Horrible Bosses

PettyRevenge | Reddit | You want to steal my desert? How about a mouth full of ink to go with it?

Manager Turned Food-Thief Gets His Just Desserts When Stolen Snack Holds Inky Surprise

This snack didn't smile back when it was stolen from a worker's lunch. Instead, it unloosed its hidden fury in the form of an inky surprise. The trap was set by frustrated workers who were tired of losing their sweet treats out of their lunch to an unknown snack-stealing menace. The workers banded together and loaded up a whole lot of Hostess Ding-Dongs with an edible, but definitely not invisible, ink. The culprit turned out to be none other than the plant manager who got a great taste of his…
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"When my grandfather passed away, my boss asked for a funeral note. Wtf is a funeral note?"

Employee Asks for Day Off for Grandfather's Funeral, Boss Makes Him Provide a "Funeral Note"

This employee was forced to provide a funeral note after requesting a day off to attend his grandfather's funeral service.
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Why did you schedule this call on my off hours? | Been reading other stories of virtual meeting shenanigans

'My manager insists I turn my camera and mic on': Manager late for web meeting on employee's day off, witnesses literal inferno via Zoom

This volunteer firefighter was threatened to be fired while attending a fire on their day off.
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I was just fired for having boundaries

Employee Says He's Available Every Day Except Sunday, Gets Fired After Only 6 Days on the Job

Here is yet another story where boundary setting led to wrongful termination!
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Antiwork post | "Just quit my job effective today by email." | Worker quits job after leave is not honored

'Just quit my job effective today by email': Employer denies new employee leave negotiated during interview process, new employee quits

This employer reneged on its promise to allow a new employee to take leave agreed upon during the interview process, prompting the employee to send this email notifying the employer of their immediate resignation.
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You have decided to fire me because I was in the hospital? Miss your wedding dinner tasting then!

Employee Fired Over Hospital Visit, Boss Then Misses Wedding Tasting and Fianceé Leaves Him

In a series of extremely preventable events this employee was fired for missing work but still required to work out a two-week notice period. If that sounds confusing to you, that's because it is. Working a notice period after being unceremoniously fired is entirely laughable and totally bewildering, especially when you're requiring said fired (and unqualified) employee to run the shop for you while you dip out for wedding preparations with your fianceé. Yeah, totally preventable. All this guy…
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"dumb employee is dumb"

Office Supply Store Employee Given Horrible Review, Gets Revenge on Evil Manager

Some managers are just asking to be treated this way.
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This has happened to me 3 times in a row now. I show up early for an interview and they just waste my time acting like I don't exist.

'No one showed up': Interview candidate ghosted for the third time in a row

It's one thing to get ghosted in the dating scene, it's quite another when it's a potential employer.
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r/ProRevenge | Company fs over long-term employees and my boss's act of revenge helps me start a freelance media company for pennies on the dollar | For legal reasons, I can't disclose the exact location.

Manager Sells $400k of Electronics to Employees at 90% Off in Order to Get Revenge on Shady CEO's Plot

A nefarious plot by the CEO to lay off all workers at a chain electronic store triggered a rebellion by the store's manager that would send the corporate entity reeling. Is this a plot line written by George RR Martin? Or a modern retelling of Robin Hood? You be the judge! It's no secret that CEOs and others in similar positions of unchecked power often use said power to line their coffers and fill the wallets of their closest friends and allies. It's not above them to make closed-door deals th…
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'Welcome to the new corporate America': Breaking down what flexible hours and unlimited vacation actually means

'Welcome to the new corporate America': Breaking down what flexible hours and unlimited vacation actually mean

Welcome to the ~new~ corporate America, where we try to encourage young people to embrace the 40-hour work week with promises that are too good to be true.
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Malicious Compliance | Following a termination letter to a T

Security Guard Fired, Immediately Begged to Work Remaining Scheduled Shifts

What is it with employers firing people and then immediately realizing that they need their help? You might think they would have considered that before firing in the first place or, maybe, just don't fire people unreasonably if you're already short of workers. Is that too much to ask? This story was posted to Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by Reddit user u/kayasha, who shared their experience on the popular sub. The story received positive responses from readers. “It’s fascinating ho…
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AskReddit thread 'If you don't like it, leave!': 14 People who decided the leave it when given the chance

'If you don't like it, leave!': 14 People who decided the leave it when given the chance

We've all heard this phrase uttered and felt obligated by the societal commitments to remain exactly where we happen to be standing or seated at the time. Almost always, the person uttering this phrase knows that they have control or power over you and is counting on you being reminded of that fact in order to justify and pass off their own terrible behavior. Since they've offered you the “option” of an out they're then going to feel
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My Boss's dog bit me. My supervisor didn't let me go to a doctor

Employee Gets Bitten by Boss's Aggressive Dog and Pushed to Finish His Work Before Going to the Hospital

When you get badly wounded and they ask you to complete your hours before seeking medical attention, that's when you better believe you're not treated like a human being at work.
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The number of people on LinkedIn who need to stop and read the room is growing astronomically, and this “Growth Advisor” is no exception.

'I acknowledged the value of eating mud': Guy on LinkedIn gets dragged for tone deaf post

The number of people on LinkedIn who need to stop and read the room is growing astronomically.
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'If you miss even one shift you get demoted': Father/Boss forces son to miss the birth of child

It's never a good thing when an employer forces their employee to miss a significant life event in order to assert their authority over the employee's life and ensure that they never dare to question the importance of their work again. Such instances are dehumanizing and toxically reinforce the bizarre idea that our work is more important than our family and health. It's shocking then to think that a parent could do this to their own child who works for them. Well, that's exactly what happened…
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'I just walked out of a job interview': 7 Top Trending Threads Where Candidates Walked Out of Interviews

A job interview goes both ways. You are trying to see if you want to work for the company just as much as they are trying to work for you. We've said it time and time again, but job interviews are just the absolute worst. They're the ultimate facade of our society, with both parties putting on their bravest face in order to sell themselves to the other. The interviewee is often trying to sell how loyal and confident they are. The interviewer, on the other hand, sells their dominance and superio…
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