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'I would be giving up $1,200 in PTO': Guy conceals his resignation so that he can cash out $1,200 in PTO, causing controversy at the Thanksgiving dinner table

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 07:00

When you're little, the difference between 'right' and 'wrong' is usually pretty clear. Stealing your friend's toy is wrong, but returning it to them is the right thing to do. Helping your little sister with her math homework is good, but pulling her hair when she gets the incorrect answer is bad. However, playground rules don't apply when you're an adult and every black-and-white decision becomes muddled in a sea of grey. Even more-so in the workplace, there's a fine line between doing the right thing for your company and doing the right thing for yourself. 

Because when it comes to money matters, there's no right or wrong, only cold, hard cash. 

‘I did the workload of 3 people’: Computer science student spends over 150 hours on the code for a group project, doing the workload of 3 people; his team takes credit for all of it

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 06:00

School group projects are never divided equally, and one person always ends up doing the workload of everyone else. The annoying part in this (besides doing more work than you should), is that everyone still ends up getting credit. When I was in high school, I had to make a movie. Okay, I exaggerated, and that sounds a little more impressive than it actually ended up being. We were put in a group of 4 and were told we had to come up with an idea for a 10-minute film. Then we had to pick a location, actors, and costumes, and get to work filming.

My group partners were useless, and I ended up doing everything on my own. The film was even sent to a film festival (We lost… miserably) and we got a great mark for it at school, and I was FUMING. I could not believe that they were getting credit for something they took little to no part in. But, that's life, and in the story below, the exact same thing happens, just in computer science, and not in film. One student got even with his group members who took credit for all his work. Scroll down and read what happened, and then for more, check out this woman who refused to get involuntarily kicked out of her home by her petty roommates.

'Watch people's body language, particularly around management': 30+ red flags and questions to ask to avoid toxic work environments

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 05:00

People often forget that in any job search, you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. That means that no matter what your level of desperation is, always keep in mind that you still have the power of choice during your interview and search process. That means that you should feel empowered to ask questions and not just the basic fundamentals like salary and benefits. You should feel entitled to ask your interviewer about their experience at the company, what their concerns are, what consistent problems get brought up to management, and how management addresses those problems. Furthermore, when you find yourself asking those questions, be sure to not just pay attention to whatever potential stock answer you're receiving. Pay attention to body language and hesitations. Pay attention to any element of surprise or confusion they might be exhibiting. It's all important and useful as you make your own decisions.

These tips and tricks were compiled from this r/AskReddit thread. Keep scrolling below for the full list of workplace red flags and questions to keep in mind during the interview process as you embark on your next job search. For more content like this, check out this compilation of dramatic workplace secrets.

'He lost his job': Naval officer gets fired after leaked viral letter about enlisted servicemen, enlisted man details his part in the revenge

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 04:00

There are surprisingly few stories we see shared online in this manner that have any real substance about them. Sure, they make for good stories and engagement for discussion, but one can never be completely sure that there's anything more to them than that. Well, that was until this story surfaced, a legendary tale of legendary status that spread like wildfire around certain corners of the internet and in military circles, owing to the fact that there was a lot of evidence pointing to the fact that it was quite real indeed—in an alleged sort of way.

This story takes us through the highs and lows of being an enlisted man on a foreign US military base, a setting that has provided us with no shortage of stories over the years. This officer (allegedly) sent a letter to the powers that be requesting that he and his family be moved from enlisted housing into officer housing, declaring enlisted men to be hatchet-wielding psychopaths—or something along those lines. A copy of this letter was leaked and caused a stir online and on the base where he worked; this enlisted man detailed his part in the revenge against this terrible entitled officer.

'Why does their key card work for our room?': Hotel guests confront front desk agent after he gave two strangers their room key, agent reveals he was bribed

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 16:00

You would think the hotel would have clearer policies. These guests were on a vacation down in Miami when two strangers came into their room after being granted room key access by the front desk agent. Luckily, the guests were alright, but they did call the police to file a formal complaint about what happened. The interaction between the officers and the front desk agent was captured via video by one of the guests. In the video, you can see that the front desk agent accidentally reveals that he was bribed by the stranger with a $100 tip before he gave them room key access. Still, the front desk guy seemed to claim no wrongdoing in the matter and simply made it come across as an accidental oversight. The officers even seemed totally flabbergasted by the incident and the decision-making of the hotel staff member. 

Keep scrolling below for the full video and follow Cheezburger on Facebook for more content like this!

