r/antiwork 5d ago

Tipping Megathread

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Hello, everyone! Threads about tipping are getting a little out of hand and stifling other discussion in the subreddit, so the mod team has decided to limit posting about tipping to this megathread until further notice.

Please remember that service staff being underpaid is due to bosses refusing to pay a living wage, and that service staff are not at fault for participating in a tip-based economy. Comments that place unfair blame on service staff will be actioned accordingly.


r/antiwork 8h ago

Would ya look at that…

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r/antiwork 6h ago

This is what the “TikTok Ban” is really about. Why aren’t we fighting against the DATA and RESTRICT acts like we fought against it every other time the government has tried taking away our free speech on the internet? It would get rid of VPNs too. Contact your senators!

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r/antiwork 2h ago

We need to shut this sh*t down QUICK

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r/antiwork 22h ago

Got yelled at my boss for depositing my check.

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I technically work on "commission" because my boss doesn't want to pay the benefits of a salaried employee even though I've come in every day for the past 3 years. I usually get a check at the end of every month. When I came into the office this morning, I saw my commission check on my desk already signed. I deposited during my lunch break. Later in the afternoon, my boss came into the office (she just came back from a 2 month vacation, so this was my first time seeing her since then) and told me not to deposit the check yet because she doesn't have enough money in her bank account. She got so angry at me. She told me she wrote a note on the check to not deposit it, but I looked around my desk with her and we couldn't find the note. She told me how I was going to cause her to get overdrafted and was very upset with me. Now I feel bad and my mood is ruined even though I feel like I did nothing wrong.


r/antiwork 21h ago

92 percent🥴

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r/antiwork 14h ago

My partner attempted last night. Employer refuses my Doctor’s note for time off. I absolutely can’t believe it.

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It’s insanity. My partner took half a bottle of Tylenol and wrote her note last night while I was asleep. She tried to play it cool and go to work but she collapsed before I even got halfway home from dropping her off, less than 10 minute drive. I took her to the hospital ER and we were rushed in. At the time I thought she was having a seizure as an adverse reaction to new meds as it’s happened to her before. Instead, while texting our loved ones with her phone because I left mine in the car in the rush to get her treated, I found her note. She expressed deep sorrow and much love to us but it’s obvious she needs help that we can’t give. The new meds 100% affected her and led to her hurting herself. So I make the decision to report it to the ER nurse and say she might have OD’d on Tylenol and they test her and sure enough, I was right. Acute Tylenol poisoning. They gave her the antidote almost immediately and within a few hours she went from incoherent babbling, actively dying before my eyes, and barely able to open her eyes, back to the wonderful, witty, beautiful, and strong willed woman I know and love. I stayed by her side all day and I’ll continue to. Her attempt has not changed how deeply I love her. If anything, my worry and terror and quite frankly prayers to my patron Baphomet have only reinforced that I want her for the rest of my life and want to help her.

At around 930 tonight I decided I needed to head home to sleep as she was well on her way to recovery and in good hands with the nurses, social worker, and doctor. I got a Dr’s note for herself and for me so I could continue to stay by her side and support her in this difficult time. I also decided I would head into my job and let them know what happened. I work retail. I told the MOD about the situation and presented my note. She outright refused it. Cited company policy. Instead, I’ll be receiving attendance demerits for any days I take off to help my partner and love recover from an attempted suicide. I absolutely cannot believe how fucked working in America is. I nearly lost my partner and it was entirely possible I could have woken up next to her corpse, and my job doesn’t even have the compassion to allow me two extra days off so I can tend to her and make sure she’s alright. I cried all my tears out earlier in the day when she was asleep and I got the opportunity for some lunch, otherwise I would have sobbed all the way home. I’ll have no wiggle room left in case of another emergency, complication, event that comes up, or god forbid gastrointestinal distress. I’ll be completely maxed out on attendance points and one more will be enough to fire me on the spot. I cannot believe how ridiculous and fucked this system is.

TLDR: Partner is okay, job denied my note and if I take time to tend to my partner recovering from a suicide attempt I might lose my job.


r/antiwork 1h ago

these people are secretly sane.

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r/antiwork 1d ago

And on and on it goes

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r/antiwork 13h ago

ChatGPT is extremely anti anti-work

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825 Upvotes

r/antiwork 1d ago

Strike Gets Education Workers 30% Raise

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r/antiwork 23h ago

Got approved time off (one day) for being a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding. The week of the wedding my boss claimed I never requested time off. So I called out for the entire weekend. Place fell apart while I was gone.

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I put in my request months in advance. I took a picture of the request form, and verified with my supervisor a few days later that the request had been approved. I had only requested off for Saturday (the day of the wedding). The week of the wedding rolled around and I was listed on the schedule for Saturday. I told my supervisor that I was supposed to have that day off, but she claimed I had never requested any time off. I showed her the picture and date of the form on my phone, but she still claimed that there was no paperwork for it. I explained that, as a bridesmaid, there were specific responsibilities I had agreed to take on in order for the wedding to go smoothly, so it would be illogical for me to have not put in a request form. She still wouldn't budge. She obviously just didn't want to admit her mistake and fix it. So I called out sick Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and had a fantastic weekend celebrating with all of my friends. My workplace completely fell apart and lost a ton of revenue on those days because there's only 2 people in the company who could do my job, and the other person refused to come in on their days off. My supervisor also didn't come in, so my job just didn't get done for 3 days. When I came back my supervisor and the head boss tried to get me to admit that I hadn't been sick, but I didn't budge at all. I rage quit 2 months later, and this incident was one of the many reasons why.


r/antiwork 19h ago

Quit a Job after Boss Questioned me for taking my wife to the hospital to deliver our Daughter

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The shortest job I've ever had lasted two days. I was interviewing for a role with a company when my wife was 9 months pregnant. I had made sure to mention multiple times to the hiring manager (future boss) that I will be taking one - two weeks off to care for her and our newborn. After the interview, I received a call he wanted to meet to discuss salary for the role. At the time, I was working as an on-call maintenance technician and he told me I had to come right away. I was pretty greasy, but whatever, I had a job that was okay with me leaving for a brief period so I went to his office.

