“‘Get me another offer’ – okay”: Employees are angry newcomers get paid 20% more and maliciously follow their boss’s suggestions
recently, User shared an incident He had a previous job at the Malicious Compliance subreddit last summer. “I worked at the office for about three years,” he wrote on the Redditor. When the office began to hybridize back to his schedule, the author said he contracted COVID and was very tired the next month.
Exhaustion led to burnout, but despite this, the author continued to believe he was in the right position career-wise. “Then my manager started telling me how he was working to hire people who had worked there before I did.”
Apparently, this new employee wanted a salary that was over 20% higher than what the author was earning. Not only did it upset the author, it also made him demand what appeared to be a sizeable pay increase.
The manager told the exhausted employee to refuse a raise and get another job offer which he viciously followed
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bored panda We have reached out to the author of this article who wished to remain anonymous. “The pandemic might have kept me in that job longer. I couldn’t avoid my boss again.” The Redditor added that he hadn’t considered leaving “until I found out that the new employee was making more money than I was.”
When asked what caused the author to suffer burnout, he said it was the long days and high workload. “I had too much work to do and could not make meaningful progress. My workload kept growing and I could not make progress. , to see the progress of that task. Half the week was in meetings and the other half I had to pick one that could show progress.”
Additionally, the Redditor explained that this whole schedule had really taken a toll on his mental health. “I felt more anxious than ever before. It spilled over into my personal life as well. The author added that he wasn’t sure he could have done anything differently.” Even though I told my boss directly that there was too much going on, he kept piling work on me.”
Fortunately, the author is happy with his new job. “I have a much more sustainable workload. I feel like I can spend all of my time there. Lately, I’ve had a little more work to do, and it’s all been pretty manageable, but my current boss was the first to offer help and help me. He always lets me know how to do things or if I need help.
When asked what his advice would be to anyone currently struggling with burnout, the Redditor replied that it’s imperative to take care of yourself. It doesn’t care, and if you let it, it will bring you to nothing in order to extract value from you.”
“Don’t be afraid to keep your options open. I liked it, but moved to fill out my resume a bit more, always knowing I had something in my back pocket if I needed it, which made switching much easier I did,” the author concluded.