This tale of revenge is one that many people will have dreamed of. This guy took on his bully of a boss, and he eventually got his just desserts! Read on for the whole story.
A Hardworking Individual
Our protagonist, who we’ll call OP (the original poster), had spent 15 years at a well-known Industrial Supply Wholesale company in the greater Chicago area – let’s call it XYZ company.
He Missed His Old Place of Work
He left on good terms in 2015, but after working in marketing for a few companies, he started to feel the itch to return to XYZ.
He wanted something that worked better for his young family and wanted to get out of marketing with its crazy hours, deadlines, and extensive travel.
He’d Do Anything to Go Back
So he applied for an admin role in the Inside Sales department at XYZ, something he had never done before but was willing to do anything to get back to XYZ.
But He Didn’t Know He’d Be Battling This Nightmare Boss
Fast forward to the beginning of his time at XYZ. OP supported four leaders as an admin, and while he got along great with two of them, the other two were a nightmare!
Amanda, the Villain
One of them, let’s call her Amanda, had a reputation for being tough to work with and had a habit of not keeping admins for long. Amanda had been at XYZ for years and had a history of throwing employees under the bus.
She Constantly Threw Him Under the Bus
She repeatedly blamed OP for her mistakes, and he had to start protecting himself by taking screenshots of everything he did for her.
When she accused him of not submitting her expense report on time or messing up her calendar, he had proof in the form of screenshots.
Somehow He Still Got Blamed!
But despite this, OP’s boss still blamed him for the mismanagement and put him on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)!
The Decisions Are Completely Subjective
To make matters worse, there were no performance indicators for this PIP as there are no metrics for an admin role – so the decisions would be completely subjective!
In effect, it was only their opinion of OP that mattered, not his work performance or quality.
He Refused This Injustice
Fed up with the injustice, OP gave them a resignation letter instead of complying with the ridiculous PIP and left XYZ after putting in two weeks’ notice.
A Disappointing Turn of Events
A few months later, OP found himself a stay-at-home dad, disappointed with what happened but glad to be away from XYZ.
He Had to Get Even
However, he couldn’t let go of his anger toward Amanda and decided to seek revenge. He remembered a former coworker who had been promoted several times and was now a Senior Leader in HR at XYZ.
He reached out to her, and with her help, he filed a complaint against Amanda.
HR Never Took Action
He found out that Amanda had been getting away with abusing employees and throwing coworkers under the bus for years, and the HR person in charge of Inside Sales was aware of it but never took any action.
Finally, They Did Their Job
OP urged his former coworker to give his other colleagues a voice and to look into the complaints that people had previously filed against Amanda.
He provided evidence from his own experience and from past complaints to show that Amanda needed to be disciplined or even fired!
It Paid Off!
A few weeks later, OP’s efforts paid off. Amanda was FIRED! It was the result of OP reaching out to XYZ HR and providing Senior Leadership with insight into what was really going on.
She’d Finally Got Found Out
They monitored Amanda for a week and interviewed team members who had complained, and there was enough evidence to get rid of her.
OP felt a sense of satisfaction knowing that actions have consequences and that Amanda couldn’t continue to abuse people at work without facing repercussions.
A Sour Taste
However, the whole ordeal left a sour taste in OP’s mouth for XYZ, as he couldn’t believe that such toxic leadership had been allowed to persist for so long.
He’d Made a Difference
In the end, OP stood up for himself and his ex-colleagues, and he made a difference. Amanda had to pay the piper for her actions, and now she was unemployed, just like the people she had fired or forced out of the company.
At Least He Could Hold His Head up High
OP took satisfaction in knowing that he had played a role in bringing justice to a toxic workplace and holding a lousy leader accountable.
He realized that sometimes, revenge could be sweet, especially when it involves standing up against injustice and fighting for people’s rights!
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