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Employee Automates Their ‘Useless’ Boss’s Job, Boss Gets Fired And They Get Promoted

It’s very uncommon for employees to retaliate against their bosses by automating their own jobs, as one employee did when they were paid to do nothing for five years. It’s also rather usual for employees to be in charge of their boss’s work. When you put the two together, you get this individual. They figured out ways to do their boss’s task in half the time. And since this work was the only thing keeping their boss on the job, it seemed reasonable to just let them go.


Perhaps if their supervisor had followed the rules from the start, they would not have created a situation where their employee might easily render their entire employment redundant. Even if you’re completely ineffective at work, if people like you, you’ll most likely stick around. However, given their active inconvenient nature, it’s hardly unexpected that they were fired. Following is the story of OP in his own words, let’s hear the spicy story out and see what Redditors had to say on it.

1. OP being the data analyst did the work while his boss ditched work many a times and also had an affair with her boss too

Font - Posted by u/lungbong 20 hours ago 98 39 Automated my useless boss out of her job OC M This happened a few years ago, I was a data and reporting analyst and did all the ad hoc reports for the company. My boss, we'll call her Kerry, was a useless, she was one of these people that was always late, left early and took days off at short notice. The only thing of value she did was all the regular reports - sales, revenue etc. We suspected she got away with it because she was having an affair wi

2. The CEO was decent at his job and wanted to work on time, the boss asked employees to automate work so that she could get the credit. one day, the CEO wanted sales reports immediately which was the boss’s work but OP did it by automating all the work, impressed the CEO 

Font - Our CEO was a fairly decent bloke, he'd look for ways to cut costs and would pay regular bonuses for the best cost saving initiatives. Kerry was very keen to submit ideas and encouraged us all to automate our tasks so she could try and take the credit for the savings. On one of her skive days, which coincidently Stewart was "sick" as well the CEO was desperate for the sales report my boss does. I said I'd give it a look and see if I could get it done. Normally she'd spend 2-3 days doing i
Font - Both Kerry and Stewart were back in the next day but were immediately summoned to the CEO's office before being suspended and sent home. Turns out the CEO knew they were having an affair and all the times they were sick or late or had to leave early was so they could sneak off and have sex. He'd not done anything about it because how important these reports were. Now they were automated he was able to get them suspended and later fired for gross misconduct for all the time they'd taken of

4. This is hilarious 

Font - IsThat Dave ByChance 20 hr. ago 23 "Go away or I will replace you with a very small shell script". Vote Reply Share Report Save Follow WinsAtNothing- 20 hr. ago If that's not an insult, I don't know what is.

5. This seems to be a nice summary of the story we just read

Smile - hotlavatube 20 hr. ago "I've got good news and bad news CEO. The good news is I've automated the sales report and revenue report using bots. The bad news is the sales report bot is now having an affair with the revenue report bot..." ;-)
Via lungbong

6. Turns out people have relatable stories to tell to others

Font - AnotherLolAnon - 20 hr. ago We had a secretary at work. The nurses would nicely ask her to do things like make copies and send faxes while she was busy shopping online and gossiping with the housekeepers. She would snap that that wasn't her job. I asked her what was her job and advised that she was careful how often she said that. I think she got the drift. Things mildly improved for a bit.
Font - liarandathief - 20 hr. ago And did you get a raise? Vote Reply Share Report Save Follow lungbong OP 20 hr. ago About 2 months later once they'd sorted firing both of them and deciding what they were doing with my team I got a promotion to Senior Data Analyst and a pay rise.
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