Freelancer Lets Colleague Fail Spectacularly 🖨️😱 Was it Revenge or Justified?

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Working in a shared office space can be challenging, especially when dealing with sensitive colleagues. One freelancer found himself in a tricky situation when a new marketing colleague accused him of mansplaining after he tried to help her with the office printer. The next time she made a mistake, he chose to stay silent. But was his decision justified or just plain petty? Let's dive into this rollercoaster of a tale! 😲🎢

The Shared Office Setup 🏢

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New Marketing Colleague Joins 🆕

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Printer Troubles 🖨️

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Accused of Mansplaining 😤

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Office Manager Steps In 🚶‍♂️

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A Costly Mistake 💸

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Not Stepping In This Time 🤐

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No Test, Big Mess 😨

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Logo Disaster 🖊️

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The Reason Revealed 🕵️‍♂️

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Why He Didn't Help 🤷‍♂️

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"This Was Different" 🙄

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Invoice Instead of Pay 💔

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The Financial Hit 💰

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Blaming Him 🤬

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Revenge or Justified? You Decide! 🤔

After being accused of mansplaining, our protagonist decided to let his colleague learn from her own mistakes. But when her costly error led to a $1,080 invoice instead of a paycheck, she blamed him for not stepping in. Was he right to stay silent, or should he have helped her despite the previous accusation? Let's see what the internet thinks of this sticky situation... 🍿🌐

NTA. Commenters discuss misuse of term 'mansplaining' and consequences.

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Rejecting help then blaming is stupid. NTA 👍

themysteryoflogic | themysteryoflogic

Commenter defends pointing out mistakes, replies agree on toxicity.

revmat | revmat

Colleague's printing ignorance leads to justified failure. 🖨️💥

OroJacksonian | OroJacksonian

Printing mishap blamed on male colleague, but commenters side with him

T20T80A9 | T20T80A9

Freelancer not responsible for colleague's mistake. NTA 👍

JoniBoni91 | JoniBoni91

Office manager could have de-escalated the situation 🤷‍♀️

Zachykerr | Zachykerr

Mansplaining debate sparks discussion on acceptable workplace behavior 🤔

sugar1510 | sugar1510

Printer predicament: NTA lets colleague fail spectacularly 😱

MinionsHaveWonOne | MinionsHaveWonOne

Printing lesson learned the hard way 🤔 NTA prevails.

floobidedoo | floobidedoo

Female freelancer justifies colleague's failure due to her arrogance. 👍

gjwtgf | gjwtgf

NTA shuts down 'mansplaining' accusations with brutal honesty.

Mike__O | Mike__O

Compliance or revenge? Colleague fails spectacularly 🖨️😱

StrangledTurkey1 | StrangledTurkey1

NTA suggests voting colleague off the island 🏝🏝 with repayment.

MonkeyWrench | MonkeyWrench

Printing 5000 pens without a test print? NTA had it coming.

Ryleigh_J | Ryleigh_J

NTA defends against accusation of mansplaining, sparks discussion on sexism.

babno | babno

Setting boundaries at work 👍

CrazyCatLady1978 | CrazyCatLady1978

Don't feel guilty for not helping a colleague's mistake 👍

Less_Seaworthiness_7 | Less_Seaworthiness_7

Join the dark side of r/MaliciousCompliance 😈

Thedarknight725 | Thedarknight725

Suggesting a diplomatic approach to avoid conflict with a difficult colleague.

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When helping turns into sabotage 😱🤡

spud_gun04 | spud_gun04

Support for not enabling coworker's mistakes 👍

kindashort72 | kindashort72

Don't be a**uming, NTA comment calls out unprofessionalism 😎

leftcoastjazz | leftcoastjazz

Defining mansplaining: important workplace consideration or diluted clever word?

badwolf1013 | badwolf1013

Commenter defends freelancer's actions, criticizes sensitivity culture. 👏

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Sexism in the workplace? Not cool! NTA stands up.

