r/MaliciousCompliance Sep 25 '22 Bravo Grande! 1 Wholesome (Pro) 3 Gold 5 Helpful 38 Take My Energy 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Platinum 7 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Narwhal Salute 1 Hugz 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 9 Timeless Beauty 2 Wholesome Seal of Approval 2 Snek 1 Bless Up (Pro) 1 Red Star of Minor Approval 1 Silver 36 Wholesome 46 Heartwarming 10

I can't quit because I'm wearing the uniform? dear manager you made a grave mistake L

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u/JustMeLurkingAround- Sep 25 '22

The last paragraph made me tear up a little bit. I'm glad your brother is okay and that he has a sister who does everything in her power to be there for him.

This is the best malicious compliance post I read yet.

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u/burg996 Sep 25 '22

I was 'the brother' a year or so ago. I teared up a lot reading that last sentence.

She is a true legend, glad brother was ok and they now have a memory to get through the rougher times.

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u/LukesRightHandMan Sep 25 '22

Hope you're doing really well, my dude ❤️

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u/dougiewuggie Sep 25 '22

🫂 *hugged via Reddit *

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u/annabanana1_ Sep 25 '22

Idk where you are at rn, but I'm sending all my love to you. I wish you are doing well at this time, and thank you for still being here 💕

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u/anonymonsterss Sep 25 '22

Jjhhh no I'm not crying it's the onions I haven't started to cut yet

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u/RiginalJunglist Sep 25 '22

Yep. Hands down, the best MC post I have read in this sub.

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u/bladexp210 Sep 25 '22

I'm ugly crying with a huge smile on my face.

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u/nickything Sep 25 '22 Platinum

You are an amazing person and a wonderful sister.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22 Silver Heartwarming

Thank you, I'm sure my old manager would tell you otherwise but I do my best to be the sister my brother needs

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u/angelrider83 Sep 25 '22

You’re a fantastic sister. I raised my brother for part of his life but you’re amazing!!! This is a wonderful memory for him to look back on and remember how loved he is!!

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u/nickything Sep 25 '22

You absolutely succeeded. Truly. Your brave action and total empathy have just inspired all the people who have read and upvoted.

You are a rare and beautiful soul.

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u/GGezpzMuppy Sep 25 '22

He will go through life knowing he has someone who has his back like that. Hopefully it gets him out of his dark place and he can enjoy life again.

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u/Hendycapped Sep 25 '22

The words of a bad judge of character need not be listened to - you’re clearly a kind individual, and your ex-manager is not.

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u/JustineDelarge Sep 25 '22

Your old manager is broken and psychologically damaged.

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u/He-Wasnt-There Sep 25 '22

Probably broke too after the owner almost certainly sued them for all the covid paychecks for fraud.

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u/BisexualCaveman Sep 25 '22

Odds are the employer would view winning the suit as likely but recovering enough in damages to pay the lawyer for said suit unlikely.

An unemployed, incompetent fast food manager with a disabled husband isn't exactly a cash cow.

That kind of lawsuit would probably require a $10K deposit just to get filled. Lawyers are crazy expensive.

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u/caboosetp Sep 25 '22

I'm sure my old manager would tell you otherwise

She can say whatever she wants, but we don't value your old managers opinion.

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u/Whats-Up_Bitches Sep 25 '22

Ok ok ok

But the picture of you hoping out of your car and the cop turning to your brother and saying "what does your sister do again" is just so comically movie-like

I could see this happen in so many series itsso funny

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u/FrugalLucre Sep 25 '22

That’s exactly what I was thinking, very John Green, Little Miss Sunshine. Not to make light of things, but it feels like a very great turning point in a film.

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u/Whats-Up_Bitches Sep 25 '22

I could see this in Stranger Things, House MD, Daddy's Home 2, not 1 though.

Idk many live action movies or shows though.

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u/ArrrGaming Sep 25 '22

Still though, the cop’s words to her brother were golden.

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u/Diddly_Squatch Sep 25 '22

"She pole-dances for her own fitness using only her teeth".

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u/farrenkm Sep 25 '22

That manager is not qualified to judge whether or not you're an amazing person.

You are.

Family first. As others have said, your brother is lucky to have you. Please keep being awesome in life!

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u/Vogad Sep 25 '22

Damn I would hire you in an instant with work ethic like that !! Best of luck op

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u/Space_Cowboy_805 Sep 25 '22

As someone who lost his sister to suicide 25 years ago, I’m proud of you. Thank you for sharing this story, for some reason it brightened my day a little.

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u/Rabite2345 Sep 25 '22

Your old manager can of course go fuck herself, you did what had to be done. Some people just suck.

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u/the_shaman Sep 25 '22

Your old manager is an inhuman piece of excrement. Who cares about her in anyway?

