Sometimes, the best course of action when it feels like the walls are closing in, and you're faced with a boss that insists on being a lousy human being, is to play out some good old malicious compliance. In this case, it sounds like it ended up working out for the employee. Even though they were fired, they basically got that paid vacation before they were able to start up with their new gig. Check out some more juicy malicious compliance with this boss who orchestrated their own downfall.
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