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'Ok then, no more using our brains': Management insists workers use inferior process flowchart, the predictable occurs

Fail Blog - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 09:00

The ability to listen and follow directions is often important when it comes to your performance in the workplace. The last thing an employer wants is someone who is going to go rogue and take matters and process into their own hands. Of course, if your job is to be creative and think of new ideas, you'll usually be encouraged to do so, but I'm willing to bet there are still processes and guidelines to follow. 

The problem is that process is never ironclad unless you're building something like a spaceship where things have infinitesimal tolerances; I'm willing to wager that there's wiggle room. Processes can be incredibly redundant and cumbersome, aiming to help workers who have less technical experience or problem-solving capabilities. In the case where you have an experienced and effective worker who doesn't need this framework to make the right call, it stands to reason that this person should probably be left to their own devices; too much structure can stand in the way of results.

That's what this worker encountered when their manager insisted that they use the company process flowchart under threat of firing, with no exceptions. This would lead to a predictable outcome in a classic story of malicious compliance that was posted to Reddit by user u/Obsidian-Winter.

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Next, check out this story where a workplace tried to instate disciplinary action for "unplanned" sick leave.  

ICanHasCheezburger Facebook Community Takes A Paws To Show Off Their Beautiful Black Cats

LOL Cats - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 08:00

Hey y'all. Have you ever heard that black cats are unlucky? Cursed? We have, and let us tell you, it is total bogus. Black cats are amongst the friendliest, and we adore them. We did a little research and turns out black cats whose owners were accused of witchcraft were associated with the Devil and evil. People thought black cats assisted witches in their evil deeds. They also believed that witches could transform into black cats to lurk in the shadows and cast spells on people. 

We're calling BS. And our pawesome ICanHasCheezburger community is right there with us. Users poured in from all over the world to share pictures of their own beloved black cats, and we were living for every single second of the black cat magic! We decided to feature a delightful array of black cats owned by our very own ICanHasCheezburger community members. We hope you enjoy the fabulous felines lined up for you today in this fabulous compilation of beautiful black cats. 

'Can I get 20 creams and 10 sugars?': 25 Coffee drinks so strong and sugary that they could propel you into outer space

Fail Blog - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 08:00

Once you work at a restaurant that serves coffee, you realize just how weirdly people take their morning beverage — loaded up with creamer, sugar, and flavoring. 

When I worked at a restaurant, I always was weirded out by people who would order a small coffee, and then add 10 sugars, 15 creams, and 5 pumps of flavor. It would cost extra money, and there would be literally a tablespoon of coffee in the drink after adding all that other stuff. But there were regulars who ordered their drinks like that every single day! I suppose there's no need for me it yuck their yum. 

However, these coffee aficianados below have shown off some really over the top Starbucks and Dunkin' orders. I just want to know how the woman who ordered the coffee with 30 shots of espresso and 30 shots of mocha is doing?! Is she okay? Surely it can't be good for the human body to digest 30 shots of espresso on the regular, but I'm not a doctor. 

Luckily, I've looked up how much is the maximum amount of espresso one should have in a day, and you theoretically shouldn't have any major medical issues until you surpass 75 to 150 shots, but don't try it at home, obviously. Can't we all just drink a regular coffee with like two shots? For health reasons? Until that day comes, check out these utterly unhinged beverages below. Maybe you'll find inspiration for your own coffee outing! 

Up next, continue on your caffeination journey with this story of a barista's prank on a bad customer. Did she go too far, or was she justified in her prank? 

14 Purrfect Pictures Of Cats Frolicking Amidst Beautiful Flower Gardens

LOL Cats - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 07:00

Hey beautiful cat lovers. So we don't know about you, but we are single and ready to mingle. We've been going on dates here and there, but nothing seems to stick. We're waiting for that magical spark, but haven't quite found it yet. In the meantime, we've been taking notes from Miley Cyrus and buying ourselves lots of flowers. Because we deserve to look at pretty things and appreciate their beauty. 

We had a similar thought when we were compiling this delightful series of purrfect pictures of cats frolicking amidst beautiful flower gardens. There is so much beauty contained in these 14 purrfect pictures, we hardly know where to start. Well, perhaps the beginning would be a good place to start. We can always look through the pictures again if we don't get our fill! We'll leave you with a few notes- you can buy yourself flowers, hold your own hands! Talk to yourself (and your cats) for hours! XOXO ICHC. 

