AN EMPLOYEE has hit out at the "world's worst boss" after they secretly changed his clocking-out time so the company didn't have to pay him overtime.
The disgruntled worker says he is losing out on cash despite working late as the firm doesn't want him to exceed his 40 hour work week.
In a Reddit post discussing the brutal boss, the user explained his role occasionally requires him to stay longer to complete his tasks.
But he discovered his boss has secretly started editing his time card "to delete the minutes of overtime that occasionally happens during my week."
He explained: "Sometimes, I'm 5 minutes over on one day, 10 minutes over on the next because something has cut my lunch short or replying to an email went a few minutes past 4pm.
"Or the time card system was so slow to load that it took 6 minutes to clock out.
"It's legitimate working time, but it's only a few minutes a week and they're trying to be strict about 40 hours only."
The employee revealed despite his good work ethic, his boss informed him they would not be paying him for the overtime and that they had altered his time card.
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"My boss told me they were going to do this because 'we know your actual work doesn't 100% fill your day so you have a lot of downtime and you shouldn't be going over 40 hours'," he wrote.
After checking his paystubs for the previous year, the worker realised the extra minutes he had worked added up to around $150 extra for the entire year.
He fumed: "If they need $150 that badly they can have it.
"My boss makes easily double what I do in a year and 80% of my department is salaried so it's not like my employers are hurting for $150."
The fed up employee slammed his stingy boss while asking users if they had any advice for his work dilemma.
"I'm like 60% sure this counts as wage theft but I'm not sure it's worth going down that road," he contined.
"Is there anything I should be documenting specifically, just in case?"
Other Reddit users supported his plight while some reassured him he was entitled to receive payment for his overtime.
One wrote: "It’s absolutely wage theft and it’s absolutely worth taking action. Small problems become big problems.
"Get what you’re owed. If they won’t correct their behavior go to the state Department of Labour.
"Stop working those minutes. Just put down the pen (or hammer, or whatever your tool is) and walk away. Never work for free," another added.
"That email that comes in late? Don't answer it till the next time you're in," another added.
A third chimed in: "Keep a record of the incidents and proof of the time you worked/docked pay. If he fires you, find a lawyer immediately."
The post also sparked a flurry of responses detailing their own experiences dealing with terrible bosses.
It was uploaded to the 'anti-work' subreddit, a community for users to campaign against 'capitalist working structures', poor work conditions or shoddy management.
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