He Earned His Company Seven-Figure Commission Sums, but When His Boss Said Thank You With a $25 Voucher, He Proved that Living Well is the Best Revenge

A man recently went online to share the revenge he’d taken on the company that seriously undervalued him and tried to intimidate him when he gave notice. Here’s his story.

He was a big earner

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“I made my boss over $1.5 million in commission over two years,” the man began. “Meanwhile, my salary is $45,000 per year.”

He worked hard

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“I worked myself into the ground for this man. I was essentially running his entire book of business for him.”

His boss fobbed him off

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The man struggled to put into words how insulted he’d felt when, despite all the money he’d made for his boss, his boss repaid him with a $25 AMC cinema voucher for Christmas.

To pour salt in the wound, the nearest AMC cinema was in another state.

He decided to quit

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The man had been so angry that he’d started looking for another job, but because he cared about the accounts he ran, he decided to wait until he’d trained someone else to take over before accepting any other offers.

He went through the proper channels

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When the time came, the man gave his boss two weeks’ notice. He also told him that he’d already trained his replacement, so not to worry.

He was respectful

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The man further explained to his boss that he’d taken a job with another company in the same field, but to honor the “non-compete” clause in his contract, he wouldn’t be doing the same kind of job.

But his boss’ reaction was more spiteful than he could ever have anticipated.

His boss got legal on the phone

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Right in front of him, his boss called the company’s legal department and put them on speaker. They informed the man that he couldn’t even mop the floors for a rival company for at least a year after leaving.

But it got worse.

You can’t quit; you’re fired

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To humiliate the man further, the legal department dialed in HR, who told the man that he could work his two-week notice, but he would then be fired for looking for another job.

They harassed him

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All of them then began asking the man exactly what he’d be doing at his new job, but he refused to give any more details. Even after he left, the company’s Chief Legal Officer would call him up to try and intimidate him. He even started contacting the man’s new company directly, threatening legal action

His new CEO had his back

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Luckily, the man’s new company was a lot more supportive, and their CEO told the man’s old company that he would happily see them in court. This called the company’s bluff, and they left the man alone.

The best revenge is a life lived well

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Three years later, the man was still with the same company and thriving. He’d even been tasked with starting a new division to compete directly with his old company. He still had his AMC gift voucher, too.

The internet responded

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The internet loved the man’s revenge story. “This is why you should never assume coworkers, management, or anyone at work is your friend,” said one. “Always treat working relationships as such, and never put too much loyalty or trust in any company that you work for.”

“Why are people like this?” wondered another. “It makes me want to go to my fort and color.”

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