When the boss was out for two weeks, this company didn’t make a single pair of glasses the right way. It all could have been avoided if this supervisor would just listen to his employees!
Even though c-suite executives make the big bucks, they’re rarely as in tune with the company as other employees. Especially in a place like a factory, the employee who works on the machines each day knows way more about the current state of things than a supervisor who lounges in a room alone all day.
Even so, some higher-ups find it diminutive to listen to their subordinates. They believe that from their vantage point, they can see everything, and no one can tell them they have a blind spot. At least for this supervisor, this resulted in a giant clean up project, since “thousands of dollars of materials” had already been botched.
Check out this story of u/dvan94’s grandfather, who assembled glasses on a factory floor. Commenters applauded this worker’s commitment to malicious compliance — I’m sure that supervisor never forgot that lesson.
After that, these people shared the funniest things their neighbors do, like one person who admitted, “My upstairs neighbors moo at each other.”