There is an infamous subreddit known as “Antiwork” which has got over 2.7 million members posting, sharing, and reading stories only about the bad experiences employees have had working due to the bad management. Bad bosses have now made their ground all around the world and that is why we get swamped with hundreds of stories of just bad experiences on a daily basis.
Recently, people on this subreddit have brought everyone’s attention to a new issue growing at large. Companies are lying to their employees on job postings that they share. This is such a massive crime. They overstate the benefits, options, and rewards, and understand the workload in order to attract people to work at their organization. And once they join, they realize it was all a lie.
Something similar happened with Reddit user u/meghanerd who applied for a job at a company solely because they were providing a work-from-home option. The posting stated the employees would only have to show up physically at the workplace if needed, other than that they would work from home on a regular basis. However, on the very first day of the job, OP realized the employer had lied and the workers were only allowed to work from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
OP was shocked to know that he was only allowed to work from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays even though his job description clearly stated that employees will work from home on a regular basis.
This is actually absurd. You know lying won’t get you anywhere and the worker will eventually leave the job because the very basis of it was built on fraud.
Let’s read through the conversation OP had with his boss in detail.
1. OP informed his boss that he will be working from home (on a day other than a Tuesday or a Thursday) who responded by asking why…
2. OP simply said he is only required physically as per need. The boss cleared it to him that he is not allowed to work from home all week. OP asked for the same thing in writing so he could give in his 2-weeks notice.
3. The boss told OP he will be meeting him with HR and OP was ready for it, following it up by telling him again to show up at the office.
4. OP quit the job on the spot and the boss told him to give in his notice, he cannot do it without the notice.
5. OP presented fair logic in a total of three points to shut his boss up. And then he did leave the job.
I really cannot believe what I just read but I fully expected this outcome. What did the boss think? OP will conform to being treated unfairly? No sir, people today are much more aware of their rights and know which route needs to be taken to tackle the specific problems faced due to bad management.
OP did the right thing by quitting, the only reason why he applied was to work from home, if his priority wasn’t going to be fulfilled, there was no reason for him to continue working at that place.
Here’s what the internet had to say about this:
6. The audacity of this boss is on another level. He complained about OP working from home while working from home.
7. Because they don’t have the braincells to understand that.
8. Companies should mend their policies to facilitate their employees. Always.
9. That was savage.
10. OP, you should have done better.
11. They try to rick-roll their prospective employees
12. I would take this advice.
13. This sums up the whole thing perfectly.
14. I hope soon.
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