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17 Revenge Stories Of People Doing EXACTLY What They Were Told To Do

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Sometimes, good people in this world get the perfect opportunity for some glorious revenge. Here are some of the best ones we could find, courtesy of r/MaliciousCompliance. Vote up your favorites!

  • 1

    Do My Job? Absolutely

    From Redditor u/redxmoonx

    This happened about 7 years ago, I (M29) used to work in a store...This particular day I was in the register when a well dressed guy and three women walk in, each takes a cart, start walking around and picking things out.

    I was known for my no bs attitude on the register, you throw money at me, give me attitude, w.e, I'll do it right back to ya so when a coordinator comes to me 30 mins later and asks me to take the dude and his girls on my register, I already know we're in for a fun time.

    They rolled up with these three carts FULL of clothes and not just any stuff, we talking shoes and boots that costs 300-800, expensive handbags, coats and more, I'm just there thinking "aaaw sh*t". So they walk up, I start scanning all the while these ladies are being unpleasant. Finally I get thru it all and total comes up to about 3k, dude reaches into his fly a** coat and pulls out a wad of cash, all crisp $100 bills and immediately I knew something was off, so I take the money and go to the machine to check it, first bill, doesn't pass, neither does the second so I turn back around and tell the dude the I can't take the money, before I even get a chance to fully explain, one of them cuts me off and tells me to "take the f*cking money and do my d*mn job".

    Cue malicious compliance.

    I say "you know what? You got it, let me get the manager so he can help". See at our discretion, we can decline a form of payment, say if two of your cards get declined? Gotta use cash, your cash don't pass? Gotta use a card or we can just tell you to f*ck off, but if we suspect you're using fake money, we gotta try and keep you there while we get the cops. So I got to my manager, cash in hand and tell him what's up, he goes to the office and checks the money. Now the dude is nervous but just imagine his pants when two cops walk in and head straight for us, his horrified face made my day.

    Cops take my statement and next thing you know all 4 of them are getting [detained], while one of the ladies is screaming and cursing at me, while I tell her in the most innocent voice I can pull off "you told me to do my job!"

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  • 2

    Make Me Give You A Different Name? No Worries

    From Redditor u/nategolon

    Years ago I worked at a busy, corporate sit-down burger restaurant. One day I’m hustling through the lunch rush and I have six college guys sit down. One guy flags me over and loudly pronounces that they’re ready to order right away.

    “What are you guys having?” I ask.

    “Guys?” the same guy says with a smirk on his face. “Guys? That doesn’t sound like a very professional greeting to me. I work at a restaurant too and if I walked up to a table and asked ‘What are you guys having?’ my manager would definitely let me know that was inappropriate.”

    The other guys at the table look kind of uncomfortable at this exchange, and just silently sit there. The main guy looks around at all of them and keeps going.

    “Why don’t you come up to us again and do it right?”

    At this point I’m looking around at my massive section of tables and getting the distinct feeling I’m going to be at this table forever. I’m trying not to lose my cool, so I smile.

    “Sure,” I say. I take several steps back and walk up again. “Gentleman, how you all doing? Ready to order?”

    The main guy smirks and nods. I look directly at him.

    “How about you, Chief? What are you having today?”

    Some of the other guys laugh. He looks angrily at me but orders his burger and a drink. I get everyone’s order and hustle off.

    I return with drinks a little while later. I set everyone’s drinks down and do the main guy last.

    “Here you go, Boss.”

    I leave before he can say anything. Through the course of their meal I call him a different nickname every time.

    “You need a refill, Pal?”

    “How’s your burger, Buddy?”

    “Need more ketchup, Bro?”

    “Can I get that plate out of your way, Dude?”

    “Any dessert for you, Amigo?”

    “Need me to split your check, Brother?”

    “Make sure to leave me one signed copy, Muchacho.”

    So by this time this guy is boiling. His friends are loving it though. As time has gone on, the rest of them keep looking at me expectantly. What nickname next?

    Finally, they all get up to leave. Lunch rush has ended and I’m chilling at this point. I casually walk up to them.

    “Thank you gentlemen for coming in.”

    The rest of the group is smiling. I look at the main guy.

    “And have a fantastic day...Hoss.”

    The rest of the guys cheer. They all head out. I grab all their receipts on the table. Surprise, surprise, the main guy left me zero for a tip. I didn’t care. It was all worth it.

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  • 3

    I Can Go To Another Company? Alright Bet.

    From Redditor u/tuna_tofu

    When I pay my mortgage, I round up and divide in half. I pay half every other week. So my mortgage got picked up by another company when my mortgage company went out of business. To do what I was doing with the NEW company was $300 to enroll and an extra $40 EACH PAYMENT. Oh hell no. I spoke to my credit union and they had an auto pay that would pay my bills from my direct deposit FREE.

