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'We do things my way now': Entire fast-food restaurant quits to protest entitled new manager

'We do things my way now': Entire fast-food restaurant quits to protest entitled new manager

Hire a new manager and let her run the night shift on her own terms… what could go wrong? Turns out, almost everything, according to one of the workers, u/packrat2488. Night shifts at fast-food restaurants can be wildly unpredictable. Usually, there's a steady stream of people until about 2 AM. Then, from 2 AM to 5 AM, there's almost no one around, so the workers have a few minutes to catch their breath, take a break, and then start cleaning up the place. These hours in the middle of the night…
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Update: 'Biggest payday of my life for 2 minutes of work': Contractor spends entire weekend at work after being told to "stay as long as it takes"

Update: 'Biggest payday of my life for 2 minutes of work': Contractor spends entire weekend at work after being told to "stay as long as it takes"

This bank worker had one of the strangest weekends of their life. Three-day weekends are a beautiful thing to look forward to. After that Friday's over, you have a full Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to travel or relax or sleep a lot. When you spend so much time at work, having a little bonus day off is a great feeling. This person was probably looking forward to their own three-day weekend , but their boss didn't let them enjoy it at all. As a contract worker, it seems like the OP, u/erikestrada…
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'I dare you!': Slacking coworker distracts cleaner from job, cleaner dumps water on him

'I dare you!': Slacking coworker distracts cleaner from job, cleaner dumps water on him

No one really cares about an unmotivated coworker who slacks off until they start to disrupt and affect your own work. If people want to mentally check out during work hours and save all their responsibilities to the last minute, that is their choice and their risk to take. But having been in a situation where I worked closely with someone like this, I can say that it becomes infuriating the minute that their lack of motivation starts to get in the way of your own process. For instance, if I ne…
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Update: 'You all took it up a notch': Development team realizes they're 'actually able to do nothing' following boss's new directions

Update: 'You all took it up a notch': Sarcastic development team realizes they're 'actually able to do nothing' following boss's new directions

This development team got away with something that would probably get most people fired in an instant. Not only that, but they were able to update the r/MaliciousCompliance community on how everything went down the next day. Bosses are always trying to optimize their workers' outputs. They want to seem like their team is strong and is working harder than ever. But how should a manager prove to their own bosses what their team is up to? They could just talk to their employees and be involved in…
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'If you don't like it you can't just leave!': Student challenges difficult substitute teacher with her own ultimatum

'If you don't like it you can just leave!': Student challenges difficult substitute teacher with her own ultimatum

Generally speaking, teachers deserve respect; that is, unless they are completely out of line. In this case, we are dealing with a combination of both of these issues. Any substitute teacher knows that it is particularly difficult to get the undivided attention of your students when their real teacher is not present. Kids will be kids, so we have empathy for a frustrated substitute who is simply trying to get through a lesson plan. Still, shouting at a group of kids is never going to gain their…
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It took them about 3 seconds to realize': Worker commutes 6 hours each day, client complains about his repeated lateness

'It took them about 3 seconds to realize': Worker commutes 6 hours each day, client complains about his repeated lateness

If you think you have a bad commute , just wait until you hear about this guy's drive. Commuting is the bane of many workers' existence. Whether it's a ten-minute bike ride or a two-hour car ride, you have to do it every day. Long commutes can be particularly exhausting---you arrive to work and you're already tired from driving or taking the train. If you do take public transit, there's a chance you can read or stream a TV show on your phone. But it's just a chance, because if you're packed in…
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Update: 'By the end of the day, they will not have an IT company': Client requests IT company should deliver 'any email addressed to me'

Update: 'By the end of the day, they will not have an IT company': Nightmare client orders IT company to deliver 'any email addressed to me'

Be careful what you wish for… I'm sure this IT company's client was really regretful about the can of worms he opened. It helps to have a good sense of humor in the workplace, and it's especially useful while dealing with clients. Clients can be unpredictable. Some want to be completely hands-off, and let the firm they hired handle everything. They'll just be yes-men about any project as long as things are going well. Others want to be more involved and will ask for frequent updates. Then there…
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'I started using the timer for everything': Micromanaging boss accuses employee of "cheating the company"

'I started using the timer for everything': Micromanaging boss accuses employee of "cheating the company"

