There are many reasons to pause a movie. As viewers, we are tempted by twisting plotlines, graphic imagery, randomly-spotted Easter eggs, and scenes of intimacy between the main characters. Hollywood has been keeping us on the edge of our seats with iconic movie scenes that we just had to pause and rewatch.
Fight Club (1999)
One of David Fincher’s most famous works, Fight Club (1999) is simply one of these movies you have to watch at least twice. There are few scenes in particular that make you hit that pause button almost instantaneously. The plotline is rich in moments that are meant to confuse even the very attentive.
Three Men and a Baby (1987)
To this day, Three Men And A Baby (1987) continues to be among the most heart-warming comedies in film history. The classic revolves around three men who end up finding a baby on their doorstep. However, the reason most people pause this movie is the appearance of a boy figure behind the curtain in one of the scenes.
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
Eagle-eyed viewers of one of the most-watched sequences in the history of film-making didn’t fail to spot a hilarious stormtrooper headbang. The tiny mistake made it into the final cut and the actor playing the stormtrooper explained he didn’t even think he was in frame. Nevertheless, he was and so many years later, it is still hilarious to rewatch.
Iron Man (2008)
Superhero movies are full of pause-worthy moments because of their dynamic nature that often throws way too much information at our senses. But directors also like to make us rewatch certain scenes by leaving clues in reference to other movies that are not still out yet. Such is the case with 2008’s Iron Man. You can see Captain America’s shield behind Tony Stark.
Alfred Hitchock’s classic has us rewind many moments from the movie Psycho. One of the creepiest ones is Norman Bates’ devilish smile little before the movie ends. As his smile dissolves, his face transitions into what looks like a skull.
40+ Times People Exposed Their Horrible Bosses by Sharing Screenshots
The job market is a cruel place. Application rejections stream in when you least expect it. You can find yourself in an interview with little guarantee of getting a job. The uncertainty is bound to affect your psyche. Unfortunately, this is something most job seekers get accustomed to. That’s why people cling to their jobs even when the environment is nightmarish. Take a look at these screenshots submitted by employees whose bosses are the devils in disguise.
Nothing is more heartbreaking than losing a child. Now, imagine having to deal with this insensitive individual. Their employer prioritizes another employee over someone who lost their child. The startling fact is that they didn’t even work scheduled that day.
The inconsiderate employer even threatened to take disciplinary action against them! The OP was not having it. They didn’t cave into the threat and decided to clap back. They brought up how their boss has been circumventing health codes. We hope they get sweet justice!
Who’s the Boss Now?
The empathy that some people lack is truly baffling. This boss is no different. You would think someone who lost family would be empathetic to others who went through the same.
Well, apparently not. The OP lost their father a day earlier. It’s natural for them to want to mourn. Instead, they have to deal with this accusatory tone. They were called out for acting like a victim. The OP didn’t let their boss take control of the situation. Instead, they flipped the coin and quit instead. Rightfully so, we’d say!
Calling in Sick for a Shift
It seems like being a good, reliable worker isn’t working out for anyone. The OP always went the extra mile to get the job done.
However, the hammer seems to come down on them. The unreliable employees seem to get off easy compared to the regular ones. It’s infuriating to hear the tone the employer is using. It’s as if they have no care in the world. Imagine being on time, doing all work, picking up the slack for others, and still getting bashed for it.
Made the Right Decision
This is an interesting conversation. Imagine having to stay alert on your day off. The employee requested the bartender to show up for work on extremely short notice. You’d think they’d be a little nice about it considering they need help.
Not! How can you preach about being a team player when you’re not exhibiting the qualities of one? While some might say this bartender made an impulsive choice, we think otherwise. They were taken for granted and they retorted accordingly.
Never Had to Put Up With This
Employers need to learn that being the boss doesn’t mean things will always go their way. All employees have their own life. They’re allowed to have plans during their breaks, but longer notice might give them some wiggle room.
However, this employee clearly isn’t having it, and understandably so. They’re going to a memorial service, after all! It was satisfying to see how the employee left the conversation. Sometimes, you have to fight fire with fire. We hope the employer got the message!
Boss Texts at Midnight
Some bosses can’t differentiate between personal and working hours. This is a classic scene. The employer sent a text in the middle of the night and expected the employee to show up at the assigned time. It was only a four-hour notice.
The OP didn’t even see the message! Bosses don’t have control over employees. In this new state of order, people no longer cling to a toxic work environment. This is certainly one of them. On the bright side, at least the OP got a good morning text.
