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Boss Tells Lab Manager To Alter Inventory Reports, Completely Backfires

It sounds like this boss was just trying to cut corners in an area of their job that they simply couldn't afford to take shortcuts in. Suffice to say, after they tell their lab manager to alter some inventory reports, the lab gets a bit of a walkthrough inspection, and things quickly blow up from there. It was really only ever going to go that way. 

Check out some more malicious compliance gold with this incompetent boss who insisted on using an errant GPS, and then karma ensued

Boss tells their lab manager to alter lab inventory reports and it completely backfires.
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Karen Manager Orders Employee to Print a Video File, Gets Fired

You don't need to know much about computers to understand that being asked to print a video file is a stupid endeavor, but this manager wasn't having it. Apparently this was the last thing on top of a pile of other complaints that led to her professional demise. Sometimes managers really don't know whats up, leading to stories like this employee who robbed a museum to prove a point. Here's one about an Aunt Karen who offered exposure for art payment and her scam fell apart.

Karen manager demands employee print a video and gets fired | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/deeba_ 11 hours ago No problem print video And while at might have fired as well. oc L Hi all, This is my first submission sub and hope enjoy There's tl:dr at bottom. Context: This happened few years ago 18 and working as receptionist community nursing service. As youngest team by long shot average age employees being around 55-60 usually one responsible Computer Stuff mostly just simple things
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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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Boss Forbids Use of Work Truck, Surprised When No Work Is Done

We've all had penny pinching bosses who ask too much, but sometimes they set themselves up for failure. It's not a lot of fun to have a boss who tries to enforce contradicting rules. He didn't really give these guys a choice, and to top it all of, went totally incommunicado. Here's one where management illegally banned overtime pay but IT got it all back.

work story of when cheap boss forbids underage workers from using truck, so they can't work | Posted by u/YhcrananarchY 21 hours ago 2 6 10 S 13 4 Boss says can't drive work truck, so don't! oc M title pretty much sums up, but long, long time ago city not far away had terrible Summer job. Right after high school, my friend and were looking practically anything make money and his older brother told us about job he once had working this guy washing windows.
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Boss Expects Work Without Pay, Gets What He Pays For

This boss wanted a manager that he didn't have to pay extra. Instead of going along with the BS, this employee decided enough was enough and let the boss get exactly the amount of work he was paying for. Incompetent managers have a way of biting themselves in the ass, like this incompetent manager who forbid overtime. Here are more people's "screw this, I'm out" stories.

bad boss wants to not pay employee, employee quits | u/Sherlock_DaVinci Not qualified promotion, then just do my job oc M Edit: Which TLDR at end few years ago worked furniture stored back store. My job consisted unloading and loading trucks, assembling furniture and placing on main floor store. After around 6 months there, my supervisor announced he resigned meaning his post up grabs had all technical requirements so applied, but they gave job another one my colleagues
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Manager Tries to Fire Guy for Following The Rules, It Backfires

We've seen our share of stupid managers and incompetent owners, and things never seem to change. This guy had the misfortune of having his job bought out by a bigger company, but knowing the rules, he managed to outlast his crappy manager.

Guy gets manager fired because he knows the rules | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by PunkThug There an attempt fire malicious compliance. Long-time lurker first time poster. Apologize being on mobile s very long story, and TL;DR at bottom
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Boss Micromanages Themselves Out of The Job

Bad managers have a habit of losing sight of all the non-necessary and extra tasks they demand of their employees. It just so happens, a lot of times when employees revolt by doing their exact job description, the shortcomings of the boss are revealed. It's kind of beautiful, actually.

micromanaging boss makes employees do bare minimum | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/laxfarmerdan 24 32 8 14 hours ago Complain about logging my phone 30 seconds late work my hours but cost money. oc M My first job out Bar school with an ambulance chasing firm worked 12-8pm call centre calling people after accidents get them sign with us personal injury claim. Officially this not cold calling as details were passed us by insurance companies who assured us each lead had confirmed injuries and
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Boss Has Terrible Idea, Employee Disregards Idea, Boss Learns Lesson

Man, nothing's quite as grim as the moment that anyone realizes they're working under an incompetent manager who is inevitably going to put the company in hot water, if they continue onward in their mindless ways. Well, this boss certainly sounds like they never should've been put in the position of power that they were to begin with. Fortunately, the employee working under them had the mindful presence to not obey (dumb) orders, and managed to keep the company in compliance when it was all said and done. 

A boss has a terrible idea, employee disregards idea, boss learns lesson. | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/Routine_Condition 7h 8 5 e 5 S 4 8 3 software does all now. OK boss. M Inspired by recent story don't need any anymore reminded my malicious compliance changed organization chart company worked at. TL;DR Look at boss now. Many moons ago, before 08 recession manager records department (among other things worked an industry where record keeping is super critical. Bad records mean no more
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People Who Worked Smarter, Not Harder

Some of the greatest innovations at work come from human laziness. It's just not a good idea to work extra hard when you can think of a way to do the same work more efficiently. That said, don't do too good of a job or your boss might find out that you don't need to work there anymore. One or two of these definitely backfired. And a few definitely weren't as smart as the person first thought.

