My boss is a douche canoe.

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

UGH. SO frustrating! I’m also suffering from a case of “young woman in the office who doesn’t get taken seriously” and it really blows.


Congrats on your great idea though!

Post # 4
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I really like the term “douche canoe.”

also, sorry your boss is one 🙁

Post # 5
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Yuck! I would be beyond pissed. A pet peeve of mine is people that date coworkers, and it’s precisely because of things like this. It’s just impossible to conduct yourself with professionalism and impartiality when you’re sleeping with someone you work with.

I have a fantastic boss now, so I totally know how much better it makes the work environment. He trusts me, gives me creative freedom to try new projects, and we have a great communications system that works for us. But, that’s after coming off of a few really poor supervisors, so I know how it can be. So sorry. 🙁

Post # 6
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mine is definitely one. Well, he vacillates back and forth.

For starters: the guy is my age, managing a team where almost everyone is older than him by 10 to 20 years. He’s a smart dude, obviously, but you can tell he revels in wannabe wunderkind status. It’s pretty off-putting.

Second, he doesnt let you finish your question before giving you an answer indicating you are a dumbass. For example:

Me: “Hey, question for you: for the fees on the Perez file—“

Him: “Bababing88, did you even LOOK at the fee before you came over here to ask me this?”

Me: “You don’t even know what I’m going to say yet…”

And, sure enough, 99% of the time my question is valid….which is why I asked it in the first place.

Meanwhile, there is one gal in our group who is my age and is late nearly every day, out one day a week on average, and is permitted to sit and talk on her cell phone at her desk the majority of the day…but I cannot take off a Friday every other month without an eye roll from this guy?


Post # 7
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

haha I totally laughed at the douche canoe comment.  Sounds like my old principal and assistant principal.  Its like – if you do say something, you’re THAT girl.  If you dont, it eats you from the inside out.  ugh.  lame.  I’m sure other people see through it too – especially if its known that they’re dating.

Post # 8
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would let my passive aggressive self out for  a moment and “reply to all”.

“What a great surprise this email was! Thanks for implementing the idea I suggested ___ (date). If there’s anything I can do to help, I’m there.”

Post # 9
5968 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@MrsPanda99:  see im a douche canoe myself because I would send an email and say ” I’m so glad to see that the idea I submitted made it all the way to the top and will now be put into use. Awesome!”

Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That is too horrible for words. Ick.

That guy really is a douche canoe!

Post # 13
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

OOoh been THERE. I actually have been sitting at home watching commercials for my former employers new tech advancement that I came up with LOL

I’d be bitter, but I have an awesome job now where I get to work in a bean bag chair and no one bothers me. So whatever. I hope their nethers become infested with sand fleas.

Post # 14
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@badabing88:  My FI is ALWAYS on time at work, rarely calls out unless he literally cannot get out of bed, and he doesn’t take lunches unless I happen to be home and he wants to come by and see me. Otherwise, he eats while working.

FI has a rotating schedule- but when he’s working, it’s 630am-830pm. That’s a really long day. The other guys he works with roll in around 7:30-8, are drunk or hungover, take an hour + lunch everyday, call out all of the time leaving his team short handed, and no one EVER says anything! The bosses see it- but they don’t say anything. Yet they get mad when FI takes a sick day.

I wish I was exaggerating – but I used to work there so I know first hand. He’s gotta look for another job- but it’s hard to find one right now. Hopefully he can’t start looking in another year or two.

Post # 15
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would totally mention something to him. Ask him if he had told them about your “stupid” idea after all? maybe it wasnt so stupid, eh?  :p

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