Caught My Boss Forging My Signatures
- I recently caught my boss signing my name on petty cash invoices without my permission. She is forcing the staff to submit fraudulent paperwork to headquarters. I reported the incident and submitted evidence to her supervisor and he informed me that she written up for the incident but would not be terminated from her position because there was no money missing from the petty cash box. Shortly after I reported her, she began criticizing my work performance and bad mouthing me to my coworkers.
- —Guest In Pain
Ignorant boss / victim
- I have the worst boss ever. He's an uneducated, hillbilly, male chauvinist pig, rude, no social skills and down right gross to be around. He will not listen to anything I say as I am a woman and we do not know a thing. When he does listen he only hears what he wants to and then says I never told him the rest even though I did. He blames everything that goes wrong on me. I feel like I am sitting on a bomb -- it is just waiting to blow up! I hate him so much. I go home and just have to not think about the day! I have been actively looking for a new position for 1 year now as I deserve to be treated much nicer than he treats me. I pray in the morning to get through the day as I need my job to keep my house but lately that is barely getting me through the day. Say a kind word to someone who looks beaten down and believe me he/she will appreciate it and it will help them get through the day.
- —Guest Linda
Pray a Lot
- I have worked for some real terrors. I thought working for a fortune 500 company would expose me to the finest management possible. Hardly. Both male and female supervisors who had warped egos could wreak havoc on one's career. I managed to run through the minefields of psychotic managers with a few wounds and scars. I finally became a manager myself and enjoyed treating my team members as valued employees. I loved the experience but my kind and gentle approach caused me to take early "retirement". The good old boys didn't think I was mean or crazy enough. I feel badly for those I left behind.
- —Guest beenaboss
- Song Title: Sweetest Lemonade (Bad Boss, Block Negativity, Reach Your Peak) Subject: Soul song pokes fun at the bad boss and inspires the under-dog to strive to improve his or her position in life. Song suggests that the table could turn, making the boss the under-dog and the under-dog the top dog. Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYcHW1kuP-k
- —Guest majorshadow
- Sweetest Lemonade A song about dealing with a bad boss, improving your position in life and never settling URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYcHW1kuP-k
- —Guest majorshadow
Worst Boss Ever
- None of the above can match working for a sadistic and lecherous Colonel in the Army. I never figured out this character's claim to fame until I found out he was married to a Senator's daughter, and he had attended West Point. He had a receptionist, who was married to a lower-grade field officer. He was blatantly boincking her, and he constantly sexually harrassed all the junior officers' wives at battalion functions. I think the only limitation his superiors placed on him and his "sand box" was don't kill anyone. Well, just not any of your favorite brown nosers. The bright side was this was excellent management training for those interested in learning things which should not be done when "running" an organization. Come to think of it, maybe this was some pyschological clinical trial the Army was putting us through. That would not surprise me, either.
Mandatory Management Classes
- I along with all of you have had my fair share of disgusting bosses. I thought, or had hoped, that as we all evolved and our awareness increased, that things that were happening to me in the work place could not POSSIBLY be repeated all these years later. I am 45 years old and have been working since I was a teenager. With the exception of one time, I have been nothing but harrassed and bullied for years on end. The only "break" I recall ever catching is when I went in to management. I was a great and very fair boss too. I learned for so long what not to do - how could I not be? However, after moving to Northern AZ/Southern UT area, I realize that I had not seen ANYTHING YET! I took an assistant manager position at a really "fun place to work" (a river rafting company) and my manager completely trumped any bad boss I had EVER HAD!! It was/is the most scarring and emotionally debilitating employment situation I had ever had the misfortune of being involved in. MANDATORY MANAGEMENT CLASSES PEOPLE!
- —Guest Stacy In Northern AZ.
