Manager Spreads False Rumors About An Employee’s ‘Lovechild’, Loses Job Once Mass Resignation Starts

If you ask someone what the most important thing in their life is, odds are that they’ll say it’s their family. It’s something you’re supposed to say, but it’s also how many people genuinely feel. At the end of the day, family is all we’ve got. And no amount of free coffee and other company perks is going to change that.

However, some holier-than-thou managers get incredibly angry when someone prioritizes their family over their job. Case in point, here’s what happened to redditor u/taecody, a home improvement store veteran with nearly a decade of experience. An assistant manager went on a massive power trip and harassed him and a few other employees, trying to make their life hell. Nasty rumors were spread about u/taecody, injustice abound!

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Fortunately, everything had a happy ending. Definitely not for the gossiping, power-tripping manager, though! Whoops, spoilers. You’ll find the full story below, dear Pandas. Be sure to let us know what you thought of the whole ordeal after you’ve read everything. We’d really love to hear your opinion. It’s a long read, but the payoff is worth it. Grab yourself a mug of tea or a cup of coffee, and let’s go.

They say that people quit because of their managers, not their jobs

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Well, one manager, in particular, was making an employee’s life a living hell. Scroll down for the full riveting story

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Image credits: Magda Ehlers (not the actual photo)

The employee realized that he finally had enough. It was the last straw

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The fallout was massive after the worker quit

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The assistant manager spread some rumors that u/taecody’s goddaughter, who he visits often and helps babysit, was secretly his lovechild. What’s more, the employee’s requests for time off were canceled.

But the last straw was when management kept harassing the employee to get back to work during a family emergency that was completely out of their control. The redditor had enough and quit. However, the manager mocked the employee, texting them, “We will see how long you can take care of your lovechild without us.”

It’s no surprise that the redditor got angry. Heck, the vast majority of us would probably blow our tops if this happened to us. The employee went on the warpath and began compiling evidence against the manager. What’s more, entire departments began quitting. And the manager lost her job. The last anyone saw of her was her sprinting towards her car to avoid the district staff.

Previously, Eddy Ng, the Smith Professor of Equity & Inclusion in Business at Queen’s University (formerly the James and Elizabeth Freeman Professor of Management at Bucknell University), spoke to Bored Panda about strong and weak leaders in the workplace.

According to the expert, strong leaders are those who are moral, principled, and do “the right thing.” Meanwhile, weak leaders only do the things that make them popular. What’s more, they’re prone to dithering.

“The notion of servant leadership is gaining attention in the workplace. Although it is associated with many of the strong leadership traits such as empathy, selflessness, and humility, the focus is on the leader’s propensity to serve (or support) their followers. Servant leaders empower and lift up followers (employees) to motivate and fuel their passion,” the professor said.

“Employees can manage that relationship to have work satisfaction. In this instance, employees need to communicate what they need (tools) or work conditions (autonomy) in order for them to perform optimally when working with a controlling boss. Employees need to convey what they can and are able to perform,” he said.

Even the store manager got in trouble

Here’s how some Reddit users reacted to the work story

Some people called out the weird dynamics between the author of the post and his friends

However, the OP didn’t see what was weird about it. Others backed him up

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