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Worker told they can't take their leave the day before they're set to leave, they take it anyway: 'I'm ignoring the fact that the leave isn't sanctioned now'

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 15:00

We work to earn money to support ourselves and our families and to give ourselves a chance at a life of better comfort and the space to pursue our individual interests. Sure, some of us might be lucky enough to reasonably enjoy our work and even find fulfillment in it, but it still serves as the means to an end. In short, you work so that you can better enjoy the time spent not working. And in some sort of weirdly depressing poetic sort of sense, the two are permanently at odds with each other.

See, the more time you spend working, the less time you have to enjoy the fruits of your labor. That's why we need things like leave so that we can go on holiday or take care of pressing personal matters and leave our duties behind us for longer than 48 hours. But if it ends up being that you can never take time off when you need to, what's the point of all of it really? 

'I'm not taking the blame for your mistakes': Experienced grocery store manager lets bossy manager order them around and watches him flail

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 14:00

Wisdom is knowing when to let people make their own mistakes. That's especially true in the workplace: knowing when to mind your business is crucial. 

This grocery store manager, u/SerphynaZee, has a coworker who's an annoying dude. The original poster of this malicious compliance story is stuck with one of the worst kinds of coworkers---the kind who love to boss everyone around, acting like they know the job better than everyone. 

There are a few ways you can treat a peer that acts this way. You can let them boss you around (not fun). You can report them to the boss, but that could easily backfire and make you look like a snitch or make you look jealous. Or, like this person did, you can just sit back and watch as they make their own mistakes. They want to act like the boss? Fine, go ahead! He'll just learn on their own that yes, in fact, some people do know better than him. One of the best ways to be a good leader is to never stop learning…  this guy learned that lesson for himself after this rather embarrassing outcome

Next up, this employee accidentally got back at his new boss who insisted he "be here when the warehouse opens."

New Karen neighbor tries to make the HOA more strict, gets kicked out of the neighborhood: 'Good riddance'

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 13:00

Imagine being the kind of personality who genuinely wants to live in a strict HOA neighborhood.

We come across a ton of HOA stories on the internet, and rarely do we hear about one that current residents of the neighborhood actually like. The Redditor who shared this story even referred to it a "non-HOA HOA" in the sense that they only really enforced rules that applied to common areas. Other than that, people could do whatever they wanted with their homes (and it sounds like they really did). It was a harmonious relationship between the board members of the association and the rest of the neighborhood population.

All of this was threatened when a boomer Karen came waltzing into the neighborhood and immediately started trying to make the HOA much more intense. Let's just say that her energy was not welcomed into the neighborhood, and she ended up not sticking around for very long.

For more stories like this, take a look at this post about an unruly Karen employee.

Fish-flops and scuba heels: 25+ Super strange shoes that turn heads wherever they go

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 12:00

This is fashion, baby. High fashion, low fashion, it doesn't matter to the tastemakers of the world. There's arguably nowhere the fashion scene is more vibrant, experimental, and on full display than New York. Just by walking down the street, you'll encounter people in full black-tie attire, and the person right behind them might be wearing 5 different patterns and fabrics. There are no real rules when it comes to styling your outfits. In New York, the only real fashion suggestion is to wear comfy shoes for your commute, and save your fashionable heels for strutting around town and showing off at the office. 

The people below have some intriguing senses of style! Some of these shoes seem to be designed just for the heck of it, like #3, which appears to be a combo of a snow boot, croc, and barefoot-toe shoes. What would be the ideal temperature or scenario for this odd footwear choice? I'm also a big fan of #8, a pair of heels that double as scuba-diving flippers. James Bond or his sidekicks are probably the only people who might need these, since Bond often finds himself swimming to safety and attending fancy parties. In the real world, rocking the scuba heels to a party will amuse everyone around you, and you'll probably be tripping a lot

Check out the fascinating fashion choices below. Then, this manager tried to be an intimidating figure during his first week of work, baffling all the employees around him who knew what they were doing. 

