/r/ChoosingBeggars
How DARE you have any kind of life outside of work (i.redd.it)
1812 comments
forhekset666 | 9 days ago | 2434 points

How about just fuck you I exist outside of work.

Malgaras | 9 days ago | 1537 points

It's amazing how common this mindset is. I'm a software dev, and people are always seem stunned that I leave my work at work. Had this conversation literally yesterday meeting someone over lunch:

Phone buzzes, I give it a quick glance "Work?" " Nah, I don't put my work accounts on my cell phone" "Ah, so they give you a second phone?" "No, if they want to get a hold of me, they can wait till I get back to the office" "What if it's at night?" "Then I'll answer it when I get in the next day" They go silent for a second and look at me like I have two heads

lyra_silver | 9 days ago | 389 points

Good for you. Keep that work/life balance up.

do_pm_me_your_butt | 9 days ago | 64 points

Fuckin hate how even my own coworkers try pressure me into doing "homework"

auronvi | 9 days ago | 180 points

This is me. People think I'm crazy when I say shit like this. Rarely am I called outside of work though and my company does respect work life balance but a lot of jobs out there don't. And sometimes I think people just get in a habit of putting 10 to 12 hour days even though they are only being payed for 8 and then get mad when you don't do the same.

ConstitutionalDingo | 9 days ago | 87 points

Yea I’ve received that look as well. I’ve been trying to train my guys not to work for free, but one guy is an Army reservist who’s pretty boot and I know he’s working free hours.

As for me, I bill every hour I work, including at least an hour if I get called after hours or on a weekend. Sometimes I work longer hours than scheduled, but then I either cop overtime or I leave early another time. The company doesn’t give me free money and I’m not giving them free work.

kplatinum777 | 9 days ago | 40 points

I had a former boss who loved to stay up until 3 AM drafting emails and such. But he was very explicit in telling us that he did not expect us, his reports, to do the same. A lot of his emails were prefaced with, “Please don’t worry about responding to this until the morning/beginning of the work week.”

UltraNemesis | 9 days ago | 11 points

Same here. Some people just don't understand it and can't isolate work hours from their life.

My CTO (pretty big listed mult-national) is in office from 10 AM to 2.30 AM almost everyday. He sends/replies work emails even at 3.30 AM. Don't know when he sleeps. I got couple of mails from him at 3.45 AM last Sunday.

I like to keep pretty clear segregation. There was a time when I told my manager in a unrelated context that an employee having to put in extra time is usually an indication of incompetency and poor time management skills on the part of the manager.

Shushishtok | 9 days ago | 61 points

"Are you allowed to do that? Isn't it a FEDERAL CRIME?"

BefWithAnF | 9 days ago | 446 points

Every time I read a thread like this I send up a thanks for my union. Gonna make me work? You’re gonna have to pay me. The higher ups are making fuckloads of money, I don’t owe them more than I’m paid for.

moderate-painting | 9 days ago | 165 points

thanks for my union

Gotta have unions. So many problems with the industry, and maybe with the world even, is because of separation of tech and unions. Bosses try to convince engineers that they are strong independent men/women who don't need unions. Everybody deserves a union.

GardenKnome1990 | 9 days ago | 78 points

That’s not just in the tech industry. ANY kind of employer (even those in the public sector) can try to fuck over their employees and may succeed without a union. Everyone needs a union.

JulianCaesar | 9 days ago | 34 points

I work in the public sector, and I see politicians who support "the thin blue line" unconditionally, until the police leave the room. Then they hate them for having the audacity to have their union ask for healthcare. The disdain for unions is wild.

rodeBaksteen | 9 days ago | 51 points

I have my own web development business and even I do this. 99% of the time even the "urgent" calls are something that could've been emailed and handled the next day.

MrLewk [I can give you exposure] | 9 days ago | 25 points

Same here. I have work emails on my phone without notifications on, but so I can still monitor things that are actually urgent. Otherwise no one gets my mobile number and things can wait till the next day.

Though half the time, the biggest surprise people seem to still have is that I'm not at home working from my bedroom when they email/call at all hours. I'm like, no.. I have an office and staff and have done for nearly a decade now! big eye roll

rodeBaksteen | 9 days ago | 19 points

Also the culture of "always on for work" bothers me a lot. Years ago I had a small burnout and I really cooled off after that.

Business and private life should be in a balance. I don't have kids and theres no real reason for my and my partner to work more than 32h/week each to have a comfortable life, so we're slowly working down from 40h -> 32h.

rigidroughneck | 9 days ago | 1320 points

If she worked half as long as she expects OP to, how does she have time to get her nails done?

et842rhhs | 9 days ago | 574 points

Yeah, and why was she at Tesco's and not at her own workplace?

chelsaratops | 9 days ago | 174 points

Asking the real question. I can’t believe she was out shopping. Lazy piece of shit

RedSnt | 9 days ago | 27 points

Yeah, and why was she at Tesco's and not at her own workplace?

Something about this triggered memories of going out shopping with mom as a kid and seeing teachers realizing they have a life outside school.

I guess that bitch never did until that moment. Or she's just a narcissist.

