To be fair, there are awful people, everywhere. But it does sometimes feel like certain careers and jobs do tend to be brimming with the dregs of humanity; or there are people with next to no humanity. As someone who worked many years in the food service industry I can attest that it seems to be overrun with morons and malicious ne'er-do-wells. And that is just management.Redditor u/Tatumisgod1022 wanted to know about some career-wise choices by asking... Which professions have the worstpeople?
People Explain The Worst Thing That's Ever Happened To Them On Their Birthday
Can you imagine having to work day in and out with evil? I've lost track of the amount of times I would've rathered gone home with an ornery customer than be saddled with some of the co-workers I had. I don't like to gossip, well that's true. And they deserve hurt feelings. Let's see who can compare notes...
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Collections. I worked in IT at a collection agency. People would start out normal but after a while they would forget to turn off the crap-mode they used on the phone when dealing with other people. After a few years, they treated everyone like a deadbeat.
Some of the most broken people I've ever met were mental health workers.
Source: am a psych nurse practitioner.
MLM marketers, or at least, those who are actually successful with MLMs.
Can confirm. My cousin does one of the beauty ones, and all I see on her facebook page is this crap. She used to be cool and fun to hang out with, then she got into the rodan fields crap and it all went down hill.
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Restaurant and bar owners usually suck. There are exceptions, I've known a couple that were cool but most of them are horrible idiots with weird God complexes. I think because most of the staff is easily replaceable and it's an industry where its easy to take advantage of people. I've just met some real crap heads working in bars.
Exactly. Especially that last one. I told you. And it's a bit disappointing that our mental health professionals aren't all decent human beings. That seems like it should be a professional requirement but alas, people are people.
I was a correctional officer for a year in Florida. I cannot say if this profession has the absolute worst people, but it is really bad. Maybe you could imagine what it would be like going into a locked down facility day after day, coming face to face with some of the worst people imaginable, receiving death threats on a daily basis, dodging manipulation and dealing with some of the absolute insanity that goes on. I have minor PTSD from my year there.
The energy in a place like that affects everyone there unfortunately. The officers there can sometimes take on the energy of the inmates, and some may be just as manipulative, angry, and sometimes insane as the prisoners themselves. This could be a highly subjective thing. Some prisons may be different or better.
But I honestly believe that no place like that can harbor a completely good person for long without fundamentally changing who they are. I left because I did not like what the environment was doing to me. I give my absolute full respect to the men and women who do that job as lifelong careers though. There are good people that do the job, don't get me wrong. It is just incredibly hard to keep it up in the midst of such conditions.
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Mental health. Some excellent people. Some I would turn and run from if I saw them on the street.
In my experience as a life-long patient (early onset schizo), nursing assistants in psychiatry are the worst. They're burnt out & bitter at best, usually just straight up cruel and give zero f*cks about patients' emotional wellbeing.
People seem to get a power trip from degrading us, especially the young ones. Constant drama and in-fighting in most institutions too from what you can overhear. They tend to scream all the time at everything. I've met a few decent ones.
I was watching some dating reality show at a friend's place and one of the girls said she can make like 100k off one Instagram post IIRC.
People in tech can make so much money, at such a young age, with so little education and certification, that it naturally attracts some of the worst peeps you've ever wanted to strangle with a mouse cord. The egos are in the stratosphere but the social skills can be down somewhere in the Mariana Trench.
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As a receptionist, I have to say it — receptionists. I have met so many countless vapid, witchy, disrespectful, downright awful receptionists, especially medical receptionists. Every single day I do my best to be the complete opposite of that. Yes, there are definitely aspects of the job that can make you feel bitter as hell, but in the end, it's a matter of choosing kindness.
Every nurse I've ever met has been either a total sweetheart or an overgrown high school bully.
I work at a university that offers a degree in nursing. We basically get three types - Great people, good at their studies, will be good at the job. Bullies who will pass and go on to be no nonsense harda** nurses which are sometimes needed, and then the people who should not finish the degree but probably will because getting it right 50% of the time is good enough.
Dog training. I always wanted to work with animals. Had a few jobs working at training facilities that promoted using great methods, said all the right things. Saw some horrific things happen behind the scenes when the customers left their loved pets in their care.
