Employee gives the manager a lesson by maliciously adhering to her rule of leaving the office only with permission.
Many people want to go home after a long day at work and enjoy a cup of hot tea to relieve the stress of everyday life. But imagine walking up to your boss and telling you you’re going to be off work, and you’re told you have to wait for permission to leave. Even after completing a shift.
This scenario may sound absurd, but that’s exactly what happened to users. Brooklyn Nice Squee People who have recently shared her story Malicious Compliance. The author works in a kitchen appliance store and always tells his boss ahead of time when the working hours are over. However, one day, when the administrator was annoyed by her words, the user was greatly taken aback.
The boss didn’t want the employee to leave, so he made a new rule on the spot. “Next time, we will have to wait for the manager to go home.” If there’s one thing we do know about pointless work rules, it can backfire in the most beautiful way. Read how the author followed maliciously and share your thoughts in the comments below.
Recently, a retail employee shared a post in which his manager said he should be allowed to go to work after the shift was over.
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Instead of arguing with his boss, the author followed maliciously.
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We managed to get in touch with Brooklynisqueerr, who was kind enough to chat a bit about this whole incident. the author said boring panda She decided to write this post out of Malicious Compliance because she likes to read and hear stories on this subreddit. “I wanted to do my own contribution to add to the fun,” she said.
Users say they didn’t expect their posts to get this much attention. In just a few days, this thread has amassed over 23.3K likes and hundreds of comments. “To be honest, I didn’t think people would find it that interesting,” Brooklynisqueerr said.
However, it seems that many have enjoyed reading about this absurd situation that users have to experience at work. Some commenters started having similar conversations at work, but another Redditor noted that managers should first discuss the new rules with employees. As one user wrote, “Treatment and respect for employees like people always yields good results.”
Brooklynisqueerr added, “After my boss gave me the rule, I talked to my co-workers and they all seemed to be confused about it.” One of them even told the author, “Yes, the manager enjoys making his own rules from time to time.”
We were wondering if there were any updates on the story. Users said that nothing else actually happened. “The rules were canceled and we went back to asking to go home when the shift was over. This is what we usually do and the manager hasn’t commented on it since.”
Brooklynisqueerr speculated that the reason a lot of people found a relevant thread might be because it’s always interesting to see how management set the rules. “It’s the moment everyone wants to have, the moment where you can undo the manager’s rules,” she said.
The user wanted to add that your boss “should not be frivolous with people who have nothing but leisure time and expect them not to try to use them against you.”
Later, users added a few more updates to the story.
Rules should make life simpler, not more complicated. yet, according to A CV-Library study found that over 60% of British people worked for companies that practice unnecessary and bizarre rules. Additionally, more than half of the experts were dissatisfied with having to comply with these rules.
The most ludicrous things British bosses were doing were leaving no food or drink on the table, paying a fixed salary for a few minutes late, and showing them doctor’s notes for all kinds of ailments. As an employer, Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said, “We don’t want to make our employees feel uncomfortable or unreliable by enforcing outrageous and unnecessary rules.”
“This can leave employees looking elsewhere for a more welcoming workplace culture. So it’s important to strike a good balance.”
Additionally, the survey found that over 67% of employees do not believe that their boss has the right to enforce these rules in the workplace. Biggins noted that the survey results were worrisome. “To avoid conflicts, we must ensure that our company rules are not discriminatory or disrespectful in any way toward our employees.”
He went on to say: “The HR department needs to rethink about enforcing the rules. This may reveal something you’ve missed.” And most importantly, bosses and managers need to talk to their employees first. Otherwise, employees may start to resent or think they are being intentionally marginalized.
Here’s how Redditors reacted to this whole situation: