It’s time for a tale of karmic retribution. Today it comes from a woman whose boss had been passing off her reports as his. It’s a great story.
Our storyteller, E, is a woman who had just graduated from university when she landed an admin job in a large corporation.
Because she had skills with computers, she was quickly promoted twice, despite being in a time when computer skills were not as common.
Two years into her job, her lovely manager left and got replaced by a new guy who was “absolutely useless.”
Shockingly Bad at Everything
He had gone through an accelerated management training scheme, so they were all expecting good things from him, but he turned out to be “shockingly bad at pretty much everything.”
He was incapable of completing work to a satisfactory level, and senior management quickly lost faith in him. They stopped giving him work after a while because he either didn’t do it, or it was so bad someone else had to redo it!
Part of the original poster’s (OP’s) job was to do occasional Research and Report tasks, which she would then present to senior management.
She would spend weeks doing research and crafting findings and reports that would get presented to the higher-ups.
Her Boss Presented the Reports
Her boss would present the report, but the author got listed on the title slide, along with the date and level of confidentiality.
One day, the CEO asked E to sit in on one of the senior briefing meetings because one of the topics under discussion was quite technical, and he wanted the OP on hand to answer a few questions about the tech.
The OP got there early and got a seat around the table near the front of the room so that she was near the projector and screen.
Her manager turned up just on time after everyone had already settled down and rushed in. He saw the OP and instantly looked panicked. “E?! What are you doing in this meeting? You shouldn’t be here!” he exclaimed.
Her Name Had Been Removed
But the CEO had personally asked E to join them. The manager tried to argue that the OP had important work to do that had a short deadline, but the CEO was not aware of anything urgent and told her to stay.
The meeting went ahead as normal, and the first few presentations went according to plan. Then it was OP’s manager’s turn to get up and talk through the presentation OP had put together.
He looked super nervous, and the moment the first slide went up, OP realized why. The title slide had all the usual information except for one key change: the author’s name.
Someone Had Changed Her Name
For some reason, somebody had changed her name to her manager’s name!
Her manager immediately acted shocked, but it was clear to everyone that he was faking badly. “Oh! What’s happened here? That should be E’s name here. She did this one,” he said, trying to cover his tracks.
When confronted by the CEO, the manager attempted to feign shock and claimed it was a mistake, but that didn’t fool the CEO.
“E, how many of these reports have you written since he joined the company?” he asked. “All of them? Was I supposed to?” the OP replied.
Pondering the Truth
“Really? Interesting. Let’s take a break here. Stay behind, please,” the CEO said to her manager, dismissing everyone else.
The truth soon came out: the OP’s manager had been changing her name to his on all her reports and claiming that he’d taken over that job since joining their department.
He was not only taking credit for her work but also using it as an excuse for why he was so bad at the rest of his job! As you can imagine, the CEO was not impressed, and they moved E’s manager to another department shortly after!
But what was really going through E’s mind during this whole ordeal? Well, for starters, she couldn’t believe that her manager had the audacity to claim credit for her hard work!
He Took the Credit
She had put in hours of research and report writing, only for him to take all the credit. She felt betrayed, but she also felt a sense of relief that the truth had finally come out!
It was also pretty funny – watching her manager sweat was an image she’d remember for the rest of her life, and at the end of the day, karma hit that manager hard!
Her story really makes you wonder how often this kind of thing happens in the workplace and how many other people are getting their hard work stolen by colleagues or superiors.
Reddit users loved this woman’s story of karmic retribution.
One user said, “Gotta love a story like this! It is special that you got to be in the room to see it all go down. I enjoyed the manager’s embarrassment, and I don’t even know him!!”
What do you think about her story? Her manager really got his just desserts in the end.
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