He Regularly Offered His Coworkers Rides, and His Lazy Coworker Started to Act Entitled to This Gesture – Was He Wrong to Exclude and Humiliate Her?

A man worked a weekend job at a warehouse and frequently offered his co-workers rides on his drive home. However, the man would soon find that this act of benevolence would attract entitlement from certain co-workers, testing his patience. 

Offering Lifts Home

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Many of the man’s colleagues relied on unreliable public transport to get to and from work, and even when it worked, the train station was five miles from the workplace. The man however owned a big truck, and could comfortably accommodate five people, so he happily offered lifts to colleagues whenever he could.

An Unwelcome Colleague

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However, one co-worker didn’t sit well with the man. “She has a reputation for being lazy; while everyone would be working, she’d usually be in the office or outside speaking with the supervisor who’s into her”, the man explained. “She also never thanked me or even said please, it’s like she thinks she’s entitled to a free ride.”

Her Request

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At the end of a shift one night, the man happily offered lifts to some colleagues, offering to drop them at the train station. In response, the lazy co-worker approached, requesting a ride but asking for him to wait whilst she changed her shoes. 

His Decision

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In a decisive moment, the man communicated his decision, “sorry, but from now on, I don’t want to give you rides anymore”, he said. “You should really ask for a shift change.”

The Unhappy Response

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The co-worker didn’t take the news lightly. “She got visibly upset and talked about how dangerous the streets are and how I’m petty for not giving her a ride”, the man recounted.

Staying Firm on His Decision

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However, the man was not backing down. “Enough, it’s my truck”, he declared. “You can find your own way home – I’m not the city bus.” 

His Colleagues’ Agreement

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The man’s steadfastness resonated with co-workers, who chimed in with their agreement. It was evident that most supported the idea that the truck owner had the prerogative to choose who gets a ride.

The Aftermath

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The decision, although met with initial resistance, was eventually accepted by the woman. The man continued to offer rides to their other colleagues, and this choice was respected by their peers. It was a clear reminder that the man’s generosity and kindness, while admirable, should not be taken for granted.

Guilty Conscience

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Despite the respect the man received for his decision, a small part of his conscience ate away at him. The woman hadn’t caused a scene or badly resisted his refusal to drive her to the station, so he began to wonder whether he should have treated her with more patience and given her a second chance.

Asking the Web 

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The man logged on to his favorite online forum, asking his internet buddies what they thought about his decision. To his dismay, everyone confirmed that his suspicions were correct – he’d been a jerk. “Of course, it’s your truck and you can choose who rides in it”, one person commented. “But the way you expressed that was unnecessarily rude.”

Taking Away Her Friends

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One commenter pointed out that the man had facilitated a dangerous situation for the woman. “Not only did he embarrass her, but he also took away the people she used to walk with”, they pointed out. “It used to be a group of 3-5 people walking together, now it’s 1 woman walking alone through a dangerous area at 2am.”

Both Parties’ Fault 

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Some readers felt that no one was in the right here. “You made a scene over it unnecessarily, instead of just letting her know quietly that you’re no longer going to give her rides”, one commenter started. “However, she was also wrong for being ungrateful and feeling entitled to the rides you already gave her.”

Refused With No Manners

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However, the overall consensus was that the man had been unnecessarily unpleasant to the woman. “So many people think that being brutally honest means they’re off the hook”, stated another reader. “However, they need to learn that honesty and empathy go hand-in-hand. It would’ve taken 5 seconds to explain the same reasoning you explained to us.”

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