What was a loophole that you found and exploited the hell out of?
Warning: This post is not an actual petty revenge post but the stories you are about the enjoy can be considered as a revenge to the capitalist world as most of them are very enjoyable to read and satisfying, so here we go. This post will be huge so after the first 3 stories to read the rest you must get inside the post.
worked in a call center during college. Our main performance measure
was the number of donations solicited PER CONTACT. If the person didn’t
answer or hung up immediately, it didn’t count against you. I discovered a bug where, if I blew into the microphone just as the
phone started to ring, it would register in the computer system as a
no-answer and dial the next number. I rode this out for several months
before I got tired of blowing my microphone for 8 hours a day and quit. /cr
worked at ski resort for a year where I could print out birthday
tickets for free if it was a customer’s birthday. Since you got a lift
ticket for free, which was an $80 value, there was often 15 to 30
different people a day who would come up to see me on their birthday to
get their free ticket since it was such a good value. The loophole was there was no accountability between me and the
accounting department on whether or not it was actually their birthday.
Once I figured that out, it became everyone’s birthday and I would
regularly give away 20+ tickets a day. A single mother bringing her kids skiing? Its all of their birthdays.
You talked to me about my day for 2 minutes? Happy Birthday, here is
your free ticket. After working there for a season, I gave away roughly $80,000 to
$100,000 worth of free tickets which put me at that high collar crime
level. I felt like the Robin Hood of skiing. /cr
A long long time ago Hostess chips (was the major brand in Canada at the
time) had a Mario Bros promo. You got a “bingo” card in each bag of
chips and every card was a winner. You had to scratch 3 of 9 areas and
if you matched the icons you won. One of my friends figured out that
using a tin can with a tiny hole punched in the bottom and then dropped
down unto a 100W lightbulb, you could see through the card and find the
winning spots to scratch. This spread around town and a week later there
wasn’t a single bag of chips to be found anywhere. Sold out all over
town. We all had garbage bags of open chips around. I won 1 grand prize
which was a Super Mario Bros game. /cr