There’s nothing like going to work and finding your boss (and your boss’s boss) seated and waiting for you. It’s the kind of experience that is straight out of a ‘bad workplace’ flick such as Office Space.
Well, that’s precisely what happened to Redditor u/GetDerived when they came into work and were ambushed after their team received a bad audit. They were told to drop all of their other priorities and focus on the group’s major concerns. The issue was they were constantly waiting on other teams to deliver on their parts of projects before they could proceed, so if they were only focusing on the major projects, they were going to have a lot of downtime. They tried to explain this, but their words fell only on deaf ears, so it was high time for some malicious compliance.
Commenters expressed their appreciation for u/GetDerived’s story and some shared experiences of their own.
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