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'I won over $5,000': Guy turns the tables on scammer, gets paid for a car accident that they caused

It's not often that being at fault in an accident actually gets you money, but when a scammer tries to extort you for fake repair costs, it can end up working out in your favor. When u/bigcapper69 accidentally ran into someone else's vehicle in a parking lot, they immediately apologized profusely and offered to pay for the damages. They describe that the scammer, who they refer to as 'Brent', initially came across as very cool. Brent seemed to be taking everything in stride and was quite happy…
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Bad Boss Steals Super Bowl Tickets, Loses Client and Pays Hefty Price

I wish I could say that this story ends with the partner being kicked out of their own firm and having to pay back the $10,000 worth of tickets they stole from their poor worker — alas, that's not always the way the world works. I love a good over-the-top revenge story as much as the rest of you — the kind of story that feels like it would be right at home in the pages of a classic Detective Comics comic book; complete with exclamations “Bang!.. Pow!" as the boss is getting their behind handed…
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Feud over alarm clock costs insane aunt her entire career, she gets arrested following nuclear revenge

A small spark of discourse can grow into a wildfire when both sides are fanning the flames; ego, pride, and prejudice can drive us to go great lengths and take us down surprising paths, all over something that totally wasn't worth worrying about in the first place. It's no small wonder that something as simple as a dispute over an alarm clock can drive two family members to a point where they're clawing at each other and marching down toward mutually assured destruction. The original poster of…
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'I'll come back as long as Larry isn't there': Terrible boss drives essential programmer to quit, CEO removes boss and begs programmer to come back

'I'll come back as long as Larry isn't there': Terrible boss drives essential programmer to quit, CEO removes boss and begs programmer to come back

It is often said that you don't realize what you had until it's gone. It's crazy how often this plays out with employers undervaluing their essential over-performing employees for the sake of saving a few dollars or as a means of exerting their power over them. They are then shocked and surprised when the employee decides to seek greener pastures and finds a whole world of other recruiters who are hungry for their experience. Some managers and organizations aren't capable of recognizing that it…
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Update: 'Now comes the revenge': Owners short analyst $70k in payments, costs them $1.8M

Update: 'Now comes the revenge': Owners cheat analyst of $70k in payments, so he keeps their $1.8M

There is no end to the greed of some people; without a written obligation to hold them in check, they will go to any length necessary to screw over everyone else and gain what they see as an upper hand. These psychopathic, narcissistic parasites are a blight on society — running unchecked due to loopholes and lack of consequence. This idiot employer attempted to screw over their analyst, who was handling all of their investments. When they attempted to screw him out of a $70k commission, they s…
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‘They Threatened Me With Eviction’ : Man Installs Personal Doorbell Cameras in Violation to (Hypocritical) Condo Board Rules, They Swiftly Come After Him, Neighborly Revenge Ensues

‘They Threatened Me With Eviction’ : Man Installs Personal Doorbell Cameras in Violation to (Hypocritical) Condo Board Rules, They Swiftly Come After Him, Neighborly Revenge Ensues

Dumb rules were meant to be broken. Everyone has a right to feel safe in their own home and going by that logic, it seems fair that whoever wants to install a personal doorbell camera should be allowed to do so. Unfortunately, some building boards don't have the brightest or most empathetic members, causing the tenants' lives to become somewhat difficult. If the Kens and Karens of the board refuse to listen to reason and adjust the bylaws…you can always try to make their life challenging. It ma…
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Terrible boss loses $100M over their poor treatment of a former employee

'[New boss] let me decide': Terrible boss loses $100M over their poor treatment of a former employee

You should always treat other people with dignity and respect; otherwise — well, they just won't like you very much. That's fine; not everyone needs to like you (and not everyone will), but when these people are also privy to your shady business dealings, and later go on to make decisions for other organizations as to whether or not that organization should be doing business with you, you shouldn't be surprised when they tell the other organization that they had better keep well clear. Whether…
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Was told I had an 8 1/2 hour shift and not to leave early, so I started working for only 8 1/2 hours.

