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Clever employee beats micromanager at her own play of power, micromanager caves to employees request to work from home

Clever employee beats micromanager at her own play of power, micromanager caves to employees request to work from home

There are a few key elements to take into account when searching for a job. The salary is undoubtedly the first, followed by the employees in second place, and the boss in third. The story below is an account of a frustrated and underappreciated employee. The Original Poster (OP) had worked for the same business for a considerable amount of time. OP enjoyed his job and loved his manager. However, as luck would have it, OP's manager resigned to pursue greater opportunities, and the manager appoi…
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'They lost the $1.2M funding too': Fired employee asked to write instruction manual for their future replacement with "zero experience," so they write it in insultingly simple terms

In writing, both for entertainment and for technical purposes, it's important that your reader be able to comprehend the meaning of your words. For example, if you happen to be writing a snazzy and engaging introduction to a discussion about a story that someone shared online, it would be foolish to begin using words that your reader is likely not to understand. In fact, it would be perspicacious for the author to eschew using a myriad of archaic verbiage that obfuscates the meaning of what the…
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Mechanic bulldozes entire field, taking down army infrastructure after commanding officer orders him to level field 'no matter what'

Mechanic bulldozes entire field, taking down army infrastructure after commanding officer orders him to level field 'no matter what'

It is crucial that you communicate your expectations to everyone around you. Having said that, as someone who always says what they mean and means what they say, in the event that you were given an order by superiors, would you simply follow it without question or would you make an effort to comprehend the reasoning behind it to prevent future annoyances? The story below tells the tale of a clever transport officer who, although fully aware that he is setting himself up for failure, opts to fol…
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‘My friend was mad at me, but he never asked again’: Sixth-grader maliciously complies with class showoff's request

‘My friend was mad at me, but he never asked again’: Sixth-grader maliciously complies with class showoff's request

This class clown kept bothering another student until the kid finally agreed to help out. Unfortunately for the class clown, things didn’t work out exactly how he’d planned. Having a jokester in the class is tons of fun for everyone except one person: the teacher. While the class is giggling at the prankster’s antics, the teacher has to try and keep order. This kid was apparently the type to make loud inappropriate noises in the middle of the lesson, a surefire way to get the whole class off tr…
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'She spouted all types of lies to HR': Threatened manager tries to push out star employee, employee exposes boss's incompetence

'She spouted all types of lies to HR': Threatened manager tries to push out star employee, employee exposes boss's incompetence

Picture this: your manager is incompetent, you do most of their work for the better part of the year, and then, she tries to fire you! That's right. You would think the final part of that journey would be a well-deserved raise or promotional opportunity. Perhaps some acknowledgment of all this hard work and going above and beyond would have been nice. Instead of gratitude, all this manager felt at the end of the day was threatened. This Redditor shared how she managed to come out of this toxic…
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'Manager changed my schedule as a power move': "Control freak" manager tells employee to get over their new hours, regrets it days later

'Manager changed my schedule as a power move': "Control freak" manager tells employee to get over their new hours, regrets it days later

This manager had a great idea: why not switch around her employee's hours just to keep them on their feet? Just kidding, that's not a great idea, it's a terrible one, obviously. Doing shift work is all well and good if you work the same 3-11 or 7-3 shift. As long as you're always working mornings or nights, it's easy to plan your life around it. But when you find yourself working nights and mornings back to back, it becomes an issue. And if you're stuck working any time of day, not knowing when…
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'Don't touch anything electrical if you're not an electrician': Frustrated foundry workers maliciously comply with electrician's order

There are some things in life that just make sense… and not messing with the spicy death wires when you don't know what you're doing with them is one of them. It makes perfectly logical sense that, rather than playing “Operation” where instead of a startling buzzer sound and a light-up nose the penalty for failure is your own untimely fiery demise, you should just let the guys who know what they're doing do it. Sure, electricians get flack for being grosly overpaid for what they're actually doi…
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'I got paid an extra $30 for literally doing nothing': Retail worker maliciously complies with manager's rules about clocking out

'I got paid an extra $30 for literally doing nothing': Retail worker maliciously complies with manager's rules about clocking out

This manager will have to be careful with her phrasing in the future. One of her employees decided to take her literally, and it cost the store time and money . Managers have a lot to deal with on any given day on the job. When they step in the door to start their shift, they have to start the day by trying to get people to cover someone who's called out. Then, they might have to work the registers for a while and talk to customers with the most inane questions imaginable. In their down time, t…
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'His inbox soon overflowed with 20 to 30 pointless emails daily': Micromanager regrets insisting on being copied on everything following malicious compliance

