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'Remote work is ending, come in Monday': Company demands workers return, ignores mixed reactions

Fail Blog - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 12:00

What is it about remote working that some companies hate so much? If your employees can work from home just as well as they can from the office, why not let them? This company is about to have a lesson in valuing its' employees autonomy, as the poster shared to r/Sysadmin. 

If you have a job that you can do entirely from your laptop, it's easy to work remotely. Basically all employees love it — you can easily get work done from the comfort of your own home. There are no coworkers to distract you, you can grab a snack from your fridge whenever you feel like it, and most importantly, you can lay in bed in your pajamas and your boss is none the wiser! 

As the OP tells it, the workers at their company are not happy to hear that they're suddenly expected to return to the office. I mean, why would they be? It implies that they aren't working to their full potential at home, which just isn't true for most workers. Workers are beginning to realize that they have a lot of power, and I hope the OP and their team manage to get through some tough negotiations about working remotely or in the office. I really hope they update us on the situation — I'm dying to know how many employees will go to another place of employment. 

Next up, this small business trusted an influencer to promote some sweet treats, only for this bakery to get ghosted. 

The Verdict Is In, Cats Love Sitting In Sinks- Here Are 15 Purrfect Pictures Proving Our Point

LOL Cats - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 11:00

Good morning and salutations. It's another perfect day here at the ICanHasCheezburger office. The sun is shining down into the office through our gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, the coffee machine was slapping more than usual, and all of our best office friends are here today. Now, let's talk a little bit about cats in sinks. Who would have thought that cats would choose the sink out of all the comfortable places to relax in a house? Who would think that a cat would do anything that they do on a regular basis?

They are strange creatures, weird lil guys, if you will. That's just that. It does not make much sense to us humans, but we delight in our cats' happiness so no need for them to explain. If their fluffy lil booties fit, then you best believe those fluffy lil booties are going to sit. And apparently, they fit perfectly in sinks of ranging sizes and materials. Hey, what do we humans know? As long as our felines are content, so are we. 

'This is no longer any of your business': Director gets petty revenge on producer for making entire crew's jobs difficult

Fail Blog - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 11:00

This producer sounds like a living nightmare. We all know that people in show business can be crazy, and this story provides a little glimpse into what that craziness actually looks like behind closed doors. This director, who shared their story via this thread on Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit, was hired to help this writer/producer mount a production of her new play, but it turned out that they ended up doing way more work than just the job of a director.


The worst behavior, believe it or not, came after the production ended. The writer/producer promised to share her industry contacts with members of the cast, but then completely went back on her promise. When the director confronted her about this, she told them that their job is done and they should mind their own business. Well, that's exactly what the director did, so when the writer/producer came back a few weeks later in desperate need of all the files the director kept, she found out that the director had erased all of them… since, you know, the job was done.


Keep scrolling below for the full story. For more, check out this post about an entitled Karen mom and her child's daycare.

'You sure mate? It's a lotta sand': Australian Builder rudely refuses to notify contacts of his new number, ends up with a whole lotta sand where he doesn't want it

Fail Blog - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 10:00

When you change your phone number you should probably do your due diligence and let people who are likely to contact you know that there is a new way to do so. Otherwise, whatever poor sod ends up with your old number is just going to be inundated with requests to reach you. This is especially true if you're operating a business or doing something that fields a high volume of phone calls. But, if you ended up with my old number, it would never even be an issue; I don't stay in contact with anyone, and my phone hardly rings anyways, so the chances that you're going to get a mistaken phone call are nearly zero. Still, if someone named Linguine Larry ever contacts you, I'd appreciate it if you didn't divulge any knowledge of my whereabouts. 

Anyways, this builder refused to notify his business contacts of his new number, and as a result, ended up with a whole lotta sand right where he didn't want it.


Funny Video Exposes That Cats Prefer Baby Talk And Confirms That They Can Be as Cold And Heartless As Your Mother-In-Law (Pictures & Video)

LOL Cats - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 10:00

If you don't talk to your cat in baby talk, do you even own a cat? We know you do it because we do it too, somehow it just naturally feels right to speak to them like they're our little fur babies. As it turns out, they even like it! According to this video, cats can distinguish between your normal voice and when you speak specifically to them in a baby voice. But, that also means that if you talk to them in a baby voice and they ignore you, it means that they're ignoring you on purpose.

