Working at a company for many years, even decades, can be a great thing: you know everyone and everything. You’re an expert at your job, you’re respected by others, and you’re most likely happy with the pay, hours, and other things that are part of the contract.
So if those things are changed, for example, when the company is sold, it can really break the agreement, especially if those changes involve vacation days. Reddit user Rusticwhiskey shared a story about how one employee who had worked for the company for four decades retaliated against the reduction of his vacation days.
A person that has worked for a company that gave generous amounts of vacation time shared how their coworker got revenge when the new owners reduced his time off.
A person on Reddit under the nickname Rusticwhiskey shared a story of his coworker in the subreddit MaliciousCompliance. He titled his post “Get rid of my vacation? Have fun replacing me” and more than 61k people upvoted it.
The narrator begins his story by saying that he worked at a company that, in comparison, was generous with the vacation time they allowed. And especially people who had worked there for a really long time were valued and awarded 10 weeks of time off in total.
The company owner sold his business and the new owners started changing everything
One of those people who had worked for a really long time was Jimmy. He was a loyal employee for the company for 43 years and the 10-week vacation was a norm to him.
But like all good things, this policy didn’t last forever. The company owner was ready to retire and sold his corporation. He promised that there wouldn’t be any big changes, but the new owners proved him wrong.
They also fired a bunch of people, including Jimmy’s backup
Jimmy was mad and instead of coming to train his new backup, took 10 weeks off
The new owners started by changing the vacation policy. Now everyone would get maximum 4 weeks and if someone had more that they hadn’t used up, they had to do it before the end of the year.
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