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Braden Bjella


Braden Bjella is a culture writer. His work can be found in Mixmag, Electronic Beats, Schön! magazine, and more.

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man laughing with hand up to mouth caption 'when i went for a job interview and they showed me footage of me stealing from them' (l) man with hand up to mouth caption 'when i went for a job interview and they showed me footage of me stealing from them' (c) man laughing with hand up to mouth caption 'when i went for a job interview and they showed me footage of me stealing from them' (r)

‘If they did this to me i would simply die’: Job applicant says company showed footage of him stealing during interview

'THEY SAID 'THIS YOU?''

On Dec 9, 2022 by Braden Bjella

former Sonic employee speaking caption 'I worked at Sonic in college and let me just say don't eat there' (l) Sonic drive thru at night (c) former Sonic employee speaking caption 'flies just swimming around in the ice cream and so I told my manager' (r)

‘Don’t eat there’: Ex-Sonic employee warns employees don’t wash hands, ice cream machine has flies

'I’m not proud.'

On Dec 9, 2022 by Braden Bjella

coffee shop barista speaking in car caption 'alright so I'm a barista and at the coffee shop I work at there's this couple' (l) couple's note from coffee shop 'Hi, Doug G. Those toes need to be sucked on' (c) coffee shop barista speaking in car caption 'and put notes for each other instead in the little notes section' (r)

‘This has to be their kink’: Philz Coffee barista says couple uses online orders to send inappropriate notes to each other

'Some of this is wild to say at 9:30 am.'

On Dec 9, 2022 by Braden Bjella

woman speaking caption 'Because I got mad at work' (l) woman speaking caption 'And I rage applied to like 15 jobs.' (c) Woman speaking caption 'And then I got a job that gave me a $25,000 raise.' (r)

‘I got a job that gave me a $25,000 raise’: Worker suggests ‘rage-applying’ as the new way to get a raise

'Keep that resume updated & always be on the lookout for those opportunities.'

On Dec 8, 2022 by Braden Bjella

Vet in office caption 'To the couple that gave us the wrong contact info, approved blood work and X-rays and then snuck out the side door with out paying and also stole my stethoscope. You left your dog's collar with all your personal contact info' (l) Vet in office holding dog collar caption 'To the couple that gave us the wrong contact info, approved blood work and X-rays and then snuck out the side door with out paying and also stole my stethoscope. You left your dog's collar with all your personal contact info' (c) Vet in office caption 'To the couple that gave us the wrong contact info, approved blood work and X-rays and then snuck out the side door with out paying and also stole my stethoscope. You left your dog's collar with all your personal contact info' (r)

‘What is it with people’: Vet tech says couple tried to get out of paying with fake phone number—but it backfired spectacularly

'I’m not saying they’re right but I understand.'

On Dec 8, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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‘I was working 2 jobs for the price of 1’: Worker says old job had to hire 2 people to fill her position

'Anything to not give credit and compensation where it's due.'

On Dec 8, 2022 by Braden Bjella

woman pouring smaller cup of Auntie Anne's pretzels into larger cup size caption 'y'all they're the same thing!!!' (l) Auntie Anne's stand in mall with sign (c) woman holding full Auntie Anne's cup of pretzels caption 'y'all they're the same thing!!!' (r)

‘Y’all they’re the same thing!!!’: Auntie Anne’s customer allegedly exposes cup of pretzel sizes (updated)

'They dumped a small into a large right in front of me.'

On Dec 6, 2022 by Braden Bjella

woman with hand on mouth caption 'when you're hosting friendsgiving in 2 hours and your instacart shopper takes your food, does a runner, then disables their profile' (l) Instacart app on phone in hand in front of blurred fridge background (c) Instacart shopper account on laptop screen (r)

‘I’ve seen this happen to so many people’: Customer says she was scammed by Instacart shopper 2 hours before Friendsgiving

'The app literally wasn't working today for shoppers.'

On Dec 6, 2022 by Braden Bjella

Texas Roadhouse kids steak bites meal on table caption 'This is for all my young adults trying to save some money, but still wanna eat good Go to Texas Roadhouse and order the kids steak bites. You get one side and unlimited rolls for $8.11 each total' (l) Texas Roadhouse sign on building with parking lot (c) Texas Roadhouse kids steak bites meal on table caption 'This is for all my young adults trying to save some money, but still wanna eat good Go to Texas Roadhouse and order the kids steak bites. You get one side and unlimited rolls for $8.11 each total' (r)

Customer shares Texas Roadhouse hack for ‘young adults trying to save money’

'You get one side and unlimited rolls for $8.11 each.'

On Dec 6, 2022 by Braden Bjella

woman grabs merchandise from back of the fridge at the airport hack tiktok

‘Don’t ever take the front food’: Food service worker shares how to pick the freshest food at airport

'People really need to figure out that this only works with milk.'

On Dec 5, 2022 by Braden Bjella

customer shows 'please do not feed the employees' sign in dominos storefront tiktok

‘Seems a little cruel’: Sign at Domino’s says ‘Please do not feed the employees’

'Why are they acting like they’re animals?'

On Dec 5, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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‘Guy in orange knowing we all get paid the same’: Amazon worker shares what it’s like to work ‘during peak’

'They don't even pay us enough to do all that.'

On Dec 5, 2022 by Braden Bjella

man with hair in pony tail caption 'When you can't get in with your braider so you go on Grindr and find a twink who says he can braid' (l) man with hair braided caption 'When you can't get in with your braider so you go on Grindr and find a twink who says he can braid' (c) man getting hair braided caption 'When you can't get in with your braider so you go on Grindr and find a twink who says he can braid' (r)

‘Modern problems require modern solutions’: Man says he found someone to braid his hair on Grindr after his braider wasn’t available

'Improvise, adapt, overcome.'

On Dec 4, 2022 by Braden Bjella

store's fridge lock system with screen 'Scan ID Here' (l) store alcohol fridges locked (c) store's fridge lock system with 'PLEASE SELECT DOOR(S) TO OPEN' on screen (r)

‘This is the beginning of a social credit system’: Bud Light door at gas station requires ID to open and get beer

'If we don’t stop heading towards a blade runner world I’m going to go live in the middle of nowhere.'

On Dec 4, 2022 by Braden Bjella

woman speaking with hand up (l) pharmacist giving medicine to customer (c) woman speaking with hand on chest (r)

‘The amount of money I would have saved on past animals’: Woman shares PSA for getting cheap pet medication

'You might've just saved my dog's life!'

On Dec 4, 2022 by Braden Bjella