- When I started a goverment job, my new boss found out that I used to work in the private industry at a big corporation. She said that she'd read my file; she had a strange look on her face. I didn't think anything of it until she started to take credit for my work and give me bad reviews. Even though I got to work early and helped her with various projects, she said that she didn't like my personality, and didn't think I was good enough to do the job. She was rude, and abusive. Unfortunately, the government tolerates poor managers because they don't want to spend the money to train them. She seemed angry when I passed a civil service test and moved up a few grades. She told everyone in the office that "if she can't do the job, I'll make sure she's demoted". Fortunately, with no training or support, I taught myself the job. Barely surviving, but what can you do with a boss like this? (Susan says: keep learning, keep growing, maintain your positive spirits, transfer to another area when possible. Consider other employment, quietly, so as not to rock your current work situation. You would have to love your job a lot to stay in such a negative situation.)
- —Guest Barely Surviving
Similar Boss to Guest sufferer106
- It sounds like we have the same boss. The only reason I know we don't is that my boss was only recently promoted to a managerial position. She does all of the things you describe. And she practices every day the mantra of "If you did or said something I consider a slight to me, vengeance is mine!" She thinks undermining, playing favorites, lying, excluding, never telling us when she will be absent or back and speaking to us like disobedient dogs will motivate us to work harder. Guess what? We all fantasize about her falling into a manhole on the way to work and 2 of her 3 staff are busy looking for new jobs without her knowledge. Great technique there. Her boss thinks she's great because: she learned everything she knows from him.
- —Guest Angry, bored and frustrated
Trust and Keep Employees' Interest
- The one who does not trust and empower is a bad boss.
- I am quitting my part-time, seasonal job after only a week....can't deal with boss and the environment. My boss talks about how she likes to party and get into fights, discusses her sex life and relationships, gossips constantly. Her co-manager is 19 and exactly the same way and the other employees are not much better. We were told that if we didn't like the job, don't bother showing up tomorrow. Guess what? I need a job and I'm broke, but I won't be there.
- —Guest Smalltowngirl
Boss Calls Me at Night - Drunk!!!
- My boss is an alcoholic and likes to call his employees on their company cell phones at night after a 5th. During the work day he stays sober, but is busy covering for the flunkies that brown nose. Since I am able to do more than one job, it has become more of a disadvantage than an advantage because now I get directed to help out the flunkies while my work falls behind. When I try to tell him that I am behind, I am met with the response that he is not worried about my side of the business and whenever it catches up and customers call in to complain I will probably be told what I should have done differently to avoid falling behind. Any mistake I do make is magnified while the flunkies get free passes to go around. I like my job, and it is with a great company, but I am having a difficult time trying to deal with this without putting my job at risk. As bad as this sounds, the alternative is worse. My boss knows this and thats why I believe he thinks he can railroad me. NEVER GIVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION!
- —Guest frusterated
- The boss is nasty and ugly. Always has to comment on e-v-e-r- y thing. Micromanager! She or he needs to get a good man or woman at home. They talk about everyone in the office, talks about friends and family. They are just unhappy people.
- —Guest Shelly
- My boss is a franchise part owner - uses company credit cards for ALL her personal expenses, pays herself a lease payment for company vehicles and office, and lies about what she told you. She sits with her feet on the desk and picks her teeth while on the phone. spends most all day on personal calls laughing with friends, and belittles all office employees. If I could find another job at a comparable salary, I'd quit without any notice.
- —Guest badeconomy
When a Boss Undervalues You
- I was made redundant last year from a job that I adored - writing for a living. I ended up working from home and loved every minute of it. The boss was a pain in the arse, but I could cope with him. I now have a new job, which I started mid year, didn't want, and absolutely hate; nothing matches the job I had. I am undervalued here, given a few menial tasks to do, and little responsibility. Since joining the family run company, I have had 4 panic attacks and I dread Monday- Friday. My husband loathes his job and because we are both going through a bad time, we have been stressed out together and this has caused rifts in our relationship. Nothing is worth that! I have given myself until the end of the year to find another job or leave anyway. We are going to downsize our living conditions fairly soon and get out of the rat race using the money from the house to start up a company of our own.