(Closed) Work politics

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 17
360 posts
Helper bee

My daughter just left a job exactly like you are describing.  The woman kept all the employees at each other’s throats (at least until they figured it out).  My daughter was there for three years – loved her job, loved her coworkers, great company pay and benefits, but this one manager was appallling.  I read some of the emails she sent my daughter, and they were horrible.  Down to bitching about paper clipping invoices improperly. 

She started a new job today.  A little less money, but it is a company she previously worked for and she knows the company culture.

I feel so bad for you because it is miserable.


Post # 19
108 posts
Blushing bee

When I first started at my current job, I had a horrible abusive manager.  It was a small company at the time, and he was like the owner’s son (not literally), so everyone was afraid to confront him.  And I was the lucky one who got to work for him.  The worst thing about him was his mood swings.  One moment he would be fine and dandy and then the next he would explode for no apparent reason.  However, he always made sure never to explode when the owner was in the office.  I honestly believe that he had a personality disorder and some other psychological issues, made worse by the fact that he was being compensated a ridiculously enormous amount for it (over $200k/year while in his 20’s and doing jack shit).  I felt sick just thinking about coming in to work, but since I was fresh out of college,  I felt like I had to stick around for a bit so it wouldn’t reflect bad on my resume. 

After about a year of hell, I applied to another job that I loved and was in the long interview process for it, and then I found out two things almost simultaneously: my manager quit, and I was pregant so I could no longer continue the interview process for the new job since it would be too much physical strain on my pregnancy.  So I decided to stick around and the new manager that they hired was a million times nicer and more competent.

However, I do occassionally have nightmares that this jerk gets hired back and I have to work with him again.  If this ever happens, I would quit on the spot. 

I don’t know why some people go out of their way to hurt others, but I empathize with you and hope that you can find something better.

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