Newspaper Manager Refuses to Pay Overtime, Reporter Maliciously Complies and Ditches Murder Scene

Some bosses will literally hurt their own business before paying their employees what they’re owed, and this redditor’s story is a perfect example. When u/Longjumping_Bad9555 requested compensation for working sixty hours of overtime, their manager refused, arguing that the hours hadn’t been authorized prior to the request. The thing is, OP was a reporter for a newspaper—the sort of high-paced job that doesn’t often come with enough downtime to put in an OT request while chasing a news story. So instead, OP decided to work exactly 40 hours per week. The boss didn’t like that one bit.