After getting fired, this guy’s story ends in the best possible way.

Imgur user TotallyNota30YearOldWhiteDude got a lot of love on the social media platform for getting the best revenge on an employer who screwed him over.

Over a year ago, he took a job at as the director of web development for a small agency that had “horrible turnover” and a “toxic environment.”

The company worked him 60-plus hours a week, leading him to be hospitalized for exhaustion.


Six months later, he planned a much needed week-long vacation to destress from his job take time to focus on his ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and depression.

His vacation was in a place with zero connectivity, so he diligently prepared his team for his absence and everything went off without a hitch.

But management confused his amazing preparation with “we don’t need him,” and he was fired three days after returning from vacation.

After being fired, many of his former coworkers left the company as well, and he began working as a contractor to provide for his special needs child.

Things quickly fell apart at the old company, so the president called him to ask if he’d like to do some contract work. “I give them my rates, marked up by a good chunk because, well, they need me and not the other way around. They agree,” the Imgur user said.

Like a true IT guy, he celebrated his victory over the man with a series of Socially Awkward Penguin memes.

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Anne Hebert, a marketing writer living in Austin, TX, jokes that her closest friends think that her hobby is "low-key harassment for social good". She authors a website devoted entirely to People Doing Good Things. She's hosted a yearly canned food drive with up to 150 people stopping by to donate, resulting in hundreds of pounds of donations to take to the food bank for the past decade.

"I try to share info in a positive way that gives people hope and makes them aware of solutions or things they can do to try to make the world a little better," she said.

For now, she's encouraging people through a barrage of persistent, informative, and entertaining emails with one goal in mind: getting people to VOTE. The thing about emailing people and talking about politics, according to Hebert, is to catch their attention—which is how lice got involved.

"When my kids were in elementary school, I was class parent for a year, which meant I had to send the emails to the other parents. As I've learned over the years, a good intro will trick your audience into reading the rest of the email. In fact, another parent told me that my emails always stood out, especially the one that started: 'We need volunteers for the Valentine's Party...oh, and LICE.'"

Hebert isn't working with a specific organization. She is simply trying to motivate others to find ways to plug in to help get out the vote.

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