- Miss Chapstick
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
Does anyone have a boss who’s completely work-obsessed? Mine’s just been driving me crazy lately, so I needed to vent.
Our CEO (my boss), believe it or not, doesn’t think that people work because they have to. He truly believes that everyone works for his company because they all absolutely love it and what they do here. In January, he offered all of us $5K to quit our jobs, and the reason behind the whole thing was to ensure that everyone here loves doing what they do. He strongly encouraged people to take him up on the offer if they weren’t doing what they really wanted to do in life. A nice offer if you think about it, but in reality, a lot of us work because we have to, at jobs that we don’t like because there’s nothing else out there.
I’m an office manager. I’m good at it, but I do not love it. It’s just a job. It kind of freightens me to think my boss thinks, “She does this because she LOVES filing expense reports, taking calls from angry customers and creating sales reports.”
It’s just been bothering me lately because, since he thinks we all LOVE our jobs so much, and hanging out with each other, he’s organizing yet another company dinner, which everyone dreads. Attendance is mandatory, and he calls it an “employee appreciation” dinner, but really, what we would all prefer is to go home and see our own friends/family or perhaps earn some extra paid time off (we have bare, bare minimum … it’s bad). He thinks we all love these dinners, though, which is why he continues to do them. Every reward we get for making sales goals or whatever is spending more time with coworkers. Managers have brought up different rewards in the past, like cash bonuses or more paid time off and he shrugs it off saying that people like parties and socializing outside the office.
I’m just venting because we have a company appreciation dinner tomorrow, and I’m dreading it. They take forever, and I’m bored the whole time. I don’t not get along with my coworkers, and I respect them … they’re just simply not my favorite people in the whole world.
I feel kind of guilty for thinking these things sometimes, because my salary is decent (not great, but it could be worse), and I know I’m lucky to have a job.
Does anyone else have a boss that doesn’t seem to get there’s life outside the office and the people who work in it?