Autistic Co-worker Faces Termination: Office Hero or Heartless Colleague? 😲

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Picture this: you're working in an office where you're rewarded for finishing your tasks early. You've got your routine down, and you're able to leave a few hours early most days. Then, a new co-worker with high-functioning autism joins the team, and he's struggling to keep up. The office decides to 'help' him by volunteering YOUR time, without your consent. What would you do? 🤷‍♀️🤯 Let's dive into this drama-filled story.

The Workload System

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Skipping Lunch for an Early Exit

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Enter Brian, the Struggling Newbie

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Work Piling Up

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Maria's Plan to Help

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Volunteering Others' Time

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Unaware and Unwilling

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The Unexpected Workload

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Brian's Bold Move

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Confrontation and Confusion

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Maria Steps In

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Standing My Ground

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Office Tension Rises

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Brian's Job on the Line

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Feeling Guilty?

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Office Drama Unfolds: Who's the Real A**hole? 🤔

In a whirlwind of office politics and unsolicited help, our protagonist finds themselves in the middle of a heated debate. Maria, the office do-gooder, volunteers the time of those who finish their work early to help Brian, the struggling autistic co-worker. Unbeknownst to our protagonist, they're now expected to help Brian with his workload. When Brian drops off work for them to complete, they refuse, leading to a tense confrontation. With Brian's job now on the line, our protagonist wonders if they're the real a**hole in this situation. Let's see what the internet has to say about this mess... 😬🍿

Don't sacrifice your free time for someone else's job. NTA 👍

implodemode | implodemode

Nixie_D | Nixie_D

Management should provide support for the new guy with autism. 🙏

jgcrawfo | jgcrawfo

Supportive comment section with a touch of empathy. 👏

jomamasophat | jomamasophat

Colleague with HFA faces termination. Commenters agree NTA, but offer empathy.

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baxtersbuddy1 | baxtersbuddy1

hercreation | hercreation

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Supervisor not handling issue? 🤔

failedantidepressant | failedantidepressant

Legal responsibility for accommodating disabilities in the workplace 🚡

RonaValentine | RonaValentine

NTA. Don't let someone else's responsibility become your burden. 💪

womp-womp-rats | womp-womp-rats

NTA stands up for themselves, and the replies are ruthless 😏

caffeine-and-emotion | caffeine-and-emotion

Respecting privacy while supporting colleagues. 🤔

SpookyActionAtADist | SpookyActionAtADist

Understanding autism and consent: Don't blame the coworker.

fuggleruggler | fuggleruggler

Company fails to accommodate disabled employee, Maria and boss TA 😠

WolfyLI | WolfyLI

Not your responsibility 👍, but is termination too harsh? 🤔

SokaKu93 | SokaKu93

NTA for not wanting to do all the work. Maria is annoying 😑

razora99 | razora99

Misunderstanding due to autism leads to conflict at work 😔

NewWorldCamelid | NewWorldCamelid

Standing up to a colleague who crossed the line 💪

italy2986 | italy2986

Efficient work system or dystopian nightmare? 🤔

v3tt3grave | v3tt3grave

Autistic co-worker's workload struggles cause tension in the office. 😕

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Spaceshipjackaloo | Spaceshipjackaloo

Curious about the workload and management issues. 🤔

nikkicolla85 | nikkicolla85

Supportive comment with a hint of humor about insufferable Maria 😂

squid_with_a_laptop | squid_with_a_laptop

Supervisor's lack of accommodations for autistic co-worker is unacceptable. 🚨

o0SongAndSilence0o | o0SongAndSilence0o

Employers responsible for accommodating disabilities. NTA for questioning termination. 👍

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Colleague defends termination of autistic co-worker. 😔

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NTA commenter suggests Brian needs to find a more suitable job 😐

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Collaboration denied: Should teamwork be a form of payment? 👍

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Understanding the challenges of being autistic in the workplace 🤔

Autistic_Paladin | Autistic_Paladin

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cocoagiant | cocoagiant

Idejbfp | Idejbfp

NTA coworker needs occasional help, not a permanent crutch. 👍

AutumnIbis | AutumnIbis

Helpful advice for a struggling co-worker, but not your job. 👍

Critical50 | Critical50

Don't let a colleague dump their work on you! 💪

Horror-mrs | Horror-mrs

Helpful suggestion to avoid termination of autistic co-worker 👍

TheDrabLooker | TheDrabLooker

Efficient worker defends piece work, suggests communication for autistic co-worker.

dydus | dydus

Navigating social cues with an autistic co-worker: NTA for setting boundaries 😊

stunning-stasis | stunning-stasis

NTA co-worker's termination sparks debate on office etiquette 🤔

vanishplusxzone | vanishplusxzone

Brian's rude behavior overshadows Maria's mistake. NTA.

BardicInclination | BardicInclination

Offering helpful tips to a struggling co-worker. 👍

jb1249 | jb1249

Maria and Brian both suck for their unprofessional behavior 😒

henchwench89 | henchwench89

Defending Brian: Colleague criticized for not helping autistic co-worker 😠

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OP not obligated to help, but is Maria being unreasonable?

FlagCityDiva | FlagCityDiva

Employee with autism may need to find a better fit. NTA.

ShaktinCO | ShaktinCO

Don't add to your workload unnecessarily 🙏. NTA

12Silverrose | 12Silverrose

Commenter and reply agree that co-worker is difficult to deal with 🙄

nuggetboob | nuggetboob

Don't let a colleague dump their work on you! 🙅

ilovepancakes134 | ilovepancakes134

Standing up for personal time at work. NTA 👏

Lana_Darkess | Lana_Darkess

Don't be a nanny, NTA! Maria needs to mind her business 😜

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Support for not judging based on disability. 👏

ChefBoyYoAssUgly | ChefBoyYoAssUgly

Bearah27 | Bearah27

Software developer defends company, calls out volunteer coworkers. 😠

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Don't let guilt cloud your judgement. NTA for expecting productivity.

RawrRRitchie | RawrRRitchie

Don't let anyone guilt-trip you into volunteering your time. 🙏

BrooklynKidK | BrooklynKidK

Setting boundaries at work: Is it okay to refuse help?

MuseofPetrichor | MuseofPetrichor

Don't let anyone guilt-trip you for being efficient! 💪

KingChubbyPaws | KingChubbyPaws

Respect boundaries: Don't volunteer someone else's time! 🙏

juniperfallshere | juniperfallshere

Hands-off approach to co-worker's termination sparks debate. 🤔

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Co-worker volunteers someone without telling them, NTA calls out.

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