• If an employer ever says "We're
like a family here" what they mean
is they're going to ruin you
psychologically
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    • Or be nosey asf
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    • When I say it, I meant it. I worked Walmart. I looked out for my guys and girls. So much so, when I got fired all my staff quit with me.
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    • Every like=1 day no jerkin the ween
      DesTittee 15 jan
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    • I have an interview for a promotion today, guys. Wish me luck pls.
      gonemia 15 jan
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    • "Family owned and operated" just means that they act extra fake to their employees, nothing more
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    • I don't want a "family". I want to show up, not talk to anyone, get paid, then go home and play video games.
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    • I’m a waitress at a family owned restaurant they treat me like shit and I come home and cry after 13 hours shifts but they pay me 14 an hour plus tips so I put up with it
      susiek_82 16 jan
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    • Never heard that said but I feel like my work is a little family. Everyone genuinely cares about each other. Especially management.
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    • More like "I'll treat my actually blood family members great, while over working and treating everyone else like shit"
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    • Especially when it's a porn studio
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    • That’s why I shit on company time
      Cooliokat 15 jan
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    • I hate this particular place I work, started working here for two months as a busser, all the 8 other bussers hate me and honestly it makes me miserable having to deal with people who think they’re better than me bc they’ve got the corporate cock so far up their asses they can’t take a moment to
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    • I just got a pay cut at my job and im fucking livid
      hharper66 15 jan
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    • If they have to say it, they probably aren't. My current work is a nice lil family but we don't call each other that
      creepsy 15 jan
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    • You aren't my family, you pay me to do a job, let's keep it at that.
      ECHO5ECHO 16 jan
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    • When I used to work at a 7/11 long ago, this super annoyingly upbeat FCT said that during our thanksgiving store meeting and I said no we aren’t and got up to leave, lol she tried to write me up but failed cause one of the other two managers thought it was funny. Get fucked corporate shill lol
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    • Don't forget under pay you too.
      bowzer550 15 jan
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    • Agreed. I started working at Starbucks years ago and as part of the training we had to write “I’m not an employee, I’m family” at the bottom of every page in the training book.
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    • Family company/small places like this can be incredibly supportive or the biggest pain in the ass
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    • Jokes on you, my psychology is already trashed! Now I'm going to go take a straight up cold shower and overthink EVERY DETAIL of my miserable life...
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    • Honestly I worked at my local chicken express for a while before getting a new job, and they treated everyone so fucking nice. When you did something wrong it was corrected by a manager and you were shown the right way, not scolded, if there was a fuck up the managers always had your back even if-
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    • So true, I wotk in a small grocery store with a deli, and the guys in the deli are all hilarious ex-drug addicts, abut i love them all, and we're fr fam
      prm_memes 15 jan
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    • Yeah, except I’m not part of the family cause I don’t speak Spanish
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    • These the same bitches that use The Office as a personality
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    • Therapist or The rapist
      Jhonny 15 jan
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    • TRUE
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    • What they mean is they all try to act like they got something special going on in a desperate attempt to feel like they have something worth while in life, but most the times the facade fades away
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    • Usually true but not always. When I was a teaching assistant we were a family. Not everyone got along and not everyone agreed on teaching methods but we all respected each other and there was zero shit talk. It was a good place to work
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    • Hey just like a real family!
      JotaroJ 15 jan
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    • Bro they told me that shit and then let me go a month later fuck them.
      dnimsn 15 jan
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    • Everyone at my work is already friendly as fuck and their all nice to me but I know I’ll never be part of the “fam”. But it’s aight cause I’m just there to get my shit done, get paid, and go home.
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    • Or ur working on Christmas
      TAYTAYJJ 16 jan
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    • All it meant for me was they were going to get the hottest girls I’ve ever seen to ask me out despite the fact she liked someone else and hand me me a big old can of worms to deal with for the next fucking year
      ItsAvalon 15 jan
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    • I gotta tell you this (no hate please just telling you my experience with that) not only happens in real life but also in Second Life. I DJ there and every club I go to says that or they say they are drama free and almost every time there’s drama and it’s worse when they are like family because you
      Meowhoot 15 jan
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    • when the military gives "we're a family" speech
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    • My last job ruined me psychologically
      Messi 15 jan
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    • Yeah that's what my first division said when I got to my first boat. They were a "family" to themselves.
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    • Toast_E 15 jan
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    • The NOODS on my profile will not ruin you psychologically
      cdub64 15 jan
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    • Catch up losers, you’ll never beat me at the game
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    • JEVlL 15 jan
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    • That’s why I shit in the mop bucket.
