4 Things Movies Get Wrong About Jobs (Office Space, Batman Begins)


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  • Arrianna Sanguine
    Arrianna Sanguine 3 days ago

    Ahhh my boyfriend had a seriously hard time maintaining his home while working 60 hours a week at a restaurant because the manager always had him stay 20 hours above schedule.

  • sharperguy
    sharperguy 5 days ago

    TIL there was a movie with Will Anett and Robin Williams.

  • Immortal Iron Fist
    Immortal Iron Fist 9 days ago

    I didn't remember Richie Rich being so stupid LoL

  • 420 Friendly
    420 Friendly 14 days ago

    Exciting presentation to presentation guy here: I averaged 12 hours a day in 2017. This means I worked over 1,000 hours from you clock punchers who think your shitty day-to-day regular jobs are tough. 52wk×5 days wk = 260 days per year working. 260×12=3120hrs -- 260×8=2,080.
    Morale of my story? Fuck you. There's a reason why average people won't gross over 75k yr. Eat shit

    • 420 Friendly
      420 Friendly 14 days ago

      Btw, I'm defending my position as someone who was just attacked. Come at me all you want, but at the end of the day I won't have the interest in my leisure to even respond... so again, eat shit.


    None of that was accurate

  • mia marzipan
    mia marzipan 20 days ago

    As a chef, perfectly styled and spotless clean chefs in movies only make me chuckle (:
    Also they do just one little thing and walk off or start chatting or whatever.. i am positive non of the writers of these scenes ever set foot in an actual kitchen.

  • lee Roberts
    lee Roberts 25 days ago

    55% you made that statistic up

  • Krombopulos T
    Krombopulos T Month ago

    mr. deeds is a GREAT movie

  • Danny Sullivan
    Danny Sullivan Month ago

    HR = Hitler Resurrected

  • Bryn Walters
    Bryn Walters 2 months ago

    The narration is so fast I can barely concentrate on what he's saying

  • Ibkee
    Ibkee 2 months ago

    The 51% thing apparantly is true in politics lol

  • Sixth Lord
    Sixth Lord 2 months ago

    Renault is pronounced ren•owe, french...

  • Heather Hillman
    Heather Hillman 3 months ago

    Or....... people that seem to have endless hours during the day to hang out at the local coffee shop or bar. What? Do they all work at night? Do they all have flexible schedules? Do most people have enough energy at the end of the work day to sit in a bar drinking beer with their friends, enough so that you have a regular table? Don't these people have any other interests outside of their group? I could go on, but you get the point.

  • basha G
    basha G 3 months ago

    You showed us boobs... Why

  • Krampus Klaws
    Krampus Klaws 3 months ago

    American Psycho was written by a Wall St investor and described how they dressed and acted at that time. Those were obscenely rich people who's image was everything to them. Even their business cards were a status item.

  • Karina Mandarina
    Karina Mandarina 3 months ago

    not only filmmakers don't know corporate jobs with their laws, structure, vocabulary, concepts, etc. but maybe almost all creative jobs (graphic designer, animators, painters, musicians, etc.) It's been difficult for me as an animator/graphic designer to understand and keep up with my group of friends whom all of them work at regular offices as accountant, IT manager, HR, etc.

  • Kelly Barthel
    Kelly Barthel 4 months ago

    How about every cop, firefighter, nurse, doctor dont work shifts but just work 24 hours a day everyday.

  • Tj H
    Tj H 4 months ago

    6:03 - not to mention the soul crushing boredom and unfulfillment that often COMES with "do X number of things everyday" type of jobs

  • rnjbond
    rnjbond 4 months ago

    On your four points:
    1) Yes, this is accurate, thank you for pointing this out.
    2) I think that's obvious to everyone... it's played up dramatically to make the film or show more interesting, but the outcome is similar.
    3) They're called visual cues and it's a great tool that Hollywood uses to show us hierarchy without spelling it out. Office Space is a great example... Peter (Ron Livingstone) starts out wearing a shirt and tie, but when he gets promoted, he's wearing a full suit. Without any dialogue, you can tell he's in a greater position of power in the second outfit. Plus the whole "casual workplace" is a relatively new development and that's primarily tech companies that have that. While dress codes have gotten relaxed over time, you'll still see white collar professionals at law firms, investment banks, etc. dressed in at least business casual or above.
    4) At higher levels, there are absolutely project and presentations that have a timeframe. It's not just "do xx" everyday and there are no milestones. Hell, didn't you have a deadline to publish this video?

