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Frustrated driver punishes inconsiderate parker for taking up four spots with their vehicle: 'Purposely try block 4 spots? Two can play at that game'

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 07:00

Parking is one of those situations that can make even the sanest and most reasonable members of society into a raging feral ape. You could be a doctor or a lawyer the next minute, and the next, you're raging at some entitled stranger for squeezing into the spot you were waiting for or for parking like an idiot.

You know how this goes: You pull into the parking lot of the grocery store to see someone's monstrosity parked, taking up an impossible number of parking spaces… That or some small suped-up sports car that hardly needs one space parked so that no one can park in any of the spaces around it.

Yeah, that's enough to make even the most reasonable among us do unreasonable things. That's why when this guy saw some vehicles parked like this, he decided a little bit of pettiness was in order to remind them not to flout societal rules. 

'Would you flip burgers for $300k a year? Yes? Then it's pay that's the problem': 24 Clever comebacks to the classic line, 'nobody wants to work anymore'

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 06:00

Nobody wants to go to work on a Monday. 

Whether you're a manager at a retail store or a lunch lady at a middle school, there are days when your time on the clock simply doesn't feel worth it. But if you were the CEO of a Fortune 500 company making thousands of dollars a second, perhaps your work time would feel a little more fulfilling–filling your pockets.

Recently there's been a scourge of 'people not wanting to work anymore', but maybe it's more than the fact that we don't want to commute to our 9-5's. I'd argue that the workforce doesn't want to scramble to clock in if it means scoring a measly paycheck and getting some quippy back-sass from our micromanaging bosses. It's not that we don't want to work, it's that we don't want to work without pay…

If you agree that you're not being paid enough for your work, keep scrolling to read some of the best comebacks to the folks who think that people just don't want to work anymore!

'She's going to owe us about $18,000': Karen employee causes workflow interruption by changing doorknob to storage room, quits and gets fined

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 05:00

Getting frustrated at a coworker's promotion is not unusual in the workplace. We're only human, and if we feel ever so slightly envious, that's understandable. However, allowing those jealous feelings to take over and cause a major interruption to everyone else's workflow is nothing more than an act of supreme selfishness, even if you were qualified for said promotion.

This Karen took it too far when she didn't like the fact that her coworker, who managed the volunteer department at a small municipal department, locked the door to the storage room. He did this to monitor the bin of uniforms for volunteers and made it clear that if anyone needed access to the room, that he would give them the key. This, unfortunately, was not enough for Karen, who decided it was within her right to change the doorknob entirely. This only made matters worse for everyone. Eventually, she quit in a fury and ended up owing the company a large sum of money because they had been paying for her education. It seems like none of this rage was worth it in the end.

For more stories like this, check out this amusing bit of laundry revenge.

'Everything we did was wrong': Young homeowners get bombarded with HOA violations and fines after relocating for work

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 04:00

When buying a home, you face enough hassle without the HOA making it harder for you. But that's what HOAs are known for — making you miserable.

This young couple relocated for work and rented the wife's father's vacation condo while settling in. They absolutely adored the place, and to their surprise, her father offered to sell it significantly below market value. While they suspected this generosity might be fueled by his desire for continued summer visits, they seized the chance to become homeowners anyway. If you can, why not?

Everything that had seemed so perfect suddenly crumbled. After their ownership status changed, the HOA's demeanor transformed from one of indifference to what seemed like intense animosity. Every action sparked a violation, everything they did was wrong… they couldn't get anything right. As you'd expect, they were at a loss of what to do… move? Sell the place? Stay?

Scroll for the full story, and for more, here is a story about a manager who tried to pin a million-dollar mistake on a machinist.

New hire gets email on first day asking to donate his PTO to coworkers: 'A nice red flag on the first day'

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 16:00

Have you ever worked for a company that allowed you to donate your PTO to other coworkers? I've seen it done two ways. At one company, you could explicitly give your PTO hours to an employee of your choice, while at another company, at the end of the quarter, you could donate hours to a 'pool' that would then be distributed to those employees who needed it most. After reading the comments on this post, a lot of employees from other countries find this concept to be bonkers. I can understand wanting to donate hours to a coworker with whom you've developed a relationship, who may be in desperate need of PTO time due to family issues or medical leave. But being asked to donate to strangers on your very first day? That might be pushing it. This new hire got an email from HR on his very first day asking him to donate PTO to two employees that he didn't even know. The worst part is he already doesn't like his new job and is taking a major pay cut after being laid off from his old job. The people of the internet seem to be taking his side in the matter. 