    So nearly a year goes by and I get one of those scary letters "You are in default on your mortgage. Unless we get X payment within 10 days of this letter we will foreclose." I was astounded since I had never missed a payment and was actually paid a couple of months ahead. I spoke with their accounting department. It seems they couldnt accept "half payments" only full payments (even though they had done so for year) so the money had to sit "unapplied" until a full payment was accrued. That made sense EXCEPT again, they got MORE than enough and it was always in there in full before the due date so on the due date they should have just taken it and applied it to the mortgage.

    So further digging, the rep says to me "OH by the way - we have $8200 of "unapplied funds" in this account. What do you want to do with it?" Uh PAY MY MORTGAGE WITH IT? "Oh we cant do that." So I had to get a check cut for $8200, pay $45 for them to overnight it to me, take it to my credit union, cash it, pay $25 for a cashier's check, and pay ANOTHER $45 to send the cashier's check BACK to them. I called relentlessly to see when it had arrived and had all kinds of postal tracking, signature confirmation, etc. Remember, I only had TEN DAYS to get this sh*t straight!

    So they get it and verify that it is applied to my mortgage and that there will be no foreclosure. The rep tells me "Well your next payment is due in 2 weeks and there will be penalties and late fees applied so the amount is XYZ AND we are raising your interest rate (to nearly twice what it was before)." Uh no. ALL THIS IS YOUR COMPANY'S FAULT. She says "You knew these were the terms and conditions when you took out your mortgage with us." Uh no. I didn't take it out with YOU, I took it out with another company and I was ASSIGNED to your company. "Well don't be late with the next payment!" Uh no. I want to speak with a manager.

    So I FINALLY get to speak to a manager and he wasn't much better. His only response "Well you can always go with another company but good luck with that these days - so many foreclosures and your credit is not very good from missing so many payments."

    So I decided to take his advice. I contacted my credit union, explained everything, showed them THEIR OWN payment transfers, AND the mortgage statements showing the other company had received the money bi-weekly like clockwork, and...the credit union took over my mortgage. I got a reduced interest rate AND [got rid of] all the fees, penalties, and got the overpayment back (I applied it to the new mortgage payments) etc.

    So when a company acts like they have you over a barrel and tells you to try to go with someone else, DO IT!!

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  • 4

    You Want Me To Sign Off A Bad Performance Report?

    From Redditor u/LS-CRX

    This happened more than a decade ago, while I was still in the US Army. As a sergeant you would get an annual performance report written by your supervisor, and that was a big part of you getting promoted or not, this was your NCOER (noncommissioned officer evaluation report?).

    My direct supervisor, we'll call him SSG (Staff Sergeant) Douche, did not like SGT LS-CRX at all. He was constantly up our First Sergeants butt while I was looking after the lower-enlisted in our section, trying to do what was best for them... even if it didn't "make me look good".

    SSG Douche wasn't very good at the administrative side of his job (or any other side IMO) and one evening I get an e-mail from him stating something along the lines of "here's your NCOER, sign it and send it back"


    So I read it and almost sprain my eyeballs I'm rolling them so hard. It is the worst NCOER I've ever read... much less received. He was really taking a lot of liberties, and IMO was not doing himself any favors by writing such bad stuff about my performance... him being my direct supervisor and all.

    Well there's a section of the NCOER where he was supposed to write the dates that he had formally counseled me about my performance throughout the year, those counselings should support the performance he is writing about in the NCOER... except he had never formally counseled me on anything. That would involve paperwork, and him doing his job correctly. But oddly enough, there were dates filled in for several quarterly counselings that he supposedly had done with me.

    Cue malicious compliance:

    I e-mailed him back, requesting that he send me copies of the quarterly counselings that he referenced in the NCOER, so that I could better address my shortcomings that he had so CLEARLY spelled out in the NCOER. He very quickly responded that he didn't have copies, but my NCOER was due in the morning so I needed to just sign it and send it back to him so that it wouldn't be late.


    I told him I would be happy to make some "corrections" that I felt better represented my performance, send it to him for "review" and then sign it so that he wouldn't have to turn it in late to our First Sergeant. Otherwise I would have to wait for him to come up with the quarterly counselings for me to look over before I'd feel comfortable signing.

    Now he knew that he hadn't done the quarterly counselings, and even if he faked a few with dates that matched the NCOER... they wouldn't have my signature on them and there wasn't a chance in hell that I would sign a negative counseling with a faked date on it.

    So he was stuck, either admit to First Sergeant that he hadn't done his job all year but wanted me to sign off on a bad NCOER, or let me write my own NCOER and force him to sign off on it.

    Guess who has two thumbs and had a GLOWING NCOER?

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