When the Original Poster (OP) faced harassment and unjust treatment from a power-hungry assistant manager, a series of events unfolded, leading to an unexpected climax. Will the OP find justice, or will the chaos continue to escalate?
A New Beginning
OP moved to a new city to be closer to their best friend and godchild, taking a job at a home improvement store. Struggling with part-time hours, she also worked overnight at a gym. The OP formed a close bond with their godchild, often helping with childcare.
A Respected Worker
Despite not having many friends at work, the OP gained respect for her work ethic and willingness to help others. A new assistant manager arrived, quickly proving to be abrasive and confrontational.
The assistant manager fired a coworker over a trivial issue, prompting the OP and others to organize a walkout. Their efforts succeeded in reversing the decision and restoring the fired coworker’s job.
OP finally received full-time status but faced tension with their supervisor over childcare responsibilities. A hurtful rumor about OP’s relationship with their godchild began circulating, with the assistant manager as a possible source.
The manager canceled the OP’s pre-approved holiday plans without explanation. Then weeks later, the OP faced a stressful week of self-isolation due to potential illness and mandatory quarantine, during which they were harassed by management for “taking off.”
A snowstorm led to a family emergency, but management continued to hound OP despite the dangerous conditions on the road. The OP decided to resign, leaving their resignation letter on HR’s desk.
The Hurtful Message
The OP received a text from the assistant manager that seemed to confirm the manager as the source of the initial hurtful rumor: “We will see how long you can take care of your lovechild without us.”
Preparing for Battle
Angered by the manager’s message, the OP gathered evidence, including texts and call records, to report the manager’s misconduct to corporate HR.
The Manager’s Lies
The manager lied to senior management, claiming the OP was fired for “job abandonment and immorality.” A different supervisor, who OP reported directly to, defended the OP but was then and was fired on the spot by senior management.
The store experienced a mass exodus, as employees from various departments walked out in protest of the assistant manager’s lies and actions.
The store manager had to close the store for two days due to the chaos, and the assistant manager fled when senior management arrived at the location. Injured parties began to gather evidence for legal action.
The Power Trip’s End
The OP found full-time work at the gym, enjoying more time with their family and vowing never to work long hours again. The tyrannical assistant manager was ousted from the company after an investigation turned up their inappropriate behavior and deceit.
Despite the difficulties they faced, OP learned the importance of standing up against abuse and supporting coworkers in similar situations. The OP moves forward with their life, grateful for their family and newfound perspective, determined never to return to the home improvement store again, even as a customer.
Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?
The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:
One reader said, “Hopefully, the assistant manager will find herself permanently unemployable in that job sector and will enjoy an exciting career as a cashier at the local discount gas station.”
Another responder wrote: “References won’t give judgments on former employees lest they risk a slander lawsuit. She will get another manager position because she has that as job experience.”
A Different Perspective
A different person states, “How were you able to organize multiple walkouts without your corporate chain sending in their anti-union team?”
What Do You Think?
What are your thoughts on their actions?
What would you have done in this situation?
This story is inspired by this thread.
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