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Worker forcibly relocates 1700 miles only to find out there's actually no job: ''The position is "no longer available..."'

Fail Blog - Sat, 03/09/2024 - 07:00

Relocating for work is a tough choice to make. On the one hand, the opportunities on offer could open doors and lead to opportunities that would set you up for the rest of your life. On the other hand, you'd be leaving your life, as you know it, behind. There's no telling whether or not what you're giving up will actually be worth it or how things will even turn out on the other side. 

All this counts on the fact that you like your current job that's being relocated and that you trust the people asking you to relocate, because, again, there's a lot at stake, and trusting such a dramatic shift and creating that much uncertainty in your life for to the wrong people is a risk that's not worth taking. 

When this worker was granted the opportunity to take another role within their current organization it seemed too good to pass up—but there was just one catch. They had to relocate 1700 miles, uprooting their entire life, in a week's time. They decided to go for it, giving notice to their apartment and packing up a U-Haul with all their stuff. 

20 Smallest Kittens Of The Week: The Tiniest, Most Irresistibly Cute Criminals (March 9, 2024)

LOL Cats - Sat, 03/09/2024 - 07:00

Oh, you've come again. Despite our warnings. It's like you want the kittens to win. Again, we have to remind you that although, yes, this listicle is full of nothing but itty bitty kitties, but those kittens are dangerous! These kittens have powers over us. All it takes is a single moment of looking at pictures of these smol kittens, and we instantly go weak in the knees. 

We're smitten by these kittens. We're willing to anything for them. We even make this listicle, showcasing the smallest kittens - i.e. the biggest, most dangerous criminals - of the week every single week. We have lost to them. The kittens have won. And if you're here once again… sigh, it seems that they have won over you too. Oh well… you may have lost to the kittens in the long run, but at least you won cute pics of kittens in the short run.  

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'If I'm not getting paid, I'm not doing it': Boss forces employee into a managerial role without a promotion, employee's refusal to participate leads the shop to shut down

Fail Blog - Sat, 03/09/2024 - 06:00

Ah, promotions. Such a bitter subject. So many employees have been led on by their managers to believe they would be getting one. Only to be faced with a loud, 'No' when the annual review arrived. What can I say? Managers be managing, I guess.

This boss was like every other micromanager out there, trying to get their employee to do a manager's job, without the title of 'manager'. He tried forcing his employee into a managerial role, which the employee did not accept. And why would they? Why do extra work without the appreciation of a title? What is this, the olden days? Keep up, people. Times change, and employees aren't going to deal with the same unfairness that they've had to face in the past. The world is evolving… might as well evolve with it.

Scroll down to read how this employee handled this frustrating situation, and afterward, take a look at these wholesome posts for some much-needed serotonin after this gobsmackingly infuriating post.

Bring On The Caturday Chaos With The Funniest Cat Memes Of The Week

LOL Cats - Sat, 03/09/2024 - 06:00

Holy heck, it's Caturday once again. We don't even know how we made it. This week has been so chaotic, so ridiculous, full of madness and mayhem, but we did it. We are here. And we get the best prize for getting here, because Caturday… Caturday is a day of meowgic. Caturday is a day in which we can do anything that we want, no matter what it is, without any judgment whatsoever, whether it's being productive as heck or just scrolling through funny cat memes all day long. 

Let's be honest, we know what we're choosing. Each and every week, we start your Caturday in the purrfect way - with the best cat memes of the week. Because if you're a cat person that's anything like us, then for you, being productive is laughing at cat memes. It's enjoying the little things and making sure to start the day on the right paw with pawsitivity. 

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HOA won't let guy plant sunflowers, he hires a lawyer and finds a loophole in their policy: 'This is America and I should be able to plant sunflowers'

Fail Blog - Sat, 03/09/2024 - 05:00

This resident of an HOA neighborhood decided that the injustice he needed to fight was his right to plant sunflowers. We all have a purpose in life, and sometimes that purpose announces itself in the most unexpected ways. You might think your purpose is to fight for world peace, until your HOA demands that you get rid of the sunflowers you planted and then your true life goals come into focus.

The HOA in question insisted that according to the resident's contract, he was forbidden to plant sunflowers. The resident went so far as to hire a lawyer to go through his extensive contract to confirm this detail. Unfortunately, the lawyer did find the clause that forbade him from planting sunflowers among many other types of plants and flowers. However, the lawyer realized that whoever drew up this contract for the HOA did them dirty. Essentially, the choice to list out specific types of forbidden plants and flowers meant that anything not on the list was fair game. He explained this to the resident, who took it upon himself to exploit this newfound loophole. In the end, he got his sunflowers but not after a long back-and-forth with the HOA about their so-called strict policies. 

Keep scrolling below for the full story. For more tales of malicious compliance, check out this story about a lawyer who refused to come in earlier after his boss gave him a lecture about strict hours.

