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Posted: 4/17/2001 5:27:28 PM EDT
I hate my boss.  
Slave driving SOB.  
For example, we worked 12 days straight trying to hit a mile stone and after we finish on time, he give us flack for comming in late.

Thats just a small example of his bad management skills.  There are many many other examples of this guys problems.

I got my mother inlaw at home and a boss I can't stand at work.  The only place I'm happy is in my dreams.

Life is not looking good right now.

I'm in the proccess of looking for another job and its very slow.  Did an interview with another company and they wanna hire me but not for a few months.  

In some serious pain right now.

If you can tell me stories about your boss I'm sure it would cheer me up.


Link Posted: 4/17/2001 5:39:16 PM EDT
Yup, my boss pulls some real stupid stuff.

Like spending big bucks on machine room floor painting, while the cooling towers are falling apart. (Duh, we can't provide AC for the building, but the floors look great!)

Or how about his utter and complete favoritism to his golfing friend?

He's done so much stupid $hit, that I'm convinced he's a classic example of the Peter Principle: from [url]http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/PETERPR.html[/url]

The Peter Principle was first introduced by L. Peter in a humoristic book (of the same title) describing the pitfalls of bureaucratic organization. The original principle states that in a hierarchically structured administration, people tend to be promoted up to their "level of incompetence". The principle is based on the observation that in such an organization new employees typically start in the lower ranks, but when they prove to be competent in the task to which they are assigned, they get promoted to a higher rank. This process of climbing up the hierarchical ladder can go on indefinitely, until the employee reaches a position where he or she is no longer competent. At that moment the process typically stops, since the established rules of bureacracies make that it is very difficult to "demote" someone to a lower rank, even if that person would be much better fitted and more happy in that lower position. The net result is that most of the higher levels of a bureaucracy will be filled by incompetent people, who got there because they were quite good at doing a different (and usually, but not always, easier) task than the one they are expected to do.
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Link Posted: 4/17/2001 5:47:24 PM EDT
I'm glad I'm not alone.

Rogue Star said
"Or how about his utter and complete favoritism to his golfing friend?"
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Yeah, this guy does the same thing.
Favors these other guys on a different project.  Doesn't let them work late and an insane work scheduel like he does to me and my guys.  

Seriously "F"ed up thing to do.

Link Posted: 4/17/2001 6:26:12 PM EDT
I don't have those problems. I work for myself. I have other problems.
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 6:34:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 6:45:09 PM EDT
I should start my own buisness.

Seems like thats the only solution.  If I go to another job, who's to say there won't be another @ss head.

Thats the only true solution.  Other than shooting my current boss.
OOps, I don't want to give gun owners a bad name so I'll run him over with my car.[:)]
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 6:52:45 PM EDT
     My boss can be very unreasonable. If you don't tell the guy what he wants to hear it will be an unacceptable answer. People who are "A" players don't give unacceptable answers.
 I'm not complaining... I get 40 hours a week to do 60 hours of stuff. I'm allowed about 4 hours a week to do 10 hours of research and paperwork.
 On top of that I have to listen to the guy bitch about how much pressure he is under and that he's thinking about quitting.
 What a bunch of B.S....Sometimes I wish he could hear himself talk....
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 7:00:59 PM EDT
My boss is just an @ss head.

He get himself and his company into situations letting clients walk all over him and he takes it out on us.

We get the work done (suffering 60 to 80 hour weeks) to help and he shiets all over us.

He needs some serious managment skills.
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 7:03:02 PM EDT
I bitch about it but not in front of him.  
We get the work done, and done well.

I have a good buddy who I vent with at lunch, just to make it through the day.

Link Posted: 4/17/2001 7:08:12 PM EDT
I must have the coolest boss doesnt care what i do as long as the job gets done.I still get paid for a full day whether i work 4 hrs or 9.
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 7:08:40 PM EDT
I was working at the LBNSY in the Public Works
section. My daughter came down with the measles
and I called in sick for four days, Tuesday
thru Friday. Went back to work on Monday and
filled out a sick leave slip and turned it in.
During lunch back at the shop he comes up into the loft and throws the sick leave request at
me and says "You can't take sick leave because
your kid had measles, I'am docking you 4 days pay." I uncrumpled the sick leave request and
walked up to him and turned it over hanging it
in his face and said "You've been a super for 5 years and you have'nt looked at the back of
of this, read line 2.'Employee can use accurred
sick leave for dependent children illness.'"
He did an about face and stormed downstairs.
The crew was howling! I spent the next 3 months
detailed to the rigging shop, the best job in the Yard. What a dumbass.  
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 7:24:32 PM EDT
I didn't need to hear that story.
BTW, you guys hiring.[:)]


Thanks, That really cheered me up.  Sticking it to the boss story is what I needed.
I have a smile on my face now.[:)]
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 7:30:09 PM EDT
Hate hell no. The last time I went shooting with two coworkers they were amazed at the target I brought out. A blown up pic of her from our employee handbook. Vent hell yes we vented. The best shooting we have done in a long while. Now we just smile at her she doesn't know why But We Do. [:D]  [sniper]
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 7:33:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 7:37:10 PM EDT
hehehehe. (evil grin on my face)[}:)]

I think I would enjoy that very much.
Thanks for the sugestion I will be tacking up a pic of that SOB next time I shoot.

hehehe can't wait to go.