As if this person didn't have enough to do already, their boss started requiring some detailed daily logs from his employee. Micromanager bosses are difficult to work for. Instead of just doing the job you were hired to do, you also have to manage your boss's emotions. Some days your boss will assume you're not doing any work, and will flip out over nothing. Other days, they'll praise you for working so hard. And lots of bosses demand you write out intricate logs of your day. Will they ever rea…
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'She began firing everybody': Management company fires last nurse but forgets crucial paperwork

'She began firing everybody': Management company fires last nurse but forgets crucial paperwork

At one nursing home, management decisions created a domino effect. Nurses do very valuable work every day to keep their patients healthy and cared for. Doctors get a lot of the credit, but nurses help patients just as much. Shifts are usually at least 12 hours, but if you're working with great people who also care about their patients and the staff members, time will fly by. This nurse, u/Tinawebmom, writes that she really enjoyed working at one facility . She writes that the staffers were so c…
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'Just accept all returns': Clothing store loses hundreds of dollars after assistant manager maliciously complies

'Just accept all returns': Clothing store loses hundreds of dollars after assistant manager maliciously complies

Following these orders struck this employee as odd, but they did as they were instructed . After all, what the bosses say goes, even if you think it's the silliest thing you've ever heard. Recently, there's been some online discourse about how small shops make enough money to stay in business. The basic premise of people's question is: How does a tiny store with just weekend foot traffic or tourist traffic manage to stay afloat? What if just a few customers come in each day? How does the place…
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'I saw the boss's face turn red': Karen customer threatens to switch companies, boss lets her, she comes back begging

'I saw the boss's face turn red': Karen customer threatens to switch companies, boss lets her, she comes back begging

One would think that doing a little research would be necessary before threatening to change companies for an important service, but the Karens of the world are not always inclined to think before they speak. This kind of behavior takes me back to my early days in the workforce when I was working in a freelance, client-based position and would have to deal with the occasional difficult client who enjoyed picking fights and threatening to work with someone else. The truth is it did not take long…
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'Enjoy the coming storm': Fast-food cook agrees not to cook until boss tells them to

'Enjoy the coming storm': Fast-food cook agrees not to cook until boss tells them to

A manager acting clueless? What a surprise. When restaurants have busy days , they prepare for them in advance. Fast-food restaurants are well aware that certain holidays and the days around those holidays are going to be jam-packed. For example, it's not just Christmas Day that's busy. People are out doing their last-minute shopping for a few days beforehand, and they might decide on a quick meal on their way home. In order to be prepared for that influx of people, restaurants need to have ext…
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'Thanks for the attitude': Maintenance worker pens resignation letter

'Thanks for the attitude': Maintenance worker pens resignation letter after boss criticises their time off

Maybe leaving their job was for the best. From the way this maintenance worker describes their work environment, it seems like they were way better off elsewhere. We all grow and change in life, we can't help it. Things you once needed turn into things you've outgrown. That happens in careers, too. U/ProjectShadow316 shares that they realized they needed to move on from their job after about two years. It seems like a lot of people hit their limits around that time. Perhaps that's the time fram…
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'Don't be surprised when they quit': Boss shocked that employee followed his advice to "go work somewhere else"

It's important to take your job seriously, but these bosses have lost sight of why their employees show up every day. It seems like some managers are so obsessed with their jobs that they think everyone feels the same way. They want their employees in the door at 7AM and leaving at 9PM. They want the employees to work weekends or work at the drop of a hat. They'll take advantage of their workers as much as they can. What these bosses are forgetting, though, is that although you can be passionat…
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'I decided it was a matter of opinion': Boss makes casino workers where name tags stating their hometowns, cue malicious compliance

'I decided it was a matter of opinion': Boss makes casino workers where name tags stating their hometowns, cue malicious compliance

Why would any customer at a casino need to know an employee's hometown? People come to casinos for a very specific purpose. That purpose is not to make small talk with the employees about their childhood experiences or what their suburb looked like or what their parents did for a living. So how come this boss had the audacity to require employees to list their hometowns on their name tags in order to be able to make conversation with the casino customers? It's one of those ridiculous work polic…
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'Karen's lie... backfired': Diner insists on eating a specific meal, restaurant insists it doesn't serve that food

'Karen's lie... backfired': Diner insists on eating a specific meal, restaurant insists it doesn't serve that food

This customer was determined to get the exact meal she wanted. She really should've picked another restaurant . Every now and again, people get a craving for a random food they've had before. They might not always recall what restaurant it was from, though. For example, if you're meeting some friends at a restaurant and someone else chooses the location, you might forget the name of that place by next week. Then you're left craving a quesadilla or a burger from somewhere that you can't remember…
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