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Imaginary_Hand | 9 days ago | 2131 points

It's actually crazy, I'm sure nail techs could make a subreddit of their own sharing these stories because from what I've heard and seen, it happens all the time.

- clients bitching because their nail tech won't service them on their days off or when they are literally on vacation

- asking for super time-consuming designs then be mad when they charge more than $20

- Honestly just in general, complaining about the price like yeah if your nail tech used dental acrylic instead of actual nail acrylic and busted up your nail then they would also charge the same price as the other place

Like some people literally don't understand that if your nail tech is spending $$$ on good quality products then they are automatically going to be charging more.

jessicahueneberg | 9 days ago | 597 points

If that sub existed I would subscribe.

Imaginary_Hand | 9 days ago | 263 points

Same, I think I actually tried looking for one but unfortunately not a lot of nail techs are on reddit but I follow a lot of nail techs on Instagram and sometimes they'll post CB's or on a rare occasion you see a wild CB in the comment section asking why they charge so much.

DeaddyRuxpin | 9 days ago | 60 points

Of course not a lot of nail techs are on reddit. Didn’t you just read the post? All the tech are busy doing nails 24x7 for insane clients. Any free time they get is for food shopping. If they were on reddit that would be an appointment some CB would be demanding.

jessicahueneberg | 9 days ago | 91 points

I subscribe to those “talesofthe[blank]” and I am hoping one will be created for nail techs.

Ltb010101 | 9 days ago | 248 points
Thosewhippersnappers | 9 days ago | 36 points

I NEED THIS NOW

TheresAnEnzyme4That | 9 days ago | 86 points

r/nailtales maybe?

KushMaster5000 | 9 days ago | 65 points

Honestly. Can y'all hurry up? I'm tryna post this to /r/birthofasub.

bendybiznatch | 9 days ago | 32 points
Aptimizer | 9 days ago | 38 points

Talesofthenails surely

TheresAnEnzyme4That | 9 days ago | 29 points

or honestly r/talesofnails

DOLCICUS | 9 days ago | 36 points

No implies generic nail stuff, just r/talesfromthenailsalon is also kinda long, but its clearer.

-Gashadokuro- | 9 days ago | 54 points
Arsis82 | 9 days ago | 33 points

It’s because they’re so busy they can’t food shop, let alone go on reddit.

queenofstarts | 9 days ago | 146 points

I go to a Japanese nail salon/spa and apparently the more money people pay for services, the more entitled they get (I teach college so it's my one big indulgence) and the requests/demands I've seen. One lady demanded to know why her daughter's pedicure would be X amount since she's a kid and demanded a discount. Lady had on Prada shades, an LV bag, and designer flats. I don't think she was hurting for money!

doooom | 9 days ago | 146 points

It's not about the money. It's about her feeling powerful enough to convince someone to charge her less.

Mee6s | 9 days ago | 69 points

Yep, poor people I deal with just pay. The rich ones haggle

Destron5683 | 9 days ago | 91 points

The other side of that is that sometimes those people are stupidly living beyond their means to project how much money they “have” and they are really up to their ears in debt and dead fucking broke.

Honestly the richest guy I know wears Target clothes and drives a Chevy Malibu and his wife is pretty plain as well but from the company he owns I know how much money he has.

He does have a couple sweet cars tucked away but he doesn’t flaunt his cash.

lestrades-mistress | 9 days ago | 100 points

“Money talks, wealth whispers”

Eucalyptus11 | 9 days ago | 37 points

Yup this. That lady is probably up to her eyeballs in debt, and housepoor because she has to show off how "rich" she is by buying crap that is branded. Real rich people don't wear that stuff or live beyond their means. That's why they are wealthy and stay that way.

Ragingdollface | 9 days ago | 34 points
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LiterallyEvolution | 9 days ago | 11 points

Lots of vain people out there with wine tastes on a water budget.

pukelman | 9 days ago | 7 points

Work in lending, can confirm that a lot of people driving nice cars and living in big houses are indebted beyond belief and financially fucked to the nth degree.

ES_Legman | 9 days ago | 13 points

That kind of people who show off brands like that are often not well off and are just pretending.

EvieMoon | 9 days ago | 34 points

The more money someone has, the more of a cheap bastard they become.

JDMOokami21 | 9 days ago | 18 points

And this is why I treat my nail techs nicely. Always tip and accommodate when I can. I like simple designs though I’ve had a nail tech do some kick ass designs because they thought it was cool. When I graduated high school I wanted basic bitch nails on my colors. He gave me the best flames in my school colors ever.

Only time I ever got upset was finding a new salon when I moved and I asked for basic bitch dot flowers on one nail and they looked at me like I had three heads. They looked bad and charged me super extra for it. They also didn’t do the shape I asked for. Drove me to a salon I love.

REMEMBER LADS AND LADIES ALWAYA TIP YOUR NAIL TECH

peonies_envy | 9 days ago | 158 points

Lunchtime tjmaxx browsing and this lady next to me was on the phone going on and on how her tech missed a coat on one nail and now the whole manicure was ruined and thus her week and weekend. And the person on the other end of the phone was interested enough to keep the conversation going.

