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Willfully Incompetent Developer and His Team Exposed When Coworker Stops Doing Their Work

A developer and their team were either incompetent or were willfully so when it came to completing their tasks for a project lead. When she stopped picking up the pieces for them, suddenly the project was revealed to be exactly that: pieces. I'm pretty sure but not entirely positive that there's some kind of programming happening here. Still, I'm less sure that whatever it is that they're doing constitutes the title of ‘developer.’ If someone could please let me know what these people are even…
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Video Rental Worker Exploits Genius Sales Loophole, For Charity

This story takes you way back to the days of 'Blockbuster'
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Idiot Lieutenant Demands Salutes From Enlisteds, Entire Base Obliges at Once

TIL About "Salute Trapping"
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Boss Complains About Long Unpaid Lunches, Complains About OT When Employees Claim the Time Instead

Sometimes your boss just wants a reason to complain and someone to blame… because even the laziest and worst managers have to look like they're doing something to justify their paycheck. Some lazy managers have got this figured out. Instead of working on something productive and trying to steer their team in positive new directions, they turn to the “Ouroboros of Overhauling." A constant shifting of policy and structure that isn't very well thought out achieves nothing but frustration for the s…
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Worker Penalized For Being Twenty-Two Seconds Late, Calls In Every Time They Leave Home

This thread was posted to the r/maliciouscompliance subreddit by the employee, Redditor u/ChiefSteward. Scroll on for screenshots of the full story and the reader’s reactions.
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Manager Told to Shift Focus By Boss, Shifts Focus... Just Not in the Way the Boss Pictured

This thread was posted to Reddit's r/maliciouscompliance subreddit by Redditor u/Intrigued_Alpaca_93, Scroll on for screenshots of the full story and the reader’s reactions. Keep scrolling for screenshots of u/Intrigued_Alpaca_93's story and Reddit's reactions.
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Service Worker Makes Job Take as Long as Possible When They Are Forced to Return to Site

A service worker was called out to a job and sent home moments after arriving because the manager on-site wanted to return home. So when they had to re-attend the site the following day they drew the job out for as long as possible. Now, I know what you're thinking… Isn't that what every service person does any time they attend any job ever? It certainly seems like it. When the TV repair guy used to come to my parent's house he'd spend the entire day on the roof doing only-god-knows-what. (I'm…
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Scavenging Family Comes For Wealthy Father's Estate, Daughter Maliciously Executes

This thread was posted to Reddit's r/maliciouscompliance subreddit Scroll on for screenshots of the full story and the reader’s reactions.
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Karen Tries to Pay With Ten-Thousand Pennies, Shop Owner Makes Her Wait While They Count Every Single One

This Karen tried to hardest to execute a ‘malicious compliance’ of her own by paying for her repair bill entirely in pennies. She wasn't happy about anything to do with her repair. This thread was posted to r/MaliciousCompliance
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Employee Fired Over Technicality, Takes Back Their Own Property, Leaves Company Nonfunctional

"I'm taking my ball and going home."
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Boss Insists Breast Pumping Mom Turn Camera On For Work Meeting, Creates New Policy

Well, it worked.
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Milkshake Mistake Leads to Absolute Piss-Take

This picky customer got what they requested... "The milkiest milkshake possible."
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Digital Marketing Specialist Fixes Critical Issues, Told to Unfix it By Micromanaging New Boss

There's nothing more satisfying than going above and beyond in your job and receiving no recognition for it. Even better is going above and beyond to fix a serious issue and then being reprimanded . That's exactly what happened to this digital marketing specialist when they resolved a critical issue (that the company didn't even realize existed.) Their unqualified new boss took it as insubordination and a challenge to their position and questioned the changes they had made. This was despite the…
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Boss Badmouths Receptionist, Eats Her Words When She Gets Abuser Arrested

Whoa look, an actually good outcome.
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Company Refuses to Give Employee New Contract, So They Abide the Terms of Their Old One

This retail worker was finally promoted to a management position after jumping through “1000 hoops” to get there. When they were finally promoted they were given
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Manager Demands Employee Turn Phone Off, Shocked When They Can't Call to Notify of Catastrophic Failure

*surprised Pikachu face*
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