FAIL Blog
Advertisement

malicious-compliance-reddit

'Where there is a will, there is a way': Customer complies with company's demands to return faulty product after they refuse to reimburse him, leading to company losing hundreds

'Where there is a will, there is a way': Customer complies with company's demands to return faulty product after they refuse to reimburse him, leading to company losing hundreds

It's nearly impossible to stay up to date with technology. The rate at which the world changes is almost unfathomable. However, what happens if you deliberately select outdated technology to guarantee a smooth transition, only to be left with a dysfunctional device? The story that follows tells the account of a son who purchases a flip phone for his elderly father. OP chooses an easy-to-manage cellphone for his father, who can no longer keep up with the rapid advancements in technology. However…
View List
'The shift was completely cancelled': Snow day blunder results in mass employee call-outs

'The shift was completely cancelled': Snow day blunder results in mass employee call-outs

Adults don't get to have snow days nearly as often as they should. Kids used to have snow days all the time in decades past. There was nothing better than the feeling of waking up for school to a blanket of snow coating every surface. In the past, you'd have to turn on the TV and watch the scrolling ticker on the bottom of the screen to find your school's announcement (but these days, there's an app for that). When you got to see the name of your school with the word “closed” next to it, it was…
View List
Advertisement
'Have fun covering my shifts': Supermarket boss declares 'no unnatural [hair] colors'

'Have fun covering my shifts': Supermarket boss declares 'no unnatural [hair] colors,' employee maliciously complies

This supermarket employee is learning that some bosses care way more about appearances than others. It really depends on your career path: if you're a lawyer, there's no way you can show up to work rocking green hair and lip piercings. But there are plenty of job opportunities where HR either doesn't care or doesn't have the power to instruct employees about that kind of thing. When you rock an unnatural hair color, people usually have one of three reactions. They'll either tell you they like i…
View List
‘Well, you asked for it’: Professor demands blind student stick to assignment guidelines without consideration for their disability, student complies by turning in a black piece of paper

‘Well, you asked for it’: Professor demands blind student stick to assignment guidelines without consideration for their disability, student complies by turning in a black piece of paper

Professors in college can be divided into two personality groups. Either they couldn't care less about college or the class they are teaching, constantly missing classes and passing everyone on their test. Or, they are extremely strict and tough, with hardly any consideration for their students. Now, even without these professors, college is hard enough, so imagine having to go through college with the latter professors, while also being blind. This Reddit story was written by a Classroom Techn…
View List
Trucking company decides to pay workers salary instead of hourly: 'The drivers... started fighting back'

Trucking company decides to pay workers salary instead of hourly: 'The drivers... started fighting back'

The decision this trucking company made really defies all logic. It's almost as if the decision was made by some higher-ups who were trying to save a few pennies. Unfortunately for them, those pennies they saved ultimately cost them plenty of dollars in the long run. Driving a truck is a career unlike any other. Truckers spend long months on the road, often living out of their truck and working demanding hours. U/Mallory454 shared that during their tenure as a truck driver in the 1990s, they we…
View List
Advertisement
CEO's rant causes multiple employees to quit on the spot: 'Only I know how to run this company'

CEO's rant causes multiple employees to quit on the spot: 'Only I know how to run this company'

This CEO has never heard of the phrase “teamwork makes the dream work.” He seems to think he's the only person in the entire company who knows how things should be done. People with big egos like that can be really hard to get along with. These people didn't get to be the CEOs and COOs of companies without a little bravado. CEOs aren't exactly known for their willingness to spend time with other employees, either. A lot of them either hide out in their offices with their c-suite pals, or they j…
View List
'I had to keep reminding my boss our agreement': Employee plans brilliant exit strategy after boss won't promote them

'I had to keep reminding my boss of our agreement': Employee plans brilliant exit strategy after boss refuses to promote them

If you excel at your work, you might get rewarded with… more work. Such is the way of the world at many workplaces! Your employer wants you to give 110% at work, and even that is not enough. In fact, some people recommend only ever working to 80% of your capacity to get around this fact. The reward for mediocrity is usually just keeping your job and getting a fine performance review. But if you excel, and you have a hard time saying “no,” you may wind up with dozens of extra tasks on your plate.
View List
‘[Don’t] even look in my general direction’: Entitled sister-in-law enforces petty rules after couple moves in, malicious compliance ensues

‘[Don’t] even look in my general direction’: Entitled sister-in-law enforces petty rules after couple moves in, malicious compliance ensues

It’s remarkable how immature fully grown adults can be when they are forced to share space. What’s even more remarkable is that none of the three adults in this scenario can afford their own places. Our condolences to the poor parents who have to hear all this squabbling from these literal children who refuse to grow up. This thread was posted to Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by u/KingQuenchie , who never seemed to get along with their future sister-in-law. Matters were made worse wh…
View List
Advertisement
‘I love it when karma kicks in’: Server denied scheduled raise, starts acting her wage, boss forced to reconsider