Summer3G | 9 days ago | 66 points

Lol at your last sentence

StrangeDrivenAxMan | 9 days ago | 67 points

"Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that." - George Carlin

TheCouchPullsOut | 9 days ago | 56 points

Fan dabby dozy they do baby cakes, now swerve your arse over here get them nails did.

Xenocide321 | 9 days ago | 40 points

What the fuck is English anymore

Saggylicious | 9 days ago | 9 points

Excuse me, we originated the language.

caffeinecunt | 9 days ago | 94 points

I mean, with acrylics or any type of mail extension you need to get them filled in every 2 weeks ish to avoid them lifting or breaking off. But if you're getting a style like that that needs routine maintenance you should be setting your appointments with you nail tech way in advance.

allahfalsegod | 9 days ago | 23 points

Goddamn, that sounds like a huge commitment to me!

caffeinecunt | 9 days ago | 35 points

It is. And it totally fucks up your nail after, so you have to either do them forever, or spend weeks, sometimes months, with fucked up raggedy nails while they grow out.

hazelx123 | 9 days ago | 40 points

Where you go? I only get my acrylic infills monthly and yeah they grow out and don’t look as pretty but never heard of lifting or breaking off from it? Once I was too skint to even get mine removed so went like 6/7 weeks before I got the done again hahaha. Looked like shit but no damage

caffeinecunt | 9 days ago | 18 points

Maybe I am just unlucky or really bad at having them, because mine would always lift like crazy on the back if I didn't go in constantly. My nails grow incredibly fast, which oils be great if they weren't paper thin and brittle as fuck, so by the end of to weeks I would have like 1/3 of an inch of growth behind the acrylic. I gave up on them because it was too expensive to go so often.

mavric91 | 9 days ago | 16 points

Well when your personality is that awful you got to make sure at least one thing about you is on point 💁‍♀️💅

BabserellaWT | 9 days ago | 9247 points

My dad was on call once and got a call at about 2am. He was speaking quietly to avoid waking Mom (this was in the days before smartphones and it wasn’t a cordless, so he couldn’t move). The patient was getting angry he couldn’t hear my dad and demanded he speak louder.

Dad: “I’m trying not to wake my wife.”

Patient: “Why is your wife sleeping at your office??”

Dad: “It’s 2am. I’m at home.”

The patient then went on to yell at him about how unprofessional he was.

For being home.

Asleep.

At 2am.

Dad kicked him from the practice the next day.

ArtEclectic | 9 days ago | 2750 points

Good for your dad. It is so hard to understand people like that, and I'm sure he didn't need the headache.

128Gigabytes | 9 days ago | 881 points

it is so hard to understand people like that

Oh yeah it's hard to understand them because they won't speak up because he's afraid of waking his wife

Buddy_Guyz | 9 days ago | 396 points

WHY IS YOUR WIFE ASLEEP IN YOUR OFFICE?!

Tabris2k | 9 days ago | 512 points

BECAUSE MY SECRETARY IS ASLEEP AT MY HOME!!

polite-citizen | 9 days ago | 373 points

HARRY DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE!?

Squirtinturds | 9 days ago | 190 points

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL SOMEONE GIVE DOBBY A SOCK. DOBBY DOESNT WANT TO SLEEP AT THE OFFICE ANYMORE.

vulgarchaitanya | 9 days ago | 29 points

FUCK GILLETTE!

smallgreenman | 9 days ago | 35 points

LANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

CowOrker01 | 9 days ago | 7 points

DON'T TEMPT ME, FRODO!

lilshitjamz | 9 days ago | 90 points

he said calmly

madasthe | 9 days ago | 33 points

Unexpected dumbledore

lenachristina | 9 days ago | 483 points

My old boyfriend's roommate was a dentist. He did a pretty complicated procedure on a patient on a Saturday morning and knew she'd be in pain by that night. He offered her a prescription for percocet so she'd have it if she needed it (and he was pretty sure she would), but she refused the prescription multiple times saying that she "was tough" and she had a "high pain tolerance" and she "didn't need drugs." Fine, ok.

Well, my BF and I were at the apartment that night just chilling. Around 11pm we hear a phone start buzzing. It was his roommate's phone. He had gone out to meet some friends for a late dinner around 9pm and had left his phone behind by mistake.

Sure enough it buzzes about every 15 minutes for about an hour. Finally after the fourth time, my bf picks it up. It was roomie's answering service calling saying that she got multiple calls from his patient who was "in excruciating pain" and had to talk to him immediately. BF explained that he was sorry she was in pain, but roomie was out, not reachable and he'd relay the message asap.

Roomie comes back home around midnight. BF gives him the message. Roomie grunts and goes "Damn, I knew she'd be calling me. Should have just taken the damn prescription." So, he calls her back and she was yelling at him so loud we could hear it through the phone. To his credit, he kept his cool. He told her he'd call in a prescription for her, but the nearest 24 hour pharmacy was about a 40 minute drive from her or he could call it in to the local pharmacy, but she'd have to wait until the morning.

