There’s absolutely nothing wrong with finding a loophole within your company’s various policies. Make no mistake: your employers are finding loopholes all the time, especially when it comes to finding ways to pay you less. So for the sake of reciprocity, what’s wrong with using your work’s flawed and unspecific policies to your own advantage when it’s appropriate?
This thread was posted to Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by u/notarobotnorealy, who worked at a popular chain and was recently told by his manager that no one was allowed to work overtime unless their manager specifically granted them permission to do so. Once again, clearly, they were trying to avoid having to pay people more. Now, OP was gearing up for the release of a popular franchise film and had requested not to work a shift on Friday of the film’s release. His request was, of course, ignored, and he was scheduled for a full shift starting at 2 pm that day. However, OP had already almost worked 40 hours that week, so when he showed up for his Friday shift, he decided to work until he hit the 40 hours and then peace out. Technically, he should have brought this fact up to a manager or sought managerial approval at 40 hours to work overtime for the remainder of the shift, but he had a movie to catch!
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