This story of revenge went viral on Reddit recently! It’s a classic tale of a manager from hell finally getting their comeuppance, and it is super satisfying!
Her and Her Husband Were Laid Off
Our protagonist is a talented and experienced professional who was desperate to find a job after she and her husband were both laid off.
She accepted a role that was a step down from her previous position, but the team and manager seemed great.
Unfortunately, her manager, G, was too busy and decided to offload her to another manager, J. This turned out to be a mistake, as J was an absolute nightmare to work with.
New Manager Micromanaged
J micromanaged the OP, asking her to work through lunch, move and cancel vacation days, would call at 11 pm on weekends, and even made nasty comments about her weight and race!
The OP tried to talk back, but it only made things worse.
The OP only stayed because they needed to pay the bills; she was dealing with a family tragedy and couldn’t take the stress anymore.
She Had a Breakdown
Finally, she had a mental breakdown on a Friday afternoon after J yelled at her for something trivial about scheduling a meeting without including someone from her team, which she didn’t know about.
She told G about the situation with J, and he was sympathetic and not at all surprised, considering half her team had quit!
He immediately offered to move her to a different team under him. She was thrilled.
Her Old Boss Continued to Belittle Her
Well, turns out going to the new team didn’t help. Even on the new team, J continued to order the OP around and belittle her.
She ignored her emails, but J came to her desk one day and started loudly talking about how the OP was not qualified for her role.
Her boss overheard and finally told J off, but the verbal abuse did not stop!
The OP resigned abruptly and stapled a three-page long list of J’s offensive comments to her resignation letter! She also CC’ed it to everyone in the company.
G tried to convince her to stay, but she wouldn’t budge. The only way for her to stay would be for J to go, and her boss sadly didn’t have the authority to fire her.
Unfortunately, J’s manager worked in a different country, and despite several HR complaints from at least five people, HR did nothing. The OP left without shame, telling everyone exactly why she was leaving.
Which Led to Some Tough Times
This led to some very tough times for the OP and her husband for three months.
They were struggling to make ends meet, and there were nights they would eat slices of bread just so they could pay the mortgage and emergency expenses from a health crisis and a funeral.
Even after her husband found a job, they were still catching up on bills. She spent months applying to five to 10 jobs per day, sometimes over 20!
Luck Was on Her Side
But luck was on her side. She saw a public memo about a bigshot she knew from a former workplace joining the company she had just left.
She used to work closely with him and texted him a congratulations message, offering to give him insights on the new place.
They had a quick call where she shared her thoughts on how they could innovate, and after the call, he offered her a job as his Chief of Staff! Of course, she gladly accepted on the spot!
The New Chief of Staff
Imagine J’s surprise when they had their first all-hands call, and the bigshot introduced the OP as the new Chief of Staff!
She now sat two levels above J.
The other half of her team had turned over while she was gone – every single one of them had left.
While her old boss G was excited for the OP, J took the classless route and sent the bigshot a scathing email about the OP.
She Was Called an Unqualified Idiot
She called the OP an unqualified idiot, saying that she used to work for her and tried to get J fired, and she suspects that the OP lied to get ahead!
The bigshot forwarded J’s email to the OP and asked for an explanation.
Rather than being scared, she was nervous and excited! It was finally time for some revenge!
Little did J know that she had previously been a director at the bigshot’s company (working at a level above J’s current position), so two levels up wasn’t that big a leap!
New Boss Knew Her Work Ethic Well
On top of that, she’d worked with the bigshot for five years, so he knew her and her work ethic well.
She had a one-hour call with the bigshot, where she explained that J was bad for company culture and a nasty person in general.
She provided evidence, including G confirming that her whole team had resigned under her, the OP’s prior resignation letter, and other nasty emails that J had sent her recent staff.
New Boss Fired Old Boss
The end result? The bigshot fired J on Friday!
The OP was overjoyed – she had stood up to her bully and come out on top.
Her hard work and perseverance had paid off, and she had landed a dream job. Her revenge was short, swift, and oh-so-sweet.
What do you think about this woman’s tale of revenge? Have you ever had to deal with a boss from hell?
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