Firing a competent employee is not the right move, your organization will surely collapse.
One thing, we have not understood yet is why bad managers are always against good employees. Companies should value their competent employees. It is through their efforts that you are making success in your business. Otherwise, one wrong employee can make you regret your decision. A photographer got a job in a photo studio. He was very enthusiastic about his job and loved doing it. He put extra effort into his work and brought many clients. There was a three-strike policy in the company where OP worked. OP already got two strikes and they were reasonable. Then, a client made two complaints against OP the same day and the company wanted OP to leave. This was when the malicious compliance started. Scroll down to read what OP did.
1. OP used to love taking photos, he finally got a job in a photo studio.
2. The company where OP worked had a three strikes policy. OP got two strikes which were reasonable.
3. OP got two strikes on the same day around Christmas. He was also training a new employee during that time.
4. OP was instructed by the company to sell photo packages with more energy. OP did exactly what they said and a customer made two complaints against OP the same day.
5. One complaint was made because OP convinced a customer to buy photo packages and the other was made because the customer felt he was being too bossy with the new employee.
6. OP was doing a lot of work that was not his duty. OP stopped doing all the extra work that he had been doing for years.
Managers should know how competent an employee is and what would be the consequences of firing that employee. OP made the right move; he stopped doing all the extra work that was not even his duty but he had been doing for years. Now the manager would know what a huge mistake she has made by firing him. Scroll down to read the complete story because it has not finished yet.
7. OP stopped recruiting customers and stopped calling old customers.
8. OP stopped taking notes of important interactions with customers instead he started making notes of less important things.
9. The company wanted OP to leave. OP packed all the toys that he had brought and took all of the notes and passport photos that were not claimed.
10. OP took the paper trimmer, the stapler and the large blue keychain with him that he brought from home for office use.
11. OP took the sign, keychains, paper trimmer, stapler, toys and his shutter buttons with him while leaving.
12. OP got a call from the company the next day asking about the supplies. The company closed down in two months after OP left the job.
13. The new employee that OP was training left shortly after OP was fired.
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