New boss flexes muscles and enforces strict break schedule, team compliance causes public complaints: '[It was] a week of utter chaos'

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 11:00

Every new boss likes to demonstrate their particular way of doing things to their team, but blindly enforcing those rules can lead to unexpected consequences. If you're new to any company, whether you're in a position of power or if you're in an entry-level position, you have to take time to learn and adjust the current system before making suggestions that would radically change things for everyone else. Sure, new voices can be instrumental for productive change, but it's pretty self-involved to think you can change everything for the better when you've been at the company for two minutes.

This new boss learned that the hard way when his team complied, albeit maliciously, with the strict new schedule. By only taking their assigned ten-minute breaks, customers and public complaints became an issue as there were several moments during the work day when tasks could not be completed because certain employees had to take their breaks during that time. 

Pretty soon after the week of chaos, the team members were able to enjoy picking breaks when they wanted. Keep scrolling below to see what happened to the boss. For more stories like this, check out this post about a Karen employee who replaced an entire door at work.

'They don't care': Resident's neighbors jump their fence and hang out in their backyard, then refuse to leave

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 10:00

Some neighbors need a reality check, and you can't always play nice.

One neighborhood resident was battling his neighbors stomping on his property for quite some time. It seemed like nothing to them off of it was working. At a loss, they turned to Reddit… and you know how that goes. A flurry of responses came in, giving them advice on how to get their neighbors off their property forever. Some were clever, others creative, and there were a few that were definitely favorited.

I've also had neighbors enter my backyard before, but luckily, I own a dog who is very loyal and likes to scare people away when they do something that I don't appreciate — such as entering my property without permission. Maybe he should get a canine after all. Check out the fully story below where OP goes into detail, explaining what is going on.

Then check out this job candidate who crumbled under pressure during an interview when asked about a case study they had made.

Amid allegations of careless spending, employee's strategic compliance floods the administration with receipts, causing drastic adjustments to corporate policies

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 09:00

The two words that every employee fears are 'company policy'. You can be certain that the context won't lessen the severity of the assignment or the punishment.

The story below is an account of a frustrated employee. The original poster (OP) had been employed by the same business for a considerable amount of time. He is reimbursed for the petrol he consumes and is permitted to use the company vehicles. Therefore, one can only imagine how taken aback OP is to receive a letter warning him about his purported misappropriation of the company's kindness and instructing him to forward each and every receipt he gets following a gas fill-up so that they can keep track of his spending.

But as was to be expected, this did not sit well with OP, who then devised a devious plan to exact revenge on the business. So be sure to read the story below if you're interested in learning the specifics of what happened and how OP settled the score! After you're done, don't forget to read the story of the man who cleverly complies with his neighbor's request to have the fence taken down!

'She chooses to double down on the craziness': Nurse helps 90-year-olds load a box onto their car, gets confronted by angry customer

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 08:00

This nurse tried to do a good deed, only to get scolded. 

What would society ever do without doctors and nurses? They have one of the hardest professions. Shifts are long, like u/BookwyrmsRN's 14-hour day. The work can be thankless at times, and all those long shifts can impact a medical professional's daily life. This nurse had just gotten done a 14-hour shift and was understandably exhausted, and they had yet another shift in just 9 hours. Even with all of that exhaustion weighing on them, this person still took time out of their day to help an elderly couple who appeared to be struggling with their heavy purchase. 

That's when another customer at the store spotted the nurse and for some reason assumed they worked at the store. That's odd to begin with, since this person was still wearing their stethoscope and scrubs, not to mention their name tag that showed they were a registered nurse. You can check out the rest of the story, which just gets crazier and crazier. Commenters loved it, and applauded the nurse for being kind despite the circumstances. 

Next up, check out some very wacky shoes, like a pair of fish-flops or a pair of scuba heels.

CEO pushes junior staff member for more productivity, they start working their scheduled hours: 'I worked exactly the hours I was paid to, instead of coming in 30 minutes early and staying 30 minutes longer as well'

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 07:00

It's ironic how the cubicle was the symbol of working-class oppression in the 80s, 90s, and 00s, with countless references in popular culture using it to establish the character's insignificant overlooked place in society. The cheap grey carpet and the temporariness of the fabrication reflected how the organizations viewed their lowest productive workers—too expendable to bother placing in an ordinary office. 

