An oblivious boss continued to send texts to a recently terminated employee, seeking help but remaining completely unaware of being unprofessional.
The top management in offices can be really inconsiderate at times. Many make workplaces miserable and often leave employees confused and frustrated. But we don't really hear about toxic bosses continuing to disturb their employees even after they are no longer part of the company. However, for u/ScooterBobb, that seemed to be just the case, as they shared a screenshot of a chat with their former boss on Reddit.
The post titled "I'm in shock" has gained a whopping 145K upvotes on the platform with 4.6K comments on the site. The texting begins with the boss asking the individual if they had created an order or inventory for that week. Since they were no longer a part of the organization, the individual found the inquiry strange and asked, "I'm confused. Was my position eliminated or not?" The boss then clarified that they were no longer working at the company but still wanted to know details about an order that they had prepared for Sunday.
The individual was shocked at the boss' insensitivity and let them know. They replied, saying, "You don't fire someone and then still contact them to ask questions about the job because you don't know." Despite such a strongly worded reply, the boss casually replies that they expected the individual to be more "professional" about the whole thing. The individual responded by saying that they had never worked for a boss who fired a person and then expected them to answer work queries.
People on the platform applauded the individual's witty response and shared their insights in the comments section. u/RSEngine said, "What a muppet. This IS professional. Being professional means engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation. If you work, you're legally responsible for the work you produce and in return, you get compensated fairly for it. Fired means no pay. No pay means no work. This is part of being professional."
Another story shared by u/AZNM1912 on Reddit involved his daughter, who was asked to leave by her boss as soon as she gave him her two-week notice. Thankfully, she was able to take a stand for herself by dealing with the situation tactfully. The father describes how his daughter had planned to leave the organization for quite some time and finally decided to talk with her boss after going through the company policies related to their PTO payout.
The meeting did not go well as the boss refused to accept her notice. Determined to leave, the daughter went back to her desk and sent emails to her boss and the company's director, who had seniority over her boss. The father writes, "About an hour later, someone from HR came up to her and asked her to clean out her desk and leave immediately. Since she thought this might happen, she cleaned out her desk last week."
Things did not end there, as she was approached by her boss as she was exiting the office with a question. The boss wanted to know if she could spare some time to tell him about what she did at the office before she left. She replied, "Too late, you rejected my two-week notice. See what you get?" She continued to exit the office after that. The father shared that she had started a new job in a couple of days.