After futile attempts by the Rays to gain approval and finance for the new stadium they plan to open in the Tampa Bay area, the Major League Baseball’s Executive Council has considered their efforts and informed Stuart Sternberg, the owner, that his team could explore a two-city option by playing some of their home games in Montreal.
According to the Commissioner for Baseball, Rob Manfrend, who disclosed the information to the press, “This way, baseball will still be preserved in Tampa.” Also, Stuart and his team have really worked hard to get this new stadium, but could not procure it due to finances. The major Baseball Executive had, however, allowed them due to their efforts.
“How long?” is something nobody can decide at the moment, as nobody can even ascertain how successful this new arrangement can be. Having started at Tropicana, the former Field since 1998, the Tampa Bay have played at St. Petersburg and have tried to obtain the Tampa Field before it was eventually sold to the Baseball’s Executive council who have now permitted Tampa to use it alongside their old side.
With a change, Tampa would be looking forward to a dramatic difference in the atmosphere. As well as a rise in record against the regular 15,500 fans they have steadily recorded and the 29th of 30th position they have appeared on average. Manfred explained to the Baseball’s Writers Association of American writers that he believes the team is preparing to operate in two markets. However, he could not tell if a full move can be expected from Tampa in the near future.
Obviously unhappy with the new development, the Tampa Bay Rays have announced plans to build a ball park at Howard Terminal and are working assiduously to complete all paperwork on their new building as soon as possible.
40+ People Are Sharing How They Got in Trouble at Work for the Weirdest Things
The ideal dream job should comprise a healthy work-life balance, mutual respect, and creative thinking. Unless you feel valued, you will never like your job. So, today, we’re going to look at the weirdest ways people got themselves in trouble at work. You’d be surprised to see that some of these people had to do nothing but exist to get in trouble! So, let’s get a cup of hot chocolate and get ready to rant.
The Hierarchy Turbulence
We understand that the corporate hierarchy is absolutely essential in an organization. That’s what keeps the place together. However, employees find themselves in the weirdest situations regarding maintaining proper decorum with their seniors.
Hysterical as it is, this girl shares that she got in trouble at work since she didn’t maintain the seniority in the CCd section of an email. Whoa, Karen! That must have been quite a strain on the corporate white collar. We feel bad for her.
The Future Reference
It’s funny how much your workplace expects of you. If you want to survive in peace, the best you can do is be a wizard. Unless you are one, it might get a bit prickly.
This guy shares that he was called out at work for using a word in a report that his boss did not know. How bold of him, right? We’re glad he’s a genius, at least. To handle the situation, he asked for a list of words that his boss didn’t know.
Newton’s Third Law
Every action has its equal and opposite reaction. There’s no denying it. We face the consequences of all our actions. This guy shares that he got himself in trouble at work, as he used his better judgment to get things done.
However, his manager didn’t like that and told him to ask before doing anything. Later, he found himself in trouble for asking too many questions. As hilarious as it is, the manager does not seem to like the taste of his own medicine.
My Life, My Rules
Corporate is fine as long as you don’t reach the point where you’re getting mistreated. This guy shares that he gave a notice for a day off to attend his graduation ceremony about three months before the event.
Surprisingly, the day before the event, his boss told him he didn’t need to come back if he took the leave. We wonder what he had for breakfast that morning. Regardless, nobody deserves to be treated this way.
Man vs. Wild
Of course, a safe work environment is something every employee wants. Organizations try their best to ensure that. However, if the management is too paranoid, that too can disturb the working environment.
This lady shared that she rescued a stray cat near work. Then, she got in trouble for endangering her fellow co-workers with a wild animal on the premises. We hope the management of this company does not encounter Bear Grills on any occasion.
Common Sense Crisis
Have you ever faced a boss lacking common sense? We bet you have! To some employees, this comes as a natural phenomenon. This guy shares a hysterical encounter he had with his boss. His boss asked in the middle of the meeting why his (the employee’s) wife would have seizures during workdays.
To that, he replied by asking if he was expected to inform the office about his wife’s seizure when he’s not at work. This is a supreme roast, even if he gets himself in trouble.
Brainless in the House
Jobs where you have to make one-on-one interactions with customers require immense social skills. You have to be patient and calm. However, there are boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed.
This girl shared that as a waitress, she got in trouble when a customer complained against her for refusing to give her contact number. This is silly. We cannot imagine how bold the manager had to be to even call out on her. The brain of this man!
Even if the World Ends
Sometimes, employers make you feel that the greatest sin of all time is asking for days off. When you’re working, what makes you think you can have a social life anymore?
This girl shared that she asked for a day’s leave to attend her cousin’s funeral, but her boss said she could quit if she wanted to leave. How heartless can one person be?! Absolutely despicable.