'Scammers Scammed By Uncle and Granny' : Backyard Dealership Scams Two Innocent Old Ladies with Defunct Cars, Uncle Takes the Ultimate Revenge and Tricks Swindler Into Taking the Loss On $10,000

Fail Blog - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 07:00

Some people think there are only two types of people on the world: Scammers and suckers. The scammers do the scamming and take advantage of everybody and anybody, that especially includes your elderly grandma who is just trying to buy a car. However, that is a horrible way to look at like and if you do that, you are going to get some instant karma in some way—perhaps in some ultimate epic petty revenge. 

A Redditor recently shared a story of their elderly grandma getting scammed and then his uncle serving some epic justice in the form of petty revenge. The Redditor's grandfather had just passed and his grandma was looking for a new car. Being old and innocent, she went and bought a car from a backyard shady dealership. After only a few days, the car's engine blew up and it was un-driveable. The scammer did nothing to help and told them that when you buy a used car "not every purchase is a winner, it's just the luck of the draw." He's not wrong, but when the same thing happened to a second elderly woman from the same dealership, this Redditor's uncle had enough.

The uncle got a cheap car, sold it back to the dealership, but not before he completely emptied It of any fluids and completely clogged the radiator. When the dealer tried to call him out on selling him a lemon car, the man simple said, "that's just the luck of the draw." 

Revenge is best served ice cold, babyyyyy! Read the entire story below. 

This Week's Best Cat Tweets Featuring Lots Of Feline Goodness (January 26, 2023)

LOL Cats - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 06:00

Hey there crazy cat people. By the way, the term 'crazy cat person' (usually a lady) gets a bad rep, but we wear our crazy cat people hats proudly. Cats are such hilarious little creatures, and we love to sit back and be entertained by their antics. If that makes us crazy cat people then so be it! Sue us. Actually, don't, our lawyer is on vacation for the foreseeable future. Our cats are weird little guys, and you best believe we support them. 

We're in the mood for some pawesome cat tweets. Don't worry though, we've got plenty- even enough to share with all of you pawesome readers! We're always hungry for feline goodness in Tweet form. Some might even use the word, ravenous! Stahving dahling. Time to serve up the very best cat tweets from last week on a silver platter with a side of french fries.  Pawty time! 

Update: "Friend" tries to commandeer vacation, gets kicked out, tries to fleece on apology offer

Fail Blog - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 06:00

It never feels good to hear friends making plans that you're not invited to, and it's hard to know what to do in that situation. Do you speak up and try and get yourself invited? Or do you slink back and pretend that you can't hear the conversation?

This friend, "Jessica," chose the former and got herself a (reluctant) invitation to the trip by "publicly shaming" her mutual friend that was planning the trip. Information was shared regarding the cost and the itinerary of the trip, but things started to go sour as soon as the trip started. 

"Things started to go south the moment she arrived here," the friend writes of Jessica in a story posted to Reddit's r/AmItheA**hole subreddit. The friend continues that Jessica caused multiple issues and dramas: demanding to be picked up from the airport at a different time and complaining about costs that had already been communicated. Things escalated and culminated with Jessica being kicked out of the house.

That's where the original thread wraps, with the friend, Redditor u/LucyAriaRose, wondering if she was in the wrong for her part in the confrontation.

The friend then returned with an update to share what had happened since their original post, detailing their near reconciliation, which fell apart when their offer to reimburse Jessica for their accommodation was taken advantage of.

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Next, check out this story where a bride wanted her friend to contribute financially to her wedding.

'Snowflake Gen Z': Employee's 'Age Awareness' Training Includes Wildly Biased Descriptions of Generations

Fail Blog - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:00

I mean, could these descriptions be any more biased? We can all take a wild guess who wrote this presentation, which was posted to this thread on Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit by u/nashnurse

 

There's no question that there is a generational divide in the workplace right now. That's the understatement of the year. But is the solution to devise a poorly written slide show in which generations are summarized with a few key buzzwords? Not to mention so many of these descriptions are written with zero authority and with pure condescension. Will someone please explain the sociological basis behind differentiating between Gen Z and 'Snowflake' Gen Z? Yikes! As you read from generation to generation, it all just gets gradually more and more aggressive. If this presentation proves anything at all, it's that everyone is defensive about their own generation and hostile towards other ones. Keep scrolling below for the funniest comments. For more, take a look at this post about a horrible boss's incompetence.

