Most likely, at some point in your professional career, you’ve had to deal with someone who was less than pleasant to be around. Those bosses, are the ones who call you on a Saturday night to ask you to move a major project’s deadline up a week. It could be a coworker who fails to even provide you with adequate information to complete a team task successfully, or it could be a customer who expresses his or her frustration with your product or service at every available opportunity. At some point in their professional lives, almost everyone will have dealt with a manager who has brought them to tears, caused them to erupt in rage, or made them dread coming to work every day. It is well understood by those who have worked for bad bosses how difficult it can be to quit your job with a bad boss who has treated you like garbage. To resign would imply that one’s future was in jeopardy, and this is true. But what if your boss is a real pain in the neck, and you’ve had enough of putting up with them to warrant a resignation?
The stress can make some people turn to the internet, while the majority of people simply deal with their terrible bosses and move on with their lives. This thread was posted to Reddit’s r/Antiwork subreddit, by the Resident Nurse, Reddit user u/serrafinagal. The narrative revolves around the experiences and education of a resident nurse who is studying to become a Nurse Practitioner. When her boss asked her to work yet another night shift because she needed to pick up her son from a basketball game, Reddit user u/serrafinagal decided she’d had enough of it. Because she had consistently worked six shifts in a row and had an exam coming up that she needed to prepare for. In an ongoing effort to persuade her to cover the shift, her boss used guilt trip tactics. That’s when she resigned in the most courageous of ways!
Read the messages that took place between her and her boss below to see for yourself how the boss was exploiting the nurse!
“the tip of a whole ShitBerg”!
It is really humane of her to already do 6 shifts in a row.
“We all have to make sacrifices”! Why don’t you make a sacrifice of a basketball game?!
Now the boss is just using guilt tactics!
‘People don’t leave companies, they leave bosses’, makes so much sense after this conversation!
Your kid, your sacrifice indeed
Using these types of nicknames in a workplace should have consequences!
OP definitely has the greatest heart!
It really didn’t make any sense how the boss couldn’t come in for a night shift. Because of a basketball game?
OP deserves an award for working 6 shifts in a row!
UPDATE US! We wanna know what the boss said next!
Sounds just right!
“people don’t want to work”, sounds like something the boss will say to other people her whole life!
To be successful, one must be able to build productive and respectful relationships with one’s boss and one’s coworkers. In addition to having dedicated employees who work hard to achieve goals, it’s safe to assume that the boss would prefer deeper connections with the people with whom he or she interacts on a daily basis. But that is most certainly not the case for many people. A bad boss can do a lot more than make you angry or frustrated at the end of the day. This is why people showed support to the OP for standing up for herself. What do you think about this? Tell us in the comments section below!