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Best-You-Have-No-Power-Here-Moments-Ask-Reddit15 years ago, I worked for a company in Germany that was bought by a large US company. One of the first actions was a mandatory HR meeting. They used their US power point deck and guided us through the rules & regulations although directed by our local HR team to not do that: Here are some of the highlights: We are not allowed to accept tickets for the Super Bowl. Utterly confusion - 90% of the people had never heard of the Super Bowl... a discussion about why we would want to watch that anyways, started. We are not allowed to have relationship with anybody from a supplier or within the company. Uproar in the room: This is against the German constitution - what you do in your free time is non of their business. The discussion gets heated, everybody is discussing. The Americans on the line are very confused why.... The head of QA finally gets up and shouts "If I love that woman, nobody will prevent me from dating her". People signed the sheet that they participated and read and understood the presentation with "with reservations" People start discussing where to sign up for legal expenses insurance. HR refrained from that day from having mandatory global HR meetings. Management tried a couple of other stuff - at will employment (against the law - everybody has a contract), cutting vacation (against the law), canceling bank holidays (against the law). Make people work on vacation days (guess what, against the law) and a couple more. It was a prime example of cultural ignorance and incredible funny...
Best-You-Have-No-Power-Here-Moments-Ask-RedditA few years ago I interviewed for a job (in the US) that was labeled as a senior-level position, which is my level of experience in this field. I go through 2 phone interviews and a stellar in-person interview. Shortly after the in-person interview, they call me and say they absolutely loved me and that I would be a great fit at the company. However, they thought I was "a little too green" (implying I was inexperienced) for the senior-level position, but lucky for me they have an opening for the junior-level position (at a salary decrease). I kindly told them that the reason I applied to their job posting in the first place was because it was a senior-level position and that I wasn't going to take a step backwards in my career by taking a junior-level position since I had both the appropriate experience and the work history. I also let them know that trying to trick someone with senior-level experience into taking a junior-level position by stringing them along through interviews and a job offer was deceptive and unethical. There was silence over the phone for a moment and then the interviewer said in an offended tone, "Well we've all had to make sacrifices for [company name]!" To which I replied, "You may have had to, but I don't make sacrifices for anyone." Stunned silence. Then the interviewer, who was so appalled that they didn't know what to say, replies, "Well ... Maybe you can think about it and I'll call you tomorrow to check in ..." I said, "No thank you and please don't call me." and hung up the phone. They do this a lot to young females like myself in a variety of industries. Don't take [crap] from anybody. Know your qualifications, believe in them, and tell abusers to [bug] right off. Your talents will be appreciated and paid for elsewhere, I promise you.
Best-You-Have-No-Power-Here-Moments-Ask-RedditNew CEO came to our deparment on the 1st day of his work. He didn't have a pass card yet and a lower level employee told him that he can't enter without pass card. CEO got upset and ordered a worker to let him in, but the worker insisted: show me the pass card, or you're not entering. Few days later this worker got a bonus.
Best-You-Have-No-Power-Here-Moments-Ask-RedditI had a rough childhood with a drug addict father. My mom struggled to make ends meet and my first job was paying for the mortgage. After several months of working (again at my first job) I finally had some money to spend on myself and decided to get a computer and a decent internet connection. At the time the best internet I could buy as part of a dish combo package. I bought a dish and brought it home to install on the house. During this time my dad was still living at home with us but he was hardly there and my parents had all but separated at that point. My dad promptly asked me what I was doing putting a dish on his house. I let him know that I pay the mortgage now and I make the decisions on what we do with the house.
Hey, Pandas, What Is The Scariest Thing You Have Ever Seen Or Heard Of?Whether anyone believes me or not, I heard the Irish Banshee, and it was 48 hours after my own mother passed, and seven days later my favorite aunt passed. Not only is it real but it’s a sound you never forget and it goes right through you.
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Sleep-Talkers-Sleepwalkers-Share-Funny-Storiesmy mom tells a story about a time she fell asleep with her arm above her head. it lost circulation and dropped onto her chest but she had no feeling in it since it “fell asleep”. when it flopped on her chest she woke up and tried to throw her asleep arm, screaming that a dead hand had fallen on her.
Sleep-Talkers-Sleepwalkers-Share-Funny-StoriesI remember one night mum and I sat in the hallway giggling because my brother and dad were having a sleep conversation in different rooms. Dad : “DO YOU SELL STEEL HERE?” Brother : “CAN I HELP YOU DAD?” Dad : “I WANT TO BUY SOME STEEL” Brother : “WHAT?” Dad : “HOW MUCH IS THE STEEL”
Sleep-Talkers-Sleepwalkers-Share-Funny-StoriesNapping with the boyfriend, a loud noise wakes me, but hes still out me: What was that?! him: Either a tree or a magic eraser
Sleep-Talkers-Sleepwalkers-Share-Funny-StoriesHe got up, went into the kitchen and ate one bite of a mini pecan pie - no fork, just a straight bite - then apparently remembered he hates pecan pie and left it stacked neatly on the little box. Another time he sat up and stared straight ahead at the wall, didn't respond to me asking what was wrong. He stood up, walked into the wall, then stood there like he was contemplating the barrier. He just backed up exactly as he came, sat down and swung back into bed like nothing happened. That was creepy.
Sleep-Talkers-Sleepwalkers-Share-Funny-StoriesYears ago, my wife was mumbling in her sleep and seemed a bit upset. I wanted to comfort her, without waking her up too much, so I said, "Honey, you're fine. Do you know where you are?" She slugged me in the arm, and said "I'm in place where punch buggies are seen first." She then rolled over and muttered to herself, "chugga-chugga-chugga-buggy", and went back to sleep. She didn't remember a think the next morning.
Sleep-Talkers-Sleepwalkers-Share-Funny-StoriesMy wife was mumbling a lot and suddenly shouted "DONKEY KICK!" as she kicked me in my shin, so that was fun.
Sleep-Talkers-Sleepwalkers-Share-Funny-StoriesI'm the sleeptalker here; got this from my wife the next morning. Me: sits bolt upright They're coming. Everything's ready. Wife: sleepily huh? Me: They're coming. Everything's ready. Wife: They're coming? Me: Mmm hmm. Wife: But everything's ready? Me: ... yes Wife: Sounds like we're ok then. Me: Comically flops back down and instantly goes back to sleep.
Heck yes. Please take a seat.
My wife was an avid sleep talked for a long time and her midnight announcements range from simple single words to elaborate speeches. The ones that really stand out to me are:
Waking up in the middle of the night to her suddenly sitting violently up in bed, throwing back the covers, and screeeeaaaaming: “TARANTULA!!”. That will make you very awake, very quickly.
Whispering my name repeatedly which woke me up so she could share in a hushed, cautious voice: “There is an alligator in here.” When I expressed my concern (playing along) she told me, still whispering, that: “It’s okay. It has been here before.”
But my all time favorite was when, from her perspective as she later explained, she was dreaming that I was playfully sneaking up on her and she saw me and was calling me on it. From my perspective, my wife sat up in the middle of the night, starting into the darkest corner of the room and said repeatedly in a soft sing-song voice: “I seeee youuuu.” My flipping blood froze.