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Jack Alban


Jack Alban is a freelance journalist for the Daily Dot covering trending human interest/social media stories and the reactions real people have to them. He always seeks to incorporate evidence-based studies, current events, and facts pertinent to these stories to create your not-so-average viral post.

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‘They were talking to the car in front of me for like 5 minutes’: Customer calls out Dutch Bros. Coffee worker for chatting in drive-thru

'They love a good car tour!!'

On Feb 6, 2023 by Jack Alban

young woman in car with Tim Horton's cup

‘I can’t believe what just happened’: Customer says Tim Hortons worker called her ‘heartless’ after she didn’t donate $2

'Nobody knows where that $ goes.'

On Feb 6, 2023 by Jack Alban

Movie theater customer shares hack for taking popcorn butter home

‘That’s genius’: Movie theater customer shares hack for taking popcorn butter flavoring home

'Except it’s not butter.'

On Feb 5, 2023 by Jack Alban

Shell gas station pump with card skimmer dangling with caption 'Scimmers at gas stations! be careful when swiping your card!' (l) Shell gas station with shell sign (c) Shell gas station pump with card skimmer in front of normal number pad with caption 'Scimmers at gas stations! be careful when swiping your card!' (r)

‘Be careful when filling up gas y’all’: Customer discovers card skimmer at Shell gas station pump

'I work at a gas station and we have to check for skimmers everyday.'

On Feb 5, 2023 by Jack Alban

Walmart worker opens to 428 online orders after closing for one day

‘Y’all need to chill grocery shopping’: Walmart worker complains about stockpiled 428 online orders after store closes for one day

'Like why are customers buying the whole store? They don’t give us a break.'

On Feb 5, 2023 by Jack Alban

Starbucks barista working with caption 'my 5.5 year starbucks chapter is coming to a close because the company decided my 3 days a week / 16 hours (bc im a full time doctorate student) wasn't meeting their business needs anymore. i do miss the days when they were more flexible & supportive of students, but it's time to move onto better things for my career. I loved working at starbucks so much, but I truly won't miss the 3:45am wake ups' (l) Starbucks circular sign in front of stairs (c) Starbucks barista working with caption 'my 5.5 year starbucks chapter is coming to a close because the company decided my 3 days a week / 16 hours (bc im a full time doctorate student) wasn't meeting their business needs anymore. i do miss the days when they were more flexible & supportive of students, but it's time to move onto better things for my career. I loved working at starbucks so much, but I truly won't miss the 3:45am wake ups' (r)

‘I do miss the days when they were more flexible & supportive of students’: Starbucks barista leaves job after they demoted her for not working enough hours

'And then they’re gonna post a help wanted sign because they’re short staffed.'

On Feb 5, 2023 by Jack Alban

Subway counter with sub with caption 'Come on Subway! How y'all gonna use that bread? Clearly it didn't Rise properly! Being an X-manager I was very upset' (l) Subway building with sign (c) Subway counter with sub with caption 'Come on Subway! How y'all gonna use that bread? Clearly it didn't Rise properly! Being an X-manager I was very upset' (r)

‘How y’all gonna use that bread?’: Subway customer calls out restaurant for using bread that ‘didn’t rise properly’

'That’s the yeast of my worries at subway.'

On Feb 3, 2023 by Jack Alban

person holding small container of blueberries with caption 'Yall why Starbucks selling blueberries But it's like 3 blueberries for $10 Crazy' (l) Starbucks sign outside (c) person holding small container of blueberries with caption 'Yall why Starbucks selling blueberries But it's like 3 blueberries for $10 Crazy' (r)

‘It’s like 3 blueberries for $10’: Customer shares shock at Starbucks selling packaged blueberries

'I wouldn’t even pay 3$ for that.'

On Feb 3, 2023 by Jack Alban

Casey's employee speaking with caption 'I still earn only 50 cents more per hour than the state minimum wage of Illinois' (l) Casey's employee speaking with caption 'I quit goodbye' and Casey's logo at bottom (c) Casey's employee speaking with caption 'I've seen too many minorities get passed over for management promotion' (r)

‘I’ve been working for you for almost 4 years and today I f*cking quit’: Worker quits convenience store Casey’s publicly on TikTok

'This is my official resignation.'

On Feb 2, 2023 by Jack Alban

FedEx driver speaking with food in hand and caption 'First complaint' (l) FedEx driver speaking with image of delivery driver basket with Jack in the Box bag image over center (c) FedEx driver speaking with caption 'First complaint' '(It was food they doordashed)' (r)

‘I think this is the f*cking DoorDasher’s fault’: FedEx worker says customer complained after he mistakenly took their Jack in the Box order

'I'm not mad that they made a complaint against me 'cause I'd be mad, too.'

On Feb 2, 2023 by Jack Alban

Dollar Tree aisle with inventory all over the floor blocking other entrance to aisle (l) Dollar Tree sign on building (c) Dollar Tree interior with inventory in boxes everywhere (r)

‘You can’t even really walk through here’: Customer slams Dollar Tree for massive piles of inventory

'Corporate don’t be checking in?'

On Feb 1, 2023 by Jack Alban

DoorDash driver in car setting Wendy's bag on floor of passenger seat with caption '$0 tip order' (l) DoorDash on phone in hands (c) DoorDash driver in car turning temperature down and turning on A/C with caption '$0 tip order' (r)

‘Just don’t pick it up’: DoorDash driver shows how he gets revenge on no-tip Wendy’s order

'How is it always the customers fault that an employer can’t pay their employees enough?'

On Jan 31, 2023 by Jack Alban

postal worker stuck behind metal gate

‘I just wanna go home’: USPS driver gets stuck inside customer’s gate while making delivery

'They would never get a package from me again. That should be illegal.'

On Jan 30, 2023 by Jack Alban

woman telling story about being trespassed from Walmart

‘I did nothing wrong’: Walmart customer says she was falsely accused of stealing over couponing

'This is me being secretly harassed for COUPONING!!'

On Jan 30, 2023 by Jack Alban

DoorDasher calls out customer for ordering from McDonald's around the corner

‘Not worth me waiting 30 minutes on the drive-thru just to get paid $3:75’: DoorDasher calls customer ‘lazy’ for ordering from McDonald’s one block away

'There’s many reasons why someone round the corner has ordered food. Not always just laziness.'

On Jan 29, 2023 by Jack Alban