Quit after my conscience got the better of me and I couldn't live with the burden of the sheer amount of stress it caused knowing I was complicit in working with those people. They can have a beautiful boarding facility, say all the right things, but you really never know what happens to your pet when you leave them there.
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Private Security/Military Contractors. Some of those companies are top tier on the level, but more than a few are filled with guys who couldn't hack it in the military/police force but still want to carry guns and tell people what to do.
I've never worked in hospitality but know a lot of people who do/used to. They rarely have anything nice to say about managers in hospitality.
I think being a manager in hospitality is often a position you kind of "fail into." You start out in the hospitality industry when you're young, you're good at it, it pays the bills alright, but you don't really grow as a person or have any goals.
Next thing you know, you realize you're kind of too old to have the job you have forever, but you don't really have any skills outside of the hospitality industry, so you move on up to management. Not because "hospitality management" was ever a goal of yours, or that you have a passion for that sort of thing, it's just that that working in hospitality is all you know and you don't want to wait tables/work the front desk/whatever anymore.
Chefs are either arrogant d**kheads or awesome people, there's basically no in between.
Used to deliver to restaurants, I had the morons that would tell me they're too busy to sign an invoice, the morons that would open up canned crab products and then send it back after opening it (you ordered canned crab you freaking idiot, what did you expect).
The d**kheads who would expect me to maneuver 400 pounds of product around the line where like 7 people were prepping, to get to the walk in upstairs, the idiots who would yell at me if something they "ordered" wasn't in the order, even though it wasn't on the invoice.
Then there were the guys who had like 8 pans and a griddletop going, would come over to check the freshness of everything personally, give me a bite of whatever they were making and cold water and then jump back in without missing a beat and just be basically chill as hell.
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Realtors are a bunch of backstabbing Karens.
I took the LSAT twice, preparing to get into patent law.
Then two patent lawyers from a big firm in Detroit did a meet/greet at our school. Complete self-absorbed narcissistic d***hebags. I remained a software engineer and am glad I did. That culture would have made me regret having been born.
Don't be Snotty...
I'm a programmer myself but I have to say software design. Not everyone in the profession is like this at all, but there are a lot of people who are really snotty about...
- your university alma mater
- relative inexperience with programming or a particular language
- their knowledge about comp sci and/or programming.
Computer Science is really not always that welcoming a field, unfortunately. That probably goes double or triple if you're a """feeemale""" and either get creeped on or have to deal with resentment when you know more than the nerds.
Oh Hollywood, the land of dreams and sorrow, and home to some of the lowest of the low. But what are we gonna do? I guess we can just try to be our best selves and hope it spreads. Although I'm sure a few people have a thing or two to preach about me. Oh well.
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A few years ago, while researching for an article, I stumbled across a video that almost made me quit my job right then and there. This article is going to talk about that video - and other creepy, horrible, traumatizing things people have found on the internet.
Proceed with extreme caution. Seriously. I cannot put enough trigger warnings in this.
I won't describe the video in detail, even though I remember all 36 seconds of it vividly.
It was a girl - in her young teens - surrounded by a group of men who are about to murder her (which I obviously did not know when the video started.)
The method was ... brutal, violent, physical, and not "assisted" by modern technology. Sticks and stones, indeed.
It took me too long to process what was happening for me to turn it off, so I saw the whole thing. The victim knew she was about to die and as she sat on the floor in the seconds before it happened, she kicked her legs and sobbed.
It was a move I had seen my three year old pull over and over. It drove home that she was just a child.
I cried. I puked. I had (and still have) nightmares where I see her face. I almost quit. I talked to my therapist.
Reddit user VeghBaily884 asked:
I didn't go seeking the video, I wasn't on a website known for this sort of stuff like how Rotten.Com was. I surely can't answer why it was made, why grown men would choose to kill a young girl, why they put it on the internet ... nada.
But I can say with 100% certainty that THAT SINGLE VIDEO was the one that almost made me pack it up and quit the internet forever. And I'm far from the only one who has seen some scarring sh*t.
So let's talk about it.
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"A large group of people sharing stalking tips, pictures and videos of those they've stalked. Including, but not limited to, how to dress, act, destroying evidence, lockpicking, how to poison pets, taking silent photos, creating alibis, etc."