'I was prepared to help, however...': Unkind coworker lashes out at the accountant helping him absolve $4,500 in debt; ends up having to pay in full

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 15:00

Rudeness doesn't get you very far in the customer service world. As someone who used to answer phones to help out my company's customers, the ones who opened the call with raw fury rarely saw me go above and beyond to help them. Nobody wants to go out of their way to help someone who's going to act like a meany pants. 

Like granny always said, 'you catch more flies with honest than vinegar'. 

So for those of you out there who have ever endured a sassy phone call with someone or if you've ever been on the receiving end of a person's rudeness, you'll understand the OP in our next story. As a messenger with some bad news for his coworker, u/subi was inclined to help out. With his colleague sitting on almost $5,000 in debt, OP was prepared to help him out with some loopholes to absolve the debt, but when the coworker turned sour and snarky over the phone, OP decided to be petty instead. Scroll for the full story of petty payback in it's purest form. 

Afterwards, here's another story of another customer service rep who did the exact opposite, giving customers 99% off of their retail purchases because she didn't agree with the price. 

'Bless her heart, Grandma stuck with that declaration': Woman keeps petty resolution for 50 years after husband tells her she 'should be home'

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 14:00

This hardworking mother let her husband look like a fool after he had some harsh words for her. It seems like her revenge was well-deserved!

When this story happened, times were different. As u/pokey1984 writes, their grandmother was raising a bunch of kids, which is basically a full time job. Even when your kids are teenagers, you still have to cook, clean, help with homework, organize doctor appointments and rides to soccer practice… It's a never-ending list, and parents certainly don't get enough appreciation for their tireless efforts. Back in the day, husbands weren't expected to do much in regards to raising their kids, and the OP's grandmother was "held to typical housewife standards." But that doesn't mean she'd take disrespectful attitudes with grace. Instead, she made her husband live to regret the day he ever questioned her. 

Scroll down to check out the OP's story of their grandmother's 50-year-long petty streak. Then, this lawyer was fed up with an employers' quantity over quality mindset, so they started sending out case complaints with 'no edits whatsoever.'

'Parents had me come to school on senior skip day': Top Mildly Infuriating School Moments

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 13:00

School might be a hub for education engagement and socialization, but it can also be a place where some of the most mildly infuriating scenarios life has to offer can occur. That's because when you walk into a school, you've got a number of power dynamics at play: teachers, administrators, and then, of course, the hierarchical social structure among students. Furthermore, schools of all sizes come with sets of rules to be enforced by faculty and staff. As we have seen with many other kinds of institutions here on FAIL Blog, whenever there are rules in place, there will likely be nuisances and annoyances. It's par for the course in a school, where the entitlement and recklessness of students often conflict with the pointless intensity and over-the-top sense of strictness among professors. 

Keep scrolling below for this collection of Top 'Mildly Infuriating' Moments: School Edition, as compiled by these folks from Reddit's r/mildlyinfuriating subreddit. When you're done, check out this list of horrible gift-giving stories!

'I'm stuck on one teeny tiny detail': Internet sleuths scrutinize dude's breakup message after his ex questions if he used A.I. to pen the note

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 12:00

"I think A.I. just dumped me," confessed one confused person. 

As artificial intelligence, commonly known as A.I., becomes larger and more integrated with everyday life, things are going to get weird. At this point in the internet, we know A.I. is here to stay, but we aren't quite sure how to properly integrate it into businesses or our personal lives. Teachers are reading A.I.-written papers that their students have turned in, and some business people have resorted to letting an A.I. do their work for them, while they rake in the benefits. And now, in a move that was predictable but still kind of awful, this person has good reason to suspect that their ex-partner wrote them a breakup note using artificial intelligence

Maybe this will become common in years to come---after all, lots of people just aren't writers. They want to write a nice note, but don't know how, and instead of looking up information, they just let A.I. take over. 

But, as you can probably guess from reading this dude's message below, the results are far from perfect. There's some weirdness and repetitiveness, not to mention the almost emotionless way the note sounds. While people still aren't sure about this, it seems indicative of our future soon to come. 

Check out the OP's story below and see for yourself: did a person write this, or a robot? Then, check out some secrets from employees and students alike, who spilled the juicy drama they've witnessed. 