  • rnjbond
    rnjbond 4 months ago

    Fire your graphics person... 4:46, they put in the wrong logo for "Cisco". On that note, who in the world is approving these things?

  • Himaryous
    Himaryous 4 months ago


  • MomoTheBellyDancer
    MomoTheBellyDancer 4 months ago

    I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by

  • William Wallace
    William Wallace 4 months ago

    "My job sucks, I'm wearing my hands to the bone molesting all these receipts." "I know what you mean every Friday night the boss insists that I go with him to the garage and snort lines of WD-40."

  • E K
    E K 4 months ago

    Tech companies don't let you come to work at 11.
    The dress code part is true though

  • braden7180
    braden7180 4 months ago

    This kind of stuff is tiring. These aren’t meant to be accurate representations of white collar life, they’re dramatic moments and cinematic shorthand. But you knew that.

  • Tria K
    Tria K 4 months ago

    And these non sense laws are why America is no longer a good place to start a business. My advice either become a famous movie maker or move ... far away

  • Phoenix Rising
    Phoenix Rising 4 months ago

    Didn’t the Trump administration get rid of protection and rights of minority owners of companies.

  • Nob the Knave
    Nob the Knave 4 months ago

    Most non-office jobs and even many office jobs do have dress codes. They are making a huge comeback due to the rebound of conservatism in America.

  • MxdBrd1
    MxdBrd1 4 months ago

    So this i where Cracked started to Implode?

  • Bryan
    Bryan 4 months ago

    3:50 yummmm

  • JOSE S
    JOSE S 4 months ago

    Your video SUCKS! Wrongful terminations are very difficult to prove and executives get fired everyday!

  • QAOSbringer
    QAOSbringer 4 months ago

    you realize that you are comparing 2018 company rules and culture with movies based on 80s era companies?

  • Paul nmn
    Paul nmn 4 months ago

    I wonder if this channel realizes how far up their butt that stick really is.

  • Gabby Oswald
    Gabby Oswald 4 months ago

    Jane the virgin is one of the few shows/movies that I've seen where the share holders all have a say regardless. ( Given that half the time at least one of the three share holders were blacked.

  • Damon Klengenberg
    Damon Klengenberg 4 months ago


  • Greg Benwell
    Greg Benwell 4 months ago

    I DO have to give Office Space credit for the Bill Lumbergh character I have worked for bosses that ONLY show up at 5 minutes before quitting time to tell you that you HAVE TO WORK LATE OR the they tell you YOU MUST COME IN ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY even when you haven't had a weekend off in well over a couple of months!! AND another "props" I have to give office space is when for NO LOGICAL REASON they keep moving and screwing with Milton's character as well!! It sucks you come into the shop (I worked mainly factory jobs) to find out an hour or two after I am there that I have been moved and reassigned to another area, when they let me twist wondering where all my tools went!! And YES that stuff DOES HAPPEN in the real world!!! And as far as being laid off what can I say, I have had a ton of companies tell me "You are an asset to the company" and then in the same breath tell me I am laid off!! It really makes me wonder if these idiots KNOW what the definition of an "asset" really is or they are just blowing smoke up my ass!!! After all if I am so much of an asset then why am I the first to be let go or even laid off at all?????? And remember I have worked at places where my soul purpose seemed to be protecting the engineers or the bosses back sides when they refuse to actually DO THEIR JOBS to start with!! And then some how I am always the scapegoat too when things go wrong, not the boss that refuses to listen to me when I have a problem or the engineer that is too busy sexually harassing women in the shop.....no that falls on me too somehow!!!! In the end though Hollywood DOES need to get a job and learn how companies actually work!! Like in the movie Employee of the Month, Dane Cook is shown to have a hiding spot where they play cards and consume products the store sells!! And in the end he turns it all around to wow some cashier!!! THIS NEVER HAPPENS!! For starters I have worked in retail too, and if you have a hiding spot as large as what he has, IT WOULD BE NOTICED!! Though I have had my "hiding spots" in the stores I worked in, it was mainly just big enough for one person and then it was so I could have a quiet place to do paperwork in!!! So I was STILL actually doing work while I was in there!!

