‘Thinking my apartment was going to be way better’: Austin tenant puts apartment view on blast after $350 rent increase

'The amount of rent I'm paying in Austin and what I'm getting is honestly ridiculous.'

On Aug 29, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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‘This poor barista has to pay $25 to come work their shift?’: Tow truck driver calls out people who parked in Starbucks employee spots

'Respect somebody who's out here making a living. Don't park in their f*cking spot.'

On Aug 21, 2022 by Braden Bjella

Slack messages with man greenscreen TikTok pointing caption 'I'm gonna work from home today and bust out w9 calls' 'What's going on? Why aren't you here? I messaged you at 8 saying I wanted to do w9 calls today. I can get through... 'I see that but what is it that... you in office? ' Do you have an issue with... from home today?' 'The issue is that we sign on to work in office. I do not have a problem at all you working from home if you don't feel like the best- flex for other reasons like you feeling distracted in office is another topic' (l) man speaking outside (c) man greenscreen TikTok over Slack messages caption 'Chad, you were hired into an administrative position with your manager. The marketing... just icing on the cake.. tremendous disrespect... that will not be tolerated.. make it clear that your situation... for admin... Tasks are most important... of respect for (blank) I'm terminating you effective immediately. Please go to the office and gather your things and I'll process your final check today for direct deposit on Tuesday' (r)

‘Most of our staff is remote. Everything is in the cloud’: Man fired for choosing to work from home because it’s more productive, sparking debate

'And employers wonder why they can’t retain staff...'

On Aug 6, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Tesla’s $68 million tax break with public schools—where diversity is someone else’s problem and jobs aren’t guaranteed

Tesla has offloaded concerns about diversity to public schools employees.

On Jul 21, 2022 by Camryn Garza

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‘I will die alone if I continue to live in this city’: Black man says Austin, Texas is one of the worst cities to date as a Black person


On Jul 13, 2022 by Cecilia Lenzen

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‘Not shocked but still disappointing’: Woman told the Austin police department she was kidnapped. She claims the cops victim-blamed her and accused her of being drunk

'They breathalyzed me and seemed pretty upset when I blew completely sober.'

On Jul 12, 2022 by Rebekah Harding

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‘Whoever set that up is getting fired’: Chick-fil-A workers make Pride display out of sauces

'I work there and they tried to make me straight during a team meeting.'

On Jun 7, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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‘Austin TX cops are lame for this’: Police shove woman to the ground on 6th Street in video

Some argued the woman who was shoved attempted to intervene.

On May 6, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘The audacity to write ‘congratulations’ in the email’: Woman says her rent went up by $2,500 in Austin, apartment sent her email congratulating her

'They really said GTFO.'

On May 6, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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‘These people don’t even work here, and they’re helping her’: Dollar Tree manager filmed alone in store so messy and overrun that customers have to help

'She's the only reason why they are open.'

On May 5, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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‘Our neighbor is taking their whole damn house’: TikToker claims neighbor is moving whole house due to property taxes in Austin

'Property taxes have gotten so high.'

On May 3, 2022 by Brooke Sjoberg

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‘These people got a whole grill out here’: Man calls out unhoused people for having a gas grill, sparking debate

'You blame them, I would go get them some chicken.'

On Apr 21, 2022 by Kathleen Wong

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‘I blacked out instantly’: Women on TikTok say there’s a surge in men spiking drinks in downtown Austin

'The cops found her completely unconscious in the middle of the street.'

On Mar 22, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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Infamous, reactionary tweeters band together to launch own university that will teach ‘forbidden courses’

'Are you offering a major in getting ratio'd or just a certificate?'

On Nov 8, 2021 by Claire Goforth

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Without live performances, musicians rely on streaming services to stay afloat

When live shows shut down, Texas artists like Chief Cleopatra went online.

On Sep 3, 2021 by Jillian Price