Parenting

LOL Cats - Sat, 03/09/2024 - 05:00

'It's much easier to focus without all the office politics and gossip': 20+ Remote Employees Share Their Reasons for Working from Home

Fail Blog - Sat, 03/09/2024 - 04:00

When it comes to working from home, employees can have different views. Some find that they can focus much better, get more things done, and save time during the day when they don't have to commute. However, others may find it challenging to work from home due to distractions from other things such as pets and household chores. With most workplaces switching back to in-person work after having a remote environment during the pandemic, it raises the question of which is better. Some employers firmly believe that remote work is less productive, but the truth is it really depends on the employee and how they work best.

In this Reddit thread, the original poster has been facing criticism from his family and friends for working from home. He personally loves it, but was curious if other employees felt the same way. There is a whole community of remote employees who are ready to argue why remote work is better. Keep scrolling to read their arguments.

And if you're a remote employee who could use a good laugh, read this next: 32 Work-from-Home Memes for Remote Workers Who've Mastered Waking Up 2 Minutes Before a Zoom Call

32 Senior Cat Cuties Still as Pawdorable as the Day They Were Born

LOL Cats - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 21:00

Meowdy fellow purrveyors of cat culture! Today I'm going to share with you some straight-up facts about our beloved cattos that might just startle you. For starters, kitties don't live as long as hoomans do, but they can live for DECADES. The oldest cat ever recorded was a 38-year-old tabby named Creme Puff, which is quite insane to maintain the purrfect level of feistiness for that many years–wowza! 

Below is a collection of senior kitties that are not quite as old as the legendary Creme Puff, but they are equally as pawdorable even after decades of demolition and debauchery on planet Earth. Like fine wines, cats only get better with age and even as they mellow out from their kitten years and get wiser after their adult years, these senior cats are still going strong and enjoying all that life has to offer. 

So scroll onward to enjoy this dazzling collection of felines enjoying their golden years claiming couch corners, windowsills, and whatever cozy nap spot they desire. They've certainly earned it! Besides, some of these cats were around for the turn of the century...

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26 Ferociously Funny Felines With a Funny Bone More Humorous Than a Hooman’s

LOL Cats - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 20:00

Who has a more humorous funny bone? Hoomans, or cats?

Drum roll please… It's cats! Obviously. Fluffy felines are known to be one of (if not the most) funniest animals on the planet. These cute critters just know how to make us cat lovers laugh. And boy, do we love to laugh! Today we have an especially hissterical helping of funny cats to make your day brighter. We have cats in cars, cats on cars, cats under cars… Lots of cats in cars. But we also have cats making funny faces, cats wearing shoes, cats trying to squeeze their chubby bellies into small spaces that they don't understand they're too big for.

Scroll down and take a look at these awwdorable fluffy felines and after you're done scrolling, check out this hooman who found a stray cat out in the cold, and opted to take them in, adopting them in the process.

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Black Fluffy Felines to Scroll Through During Your Meowtastic Midnight Stroll Down the Enchanted Cat Alley

LOL Cats - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 19:00

Howdy hoomans! We really hope that you and your furry feline friend have had an incredible week! Since this week started, we haven't had many chances to unwind while spending time with our little kitty, so to be honest, we've had a difficult few days.

Having said that, we are overcome with emotion and eagerly await the arrival of the weekend. But since we still have a few days till we can relax and unwind after our hard workweek, we've decided to consider our options for the best possible alternative. Therefore, in an attempt to cheer ourselves up, we have compiled a list of some of the silliest black kittens we could locate. So, if, like us, you are worn out from the past week and simply need a little break to relax and take in some adorable kitties, check out the pics below! And after you're through, don't forget to check out a sizzling selection of goofy ginger cats!

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'I don't work here': Guy gets accused of slacking at a job that isn't even his and accosted by another customer

Fail Blog - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 16:00

Retail is brutal for a number of reasons, but one of the worst is the fact that you get absolutely no respect from the public whom you're servicing. This is clearly evidenced by the audacity and sheer entitlement they feel in being able to bark orders at you and admonish you for "slacking" as if they're your boss. The thing is, when they're at their own job, they probably browse Reddit and spend ample time gossiping with their own coworkers but for some reason, these sorts of customers seem to be under the impression that retail is the only job where you shouldn't even take a moment for yourself.

‘You have to fix this’: Employee risks getting fired by asking IT guy from rival company to fix her office tech problem

Fail Blog - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 15:00

Every company should have an IT person on-site who is able to take care of every technical problem in the office. Even if the company is small and they don't have many employees, if there is a physical office, there should be an IT person there.

This way, if something goes wrong, the people in charge of the office would not go and blame innocent employees, like the receptionist in this Reddit story. This story was told by an IT guy who had a woman come in from a totally different office and different company and asked him for help. She told the IT guy that there was a connectivity issue at her office and they didn't have anyone to fix it. She then told him that if she didn't get the problem fixed, she would probably be fired. 

The lovely IT guy didn't leave this poor receptionist hanging, so scroll down to read the rest of the story. Once you are done, click here to read a story about a retail worker who got back at an entitled customer.