The Security Measures
Companies have unique ways to secure their work premises. Some are rather brilliant; others are hysterical. This dude shares that his boss called him out for sharing the closing time with the customer.
Apparently, he thought if customers knew the time they closed, it would increase the chances of burglary. Well, we can be certain this guy is absolutely paranoid with severe trust issues. We hope the OP can come up with a gentle way to avoid the conversation when a customer asks what time they close for future references.
No Sarcasm on Duty
Military life is brutal, something we civilians cannot understand. Moreover, there’s such little room for letting loose. This guy shares that he worked for the Royal Navy.
His supervising officer asked him what he would do with a day off, and he replied sarcastically. Well, we cannot really tell if he was being sarcastic or if he just really wanted to cartwheel off the base. However, his supervisor didn’t think it was funny, and the poor soldier got himself in trouble. We hope he at least got the cartwheel break.
Inadequate Living Standard
Employers these days can be so high maintenance. They really want soldiers working for them. This Twitter user shares that she got in trouble at work for being late. Unfortunately, the reason she was late was because the bus she was on went up in flames.
Whoa! Instead of checking how she was doing mentally, her boss told her to find better alternatives to get to work. They have living standards they expect their employees to maintain. We cannot imagine working for them.
The Law of Nature
There are certain stereotypes that we still couldn’t move ahead of. In particular, gender-based roles are rooted so deep that nothing can change people’s minds. This woman shared that, at work, none of the male workers would do the dishes as it was a woman’s job to do.
This is nothing but irritating. We suppose they think it’s the law of nature that women belong in the kitchen and whatnot. We hope they ditch this mindset — and soon.
Dinner Table Manners
Some people are so extra when it comes to their orientation. They end up misreading people’s general behavior. This girl shared that she was called out for eating a banana at work. Apparently, there was a male employee present, and the management found it inappropriate.
This really is absurd. We cannot imagine how uncomfortable it must have been for the employee to be called out for something so insanely silly. We hope the organization has table manners as a part of their training program.
Torchbearer of Misogyny
Even in the 21st century, some women have to struggle to find a comfortable workplace where they’re not constantly discriminated against. This woman shared that her boss cut salaries and questioned her productivity since she had a baby and was diagnosed with MS.
This is completely outrageous and unacceptable. What on Earth was this guy thinking? How dumb is he to be unaware of federal laws against discrimination in the workforce? Good thing the woman got her way around the situation.
Smarty-Pants on Fire
One of the most toxic things in corporate life is not getting the credit that you deserve. You will work hard for days and nights just so your boss can steal the credit from you. However, the situation does backfire sometimes.
This guy shared that his boss took credit for some big problem that the guy solved but could not come up with a legit explanation. When his boss had to give away the credit, our guy here got in trouble for his boss’s embarrassment.
The Big Book of Children’s Names
When we say we all want to be Phoebe just to be able to change our name into Princess Consuela Banana Hammock, we mean it. Unfortunately, we cannot afford to do so. This Twitter user shared that she got trouble for having a name that confused the clients about her gender.
Well, how is that possibly her fault? More importantly, what could she possibly do about it? Unless the office takes up the hassle to get her a book of children’s names to pick a feminine name from.
The Unsocial Bee
We should never be too quick to judge people, especially at the workplace. People come from diverse backgrounds. So, the least we can do is keep an open mind to make everyone feel comfortable. This gal here shared that she didn’t attend the breakfast party at work since they served omelets.
She’s allergic to eggs, you see. Surely, this is very understandable and nothing she should be judged for. Unfortunately, that was not the case with her. We hope she finds a non-eggy way to make friends at work.
Dysfunctional Facial Expressions
You’d be silly to think the life of a doctor is easy. However, they are humans and so, they too need to rest like all of us.
This doctor shared that her nurse complained the doctor had aggressive eyebrows as she was checking a patient’s report at five in the morning. When you have to go on rounds after a whole night’s shift, we wonder how steady you can keep your eyebrows.
The Forbidden Word
We cannot believe menstruation is still a stigma at workplaces where men and women of equal qualifications work side-by-side. This woman shared that she got called out by a male colleague for saying the word “period.”
This is probably the most absurd thing you will read today. This dude surely could use some spiritual cleansing to look at the word with a simple perception. We wonder what kind of personality tests this organization arranges while hiring. They really need to up their game.
Take Your Time
When you start a job with no experience, there will be a few companies that will treat you like a puppet. They will give you irrelevant tasks and feedback. Sometimes, they will make you do extra work with no payments.
Here this former employee shares his experience where he was told to work less. Apparently, it happens when the company sees that the newcomer outshines senior employees. Or the company wants to make him do extra work. As it was his first job, he was clueless.
