The general public is unaware of nearly every profession’s secrets. Nine times out of ten, businesses claim that their goods are fairtrade, hand-made, and eco-friendly. Humans are always trying to find out what is going on behind the curtains.

The thread about “What company secrets can you reveal, now that you don’t work for the company anymore?”, quickly went viral. People started sharing their former jobs with each other.

Take a look at the best of the best from the thread and vote for the ones you don’t know about. If you want more posts where people spill their industry secrets in plain sight, be sure to check them out here, here, and here.




 

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Every company has skeletons in the closet that are almost invisible to the public. Chances are that you won’t look at the companies the same way again. The first step in dealing with these dark secrets is to shed a light on them.

One of the users was kind enough to talk about the bad practices that some businesses carry out, even though they preferred to stay anonymous.

They told us that they used to work in the industry. When they found out what was happening in the background, they tried talking about it with some of the other servers.

 

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Apparently, “they said they’d experienced the same at every bar they’d worked in. We worked out between us that most of the bars in the area did the same thing—some were really established places.”

“After I worked there, I had table service a handful of times at other bars, each time the bottle came out already opened with a pourer in place and a sparkler. When I looked closer at the bottle (as I knew what to look for), the foil seal looked really old, the bottle was chipped and scratched,” they explained that it looked like it had been around the block a few times.

 

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Looking at how many Twitter users contributed to this viral discussion, it seems like people not only like spilling tea about their jobs but also think it’s relevant to get a little sneak peek into the profession. The former bar worker believes that people are mostly interested because there’s a suspicion that “companies are not always run above board.”

“I did notice a lot of people replied to my tweet in denial of the goings-on and I think, socially, people hate having to accept they’ve been conned,” they mentioned. “I think my tweet was particularly interesting because people are usually drunk and, therefore, vulnerable in a bar/club environment.”

 

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Many people replied to the user that they could tell the difference between alcoholic beverages. “However, after a few drinks, most people will happily drink whatever you give them without question.”

The user hopes that people who read this thread would actually take this new information into account and “maybe make better decisions” in the future. “Just buy a drink at the bar and have fun with your friends, there’s no need to look flashy,” they advised.

 

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Sometimes businesses ignore or even enforce bad practices. From the user’s experience, the companies practice a “take what you can get” attitude.

“I’m not speaking for all bars and clubs at all but just a few that I’m aware of,” they specified. “There’s not many checks or inspections, maybe once a year, and—let’s face it—people can look above board for one day of the year.”

 

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The former server also wanted to discuss things they saw from a client’s point of view: “There have been many times, as a customer, that I have witnessed sexual assault, drug-taking and men being aggressive and highlighted to security and [the establishment] completely ignored it—paying customers are the main priority it seems.”

They added, summarizing their thoughts about the thread: “I’m sure there are plenty of companies, in all industries, still practicing a zero-hours contract, not adhering to the minimum wage for cash in hand jobs, no contracts, dodgy tax dealings, etc.” So if you don’t want to be exploited and serve corporate interests, it’s important to call out such behavior whenever possible.

 

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