(Closed) So fed up with my gossiping, micromanaging, horrible boss.

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1119 posts
Bumble bee

@FedUpWithThisJob:  I think you should just talk to your boss about how you feel. If things don’t change then quit, unless your boss fires you. Jobs right now are hard to get so I would just deal with it until you find a new one. 

Post # 5
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@FedUpWithThisJob:  Tell your boss that you’re concerned about how this error corrections affects company morale.

Then look for another job and once that’s secured give your boss a piece of your mind.

Post # 7
2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve had managers like u described. I’ve also been in a workplace that did regular “quality control” where if we missed charging a client for one of several services at check out, we actually had to call them and tell them we were charging their card again and processin without a signature. It got to where we would pay each other to call our clients for us, somehow it was less traumatic if we knew it wasn’t actually OUR customer that time and OUR mistake. 

Yes, there r better jobs out there, MUCH MUCH MUCH better managers to work for.

Post # 8
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Agreed! stay, but start looking.

I’ve worked for a similar employer (she was HORRIBLE, and announced to my co-workers that I was pregnant at a meeting! I was only 5 weeks pregnant!). She once called an employee out during a meeting. Because she calle out. Because she had the FLU.

Awful. Anyway, hope you find a new, better boss soon!

Post # 10
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@FedUpWithThisJob:  That sounds insane.

I had a horrible boss once, and honestly, I think I had some minor mental health issues for about a year afterward. Whenever I would see a car that was the same model as my boss’s car, I would start to feel panicky anxiety feelings. For a YEAR afterward.

So yeah, one part-time job isn’t worth it. Go go go. And don’t count on a recommendation letter, unfortunately.

Post # 11
1119 posts
Bumble bee

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@FedUpWithThisJob:  wow that is soo messed up! When you go in to quit I would def mention it!

Post # 12
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I work for a similar type of boss and I’m just counting down the days until I leave. I’ve stayed in the job much longer than I should have! Honestly working in that type of environment starts to mess with your head! 

Post # 13
6255 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I worked for a woman like that for five years.

I am now on medication for anxiety disorders.

Not worth it.

Post # 14
9837 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Good for you for quitting, definitely bring up the deleted document!!

Post # 15
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

It’s your your manager’s job to do that, though. The gossiping and telling people confidential things is bad, but telling you mistakes you have made in the hopes of preventing future mistakes is part of her job. If she doesn’t let people know when they mess up, how are the supposed to improve? It’s extremely frustrating for managers when they are always having to put in extra time to fix other people’s mistakes, so of course they want to prevent that. 

As far as the deleted document goes, that is pretty bad. I would start saving a copy of each complaint and keeping it somewhere she can’t find it. If there is a manager above her, start CCing them on any emails regarding incidents that have happened. 

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