When His Deceitful Manager Sabotaged His Change For a Promotion, This Employee Devised an Ingenious Plan to Get Even.
The Original Poster (OP) finds himself undermined and denied a well-deserved promotion by a cunning and manipulative coworker. As tension mounts, the OP secretly masterminds a plan to sabotage the coworker’s own chances of moving up the ranks.
The Cinema Job
The original poster (OP) starts a job at a cinema, quickly becoming a valued employee and receiving a promotion to supervisor within six months. The general manager and floor managers appreciate OP’s hard work and versatility. After two years, a floor manager position opens up, and OP expects to get it.
The Stock Shift
When another floor manager named Bob falls sick, OP takes over Bob’s stock-taking duties. OP misses their usual Thursday night poker game but sees the opportunity to learn more about the job. Bob promises that knowing how to perform stock-taking will help OP secure the manager position.
The Manager’s True Colors
Bob, a short, fat, balding man with a pierced ear, turns out to be petty and vindictive. He collects incriminating information on OP, including late clock-ins and false theft accusations. This information ultimately costs OP the manager position.
During the manager interview, OP is blindsided by accusations of poor timekeeping, safety violations, and customer complaints. Realizing he won’t get the promotion, OP becomes disillusioned with their job. A coworker, who also excelled at her job, gets the promotion instead.
Discovery of the Dossier
While working on stock duty, OP discovers the file Bob created to undermine him. The file includes images from CCTV, emails, and social media posts. OP is shocked and angry but decides against legal action due to the hassle and lack of payoff.
Instead of leaving the job, OP decides to sabotage Bob’s chances of becoming general manager. During a night out with his friends at a bar, they jokingly discuss possible revenge schemes, from keying Bob’s car to burning down his garage.
Undermining the Stock
OP learns that the annual stock take will be conducted in six weeks by a notoriously tough owner. Deciding to manipulate the stock, OP increases orders by 25% without Bob’s knowledge, causing a surplus of products in the stock rooms.
The Final Week
In the last week before the yearly stock take, OP convinces Bob to double the standing order for the weekend. Bob complies, unknowingly worsening the stock situation. OP submits his resignation letter, leaving the job with a good reference from the general manager.
The Delivery Debacle
OP shares their revenge plan with a coworker over drinks. The next day, the delivery arrives with so much stock that it can’t fit into the stock rooms. Though the excess stock will eventually be sold, it causes chaos in the meantime.
The Stock Take Disaster
The yearly stock take stretches into the early hours of the morning. Bob must choose between admitting incompetence or blaming the OP. In the end, Bob doesn’t get the general manager position and leaves the cinema job within six months.
The Manager’s Downfall
OP learns that Bob ends up working in furniture sales. Although he never confronts Bob, the OP hopes he knows who was behind his downfall. The revenge plan was a success.
Reflection on Revenge
OP reflects on their actions and the satisfaction of getting revenge on Blobby. They appreciate the support and reference from the departing general manager. With the cinema job behind him, the experience has taught OP valuable lessons about dealing with difficult coworkers.
Was The Man’s Behavior Appropriate?
The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses…
One responder wrote: “I hope this gets enough play that Bobby reads it. Knowing that he sealed his own fate would be karmic retribution to the maximum.”
Another reader wrote: “This story is exactly the reason for the saying “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch.” In a healthy, thriving business, the managers are there to support the employees, not pick favorites and cause friction.”
A different person states: “He blocked your promotion; you blocked his. Fair trade in karma he had come!”
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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