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u/throeavery Sep 25 '22

I am curious, does your state or the whole of the US not have statutes on Coercion while imposing duress?

https://dejure.org/gesetze/StGB/240.html Nötigung/Coercion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coercion it obviously exists in some capacity

Coercion can be used as leverage to force the victim to act in a way contrary to their own interests. Coercion can involve not only the infliction of bodily harm, but also psychological abuse (the latter intended to enhance the perceived credibility of the threat). The threat of further harm may also lead to the acquiescence of the person being coerced.

In a lot of civil law countries, this coercion is highly illegal, NO MATTER the threat, the threat does not have to be about bodily harm, mental harm or anything.

The sole action of creating this coercive scenario through duress is a highly illegal act in itself.

So in like say Germany the maximum sentence would be either 6 months to 3 years or in severe cases 6 months to five cases.

Any form of threat about ANYTHING while abusing an authority position, is illegal.

It does not have to threaten something illegal for the action to be illegal.

Depending on the laws on indecent exposure and if it is a crime or not, she forced you

In common law systems, the act of violating a law while under coercion is codified as a duress crime.

to commit a duress crime or duress misdemeanor/minor breach of the law.

There will be civil rights groups who know this and even if you chose not to pursue this, it should be known that many places in the world offer legal protection from this in those countries illegal action.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/6385 while I have no idea about your state laws, federal law makes it illegal.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/25/11.406

Her actions were very clearly illegal under both statutes.

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u/SlippySlappySamson Sep 25 '22

Tim Hortons isn't really a US chain. There may be some stores, but it is far more likely that OP is from Canada.

So I'd redefine your premise just a tad northwards, law-wise.

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u/Boloar Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

You definitely seem like a ZealousCow9510, lol

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u/WesternOne9990 Sep 25 '22

I’m crying you are an amazing sibling. It’s not fair you have to deal with a loved ones depression but you did it anyways despite that and I love you for it. Let yourself be hugged next time you get the chance and cry. You deserve it.

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u/Chongulator Sep 25 '22

Seconded.

The end there had me misting up a bit. OP, I am so glad your brother has you in his life. Best wishes to both of you.

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u/MomOfMoe Sep 25 '22

I don't have a lot of heroes, but you are absolutely one of them. Thank you, and thank you for sharing this story. It did my heart good to know there's a seriously tough babe out there.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22 Wholesome Heartwarming

My brother called me the cotton and lace crusader for a while 😂 it's still a good laugh downside I worked in a small town so it caught on so I still get called that by someone when they see me

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u/Any-Bridge6953 Sep 25 '22

If that's all the bad you got it's a major win.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

Right! Should dress up as it for Halloween but have a cape this time 😂

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u/schroedingersnewcat Sep 25 '22

Damn right!

Although I would put those over some leggings and a shirt just so you stay warm. It IS October.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

That is true 😂 although now that it's in my head I should make sure to stop my her house in my costume for a trick or treat 😅

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u/schroedingersnewcat Sep 25 '22

You. I like you.

That is Elsa levels of cold. But that shouldn't bother you anyway.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

The cold never bothered me anyway 💁‍♀️

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u/ThisIsMockingjay2020 Sep 25 '22

You could even try to find leggings and a long sleeve snug cotton shirt in your skin color, so it looks like you're only in your heroine outfit.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

Morph suit!

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u/TerryJerryMaryHarry Sep 25 '22

Fuck the internet ruined me, as soon as I heard "morph" I went "it's morbin time" in my head

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u/pushing_80 Sep 25 '22

be sure to get an appropriate trick set up....

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

Seeing my mostly naked self is the trick.... I shall forever do this on Halloween

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u/deeznutz12 Sep 25 '22

Lmao where I'm at it was 90+ degrees out today. Definitely just dress appropriate to location. But OP, good for you! Family, friends and experiences should come first before any work obligation.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

I'm sorry but where else am I gonna but my reflective tape so I don't get run over 😂

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u/Any-Bridge6953 Sep 25 '22

High vis belt.

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u/DolorisRex Sep 25 '22

High vis utility belt

FTFY

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u/ohio_Magpie Sep 25 '22

Garters and lace

Rocky Horror Picture Show

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u/derpenschwaggerman Sep 25 '22

Not all heroes wear capes

But they do wear underwear.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

Forever grateful they were my nice pair 😂

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u/Apprehensive_Hat8986 Sep 25 '22

You madame, are the real life Captain Underpants!

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u/tdsa123 Sep 25 '22

if she replies with tra la laaaaa that would be brilliant

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u/pincus1 Sep 25 '22

On the outside, that's how you can tell.

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u/Bekiala Sep 25 '22

I would hope the town would be behind you in that they too would strip to their undies if necessary to get to a family member in crisis.