"They'd award a golden sticker to the best photos/videos taken of the person they stalked - like inside the room while the person was sleeping."
"That or sharing the address of a person, alarm codes, etc, so someone else can enjoy stalking the victim too."
"I was watching some videos late at night - a little horror. I clicked to a break-in video, clicked to woman living in a guy's kitchen, saw a comment saying something like, 'pfft, amateur, they need some lessons.' That person had videos on their channel that were creepy as hell and link to a forum in their bio."
"Some sections were locked, so I looked around and found myself reading more and more. It honestly scared the heck out of me."
"But a part of me thought if I knew a little of how they did it then I could protect myself. Was going to sign up to see more, but they are stalkers... didn't need them knowing anything about me."
"Felt sick, tried to report some of the videos and pictures. A month later I went back to see if they still existed and the whole forum was now a website selling pot plants." - The_Last_Werewolf
0% Survival Rate
"For some reason I was interested in the science surrounding tornadoes and I found a list of some of the most violent tornadoes ever recorded. It's actually really creepy once you read into it."
"The worst one was a tornado in Jarrell, Texas in 1997 where they had trouble identifying human from animal remains, and some people were simply never found."
"That same tornado destroyed every storm shelter in its path, and there was a 0% survival rate in the worst hit neighborhood. There's something deeply unsettling about the fact that even people who thought they were safe, and should have been safe in those storm shelters, ended up being killed."
"There's a photo of this tornado called 'Dead Man Walking' because it literally looks like it grew legs and is walking over the land leaving death behind it. Even the pictures creep me TF out now that I know."
"Keep in mind that this tornado was a rarity among rarities, with its sub vortices (those creepy legs in the picture) likely harboring wind speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour. The Jarrell twister scoured the ground so bad, up to 18 inches deep in places, that it sandblasted rocks that were too big for it to lift."
"The vast, vast majority of tornadoes never get that powerful, or even do any damage at all. Tornadoes that pass through rural areas can actually be fun to watch."
"When I was in first grade a weak one formed near my suburb of Denver and we watched it from our deck at home. We were a few miles away so we weren't in any danger. We got to see the funnel cloud, the spin up on the ground and watch it as it basically tore up a few bushes for about half an hour, and then rope out and disappear."
"The next day at school we brought pictures in to show the class. Obviously, THIS tornado wasn't a fun, cool, interesting one. This one was horrifying." - Abject-Preparation18
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"Ugh back in high school my buddy found beheading videos, that was not a good day. You can't unhear those sounds and the defeated look right before it happens just breaks me." - Duuuuuude_Esq
"I assume it was the one that went viral everywhere somewhere in 2014 I think, the woman screaming that she 'didn't kill him' before getting brutally murdered, probably for something she didn't do?" - That_sarcastic_bxtch
"I was in college when the terrorist beheadings were added to the internet. I couldn't watch any video on the internet for months unless it was vetted and then described to me by a friend first." - AirySprite
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"MKUltra brainwashing and CIA videos and reports. I forget where I originally stumbled on it, probably a thread on /x/, but it was just a bunch of declassified documents."
"There were a few links in the post content. One lead to an old GeoCities-looking blog that some woman was running. She was a doctorate, but I forget the field. Her blogs were basically months of confessions of what was going on in the CIA."
"She then went off radar for the better part of the year, and the blogs started back up again. Except now, they were getting bizarre. She had full-blown paranoia and the verbiage dissolved from mostly coherent to absolutely incoherent over the course of a few months."
"The anon that was doing the data dump also put some declassified documents that had the woman listed by name in several areas. I cannot remember her name, but she went by first, middle, and last in all instances. Sarah, or Sandra or something."
"The theory is that the CIA discredited her by making her sound like a rambling lunatic as controlled disinformation rather than simply nuke the blog and lend credence to the conspiracy theorists."
"Scary stuff though."
"There were other documents pertaining to demons, aliens, mind control, all sorts of bizarre things. The craziest part, they have actually declassified documents from the US Government."
"They aren't fabricated. They're totally accessible to anyone willing to spend time looking for them in public archives." - biggest___chungus
Fetish For Destroying Your Body
"I forgot his name but the one older dude who ran a YouTube account where he would vlog himself smoking a lot of cigarettes everyday and wouldn't stop even when he was diagnosed with cancer due to smoking cigarettes."
