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People strain to follow the rules at work because even if they despise management, they know that money is a necessity. However, in the 23 stories of workplace defiance that follow—pulled from a red hot Reddit thread—these employed rebels stick it to the man with callous disregard for the hand that feeds them. They don't give a damn about the consequences. These are true rebels.

Just eight more hours of hell. Take it easy.
Just eight more hours of hell. Take it easy.

1. If Karisma_not_Karma keeps doing this to his boss he can kiss good karma goodbye.

I do print design, and sometimes when my boss asks me to move something just a little bit to the left and I feel like they're making changes just for the sake of making changes, I don't move it at all. They always accept these "changes."

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Ohhh shiiiiii.
Ohhh shiiiiii.

2. Crabfarts plays dumb to make his boss happy.

I had a boss that just HAD to find something to correct or he else felt like he wasn't doing his job. So when I'd get a project down to pretty much done I'd intentionally leave in a minor spelling error so that he'd feel better about himself and I wouldn't have to even look at his bullshit changes.

3. Ferociousaurus isn't a fan of capitalizing words.

I'm a defense attorney and when I write motions and appeals in federal court I don't capitalize the "g" in "government" when referring to it as a party. It's pretty badass.

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4. And neither is dinizio.

When a client pisses me off I don't capitalize the first letter in their name when I bill them.

5. Graintop is Google's worst enemy.

When Google search predicts what I'm going to type, I finish typing it myself. Get over yourself. You don't fucking know me.

6. Iftheyever reminds people yet again to be nice to the people who are making your food.

I work at a restaurant. If customers are loud and/or obnoxious, I draw ketchup dicks on their burgers, or whisper "fuck you" to their pancakes as I flip them.

Be very, very nice.
Be very, very nice.
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7. StaleRomantic's act of defiance really bites.

My work truck is infested with bed bugs. My boss refuses to treat it because he thinks that it's coming from the patients I transport. So, whenever I find a bed bug, I save it live in a jar and release it into his office. When his office is infested, he'll do something about it.

8. Greatewhitedope would rather crimp than primp his work clothes.

My company's dress code is very strict, but does not contain anything about the condition of clothes (wrinkly, ironed). I haven't ironed in years, and I still keep getting promoted despite it being mentioned on every PR.

9. Spectrumero is a true outlaw when it comes to defying his company's dress code.

A director at our company sent out a passive aggressive dress code email requiring leather shoes (i.e. no trainers (sneakers)). I had been wearing a comfortable soft pair of shoes, and I think it was directed at me.

I switched to cowboy boots.

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Now that's how you stick it to 'em.
Now that's how you stick it to 'em.

10. There are dress shoes and then there are "shoes" that look like dress shoes. Guess which one Wiltron wears at work? 

My work requires dress shoes to be worn at all times.

I bought black slippers that I wear around the office and claim they're suede, and management and coworkers believe it.

11. Shiggens is one of those people who likes to vacation at work.

I taught in a public high school. My principal forbid the wearing of jeans. I started wearing Aloha shirts. When I realized how much it pissed him off I amassed a collection of more than 50 of them by making frequent purchases at local thrift stores. I wore them every single day other than school picture day when I wore a tuxedo complete with a tie and cummerbund fashioned out of... aloha print cloth!

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Aloha!
Aloha!

12. GodHatesMegaman's girlfriend will be upset if she finds out what he's wearing at work.

Some coven of old ladies is on a committee at my work that decides random things for the building and they decided to ban yoga pants. Its warehouse work and a lot of my female coworkers were understandably upset as trying to bend in any direction while wearing jeans can be difficult. So I 30yo 130lb male have been wearing my girlfriend's yoga pants and leggings to work everyday, for a WEEK now.

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13. SoCJaguar must be a guru at what he does or else he would've been axed for doing this.

I wore jeans at my company for a year straight. Our policy is to wear dress clothing. They kept coming after me but I kept replying with "I refuse to wear fancy clothing when I am working on computers in the warehouse" Our warehouses are very dirty and we often have to climb on modules. Nonetheless. We were bought out and the policy changed to wearing Jeans. The VP came up to me and said "You finally won."

14. If your name is Steve don't expect everywhereasign to give you a hug.

We had an acting manager attempt to make it a rule that people couldn't hug each other at work. He felt it was unprofessional.

This resulted in everyone, hugging everyone, for everything. As a form of greeting, farewell, good job, 'let's have a coffee', etc.

Turns out he was the only one that no one ever wanted to hug.

Luckily, a real manager put a stop to his arbitrary rule. Our workplace has become a very hug friendly environment now. Clients always comment on how close everyone is.

Steve, if you're reading this, maybe people would want to hug you if you weren't so hell-bent on making our work life as awful as possible.

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Nope. Nope. Nope.
Nope. Nope. Nope.

15. Stanfan114 really loves his morning coffee and cereal.

I worked in a computer lab at Microsoft with another team (who had a different manager, a Texan). Well Tex decided one day to ban all food and drinks from the lab for his team, so I made it a point to show up every morning with a cup of coffee and bowl of cereal to eat in the lab. Of course he loses temper and goes crying to my manager who tells him to quit wasting his time, everyone drinks soda and has snacks at their desks. I also would talk shit about Texas when he was in the lab, that drove him nuts. Fuck control freaks with their tiny bit of power.

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16. CyrusonRed is all about fancy cheese and saving money at the same damn time.

I have a hookup with a certain lunch lady in the cafeteria at work. She tucks the more expensive cheeses in the middle of my grilled cheese so they don't spill out. I think it saves me ten cents... Grand theft pimiento.

17. Blame MistaSmee for taking up too much time in the bathroom stall.

Poop on company time. Saves on TP, too!

18. This guy's phone is definitely old.

Charging my phone at work. I'M TAKING ALL THEIR ELECTRICITY.

19. Bunchasomething became best friends with an office supply.

20. Tion24 is a bad sport.

I was at an awards presentation and a person that I don't like won an award. I didn't applaud. I'm sure someone noticed my silent protest.

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21. HarvesterConrad is a true WFH (work from home) master.

I got really tired of over an hour long commute to my office where I literally don't work with anyone there. So one day last November I stopped coming into the office. Nobody has said a word, and I was promoted in January.

22. Blue-eyed-badger is bringing fashion to the military. Just don't tell her supervisor that.

I'm in the Military and a female so when the undercut thing became popular I got one. It's totally against regulation (can't be faddish or asymmetrical) but I left a small bit that frames my face long so I can hide it when I pull my hair into a bun. I also got my septum pierced and wear it flipped up during the day.

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23. __Severus__Snape__ and the other 22 people mentioned on this list are definitely guilty of doing this.

Well, I'm on Reddit at work...

Rebels.