We all hear how we need to do more for mental health and then there is you actually doing that MORE in a big way.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

Haha yasss!

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u/Consistent_Gap_6799 Sep 25 '22

Wear that nickname as a badge of honor.

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u/_ser_kay_ Sep 25 '22

Hey, it’s a badge of honour for helping your brother. And for managing to find just about the only valid reason to strip down to your gitch in a Timmies and then speed walk out the door.

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u/coolagator27 Sep 25 '22

Cotton and lace crusader is peak comedy

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u/whitneymak Sep 25 '22

That's a fucking cool nickname tbh. Go on with ur bad self.

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u/Razaxun Sep 25 '22

Cotton and lace crusader is such a funny and endearing nickname

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u/jazzb54 Sep 25 '22

Another reason to wear clean, decent looking undies. I should probably throw out my very comfortable, but slightly holey undies.

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u/bignides Sep 25 '22

I was always told to wear nice underwear cause you never know if you’re going to get in an accident and have to have your clothes cut off you

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u/Somebodys Sep 25 '22

If I'm in a situation where my clothes need to be cut off me the last thing I'm going to be concerned about is how nice my underwear are.

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u/CrinchNflinch Sep 25 '22

Wouldn't it be a shame if they cut the nice underwear into pieces?

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u/Kirschenkind Sep 25 '22

My nom lived by that rule aswell. Untill she had an accident and they needed to cut her favorite bra. She was so sad for quite some time. Now she just says it needs to be clean xD

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u/Unika0 Sep 25 '22

Not sure I'm gonna care about my underwear while I'm busy not dying

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u/ShyBiAndWantToDie Sep 25 '22

If you're in that bad of an accident I highly doubt the paramedics or whoever are going to care about how nice your underwear is, they're (hopefully) more concerned with potentially saving your life

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u/TheGreyestStone Sep 25 '22

I had an accident and needed my trousers and underwear to be cut off. No one gives a shit what your undies look like, they’re a little preoccupied with your injuries. And you certainly won’t care what you’re wearing or what gets ruined. You just want help and pain relief.

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u/shadowsong42 Sep 25 '22

If the paramedics are cutting your clothes off they're likely to be covered in blood, regardless of how clean they may have been when you put them on. /shrug

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u/stationhollow Sep 25 '22

They cut everything off regardless if it is good or not as soon as you get to the hospital.

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u/AbideMan Sep 25 '22

They'll never take away my man thong

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u/Inuyasha-rules Sep 25 '22

Damn, never expected a wholesome thread on this sub. Glad to hear he's doing better. Now put a shirt on lol.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22 Silver

Before I agree to the shirt.... is it company property? 😂

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u/canbritam Sep 25 '22

I worked at THs years ago. And then when I moved I took a job at a THs again. They were so very incredibly shady. The second owners I worked for at the first ones were amazing bosses. They actually cared about their staff. But the last one I worked at?

They’d make you punch out, then critique your work and fix anything that they deemed unacceptable without allowing you to clock back in - and they wouldn’t check it until you were clocked out. Nor would they let you leave without without having them check your work.

The first payday I was there, I didn’t get my pay. When I asked why, they said the accounting person (these people own more than one store in the large ontario city I live in) needed to talk to me. Why?

Well, first they said I didn’t give them my work visa. I told them I don’t need one - I’m a citizen. I gave them my SIN, that’s all I needed to give them.

Then they said my SIN number began with the number that required work visas. Now, I don’t know if it’s because I wear hijab that they just assumed I wasn’t a citizen (I’m a white lady with a very white name. Religion == race), but my SIN number was at true exact opposite end of the number that is for visa required workers.

Next it was “your SIN was issued out of Goose Bay, Labrador.” Well yeah, cuz just because someone lives in Ontario now doesn’t mean they always have. And since when has Goose Bay or Labrador not been part of Canada since the early 1900s? But nope. Apparently not being issued out of an office in Ontario is a problem if you want to work in Ontario.

I finally basically lost it and said yeah, I came over as an immigrant from Europe as a child. We settled on the east coast. SIN numbers were used as your health care number in that province at that time. So yeah. My SIN was issued out of Newfoundland and Labrador before we moved to Ontario a decade later. And yeah, I did become a citizen twenty five years ago, so none of that is even relevant now.

I spent much of that evening on the phone with my mom and my best friend about all of this and both of them said that if the job was stressing me out this much two weeks in it wasn’t in my best interest to stay. I went over to the store about 2am with a bag with my uniforms and on top with a note that said “I quit effective immediately” and never went back.

My cheque arrived in the mail a month later, and when my 18 year old was searching for a summer job I told him avoid TH. Their ethics on Ontario when minimum wage went up under the Wynne government were deplorable - and yet there were crickets from them (and everyone else) when it’s gone up twice under the Ford government. My advice for any Canadian is don’t work at Tim Hortons if you can at all avoid it. Besides - nothing is actually fresh baked anymore like it was when I started there. It’s all frozen and reheated in a giant easy bake oven.

