Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur
Okay, I must say I have the most horrible boss. He swears and throws things on a daily basis. He wouldn’t let me and my co-workers go to the xmas party. I later found out our CFO felt bad for us so he told my boss to order us pizza. ( mind you, it wasn’t an expense out of his pocket) He told our CFO, ‘they don’t like pizza’. WTF? The owner was even pissed he didn’t let us go. Also, my co-worker and I rarely take days off. Last year I took 6 vacation days… He refuses to sign our time off so we have to just not come in and remind HR he won’t sign our time off sheets. ( They are too scared of him that they let him do anything including cuss and throw things even though people complain)
Ok, so that gives you a back ground on how big of a douche he is. Well, what super pissed me off is that he will go through my desk, take my things, go through my paper work and put it back in the completely wrong order… and my fave… one time he threw a bunch of my paperwork away. Ok, I know I don’t own this desk but isn’t rifling through my desk disrespectful? How about you ASK me for something instead of going through all my drawers and f-ing everything up in the process?!
I need a new job, they don’t pay me enough for this!
Post # 3
@MissHarleyBlue: It isn’t okay for a toddler to behave like that let alone an adult, especially in a professonal setting! No, you are definitely not paid enough to play babsitter I agree. My manager is pretty immature at best cursing and throwing mini-tantrums and I just try to ignore it half the time. But this, this is out of control!
Post # 4
oh man! In my experience, this is not normal boss behavior. You DO need a new job!
Post # 5
Um. No this is not ok by any stretch of the imagination. You really need a new job.
With regards to your desk, does it have locks on it? I would put anything important in your desk at night and then lock it in your desk drawer if you have that option.
What a jerk.
Post # 6
@MissHarleyBlue: Um, there is no reason for him to act like a child. You should complain to HR or I would confront him and tell him he’s acting like a child (but not in those words lol)
I’d tell him that even though he’s your boss, he needs to respect your work place, and respect you as an employee. That as an employee, you are entitied to that. If he fires you, sue him for harrassment.
Post # 7
RUN AWAY!! This is horrible 🙁
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@MissHarleyBlue: I so so so hate it when my desk gets screwed with! On occassion my boss will sit at my desk to print things after hours because sometimes her computer won’t communicated with the printer we all share. Well the next day I’ll come in to work and pens and scissors are lying all over, my notepad is over there, my stapler is over here, etc. etc. Just not how I want to start my day, but I also feel, like you said you don’t own the desk.
As far as swearing and throwing things goes, yes my boss does that. The worst thing he ever did was he was on the phone talking to a client who blatantly lied about what I told them on the phone and my boss walked up to me while still on the phone with the client and said “if she did that — ughhhh!” and made a strangling hand motion…. yeah I could have called the cops on him for that shit.
They’re pretty generous around Christmas, parties, etc. though so I wouldn’t say mine are as bad as yours, I couldn’t deal with that on a daily basis.
Post # 9
My boss isn’t bad like yours, but does have the desk thing in common. It’s pretty usual to come back from a day off to find your desk “cleaned” or reorganized. I just make sure to put everything away and put important stuff in a file folder (after a few times I learned which spots won’t get moved). I just kind of brush it off, but again I don’t have any other issues. I know that it’s just in the spirit of trying to keep the office looking nice, nothing else meant by it. If it was on top of the other behavior you’re dealing with it would bother me way more.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
That’s horrible, I would be out of there…no way I could put up with that!
I don’t like that all my mail at work gets opened and read, nothing in there that’s private per say but still it’s like it is addressed to ME why does anyone else need to read it. Sometimes I go to check my mail and the front office/mail guy is like “Oh there’s a really interesting article in the journal you recieved this week”….ugh. So going through my desk? That would annoy me to no end. I would probably keep my desk minimal and lock up/take home as much paperwork as possible.
Post # 11
Have you gone to HR yet??? Could you get a few people to go with you and file a complaint?
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Your HR department is the most chickenshit thing I’ve ever heard of. I’d be desperately applying to new jobs if I were you.
Post # 13
@MissHarleyBlue: Why havent the higher upps fired him?
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur
@KoiKove: HR is scared of him and the owner has the same profanity filled outbursts…
Post # 15
Wow! My boss sounds like an angel compared to yours. Actually my boss is really nice and I’m happy to work for him. He makes coming to work more enjoyable because he supports all of us in the job that we do. Your boss sounds terible and I could never deal with some one like that ever!!! How can you not sign a person time off sheet and HR knows about this and doesnt do anything? Weird..
Post # 16
@MissHarleyBlue: WTF?!!!! I never heard anything like this before!!! I have worked for different companies before and in different kind of jobs, but nothing even close to this has ever happened to me… Terrible! That’s so frustrating! I hope either they get rid of him or you can find a better job with a nicer boss! Im so sorry for you!!!