Woman Rescuing a Cat Gets Berated on How ‘Not All Cats Outside Are Strays,’ Internet Comes to Her Defense

LOL Cats - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 17:00

"I don't know why people argue this—only with cats too—like obviously if you see any domestic pet without any sign of ownership alone outside you should grab."

'Ouch, Honest Much?' : Rare Insults by Internet Trolls That Push Buttons in All the Wrong Places

Fail Blog - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 16:00

The internet is a safe haven for the anonymous AHs who have, in recent years, gained a reputation for being trolls. For those of you who aren't familiar with the description (I'm talking to the 1 percent of y'all, as I'm sure most of you are well aware), internet trolls deliberately try to offend people and cause as much trouble as they can whilst staying anonymous. Sure, some trolls have the guts to walk around with a username that is actually their name, but most of them are too cowardly to bear that badge.

To be fair, some trolls are hilarious. I personally find them to be incredibly entertaining. Not all of them, but some, for sure. While scrolling through r/RareInsults on Reddit, I decided to compile a list for your personal entertainment. Scroll down and check out some of the funniest comebacks/honest opinions I came across. You can also check out this Reddit thread where people reveal some of the shadiest things the companies they used to work at did.

Funniest Diabolical Cat Memes of Feisty Felines That Might Be Plotting Your Demise

LOL Cats - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 16:00

Imagine that it's 5 in the morning and you've had a terrible night of sleep. Your kitten is a few months old now and it is transforming from a cute, cuddly fur ball into a diabolical, claw-ful, screeching dictator. That velveteen monster jumps on your face to wake you because his bowl is half-empty; the beast needs to feed or everyone pays the price. You lay there in darkness, two hours before your alarm was set to go off, letting the kitten gnaw on your toes, wondering where it all went wrong. Did you do something incorrectly raising your loving kitten? Or is this simply the true nature of the mini predator you've brought into your house? All of your friends who also have cats insist that this is only a phase… Once your cat is 3 years old, they'll start to mellow out. Until then, enjoy your midnight wakeup calls, random ankle ambush attacks, and fearing for your safety in your own home. This is HIS apartment now. 

'The sparkle of those eyes is igniting me': Out of control waitress hits one woman's husband, she gets her fired

Fail Blog - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 15:00

Redditor u/throwraWaitress109 posted on the /r/AmItheA**hole subreddit, asking for advice on a situation that had come up with her and her husband after they went to a restaurant for a night out on his birthday. Throughout the evening and even during the meal, the waitress had been blatantly hitting on her husband, taking it to levels that made her very uncomfortable.

When asked to stop, the waitress just smirked. So u/throwraWaitress109 went home and left a bad review, ultimately leading to the waitress being fired.

Her family thinks she is in the wrong for not just letting it go, while Reddit seems to be resoundingly taking her side. What's your take on the situation?

For more trouble in marriage paradise... Check out this idiot husband who wanted to cancel a prenup that he insisted on when he discovered his wife was making more than he was!

'This was my dream when I worked in retail': Barista plays controversial 'mean prank' on rude customer

Fail Blog - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 14:00

One high schooler asked r/AITA a question about her job conduct: was she in the wrong for playing a 'mean prank' on a customer who berated her? Often on the r/AITA page, there's a swift conclusion of who was the a****** and who wasn't. But this time, there's an interesting nuance in the answers, with some commenters blaming the OP for her shortsighted approach to customer service. Others, of course, immediately sided with the OP, calling the customer the jerk in this scenario. 

I'm surprised that the OP and her coworkers were able to pull this prank off. It doesn't seem like the kind of thing you could just go around and do all the time, especially since one of her coworkers is the owner's son! I'd probably be driven away from the establishment if I witnessed this prank go down. I wouldn't want to support an establishment whose managers treat their staff that way. After all, the other customers don't know this is a prank. 

Scroll down to see if you think this prank went too far, or if the OP is totally justified in this hilarious joke. Then, read another prank of sorts — one bride found out her family member was going to upstage her, so she flipped the script! 