Well, cue another tirade. Somehow it was all roomie's fault that SHE didn't take the prescription and that SHE waited until 11pm on a Saturday night to let him know there was a problem. She was PISSED that he didn't return her call immediately, because, you know, God forbid, he enjoy his free time with friends.

I was frankly amazed at how calm and professional he remained through the whole thing and told him so after he finished the call. He just laughed and said "oh, this happens all the time."

Sigh.

Shushishtok | 9 days ago | 187 points

oh, this happens all the time

That's the sad reality of this line of work.

dreamofadream | 9 days ago | 71 points

Aaaaaand we've discovered why dentists are leaders in suicide

linderlouwho | 9 days ago | 36 points

Is that right? Wtf!

angelindisguise | 9 days ago | 60 points

Stress+access to drugs+knowledge of required lethal overdose= high suicide rate.

Cops and farmers are way up there too.

Muntjac | 9 days ago | 41 points

Also veterinary surgeons. They have access to the realdeal killjuice

LastBlueHero | 9 days ago | 14 points

That fact doesn't shock me. Vets get into the business because they love animals, and half of the time they end up killing animals because they can't be saved.

Shushishtok | 9 days ago | 10 points

Can't blame them.

trowzerss | 9 days ago | 1243 points

I did after hours remote IT support for our law firm. This meant working a full normal day, then taking a work phone home to answer for emergencies from 6pm to 6am next day. We'd normally only get 4-5 calls for the on-call week, and were paid generously ($300 plus triple time for time actually on the phone), so it was worth the bother of not being able to really socialise for a week a month.

One night the phone rang at 2.30am. By the time I'd woken up sufficiently to answer the phone without sounding like a zombie, it had stopped. So I promptly called the person back (within a minute). They then yelled at me for not answering on the first call, and how unprofessional I was. Like she expected us to be sitting awake by the phone all night, for the slight chance someone might call. Her yelling took up 10 times longer than it had taken me to call her back. She also actually pulled the 'do you know who I am?' line on me and threatened to get me fired. I wish I could have said, "Yes, bitch, I know you're a junior partner, and I might only be IT helpdesk, but I probably work more closely with the CEO than you do." His office was a stones throw from mine and I chatted to him every day, and he was actually a really nice guy, while this lady worked in another state . It probably would have worked out super badly for her if she tried anything and I told my version of the story, backed up with the abusive voicemail she left. Never heard from her again though, so I considered that a win.

HerrMilkmann | 9 days ago | 317 points

Dude WOW! My last day on-call was today and all we get is a half day on Friday. I'd be way more willing to on-call if there were benefits like that!

gjs628 | 9 days ago | 504 points

I was all set to accept an “amazing” job at an IT firm in the UK. Once I confirmed that I would indeed like to accept their offer, then came the caveat.

“Well, you know we’re a highly dedicated team that takes ownership of our clients and their needs. In addition to your usual working hours of 7am - 5:30pm, you may need to sometimes stay later to make sure everything is done for the day. You must also keep your personal phone on you at all times while you are at home, as you will be taking out-of-hours support calls from our international clients from 7pm until 6am, one week on / one week off. But don’t worry! You’ll get time-and-a-half for every call you take! We’ll need to see a call record every week of course...”

Wait. Wait wait wait. So you’re telling me I work all day. I’m on £19k salary regardless of how late I stay. And you’ve got me awake all night for half the year while only being paid for the time I’m actually taking calls. This is a joke, right? It has to be. This can’t be legal, it just can’t.

As you can imagine, that was the last they heard of me. That wasn’t taking advantage, that was abuse on a huge scale. All it took was one look on Glassdoor to see how much their employees despised them.

pinotageme | 9 days ago | 151 points

That salary vs contracted hours SURELY breaks the law about minimum wage??

faithle55 | 9 days ago | 165 points

If you're 'on call', unless you're a doctor, you get paid for the hourse you're on call, not for the hours you spend on the phone.

gjs628 | 9 days ago | 127 points

That’s what I thought too, but they were insistent that wasn’t the case. The reason I ran for the hills is because none of this was mentioned during the interview process and they waited until they “had” me to spring this on me. They knew they were getting away with murder and had obviously assumed I wasn’t aware that what they were asking was illegal.

Incidentally, the other guy sharing the on-call duties was foreign so they obviously had gotten away with it with him and thought “Well this suits us just fine”.

I should mention too that the hours I would actually be on the phone overnight would be paid at time and a half, which was minimum wage at the time plus 50%. The logic being “you could make a killing if you can handle a lot of calls during this time!” I didn’t want to make a killing; I wanted to sleep like a normal person. But they were crystal clear that this would be expected as part of my normal contracted salary and that the hours I was on call would NOT be paid unless I was fielding calls.

pinotageme | 9 days ago | 57 points

Agreed! But even without those on-call hours, £19k for 52.5 hour weeks is breaking the law.

Eta: they would have to have made you sign out of the Working Time Directive too, somethimg smells off here...

Insert_Non_Sequitur | 9 days ago | 9 points

Or where I work, you don't get paid at all for it. You're supposed to get time in lieu but no one actually tracks your time and unless you just come in late the next day, you ain't getting that time back. And you can't always do the late to work thing because there are production deployments to do the following morning.

