It’s no secret that getting along with management people is not always a given, but rather a gift. They often put too much pressure on the backs of already stressed employees, making it a perfectly toxic workplace environment to brew and prosper. And in some more extreme cases, it gets passive-aggressive, to say the least.

The corner of Reddit known by the name which screams sarcasm, Thanks Management, is a safe space to talk about hard things. According to the subreddit’s description, it’s a place made for “Showcasing notices from imperious middle managers, owners, landlords, school administrators, mean bosses, and overall pedants. Bonus points for misspellings, exclamation marks, threats over petty bullshit.”

And they mean it. From evil posters put up in the staff room as if nothing happened to the implementation of very questionable tools that are supposed to boost productivity at the expense of people, these are some take-notes-kids examples of how not to run your business.

#1

Landlord Cites Old Testament In Increasing Rent

Landlord Cites Old Testament In Increasing Rent

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

"brucie baby"...this escalated quickly.

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#2

Eye See What They Think Of Management

Eye See What They Think Of Management

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Anarchy!

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#3

Is Your Car Too Old? Well You're Fired Since A Responsible Person Would Own A Luxury Vehicle

Is Your Car Too Old? Well You're Fired Since A Responsible Person Would Own A Luxury Vehicle

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
3 months ago

WTF?!

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Nobody is safe from mean management practices in the workplace, regardless of how much you love or hate your job. But let’s be honest, the more pressure we have put on our shoulders, the less motivated we are to add that extra bit of effort to the company we work for.

And although this can happen for many different reasons, mean managers can be a huge setback for us professionally and emotionally. But how you determine whether the management has indeed crossed the line? Buzzwords like toxic workplace are all over the place, but when it comes to real life, most of us are left scratching our heads.

Rude behavior toward employees is generally defined as a display of disrespect, a breaking of social norms or expectations, a breach of etiquette, or ignoring "accepted" behavior. It can also mean that a manager is behaving inconsiderately, aggressively, or deliberately offensively.

#4

From Best Buy's Training

From Best Buy's Training

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Something
Community Member
3 months ago

Synonyms aren't real.

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#5

Snitch On Your Server, 25% Off Your Bill And Saliva In Your Drink

Snitch On Your Server, 25% Off Your Bill And Saliva In Your Drink

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Riani Kivela
Community Member
3 months ago

Nothing could go wrong here. /s

HopelessRomantic
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Yeah what could go wrong?

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

So, I could lie and get 25% off my bill? There is no way of verifying if I was lying or not. This is just wrong

Valley Girl
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked at a car wash years ago. If I didn't smile the wash was free, out of my check. People either lied a whole lot, or just weren't paying attention while they were counting out 299 gross pennies from their ashtray.

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

Hell no, I ain't no snitch. They are already getting minimum, or below minimum wage why in the world would I do that? How about I tip them 25% instead?

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 months ago

If my service was seriously negatively impacted, I might say something, but not just to get a freaking discount!

Paul Davis
Community Member
3 months ago

There are a lot of cheap sociopaths out there who would jump at the opportunity to save five cents at the expense of someone else's job.

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Stupid. There is absolutely no way to verify this. Restaurant is going to lose a bunch of money, while a whole bunch of employees get in trouble for something they didn't do

judy baker
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Didn't they do something similar in Nazi Germany. Neighbors snitching on other neighbors?

danielw
Community Member
3 months ago

most authoritarian regimes do.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

I can see two off-duty servers using this to compound whatever employee discount (probably 0%) they are already getting...

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
3 months ago

Big Brother at work.

Kristof De Smet
Community Member
3 months ago

Good luck with that! Soon no more bartenders/servers available.

kjorn
Community Member
3 months ago

yeah... and the 25% off won't come from the server's pocket right? "wink wink"....

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 months ago

It can’t, legally.

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Piet Puk
Community Member
3 months ago

I wanted to, but the manager was to busy playing Candy Crush.

