These managers had no clue their former employee added so much value to the company. In fact, they told the employee his work was worthless. They learned the truth the hard way.
This thread was posted to Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by u/Thinkstopsay, who shared a story about his accountant friend Bill. Although he was quiet and reserved, Bill always provided excellent data for over 15 years. However, because of his quiet nature, his work often went unsung. When his managers hired a consulting firm to help cut down costs, the firm wrongly determined that Bill added no value to the company and he was fired.
Bill decided that because he apparently added no value, there was no need for him to do his work during his final month on the job. So, he spent all his energy getting a bigger and better job at the competition, where he was ultimately much more valued and helped increase revenue for his new company. Meanwhile, revenue for his former company declined significantly. This just goes to show that there is, in fact, some justice in this world!
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