Now, fast forward twenty-odd years, and they're not even bothering to stick workers in carpeted squares. Justifying this move with snazzy, jazzy buzz words like "open-planned" and "hot-desked" in order to convince workers that these new fads are somehow in their best interest. Further irony comes in the form of the fact that some hot-desking offices are effectively telling their workers that their work doesn't necessitate or require a permanent place for them to work from… Yet they aren't allowed any working-from-home arrangements.

These offices are the plight of the modern worker. Would it be too much to ask for a place to put pictures of your family so you can be reminded why you come to this forsaken place? The only people who ever really seem to be a fan of this arrangement are your coworkers, who view socializing as their job and never seem to be getting any work done outside of gossiping anyway. These "personality hires" do nothing but keep the rest of us from focusing on our work. 

'Enjoy your pile of junk': Bidding war turns a first-time homeowner on to petty revenge after their unwelcoming old neighbor turns salty

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 06:00

We all know a sore loser. 

When the chips are down or they're losing a rousing game of Monopoly, a sore loser will likely flip the table, end the game, and ruin the fun for everybody. Because it's so unfathomable that they lose at anything, sore losers usually take their shortcomings out on those around them–particularly the ones that left them pwned. 

But the grouchy, grump in our next story wouldn't shake the boots of this first-time homeowner. Instead, one young man (who was thrilled about owning his first home), turned an unwelcoming neighbor into a cautionary tale to the rest of town. When the young homeowner outbid the guy next door for a fixer-upper house, he was determined to turn his 'pile of junk' into a beautiful home. Keep scrolling to read how one guy used his remodel to shut the stink eye of the sore loser next door. 

Next up, here's a story of a savvy employee who scored a $15k payout after getting wrongfully terminated, just because they were clever enough to keep a paper trail.

Boss makes employee put blazer back on in boiling hot weather because of his tattoos: '[I'm] so done with this place'

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 05:00

Let's talk about unnecessary dress codes. Sure, there are certain jobs where the clothing you wear is important. Healthcare workers and firefighters are a couple of professions that come to mind. Uniforms can signify that the person who is about to perform a job is the right person to be doing it. However, in most workplace environments, uniforms are less necessary and more performative. 

For instance, do all finance bros need to wear a jacket and tie for their jobs? Absolutely not. It should always be about the work before the presentation. If you feel like you genuinely want to wear a jacket and tie to work, go for it! That being said, in reality, the work should speak for itself and the uniform shouldn't speak for the work. 

This employee was told by his horrible boss that he had to put his blazer back on because he had tattoos. Now, according to the employee handbook, only inappropriate tattoos need to be covered and this guy's tattoos were far from inappropriate. Plus, it was summer weather! We hope the next time this happens, the employee stands up for himself. 

For more stories like this, check out this post about a Karen employee who replaced a door.

‘Stop overreacting’: Employee publicly calls out coworker for stealing his belongings off his desk, gets silent treatment from the rest of the office in return

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 04:00

Sharing a working space with your coworker can be fun at times, but it can also be extremely challenging. On one hand, being together through the work week can help the employees feel more connected to one another, and improve the general work environment. On the other hand, not having your own personal space can become difficult, and other coworkers can step over boundaries without even realizing it.

The coworker in this Reddit story definitely crossed some work boundaries, and she probably knew what she was doing as well. OP (original poster), noticed that his coworker kept taking his things off his desk, mainly office supplies, but occasionally things like his lunch and even his personal mug. Eventually, OP decided to confront his coworker and did it in front of the entire office, but the rest of his coworkers did not support OP in his decision…

Scroll down to read the full story. After you are done, click here for a story of an AI job interview that went south.

