Man Trolls Is Insulting The Company To Charge 10¢ Phones, Delighting Internet. pay for

One man was required to pay 10 cents after using his company’s phone, but how he made that payment pleased readers of his viral Reddit post, which garnered more than 11,000 votes.

u/brother_p . shared by On the Reddit forum for “malicious compliance,” the man said the incident happened before phone plans allowed unlimited calling plans.

They were expected to follow rules designed for having a work phone, which included no texting, limited long distance calls, and no camera use.

One man revealed how he paid the 10-cent fee he was issued for using his work phone in a now-viral Reddit post. Above, stock image of a man on his phone while working.
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actually according toThere are a few reasons why companies issue cellphones to employees. Some of the associated benefits include workplace continuity, saving money, and increased staff availability.

Offering a cellphone can save employers money because they will not be expected to reimburse the employee with any additional costs with their individual plan.

u/brother_p wrote that the exception for long distance phone calls was reserved for travel.

“In my job, I rarely had to travel to a different calling area, but if I did I was allowed one long distance call per day to call home. That’s it,” he wrote.

On one trip, he called his family and talked to his kids to get dinner, do some chores, and go to bed.

The day after their conference, u/brother_p said they got a call from their home office that got closed. However, he called the office back and later called his family to leave a message.

“At the end of the month I got a call from finance,” wrote u/brother_p.

He said he was told there was an unauthorized long distance phone call in view of the calls made to his office and his home.

This was when u/brother_p was asked how he planned to reimburse the company for the phone call, which amounted to 10 cents.

“I thought I was being punked,” he wrote. “Seriously. I sat in stunned silence for a few moments.”

u/brother_p then told the supervisor that he would pay the company directly. He took out two nickels, taped them on a piece of paper and wrote that it was for charging the phone. He then put them in an envelope, which was left in an outgoing mail tray.

Just a few days after depositing the payment, u/brother_p said that they got a call from the controller and learned that the supervisor had complained about them.

“I explained the situation, told her the supervisor insisted I pay the $0.10 fee and I complied,” wrote u/brother_p. “She laughed out loud. The cost of the paper, envelope and postage was much more than what the company had charged.”

Since then, calls costing more than $10 have been required to be reimbursed by employees.

redditor reactions

Fellow Reddit users were thrilled with u/brother_p’s strategy to pay the fee.

“You gave everyone in that company more flexibility with a phone call,” wrote one Reddit user.

“10 cents plus for the postage paid by the company,” commented another. “remarkable [return on investment],

One Redditor joked that u/brother_p should have written the check for 11 cents.

“Worst of all, the person who grabbed about $0.10 probably didn’t care, but chewed on it a while back for not paying attention,” said one comment.

newsweek Contacted u/brother_p for further comments.

Several others have taken their stories to the popular “malicious compliance” platform.

A woman shared a post in which she said that her boss made several comments about her outfit and challenged her to file a lawsuit against him, which she eventually did.

A teenager received praise from other Redditors when she revealed how she managed to get out of getting a job, while another post discussed how a job applicant sued an interviewing company for fraud .

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