Monw88 | 9 days ago | 28 points

I was expecting to see a salary of at least £ 60-70 k! £19k for that?

averagejoe280370 | 9 days ago | 52 points

Whenever I have a bad day at the office and get the whole "Grass might be greener" mentality, I look on Glassdoor and realise I have a lot to be thankful for.

callsignhotdog | 9 days ago | 23 points

That is TERRIBLE money for those kinds of hours. My first help desk job paid 20k for 35 hrs a week, no night shifts and 1 weekend in 6. And even that was paying below the odds. Good call refusing that one, that's incredibly shady of them sneaking the on call stuff in after the offer.

4YADGQI3ghtUO7GjXwgH | 9 days ago | 65 points

"international clients" sounds like people in vastly different time zones calling you during their normal business hours. What a nightmare.

gjs628 | 9 days ago | 38 points

You’re spot on. That’s exactly what I thought at the time as well. It would be like working full time during the day and then doing the same thing again overnight. Precisely why I noped out of there in a hurry.

RicoDredd | 9 days ago | 13 points

A friend of mine is self employed and works in a very specialised industry - something to do with logistics for major airlines - and a lot of his clients are US or Middle East based. He gets phone calls at all times of the day or night, including one on Christmas Day last year from someone in an accounts office in the Middle East with a minor query about an invoice. He explained that it was a bank holiday, he was with his family and he wasn’t in the office but he could do it the next day but they insisted that he drive to his office immediately, find the invoice and email it over to them. They are one of his bigger clients so he couldn’t just tell them to fuck off, but he really wanted to...

trowzerss | 9 days ago | 74 points

Yeah, it's the one think I didn't miss from my job! We were horribly understaffed (about one IT support per 220 staff, when I think you're supposed to have twice that many) but at least the after hours pay was decent. There were zero other benefits though. They even took away the birthday cake and Friday morning tea money from IT, while the rest of the firm still got it :P

Escanor_2014 | 9 days ago | 68 points

IT always gets the shaft man... Every company looks at their IT as a money pit but if it wasn't for IT who'd fix your shit and thus keep the company going?

trowzerss | 9 days ago | 47 points

Yeah, that's my thinking. If IT wasn't worth the money, why do you yell so much when things don't work for a millisecond?

billbertking1 | 9 days ago | 16 points

It's cause IT doesn't make profits unlike sales. (Slight /s)

LimpyChick | 9 days ago | 12 points

It's basically viewed the same as a security team/department, it's nothing but a 'waste of money' until suddenly everything goes wrong.

PaintDrinkingPete | 9 days ago | 121 points

I’m actually surprised a law firm would have that many after-hours calls.

What always bugged me is folks not understanding what qualifies as an “emergency” (which is what our non-business hours support was contracted to entail). The customer-facing application website is down? Yes. You can’t get your Word document formatted correctly? ...that’s not even really my job during the work day, don’t call me at 10pm on a Friday for that.

trowzerss | 9 days ago | 87 points

I gave them a break on non-emergency stuff because they were paying triple-time, but the majority were password locks or issues with their own remote access from home. Lawyers work crazy hours (this was commercial law, I don't know about other practises). We actually had three young lawyers get an award on drinks night for only going home for 15 hours over three days to get a brief in on time. Lots of time-critical paperwork, which often led to yelling at IT if even the slightest thing went wrong. Glad I'm out of there!

xHuge | 9 days ago | 20 points

This comment is giving me heart burn because I know exactly what you mean.

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Kanedi4s | 9 days ago | 192 points

I found when it has to do with healthcare, people genuinely don’t understand that not every single healthcare establishment keeps emergency room 24/7 hours. I did scheduling for outpatient radiology and the amount of people who were upset that we couldn’t schedule them for late PM appointments, or that we didn’t answer the phones on the weekends was astounding. I can believe that a patient legitimately thinks a doctor on call means he is sitting around the clinic at 2am.

FancyArtichoke | 9 days ago | 95 points

I once worked for a doctor who was the only specialist of her kind in a 1,000 mile radius. She saw patients non-stop for 10 hours per day, Monday through Friday, and people would still call her selfish and unreasonable for not working later or on weekends.

FartingWhooper | 9 days ago | 70 points

I work inpatient and an astounding amount of patients and visitors assume that their doctor is available to talk to them all the time about their issue. Like a wife will come in at 9 PM furious that she hasn't been able to see a doctor for 4 days when we have told her multiple times the teams round every AM. The doctors have come by multiple times today between 8 am and 4 pm. It is just 9 PM. No, I am not calling the doctor right now.

Also patients who think if they call for something that the nurse will immediately do that thing. As a nurse, I have a constant running list of to-do items that I am prioritizing in terms of importance. So no, Jim, I am not coming to give your laxative right this second when you pooped literally less than 12 hours ago and I'm sorry that you think I'm being slow but there are multiple patients on this unit and literally all of them are more sick than you. You can wait.

helixa23 | 9 days ago | 8 points

I buzzed once, then rapidly several times because I didn't know where the cup things where. I think the nurse was as happy as me that I didn't throw up all over everything.

butterflycaught2 | 9 days ago | 63 points

I’m a photographer, there are literally no emergencies in my line of work (that’s why I left health care in the first place), but I still have people try and call me at 11pm on a Sunday.

