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Manager Told to Cut Hours to Impossible Amount, "Cuts" Their Own Hours When They Walk Out

This manager found their workload increased dramatically when their co-manager was fired for a ridiculous reason. They then found themselves having to operate the entire store, which was rife with unique issues. The boss continued to be pettier and pettier. When they finally hired a replacement co-manager they expected the manager to “cut their hours” immediately. Which led to the titular confrontation. This thread was posted to r/MaliciousCompliance by the manager in the story, Redditor u/A-St…
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Food Service Worker Fired For Refusing to Come in to Work While Sick, Had Doctor's Note

This fast-food worker sent their sick note to their boss to let them know that they would not be at work that day. To their surprise their boss texted them back, telling them that they needed to find someone to cover their shift or still work it themselves.
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Incompetent Boss Reprimands Top Employee For Working Too Hard, Employee Quits, Boss Doesn't Know What to Do

Imagine having this fragile of an ego.
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Company Asks Employee For Help a Month After Laying Them Off

Like having your partner break up with you and then hit you up for a booty call a few weeks later.
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Graphic Designer Receives Scathing Email From Ex-Boss When She Quits on First Day After Being Told to Steal Art

Sometimes you miss glaringly obvious red flags during the interview process. Sometimes the interviewer is entirely dishonest about what you can expect to find in your new role. Then, once you start working, you are suddenly faced with the horrifying reality of what you just signed on for. The best thing to do at this point is to walk away and not fall into the losing game that is the “sunk cost fallacy." If you're getting that feeling in your stomach that early on then you will be doing everyon…
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Student Athlete Triumphantly Quits Her PetSmart Job and Lets Her Toxic Manager Know Exactly What She Thinks of Her

Student Athlete Triumphantly Quits Her PetSmart Job and Lets Her Toxic Manager Know Exactly What She Thinks of Her

She told that manager to take a good look in the mirror.
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Internet Convinces Employee to Quit After Bad Boss Steals Tips

This employee signed on to work at a pizza place in Washington State, despite all of the red flags they could see during the interview and hiring process. This thread was posted to Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit by the employee, a Redditor who has since deleted their account information to hide their identity and cover their tracks to help avoid backlash from the employer in relation to the post. Posts like this can be a considerable risk to the poster, and it's not uncommon for things like this…
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Boss Fires Employee Then Asks Them to Cover a Shift on Easter

That's gonna be a no from me dawg.
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Resident Nurse Quits When Coerced Into Taking Another of Their Boss's Shifts, So Boss Can Go to Kid's Basketball Game

Has "huni" ever been used for anything but condescension?
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Contractor Told to Attend "Mandatory" Meeting, Declines, Told to Answer Phone, Declines Again

This contractor was told that they had to attend a meeting by the company that they contracted. The issue was that the company had insisted that they sign them on as a contractor rather than an employee, and there wasn't anything in the contract dictating that they had to attend meetings. This was initially posted on Twitter by the contractor, @birdrespecter, before being shared to and going viral on Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit. The concerned workers of r/antiwork were highly supportive of th…
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Employee Told to Reconsider Their Job if They Want to Take Their Honeymoon, Does

When this employee's marriage was fast approaching, they requested three weeks of leave from their often-absent boss. When the request came back through, the employee, saw that the request had been denied. After a week of attempted contact, they finally managed to get a hold of their boss to know why the request had been denied. They were told, "Look, we need dedicated people, if you think you can take three weeks off for a vacation, you need to reconsider your position here." This thread was p…
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Viral Tweet Shows Brilliant Employee Response to Management's Attempt to Ban Pay Discussion

A savage letter was posted in a gym in Kentucky by the management team and has gone viral on multiple sources. There have been viral posts on Reddit and Imgur and a Twitter tweet has earned over 145k likes. The note was posted to the break room at the gym after the management team grew frustrated about rumors of employees discussing their wages. They then posted this letter that reads as follows. “Attention all subordinates,” starts the letter. "Effective immediately, conversing about wages (bo…
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Viral Thread: Employee Seeking Raise to Go With Their Promotion is Immediately Terminated

They were just hoping he would look the other way.
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Insane Boss Goes Ballistic on Employee Over Text When They Stand Up For Themselves and Quit

When a social media manager was physically threatened by another employee for their handling of the accounts, they walked out with their coworker and quit. Their “now-former boss, Kevin," was so upset over his loss of control over the employees that he sent a barrage of horrific and unprofessional messages targeted at one of the workers. This story was posted on Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit by u/DragonsOverNYC. The subreddit handles various social issues workers face, general mistreatment at w…
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Boss Bans Shorts, Doesn't Say Anything About Kilts, Employee Arrives to Work in New Uniform

The boss's reaction almost kilt him.
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Two-Part Story: Boss Fires Employee in Cruel April Fool's Prank, Employee Complains, Boss Gets Fired For Real

Another graduate from the "Michael Scott School of Business Management"
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