"Each video you watch his health slowly deteriorate and if you watch his first and last vids he looks like a completely different person."
"The worst part? Everyone in the comments are cheering him on because it's a sort of fetish account for destroying your body. There was even one boy who emulated him and wanted to do the same to himself." - TheBigBroke
"When the case of Elisa Lam got traction in 2013 I read a lot about the alleged supernatural stuff they thought was happening."
"From there it went to the supposed rituals and then to a bunch of websites explaining how to do them and what to expect as a result. This content was stuck in my head for weeks and had nightmares almost every night." - theBearzooka
"Elisa Lam kept me awake many nights. That elevator video is just bizarre. These weird cases is so fascinating because people WANT that is something supernatural or creepy, when the reality is just boring and sad." - candangoek
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"Chris Chan... basically this mentally disabled guy badly drawing comics about his Sonic/Pikachu crossover OC and posting them online, but 4chan found out about him and people started harassing him, trying to find out information about him, contacting him, etc."
"They found out where he lived and everything about him, and started messing with him for fun. Someone even pretended to be a girl romantically interested in him, pretending to be his girlfriend, and then eventually told him it was all a fake."
"That drove him deeper into being violent and obsessive, and he was already showing warning signs of sexually predatory behavior... And the person who recorded him talking about it and contacted the police had apparently been ENCOURAGING him to do it."
"People are horrible." - GoldenScythe23
"Basically I only got through a few videos in a series about Chris Chan and I had to stop because I was feeling physically unclean." - colour_me_in
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"There's a website called Without Sanctuary that collected and displayed lynchings in America. I think much of it has been turned into a book so the site doesn't have all that it used to."
A not-quite-relative (first wife of an ancestor, so not directly related to me as I am descended from the second wife) 's family had a photo studio at the turn of the century. One of the photographs was credited to that studio on the back of the photo.
It was common back then to photograph and sell postcards of hangings and lynchings like souvenirs. It was surreal to see that name on the photo, knowing they very likely made money off photographing a lynching." - supershinythings
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"The accident scene / death of actress Jayne Mansfield. Including trying to figure out how the kids survived."
"I even looked for the scar on her daughter, Mariska Hargitay's face because I'd never noticed it (good makeup I'm sure). Karma punished me (rightfully so) because I had nightmares for several nights after that rabbit hole."
"Anyway, it was a very tragic accident and people should skip that rabbit hole." - ProudCatLadyxo
So what have we learned today, friends? Hopefully to not mindlessly click - but internet is internet and stuff just happens, so for our own mental wellness let's remember to take internet breaks for a bit, kay?
It's the spooky time of year where horror and gore are all around us. In movies, shows, and campfire stories, we share the most gruesome tales to scare one another.
But when you're faced with real life horror, that's a different stories.
In a 2019 study from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime found chances of falling victim to a homicide worldwide are about 6 in 100,000.
So we went to Reddit to know what it's like to narrowly escape a murder.
Redditor EntertainerWeary7463 asked:
"People who escaped killers in the last second, what is your story?"
Thank goodness they escaped to answer this question.
A terrifying bike ride.
"I was biking home at midnight from work in the city, 2 people stopped my bike, 1 had a bike 1 was on foot. My flight reaction kicked in I started biking as fast as I could. She tried to grab my bag but couldn't hold on and the guy chased me down on his bike for another half mile dinging the bell saying he was going to kill me. Was able to lose him and make it home without them in sight."
"Side note: my car got broke into that night as well."
"All after a working double in the ER."
"Let me add, who knows if they were gonna kill me but given the area I was in and circumstances, I was scared for my life and felt like they would have left me beaten and unattended to, so I feel this qualifies."
"The ringing of the bell with the death threats is a nice touch."
Strangers at a bar.
"It's weird, I was just thinking about it the other day. At the time, I was 22 years old and I went to a casino in New England. I got pretty intoxicated and met this older guy at the bar. I asked him if he wanted to go outside to smoke he said yes. And we went outside and 3 tribal police jumped out of the bushes and slammed him to the floor because he was on the run for assautling and murdering someone."
"So I didn't escape, the Native American police saved me."
"You were very lucky."