No Flexing Allowed
Workplaces can have weird reasons to fire you sometimes. They’ll come up with excuses you never heard of. You will often find those reasons funny and nonsensical. This guy has a habit of doing math inside his head.
However, the company didn’t like it and marked it as showing off — whereas he was just multiplying and doing what he was good at. These things don’t even make any sense. We can say the employee must have laughed out loud at this.
The Accuracy Your Boss Needed
Some bosses can be so hard to impress. They will pick on you in every detail. Some are going to be nice, and others make you feel like you are in a military camp.
This guy shares an incident that happened to him. He got called off because he wasn’t using paper clips properly. The supervisor wants him to do that in his way. You can imagine how stupid it was. The supervisor was just misusing his power for trivial things.
One Horrifying Story
In your work life, you will come across a few bosses who are going to give you utter frustration. They will make your work life bitter. They are popular because of their dictatorship. This girl experienced the same.
She was just copying and pasting information to a Word document by using a computer function. Her boss didn’t like it. He literally berated her and made her cut the whole document with scissors. You can imagine how terrible she was feeling. This kind of behavior is totally uncalled for.
Do You Have a Life Outside of Work?
Companies will always want you to do extra work. They’ll make sure you’re giving your whole self to their company. They won’t consider days off or anything. Sometimes, they’re so insensitive that they forget employees also have their own life.
Here, this company sarcastically told him to work more. He wasn’t doing enough and was told to be flexible with time. This type of review creates a work-life imbalance. It demotivates employees, too.
Number One Priority
Mental health is important in the workplace as well. Not all companies give importance to this. However, some companies prioritize their employees’ mental health. They make sure their employees are in good shape to work properly.
The same thing happened to this employee. He had an understanding boss that gave days off for his anxiety. However, the boss was then scolded by his superiors for not following the company’s rules.
Zombie in the Office
People who have common names face many weird situations. They’ll get called out for something they didn’t do because of their name twins. You’ll find funny stories because of the confusion. Here, the guy shared the same name with his colleague.
Unfortunately, his colleague passed away. When the guy came to work, the receptionist thought he was making a joke. She screamed and got frightened, thinking it was a ghost. Right after that incident, he got fired over the stupid confusion.
Humming the Wrong Track
Companies deal with every possible thing. They have all the right to allow and deny anything. They can complain about even a single insignificant issue. Some companies think singing or humming in the office disturbs the office environment.
This guy shares his experience as a photocopier where he got called out for humming a song while working. You can understand the office management was quite strict. If you’re working in such a place, you have to be extra careful.
The Brutal Trainer
The postman training in the early 20th century comprised sheer discipline and commitment. Work-life balance hung by a thread for them. This guy shared that when he was young and training for the postman job, he got himself in trouble.
He decided to wear trainers to work and was sent back home on foot at three in the morning. This is utterly brutal. Unfortunately, it was his own father who was his supervisor and punished him for this.
The Uninvited Opinion
If your place does not allow you to be creative with your work, it inevitably becomes mundane. You need to be able to bring forth your opinion to handle a situation.
This girl shared that she suggested to her company that blue would be a pale and uninviting color for the basic interior, and her opinion was totally called off by the management. Instead, they argued that as a company, they didn’t want to be “inviting.” This really doesn’t make sense. Good thing the girl found her way out.
Mutual respect is important in the workplace. Without this, it’s difficult to work together in a healthy environment. . This lady shared that her boss called her out for speaking Spanish since their customers disliked Mexicans.
If racism had a face, we bet her boss would have been what it looked like. It’s very unfair and demoralizing if your co-workers don’t respect your ethnicity. In this case, they not only disrespected her culture but also demonstrated an unfriendly work environment.
Party Planning Committee
Sometimes, you get in trouble at work even if it’s not your fault. That, too, is understandable when the issue is something big enough to make a deal out of. This Twitter user shared that she got in trouble at work when one colleague didn’t get an invite to another’s baby shower.
Surprisingly, they didn’t even like each other. More importantly, the gal here was not even on the party planning committee. So, basically, nothing adds up, but poor Kayleigh got herself into a pickle.
A Corporate Trap?
The first rule of surviving a corporate life is to stay out of the radar long enough because you might get yourself in trouble for the silliest thing possible. This lady shared that she got in trouble at work for trying to reach out to the director for a sign.
Apparently, the secretary asked her to talk to the director himself, and the director got mad at this direct approach. All in all, bad luck for this gal. We hope she can watch out for such weird encounters in the future.
The Weirdo in the Cube
Okay, we all have different ways of gathering our focus. Listening to music while trying to work is one of the most common practices. Unfortunately, this guy got himself in trouble at work for listening to music.
