Businesses have a habit of hiring people who don’t understand how the thing they’re managing works. It’s almost laughable how often this occurs. Not to say that it can’t be done, but the good managers who enter a new organization gracefully aren’t making it into these stories. It takes a real egotistical and incompetent individual to enter an organization and think that they immediately know better. Luckily, these clueless leaders leave us with a never-ending wealth of stories in which their ridiculous directives are followed to the letter and result in predictable outcomes. This one is no different; it turns out that you just cant turn a machine up to 11 that’s meant to operate at 4 and have things go smoothly.
Keep reading to see this story as it was originally shared to Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by Redditor u/littlewasknown, who shared the story of their brother’s Malicious Compliance. For more, check out this worker who took advantage of a stupid belt loop hole loophole in their employee dress code.