Hiss-terically Cute: Siberian Twins Emil & Milo Share Fluffy Feline Facts Gained From Purr-sonal Experience

LOL Cats - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 14:00

Woof, it's almost the weekend, and we're paw-sitively excited for it to arrive because that means we can settle in nicely on our couch, adorn ourselves with some fluffy blankets big enough to cover a town along with an equally fluffy cat on our lap. Then we'll order some yummy Chinese takeout that we may or may not share with said cute companion. Yes, we spoil them, much like Emil and Milo's mommy spoils them.

@spoilt.sibs uploads adorable kitty content showcasing her two floofs. Sometimes they share some interesting feline facts that even we (in our vast kitty knowledge) didn't know! You can check it out down below. We guarantee you a smile or two, for these sassy know-it-alls have proved to us that they sure can deliver a good dose of serotonin. 

You're also welcome to check out Kusa, one of the biggest Main Coon cats we've seen — and she isn't even done growing yet!

Cat Siblings "Lucy & Stitch" During An Epic Case Of The Paper Ball Zoomies (Video)

LOL Cats - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 13:00

When you are a cat, you find many a thing entertaining that we humans may not see the value in. Likewise, we humans enjoy activities that cats can not particularly relate to. That's okay, we all like what we like. And for Lucy and Stitch, the thing that they like appears to be a delightful paper ball that inspires only the zoomiest of zoomies. At first, Stitch expresses interest in the paper ball, while Lucy remains seated and relaxed. Seeing Queen Lucy on her curved throne kept us in suspense: Will she get off of it, and participate in the hunt? Indeed, yes she most certainly will. Stitch is ready to play football, as he is already wearing white sneakers. These cats are absolutely adorable and we so enjoy watching them entertain themselves with the silliest of activities, like paper ball zoomies. 

We imagine that the cats are interacting with each other in a fashion somewhat like this one- Lucy: "Look at me. I'm a fierce hunter! Stitch: " You maybe a fierce hunter, Lucy. However, I'm the one with finesse and skill!

'I'm still tired from yesterday's tired': Adulting Memes, Tweets, and FAILS for those of us with stunted growth

Fail Blog - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 13:00

Work, cry, sleep, repeat! if this is your life, then you're probably what they call an adult. Keep scrolling below for this compilation of adulting memes, tweets, and FAILS. When you're done, take a look at these party fails.

20+ of the Best Dungeons and Dragons Memes of the Week (January 25, 2023)

Fail Blog - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 12:30

The sense of budding adventure, guiling improvisation, and mischievous creativity that takes can take place over a simple kitchen table during a session of DnD is nothing that you can accurately describe… The hard part is just getting everyone to the table. 

We live in a complex world where our lives and commitments are in constant flux, making it hard to make consistent plans for our hobbies and personal pleasures. Besides—let's be honest—the last few years haven't been the best for organizing social gatherings indoors; now that assembling a council in close quarters is back on the menu, it seems like all those other commitments (that were also on hold) are taking precedence. 

We can only hope that the tides of change will bring you and your fellow adventurers back into a session very soon. Until then, enjoy these memes to keep your adventurous spirit alive.

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LOL Cats - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 12:00

'She has always tried to one-up me': Update! Bride changes party dress code to humiliate overdressed half-sister

Fail Blog - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 12:00

As the saying goes, no one knows how to push your buttons better than your family. When you're raised together or spend lots of time together, you soon realize just what makes people tick. In this family, there's a silent war going on between the OP and her half-sister, who always tries to one-up her at everything — even her own engagement party. 

The OP shared this infuriating tale to r/pettyrevenge, but in my humble opinion, this is pro-level revenge. After announcing a party to celebrate her engagement, the OP got a tip from her cousin. Her half-sister was planning on wearing a stunning gold and white dress to OP's engagement party. It literally does look like a wedding dress, and a very fancy and expensive one at that! The OP included a photo to prove just how unhinged this half-sister's idea really was. If you know the first thing about weddings in many countries, it's so simple — don't wear a dress that's fancier than the bride's! Some people just can't help it. They need to be the center of attention at all times. 

That's a shame for the OP, who did share an update after the fact. It's not the best update, but hopefully they'll be happier with their new family arrangement. Scroll down to check out the story below. Then, swim into the deep end with these watery memes about fish and sharks. 

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