People Reveal Company Secrets From Their Former Jobs

No matter where you work, every company has trade secrets. And thanks to a new Reddit thread, people are spilling them. It asks, “What’s a company secret you can share now that you don’t work there?”

Some of the more than 27-thousand responses are surprising, while others just confirm your suspicions, and these are some of the best:

  1. “I worked at L’Oréal. The cosmetics from L’Oréal and Lancôme are practically the same. But Lancôme costs like $20 more.”
  2. “I worked for a MAJOR hotel chain in housekeeping for over 10 years. The number of suicides and people who die naturally in their rooms is a lot higher than you’d think.”
  3. “Mortgage industry here, we're like cops, ONLY answer the question asked, DO NOT provide additional information to "be helpful", it could scr*w you over”
  4. “If you pick up a wall phone at Home Depot and push '7' it activates the store wide intercom. This works in every store in my province afaik”
  5. “If you were on Live Chat with Customer Care, I could see what you were typing before pressing send. I watched people work through grotesque, racist, sexist statements, fraudulent lies and mistruths, meticulous grammar fixes, and their whole range of emotions in real time before deleting and typing ‘ok.’”
  6. “One gallon of milk, one full bottle of Monin vanilla syrup and .6 of a pound of espresso brewed. Now freeze it. Boom! Joe Mugg's frozen cappuccino.”
  7. “Worked at Best Buy 20 years ago. Employee discount was 5% over cost and I needed a new printer. Decided to splurge on the gold plated USB printer cable that we sold for $40. Rang up $1.78.”
  8. “When I worked at a godiva store we would turn expired chocolate bars into sample pieces.”
  9. “Inbound call center - the ‘We are currently experiencing an unusually high call volume’ message is permanent. They just didn’t staff adequately.”
  10. “The ‘secret ingredient’ of Jimmy John's tuna salad is soy sauce … Kikkoman soy sauce specifically.”

Source: Reddit

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