  • Walter Perry
    Walter Perry 4 months ago

    Narrator has a hyper-active voice. Had to play this at .75x speed just to process the words. made him sound normal too. I think it was sped up in post. Cracked I love you. You are my home page and my number one time waster but don't rush us thru your content damn it!

  • AlwaysHopeful87
    AlwaysHopeful87 5 months ago

    Most companies are like an Oligarchy. Decisions are made by a few with power, that effect many who have no power and voice. Many times these few are bold, connected, but not very wise. Ask workers at the bottom. Doesn't have to be that way. Just learn about Edward Deming. (deming.org/explore/fourteen-points)

  • Wendy Lee Connelly
    Wendy Lee Connelly 5 months ago

    Get a job, hollywood! ;=>

  • Fly Beep
    Fly Beep 5 months ago +1

    Uploaded late 2017 "in this economic crunch" seriously?? You're over 5 years behind retard.

    • President Kudsi
      President Kudsi 4 months ago

      Fly Beep I know my Grandpa is more in touch than them.

  • Liam Nelson
    Liam Nelson 5 months ago

    You can be fired with no explanation in Washington state.

  • Luana Audio
    Luana Audio 5 months ago

    The Japanese seem to do far better in this regard. Look no further than "aggretsuko" for a pretty accurate depiction of daily office life. Despite all characthers being animals

  • Jim Thomas
    Jim Thomas 5 months ago

    Office Space was one of the most authentic representations of an office working environment i have seen portrayed on screen. To make a substantiated argument you need to align practical experience with theory , you make some valid objectionable points and you are well researched although a little top heavy in indoctrinated facts over shadowing reality

  • Obey Jesus
    Obey Jesus 5 months ago

    Would anyone like to hear Gods word and become his friend?

  • Darksun30
    Darksun30 5 months ago

    So, movie synopsis, very few real life parells?

  • Sukhbir Sekhon
    Sukhbir Sekhon 5 months ago

    shorts and sandals are a uniform as well.

  • Arnold Hay
    Arnold Hay 5 months ago

    E-Lawyer fodder.

  • 37
    37 5 months ago +1

    Shit you got wrong: 1) its pronounced reh-know not renault, and there's no dress code at IBM. My manager wears a t-shirt like the rest of us. 2) Although there may be paperwork involved in getting fired, if you steal a laptop at IBM, security will throw you out and the HR paperwork will go through within 4-6hrs.

    • President Kudsi
      President Kudsi 4 months ago

      37 that's cause that's a crime big difference between that and incompetence

  • pantslizard
    pantslizard 5 months ago +1

    So Hollywood is OUT OF TOUCH??? ...Imagine THAT...

  • Mike
    Mike 5 months ago

    i jerk off dolphins for SeaWorld

  • Jogoe
    Jogoe 5 months ago

    Jeez could you talk any faster?