'[Boss] got demoted': Boss demands worker stick to scheduled hours, results in obvious outcome

What should you do when your boss demands that you stick to your rostered hours after you've been working heaps of overtime to try and keep things afloat? Do exactly what they asked, of course. It's always nice to rack up a few hours of overtime here and there to get a bit of extra coin, but having to do it week on week is a sure way to burn out. Rather than rewarding your employer for understaffing the team, sometimes it's best to let things burn a little bit to get a little more support — esp…
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'He called my boss a f-ing idiot': Insane coworker tricked into quitting on the spot when he thinks he hit the jackpot

One of the greatest joys of the already excellent workplace experience is coworkers: verifiable strangers with who you share nothing in common and who you are forced to spend more time with than your family. Your time with these people is eye-opening and really teaches you the limits of your own sanity as you're forced to endure the extreme strangeness of their existence. If you're lucky, these people are harmless and are just way too into their pets, children, or grandchildren. If you're not s…
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I put salt in my drinks to find out who's been stealing them

'I will never forget the look on her face': Woman gets glorious revenge on coworker for stealing her drinks

Revenge is a dish best served salty!
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Don’t want to be asked for anything more? Okay. No problem. | So a few years ago I worked as an administrator at a finance company. It was my job to create contract documents and ensure everything was secure and legit. E

'He was getting ruder every time we spoke': Scammy business guy tries to bully administrator and gets shut down, loses sale

It's often the case that treating people with respect will net you the best result, no matter how frustrating you find something to be. That doesn't mean that you won't need to lean a bit of weight on an ineffective organization or bureaucratic nightmare; the fact of the matter is that, often, in these cases, being the squeaky wheel will get you the grease. But, again, you should always do this with as much kindness and respect as possible. Having been on the other side of this in customer serv…
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Landlord Coerces Tenant Into Showing Their Apartment, They Give Overly Honest Tours

This landlord threatened legal action against their tenant if the tenant refused to let them show the apartment while they were still living there. The tenant did not want the grief of going through a legal process with their terrible landlord, so they caved under pressure and allowed the apartment viewings to occur. This thread was posted to the r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by the tenant after they faced a long list of issues with their current landlord. This included the landlord stealing…
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You blamed me for all of your IT troubles. So I made your entire department redundant.

Karen scapegoats IT Guy for her stupid nonexistent problems, he makes her entire department redundant

Sometimes in life… the low road is the right one. This Karen brought a metaphorical knife to an actual nuclear arms race when she decided to go toe to toe with this IT guy and blamed him for all of her stupid nonexistent troubles. As readers have pointed out in the comments: It's never a good idea to pick a fight with the guy who writes code when your job is easily replaced by a single line of it — that's just begging for the unfortunate outcome that has occurred for Karen here. After the repea…
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Couple decided to steal a deeded parking space | I work in a place with a deeded parking garage - each spaced is owned by a resident. But we only have 75 spots, and 300 units. If you don't have a spot, ya gotta permit park your car on the street or find a parking garage in the neighborhood.

'Granny told them it would be $150 bucks': Entitled couple steals deeded parking space, has their car trapped... and faces the wrath of "Granny"

Once in a while, you come across someone who you decided to mess with and who you absolutely should not have messed with. Notable entries to this list who come to mind would be John Wick (seriously, leave the guy's dog alone), Master Chief (Grunts don't call him “The Demon” for nothing), Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino (who inspired the intro quote), and Granny (park in her space at your own peril). These individuals all have the common trait of displaying a laid-back outward demeanor that doesn'…
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'I guess you can say his debt has been paid': Guy gets his childhood bully arrested years later

As someone wise once said, Karma is a God.
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Stiff me on overtime? Queue the long, expensive, revenge. | This happened in the early 2000s when I joined a start-up. We agreed on a salary and no paid over-time and an evaluation in 3 months and then annually. Standard stuff mostly.

'The total demand was something like $135k': Employer cheats guy on overtime, guy plays the long con to get it all back, plus interest

Patience is a virtue — so states the proverbial phrase — but in a modern world, that idea seldom comes into actual practice. Everything is happening so quickly, changing so suddenly, that waiting or trying to be patient often means that it's already too late. We've all been trained by the idea of “missing out” into giving in to each and every impulse; when, retrospectively, if you don't miss the thing you “missed out” on… did you really miss out at all? I say this having just repeately
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