Overworked truck depot worker calls boss's bluff after being reprimanded for working their scheduled hours like they were told: 'Clearly, you're not going to fire me. You have no one who can do my job'

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 15:00

Being overworked and understaffed, working long hours at odd hours, is no way to live your life. Still, many of us are doing so in order to eke out a living in this wild world. It can even seem manageable while you're in it, grinding out the hours to keep up with an ever-increasing workload to keep the bossman happy while seasonal demand runs its course or to cover for that vacant role that they've yet to see fit to fill.

The reality is, by trying to do the right thing and keep everyone happy, rising to the occasion that has been presented, you're just your own worst enemy, showing the 'powers that be' that they don't need to hire additional help, either out of greed or because they purely don't realize that its a necessity and you're quickly approaching burnout. And, yes, burnout will come, maybe surprisingly fast and when you least expect it, but once it hits, you're going to find it impossible to keep going forward with the way things are.\

It was a bit like this for this trucking depot worker whose grueling job it was to clean out the interiors of the fleet's trucks after messy sucrose deliveries. After multiple failed attempts to hire some deadbeat at a lower wage, they—yet again—found themselves alone cleaning the trucks. A job that required two people just to cover hours of operation. Still, when the chance presented itself for a reprieve from their long hours in the form of a poorly worked demand, they took it and ran with it… showing their bosses just how necessary another hire was.

'My request fell on deaf ears': Employees ignore ticketing system, IT team refuse to help with locating files in response

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 14:00

IT support teams usually thrive on order. This employee recalled an annoying story about workers who refused to open a ticket. Forget phone calls, emails, or surprise visits. He wanted a ticket, or it didn't happen.

Enter chaos. A frantic email landed in his group inbox: 'Can't save files! See screenshot!' Attached was a picture of an 'access denied' error message. No details about the file's location, just a list of user IDs needing access. Well, great. Granting access wasn't exactly his and his team's forte, but with a proper ticket, they could route it to the right team.

Seizing a quiet moment, he politely explained their email lacked crucial info – where were these files? Without that, connecting them to the appropriate team was impossible. Unfortunately nobody got what they wanted in the end. Check out the full story below, and when you're done scrolling, here is another story about a highschooler who outsmarted a computer expert who came to help out at school.

Neighbors keep stealing tenant's laundry detergent, tenant swaps it for blue dye: 'The next morning I hear screaming coming from the laundry room'

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 13:00

Clearly, one does not want to mess with this dude's laundry. 

Anyone who has lived in a building with a shared laundry room knows that there is a certain etiquette that comes with using the laundry machines. On the one hand, one should not immediately remove a neighbor's clothes from the dryer as soon as the cycle is over. One should wait five minutes to see if the neighbor will come pick up their clothes themselves first. On the other hand, one should not leave one's clothes in there forever. This is a communal room, and everyone has laundry to do.

Now, this tenant would leave his laundry detergent out when he was using the machines, and everyone in the building seemed to understand that it was not their soap to use. Everyone, that is, except for the new neighbors that just moved in. After numerous attempts to kindly ask them to leave his detergent untouched, the neighbors still kept on using it without permission. After a while, the Redditor had enough of this and decided to swap his detergent out for disguised Blue Rit dye. Well, you can guess what happened next. Let's just say that the neighbors were blue about it.

For more stories like this, check out this list of the top choosing beggars of the week.

'Come in on a Sunday? Fine, but I'm going to play Monopoly': Office workers throw a party after strict manager insists they work on the weekend

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 12:00

For these office workers, spending a Sunday in the office felt like the last day of school before summer break. Remember how great the last week or two of school was? Chances are your teachers had a few tests or quizzes for you, but they were winding down their lessons for the end of the year. They'd let you bring in cards or board games, maybe let you watch TV for a while, and some would even bring in treats or let kids wander to other classrooms. It had this wonderful feeling of freedom. These workers had a similar sort of experience… although it did involve working over the weekend. 

As an adult, you really need those days off. You need at least one day for chores, errands, or catching up on cleaning. The other day, if you're lucky, can be spent chilling out or meeting up with some friends. Whatever you do with your days off, it's healthiest to keep work out of your brain so that you can go back on Monday as refreshed as possible. U/QueenieSimmer had a boss who recruited the workers into coming into the office on a Sunday, and no one was happy about that. Check out the positive way they managed to deal with the hand they'd been dealt down below.

