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Brooke Sjoberg


Brooke Sjoberg is a freelance writer for the Daily Dot. She graduated with her Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020.

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server with caption 'When I was a new server a table ordered an Arnold Palmer and I asked for their ID and they said 'for what?' and I said 'we ID for all alcoholic drinks' and they said 'an Arnold Palmer is half lemonade and half ice tea' then asked to speak to my manager' (l) Arnold Palmer drink in glass cup on wooden table (c) server with caption 'When I was a new server a table ordered an Arnold Palmer and I asked for their ID and they said 'for what?' and I said 'we ID for all alcoholic drinks' and they said 'an Arnold Palmer is half lemonade and half ice tea' then asked to speak to my manager' (r)

‘Sorry I didn’t know what an Arnold Palmer is’: Server says customer reported her to the manager after she asked to see his ID for a drink — it was non-alcoholic

'I honestly didn’t know what an Arnold Palmer was until I was an adult.'

On Feb 4, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

woman speaking while eating hot wings in front of tan walls in kitchen (l) Buffalo Wild Wings sign on building (c) woman speaking while eating hot wings in front of tan walls in kitchen (r)

‘I tipped like $2 on a $75 tab’: Buffalo Wild Wings customer says she received the ‘worst service she’s ever had’ in viral rant

'Every Buffalo Wild Wings location I’ve ever been to has had terrible service. They always give me my wings BEFORE the appetizer.'

On Feb 3, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

woman climbing out of window with caption 'My first day doing DoorDash, thinking about quitting' (l) DoorDash on phone in hand in front of wooden table and pink shirt (c) woman running outside with caption 'My first day doing DoorDash, thinking about quitting' (r)

‘Thinking about quitting’: DoorDash driver contemplates quitting first day on job after customer climbs out of window for delivery

'She didn’t want to share with whoever by the front door.'

On Feb 2, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

former Snapchat employee greenscreen TikTok over image of Snap Incorporated stock certificate (l) Snap Inc. banner on building in NY (c) former Snapchat employee greenscreen TikTok over letter 'In recognition of your tremendous effort and commitment to our team and company during this time of transition. I'd like to present you with a limited edition, numbered, Snap Stock Certificate. While this certificate holds no monetary value, I hope its sentimental value will increase with each year...' (r)

‘They will never care about you’: Former Snapchat worker says employees were gifted a stock certificate with no monetary value

'They made sure to put 3 zeros so you know it’s not worth anything.'

On Jan 31, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

young woman upset (l&r) ann arbor with pushpin on map (c)

‘I don’t live in a premium location’: Tenant says rent increased $585 in just 2 years

'I don’t understand how this is legal! That’s insane.'

On Jan 30, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

worker speaking in front of tan walls with caption 'never work for a family owned restaurant ever again' (l) worker speaking in front of tan walls with caption 'you are their slave' (c) worker speaking in front of tan walls with caption 'They will work you until you can't blank work anymore' (r)

‘You are their slave, not their employee’: Server warns against working for family-owned restaurants in viral rant

'Let’s not forget the NEPOTISM in a family owned restaurant as well!'

On Jan 28, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

woman with hand on face with caption 'Walmart has lost it they took out the baskets and they're charging $7 to use them you guys' (l) Walmart shopping basket on floor (c) woman speaking with caption 'Walmart has lost it $7 to use a basket blank you' (r)

‘We are in a d*mn recession’: Walmart customer claims store is charging customers $7 to use shopping baskets

'For $7 it's coming home with me.'

On Jan 27, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

woman speaking in car with caption 'when you always have a mishap and you always have something going on' (l) woman speaking in car with caption 'but it stunts your professional growth' (c) woman speaking in car with caption 'do your best to organize your external life' (r)

‘Hard truth: Emergencies don’t consistently happen 4 days a week’: TikToker calls out workers who always have ‘something going on’

'I have a co-worker like this... she's so unreliable.'

On Jan 26, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

woman speaking with caption 'Wait, @Google let you go while you were on travel at client site?' 'i got laid off from Google during a client business trip' (l) Google and YouTube on sign outside (c) woman speaking with caption 'Wait, @Google let you go while you were on travel at client site?' 'my entire including management was let go' (r)

‘I couldn’t get into my email’: Google employee says she was laid off while on a work trip, right before meeting with a client

'Your position is eliminated effective immediately.'

On Jan 25, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

teacher with tweet 'Today was such a rough day. My students thought it was appropriate to make several TikTok videos of me. I feel gutted. Education may not be for me. Not sure I'm going back in the am.'

‘I feel gutted’: Teacher weighs quitting after students record TikTok videos of her

'I am not going to subject myself to this abuse and bullying.'

On Jan 23, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

woman speaking on couch with caption 'listen I'm getting sick of you guys that work from home' (l) woman speaking on couch with caption 'shouting from the rooftops on TIKTOK' (c) woman speaking on couch with caption 'that you essentially spend half of your day doing nothing' (r)

‘This is why people have to work in the office’: Remote worker who works hard issues PSA to those who don’t

'Don't ruin it for the rest of us.'

On Jan 22, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

Taco Bell employee with caption 'Fast food workers are bums but get paid more then teachers and nurses' (l) Taco Bell sign on building (c) Taco Bell employee with caption 'Fast food workers are bums but get paid more then teachers and nurses' (r)

‘What nurses you talking about?’: Taco Bell worker claims to make more money than teachers, nurses

'Since when they start making $42 an hour at Taco Bell?'

On Jan 20, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

woman greenscreen TikTok over hospital bill at $447,037.53 (l) woman greenscreen TikTok over hospital bill at $481,261.12 (c) woman greenscreen TikTok over hospital bill at $542,785.39 (r)

‘It’s crazy to think hospitals think that’s reasonable’: Parent says she was charged almost $1.5 million for the birth of her triplets

'Most ppl don’t even make that in their entire lives.'

On Jan 19, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

woman speaking in car (l) woman at desk sorting through job applicants (c) woman speaking in car (r)

‘I had to turn down the other people that wanted me’: Worker says she was hired—then later informed company chose another applicant

'My friend sued and won when this happened to her.'

On Jan 18, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

'free chipotle for a year' email (l) chipotle logo (c) chipotle email walking back the 'free chipotle for a year' (r)

‘Nevermind, we sent that in error’: Customer receives faulty email announcing she won free Chipotle for a year

'@Chipotle you need to honor your mistake.'

On Jan 17, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg