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‘Please come back': Programmer laid off in favor of new college grad hire, management desperately attempts to rehire him after finding out all their files are deleted

Fail Blog - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 09:00

People get laid off all the time. Especially when you're over 40. See, companies like to hire new kids, fresh out of college, ones who will conform easily to policies, and accept jobs for way less pay.

Then, the companies realize their mistake, and they pay dearly for it. Because these new hires have no idea what they're doing. They can't code, build prototypes, and make the customer happy. This senior programmer was laid off after new management swooped in and hired a new kid. The programmer knew that they were laying him off because cha-ching… money. But he couldn't do anything about it, so he decided to exit with grace. Before he left, his company told him to 'delete all files' off a hard disk that had a lot of customer data. He tried warning them what would happen, but hey, who ever listens to IT?

The proof is in the pudding… Scroll down to read all about it. Next up, a customer who accidentally turned off his own mobile data for 20 minutes, then demanded the company give him compensation.

33 Emergency Cat Memes To Break Out In Case Of Boredom While Working Through The 9-5 Grind

LOL Cats - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 09:00

Good meowrning, dear readers. You're probably sitting at your desk right now, grumpier than a grumpy cat, wishing you were back at home in bed. How do we know this? Because we're thinking the same thing. Unfortunately, we have to keep working to afford our cat's lavish lifestyle, but we brought something special to help us get through this day and make sure we're feline fine - it's some hilarious cat memes! These cat memes are purrfect to break out in case of boredom while struggling through the 9-5 grind.

Falling asleep in your mundane meetings? Take a quick scroll through these feline funnies and you'll be awake in no time! Can't focus enough to finish that presentation you've been working on? A quick break with some silly cats ought to get you back in the working mood. But remember, only use them in the case of an emergency, you don't want to be caught laughing at an inappropriate meowment!

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'That was the first job I ever quit': 15+ Fed-up workers explain the exact moments they decided to quit their toxic jobs

Fail Blog - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 08:00

No matter how patient someone is, everyone has their breaking point. 

Most people who quit a job on the spot don't quit because of an isolated incident. Instead, a lot of people can only handle customers complaining to their faces so many times. You can only work so many tables that tip zero dollars before you start to lose your marbles. There are only so many times a Karen customer can confront you about prices that aren't in your control before you start to daydream about unemployment. 

These kind folks from all different chain restaurants shared the moments that made them want to quit. Some people were left to run entire restaurants by themselves. Others had conflicts with managers or coworkers that just made the job untenable. The best stories are the ones where multiple workers walk out during the shift, leaving the toxic managers to deal with all of the cranky customers, piles of dishes, and endless complaints. It's a satisfying end to a bad job, and several people noted how relieved they felt as they left their workplace for the final time, never to return again. 

Check out these stories below. Speaking of customers who don't tip, this HOA got an entire neighborhood banned from a pizza parlor after tipping so badly that the manager called to yell at them. 

A Purrfectly Pawesome Pawty of 30 Feline Funnies Summing Up Why Cat Memes Rule The Internet

LOL Cats - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 08:00

Hey, friends. You might have wondered once or twice, why cat memes dominate the internet and more generally internet culture. And we're here to set the record straight, as the largest and most popular cat meme site on the world wide web. Cat memes dominate the internet and internet culture because, let's face it, cats are just naturally hilarious! Their quirky behaviors, adorable faces, and sometimes aloof attitudes make for the perfect meme material. Plus, cats have a massive online fanbase. 

It's no wonder that cat memes spread like wildfire. Whether they're doing something ridiculously cute or looking utterly unimpressed, there's always a cat meme to suit any mood or situation. Cats have endless viral potential, and we should know, we are the resident cat meme expurrts. Since 2007 we have been keeping it real and keeping the user-generated cat memes coming, just check out our LOLcats meme collection. Anyway, enjoy this spectacularly spicy soirée of feline funnies! 

