Boss wanted to teach late employee a lesson but ended up paying huge overtime when boss found out his team was helping out other departments

They say that power tends to corrupt people, and while this is true in some cases, in other cases power doesn’t really corrupt as much as it just makes some people stupid in a lot of ways. Some don’t think anymore, others start making a few, if not wild, random choices, and still others just don’t know how to control it, but the end result is the same – it leads to a certain degree of chaos.

And chaos is the best environment for some malicious matchingor, as one person demanded it be called, malicious matching. This time, we have a boss who found out that an employee was a little late for work, requiring a check in and out, which ended up working in the employee’s favor, all thanks to the OP.

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While time tracking at work is important, there’s often one dude who gets personally offended when someone is late and then gossips about them.

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So, meet u/Danjcb, or Dan as we’ll call him throughout this article. Some time ago, Dan was the leader of a small team in the workplace that kept track of working hours. But despite objective means of time tracking and management, some still take it completely anally, demanding that everyone get in and out a second sooner or later.

This is that story.

Well, that’s the story, except that the OP, when asked to recheck the clocking, did some malicious matching

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Dan explained that he had a team of great people whose work was outstanding, so he had no doubts about them, but this other manager “caught” one of his teammates coming to work late. This immediately led to them telling the company boss that this had happened, and even more immediately led to the OP being instructed to check the time tracking to see if they were blocked from doing so.

There were great people on the team now, so OP, as a leader, knew that no one would ever relax or come in a little late without a good reason or without a few minutes delay after work, so there was no worries. . But something was wrong with him.

cue small-… malicious matching.

You see, the OP knew that his entire team consisted of good, honest, hardworking employees, so time didn’t matter, but what? was there was a surprise overtime

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So the OP started figuring out the actual running time. And, well, there were off-schedule minutes here and there, but when you put it all together, it quickly turned into overtime. Overtime, which sometimes went beyond the 1.5x rate and crossed into 2x territory. You can guess why this would be a pain for the employer.

Turns out the OP team helped out in other areas when they could, so not only were they good at their jobs, but they also earned points for helping others. And as a result, “it gave a lot.”

Just in case, the OP also went through the appropriate channels, double checking the whole thing with the finance people, and then a meeting was called. The agenda was to tell him everything.

“He was unhappy.”

So, in a kind, malicious, accommodating manner, he calculated the total time, and of course there were some discrepancies, but there was a lot of overtime that the boss now needed to pay.

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But it was worth it, not only because Dan was protecting his team, but also because someone showed up to work too late, that doesn’t mean there should be a massive investigation into it. But this time, that investigation ended in favor of every single person on Dan’s team.

Well, wink wink militant conformity the community loves this story, not only because it’s a classic but not too long story about how someone got what they asked for, but also because there was a huge payout at the end.

Others shared their stories, albeit short, but still viciously belligerent In some way. Yet others loved Dan and criticized management for failing to understand that you can’t mess with your employees or you’ll be done in the most harmful ways.

And people online loved the story, which led to 25,000 votes and 25 Reddit awards.

The story got a lot of attention, especially in the form of 25,000 votes, 25 Reddit awards, and just under 500 comments. And you can check it all hereor read our other militant consent articles here.

But don’t let me get you carried away without sharing my thoughts and opinions on Dan’s approach to teaching management or history in general in the comment section below!

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