We can only assume the organization didn’t appreciate the idea of isolation to be the source of optimized output. Policies should be respected. However, that being said, calling someone out for listening to music at work is quite absurd.
The key to shining at a customer service job is to have charisma. As long as you can communicate with the customer in a friendly and comforting manner, you’re good to go. However, this guy shares a different story.
Apparently, working as a customer care service employee, he was told he was being too friendly. What does that even mean? His job description requires him to be friendly, if not flattering. We bet someone might have been jealous of his charisma or something.
Poor Choice of Words
You ought to have a little fun at work. Unless you do so, it really is difficult to keep up with the stress. However, you can get yourself in trouble without even trying to have fun.
This guy shared that he told a fellow worker to ‘break a leg’ during a presentation and was immediately called to the human resources department. This is very unfortunate. It was a bad judgment call.
The Cadet Academy
A person should have some basic freedom at his workplace. Of course, one must follow decorum. However, the employees cannot be treated as cadets. This ruins their sense of free will at the workplace.
Sarah-Jane here shared that she got in trouble at work for reading a newspaper while a director passed her. Did he really expect her to stand up and salute? Wouldn’t that be hysterical? This is so annoying. We wonder how this organization operates if they are concerned with such trivial things.
If your workplace is easygoing and cuts you some slack, you’re one of the luckiest on Earth. Most people are all over the place to maintain a clean record. This guy shared that he works as a security person and reported two workers for staying in after hours.
However, he got himself in trouble for starting his patrol a few minutes late. This is cruelty, and there’s nothing this guy can do to change it. What a rough night!
Who’s the Bad Guy?
Sometimes, you try to do something good, but it flips back right on your tail. This is just bad luck. However, when it happens at work, you find yourself in trouble. This woman shared that she asked one of her colleagues not to refer to another female colleague as ‘the blonde.’
However, the person complained against the OP, and she ultimately got in trouble. We cannot possibly comprehend what she even did wrong.
Monica at Work
There are some employees who like things organized and precise. There’s no harm in that. In fact, in our opinion, that’s rather nice for fellow co-workers. Unfortunately, not everyone likes a perfectionist.
This guy shared that he was called out by co-workers for not opening the instant coffee jar by smashing it in fully. What? A person cannot have their freedom while trying to open a jar of coffee however they wish to — especially when it’s the most logical method? This is just sad.
The Chained Hero
Here’s a heads up — sometimes, you find yourself in trouble for doing the right thing. People who are doing injustice will never appreciate your claim for justice.
This lady shared that she was called insubordinate at work when she, as an assistant manager, pointed out the misuse of labor law in their organization to the general manager. Well, apparently, she was being hysterical even to make such assessments. So, you are safe as long as you’re a puppet.
Troubles of Quicksilver
Your interpersonal skills are very important in the workplace. The way you interact with people says a lot about your personality. However, as a subordinate, you need to be extra careful about these things.
This girl shared that she got scolded by her boss for standing up too quickly after a meeting and serving tea. This doesn’t make any sense. How fast does a person have to stand up to be called out like that? Unless she has quicksilver’s gene, we would say she got in trouble for no good reason.
Sometimes, offices forget what’s important and what’s not. A grandmother is one of the most adored people in one’s life. This guy was not granted a leave to go to his grandmother’s funeral because, apparently, according to these people, a grandmother is not an immediate family member.
He still went to the funeral, and we applaud him for that. We just hope that nobody goes through such an experience. This manager should have been more understanding.
The Wrong Shape
Working in an office requires you to be a psychic at times, and no one says it in the job advertisement. This girl got in trouble for cutting toast for children in triangles rather than squares — the way her manager preferred.
This manager also didn’t like that she folded the towel in the wrong way. We think this manager wanted a genie but instead got an employee. If the job circular had been more specific, this commotion could have been avoided.
Life in a Loop
You’re allowed to have a favorite movie, but you shouldn’t force people to watch that same movie over and over again all the time. This guy worked in a video store 20 or so years ago, and his assistant manager got him in trouble because he changed the displayed movie from Gladiator to something else.
This manager only wanted Gladiator to be shown in the shop, and he watched this movie over and over again. It’s an Oscar-worthy movie — but every single day?
Have Some Biscuits
Humans make mistakes. You can have mishaps at times — it’s only natural. Sometimes, the employee makes mistakes unintentionally. You can’t blame them for those errors. Here, the junior officer mistakenly gave her company’s biscuits to the director of another biscuit company.
She didn’t do it on purpose and didn’t realize that it could be an issue. The next day, the director sent her a thank you card with a box of biscuits. It was pretty hilarious. You can clearly see that it happened accidentally.