We've learned a few things from this video, one is confirmation that we should talk to our cats in the voice we love to do it in, and it confirms that our cat is actually cold and heartless sometimes by purposefully ignoring us. Well, you live and you learn, and we still love them anyway. Do you talk to your cat in a baby voice? Do they ignore you too? 

Best Tweets From 'Translated Cats' For All Your Cuteness Needs For Surviving The First Month Of 2023 (Pictures & Videos)

LOL Cats - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 09:00

Congratulations all, we have almost survived the first month of 2023! January is always a tough month - it's cold, you're probably cutting down on sugar or alcohol, and you just wish you were back on vacation celebrating Christmas again. At least, this is how we feel. Luckily, we have the internet to help cheer us up, and you know what always does the trick? Cat pics. Works every time.

We're giving you the best of the best from this month, the cutest cat pictures and videos thanks to @translatedcats, one of our favorite pages for all things cat on Twitter. These cutie pies are making us smile from ear to ear and afterwards, we've forgotten all of our woes and blues. So hop right on this page and get ready for some serious serotonin coming your way. One month down, 11 more to go!

Adorably Shook Cat Gazes Into Oblivion, Returns With Hilarious Poetic Whiskers From Beyond

LOL Cats - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 08:00

Have you ever sat and thought to yourself, "You know what I love? Cats and poetry. It's a shame there isn't a place that combines both of them."? Well, if that's so, then you've come to the right place! Meet @CuriousZelda, the cat with eyes that have stared into the void and bring back epic cat poetry. We love her adorable little anecdotes about life, and we think she might be the most well-versed cat we've ever met. 

We love her permanently shook expression, her freshly baked loaf-y goodness, and her sense of humor is just up our alley. Usually, we're laughing at cats because they're unintentionally funny, but this kitty cat is making us laugh on purpose! We think she should go on Comedy Central and just read her poems while staring at the audience. 10/10 would see. We hope this brightens up your Monday morning and gives you a few good laughs to start off the week!

30 Memes about Italy for cannoli connoisseurs and spaghetti stans

Fail Blog - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 08:00

Whether you grew up with an Italian family, or just went to Olive Garden once in your life, here are some hilarious memes all about the country of Italy. 

Growing up Italian has all sorts of traditions and values that come along with it. And of course, Italian food is front and center. The stereotypical examples are pizza, spaghetti, cannolis, and lots of cheese. Check out these delightful memes below. Then, read up on the most mildly infuriating moments of the week. 

‘Felix Felicis’ : Ultimate Malfunctions That Failed to Flop for Your Lucky Average Jo

Fail Blog - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 07:00

We all know someone who is practical to the extent that they don't believe in miracles of any kind. This Reddit thread is proof (well, proof-ish, considering it's the internet so obviously we've gotta take everything with a grain of salt) that they exist — in the form of a fail, no less. Sometimes you just luck out, and it's kind of unexplainable. Call it a flux, coincidence, or fate — either way, the facts that stare you in the face are undeniable. 

The great thing about all this is that this stuff happened to regular people, which kind of leaves hope for the rest of us, don't you think? It's like when Ron thought he downed the flask filled with Felix Felicis (Harry Potter reference, for you muggles out there), but didn't. He just got a placebo effect. Personally, if I could get choose to luck out on something, it would definitely be salary. I can't imagine sending a potential employer double the amount that I would like to receive, and then get a casual 'Sure, no problem' as a response. In what world?

While we're on the topic of being broke asf, click here for some of the best relatable work memes that probably won't help your motivation levels, but will boost your serotonin.

Cat Hilariously Breaks Into Lawyer's Virtual Swearing In Ceremony, The Internet Reacts (Reddit Thread)

LOL Cats - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 07:00

Cats are very smart creatures. They may fool you, every once in a while, by doing something stupid to make you think that they're not nearly as conniving as they are. But we know better. We know that cats are very, very smart. We know that they do things deliberately- that they know when they're doing something that they're allowed to do and something that they're not. And breaking into a lawyer's virtual swearing in ceremony is definitely on the "no-no" list. 

