Employees of any organization are the foundation it grows on. A business cannot exist without its workers, they are the ones who result in it being functional and running efficiently…essentially forever. So bosses should make the respect of their employees the top priority and they should be facilitated even if it means the leadership has to bend a little in order to do so.
Today, we have a story about an employee who did not get facilitated and they were not happy about it. Reddit user bowserdanger shared they work at a nuclear power plant and every year, once or twice, there is an occurrence of some heavy-duty snowstorm. There is a policy at the plant that in such a case when the roads get blocked by snow, employees who make it to work, no matter how long it takes, will be paid for the whole day…otherwise, they will just have to take a vacation.
One day OP woke up to a terrible 10-inch snow covering the road. That day, luckily, they only had to deal with some paperwork and weren’t required to be physically present at the facility. So OP called his boss and requested if he could work from home but got a rejection and a reminder about the “policy”.
OP then decided to maliciously comply with this “policy” when no one showed up to work because of the snow and the boss contacted him for some help.
Scroll down below to read how it all went down.
1. OP works at a nuclear power plant, that in itself is such a cool thing.
2. If employees make it to work, no matter how late during terrible weather, they will get paid.
3. One day due to heavy snow last night OP decided to call in and requested to work from home but they got told there is no such policy and they have to show up if they want to get paid.
4. None of OP’s logic worked and they ultimately had to take vacation because in no way did their boss let them work from home.
5. Just like OP almost all the other employees also took vacation because it was impossible to get to work. The boss called later that night and asked OP to come to the office for some work.
6. OP rejected by saying he was on vacation and there was no work-from-home “policy” so nothing could be done.
7. This is a sweet play.
I swear I hate those bosses who will never show any sort of flexibility. What good does it do to stay so rigid? He ultimately had to request OP to show up and help him out and that is where he got stuck thanks to his own dumb “policy” that he created. Working from home is a new normal now after the pandemic. Surely the boss thinks he should’ve incorporated remote work beforehand to avoid any sort of issues. And OP had a solid logic, it was only going to be a waste of time had they gone to work that day, and working from home would’ve worked ideally for everyone.
Here’s what the Reddit community had to say about this:
8. No, you tend to want to look for another job.
9. Not all bosses are bad.
10. Employees of the organization are its biggest asset.
11. So diverse…the two job environments.
12. I really don’t understand the logic behind not letting employees leave when they have completed all their work.
13. This is so true.
14. And that person will always remain.
I really hope you guys enjoyed this one. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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