Overworked Employee Gets Marched Out Of His Office For Working His Proper Hours Instead of Working Overtime

by Damjan

Managers and business owners who exploit their workers have always been around, and it’s nothing new. They are opportunists who take advantage of our need to pay the rent, bills and feed our families.

But there is a point when you simply have to say that enough is enough. And this is a story of a man who stood up.

He looked at the charging bull, and the bull blinked. His story is just one of many we can relate to.

The important thing is that he finally understood how valuable he was to the company. Unfortunately, many people don’t, and they take maltreatment and overworking silently. That is not okay.

OP shared his story hoping that it will inspire others to realize how valuable they are t their employers and start acting accordingly. If the managers don’t see it, make them see it!

Business owners should view their workers as an expense but a valuable resource and an investment. If they expect them to care about the company and help it thrive, they also have to give something in return.

Occasional pizza parties and bringing donut baskets to the workplace are just not enough. Things have to change. And they will if we read carefully and take notes...

Our OP washes tankers like these

Our OP washes tankers like these
via: WOIMSweb (not the actual photo)
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And this is his story

And this is his story
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He was hired as a temp

He was hired as a temp
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But got a permanent position because he was good at his job

But got a permanent position because he was good at his job

It was a demanding job, so newcomers would often quit after a short time

It was a demanding job, so newcomers would often quit after a short time
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And the OP had to work both shifts

And the OP had to work both shifts
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And the workload was increasing...

And the workload was increasing...
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OP had to work two shifts and sometimes more

OP had to work  two shifts and sometimes more
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He caused an accident because he was overworked and tired...

He caused an accident because he was overworked and tired...
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He continued to work long shifts

He continued to work long shifts
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The managers didn't want to listen to him. "Do what you are hired to do"

The managers didn't want to listen to him.

And that's what he did - he punched out after the first shift was over...

And that's what he did - he punched out after the first shift was over...
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The next morning....

The next morning....

It turns out that the managers had to work the second shift

It turns out that the managers had to work the second shift
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OP realized his position

OP realized his position

And made his stand

And made his stand
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The managers agreed unwillingly...

The managers agreed unwillingly...

OP spent another year at the company, and he was the highest paid worker in his department...

OP spent another year at the company, and he was the highest paid worker in his department...
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People loved what OP did

People loved what OP did

People should fight for their rights

People should fight for their rights

Because the workload was just insane

Because the workload was just insane
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Repeat cycle.

Repeat cycle.
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People wished OP a nice vacation

People wished OP a nice vacation

Managers are idiots

Managers are idiots
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The bull blinked!

The bull blinked!

Truck drivers also commented:

Truck drivers also commented:
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This is the greatest comment:

This is the greatest comment:

We can almost imagine OP's employers posting job ads and bitching about how nobody wants to work and that it's impossible to find a good worker. And that's the type – they overwork their workers, neglect their demands, and then can't understand why they left.

So are they just pretending, or are they really so self-absorbed that it makes them oblivious to the world around them? We hope that OP has found a job he likes, one where he wouldn't be treated like a slave that should only work and keep his mouth shut.

Also, we hope he enjoyed his vacation with his kid and GF.

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