(Closed) Do you like your boss?

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: Do you like your boss?
    Fortunately yes! : (39 votes)
    61 %
    Heck no. : (10 votes)
    16 %
    It depends on the day. : (13 votes)
    20 %
    I don't have a boss! (Lucky me) : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I love my boss, but I kind of have to because my “boss” is my husband. He started the company we both work for. I own half the shares in the business, so it’s my business too, but he acts as the boss/manager.

    I think the other employees like him as a boss too. We have a lot of fun at this office lol. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My last job I loved my bosses, a married older couple.  They always made me feel like family and solidly trusted me.  My Darling Husband and I both like them so much we still go to dinner with them at least once a month.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4659 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My last job: The awesome boss got fired for literally no reason by the CEO because he wanted his friend in that position instead. She wasn’t evil or anything but she didn’t know what she was doing and she obviously cared more about the upper management than her underlings. (Unlike the guy before her who would go to war if it kept us happy.) I disliked her in comparison, though I would probably have felt nothing about her if I never met her predecessor and didn’t feel like she got the job unfairly. (I DO hate the CEO and that’s one of the reasons I quit.)

    Current job: I work in a pubic elementary school and don’t speak the same language as the principal. He seems moderately nice, other teachers complain about him sometimes… but I have no beef with him. My immediate superiors (I’m a Native English Teacher, which isn’t quite a regular teacher) are AWESOME and take wonderful care of me!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I LOVE my boss. My last boss was a nightmare, and I really lucked out with the one I have currently. It’s not just me that thinks so, I constantly have other people from different departments telling me how lucky my department is to have her. She’s awesome!

    Post # 7
    Member
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m a graduate student and my boss is my thesis advisor. I am so lucky because he really is a fantastic boss. He is very helpful with my work and pushes me to make progress. He also really leads by example because he is always working really hard and responds quickly to email with helpful suggestions and advice.

    Post # 8
    Member
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Love my immediate supervisor (directly interact with multiple times a day). Love 1 of the 2 at the next level up, the other is okay (directly interact with multiple times a day). Like both at the next level up (directly interact with every week). Am indifferent to the next 2 levels up (only have direct interaction with these 2 levels a few times a year). And dislike the most senior level (never have any direct interaction, so whatever).

    Post # 9
    Member
    4511 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My immediate supervisor is someone I distrust. I don’t trust her judgment, her ethics, or her discretion. 

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yep! He’s a really nice guy, though probably not a great choice for management. He doesn’t want to discipline anyone, which is a problem/frustrating. Other than that, he’s easy to get along with and very thoughtful/gives me good feedback. 

    That said, my last boss was a nightmare.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2981 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I really like my boss. I rarely hear from him, but there is really no need for him to communicate with me on a day to day basis since I’m a mobile x-ray tech and work by myself. When I need something he’s a bit slow getting back to me, but that’s my only gripe. He’s a very nice person and I like working with him a great deal. Rarely can I say that about a boss! Most bosses I’ve had were horrid self centered pricks who made a good job miserable.

     

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    As a person yes.  He is a wonderful, caring, and funny man.  As a boss no.  I teach him, more than he has taught me.  

    Post # 13
    Member
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My boss is awful, but she’s quitting today (with NO notice – just up and moving out of state this afternoon!) Problem: she forced her husband to quit too, and he was a good worker and very nice 🙁

    That will leave two people on our team (including myself) to cover 10+ contracts. We were short staffed to begin with since we are supposed to have a minimum of 4 people for that number of contracts. We do technical/patient care so it’s not like we can each juggle multiple clients in multiple locations simultaneously… so basically every time we are unable to cover a case, they will fly someone in last minute from an overstaffed region rather than just hire more people here. It’s stupid because it causes stress and often costs twice as much in travel pay/flights/hotel/food/car rental etc than what the client even pays for the service.

    Anyway, my one remaining teammate is looking for another job, and will probably quit soon.

    Post # 14
    Member
    853 posts
    Busy bee

    I love her…she’s awesome. Regularly brings in pastries and goodies for us. Carries us out for lunch, gives us rides to our homes if necessary, ensures that we all get the training that we need (inc. very costly courses), chats and jokes around with us often and buys us great Christmas and b’day presents. I really lucked out!!!

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