Of course, this isn't the first time that we have seen a cat break into some place they aren't supposed to. Who could ever forget the cat who constantly breaks into the dentist's office or the cat who broke into a science lab and gave everyone a meltdown? Who could forget about the amazing, criminal cat who broke into a supermarket to steal 3 sausages? And we will never forget the iconic Stan - the cat who crashed a Zoom court and got entered into an official trial record. And this reddit thread is gonna go into the record book as well, friends. 

'I should be getting overtime each time I pick up the phone': Employee demands to be paid for any calls they take outside of work hours

Fail Blog - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 06:00

You can tell the hypocrisy of a management decision by how quickly it gets swept under the rug when someone calls them out. A similar phenomenon happens when a bad decision is made; everyone tells them that it is bad. They don't listen until it's too late and then pretend that nothing happened when the inevitable fallout occurs. 

The phenomenally named Reddit user u/juicybuttfarts, had the former scenario occur when they were told they would have to start paying for their personal phone calls on their workplace's unlimited-minute cellular plan. 

Now, I don't know if this is universal, but I have always thought that one of the perks of having a work phone was that you could use it for personal use. I can understand exceptions if you are dealing with sensitive information or something, but I thought this was pretty standard practice. I prefer to have my own phone because I like to keep my work and private life separate, but I've had colleagues who use it as a cost-saving measure.

What's your experience? Have you or would you use a work phone for your private use?

Keep reading to see screenshots of the thread below, and check here for more malicious compliance. 

Man Thinks His MacBook Broke, Finds Out His Cat Was Sitting On His Wireless Keyboard In The Other Room (Twitter Thread)

LOL Cats - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 06:00

Living with cats is always a bit chaotic. Every once in a while, you'll be lying in your bed at night, trying to fall asleep, and you'll hear a noise - a random supposedly meaningless noise - and you will know, instantly, deep in your gut, that your cat licking the butter that you accidentally left out on the counter. Because that's what living with cats is like. Eventually, you get attuned to their chaos. Even if moments of it still take you off guard. Like that time a cat locked his human out of the bathroom or that other story about a cat repeatedly getting stuck on the roof and requiring help

Really, the man in this twitter thread should have immediately assumed his cat was the root of the problem. Doesn't matter what the problem is, chances are that the cat is the culprit. And it's especially true here. Cats have a strange love for sitting on electronics. That's a fact. 

'She decided to drop her threat to change companies': Difficult customer severs ties with company, comes back begging for service

Fail Blog - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 05:00

Never mess with the companies that provide you with essential services! In this instance, the essential service in question is water. This entitled and ungrateful customer had no idea that the water company her parents had been using for years was the best deal in town. So when she angrily called up the company making demands and threatening to sever ties with them if her requests weren't met, she very much got what was coming to her.


This thread was posted to Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by u/Controlled01, who shared that this family had already been difficult customers for quite some time. By the time the daughter threatened to take her business elsewhere, she was likely surprised when the Redditor's boss decided that this was probably best before promptly hanging up on her. Just as one would expect, once the daughter did her research and realized that this was by far the best and cheapest water company, she came crawling back for forgiveness. Keep scrolling below to see what happened next. For more, here's a story about an employer's ridiculous change in its PTO policy.

‘You Cut My Paycheck, Watch What Happens’ : Company Misses Yearly $925 Million Target, Corporate Furloughs Employees to Cut Expenses, Leading To Malicious Compliance

Fail Blog - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 16:00

Companies are out here making millions in profits (but not enough millions) and still manage to screech like a toddler who is upset about the color of a lollipop. So, what to do when you're sitting up on your high horse in corporate, and your company is going to miss their annual target of nearly one billion dollars by exactly $75 mil? Who is gonna pay for your third beach house in the Maldives? Action must be taken to prevent the lack of said beach house!

One man shared his experience via Reddit, explaining that a few years ago, while the market was down, he was working for a very large (Fortune 100) company that was still making a lot of money because the industry they specialized in was generally profitable. After foreseeing this 'large gap' in revenue, corporate took it upon themselves to cut everyone's paycheck. They didn't take into account human nature, because this industry had a lot of very educated, talented, and dedicated scientists and engineers. 

What I mean to say is, these people loved their jobs and worked a lot of overtime — just because. When their paychecks were cut, they adopted the natural attitude of 'If you don't care about me, I don't care about you'. The company ended up in shambles. If you're making a lot of money as a company and foresee a small snag, for heaven's sake don't get greedy… your employees should be your priority, not your imaginary beach house. Scroll down for a detailed account of what happened. For more malicious compliance at its finest, click here. This man got his company back after they refused to reimburse him for travel costs to work.

