'I was feeling particularly petty that day': Boss gets fired after forcing employee to work while having the stomach flu
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by Isabella Penn
5h ago
Back in the day, it was practically a sin to even think about using up your PTO or daring to call in sick. The workforce used to be caught up in this whole grind mentality that just chewed people up and spat them out. And even though things are slowly changing, there's sometimes still a gap between generations when it comes to work-life balance. Some folks out there still cling to the idea that burning yourself out is some kind of badge of honor. And you know what's the absolute worst? When that kind of mindset infects your boss. So, let me tell you about this one boss who clearly hadn't got ..read more
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'WE DID IT': Couple in their 20s lands a $225k house with $0 down and a 6.8% rate with free refinancing in six months, house-hunting community in awe
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by Elna McHilderson
5h ago
At only 26 and 28 years old, this young couple was able to get a fantastic real estate price that has the house-hunting community baffled, jealous, confused, and excited. Potential new homeowners shower the couple with questions and answers are delivered.  ..read more
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'We paid for everything': Guy invites ex on vacation, ex demands to be reimbursed for petty purchases
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by RemyMill
8h ago
Would you vacation with your ex? Some folks would, some wouldn't. It depends on your relationship with them: can you still trust them, do you still get along, will everyone actually have a good time? These are all good questions to consider.  This dude, u/rduncang, writes that their relationship with their ex-wife has changed throughout the years. Things went well in their post-marriage life at first. However, after a few years, the ex's daughter began stealing from the OP (original poster). That's not even the craziest part, though. The daughter stole from the OP while her mom, the OP ..read more
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'When I moved out they billed me $1500 for breach of contract': Tenants share their landlord horror stories
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by BenWeiss
9h ago
Surviving a terrible landlord at one point in your adult life feels like securing a badge of honor. Sure, everyone has to deal with the usual landlord issues, whether that's an inexplicable rent increase or a refusal to fix an appliance, but there comes a time when your landlord goes too far and you need to stand up for yourself.  These landlord horror stories were compiled from the following r/AskReddit thread, and it just goes to show that even if you're a good landlord, stories like this are bound to get around and will make people assume you're the worst kind of person. Some of these ..read more
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'We now have a family rule that my mom can't blog about anyone else': 20+ Social media oversharers who need to be unfriended
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by RemyMill
9h ago
Social media is always evolving, but people have been oversharing online since day one.  In the heyday of Facebook (now Meta), the place started off as being a cool teen hangout spot. It was you and your teenage friends playing games and updating your relationship statuses and instant messaging back and forth. At first, older adults weren't really on the platform. But once they discovered it, suddenly everyone's weird uncle and oversharing aunt were on Facebook, ready to post ten times a day about their oddest opinions and every thought passing through their mind. Now when you and your t ..read more
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Boss tries to take her employee's first class seat upgrade: 'She wanted to talk to me about my lack of respect for protocol'
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by BenWeiss
11h ago
It's almost inevitable that traveling with your boss will lead to an uncomfortable situation. These unforeseen circumstances typically cannot be prevented, but at the end of the day, you're forced to navigate a cringeworthy dynamic with your employer that will make returning to the office after the work trip all the more bizarre and challenging. These cringe moments can include an odd quirk or eccentricity you learn about your boss or your boss learns about you. For instance, I once had a boss learn the hard way that I sleep with my mouth open on flights. This was obviously not the plan, and ..read more
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'Purchaser had one job....JUST ONE!': Product purchaser gets reamed by the CEO after doubting a diligent employee, afterwards the little guy gets a promotion
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by Jesse Kessenheimer
11h ago
Middlemen are a concept created by upper management to keep the underlings in line, but are they even necessary? When a company gets too big or when there are too many little employees to handle, CEOs and other suits like to keep their hands clean of too much extra work, thus, hiring a stable boy to watch the horses while they're away on their yacht. It would be baffling to imagine that any entry-level employee could supersede the genius of middle management, right?  Alas, CEOs will still look down on their herd through the glass floor, wondering if there are any rising stars amongst the ..read more
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'So... below minimum wage?': Ex-manager offers $50 to a former employee, begging them to come back for one shift
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by Jesse Kessenheimer
13h ago
Managers will do just about anything to cover a wayward shift in the fast-food industry. With corporate goons breathing down their neck and a 70-hour week on their horizon, it's no wonder managers become desperately manic when an employee no-shows or calls out sick. They're at their brink. However, the manager in our next story proved to be more manic than desperate after begging an ex-employee to cover a shift after quitting, enticing them with a cash offer of $50–mere peanuts.  After two years of exploitation at his fast-food job, this particular employee had had enough, but only two w ..read more
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'No one stayed longer than a year': 25+ Jobs that were the worst of the worst according to employees
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by RemyMill
14h ago
It seems like everyone has had at least one job that made them dread going into work every day. It's the kind of job that gives you a pit in your stomach as you set your alarm clock for the next day. As you drive to work, you're gritting your teeth thinking about what irritating thing your boss or coworkers are going to do that day.  Sometimes it takes a little while to realize you dislike your job. But once you realize, it gets harder and harder to be happy there. You might start daydreaming about other jobs with less responsibility and better pay. For a lot of folks, their coworkers an ..read more
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'The police were also automatically called...': Landlord gets a surprise when they can't disable their tenant's alarm after turning up unannounced and uninvited
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by Brad Dickson
15h ago
One of the core principles of renting a house is that it might be your landlord's house… but you're paying for it to be your home. This is something that gets missed, soaring right over their heads… and smacking into the poorly painted white wall behind them. Of course, there are laws in many (many) places regarding the rights that your landlord has to enter their property, and the rights that you have to privacy. Many jurisdictions will require the landlord, or property manager, to give a certain amount of written notice to their tenants, rather than "Kramer-ing" their way into their tenants ..read more
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