People tell stories of times their laziness made them work more efficiently | post by SirSithsalot remember having peel 20kg charred eggplant at restaurant worked asked chef if there an easier way do His reply yep, get someone else do
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Dumb Boss Cuts Chef's Overtime, Ends Up Paying Anyway

In order to get things done, you need people to work for you. And in order for people to work for you, you need to pay them. It's a simple formula, but managers have an extremely hard time grasping that. Why is it so difficult? Here's another incompetent manager who forbid overtime and ended up paying for it.

dumb boss cuts overtime, staff have to work overtime and he still loses money | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/CopChef Change hourly salary cut my pay K oC L This takes place before times people could eat out and gather large numbers used work as chef an owner who liked micromanage things and bit narcissistic been working there about 3 years, getting good reviews, customers loved updated menu. Made everything scratch, people used think place open box/heat
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Stellar Manager Handles Layoff Like a Boss

So many people have been absolutely burned by layoffs in the past that seeing a story like this is a rare and welcome diamond in the rough. This person acted with the kind of understanding and responsibility that a cool manager should. For another story of a boss actually being great, here's a story of a VP who pulled rank and got canned by a cool CEO.

Boss uses layoff to get staff hired | shortadamlewis 13.3k points 1 year ago 4 3 8 O had lay off my entire staff (and myself) with 8 hours notice contract project manager on government project (office type work At our periodic review on Thursday government announced they would not be renewing our contract and our last day Friday next day
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Employee Points Out Security Concern, Nobody Listens, Robbery Ensues

Sometimes, the only way that you can get through to people that seem committed to not listening to your warnings is to take matters into your own hands, and show them why they should've listened. This particular move was certainly a bold one, and we can't say we'd advise anyone to follow suit. But at least the point was proved, and the security measures in the museum were brought up to the level they needed to be at. Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this wild thread where Tumblr users go all in on "The Incredibles" analysis.

Employee proves that museum's security needs to be revamped | So my boss once robbed museum prove point and honestly think she is my new role model. flamefriendsshipped If this gets notes l'll tell full story fandomlovingweirdo
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Lazy Boss Demands Password Change, Gets Incomprehensible Password

Communication is key, and this manager who couldn't pay enough attention to make his own password got exactly what he asked for. As it turns out, this kind of thing isn't so rare. For another time someone at work wanted something but wasn't clear enough, here's a boss who demanded a demolished office but got more than that.

Boss demands new password and employee makes it impossible to type | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/foobar754 17 hours ago Just change password and write down Sure thing. oc s Back working at small company company didn't really have ton support staff so take break various programming tasks doing and would help out manager support team completely unqualified and basically got job because he also head sales and customer facing team
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Employee Derails Incompetent Boss By Working Scheduled Hours

When you're already going above and beyond to cover someone else's loose ends, it's a breath of fresh air to be ordered to just do your job. This boss didn't know what they were getting into when they tried to tell this employee to simply work their scheduled hours. For another dumb boss story, here's a boss who orchestrated their own downfall.

incompetent boss orders employee to work scheduled hours and messes everything up | Posted by u/dorky_dad77 told had an 8 1/2 hour shift and not leave early, so started working only 8 1/2 hours. oc M work as supervisor at manufacturing plant, and hired an 8 hour shift as night time supervisor. As soon as started, they changed, and said they really considered shift be 11 pm 730, so they would need be 8 1/2 hours salaried, there wasn't much could do, and wasn't
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Work Memes to Hide from the Boss

Work. We need to do it to not be hungry and cold, but other than that it's missing some benefits. Depending on their job, most people would rather just sit and be bored. And everyone's attitude at work is a strange combination of trying to do as little as possible while blaming everyone around them for doing as little as possible. It can get rough. At least there are work memes to blow off work steams.

funny work memes | got deep rage burning inside but got act nice because at work cat smiling awkwardly
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Boss Demands Demolished Office, Gets More than That

There's a right way and a wrong way to demolish an office, and it's looking like these guys took the wrong way. Maybe they shouldn't have taken their boss's orders so literally, or could have planned better. Either way what they got was a big headache. This one didn't come down on anyone, but it's not uncommon for a boss to orchestrate their own downfall.

Boss orders office demolition with forklift and it goes wrong | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/Naige2020 Drive forklift through oC M This may take while relate but lot happened working as Warehouse Manager pharmaceutical\cosmetic company. Our premises part large industrial complex had been walled off into three smaller buildings had three different businesses occupying them. My office free standing building inside warehouse about size shipping container. My company process
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