CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6175 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1692 times:
My boss is a jerk.
The department I'm working in, is going to be merged with one in Copenhagen, and when we were told about it a year ago, we were told that noone was going to be fired, because they expected that some would quit anyway (due to longer travel time to & from work etc.).
Anyway, fast forward 1 year, and lo and behold, around 1/3 of the employees have been fired. So, I have around 4 months to come up with something better.
Tsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1673 times:
That's fair enough but surely your organisation has some sort of "open and honest" (yeah sure) feedback mechanism for "managers"?
I can't talk as my "problem" is I tell it like it is and I was spoilt as the first Manager I ever had was excellent (still give him a call some times) and just about every one (with one exception) since then has been a real disappointment (particularly those I encountered in Rio Tinto) leading me to tell them so when the opportunity presented itself.
For example :
"With reference to the organisational "Trust" value I trust you about as far as I could comfortably spit a rat." (Ever seen a Manager's jaw drop onto the ground in front of all of the prople he was "presenting" to?)
"What you have just displayed to me can only be described as weak leadership." (Ever seen a Manager go really dark red?)
You can see I make Dilbert look like the ideal model employee!
With regard to the Gold Coast there would probably be heaps of opportunities in Brisbane for you wouldn't there? Even if your boy friend (shit you can write that on this forum without a precision munition landing on you!) goes on ahead and you follow later when an employment opportunity arises. Otherwise hey it's the Coast - heaps of things to do!
DeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
I have two jobs...
1) I work at a Retirement Community in the Dining hall as a waiter: My boss probably didn't graduate from High school considering her awful grammer. Also, its incrediable how biased the workforce is in the dining hall. I can almost be positive that because I am white and go to a private school, they treat me differently. The don't give me the respect I deserve nor the amount of slack that the other employee's get.
2) I work at a Country Club as a Busser/waiter. My boss here is the coolest guy around. He makes his own cheese dips for the clubs members who come to dine in the "Grill." Also, he always has a cheery attitude toward the task at hand. I respect him greatly and will happily workl for him any weekend!
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1655 times:
He's been kinda grumpy since I stopped sleeping with him.
Just kidding. Actually, he's a jerk. Full stop.
He's a mediocre attorney and is afraid that any number of us will have his position in a year--we are all far more competent.
Oddly, he is also the lowest $$$$ earner for settlements--so his days are probably numbered in his current position. Of course, we bring this to the attention of other senior managers monthly. Regretably, once you are a partner--it's fairly hard to have you ousted.