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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

Nothing could go wrong here. /s

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#6

The Battle Of Fonts

The Battle Of Fonts

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Thijs L.
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

Is this legal in the states?

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#13

Got Ya!

Got Ya!

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Natalia
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

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

Easily Excitable Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

Also known as, "We got new toilets but gave the wrong specs, so we're selling it as a 'time-saver.'

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Erin C
Community Member
6 months ago

They underestimate a woman's ability to stay in unbearable positions for more than 5 minutes.

Lucas
Community Member
6 months ago

And the gratitude felt by those with short legs!

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James016
Community Member
6 months ago

Cue legal action from an employee who suffers from IBS....

The Chosen One
Community Member
6 months ago

I actually have IBS and I can say that this would not work for me at ALL

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Something
Community Member
6 months ago

Hostile architecture is an expression of hostility.

DC
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah, I always go to work, clock on, and then sleep an hour or two on the John ... doesn't everybody do this? Hm, well - this is just effed up. Sometimes, people HAVE to sit there longer, because they have some kind of health issue, or just have eaten something wrong they didn't take that well - and then, on top, it also is intentfully uncomfortable and stressing and stuff? Fug Dub, that is! Totally Fug Dub.

Spork420
Community Member
6 months ago

Honestly, people at my work will spend a half hour, maybe an hour sitting in there watching movies on their phones, make phone calls, etc. If you need to actually use the toilet, sometimes it's difficult to find a stall that isn't being used as a lounge.

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Dave
Community Member
6 months ago

Sit backwards and there's a resting place for your phone

EQXL
Community Member
6 months ago

And here I am in a country where more and more employers are giving employees a day off every week without loss of pay with only one condition. They have to spend that day for themselves. So no housework or anything. Just stuff that's good for your (mental) health.

Grace Marty
Community Member
6 months ago

Where do you live please, I need to move

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kjorn
Community Member
6 months ago

let's pay thousand of dollard to install new toilet instead of giving decent break to our employees

Debi Blackshaw
Community Member
6 months ago

I have short legs so I'd be fine 😁

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
6 months ago

This is really trashy. Who did this, Spirit Airlines?

Requiem
Community Member
6 months ago

Big deal, most people can go in for 30 mins and your legs are completely asleep then

Nisse Danielsson
Community Member
6 months ago

This is a old trick, they could be found everywhere at the steelmill in my town, but only at the blue collar toilets..... I think they were removed in the mid 70, but they spare one as an example.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
6 months ago

Let me guess. They then won’t pay out Workmen’s Comp for the medical expenses for the physical damage from the leg strain caused by their toilets. Toilets they replaced the old ones with specifically because they cause that very same leg strain. One savage lawyer would have a f*****g profitable field day with this s**t.

The Dave
Community Member
6 months ago

Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime. That's why I poop on company time!

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
6 months ago

This is from a 2019 patent application... which I'm guessing has been rejected for prior art as 108y prior a company already sold them and nobody bought them: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50835604

Danny Bai
Community Member
6 months ago

Solution: Buy an angled toilet seat that angles the seat back up (If it exists)

Anta Babb
Community Member
6 months ago

welp, time to place rubber plugs under the toilet seat

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
6 months ago

challenge accepted

Melanie King
Community Member
6 months ago

Jokes on you, i can sit on it BACKWARDS!!! nah jk

Kat
Community Member
4 months ago

Also, sitting on a toilet sealt for a long time, is really bad for your health, weakens pelvic muscles.

Hans Brandt
Community Member
5 months ago

OK then! I will take a nap on the floor! Fk you!

backatya
Community Member
5 months ago

Damn either they have a lazy employee problem or the mngt. is being a D*ck.

Luuta
Community Member
5 months ago

Cost to the company of researching and buying these toilets, together with increased time off work due to the additional stress, probably twice the cost lost in people sitting slightly longer on the toilet.

Amir Dror
Community Member
5 months ago

Just bring something to put under the front of the seat... also, flush wet towels and make them replace the plumbing every month...

Doris Bennett
Community Member
5 months ago

Wait... what?

Okpkpkp454
Community Member
5 months ago

Who thinks this **** up?

JD Lee
Community Member
5 months ago

So the benefit to the employees is productivity? Maybe spend the money they coughed up for the fancy toilet towards medical insurance for said employees with stress induced IBD.

Laurie Ostergaard-Overbey
Community Member
6 months ago

get a neck pillow and place it 'appropriately', problem solved!

Jackie Wacky
Community Member
6 months ago

Evil, just evil.

Mickie Shea
Community Member
6 months ago

Glass enclosures would helps the process. Beside they are eating to much for lunch and that full tummy will slow production.

