This HR department just wouldn’t listen to their employees. U/bolshe-viks-vaporub shared this story of malicious compliance against their own employer. As the OP writes, their company got traded to a DoD contracting company, leading to changes in company policy. For the OP, a hard worker who often worked way more than 40 hours per week, things just weren’t adding up. They tried repeatedly to contact the company’s HR department about the mistake, but were continually ignored. Finally, they decided to comply with the rules, which this company was definitely not counting on!
Commenters noted how odd the discussion around sick days is, and how companies can be stingy with them in the US. Others applauded the OP for their courage to take this all the way to the top to ensure the company really had to comply.
Next, these entitled women demanded some seats in a cafe with communal seating — so the OP decided to make the women wait their turn.