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Dan Latu


Dan Latu is a freelance journalist writing about the internet and culture. Previously, his work has appeared in the Real Deal and Columbia News Service.

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woman greenscreen TikTok over Starbucks app 'Hot Coffees' section (l) woman in car with Starbucks coffee caption 'THE Starbucks hack' (c) woman greenscreen TikTok over Starbucks app in 'Customize' category adding 2 shots of espresso (r)

‘This is the only drink I use my stars on’: Starbucks customer shares hack on how to get a ‘free’ drink when using mobile app

'Just don't let corporate find out.'

On Nov 20, 2022 by Dan Latu

woman clocking in with card caption 'It's 2022 and this is how I'm clocking in and out' (l) woman clocking in with card caption 'It's 2022 and this is how I'm clocking in and out' (c) woman clocking in with card caption 'It's 2022 and this is how I'm clocking in and out' (r)

‘That’s the way I clocked in and out in 1988’: Employee calls out workplace’s near-obsolete punch clock system

'I quit a job with no notice once bc I couldn’t figure out how to work this.'

On Nov 20, 2022 by Dan Latu

DoorDash delivery of Chipotle food in paper bag caption ' Out of everything sorry' (l) Chipotle sign on building front with people walking by (c) Chipotle food in bowl (r)

‘I don’t even eat steak’: Customer says chipotle charged her $50 for only steak after running out of everything

'Why would they even make the food at that point?'

On Nov 13, 2022 by Dan Latu

man speaking (l) man hands holding phone with LinkedIn on screen (c) man greenscreen TikTok pointing to comment 'I NEVER expect a 'thank you' note/email post interview. And if I do receive one, I do not factor that into my scorecard or feedback on the candidate. Because its not relevant to their qualifications'

‘Completely unnecessary and almost never genuine’: HR consultant says sending ‘thank you’ notes after interviewing is ‘one of the stupidest elements of recruiting’

'The 1980s called and wants its recruiting mindset back.'

On Oct 30, 2022 by Dan Latu

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‘Are you telling me that it’s not a day off?’: Remote worker complains about being asked to work while working from home

'I just die on my work-from-home day.. At least that’s what I tell my supervisor.'

On Oct 16, 2022 by Dan Latu

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‘My boss and staff gave me the silent treatment for 2 months’: Tech CEO shares tell-tale signs you’re about to be fired

'I saw my job posted on indeed the week I got fired.'

On Oct 9, 2022 by Dan Latu

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‘I work here. I know what’s here’: Customer tries to mansplain HardiPlank to hardware worker

'Customer service drives me insane.'

On Oct 3, 2022 by Dan Latu

Alexa voice history 'alexa what do you do then alexa play power trip miguel' caption 'So this is how I caught my ex cheating I didn't even know Alexa stored this shizzz' (l) Alexa on white surface (c) A;exa voice history 'alexa volume eight' caption 'So this is how I caught my ex cheating I didn't even know Alexa stored this shizzz' (r)

‘I didn’t even know Alexa stored this shizzz’: Woman’s Amazon ‘Alexa’ exposes her cheating boyfriend via its dialogue transcripts

'Thank you, now I know to buy him an Alexa for Christmas.'

On Oct 2, 2022 by Dan Latu

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‘Stop making minimum wage workers do circles for you’: Starbucks barista urges customers to stop ordering money-saving hacks

'It’s not like baristas give two sh*ts ab the quantity of milk BUT they do give two sh*ts about being yelled at!'

On Sep 25, 2022 by Dan Latu

woman speaking outside (l) woman speaking outside caption 'Normalize leaving ur job when they play with u' (c) woman speaking outside in front of blue wall (r)

‘I don’t think I’m built for 2022 food service’: Worker walks out after customer allegedly threatened her—and her co-worker gave him a free meal

'A grown man threatened me with physical violence over food.'

On Sep 25, 2022 by Dan Latu

RV interior with eggs broken yolks leaked on RV couch with caption 'Any guess where these lovely guests went?' (l) RV with door open outside caption 'Rented out or brand new RV and they took it to a place they promised they were not going to go' (c) RV interior with trash, a hat, and broken eggs everywhere with caption 'Any guess where these lovely guests went?' (r)

‘He bluntly lied and took it to the only place we had restricted’: TikToker says renters trashed their RV and lied about going to Burning Man

'Sorry not sure what burning man is, not going to any kind of festival.'

On Sep 18, 2022 by Dan Latu

woman speaking hand on forehead caption 'you've damn near convinced me' (l) PTO (Paid Time Off) stamp on gray wood table next to keyboard and glasses (c) woman speaking finger on lip caption 'you've damn near convinced me' (r)

‘Work smarter not harder’: TikToker shares PTO strategy to get consecutive holidays

'As a manager, I 100x support and advocate for this!'

On Sep 18, 2022 by Dan Latu

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‘I didn’t drink out of my water bottle anymore, which I think is what saved me’: Woman claims she was nearly abducted at a Pilates class

'This is so scary that we aren’t even safe in a Pilates studio.'

On Sep 11, 2022 by Dan Latu

woman grenscreen TikiTok pointing finger up at caption 'Quiet Quitting' over her work schedule 'Thursday- Tuesday 10AM-9PM' (l) woman greenscreen TikTok pointing down over work schedule with red circle around '1:00P-10:00P' caption 'Quiet Quitting' (c) woman greenscreen TikTok over SnapChat group chat caption 'Quiet Quitting' 'That random box of gobacks still needs to be run tomorrow along with an acc bag. Register is cleaned and deposit was a few cents over. Lol... so is it Elle... The placement... same section... And $5... Make sure we leave... we are that close... bonus always. This... knowing numbers...' (r)

‘It’s like a never-ending battle between closers and openers’: Forever 21 worker calls out opening shift for complaining about her closing to clock out on time

'I'm not staying open for $5, when y'all not gonna give me time-and-a-half for staying open.'

On Sep 11, 2022 by Dan Latu

store cooler with empty shelf caption 'When stores say the are all out of something' (l) man speaking in store caption 'When stores say they are all out of something' (c) cardboard box in back of store with Corona's in it caption 'When stores say they are all out of something' 'They have been lying to me every time!' (r)

‘Bro was hiding it for himself’: Customer grabs Corona six-pack from the back after gas station worker claims they’re out, sparking debate

'He's probably understaffed and is unable to stock the cooler.'

On Aug 28, 2022 by Dan Latu