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Boss Tells Lab Manager To Alter Inventory Reports, Completely Backfires

It sounds like this boss was just trying to cut corners in an area of their job that they simply couldn't afford to take shortcuts in. Suffice to say, after they tell their lab manager to alter some inventory reports, the lab gets a bit of a walkthrough inspection, and things quickly blow up from there. It was really only ever going to go that way. 

Check out some more malicious compliance gold with this incompetent boss who insisted on using an errant GPS, and then karma ensued

Boss tells their lab manager to alter lab inventory reports and it completely backfires.
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Incompetent Boss Insists On Using Errant GPS, Karma Ensues

If you ever have a boss who rudely insists that you "don't think" while you're in the driver's seat, you certainly have the opportunity to serve up a whopping plate of malicious compliance. Thus was the case with this employee who decided to follow their boss' orders despite being well aware that they drove past the correct exit ramp. Naturally, the boss was not stoked, but clearly had a moment of sobering realization that they vastly underestimated their employee's ability to follow instructions. Check out some more juicy malicious compliance content with this call center that wouldn't give their employee a raise, so malicious compliance ensued

A boss insists on using an errant GPS app, employee follows orders, hilarity ensues. | r/MaliciousCompliance u/AlwaysTheNoob 21h Join 1 2 2 e7 3 4 8 3 not here think ouch, but okay L tl;dr at bottom About decade ago new guy at company have people fly all over world start putting gear together before leaving again job sites, and one things did my earlier days pick those people up airport, take them their hotel after work, etc.
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Boss Demands Employee To Take Breaks When Told To, Malicious Compliance Ensues

Man, nothing can bring the blood to a boil like a busy body boss who aggressively insists that their employees do things in the name of the rules that actually only end up hurting the company's efficiency. Clearly this boss had their head in the clouds. Fortunately, the employee on deck was ready to dish out a little awakening malicious compliance to remedy the situation. For some more satisfying malicious compliance, check out this professor who got schooled by their students

Boss wants employee to take breaks at certain times, so a malicious compliance ensues. | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/Vizslaman Only Take Breaks Tell Sure, No Problem M used work at call center where would get flooded with calls constantly. This is story busy body boss thought they understood everything since they were charge. At work were given two 15 minute breaks and one 45 minute lunch break breaks were scheduled into our day so could see they would be, but this would
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Professor Insists On Lengthy Essay Being On One Page, Students Comply

Well, that professor got exactly what they asked for. Sometimes, as a student you encounter a teacher who seems to carry on in such a way that indicates they're the one who ultimately needs to be schooled. Fortunately, these students had their wits about them, and happily, maliciously complied. Can't imagine that the teacher was too stoked about the outcome. 

Professor insists that student puts lengthy essay on one page, so student complies. | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/Lunatic976 5d 10 3 6 3 4 8 3 1 need long essay on SINGLE page Yes, ma'am. M college sophomore had this professor, Mrs. Wang Religion Studies who would act like her subject should be our top priority. Although came different majors, Religion Studies is just filler subject needed students this Catholic college.
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Man Improves Company Efficiency, Management Disbands It, Business Takes A Hit

Every now and again you come across a company that clearly doesn't deserve the employee that they have under their belt. This is a clear, glaring, painfully obvious example of such a situation. Let's just say that the company in question certainly doesn't seem to enjoy the aftermath that they very well brought on themselves. 

Man improves company efficiency, gets disbanded, and company learns their lesson. | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/Clueguy Are sure want get rid my server use daily? Have fun dealing with aftermath (Long) XL TLDR: Guy improves work place efficiency and all is good. New management and corporate policy doesn't like efficient way helping customers so they disband 24 hours later blow back decommissioned software has now affected business negatively. All could have been avoided
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Boss Has Terrible Idea, Employee Disregards Idea, Boss Learns Lesson

Man, nothing's quite as grim as the moment that anyone realizes they're working under an incompetent manager who is inevitably going to put the company in hot water, if they continue onward in their mindless ways. Well, this boss certainly sounds like they never should've been put in the position of power that they were to begin with. Fortunately, the employee working under them had the mindful presence to not obey (dumb) orders, and managed to keep the company in compliance when it was all said and done. 