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u/themightiestduck Sep 25 '22

Fuck Tim Horton’s. If the food and coffee wasn’t enough to make people stay away (and it’s not, the drive through is always lines up), the shady as shit practices of their franchisees should be.

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u/onceIwas15 Sep 25 '22

I will take this as malicious compliance.

Your brother was important to walk out on your shift. I’m glad your brother is better now than what he was. I’m glad that he has a sister who loves him as much as you do.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

He would have done the same, Maybe not to the full extent I did but he'd risk indecent exposure if I needed him

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u/caboosetp Sep 25 '22

Indecent exposure means showing the naughty bits. If you have underwear that covers those, it's generally fine no matter how skimpy.

But also if you're under duress and your intention is not doing it to expose people, you'd probably not be charged anyways.

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u/mcanallys-pub Sep 25 '22

There's some technicalities here to point out: "Indecent exposure" in Canada is exposing your genitals to someone under 16 years old. If you've got underwear on, you're clear.

Without a <16 year old, and without exposing your genitals, you can still be charged for an "indecent act", however that requires the "intent to insult or offend any person".

If you walk off the street into an office and start stripping down to your underwear? Yeah, you might end up in jail for an indecent act.

But someone telling you "the only way you can attend to a family medical emergency right now is if you strip in the middle of this Tim Horton's" is a totally different situation.

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u/Consistent_Gap_6799 Sep 25 '22

A-so sorry you had to go thru that with your manager. B-F’ing brilliant response!!! C-glad to hear your brother got help.

It’s been a tough few years for everyone. Having a little compassion and patience goes a long way.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

I was taken aback when she was acting like that. I made it so she could keep her family safe but won't return the favor? I spent hours trying to figure out how to do her job on my own. I asked to leave early and to take 1 personal day and it was too much? I'm just so happy the customers didn't call the cops on me. I was so angry I didn't think of consqenses

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u/Consistent_Gap_6799 Sep 25 '22

I think you were thinking about consequences. Those for your brother. She may have had title of manager but she was no leader. You clearly were and are! Bravo!

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u/MorgainofAvalon Sep 25 '22

To be honest, if I had been there when this happened, I might call the cops on your manager for making you strip before leaving the shop. I mean who tf would do that?

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

She didn't make me strip she felt she could bully me into staying. However she grossly underestimated how little that job mattered to me.

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u/MorgainofAvalon Sep 25 '22

If she gave you no other option to leave the shop, she did indeed make you strip.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

She was expecting me to back down and complete my shift. I don't think the idea if me stripping crossed her mind. But I'm not a normal human 😂 plus that is a job that is easily replaceable

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u/MorgainofAvalon Sep 25 '22

I totally believe that it wouldn't cross her mind, and that she was bullying you to stay, but technically the way you reacted was the only logical way to deal with the options she gave you.

In my younger days, I probably would have done the same thing. It's priceless to see the stunned face you get when you pull out an option they never considered. ;)

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u/KO9 Sep 25 '22

the only logical way to deal with the options she gave you.

She could have walked out and returned the clothes at a convenient time. No judge would uphold theft charges on these grounds.

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u/Apprehensive_Hat8986 Sep 25 '22

And so was, as you helped her demonstrate, was hers. Your telling of it was just delicious. Schadenfreude, pairs well with MC.

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u/Dracone1313 Sep 25 '22

Im pretty sure that if the cops WERE called, the manager would be the one arrested for forcing someone to strip in public.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

Thankfully I only had to deal with 1 cop that day. Honestly I reached my cop quota that day... I was almost naked and afraid

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u/Perryperry92 Sep 25 '22

Your the greatest sister of all time. I’m sad that I wasn’t there to witness such a hysterically funny moment because I would have laughed my ass off at the manger after watching you strip. Kudos to you for being a complete badass

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

Her face was priceless 🤣 I hope my pasty pale body Blinded her

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u/MsDucky42 Sep 25 '22

We could all use somebody who cares as much about us as you do your brother.

Awesome compliance, and I'm glad the manager got Found Out.

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u/GnarlyNarwhalNoms Sep 25 '22

I'm crying right now. I lost a very dear friend to suicide. You are wonderful and I want all the best things for you. Your brother is smart for knowing the right person to contact, and I sincerely hope he's doing much better now.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

He is! He hasn't had any thoughts or want to try in over a year. I still feel bad about not checking my phone and grateful He called the store.