'I'm going to eat during my [...] lunch break, not give you a free manicure': Coworker demands free manicure, employee shuts her down

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 11:00

Every so often, your coworker asks you to do a favor for them. It might be to proofread an email, grab something from the kitchen, or brainstorm for 15 minutes. However, giving them a free manicure is not exactly the kind of favor one expects to be confronted with at work. This employee's coworker admired their nails and asked them what they were using. You would think the conversation ended there, and the coworker would just take it upon herself to purchase the same product as the employee. However, she took things up a notch and started to badger the employee and guilt them into giving her a free manicure during their 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Nice try, Karen!

'[He] was not the brightest': Manager gets cheap, so career garage door repairman finagles himself and crew a 2-3 hour lunch and 7+ hours a person in overtime pay

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 10:00

Isn't it funny when managers try to act like the know what they're doing but it's actually painfully obvious that they have NO idea and they are just talking as a power move? It's so comical and, honestly, sad. If you're a clueless manager, let me let you in a on a little secret: nobody cares that you're in charge, they care about getting their job done efficiently and acting their wages. So, as a quick PSA to managers, stop making it about you being high up on the executive ladder, we all know nothing would run without the workers, so stfu. Anyways… Sorry, went a little off my rocker there. I got triggered by this Reddit story of a manager trying to pull some cheap manager stuff and getting it right where he deserved. 

Apparently it was a blue collar crew working on a garage door. The manager thought they were wasting his time and money (they were not, he just didn't understand the process), so he made this asinine rules that he thought would save him money. Joke was very much on him though, because the career garage door repairman saw it for what it was and now him and his crew got 2-3 hours for lunch instead of the 45 minutes, and each person 7+ extra hours of paid overtime. 

'I was laughing': Lazy DIY customer complains to management about an exemplary hardware store employee after ignoring 80% of his advice on a project, gets called out

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 09:00

Internet tutorials make DIY projects look like a walk in the park. Watching a sped-up video of a professional woodworker dismantling, staining, and rebuilding a piece of street furniture makes upcyclers green with envy, but whenever an amateur grabs the same set of tools, most people realize they're all thumbs. Anyone who's ever watched a time-lapse of a home improvement project thinks for a brief second that they could totally do that themselves, but when it really comes down to it, most of us should be hiring professionals to do the heavy lifting, because there's a lot more to being a craftsman than just sheer determination.

In our next story, one girl realized her shortcomings almost immediately, but never fessed up to herself or the employees at the hardware store that she was a total failure.  

'Fine then, no package for you': Family refuses to open door to bike courier during dinner hour

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 08:00

I've never heard of any family acting the way these people did. It boggles the mind! 

u/KleptoCyclist wrote their malicious compliance tale that took place during their job as a bike courier. That's an interesting job for sure: you probably get tons of exercise and get to check out all different areas of the town. Then again, you also will experience every type of weather. And, as the OP found out, you'll meet a lot of people, some kind, some mean, and some who are just plain weird. 

I think it's odd to order a product and then refuse the delivery of it. I've gone out of my way to make sure a package gets into my apartment before someone steals it. I'm sure I'm not the only one who tracks their package as it's on it's route to me, travelling the USA. The family in this story could've had the easiest time receiving their package, and instead, they just… didn't? Do they love talking to customer service representatives? Do they adore driving to the post office to pick up a box? Please make it make sense. 

Check out the whole tale below, as well as reactions from commenters who were just as baffled as the bike courier. Then, take a peek into the juicy dramas going on at these workplaces and schools, as told by the people who were there to witness it firsthand. 

Karen Attempts to Intimidate the New Neighbor With Threats of a Lawsuit, Stirring Up a Property Line Dispute That Royally Backfires

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 07:00

Pettiness is a funny feeling. Usually spurred by the outlandish actions of a peer, pettiness can turn the most level-headed individuals into vindictive, vengeance machines, especially when a person is threatened. When it comes to our homes, we're particularly protective and quick to be petty; there's no telling how far a homeowner is willing to go to save their property from destructive forces and no limit to the pettiness in store for those who threaten their well-being. Notoriously, the most destructive force to anyone's home is the neighborhood Karen. 

'Fine, I’ll stick to the terms of the contract I do have': Company refuses to renew senior employee’s contract, so employee quits on old contract terms

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 06:00

Listen, I know this might sound morbid, but the thing that makes me feel my absolute best is when I get to hear other people's problems. I know it sounds pretty bad, but before you judge me, let me explain. First things first, life 99% of the time, is HARD. Everyone has their own set of issues which is why I lose the legitimacy to complain about mundane things throughout the day. Basically, what ends up happening is that I act as if life is peachy and I stroll around the room as if I don't have a single care in the world.

