Some bosses do not value their employees and this is why they face serious consequences.
As a boss, it’s important to lead by example and inspire your team to do their best work. However, not all bosses are created equal, and some can be downright detrimental to their employees’ success. One such example is a boss who ignored an employee’s work for an extended period of time, only to have it backfire and costed her job.
This situation played out in a real-life scenario that was posted on the subreddit “Malicious Compliance” a few years ago. In the post, an employee named Ted had been working at his company for several years when a new boss, Sally, was hired. Instead of working collaboratively with the existing team, Sally chose to ignore her subordinate and told him that he is useless and that she has not opened her emails in a year. The HR team asked Ted to leave and delete his files. This was when the malicious compliance kicked in and Ted left. Scroll down for the complete story.
OP’s friend Ted was considering retirement at the age of 64. He worked in Health analytics.
A year ago, Ted’s boss was changed. His new boss didn’t appreciate his work.
Ted’s new boss told him in a meeting that his work is useless and he is of no use to the organization.
The new boss told Ted that she hasn’t opened his email reports in a year and that he will no longer be needed. HR told Sally to leave.
Ted told HR to pay him three months sick leave and then his redundancy. HR told him to do a full data clean.
Ted backed up the copy of his files, asked IT to delete all the files and physically destroyed his hard drive.
Ted gave the copy of his data to someone in the organization on his last day.
Sally didn’t know that Ted was going on sick leaves. She asked about the funding, Ted asked them to ring him tomorrow.
Ted ignored Sally’s calls for the coming weeks. Sally cost the organization over 2.5 million in funding.
Sally had no idea that Ted’s departure would cost her her job. She made a mistake by asking him to leave. It is so disrespectful to tell an employee that they are useless. No one should be told this. Ted worked his whole life and was an important asset to the organization but his new boss told him that he was useless. However, Sally failed to maintain her position in the organization for a long time. She ended up searching for new jobs. Scroll down for comments on this post.
Someone told OP that Sally was looking for new jobs.
Demoralize the staff and they would eventually leave.
Medical regulations instructed Ted to delete the data.
This is why Ted backed up the data:
This is how these people manage to be in these positions:
This story serves as a reminder that employees are the lifeblood of a company. Neglecting or ignoring them can have serious consequences. A boss who values their employees and invests in their success will reap the rewards of a strong and motivated team. Have you ever had such a boss? Share your opinion in the comment section down below!
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