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20+ Coworker Memes for Understaffed Teams of Employees With One Foot Out the Door

20+ Coworker Memes for Understaffed Teams of Employees With One Foot Out the Door

Every workplace (especially nowadays) comes with its own issues. You can find yourself as a part of an understaffed team, in a toxic environment, with an awful boss… the possibilities are endless. The one sure thing is you never get proper compensation for it. If you call in sick, you're gonna feel the wrath of the invisible grimace your boss is making on the other side of the phone (Assuming you're not a texter). Apparently, you're not allowed to feel unwell, because you don't have enough cowo…
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'I guess we're off then': Hardworking Hybrid Team Gets Payback on Micromanaging Boss After A Vicious Attack On Their Productivity

For decades, office employees have been prisoners of their cubicle, pretending to “work” whenever their boss walks by. Ever since the pandemic, a lot of jobs have realized the practicality of adjusting office scheduling and having their employees work remotely. Even though employees that work from home save costs for their company and are typically more productive, for some reason, companies are resistant to the idea. Perhaps they're obsessed with micromanagement? Managers either don't trust th…
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Boss says "If you're 1 minute late I'm docking 15 minutes from your time" gets mad when I don't work the 15 minutes I was docked for free.

'I enjoy what I do but I don't do it for free': Construction worker stands up to boss after getting docked 15 minutes for being 1 minute late

This dude created a wave of malicious compliance seemingly by accident!
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“Your job is done. I don’t want you to do anything related to the project ever again.”

'This is no longer any of your business': Director gets petty revenge on producer for making entire crew's jobs difficult

This producer sounds like a living nightmare.
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‘You Cut My Paycheck, Watch What Happens’ : Company Misses Yearly $925 Million Target, Corporate Furloughs Employees to Cut Expenses, Leading To Malicious Compliance

‘You Cut My Paycheck, Watch What Happens’ : Company Misses Yearly $925 Million Target, Corporate Furloughs Employees to Cut Expenses, Leading To Malicious Compliance

Companies are out here making millions in profits (but not enough millions) and still manage to screech like a toddler who is upset about the color of a lollipop. So, what to do when you're sitting up on your high horse in corporate, and your company is going to miss their annual target of nearly one billion dollars by exactly $75 mil? Who is gonna pay for your third beach house in the Maldives? Action must be taken to prevent the lack of said beach house! One man shared his experience via Redd…
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What was the best "you have no power here" moment you have ever seen?

'I have no interest working for you': 30+ entitled people getting their much-deserved comeuppance

Is there anything more satisfying than bearing witness to an entitled person facing the fact that they have absolutely no power?
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Missed out on compulsory in office day because my wife had a seizure. Now my boss is hinting that I won’t get the raise I filed for weeks prior. What do I do?

'I can't believe someone could be so heartless': Boss shames employee for missing a team day after his wife had a seizure

As Kanye West once said, "How could you be so heartless?"
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Bad Boss Steals Super Bowl Tickets, Loses Client and Pays Hefty Price

I wish I could say that this story ends with the partner being kicked out of their own firm and having to pay back the $10,000 worth of tickets they stole from their poor worker — alas, that's not always the way the world works. I love a good over-the-top revenge story as much as the rest of you — the kind of story that feels like it would be right at home in the pages of a classic Detective Comics comic book; complete with exclamations “Bang!.. Pow!" as the boss is getting their behind handed…
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You don’t want me to do my job? Okay, I won’t.

'Okay then': Boss takes employee off big project and puts it into incompetent hands, malicious compliance ensues

Sometimes, you know what's best, but your entitled boss simply doesn't.
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'It added up to a lot': Employees get massive payout when micromanaging manager insists supervisor double check team's clock-ins

'It added up to a lot': Employees get massive payout when micromanaging manager insists supervisor double check team's clock-ins

It's always annoying when you get pulled up by a pedantic manager for being five minutes late without them even taking into consideration all of the times that you have been 15 minutes early. Oftentimes, even if you're early nine times out of ten, these types of managers will still write you up regardless. One of this supervisor's team members got pulled up by management for coming in five minutes late. It got back to the supervisor's direct boss, who instructed them to audit their clock-in and…
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"Go get another offer" - Okay!

'Go get another offer': Boss tells employee to get an offer elsewhere to justify their request for a raise, cue malicious compliance

This employee just did what they were told to do...
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Micromanaging manger tries to ban yoga pants, big hairy dude makes them part of his daily wear

If you're going to try and strictly enforce a rule, you'd better make sure that that rule is actually a rule first — otherwise, you're just opening a door that you might wish you had left closed. In this case, that door is a big hairy man rocking a tight pair of yoga pants. When this new manager joined the company, they made an immediate target out of the employee's uniforms; the original poster writes that they made a particular target out of the girls' yoga pants. This caring coworker thought…
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‘The Greedy Pigs are Stealing, and the Worst Part Is It’s Legal’ : Former Employees Reveal Shady Company Fails and Secrets

‘The Greedy Pigs are Stealing, and the Worst Part Is It’s Legal’ : Former Employees Reveal Shady Company Fails and Secrets

It's surprising how colossal secrets are kept for so long within companies themselves, but more so when you think about how many employees have since left said company, and kept their mouths shut. Perhaps they signed an NDA, or they're afraid that they'll be sued regardless. Maybe they don't care, or they think others won't. Either way, it is of paramount importance for the world to find out about certain (bad) things, so that individuals can work together to put a stop to them. We all play an…
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'My boss exploded with anger': Boss loses it when employee quits, more employees quit

'My boss exploded with anger': Boss loses it when employee quits, their behavior leads more employees to quit

When you're in charge, it's important that you lead by example, setting the tone for how others should behave, conduct themselves, and work towards the business's goals. At this point, you're probably picturing a stoic, strong, silent, and hardworking; those are the qualities that society has taught us a leader should possess. But the reality is that a lot of “leaders” are lazy, petty, vitriolic, and prone to emotional outbursts. They're not in charge because they're a knight in shining armor a…
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Lost all my PTO. I will never give notice again.

'I will never give notice again': Company revokes all worker's earned PTO after they give notice

The relationship between an organization and its workers is built upon trust. Once that trust is betrayed by a worker/workers, it's completely fair that the organization loses faith in those individuals. However, when the organization betrays the trust of one of its workers, it's only going to be natural for them to lose confidence in the organization. That's an important thing for employers to realize; if you do things like not honor accrued leave for an employee, other employees are going to…
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"You need to get your numbers up ASAP! No exceptions!"

'Get your numbers up ASAP!': Boss Demands That Non-Sales Tech Guy Sell More Stuff, So Guy Sells Boss' Dad a Bunch of Stuff He Doesn't Need

It's not every day that you get a chance like this thrust upon you—a chance for everything wrong in your life to suddenly sing to the symphonic rhythm of poetic justice. Well, this tech guy got exactly that chance when their boss told them that they needed to increase their sales with “No Exceptions.” This tech guy was working for an internet service provider as tech support when, one day, their boss came in and bizarrely told them that they needed to get their sales figures up. The tech guy wa…
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