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Former employee has the last laugh when 'friend' steals their job and takes credit for their work

The temporary employee stands up for themself after their co-worker pushes them out of work and also takes credit for all their projects.

Former employee has the last laugh when 'friend' steals their job and takes credit for their work
Representative Cover Image Source: (L) Pexels | Liza Summer; (R) Reddit | u/Ok_Student3292

We all have worked odd jobs while studying at the university to pay our bills. Many of us have had colleagues who went behind our backs and betrayed us for a promotion. However, this isn't a story of betrayal. It's a story of how a former employee got back at the person who stole their potential job offer. Shared by u/Ok_Student_3292, the incident narrates how a so-called friend took away the employee's chance at a job by going to the dean and sabotaging their contract renewal. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels | SHVETS production
Representative Image Source: Pexels | SHVETS production

The student worked as a temporary employee at their university in an admin position. They had a wonderful boss called Elle, who loved their work as well. Since their contract was temporary, it soon needed renewal to become permanent. That's when Bea, their "friend," messed things up. The individual said, "When my contract came up for renewal, my 'friend' (Bea), who was also an admin assistant with a permanent contract at the uni, went to the dean and said that she could do everything I was doing as part of her already existing duties, so there's no need to renew my contract." The individual knew this because Bea told her she wanted to work with Elle, who did not share that sentiment. Despite Elle's best efforts, the dean did not take the individual back to work and decided to take up Bea's suggestion.

The individual had started a bunch of projects with their boss Elle, which required them to speak and coordinate with many people. Since Elle had other responsibilities, most of the work was done exclusively by the employee. They further stated, "The same day Bea took over, she sent out a bunch of emails talking about the projects Elle and I had completed together, and in these emails, Bea presented it all as her own work, with input from Elle. Elle apologized to me for Bea doing that and said it was inappropriate." That's when the employee decided to even things out. Since they had created most of the materials, they had complete access. They simply locked Bea out of the materials that were solely theirs.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | PhotoMIX Company
Representative Image Source: Pexels | PhotoMIX Company

Bea kept texting them about the materials almost daily. The employee said, "I responded that as I am no longer employed by the uni, I no longer have access to confidential material(s) and if no one but me can access it, that's Bea's issue to sort out." They further added, "The materials contain everything from promo pieces to email templates to spreadsheets regarding annual leave. The remaining 20% of the content, which both myself and Bea had access to, was all fairly rough, had some typos, some incorrect dates, the wrong titles in a few places, incomplete paragraphs, and minor things like that, all of which were on my list to fix because only I knew about them, and all of which Bea overlooked and just sent out."

Image Source: Reddit | u/Miss_Linden
Image Source: Reddit | u/Miss_Linden

All of this resulted in a big fiasco caused by Bea, which led to people sending emails to the original employee of Elle. In their post, which has since been deleted, they mentioned, "I'm also getting regular emails from various departments and people who don't know Bea has taken over my job yet, asking why they've been put down to present a talk at uni on a day they'll be on another continent or something like that and I've just responded that this is Bea's job now, but everything was fine when I left, so clearly whatever happened, Bea needs to fix it."

Image Source: Reddit | u/Tight-Shift5706
Image Source: Reddit | u/Tight-Shift5706

People on Reddit united like never before in the comments section of this post, with everyone stating how Bea wasn't a "friend" to the individual. u/toujourspret said, "Sounds like Bea hated you before too, to be honest," to which u/Ok_Student_3292 said, "I would think that, too, but she's always insisted that we're 'besties'." u/H1king33k said, "That’s exactly what someone who is planning and sabotaging you would say." 

Image Source: Reddit | u/Ok_Student_3292
Image Source: Reddit | u/Ok_Student_3292
Image Source: Reddit | u/Splunkzop
Image Source: Reddit | u/Splunkzop

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