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Her Toxic Boss Wreaks Havoc on Her Career Until the Woman Strikes Back with a Mind-Blowing Act

The Original Poster (OP) is a dedicated employee who faces a vindictive boss (“Ariel”) who will stop at nothing to sabotage the OP’s career. As the OP fights to stay ahead of Ariel’s malicious tactics, the OP is pushed to the breaking point and seeks foul revenge against her petty boss. 

She Gets a New Boss

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The OP worked at a company for over three years before a new boss arrives, named Ariel. Ariel quickly proves to be a narcissistic boss. Ariel’s behavior is tolerable at first but becomes increasingly worse after the OP is promoted soon after Ariel arrives.

The Promotion Makes Everything Worse

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The OP receives a promotion, which causes Ariel to become increasingly hostile. Ariel starts to micromanage and direct her toxic behavior, specifically at the OP.

Stealing Ideas

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Ariel begins to steal the OP’s ideas and takes credit for them. She also looks for any excuse to reprimand or talk down to the OP in front of her own boss.

A Costly Mistake

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Ariel lies about informing a client about crucial information before a meeting, causing the OP to be unprepared. The OP loses the client and is blamed for the failure.

Intentional Sabotage

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During another meeting with a potential client, Ariel deliberately misinforms the OP about a product feature. Ariel then embarrasses the OP in front of the client and her boss by “correcting” the OP on these incorrect details.

She Hits Her Breaking Point

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Fed up with Ariel’s constant sabotage, the OP ultimately decides to leave the company. She eventually finds a better job with higher pay and a more convenient commute.

The Lice Infestation

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Just before the OP’s last day at the company, she discovers she has lice. She takes precautions to prevent spreading it to others by wearing a tight bun and using hairspray.

Her Boss’s Hair Obsession

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Ariel is known for her beautiful auburn hair and is obsessed with maintaining its perfection. She even keeps hair care products on her desk at work.

The OP Plans Revenge

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On the OP’s second to last day, she decides to exact revenge on Ariel for her mistreatment. The OP waits for Ariel to leave for lunch, then sneak into her office.

The Execution

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The OP takes out their bun, shakes out their hair, and uses Ariel’s hairbrush on their lice-infested hair. She hopes this will ruin Ariel’s perfect hair and cause her discomfort.

Ariel’s Reaction

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Although the story doesn’t detail Ariel’s reaction, readers can imagine her frustration and annoyance as she deals with the consequences of the OP’s revenge.

The Job Change

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The OP starts their new job and leaves Ariel and the toxic work environment behind. She hopes to never encounter another boss like Ariel ever again.

The Company’s Loss

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The company loses a talented employee due to Ariel’s poor management, and she is left to deal with the fallout. Ariel’s actions have long-lasting consequences for both the OP and the company. The protagonist finds peace and satisfaction in leaving Ariel behind and embarking on a new chapter in their career.

Was the Woman Wrong?

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

Forum Responded

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One responder wrote: “The best kind of torture is done by targeting their precious possessions. If she is as obsessed with her hair as OP suggests, this will probably crush them.”

Another reader wrote: “Did you ever see what happened to her hair?”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on his 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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