I know the key code to a store room I’m not really supposed to. I use it for naps

All this stuff is so negative…I’m gonna throw a positive one out there!
My boss is secretly a competitive ballroom dancer and he’s too embarrassed to tell anyone. I found out when my girlfriend and I took a beginner course and he was in the studio working on a routine. I got sworn to secrecy but I think that’s so interesting.

I spent company money on an ice cream machine that i hide in my office.

At a previous job we had an HR manager get fired right after returning from maternity leave. She was replaced by the guy that she trained to fill in for her while she was gone. She sent a company wide email with the pay rate of everyone from the plant manager on down. It was a s**t show. A lot of pay rates were wildly different in management/supervision and maintenance. There were talks of workstop strikes and slowdowns, even threats of unionizing. I believe that this one act lead to the eventual closure of the plant. It was a crazy time.

My boss has been banging the secretary, who is married, for years, and it’s a secret that the secretary’s first kid (14 yo) is my boss’ biological child.
my boss is also married with kids.

Not a current job but at a past job, my manager quit and the CEO gave me access to his emails so I could find information about how to do projects he only knew about.
I started looking for all the salary information from all the co-workers on my team. Found out I was being paid significantly less than the person who previously had my position.
I went and negotiated about a 40% raise with the CEO based on that information.

The reason there’s high turnover is because management fired the one competent manager for being too kind.

My boss stores beer in the server room because the temperature is always kept cool.

Everyone’s passwords. We store them in cleartext. It’s horrifying.

Casino worker. There are a disturbing amount of suicides that happen on property. Almost none are reported to the public.

Not really something I’m not meant to know but more something the public aren’t meant to know about an old place of work: the vegetarian roasts aren’t vegetarian.

Once instead of receiving my paycheck, I received a file containing every paycheck of everybody in the company. Thus, I knew how much money everybody were making, what benefits they had, etc. (Including the CEO and high management)

The CEO does coke before public speaking

From my last job…
“Under no circumstances are you even to look at what’s going on in the other half of the plant.”
What was going on? They were building an automated side. Got replaced by a robot a year later.

That at my “zero drug tolerance” workplace the CEOs executive assistant and the head of HR do coke on weekends together. So I know when they’re not going out that weekend there’ll be a workplace drug test the end of the next week.

My office purposily messes up people’s wages to see if A) they’re honest about receiving extra or B) they can save money by not paying it all. It’s such a scum thing to do just glad it never happened to me.

There is a removable panel in the restroom that allows access to various pipes in the wall. It also allows you to perfectly hear meetings in the superintendents office. I’ve learned lots of juicy things I’m not supposed to know about.
1)some coworkers were having sex on company property on company time they thought management wouldn’t find out. Management found out.
2)My top boss has anxiety and would practice his speech to my direct supervisor before giving it to everyone.
3)My boss isn’t nice behind closed doors. I heard him talk so much sh*t about my coworkers.

My boss makes more than $6m annually but likes to pretend he’s only making 100-200k so the low level employees don’t ask for more. I make more than everyone solely based on the fact that I run the books and know how much he actually makes so I can ask for more.

The admin password for our laptops. The IT guy from 4 years ago never changed it.

I’m a nanny. Short answer – everything. I hear all of the whispers you think I can’t hear from the next room. Your kids know/talk more than you think. Google fills in your search history when I’m ordering more diapers. I pull the receipts out of the dryer that fell out of your pants pockets. The iPad the kids use has the photo account linked across all of your devices.
I don’t snoop intentionally, but just as a byproduct of being in the home all day and working with a family so intimately I definitely know most/all of the family secrets. Even the secrets that Momboss and Dadboss may be keeping from each other. I just pretend not to know anything at all until I’m directly told. I would never tell these things to anyone, but make sure you really trust your nannies. And/or have a non-disclosure clause in their contract.

One of our guys took a work van to rob a bank. He got arrested and after 5 years of ‘working somewhere else’ he came back to work for us.

By jumping from department to department over the years, at my old job I knew a combination of things that no one person was supposed to know.
I knew alarm codes, vault combinations, locations of keys, passwords, schedules, location and functionality of cameras and security systems.
Led to a lot of idle daydreaming on bad days of things I could, but never would, do.

The bedbugs in the hotel beds are not isolated to one room anymore

Someone has been stealing things from everyone’s desks in our office. I setup a teddy cam on someone’s desk (with their permission) to find out who was doing it. Turns out it’s the owner of the company.
Since a lot of people are asking. I confronted him about it in private. Over the course of 2-3 months the majority of things started reappearing and the stealing came to a stop after that. At least for the most part, occasionally something would go missing but it wasn’t near as often.

I work in education.
My former chairman allowed a female employee to embezzle money from the school. I found out and blew the whistle. I assumed the woman would be fired and the chair would be demoted. Instead, the woman was asked to quit and given a package, and the chair stayed in his position because of his status as a coach. He proceeded to make my job very difficult for the next five years until he gave up the chairmanship to someone competent. The woman was his work wife and mistress, who also used to be his student, at our school.

One of my project supervisors is the owner’s nephew. The guy spent 17 years in prison for killing 2 people because “it sounded like fun at the time.”
The guy committed the murders when he was 16. While highly intoxicated on a cocktail of drugs, he and his buddies were arguing what’s the best way to hang someone. They decided to test their ideas.Their experiment was successful. He ended up turning himself in a few days later and took a plea bargain. He got a reduced sentence for snitching on his friends.

The reason my boss won’t replace the aging fleet of company cars for people below him is because he wasn’t allowed to get the car he wanted and now he’s pouting and nobody is getting new cars. A Jeep Patriot isn’t supposed to live to 200,000 Miles.

That in March next year the company I work for will lose the contract to provide catering and all employees will probably lose their job. I can’t sleep at night, I can’t look them in the eyes. The company that contracts us has already started negotiating with another contractor and I am friends with someone high up in that company. They’ve told me to get out ASAP. My boss doesn’t even know. I have been dropping hints but I don’t know what to do. If I can i will find new jobs for my team (there are two separate teams and I manage 1) before then and encourage them to put in an application but I can’t make them.

At my old company the owner accidentally sent me the complete company accounting breakdown. I knew what everyone made, how much revenue we took, how much our office cost, how much eeeeeevvvvverything.
Of course they immediately sent me an email “Don’t look at that”
I replied, “Oh I hadn’t even noticed that email. No problem!”
But it was too late. I’ve seen everything! I’ve seen it all.

Not my current job, but when I worked in logistics my boss, head of outbound operations didn’t have a high school diploma and and the job required a college degree. She lied on her resume to get the job.
She was an amazing boss, though. She didn’t micromanage, she called me on my sh*t and screw-ups when they occurred but was never mean or “power-trippy” about it. She offered suggestions to increase efficiency, but they weren’t required, we just had to test them out, keep what worked, discard what didn’t. Somehow, she always was able to make me feel proud of a job well done, while still making determined to do better. Probably the best boss I’ve worked for to date. And that includes 6 years of self-employment.
She was fired a few months after I left for lying on her resume.

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