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You thought Office Space was as bad as it gets?
The Thoughtful Boss
The company decided to fire a married couple. They had just bought a house and were expecting their first child. The wife’s name came up to be let go and upper management decided that the husband should be fired as well, because he’d mad that his wife was fired. – Via WorkRant.com
“I’d been looking for a different job for several months and after much searching I was finally offered a new position,” Julie N., an administrative assistant, says. “Of course I accepted, but days after I’d given notice to my current employer, my new employer called and told me they had re-evaluated their financial situation. They were rescinding their offer!
“Panicked, I tucked my tail between my legs and went looking for my current boss to tell her I wouldn’t be quitting after all. I made every effort, but she was tied up in meetings all day. The following morning, during a staff meeting she made reference to my upcoming departure. I was stuck. I had no choice but to reveal my predicament and ask for my old job back — in front of the entire office staff. She gave me two months to find a new job.” – Via Careerbuilder.co.uk:
“Yes,” I said at last, wanting to be honest, and still not overly concerned, “Anna Wilson’s my sister… why?” Complete, utter, uncomfortable silence, before my boss pulled the car into a parking space. We were back at work. “She was dating my husband. My married name was Shrayger.” – Via Helium.com
“I had a supervisor who enjoyed sneaking up on people. She was a heavy walker, so most of the time you knew she was coming, but on occasion she would sneak up on us. Usually, I would hang up the phone with a customer and turn around to grab a report and she would be standing right next to my chair holding it.” – Jessica Via Flexjobs.com
Impossible is Nothing
This CV-gone-wrong by Aleksey Vayner created an internet sensation back in ’06. The low budget montage of a man’s personal achievements has been meme’d, parodied, and highlighted what not to do when applying for a job.