Some managers are just asking to be treated this way.
This office supply employee had a wonderful relationship with her manager, as did her co-workers, until that manager left and was replaced by Jean. Jean was so disliked that turnover skyrocketed (the number of employees under Jean went from 20 to 7 within just a couple of MONTHS). This thread was posted to Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by u/tornadogirll, who made it known to Jean that she was not her biggest fan.
By the time the Redditor’s annual review rolled around, Jean gave her a horrid review that resulted in the original poster getting denied a raise. That’s when Jean had no idea what she was in for. The Redditor spent her final months on the job doing the bare minimum (shoutout to quiet quitters everywhere!), refusing to answer the phone or train new hires, and even messing up the system for the cash register. The best prank, however, was that she convinced customers and contractors that Jean’s name was Jan. That last one is iconic.
Of course, the Redditor was fired. She already had another job lined up but wanted to plan one final act of revenge. It turns out her Mom is one of the biggest customers at the store and when she came to the office to personally close her account and announce that she was switching to a different chain, she revealed that she was “Bri’s mom.”
For more stories of employees enacting vengeance at work, check out this post about a bartender’s own form of revenge. Keep scrolling below for the original post and for the best comments!