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Employee Doesn’t Get The Bonus Promised For A Foreign Language, Refuses To Use It When It’s Needed The Most
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Employee Doesn’t Get The Bonus Promised For A Foreign Language, Refuses To Use It When It’s Needed The Most

Speaking more than one language can get you places. Especially if you’re working in tourism. At first, it seemed like that was the case for Reddit user Classy_Pyro. They got a job at a hotel and was promised a bonus for every foreign language they spoke. However, when it came to actually paying them, the managers thought they’d get tricky. And they did. But it totally backfired. You see, Classy_Pyro is an expert in malicious compliance and taught the higher-ups a lesson. When a huge wave of clients flooded the hotel, they refused to speak the tongue they weren’t paid for. Needless to say, it caused quite the chaos.

Image credits: Jose and Roxanne (not the actual photo)

Classy_Pyro has been working at the hotel for nearly two years. “The hotel’s structure is pretty good, lots of rooms, generally competent staff,” they told Bored Panda. “Though management is rather efficient with most things, lack of proper management and sometimes absurd mismanagement [account for] 70% – 80% of the problems we face in daily operations.”

“I still haven’t received a word from HR about [the bonus], I might hear something during the next payday. Hopefully, I’ll receive it, but if I don’t, I can already front you that if ellos no me van a pagar, yo no voy a hablar (if they don’t pay me, I won’t speak it). Honestly, I just think they don’t want to deal with the costs of it or allow someone else who struggle with another foreign language to try and claim a bonus for themselves.”

People had a lot to say about the situation

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This story is way way way too long. I gave up. I hope it was great.

littlesaresare
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

TL;DR: Guy didn't get a $100 bonus at work and took it out on his coworkers and clients. Nothing was achieved. Such a worthwhile story.

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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The company I work asked for an certificate of my language skills. Well, I am a german native speaker and I learned French at school, but I have never been good. years later, I met a beautiful French girl, my motivation was a little bit bigger as at school :-). I moved to France and now I speak fluently French, still with an accent, but nobody cares. I have a certificate for Business English but non for French, so for them I don't speak French at all....

littlesaresare
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where is the rest of the story?

WilvanderHeijden
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is no rest. The last lines describe how the situation at that hotel continues to stay. Op refuses to speak spanish and he refuses to help a lot of Spanish speaking guests, so chaos starts and amidst that chaos he clocks out at the end of his shift.

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Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This story is way way way too long. I gave up. I hope it was great.

littlesaresare
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

TL;DR: Guy didn't get a $100 bonus at work and took it out on his coworkers and clients. Nothing was achieved. Such a worthwhile story.

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The company I work asked for an certificate of my language skills. Well, I am a german native speaker and I learned French at school, but I have never been good. years later, I met a beautiful French girl, my motivation was a little bit bigger as at school :-). I moved to France and now I speak fluently French, still with an accent, but nobody cares. I have a certificate for Business English but non for French, so for them I don't speak French at all....

littlesaresare
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where is the rest of the story?

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is no rest. The last lines describe how the situation at that hotel continues to stay. Op refuses to speak spanish and he refuses to help a lot of Spanish speaking guests, so chaos starts and amidst that chaos he clocks out at the end of his shift.

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