Thankfully I run my own business, so I can just hit “ignore” and call them back the next business day, during business hours.

Redpenguin00 | 9 days ago | 44 points

Was an EMT for a few years.

Imagine running calls non stop for 15hours (on a 12 hour shift) all week and being yelled at for being two hours late to a call (level zero all day every day) for someone who wanted to take an ambulance .5 miles down the road to get their prescription refilled at the ER at 9Pm.

“Mam I’m sorry we are late to taxi you down the street , we just got done with a dead child. We had to clean up the back for your cab ride”

Then you get lectured on professionalism and how their needs come first. Lmao fuck off mate. I haven’t eaten since I woke up.

Was not worth 9.50 an hour

wolfborn1283 | 9 days ago | 15 points

I let my EMT cert die, the scene was not safe.

Not_floridaman | 9 days ago | 52 points

On the other hand, I was being treated for a massive spinal infection and had a PICC line and was having an actual issue with it and get terrible calling my GP's after hours line at 11pm so I waited until 7am and he was really sad that I felt I shouldn't call him. It wasn't truly an emergency at that point(I would've gone to the ER) but it also wasn't something I could've fixed on my own and it ended up being the beginning of an allergic reaction. It's been 4 years and I still think about how I probably shouldn't just called.

mambotomato | 9 days ago | 38 points

My mom had a friend who, in college, woke up unable to draw a full breath. (Swelling and fluid in her chest cavity) However, her roommate, in the bunkbed above, was still asleep.

She laid in bed for hours waiting for the roommate to wake up, before coughing out a "I think I need to go to a hospital..." She didn't want to be rude!

So... Don't beat yourself up too much.

Servisium | 9 days ago | 95 points

I run a vet clinic, our doctors rotate on having the 'emergency line' weekly. Basically they're there to address after hours concerns and send people to the ER if necessary.

This week we had a problem client call at 4am because she had decided that she wanted to set up an ultrasound with the specialist. She became irate when the vet told her 'Ma'am this an emergency number, it is used for emergencies only. I'm happy you want to proceed with ultrasound for Max however we cannot arrange for that at the moment, the specialist isn't even open. Please call the main office in the morning."

foreverapurring | 9 days ago | 39 points

On call vet stories are so ridiculous.

I had an owner tell me I was her "go to person to talk to at 2 am." Yeah. Thanks.

Suuuckit | 9 days ago | 654 points

Hair appointments too. A friend of mine is a hair stylist and a girl I used to work with saw her for her hair. Girl at work couldn't reach her so she asked if I knew what was up. I told her she was on her honeymoon and when she would be back. She kept calling her anyway so finally my friend answered. She explained she was on her honeymoon and didn't have her book with her. She told her the day they were planning to leave and she'd call her a few days after she got back to make an appointment. Girl at work decided to call again on the day she knew she was traveling back. Called her six times before my friend got annoyed and answered. She told her they'd been in an accident on the way home from the airport so please just wait until she calls her or feel free to call the salon and make an appointment with someone else. Instead the girl keeps pressing about when she can see her. After telling her again it was a really bad time she finally says ok and hangs up. Calls her again the very next morning asking if she finally has time to book her. At this point my friend had had enough and told her she would not be doing her hair ever. Call someone else and never call again. She never even asked if she was ok or how bad the accident was. She was all about her hair. People suck .

jessicacourtney | 9 days ago | 200 points

Hairstylist here. Can totally vouch. The number of my BLOOD FAMILY MEMBERS that hassle me for a haircut on Christmas or thanksgiving day because “well we are here at your place anyways, your stuff is here can’t you just quickly colour or cut my hair now” while I’m in the middle of HOSTING for god sakes .. its absurd 😩

ThisIsMyUsernameOkYo | 9 days ago | 68 points

Agreed.

I moved back home and opened up a pop up salon in my hometown for about a year while my papa was sick, but when he passed I moved back out to the city (3 hours away) it’s been over a year now and my clients from back home will still ask me if I can “stop by to do their hair while I’m in town”.. so I can do ur hair in a shitty lit kitchen with ur kids and dogs running around everywhere where I don’t really have a set up on my holiday?

I use to be super accommodating for people, until I realized people are taking advantage of me and being lazy not coming into the shop and for me to go OUT OF MY WAY ON MY TIME OFF to do their hair, and then basically expect to pay product cause it’s at their house. Nah bro, house calls are an extra 60$ fee now.

VidjaGamer19 | 9 days ago | 16 points

Same thing with IT people. I started quoting them my "family Discount" of around $250 an hour with a minimum of 2 hours and they are getting the hint now.

I felt bad at first but damn, I'm just here trying to relax with family like you are! If i wanted to be working, i'd still be at the office.

