If there’s one thing managers are good at, it’s making their employees suffer. But every now and then, their devilish ways boomerang, hitting them right in their butts.
4 months ago, reddit user Ars-Torok made a post on r/MaliciousCompliance about precisely that.
When Ars-Torok was set to become a salaried team member with a hefty raise, they had to go through a probationary period where they were still hourly (with a raise). Everything was going just fine, but when the project they were working on had a minor setback, their temporary (idiot) manager forced them to put in meaningless hours, trying to use Ars-Torok as a scapegoat to save himself.
Ars-Torok could’ve disagreed. They could’ve protested. But they decided to take the longer route of malicious compliance instead. And it was worth it. By the time the dust had settled, they’d got a massive amount of overtime pay coming their way and the manager who tried to make their life miserable destroyed his career at the company instead.
Image credits: Travis Rigel Lukas Hornung (not the actual photo)
Image credits: Ars-Torok
Here’s what people said about the whole ordeal