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Crystal shop owner insists on help from customs worker, ignores giant fee: 'He wishes her a nice day and tells her the bill will be coming in the mail'

Crystal shop owner insists on help from customs worker, ignores giant fee: 'He wishes her a nice day and tells her the bill will be coming in the mail'

This woman found out the hard way that she got what she paid for. She just didn't know that she was paying for something in the first place! U/OneGlassOne had an excellent tale of malicious compliance to share. They and their coworker work in a line of business that deals with commercial imports. They write that people need to fill out lots of paperwork when importing items into the country, probably in a similar way to declaring your valuables at the airport. This woman told the original poste…
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'As a joke I put in... two extra zeros': Trucker gets paid $1500 an hour to unload his own trailer

This person managed to make a true American dream come true: making four figures per hour . Making $1500 per hour is something that most people dream about, but never achieve. Just think of what you could do with that kind of money. First, you could buy and eat probably like ten burritos. Then, you could buy a new game console. Then, you take all your friends to the movies and to laser tag. Then, once your first day of fun is over, you start saving up for down payments on houses or cars. Life c…
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'Try and sue us? Get fired instead': College students left in the cold get back at their absent landlord

'Try and sue us? Get fired instead': College students left in the cold get back at their absent landlord

Would you rather your house always be too cold , or too hot? Depending on the way your house is heated or cooled, you probably already know your answer. It's hard to get your home to the perfect temperature for everyone, since some people are always wrapping themselves in sweaters, while others are sweating it out. However, these college kids had to experience the worst-case scenario: having a freezing house for a whole winter, and being ignored the whole time. These poor college students just…
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'Do you mean to tell me you've sat idle for 60 hours?!': Dispatchers tell trucker to wait for tire repair, dispatcher gets fired

'Do you mean to tell me you've sat idle for 60 hours?!': Dispatchers tell trucker to wait for tire repair, dispatcher gets fired

One trucker managed to waste an entire weekend… all because they couldn't get the help they needed. U/thedavecorp had an intriguing malicious compliance story to share with the internet. It all went down when they were at work, which for a trucker, can be almost anywhere. The original poster (OP) notes that this was before the days of GPS tracking, so they were really on their own when they got stuck with a flat tire. For many people, getting a flat tire can ruin their day. But it won't take mo…
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'HOA wants me to build a shorter fence? Got it!': Dude forced to uninstall 8 foot fence, maliciously complies by building shorter fence on top of brick wall

'HOA wants me to build a shorter fence? Got it!': Dude forced to uninstall 8 foot fence, maliciously complies by building shorter fence on top of brick wall

For every nosy neighbor, there's the one whose clever hijinks you can't help but admire. Here, we have a particularly private resident who did not enjoy the slim possibility of Peeping Toms getting a closer look at his backyard. Naturally, he decided that the best way to combat the new neighbors moving in next door was to install a tall fence to keep them out. Well, apparently, an eight-foot fence was too high for the local HOA to permit, so they tried to throw a ton of fees his way. That's whe…
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'Delivery driver insists on delivering not-my-food': Delivery driver won't take no for an answer with person who didn't order any food

'Delivery driver insists on delivering not-my-food': Delivery driver won't take no for an answer with person who didn't order any food

Food delivery is one of those great modern inventions that's only getting better over time. In decades past, you could order a pizza or some Chinese food over the phone. But these days, you can order almost anything and get it delivered to your house with just a few taps on your phone. This kind of technology has opened up a world of possibilities for the average person. Instead of having a few options to choose from, nearly every restaurant is on the food delivery apps, including fast food pla…
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'Finish putting the delivery away before anything else... Cue malicious compliance': Gas station worker refuses to prep food after following boss's directions

'Finish putting the delivery away before anything else... Cue malicious compliance': Gas station worker refuses to prep food after following boss's directions

When you've been in the workforce long enough, you know that what the boss says, goes, no matter how hard you might roll your eyes about it. In some jobs, you have bosses that make you question how they ever got the job in the first place. They're the boss who constantly does things that seem wrong in the eyes of the other employees. Sometimes it might seem like they have their priorities so backward, as was the case with this person, u/RScommitted. They shared this great story of malicious com…
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'He wanted to be the first one of the day': Entitled market owner delays trucker by 4 hours

'He wanted to be the first one of the day': Entitled market owner delays trucker by 4 hours