Dad tricks picky kids into eating mushrooms, mom's not having it: 'I run it through the blender'

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 15:00

When you're a kid, there's plenty of stuff that you don't want to eat, the sheer existence of it being abhorrent and causing your stomach to turn. Your parent's attempts to trick and force you to eat it are unsuccessful. Try as they might to present it to you in new or disguised ways; your disgust remains. 

I remember loving my mom's mac and cheese as a kid until I one day saw her making it and witnessed her pouring some sludge labeled "cream of mushroom" into the mix. Cream of mushroom? I had unknowingly been eating mushrooms for all this time. Those little black flecks that I'd seen throughout the dish were a disgusting fungus that was being forced upon me. 

From that day forward, things changed; I could no longer stomach a dish that I once adored after discovering the knowledge that it had been tainted. Of course, there's a lot of complex psychological stuff happening here, and for every attempt you thought you caught your parents out on for forcing you to eat something, there were probably loads more that you didn't even notice.

This dad pulled one over on his family by getting the blender out to finely disguise the lumps that were horrifying his family—earning their displeasure once his plot was revealed.

Update: 'I received an email from her with an "invoice" for £500': Wedding guest tries to get newlyweds to pay for her missing a work message

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 14:00

In the pursuit of money, some people will stoop to embarrassing low points. Being low on money is a terrifying feeling, and if you have nowhere to turn, it's all that's on your mind. Still, there's a time and place to ask for money if you have to. It's a risky question, because friendships and relationships can easily fall apart over unrepaid loans. This person chose a very silly and utterly tasteless time to ask for money: right after a couple's wedding. 

That's a ridiculous time to ask for money. The newlywed couple have just spent thousands on their big day, and presumably they'll need more cash to propel them into their honeymoon. That's also just the opposite of wedding traditions in most cultures: people give money to the couple to help fund their new life together, not the other way around! 

This woman seems to have girl bossed too close to the sun by joining a scammy company, the type that only works if you badger all your friends and family into joining with you. These things aren't very profitable, and worse still, they isolate people from their friends for reasons like this. You can check out the story below, as well as an update that u/Obvious-Ad6961 shared in the comments. 

Next, this grocery cart collector took their boss literally when told, "Don't want to wear pants? Then you can go home." 

'Worst interview of my life': Job candidate calls out unprofessional interviewer after he shows up 30 minutes late and refuses to show interest

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 13:00

Candidates make egregious mistakes during job interviews all the time and face the consequences, but what about the unprofessional recruiters and hiring managers who deserve to be called out?

Let's all remember the fact that an interview is a two-way street. Not only are you trying to present yourself as the right fit for a given role, but they should be presenting themselves as the right for you as a potential employer. So often the latter part of this dynamic gets lost as a result of social hierarchical structures. Candidates are conditioned to be their best selves because they might face the consequences of not getting the job or worse. 

This candidate had enough sense to know that he was not the problem with why this interview went south. Thankfully, he did not take the blame. Instead, he took the opportunity to make it known to HR just how unprofessional, disinterested, and inconsiderate his interviewer was. Here's hoping that he faces some consequences too.

For more stories like this, check out this post about an employee's quest for a doctor's note. 

Business changes expense policies, loyal employee gets to take cabs everywhere: 'The company just had to pay double'

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 12:00

Traveling for work is a way of life in many careers. Jobs often tell you this when you apply for the role, specifying what percentage of the time you'll be on the road. For many workers, this setup is a great way to see a little bit of the world, or just keep them from getting bored of their hometown. 

This person, u/Bibby_M, has a great setup with their job. Though they live about 38 miles from their job, they only live about 5 miles from the nearest airport. That means that even though they travel frequently for work, they never worry about catching that flight. It seems like their workplace worries about it though, since they've recently changed the way they reimburse their employees for travel expenses. This employee was a little confused, but ultimately, it seems like it worked out for them in the end. As for the company, they seem to be penny-wise but pound-foolish, and as some commenters noted, keeping up habits like those will cost the company more money in the long run. 