The story below relays the story of one mistreated employee who decides to finally take control of his own fate. So, if you are also overworked and underappreciated, let out some steam by scrolling down through the screenshots! When you're done, don't forget to check out these hilarious new-hire memes!

'I don't need to buy [my coworkers] gifts': Employee refuses to participate in Office Secret Santa, gets into conflict with HR

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 05:00

Now that it's the Holiday season, we are unfortunately subjected to that time of year when we have to get gifts for more people than we'd like. The idea of having to participate in an annual Office Secret Santa on top of all that other shopping is truly too far. Thankfully, I have never been asked to participate in one, and honestly, thank goodness. I'm not quite sure what I've done in my life to deserve that luxury, but I'll take it. Knowing myself, if I were pressured to be a part of an Office Secret Santa, I would begrudgingly do so because I'm one of those people pleasers who will never learn. My hat goes off to this Redditor, who took a stand against HR. 

'You'd be losing money!': Real estate agent landlord increases rent $500, tenant costs him $20k years later

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 04:00

There are few people you can truly trust in this world… and none of them are real estate agents or landlords. Two groups of people who make a name and a living for themselves by carving the flesh off of the unsuspecting. They'll stop at nothing to ensure they always walk away on top and with some extra coin in their pocket.

So, it's unsurprising that a real estate agent who also landlords their own properties might be a little unethical and uncaring when it comes to profit-seeking and the fattening of their own wallet. That is exactly how u/RockyMoose's landlord was in this classic story, originally shared on Reddit's r/ProRevenge subreddit.

In his story, u/RockyMoose described how, in the late 90s, he rented an apartment in a new city after getting a new job as a software developer. His landlord, who was also a real estate agent, was shocked to learn the amount he was earning in this new burgeoning trade, becoming increasingly jealous of his earnings. When the time came to extend the lease into a shorter periodic arrangement, the landlord jacked the rent way up, charging $500 more overnight. Years later, the two would meet again, and the landlord would be the one drawing the short straw.

'I asked her five times to make a payment... oh well': Contractors smash clients' new patio to pieces after client refuses to pay the crew

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 18:00

No good deed goes unpunished, as these poor contractors now know all too well. 

A group of contractors from Cheshire filmed themselves destroying a client's brand new fence. That's the opposite tactic that companies usually try to display on social media. Many of them will show photos or videos of things they've created in order to entice new customers. But these folks had a different message to send: respect us, or you'll pay. 

In the video below, a contractor explains that he completed a woman's patio for her, as well as adding in a fence. Such a job costs £7,300 or about $9,200, which is quite a large sum of money for anyone. But after the work was completed in her yard, this client allegedly dodged payments over and over and over, until the contractor decided he couldn't mess around any longer. Hopefully future clients will check out the video before deciding to skip out on an invoice!

'By god, he had me stressed on a Monday morning': Male-Karen throws a tantrum demanding a meal refund, turns out he's in the wrong restaurant

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 15:00

If there is one thing that working in the service industry tends to teach you, it's to hold your ground. You can't let everyone walk all over you, because there will be people who will most definitely take advantage of that weakness. For example, this server who either came encounter with a male Karen or a really empty-headed scammer. He was working a very slow morning shift, we're talking just several orders, enough to count on one hand. So when a mad came storming in demanding a refund, the first red flag was that he did not recognize this guy or his name OR even his order. So OP goes and checks all the backends etc and found no such order. This order was apparently filled with tomatoes, which he and his entire family is allegedly allergic to. The thing is, this man had absolutely no proof that this order was ever made. So he was either cat the wrong restaurant wasting his Karen-level tantrum or, as alluded to above, he was a scammer that didn't think his scam through very well. 

'She forgot to bring her dog with her... to the vet': 20 Major facepalm moments captured forever on the internet

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 14:00

We could not be rolling our eyes any harder at these facepalm moments

The internet is forever, no matter what you do. Thanks to internet archives, even if you delete something, it's still likely to float around the internet every now and again. For example, I imagine the person who posted about a "leaf" found in their burrito bowl wishes they didn't Tweet about it. That's because even though they thought this was your average everyday outside leaf, it was not. It's a bay leaf. That's a little leaf, which does look like the outdoor variety, but you put it in your stew or chicken. Then, after it's boiled for a little while, you take it out, and don't eat it. Does it add flavor? Maybe, who knows? It's just something cookbooks will tell you to do. That burrito place uses bay leaves for flavor evidently, and their customer was just the one who found it that day. 

Check out all these facepalm moments below. Then, check out the sagas of these employees who got fired on the spot

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