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Delusional Manager Won't Accept Resignation

This person asked if they were right to walk out after their boss tried some weird manipulative BS by "not accepting" their two wees notice. It seems like they were well within their right, and are better off to have that garbage behind them. For another interesting quitting story, here's an employee who walked out and got a promotion out of it.

Ridiculous Manager won't accept that employee is resigning | Posted by u/Iquitscrewyou 20 hours ago AITA walking out after boss tried refuse accept my resignation? Not hole had boss who real turd. He labored under delusion he an excellent boss and couldn't put together his behavior and crappy pay why he had such hard time keeping employees. He also thought acceptable call his female employees hun, sweetie, and sugar. He condescending asswipe who consistently passed over more qualified women
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Boss Denies Employee's Necessary PC Upgrade, Malicious Compliance Ensues

It's funny how that works out. Sometimes the people who truly aren't the tech savvy ones assume that they know everything about how the technology is supposed to work. In this case though, it's nice to see that the boss didn't end up being a total monster, and if anything, by the ending it was nothing but nice wholesome vibes. 

Boss rejects employee's PC upgrade request, so the employee maliciously complies | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/Rhelyk 11h Won't get much needed PC upgrade properly do my job? OK make watch work XL run parts room at an independently owned auto body collision repair shop call owners Mr and Mrs Bossman do mostly insurance repairs and always have between 20 and 50 vehicles on-property various states repair, depending on busy are. Once estimate specific vehicle is approved my job is primarily order
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Incompetent Boss Insists On Using Errant GPS, Karma Ensues

If you ever have a boss who rudely insists that you "don't think" while you're in the driver's seat, you certainly have the opportunity to serve up a whopping plate of malicious compliance. Thus was the case with this employee who decided to follow their boss' orders despite being well aware that they drove past the correct exit ramp. Naturally, the boss was not stoked, but clearly had a moment of sobering realization that they vastly underestimated their employee's ability to follow instructions. Check out some more juicy malicious compliance content with this call center that wouldn't give their employee a raise, so malicious compliance ensued

A boss insists on using an errant GPS app, employee follows orders, hilarity ensues. | r/MaliciousCompliance u/AlwaysTheNoob 21h Join 1 2 2 e7 3 4 8 3 not here think ouch, but okay L tl;dr at bottom About decade ago new guy at company have people fly all over world start putting gear together before leaving again job sites, and one things did my earlier days pick those people up airport, take them their hotel after work, etc.
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Lazy Manager Karen Lets Everything Fall To Pieces

In this world, stories of incompetent managers and entitled Karens aren't rare. There are dumb bosses like this manager who suspended an employee and then expected them at their next shift. In the apocalyptic world of entitled Karens, there are tales like this military wife Karen who demanded salutes. But when the two are one in the same, things can get especially ridiculous. At least this one had a happy ending.

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Incompetent Manager Gets Rid of Closer, Store Gets Robbed

In an effort to trim down a company, some managers try eliminating vital positions without replacing them. Some managers illegally dock pay, and IT has to get it all back. In this case a hotheaded manager went and made a pretty big mistake while also making sure there was a lot of proof for that mistake. Nice. Some managers are super chill, like this boss who used an eye gag to remove problem customers.

incompetent manager cancels closer job, store gets robbed and there's proof it was the manager's fault
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Toxic Boss Makes Employee's Life Miserable, Employee Calls Their Bluff

Man, let this employee's experience navigating the ins and outs of a job under the weight of a terribly toxic boss be a lesson to us all. If you see those bright red flags present at a company that you're considering working for, don't ignore them. Trust your gut instinct. At least this employee was able to serve up some satisfying malicious compliance when it was all said and done. For some more sweet malicious compliance, check out this shady dude who tried to use fake cash at store and ended up triggering a malicious compliance in the process

Toxic boss makes their employee's life miserable, so the employee decides to call their bluff.
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Boss Disregards Tech Support's Friendly Advice

Many of us have ended up fielding our unfortunate share of lengthy updates that can then end up making it very hard for us to do our jobs, because our computers end up being necessarily incapacitated while they're updated. With that being said, the bossman in this tech support tale certainly learned his humbling lesson after pressing the very button he was advised to not press. Learn something new every day. Check out another ridiculous tech support tale with this lady who bought a wired mouse, and then got angry that it wasn't wireless

Boss ends up disregarding tech support's friendly advice.
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Incompetent Manager Demands Horrible Customer Service, Receives All Blame

Steve didn't realize he was in over his head when he decided to make his own customer service department incomprehensibly worse, but what he also didn't anticipate was that all the blame would fall on him too. For another one about a bad boss, here's a boss who illegally docked wages, so an employee crushed his dreams.