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u/jbreezy7777 Sep 25 '22 Take My Energy

I wish someone was there for my son like you were for your brother. You made the right decision. I applaud you.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

I'm sorry, but there was someone like me for your son. You. Sometimes people forget just how loved they are. I'm sorry for your loss/ if he's still with us I'm sorry you had to go through that. I have so much respect for you. You put aside your pain and heartbreak after a time and while it hurts still you still love him with every fiber, you carry his memory, you carry his pain and still manage to function like a human. You are a incredibly powerful and strong person. I

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u/jbreezy7777 Sep 25 '22

Thank you for your kind words. He is no longer with us. All we have are pictures and memories. Warriors don't just carry weapons, they carry people through the darkest time and put themselves in uncomfortable situations to make sure people make it. You are a warrior.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

As are you, and you have more then just pictures and memories, You share similar features, or maybe say a certain curse word, similar gestures. You may not realize you say or do them. But your son will always be loved, and missed. I'm sorry he felt like no other option, they forget the lasting impact they have and how much they will be missed. I thank whatever was looking out for my brother and made him stop. I will always regret not grabbing my cell and brushing it off, I will spend the rest of my life making up for that.

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u/Apprehensive_Hat8986 Sep 25 '22

I will always regret not grabbing my cell and brushing it off, I will spend the rest of my life making up for that.

You made up for it when you stormed out of a Timmies unarmoured and showed up for your brother. Most of life is showing up, and you delivered.

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u/Pristine_Guidance406 Sep 25 '22

sometimes you show up and show up and the disease still wins. sometimes by the time people are at this point, they've already deliberately isolated everyone else. sometimes people DON'T do enough and are part of the problem. sometimes a brain gets so eaten up by the monster that not only do small words and gestures do nothing, but big words and grand gestures also bounce right off them like rain off a hot tin roof. sometimes they do everything they can and still get swept up in the riptide. you can only try to add to the pile of good things in their life. you'll never know if it can outweigh the bad; hugs help, but they won't break a fever. a kind word keeps a body afloat, but it won't cure a collapsed lung. a grand gesture helps, but sometimes the the claws are already in too deep. all the love in the world can't cure a body and brain coursing with poison.

you probably did more than you know.

it's a code we will someday crack, I know it.

today we just be sad that we were born in a time before that miracle.

today we just grieve, and when regrets pop up as a part of that grief, we just treat them with a little tender loving care

the list of things we can't know is so long. too long. we can't actually know if what we did contributed or detracted, and the only person that could tell us can't speak to use right now. so when they pop up, just picture yourself giving them a little hug and let them fall away

letting the story of their life be confined to their final battle is unfair. regrets want you to do that, but hell no. remember when they glowed. remember when they stormed. remember all of the pain and all of the love. the laughter was as real as the hurt. both exist in the same place, and both as real as the sunrise

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u/Joe-Eye-McElmury Sep 25 '22

This is definitely Malicious Compliance, replete with fallout — and a selfless act of compassion to boot. I’m not a mod or anything, but I think this post 100% belongs here.

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u/Cynistera Sep 25 '22

Why do these get removed with no explanation?!

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u/Bestie87 Sep 25 '22

You deserve all the wonderful sister awards. I am proud of you and I am so happy your brother is ok!

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u/3rd-time-lucky Sep 25 '22

Brave and loyal, just what your bro needed (boh to hug him and set an example).

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u/Prestonality Sep 25 '22

I’ve boycotted Tim’s for years because of how they treat employees. Glad you got out of there.

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u/-SlinxTheFox- Sep 25 '22

did you ever hear anything from the employee who you recommended get the job? I'm sure they must have been over the moon (if they were chosen)

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

Yes! She got the position, I still talk to her regularly she was fondly called Mama Bear. Because if anyone talked to us inappropriately she was immediately on them

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u/Iisszzttadda Sep 25 '22

Plus one for mama bear

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u/Any-Bridge6953 Sep 25 '22

I'm sorry, you had to do what?! As soon as soon as family emergency comes up it, as far I'm concerned it's a go and come back when you can and keep updated.

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u/OliB150 Sep 25 '22

One of my members of staff came to me once and said they had to go and sort out a family emergency. I don’t think I even held them up, just said “do what you gotta do, let me know later on or in the morning if you can”

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u/Any-Bridge6953 Sep 25 '22

Exactly. My father had a heart attack, which he survived and the most I git told was tell us if you need more time or anything.

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u/summertime_fine Sep 25 '22

you did the right thing. I'm glad you were able to make it to your brother's side.

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u/GloveNo9652 Sep 25 '22

Been through almost the same, went to work with a pulled groin. When I finally had enough they tore up my resignation letter right in front of me. I once did a solid month of 12 hour days/7 days a week when a graveyard lady quit on the spot after a brawl in the dining room, fun stuff but made a lot of money.

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u/Doomer_Patrol Sep 25 '22

Bosses be crazy with the pettiness and double standards. The service industry is a special kind of hell.

