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'I'm watching my future former director going nuts': Boss has dawning realization at employee's imminent departure

It's amazing how ego-fueled denial can make an employer wait until the last moments of your notice period before attempting to reassign your tasks and replace you. It's probably not surprising, though, given that this exact attitude and lack of care are probably what made you want to leave your job in the first place. Still, this happens time and time again—as evidenced by the sheer number of stories posted about it online. You might even have some stories and experiences of your own of dealing…
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'Forget it, you're fired!': Dude gets fired from a store where he didn't even work

It should be understood, at this point, that straying into a store with a uniform consisting solely of a specifically colored shirt—whilst wearing that same color of shirt—is a risky move. It should also be understood that even wearing a similar color shirt is likely to attract every Karen and disgruntled manager within a 100-meter radius. If you choose to do this, you do so at your own peril, but at least you can write a story about it later to share online. This guy happened to stray into a l…
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Top Tier Coworker Fails In The Form Of Memes (May 24, 2023)

Top Tier Coworker Fails In The Form Of Memes (May 24, 2023)

Top tier memes
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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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Boss Says "No Overtime," Shocked When Worker Complies

If you make a demand and expect people to follow it, don't be surprised when they do. That's the takeaway from this story that was shared to Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by disgruntled worker, Redditor u/Local_admin_user. They shared their story to the popular subreddit to share their boss's hypocritical policy of both forbidding and expecting the workers to work overtime. Too many managers set expectations like this, setting the standard for the working relationship to work when it…
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No sick days. | I am sicker than yesterday. I need rest. No don't say that.

'No. Don't say that.': Employee tries to call out sick, manager begs them to come in

It's a sure sign that you need to accept your team is understaffed when you reach the point that you can't afford to have one single worker call out sick.
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'He actively discouraged overwork': People share tips from competent bosses who actually made sure their employees prioritized life over work

You can work and work and work until your fingers bleed and you haven't seen the sun, but you can never by back time with all that money you just earned—IF you even earned that much more money… Usually overtime isn't much, and even if it is, taxes take most of it away later. So are you really working for any sort of extra compensations actually? Or are you giving your employer precious time from your life that they can never repay you? Maybe next time you choose overtime over date night with yo…
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'We don't have to let you guys take tips': Manager participates in tip pool, employees band together to retaliate

This manager may not understand the concept of generosity.
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My boss wants me to start following up on work emails at home "as a favor" and text updates with no on-call pay. Isn't this illegal??

'I was so flabbergasted that I blankly nodded': Boss wants worker to be available while at home without on-call pay or extra compensation

This worker received a request from their boss that they remain available and respond to texts and emails while off duty, asking that they do this “as a favor” and without further compensation. This has sparked discussion in a popular online community around the ethical and legal issues with the request and the precedence it sets.
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"YOU ARE REPLACEABLE" "okay, then I quit" "NO, NOT LIKE THAT"

'Be a team player': Boss calls employee replaceable and demands they come in on their day off, backpedals when they quit

The illusion of power is absolutely real.
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'Let me cut those hours for you': Manager cuts scheduled labor hours as asked by quitting

This manager found their workload increased dramatically when their co-manager was fired for a ridiculous reason. They then had to operate the entire store alone, which was rife with unique issues. The boss continued to be pettier and pettier. When they finally hired a replacement co-manager, they expected the manager to "cut their hours" immediately, which led to the titular confrontation. This thread was posted to r/MaliciousCompliance by the manager in the story, Redditor u/A-Stackhouse. Whe…
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No OT but you won't swap me to day shift? Ok, boss.

'Ok, boss': Supervisor mandates no overtime but also mandates checking emails at home, guy charges it as overtime

Which is it? No overtime… or checking emails at home? You can't have both. Too many employers these days expect their employees to be always available —without receiving compensation for it. Anyone who has worked retail, or in a waged position, has had an employer who has made it as difficult as possible to claim overtime. The store closes at 6:30 pm, and you're only contracted for those hours. So in an inexplicably non-existent amount of time, you have to manage to round up all the customers,…
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'She hired him': Legendary manager sticks up for scapegoated black sheep employee, helps them leave for major promotion

Have you ever entered a workplace, friend group, or any social group and been warned to watch out for one particular member? It's an unfortunate aspect of our social nature; we always need a group or individual to be “othered” to feel like we're “in." While it's important to keep an eye out for red flags and not make yourself too vulnerable to possible exploitative behavior from these people (if what people say is true), it's just as important to form your own opinions. You might find that this…
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'Blew a good $6000 hole in his budget': New hotshot manager makes a demand they don't understand, costs them big

When managing a business, it's best to ensure you understand how things go before making any big decisions. When your subordinates point out that your amazing shiny new idea isn't … you'd do well to listen to them and not let your ego push you into what could be a huge mistake. This thread was posted on Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by Redditor u/Absurd-n-Nihilistic, who shared their story with the popular community. They tell how their new manager had joined the company from a diffe…
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'What someone does with their free time has no business being discussed or judged in the workplace': Boss refuses to hire qualified employee because she is a gamer, internet is furious

Gamers tends to have a bad reputation. The boomers simply see the kids that would be glued to the video games and procrastinate doing their homework and never go outside. So when they hear an adult say that they are a “gamer," many think that this is a person who is anti-social and will not get any thing done because they will be too busy on their consoles. However, that is simply not the truth when it comes to adult gamers. Sure, adult gamers will also spend a lot of time gaming, but they are…
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'My boss snubbed me after I saved the company $45,000' : Boss refuses to promote burnt out employee despite increased profit margins, leads to malicious compliance, boss gets made redundant

'My boss snubbed me after I saved the company $45,000' : Boss refuses to promote burnt out employee despite increased profit margins, leads to malicious compliance, boss gets made redundant

Managers often have the tendency of getting employees to jump through hoops in hopes of getting promoted, then don't end up delivering. This employee did so much extra work that she actually saved the company $45,000, but alas, she was told she was still not ‘deserving’ of a promotion. In other words, even if you do a good job, it's not good enough. Fed up, OP decided enough was enough, because if the company was saving $45,000 but still couldn't ‘afford to give OP a raise’, then why bother put…
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