Boss Contacts Ex-Employee 6 Months After Firing Him: ‘I Trust This Message…’

Last Updated: March 19, 2024, 16:59 IST

The employee was sacked from the job after raising concerns about illegal practices. (Photo Credits: Reddit)

The employee was sacked from the job after raising concerns about illegal practices. (Photo Credits: Reddit)

Social media users flooded the comments section with mixed responses, mostly supporting the user.

Nowadays, employees often share their work experiences on social media and reveal challenges they come across in their jobs. Recently, a Reddit user left others intrigued by revealing an unusual request from their former employer. Despite being terminated six months prior, the employer reached out and asked for the ex-employee’s laptop password. The employer even explained that they needed it for a factory reset to prepare the device for a new user and promised to keep the information confidential. This strange mail left Redditors and the individual himself confused. According to the post, the user was sacked from the job shortly after raising concerns about illegal practices and suggested solutions. Instead of solving the issue, the company terminated the user from his position.

Sharing the post, the user explained, “This just makes me giggle. For context: This company sought me out to interview at their company for a management position. I ended up getting the job. Lasted 30 days until they terminated the position due to a ‘cart before the horse’ situation. Basically what happened is I called out all the illegal marketing practices happening and offered solutions to fix them. They got rid of the problem, which was ‘me.’ Now they want my password. Lol.”

Social media users flooded the comments section with mixed responses, mostly supporting the user. Some suggested evil ways to provide the password, others speculated about the malicious intentions behind the request.

A user wrote, “There is no way I’m remembering a password I haven’t been using frequently after 6 months, especially for a job I’d only held for 30 days. I wouldn’t be able to help them even if I wanted to.”

Another shared, “I suspect they want access to his data to make sure there are no ‘problems,’ considering he was fired for bringing up illegal practices.”

An individual suggested, “They could just reset his password and log in, whoever is running IT over there is an idiot at best.”

“Any decent computer repair service will be able to reset it. This boss is extraordinarily lazy,” a comment read.

Another wrote, “I had my password set as ‘notmyproblem’ for 2 years until someone finally need to log into my computer while I was away from the office. Hilarity ensued.”

A user suggested, “Just tell them you use a pw generator, set that sucker to hard mode and send them a new one everyday.”

After the post was shared on Reddit, it quickly went viral and garnered over 22,000 upvotes.

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