Incompetent manager drafts bad letter, everyone uses it and he gets all the blame
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Company Forces Employee to Use All His Vacation Days, Incapacitates Company

It's another one of those unfair changes in policy made by management with zero foresight. It seems like a huge company should be able to adapt when their employees use the benefits they promise to give. In a similar story, here's a guy who came up with a masterful plan when told he had to work on vacation.

Guy is told by company that he has to use all his vacation or lose it, so he does and cripples the company | reddit post MaliciousCompliance Posted by -S--R-E-N- Vacation- use or lose Fine. MC coming right up. This is not mine, but my late dad's. He loved telling this story tried typing this story few times here last few months, but couldn't get through am daddy's girl and miss him terribly. He brilliant and wickedly clever sob and hope all enjoy. TLDR at bottom.
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Boss Docks Wages Illegally, Employee Crushes His Dreams

May it be a lesson to all bosses that bullying your employees isn't a good business strategy. It's also a lesson in how far some people are willing to go for "the principle of the thing." And this kind of stuff can happen at any level of employment, like in a fast food joint where this boss threatened the staff so all the employees walked out.

employee gets pay docked by manager and takes legal action, ruining the company
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Company Won't Hire Employee Directly, They Live To Regret It

The most mind boggling part about this scenario might be the fact that the boss had the audacity to call and ask questions about something their ex employee used to do for the company before they were asked to leave the company. Like, you burn a bridge, you can't proceed to walk over it. Check out another professional revenge with this customer who flooded an unresponsive ISP company with tickets

Company won't hire an employee directly and they end up living to regret it.
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Boss Tells Employees They're Slacking, Petty Revenge Ensues

Not all bosses are great. In fact, some can be complete waking nightmares. Whether you find yourself under the incompetent wing of a maniacal boss who never should've been put in their position of power in the first place, or perhaps fielding an array of toxic instances from a boss who misplaced their moral compass, you'll probably suffer through a gig with a nasty boss at one point or another in your life. In this story, these employees decided to take a glorious, petty revenge on a boss that accused them of slacking. Suffice to say, it seems to have been successful. 

Boss tells employees that they're slacking, so the employees CC the boss on every email.
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Unfair Manager Threatens Staff, They All Walk Out

It's everyone's fantasy at some point in time to be able to just say enough is enough and walk out the door of their job. These employees were put through enough that they felt it was a reasonable option. And not only that, they came back for burgers. For another satisfying walkout story, here's an employee who walked out but ended up getting promoted. And here are some "screw this, I'm out" moments.

unfair manager threatens staff with write up and they all walk out | O r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/Blewyouremyboy 10 hours ago O 9 10 3 10 9. Work double and get written up or oc M high school few friends and myself worked at local chain restaurant were fully able run day shift but had never really broken down equipment and closed up evening. One particular night few night shift had called sick were asked pull double and close restaurant, which did. Essentially worked 10a.m. until after mi
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Boss Demands Daily Email Check, Employee Puts It On Time Sheet

It's amazing how quickly stupid tasks become irrelevant the moment it starts costing the company money. The powers that be came down and told this part-timer that they'd have to check their email daily, so naturally, for this employee, it seemed like that should count on company time. For another one, here's a micromanager who demanded too many updates, so an employee fought back with even more updates.

Boss demands employee checks emails on day off, so employee counts it on time sheet | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/OtherLtDan 19 days ago O 2 11 e14 3 18 E 11 2 Must check my work email every single day? Ok! oc S So working small private ambulance company ended up getting bought out by larger corporation folks have done this kind work, no wasn't company thinking but this new corporation wanted be just like them.
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Employee Realizes They Were Used In Work Plot Years Later

Work politics are weird, and having a shady figure with unclear motives is pretty much a standard boss. In this case a guy realized that his boss hadn't ignored his advice, but used it in order to prove a consultant wrong. Sort of weird and deceptive, but also clever and effective. For a boss with a more direct approach, here's a boss who used an eye gag to remove problem customers.

employee realizes they were used in malicious compliance | My boss used MC five years ago and just figured out. oc M Edit: MC stands Malicious Compliance. This has nothing do with Minecraft. Story starts now: About five years ago office guy small lumber mill. My direct supervisor general manager, but owner also pretty hands on.
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Bus Driver Strategically Gets Rid of Bus Zone Parkers

It's all about aligning those incentives and consequences. This bus driver was told not to pick people up outside of the designated zones, but dudes just kept parking in those zones, so naturally something had to give. When put in a no-win situation, it's time to change the game. Parking can be a big source of stress and justice, like this one where a guy teaches a lesson to a handicap spot hog.

People keep parking in bus zone so bus keeps going. | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/crazygrof left 40 guys standing rain after 12 hr shift. oc S Up until fairly recently worked as camp bus driver major industrial area my duties where pick people up camp (where they lived certain amount time two weeks one week out) and take them into plant and drop them off at variety dropoff areas (depending on their job then pick up anyone returning camp their rest period.
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