Toxic work environments usually start with a totalitarian manager. Although managers are a necessary evil in the workplace, they sometimes overstep the boundaries on reasonable requests. The Lordly Dukes of Management usually think that their employees are just peasants living in a Feudal system of their own making, forcing their employees to yield to futile demands and needless schedule requirements. And we all know that when the work schedule is involved, in some industries, a manager is willing to put their power to the test, pushing employees to their legal limit.
In this story, one manager was prepared to perish on a very stupid hill. For u/phancyphants, he was used to seeing errors in his PTO and had grown accustomed to unyielding scheduling, but he never thought he would ever be put in a position like the one you can read about below. For those of you with a deep rage against a system of imbecilic managers, this story might scratch a rebellious itch for you. When faced with the confines of the system, OP decided he wasn’t going to be a doormat anymore for his horrible manager, taking a stand and moving on to bigger and better things. Scroll onward for the entire heroic tale of one peasant who broke free from his peasantry and left the Feudal system behind him.
Next, here’s a story of another loyal employee who decided she had had enough of the office drama, finding a new job with WAY higher pay