A man has recently posted on Reddit about his very complicated family situation. He wrote that he and his ex parted ways a long time ago, and since then his life has been thriving. But now, his ex wants him to pay child support for a kid, for whom he isn’t even a bio father. What makes the situation even worse, is the reaction of man’s parents, who were supposed to be on their son’s side, but things took a really dramatic turn.
In the chaotic realm of office life, where coffee is the fuel and meetings are the necessary evil, we’ve scoured the Twittersphere to bring you a collection of 10+ hilarious tweets about the workplace. So, grab your favorite stress ball, take a deep breath, and get ready to relate to the side-splitting hilarity that is the absurdity of office life!
It’s not a common thing to have life-changing encounters right at the workplace. Though, one day became truly unforgettable for a firefighter who seemed to be destined to open an unexpected surprise. And little did he know that he was just about to meet a pure little miracle his family was waiting for so many years.
Men who wear pink shirts may reap some benefits, a study reveals. The research from 2012 found that they tend to earn more money per year, have better qualifications, and display more self-confidence, receiving more compliments from female colleagues than their counterparts who wear more conventional shirt colours.
Statistics say that about 30% of those who work will change their workplace every 12 months. Maybe it’s not just a change of companies but also a complete change of their job description. Things happen, and people might decide to go a different way even though they have already started to pave another path. With celebrities, things are a bit different, but they surely could have been a lot like us if they had never become famous.
Some employees are known for their hard work and dedication, and then there are those who seem to do the exact opposite. Irresponsible employees do their jobs so poorly that it leaves us wondering how they even got hired in the first place. In some cases, the mistakes are so egregious that they warrant a conversation with the boss. That being said, let’s explore some of the most absurd examples of epic fails in the workplace.
Personal choices — both in relationships and in the workplace — make up one’s life. Despite the fact that some gender stereotypes still influence how individuals envision their ideal life, both men and women are equally driven to achieve their goals. Particularly in the case of women, some opt to remain at home while others want to continue working, even after getting married. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it makes you happy. So today, we’re sharing opinions on this subject and the significance of making these types of choices in life.
If you weren’t lucky enough to be born rich, then, just like the rest of us mortals, you need to work. So you may find yourself in 2 situations: you land an excellent job, where people are respected and valued, or you get one with a toxic environment. Either way, the important thing is to recognize the difference between a good job and a bad one, so you can understand the red flags in the workplace and start looking for other options. In the end, no one deserves to be tied to certain types of bosses.
In South Africa, the main Christmas dish is fried caterpillars. Deep-fried caterpillars are very nutritious because they’re high in protein. In Venezuela, roller skating happens on Christmas Eve, and this tradition became so popular that the authorities had to close the streets so that everybody could skate safely. We’re ready to help you make Christmas just as interesting with some creative products below.
Some people seek to stand out in the workplace thanks to their great achievements and efforts. Then, there’s another type of employee who seeks to do only what is strictly necessary to fulfill his or her duties. Often, the latter manage to stand out, but not precisely because of the effort they put into getting things done.
In the past few years, casual attire has become a norm, both in the workplace and for big, important events. And while a classic suit was once the go-to men’s outfit, today, more and more people try to follow trends and wear women’s suits in vibrant colors and even skirts and dresses.
There are some experiences we have in life when we surely remember thinking: “How did I get away with that!” This also happens when, by chance, we have to live with unpleasant bosses, co-workers, or clientele, who would make any employee want to take their things and run away, never to return. And this is all thanks to the tremendous lack of respect they were subjected to at their workplace.
Making mistakes at your workplace is very normal and nothing to be ashamed of. However, it becomes a problem when a mistake puts others in danger or you keep repeating it even though you know it’s wrong. So, the best way to treat a mistake is to simply look at it in the eye and investigate why it happened. With some constructive feedback from your boss or your co-workers, you can prevent yourself from repeating it.
According to specialists, there is some correlation between how good you get along with your manager and how successful you are at your job. But that boss-worker relationship can become tricky when you’re married to your higher up, since personal affairs might mix with work.
If there’s a single beloved yet feared figure in the workplace, that’s the boss. When you start a new job, you may be lucky enough to have an excellent employer or unlucky enough to have one that seems straight out of a nightmare. If you are in the second group, you probably will identify with the people who posted pics that ended up on this list. They all shared moments when their fearless leaders made their life just a little harder.
Communicating and setting up a rapport with people can be challenging for everyone at times. Whether it’s in the workplace, in your community, or with family, applying these psychological tricks can help in creating a smooth relationship with the people around you.
Office work might bore us at times, standing still and just looking at the screen for hours, all while keeping track of our emails and making sure we’re not missing anything. It might get really stressful, which is what these people must’ve felt when they decided to turn their workplaces into huge playgrounds. Here at Bright Side, because we couldn’t decide on who should get the prize, we collected some of the most creative ones for you to enjoy.
