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Guy Defeats Dumb Locked Gate Policy With Well-Timed Fishing Trip

In our own lives, we find ourselves in inconvenient petty struggles that take up way too much of our time. While these challenges are cosmically small, they can grow to inconvenience our personal lives and become intolerable, forcing us to become creative problem solvers. For example, here's a dad who designed a masterful basketball hoop loophole and a guy who battled an unreasonable store owner who wouldn't update his phone number.

story of guy who battles locked gate policy by asking for boat early
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Extremely Pregnant Employees Told To Tuck Shirts In, Malicious Compliance Ensues

Of course a manager would come in and decide to turn a total non-issue into a whole thing. It's not surprising that a workplace pregnancy could inspire so much miscommunication, given all these weird pregnancy misconceptions medical professionals have experienced. There are definitely times when it seems like some managers have it out for pregnant employees, like this manager who told a pregnant employee to stop slacking.

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Incompetent Boss Forgets Employee Quit, Gets Reality Check

It's a quick and agitating story about a human being like the one we have in this tale, that can really bring the blood to a boil, when it comes to stewing over how certain incompetent individuals end up in the positions of power that they do. Seriously, it sounds like it's only a matter of time before John ends up making a fail on such a scale that the company itself suffers a big hit. 

An incompetent boss totally forgets that an employee quit, and then proceeds to get a reality check.
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New Owner Bullies Employees, Runs Company Into Ground, Fails Court Case

There's a rich history of bosses orchestrating their own downfall and this one is a stellar example. This lady's genius idea was to make their product crappier while keeping prices high and treating staff like garbage. Where could that go wrong? Some bosses make it clear right away that playing along won't be worth it. Here are some job listing horror stories as well as reasons people quit their jobs on the first day.

story about new owner running company into ground and losing court case
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Employee Battles Micromanaging Boss With Nano Reporting

Who knows what goes through the mind of a manager who would rather have their employees spend all their time reporting on their work than actually working. This employee saw right through it and came up with a plan to show them exactly how dumb the new policy was. For another incompetent boss, here's a manager who suspended an employee and expected them at their next shift.

boss demands reports, employee makes them very specific | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/FormerStuff 13 hours ago O 4 e 3 13 4 Want be extra specific on my time spent during workday can do oc M TL;DR at end work sales spend time my actual office and on road making cold calls small company work uses call-logging software plans my trips customers typical logged call would look like this: Called X customer time spent call> call notes.
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Tyrant Manager Fires Employees Over Hair, Whole Staff Quits

It's a mystery how so many angry and unreasonable people hold positions of power, but nevertheless we get moments like this monstrous manager who snapped on an employee. Hierarchies break down when power is wielded unjustly, and it's interesting to learn about an entire staff just saying "screw this, I'm out." If only manager/employee relationships could be more cartoonish, like this fed up manager's many notes for their troublemaking employee.

restaurant manager fires employees for hair so the whole staff walks out
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Glorified Manager Tries To Monopolize Sales Calls, Lives To Regret It

Man oh man, some of the world's managers really never should've been put in the positions of power that they were in the first place. It sounds like Jeff was possessed by blind greed to such an extent that it was only a matter of time before he ended up engineering his own demise. I wonder how many moments Jeff had where he was up late at night, tossing and turning, soaked in sweat, bogged down by the burn of regret. It's like, he was the one who ultimately ended up complicating his own life. For another entertaining tale of malicious compliance, check out the time that a Karen presenter demanded a crappier hotel, and got it

A glorified manager tries to monopolize the company's sales calls, and then lives to regret it.
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Boss Tries To Take Priority Over Army, Doesn't Succeed

There are many kinds of incompetent managers out there. There's one memorable kind who's totally convinced that work takes precedence over every other function of life, like this boss who threatened to fire an employee over jury duty. Maybe it's because they think they're the king of their own little world? Time and time again, once another form of authority comes knocking, they crumple into a heap.

angry boss tries to pick fight with U.S. army and doesn't succeed
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Incompetent Manager Gets Rid of Closer, Store Gets Robbed

In an effort to trim down a company, some managers try eliminating vital positions without replacing them. Some managers illegally dock pay, and IT has to get it all back. In this case a hotheaded manager went and made a pretty big mistake while also making sure there was a lot of proof for that mistake. Nice. Some managers are super chill, like this boss who used an eye gag to remove problem customers.

incompetent manager cancels closer job, store gets robbed and there's proof it was the manager's fault
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Manager Tries To Give Customer Predatory Car Loan, Customer Doesn't Fall For It

