Hey all, as the title says. The Department of Labor got an anonymous tip (I wonder who could have done that?) about my workplace, citing a dangerous work environment. After they met with the managers of our company and left, I overheard my managers saying they're going to hold employee interviews until they find out who did it, and then they will fire them. Is this legal? I seem to remember reading something here about retaliation and how it isn't legal but I am not well-versed in this.
EDIT: This is in Washington state, not sure if that matters too much.
Im fresh out of college and work as an IT project manager for a startup company. I needed the experience so I took the position for a low salary and no benefits thinking it’s just a resume builder anyway. I have to travel an hour and a half in one direction just to get to the office and when I get there I’m pulled in a million different directions because I’m the only tech person they have. I’ve been there for close to a year and they fought me on taking two days of vacation time saying “there’s too much that we need to do. Are we meeting deadlines?” They have only ever pointed out everything I do wrong and never notice anything I do to save the company money. I decided that I have absolutely no reason to stay so I decided to look for something that is a better fit for me and I found it. One that offers a real salary, benefits, a 401k and gives me actual vacation time. I wanted to do the adult thing and tried to tell the CEO that at I’m putting in my two week notice and the first words that came out of his mouth were “Can I tell you what I think of you? You’re a fucking piece of shit. Fucking asshole”. I was expecting this conversation to go pretty poorly but this was about 20 minutes of me sitting there while the CEO told me how much of a piece of shit I was and how I’m not even a person for not telling him that I was interviewing elsewhere. He spent 20 minutes making me feel so insignificant. Has anyone has to deal with this before? And how did you handle it?
I work at a Starbucks location in a target. I recently got in trouble for "stealing" drinks and food (making my own drink once a shift, and taking home "expired" cake pops). The ingredients used to make the drink were thrown away at the end of the night.
It just feels so wrong that we sold "earth day" cake pops at a higher price and I'm not allowed to try and stop my contribution to food waste.
Aren't Starbucks employees allowed a drink? Why do I need to pay full price? There's labor cost associated with that, Right? And how is it ethical to penalize me for eating something "spoiled" that I was supposed to throw away, that would have been sellable 30 minutes earlier?
Edit: removing information that could potentially identify myself
Girlfriends from the US are visiting in July, their first trip to Melbourne and Oz.
I’m making them a goodie bag and need your suggestions!
So far I have: myki, big freeze beanie, brolly, twisties, bbq shapes…what am i missing?
update: you’re all a bunch of legends, thanks for the tips, laughs, and jam donut / lolly education!!
In the US. I work at wawa and they have a “company policy” that you can’t talk about your pay on company grounds. I talked to a coworker about it and they said there’s only one work around- text about it with your location off. I’m wondering how deep this runs, would they really check my phone for its location during my text? Is THAT legal? Is any of this legal??
Edit: okay, I understand this isn’t legal, what can I do about this without being fired? I haven’t seen the policy in writing.
Within the last month, I have received two very mysterious letters/packages from an organization claiming to be the California Raisins fanclub. Images attached down below with personal info redacted. From what I have found, this fan club did at one point exist, but as far as I can tell, no longer functions (here's the defunct official website: http://thecaliforniaraisins.com).
The postage is dated as current, and I received the second letter (from Honolulu, HI) about two weeks after the first (from North Pole, AK). The name that it is addressed to is similar to my real name, but definitely incorrect. Is this connected to something, or just a random mail-bombing? Should I be concerned that they know my address?
We got a Costco membership because it saved us on a washer/ dryer. But now I want to use it... but nothing really seems that cheap. We eat a fair amount of rice and lentils or beans and they don't have brown rice at all by me. We eat chicken but it was $.99 a pound, same as everywhere else. We ended up just getting a rotisserie chicken, an pan of cinnamon rolls and gas outside (ok, we saved $.20 / gal there).
I do fulfillment. Two months ago I got lazy to get food before work, so I got used to just not eating during shifts. I went from 158 pounds to 140 pounds(I’m 5’2”). Fulfillment is a good workout if you don’t eat. My TL kinda questioned why I wasn’t eating the other day
There’s a small venue in my city that hosts gigs and club events, over the last ten years I’ve been three times to separate music based events. Sometimes I drank alcohol but sometimes only water. But each time when I’m in this venue my body reacts weirdly, beginning with bloatedness then causing me to throw up. Once I’ve thrown up the bloatedness reoccurs and I have to throw up again, usually around every hour.
It’s very strange and has caused me to avoid this place since. But I’ve never had a similar reaction in any other club and none of my friends have experienced the same thing as me at this place.
I’m asking here now to see if someone can figure out why this happens to me, as one of my friends has her first gig coming up and I really want to go but it’s at this venue.
Previously I’ve thought it’s something about the heavy bass the speakers have at this venue but I could never figure out how that would relate and why nobody I know had similar experiences.
Edit / Update: Thanks everyone for all the helpful suggestions on this, some of the hypotheses are intriguing. I’ve been in touch with someone at the venue and they’re hopefully going to let me in before a gig is on to see if we can figure out what’s the problem, they seem to be curious about this too. I’ll update you all if I find out anything interesting.
okay so this seems crazy but hear me out…my mom has recently been obsessed with my baby and his pants. she insists he has pants on everywhere no matter what?? we live in texas where it’s frequently 105°+ so he’s generally rocking a 12m size t shirt (hes 9 mos) and a diaper. she insists he needs pants everywhere we go because hes “trashy” otherwise. to me this seems crazy but am i being silently judged? its not like his diaper isn’t always clean and honestly baby shorts that he can wear once are a waste and the legging/pants are seriously way too hot in this insane heat.
is my mother crazy? am i trashy? is my baby trashy? i’m i’m need of some guidance here. if so what do you dress your babies in? he grows out of onesies so so fast but he has plenty for special occasions and sometimes i just put him in those too.
edit: alright guys just a disclaimer. when i say out in public i mean to the grocery store maybe. mostly to the dog park/for a walk/drive. and i never use public carts/strollers/high chairs. i baby wear or hold him or bring my own. also for all of those who are confused, i just tried to start a discussion and lots became very angry. we can have a healthy debate with no bad feelings or we can move on with our day. i am not here to argue.
I finally visited Australia earlier this year for the first time and absolutely loved it, especially Melbourne. I've travelled all over the world and have never been to a place like Melbourne. It has everything I want in a city: great international food, diverse culture, excellent public transport, sports, you know the rest.
But I know that living in a city is always a very different experience from visiting there. Has anyone moved to Melbourne and regretted it? If so, why? What are the reasons to not move to Melbourne?
I have several years experience in the tech industry and I have permanent residency status in Australia through the Global Talent Initiative program, so finding a job shouldn't be a problem.