A boss has a terrible idea, employee disregards idea, boss learns lesson. | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/Routine_Condition 7h 8 5 e 5 S 4 8 3 software does all now. OK boss. M Inspired by recent story don't need any anymore reminded my malicious compliance changed organization chart company worked at. TL;DR Look at boss now. Many moons ago, before 08 recession manager records department (among other things worked an industry where record keeping is super critical. Bad records mean no more
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Entitled Customer Expects Restaurant To Stay Open Late, Can't Handle Rejection

Anyone who has ever muddled through a difficult existence in the service industry knows that there are many days filled with irrational, entitled, generally insufferable customers that refuse to treat their fellow human beings with anything remotely close to decent behavior. Well, this guy certainly got just the kind of clap back that he was rudely asking for, after having an emotional implosion when the restaurant wouldn't serve him past closing hours. Check out another glorious tale of malicious compliance with this call center employee who wasn't given their rightful raise, and what they did as a response

A rude customer can't handle rejection, asks for manager, gets surprised. | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/luridfox At closing time am still manager M So 19 at time and shift supervisor at local sub shop (Planet Sub This my first supervisory/ managerial position and shy and generally insecure at time am amazed had gall do this be fair had been LONG day, and had second job would give more hours if wanted.
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Call Center Won't Give Employee Raise, Malicious Compliance Ensues

Call centers sound like they can be quite the soul sucking kind of establishment to work at. You regularly deal with irrational and unwarrantedly enraged customers that just refuse to recognize that there is in fact a human being on the other end of the call. And then you throw into the mix a company like the one we have in this story of malicious compliance...yikes, indeed. We're just grateful that this particular story has a happy ending for the poor employee that had to deal with a company trying to screw them over. 

Call center won't give an employee a raise, so they go for the malicious compliance. | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/ikarosswings0 1d Give raise or replace XL Almost decade ago worked call center doing over phone tech support worked there almost 7 years until fired because desk phone they issues malfunctioned 6 weeks straight (despite my continued twice week complaints They didn't even try appeal my unemployment either
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Incompetent Manager Suspends Employee, Expects Them At Shift

It's a wonder that people like this are able to end up in the managerial positions that they are. This incompetent manager sounds like they were incapable of making one correct move. It's just one fail after another, and the whole time they're stirring up a fuss about the very problems that they are proactively causing. At least the malicious compliance aspect of this is on point. Check out another incompetent manager who forbid overtime and then had it backfire terribly

An incompetent manager suspends their employee, and then expects them to work a shift. | r/MaliciousCompliance u/Azurix8 Come my shift just suspended L This happened about 3 years ago while worked at large pizza chain as manager. Background: At time this story college coming up on 5 years service at this company and 4 years being management. At our location second longest standing employee with one other manager having 1 more year than ,so goes say knew run store smoothly and handle
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Ship Captain Disregards Deck Crew's Advice, Loses Bonus, Gets Chewed Out

Man, nothing can bring the blood to a boil quite like having to take orders from a boss that clearly doesn't know what they're doing. In this case, we have a ship captain who sounds like he'd exhausted all of his ability to care about much of anything on the ship. The guy refused to listen to his deck crew's warnings, and ended up living to regret that like none other. Poor guy missed out on a bonus that he'd easily have been rewarded if he'd just slowed down and been a little more openminded. 

Ship captain disregards his crew's warnings about rust on the ship | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/VirtualToddler Captain said get all rust, now tank has hole. M On mobile TL/DR at end little background first. Before came my senses and changed course worked as sailor on petroleum carrier. One many duties sailor has is keeping vessel turning into large iron ore deposit on sea floor do this, there is tool called needle scaler s pneumatic device consists bunch 7-12 inch long 1/16 inch
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Man Wants Holiday Drink, Barista Says No, Man Finds Loophole

Sometimes, even if you're being a respectable and agreeable customer you end up coming across someone on their job that's clearly just having a day. Normally, it's on you to play nice and be as accommodating as you ca to their foul mood. Customer service ain't easy, and anyone that's ever worked a customer service job will confirm that for you. But, when you have a dude like this barista, you might end up caving in and playing around a little bit. We can only imagine the expression on this dude's face. 