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u/tidus1980 Sep 25 '22

Not all heros wear capes.......or much else it appears.

You're a goddamn legend. If you ever have kids, please tell them this story too. This is worthy of being a family legend, because you are.

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u/Sartres_Roommate Sep 25 '22

I came here for schadenfreude and a little revealing in other people's earned karma. I did not come here for a tear inducing, life affirming, reflection on the decency of humans and the power of love.....and a little Canadian prejudice shattering (all Canandians are polite and kind...unless they manage a Tim Hortons I guess).

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u/Tinawebmom Sep 25 '22

I work for burger King a million years ago. Manager called me into the office. You need to remove your earrings. Only one set is allowed (I have 4 sets so 8 holes) you need to remove your rings. My engagement ring and class ring. (I interviewed, was hired, and had worked 3 months wearing them)

I said I'm sorry no. They do not interfere with my job. He explained he felt they were unprofessional. I again refused.

He said, "my way or the highway" I looked at him and said I guess it's the highway. He informs me I need to return the uniform.

Ok. Fine. I peal my shirt off and walk out.

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u/lectricpharaoh Sep 25 '22

Why say 'unalive' instead of 'kill' or 'commit suicide'? It's such an awkward phrasing.

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u/Waffletimewarp Sep 25 '22

It’s entered deeper into the lexicon mainly due to TikTok I believe, where the word “Kill” will get you banned. Sort of how any new slang proliferates.

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u/nowhereiswater Sep 25 '22

Friends, family, and coworkers. I never quite know them until I have an emergency or require help. Over the years I just "know" my mom and wife. Lol. So glad to there's always video games!

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u/iLaysChipz Sep 25 '22

Hollup she was collecting paychecks while at home? That must be what, thousands of dollars in fraud? Damn she fucked up hard

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u/h3llfish Sep 25 '22

Not all heroes wear capes, or in this case, pants.

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u/JustPlainRick Sep 25 '22

I've seen the word "unalive" a few times on Reddit recently, is it being used as an alternative word for suicide?, or does have other meanings?

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u/solanis13 Sep 25 '22

I think it's younger folks way of saying suicide or trying to kill themselves. That's how I take it anyway. (Yes i'm a slightly older fart!)

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u/JustPlainRick Sep 25 '22

I'm 46 myself and never heard or seen it before except here on Reddit. Tbh the word doesn't sitt quite right with me but perhaps just need to get used to it, thank you for the clarification:)

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u/MacZyver Sep 25 '22

Exactly what you think. It was a phrase used by Deadpool in a Spiderman cartoon because he couldn't say "kill" on a show aimed at under-18's. It is also used to prevent various social media automods from automatically reacting just based on that key word instead of looking at the context.

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u/VolvoJoe001 Sep 25 '22

Yes its an alternative to the suicide word

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u/AetheralMeowstic Sep 25 '22

I'm not sure if this belongs here so apologize if it doesn't.

So I used to work at Tim Hortons. I apparently didn't leam my lesson the first time and decided to work there again, this time it seemed like it wouldn't suck the joy and my soul from my body. I was wrong.

When I was rehired I got the shift supervisor position and was the main person who would train new employees. mainly due to the manager being amazed by how little training I needed, and how much I knew even though I reminded her several times I previously worked there. And really pouring coffee into a cup isn't too difficult. Soon had the "unofficial assistant manager" title and my manager was more then happy to dump her responsibilities on me. During COVID she wanted to be at home, her husband was a high risk and honestly I encouraged her to take the option given of not having to work, and be able to come back when things have settled. I stepped into the manager position blind as a bat. And most of my training was trail and error as she never answered my questions. The staff who choose to stay (mainly youngsters and high school kids) mainly because our pay was almost double as we had to pick up shifts of co workers who choose to stay home.

I worked most of the first lockdown with little time off, never did I ask for time off, I even pulled a few double shifts. After the lock down was lifted my manager came back and was quite happy with how everything was handled. And she showed me far easier ways of doing some of the management responsibilities. Everything seemed fine. Until I was in the middle of my shift and a co worker came and said my phone was ringing non stop in my purse in my locker, I kinda brushed it off saying if it's important they will leave a message Then the stores phone rings, my co worker who answered came and said I needed to take this call. It was my younger brother. He was sobbing saying stuff like "I'm lost." "I'm scared, I didn't know who else to call." tried to calm him down and talk to me. It turns out he was planning to unalive himself while driving to work but thankfully got scared and didn't go through with it. I asked him were he was and if he was in his truck he told me his location and confirmed he was in his truck still. I told him to throw his keys into the grass and I was leaving work immediately to get to him. I told him that I was going to call the police and see if they could send someone to sit and wait with him until got there. I said I was about 30 minutes away and if needed I'd stay on the phone with him as well. went to my manager and said im having a family emergency and i need to leave now and I would get someone to cover my shift for the following day as I wouldn't be coming in as had to make sure my family was okay.