Quit the Job Last Night
This is an interesting conversation. What do you do when supervisors fail to analyze the situation properly? The senior staff member started attacking the OP out of the blue. They failed to check any oddities in the situation. The OP is clearly a productive staff member.
You can tell from the ranked members they have in their office. Their efforts paid off since they earned the first-place rank. It seems all you need to do is allow your employees to sit in order to get the job done.
The Last Person at the Store
It seems like some people haven’t learned anything from the pandemic. The OP is concerned about the company’s customers. Jeff clearly isn’t. So, it’s no wonder why this OP has very little energy for his manager’s issues. From this text alone, that seems quite justified.
He wants the OP to show up even though they’ve been exposed to the virus. No rationale seems to be getting to his head. Not wanting to harm customers or coworkers is apparently not a good enough reason to stay home!
Needed to Take the Plunge
We want to know how this story ended! The OP didn’t leave any room for confusion. They used a professional tone, too. Also, take a look at the schedule! Who operates in such hours? There’s no overtime paid involved either!
So, it’s no surprise that the OP wasn’t inclined to make this shift. Each option seems to be worse than the other. We hope they managed to get out of this disastrous schedule! No amount of favors would convince us to budge.
Some people have no regard for others. This employer is no different. Part-timers struggle to meet everyday expenses. There’s no way around it. That’s why they tend to juggle side-gigs between two jobs. Employers aren’t doing their workers a favor by offering them flexibility.
They have every right to do so as long as they dedicate a fixed number of hours to you. This passive-aggressiveness seems to stem from insecurity. Maybe focus on your own actions rather than attacking others.
Lack of Concerns About Health
Everything about this series of texts is jarring. Are people inhumane? Do they not have a moral compass of some sort? How uninformed can you be after months of lockdown? This manager is not only irrational but also ignorant. A positive virus test doesn’t exempt you from isolating yourself in your home.
Even the smallest amount of exposure matters. If this OP’s partner tested positive, there’s a likely chance they’ll be positive too. A carrier is just as dangerous. This is attested by the story of their coworker. Everything can be prevented with proper measures.
Delivery During the Freeze
This employer clearly doesn’t understand the concept of employee satisfaction. They asked the OP to come in to deliver products the following day. But, from the sounds of it, the OP was clearly facing some severe problems.
And it wasn’t a personal problem alone; there were numerous stakeholders involved. She was pregnant, too! In situations like this, the entire state is hindered. It’s ridiculous to expect one person to power through the odds.
Which reasonable company gives two days’ starting notice? This one does! That’s not all, though. They get offended when you fail to leave your existing company immediately.
There are protocols for this. How do you expect the same respect if you dismiss others? The potential recruiter continues to speak in that disparaging tone. They continue to reinforce the idea of joining the company in a couple of days. We’re glad the OP stood their ground. It isn’t a healthy environment to be in!
This Is Why
Did you ever feel funny after eating a meal from Taco Bell? Well, this could be one of the reasons. The OP had no qualms in sharing the horror they experienced during their brief stint here. The restaurant has apparently been serving expired food.
That’s a health hazard! No wonder why there have been cases of people getting sick. Once the OP raised their concerns, the manager responded in a manner you wouldn’t expect. They asked the OP to pack up and leave. Wonderful.
Quit a Day After This
We’re a little confused here. What’s this tone about? Why does it come off so aggressive? In this image, the OP is having a conversation with their manager. It’s a little confusing initially but the OP clarifies the situation in a Twitter post.
Apparently, he was helping his sister out of a tough pickle. John here alerted the company about the situation and showed up only a few minutes later! The resulting backlash seems a bit extreme and unnecessary.
Good Morning to You, Too
First of all, Ebola is no joking matter. The virus spreads throughout your body and damages your immune system. The side effect includes but is not limited to fever, aches, internal bleeding, or more. A mere Mental Health Day to reassess your choices doesn’t warrant this kind of reaction.
No one should be exposed to such a toxic work environment. Sometimes, people need a break. They come out more productive that way. We hope the OP gets a working environment they strive in.
Annoyed and Want to Reply Accordingly
Press send already! Nothing the OP said was wrong. Their employer reached out to them asking about the company phone. It was supposedly a “concerning” issue. Employees are required to keep their phones on at all times now.
However, are you really obliged to stay active after work hours? There’s even a specified time in the contract! No, you’re not. You’re allowed to have time to yourself. The author is annoyed, as we would be. We hope they gather the courage to press the send button.
