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'I had a dream I was a raw chicken cutlet': 15+ bizarre and cringe dreams stuck in people's memories

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 13:00

It's hard to find psychological meaning underneath some of these wildly bizarre dreams. For instance, how can one find meaning behind dreaming that you are a raw chicken cutlet climbing a cliff? Could it be that you feel like your life is uncooked and begging for adventure? Could it be that you don't quite feel like a human? That you're completely misunderstood? We're grasping at straws here because the dreams these folks shared via this r/AskReddit thread are so "out there" one has to wonder what the takeaway is. 

Personally, I am not one to remember many dreams, but I'll never forget the time I dreamt that I was being hunted by a group of bike riders in Narnia who were trying to tranquilize me. It has been over a decade and a half since I had that dream and yet it is completely lodged in my brain forever. 

Keep scrolling below to read about the bizarre fantasies that haunted these dreamers. When you're done, check out this compilation of horrible gifts people received for their birthdays and for the Holidays.

'He was putting little notes in the DVD cases at Blockbuster': 25+ Employees who got fired on the spot

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 12:00

There was a time when being fired was something to be ashamed of, but these days, companies love to hire and fire expeditiously. It's almost a rite of passage for those who work in retail or fast food. And if it doesn't happen to you, it'll certainly happen to one of your coworkers. 

The thing about customer service jobs is that you unfortunately have to serve customers, a lot of whom have no intentions of ever treating employees with respect. You're supposed to brush off their repeated insults, but it's hard to let someone disrespect you. You really want to talk back to them, but you need to keep that job… If you've ever seen a retail or customer service rep snap, it's usually because they've been pushed to their limits over and over. 

These people below shared the funny and infuriating reasons they got canned from their workplaces. Some quietly left, while others made a scene, but it seems like almost no one regrets their decision. Next up, this dude tried to save a few dollars at the pool store, only to end up turning his wife's hair green

'My boss FREAKED OUT!': Employee gives boss doctor's note requiring that they sit during work, boss loses it, threatens to fire employee

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 11:00

There are some things that even your strict boss should not be able to argue with at work. We've seen several instances of bosses overstepping and overreacting when they have no business doing so. We often see this manifest itself when people request well-deserved paid time off or take a mental health day. Bosses who can't step outside their own stress and experiences tend to react this way out of a place of selfishness, whereas you know you have a good boss when they are able to take a step back, remain measured, and essentially get their heads out from, you know, where the sun doesn't shine.

'We can't work like this': Employees team up after boss docks 15 minutes pay from worker for being 1 minute late; productivity crumbles

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 10:00

When a boss tries to swing his weight around his employees, things can go south pretty quickly. One boss who was especially into micromanaging decided that if his workers were 1 minute late, then he would dock 15 minutes of their pay. He believed that this would lead to more productivity. Maybe he learned this approach in one of those faulty 'be a boss' courses, or maybe he took notes from his own former boss, but either way, this kind of thing is not gonna fly with construction workers.

Trying to be a 'big man' doesn't usually fly with a lot of people, but I think it's fair to say that construction workers have a special kind of backbone. So the worker, OP, told his boss, 'No', plain and simple. No guessing games, just 'No'. Flabbergasted, his boss did not know what to say, but he knew he had to do something. Scroll down to read what, and then check out these top Karen memes while you are at it, because haven't we all had at least ONE Karen customer this year?

And finally, as a last note, I would like to send out my sincerest condolences to everyone who is having difficulties buying their loved ones a Christmas gift this December. I'm certainly chewing my nails as I stroll down the packed malls, figuring out what my mother won't frown disdainfully at. Enjoy the rest of our day, folk.

'Karen accuses me of trespassing and littering at my job': Entitled woman calls cops on worker cleaning up trash in the park

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 09:00

If there's anything I've learned from Reddit, it's that no one is safe from a Karen in the wild. And this man has just the story to prove it. So, the OP works for an HOA management company, and it's his job to go around to different communities and provide maintenance work. Trash pick-up is part of the job. So, the OP gets to this community park at 7 in the morning to start his job. He knows the park technically opens at 8 a.m., but the garbagemen come at 7:30 a.m., so he has no choice but to show up at 7 to make sure he can get the trash out to the curb in time. 

