“Two regions of my company merged into one. The manager of the other region was a complete nightmare. He was about 5’2 and walked around like he had something to prove. He treated all my employees like garbage and made them feel as though the reason they were choosing the other site over ours was because of the quality of work, when in reality they got tax breaks in the other state. Our numbers were far better in every category. But their labor was cheaper and that is what mattered to the company. They gave my employees four months’ notice. At first, they all thought it was a good thing so they could get paid while looking for another job. Nope. He made their lives absolutely miserable. He doubled their quota, cut commissions by 40%, and made weekly visits chewing the other sales manager and me out for not hitting the new goals and that there was absolutely no excuse. One month – the second to last month, we hit the new goal (not for him, to get our employees paid finally) and he then reamed us out because of the amount of vacation time used. Even after explaining employees needed days off because they were interviewing other places… since we’re laying them off and that I would not deny anyone time if they have it available. He tried getting me fired for this but I had too many friends.
Well, here is how karma comes into play. I had worked closely with some corporate folks over the two years I was there. They found out my region was being shut down and thought I would make a GREAT fit in their corporate office to be in charge of operations over the Midwest region, which happened to be the prick’s region.
I kept it quiet. I didn’t make any mention of it until I showed up at his office with a clipboard and a laptop. You should have seen the confusion in his eyes.
Him: ‘Are you visiting or something?’
Me: ‘You could say that.’
Him: ‘Well, I need to make sure security knows you’re here.’
Me: ‘Oh, they know, I just had to show them my badge.’
I whip out my badge and show him. My picture… in front of the red, white, and blue flag. The only people that have a photo in front of a red, white, and blue flag are corporate employees. He was mine, and his face showed sheer terror behind his twitching lips.
I was fair to his employees, but boy did I report every rude and inappropriate incident that went down there. With his lack of cooperation, his condescending demeanor towards his own employees, it only took a few weeks for him to pack up boxes. Apparently, employees had been complaining about a long time, and it only took a little corporate push to get him out.
The most satisfying moment in my working career, ever.”