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36 Memes for Employees With the Monday Blues

36 Memes for Employees With the Monday Blues

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'[She's received] 154 emails so far': Micromanaging boss asks her employee to CC her on every email, only lasts an hour

The bane of your existence when working as a desk jockey is going through your emails. As if the toppling towers of Mount Complaint came tumbling down into your inbox, the avalanche of emails never truly ends. The moment you finally reach the mysteriously elusive '0 Unread Messages' banner, a fresh onslaught of notifications pop up to replace it.
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‘That’s your problem, not mine': Micromanaging boss gets flustered when they realize they have no control over employees's PTO; gets put in their place

PTO policy is something that employees are extremely familiar with. The moment they plop themselves in that ergonomic office chair on their first day of work, they're already looking for ways to get out of it.
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‘We can do it tomorrow… when I’m being paid': Employee challenges boss by refusing to work unpaid overtime, boss calls HR on employee but gets fired instead

‘We can do it tomorrow… when I’m being paid': Employee challenges boss by refusing to work unpaid overtime, boss calls HR on employee but gets fired instead

You know you're in trouble when your boss calls you into a ‘formal meeting’, especially if you've had some recent beef with them. So many companies don't have their employees' backs, so it's nice and refreshing to read about this particular case that actually has a happy ending. One employee, u/nerdfury83, shared their story on Reddit, which included a micromanager and her failed tactics to get OP in trouble. OP enjoyed their work up until they got a new manager, who was a little bit of a contr…
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'This guy generates $1M+ in sales': High-performing salesman requests a replacement for a $15 computer part; boss refuses until it's ‘completely broken’, salesman retaliates by smashing his equipment

Top performing employees deserve top performing equipment. Any successful businessman knows that a company is only as strong as its heavy hitters, so why is it that micromanaging bosses are so obsessed with pinching pennies to save mere morsels on the sales floor when they could potentially be risking missions in losses?
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'8:24am- Sneezed, got tissue': Micromanaging boss gets exactly what he asked for when a sassy employee fills out his timekeeping card with over-detailed accuracy

Working when your boss is looking over your shoulder is not only irritating, but makes your productivity way worse. Obviously work speed is going to suffer when you have a nepo-baby clipboard-poker breathing heavily at your back and judging your every move. but for some reason, management doesn't get that concept.
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'He would barely look at anyone after that': Worker gets micromanaging boss fired by writing fake reviews

When you end up in a situation where you're faced with a micromanaging boss, there often aren't a lot of options… HR might not take you seriously or even take your side; you usually won't be in a position where you can outright quit on the spot, and standing up for yourself is usually just going to make your life harder. This means that you may need to resort to alternative means, just as this worker did when they grew tired of their micromanaging boss. They share that, as happens all too often…
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'She got fed up': Manager regrets demanding that retail cashier ask for their transaction approval

Unnecessary rules and processes must be followed to the letter—because some manager who has never actually done the job decided it must be so. As long as they only waste your time, they'll remain in place indefinitely as you're hounded mercilessly about the resulting drop in productivity (thanks to these new processes.) However, as soon as these processes infringe upon the time of the manager who made them, it's miraculous how quickly they can disappear, which means the easiest way to get rid o…
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'You're still rinsing rice?': Cook's rice rinsing procedure gets out of control thanks to micromanaging boss

Rules either exist for no good reason or were written in blood; there is no in-between. The ones that were dreamt up by a bored middle manager somewhere often are more of a means of maintaining control over the workforce than anything regarding safety or productivity, so at the end of the day, they're not the most necessary. Rinsing rice may not be the highest stake workplace activity, so when you're under the pump thanks to chronic understaffing, this is probably one procedure where it's ok to…
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'Expect my resignation by EOD': Micromanaging boss tries to force her top salesperson to commute to the office 3x a week, he refuses and quits

'Expect my resignation by EOD': Micromanaging boss tries to force her top salesperson to commute to the office 3x a week, he refuses and quits

Working from home has changed the way that businesses operate, but micromanagers everywhere are rolling in their graves over the fact that they can no longer survey their employees like they used to. Micromanaging bosses are absolutely livid that their crew can work from the comfort of their home, proving that they are 10x more productive without middle management watching their every step.
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