'His inbox soon overflowed with 20 to 30 pointless emails daily': Micromanager regrets insisting on being copied on everything following malicious compliance

Employers should learn to be careful what they wish for more than anyone else. This old adage is something we tend to teach our kids in preschool. We've heard it over and over again on television, in nursery rhymes, and in countless mediocre school productions of Into the Woods . Yet still, it seems that our managers and bosses have forgotten what things might look like if their wishes come true and the ridiculous demands they put upon their employees are met. This thread was posted to Reddit's…
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'You need me more than I need you...': Undervalued employee refuses to back down after company goes after him for quitting, despite earning them $1.5 million

'You need me more than I need you...': Undervalued employee refuses to back down after company goes after him for quitting, despite earning them $1.5 million

People will stop at nothing to climb the corporate ladder and achieve success in the competitive field of business. Having said that, how would you react if an individual in a position of power attempted to coerce you into following their instructions? Would you let your fear overcome you, or would you outsmart their sly tactics and advance toward your goal? The story below is an account of a hard-working individual. The Original Poster (OP) has spent a considerable amount of time employed by t…
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'Car dealer tells me I should waste my time': Dealership judges potential customer, customer takes business elsewhere then returns to gloat

This buyer prepared well before heading to the car dealership : they researched the cars and knew exactly what model they wanted. And of course, they knew the right price that they should've been getting the vehicle for. You can't expect the dealer to give you a low price, you have to fight for it. While looking to buy a new car, this person decided to check out a major dealership in their area , since they'd had a good experience with them before. But they'd only had their car serviced there,…
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'I went back and got every leaf off of her property': "Lawn Karen" complains about her yards' appearance

'I went back and got every leaf off of her property': "Lawn Karen" complains about her yards' appearance

“Wealthy homeowners tend to be the most difficult customers,” one landscaper revealed.
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'Enjoy an extra 100+ emails a day': Employee resigns, reroutes hundreds of daily spam messages to boss's email

'Enjoy an extra 100+ emails a day': Employee resigns, reroutes hundreds of daily spam messages to boss's email

Always be careful how you treat your employees because if you treat them poorly, karma certainly will rear its head. If the number of satisfying quitting stories we have told right here at FAIL Blog serves as any indication, it's that people with bad bosses are not going to leave their jobs quietly. In many cases, it is up to them to stick it to their bosses while they have the chance. Here, we have an employee who, among other responsibilities, was tasked with receiving dozens of sales calls a…
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'Entitled business class ticket holder Karen spotted my service dog': Woman fakes dog allergy, insists airline move her seat

'Entitled business class ticket holder Karen spotted my service dog': Woman fakes dog allergy, insists airline move her seat

This woman claimed she had allergies , but only when it was seemingly convenient to her travel plans. If you have allergies yourself or know someone who suffers from bad reactions, you know how serious these things can be. That's why in some schools, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are banned. If even one kid is seriously allergic to peanut butter, it's not worth the risk for any other kid to bring any peanut products. That's why it's so wild that this “ entitled business class ticket holder…
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Imaging technician told to take their breaks "No matter what," leaves customers waiting and stuns management: 'I'm only doing what you asked'

Imaging technician told to take their breaks "No matter what," leaves customers waiting and stuns management: 'I'm only doing what you asked'

There's this thing that happens in some organizations where upper management knowingly sets policies that they know infringe (or come close to infringing) on their legal minimum obligations to their workforce. Then they act all surprised when said minimum obligation isn't being upheld because it's simply not possible to do under the constraints they've created. A perfect example of this is employee breaks, of which there are usually laws where you're working around when, how long, and how often…
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‘Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me’: After blaming an inexperienced design engineer, sales rep gets hit with karma and loses his job

‘Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me’: After blaming an inexperienced design engineer, sales rep gets hit with karma and loses his job

The business environment is competitive. Individuals often prioritize their own advancement over the well-being of those around them when climbing the corporate ladder. They are dedicated to achieving their objective and will do whatever it takes to get there. That being said, how would you react if you found out that someone on your crew attempted to sabotage you in order to protect themselves? The story that follows is that of an inexperienced design engineer who is picking up the rules of th…
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