Friday's Boss From Hell
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Previously on Friday's boss from hell..... http://www.oddtodd.com/boss192.html the saga continues: I never got the balls to quit. The sensible side of me always wins -- The money is good. The economy is bad. Looking for something new, but there is nothing new. I am stuck like chuck. ANYWAY... My boss is a dick. One Thursday, about 3 weeks ago, my boss from hell had a mini melt down. He was on one of his verbal rants where every other word is fuck: "BLAH BLAH BLAH....fuck vendor X. I can't believe we have been paying this vendor for work this shitty. I am going to call the fucking supervisor over there and BLAH BLAH BLAH..." He worked himself up until he was good and angry. He then directed the anger at me and started lecturing me as if I had done something wrong by working with a vendor that the company has been using for over 2 years. He starts spewing questions at me. And then, when I tried to answer him, He says: "Stop fucking talking. Just stop." and pointed his finger at me. I made some sort of of comment like "ok, I understand." and left his office. I went over to my desk and sat down. He takes a minute and then comes over to my desk and stands on the other side of the divider of my cubicle. The partial divider is only about 4-5 feet tall so he can sort of lean over the wall and be above my head. He says "I just want to be clear about a few things. 1. you only take direction from me and me only. 2. I must see everything before it goes out the door. EVERYTHING. I just want to be clear because I have been doing this job for BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH" On this day, I was not feeling particularly brave. The balls of steal, I did not possess. I sat there in my cubicle and just looked at the floor like an errant child. After he went back to his office, i went in the bathroom and cried for awhile. Where was that "MAD" me from weeks ago? Now I am the sad me of "stuck like chuck" ? I came back to my desk and there was the IT guy standing there waiting for me. Oh yeah, work! I had a meeting with this guy and I had totally forgotten about it in the 20 minutes I had just lost due to my boss' anger management issues. I quickly put on my "everything is happy" work face and headed over to the conference room. I see that Boss from Hell now has his door closed and is engaged in deep discussion with my counter-part. I have my meeting with IT guy and I go right into my meeting with Senior Corporate lady. And right as I sit down at my desk after completion of second meeting, boss from hell comes to my desk--his coat on, keys in-hand, leans over the divider and says "I gotta go pick up my kids and take them to ballet practice." and leaves. And I think to my self, "Well how the hell is he going to see EVERYTHING BEFORE IT GOES OUT THE DOOR if he isn't here? but the day was better after that. He was gone. When I arrived Friday morning he was in discussion with someone on the phone and even with the door of his office closed, I could hear his explicatives loud and clear! I thought "great." But an hour after I got there, he came over and leaned over my partition to announce that he was going to an appointment on the East Side and he would not be back today. YEAH! No more Boss from Hell until Monday! On Monday, he and I just both acted like nothing ever happened. He hasn't had a melt down like that in 3 weeks. Its like working with a time bomb. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.
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