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'My raise was 0.5%': Plant operator quiet quits after receiving "insulting" low raise

Fail Blog - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 07:00

Getting denied a raise stinks, but at least you've left your thoughts and intentions on the table for consideration, hopefully setting yourself up for a pay bump in the near future when the next round of budgeting is finalized. Of course, this isn't always the case, and your employer may go the route of stonewalling you indefinitely—or gaslighting you by dangling the potential of a raise in front of you like a carrot on a stick in order to get you to do more work. Still, in most cases, it's almost worse to be granted the raise, but an insultingly low one, because that takes the idea of a proper raise off the table, and you've been given mere pennies to shut up and go away.

That's exactly the kind of raise that this plant operator reported receiving from the company for which they had worked for 12 years. In their time with the company, they have become experienced in "half" the jobs in the entire plant, making an effort to go above and beyond and contribute to other areas of operation. Now, whereas previously there would be cost of living increases in remuneration on offer, their employer has decided that they will no longer be providing these pay increases. Instead, the worker received a 0.5% raise, a figure which they felt insulted by. They took to this popular online workplace discussion forum to share and vent their frustrations and detail their plans to "quiet quit" their job, receiving feedback and advice from readers.

See their original post below, along with a selection of these responses.

'Cats can be petty too': Humans recall hissterical anecdotes about their cats getting petty revenge

LOL Cats - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 07:00

Hey, fellow humans. One thing we know for sure about cats, they are much smarter than most people believe them to be. Despite being smol in stature, cats pay incredibly detailed attention to social cues and they know exactly when someone is directing negative energy towards them. Thus, they can also be absurdly petty, when the situation calls for such behavior. 

Today we are tippy tapping down a black hole in the middle of Reddit, where cat-owning folks gathered to share their own hissterical anecdotes about their cats getting petty revenge and dealing justice, you might want to buckle up for this one. These hilarious anecdotes purrfectly sum up how brilliantly mischievous cats can be, and we are here for it. Some such instances of petty revenge consist of cats defecating on their humans' clothing or linens after being told off, as well as cats turning their backs to their humans after long stretches of lackluster distribution of attention. Just read for yourself. 

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'Do it or you're fired': School technician refuses to do science teacher's bidding after she demands he install 'wireless electricity', leaving her high and dry right before class

Fail Blog - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 06:00

The twenty-first century is notorious for its unstoppable and quickening pace of technological progress. That being said, some people may find it challenging to keep up with the rapid pace of development.

What follows is a story about a tech support guy who is completely astonished. The Original Poster (OP) is employed at the primary school in his community. Therefore, part of his daily responsibilities is to assist teachers and ensure that their classes go off without a hitch. But OP wasn't ready for the science teacher, who couldn't figure out why the overhead projector wasn't working. The science teacher had trouble understanding that the projector was not wireless and required an electrical outlet in order to function. OP attempted to explain the situation, but she would not listen, insisting there had to be a problem with the projector.

Having said that, be sure to read the story below to learn how OP dealt with the challenging teacher! In addition, don't forget to read the story of an IT worker who cleverly complies with the micromanager, works sixteen hours on a task that should have taken two, and gets the client to refuse to pay the hourly rate!

Boyfriend's Male Cat Meets Girlfriend's Female Cat For The First Time And Instantly Falls In Love, Forgetting To Eat And Following Her Around

LOL Cats - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 06:00

If you're a cat owner and you get into a new relationship, you can't help but fear what reaction your cat will have to your new partner. We're definitely worried about it. But can you blame us? In our time writing for ICanHas, we have read some horror stories. We have read about everything from girlfriends mistreating their boyfriend's cats, to boyfriends calling girlfriends 'unhygienic' for kissing her cat on its head, all the way to ex girlfriends refusing to let their ex's see their cats

So, today's story was truly refreshing. A boyfriend and girlfriend moving in together and introducing their cats to one another, and instantly, the male cat falls in love with the female cat. Talk about validation. It's good to know that these things can actually happen. It gives us some hope for the future. 

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Employee maliciously complies with manager's demands to be notified "every single time" he leaves his desk: 'Yes, ma'am!'

Fail Blog - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 05:00

Some managers need to learn to calm down. If you happen to not be available that one moment when your manager needs you, please know that this is not your fault, and your manager has absolutely no right to overreact. If you say that you were in the bathroom and they choose to double down in an effort to make their overreaction seem justified, then please know that your manager might be crazy.

