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Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:00:56 PM EDT
[#1]
Every payday.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:04:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By McGuy:



Some managers needed a serious beatdown for that.
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Originally Posted By HellifIknow:
Yes, on several occasions.
Probably the worst case was a long time employee got fired for "stealing" floor tiles left over from a re-tile in the offices from the trash dumpster.
When the contractor finished the tile job they tossed a few boxes of tiles in the trash.
This guy saw this and later climbed in the dumpster and pulled out the boxes and put them in his vehicle. It was all on video.
Management didn't like the guy so they fired him. Being fired meant the guys pension was eliminated. 30yrs and BOOM!
Dude was crying like a woman begging them not to.



Some managers needed a serious beatdown for that.


Probably fired him just to try to eliminate the pension liability.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:05:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By xd675:


Probably fired him just to try to eliminate the pension liability.
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I'm guessing there's more to that guy's story.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:06:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By K5FAL:
I cried at work after we ran over a teenager with a 14,000 ton  grain train.  I’m kind of a touchy feely pussy I guess.
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This is no good, when I was railroading we never hit a person, but plenty of animals.  If they're across the tracks, it seals them up nice and neat and they live for a good while
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:10:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TaskForce:


I'm guessing there's more to that guy's story.
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We don’t care about that here.  Pitchforks - OUT!
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:12:25 PM EDT
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A MUCH funnier version of the quote
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:12:44 PM EDT
[#7]
I worked in an oncology department for 9 years, so yes.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:12:57 PM EDT
[#8]
Yes, generally when someone died.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:14:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Paraflare:
I'm a man and I cry at work all the time.

Some of the work I do is sad as hell.
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Haven't read the thread but I would suppose if you are crying that you have a damn good reason.  Sorry man.  
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:14:31 PM EDT
[#10]
I once saw a lady cry at work. She was upset that the painters were making more hourly than her and she was college educated. Boo fucking HOOO!!!!!!
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:15:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheLookingGlass:
I believe you would get your ass kicked if you tried that shit where I worked. And you would be mercilessly teased and hazed about it for the rest of your employment, as god himself intended.  

IMO, there is only 1 reason a man can cry, the death of a loved one.
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Are you 12 years old?
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:26:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:30:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TaskForce:


Why would someone be working on a forklift at 2am.
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Originally Posted By Fordtough25:
Yep, about 20 years ago. Caught a guy sleeping on his forklift at 2am, woke him up and he started arguing with me half asleep.

When he actually woke up he started crying real tears Geezle.


Why would someone be working on a forklift at 2am.

24-hour/3-shift manufacturing. One of our (former) 3rd shift lift truck operators was busted sleeping on his truck, with the engine on, in a "forbidden zone", with porn playing on his cellphone in his lap. Fired immediately. The union tried to get his job back, but the guy no-showed to arbitration... twice.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:40:53 PM EDT
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In USMC Boot Camp you will cry.  Either from exhaustion, pain, or just frustration at the bull shit.  

So yes I’ve seen it, yes I’ve done it.  Rolling in a puddle then making snow angels in the sand for several hours will have you in tears of rage.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:42:45 PM EDT
[#15]
Yeah me after my best friend ate a .44 mag before we got in the office
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:43:50 PM EDT
[#16]
Yeah me after my best friend ate a .44 mag before we got in the office

We all cried.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:45:13 PM EDT
[#17]
I've cried at work.

I had just had a conversation with a seven year old rape victim.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:55:41 PM EDT
[#18]
I have cried at work...out of sheer joy from the respect and satisfaction from my one client...and the fact they over paid me for the job done...I was touched.

Link Posted: 5/15/2024 7:59:22 PM EDT
[#19]
When my parents (with whom I had a complicated and generally negative relationship) died, I was respectful of them but never shed a tear. When colleagues died, I mourned them but didn’t cry. The only tears I ever shed was for the victims of 9/11 and upon the passing of my respective pets and that I did in private. I have never cried in public.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:05:26 PM EDT
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Final calls for 3 friends have had me crying at work. Very few dry eyes from some pretty tough men and women.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:09:03 PM EDT
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My old partner ate his gun on my birthday. Yes i did.

Didn’t read the 6 pages of replies. So are you implying it’s a bad thing or?

ETA: I get what you are getting at. Crying over certain things is laughable, i agree. Crying over more adult things? Yeah not at much.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:12:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RedSS454:
My old partner ate his gun on my birthday. Yes i did.

Didn’t read the 6 pages of replies. So are you implying it’s a bad thing or?
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It's not a bad thing at all. It only shows the true colors of the people around you at work. People might actually think you are human if you cry

I hate crying in front of anyone, I held it together until they sung Ave Marie at my friend's funeral today.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:16:06 PM EDT
[#23]
At the gas chamber.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:18:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Paraflare:
I'm a man and I cry at work all the time.

