Managerial hubris is one of the reasons employees hate their jobs. Not only are we lacking in pay, but we are enslaved to the most incompetent group of overinflated bimbos who could easily be replaced by AI– at least the replacement would have more charisma. But these types of managers will deny your raise and then come begging for your help. Which is it? Do you value my hard work or not?
In this case, OP had finally had enough of the dance of the salary-increase and the payday waltz, and asked his manager for a well-deserved raise to cover inflation and the rising cost of rent. Unfairly, the manager said a raise wouldn’t be possible for another year. So OP did what any desperate person would do and turned in his two week notice after lining up a higher paying job.
The real story begins as OP started to train his replacement. Disaster struck when, only 36 hours before his final day on the job, OP’s boss came running to his side with desperation in his eyes and a fearful plea. ‘Please don’t leave’… Too little, too late, if you ask me. For the full story on how OP reacted to his boss’s request, keep scrolling.
For more tantalizing tales of managerial incompetence, check out this story about how a boss’s boss pwned a haughty manager who thought he had it all figured out.