Professionals Share What Their Job Keeps Secret From The Public
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Companies can have good reasons for keeping secrets, proprietary formulas or equipment for example.

Sometimes those secrets aren't so well justified, though.


Reddit user u/VincentMetzger asked:

"Reddit, What's a secret your job keeps from the public?"


10.

Olive Garden Server: You can get 3 free wine samples every time you go.

-roguealpha96

Pretty much every restaurant will give you about that many samples if you ask.

It's a dick move if you don't actually plan on ordering a wine, but every place I've ever worked gave out draft beer and wine (only ones served by the glass) samples when requested.

-sofingclever

9.

About a quarter of all the gonorrhea we find is in the throat. And a new study suggests transmission from"deep kissing."

Not necessarily a secret but it's challenging to get other providers to do testing for all sites at risk.

Just a reminder, whenever you go for your routine STD testing, make sure every orifice that's touched a pink part gets swabbed!

-SuperbPlankton

8.

I work at a cemetery, and I can confirm that the concrete or metal vaults that the casket goes inside of in the ground do NOT keep the caskets from getting wet. Actually they do the opposite and just hold water inside. The sales team will always try to paint a nice picture in your head of what the casket/vault combo will look like in the ground, and it's a complete lie. One of many lies in the cemetery/funeral business.

-sir-lance-a-lt

7.

I work at a major chemical plant up river from a major city. If it came out how old, run down, and poorly maintained literally all of the equipment that we use to make sure that hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated water don't leak or straight up spill into the river, the EPA would shut every plant on the river down.

However, the EPA is aware of how inefficient and poorly disposed all our waste products are. The plant I work for has a yearly budget dedicated to paying fines.

-CattBooty

6.

At the hospital they have "secret" employees (I am one) who walk around to make sure doctors and nurses sanitize their hands before entering and existing a patient's room. You'd be surprised how many dont follow protocol and end up getting written up in a day.

-LiveLaughLove97

5.

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Worked in a library for two years. We don't make diddly squat from your book or DVD fines; they're designed to be a deterrent more than anything else, and under the right circumstances we're very amenable to just making them go away. If you had a tough week and couldn't make it to the library to return your books? We can work something out. Laughing about being too lazy to bring them back/forgetting you had them entirely? Yeah, those fines aren't going anywhere.

That being said, libraries don't like to penalize people who can't pay their fines. If your kid has so many fines that the computer locks him out so he can't do his homework, we're usually more than happy to help you get logged on for the day.

-Aelle1209

4.

Your child's school report is probably word for word the same as half of their class. There's only so many ways you can say 'works hard but needs to focus on accuracy'

-Stinktiere

My kid's current school limits the teachers to a set of stock sentences, so their report card reads like a primitive chatbot wrote it.

-dieinafirenazi

3.

Most of the time all it takes for a free upgrade is being polite. My manager will literally ask us "are they being nice?"

Unless it's the weekend/a show night. Then we literally do not have the availability.

Yes, even if it's a show that you are not personally interested in going to.

For everyone asking what I do: just assume it's like this everywhere, because it usually is.

-AtlantisLuna

2.

Municipal worker, we do actually work hard and care about the city and its hard on us when people stop/call to yell at us without getting all the facts and we know we can't really defend ourselves.

Most of the time you are reaming out a labourer who has no control over your taxes or which street is getting paved.

-snowgirl25

1.

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Your package gets thrown 5-20 feet more than 5 times in its journey to you. A lot more the further it has to be shipped. If it doesn't say fragile its getting chucked.

-jameizing777

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When we think of iconic movie quotes, there are several which come instantly to mind.

"Here's looking at you, kid."

"Love is never having to say you're sorry."

"I'm gonna make you an offer you can't refuse."

Appropriately, the ones that might haunt us the most, are those delivered by villains, who linger in our memories not only by their creepy attire and presence but by their devious choice of words.

Frightening us long after the credits stop rolling.

Redditor N_the_character was eager to hear what the Reddit community considered the best quotes from both Hollywood's legendary villains, as well as some lesser-known antagonists from film, TV, and video games, leading them to ask:

"What's the most bada** villain quote?"

Benedict from Last Action Hero

"Benedict to youg Danny in 'Last Action Hero':"

"I should tell you that I have killed people smarter and younger than you."- S-Markt

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Donquixote Doflamingo

"Pirates are evil?"

"The Marines are righteous?"

"These terms have always changed throughout the course of history!"

"Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values!"

"Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right!"

"This very place is neutral ground!"

"Justice will prevail, you say?"

"But of course it will!"

"Whoever wins this war becomes justice!"- TimeisaLie

The Man with the Midas Touch...

"Goldfinger after Bond says 'Do you expect me to talk?'

"'No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die'."- Hunk_Studly

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The Last Airbender's Azula

"Dai Li: 'You've beaten me at my own game'."

"Azula: 'Don't flatter yourself. You were never even a player'."- herculesmeowlligan

Inigo Montoya, watch out!

"'Good Heavens, are you still trying to win?'"

"-the six fingered man."

Video game villains shouldn't be forgotten, ask Ghaul

“'You are not brave, you’ve merely forgotten the fear of death'."

"'Allow me to reacquaint you'.”- KentuckyBourbon94

The Good, the Bad, and the one-liners

"'When you have to shoot, shoot'."

"'Don't talk'."

"Tuco, 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'."- jpablo680

Whiterose of Mr. Robot

“'Because Phillip, I had to ask you twice'.”- Lontano64

The final frontier indeed...

"'A true victory is to make your enemy see they were wrong to oppose you in the first place'."

"'To force them to acknowledge your greatness'."

"Gul Dukat, Deep Space Nine."- hamdingers

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A true villain will have you quaking in your boots with just one look.

But it's with their words that they really get you.

And how they instantly go from being merely villains, to legends.