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Employee maliciously complies with boss' order then discovers boss doesn't know words.

Employee maliciously complies with boss' order then discovers boss doesn't know words.

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely. That's why your bosses can sometimes be complete a**holes. The stereotype of the disconnected boss implementing their will on those below them is based on this happening all the time in workplaces.

On a popular Reddit thread in the Malicious Compliance Subreddit, one employee gets an order from their higher-ups and follows it to a 'T'.

They write:

I work in a call center taking information for admissions of new medical clients. So the people reading my charts/notes will be medical professionals. My quality assurance team recently released a new policy: 'not to use abbreviations in our call notes. Shorthand is not permitted.'

The only abbreviations used are those commonly known in practice, such as IOP (intensive outpatient), ASAP (who doesn’t know this?), etc (come on now). So I have adopted their rule to the letter. I wrote every single thing out that would typically be abbreviated. Sometimes the notes require that times be recorded. Example: 'I set the callback expectation for 10 AM.'

In my most recent scoring, I was marked off for using 'spelling errors in notes.' When I requested a score review, my supervisor advised me that writing 'ante meridiem' caused me to lose points. I kindly cited the new rule that requires no abbreviations to be used.

My supervisor stated that he had never heard the term ante meridiem before. I explained what it meant, being the long form of the term AM. My score was amended to reflect no error was made.

The internet loves abbreviations.

GustapheOfficial says:

Really lucky you don't work in light amplification through stimulated emission of radiation support.

evilninjaduckie says:

I got an essay marked down in university where I was describing the purpose of the ellipsis [...] in writing, with the comment, 'the word is ellipse.' I was waiting for him with a dictionary at his office the next morning.

YourWiseOldFriend says:

'My supervisor stated that he had never heard the term ante meridiem before.' 'I've never heard of it; therefore, it's a mistake when you use it correctly.' This irks me so much because it sounds so familiar.

VioletDreaming19 says:

Wait until he hears about post meridiem.

Did anyone else also think 'A.D.' stood for 'After Death'?

Sources: Reddit
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