"Yep. The part I think about the most is that invited him outside- he didn't even have to do the work. As a good prospective victim, I did it for him. At the risk of sounding melodramatic I wonder if he saw this tendency in me from far away somehow. I do NOT talk to strangers at the bar anymore. In some ways that's sad but it's for the best. Obviously from that point onward I come from a bias perspective on the benefits of socializing with random people."
Caught in the act.
"I was walking home from a late shift and heard this commotion behind a few stores, as I got closer I noticed that it was a guy literally stabbing the sh*t out of another guy, he turned around to see me and came running toward me, I knew of a side alley for service us near my work and I cut down there and circled back round to find the man had been brutally stabbed but not fatally, I called the emergency services and the man lived, the CCTV of that night was able to help police identify him and he's currently in prison on 2 counts of murder and 1 attempted. So yeah that was close."
Escaped the most prolific killer in the U.S.
"I once heard this story where there was this guy coming home late at night when some guy offers him a ride and he accepts. But then he gets this odd feeling and jumps out of the car. A few years pass and he sees this documentary on tv on a serial killer. Apparently the killer had took off his back seat door handles and when the police ask him why he did it he answers, 'Cause the first guy I tried to kill jumped out of the car.'"
"I saw this too it was a college hitchhiker who needed to get back to his dorm when John Wayne Gacy picked him up"
"Oh man that hitch hiker is very lucky to have got out of that car alive."
"Believe it or not, Gacy apparently gave a few hitchhikers rides and didn't kill them. One even offering to have sex with him for money (almost all of his victims did) but he declined."
"33 murders, paid around 150 young men for sex. 20 percent chance of murder. Horrifying. 5th most prolific serial killer in US history (that we know of)."
Another hitch hiker.
"Hitchhiking back in the day and a guy in a big shiny Cadillac gave me a ride. He then proceeded to tell me about the two young men he slept with the night before."
"Told him to let me out right here and he kept going. Pulled off on a gravel road and drove down it before stopping. He started to reach under his seat as soon as the car stopped."
"I spun around and kicked his head bouncing it off his window, got out and ran like hell back to the highway and immediately got another ride."
"Have absolutely no idea if I hurt him bad or not and I never lost a single night's sleep over it."
"Wow that was close! Good job on the fast thinking and action!"
"No thinking involved. That was just pure scared sh*tless reaction."
"Did they ever get caught?"
"Never even knew their name. And from the little bit of reading I've done on it, most psychopaths aren't caught. A very small percentage of society, but with 330 million in the US it still adds up."
Saved by a seven year old.
"I was five years old when this happened."
"My parents had just separated and my mother decided to attend a girls' night out. She commissioned my 16-year old, male cousin to babysit my siblings and me."
"After my cousin put my siblings and me to bed, he invited some friends over to hang out. One of his friends was completely messed up on acid. Said friend went into the kitchen, grabbed a butcher knife from the block on the counter and walked towards my bedroom."
"My brother (who was 7) happened to be watching this guy from his own bedroom. As soon as he saw him walking towards my bedroom, my brother jumped up from bed, ran into my room, grabbed my arm and pulled me off the bed just before acid guy began repeatedly stabbing the mattress."
"I don't recall what happened next that night. I only remember looking at my shredded mattress the next morning and then watching my mother talking to some people at the front door."
"I would later learn that once I was dragged off the bed, my brother began screaming, which brought my cousin and his other friends running. Upon seeing the carnage, they all wrestled acid guy into submission, called the cops and had him hauled away."
"The people at the door the next morning were the acid guy's parents. They offered to pay off my mother in exchange for her dropping the charges against their son. Mom agreed. I got a new mattress and my mom bought a nice, above-ground swimming pool with the leftover money."
"Acid guy would go on to finish college, get married, have several children and now owns a successful car dealership. He's not exactly a killer, but only because of the quick thinking of a seven year old."
The chances of being murdered are usually based on location, age, race, and gender, so it's hard to say what the actual chances are, but if you want to find out you can go to RateMyRisk.com and find out.
And try not to worry too much.
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It's the fantasy we all carry in the back of our minds.
If you won the lottery right now, what would you immediately do?
Hey, all you responsible adults? We see you. We hear you. We know you would do the right thing as soon as those checks clear your bank accounts.