Next, check out the update from the person who got an email invoice from her own wedding guest for £500!

Husband uncovers wife's affair with his best friend, he and best friend's wife hatch a plan for payback: '[I] discovered 6 months worth of emails between her and my best friend'

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 11:00

Word of advice: don't document an affair over email. It's bound to get back to you, as this cheater has now come to learn in the worst way.

Her husband began suspecting her of cheating and decided to install spyware that would screenshot every few seconds. I guess jealousy can take people to desperate measures. When he went through his wife's emails, he discovered half a year's worth of documentation between her and his best friend proving that they were having an affair. Well, instead of confronting her then and there, he decided to wait for a more opportune moment. While she was gone for a "conference" one weekend, the Redditor decided to confront his best friend's wife and work with her to get some much-deserved petty revenge.

Keep scrolling below for the full story and for the best reactions from folks in the comments section. For more tales of petty revenge, check out this post about a guy's Coachella-fueled revenge.

‘I made a mistake!’: Man cleverly complies with neighbor's demands to remove fence, leading to desperate pleas for restoration

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 10:00

A neighbor can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on the situation. Then, what would you do if your neighbor 'demanded' that you remove or replace your fence? Which would you do—give in or stand your ground?

The story below is an account of a frustrated neighbor. The original poster (OP) has been living at his house for a while. Soon after moving in, OP and his next-door neighbor built a fence between their two homes without consulting a surveyor. Living in a peaceful area brought them both peace of mind and harmony. However, all changed when Anne, a new and tough neighbor, moved in and the accommodating neighbor moved out. In contrast to the previous neighbor, Anne did not respect the informal agreement between them and insisted that OP remove his fence since it infringed on nine inches of her property. Although OP first opposed it, in the end, he decided to maliciously comply.

Therefore, make sure to read the story below if you're interested in learning the specifics of what transpired between Anne and OP! After you're done, don't forget to read the story of the man who confronted the truck driver for using blinding headlights, sparking a heated discussion about proper driving behavior!

‘You ruined our wedding’: Photographer fails to arrive to wedding after the couple's last-minute location change, they sue him for contract breach

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 09:00

Planning a wedding might be one of the most challenging experiences in a couple's relationship. We were taught to believe that our wedding day is one of the most important days of our lives, so we all want it to be the most perfect day we could make it be. This means we will plan it to perfection, which can be quite a stressful endeavor. 

One thing that a couple should never ever settle on, is their wedding photographer, because that person is in charge of creating the biggest memories from that day. The couple in this Reddit story definitely regretted not taking their wedding photographer choice more seriously. They signed a contract with an amateur photographer who simply failed to arrive on their special day. The photographer claimed it was because they kept changing their venue location due to poor weather, but does that excuse not showing up? The couple surely doesn't think so.

Scroll down for the full story. After you are done, click here for a story of a cleaning lady who refused to clean while the homeowner was there.

'New manager tried to back peddle': Employee gets back at snippy new boss who demands he must "be here when the warehouse opens"

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 08:00

Instead of getting to know his new coworkers, one new manager thought he had a better approach. According to u/atomb*mb1945, he started "getting into things that weren't his business and things he didn't know about." 

That's exactly what you don't want to do as you're starting a new job. It isn't going to make a good impression on the current workers if the newbie comes in on day one and starts telling them they don't know how to do their own jobs. It looks presumptuous and pompous on his part. And no doubt his new coworkers started talking about him behind his back. The better option would've been to introduce himself and ask them about their jobs, but some people feel that acting authoritatively is the only way they'll get respected by their peers. 

You can check out this fun tale of workplace malicious compliance, plus comments from people who related to the story. (As one person wrote, it's wise not to mess with old folks!) After that, people revealed the foods they will simply never eat again, like one person who wrote that their sister's lasagna tastes "more like beef mince and pasta sheets drowning in tomato water." 

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