There's nothing we love more than to see an immoral car dealership manager get his rightful comeuppance after trying to take down a customer with a predatory car loan. Suffice to say, our mohawk'ed customer wasn't playing any games. This is why it's of the utmost importance to read the fine print before going ahead and signing anything. Check out some more of the pettiest petty revenge cases over here

Manager tries to give customer a predatory car loan, and it completely backfires. | r/pettyrevenge Join u/tapir top-hat 1d 3 2 8 2 story got out bad car loan This is story bought my car little over year ago had recently returned working overseas and had been shopping around about month found myself at yet another used car dealership, and on whim test drove vehicle cost more than hoping spend. Being young and dumb also let slip looking finance didn't really NEED get car loan just didn't have any
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Incompetent Manager Suspends Employee, Expects Them At Shift

It's a wonder that people like this are able to end up in the managerial positions that they are. This incompetent manager sounds like they were incapable of making one correct move. It's just one fail after another, and the whole time they're stirring up a fuss about the very problems that they are proactively causing. At least the malicious compliance aspect of this is on point. Check out another incompetent manager who forbid overtime and then had it backfire terribly

An incompetent manager suspends their employee, and then expects them to work a shift. | r/MaliciousCompliance u/Azurix8 Come my shift just suspended L This happened about 3 years ago while worked at large pizza chain as manager. Background: At time this story college coming up on 5 years service at this company and 4 years being management. At our location second longest standing employee with one other manager having 1 more year than ,so goes say knew run store smoothly and handle
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Employee Derails Incompetent Boss By Working Scheduled Hours

When you're already going above and beyond to cover someone else's loose ends, it's a breath of fresh air to be ordered to just do your job. This boss didn't know what they were getting into when they tried to tell this employee to simply work their scheduled hours. For another dumb boss story, here's a boss who orchestrated their own downfall.

incompetent boss orders employee to work scheduled hours and messes everything up | Posted by u/dorky_dad77 told had an 8 1/2 hour shift and not leave early, so started working only 8 1/2 hours. oc M work as supervisor at manufacturing plant, and hired an 8 hour shift as night time supervisor. As soon as started, they changed, and said they really considered shift be 11 pm 730, so they would need be 8 1/2 hours salaried, there wasn't much could do, and wasn't
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Manager Tries To Embarrass Employee, Proceeds To Self Destruct

The fact that this manager ended up quitting after unsuccessfully trying to humiliate an employee, is the real icing on the cake. It's a true mystery how some of these incompetent managers end up being in the positions of power that they are. At least this particular manager was ultimately defeated. 

Manager tries to embarrass an employee, and ends up self destructing | r/ProRevenge JOIN u/Darigone Total Humiliation told should post this here [TL:DR] Manager used my report meeting set an example Only manager be humiliated by same report work security and have been years common practice is complete report happened during time specifically work patrols. Basically go location location checking on each site
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Belligerent Customer Asks For Manager, Sweet Malicious Compliance Ensues

Our hearts truly go out to anyone who is working a customer service job, and has to deal with an onslaught of ferociously entitled, wildly irrational customers who just want to out their rage on whoever exists on the other end of the phone line. In this case though, the call center employee was fortunately able to clap back against the belligerent customer by giving them exactly what they asked for, which resulted in a whole lot of time being wasted. For another satisfying tale of malicious compliance check out this story about a sweeper who was being given grief by a couple rude dudes, and then decided to send them on a totally unnecessary, lengthy journey to use the bathroom

A belligerent customer asks for the highest ranking call center employee, and then malicious compliance ensues.
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Guy Stands Up to Jerk Boss Who Makes Him do Two Jobs

People deal with their fair share of ignorant bosses, so it's incredibly satisfying to see an employee who's in the right win something, like this overworked employee who revolted by doing his exact job description. And to prove that your boss is being a complete hypocrite is icing on the cake.

Guy stands up to boss who makes him work as a courier | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by CleverNamePodcast Sorry not courier work large shipping company Canada work early morning loading trucks but as needed would go out and deliver packages. At first here and there but soon became normal after my regularly scheduled shift would go out and deliver
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Delusional Manager Won't Accept Resignation

This person asked if they were right to walk out after their boss tried some weird manipulative BS by "not accepting" their two wees notice. It seems like they were well within their right, and are better off to have that garbage behind them. For another interesting quitting story, here's an employee who walked out and got a promotion out of it.

Ridiculous Manager won't accept that employee is resigning | Posted by u/Iquitscrewyou 20 hours ago AITA walking out after boss tried refuse accept my resignation? Not hole had boss who real turd. He labored under delusion he an excellent boss and couldn't put together his behavior and crappy pay why he had such hard time keeping employees. He also thought acceptable call his female employees hun, sweetie, and sugar. He condescending asswipe who consistently passed over more qualified women
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