VeryDarkMatter
Community Member
3 months ago

signed: The Führer

dev mehta
Community Member
3 months ago

You COULD report the offending employee, but don't even think about going back to the bar

Luuta
Community Member
2 months ago

What a happy workforce!

Amanda Hartley
Community Member
2 months ago

FFS!!

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
2 months ago

draconian much?

Stew King
Community Member
2 months ago

How do i get the server's cell phone in the first place?

moeless
Community Member
2 months ago

I wouldn't waste my saliva. I have other things I actually need to get rid of...

Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow , so petty .

Eric Law
Community Member
3 months ago

How much do I get off if I see the manager on their cell?

Jona Thiessen
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow. I would love to know the company that this belongs to

Al Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

Happy employees = happy customers. The best way to motivate staff to do a better job is to provide them with a better wage. That way you'll also attract the most competitive staff and keep them.

CincyReds
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!

Ross Warren
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, because customers would never lie about something like that just to get a discount. 😒

Paradise
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like they don't want customers then. See ya!

Brett Connor
Community Member
3 months ago

Outstanding! Make it 30%

Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Report it by sending a SMS or WhatsApp message to the manager!

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#6

The Battle Of Fonts

The Battle Of Fonts

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Thijs L.
Community Member
3 months ago

Tbh i agree with that one

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Rudeness can manifest in many forms, from passive-aggressive behavior, micromanaging, anger management problems, to favoritism towards one person, bullying, and many more. The mean behavior can also be used as a way to display one’s power and show superiority over others, and in this case, as well as others, you'd better run far away from it.

In such cases, setting boundaries is key. Everyone should learn to distance themselves from a manager who’s mean to them and, at some point, stop taking in all the negativity. In other cases, if you are sure that your boss is incompetent, it’s just reasonable to become a leader on your own.

Management will notice your initiative eventually, and you will likely earn some extra points just by keeping the mean person out of the loop.

#7

This Is Just Sad

This Is Just Sad

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Gandalf the Pink
Community Member
3 months ago

Typical vampire employers

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#8

Gym Management. Have Fun With This One

Gym Management. Have Fun With This One

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Despite the wording, it's mainly addressed to people who are too lazy to clean up after them.

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#9

Op Was Fired For Not Showing Up To Work On 5 Hours Of Notice At 3:30am

Op Was Fired For Not Showing Up To Work On 5 Hours Of Notice At 3:30am

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Getting fired from such a company doesn't sound that bad.

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Whatever happens, make yourself a top priority. It’s just not fair to allow yourself to be treated badly and purposefully disrespected day by day by someone who has no reason to do so. In some extreme cases, even the best reasoning is not an excuse for anyone to shout or offend you, whether it’s a co-worker, a manager, or a boss.

#10

Gentle Reminder From Management

Gentle Reminder From Management

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Peko
Community Member
3 months ago

Honestly, doing cocaine takes a lot less than 20 seconds.

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#11

Anti-Picnic Picnic Benches

Anti-Picnic Picnic Benches

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

You misunderstand, only 2 of the 3 sides have this sign --- there's only one picnic side.

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#12

Feel The Love

Feel The Love

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Gandalf the Pink
Community Member
3 months ago

Is this legal in the states?

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#13

Got Ya!

Got Ya!

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Natalia
Community Member
3 months ago

I can only take this as a joke from both sides!

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#14

Damn No More Group Crying And Screaming

Damn No More Group Crying And Screaming

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C.S. E.
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey, at least it wasn't an outright ban!

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#15

Old But Gold

Old But Gold

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Old but gold ... and cold.

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#16

Tilted Bathroom Break

Tilted Bathroom Break

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Riani Kivela
Community Member
3 months ago

From the "Why deal with a problem by speaking directly with those involved when you can make everyone miserable?" school of management.

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#17

We’re All Finally Saved

We’re All Finally Saved

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

They only sell the natural alternatives to vaping.

