A boss who thinks I am a mind reader
- I have a boss who doesn't tell you what is expected out of you and expects you to perform.
- —Guest cookie
Good or bad boss
- Bosses are good when they exactly know their authority and responsibility and use it in a positive way, when they are able to communicate well, and bad when they are confused.
- —Guest neha
- I actually chose to work with my current boss because I thought she would be inspiring to work with. Oh dear, was my assessment wrong. On day one of my new job she yelled at me in the middle of an open plan office for not delivering (it was 11 in the morning and the office had opened at 9). She also told me that sometimes when she spoke to me she found 'my face disappointing'. She also attempted to humiliate me in public (making her peers and colleagues feel very uncomfortable and ask if I needed support in managing her). I took the high road; told her I quit in the middle of one of her rants; and high tailed out of there. She still glares at me when she sees me in the hallway. I was completely blindsided by her, but I am so glad I no longer have to 'work' (read act like her servant) with her.
- —Guest enoughalready
Left a Loser
- I worked for a company for 24 years and was fairly content, until I got a new boss. She was/is the devil's spawn. She was absolutely evil, but she was a golden girl, and was in the position to stay. For three years I suffered under her, but during that time I scrimped and saved every penny, paid off my house and any/all consumer debt. When I was finally in a good financial place, I began looking for something better. Amazingly, I found a great job with a terrific boss, and I'm making more money and I have less stress. I am so blessed. But my advice, try to do what you can to cope, pay off your debt and get the heck away from the ugly situation you're in as soon as you can. You may find a better opportunity. Good Luck!
- —Guest gonegirl
I look better when you look bad
- In hospitality jobs, of course, when you're dealing with the public, it's anybody's guess as to what you'll get. My boss berates me for expressing any sort of negative opinion about customers, then when I say nothing, cuts my hours for having a "bad attitude." She'll walk in when it's busy, grab orders at random, and scream at me in front of customers for trying to tell her which table the orders go to, then scream because she's taken it to the wrong table. She constantly has temper tantrums and has provoked other employees into quitting and reduced others to tears. I am actively seeking other employment and can't wait to be out of there.
- —Guest had enough
- My boss was a stupid f...aged lovelace. His last hired person turned out to be his passion, who behaved awfully feeling a support man! She could simply ignore any assigned work or not come at work at all. Our HR department couldn't do anything with this. At the end of the project, he reduced all except her. Luckily he resigned and that was his last working experience.
- —Guest Mara
Doesn't care, plain and simple
- I have a boss who is an attorney. Need I say more?? His ego is bigger than anything and he makes it known how smart he is (to me). As his legal assistant, he makes little time for me and expects me to be a mind reader. Yet, when something isn't done correctly I'm at fault. He doesn't even have the balls to tell me when he has a concern with my work, etc. but gets the firm administrator to tell me about things that are wrong and she's a major gossip so I'm sure everyone at the firm knows about it. He's in and out of the office, doesn't tell me anything, including going on vacation. Whenever, I ask him a question, he never has time or expects me to know the answer -- now why would I go to him? Duh! I'm totally invisible in his eyes! He doesn't give a shit about me, it's obvious. I've been working for him 2-1/2 years and probably one of the longest working for him. When the time is right, I'm going to be moving along. Soon to say see ya!
- —Guest Michelle
Super failed boss
- Sometimes you just can't work with a boss that doesn't speak human language at all, that's just sad. She's a traditional chinese-minded lady of 30, and likes to enforce military-like discipline on all of her employees. You know what I mean: one-sided decisions, not allowed to argue, challenge or to provide suggestions with her because she'll never listen and eventually you're just wasting your time. Yelling, rude, impolite, sarcastic and even sometimes insults and threatens her employees! After reading your post, I've finally decided to leave her team soon as this is just not a healthy working environment for me.
- —Guest Bird view seer
MD Company has major problems
- Wow, did I ever walk into a company that has major problems. Company is in MD with management that misrepresents to our DoD their service and support. Tells them it is U.S. based and it is really in India. Told me that they were going to hire U.S. engineer for support of sales to DoD and never did. I reported the manager of marketing as showing up drunk to a tradeshow to the CEO and then subsequently was fired 2 weeks later. I also had found out they were bringing in relatives from India to work on temporary Visas and paying cash under the table. No wonder we are having problems in our economy! CEO says U.S. workers are lazy. He is known to say that the only way to fire is to 'shoot the employee in the back' - meaning take them by surprise. He did that to me! Said I had NO pipeline, which I did have a pipeline but he favors men and saved the 60+ year old male who sold nothing for over 1 year, letting me go. Discrimination - you betcha! Unemployed and mentally damaged by this!
- —Guest cybergal55
Dream job turned into a nightmare
- Dream job was a perfect fit for me. Little did I know how unorganized and mismanaged with a lack of leadership, direction and support. I became a casualty of the psycopathic boss, he fits the definition all the way. Add government slowness and no accountability; that program would never make it in the private sector. Complete waste of tax dollars with no remorse. My boss was an example of how not to act and what not to do. I saw through all of his lies and he was threatened by my knowing more than him and having proof of his incompetence. Unemployed but healthier, I have never worked at a more toxic environment that gave me panic attacks and worse. The problems will always be there. Getting out is the only answer. At least I can get unemployment til I find a job.
- —Guest Still recovering
Bad Boss even at the state level
- Bad bosses have an effect on everyone especially if they work in health care. I just had the worst experience of my career due to a work place psychopath boss that fits the true meaning to a tea. My health was affected, had anxiety attacks thought I was having a stroke and went to the ER, even was suicidal. I was let go because I wasn't able to be quiet about his lack of leadership, direction, and support and not to mention his lies, deflecting all blame, never held accountable for his lack of actual work. It was like he was doing everything the opposite of how a boss should act. Good thing there isn't that many people like him. Hope to never have that experiance again.
- —Guest Fred
My boss sucks!
- My boss never had any training when it comes to managing or communicating with others. He hires stupid people who don't know the job. He treats me differently and ignores me when I say something he doesn't agree with. He tells employees that he is too busy to deal with anything. His home life sucks, so he takes it out on me and I'm sick of it. He helps certain people get ahead and makes excuses for their laziness and incorrect work. The few ones who care about the work have to do that work over. It's a waste and it's frustrating to see on a daily basis. Managing is not his cup of tea!
- —Guest Freedom
Hate my boss
- I hate my boss. She doesn't listen to anything and can't wait to have a go at employees. She thinks she's the best and the rest of us work to lick her feet. I hate it and can't wait to move on. Trying to find a job!
- —Guest Sard
- I have two bosses who are biased when it comes to rules. The rules and policies are flexible for everyone else except me since I have no children. This has been happening for years. I only stay hoping things will change for the better. Is there anything I could do to prove their discrimination ? Thanks. (You can talk to your state department of labor to see if you have options. With any discriminatory situation, you need to document each instance with date, time, and witnesses. You can talk with an employment law attorney. Report it to HR if you have one.)
- —Guest Chum
Misery loves company
- My boss hires relatives and people who do her favors (such as supply her with weed). She jumps to stupid conclusions. Has no compassion for our residents. Takes seven smoke breaks or more. She is tacky and unprofessional. Does very little real work. She yells at the good workers and surrounds herself with shady employees. She's an accident waiting to happen. All of this in the field of geriatric nursing - all we can do is pray.
- —Guest unrelated