  • Niklas Henricson
    Niklas Henricson 5 months ago

    Not in US you don't need extensive HR work. There are templates and normally there are witnesses. The reason it takes preparation time is all the witness accounts either it's managers or other employees against you. You finally get escorted the same day through the doors by security, depending the nature of being fired. On top you also risk to get prosecuted by company's legal dept. Depending again the nature of why you're being fired. When you get fired your employer is on the legal side always, either because of security violations, theft, harassment, and so on. If your position is high ranking you also get sometimes a package offer. Like a month or several months of payed leave and on the way out you sign a non disclosure agreement most of the times in regards to that package. Also an employer doesn't always need a reason. They can make up a reason that's hard to stand against... such as ... we're "downsizing our dept", or "there's no more work for your role in specific".... hard to argue about that since they run their company as they want. Sorry bro, but that's reality. Happens also in Europe with unions involved. If a manager wants you out they make that happen and quick too if they want that. Unions are strong in numbers, but one or two individuals are not worth the trouble for a union to go full blown attack against a company.
    The same thing goes for board members and the statutes are regulated by the majority on two or three consecutive meetings. They can make reasons for a board member to leave/get fired. Such as conflict of interests, or have meetings without that specific board member's knowledge and vote... It is more democratic that one manager's rule but again, majority decides what's happening with your position and can finally impeach you. Statutes are man-made and not regulated by any HR. A company decides on their own statutes or by laws. So movies aren't far from reality when it comes to kick someone out just like that. In reality boards use different methods such as freezing you out from meetings, making sure you're not being informed about company decisions... At the end you can only see fit to simply quit since you're not part of anything anymore and it's just waste of time.

  • Spasskyfan
    Spasskyfan 5 months ago

    Why list Office Space so prominently when it's mentioned for only 1 second??

  • Annoying Multi fandom Name

    Renault is pronounced “Ren-o”

  • Jaaa Beee
    Jaaa Beee 7 months ago

    I have to schmooze clients often. Rarely does that work leave the office. And if it does, it's because i'm getting to take a long lunch with said client on the company.

  • Deijha Hill
    Deijha Hill 7 months ago

    Get a job, Hollywood.

  • NEPMobile
    NEPMobile 7 months ago

    Did anyone else think that was bubbles in the thumbnail

  • El Guiñolo
    El Guiñolo 8 months ago

    Speak slower, please, you are barely audible, eating your words, and it ruins your videos.

  • Victor Sousa
    Victor Sousa 8 months ago

    In the movie of Steve Jobs with Ashton Kutcher:
    -"Are you gonna fire me?"
    Like what?

  • Mckenzie .Latham
    Mckenzie .Latham 9 months ago

    So in other words real life is boring, not very dramatic and depressing...
    yeah you'll sell a lot of tickets to that movie lol .

  • MTRredux
    MTRredux 9 months ago +1

    Why do I keep getting these in my recommended feed?
    "Movies are not real life"
    That's great Cracked...but movies never claimed to be realistic, nobody has that expectation.
    Don't get me wrong, you can still critique cinema as an art form.
    But nobody expects movies to conform to reality.

  • PaDDyCakes
    PaDDyCakes 9 months ago

    This shows that the office is incredible

  • Karma Lhasa
    Karma Lhasa 9 months ago

    Why is narrator talking so annoyingly fast?

  • owenbevt3
    owenbevt3 9 months ago

    Yep someone needs to tell the UK government that this 51% support to make massive constitutional change isn't a thing

  • becky gould
    becky gould 9 months ago

    A friend of mine was fired from her job for making a minor error(actually there were those who didn’t want her there. ) they put her on the don’t rehire list. And was denied unemployment. Others had made worse mistakes and either kept their jobs or were able to come back in 6 months

  • Dr. Kira
    Dr. Kira 9 months ago

    Tae video doesn't address that in Countries like Canada, ye absolutely HAVE tae dress professionally to job interviews in order tae be taken seriously, and actually get tae job don't matter where yer applyin'

  • Joshua
    Joshua 9 months ago

    Patrick Bateman wore a ten thousand dollar suite becuase he was bombastic; self worshiping; egomaniac.
    Dick Jones being caught in the act of a major crime plot and theh holding The Old Man hostage are two damn good reasons to fire someone on the spot.
    So, Ctacked, you can take American Psycho and RoboCop off this list.

  • henkkaj73
    henkkaj73 9 months ago

    These days it's hard to find any worker drones going 9 to 5 without deadlines or project pressure.
    I returned from a work site last night at 3AM having finished building the electric installations for multiple projects for very important big clients where deadlines got changed and projects went on simultaneously yet we managed to finish everything without problems and even go and fix a couple of smaller clients problems while working double shifts. I can certainly relate to the movie deadline/important project pressure and so can a lot of us. Being a huge success is a lot of commitment and work and the family sure loves the paycheck this kind of commitment brings.