My manager looked at me and said I couldn't just walk off the floor in the middle of my shift. I apologized and said that this was unexpected but a very important reason. She took me into the office and asked what was soooooo important that I had to take off. I repeated it was a family emergency, she felt it wasn't good enough, at this point I'm panicked, frustrated and snapped that my brother just tried to unalive himself. I have to go NOW. I said I covered for you so you could keep your husband safe now let me go so I can do the same. She looked at me and said the police will deal with him, and right now my priority was my job. I was livid and walked out of her office with her hot on my heels saying can't leave. I turned and said "Fine, since I can't leave because I'm an employee. I quit consider this my final resignation. I'll drop the uniform off later." She looked smug and said "you can't your wearing the uniform and if you leave I'll list it as stolen and have the amount taken from your paycheque." Alright manager I can't leave and can't quit because of a uniform? made direct eye contact with her and started removing my uniform, now unfortunately for me this was the one day I wasn't wearing my normal leggings and tank top underneath but the rules are rules right? Lucky for me I had some boyshorts and a bralette on so it was semi decent. Tossed my work shirt, pants and belt at her. And said "there I'm not wear the uniform anymore, I quit." And sped walked to my car, I was embarrassed as customers did see the interaction, and thankfully rather then reporting me to the police for undecent exposure or something like that they went to the owner of the store and told them the manager made an employee remove her uniform in public in order for her to quit. The owner reached out and I explained the situation and he was disgusted that she acted the way she did. And informed me that he was unaware that she took the lock down off, and that she was punching in and out! Needless to say she was immediately terminated after the owner herself and sat down later that week to discuss that a family emergency was all that was needed to be said. And she had no right to refuse my request. The owner offered me the manager position with a major pay raise but I declined and recommended a co worker who honestly deserved it.

I was able to get to my brother who said seeing me bail out of my car in my boyshorts and bralette the poor cop whispered "what does your sister do again?" Poor guy offered me his jacket to cover up a bit more. But once I told him and my brother the reason behind my lack of clothing. He told my brother that when he feels there's nothing but darkness, to remember this. He is loved dearly. And that sat on leather seats with just my undergarments to get to him. And a love like that is worth staying alive for. I'm happy to say my brother has gotten the help he needed and we laugh to this day on how I followed a order from a superior a little too literal.

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u/Saffa17 Sep 25 '22

I feel old. Isn't it easier to type kill than unalive?

Edit: That's love though, bare skin on leather. I'd rather get hit by a car again tbh.

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u/DrMathochist Sep 25 '22

Often triggers automatic censorship.

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u/Saffa17 Sep 25 '22

Oh right

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u/ConspicuousPineapple Sep 25 '22

Not here though.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

I think I left a few layers on that seat when I jumped out. I highly do not recommend

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u/Saffa17 Sep 25 '22

I genuinely don't understand why leather seats are even a thing.

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u/sar1562 Sep 25 '22

easier to clean, less stainable, doesn't split at sems as much. But when I've had leather seats I kept a blanket on them at all times.

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u/Saffa17 Sep 25 '22

Doesn't that defeat the purpose? I get your point though.

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u/sar1562 Sep 25 '22

nah a 2.50 felt blanket from Walmart can be thrown out if needed. But not teating at the seems is worth the extra layers.

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u/jessytessytavi Sep 25 '22

you can just take the blanket out and wash it, so it works out

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u/ellohir Sep 25 '22

I remember when I was in the office and my 1 year old was taken to the hospital. I just shot up from my desk and said "My daughter is in the hospital" and my boss just said "Leave now and we'll talk later. Go!"

Being able to just leave without a single email or explanation made me respect her a lot more.

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u/HighwayPatrol9752 Sep 25 '22

amazing story, amazing person - what an amazing sister you are

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u/Legitimate_Roll7514 Sep 25 '22

You are an amazing sister and a badass.

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u/Got2Go Sep 25 '22

As a Canadian i hate how much tim hortons has branded themselves as the canadian brand. So many horrible stories of abuse.

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u/NoFaceLurker Sep 25 '22

Didn’t happen

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u/RaccoNooB Sep 25 '22

I'm glad I was able to read it as I updated the page and saw it deleted.

Definitely the right thing to do. Fuck that manager

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u/SaintSin23 Sep 25 '22

Dunno why this brought tears to my eyes ty for sharing. I left work suddenly to catch a flight to be with someone that wanted to unalive themselves. The amount of mountains we will move for the ones we love.

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

You are a wonderful person ❤️

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u/MahlonMurder Sep 25 '22

That is one of if not THE best malicious compliance I've ever read. You're stone cold, girl. Absolutely savage. Glad to hear your brother is doing better, I know his demon well.

