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Internet Praises Man For Ruining Workplace Bully Date: ‘Dream Revenge’

Online commenters have applauded a man who said in a now-viral post that he once got revenge on his former work bully, Chris, by confronting him in the middle of a date.

Posting to Reddit’s ‘Petty Revenge’ forum under the username u/DenniseDenephew, the man said he and her husband ‘felt bad’ for Chris’ date, but were happy in the end to see Chris finally face the consequences of his actions. The post garnered over 13,700 upvotes and hundreds of supportive comments.

bullying at work

Some research suggests that many workers, especially LGBT workers, have experienced workplace bullying. A 2017 study by CareerBuilder found that four in 10 LGBT workers report feeling bullied at work, CNBC reported. LGBT workers added that they were “ignored, falsely accused of mistakes or judged by different standards than other workers”.

“Let’s be clear, homophobia and transphobia at work [are] undermining, humiliating and can have a huge effect on mental health…it has no place in a modern workplace, or in society at large,” said Frances O’Grady, Congress General Secretary. from trade unions in England and Wales, in a 2017 press release. “Employers must be clear that they have a zero-tolerance attitude towards harassment of their LGBT staff and stand ready to treat any complaints seriously.”

Online commenters have applauded a man who said in a now-viral post that he once got revenge on his former work bully, Chris, by confronting him in the middle of a date.

Talk to psychology today, Michael Erwin of CareerBuilder encouraged people who experience workplace bullying to document everything and report the issue to human resources. He also urged workers to stand up to their bullies.

“Fifty-three percent of workers who were bullied at work confronted their bully, and 20% said the bullying had stopped,” psychology today reported.

“Little Revenge”

In his post, u/DenniseDenephew said Chris would “relentlessly tease” him and some of their other colleagues.

“[H]We never knew when to stop. And if he noticed you becoming stressed or bored, he would use you as the target of his teasing for the rest of the day,” u/DenniseDenephew said.

At one point, Chris went so far as to falsely accuse u/DenniseDenephew of writing an “angry” Glassdoor review of their company, which ultimately affected u/DenniseDenephew’s work.

“Even though I proved it wasn’t me…he was relentless campaigning around the office that I was the only one [who] wrote it. I also believe he told the boss it was me [who] wrote it once [quit]and that’s why I didn’t get freelance work from them afterwards,” u/DenniseDenephew said.

After u/DenniseDenephew left the company, the two unfollowed on social media and eventually lost touch. A few months later, however, u/DenniseDenephew and her husband spotted Chris on a date at a pub. Feeling “confident”, u/DenniseDenephew approached Chris and called him out for his past behavior in front of his date.

“[Chris’s date] asked how we knew each other…[and I said], ‘Yeah, that’s kind of funny really – Chris was my bully at work. He’s the reason I got into financial trouble after quitting my old job because he accused me of writing a review hostile to the company…and made me lose a lot of freelance work to because of that,’ u/DenniseDenephew wrote.

“[To] add salt to the wound, I said, ‘So this is your new girlfriend, Kathrine? Or is it Georgia? What happened with Sarah[?] Someone said you were still with her last week,” u/DenniseDenephew continued.

u/DenniseDenephew told Redditors that while he felt “petty,” he was happy to finally see Chris face the consequences of being “ad**k.”

Editors react

Redditors applauded u/DenniseDenephew for enacting revenge, calling it a “dream” storyline.

“Living vicariously through you, OP [original poster]. Ever since I left my toxic work environment, I’ve dreamed of bumping into my bully and having a similar ‘glad to see you’ confrontation,” u/GingeeBreadKnight said.

“That was as petty as f**k. And I’m all here for it. Perfect revenge…good for you. Fuck you, Chris,” u/BikerJedi wrote.

u/creditspread added, “Well done! Wish I was you, OP! This is the revenge dream…”

Newsweek contacted u/DenniseDenephew for comment.

More viral posts

Last week, Redditors applauded a man who quit his job because his employer “ignored” his PTO request.

In August, commentators applauded a man who said he once insulted his manager in front of his manager’s boss.

And in July, Redditors praised a man’s “mean” response when asked to move seats midway through a meal.

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