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Tell the HOA my kid's too loud? Ok, deal with him some more.

'There's too much noise outside': Neighbor tells HOA that kids are being too loud, entitled mom gets petty revenge

Where have all the good neighbors gone?
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‘Don’t Want Me to Have Three-Day Weekends? Don’t Mind if I Do’: Employee Combines Petty Revenge With Malicious Compliance and Gets 5-Day Weekends All Year in Spite of Toxic Bosses

Working from home is quickly becoming a very common practice. Since the pandemic in 2020 forced everyone to stay at home, companies finally started to see how work still got done. It's now considered an antiquated way of thinking if you force your employees to come to an office every single day to do work they could perfectly do from home. Many millennials and Gen Z are even refusing to do jobs that aren't WFH. Recenly, a man took to Reddit to share his satisfying petty revenge/malicious compli…
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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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Landlord advertises all of our company's equipment for sale to our competitors. Best follow our eviction to the letter.

'There was definitely an elephant in the room': Landlord forces company to abandon building in one week, cue malicious compliance

Landlords are the worst! As the OP shared in this delicious tale of malicious compliance , this business triumphed over their landlord with excellent results. As the OP shared to r/maliciouscompliance, the story starts in 2020, and the OP later added updates to share what the landlord's reaction was. As they tell it, the company was renting a space when the 2020 madness hit. The company was an entertainment site, so of course, no one could be inside for quite some time. Then, the landlord of th…
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‘You Get What You Pay for’ : Company Dodges Corporate Client’s Gaslighting/Manipulation via Malicious Compliance, Leading To Project’s Ultimate Demise

‘You Get What You Pay for’ : Company Dodges Corporate Client’s Gaslighting/Manipulation via Malicious Compliance, Leading To Project’s Ultimate Demise

Clients who try to gaslight you might want to think twice about leaving a paper trail, as that ultimately defeats the purpose of gaslighting. This particular client in question has a long list of faults, such as unreasonable expectations, refusal to listen to logic (they don't adhere to the universal laws of physics apparently), and pulling the classic shocked Pikachu face when presented with proof of their own incompetence. You can't just expect to be a top-priority client without paying for w…
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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 sure mate? It's a lotta sand': Australian Builder rudely refuses to notify contacts of his new number, ends up with a whole lotta sand where he doesn't want it

When you change your phone number you should probably do your due diligence and let people who are likely to contact you know that there is a new way to do so. Otherwise, whatever poor sod ends up with your old number is just going to be inundated with requests to reach you. This is especially true if you're operating a business or doing something that fields a high volume of phone calls. But, if you ended up with my old number, it would never even be an issue; I don't stay in contact with anyo…
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'I should be getting overtime each time I pick up the phone': Employee demands to be paid for any calls they take outside of work hours

You can tell the hypocrisy of a management decision by how quickly it gets swept under the rug when someone calls them out. A similar phenomenon happens when a bad decision is made; everyone tells them that it is bad. They don't listen until it's too late and then pretend that nothing happened when the inevitable fallout occurs. The phenomenally named Reddit user u/juicybuttfarts, had the former scenario occur when they were told they would have to start paying for their personal phone calls on…
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'She decided to drop her threat to change companies': Difficult customer severs ties with company, comes back begging for service

'She decided to drop her threat to change companies': Difficult customer severs ties with company, comes back begging for service

Never mess with the companies that provide you with essential services!
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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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‘I Won’t Sign Your Weird Contract’ : College Student Dodges Unfair Grading via Malicious Compliance, Professor Left Speechless When She Can’t Fail Her

‘I Won’t Sign Your Weird Contract’ : College Student Dodges Unfair Grading via Malicious Compliance, Professor Left Speechless When She Can’t Fail Her

Study guides are basically the hail mary of every student, but there are professors who don't believe in this practicality — because they would rather encourage their students to read the entire material, adding to the sublime mountain of headache they already have. In my opinion, any professor who does this is simply lazy. Why don't the students just buy the books and not pay for classes? It would certainly be much cheaper. Thanks for adding to the small fortune I owe to the banks called stude…
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tell me how to stack products? ok! let me redo all the work halfway through!

'If I messed up it was on his head': Coworker Bob bosses employee around, cue malicious compliance

We all have a Bob in our lives...
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'Why are you talking?': Incompetent idiot coworker left helpless after rude response, gets fired

If you're going to go around being obscenely rude to other people, there are bound to be consequences—somewhere, sometime… at some point. You can't go about spreading the same toxic negativity and not expect the universe to throw it back in your face at some point. After all, you reap the seeds that you sow. Well, this terrible coworker was known for their rude responses, hot takes, and general know-it-all attitude; they landed themselves in hot water after rudely refusing assistance from their…
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'Scammers Scammed By Uncle and Granny' : Backyard Dealership Scams Two Innocent Old Ladies with Defunct Cars, Uncle Takes the Ultimate Revenge and Tricks Swindler Into Taking the Loss On $10,000

Some people think there are only two types of people on the world: Scammers and suckers. The scammers do the scamming and take advantage of everybody and anybody, that especially includes your elderly grandma who is just trying to buy a car. However, that is a horrible way to look at like and if you do that, you are going to get some instant karma in some way—perhaps in some ultimate epic petty revenge. A Redditor recently shared a story of their elderly grandma getting scammed and then his unc…
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‘Fine, I’ll Play the System’ : Man Commutes 175 Miles per Day to Work, Company Refuses to Reimburse Him for Transit, Leading to Malicious Compliance

‘Fine, I’ll Play the System’ : Man Commutes 175 Miles per Day to Work, Company Refuses to Reimburse Him for Transit, Leading to Malicious Compliance

Committing to a 6+ hour commute to work every day is a superpower that most of us cannot claim to have. I certainly wouldn't be willing to do that under any circumstance. This Redditer told his impressive tale of malicious compliance, where he beat the system that was designed to fail, after asking his company to reimburse his travel costs. At the time he was living in San Diego, working in Downtown Los Angeles (that's a 175-mile per day commute). He was in the middle of studying for an exam th…
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