A large company is trying to buy up all the houses in my area to luxury resort with a golf field, pool, and other things. A few days ago I got a knock on my door and someone came over and she told me she was offering to buy my home, willing to give me 5% over "market value" (their bullshit market value is less than I bought it for). I politely said "No I'm sorry but I am not at all interested in selling my house, have a good day". She kept trying to sell the house and I told her have a good day. 3 days later she came back with a new offer, now 7.5% over market value. I said the same thing, please go away I am not interested.
Next day someone else called me, I just hung up on them. All of my neighbors have been getting the same thing, some are deciding to sell, but most are refusing. That same lady comes over, I was outside doing yard maiteance and says "hello, good news we have a better offer for you, 12% over market value, that's great isn't it? surely we can work something out."
I then asked "do you have kids? a pet?" she then responded back and said "I have a son and 2 cats, why?" I then said "how much for your son? I'll give you 15k for him, and 2k for both your cats"
She confused said "um those aren't for sale" so I responded back "ok asshole, neither is my house, I hope you understand now, get the fuck off my property and never come back, you're not welcome here or anywhere in this neighborhood."
She said "listen I tried being nice to you, your house will be sold, and we will try other legal means to get your house" me "did you not understand what I said, get the fuck off my property you ugly disgusting bitch" she left.
I'm scared that this company is going try to use "dominio eminente" to force me to sell my house.
To start with, my boss had his moments. Sometimes he was a dick who would push off me on my raises or screw with my system, sometimes he would hook me up and make my life pleasant. This was not one of the latter.
So, I had plans for vacation, but my boss decided I had to take my vacation time in June instead of August because HE wanted to take his vacation in August and no other time would work. I lost some money as a result, but thats my fault for planning ahead I guess.
Well. Ill start by saying...my position was vital, and being gone for 2 weeks, with nobody able to access my terminal, was not ideal for the business.
After forcing me to take my vacation early, and losing a chunk of my deposits, He told me to change my passwords before I go for security reasons. Welp. That is exactly what I did. I didn't leave notes(its a security system. I dont leave passwords laying around.) I didn't leave anything for his part timers to work with. I did PRECISELY as he demanded. And when I go on vacation, my work phone does not ever get turned on. I straight up left it at home. (I told him on the way out the day before, that if he has questions, ask em now. He said " I know what I'm doing".)
Apparently, while I was gone 2 weeks, his part time techs ruined the server system, destroyed my work terminal, managed to screw up and lose several clients, got my account hardlocked(was easy to fix.) And all around, cost my boss about 100k in damages/profits lost. Most of these part timer techs were fired for the amount of property damages they did. For the life of me, I can't figure out how they ruined so much tech while I wasn't around.
I still don't know how he runs a business. But he stopped giving stupid requests like that.
Quick edit: he also, had another master admin account i set up for him. But he lost the information I made for him, on a handy little laminated wallet card. So.....
Edit 2, electric boogaloo: yes the boss still left for his vacation. He did not admit he made a mistake, and things were not fully repaired or fixed when he went on vacation. Also, I book my vacation with him, and and made my reservations in December. He knew for months.
I used to work at this one coffee shop, my first chain coffee shop after working only at local or family run ones. Simply put, it was hell. Owners would micromanage everything without knowing anything about how the business ran, never listened to their staff, and only cared about the money. Typical out of touch owners of a business.
I was hired to replace a manager that had walked out of one of their locations, leaving it with only part time staff. I was told I was being hired on as the "acting manager" until they either hired someone else or they felt I would be a good fit for the position after my 6 month probation.
I won't go into everything that went wrong because there's a lot but to summarize, it was literal hell. I was expected to cover all no shows (which had me working 90-100 hours a week), I wasn't allowed to fire anyone no matter how many things they did wrong (someone actually showed up to work drunk and I still wasn't allowed to fire them), and any changes I wanted to implement were shot down (like replacing old parts in the espresso machine, shortening our hours to save money on labor, bringing in items that customers would always ask for).
I was stressed, over worked, and irritated as hell when the owner comes in to talk to me about sales for the store. We weren't making enough to warrant the hours I had scheduled and he wasn't going to pay me any more over time. I would only work the hours I'm scheduled and if someone no showed, I had to have someone else cover those shifts. I tried to explain to him that I only came in when no one else would cover, it just so happened that the people he allowed to continue to work here had terrible availability. Making the schedule was already hard enough, getting someone other than myself to come in on their day off was next to impossible. On top of all that, I had to learn the ropes myself. There was no one to train me so all the managerial knowledge, ordering, scheduling, I learned myself. No one other than me knew how to order coffee, had the numbers for the repair guys, anything other than making coffee and using the til, I was the only one that knew.
He wasn't hearing any of it.
Owner: "All I'm hearing is excuses. This is your store. If you can't handle running it. I'll start looking for someone who will."
Me: "Wasn't that the plan though? It's been 3 months since my probation period ended and you never gave me the manager position so I assumed you were looking for someone to take ove... keep reading on reddit ➡
What the actual fuck is this by Riot? They couldn't get away with this garbage last time so they thought they'd just wait it out and try again?
I have heard so many complaints from teens who are forced to pay rent about their parents still entering their room without permission, looking through their stuff, taking their stuff and limiting use of utilities even though their parents charge them for them anyway. It really isn’t fair.
If you’re making your kids pay rent, treat their room and property like a real landlord would and anyone who doesn’t should face legal penalties.
I also believe that once kids are being charged rent, they should be free to make their own decisions, eg. Going out whenever they want or inviting friends over.
And if any of you are getting ready to comment about how they should move out if they don’t like the rules, this isn’t an option for everyone especially kids aged 14-16 who are being charged rent but aren’t old enough to live anywhere else.
Harness that unlimited power that dwells within you.
Edit: Don’t question the calculations. Use the force to bend your reality.
My husband and I have a 6 year old son, Sam. Sam is super affectionate to me, because I am super affectionate to him. For practically his whole life we’ve had cuddle time every night, I tuck him in and give him hugs and kisses, I put him on the bus in the morning and kiss him goodbye, and when he doesn’t feel good I let him curl up with me on the couch and hold my hand. So it’s not uncommon for him to randomly tell me he loves me, or come plant a kiss on my forehead while I’m just sitting down - This is just how we’ve always been with each other.
By contrast, my husband isn’t a very touchy feely person and therefore our son doesn’t show him the same affection. Don’t get me wrong - my husband is a great father and Sam loves him, but he shows his love with tickles, and wrestling, and Sam climbs all over him like a human jungle gym. That’s their kind of love.
Today Sam wasn’t feeling well so I kept him home from school and we cuddled. When my husband came home he kept trying to cuddle with Sam as well, but he only wanted me. This made my husband feel bad (understandably) and said that it looks like Sam loves me more than him. I told him that’s not true at all, but that kids emulate the behavior that they experience, and since husband isn’t affectionate most of the time (there are definitely some times where he is), Sam isn’t affectionate back because he doesn’t associate that behavior with his father. I told him that Sam shows him love when they goof off with each other.
My husband said that I am making him sound like he’s a bad father and that I should force Sam to give him hugs and kisses, but I refused because I think Sam has the right to choose who he is physically affectionate with. He apparently vented to his mom and sister, who have both taken his side.
So Reddit - am I the asshole?