Enter the neighborhood Karen. She doesn't care that this man is doing his literal job; it is before 8 a.m., therefore he is trespassing. So what does she do? You guessed it, called the cops. Keep reading to see how the rest of the story unfolds and what the police officers say when they arrive. 

'Is all of this really necessary?': Customer thinks he knows better than pool store employee, tries to save money on pool before his plan backfires

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 08:00

This pool salesman has been on the job long enough to know that some customers can't be convinced to buy the products they need. Customers often like to think they know everything about a product just because they own it. 

In this case, the owner of a pool was pretty sure he knew everything he needed to know about his swimming pool. How hard could it be to maintain one little pool? All you have to do is fill it and empty it seasonally, and put in some chlorine or salt. Right? Surely there's nothing further to learn about the pool in your backyard?

'My MIL pulled [a] little stunt': Daughter-in-law gets revenge on Mother-in-law's selfish holiday gift by losing 100+ pounds

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 07:00

Oh in-laws, aren't they just a couple of peaches? Sarcasm aside, they can truly be great people to enter your life, but the stories we find about them on the internet are often the opposite of that. Sometimes, monster-in-laws are a real life terror. Not always! But sometimes… For example, this Reddit story of a monster mother-in-law. This woman, before coming out and divorcing her than husband, had a mother-in-law who was her frenemy. the mother-in-law would present OP with fake pleasantries and snide side comments. When it came to the holidays, she knew just want to get her DIL—a jacket her own size. That's right, the MIL purposefully bought a jacket with no returns that would only fit her and not the DIL. Why? Because she wanted the jacket and would figure DIL would just give it to her when she see it wasn't her size. However, DIL was feeling extra petty, so instead of doing what MIL hoped, she spent the rest of winter working out and dieting and now that jacket looks great on her. Even after the divorce (OP and her ex-husband stayed friends and have a great co-parenting life) the MIL will see her in that jacket and look so upset. But hey, it worked out great in more ways than 1 for OP! 

'Santa is a huge part of Christmas!': Parent criticized for telling 6-year-old daughter that santa isn't real

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 06:00

There's this growing sentiment in modern parenting that we should never lie to our children, that, if we do, they may one day grow up to resent us for giving them an unrealistic view of the world. 

Maybe, just maybe, that desire for a more realistic and grounded approach stems from the fact that we were raised being told that we could be whatever, whoever, and wherever we wanted to be when the reality is that all of those things cost money and if you don't have enough money to go, be and do everything you were told you could do. You'll soon find yourself 31 years old, having never traveled, and wishing you could have children… but kids are a little out of the question when you can't even get a dog because you're still renting and living with roommates, and the landlord won't allow it.

So, yeah, I get wanting your kids to grow up with realistic expectations of the world they're entering, but when the reality is this grim, at least give the kids a chance to experience the wonder and mystery of Christmas morning before they have a mortgage hanging over their head that's accruing a crushing level of interest that they may never fully repay.

'Placed on the very public Wall of Shame': Employee calls out of work due to pet emergency, toxic bosses shame her to 'hold [her] accountable'

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 05:00

There are many heartless acts toxic bosses commit in order to keep a "well-oiled machine" running, but reprimanding employees for having family emergencies is about as bad as it gets. Shouldn't all employees operate with the understanding that things happen? And shouldn't all employees, bosses included, strive to be generous when these emergencies happen so that the same courtesy can be extended to them in return should something occur? You would think that level of equitable logic would cross the minds of folks in charge, but remember that "company people" rarely consider anything that does not directly benefit themselves or the company at large.

'We're going to be pursuing other candidates': Candidate loses job offer after "failing" salary guessing game interview tactic

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 04:00

Let's be honest: Missing out on a job in the last round of the interview can be tough, especially when you're desperate for a job… but if a prospective employer is using tactics like this, you probably didn't want to work there anyway. No honest hiring manager wants to waste their own time and spend more time recruiting than they have to. 