This customer tried to get some petty payback on a company that he felt had wronged him. It didn't end well for him! Customers tend to fall into two groups when they've been wronged by an establishment. Let's say for example a customer buys a product, and it's faulty, and they try to return it. The store refuses and won't budge. The customer may get so irate that they declare, “I'm never coming back here ever again!” Here's where the two groups come into play: some of those people mean it, and…
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Tenant and Landlord team up to take down odious Property Management company, claiming almost $10k in penalties: 'My landlord was on my side during the court hearing'

While renting, it's generally up to your landlord to maintain the premises and repair anything that breaks. But if you've ever dealt with a landlord, you'll know that they're often reluctant to do so, regarding any such request with disdain and thinly veiled hostility and insinuation at the fact that you're somehow responsible for their 20-year-old dishwasher breaking a week after you moved in. So, over time, you get in the habit of just doing things yourself, even if they're not your responsib…
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'Grandma just smiles and says she'll be back': Unhelpful bank manager shocked when customer pulls thousands of dollars from his bank

'Grandma just smiles and says she'll be back': Unhelpful bank manager shocked when customer pulls thousands of dollars from his bank

This grandmother is putting her foot down.
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'Double malicious compliance': Two supervisors tell airport valet not to listen to each other

'Double malicious compliance': Two supervisors tell airport valet not to listen to each other

This guy's bosses are both on a power trip . Perhaps there was a feud going on behind the scenes, but the employees would have had no idea about it. Working at as an airport valet could be a stressful job at times. Just imagine how many people pull up to the valet parking, grab their luggage, throw their keys to the valet, and start sprinting to their terminal! Other people probably drive around for ages trying to find the right place to park, and are frustrated by the time they get to the vale…
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'Scam me out of $1,000? It's gonna cost you $1,000,000': Contractor gets back at shady businessman who tried to scam them

Money makes the world go ‘round, and what goes around comes around… Or so they say at least. Come to think of it, there's a whole lot of going around happening when comes to these types of things. Makes you wonder whether or not a lot of crime syndicates shouldn't be adopting less evil—skulls and bones and all that funky jazz—as their logo. Instead, why don't they just have a ferris wheel or a merry go round or, you know, something that actually goes around. So when someone scams you out of som…
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'I sat around doing nothing for the last 2 months of my job': Quitting employee stops being assigned work by petty boss

'I sat around doing nothing for the last 2 months of my job': Quitting employee stops being assigned work by petty boss

This boss underestimated his employee , and the employee is not complaining. What would you do if your job suddenly told you that you don't have to do work anymore ? You just come into work one day and your boss informs you that even though you aren't fired, you won't have to send another email or attend another long meeting. At first, most of us would be momentarily thrilled. You could spend your days sitting around playing games on your computer or reading a book. But after a little while of…
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32 remote employees buy device to bypass CEO's silly idle time requirements, now the CEO wants one too

32 remote employees buy device to bypass CEO's silly idle time requirements, now the CEO wants one too

The way this stubborn CEO handled the fallout of this situation says quite a bit about his leadership style. This formerly in-person work environment went fully remote a few years ago and opted to stay that way, which was a big win for the 32 employees who fought for this change. That being said, there was a catch: the CEO enforced silly idle time requirements, which resulted in heavy monitoring of their productivity on Microsoft Teams. It got to the point where employees were regularly shamed…
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'So I stopped taking vacations': Security guard discovers company only pays them for 1 hour per day while using vacation time,

'So I stopped taking vacations': Security guard discovers company only pays them for 1 hour per day while using vacation time

One company must be confused about the meaning of “PTO." It stands for paid time off, aka those blissful days that some salaried employees earn to take vacation time without breaking the bank. There are few greater feelings than being relaxed on your vacation, safely away from your inbox and your boss, and still being paid for that. It's a lovely way to reward a company's hardworking employees. For u/ack1308, using vacation time wasn't that straightforward, though. They realized that the busine…
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Guy impolitely demands bartender cut his burrito in half, he gets what he asked for: 'I think he got the point'

Some people have a tendency of taking really low stakes situations way too far, making things that have no business being stressful very stressful indeed. When you work in customer service these situations will usually present themselves in the form of people making audacious demands and being impolite for no reason—sometimes even having meltdowns in the lobby of your restaurant or store. All that being said… Burritos are a serious business, so it's no surprise that people take situations like…
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