Former Employees Spill The Beans And Reveal The Secrets Of Their Past Jobs

A Reddit user asked people about company secrets that they are now able to share because they don’t work there anymore.

The post received nearly 4,000 replies! Here are some of the more popular ones.

Dunking On Dunkin’

This former Dunkin’ Donuts employee wanted to let everyone know that the company was rather wasteful with its leftover products.

Box of donuts on a counter
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Photo Credit: Lutya / Reddit & Embarrassed-Ad8053 Embarrassed-Ad8053 / Reddit

They say that they would throw out any leftovers at the end of the shift and only donate the extras around Christmas.

Cameras Also Record Sound

This person says that while many people know about and accept the fact that there are security cameras in schools now, what they don’t know is that people can listen in.

Closeup of school chalkboard. Comment that schools will listen to the audio from the cameras.
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Photo Credit: Markus Spiske / Pexels & gavanize / Reddit

They claimed that the administrative staff would listen in for drama and gossip.

Giving Up The Secret Recipe

The cat may have been let out of the bag with this person’s comment.

Bucket of Kentucky fried chicken.  Comment with the secret recipe for their spice mix.
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Photo Credit: @ishyungshi / Twitter & Dary11 / Reddit

While they do not say so, it appears as though they are giving up the KFC secret herb blend recipe!

Don’t Trust The Decaf

If you are a decaf coffee drinker then this person’s secret may quite literally keep you up at night.

Cup of coffee. Comment that decaf coffee pot just has regular coffee in it.
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Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash & Effingehh / Reddit

They say that the only difference between the regular and decaf coffee at their deli was the fact that the pot of decaf had an orange lid.

Not The Most Secure Storage Method

This former dollar store employee knew that their management did not have the most secure way of hiding the key to the business.

Key under a see-through mat. Comment that store used to leave the key under the front mat of the store.
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Photo Credit: StockSwaff / Reddit & LeaChan / Reddit

They claim that a key to the store could be found under the rug by the front doors.

Recycling Isn’t Always Recycled

We have all been told about the importance of recycling and how it helps to prevent things from going to the landfill.

Garbage and recycling bin. Comment that most recycling gets sent to landfill.
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Photo Credit: Sigmund / Unsplash & Gearhead_Jerry / Reddit

Or so we thought. This former recycling center employee claims that most recycling actually ends up in a landfill.

Misleading Organic Produce

Organic food is supposed free of any pesticides or fertilizers.

Produce wall in grocery store. Comment saying how organic produce is often just labeled that way.
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Photo Credit: brosephashe / Reddit & Levelup13 / Reddit

This person is claiming that in their organic store the things that were labeled as organic were just that, only labeled organic. It was the exact same produce as the non-organic.

Not So (Victoria’s) Secret

Victoria’s Secret offers the service of properly fitting customers for their correct bra size.

Display in Victoria Secret store. Comment that employees would only sell up to a certain size.
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Photo Credit: Memes4Gold / Reddit & mymelodythefelon / Reddit

This secret is claiming that if someone measured above the size that they sold in the store, they would just tell them they were a 38 and would not encourage them to try a bra on before they bought it.

Priority Decline

Processing times for banks and online institutions can take quite a while.

Person at laptop holding a credit card.
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Photo Credit: Pickawood / Unsplash & BillyBraggsArse / Reddit

This credit card company would offer a small fee to jump to the front of the line for processing. But apparently, that would just result in their application automatically being denied.

They Can Hear You

Have you ever wondered what happens to you when you are put on hold by a company?

Phone on a desk. Comment that they can hear you when you're on hold.
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Photo Credit: Julian Hochgesang / Unsplash & brandonday82 / Reddit

This person says that if you are on hold with no music, they can hear what you’re saying!

See Before You Hit Send

Many companies will have a chat feature on their website to help better serve customers.

Person typing on laptop. Comment that chat apps can see what you're typing.
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Photo Credit: Christin Hume / Unsplash & ChachMcGach / Reddit

This tip claims that the employees can see things that you type in the box before you hit send.

Fake Sense Of Urgency

If you’ve booked something from an online booking website you may have noticed a pop-up telling you that there is only one room left.

Hand reaching over laptop. Text that booking websites that say only 1 room left are not true.
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Photo Credit: Fabian Irsara / Unsplash & yes_u_suckk / Reddit

That may not actually be the case, if this secret is true.

Nobody Knows Where Your Package Is

It is fairly common that you may need to have a product shipped to a store for you.

Checkout line in a Lowes store. Comment that nobody can track a package.
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Photo Credit: @frenche_kyle / Twitter & CDC_ / Reddit

This person claims that Lowe’s does not have any type of tracking system to give you an update on where your package may be.

Outlet Store Material

Shopping at an outlet store can give you better deals on some products.

Inside of a clothing store. Comment that outlet stores sell lower quality fabric shirts.
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Photo Credit: Korie Cull / Unsplash & puff_pastry_1307 / Reddit

But this former Abercrombie worker is claiming that the company prints clothes sold in the outlet stores on cheaper materials.

Brake Pads Are Free

When you need to get a service done on your car you may be surprised with extra fees.

Break pad on a car. Comment that break pads are actually free.
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Photo Credit: RevCo32 / Reddit & Blaqkfox / Reddit

This person is pulling back the curtain and letting you know that brake pads should always be free after the first purchase!

Each One Is The Same

This is another secret that is really throwing us for a loop!

Fruit LoopsFruit loops cereal. Comment that all the coating is the same.
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Photo Credit: oj_mudbone / Reddit & groodscom / Reddit

Apparently, every Froot Loop is coated with the same flavor!? We swear we can taste the difference between some of the colors!

Not Technically Ice Cream

This one really surprised us!

Dairy Queen ice cream cone. Comment that can't technically be called ice cream.
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Photo Credit: Charlotte_09 / Reddit & tylery21 / Reddit

This Dairy Queen worker says that their ice cream is not technically ice cream. This is apparently because there is not enough dairy in it to call it ice cream!

Secret Sweet Ingredient

Have you ever wondered what makes a Coke soda taste so good?

Case of coke bottles. Comment that the secret ingredient is cinnamon.
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Photo Credit: pellias / Reddit & Littlecondom / Reddit

According to this user, their secret ingredient is cinnamon. Can you pick up the taste of cinnamon the next time you have a bottle of Coke?

Freshly Defrosted

A convenience store employee is saying that the “fresh” donuts are not necessarily baked fresh.

Lineup of donuts. Comment that the fresh donuts are not always fresh.
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Photo Credit: Serghei Savchiuc / Unsplash & Prestigious-Eye3154 / Reddit

Aside from one kind, the rest they say are delivered frozen and just defrosted.

No Package Is Safe

A former FedEx worker is trying to look out for you and your packages.

Fedex truck. Comment that the employees are not careful with the products.
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Photo Credit: Obi Onyeador / Unsplash & Lrdofthewstlnd / Reddit

They claim that if you want to make sure your package is handled with care, go with a different company.