The boss is rude to both employees and customers, so when one of his employees starts a business in the same field, it leads to his bankruptcy

Usually, workers don’t expect much praise from their bosses when they do something exceptionally well, and in fact, some of them understand that they shouldn’t overdo it because it could lead companies to take advantage of them. This is a sad reality, but in fact it does more harm than good. It has been proven that praise can actually improve their performance as it makes the recipient feel good and can make them even better.

While a lack of praise can lead to a decrease in motivation, undermining when you know you’re doing a good job can completely break a person. But a Reddit user SlickHeadSinger shared the story of a man who not only did not let such remarks break him down, but came out victorious from his experience.

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A Reddit user shared a story about how their summer boss made it big by inadvertently bringing down a company no one liked.

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The original poster (OP) is a teacher who did odd jobs over the summer to earn extra money, and this story is not theirs, but their boss’s, which they got to know in one summer.

The OP suggests that the story took place in the early 90s or 80s as they heard the story in the mid 90s. Their boss, Jerry, told them about the time when he had just started his career as a bricklayer and worked in a settlement of small rural towns.

OP is a teacher who worked during the summer, and at one time they worked for Jerry, who ran a brick business.

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Jerry was working for the OP in this story called the Jerk and the son of the Jerk. They were the only ones who provided bricklaying services and no one liked to work for or with them.

Jerk and his son have always been very mean to their workers, constantly belittling and humiliating them. No job was ever good in their eyes, even though the job was perfect. The general contractors also hated the duo, but their business was at a standstill because there was no other company in the area to choose from.

Jerry started out as a regular bricklayer and worked for an insufferable boss who constantly belittled and humiliated his employees.

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Because of the way the Jerk and his son treated the employees, they came and went, but not Jerry. Somehow, Jerry never let his boss’s words get to him as his father taught him that if he wants to do something, he can do it. In addition, he learned to look at his work to determine if it was good or bad, instead of listening to what others had to say.

So Jerry did just that and became a pretty good bricklayer, despite all the insults and constant reminders that he really sucks at what he does. Jerry knew he was doing a good job, and realized that Jerk, too, saw how much profit this employee brings to him. But what Jerk didn’t realize was that his subversive words meant nothing to Jerry.

Not only did the employees hate the boss and his son, who was just like his father, but the general contractors as well.

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One day, Jerry had the opportunity of a lifetime. He did his job amazingly, as usual, and as fast as ever. His skills were noticed by the project’s general contractor and at the end of the day a proposal was presented to him.

First of all, the general contractor told Jerry that he shouldn’t believe what the Jerk and his son say because he doesn’t think so at all. And because he saw how good Jerry was, he offered a deal: the general contractor would buy Jerry a mixer and he could start his own business. The only conditions were that he would have to pay for the faucet whenever he made enough profit and that he should be a subcontractor to the general contractor.

One of the general contractors noticed how good Jerry was at his job and offered to fund his own stone business.

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Jerry really thought about starting his own business someday, so he agreed to the terms and informed Jerk and his son about leaving their company and his plans for the future. Not surprisingly, their reaction was disdainful, but Jerry, as always, kept his composure.

Jerry knew what he was doing, so after a year his business was booming and it seems like he became the first choice for bricklaying in the area because Jerk came to his house drunk and begged his ex-employee to come back because no one was there. better than him.

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Jerry accepted the offer and quit his job, but not without humiliation from his boss and son, which was to be expected.

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Apparently Jerry turned down the offer, but not before asking why Jerk never said how valuable he was while working for him. The jerk didn’t answer because there probably wasn’t any logical reason for such ruthless behavior.

In the end, Jerk and his son went bankrupt. This was never Jerry’s intention, but the OP and the people in the comments suspected that this was the general contractor’s plan from the start because, as mentioned, the clients hated working with Jerk too, so he gave him a competition that he couldn’t win. . against.

However, Jerry was the one who had the last laugh as his business was so successful that it drove his former boss into bankruptcy.

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Hearing this story made the OP respect Jerry and he was most amazed at how his boss could remain so overconfident when the people he worked for never appreciated his skills.

Even though OP posted this story on the ProRevenge subreddit, it should be one of the most useful ones there. The editing is even better, as the teacher contacted his former boss after not speaking to him for 20 years, just to tell him how highly people think of him on the internet.

Jerry never intended for this to happen, but the OP believes this was the general contractor’s plan from the start.

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Redditors were really enamored with the way Jerry carried himself and were happy that he had a successful story. They also shared similar experiences of achieving success or watching bad people get what they deserve.

What do you think of this story? Do you think the general contractor wanted Jerk’s company to go bankrupt, creating competition and funding for Jerry to start his own business? Also, why do you think Jerk and his son were so mean to everyone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

People in the comments agreed with the OP’s suspicions and were also amazed at how strong Jerry was and glad he was rewarded for his efforts.

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