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#18

Old Mate Number 11 Saving Me From Having To S*** On Op's Desk

Old Mate Number 11 Saving Me From Having To S*** On Op's Desk

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Something
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, I can't do those things then, because I don't have zero talent.

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#19

A Basic Human Need Is Not Allowed For Cashiers

A Basic Human Need Is Not Allowed For Cashiers

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Blakkur Sverrir
Community Member
3 months ago

Sara is a bitch

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#20

Osha Is On The Phone What Should I Tell Them

Osha Is On The Phone What Should I Tell Them

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Anton Kider
Community Member
3 months ago

It actually works ...!!!

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#21

A Greedy Boss Makes The Worst Sign

A Greedy Boss Makes The Worst Sign

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Anton Kider
Community Member
3 months ago

Some people have issues...

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#22

Stolen From Twitter

Stolen From Twitter

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Who is going to measure this?

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#23

Smell Check?

Smell Check?

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Tarryn Penny
Community Member
3 months ago

Spare a thought for the poor bugger that gets paid to do the smell check!

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#24

When Management Turns A Nice Gesture Into An Insult

When Management Turns A Nice Gesture Into An Insult

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Jihan Kim
Community Member
3 months ago

yay so excited

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#25

Candy Is Not Jerkin’ Around

Candy Is Not Jerkin’ Around

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Kristal
Community Member
3 months ago

So, guess females are exempt?

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#26

Thanks Debbie...

Thanks Debbie...

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Kristal
Community Member
3 months ago

Kinky

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#27

At A Middle School I Recently Visited

At A Middle School I Recently Visited

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
3 months ago

This is just mean and unnecessary.

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#28

I Guess They Had One Too Many?

I Guess They Had One Too Many?

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

How many times did it happen for them to decide on a sign?

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#29

“Get Your [things] Together, Abby!”

“Get Your [things] Together, Abby!”

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Ian Koch
Community Member
3 months ago

LOL.

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#30

I Hope It's Not Pointed At The 'Right' Direction

I Hope It's Not Pointed At The 'Right' Direction

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Flowers
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't be bashful, step right up and use the toilet, nevermind the camera.

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#31

You Have Exceeded The Maximum Number Of Eye Movements Student. Teacher Is A Control Freak On Students Taking Test At Home

You Have Exceeded The Maximum Number Of Eye Movements Student. Teacher Is A Control Freak On Students Taking Test At Home

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Peko
Community Member
3 months ago

FFS

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#32

Ahhh Yes. Thank You For Helping The Community

Ahhh Yes. Thank You For Helping The Community

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Peko
Community Member
3 months ago

Thanks a lot for this 1€ (or so).

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#33

Sincerely, Disappointed

Sincerely, Disappointed

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

I suggest you go somewhere else.

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#34

2 Hour Minimum Parking

2 Hour Minimum Parking

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Mark Schilling
Community Member
3 months ago

Not evil -- a typo.

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#35

Cook The Landlord Instead

Cook The Landlord Instead

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N G
Community Member
3 months ago

"Worm the food"?!!!

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#36

Jesus=germs (Be Afraid)

Jesus=germs (Be Afraid)

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

Germs yes, but Jesus...?

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#37

Petulant Landlord

Petulant Landlord

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Jonathan
Community Member
3 months ago

If you're paying rent then you should be able to do whatever you want behind closed doors as long as it doesn't bother anyone else.

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#38

Being An Asshole To People Trying To Get Out Of The Cold

Being An Asshole To People Trying To Get Out Of The Cold

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I I
Community Member
3 months ago

sums up the uncaring world we find ourselves in today , so sad , but so very true

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#39

Standing Is Not An Option

Standing Is Not An Option

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Kristal
Community Member
3 months ago

Why is this a problem? Many males have aim and dribble issues

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#40

Thanks, Management!

Thanks, Management!

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

What if someone starts crying at work? Are they allowed to leave then?

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