After you read this malicious compliance tale, have a laugh at the bizarre habits of this person's clueless but well-meaning husband

'You want me to work ZERO overtime? Sure thing boss': Manager complies with new bogus OT policy, results in team racking up tons of OT hours, manager embarrasses boss in front of CEO

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 11:00

It's a common misconception that cutting overtime hours can be a structurally sound decision for a company. This boss told a call center manager that management was no longer allowed to work overtime. Now despite this new bogus policy, he didn't say anything about the employees that report to management.

At the end of every day, this manager tends to check up on his team to help them wrap up their calls and get them out of work on time. This often results in him having to stay after for a little while, but overall, it's best for the company since one person's overtime is far less of a big deal than an entire team working overtime. 

Clearly, this boss did not anticipate the consequences of this new policy despite numerous attempts on the part of the manager to explain his reasons. Keep scrolling below to see how the manager ended up embarrassing his boss in front of the CEO.

For more stories like this, check out this post about an employee's drama getting a doctor's note.

‘Feel my wrath': Guy hard-resets hotel TV after they try to use parental lock to get him to pay more, sparks thread of other tips and tricks that get around hotel upcharges

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 10:00

"Cruise ships do this a lot too, especially to block HDMI ports. The great thing is that usually, someone posts online how to get around it…."

Man reports truck driver for blinding headlights, igniting fierce debate about road etiquette

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 09:00

Before getting behind the wheel, a driver should exercise additional caution for the safety of other drivers as well as themselves. Therefore, observing the rules and regulations is crucial. Having said that, how would you react if your co-worker blatantly broke one of the most fundamental traffic laws—bright headlights visible from space?

In the story below, the driver is agitated and trying to make it to work in one piece. The original poster (OP) describes how he was compelled to report a careless driver to the authorities. It all started as OP was getting ready to park. For the sake of this discussion, let's refer to the negligent driver as Karen. Karen's headlights dazzled OP, making it impossible for him to see properly. So, after parking safely, OP contacted the entitled driver and told them how much he disliked their improper conduct.

That said, be sure to read the story below if you're interested in learning the precise words that were used during the tense exchange between the OP and the entitled driver! Additionally, after you're done, don't forget to read the story of the college student who, while out for a nighttime walk, demanded that a student leash his 'dog', only to find out it is a wild coyote!

'Don't want to wear pants? Then you can go home': Shopping cart collector takes boss literally after being directed to change clothes

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 08:00

Dress codes plus summer heat can equate to some pretty miserable employees. To start with, a lot of employees already have to wear black uniforms, or at least black pants. Some have to wear a hat or a visor with their hair up, so that does alleviate a bit of the heat. But in the grand scheme of things, companies don't seem to care how hot their employees get. The uniform is the uniform 24/7, year-round. It would be easy to let employees wear shorts, and companies could even put rules in their handbooks about the length and material to ensure they still look professional. But no, they'd rather just let their poor employees melt in the sun. 

This dude had a job that could easily make a person sweat: he was the cart collector at a grocery store. It was his first job after graduating high school, so he didn't plan to stay there forever. His boss's reaction to his complaint about the heat made him want to leave even faster! Maybe his act of protest will inspire a change in the store's uniform policy. Check it out below. 

Next up, this manager thought he was being slick when he told his accounting team, "This is mandatory. You WILL attend the trivia contest.

Frustrated customer reveals entitled family's plan to exploit home improvement store and steal product: 'I made sure a pricing error did not occur'

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 07:00

Navigating your way through a crowded store is one of those experiences you won't soon forget, squeezing through cramped aisles between situationally unaware strangers who have made it their prerogative to move as erratically as possible. To make matters worse, you always seem to be in a hurry when this happens, and you need to get in and out as fast as possible while everyone else is moving like the walking dead. 

As whenever queueing—or any basic social order and decorum—is expected there's always going to be someone or someones who think that they are the exception, prioritizing their needs over what is fair or reasonable.