This employee was told to notify his manager every single time he left his desk after an incident when he legitimately was just in the bathroom like a normal, functioning human being. Well, he decided to comply with her demands, albeit maliciously. He shared his story via Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit, and after a few days of constantly messaging his supervisor every single time he got up, she had enough. He even messaged her when he got up to print something a few feet away from his desk. Hey, this is what she asked for, right?

Keep scrolling below for the full story. For more, check out this post about the top "HR is not your friend" stories.

Nothing going on here

LOL Cats - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 05:00

‘You got what you asked for’: CEO announces a 15% pay cut for every employee as a way to ‘reduce costs’, resulting in mass walkout by all employees

Fail Blog - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 04:00

One of the best ways to determine whether a company is overall a good company, specifically with how the employees are treated, is by checking how long the employees have been there. If the company has existed for longer than 10 years and no employee has been there for more than a year, then something must be wrong.

The employee in this Reddit story has been feeling that something is wrong with the company for quite some time. Mostly because of the CEO, who has been treating OP (original poster) and the rest of his employees extremely poorly. What really tipped OP over the edge was when the CEO announced a 15% pay cut for everyone in the company in order to 'reduce costs'. OP and the rest of the employees decided they had enough, and started helping each other to find new jobs while planning a mass walkout when they were all ready to leave. 

That is honestly only the tip of the iceberg in this story, so scroll down to read the full tale. Once you are done, click here for another workplace story of an employee who left her job after she was forced out of her own office. 

Tickle Your Whiskers and Your Fancy With These 30 Hissterical Cat Memes

LOL Cats - Mon, 03/25/2024 - 20:00

Howdy hoomans! We hope your weekend was restful and rejuvenating, and that you're ready for the hectic Monday that's coming up! With friends, family, and our trusty kitty companion, of course, we had an incredible weekend. We were eager to shower our awwdorable kitten with lots of love and care. Throughout the entire weekend, she joined us on our crazy adventures and we never once parted from her!

Having said that, we've taken the time to compile a selection of the cutest and cuddliest cat memes from around the internet in an effort to cap off the weekend in the greatest possible way. So, make sure to check out the memes below if, like us, you're in desperate need of some hilarious feline fun before the weekend is over! Additionally, after you're through, don't forget to click this link to see some more hilarious cat memes!

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A Delightful Dump of Cat Memes for a Purrfect Start of the Work Week

LOL Cats - Mon, 03/25/2024 - 19:00

What do you think is the cutest, most awwdorable position your cat sleeps in? This debate is something that we never managed to agree on, and it was decided that we shall share this discussion with you. Some think that the best sleeping position for a cat is when they curl into a little ball, with bonus points for when they cover their eyes and nose while they're at it. Solid position. Others would say, that the cutest position is when they put their lil feet under their chins and sleep on top of their paws with a smile peaking out. Absolutely adorable. The last contender is the position in which they are so carefree and trusting, that they sleep on their backs with their tummies all sticking out and exposed to belly rubs. Practically irresistible. 

While writing all this down we figured there is probably no winner, because every single position is just the sweetest, and we would melt if we saw cats sleeping, no matter how they do it. To make sure this is not a complete waste of your time, please scroll down to enjoy this hissterical collection of cat memes for a purrfect start to your week. Once you are done with those, click here for some purrfect tips on how to air travel with your cats. 

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Time for a baff

LOL Cats - Mon, 03/25/2024 - 17:00

Welcome, Spring

LOL Cats - Mon, 03/25/2024 - 16:00

Mayor mows farmer's newly planted orchard adjacent to his house, farmer makes it a wetland instead: 'It's huge, it's beautiful, it's wet'

Fail Blog - Mon, 03/25/2024 - 15:00

If you live adjacent to an upstart public official, there's a good chance you're going to run into problems, especially when they believe in loose applications of the rules when it benefits them—despite their otherwise pedantic outlook on regulations. Of course, you're going to run into even more problems when you're managing your agriculturally zoned land in unconventional ways, turning to relatively newfound ecological means of managing pests rather than dumping hundreds of gallons of pesticides on the property to keep pests at bay.

