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Incompetent Manager Demands Horrible Customer Service, Receives All Blame

Steve didn't realize he was in over his head when he decided to make his own customer service department incomprehensibly worse, but what he also didn't anticipate was that all the blame would fall on him too. For another one about a bad boss, here's a boss who illegally docked wages, so an employee crushed his dreams.

Incompetent manager drafts bad letter, everyone uses it and he gets all the blame
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Customer Demands to Use Engine-less Prop Go Kart

Sometimes customers think they know what they want, and are so pigheaded that they refuse to listen to employees tell them crucial information like "the plate is hot" or "sir, you're eating plastic fruit." In this case it was a dad who demanded to use a go kart with no engine in it. For some more customer service demands, here's one where a customer demanded to speak to a man until he ended up in the legal department.

Story of customer dad who wants to use unusable prop go kart | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/N1k1B1kle 1 day ago Guy wanted Go Kart" oc M This happened about 3 years ago worked at an underground go karting area worked as an controller, so sold tickets and controlled races (meaning stopped and started races one busiest Saturday nights rushing around with tickets and controlling races. My Marshalls are running around and trying make sure races run smoothly. This one family comes and bought 2 t
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Lying Brother Tries To Cover Up Fact His Wife Is Breadwinner

In these modern times, it can be pretty up in the air who makes more money in a relationship. This guy went out of his way to make it seem like his wife was just spending all his money, which was absolutely not the case, and a pretty disrespectful way to go about things. What makes it especially strange is that everyone knew the truth anyway. Relationships come with very specific and strange situations, like this dude who lied to his constantly late wife just so she'd arrive on time.

guy lies about his money, says his wife spends all his when she actually makes more
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Dude Gets Contractual Revenge on Lying Landlord

This dude did his due diligence and followed the law to the letter, getting out of a bad deal with striking precision. Living situations can get to be a handful, like these nurses who took revenge on their roommate, or this woman who relocated her garden and upset her landlords.

Guy gets out of bad deal with lying landlord | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/low_myope 4 days ago would like adhere contract case require hotel until resolve all these issues oc L few years ago moved back city which university student. As now young professional and had experienced significant issues with housemates past (non-payment bills, having do all cleaning decided would rent small flat reputable agency which specifically catered young professionals' such as myself.
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Work Karen Makes Everyone Get Up for 4 AM Meeting

Time zones can be a bastard especially when the person you'r dealing with has no concept of empathy. And when the tables were turned, she couldn't even manage to skip happy hour and had to give up. Here's another entitled coworker who demanded a party and took all the leftovers. You can't help but be fascinated by the antics of an entitled Karen, like this one who tried and failed to scam a restaurant.

Entitled work Karen demands everyone else wake up early because it's convenient for her | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/ZoiSarah 1 day ago Everyone MUST join work call regardless working hours? Sure! oc M company worked is global, offices all over globe wasn't often, but expected if were needed on call outside business hours make arrangements join; typically crazy one- off scenario where they needed find an urgent timeslot single call sounds awful but really infrequent and most folks were ve
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Company Forces Employee to Use All His Vacation Days, Incapacitates Company

It's another one of those unfair changes in policy made by management with zero foresight. It seems like a huge company should be able to adapt when their employees use the benefits they promise to give. In a similar story, here's a guy who came up with a masterful plan when told he had to work on vacation.

Guy is told by company that he has to use all his vacation or lose it, so he does and cripples the company | reddit post MaliciousCompliance Posted by -S--R-E-N- Vacation- use or lose Fine. MC coming right up. This is not mine, but my late dad's. He loved telling this story tried typing this story few times here last few months, but couldn't get through am daddy's girl and miss him terribly. He brilliant and wickedly clever sob and hope all enjoy. TLDR at bottom.
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Condescending Genius Brother Finally Gets Told He's a Jerk

