised by their driving instructor for going a single mile over the speed limit. 

After that, these resort coworkers kept trying to break into their workplace cage to get supplies, and after a while of trying, they decided to break in because "I was feeling petty and thought it'd be funny." 

20+ ridiculous airport greeting signs: 'The dogs missed you so much. They ate our couch. Welcome home!'

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 13:00

It's easy to miss the most bizarre behavior at the airport if you're not looking carefully enough. Perhaps you're too focused on making your flight in time that you don't notice some random lady fully doing yoga poses at the gate like she's in a class or something. 

Alternatively, perhaps you just landed and you're so exhausted that you just want to focus on getting out of there as soon as possible. If that's the case, you might miss all the greeting signs from friends, family, and car service drivers. From afar, everything might look pretty classic for an airport in the baggage claim area, but up close, you might see an amusing and slightly ridiculous sign or two. 

This compilation of ridiculous signs may help you reevaluate how you take in your surroundings the next time you're at the airport. Sure, you're exhausted and you're in a hurry, but you could be missing out on a good laugh. For more content like this, check out this list of outrageous airport experiences.

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