This is quite disturbing. The way the boss reacts to the texts is the epitome of unprofessionalism. The onslaught of emojis is quite disturbing, too. Their reaction was childish and unnecessary. It makes you wonder how they landed such an important role.
The author of the post made the right call, though. Quoting the rules of law ought to throw off the most stubborn individuals. However, we don’t think it went through this manager’s head. We hope the OP manages to get their much-deserved vacation!
What is with employers not adhering to the pandemic rules and regulations? If they’ve been understaffed for so long, why don’t they hire more people? Everyone seems to take the situation so lightly, especially these managers!
If your employees are sick, you need to ensure their safety first. Exposing them to your customers won’t help your cause. The frustration is visible in the author’s text. The manager’s response doesn’t help either. They were acting like they were doing the author a favor by covering for him!
We Wouldn’t Have Answered
Some bosses have no boundaries. As the author of the post said, his friend should have avoided the text from the get-go. There’s a fine line between personal and work hours. People seemed to have forgotten that during the pandemic. It’s best to address these concerns during work hours only.
You need to be firm about this! Otherwise, people will just continue to take advantage of you. We’re glad the OP was able to stand his ground. Imagine getting up in the middle of the night to get this work sorted!
Be Right There
Is there anyone who likes working when they already have plans that they made ages ago? The boss in this screenshot had asked their employee to come into work when they were in the middle of enjoying their time off.
When the employee replied that they wouldn’t be available for a work-related trip, they were sacked immediately. Better to have no work than to work for someone who demands more than what was agreed upon. You can’t just expect someone to up and arrive within a snap of a finger!
There’s no work more important than your health, but that sentiment didn’t seem to reach this specific boss. This employee was honest with their employer about their allergies and the fact that they had to go to the hospital.
Instead of being understanding of the OP’s issue, this boss gave their employee some undeserved flack — even though they had a good enough reason to miss work for a day or two.
Illegally Fired and Re-Hired
If your boss tells you to come to work when you’re sick, then there’s definitely something wrong with them. When this employee told their boss about having food poisoning, their boss wasn’t understanding at all.
Even though it was the OP’s first time calling out, they were still treated unfairly. It fell onto the district manager to clean up this mess. If you face an employer like this, don’t even give it a second thought — make a run for it!
A Backhanded Compliment
When asking for some time off for attending a funeral of a relative, the OP’s boss didn’t seem understanding of their plight at all. The employee asked for three days off, which seems like a reasonable amount of time to mourn. However, their boss thought otherwise.
They even went as far as to offer a backhanded compliment to get their worker to stay. How is it possible to notify someone about an emergency that’s unplanned? Are we supposed to schedule the loss of family members in line with work?
Sunday Picnic Is Essential
A toxic work environment is bad for anyone in the vicinity, and that’s exactly what this is. When explaining that they needed to help a visiting friend to deal with their health issues, the OP found that the boss was not understanding of the situation whatsoever.
They forced their employees to go on a Sunday trip that was not mandatory at all. It seemed like a headache for everyone else too because they had to cancel all of their plans.
The Nerve to Ask for Money
This is a good old story about how bad karma always comes to bite you back for doing something wrong. This boss fired their employee who wasn’t able to work because they were sick.
It seemed like cruel fate when their business seemed to meet an end — to the point that they had to resort to asking an old worker, who they mistreated, for a donation. How would the employee have money to give you if you fired them? This is absolutely ridiculous!
Get Off Your High Horse
You know someone has a really fragile mentality when they get triggered by the smallest things possible. When accepting applications for a job, an employer got offended because the person applying didn’t start their message with “Dear Sir/Madam.”
The person who was applying followed the standard procedure but still got called out for supposedly not showing enough interest. This company needs a different recruitment manager, honestly.
The Importance of Valuable (Unpaid) Work
It’s common sense that people are going to be motivated to do something if they have some sort of reward to look forward to in the end. This person got the offer to work a nine-to-five job for a month and was promised proper payment for the job.
However, that seemed to have been a misunderstanding since they found out that the payment the business was referring to was experience rather than money. Talk about taking advantage of unpaid work!
Grazed Over the Word “Hospital”
If you’re stuck in the hospital for a few days, how are you supposed to get to work? Better yet, are you supposed to work at all? The OP contacted their boss to let them know about their condition but the boss wasn’t seeing the same picture.
