Man Claims His Salary Was Cut Because He Was Stuck In Company Elevator For 3 Hours

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Man Claims His Salary Was Cut Because He Was Stuck In Company Elevator For 3 Hours

An employee had a terrible day when he got stuck in the company elevator for three hours. To make matters worse, he was told he’d be marked absent after his rescue, and his pay would be deducted.

This incident, revealing a toxic work culture, was shared anonymously on Reddit. 

The employee explained that he was trapped during a power outage.

The elevator had problems for a few weeks, and the company knew it. It would frequently stop unexpectedly, and its doors sometimes wouldn’t open, causing inconvenience for many employees.

During a power outage last week, the Redditor got stuck in the elevator while trying to reach his seventh-floor office. He was left stranded inside without contacting his office or the maintenance team.

The man, who appears to be from Delhi, informed the HR department about his situation while stuck in the elevator. He was rescued after 3 hours.

However, his troubles didn’t end there. When he arrived at the office, HR informed him that he would be marked absent for the day and his salary would be deducted. 

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The frustrated employee proposed taking the day off and going home, but the company wouldn’t allow that either. 

Instead, he was instructed to stay in the office and work despite being marked absent for the day.

“I told them it’s not my fault. If you allow me to punch in and correct the ‘in time,’ I will work, otherwise, I am taking a day off,” the man wrote on Reddit.  “They started threatening me about appraisal and my work ethic, and how I was making excuses and did not put effort and lacked motivation,” he said.

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The man concluded his post by mentioning that he was considering filing a complaint with senior management.

“So I recorded the elevator accident and documented the conversation between HR, AM, and my word to word. [I am] thinking I should send grievance report to a higher level,” he wrote.

His post on Reddit has garnered much support, with many people advising him not to tolerate such mistreatment.

“If the company rules specify that you have to be marked as on leave – they cannot compel you to work while on leave. If they do, they will need to compensate you with another day off,” one person wrote.

“The audacity, they should be paying you extra for being stuck in a faulty elevator that is company property,” another outraged.

The Reddit user didn’t reveal the name of his company.

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