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Posted on Nov 3, 2022   Updated on Nov 4, 2022, 6:27 am CDT

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

We crawled the web for you today and our top stories are about: a viral hack for maximizing your time off at work, how haunted dollhouses are all over TikTok, the far-right being mad that Elon Musk met with civil rights leaders, and yet another viral Airbnb horror story

After that, our Politics Reporter Claire has her second 2022 midterms preview in her “Dirty Delete” column. 

See you around the internet! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Do people not do this? I do this for every holiday’: TikToker shares hack to getting 46 days off using 18 days of PTO

Recently, a hack showing how to get 46 days off using 18 days of paid time off (PTO) started circulating around Facebook. Now, the hack is again going viral after being shared to TikTok.


Inside the haunted dollhouses of TikTok

One creator describes her hobby as a ‘Covid project turned rabid.’


Elon Musk met with civil rights leaders about hate speech on Twitter—which infuriated the far-right

They want Twitter to be like 4chan and they want it now.


Customer blasts dirty Airbnb rental in viral video

Taking a chance on an Airbnb rental can be a hit or miss for some, and one TikToker learned the hard way after discovering her rental was left a mess upon checking in. 


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State level midterm candidates include far-right extremists, election fraud liars, and conspiracy theorists

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🦟 Most customers would probably be upset about a fly in a food display, but management at one Starbucks allegedly said it was “totally cool.”

⏳ A Lowe’s employee who is also a college student says he clocked out of work after 1am and worked a six-hour shift without a meal break in a viral video.

📹 Here’s how local governments are surveilling their workers

🏕 Skip the awkward family reunion and escape to a cabin in nature this holiday season. This is what it’s like to book a stay with Getaway.

💼 One TikToker went viral after filming a video of herself saying she hates her office job because she’s bored due to a lack of daily responsibilities.

📺 From our friends at Passionfruit, the Daily Dot’s creator economy newsletter: “Real Housewives digital archivists take fans behind the curtain.” 

🦞 A Long John Silver’s employee is putting the debate over Lobster Bites to rest.

🖥️ In a viral video, a customer unveiled a KFC he went to had a “240Hz 1140p Asus monitor” as a screen for a cash register.

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👋 Before you go

An altercation between a Wingstop manager and a DoorDash driver went viral on TikTok, with many viewers praising the manager for defending his employees.

The video was uploaded by user Terrell Cyrus (@thebadguuy), a Wingstop employee who recorded his manager going off on a DoorDash driver

Wing Stop employee behind register speaking to DoorDash driver caption 'and I already told her what happened' (l) Wing Stop building with sign (c) DoorDash driver at register at Wing Stop caption 'that was disrespectful to my workers for just and order being late' (r)
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*First Published: Nov 3, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT