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Lauren Castro


Lauren Castro is a reporter based in Austin, Texas.

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woman holding laptop dancing caption 'Me & 2 full time direct deposits every Friday from working 2 ft WFH jobs get along so good' (l) woman holding laptop dancing caption 'Me & 2 full time direct deposits every Friday from working 2 ft WFH jobs get along so good' (c) woman holding laptop dancing caption 'Me & 2 full time direct deposits every Friday from working 2 ft WFH jobs get along so good' (r)

‘2 full-time direct deposits every Friday’: Remote employee says she has multiple work-from-home jobs

'One deposit to invest. One deposit for bills.'

On Dec 8, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘I’d rather tip them than the waiter’: Worker reveals the massive pile of unwashed dishes in restaurant kitchen

'Hardest job in the food industry, most disrespected and under-appreciated.'

On Dec 8, 2022 by Lauren Castro

woman speaking in car holding Ross Dress For Less bag caption 'the guy checked me out and so it was like this is 10 or whatever' (l) Ross Dress Fir Less sign on building with parking lot (c) woman speaking in car holing bag caption 'he gave me the 55 plus Tuesday discount 10%' (r)

‘He didn’t ask me my age’: Customer says she automatically received a senior discount at Ross Dress for Less

'Do I look 55 to you?'

On Nov 25, 2022 by Lauren Castro

woman speaking with 2 fingers up caption 'so I tried better help twice' (l) woman speaking caption 'so my first therapist um was 10 minutes late to our 10 minute meeting' (c) woman speaking caption 'um and then she kept trying to sell me her book (like 4x)' (r)

‘Are these people not actually licensed therapists!?’ Woman says BetterHelp therapist was late to their session then tried to sell her her book

'I told my BetterHelp therapist I was depressed and he said maybe it’s my time of the month.'

On Nov 25, 2022 by Lauren Castro

Server speaking in car caption 'we don't want people to know we're not drinking so can you put through some virgin drinks for us anyway so I was serving a group of like 17 to fit' (l) Server speaking in car caption 'and I accidentally put a virgin drink on a Bill that wasn't meant for the person that I gave it to' (c)Server speaking in car caption 'and blame the pregnancy outing on me' (r)

‘Babe that’s a lot to unload on your server’: Server says customer lashed out at her for ‘ruining her pregnancy announcement’

'The whole entire table knows that she's pregnant because you gave someone the wrong bill.'

On Nov 23, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘What did the cone do to you!!?’: McDonald’s worker shares ‘abuse’ from customers that made her quit

'Without even thinking, I grabbed the Sprite that should've been his and threw it at him.'

On Nov 23, 2022 by Lauren Castro

sign at gelateria 'This place is different, It's about God, Family, and Country' (l) gelato at Old Bridge Gelateria (c) person speaking outside caption 'DID YALL NOTICE IT SAID - 'Actions which do not fit the norm of Christian behavior is not allowed' (r)

‘This place needs to be shut down’: TikToker calls out Catholic gelato shop’s strict dress code and prohibition of phone use

'Actions which do not fit the norm of Christian behavior is not allowed.'

On Nov 22, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘They said no because they’ve compensated me in the past’: Customer claims DoorDash refused to refund her for order she did not receive

'Apparently if they have to give you multiple refunds, they will just stop giving you refunds.'

On Nov 22, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘Someone’s about to get fired’: Subway worker calls out employee who failed to close store properly the night before

'Tell me why my high schooler is more reliable than the adult who needs the job.'

On Nov 21, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘The entitlement to just open the box’: Sam’s Club customers tear open new Christmas sweatshirt boxes in store, sparking debate

'The retail employee inside of me is screaming.'

On Nov 21, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘If you order from Amazon, this message is for you’: Amazon driver issues PSA on how to make receiving packages easier

'Amazon does not yet take into consideration when you want your package to be delivered.'

On Nov 18, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘What in the Dollarama is going on in here?’: Michaels’ customer slams manager for mistreating employee amid store chaos

'It's probably not the time to roast your employees given the staff shortages!'

On Nov 18, 2022 by Lauren Castro

Starbucks red cups on table caption 'us slaving away putting together over 1000 red cups' (l) Starbucks baristas punching and kicking the air caption 'FIGHTING OFF CUSTOMERS WHO DIDNT ORDER A HOLIDAY DRINK BUT STIL WANT A RED CUP.' (c) Starbucks barista with hand on head caption 'Our store literally got one box of red cups for tomorrow rip to the morning crew they will be missed' (r)

‘Get ready for Karens to come in and order 6 drinks expecting to get a red cup for each one’: Starbucks worker says they’re short on red cups

'Our store literally got one box of red cups for tomorrow.'

On Nov 18, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘They did turn off my computer and I lost my place’: Worker says she was laid off in the middle of Taylor Swift Ticketmaster queue

'Can I get some tix? Or like... a job?'

On Nov 17, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘I’m telling you the price is $10’: Server says ‘Karen’ threw fit over differing prices from 11-year-old menu she found on Google

'They stay acting like I made the damn menu.'

On Nov 16, 2022 by Lauren Castro