Some of the work I do is sad as hell.
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I have cried many times at work .. Along with my co-workers
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:24:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RJH1911:
I've seen one person cry from work-related stuff. Was a dude in his mid 20's. Went and sat near a fence and had a good cry because his project was spiraling out of control. Oil field.

Recently had an employee cry due to family illness, but I have no problem with that. Take some time and gather your thoughts and let me know how I can help.
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When my shit goes sideways I get pissed off not sad

Only time I’ve seen men cry at work is over death of loved ones.

Seems like we’ve got a woman crying over some mundane BS every couple of weeks.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:30:14 PM EDT
[#26]
Yup I have. The guy pulled a lock out tag on a steel coil feed table . The coils were six ft in width and 8ft tall. Well when he hit the leveler a trip lever sensor was unplugged because it was being replaced. The table got a green light and fell 20 ft crushing two men under the table. The guy who pulled the tag cried like a mfer and that night killed himself.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:39:12 PM EDT
[#27]
Coworker cried when he was told his son died in a car accident. I shed a tear as well.

Its ok to be sad. But wtf? How bad could thar meeting be?
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:40:29 PM EDT
[#28]
Yep. Career EMS. Work for a LEA. Peer Support Team trainer/member.

Lots of crying.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:51:16 PM EDT
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One morning I woke for work and my 9 year old female bulldog was acting sluggish and through up on the floor. I was irritated that cleaning up the puke made me late for work and I told my wife to take her to the vet.

By the time I got to work I had kinda forgotten about it. My wife calls me a couple hours later and tells me the dog died at the vet. I was in the middle of the shop when I got the news and I’m not gonna lie I cried.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 8:51:59 PM EDT
[#30]
One morning I woke for work and my 9 year old female bulldog was acting sluggish and through up on the floor. I was irritated that cleaning up the puke made me late for work and I told my wife to take her to the vet.

By the time I got to work I had kinda forgotten about it. My wife calls me a couple hours later and tells me the dog died at the vet. I was in the middle of the shop when I got the news and I’m not gonna lie I cried.

Now that I have a child it seems ridiculous to cry in public over a dog but at the time it was a devastating blow.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 9:15:07 PM EDT
[#31]
Yes, I've seen men cry at work.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 9:22:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Strontium:
I worked in an oncology department for 9 years, so yes.
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It sucks, and I mean really sucks...to see the look on a patient's face when the ER doc tells them that the cancer's back.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 9:26:26 PM EDT
[#33]
Yep, it was not about someone being a wuss or being fired but over the loss of someone.  
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 9:29:32 PM EDT
[#34]
Yes.  Apprentice. Was told to bring in donuts on his last day with us or his day would be hell. Balling crying mid day.  

I wasn’t Too involved….. relatively.

Ended up in his car crying for an hour.  Before leaving.

Link Posted: 5/15/2024 9:30:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:

QFT.
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Originally Posted By scoutfsu99:
I've cried multiple times at work and not even ashamed about it.  Coding kids is awful.

QFT.



This right there.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 9:37:19 PM EDT
[#36]
Ever see a child being rolled into an operating room for a gift of life?
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 9:38:11 PM EDT
[#37]
Yeah, I had to fire a guy who was on track to be a cop and he knew a termination for cause would make things hard for him. He was a combat vet too. Really sucked but I didn’t have a choice. I told him I’d do everything I could for him when background investigators came by, and I did. He did get a job, not a top department, but he got a badge.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 9:40:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By goodspeed11:
My late 20s and 30s have been a bit of a disaster. 3 dead very close buddies. Divorce. Breakups. Life. Yeah I've cried at work.

Hell I've cried in the last week. My blind and deaf 14 year old pup wandered off last week and wasn't found. He was there for all my hell.

You're welcome to keep that shit in, but having held a gun to my head because I couldn't take another ounce of pain, I've decided crying was a better long term solution.
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Glad you made that decision brother!
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 9:59:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:

It sucks, and I mean really sucks...to see the look on a patient's face when the ER doc tells them that the cancer's back.
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You know. I cried for days when I found out my wife had colon cancer but I didn’t cry in front of her. I just held her as she cried. I didn’t cry in front of anyone but every time I was alone I bawled. I still do when I think about what she’s been through.

If I ever hear a doctor say my wife’s cancer is back I’m not sure I’ll be able to hold it in. I’ve learned from other’s experiences that recurrence is very bad. I can’t imagine the emotional toll oncology has on a doctor/nurse.

Honestly, I don’t know how doctors, nurses, paramedics, LEO’s, firemen, etc get through some days without crying on each other.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 10:00:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DanishM1Garand:
In USMC Boot Camp you will cry.  Either from exhaustion, pain, or just frustration at the bull shit.  