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u/throwaway47138 Sep 25 '22

I know this is malicious compliance, but it's also amazingly wholesome. You are a wonderful human being and a role model for what taking care of family means (though hopefully nobody else will need to strip down to follow your example).

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u/elegance-etc Sep 25 '22

This made me cry because I wish my brother had called me. You’re amazing. Damn 🥲

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u/ZealousCow9510 Sep 25 '22

I'm sorry, I'm blessed that my brother and I are close so we aren't afraid to call each other if we need help.

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u/anonymiz123 Sep 25 '22

I’m so proud of you. And your ex manager sounds like she’s in a bucketload of 💩, because she committed tens of thousands of dollars of wage shift theft. 😊

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u/PinkyZeek4 Sep 25 '22

Yes, what a POS she is. She is lazy. She loved that she had OP to do her job for her while she stayed home and got paid anyway. She couldn’t even go without OP for a partial shift in an emergency. Glad she got busted.

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u/Immediate-Win-4928 Sep 25 '22

Once again this reads like a foreign language students attempt at creative writing in English

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u/Dahns Sep 25 '22

"What does your sister do again ?

-She gets abusive managers fired

-Fucking legend"

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u/EuropeIn3YearsPlease Sep 25 '22

So sad this was deleted. Wanted tor ead it

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u/Aeraggo Sep 25 '22 Masterpiece

Take the URL and replace the "re" in reddit with "un"

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u/EuropeIn3YearsPlease Sep 25 '22

Thank you so much. I never knew about this trick and you are amazing :) thank you for sharing! That was so worth the read. Good for OP!

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u/Intelligent_Stop5564 Sep 25 '22

Wow! Nicely done.

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u/The-Sidequester Sep 25 '22

You’re an awesome sister!

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u/sar1562 Sep 25 '22

beautiful. :'D

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u/Margali Sep 25 '22

you are a most amazing sibling. your brother was incredibly lucky.

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u/Debas3r11 Sep 25 '22

Great story. Glad your brother is doing better.

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u/Maelstrom_Witch Sep 25 '22

I’ll take a double double of wholesome, please.

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u/Justbored2much Sep 25 '22

YOU ARE MY HERO !!! it was such a badass move ! Everyone needs a big sis like you !

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u/LillianIsaDo Sep 25 '22

You're an awesome sister. I'm glad your brother is ok. Fuck your ex-manager though.

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u/Direct_Primary1051 Sep 25 '22

Keep the karma coming

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u/Blacklion594 Sep 25 '22

My siblings don't even speak to me on Xmas, I wish I had a person like you around.

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u/kai58 Sep 25 '22

Honestly I admire your restraint for not punching that manager in the face.

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u/Troggie42 Sep 25 '22

You're a damn good sister. :)

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u/DarthMonkey212313 Sep 25 '22

"you can't your wearing the uniform and if you leave I'll list it as stolen and have the amount taken from your paycheque."

informed me that he was unaware that she took the lock down off, and that she was punching in and out! Needless to say she was immediately terminated

Hypocrisy thy name is this bitch

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u/McRibb_69 Sep 25 '22

You’re a bad ass woman

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u/LordDVanity Sep 25 '22

Damn it, who’s cutting onions near me at 7:26 AM

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u/Qiqirnmercenary Sep 25 '22

Did I miss out just now

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u/JealousHamburger Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Haven't I read this story here already...? It was the same MC, without all this long intro.

Edit: yes, I have: https://www.reddit.com/r/MaliciousCompliance/comments/wg0u0v/cant_quit_my_job_if_im_taking_the_uniform_home/

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u/baldamazon Sep 25 '22

You are an awesome sister!

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u/Itajel Sep 25 '22

You are the sister we should all deserve. Thank you for rescuing your bro.

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u/Nikmi Sep 25 '22

You ruined the believability of your fiction in two places. 1. Why would you refuse the job offer when the owner did nothing bad? 2. No way the cop commented on your appearance like that. Better luck with your next short story ;)

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u/AlbinoKiwi47 Sep 25 '22

It essentially has a “and the whole store clapped” ending lmao

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u/CupcakePenguin7 Sep 25 '22

The entire ending and wrap-up also reads like a fantasy ending imo

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

OP's post history.... Jesus. This is an attention seeker to the max. Girls profile is just wild with story time shit. She not only has this movie style story, she also gave away an inheritance, she worked at a boarding facility for dogs just 3 weeks ago.. and also hated that owner, a horse got her a family, and so on. Just constant walls of texts that are just fan fiction stuff. This girls post history reads like a text book lesson for TIV

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u/oscarmendonca Sep 25 '22

Yeah this story has been around Reddit a while. Sometimes is a fast food chain.

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