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Your Job and boss

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posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:27 PM
I was just wondering how many other ats members are having the delima of having a micro-managing, unaproachable, just plain a_ _hole boss, that you will have to put up with due to the current job situation? My boss is impossible, and I have to keep on gritting my teeth while my head keeps "spinning around!" Before things got so bad I always kept my eyes open for better jobs but now I think if you have a job you are very lucky. Maybe she makes too much money and will be "downsized!" I can only hope.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:32 PM
reply to post by PammyK

It's definitely not an Employee market...

I guess I'm lucky in the sense that I have a great boss, but I too am always keeping an eye out for other opportunities...

Just hang tough and keep on keepin'...and get your resume updated and may find the process sped up if you utilize a staffing agency, but going in for the tests lags big time; but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Good luck!

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:35 PM
Go with it, let it stress you, or if approachable show that you dont need to be, take initiative if ok to, if you make a mistake, use logic to fix it. Or find another job and quit.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:35 PM
My boss is great. I never thought I would say that.
I am a touring musician and half of my work is done on the road
entertaining. But when I am home she has a place for me.
This works out great since I may be gone for a month at a time.
She also saves money by having me as part-time. I have
doctor in the family so that does help when I do need meds
or am sick. I was not expecting any kind of holiday bonus
at all, and could not believe how much she gave me.
I used a 3rd of it to take her out to a wonderful dinner.

It is only her and I, so downsizing means ordering cheaper
supplies and using in house materials when necessary. My
hours range from 30-40 a week when I am home. I hope this
lasts for me. LOL.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:35 PM
there's a great book called "the no a**hole rule".

it's fab. very funny...will raise your energy

[edit on 1-2-2009 by annefran]

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:42 PM
Thanks for all the support guys! I am a bartender on a Naval base, but the organization has it's own rules and my boss makes her "own" rules for the paticular club I work for. The sailors who patronize my club (E-7 - E-9's) hate her! Anyway thanks. I will keep gritting my teeth.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:43 PM
At my most recent job, as a staff writer with a small-town newspaper, my boss was fantastic. Hands-off, perhaps to the point where I was suffering from a lack of direction as it was my first job in the field. I feel I did well however.

I recently moved across the country, so I was forced to quit. An unfortunate thing, because it really was a fantastic job. The pay wasn't great, but you could work at your own pace and have your name all over something that thousands of people read every week.

Bad bosses suck, I've had a few.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by PammyK

The sailors who patronize my club (E-7 - E-9's) hate her!

Well, if you have a good relationship with these senior NCO's, I would reccommend banding together and have her walk the plank!

You would be surprised how much influnce those NCO's have on base...

Or, you could set her up for plant some drugs or other contra band on her and let the MP's know...

Just an idea...

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:51 PM
I had a line manager once who always started his emails " I don't want to mico manage this problem however " then gave a three page reply how he was going to micro manage it. I always think back and smile.A quick meeting with a solution, usually worked, as his previous manager always said bring solutions not problems.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 12:58 PM
I had one boss who would always make me write internal newsletters. He was a poisonous narcissist and caused no end of hassle.

I had my revenge in other ways, for the newsletters, he would insist on there being a big photo of him with a signature on it.

There's a magic %age that you can widen a photo by to make someone look fatter than they are...but not ridiculously noticeable.

It is 12%.

It was my secret revenge and still makes me chuckle whenever I think of it.

Naughty me!

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 01:27 PM
I have never wanted to have a boss... I work as a graphic designer in a magazine and I own a 20% of it.. I have no schedule to work so it's cool.

I cant really work for someone, recieve orders and get less money..

Tho, I once had a boss when i was younger, I was his personal assistant but well I just had to get his schedule well developed, organize parties and get escorts lol. That's everything I know about having a boss

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 02:15 PM
I say 'Boo' to micro-managers! This is one reason why I left that company. She was great, calm and relaxed. But when bosses are too much, they probably have personal problems. Or perhaps they were instructed by their bosses to 'down-size' or find out who makes the 'cut'. Whatever the case, take lots of vacation to relax your nerves and be prepared for a new job.

posted on May, 29 2012 @ 10:02 PM
I don't see nearly enough business discussions here, so let's keep this alive shall we?

There is a time and place for micro-managing IMO. If a business is running smoothly, is profitable and has losses that are both minimal and acceptable, then micro-managing is overkill. If the business is large enough though, you will still need to micro-manage on a daily basis as simply a maintenance measure. Maintaining your level of productivity and profitability will help ensure it stays that way.

If a business is in a state of disarray to where it's evident to even an untrained eye, then the only way to get it back on track is to micro-manage every single detail their is. Build it back from the ground up even. Regardless of what your business is, whether you're into computer repair or selling shoes, your inventory is always going to be the most important factor. Buying, selling, producing, maintaining,,,,,it doesn't matter. You're not going to make money if you don't have your inventory in line. And if you do make money, it's not going to be nearly as much as you could.

What most employees see when they have a boss who micro-manages is the personal aspect of it. They see the boss being a jerk, hard to talk to or hard to just even approach. This might be because micro-managing takes skill at being able to organize and prioritize your thoughts and actions. Not everyone can do this effectively and, out of the few who can, even fewer still can couple those skills with being personable all at the same time. The bottom line with this; don't expect a personable boss who has to micro-manage and you won't be disappointed. Even on a simple maintenance level when the business is running smoothly, depending on the size of the business and the amount of sales, micro-managing can be stressful. Necessary, but stressful.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 08:33 AM
My current job is very interesting. I enjoy my work. But I am speechless for my boss nature.
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