It comes as no surprise that at most companies, management tends to periodically enforce tone-deaf rules that can make employees feel undervalued. Sometimes that comes in the form of a new organizational structure, altered schedules, or reinforcing certain ways of doing things that employees know with certainty do not work. However, it comes with the territory of working at a company where management is largely absent but weirdly strict.
In this case, we have a pharmacy that shall not be named whose employees were recently told could no longer drink water during their work shifts unless they were in the middle of lunch or a designated break period. Otherwise, they couldn’t have water on hand behind the counter no matter how empty the store was or how thirsty they were. One employee confronted their immediate supervisor about this and requested an exception because of a medical condition. The supervisor, who also shared this Reddit thread to the r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit, told his employee it was perfectly fine. However, when his manager visited the store, the problem started to escalate.
That manager required the employee to have a doctor’s note on hand the next time he comes by and sees her with a bottle of water nearby. Well, the employee did exactly that, and her doctor may just be our new favorite hero. Keep scrolling below to see what exactly the doctor had to say.
For more stories like this, check out this post about another employee’s malicious compliance after she kept getting bothered about bringing donuts to the office.