June 8, 2024 at 12:16 am

They Were Used To Helping Their Manager Out, But When She Rudely Reminded Them They Weren’t A Manager, They Decided To Back Off.

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/Malicious Compliance

Sorry, not my problem

Wow, that felt good to say that…and I didn’t even say it, I just typed it!

So you can imagine how this worker felt saying that to a bad manager.

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

Boss tells me I’m not a manager so I stopped doing her job.

“I work in mental health and substance use services.

I have worked in my job for a long time now. My boss is never available for help and hardly on site.

Well, this sounds annoying…

Recently she has got a new manager who is not impressed with her work ethic, but then lockdown happened and he had to shield, she has gone straight back to her old ways.

Boss will often ask me to do her work for her to save her coming in which I have never minded doing up until recently.

I had a meeting with my boss after an incident at work where someone tried to assault me, I told my boss I didn’t feel supported by her after it had happened as she wasn’t present and didn’t manage it well afterwards.

In the middle of the meeting boss says perhaps you want to consider some easier work in a different department?

Me: what, why?

Boss: Well you do take on a lot of extra work that you don’t need to a lot of this work is the manager’s jobs. Maybe you need to learn to say no to taking on all this work?

If you say so…

I asked if there was something wrong with my standard of work, if she had concerns etc. and she says no. 3 months down the line 4 of the team leave and they get new people in.

Boss: Oh OP can you induct new starters on their first day?

Me: Sorry boss, that’s a managers job

Boss: Can you complete Fire risk assessment?

Me: Sorry boss that’s a managers job.

After a while she stops asking me things, then one day she’s working from home, I’m pretty sure she has been telling her manager she’s on site throughout lock down but mostly isn’t

Huge incident kicks off with residents, emergency services are called etc.

Here we go again…

I call boss and explain to her what happened

Boss: OP can you please do follow up with, commissioning body, staff and residents involved and write the report send it all directly to me please?

Me: Sorry boss you will need to come in to manage this, I’m not a manager, that’s not my job.

Boss: Just this once please?

I refused to manage the incident, turned out she was visiting a friend who lived at the coast whilst she was meant to be on site!

Someone accidentally let slip to her manager when he called in the incident and there was no one to manage, he asked me to deal with the incident.

Sorry, lady!

I explained I couldn’t and that boss had reported me as taking on too much work to OH.

A full investigation has been launched into her conduct and ability to do her job.

Manager now talks to me directly and supervises me, he is helping me apply for a promotion. Boss is on ‘leave, pending investigation’.”

Check out what Reddit users had to say.

One reader had a lot to say.

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This individual shared their thoughts.

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One Reddit user said it was BRILLIANT.

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This person was impressed.

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Whatever you say, boss…

We’re all just living in the boss’s world.

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