Nothing is more frustrating than coworkers who think they know better than you, despite them being wrong!
That’s why this man’s story about malicious compliance is so good. He managed to embarrass his entitled colleague and earn himself newfound respect at work!
A Home for Young Adults
Working at a group home for struggling young adults had its moments, but for the most part, it was a dull and uneventful job.
The original poster (OP) had been working overnights for months, and the routine was monotonous at best.
Taking Out the Trash
One of the regular tasks was taking out the garbage, but little did he know that this seemingly simple chore would spark a fiery desire for revenge.
The City’s Policy
The city had a strict policy of only collecting two bags of garbage per house.
However, the group home where he worked is a large semi-detached house with the walls in the middle taken down, so it was essentially one big house.
He Was Just Doing His Job!
Thinking he was doing his job diligently, OP took out four bags of garbage to the curb, only to be met with a barrage of anger from his coworker, Ben, who was due to relieve him in the morning.
Ben Was a Terrible Employee
Ben was known for his perpetual tardiness and a generally rude attitude. He lost his temper, yelling at OP for not taking out all the garbage from the overflowing bin at the side of the house.
The program was severely underfunded, and the manager only bought extra garbage tags or did a dump run once a month.
He Was Blamed for Stuff That Wasn’t His Fault
Ben blamed OP for the overflowing bin and demanded that he put out as many garbage bags as possible out the following week.
He had been doing his job and taking out the garbage as he was supposed to, yet he was getting the blame for things that weren’t his fault.
Clearly, Ben didn’t care about the well-being of the young adults in the home or the fact that the program didn’t have enough funding.
He just wanted to take his frustrations out on someone.
He Knew What He Had to Do
Immediately, OP knew what he had to do. He couldn’t let Ben get away with his rude behavior and blatant disrespect.
Luckily, Ben had set the stage for the perfect revenge.
He Took Out All the Trash
The next week, on garbage day, OP took out all 37 garbage bags from the overflowing bin and neatly arranged them on the front lawn for pickup.
And He Knew What Would Happen
He waited eagerly for the waste removal truck to arrive, and when it did, the driver looked concerned as he informed OP that he could only take four bags. “No problem,” OP replied with a smug smile.
This Guy Was Speechless
About an hour later, Ben arrived for his shift, as usual, 5 minutes late. He was speechless as he got out of his car and saw 33 garbage bags neatly arranged on the front lawn.
The sheer amount of garbage was overwhelming, and the lawn was completely covered, with not a blade of grass in sight. OP tossed Ben the keys to the house and got in his car without saying a word, leaving Ben to deal with the aftermath of his own mess.
He’d Shown Him Up
As OP drove away, he couldn’t help but feel a sense of satisfaction. He had taught Ben a lesson he wouldn’t forget. But the story didn’t end there.
When OP returned to work the next night, he checked the security footage, and there it was – Ben struggling to lug all 33 bags of garbage back to the overflowing bin!
OP couldn’t contain his laughter as he watched Ben on video, clearly regretting his actions from the previous day.
Actions Have Consequences
From that moment on, Ben never dared to cross OP again. He learned the hard way that actions have consequences and revenge is best served cold.
OP continued to work at the group home, taking out the garbage as required, but with a newfound sense of satisfaction and confidence, knowing that he wouldn’t tolerate any mistreatment from anyone, especially not from someone like Ben.
His Confidence Grew From That Day
OP not only got his revenge but also gained a sense of empowerment.
He realized that standing up for himself and not letting others walk all over him was crucial to maintaining his self-respect and dignity.
Sometimes It’s Important to Stick Up for Yourself
He had learned that sometimes, you must stand up for yourself and show people you won’t tolerate their bad behavior.
It’s not about being mean or petty but about setting boundaries and making it clear that you won’t let people push you around.
A Crazy City Policy?
Redditors found this guy’s story hilarious but thought the circumstances were terrible.
One user said, “I don’t get why your city will only pick up 4 bags, leaving rubbish to build up near a group home for vulnerable people. That’s disgraceful.”
What do you think of his tale of malicious compliance? He won’t have to deal with his coworkers micro-managing him anymore!
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