‘I love it when karma kicks in’: Server denied scheduled raise, starts acting her wage, boss forced to reconsider

When workers are denied scheduled raises, it should come as no surprise to their bosses when they start quiet quitting. Or for those of us who understand what quiet quitting actually is, acting our wage. Not only was this part-time server overextending and taking on more duties than she was being paid for, but also her boss had become reliant on her taking on those extra responsibilities. Those of us who have been in similar positions understand this conundrum all too well. However, this Reddit…
View List
Ex-Wife Enforces Petty Divorce Rule, Husband Gets Even With Malicious Compliance, Both Get Roasted Online

Ex-Wife Enforces Petty Divorce Rule, Husband Gets Even With Malicious Compliance, Both Get Roasted Online

Divorce court has essentially become a cesspool of petty behavior. Many of us know this from personal experience, and the rest of us know from soapy film and television. Regardless, it doesn't take a stranger to divorce to understand that when kids are involved, it does not take long for vindictive parents to start using their children as pawns. This dude was the recipient of pettiness during his divorce when his ex-wife enforced a rule that essentially meant that any future long-term partner o…
View List
'Want the files in a USB? Okay': Boss insists teacher hands in her reports using a USB, she maliciously complies

'Want the files in a USB? Okay': Boss insists teacher hands in her reports using a USB, she maliciously complies

Every employer has a particular way of doing things, but sometimes their rationale is so illogical that complying becomes nearly impossible. This can be especially true if their methods are only beneficial to them and no one else. To make matters worse, when bosses tend to do this, they also tend to mask their selfish needs as something beneficial to everyone, but little do they know, we all can see right through that nonsense. This teacher was pressured by the head of their department to deliv…
View List
Advertisement
'When our boss arrived, he straight panicked': Employees play dress-up while head bosses visit their workplace

'When our boss arrived, he straight panicked': Employees play dress-up while head bosses visit their workplace

These employees were thrilled to dress up for work for one day. Too bad their boss didn't agree with their outfit choices. Workplaces all have different codes for how employees should dress. Many decades ago, people wore suits and ties or nice dresses to their jobs. Everyone dressed like that every day for work, with few exceptions. These days, though, a lot of offices have relaxed their dress codes. With the exception of places like lawyers' offices or doctor's offices, many employees are tota…
View List
'She never figured out it was me': Coworker gets revenge on supervisor who never plans her own trips

'She never figured out it was me': Coworker gets revenge on supervisor who refuses to plan her own trips

There are two types of travelers: people who know how to plan ahead, and people who do everything at the last minute . Maybe you have a person like this in your life. They're the traveler who gets a list of items to pack two months in advance. Then you find them scouring the internet for hiking shoes the day before the trip. This is the same person who is still shoving things in their suitcase as the taxi is pulling up to take you to the airport. Worse are people who miss their flights. Some fo…
View List
'[They] saw dollar signs': Customer calls police after mechanic refuses to return their car

'[They] saw dollar signs': Customer calls police after mechanic refuses to return their car

How could a quick mechanic visit go so wrong? This dude was left stunned after a shop took their car, and then didn't want to give it back. As a car owner, you get to know your vehicle pretty well. The more time you spend driving to the grocery store or to your friend's house, the more you'll notice its noises and smells. If your car makes lots of whining sounds or starts leaking fumes into the interior, it might be time to get that looked at. Although some people drive around with car issues ,…
View List
Advertisement
'Fine lady, as you wish': Post office blacklists shopaholic Karen after she accused postman of misdelievering her endless stream of packages

'Fine lady, as you wish': Post office blacklists shopaholic Karen after she accused postman of misdelievering her endless stream of packages

Every single person in the world had a package misdelivered at some point. It's a right of passage to adulthood, you simply can not argue with that. But, the question of who's at fault when that happens, and who is to blame, is a completely different issue. Well, 99% of the time it's the delivery company's fault, that is why people don't like them. But on some occasions, they actually do a decent job. Like in this Reddit story, in which a post office worker had to deal not only with a Karen, bu…
View List
staff boss workplace-stories firing jobs job malicious compliance bosses work coworkers malicious-compliance-reddit friends hiring workplace bad bosses malicious compliance reddit - 24192005

'Ruin a department I helped create? Fine': New manager fires workers so she can hire her friends

It couldn't be clearer that this manager had zero idea what she was doing. At least that's what her employee, u/DangerPaladin55, explains in their story about the department they ran a few decades ago. Workplaces are ever-changing. At corporations with hundreds of employees, workers are hired and fired each day. Turnover is much more noticeable at small companies , though. Hiring the right person can make a huge difference. Having someone who gets along well with everyone can change the workpla…
View List
Advertisement

Hot Today

Advertisement