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'You all agreed to and signed off on [it]': Project Manager fends off moving goalpost trap with superior paper trail and process

Dealing with changing expectations from your boss or colleagues requires a strategic approach; after all, having all your t's crossed and i's dotted ensures that you have covered yourself when things inevitably hit the fan and they go looking for someone to blame, aiming to hang their own failure's of leadership on the neck of an unprepared scapegoat. Despite all of this, Hanlon's Razor still shines through; it's not as if these people are necessarily aware of what they're doing, and it's not a…
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'They tried to write me up': Boss reprimands worker for being twenty-two seconds late, worker phones boss every time they leave home

Living in a world that isn't black or white makes things better for everyone, especially regarding the enforcement of minor infringements. Inflexible policy enforcement begets inflexibility—ask, and you shall receive. If you're going to nitpick the strict enforcement of rules, be ready for a staunch defense using the same reasoning. While punctuality is always a good skill to have in the workplace—being one of the classic ways of showing that you respect other people and their time—it's safe to…
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'No money back? We'll see about that': Guy gets even when dealership refuses to honor refund on faulty car

There's no worse result to shopping for a new car than getting stuck with a lemon from a shady dealership. When this happens, you can be out of pocket thousands of dollars and still end up with a faulty vehicle. That is… unless you can get the dealership to own up and take the vehicle back. Redditor u/DeusExPir8Pete shared this story to Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit, telling of how they managed—with sheer obstinance—to get the dealership to take the car back and issue them a full ref…
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