  • Rico Baca
    Rico Baca 9 months ago

    Office Space?

  • aaron reyes
    aaron reyes 9 months ago

    Sorry right after you stated mr deeds wasn’t a good movie I clicked off. Foh

  • Andrew Williams
    Andrew Williams 9 months ago

    Breaking news: Actors and other Hollywood types have no idea what the real world is like.

  • queenfrostine97
    queenfrostine97 10 months ago

    My biggest takeaway from this video is that big corporations encourage their workers to wear shorts so they can save money on AC

  • Danny 6798
    Danny 6798 10 months ago

    My dad worked in the office of an oil company for nearly 16 years, in the movie he'd probably be some guy in a suit, but he'd go to work everyday in jeans and a tshirt

  • Jeff Detmer
    Jeff Detmer 10 months ago

    Good luck enforcing your rights as minor shareholder rights in a small corporation.

  • avery diaz
    avery diaz 10 months ago

    I think they do all of it on purpose really

  • M. Daniels
    M. Daniels 10 months ago

    sigh. you work in finance (and make any appreciable money), you wear a suit. People get fired all the time, HR will handle it after the fact. the end.

  • Marc Helmberger
    Marc Helmberger 10 months ago

    Yeahh... Robocop really "fired" that guy

  • Random Guy
    Random Guy 10 months ago

    "The dress code things is actually kind of new" but hollywood still does it constantly nothings changed?

  • Ohm Neh
    Ohm Neh 10 months ago

    Why the fuck do you talk so fast?

  • Kushal Chittam
    Kushal Chittam 10 months ago

    So i order to fire someone, u get them to wrongfully terminate yuorself and sue them and get the fired. This can work right

  • Julian Morrisco
    Julian Morrisco 11 months ago +1

    Ahem. Brexit. 51.8%....

  • denali637
    denali637 11 months ago +28

    These are particular to teacher movies, but:
    -New teacher walks into a classroom full of students with no adult in the room on day one.
    -Classroom is portrayed as totally chaotic until teacher says something important to them, which they are all suddenly quiet and attentive enough to hear clearly
    -English teacher explains a book's central theme in one sentence with zero input from students
    -Students in any classroom learn exclusively by listening to the teacher, and never do any actual work/practice in class
    -Teachers go out on weeknights
    -Teachers leave for work when it is light outside

    • Zimmit's Fabulous Wonder Hoagies
      Zimmit's Fabulous Wonder Hoagies 4 months ago +2

      Omg this is Every Teacher Movie Ever 🤣🤣🤣

    • President Kudsi
      President Kudsi 4 months ago +3

      Also in movies high school classes are not streamlined at all and everyone is in the same class for all subjects.

    • Dr. Kira
      Dr. Kira 9 months ago

      denali637 um, no, there is some listening involved with being a student (especially in University or College) but, I get what you're saying, and, students in film Uni or not do get assignments and such, they just don't spend a lot of time on it.

  • V blog
    V blog 11 months ago

    fuck you for your comments on HR.

  • Saoirse del Tufo
    Saoirse del Tufo 11 months ago +3

    Wow, just over 50% screwing just under 50% through arrogance and ignorance? Where have I heard that before?

  • ADL1992
    ADL1992 11 months ago

    I understand some of the issues at hand. But I hate this site's one note attack on movies for minor inaccuracies or factual errors. Haven't they heard of dramatic license? While it may be important for movies to be a somewhat realistic, sometimes it's easier to sidestep factual details and just focus on drama.

  • Nate Aaron
    Nate Aaron 11 months ago

    The "big project" should usually be a software conversion. Even if you aren't in tech - everything from retail to driving trucks involves software and inevitable changes. And the best time to switch is in the evenings or weekends outside the normal workday. Overtime galore.
    Another suggestion: overtime pay. Hollywood doesn't really understand that companies might send workers home even if they aren't finished rather than pay them overtime. That gives you that "deadline" feel.