Casual friends come and go, but the real ones will stay in your life. You have probably heard the phrase “quality over quantity” from your teachers in high school. While it may or may not come as a surprise, this expression is valid for friendships as well. It’s nice to have multiple friends in your circle, but you only need 4 to maintain a healthy and successful lifestyle. It’s important to have the right people who will celebrate with you through the ups and support you through the downs.
Internet users decided to share photos of their workplaces: some of them talked about their tips and others — about their “generous” boss. Some of these photos will actually make you want to have a job where you can pet horses or do X-rays of hedgehogs.
Let’s face it, no one knows every little detail when getting hired for a new job. There isn’t a global rule book that tells you what to do and what to avoid doing. These are things that come with experience and after making quite a few mistakes first. Yes, you know the basics like being civil and polite, but you still need to learn what to say when your boss asks you something tricky.
Not all people know this, but dogs aren’t the only animals with jobs. Hardworking cats, even though they sleep for approximately 13-14 hours a day, can compete well with canines in the workplace. And sometimes, they even beat dogs at some jobs — like being a furry background for bloggers’ photos, babysitting, or giving a scornful look to unwanted guests.
A study concluded that being around toxic people in the workplace can lead to depression, anxiety, and insomnia. This can negatively affect projects and people’s health. And, unfortunately, we know that working alongside these difficult coworkers is incredibly common.
For the most part, we use swearing as a simple tool to express our feelings, whether they’re positive or negative. However, the benefits of cussing don’t stop there, it’s scientifically proven to be good for us, and we should absolutely take full advantage of that.
In the modern world, many people wish they were famous but at the same time, they want their private information to remain private. And the best place to express your emotions and thoughts seemed to be the internet. But is it really that safe?
Smartphones have practically become an extension of our hands. Although having our cellphones may seem very convenient, we face the issue of addiction. There is even an estimate that says we spend over a day a week on our phones. This addiction can even be translated into actual injuries. We at Bright Side want to keep you safe from hurting yourself while using your smartphone. To understand what these injuries are and figure out how to avoid them, keep on reading.
You’ve probably heard the term “7-year itch,” which refers to the point where couples stop feeling as happy as they used to in a marriage. However, according to divorce stats, this “danger zone” actually happens somewhere between 5 and 8 years. One of the big reasons is the slow but steady growing apart of partners that is largely influenced by being in a rut and a lack of effort.
Women have struggled for centuries to achieve equality in a world that makes it difficult for them. And that doesn’t hold true just for the workplace, but basically for every single space that we use in our modern society. But if things seem to be improving today, it’s only because this fight has not been fought just by a few. The work, effort, and courage of some women have marked a before and after in the struggle for equality and it has not gone unnoticed: not only have these people achieved fundamental changes that we see in today’s society, but they’ve inspired entire generations to keep going until discrimination is nothing more than a bad memory.
It could be you or your BFF that met their sweetheart through Tinder, but since ⅓ of marriages in America now start online, the following news will likely make one of you very happy. Researchers have found that couples who meet online usually enjoy a better love life.
As an office worker, you might’ve noticed that women often tend to cozy up in cardigans or even blankets because it gets pretty chilly for them. That’s because the office temperature formula was designed for men and it’s far from the ideal conditions for women. Moreover, a new study found that female productivity gets worse in lower temperatures, while men are not as affected by the change.
When we are children, we can’t wait to become adults. We think that when we turn 18, we’ll finally know what it feels like to be a grown-up, with all the perks. And while the United Nations says an adolescent is a person between 10 and 19 years of age, a new study claims you’re still not an adult at 24.
Approximately 47% of millennials have tattoos on their bodies. They also make up a large part of the workforce. Being discriminated against for sporting ink was a common practice until not too long ago. But the tables have turned and now tattoos are seen as a positive thing in the workplace.
Most people spend more time at work than at home, so it’s only natural that they’re inclined to build links with their colleagues. Beyond a professional relationship, it’s important to have someone who celebrates your work accomplishments and at the same time, listens to you when you need to talk about your personal issues. Otherwise, the workplace would become a lonely and isolating environment. According to a study conducted by Gallup, a global company specializing in human resources, having at least one friend at your job helps you perform better and allows you to be more innovative, which can lead to a higher income.
We hope this isn’t the case for you, but so many workplaces are generic, boring, and depressing. Cramped cubicles, empty greyish-white walls, and bad lighting can all affect your productivity and overall well-being. Luckily, there are companies that want to provide their employees with the healthiest work environments possible to keep everyone happy, productive, and satisfied with their jobs. They want their staff to look forward to coming to work every day, and here’s where they get creative.
Little tricks can make anything less complicated: from cooking to flying to space. The same goes for people’s relationships. You want to teach your child how to talk to others? Or get a quiet person to talk? You’re not the only one. Reddit users reveal some small tricks that help them every day.