Link Posted: 4/17/2001 8:22:09 PM EDT
A strong dislike
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 9:22:02 PM EDT
My current Chief is a great friend that I look up to, he has taught me a lot. At work he is the boss but off work we are buds.

Hunter out...
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 9:39:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 9:47:53 PM EDT
Yes, as a matter of fact I retired from the fire department I worked for prematurely because of him.  He was the most arrogant, but ignorant, management by tantrum, prima donna I've ever worked for.  In fact, I was reduced in rank from a Captain back to Firefighter because of him.  He's the only man Will Rodgers never met!!

Link Posted: 4/17/2001 9:52:38 PM EDT
You guys think you got it bad. I've got a PC bulldyke for a supervisor that hates me cause she has the hots for my girlfriend. Tell me that isn't f*cked up.
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 12:23:06 PM EDT

Wow, What a jerk, he would get along fine with my boss.  I'm in that situation right now.  

I have got to leave.


Post up a pic of your girl friend.[:)]
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 12:36:30 PM EDT
You guys think you got it bad. I've got a PC bulldyke for a supervisor that hates me cause she has the hots for my girlfriend. Tell me that isn't f*cked up.
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isn't that bo-dyke as in bo-dyke whore?

The only way I'll be happy is when I'm the owner of a company.  Otherwise, it's bitch and moan like the crowd.
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 12:57:20 PM EDT
Oh yeah, I just remembered several years ago, when this same boss was REALLY acting up, I found: [b][url]http://offtheboss.com/[/url][/b]

It helped me out a lot at the time. Check it out! [^]
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 1:10:45 PM EDT
Can't stand the sight of her. Mouthy and has too many suck asses.
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 1:11:16 PM EDT
I have been very fortunate.  I have never had a boss that I did not like, nor have I ever had a boss that did not like me.   Granted I am still young, and have most of my life still ahead of me, but I am hoping that my luck continues.  (knock on wood)  For the rest of you, I hope that things get better and that your luck turns around.  
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 1:36:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 1:43:32 PM EDT

I feel much better.  Doesn't mean I'm gonna stay in this hell hole.  I'm out of here.  

when it happens I'll be sure to tell you all how it went.

thanks everyone for the great stories and your support. I really needed that.[:)]
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 1:48:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 1:50:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/18/2001 2:07:17 PM EDT
That was great, had me laughing out loud.
The guys at work thought I was a bit strange and wondered what i was looking at but who cares.

I loved it!!!

Link Posted: 4/18/2001 2:30:47 PM EDT
I don't hate my boss, but think he hates me.

In the last year I have:

Slept with his wife.  Was put on commission as punishment, and made 125% of my previous salary.  Which P-ed him off even more.

Link Posted: 4/18/2001 2:42:53 PM EDT

That is funny as hell!!!!

Link Posted: 4/19/2001 10:54:40 AM EDT
On the other side.
My place has put up with me missing lots of time (sick) and even had me on light duty and we have no light duty posts.
I work terrible hours and weekends.
Thankfull though.
Good things are out there.
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 11:14:26 AM EDT
I pretty well hated my old boss. A 6'4" Mexican that had the worst case of 'little man syndrome' I've ever seen. "Because I said so and that's all you need to know!", exact quote. And this fool must have been ashamed of his heritage because he claimed to be GREEK!!! Sorry Gonzales, it just doesn't fly.

My new boss is pretty okay. He actually goes to bat for us instead of leaving us hang in the breeze.

And before I get flamed on the "Mexican" bit, I have many friends of Hispanic decent. Including my work partner, who spent time in Greece (and speaks it fluently) in the U.S.A.F.

Besides, those Mexican's sure can cook!!!
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 11:21:30 AM EDT
I've had a boss from hell.  Better to forget all of that.

My boss now is 1500 miles away in another country, if Canada counts as another country.  Haven't seen him for about a year.  There are several others who claim to be my supervisor 100 miles away, but I can blow them off or flat out ignore them.

The site supervisor was out here a couple months ago, but I've only talked to him once since then.  The morning conference calls are a thing of the past.  Order the parts you need and just keep plodding along.

It does not get too much better than this.
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 11:52:18 AM EDT
I had been working in the restaurant business for the last 20 years.  My boss is so brainwashed by his boss it sickens me. I got stuck woking 8a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week from New Years day until I got fed up with it on Valentine's day and gave my notice. I am sure all he could think about was that big bonus check he was going to get because he wasn't paying any other management salaries where I was working. The more I think about it, the more I am starting to hate him. BROWN NOSER
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 12:00:38 PM EDT
Everyone here at work is sick of his attitude.
Looks like some of the employees are gonna take him out and talk to him.

