March 22, 2024 at 4:31 am

Employee Was Told She Looked “Homeless” And Had To Dress Better For Work, So She Went All Out To Teach Her Manager A Lesson

by Matthew Gilligan

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Sometimes, you just gotta go all out…

And you’re about to hear from a woman who called her boss’s bluff at work and decided to dress to the nines!

Check out what she had to say in this story from Reddit’s “Malicious Compliance” page.

I overdressed for work.

“I (24f) work in a high end store and we have a very specific dress code.

The rules are clear…

No jeans unless it’s black, no leggings, no skirts above the knee, no spaghetti straps, no low cut shirts etc.

I wore a black tank top with a brown knitted turtleneck, black jeans, black shoes and black socks. My hair was in a nice bun as well.

I wore this many times before and had no issues with it until the other day.

I got pulled to the back by the ASM (assistant manager) and she told me that I need to “dress better” and “look less homeless”.

The manager being right beside her said nothing and when I tried to ask what she meant the manager told me to listen to her.

It was on!

That night I went online and found everything I needed.

The next day I went all around the local mall and shopped until I couldn’t shop anymore!

I got a blue dress ($20), white gloves ($5), fake pearl necklace and bracelet ($15) and I went to the drug store to get bobby pins.

I spend that night doing my hair until it was perfect, I ironed my dress, I cleaned and polished the pearls and I practiced light makeup, everything was perfect and ready!

I woke up at 5:30am to be at work by 9. I did my hair, my makeup, my nails and I got dressed.

I took one final look in the mirror and I was smiling like no tomorrow!

You know what’s coming next…

I walked into work to see my manager and assistant manager angry at me while I’m smiling!

I got instantly pulled into the back and they yelled at me.

All I had to say was “I don’t look homeless now do I?” I walked out and customers only wanted to talk to me because I looked fancy! It was a good day!

I didn’t take any of myself because I forgot lol I was too excited but for reference look up “Beehive Hair” and “Audrey Hepburn: The Little Black Dress”.”

Here’s what people had to say about this story.

This person shared their thoughts.

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Another person was impressed.

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This Reddit user offered some hair tips.

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Another individual made a good point.

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And this reader thinks she needs to rub it in their faces a little bit more.

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Ask and you shall receive.

Nice work!

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