Many of us had to go through “the initiation” that was our first job, especially if these were summer jobs back when we were in high school, and even more especially if it was in retail.

However, for some, horrible jobs are not necessarily their first ones. It can, unfortunately, happen to any one of us and at any point in our lives, especially if the source of all things horrible is the manager.

Comic writer and editor Stephanie Cooke recently took to Twitter to ask everyone about times when something crazy happened to them or to their work, but their managers expected them to continue business as usual. This led to some of the most horrific replies provided by other tweeters.

Stephanie Cooke asked Twitter about their craziest work experience, but one where they still had to work

Image Credits: Stephanie Cooke

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Emma B
Community Member
4 months ago

This from a VOLUNTEER position?! Gross!

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deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow. That manager sounds like a total douchebag. I hope you quit that job.

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Francesca Annoni
Community Member
4 months ago

I wasnt able to walk properly 16 hours after giving birth.. this is insane..

JuJu
Community Member
4 months ago

16 hours after birht I wasn't even allowed to go to the restroom by myself...

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
4 months ago

This is ridiculously low standards. I take it this happened in the US, where more and more states are making it harder to have an abortion. If they cared at all about babies, this kind of treatment of a new mother/baby would be illegal. But it is not about the children, is it? It is about keeping peoples' attention focused on one issue so that they will not notice what goes on under the radar.

Night Owl
Community Member
4 months ago

and it's also about power and control

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Chris
Community Member
4 months ago

What?? That's fucking illegal!!!

earringnut
Community Member
4 months ago

Not State side it isn't.

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Cold Contagious
Community Member
4 months ago

That's some more heartless nutcases.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 months ago

Good for you!

Diana Hockley
Community Member
1 month ago

This was dangerous. Why would you do that? Regardless of returning the work laptop and phone - couldn't your husband have done that? Why did you risk a haemorrhage for THAT?

ADDYSON DAVIES
Community Member
4 months ago

This is sweet revenge

Diana Hockley
Community Member
4 months ago

This is madness. You could have haemorrhaged.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
4 months ago

And you don't understand how to use the word "no"?

Marie-Anne Duhem
Community Member
4 months ago

What a retarded social service in a country like America... We (in Belgium, but all of Europe in similar trend) have three and a half months paid maternity leave (usually plus best wishes, flowers, and gifts from employer's management). Dad's can ask for, be it with less financial support, for paternity leave as well.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
4 months ago

UNREAL.

Estee Wright
Community Member
4 months ago

SO AGAINST THE LAW!

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

Reminds me of that Superstore ep.

Rose Brien Harrington
Community Member
4 months ago

Good for you!

Kjorn
Community Member
4 months ago

i appreciat more and more my life in canada. as a father i can take a 5 weeks off job when we have kids. my wife was a nurse back then. she could have around 1 years off

Goli Soda
Community Member
4 months ago

She's Canadian.

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deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

Sorry for your loss and I am glad that you didn't go back. This employer sounds terrible.

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Natasha Forchione
Community Member
4 months ago

Good for you!!

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#6

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
4 months ago

"Nah, she just helped raise me, look after me when my parents were busy/needed a break, sneak me an extra $20 when I was going to the movies with my friends, all the usual awesome grandma stuff. Not important at all. Fool."

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
4 months ago

You should have reported the dairy plant and your boss to the health authorities.

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#8

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hunger games
Community Member
4 months ago

yeah because I would rather pay the bill for the hospital visit than work for sure

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#9

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Emma B
Community Member
4 months ago

That really sucks! I'm so sorry you had to go through all that!

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#10

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Faramir10
Community Member
4 months ago

Time to find another job.

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#11

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

Condolences on your father's passing, but good on you for not going back to that crappy job with that shithead manager.

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Goli Soda
Community Member
4 months ago

Who on Earth would open the school after such a disaster? What kinda parents on Earth send kids to school the next day after a disaster?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

May I pummel your manager?

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#14

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Karmadillo
Community Member
4 months ago

WTF

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Natasha Forchione
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh my...I hope you washed your hands really good afterwards

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
4 months ago

My sister had pneumonia when she was a kid. Nearly died. I guess she would have had a stronger immune system as an adult, but she got it just the once over ten years ago, and her immune system has weakened pretty significantly as a result. She gets pretty sick every month or so, and usually misses a week of work. It doesn't help her situation that she works in a care home, but there's not much else available where she lives, so their colds/flu/whatever usually affect her at some point.

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
Community Member
4 months ago

Wtf, does he even know what chemo treatment is or what it’s for?

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#18

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Viviane
Community Member
4 months ago

I have the sick feeling that the story does NOT end with "Luckily, someone told him to leave."

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#19

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Faramir10
Community Member
4 months ago

Some people don't deserve to be supervisors.

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Jellybear
Community Member
4 months ago

What a doosh

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#21

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
4 months ago

Macy's customer service did the same thing when the Earthquake hit SF in the 1989. We were so up in arms that they cut us checks for the time they docked us.

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Carrot dude
Community Member
4 months ago

Okay, if this ever happens to me, I'm moving to China.

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#23

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deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

The kid was not fine and could have killed you and your unborn baby by throwing that chair at you.

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Goli Soda
Community Member
4 months ago

"You're fired as my boss"

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Viviane
Community Member
4 months ago

I was on lockdown once during an attack (one person killed). My boss was great, but most of my family in another town didn't seem to care. :(

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
4 months ago

"Sure. I mean I won't be able to work, since I can barely move, and have an IV in my arm, but I can visit. For a fee."

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Viviane
Community Member
4 months ago

I have to wonder if calling the police would have been more appropriate...

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#28

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elfin
Community Member
4 months ago

Some managers are more about control than productivity.

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#29

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char
Community Member
4 months ago

i believe she is talking about lush but ok

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Emma B
Community Member
4 months ago

What was your job?

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