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Company Stops Reimbursing For Cellphones, Coworker Makes Sure They Regret It

There can be something strangely lovable about having a coworker on hand who decides to meet an unfavorable decision by their company, with a swift and brilliant act of malicious compliance. Bob sounds like he's just a bit of a mad lad. Clearly the guy wasn't just going to step aside without putting up a bit of a fight when it came to his cellphone situation being jeopardized. For another recent malicious compliance story check out this manager who forced their employee to get a sick note (even though it was illegal), and then how the doctor maliciously complied.

A company stops reimbursing their employees for cellphones, so a coworker makes sure that they regret it.
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Boss Forces Employee To Choose Between Demotion Or Termination, Asks If They're Wrong

Mental health days are obviously no joke, but if it's at all possible to convey to the boss in question that it's going to be a taking of the day off situation, that could be a good idea. Especially, when in the position of being promoted and tasked with exciting new responsibilities, like opening the store on time. It sounds like there were some communication troubles occurring between these two. Folks in the comments section seemed to be in agreement that the boss wasn't in the wrong for their decision to ask Peggy whether she wanted the demotion or straight up termination. But you be the judge. 

A boss forces their employee to choose between a demotion or termination, and then asks if they're in the wrong.
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Unreasonable Vegan Employee Refuses To Deliver Food With Meat In It

Some companies can be unreasonable, and there are some occupations out there people are sure no one enjoys. But when you refuse to do the job you agreed to do, and push the responsibility onto your coworkers, there become fewer and fewer questions about who's being impossible. It's not even a dietary restriction thing, it's a having coworkers thing. For some "intriguing" dietary stories, here's an uncle who demanded a meat meal at a vegan wedding and an irrational neighbor who demanded nutless baklava.

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Office Tattler Gets On Employee's Case Over Lunch Policy, Malicious Compliance Ensues

It's unclear how anyone's life could be so devoid of joy that they'd go out of their way to rat out their coworker's for total non-issues, but for some reason every office has got a Mindy. Luckily this employee was able to twist things to make the rules work for them in a classic move of malicious compliance. For some more modern work dramas, here are some horrible coworkers people had to endure as well as wild employee complaints that turned out to be legit.

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Seagulls tend to find themselves in inappropriate places, whether it's a hotel room or in someone's face on a slingshot ride. Let's not act like they're the gentlemen of the sky. At least this bank employee was able to muster the courage and deposit this dude outside. Now he's free to live out his days outside of the bank. Unlike the bank employees, sadly.

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Manager Screws Employee Over, Gets Promotion Taken Away

Nothing can bring one's blood to a boil like realizing that you're working alongside someone who keeps themselves busy at work by meddling in the very affairs that are certainly not their affairs to meddle with, in the first place. It sounds like this employee had a particularly nosey manager on their hands who was definitely overreaching. Well, all that funny business certainly came back to bite them in the end. For another recent pro revenge tale check out the time that a greedy landlord raised the rent so that a tenant wouldn't renew their lease, and then how he ended up getting exactly what he deserved.

A manager insists on screwing an employee over, and then they get their promotion taken away.
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Supervisor Says They'll Be Unreachable On Vacation, Fails To Give Employee Important Info

The thing about taking those much needed vacations and potentially even dipping your toes in the warm waters of some faraway paradise is that you're banking on your work life not eclipsing the dreamy sunsets of whatever destination you've chosen. By the sound of it this company was put in a bit of a tight spot because the supervisor could've done a more effective job at leaving all the important info that they needed to leave, with the company, before they dipped out.

An employee clearly states that they'll be unreachable while on vacation, but their company totally disregards them.
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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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Employee Fails To Do Job Correctly, Costs Company $1.5 Million

Sometimes the best way to feel better about your own sloppy days at work, where you couldn't seem to perform your job up to the standard that was expected from you is to go ahead and read about other people's own tragic professional blunders. Just because there's a paycheck on the other side of all of that work, doesn't mean that it prevents people from failing at their jobs in a wild blaze of anything but glory, every now and again. 

An employee fails to do their job correctly, and they end up costing the company $1.5 million.
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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

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Employee Gets Pet Fox, Big Stink Ensues, Boss Calls Her Out, She Complains

Something is awry in this scenario. Of course, people should be encouraged to embrace whatever pet they've chosen to add to their home. Even if it's something atypical like a pet fox. But if you decide to roll with the fox for your pet, it sounds like you've got to go the extra mile to ensure that you're not carrying around that fox's stink with you wherever you go. Unfortunately, this employee assumed a defensive stance when she was called out. 

An employee gets a pet fox, stinky smells ensue, boss calls her out, and she complains.
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Monstrous Manager Snaps On Employee, Employee Claps Back

Sure, everyone has their off days, and sometimes people end up hitting breaking points where they just need a mental health day. That still doesn't excuse being a complete monster to another human being, who didn't do anything to you. It sounds like this manager had a whole lot of nasty business boiling underneath the surface. The reaction did absolutely not fit the "crime." Life happens. People are late. Plans are ever vulnerable to falling apart in a reality that by its very nature is completely spontaneous. Good on this employee for standing up for themselves. For some more manager drama check out this incompetent manager who suspended an employee, and then still expected them at their shift

A monstrous manager ends up snapping on an employee, so the employee gives it right back to them.
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Company Refuses To Give Employee Raise, Employee Refuses To Do Extra Work

Honestly, it's hard to figure exactly what the company expected to happen when they went ahead and refused to give this employee a well deserved raise. Like, naturally people aren't going to want to fill their plates up that much more if they're not receiving the right amount of money for the heftier workload. So, it's no surprise that people in the comments section were in agreement that the employee wasn't in the wrong at all for holding their work "hostage."

A company refuses to give an employee a raise, so the employee refuses to do the extra work.
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Occupations People Are Sure No One Enjoys

We don't always have a ton of choice where we get to work, especially when you're just entering the working world. Find anything customer-facing and you'll have to deal with ridiculous customer demands. And don't think every good-looking job is perfect, because there are also those jobs that look easy or fun but are surprisingly difficult. With some jobs the work is alright but everyone else is horrible, in the case of these jobs people quit on the first day. In summary, it's rough out there, man.

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Employee Isn't Being Paid For Being On Time, Malicious Compliance Ensues

Being lambasted by a manager for showing up on time is one thing, but when you find out they're not actually paying you even after you've clocked yourself in? Then it's time to get creative. It's disappointing to learn that even small things in life can become a power play, but those moments are a good opportunity to learn how much power you actually have in any given situation. For example, this store owner who wouldn't change their number so a dude fought back.

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Lunch Thief Gets Outed By Coworker's Pro Revenge

Man, the people in this world that are out there stealing other people's lunches are really swinging low. It sounds like this particular lunch thief wasn't going to stop with their antics until someone literally exposed them. And oh boy, did they get exposed. I would've loved to have seen the look on "Kyle's" face when he got caught. Also though, pretty uncool on the part of the company itself for not getting involved with the lunches being stolen until one of the higher up's had their own lunch jacked. For another pro revenge tale check out the time that a landlord refused to return a deposit, got taken to court, appealed it, and then lost everything.

A pro revenge story about an office lunch thief getting caught red-handed.
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