Do The Responsible Thing
"Get an attorney"
"One who specializes in lottery winners. Add in a tax consultant and meet with a couple/few financial advisors (independently so I can see if they recommend the same advice). Note financial advisors would have to be a fiduciary."
Keep It Anonymous
"Donate a portion of it to help domestic violence victims and survivors. Donate to charities that help with people struggling with mental health. Secure a house and basic things. After that put the rest of the money to create passive income for my daughter and I"
"I've heard that the best way is to make anonymous donations. If you don't, they'll constantly hound you for more money, and if you refuse, they can drag your name through the mud. That's happened to a few unfortunate people who were carelessly generous."
For those with a little more imagination, there's these types of purchases. Though, to be fair, a few of these could do with a couple more castle moats.
Oversee All You Own
"Build a massive spire as high as legally allowed and live at the top"
"I'd hate to have to take out the garbage"
"Just throw it out the window"
No Overhead Sounds Nice
"If we got a mil, I'd keep 250k for my wife and I, 50k to my brother and give the rest to my parents so they can retire."
"If we got a more substantial amount, I'd pay off all my closest families and friends debts, plus a little extra. Buy a shop so we can run our business with no overhead, go on a nice vacation with the closest people to us, and bank the rest. Live off the interest. Live a comfortable life, work when I choose. Keep it simple."
Provide The Ultimate Way To Help
"I would build a homeless shelter in the town I live in, and hire those eager to help and pay them more than anybody else does in said town I live in. It would include programs to help those less fortunate to get off drugs and kick alcohol habits as well as a reward system for those who kept sober (fully paid scholarships, financial assistance for when they leave, etc.) This wouldn't be like a shelter we all know about, instead each resident will have a fair sized apartment and a total of one roommate."
"There would be zero tolerance for violence and questionable activity, as well as a Statewide travel service to deliver willing participants to the location in question. I, myself, would pay random visits twice or more weekly to ensure that things are going according to my vision. There would be no bullying or putting down of these people who are less fortunate, neither from my staff nor the participants. It would be, for lack of a better phrase, an ideal place where somebody could go that is free of social cruelty; a place where you could actually feel true and genuine hope for your future."
"I've given this plenty of thought. I believe that this is how I would immediately proceed."
There's a fine line between responsibility and careless spending that most likely happens when you suddenly come into ownership of millions of dollars. Which side would you fall on?
Pay The People In Your Life Back
"Buy my mother a house."
"That woman has been in my corner and lifted me up when I was at my worst. She birthed me and my two triplet siblings, and raised us brilliantly."
"She loves butterflies."
"I'd spoil her first."
Live That Secret Life
"Not tell anyone."
"Hire a tax, trust, and asset protection attorney."
"This. And then have an in-house chef."
"And then quit my job in spectacular fashion."
"Just kidding, I'd call my boss and say I won't be there on Monday."
"File for custody of my sibling. Finally give her the parent she deserves"
Odds of winning a jackpot lottery? 1 in nearly 300 million.
Still, it's fun to pretend, isn't it?
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Ever work a job that you hate?
Believe it or not, most of them are not jobs you hate right away. It builds up over time. There's a disappointment here, another disappointment there, and before you know it, you dread getting up in the morning (and you might start looking for another job).
And sometimes jobs get on our nerves so much that we decide to quit on the spot. People shared the reasons why they left their crappy jobs after Redditor ragingbull955 asked the online community,
"When did you go "F*** this job" and quit?"
"My last job working customer service. I was working for a major rental car company. Guy calls in in full meltdown mode because the car that he picked up didn't have a push-button start.
That's right. The car he was given was a key start. Apparently, this was the end of the world for him.
Quit after that call and have never worked customer service since. Now in a quiet little data entry role for an insurance company and couldn't be happier."
There are some customers who just shouldn't be allowed in public. Ridiculous.
"I laughed in his face..."
"I had a job at a cafe, and one time a customer asked to purchase a gift card. They happened to pay for a coffee and a portion of their new gift card with a gift card they'd already had. I mixed up the cards and accidentally gave them back the empty one instead of the one they'd just purchased. When they came in a few weeks later and realized, I apologized and found the card I'd accidentally mixed up with the full balance on it. I'd just thrown it in the junk drawer under my till.
