All the bad stuff that happens at work. And not just at the office.
Your Uber driver. Your Walmart cashier. Your DoorDash delivery person. Amid the pandemic, these were the essential workers whose jobs kept us going. They pushed back with demands for fair minimum wages and better working conditions in a fight that played out on the For You Page.
The internet’s labor movement grew from whispers to yells: Amazon warehouse workers complained about dangerous conditions under dire circumstances. McDonald’s managers were dragged in the comments. Wendy’s employees used bullhorns to shut down customers. Redditors trolled Kellog with fake applications.
These viral flashpoints link together, forming a chain of workers who have changed what it means to exist online. They are creators, holding us accountable, and these are their stories.
‘I did not deserve this’: Server gets fired weeks before Christmas after making ‘one mistake’
'I’m so sorry. Corporations have no loyalty.'
On Dec 9, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘That was her LAST straw’: Walmart worker gets revenge after they fired her right before the holidays
'I feel her fr this is the worst time to lose anything.'
On Dec 8, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘I’m here to spill the tea’: Former Rita’s Italian Ice owner warns against the chain after her franchise was cut off
‘I’m coming in with some receipts.'
On Dec 8, 2023 by Grace Fowler
‘This how I felt when I worked at Walmart’: Target worker mocks customers who cover pin number when checking out
'Like do ppl not realize that the pin is completely unless without the card info?'
On Dec 7, 2023 by Melody Heald
‘I hit confirm and there’s no tip’: DoorDash driver slams company office party who made her setup food and drive 20 miles
'No tip????? INFURIATING'
On Dec 7, 2023 by Beau Paul
‘Oh girly…press charges IMMEDIATELY’: Nurse says patient did something unexpected with his catheter because he was ‘pissed’
'He would've been down in the morgue the next hour.'
On Dec 7, 2023 by Tiffanie Drayton
‘We need to ensure that women are in the office to keep their ambition up’: Worker says company called meeting of only women to tell them to return to the office
'I would have been fired just by the look on my face during this meeting.'
On Dec 7, 2023 by Rachel Kiley
‘How you going to go on break when you’re the only person?’: Subway customer goes to back of store, interrupts lone worker on their ‘break’
'You should have just made it yourself... he would have never knew.'
On Dec 7, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg
‘It can stop you from getting fired’: Man shares ‘secret words’ to use to potentially save your job
'Wish I knew this three years ago.'
On Dec 6, 2023 by Beau Paul
‘You can’t quit’: McDonald’s worker tries to put in her 2-weeks’ notice, gets told no
'Woulda caused me to clock out right there.'
On Dec 6, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘I know you wore this’: Retail workers say they can tell when you wear an item and then return it
"Famous words: 'I bought it like that.'"
On Dec 5, 2023 by Melody Heald
‘I thought that was a wooden spoon’: Customer orders from under-staffed Little Caesars. She didn’t expect what she received
'God bless the two people running the Little Caesars.'
On Dec 5, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘Why do every house on the block need a rolly chair?’: Amazon worker begs customers to stop ordering chairs
'So y'all can sit comfortably while you order all day?'
On Dec 4, 2023 by Stacy Fernandez
‘We are not living. We are surviving’: Worker responds to woman wondering how people are ‘affording life’ right now
'35 and I'm still wearing clothes my parents bought me in high school.'
On Dec 3, 2023 by Jack Alban