Man Applies for His Cousin’s Job To Prove a Point and Is Told He Has an “Inferiority Complex”

Someone shared their story of applying to their cousin’s company so that they could get a better position than him. When his cousin kept on bragging about getting a job, they applied as well so they can try to prove it wasn’t a big deal. Turns out, they were right.

Family Competition

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The original poster (OP) explained that they and their cousin are almost the same age and went to university and studied the same thing.

OP ended up taking an internship and then a full-time position with a company halfway through university and did not go on to pursue a Master’s. OP’s cousin went on to get his Master’s and started working years after OP.

You Should Have Gotten a Master’s Degree

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OP’s cousin made sure to tell OP what a mistake they made by not getting their Master’s degree. He said that OP will always get paid less than him and no company would give OP higher roles.

He added that OP would likely get stuck at the bottom of the ladder. At Christmas, he told OP that now that he has both a Master’s degree and four years of work experience, he would overtake OP quickly.

He said that he would soon be applying for a higher role in his company and that he knew they would never hire someone without a Master’s degree for that role.

Competing for the Same Job

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OP then decided to be petty and applied to their cousin’s company for that exact role. OP said they got the offer this week, and it is higher than OP expected.

OP said they told their cousin about the offer, and their cousin threw a fit. He called OP petty and said it was insane that they would go to such lengths because of their “inferiority complex.”

Family Turned Against Him

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OP said the entire family is on his side and are treating OP like a jealous, mean bully. OP said that while it was petty, nobody stuck up for OP when their cousin called them a nobody at Christmas.

OP said they just wanted to prove their cousin wrong and test themselves.

The Masses Weigh In

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The Reddit community was quick to support OP.

One user said, “NTA his logic is so strange. “You wouldnt be able to do this” *you doing it* “HEY, THATS NOT ALLOWED.”

Another added, “NTA, but I’m guessing this goes much further back. Did you excel at something he couldn’t do as a child or teen? This level of competition is crazy. People need to stop comparing themselves to others. I’m directing this comment at Oliver, not OP. Either way, OP got that job on their own and has every right to be proud of themself.”

Turn This Around

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Another chimed in, “NTA. Turn this around. Tell him, yes he gave you the idea, but you are so thankful that he did, as it really helped out your career.”

 

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

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A Reddit user shared a story about how they were invited to a BBQ only to realize they were expected to bring food for the occasion. The hosts became annoyed when they didn’t bring food and refused to buy.

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

Petty Revenge? His Neighbor Thinks He Owns the Street Parking Spots in Front of His House Until He Is Given a Taste of His Own Medicine

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About three years ago, a new neighbor moved into the house across the street from the original poster’s (OP) house. This new neighbor had five boys at the time; the youngest was 15 years old, and soon he turned 16.

Petty Revenge? His Neighbor Thinks He Owns the Street Parking Spots in Front of His House Until He Is Given a Taste of His Own Medicine

Entitled Much? Sister-In-Law Wants Her Daughter’s Disney Trip Paid For Because It “Takes A Village”

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The family of the original poster (OP) had a tradition of going on fun trips on the kids’ 10th birthdays. OP’s parents had done it for the whole family, and now they want to continue doing it for their grandchildren.

Entitled Much? Sister-in-Law Wants Her Daughter’s Disney Trip Paid For Because It “Takes a Village”

She Came Home And Her Wedding Dress Was Gone, He Had Returned It Because It Was “Too Expensive”

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Imagine coming home and finding your wedding dress missing from the closet… and then finding out your fiancee returned it to the store without asking you.

A Reddit user shared her story of going off on her fiancee for returning her wedding dress.

She Came Home and Her Wedding Dress Was Gone, He Had Returned It Because It Was “Too Expensive”

 

This article was produced and syndicated by A Dime Saved.

 

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