Manager Refuses To Pay Out Employee's Vacation Days, Employee Serves Up Malicious Compliance
The workplace can indeed be a challenging environment with its own set of pressures and the need to keep up with a fast-paced and demanding routine. And managers sometimes make things even worse. They stick to the rules without any flexibility, even if it harms others, or they ignore complicated orders or make mistakes themselves. One common problem is when managers refuse to give employees their well-deserved vacation days.
But sometimes, mistakes by managers can turn out to be good for employees. For example, it teaches them that they need to read contracts carefully before signing anything. The OP in the case below has learned this lesson the hard way. As shared in the post on the r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit, the OP worked at a call center with a high turnover rate and mostly temporary contracts. After two years, they were offered a permanent contract with better pay and job security, but the holiday policy was different for permanent employees. Temporary workers received payment for unused holidays, but permanent employees had to use them or lose them. Despite trying to use their saved-up holidays, their manager refused to approve their time off. The OP read their contract and discovered that they only needed to give a week's notice to get paid for unused holidays upon leaving. Are you curious about what happened next? Scroll down to read the whole story. Don't forget to share your thoughts in the comments.
Manager Refuses To Pay Out Employee’s Vacation Days, Malicious Compliance Ensues
A good work environment should be comfortable and not too bossy, so people can work better. If managers are insensitive, employees might think about leaving their jobs. In the end, it's up to each person to decide what's best for them.