'By 9AM, I'm on my 18th glass of sweet tea': Texan explains the daily routine for rootin' tootin' cowboys, which includes practicing yeehaws, gargling beers, and jacking up yer pickup truck

Fail Blog - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 15:00

Cowboys and cowgirls are giddyupping faster than the world can follow, chugging sweet tea, room temperature beers, and yeehawing all the way to the Whataburger. Southern American lifestyle is an enigma to the rest of the world. The only thing more American than a standardized mayonaise-midwesterner is a true, pure bred Texan. The Lone Star State has an insane vibe that the rest of the country just can't match. Their blood is pickle juice, their trucks are tall, and they will always– ALWAYS– remember the Alamo. 

A Texan influencer recently created a short that captured the essence of the Texan lifestyle by running through a day in his life. For non Texans, you just wouldn't understand the duties and diligence required to maintain our nation's biggest state's honor. Those stereotypes aren't going to uphold themselves. So slide on your cowboy boots and grab yourself a glass of sweet tea, the whole point of this is to enlighten the world on all things Longhorn.

**solemnly** Therefore… yeehaw. 

Large Dog Gets Adorably Confused By The Loud Meowing Of An Itty Bitty Kitten (Video)

LOL Cats - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 14:00

Cats and dogs are very different creatures. They have different habits, they have different patterns of behavior, they have different instincts and understandings. It's no wonder then that they tend to have strange reactions to one another. They don't understand why the other one does some of the things that they do. The main difference is that cats will not often show their confusion when it comes to dogs. They'll pretend as if they understand. Dogs, on the other hand, will let you know just how befuddled they are by cats, and it's always so heckin' funny. 

We've seen giant doggos get intimidated by tiny kittens. And who can blame them when kittens wage such fierce yet adorable battles against dogs sometimes? We've even seen a dog get completely bamboozled by a kitten stealing his bed, not understanding that, from the kitten's perspective, sharing is a compliment. And today, we get to see another awwdorable reaction like that - of a dog who is completely and utterly confused by the loud meowing of an itty bitty kitten. 

'I doubt I’ll ever collab with an influencer again': Small business burned by influencer who refuses to share photos

Fail Blog - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 14:00

This bakery owner learned a difficult and expensive lesson after working with an influencer who didn't hold up her end of the bargain. As the OP shared to r/ChoosingBeggars, she decided to collaborate with an influencer who was the wife of a local musician. She gave this influencer a box of cookies, and received a 6-second video clip highlighting the products. Sounds great, but would it actually draw any paying customers?

As the OP continued on with the story, they shared that they did gain a few followers at that point, and were still excited about working with the influencer. But things went south after this woman stopped posting the products… Now the OP wants to know what their next steps should be. 

Lots of people in the comments gave helpful advice as to how to proceed. Depending on the OP's country, they could possibly sue. But I agree with some of the Redditors that the best thing for OP's business would to be a slow-burn style exposé series about the influencer. Just drop a few hints, don't actually name the person, and watch people flock to support the bakery! People love to see an underdog win. Best of luck to the OP's bakery after this expensive lesson. 

Check out the full post below. Then, check out this story from 'the Queen of petty,' a hero waitress who saved her coworker's tips. 

Step one in taking over the world

LOL Cats - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 13:00

'I have no interest working for you': 30+ entitled people getting their much-deserved comeuppance

Fail Blog - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 13:00

Is there anything more satisfying than bearing witness to an entitled person facing the fact that they have absolutely no power? There's a special kind of satisfaction that comes with people getting their much-deserved comeuppance. These Redditors know that all too well. They shared their stories via this thread on r/AskReddit


The main takeaway from all these stories is that no matter who you are, where you live, or what industry you work in, you will come across people who think they have more authority than they actually do. Call it karma or whatever, but the truth of the matter is all these so-called "authoritarian figures" had it coming and deserved the treatment that they received. Think of it as the equivalent of getting a taste of their own medicine. As Justin Timberlake once said, what goes around comes around. Keep scrolling below for the full anecdotes. For more, check out this story about an entitled Karen neighbor.


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