When I arrived, he kind of scoffed and told me this was my "surprise second interview" and he did them like this to catch people off guard and then motioned to my appearance. I mentioned he never said anything of the sort in the phone call and it was unprofessional to do such a thing. However, as I was desperate for the money, I obliged. He told me he didn't believe I had the skills for the job I was interviewing for and questioned my integrity. I disagreed with him and three days later, got the job.

I started on a Monday as a Desktop Administrator. The day started with the Boss showing me the facility and telling everyone that I was "the new Jeremy." He pointed to a suite of closed, solid wood offices and said "that's the CEO and CFO." Then he brought me back to his office where he again questioned my abilities before sending me off to my cube across from the Systems Administrator.

Immediately the SysAdmin and Help Desk Admin told me of how awful the boss was, how the entire IT team had been recycled twice in six months and both were going to be quitting soon. The SysAdmin asked what tasks the Boss had assigned me - I showed him a push cart full of broken laptops (and I mean smashed to fucking pieces) that the Boss wanted me to fix up and put back into circulation, including ones that would cause electric shock. The SysAdmin, technically being my superior, told me instead to begin familiarzing myself with my duties and reading schematics on company infrastructure. The boss must have seen us talking and summoned me to his office. On Day One, he berated and screamed at me that "THE SYSADMIN ISNT YOUR BOSS, I'M YOUR BOSS, UNDERSTAND!" I nodded in quiet agreement. He then told me he wanted me to install some Spy Software on the SysAdmin's PC and the Help Desk Admin's PC because he believed they were "slacking off."

I threw that USB in the trash.

Day 2 was more of the same, but on the night of Day 2, my wife went into labor at 10pm. I called my boss' phone and left a voicemail and also left an email at 1 or 2am stating I would not be in for two weeks because my wife was in labor.

At 8:01am I received a phone call from my boss. As my daughter had been born at 3:15am, I was groggy but answered out of habit. "Where are you?" The voice on the other end asked. "I'm in the Hospital." "I need you to come in, NOW" said the voice. I told my wife I would be right back as the Office and Hospital were only a three minute drive from one another.

I walk into my bosses office and he is PISSED. He berates me at the top of his voice, insults me for the wearing casual clothing (t-shirt and shorts), and tells me I am late. I - being quite tired - respond with "We discussed this multiple times - my wife was pregnant and I would be taking time off when she gives birth."

He responds with, and I will never forget: You weren't the one in labor, why do you need to miss work?

I stood up, gave him the double deuce (two middle fingers), told him to go fuck himself, and walked out.

That is my anti-work story. This was nearly ten years ago, and this guy is STILL the IT Director for that company. Everyone else quit within two months.

Edit: Thanks to everyone showing their support AND sharing their own horror stories. It's good for workers to unite in a common goal of improving working conditions and trying to get people like this removed from their positions.

2nd Edit: For everyone asking, I can't give the name of the company, they are just pioneers of their craft and their craft is metal finishing. Also, this former boss was promoted in January of this year to Vice President of IT. Just goes to show that most executives don't care how horrible someone is as long as they make them money.


r/antiwork 3h ago

Capitalism cannot exist without an underclass of workers creating profit for the parasitic upper class.

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106 Upvotes

r/antiwork 20h ago

What's the absolute WORST career advice you've ever been given?

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r/antiwork 22h ago

You don't want to be tied to your job 24/7 😲

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r/antiwork 8h ago

Make like a tree and e x i s t

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r/antiwork 17h ago

Employee Appreciation from my employer who generated 27b profit in 2022

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They gave a single mom a $15 gift card to a steakhouse…


r/antiwork 1d ago

Bernie Sanders confrontes ex-C.E.O and billionaire Howard Schultz.

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r/antiwork 1d ago

Point: Sanders

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r/antiwork 1h ago

Oh the humanity 🤡

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r/antiwork 21h ago

This is one of the wealthiest areas in the country/incredibly expensive to live. How can they think this is a reasonable salary?

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r/antiwork 1d ago

They fired me. She cried.

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So last week I was fired without any warning. I had been told I was doing a great job as team lead. I was involved with reviews that morning, then at the end of the day I was told my team was falling behind. They said I would take too long to fully train even though I hadn’t been trained for even an hour. I’m so confused...the clinic director cried and the manager offered me a letter of recommendation. What did I do wrong??? I’d feel better if I screwed up and they fired me, but out of the blue is driving me crazy.

I’m so over working my ass off for it not to matter. Even the girl who constantly gets complaints about being rude/ named in 1star Google reviews is still there. I was there when she at least got to have a conversation with them. They constantly complain about nobody wanting to work and that they can’t find anyone yet fire me for no reason.

I’m so tired and depressed from trying and failing for people who don’t care.

Edit: thank you all for your support. I really appreciate it!!! I had no idea how many of you would reach out and tht so many of us have a similar story. I’ve filed for unemployment so hopefully that will help until I can find something new.


r/antiwork 5h ago

Company just called to schedule an in office, 4pm interview with Joe...

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r/antiwork 6h ago

Good Ol' Cyanide and Happiness with their relevant social commentary

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r/antiwork 1d ago

CEO Howard Schultz Accidentally Admits Starbucks Violated Labor Law on Unions

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