If you’re three minutes late once, your boss can take a deep breath. This school support staff member refused to let his management harass him after he arrived at work only slightly late for the first time. This discussion was started by user u/ohmydayzz on Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit, who recounted his experience about how he learned the hard way not to give up any more free time without remuneration.
Here are the details. This staff member typically shows up to work 15 minutes early and always gets started immediately, per his manager’s orders. When he showed up three minutes late, and continued with his morning routine of making a coffee in the staff room before beginning his work, his manager berated him. To make matters worse, the manager got upset after the staff member took his full unpaid 45-minute lunch break the next day. This was the breaking point for u/ohmydayzz, who stood his ground and from that point on, never allowed his manager to bully him into starting work early or working during his required unpaid breaks.