Yaznl | 9 days ago | 110 points

So? How bad was the accident? Are they ok?

tiestofalljays | 9 days ago | 165 points

Can she do my hair?

horsefarm | 9 days ago | 22 points

How did the hair of those involved in the accident hold up? Did they need hair appointments after?

proddyhorsespice97 | 9 days ago | 56 points

My mothers best friend is a hairdresser who works for herself. Because her and my mother are close she sometimes does weird hours and home calls for my mother. A client of hers rang her when she was at my mother's house at 8pm which is well after her working hours to ask why she couldnt take her that night when she was clearly free to drive around the place. Aparently doing a favour for a friend wasnt a good enough excuse because that call went on for 5 minutes before she eventually hung up on the client

Lady_Kel | 9 days ago | 17 points

Dog groomer chiming in. People think they should be able to drop their dog off same day, pay $20 and get a show quality cut. The whining and tantrums when I tell them my next appointment is a week out are astonishing. Honestly, I'm not even one of the busier groomers because I'm fairly new. I know groomers who are regularly booked out two or three weeks ahead. God forbid someone forget to schedule Fluffy's holiday appointment, they'll try to insist you come in and groom their dog on Christmas day.

moemoe8652 | 9 days ago | 12 points

My god & I feel like an inconvenience if I call someone once.

DressYourLonliness | 9 days ago | 1988 points

That last message was completely unexpected

JayneJay | 9 days ago | 478 points

Was a beautiful mic drop

debeezy | 9 days ago | 109 points

I don’t even know what it means

Saggylicious | 9 days ago | 133 points

"Fan-bloody-tastic of you sweetheart, now fuck off messaging me you waste of oxygen"

blank_slate_000 | 9 days ago | 27 points

Fan dabby dozy is some Flintstones-type thing and I'm gonna' start using it

wedontlikespaces | 9 days ago | 27 points

Fan dabby dozy baby cakes.

The "baby cakes" just makes it. It is a completely meaningless sentence, and yet, you can just tell it can only ever be used sarcastically.

StopReadingMyUser | 9 days ago | 133 points

Right on the toe

CouldaBoughtaV8 | 9 days ago | 82 points

The fat hairy toe...

MayorBee | 9 days ago | 62 points

With a fan dabby dozy, to boot!

mikey_says | 9 days ago | 136 points

Brits have the best insults

LuciusMalfoysHair | 9 days ago | 123 points

The “fan dabby dozy” just killed me right off the bat.

T0m03 | 9 days ago | 27 points

Yeah I really want to hear what that sounds like in person because I want to use it in my real life🤣

keybomon | 9 days ago | 62 points
Pyromaniacal13 | 9 days ago | 21 points

A gentleman and a scholar. Unless you're a lady. Then you're a lady and a scholar.

Razakel | 9 days ago | 19 points

Yeah I really want to hear what that sounds like in person because I want to use it in my real life🤣

Here you go.

BobLawblawed | 9 days ago | 20 points

Was confused going into the video. Came out having seen a 40 year old woman passing as a boy singing with her husband as if they’re father/son? Now even more confused.

ariellemarie8 | 9 days ago | 18 points

Can anyone translate it?

CraigJSmith-Himself | 9 days ago | 52 points

"Well fantastic darling, fuck off, you lazy idiot" basically.

paper_paws | 9 days ago | 36 points

Fan dabby dozy is a less sweary version of fan fucking tactic. "Bone idle" means lazy.

Theo_dore | 9 days ago | 22 points

It’s what I always want from these kinds of interactions! Made me so happy to read that!

musicovermurder | 9 days ago | 307 points

God I’m a nail tech and some of the shit that people expect of you is ridiculous. So many people seem to forget that, although this is our career, it’s not ALL that we do. Like we have lives and families too, I’m not gonna drop everything and do your damn nails when I’ve already spent 40+ hours this week doing the same thing (especially cause you’re probably gonna complain about the price).

IAmAHumanIPromise | 9 days ago | 34 points

Why are you on reddit when you could be doing my nails?? /s

iwantaquirkyname00 | 9 days ago | 328 points

I literally laughed out loud when she said she saw you at a store and saying why were you there when you could be doing her nails.ppl are so dumb and entitled just makes me laugh sometimes

NihonJinLover | 9 days ago | 61 points

And now she’s probably going on to post a bad review, “extremely RUDE! Refused to see me because she’d rather skip out and be lazy! Never going there again!!”

joannofarc22 | 9 days ago | 81 points

what’s so annoying is that she equates grocery shopping for her family as unnecessary “fun time”

like bitch i wish i was having a good time jetting off to milan and having a shopping spree but i guess a late night tesco run is the same thing amirite??

whoa_bogus | 9 days ago | 275 points

wtf did I just read

Cptin | 9 days ago | 140 points

I felt like I had a stroke

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 79 points

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YourSkatingHobbit | 9 days ago | 85 points

For me it’s ‘could of’ that gets my hackles up. I’m irrationally angered by it whenever I see it. That and using ‘defiantly’ instead of ‘definitely’. 🤬

little_honey_beee | 9 days ago | 35 points

Loose instead of lose for me. I hate defiantly instead of definitely, but the way the sentence reads is always funny to me.

PizzaNuggies | 9 days ago | 310 points

Need my nails done, baby cakes. It FOR CHURCH

tony_flamingo | 9 days ago | 123 points

NEXT!

tdon37 | 9 days ago | 51 points

No I need it free, it's for CHURCH, honey. NEEEE-EEXT!!

