Malicious compliance is one of those rare, juicy opportunities that don’t exactly present themselves very often. But once you get that golden ticket, bets are out you’re gonna use it. In this case, OP was one of the few employees in this world that actually liked their job. That is, until his firm merged with another CPA firm, and other managers entered the picture. These managers were the exact opposite of what OP was used to… they were heavy believers in micromanagement (we all know how that usually turns out), and disliked basically everyone at OP’s firm, including him. They would snoop in OP’s office, which c’mon, is beyond unprofessional.
But, as luck would have it, OP got the chance to get back at everyone… all thanks to a manager who told him he needed to cover the front desk for the day. At first, OP objected, as he was working on payroll. They couldn’t possibly expect OP to work on the payroll at the front desk, right? Wrong. OP’s boss backed the manager up, and told him to ‘Please just cover’ and that he would talk to the other manager. So, OP obliged… and there it was, the golden opportunity that OP had been waiting for, in the form of some juicy malicious compliance.
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