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'Boss forbids me from emailing/communicating with upper management': Boss tries to control employee's communications, employee uses his own write-up as evidence against her

'Boss forbids me from emailing/communicating with upper management': Boss tries to control employee's communications, employee uses his own write-up as evidence against her

Imagine having a boss who's so controlling, she won't ever let you talk to any higher-up in the company. This dude had to deal with exactly that when he got a new boss who had it out for him. U/Analytica0 writes that his new boss at a big organization was nice at first. But after a few months, the OP got a tip from other workers that his boss was out to get him. By the eighth month of her tenure there, she told the OP that he shouldn't be calling or emailing any higher-ups . Ever. Now, although…
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‘You can’t deny my applications now': Insurance company dodges client's attempts at applying for financial assistance due to costly medical tests; client cleverly finds ways to resubmit application

‘You can’t deny my applications now': Insurance company dodges client's attempts at applying for financial assistance due to costly medical tests; client cleverly finds ways to resubmit application

Insurance companies like to convince us how much we ‘need them', promising us a path to the land of milk and honey. The time comes to reap some of those benefits they assured were ours, and then voila, they ghost us, lie to us, or tell us that we are not entitled to said benefits. Sigh, tsk, tsk, cough. Why must we always fight tooth and nail for what is rightfully ours? What are we even paying them for if they end up being no help? One person took to Reddit, r/maliciouscompliance, explaining h…
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'"If it's not in writing, it didn't happen" goes both ways': Boss wants to know why employee wasn't working during their in-person meeting, employee starts writing everything down

'"If it's not in writing, it didn't happen" goes both ways': Micromanager boss wants to know why employee wasn't working during their in-person meeting, employee starts writing everything down

This employee decided to call their boss's bluff, writing that their boss “thinks she's won.” It's not every day you hear about a boss this overbearing. U/Nerdfury83 shared a story about their new manager at their job---her title really should be “micromanager.” The OP works at a phone job, taking calls that have recorded logs. The OP's boss is so strict that she is literally counting the seconds that OP isn't on a call! While phone jobs are notoriously strict about the time employees spend on…
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'I had to literally pick up my 3,000 pound redwood gazebo and move it': Neighbor delivers HOA repeated email requests after HOA says their yard is 'out of compliance'

'I had to literally pick up my 3,000 pound redwood gazebo and move it': Neighbor bombards HOA with requests after HOA says they're 'out of compliance'

This person's "dirt cheap" home came with a catch — an unceasing HOA.
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'Can you please resend?': Theater patron repeatedly requests tickets from an automated reply email, employee sends her back plenty of replies

'Can you please resend?': Theater patron repeatedly demands tickets from an automated reply email, employee sends her back plenty of replies

E-tickets are supposed to be convenient, but for this confused customer, it was the complete opposite. Buying tickets for an event used to be a lot simpler than it is these days. I'm told that decades ago, if you wanted to get a ticket to a concert, you had to physically walk your body over to a box office and buy a ticket from another human being. Sometimes people would camp outdoors while waiting for tickets, and there were certainly people who bought tickets just to resell them. But for the…
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'[He] routinely attempts to fax me when I have no fax machine': Employee details their nepo-boss's workplace requests

'[He] routinely attempts to fax me when I have no fax machine': Employee baffled by their nepo-boss's odd workplace requests

This employee was surprised every day by the odd way their nepo-boss chose to run a business.
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'Being micromanaged...was not something that we were interested in': Small business trucking company lets client of 50 years go

'Being micromanaged...was not something that we were interested in': Small business trucking company fires client of 50 years over their rep's demanding attitude

Ask and you shall receive. When this company representative decided to make empty threats, I'm sure he thought it would make him look tough and professional. Instead, it backfired spectacularly on him. This malicious compliance story takes place at a small family-run company that specialized in trucking. This person knew that relationships with their clients were important to the company's long term success. So when they encountered another business's representative who rubbed them the wrong wa…
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'I won't sign, come back later': Deputy project manager costs company $250k

'I won't sign, come back later': Deputy project manager rejects requests and ignores emails, costs company $250k

Working in logistics is an underappreciated job — this person's work wasn't appreciated until everything started going off the rails. When roles switch around in a company, things around bound to slip between the cracks. Especially when there are bosses like this guy, the deputy project manager on an Australian pipeline project. As he stepped in to replace the regular project manager , he didn't quite know who was responsible for which tasks. The OP of this story writes that their regular proje…
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'This is MY email address': Guy gets petty after stranger with similar name keeps using his email

'This is MY email address': Guy gets petty after stranger with similar name keeps using his email

If you have a generic email address and a generic name, there's a high likelihood that you've received someone else's information by mistake...
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'I found out I was let go... by being CC'd:' Boss accidentally copies employee on email about upcoming termination

'I found out I was let go... by being CC'd to remove my access:' Boss accidentally copies employee on email about upcoming termination

This is not exactly the ideal way to find out you're getting fired...
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'I'm thinking go from $500 to $950': Real estate agent accidentally sends tenant email meant for landlord with plans to price him out

Well, if this tenant is pursuing a case, he certainly has enough evidence.
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'I accidentally hit send': Employee gives very honest feedback to boss unintentionally

'I accidentally hit send': Employee gives very honest feedback to boss unintentionally

One employee experienced an office worker's worst nightmare — accidentally sharing a snarky email with their boss . It's never been easier to send a text or email. You can type anything up on your phone, and send it in just a few clicks. So you have to be super careful what you write , just in case it accidentally happens to get sent. U/kpmurphy56 explained in their TIFU post that morale has been low at their workplace in the aftermath of numerous layoffs. So when they got an email from the bos…
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‘I fired him, just like you asked’: Customer begs manager to rehire worker who was fired per his request after delivering wrong $8 item

‘I fired him, just like you asked’: Customer begs manager to rehire worker who was fired per his request after delivering wrong $8 item

Customers demand an unholy amount of attention, clearly under the impression that they are the center of the universe and their every need must be doted on. Unfortunately for these Karens, they aren't the boss of everyone else. This Karen customer sent a feisty email to OP, who was the manager of an employee who made a simple mistake in delivering the wrong internet item to said Karen. OP offered his apologies and told the customer he would return the item at the company's expense, plus ship th…
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Apartment Management: 0 Me:1

'Putting people in their place is my specialty:' Tenant calls out shady landlord after failing to bump up the rent mid-lease

It doesn't get more satisfying than shutting down your landlord.
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'Rent increase mid-lease': Landlord tries to trick tenant, tenant disputes and wins

Proving your landlord wrong is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As we all know, the rental market is ruthless right now, and this apartment manager tried to take advantage of their tenants as a result. What they didn't realize was that this one tenant was thorough and precise about what they signed in their initial agreement. This thread was posted to Reddit's r/Apartmentliving subreddit by u/Mundane_Tension369 , and let the original poster's email correspondence serve as evidence that you too…
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Company-wide email + 30,000 emplovees + auto-responders

'The email systems melted down. Everything went offline': Completely clueless employee emails 30,000 people about an apartment, spawning thousands of emails

This dude told a hilarious story of email insanity, writing, “I witnessed this astounding IT meltdown around 2004 in a large academic organization…”
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