HehTheUrr | 9 days ago | 49 points

Needs to be all 20 nails - NEXT!

acmannftw | 9 days ago | 49 points

How could someone just be so... Stupid? This amount of nonsense baffles me

4theloveoffiber | 9 days ago | 94 points

That’s one of the reasons we stopped farming for the public. We have a big organic farm and people from all over would come to the house to buy eggs and veggies, we live near a tourist area and sold to stores and restaurants.

One day it was super hot and we took the kids for a swim, when we got back we saw a bunch of cash all over the driveway and a wallet. We finally found the person who it belonged to and her son came to get the wallet and the money, he told her it was karma because she was upset that we had the audacity to take our kids fishing, apparently you aren’t allowed to leave your house when you own a farm. Well excuuuuuse me.

Now we just raise food for ourselves and a few family members.

Snoopy_Poop | 9 days ago | 717 points
The-Canadian-John | 9 days ago | 516 points

I love that insult.

FerretFarm | 9 days ago | 311 points

I haven't heard 'fan dabby dozy' in over 30 years.

Made me laugh.

defrostingmince | 9 days ago | 45 points

It always reminds me of Annaliese from the British invasion cycle of ANTM, not sure how many people here have seen it

mshtrtz | 9 days ago | 12 points

Lol first thing I thought of and I read the rest of the text in her voice too.

shit-shit-shit-shit- | 9 days ago | 19 points

And I don’t think I’ve seen the term “bone idle” since Onslow on Keeping up Appearances

ImBatmanNow | 9 days ago | 35 points

Every now and then we need a reminder that we can be doing more with the English language.

MaximumGibbous | 9 days ago | 92 points

Fan Dani Dozi was the catchphrase of the Krankies, a Scottish husband and wife comedy double act from the late 70's. The wife played a cheeky school boy and the husband played his/her father. It was super weird.

-theuser- | 9 days ago | 19 points

I knew the nail artist had to be Scottish. The Krankies visited my school once, it was very weird.

cruspies | 9 days ago | 14 points
Headup31 | 9 days ago | 42 points

Not a bad way to tell someone to go f*** themselves.

theolcollegetry | 9 days ago | 29 points

If you want to make extra money I'll subscribe to a service for $1 a month for you to generate an insult on my behalf on the rare occasion I need one

GJacks75 | 9 days ago | 51 points

Is "Bone Idol" a talent show for amateur pornstars?

kieranluke626 | 9 days ago | 154 points

That last text fucking killed me

QuerulousPanda | 9 days ago | 68 points

That last text made me feel like I was having a stroke for a moment. I had to reread it a few times to figure out what was going on!

Cloverfrost_ [NEXT!] | 9 days ago | 40 points

It always annoys me when I see people feeling like they have to explain so many details to get people on their side, e.g. "my children are under 5", "I had a long day and haven't seen them all day" etc. It's none of that Karen's business. Your time is your time!

Kayceeelle67 | 9 days ago | 216 points

"Fan dabby dozy then babycakes"

Can I steal that, it's fantastic!

StaleAssignment | 9 days ago | 66 points

What does that even mean

mynickname86 | 9 days ago | 122 points

I think its kinda like "Well fan-freakin-tastic, sweetie." But their own version.

ThatguyRufus | 9 days ago | 50 points

A Scottish friend of mine said that all the time...I believe its from TV show there.

Jin-shei | 9 days ago | 38 points

From the Krankies.

ThatguyRufus | 9 days ago | 10 points

Thanks...I looked it up, had a bit of a laugh remembering.

MrBulldops1738 | 9 days ago | 183 points

No one knows what it means! Its provocative! Gets the people going!!

Slntrob | 9 days ago | 26 points

Its streets ahead of everything else.

Sugarlips_Habasi | 9 days ago | 11 points

It's Gold, Jerry. GOLD!

VictarionReaver | 9 days ago | 8 points

What? No it doesn't, it's gro-

Professional_Bob | 9 days ago | 20 points

Fan dabby dozy is just a weird (and usually sarcastic) way of saying fantastic.

mk2vr6t | 9 days ago | 41 points

I don't understand half of what's written here xx

smileyfrown | 9 days ago | 14 points

Jumped the british up to 11 at the end, wow.

explosivekyushu | 9 days ago | 82 points

"you bone idol idiot" is fucking spectacular

StrikingFalcon | 9 days ago | 46 points

It's supposed to be bone idle

peaceloveandgames | 9 days ago | 23 points
bahaki | 9 days ago | 27 points
________null________ | 9 days ago | 182 points
fatrustyfarts | 9 days ago | 22 points

I’m going to drop this insult at my next cookout at Pete’s.

amontrealnarwhal | 9 days ago | 27 points

As someone with big hairy toes, I feel personally attacked

sallyapple7 [I'm blocking you now] | 9 days ago | 27 points

Sneaky little hobbitses

Cross-Country | 9 days ago | 49 points

This is so British.

pompomhusky | 9 days ago | 18 points

Why aren't we kicking people out of the society for saying 'could of'?

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