32 Memes for New Hires Who Begin Their New Job Just in Time for the New Year

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 16:00

New jobs, new hires, and the New Year always seem to go hand in hand. The steps are incredulously tiring, the interviews are long, and the nerves continuously build until you get the hang of it all. Everyone wants to get their dream job… but few ever do. Sound sad? It is. Basically, there are four steps involved in getting your dream job. That's what we're told, anyway. The negotiating phase (salary-wise) of getting hired feels as hard as getting into Harvard. Or maybe I just don't know how to advocate for myself and it takes me some extra effort… Who even knows?

Getting a new job sounds easy enough in principle, but it can be difficult to stay composed, and project confidence when you really have no idea what you're doing. To be upbeat and approachable… For me, that's a tough one. Next up, don't forget to check out the top Karen memes of the week! That is, if you work in retail, as a server, or in customer service of any kind. Good luck working, fellow employees… good luck, indeed.

‘I took... everything’: Roommates try driving housemate out, so she leaves, taking all the furniture with her

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 15:00

Unless you move in together with your best friend, chances are you are going to roll the dice and live with a roommate or two. The dice will spin around a few times until it plops onto a number that makes you gasp in delight, or grumble in despair. This woman got unlucky and found herself being slowly but painfully driven out by her roommates who were planning to kick her out. Once she caught a whiff of that, she realized she had to comply with her lease, and the quicker the better. So she set out to talk to her landlady, who had given the initial 'Okay' to the roommates to kick her out.

Then she hatched her own plan, and let's just say that it did not turn out quite as her roommates wanted it to. Find out what happened by scrolling down, and then when you are done, check out this office Karen who was trying to score points with upper management by throwing one employee under the bus. Tsk, tsk, so many employees out to get each other, huh? Enjoy the rest of your gloriously grey day, people, and don't forget to maliciously comply with whomever when you get the chance.

'The administrative tasks piled up, not that Karen noticed': Assistant manager insists employee 'print an MP4' file, employee spends hours completing her task

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 14:00

What would we ever do without receptionists? These people keep the world running by doing all the organization and planning that keeps businesses afloat. 

CEOs and CFOs get the fancy titles and get to spend their time taking clients to glamorous lunches. They aren't the ones truly running the company, though. They may have the look of a person in power, but you know who's really in charge? The person who unlocks the doors each morning, keeps the office full of food and coffee, handles phone calls and client check-ins, and schedules meetings. That person is usually the receptionist, and without them, things wouldn't run nearly so smoothly. 

Working at an office's front desk can be a high-pressure job, but the receptionists manage to make it look easy. The only time we really know how hard they work is when they have a day off, or when they're out of the office for a long while. That's pretty much what happened when u/deeba_'s boss gave them a menial task to do that took up hours. 

You can read the entire story below, as well as a little bonus in the comments from the OP. Then, check out another office story of an intern who started to send out dozens of emails because their boss wouldn't let them use a flash drive

'He didn't know how to do his job': 10+ times employees got their toxic bosses fired

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 13:00

Those of you with toxic bosses surely have occasionally considered how you could possibly get them fired. It's not necessarily a realistic thought or one that you could easily pull off, but you have probably entertained the idea after a tough meeting or a difficult encounter on the job. Sometimes, these are folks who had it coming. They have treated you unfairly or have taken credit for your accomplishments or have even tried to undermine you and make you look bad. In other words, these are people who deserve what's coming for them, even if you don't have the bandwidth or guts to be the one to get them fired. Still, for a moment, you think about sending an incriminating email to their manager or standing up to them in the next meeting. 

You end up shrugging your shoulders and getting back to work, leaving the fantasy dormant in the back of your mind. However, these folks actually had the audacity to pull off the impossible: they not only fought back but they won. Keep scrolling below to see how these Redditors got their toxic bosses fired. For more stories like this, here is a collection of anecdotes where people quit on the first day.

'I am pretty sure my CEO has been stealing money': 30+ Employees and students spill the juicy dramas people can't stop talking about

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 12:00

No workplace or school is without some drama, and we've got our popcorn buckets ready as we read these stories. 

