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Archived stories of the workplace. Read them all or submit your own!

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Workplace Stories

Our main content! We proudly collect and host stories of the workplace. You never know what you're going to read. Enjoy!

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Workplace Whispers

You know those things about work you’d love to talk about or announce anonymously? Well this is the place to do that. Anonymous workplace confessions – always!

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First Jobs

Our newest addition! First jobs. Here we collect and archive people’s first jobs. I find this section to be a unique and very simple pleasurable read!

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The website designed with working men & women in mind.

Some details Espresso’d! The content in our archives is collected from freely submitted entries by individuals worldwide. Due to the nature of submissions, all are unique, often unexpected and always unrated. This website intends to provide enjoyment with the most pleasant or otherwise unique reading material around. We hope, if that isn’t enough – that you may enjoy the opportunity in sharing your own story. A sincere thank you to everyone who visits. Wishing you a stress-free day and longevity. – KCR staff.

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Last update: Monday January 14 (2019) – Location(s): Cosmetic improvements to homepage, FULL MENU page REVAMP! & more.

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Keep Calm & Retire has grown from a small collection of submitted workplace stories to a more diverse site that now includes music, cartoons and even a health and wellness page. Congratulations, Kyle, on a very relatable website that pretty much everyone will enjoy scrolling through. It’s funny and informative, and I look forward to watching keepcalmretire.com continue to evolve.

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Keepcalmretire beautifully captures that one thing that we all have in common: Work. It’s something we all do. Some of us enjoy our jobs, some of us have bigger aspirations. Keepcalmretire helps bring positivity, humor and enjoyment out of our sometimes mundane working lives through sharing those experiences and stories. Great vibes all the way around!

Natalie Elizabeth

Workplace stories – staff pick!

| Bare It!

Switched from days to nights today. Apparently housekeeping wasn’t informed because they got some full frontal when I walked out of my bathroom today….

Anonymous, Anonymousville

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Workplace whispers – staff pick!

| No news is good news.

While at work I checked for mail for my department three times. Each time slightly surprised as to how there was nothing. A little while after my third attempt a light-switch went off – It was Saturday!

Anonymous

First Jobs – staff pick!

| Q: What was your first job?

Polishing Brass in a Museum …. about 1969

Anonymous

NEW!! Badly explain your profession – staff pick!

I move spirits back and forth, and take in empty ones.

Actual job(read backwards):

Posted by: Anonymous.

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“KCR is the joy of my life!”

“Isn’t it amazing how ideas become things? This website, like all other creations and inventions began as a thought. My name is Kyle O’Connor(Founder of KCR) and this website idea came to myself from the migration of many previous ideas before it. I have worked many ordinary, if not lesser jobs than the average person. Beginning with dishwashing, a line cook, moving to a grocery store where I still reside, and more. Along this path I learned the little appreciation workplaces can have and how management can make the difference between wanting to stay or parting paths. I came to the thought of potentially creating my own website in which employees would be able to review their employers. A great idea – maybe, but the idea evolved into something much greater with time. Eventually I came to the grandest idea of having a website dedicated to the endless transpiring stories of our work life. I consciously dreamt up the name Keep Calm & Retire, an obvious take on the well known motivational poster. What can be seen as a subtle joke at how many of us may wish we could(retire), the word(retire) also doubles by depicting additional intent of this website – to be a place of rest and retreat.” – Kyle O’Connor