Its not gonna do any good.
That has been attempted.

Still looking for a new job.
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 12:12:53 PM EDT
I love my job, but I hate my boss and his boss too!!
If weren't for the huge mess all the broken glass would make, I'm pretty sure I would have thrown him head-first out this window by now:

Link Posted: 4/19/2001 1:09:48 PM EDT
Our engineering manager is clueless. I checked the company transfer regs, and I got an internal transfer to another division, which he cannot block because it came with a promotion. The look on his face when I informed him I was leaving was priceless. He immediately went into damage control tactics and whining, to no avail. It's sweet, like getting a new job without all the paperwork, and I don't have to touch my 401k or lose my stock options.

Don't get mad - get even, or at least get a transfer! [:D]
Link Posted: 4/19/2001 1:14:38 PM EDT
I have a good boss, nra member too and comes to my cube to read my gun mags, now but in the past some real a**holes.  One said I was coming in last and leaving early.  i was in before him and left by the clock in my area but his was was 8-10 mins slow so I had let early according to him.  But he had help from one of his buddies making crap up about me.  I was eventualy fired but since they new they were screwing me and i didnt hide the fact i was a gun owner they gave me 2 month full pay and benies (can we say pay off).  I slacked off for a month got a new job and now make over twice as much.  They thought they screwed me but it was the best thing they ever did for me.  A bunch of dumb f*cks...

Link Posted: 4/19/2001 1:57:28 PM EDT
Can't be transfered.  Its a small start up with only 10-12 employees.  The best thing is to quit and look for a nother job.  Been doing that but its tough out there right now.  My industry is suffering.

Will take time.

Link Posted: 4/19/2001 2:00:11 PM EDT

your right, I should be thankful I have a job right now.  Without it I couldn't support my family and my expensive habit.

Just doing some venting.
No way I'm staying though, as soon as I land another job I''m out of here.

Link Posted: 4/19/2001 2:13:10 PM EDT
I've got you all beat. My ex-boss (the CLEO of the county) not only wore dresses--no really, but played politics like nobody's business. My best friend arrested a girl and her boyfriend on a drug charge. She worked for the governor. The boyfriend went for a bench trial, she went for a jury trial. The guy was found guilty. His lawyer complained to the agency. Suddenly, my friend gets fired. The girl walked on her charge because of no prosecution. I was glad to quit (had nowhere to go), and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 1:39:01 PM EDT
Hey Akira! Try hateing yur new boss [;D]
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 7:19:48 PM EDT
I hate your new boss!
Link Posted: 4/27/2001 2:01:28 AM EDT

Been there.  Still there, sorta.

My boss's boss was a real prick.  I lack the suck-ass gene, which didn't help.  He'd do things like write a nasty note if I left my calulator on over night.

When I'd stayed late and finished a project & drove to the post office (to save the extra day or two that using the mail room would cost), he chewed my ass out in the open office (15 people or so) for putting the postage on my expense report.  For daring to defend myself, he threatened to fire me on the spot.

The only good part about sticking it out was to see him get twist in the wind, then finally get pushed off the plank in one of several reorganizations we went through.  Sweet!

At the time, I was a single parent and in court to keep my son from being taken out of P.R.K. while his mom bounced from one state to another.

Now he's out of high school and I feel like I can take on the risk of a new job, so I'm looking.

Current boss is still lacking just about every skill his job requires, but at least he learned to leave me alone most of the time, requiring only an occasional milkbone or obedience lesson.  Oops - that's not fair. To the canines.

Do what you need, meanwhile hang in there.  You can change your life.

[red][size=4] P.R.K.
Link Posted: 4/27/2001 4:01:03 AM EDT
I too hate my boss..........ya know what that bastard did to me on wednesday? I am on a deadline to get a job done by noon today and I was planning on working late on wednesday to catch up. Well.......he would have none of that.
The SOB made me leave early and go to the range for a couple of rounds of skeet and beers........that Bastard[:)]
Link Posted: 4/27/2001 5:39:08 AM EDT
I don't know about you guys, but I love my boss.  He's been just great with soy sauce.[}:D]
Link Posted: 4/27/2001 7:30:45 AM EDT
Mine is an uneducated prick.  He's supposed to be in charge of engineering, but has no degree of any kind at all.  He even made this comment
once:  "I don't know why anybody would study
trigonometry unless they were getting into
pharmaceuticals or something like that...."

I about fell out of my chair, not knowing
whether to laugh or puke.

He jerked everybody's internet priveleges at
work because ONE GUY had downloaded some porn
& he found out about it.

I'm in REALLY good with our IT guy though-
this post is proof!!!!  [;)]
Link Posted: 4/27/2001 8:37:03 AM EDT
My boss is hot. No, really. She's a 5'3" , 32 year old blonde. She's really nice. Our small branch is pretty tight knit, and most of our group gets along fine at happy hour. Am I the only person here who doesn't hate my boss?
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