Gossipy places aren't always the nicest to work at, but there will be some great stories. A little bit of drama can spice up any boring Thursday afternoon. Whether it's two coworkers who can't agree on the heat, or the entire office waiting for someone to have a meeting with HR, it certainly breaks up the monotony. 

I'm fascinated with the story of the office where no one could agree on the lighting situation. It seems like a dramatic shift: the early morning folks want minimal light, while the late-comers want that blinding sun in their faces to wake up and start the day. But this feud has yet to lighten up: instead, the office is pranking each other! At least if they can't agree on the issue, they're sort of trying to find alternatives. 

Other people shared the inner workings of their own companies or schools, and they are some juicy stories (as requested by the OP, u/mooooommmmmmmmmm). 

You can check out all of these hilarious stories below. Then, check out this person's update of what happened when they refused to mow their demanding neighbor's yard

'So petty and so childish': Coworker rips employee's name down from decorations and throws it in the trash, employee figures it out

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 11:00

The reality of being an adult in the working world is that not everyone is going to like you. This can be especially hard to hear for the people pleaser of the world. As someone who once upon a time would identify as a people pleaser myself, I understand the mental and emotional adjustment that comes with learning that some people are just not going to be your friend. Perhaps this phenomenon has weighed on you since your school days, or perhaps you're only just realizing it now because you learned your coworkers were going out for drinks one day and you were not invited. Regardless of when you learned this, it's an important life lesson. The key is that even when a coworker doesn't like you, as long as they treat you with respect you both can go on your merry ways and move on.

‘Management finally caved in’: Management refuses to pay for loyal employee's car repairs until company goes down in flames, then employee quits

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 10:00

Why be loyal when you can just quit? One employee gave their all to a company that had no intention of completing the yin with yang, and that lack of intention showed up in their refusal to pay for the employee's car repairs. Why would a company pay for their employee's car repairs, you ask? It's a fair question. Let's start at the beginning.

OP was working as an IT project manager in Korea for an SMB. As the point of contact for the majority of the division's clients, OP had to travel a lot by car. The company refused to give OP a company car for said travels, so after 10 years, the miles were racking up, and OP's car was in terrible shape, needing a lot of repairs. The company took zero responsibility for OP's car, which led to sweet, malicious compliance on OP's end. What is an employee to do when their boss doesn't lend them a helping hand?

Scroll down to read how the company began to crumble, and then check out this manager who told a worker to choose between grad school… and their job. Classic management move.

'I made them pay $700 for their greed': Cheap boss refuses to fork out PTO, ends up paying $4,062 on his employee's final paycheck in overtime pay

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 09:00

Sometimes companies think they're being smart when they utilize loopholes to rip off their employees. Despite their insistence that every worker is like "family" or that their employees are the heart of the business, most companies will take any opportunity to cut corners on pay, deny raises, and if possible, skimp out on PTO. But when employees are pressed into a corner on the details of their paycheck, perhaps they can find a few loopholes of their own as revenge. 

'She was holding the folder and looking confused and scared': Customer insists the DMV's 'grumpiest, most difficult employee' be fired on the spot

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 08:00

This story is a peek into the a life of a DMV manager and her least friendly employee.

If you've ever been to the DMV before, I'm so sorry. They're usually one giant room full of chairs and workers behind numbered desks. As a customer, you show up ready to renew a license or passport, and then it's time to wait. It's best to bring a book or a crossword puzzle and just expect that you may spend several hours there.

'I'm giving people 75-99% discounts': Retail employee saves customers $400+ on prescription glasses, getting payback against a manager who denied her a promotion

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 07:00

As we've all seen over the weekend, because of all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals being shoved down our throats, sometimes companies need to slash their prices in order to make a sale. Discounts drive the consumer populous mad with desire and even if they're only saving 10% with our coupon, most shoppers will stop at nothing to get it redeemed. Quite frankly, I don't fault extreme couponers and deal-chasers... Life is expensive, so if you want a few nice things at a lower price, do your thing. 


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