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Employee takes a stand after new manager forces everyone to follow specific dress code

The boss began to send people home whose clothes didn't align with the new dress code. So, this employee decided to do something about it.

Employee takes a stand after new manager forces everyone to follow specific dress code
Cover Image Source: Pexels | Alex Green, Reddit | u/whyme191

New managers often make several changes to a workplace but not all of them go well with the employees. People who have been working in a workplace for quite a while often don't do good with new absurd rules being forcibly imposed. A person shared a similar experience in a Reddit post that led to him quitting his job. “My job had just started six months before the pandemic. Once Covid hit we were all working from home and for me it was a new but exciting experience,” u/whyme191 wrote. It was easier for the employee because otherwise, he had to wake up at 5 am and travel an hour and a half to get to work on time.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Nappy
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Nappy

According to him, this new work schedule gave him more time with his family as well. “This went on for 2 years until my job demanded we all come back into the office, which s*cked,” the person wrote. However, his manager was lenient and allowed the employees to work from home for a couple of days a week. However, things changed when their manager was demoted and the new one wouldn’t let them work from home unless someone had COVID-19.

“My new manager was a bossy angry harasser of a woman and demanded things that just didn't feel right. She sent multiple people home because of some of the things they wore (this was a call center job and the dress code was essentially no football tops or revealing clothing which was fine),” the man shared. The boss began to send people home whose clothes she didn’t like. It included a pregnant woman and his old manager who wore leggings for comfort. And then came his turn he claimed that he dressed the same way for three months. “I was forced to leave work and spent the 3 hours on the bus fuming. Luckily, I had the stuff to do on the bus and began rage-applying out of sheer spite. Surprisingly I got a ping for a job where I can work from home permanently and was able to set up an interview,” the employee wrote.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tim Gouw
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tim Gouw

While coming back to his workplace, he also bought an envelope and paper to resign and give two weeks' notice. Upon returning to the office, he approached his manager's desk, expressed his frustration, and handed in his resignation. “Her look was priceless but only lasted a second before she pulled me into a meeting with two other managers,” the person shared. They all became apologetic about what happened and asked him to stay. They even offered him to work from home again. However, he refused and the reason they were pleading with him to stay was that if the employees left before a certain date the managers wouldn’t get their bonuses. When he didn't budge, they got rid of him in a week. “I'm now at my new job for 6 months. Love working from home. And they gave me my laptop,” the person concluded.

Image Source: Reddit | u/mcall0147
Image Source: Reddit | u/mcall0147

People on the social media platform backed him on his decision. u/OneLetter commented, “Congrats! Sounds like you made some tasty lemonade out of their shitty management.” u/FreyaDay wrote, “You’re a damn inspiration!! Your boss was totally out of line. I’m glad to hear you’re able to do a job that treats you better! Way to go!” u/Sustantial-aide167 commented, “I’m glad it worked out! And happy you stood up for yourself.”

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