Co-Worker Threatens To Call HR When Woman Won't Bake Her A Birthday Cake
There are two types of people in this world: those who would rather die than have people sing them happy birthday, and those who will loudly exclaim their 'birthday month' has began, before proceeding to decorate their desk and remind people it's their birthday any time presents/cake/balloons pop up in conversation.
If you fall into the latter, you're the worst, but you probably wouldn't threaten to report your colleagues to HR for not baking you a birthday cake.
This is exact course of action one petty office worker took when a colleague she barely knew refused to bake her a cake for free after incessant begging. Liberties, I tell you!
Posting on Reddit, the woman who received the outrageous request shared screenshots of the conversation.
It all started when she received a text, reading: "Hey I heard that you baked a cake for your team on his birthday. It's my birthday next week, can you bake me a cake and bring it into the office? It's free right?"
The woman replied by explaining she baked it because her team had all put in money for it, and explained it would be awkward for her to bake her co-worker a cake as she barely knew her, and hadn't spoke to any of her team before.
Fair enough, right?
But the woman wouldn't give up, and said that she had considered buying a cake, but going to her unsuspecting co-worker was cheaper.
The rude woman followed by telling the cake-baker that she could just come and drop the cake off at her desk to avoid any awkwardness, and would just could take credit for it. How thoughtful!
The woman then shared a picture the Ferrero Rocher and Lindt chocolate cake she wanted and said the cost of the chocolates could be her "birthday gift".
Showing enormous amounts of restraint at this point, the cake-baker declined, saying: "No I'm really sorry but the fact you just want me to make this cake and deliver it to your desk so you can present it as your own makes no sense to me," adding,"I think maybe it's best you order a cake so you know it'll be up to your standards or something."
The woman then threatened to tell HR on her and said she'd be avoiding her at all costs and telling everyone in the office about her mean, mean ways.
Since, the Reddit post has received over 3,000 comments with people jumping to the defence of the poster, natch.
One read: "Well good news is HR won't give a single f*ck that you didn't make your coworker a cake for their birthday, but they may be interested in that thinly veiled threat she just made."
Another commenter made the worrying point: "You know that they're not going to use the cake thing in a false case to HR, but any lies of misconduct and harassment," adding, "This person has already showed that they don't mind lying (pretending that the cake was theirs)."
A third had the clever idea: "Is it possible to bake a cake with like the screenshot of this convo on top of it?"
Hilarious... can we please make this happen?
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