  • Madiedo MD
    Madiedo MD 11 months ago +1

    like doctors in movies, while I have colleagues who may fill themselves with countless hours in patients, I've met some that for example work weekdays, 4 to 6 hours a day and weekends off, still making big numbers in salary and able to spend time with their families. Another myth I saw mostly was in House MD, where a surgeon would be also knowledgeable in internal medicine, or a plastic surgeon would be as well as good as an urologist, like if they studied all specialties at once...

    • President Kudsi
      President Kudsi 4 months ago

      Madiedo MD or that episode of House with a 50 something man who's been in a wheelchair for 8 years can just stand up and walk fine (or about as eell as an 80 year old) at the end.

  • Cooper Tweedie
    Cooper Tweedie 11 months ago

    “ren-alt” jesus its pronounced “ren-oh” (renault)

  • Fastertrack
    Fastertrack 11 months ago

    That superfast speech isn't all that easy to follow at points.

  • K ashmycheck
    K ashmycheck 11 months ago

    Holy shit dude breath and slow down! Damn

  • etherlords88
    etherlords88 11 months ago

    Cisco not Sisco sissy!

  • B D
    B D 11 months ago

    Great video but be realistic it's Hollywood. Hollywood does not do reality very well, people don't want reality they want fantasy. Hollywood just give them what they want. That being said Hollywood is one of the most immoral organizations out there but they do good at Fantasy. Very good video anyways thank you

  • flobeeone kinobee
    flobeeone kinobee 11 months ago +1

    No welders machinists electricians or plumbers in America then

  • Benjamin Burkhardt
    Benjamin Burkhardt 11 months ago

    American doesn’t know how to pronounce Renault-Nissan lmao

  • TransformsInto AGuitar
    TransformsInto AGuitar 11 months ago

    Geez, that video was slow. You need to talk faster...

  • Kelly D
    Kelly D 11 months ago +1

    I’ve been laid off from some of the top IT companies in America and I’ve seen people fired from those same companies, and from a whole lot of non-corporate jobs (mostly retail cashier jobs).
    For the tip top of the IT world, a layoff involved a big severance package and months (3) to find a “new” position in the company. I could use the resources in my former office, but yeah, no. That was the nicest layoff I’ve ever been part of.
    Another large IT company had all their contractors show up at a nice hotel’s conference center for a “meeting” and said “give us your IDs, sign this nondisclosure for your severance package and GTFO”.
    Another place sent our jobs to India, promised us a payout of X weeks if we stayed to train our Indian counterparts over the damn phone. That may have happened because the employees they sent kept getting food poisoning. I still can’t imagine Bubba somewhere in a small town in Alabama calling India for help with the paint tint machine.
    Retail isn’t that nice. A lot of times they won’t fire you without cause (personality conflict isn’t cause, stealing is) because they don’t want you to be able collect unemployment. They will cut your hours to the bone and change your schedule around to something impossible for nearly anyone to work and live. Retail can be just plain evil.
    I’ve never had a job that required me to sign a contract that said anything other than my company can end my employment with no notice at any time and I can leave my job with no notice at any time. I’ve been working since 1986. That’s how it is in most states in the US for the at will employee. HR is not on our side and as long as firing us doesn’t break the state or federal employment law, you will be out the door.
    The world of C-level employment is so different as to be practically a separate universe from the rest of us.

  • only half bad 333
    only half bad 333 11 months ago

    So Hollywood movies are lies!? What???

  • Kap E
    Kap E Year ago

    "Right to work" states screws workers rights.

  • Mahatma Coat
    Mahatma Coat Year ago

    I miss Cracked.

  • DarknezzMadnezz
    DarknezzMadnezz Year ago

    Right off the back... the 51% bit... legally it could be true... sadly, if you look at congress with the same regulations... even with 49 others who vote against it... 51% still allowed them to ignore the others and push through a tax deregulation that only hurt the citizens and further enrich the already wealthy..