HR Contacts Ex-Employee A Month After Laying Them Off, Asks For “Passwords And Where Things Are,” Others Share Similar Stories
Work is a necessary evil. Nobody said it’d be pleasant, let alone that it ought to be so, but it’s a necessity because we need money to buy things we kinda need and kinda don’t need, so it’s what it’s.
And sure, work can be pleasant, but in most cases it isn’t, and there are a million-billion reasons for it. One very common reason, though, is the people you work with.
What could make it even worse is the fact that once you do leave work for good, it might not mean that you’ll never hear from them again, as they might be looking for a password nobody bothered to save or even communicate.
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Turns out, even if you get laid off from work, you might still get contacted with requests to share passwords and explain how things work
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So, a Redditor by the nickname of u/thefarmerdan recently vented their frustration with an ex-employer who got in touch with them to ask about what the passwords are and where things are stored.
In context, Dan explained that they felt used, disposable, and disrespected in the company, so you can imagine how they must have felt—especially after what was a good day with their kid—when the HR of the company started messaging them.
But besides expressing their frustrations, they also asked the r/AntiWork community if not replying and blocking the number would come back to bite them on the butt later on.
This is exactly what happened to this one Redditor, who didn’t know what to do, so he turned to r/AntiWork for answers
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And the subreddit immediately came up with devious ways how they can actually respond. For the most part, it was them suggesting that the OP look at it as consulting: name a fee that would satisfy you, and then pitch it to them. If they don’t accept, their loss! And if they do, hey, you just got paid a fortune.
It didn’t take long for the post to take off with nearly 32K upvotes as of this article
Others did support Dan’s idea to do nothing about it—no longer working there, so not your problem. Since they have already invested more than they should have of themselves, and were treated like dirt, then it’s the only sensible response.
Among the many suggestions on how to “properly react” there were also those who shared their own experiences and solutions
There were also those who went with a dash of malicious compliance, saying it wasn’t their job to store passwords, let alone keep them somewhere around at home or something. Or it was no longer their job and hence none of their business to know passwords.
A lot of people joined in on the conversation, commiserating and venting over 2,700 comments for the now-viral post
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Yet others started commiserating by sharing experiences, and the solutions they resorted to after being contacted by an ex employer. Whatever the case may be, the post received quite a lot of attention—nearly 32,000 upvotes with a handful of Reddit awards.