Unroll the red carpet for a juicy saga of office politics, where our protagonist, an IT wizard, navigates a sea of professional turbulence and emerges victorious with a twist of tech-fuelled revenge!
The Trusted IT Maestro
As the IT Manager for over three years at his previous workplace, OP (the original poster) was the go-to techie for everyone.
His ability to keep the company’s digital infrastructure afloat amidst the COVID-19 pandemic was unparalleled.
He Was Invaluable
Even as other departments faced brutal cuts, OP managed to update a significant part of the aging IT infrastructure.
The Villain’s Grand Entrance
As the company owner planned his exit to concentrate on a new venture, he recruited a brazen newcomer as his successor.
Nicknamed ‘Bonehead’, this abrasive recruit quickly cemented his place as the villain, instigating an unprecedented exodus of 15 employees – a daring move even amidst the job security uncertainties of a global pandemic.
The Downfall Begins
As if stirring up internal turmoil wasn’t enough, Bonehead started to alienate the company’s precious clientele, leading to a noticeable dip in sales.
Morale Hit Rock Bottom
With the owner having largely checked out, the company spiraled into cost-cutting mode.
Loyal vendors were replaced, employee benefits cut, and sales incentives twisted, all contributing to a further plummet in workforce morale.
One day, in his ruthless pursuit of higher profit margins, Bonehead commanded OP to halt safety checks and maintenance repairs on the company’s products.
OP voiced his objections loud and clear, but the owner, drawn in by the allure of increased profits, supported Bonehead’s dangerous decision.
Crossing the Line
The shocking dismissal of one of OP’s team members on his own birthday was the blow that shattered the camel’s back.
This heartless act, driven by the employee’s refusal to grant Bonehead access to the server room, spurred OP to make his own exit move.
After securing a cushy new job with better pay and less stress, OP handed in his two weeks’ notice, only to find his direct deposit stopped prematurely on payday.
Seeing no reason to prolong his stay, OP opted to leave immediately and filed a wage complaint with the state.
Don’t Threaten OP With a Good Time!
As OP bid his final adieu, Bonehead chose to remind him of his now non-employee status and threatened him with legal action for meddling in company affairs or spreading negative comments.
Unbeknownst to Bonehead, this warning would set the stage for an amusingly perfect twist.
The Unanticipated Blow
Months later, OP’s internet provider rang up about an account with an overdue bill – the account for his old workplace.
Remembering Bonehead’s parting words, OP refrained from providing assistance, leading to an abrupt suspension of his former employer’s internet services.
The Sweet Aftermath
A call from a former co-worker confirmed the digital meltdown at his old company, causing pandemonium that lasted for three whole days.
OP played coy, all the while relishing this unexpected act of cold, wireless justice.
The Delicious Irony
The taste of sweet karma is unparalleled, especially when it is seasoned with a pinch of irony.
OP’s tale of revenge serves as a prime reminder of the golden rule: treat others as you’d like to be treated.
Never Mistreat Your Employees
In this case, Bonehead had to learn the hard way that when you mistreat someone, you just might lose more than an employee – you could lose your Wi-Fi too!
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