When this criminally unaware group repeatedly made the situation worse for this shopper, they turned the tables by revealing the fact that they had been plotting to trick the cashier into ringing up their order at half the amount they should be paying.

Phone company tries to money-grub a customer over a few cents, then he matches their energy and earns $9 in technicality fees: 'More like 'penny' revenge'

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 06:00

Sometimes the only response to a person's pettiness is to match their energy. 

But the guy in our next story decided to take his own little petty party to the next level when a money-grubbing 'debt collector' came knocking at his door over a few cents. Handling the logistics of switching phone providers can be a challenge and usually companies have a bit of leeway when it comes to overflow days. However, when looking at an extraordinarily small bill that actually costs more to even mail to a customer, wouldn't it be logical to just consider it a wash? 

This wouldn't be much of a story if it were logical, now would it?

After receiving a minuscule bill in the mail, the original poster of this story decided to use company policy against them, playing along with online minimum payments and mail carrier fees until ultimately charging his old phone company more than three times the bill they were trying to collect from him. Keep scrolling for the entire story of 'penny-revenge'!

Infuriated boss tries to get rid of employee after he refuses to answer work calls over the weekend, HR sides with employee: 'This won't happen again'

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 05:00

It's crucial to draw boundaries between life and work, no matter how hard your employer tries to overstep said boundaries.

This employee made a simple request for a company phone to use for weekend calls, since it was starting to become quite common that he needed to take work calls outside of normal work hours. His boss denied the severity of the situation and refused to give him the phone. Well, since answering these work calls during unpaid hours was really an act of generosity, the employee decided to disconnect over the weekend and see how that would make the boss feel. Of course, chaos ensued and by Monday morning, the boss tried to get HR to fire the employee. The good news is that the employee had receipts, and for once, HR had a backbone.

Keep scrolling below for the full story and for the best reactions from folks in the comments section. For more content like this, check out this post about an employee's need for a doctor's note.

Homeowner hires cleaning lady for his house, she refuses to clean if people are present: ‘She wouldn't even let me meet her'

Sun, 06/02/2024 - 04:00

Some professions require total trust from total strangers, which can become quite a complicated task for people. Hiring a nanny, for example, can be a stressful experience for parents, since they are trusting their children with a person they do not know. This also applies to hiring a cleaning person to clean your home, as you have to trust them while they roam your house in order to clean it. They can easily steal some of your possessions, but you just have to trust that they are loyal and will not exploit your job.

The cleaning lady in this Reddit story though, sounded like someone who is not easily trusted, as she demanded to be left completely alone in the house while she cleans. She would not even agree to meet the homeowner and insisted on them leaving the door unlocked so she could freely come in to clean the house in peace. 

We don't know if we would have trusted a person who made this kind of request, so scroll down to read the full story to decide what you would do if you were in the homeowner's shoes. After you are done reading, click here for a story of an employee who was insulted by a weird job offer.

‘I kid you not…’: Guy stumbles upon job posting for a position he was rejected for, concocts a plan with the recruiter and lands a 2nd interview with the same manager

Sat, 06/01/2024 - 18:00

"When you show up for your second interview make sure to wear an enormous obviously fake mustache."

Manager threatens to fire an employee for attending his brother's funeral, then the guy rage quits on the spot: ‘I hung up and blocked her’

Sat, 06/01/2024 - 17:00

Whenever managers are short-staffed, they send a mass text message to every employee begging them to come in and work a shift. But when a hardworking employee asks for one measly day off, all of a sudden their baby eyes and good graces go straight out the window… 

When one particular employee asked for a single day off, he learned exactly how far his loyalties at work would go–and how far his guilt-tripping manager would push him. 

After receiving terrible news of his brother's untimely demise, the original poster of this story (OP) knew he had to be in attendance at a very impromptu funeral. His minimum wage job was the last thing on his mind so he submitted his PTO request a little bit late, thinking he would be shown mercy by his manager. Little did he know, his direct supervisor was hardly a humanoid and didn't have a shred of grace in their body. 

Scroll for the entire story of how one employee rage quit on the spot after an insensitive manager threatened to fire him for requesting 1 day of PTO. After this, here's another tale of workplace drama where Redditors debate the best response to 'nobody wants to work anymore'.

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