Worker Gets Cursed Out And Accused of Using $40K Per Year Job as a ‘Stepping Stone’ After Handing in Their Two Week Notice

Family businesses are wild places to work at. When you’re working at a company where no employees have familial ties to each other, it’s much more normalized to leave in search of better opportunities. Sure, your boss might not be happy that you quit, but it’s a standard expectation for some percentage of employees. In …
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Power-Tripping Boss Threatens to Tell Employee’s New Boss to Revoke His Job Offer

There is an art and science to quitting a job. You can’t just do it without any tact and expect things to go smoothly. You’ve got to make strategic choices based on how important you are to the company. If you’re one of hundreds of employees doing very menial tasks, putting in your two weeks …
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Unreasonable Manager Demands Employee Call Her When They Leave Their House And Show Up To Work 10 Minutes Early

There’s something to be said for arriving places early. If you leave early, you’re much less likely to be late; imagine that! Life is less stressful when you’ve got your eyes on the clock before you leave your house, and you’re not running ten minutes late to everything.  That being said, I disagree with the …
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Irresponsible Manager Demands Employee Call Her When They Leave Their House And Show Up To Work 10 Minutes Early

There’s something to be said for arriving places early. If you leave early, you’re much less likely to be late; imagine that! Life is less stressful when you’ve got your eyes on the clock before you leave your house, and you’re not running ten minutes late to everything.  That being said, I disagree with the …
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Senior Engineer Makes $20K Less Than Junior Engineers Despite Being a Top Performer

Historically, I’ve been bad at acquiring a lot of money. When I was in college, I had three internships, and not a single one of them was paid. When my bosses at my part-time jobs told me I’d be making minimum wage, I accepted that without dispute. Also, I live in New York City, so …
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Power-Tripping Boss Cuts Employees Hours Because He Bought a Motorcycle For Transportation

One of the worst things about working for an hourly wage is getting your hours cut. You can only make enough money to live if you’re scheduled enough, and it’s extremely easy for management to weaponize schedules for or against certain employees. I tend to see that the people who don’t want a million hours …
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New Boss Forces Employees to «Sign Out» Before Going to the Restroom

One of my least favorite things about high school was asking to go to the bathroom. I didn’t have a problem with the principle of asking for permission, but every teacher had a different policy for it. During the first week of school, I had to make a restroom cheat sheet because I had eight …
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People Who Quit Their Jobs On The First Day Share Their ‘I’m Outta Here’ Moments

It seems like it’s relatively uncommon for people to quit after their first day of work. You spend so much time applying to jobs, and once you finally get one, you want to stay for at least a while to feel the thing out. Usually, the first few days at a new job are the …
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Boss Takes Away Employees Chair Privileges, Forces Them To Stand For 8 Hours Straight

Recently I’ve been thinking about how there are very few jobs where employees have a good balance of sitting and standing. When you work a sedentary job, it has a lot of detrimental impacts on your health. Workers who sit all day are unlikely to get enough exercise, especially if they commute by car. Having …
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Boss Shames Employee for Leaving Job for More Money, Doesn’t Offer Him More Money to Stay

It’s easy to say you don’t care about money when you have money. You can sit around in smug satisfaction thinking that an extra $30,000 a year doesn’t add much to your quality of life, even though you know that’s a bald-faced lie. Sure, at a certain point, money doesn’t buy happiness (someone making $400,000 …
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