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Lousy Boss Doesn't Like To Pay Employees, Gets Reported To Labor Board

The professional world has far too many shady bosses that are trying to pull fast ones on employees that they vastly underestimate. There had to have been some kind of morally centered voice echoing with pleas in the back of this guy's brain to just pay his employees like he was supposed to. But alas, no such action occurred. So, the labor board made the very necessary intervention. For another pro revenge tale check out the time that a client tried to screw an employee over by locking out of the system, and then it totally backfired

A lousy boss doesn't like to pay their employees, so they end up being reported to the labor board.
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"Very Important" Man Demands AC Turned Off In Mid Summer

It just so happens that the people who demand things the loudest are most often the people who know the least about what they want. But hey, he's a very important man, so what he says goes. Here's a Karen who demanded exact change, then got upset when she got it. There's just no pleasing some people.

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Boss Insists Spellcheck Is Broken, Has It "Fixed," Makes Gibberish Until Fired

If spellcheck is making it impossible for you to make a sentence, there's a decent chance it's not spellcheck's fault. It's like this employee who insisted on their spelling of "Hampster." This exact issue is what births many dumb and creative spelling fails, but we're not here to tell people how to spell correctly. We're here to laugh at them. It's hard to tell a higher-level employee when they're wrong, but if they insist on being wrong, go ahead and let them. For another technical solution to a frustrating boss, here's an employee who wrote some code to comply with their boss who said employees can't idle.

Boss insists spellcheck is broken, employee fixes it, and he writes gibberish
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An Imaginative Conversation On Getting Out Of Work

It doesn't even matter that this is pretty much guaranteed to be fake. The conversation itself is ridiculous and entertaining. Maybe, the best course of action is to just play dumb if you really, really need to get out of work. That goes without saying that it'd certainly be a risky move, and not particularly an advisable, definitely unethical life hack. Check out some more highly unadvisable life pro tips over here

An imaginative conversation on how to get out of work.
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Incompetent Manager Forces Unqualified Employee To Fix Machine, Breaks It More

Most of us have nightmares about having to do something and not knowing exactly how to do it, but having a boss shouting at us to make it happen. It happens in real life too, and sometimes it works out. Usually not, but sometimes. The working world drives us to absurd scenes, like this employee who wasn't being paid for being on time or these wild employee complaints that turned out to be legit.

stupid manager tells unqualified employee to fix bottle deposit machine
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Boss Accuses Ex-Employee Of Reporting Him, Actually Gets Reported

Nothing quite melts our icy hearts like seeing a tyrannical boss end up serving themselves ultimate destruction. In the case of this boss, it sounds like he very well might've gotten away with all of his shady antics if he simply didn't go stirring up trouble where there was originally none to be had. 

An ex boss accuses someone of reporting him, actually ends up getting reported.
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New Owner Bullies Employees, Runs Company Into Ground, Fails Court Case

There's a rich history of bosses orchestrating their own downfall and this one is a stellar example. This lady's genius idea was to make their product crappier while keeping prices high and treating staff like garbage. Where could that go wrong? Some bosses make it clear right away that playing along won't be worth it. Here are some job listing horror stories as well as reasons people quit their jobs on the first day.

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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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Employee Battles Micromanaging Boss With Nano Reporting

Who knows what goes through the mind of a manager who would rather have their employees spend all their time reporting on their work than actually working. This employee saw right through it and came up with a plan to show them exactly how dumb the new policy was. For another incompetent boss, here's a manager who suspended an employee and expected them at their next shift.

boss demands reports, employee makes them very specific | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/FormerStuff 13 hours ago O 4 e 3 13 4 Want be extra specific on my time spent during workday can do oc M TL;DR at end work sales spend time my actual office and on road making cold calls small company work uses call-logging software plans my trips customers typical logged call would look like this: Called X customer time spent call> call notes.
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Employee Arrives Late, Cool Boss Pulls Fire/Hire Switcheroo

After this employee came in late, their boss decided to use the minor infraction as an opportunity to give them a raise in the most convoluted, yet effective way possible. There are so many bad bosses out there, like this boss who said employee computers couldn't idle, or this boss who tried to take priority over the army. But at the end of the day, it's the cool and competent bosses who we remember the most, like this boss who used an eye gag to remove problem customers.

employee arrives to work late, good boss uses the opportunity to fire and rehire them at higher wage
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The Worst Work Suck-Ups People Witnessed

Everyone has different instincts for how to stick around at their job. Some people just do a good job. Other people try to maintain a low profile. And then there are the brown-nosers. The people who's personalities change on a dime when the boss is around. The guy who buys his boss lunch. The coworker who will do anything for a shot at sniffing their manager's shoes. People have enough work horror stories to go around. Maybe some work memes would help.

The most suck-up and brown-noser behavior at people's jobs
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Incompetent Manager Tries To Blame Employee For His Own Use of Comic Sans

There are some employees who stick around because they do good work, and there are others whose longevity stems from their ability to blame everyone else for screw ups. This manager tried to get after a certain employee when he should have realized the mistake was his own, and it just proved his own incompetence. People have problems with technology, like this customer who thought electronic payment worked by putting checks into their computer.

manager has comic sans as default font, tries to blame employee for it
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Boss Says Employees Can't Idle, Employee Writes Code To Comply

At some jobs, the boss only really cares if the work gets done. At other jobs, the boss is so obsessed that employees are working every second of the day that it ends up making things less efficient. For example, this boss who demanded an endless task be completed, and ended up stuck with it. In this case, boss man was upset with the thought of anyone's computer idling. So naturally this employee figured out a way to make everyone happy.

Boss says computers can't idle, so employee writes code to keep idling from ocurring
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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 Tries To Take Priority Over Army, Doesn't Succeed

There are many kinds of incompetent managers out there. There's one memorable kind who's totally convinced that work takes precedence over every other function of life, like this boss who threatened to fire an employee over jury duty. Maybe it's because they think they're the king of their own little world? Time and time again, once another form of authority comes knocking, they crumple into a heap.

angry boss tries to pick fight with U.S. army and doesn't succeed
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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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