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PLEASE UNDERSTAND AND EXCUSE OUR BAD HAIR DAY. – STAFF!

THIS WEBSITE IS RUN IN MY SPARE TIME AWAY FROM MY OWN JOB(DELI CLERK). DUE TO MY OWN JOB, THE WEBSITE HAS DEFINITELY BEEN ON HOLD AT TIMES & ACCOUNTS FOR WHY I’VE BEEN TAKING FOREVER TO REBUILD THE WEBSITE WITH THE NEW THEME.

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.

Ruby Truax

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

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.

WHAT’S NEW!?

Last update: Friday June 1st (2018) – Location(s):

Cosmetic improvements to homepage(I’m addicted to raising the bar on aesthetics) 🙂
NOT NEW
, but please be advised my humor page now has nearly one-hundred comic strips!

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Humor
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Workplace stories – trending submissions.

| Thru-patience.

I used to work at a drive thru burger joint. There was one lady who would come through at least once a week. She would order one large root beer, nothing else. Our goal was to make the customer happy, so if someone in the drive thru ordered only drinks, we would bring the drink back to the first window so they could enjoy it while they waited in line (since the drive thru sometimes took a while as everything was made fresh to order). Since the person at the first window handles money, the woman refused to take the drink from them, even though they didn’t have any part in making the drink, they were just handing her the cup. She would demand a new drink and cup. One day my coworker brought her drink back to me at the second window, and as soon as she pulled up, she rudely asked if it was a new one. I smiled and told her yes! She went on her way not knowing any different. Moral of the story, if you are going to be that picky about your drink, then walk inside and fill it yourself. As much as I wanted to spit in her drink for doing this over and over again, it wasn’t worth losing my job over.

Anonymous, Anonymousville

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Workplace stories – Humor happens!

| 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 stories – staff pick!

| Paper you don’t want recycled.

I work at a recycling plant. I received a phone call at my home once with someone urgently wanting to get into the plant. The person explained to me that they had accidentally thrown out three envelopes — with TEN-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THEM! Needless to say, I drove to the yard and met him there. We both searched bins together, and, after a while of digging, I found what looked like an envelope he described. The gentlemen was caught up searching his own area of the bin, I came up and gave him a pat on the shoulder. He turned to me, saw the envelope, and his face lit up in relief.

It was a spectacular moment to say the least.

April, Ontario.

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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

NEW!! Bean thinkin’ – staff pick!

Never underestimate just how hard it is to get out of bed and do things during the day when you work straight nights. It’s the exact same thing as all of you getting out of bed at 2 am and being expected to function. If you have a person in your life who works nights, please be patient with them.

Anonymous

NEW!! All WORKED UP! – staff pick!

| Tissue tense.

So I quit one of my cleaning clients today When I clean bathrooms I make the toilet paper into a point. I was cleaning the kitchen and she comes in and asked me why I keep doing that It’s or not a big deal here ok, well if the old cunt doesn’t tell me to kiss her arse! Not to move her stuff around keep it the way she likes it and so on. So after she was done reaming me out and went back into the other room , I gathered my stuff and told her that she handled that poorly and to tell me to kiss her ass was not necessary and to keep her 20$ I quit! And walked out.

Anonymous, North Bay

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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

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I’D TRULY LOVE TO MAKE THIS WEBSITE A FAVORITE PLACE OF YOURS. THANK YOU – WITH LOVE!, KYLE

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The content in this archive is collected from freely submitted stories by individuals worldwide.
Due to the nature of submissions, all are unique, often unexpected and always unrated.

This website does not engage in vigorous spell checking nor does it have an intangible marriage with grammar.
Besides the point of unsubstantial funding, this website is about a sense of ease. That means little worry – for all of us.

If the odd “butt” instead of “but” is too much for you to handle then we’re sorry you’re anal. :3

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. <3

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