Nearly all jobs are hiding some spooky things about the industry. That’s what CircleBox2 proved to us when they asked their fellow redditors to share the deep and dark secrets and shady practices that normal people would be horrified to learn.
I work at a county jail in the midwest. The most disturbing thing about jail is the terrible loop some inmates get stuck in. Many inmates with mental issues get caught in this loop where they can’t have any clothes or items because they will try to kill themselves and they are locked in their cell for 23 hours a day. This makes them angrier so when they are finally let out they lash out at staff and then are locked down again. It’s a vicious cycle for a lot of inmates and makes a lot of mental illness a whole lot worse. Staff can do anything though because if they allow the inmate with mental illness to socialize then they risk a lawsuit from those around them, because of the individual’s history of violent outbursts. The majority of hospitals won’t take them because they won’t risk their staff. So they are just stuck in a room and their only hope is consistent medication stabilizing them.
There is no reason to be embarrassed about your body, specifically your sex organs in front of your doctor, nurse, etc. We have seen so many genitals and naked bodies, yours does not even faze us.
The acceptance of illegally harvested or over-harvested exotic lumber in the musical instrument industry.
Teachers are often made to cap grade failures at 20% or lower. The students that did not demonstrate enough knowledge for credit to pass are still moved along to the next grade. This results in having 9th graders in my English 1 class who read below grade level, sometimes as stunted as on a 2nd or 3rd-grade level. These students are constantly frustrated and can become behavior issues. It’s also heartbreaking to identify and feel helpless in catching the student up due to current demands from administrators and school leaders.
I am a fairly high-ranking executive at a very large Japanese firm and literally everything important is decided while wining, dining, and some things worse than that on the company dime. Meetings are perfunctory and usually conclude with “we agree to research and consider this important issue more carefully moving forward.” The actual deal happens at 2 am in a hostess club.
Pretty much ALL the high-end handmade Australian jewelry in Australia is made at a secret factory in Bali. All the clients have to show an established business and sign confidentiality agreements.
This isn’t dark or really secret, but really funny and nobody else would know this: For playing trombone, we sometimes have to pull our buttocks together, so we can reach a high note.
You know the people who write instruction manuals or user guides in things you buy?
Half the time, they’ve never even seen or touched the product. Some dude just sends us pictures, a rough description of how it’s supposed to work, and that’s it.
Jockeys (not all obviously but in general) are encouraged to be bulimic. It’s normalized to the point where there are often extra bathrooms set up just for puking in. With toilets that are specially designed for the amount of vomit, they take in. And no one gives a single sh*t because of the competition and the lengths you have to go to succeed. Trainers will literally explain to you how to do it, and how to do it ‘properly. They call it ‘wasting’ not purging but it’s basically forced bulimia. It’s incredibly fu**ed up
A lot of unethical shipping companies EVEN TODAY dump a lot of garbage, oily sludge, waste contaminated water, and oil out when sailing in international waters far away from the shore. There are only a fewhandfulsl of players today who are actually executing business trades while still keeping the carbon footprint and environment as one of their core policies. I am glad to be working with one them