This mayor overstepped when he ordered the city maintenance crew to come and mow this agricultural plot after determining that the grass was too long. Unfortunately, that "long grass" was actually a meticulously planned prairie ecosystem that had been constructed to support a newly planted orchard of trees. Without even giving the land managers or owners notice, the city mowers came through and laid waste to the entire thing, mowing down everything that had been planted: grass, trees, and anything else that lay in their path. (Someone get the tree lawyers involved.) Instead of trying to replant and start from scratch, the staff biologist responsible for the project changed tactics and converted the land directly adjacent to the mayor's house into a wetland.

23 Purrfectly Positioned Felines Finding Comfort In Their Favorite Spots

LOL Cats - Mon, 03/25/2024 - 15:00

Monday's here again, rolling in faster than we'd like. But let's take a cue from our feline pals, shall we? They've got this incredible knack for finding the coziest spots, whether it's a box, a bag, or just a tiny corner. And once they're settled, they're as content as can be.

It's truly mesmerizing to watch a cat effortlessly curl up into any space they find. They're like liquid cats, molding themselves into the perfect shape to fit wherever they please. From cardboard boxes to tote bags, there's no limit to where these clever kitties can squeeze into. And you know what? Maybe there's a lesson to be learned from our furry friends. Instead of dreading Mondays, why not embrace them with the same ease as a cat? After all, if they can make the most out of any situation, maybe we can too! So here's to embracing Mondays and all the cozy corners they have to offer. 

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'It went to an awkward silence until James left for the day': Employee questions coworker's constant remarks about his wife, coworkers can't agree if they went too far

Fail Blog - Mon, 03/25/2024 - 14:00

Yikes… this person has an awkward question for their coworker.

It's not every day you ask someone why they're married. The answer should be obvious: they're married because they love each other and want to build a life together. But this worker, sharing their story from a throwaway account, was baffled why their coworker James had ever married his wife.

James seems like he's one of those husbands who "pretends" to hate his wife. He calls her the old ball and chain, and acts like she just nags him and irritates him. No matter if she's raising his kids or working her own job, this dude can't properly appreciate her. I wonder if he knows that if you aren't happy in your relationship, you can leave. There are literally billions of other people who you could date that would make you happier. I wonder if his wife knows that she could also leave and find herself a dude who would treat her like a queen. 

This person hates the derogatory language James uses while talking about women, which added to their need to call him out. U/workahthrowaway got a lot of support from commenters who assured them they were doing the right thing by questioning James' constant belittling tendencies.

Next up, check out how this lawyer got back at their boss

Heartwarming Cat Memes And Pics To Fill Your Soul With Innocent Love

LOL Cats - Mon, 03/25/2024 - 14:00

After a weekend full of wholesome moments with your cats or at the very least looking at cats, the beginning of the work week can hit rather hard. But as usual, we are here to save the day with wholesome cat memes, because that is what we are all about after all. And today's collection of heartwarming cat memes and pics have been carefully curated to fill your soul with the kind of innocent love that only a fluffy feline knows.

From the catto who was adopted merely an hour prior to melting in his new pawrent's arms and creating one of the strongest bonds known to hoomankind, to the sweet grandpawrent who lovingly sewed her feline grandchild's favorite toy back together after it was savagely torn apart, to the facetious feline who may or may not have orchestrated the escape of two miniature donkeys to take them on a trip to town instead of walking himself. These wholesome feline moments are the pawfect antidote to the beginning of the working week.

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'This isn't a paid gig': Top Choosing Beggars of the Week (March 25, 2024)

Fail Blog - Mon, 03/25/2024 - 13:00

People seem to be asking for a lot more than they can give these days. We understand that sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures, but most of these instances really just come down to entitled people with a whole lot of audacity. Hopefully, they can read the comments and see what the sane folks on the internet are telling them because that's the only way choosing beggars will come to learn that they are acting like choosing beggars. Otherwise, they will simply resume their "ignorance is bliss" lifestyle and expect things to just happen for them, jobs to get done, and favors to be fulfilled with zero accountability and self-awareness. 

As infuriating as these folks can be, especially when they are people in your actual life, at the same time it can be wildly entertaining to see what requests/demands these clueless folks are posting on their social media pages these days. Keep scrolling below for this week's top choosing beggars. For more content like this, check out this week's top Karen stories.

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