The internet is cracking up over this employee's petty revenge on co-worker for complaining behind their back.
Petty office politics is one thing that most officegoers would want to ignore but inevitably become a part of. One employee took to Reddit to reveal how they had a co-worker complaining behind their back about them arriving late to the office a few days due to construction and road blockage. They shared that following the complaints, their manager had to reluctantly write them up for being late. Reddit user u/Apprehensive-Arm-614 anonymously wrote about the petty revenge they exacted upon their back-biting coworker in a post that has received support from many on the platform.
Giving fellow Reddit users some background about the incident, they wrote: "I knew it had to be that one coworker because they would get noticeably irritated whenever traffic conditions were brought up. They would leave the room, loudly interrupt with unimportant questions or comments, or roll their eyes. They're also known for complaining about every little thing, at one point having played a big role in not having a seasonal employee rehired the following year."
"Despite that coworker, I love my job. So I started leaving for work an hour and a half earlier than before. My arrival time is now anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes before my shift starts. And that's when I noticed the annoying coworker always arrives about 10 minutes early and always has a very convenient street parking space available. I used to park on a different side of our building before traffic got bad, and had never noticed that they'd unofficially claimed that public parking spot as theirs," the post continued.
The disgruntled employee then decided to make the most of them arriving at work so early. "Most of the time, I'm at work early enough to get my pick of any spot in our always crowded employee parking lot, but no parking spot other than theirs makes up for my having to wake up at 5.30 in the morning," they wrote.
"That coworker can't complain about my being late now. They know better than anyone that I'm at work way before I have to. I've mentioned my arrival time to other coworkers with them in earshot, so they know I'm parking there out of spite. I've also gone as far as parking right in the middle of a space large enough to accommodate their car and mine," they add, basking in the satisfaction of dealing with their annoying co-worker quietly.
Fellow Reddit users reacted to the post with comments of support and suggestions on how to handle the situation. "You should request to start work early by 30 minutes so you can also leave early by 30 minutes. Then you aren't wasting your time and get to see the look on their face that you get to leave earlier than they do AND get to keep using their great parking spot," wrote u/Torchem667.
"What you should do is go up to them and loudly and exaggeratedly thank them for telling you to come on time because you would have never found the great parking spot otherwise, preferably in front of many people," commented u/nah-knee.
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