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After Being Bullied By a Coworker, She Unearths Her Colleague’s Wicked Secret and Earns a Promotion.

The Original Poster (OP) is a newly hired assistant manager who faces unwarranted resentment from their colleague, Eva, leading to a surprising termination. As the OP digs into Eva’s past, they uncover a secret that not only secures their own comeback but sets the stage for Eva’s downfall.

The New Assistant Manager

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The OP is hired as an assistant manager, reporting to the general manager (GM), who works a different shift. The owner of the company is rarely on-site.


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Eva, another assistant manager with five years of experience, trains the OP. They work overlapping shifts and maintain a friendly but distant relationship.

Success and Resentment

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The OP does well in her position, implementing new procedures to boost sales. Eva begins to act resentful and corrects the OP on minor matters.

Unexpected Termination

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The GM tells the OP their employment isn’t working out due to alleged mistakes. The OP suspects Eva’s influence and tries to argue but to no avail.

Reaching Out to the Owner

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The OP contacts the owner, who is sympathetic but supports the GM’s decision. The owner mentions that tensions between the OP and Eva were a factor in the termination.

A Vow for Revenge

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The OP vowed revenge on Eva for costing her a job she needed and enjoyed.

Digging for Dirt

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While searching for information about Eva online, the OP discovers her recent DWI arrest in a neighboring state, possibly leading to her losing her professional license.

Revealing Her Secret

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The OP contacts the owner and informs them of Eva’s DWI arrest, which was unknown to him. Eva had been keeping the arrest a secret.

Tables Turned

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The owner fires Eva, apologizes to the OP, and offers them Eva’s position and salary. The OP accepts and is asked to cover Eva’s shift the next day.

A Fresh Start

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The OP meets with the owner and GM, agreeing to start fresh in the new position.

Eva’s Desperate Plea

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Arriving early to work, the OP witnesses Eva on site and begging the owner for her job back, unaware that the OP was present.

A Shocking Revelation

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Eva spots the OP, her body tense with shock. The OP walks past her, grinning smugly. No words are exchanged between them.

The Walk of Shame

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Eva leaves the building, avoiding eye contact with the OP. The OP is unaware if Eva knew her involvement in the discovery.

A Parting Shot

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As Eva walks away, the OP calls out, “Good luck on the 23rd,” referencing her upcoming court date. The OP revels in the satisfaction of their revenge, having not only taken Eva’s job but also exposed her secret.

Was The Employee’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses…

Forum Responded

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One responder wrote: “For real, keep your friends close and enemies closer.”

Another reader wrote: “Just remember you’re still working for the guy who didn’t care about you until he needed you bad.”

A different person states: “He should be afraid of him now that he knows he could very well do the same with his job if he fires him again unfairly.”

What Do You Think?

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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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Alexander Veros

Alex is a writer for Top Dollar Investor, focusing on lifestyle, travel, and business stories. Alex has started several online businesses and is a blogger who loves providing quality content to help others. He is passionate about affiliate marketing, finance, and cryptocurrency.

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