Sciz_CanonVA | Sciz_CanonVA

Avoid toxic colleagues, stay clear for your own sanity. 🙌

jadedmj | jadedmj

Legitimate concern at workplace, but not applicable in this situation.

unlawfulmutation | unlawfulmutation

"Mansplaining" is not an excuse to avoid responsibility. 🤔

booksandsunglasses | booksandsunglasses

Contract in place to prevent stiffing colleagues with bills 💰

xTheatreTechie | xTheatreTechie

Defending against mansplaining accusations 👊 NTA

Pink-socks | Pink-socks

Colleague refuses help, fails job, blames OP, gets invoice. NTA.

UberN00b719 | UberN00b719

Negligence or revenge? NTA didn't do a test print 🖨️

Necessary-Suspect-31 | Necessary-Suspect-31

Karma strikes back! OP gets revenge on colleague. 👏

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A satisfying tale of revenge against a victim mentality coworker 😎

Vashgrave | Vashgrave

Printer training: revenge or justified? 💻😱

Marzipan_civil | Marzipan_civil

Support for not being a mansplainer and helping a colleague.

natmarquetti | natmarquetti

Enjoying the show 🍿 NTA comment suggests humorous revenge.

Splunkzop | Splunkzop

Misuse of the term 'mansplaining' leads to conflict. NTA.

justatemp82 | justatemp82

Redemption or revenge? Commenter praised for justified actions. 💪

SaionjisGrowthSpurt | SaionjisGrowthSpurt

New marketing person needed after colleague's failure. NTA.

raerae6672 | raerae6672

Helpful colleague defends mansplaining accusations, NTA. 👍

ConsistentCheesecake | ConsistentCheesecake

NTA all around 👍 Karma is delicious 😋

Mockingbird626 | Mockingbird626

Learn from this NTA's costly lesson 🤔🍽️

EggplantIll4927 | EggplantIll4927

Office manager's mishandling leads to NTA's justified response 💪

Val-B-Que | Val-B-Que

Colleague's poor teamwork and sexism accusations lead to justified failure 👍

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No sympathy for bridge-burner 👍

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Colleague fails, demands money, and gets called out for sexism.

EverWatcher | EverWatcher

Taking responsibility for your work is common sense 👍

bizianka | bizianka

NTA, but office manager and colleague are. Training or termination needed.

Futonxs | Futonxs

Colleague's hypocrisy backfires in hilarious freelancer revenge 😂

West_Ad8249 | West_Ad8249

Not mansplaining? NTA comment sparks debate 🤔

justpickoneitssimple | justpickoneitssimple

A supportive freelancer community is a dream come true 😍

vicki_chicki | vicki_chicki

Standing up for yourself and letting a colleague fail 😎

re_nonsequiturs | re_nonsequiturs

Not their job to supervise, NTA. Letting colleague fail justified. 👍

DazzlingTurnover | DazzlingTurnover

When revenge is sweet and saves money 😍

davisyoung | davisyoung

Always test print! NTA for not bailing out colleague.

FTs-magician | FTs-magician

Printing fail isn't mansplaining, she set herself up. NTA.

dactotheband | dactotheband

Not the A-hole! Blaming others for her mistakes is unacceptable 🙌

AnyConstellation | AnyConstellation

Defending against misuse of 'mansplaining' accusation 👊


Confusion over mansplaining sparks discussion in comment section 🤔

bangerANGEL | bangerANGEL

Male victim of hostile work environment, NTA makes official report

Acrobatic_Business49 | Acrobatic_Business49

Why this graphic designer thinks print shop experience is crucial 📝

alexandrapr369 | alexandrapr369

Commenter celebrates colleague's failure. 😂

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Supporting women in the workplace 💪🏻

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Don't want my help? Fine. Don't come to me later 😒

NotHisRealName | NotHisRealName

Respect boundaries: NTA for following instructions 👍

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Don't be a babysitter 🍼, NTA for not helping.

GhostOfLobster | GhostOfLobster

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