Vicky Z
Community Member
6 months ago

Well why not go further? Remove toilets completely and put catheters to your employees so they don't stop working at all!😡😡😡😡

elfin
Community Member
6 months ago

If someone sits on a toilet for five minutes or more, I suspect they really, really need to be sitting on a toilet.

moeless
Community Member
6 months ago

George would just drop work and give himself 40 minute breaks in the can. This would not help. He was just texting friends and family.

Morgan Carpenter
Community Member
6 months ago

If people would rather inhale the smell of s**t than continue with their workday then that company needs to take a good long look at themselves.

WhatEvenIsLife
Community Member
6 months ago

Literally torturing people to get a few more seconds of "productivity" out of them.

Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
6 months ago

You just cannot make this stuff up

John C
Community Member
6 months ago

Challenge Accepted. I'm gonna start upping my wall squats at the gym.

Kat Rob
Community Member
6 months ago

And that's when you start sitting on the toilet backwards

B Jones
Community Member
6 months ago

5 minutes and someone will invent a wedge to prop up the seat front

Ryan Badgley
Community Member
6 months ago

Boss makes a dollar I make a dime that’s why I poop on company time

Cliff Mize
Community Member
6 months ago

is this real

Helen Haley
Community Member
6 months ago

This can't be handicap accessible. How would i be legal?

Paradise
Community Member
6 months ago

I had to be the manager who left a note on the toilet to flush. I knew who it was, and he was a repeat offender, I just didnt want to make them...or me... embarassed.

Paradise
Community Member
6 months ago

I have a 10 minute break, let me use it how I want -whether it is an extra minute in the bathroom to do whatever (phone, hair, brush teeth) or if I actually have to take a deuce that takes awhile.

Brett Connor
Community Member
6 months ago

this has nothihng to do with "time on the toilet" It's about better Anatomy posture for easier pooping.

Sherryist
Community Member
6 months ago

This is just evil.

Seabeast
Community Member
6 months ago

Hey, it's just too bad if you have arthritic knees.

The Chosen One
Community Member
6 months ago

but what if your pooping...

Eithne Griffiths
Community Member
6 months ago

Back when I worked for BT in England we had 7 mins to go to the bathroom. Two mins of that was "travelling time".

Scott Moore
Community Member
6 months ago

I'll sh*t on the toilet cover then.

Billybobjoe
Community Member
6 months ago

Some people just wanna see the world burn

Paul Budhram
Community Member
6 months ago

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!!

tomruns12
Community Member
6 months ago

It takes me longer than 5 minutes to poop.

Aaron Kara
Community Member
6 months ago

This would be counterproductive. I would need to increase the frequency at which I attempt to s**t because my window to fully evacuate my bowels has been reduced to 5 minutes slots. Which means I'll have to split my poo time across 15 different sessions.

Donkey boi
Community Member
6 months ago

Just move your feet forwards! Trigonometry!

Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
6 months ago

this honestly reminds me of the captain underpants episode where mr krupp installs weird desks & air raid sirens at recess

Gurnox
Community Member
6 months ago

What fresh hell is this?

Owen Salmon2028
Community Member
6 months ago

perpares to make company that make sure that it has extream comfort no dam lies or poo that other companys have

Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

This must be a joke. I hope so.

Bill
Community Member
6 months ago

My employer has this one beat. Ever used a port a potty at-20F?

Requiem
Community Member
6 months ago

Does he control the weather? and your on a construction site with no running water? I had an out house in -30 as a kid at the family cottage

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Sum Guy
Community Member
6 months ago

You think companies will replace the old toilets with these and run up costs

N G
Community Member
6 months ago

Main benefit to employERS is improved employee productivity. Employees don't benefit at all. And as one with IBS, I would be looking for somewhere else to work.

Peko
Community Member
6 months ago

Thing is employees pick up on these things, if you're making them miserable at every turn they won't do a thing more than they're paid for. And for most low wage jobs that's a bad deal.

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 months ago

This reminds me of the proposed standing-up airplane seats. They are very uncomfortable but make more money for the company using them. Standing-u...aecb49.jpg Standing-up-airplane-seat-6051bccaecb49.jpg

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
6 months ago

Yo this is EXACTLY what I thought of first lol. I’ve never flown Spirit and I hope I never have to

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#17

We’re All Finally Saved

We’re All Finally Saved

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

So, guess females are exempt?

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#26

Thanks Debbie...

Thanks Debbie...

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Kristal
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

Germs yes, but Jesus...?

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#37

Petulant Landlord

Petulant Landlord

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Jonathan
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

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

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