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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Mar 8, 2023   Updated on Mar 9, 2023, 9:58 am CST

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

It’s the middle of the week, and our top stories are about: How a woman went viral for detailing how she accidentally had her pizza delivered to her ex’s house, a Whataburger worker telling drive-thru customers the store was getting robbed, a Pedro Pascal meme that is taking over social media, and how one simple question about Gov. Ron DeSantis unites people across the political spectrum. 

After that, we’ve got a “Now Streaming” column from our Culture Reporter Michelle

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘He delivered the pizza AND the TEA’: Customer accidentally gets her pizza delivered to her ex’s house

While most people stalk their exes online for all the tea, one woman had an unlikely source: her pizza delivery driver


‘They was still making us take orders’: Whataburger worker tells drive-thru customer the store is getting robbed

A viral video showing two friends going through a Whataburger drive-thru has a twist—it appears to be documenting a robbery in progress.


This Pedro Pascal meme is taking over TikTok

A clip from one of Pedro Pascal‘s recent and more underrated performances has sparked a meme that is popping up everywhere. 


How tall is Ron DeSantis? Photo of heel on his ‘cowboy’ boots raises questions

One thing unites citizens of the web throughout the political spectrum: Asking just how tall Ron DeSantis is.


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📺 Now Streaming

By Michelle Jaworski

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🦞 A Red Lobster server is getting a ton of attention after claiming in a viral video that her new manager fired her for having dyed hair

📮 According to this former USPS worker‘s viral video, the “cons” of the job “outweigh the pros.” 

📅 This HR professional is going viral for sharing why unlimited PTO may not be as exciting as it sounds

☎️ A T-Mobile employee has gone viral for posting a video in which he jokes about scamming customers by charging them for extra phone lines and products.

🍿 Fuel your hate-watching with movies so bad, they’re actually kind of good. These are the best worst movies you need to watch right now.

🍩 A Dunkin’ Donuts employee is revealing she’s reached a breaking point working for the coffee chain—claiming she has to work an 8-hour shift alone.

🗣️ A former Wendy’s manager spoke out on TikTok about poor working conditions, being understaffed, and being underpaid for her labor.

🏳️‍🌈 From the Daily Dot archive: How a Sims 2 fan forum became anunwitting safe space for queer creatives.

🍴 Working in the food service industry can be a stressful experience for many servers. 

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👋 Before you go

A recruiter shares in a viral TikTok how to deal with toxic co-workers—by getting everything they ask for in writing.

TikTok user Emily Durham (@emily.the.recruiter) typically posts job advice for her 319,000 followers. This time, she shares how to tackle toxic co-workers.

“Every time they ask you for something, ask them to put it in writing,” Durham advises. “They ask you for something, you say, ‘that’s awesome. Would you mind just popping it into an email? It’s how I track my deliverables.’”

She says regardless if this is true, this method protects you from false allegations of not doing the job correctly.

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*First Published: Mar 8, 2023, 10:30 am CST