Swept under the rug

LOL Cats - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 15:00

‘He watched as I counted every single bill’: Retail employee gets back at demanding customer for refusing to pay with credit card

Fail Blog - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 14:00

It might be safe to say that we are slowly approaching a time when people no longer use cash. Not to say that cash will ever disappear, that is not going to happen, but with the ability to pay with debit cards, credit cards, smartphones, and even smart watches, people simply don't carry cash with them anymore.

The slow disappearance of cash from our lives shouldn't and probably wouldn't affect our everyday life that much, but it can cause some inconveniences to some people, or more specifically to some sectors, like retail stores and cashiers. While the majority of people use some form of digital pay, the people who do pay with cash are not likely to be able to get change back from stores like these.

Like the customer in this Reddit story, who insisted on paying with cash even when the cashier told him that they were not able to give him any change. The entitled customer refused to compromise and pay with his card, so the cashier did the only thing they could think of–give the customer his $75 change all in $1 bills.

Scroll down to read the full petty revenge story. When you are done with this one, click here to read about an employee who quit after one day on the job, but not before taking revenge on the mean boss.

Woman gets back at grumpy grandmother for going through her trash: 'She now seems to be leaving me alone!'

Fail Blog - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 13:00

Living with your parents as an adult can be frustrating, but living with your crazy grandmother is a whole other story. Perhaps your grandparents are kind, lovely, respectful people, and you wouldn't run into any problems with them if they were your roommates. If that's you, congratulations! You are one of the lucky ones. Unfortunately, this woman cannot claim her roomie experience with granny to be a pleasant one.

This thread was posted to Reddit's r/pettyrevenge subreddit by u/fairy_rat333, who caught her grandmother rummaging through her trash on numerous occasions. She also was incredibly passive-aggressive, putting all non-confrontational young roommates to shame like when she took issue with her granddaughter leaving mouthwash on the counter one time. Pick and choose your battles, grandma! 

Keep scrolling below to see how this Redditor got her grandmother to leave her and her trash can alone for good. For more stories like this, take a look at this post about a Karen customer who insisted on "extra extra caramel" for her order.

Funny Feline Memes That Pack A Furry Feisty Punch

LOL Cats - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 13:00

The thing that is so wonderful about our furry felines, is that they are like superheroes, they have two identities. There is the fluffy, soft, purring identity that cuddles up with you in bed and makes you feel like the world is perfectly whole. And then there is the clawminal, crazy and outlandish identity that results in them eating steaming hot mouthfuls of rice straight from the pot, while screaming between mouthfuls of the burning hot grain. And it is what second identity that we are enjoying today with this collection of funny feline memes that pack a furry feisty punch.

From the cat who has the word MEOW hidden in its furr, to the catto who was told by its therapist that is needs to learn to love itself and did not take kindly to the suggestion, to the facetious feline who confronted its pawrent about their drinking problem when their clawminality is a much bigger problem, to the pawrents who celebrated their facetious feline's birthday in the most pawfectly clawminal way. These hissterical feline memes are the pawfect feisty feline kick.

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'I automated everything my boss did': Data analyst gets bonus after writing script to make their boss obsolete

Fail Blog - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 12:00

When a company CEO offered bonuses for "cost-saving initiatives," he never expected employees would take it so seriously. 

As technology grows more and more advanced, robots will continue to take jobs from people. It seems like this happens slowly, and then one day everything is different. Like when you check out at a grocery store, there's a pretty big chance you'll scan your own items at a self-checkout. If you need to make an appointment or talk to a customer service rep, there's a good chance you'll be chatting to bots, not people. These days, average people can use photoshopping tech with ease—no need to hire a person to do that for you anymore.

Technology is becoming so advanced that lots of jobs will be obsolete soon, for better or worse. There's a lot of room for innovation and growth—something that data analyst put to the test at their own workplace. They realized that their boss was a middle manager with nothing to do. She was only working there because she was having an affair with her boss! She did a little bit of report writing, and besides that, she was happy to take days off, leave early, and arrive late. 

Check out the tale below. Then, check out what happened when this barista switched jobs, only to be abruptly fired. 

Sweet And Fluffy Feline Memes: The Pawfect Pairing To Your Friday Lunch

LOL Cats - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 12:00

Meow, meow hoomans you have a whole lot to be happy about right now, for your furrious efforts all week long have not gone unnoticed, nor unappreciated and as the weekend draws ever closer you deserve to be reaping the rewards of your labor. And we figured that we would get behind you with today's collection of sweet and fluffy feline memes to pawfectly pair with your Friday lunch. Because, let's face it, we all need a little something to wash our brain while we get a quick break from work.

From a hilarious comparison of the snake fighting, bird eating, rat ravaging street cats and the dry crunchie eating house cats we all know and love, to the pawdorable feline watching its dinner being made next to the stove, to the void who is so dark only modern camera technology can reveal its face, to the dramatic house kitty who plays dead when it has not been fed on time in the morning. These wholesome cat memes are the pawfect distraction from your working life.

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