Post # 1
Ugh, I’m having one of those days, hive! I seriously almost went to my boss and quit based on the following e-mail (paraphrased by me to keep things simple):
Boss: “You did this wrong. You cannot make these kinds of mistakes. Please correct it.”
(By the way, I’d like to state for the record that after one year of doing this type of work at this company and doing the thing I did wrong ONCE out of 1,000 times I’ve done it, I’ve never made a mistake like this before)
Me: “I sincerely apologize for this error. I’m going to fix this right away, and it won’t happen again.”
*I fix it right away*
Boss: “Well you need to do this to fix it … “
Me: “I’ve already taken care of it, and did it this way. Everything’s fine now.”
Boss: “You’re just making things worse and now you’re making my job harder. In the future, ask me how I want it fixed before you try to do it yourself.”
I actually toned down my boss’ meaness, but jeez, in the first e-mail, the boss told me to fix it, so I did. For only the second time in my professional life, I had to go cry in the bathroom to let out the frustrations. I just needed to post this and vent some more to make sure I could get through the rest of the day. How boss’ think they can be so harsh to employees and still be a good manager is beyond me.
Post # 3
Bad bosses drive me batty. Keep that email saved in a file marked ‘evidence’. And you should go up to your boss in person and make it clear that if he wants you to do it a certain way he should state that in the original email, that you need to come see him first.
If he keeps doing things like this, schedule a meeting with his boss. Don’t go to HR!!!! They will screw you six ways from Sunday. Show his boss that email and explain how it made you feel, especially since you never make mistakes. Your boss will be a LOT nicer after getting a ‘talking to’ from his boss.
Post # 4
I soooooo feel your pain!
My boss is horrible…not letting us take vacations even though we have vacation time, cutting our hours to the point that we lose our benefits, making us work on a holiday and not paying us vacation time, working on field trips for sometimes 12 hour days with no breaks or lunch. Does it affect my boss, of course not, it’s so easy to do all those things to people since it doesn’t affect you personally. Anyway, I can’t wait until the day comes where I can say, “I QUIT!” I so need a new job already…
Post # 5
i posted something like this first thing this morning in “Wellness” because I am becoming ill from work. I feel your pain trust me!!
Post # 6
Ugh. That isn’t constructive. It’s belittling.. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this!
Post # 7
I’m sorry you’re having such a bad day! And your boss is a poopyhead!
Post # 8
I have one of these every day. You’re boss sounds like a real a-hole. My boss is nice on the surface but the fact that she is the biggest flake ever and really disorganized makes me want to smack her on a daily basis. I feel your pain.
Post # 9
Goodness! I’m sorry…I hate those kinds of days. It definitely gets to you because that IS your boss, BUT your boss may be having an off day. I hate how it works in life…there’s always someone above you & they can definitely make you feel like crap. 🙁 I work with my family & my brother’s “my boss”, and sometimes when he gets on to me it’s TEN times worse because it can be personal!
We’re right there with you girl!! ::HUGS!::
Post # 10
Thank you, ladies! It sucks that so many people can relate, though. Boo!
I save all this stuff he sends me (at least on a weekly basis) as evidence in case I get get kicked to the curb with a brown box containing all my belongings.
Post # 11
I hate it when I cry too! I call it rage crying. Because you aren’t sad, you’re frustrated, right? Like how dare he? I usually NEVER cry in front of anyone. I excuse myself first. I’m like Samantha on SATC!
Post # 12
@Chapstick — I’m sorry you’re having such a crummy day 🙁 I’m pretty notorious for crying in the bathroom around here, just because my boss is so demanding and I’m pretty sensitive.
Definitely keep all of your emails. At a previous job, those came in handy when the bosses above my boss decided he needed to go.
Keep your chin up. Hopefully the economy will pick up a bit and you can job hunt. (hugs)
Post # 13
@MightySapphire: Yep! Me too! I get so mad when I cry at work because it’s not like my feelings are hurt or anything (well, kinda … but you know), it’s more like I wanna punch someone in the face, but can’t, and hate walking around the rest of the day acting like I wasn’t just treated like poop.
@CupcakeSprinkles: Thanks for the hugs:) I’m actually in the process of starting my own business and I’m hoping it picks up enough for me to levae my job by the end of this year.