They got angry at their employee for not notifying them about their unplanned emergency. There’s a reason why they’re called unplanned! How is anyone supposed to know beforehand if they’re going to be ill?
Over the Whole Risk Thing
The pandemic is still a huge problem, and if you turn on the news at any moment or open social media, you’re going to hear a lot about how many people are suffering from it.
This person doesn’t seem to care as they still wanted their employee to come to work with a cold. The word “cold” should be enough, but it seems that the owners don’t care about contaminating their work environment.
Other Duties Call
Wait! This is not a career — it’s a job! It isn’t an issue for somebody to work a bit later or pick up an additional shift now and again. The truly bizarre thing about these bullies in charge is that if they regarded their employees with respect, nobody would have an issue going above and beyond.
The irony is that ensuring that shifts are appropriately manned is one of a manager’s primary responsibilities. How can managers lose their humanity in such a way?
Doing Night Shift Alone
Okay, was that last line a typo? Is the guy intoxicated or straight-up plain mean? Is it a given that these CEOs, who make a lot more money and work fewer hours than you, won’t cast a spell to save their lives?
For heaven’s sake, it makes them seem far more inept than they really are. That is, without a doubt, incredibly unprofessional. Being bossed around by an idiot who has no idea what they’re doing isn’t great for morale, and employees can’t do anything about it.
Never Told a Boss Off Like This
It’s inspiring to see employees speak up for themselves. This is not something a boss would expect from their staff. To be honest, the only problem here is that they weren’t dismissed, therefore, they may not be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Someone who’s compelled to celebrate those festivities should simply refuse. These people are really supposed to work when the rest of the country has the day, and week, off? People can totally survive without Walmart on such occasions — just give them a break!
Return Before Break Ends
Is there nothing more important to a boss than monitoring their employees’ breaks down to the minute? To us, this is messed up, and these texts show how ignorant bosses can be.
It’s also ironic that a boss, or even a moderately educated person, would not know the spelling of YOUR! Who knows how these employers are considered for their positions in these organizations.
No Consideration for Employees’ Time
This is something that the OP should certainly look into. Such laws are presumably unusual, but they do apply in several countries. It’s something to think about. Consider what it’s like to be an employee.
Did anyone know 24 hours ago that an individual would be trapped in traffic on their way to work and would be 15 mins late? Nobody claims to be a mind reader. It’s odd, though, how it isn’t the employer’s issue whenever it comes to cutting hours or taking away a shift, though.
Simple Rules of Supply and Demand
The boss’ commands and questioning reveal a basic lack of knowledge of supply and demand. That appears to be the case with many business professionals presently. Except for pay, everything is supply and demand.
People are fed up with being spoken to and treated as servants. If they’re forcing someone to work when they normally wouldn’t, they must pay much more than regular wages. Employees prefer not to perform when the current X sum of cash for X number of hours doesn’t really exist.
Employees Can’t Work Overtime
“It’s not acceptable to call out” — that’s just funny. Students realize that they’re only working these shift jobs until they graduate college and find a position in their respective fields. However, according to these restaurant and retail owners, the shiftwork is the only thing their employees should be worried about.
These individuals are fools, to be sure. They could keep workers for a few dollars extra and avoid becoming caught in a never-ending cycle of staff turnover. Not to mention the simple respect one can show their employees, which counts for a lot toward rewarding their efforts.
Employees Are Underpaid
It doesn’t appear as though this boss “needs” you to be at ease. If the employee is required to wear uniforms, he shouldn’t spend a dollar of their salary on it. It seems like the guy is likely trying to sell the same jacket that he would have spent those extra hours on.
A corporation can make the employees buy some protective goods. However, it can’t make them buy a branded product or object above basic color and style. Promoting such behavior may not be the best solution!
Parole officers are not to be joked about! Besides, the company receives a tax advantage for hiring. What the manager is asking OP to do might be in violation of those particular hiring requirements. The person may be sent back to jail if they violate the parole.
This increases the difficulty of finding work. As a result, the cycle repeats itself, putting you back in a cell. Not all parole officials are interested in assisting the employee. Oh, the misery!
Clapback Against Them
Look how the tables turn! After waiting for a while, this gal really went for it when she got the chance. However, did the manager actually deserve it?
On the day of your shift, you can’t just say, “Oh, I have to take care of something that I knew about ahead of time. I want you to be fine with this since you really don’t need this many staff members.” Sorry, but that doesn’t pass in any place of employment unless you’re sick or there’s an urgency.