May 28, 2024 at 7:49 pm

Her Boss Wanted Different Hours Than What Was In Her Contract, So She Got Back At Him By Taking Longer To Sip Her Coffee

by Ashley Ashbee

Source: Pexels/Reddit

When you’re used to the standard 9-5 working schedule, it’s easy to assume every company runs that way.

But, as the person in this story found out, sometimes the work schedule is better than what you assumed.

Read the full story to see how this played out.

Boss: Your hours are 9-6, as per the employment contract.

My boss had a talk with me earlier in the year about my hours after I got my promotion.

I went from 9-5 to 9-6 apparently and I didn’t know so I continued to leave at 5pm as usual.

He said that it was in my employment contract that I signed when I took the promotion.

I went home, read it, and it said 10 to 6pm with an hour lunch.

A lesson was learned, but there are still questions.

For the past 8 months have been coming in at 8:30 and having 30 minute lunches.

I was annoyed that HR didn’t point out that I was now entitled to an hour lunch.

In retrospect I should have read through everything.

Really though, does anyone expect their lunch time to change like that?

The next day, I came in at 9:28am and he said that I was late.

I said “No I’m not, I’m 32 minutes early. You said the employment contract had my hours so I went home and reread it and it said my hours are 10-6”.

Sometimes following a contract means a calmer work situation.

So while I don’t come in at 10am, I still do take my time and come in at 9:20 cause it gives me time to relax and have my coffee in the morning before starting my day.

It’s the least I can get for being forced to shift my entire workday an hour like that.

Let’s see what people in the comments had to say.

As a freelancer, I can’t stress that enough. Or at least have something in writing.

Source: Reddit/Malicious Compliance

I confess that I was, too. This wasn’t so satisfying.

Source: Reddit/Malicious Compliance

I remember when I visited England and the cashiers had seats at their registers.

Source: Reddit/Malicious Compliance

I was wondering this myself. It’s irregular and there must be a reason.

Source: Reddit/Malicious Compliance

I don’t drive and I’m so social I want to go say hi and chat over tea.

Source: Reddit/Malicious Compliance

Sometimes the terms of work are better than you think.

She’s really being awfully nice about the whole thing.

If you liked that story, check out this post about an oblivious CEO who tells a web developer to “act his wage”… and it results in 30% of the workforce being laid off.