So yes I’ve seen it, yes I’ve done it.  Rolling in a puddle then making snow angels in the sand for several hours will have you in tears of rage.
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um I didn’t cry in boot camp.  Not even when the series chief DI punched me.   Several hours in the pit?  If we had 20 minutes of pit time it may have felt like hours but there simply isn’t that degree of unscheduled time there.

Did I see a couple guys pout? yes.  Did I chase a suicidal idiot from another platoon around to stop him from offing himself, yes.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 10:06:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
yes. Me.

A tie down came loose and a piece of steel bar about 10 feet long swung free and got me right in the nuts. Dropped me like a sack of potatoes.

I was crying the guys watching were crying, some of them fell over and were pounding on the ground crying.

It was a very emotional event. One guy almost choked to death.



one of my balls swelled up and turned several different colors.
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a similar thing happened to me.  a long nylon strap with a shackle on the end was supposed to be controlled by a coworker on a higher level.  he didn't contain it so it swung down just as I turned around & it hit me in the nuts, no warning.  it dropped me, face down, on the concrete.  four guys just steps away, not one helped me get up.  I took a cart & drove myself to medical.  one nut was already bigger. when it was mentioned in a safety meeting the next week, someone asked me if I had cried as they all thought it was hilarious. I told them all No, I didn't, but nobody stepped up to help me when I was down, so they should know now that when it happens to one of them, I will be the guy watching them bleed out & die.  Two of them later died very slowly & painfully. My giveashit was broken.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 10:08:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CDW4ME:
My wife texted and said a teacher was upset and cried about a meeting.
I said I've never seen a man cry at work excepting pepper spray training.

You ever see a man cry at work?
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Female.
This was not an evaluation.
No job loss.
Just a meeting.
Feelings hurt.
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I’ve cried at work. Lady lost her leg but told us she was just happy she could still hug her kids.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 10:35:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CDW4ME:
My wife texted and said a teacher was upset and cried about a meeting.
I said I've never seen a man cry at work excepting pepper spray training.

You ever see a man cry at work?
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Female.
This was not an evaluation.
No job loss.
Just a meeting.
Feelings hurt.
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Sure, but he was just notified that both of his parents had been involved in a horrible vehicle accident. It was understandable.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 10:36:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:

It sucks, and I mean really sucks...to see the look on a patient's face when the ER doc tells them that the cancer's back.
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right after Christmas 2022.  the surgeon told us the surgery did not get all the cancer, like he had initially said.  Six months of chemo & six weeks of radiation would follow. that was the only time I cried.  after that, nothing was about me. everything was directed to getting her thru the process. She's doing very well now.
I only cried once.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 10:38:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clockwork138:

24-hour/3-shift manufacturing. One of our (former) 3rd shift lift truck operators was busted sleeping on his truck, with the engine on, in a "forbidden zone", with porn playing on his cellphone in his lap. Fired immediately. The union tried to get his job back, but the guy no-showed to arbitration... twice.
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Yeah, no bueno there.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 10:42:59 PM EDT
[#46]
I have. Some men don't feel the need to be macho doucheholes. Had a Marine gunny all tore up. Wife left him. Had a ton of ptsd. Eventually went for a walk at home and put a 1911 in his mouth and pulled the trigger.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 10:46:29 PM EDT
[#47]
I've teared up before at work doing the kind of work I do. Especially when it involves kids. I'm not the only one to.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 10:48:46 PM EDT
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April 19, 1995 and two more shifts after that until they took the building down. Was a tough place to be! A lot of crying!
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 11:06:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Libertas:
You never know what struggles people are facing in their lives.  Have they just lost a loved one, maybe their spouse/child was diagnosed with cancer.  I try not to automatically judge people not knowing what they may be going through.  (Exception being nutty liberals - they cry all the time)
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This. I cried at work once. BIL was in a terrible wreck and touch and go for a while. His infant and toddler moved in with us while I was working full time and in night school. Between the sheer exhaustion I was already facing, suddenly becoming a new dad for an undetermined period of time, and facing the loss of a good friend, shit just added up. He was in the hospital for months, much of it in a medically induced coma.

Boss came to me about some deadlines I wasn't making progress on, and I just opened up in his office. He was a good dude, got me some help with projects, and gave some new dad advice, and it was alright.

You never know the things folks are going through.
Link Posted: 5/15/2024 11:11:56 PM EDT
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At the firehouse after a bad call yeah it’s not uncommon to shed some tears either by yourself or even with your coworkers.  

The worst was Christmas Day several years ago.  We found out a coworker and a well liked guy in the department killed himself overnight.  

I just saw him in passing at the hospital the previous shift, no indication he was struggling with anything.  That one was a real kick in the gut.
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