My boss, who was an ahole to begin with, cut my hours from full-time to 3 hours a week even though we were understaffed. He regularly did this to employees to punish them if they did anything wrong, I guess he assumed I meant to steal it. I gave my quitting notice the day after he posted the new schedule, and he had the balls to ask me why I was quitting when I was one of his best employees. I laughed in his face and never looked back."
"When I worked..."
"When I worked for eight hours with one bathroom break and no lunch at a packaging company and they still expected me to stay put."
Sounds like Amazon.
It might not be Amazon, but... it sounds like it.
"I responded by..."
"My prison guard job.
I was having nightmares and various mental health issues stemming from the things I witnessed that I wanted to get therapy for. I asked HR to help me find support and they decided instead to take an unannounced month-long vacation. I asked my security head for help and he essentially called me a pu**y. So, I went and found therapy on my own dime, then the prison found out (unclear how though I suspect my ex was involved) and put me on indefinite leave. I responded by resigning.
Also in the process of sueing them.
The only real downside is having to build a new life and career for myself (it's been quite rough)."
"Worked at a furniture store..."
"Worked at a furniture store after moving to a bigger city. They told me it was $10/hr which wasn't great but it was something. Worked about 47 hours my first week and 45 the next week and I was pretty excited to be getting some OT pay. But when I got my pay stub there was no overtime on there. I asked the manager and he said "it's a salary position, you don't get overtime pay". Told him this was never discussed in the hiring process and he said it should've been and if I don't like it I can leave. So I took off my work shirt and walked out of there shirtless."
You know, I can't blame you for this response. You're free now! WOOOO!
"I was told..."
"I was told that my work hours would be 8:30-5:30. Instead, I learned that the expectation was for every one (5 staff in a small company) to stay until at least 7 pm every night, with 9 pm finish times occurring on a regular basis. I was trying to convince myself to stick the job out until I found a new one, then I learned my boss had given my personal mobile number to clients so they could call me whenever they want. I called the recruiter who had placed me in the role and said "no f****** way." I left at the end of my 8th day."
"My idiot boss..."
"My idiot boss yelled at my coworker for something he didn't do, made him cry on the sales floor. So I went up to my boss and yelled in his face, got sent home, and never came back. Found out later that everyone in the department quit after they found out how we got treated.
I wish I could've been there when the moron had to explain to corporate how he lost the best sales team in the entire company in the span of a day."
Any boss who makes an employee cry shouldn't be a boss. I hope that boss had a hell of a time explaining how he messed up.
"Three days working in a set of immediate place homes for kids who had been taken from their families and put into foster care.
I'm a kind and loving and caring person. I wanted to take every kid home and seeing the incompetence of the system and my inability to literally do ANYTHING made me leave. I wish I could handle it but I cried every day and I still cry about those kids."
"One of my old bosses..."
"One of my old bosses was a nice person, very chill to work with. Conversely, I was motivated to move up in the company to a better role, with a new title, responsibilities and a higher salary.
They kept promising me over and over that I was going to get the promotion "soon" and always complimented how I was doing great and I was "the best person they've ever had." In hindsight, this should have been a major red flag.
After two years of being led on, I stopped them dead in their tracks and asked them point-blank "What's the plan?" They gave me a confused look and I reminded them again about the promotion they had promised repeatedly. They said it'll happen soon, so I asked them to specify, "Be specific. What date?"
Their response? "Uhhmm…"
I leveled with them and requested a written plan they had to get me promoted, with phases and execution dates and all. I told them I'd like to see in one week from then, and they BLEW UP at me.
Needless to say, I didn't stay much longer at that job."
"I got an entry-level..."
"I got an entry-level system administrator job. I had to deal with an egotistical manager. I don't remember the details but my manager asked us a mental math question regarding one of the software settings. I said it was ".75".
My manager laughed at me and said "the education system is failing" implying that I was wrong. The answer he was looking for was "3/4". I and my teammates tried to explain that it was the same thing. He kept insisting that it was wrong. He had a big problem with people telling him he was wrong.
It was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I quit within the hour."
No one should be treated badly while on the job. And if you know a job isn't the right one for you, make a plan, and just go. You'll save yourself time and preserve your sanity. That's what counts.
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