      Troy702 15 jan
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    • And physically
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    • HAHAHHAHAH
      Veltronic 15 jan
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    • Not for papa Johns Seymour Indiana we papa gang
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    • This actually works because theyve raised the bar for expectations, and when you dont feel like youre treated like family youre let down much more than you would've been, work should never feel like a family, it should feel like a team at best
      Elaroeh 18 jan
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    • Work at a mom and pop shop rn, honestly it’s pretty great. I like my coworkers, we all share interests, we’ve been getting into each others’ interests. My boss is really chill and she’s fun to talk to. I don’t mean to brag, just there is hope friends
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    • @usarmy
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    • So now I have TWO families that treat my like shit
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    • Well yeah, I know what a family is
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    • Every heard of Micheal Scott? That sounds awesome you idiots
      Itachi_ 18 jan
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    • It depends really, my first job the boss said we were a family and it was pretty true, just a really dis functional one
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    • Walmart
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    • Unless it’s Michael Scott lol
      Noonsalad 18 jan
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    • Nah the place I work at now has everyone looking out for each other even the managers here care about their employees. You know they care when your gm tells the employees to make decisions on what we should do with management because he knows it’s going to affect us more than him
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    • Y’alls life just sucks. Me and my co workers are like brothers plus I make good money so all is well
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    • Something Jim from the office would say
      samiam20 18 jan
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    • Oof my boss says that. And at least once a week I or someone else goes home crying.
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    • I will be honest, my dads boss says that and it’s true. Like every time I walk in, I’m immediately greeted with hugs and food. They treat me like a family member. Especially this sweet black woman named, Sheila. I love her so much, she’s the best
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    • 10 people in the family? About 5 are decent, 3 are trying to get you fired, and 2 looks like they'll jump you in the parking lot after work
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    • Immediate Murder Professionals
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    • My first job said that we were like the managments children. If that were true I had sex with my work mom
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    • Then that's on you. Work is family away from family
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    • And that’s on Michael Scott
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    • Actually they're saying " we want you to feel guilty asking for a raise"
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    • True
      wumbo4444 17 jan
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    • Treat people in your employ like family… exploit them.
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    • My work was a family until we got a new manager and he fired everyone and now were understaffed and depressed so i have an interview in a different airport division
      MikeMr305 17 jan
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    • Ain't that the truth
      J_man962 17 jan
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    • The military always says this
      JRW17 17 jan
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    • And take advantage of you
      Calleago 17 jan
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    • I work at zaxbys and everyone here is chill af besides one manager and everyone gives him shit, but other than that we all are pretty good friends atm
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    • Yes
      Wether 17 jan
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    • Man the timing on this. I was just told that at a manager meeting yesterday and we got accused of stealing money even though all the cameras show the money is there. Everyones hours EXCEPT the favorite employees got cut. I just moved into a new house and they know this, yet Im short 800, a month now
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    • Or any company that's "co owned" by its employees
      RAMME 17 jan
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    • We aren’t “like” a family here, we are a family here... I work for my stepdad lol
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    • What I found out is it means they’re mostly selfish
      MNBoy0331 17 jan
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    • I can confirm this.
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    • I'm the manager where I work and I had a pow wow with my workers and I was saying this and I heard someone whisper with pure sadness "God I sure hope not" and I'm just like "Who hurt you? 😥"
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    • True
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    • I worked at Burger King for 3 weeks and was already having fucking dreams about work for no damn reason
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    • Unless it’s Michael Scott saying that my co workers aren’t family
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    • I got fired from my job for calling out on Christmas Eve cause I was sick, I didn’t need to go to the doctor but I needed to stay in bed and rest and they fired me... only time I ever called out or missed a shift...
      Carteeeer 17 jan
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    • Anywhere that says they're a family gtfo as quickly as you can. They will have 0 regards for you and your well-being.
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    • My boss’s daughter just broke up with her bf (he worked with us) n he told me that I can’t date her bc I’m older than her mean while also says I’m a really good guy n deserves someone great. But is cool with her going out on dates with guys who are 10+ years older that me. i never even hit on her!
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    • I had one interviewer tell me this and now I know
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    • I just watched my store get ruined in less than a month. We were a family.
      Thaicakes 17 jan
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    • Or they actually trust thier employees and treat them well, Jesus do you guys really all have such poor work experiences?
      Odinkiin 17 jan
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    • I treat my people like family and have empathy for the situations... honestly I hate if they took advantage of you guys... but some owners like myself are here to help
      weeeimok 17 jan
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    • Till one day you leave and none of them talk to you anymore
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    • They played that game at my last job. The managers pretended to be your friend but then they'd throw you under the bus as soon as it benefited them.
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    • Where is Donald’s wall?
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    • It means they like you until you're useless
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    • This is true.
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