Giving a kid every opportunity and telling them they're the smartest kid around is a terrific recipe for raising an emotionally dense narcissist, and that's why we have siblings to tell us the hard truths about ourselves. You hope moments like these are learning experiences that help people avoid the rough path of becoming a ridiculous individual who brags about their intelligence online

child prodigy brother told a girl doesn't like him because he's a jerk, not because he's smart
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Employee Asks HR to do Their Job, Reprimand Magically Disappears

As much incentive as people have to do their own jobs, a certain proportion of us have the exact opposite going on. This HR person was trying to do the bare minimum in order to wrongfully reprimand an employee over their timesheets, and it just so happened when everyone had to compile a detailed report, things fell into place. For more work shenanigans, here's an employee who outsmarted HR by citing guidelines as well as an employee who had their wages docked illegally and crushed their boss's dreams.

Employee does nothing wrong, reprimand goes away when HR has to do their job.
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Employee Outsmarts Unfair HR By Citing Guidelines

Even though it a lot of jobs feel like we're signing away our lives to be at the total mercy of a giant corporation, sometimes we actually have more power than we think. This person was getting jerked around but it turned out they had some extra rights up their sleeve. Even small affronts can motivate employees, like this worker whose wages were illegally docked so he crushed his boss's dreams.

Employee uses union rules to battle unfair HR
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Twitter Thread: Dude Accidentally Lets Raccoon Into His Hammock

Hanging out in the yard is all fun and games until you accidentally coax a raccoon into your hammock area. Arron Reynolds described the moments of panic that set in when he realized he was sitting face to face with a raccoon who seemed just as confused as he was. For another intriguing animal story, here's a dog who figured out how to herd a lawn roomba.

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Employee Told Not To Mention Typo, Company Loses $90K

When the hierarchy gets overzealous and cocky, things can get out of hand real fast. This employee found themselves under direct orders to not double check a coworker's work, and low and behold, they wasted a whole bunch of money. At least there are times when all the blame falls on a supervisor, like this incompetent manager who demanded worse customer service and got all the blame.

Coworker makes point to not mention typos, ends up wasting $90K
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Tumblr Thread: Foiling The Psychic Ice Cream Cat

Live with anything long enough and you're bound to notice some patterns. This tumblr user found that for some mystical reason, their cat knew exactly when there was going to be ice cream, so it became a process of tricking the cat. It fits into the long line of tumblr users who seem to notice things about their cats, like how cats are just eloquent enough to be melodramatic.

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Boss Docks Wages Illegally, Employee Crushes His Dreams

May it be a lesson to all bosses that bullying your employees isn't a good business strategy. It's also a lesson in how far some people are willing to go for "the principle of the thing." And this kind of stuff can happen at any level of employment, like in a fast food joint where this boss threatened the staff so all the employees walked out.

employee gets pay docked by manager and takes legal action, ruining the company
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One Kid's Wholesome Malicious Digging Compliance

There's a moment in every young man's life when he gets the insatiable and mysterious urge to dig a big hole. There's something compelling about being able to do a thing with just your hands and a shovel, with the added bonus of possibly hitting a water main. In this case, the kid's dad told him to do it in unspecified terms. Here's some wholesome frat guys who banded together to find some lost keys.

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Man's Effective and Idiotic Loophole Enrages Burger Guy

In this world of strict corporate policy, we sometimes find ourselves in absurd situations asking "the pickles are right there, the onions are right there, why can't I have one with pickles and onions" only to be met with a stone-faced representative saying "I'm sorry but that's impossible and I will be fired If I do that." Of course no one wants to be a Karen customer,  so we are left to use our brains to develop really stupid loopholes.

man combines burgers against wishes of burger guy, enraging him
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School Administration Won't Budge, Dad Takes Detention Rap

Despite a litany of reasonable excuses, this school administration was determined to send someone to detention. This person's dad, being a bro, decided to show up for detention and make a point regarding the absurdity of the whole situation. Sometimes school faculty isn't this rigid and vindictive, like these teachers who pulled total bro moves.

story about unjust detention, dad serves detention to make a point
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