Customer outwits snobby barista over holiday drink | can't order drink advertising and have open ingredients FINE Rule 8. Not sure if fits here or there is more suitable sub, but here goes UK and with friends at one main coffee shop brands won't say which one but 's similar Costalot few days after Christmas last year (important later).
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Neighbor Gets Hostile With Gramps, Gramps Teaches Neighbor A Lesson

Man, nothing quite sinks the spirits like when you realize you have a nasty neighbor next door. We're all just trying to coexist reasonably peacefully, but some neighbors make that seem like an unattainable reality. Take this neighbor for instance. Grandpa tried to have a simple chat with the dude, and the dude proceeded to be nasty, and shove Grandpa's considerate kindness right back in his face. Well, Grandpa pulled off quite the successful long con from there. 

Neighbor gets hostile with Grandpa, so Grandpa teaches the neighbor a lesson | r/MaliciousCompliance u/[deleted 1y Join 1 3 3 Neighbor tells Gramps he should "mind his own damn business advice costs neighbor most his yard and car. L Gramps had just moved into retirement park with lot backed up county land nature preserve. His backyard basically non-existent, but he didn't mind as he got look out over preserve, however he did marvel at his next door neighbor's backyard extended good 8ft past his
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Ex Wife Demands Man Remove Stuff From Storage, Malicious Compliance Ensues

All kinds of toxicity and pettiness can come to the surface when ex lovers are muddling through nasty breakups. This particular scenario involves an angry ex wife who demands that her ex removes all of his stuff from their storage unit. He proceeds to do just that, but it would seem that his ex wife was not ready for him to take the request completely to heart. 

Ex wife demands guy remove his stuff from their storage unit, so he maliciously complies | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/vark4731 3d 2 1 2 1 3 1 Ex Wife Told Remove All My Stuff Her Storage Unit. So Did M My ex wife and split because she cheated. So our separation quite tumultuous (she still hasn't apologized act cheating and still denies even though know beyond any reasonable doubt she did incredibly hurt at time and l'll admit wasn't acting my best. But still tried treat her fairly
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Teacher's "Expert" Opinion Gets Gloriously Disproven

Sometimes, even the experts need to get humbled. Take this teacher for instance. For whatever reason they insisted on trashing an art student's hard work. Well, that opinion went on to be disproven after the student's work ended up being selected amongst over 190 other pieces of art. Good for them!

Teacher's expert opinion ends up getting disproven | r/MaliciousCompliance u/ADrunkenScott 44d Join 1 17 9 3 5 My teacher called my work bad and my attitude even worse then got featured biggest art gallery country. L might not be right sub, my art teacher said wasn't good enough so worked my damn hardest prove him wrong is summary. Context:
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Landscaper Wants To Get Paid By The Hour, Learns Humbling Lesson

Man, this turned out to be quite the wholesome tale of malicious compliance. If anything, it wasn't really malicious at all. Steve gave Jim the opportunity to work with the kind of setup he wanted, and Jim ultimately learned that the original way of doing things was the far better way to operate. And then, when it's all said and done, Steve ends up giving Jim the extra bit of money, and letting him get back to the kind of work he learned that he wanted to do. If only the world had more bosses like Steve. 

A landscaper wants to get paid by the hour, and goes on to learn a humbling lesson | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/Clickity_clickity 2y Story Steve and Jim want work by hour! L This isn't my story, but story friend mine l'm going call Steve. He ownes landscaping business and has several employees. They work hard and get along really well. Steve pays them their work done by yard, not by hour addition buying his workers two meals day. Steve hired guy named Jim, who isn't bad worker at all. Jim is
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Karen Demands Delivery Driver Checks Her Groceries Out, Driver Complies

Man, you've got to hand it to this delivery driver for just leaning right into an otherwise infuriating situation with a Karen, who seemed to have left her common sense in the car. Wonder if she really meant what she said about the store "losing a customer", or if she'll be right back in a couple days when she thinks everyone will have forgotten about her entitled brain fart. 

Karen demands that delivery driver check her groceries out | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/[deleted 2y Lady demanded delivery man, check her groceries out. So complied with my package scanner. L Originally posted this over on O r/idontworkherelady and they suggested this sub would appreciate Hope guys like Had quite an amusing encounter over this past winter break.
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