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 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

What was your bosses eccentric behavior? Mine as follows.

(1) One boss forbid me from using the color "red" in any art projects because the color implied danger or negativity.

(2) Another boss used to give me raises and not tell me! I discovered the fact when it appeared on my take home pay was greater. I go in and ask her if she gave me a raise. She would just smile and nod her head.

(3) A boss at a department store was like working with Bill Murray. He never took anything seriously. We had to do an overnight inventory, and he told me he didn't care if I brought in some beer.

(4) I was four days into a new job. The boss seemed mild mannered enough, until one day he blew up and screamed at me like a raving maniac high on meth for no credible reason. I walked out and never returned.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

One of my bosses, Mary, at my first job out of college was a ruthlessly-ambitious back stabber and gossip-monger. I was one of her many victims. I was fortunate to find a better job over a thousand miles away. When my company was bought and shut down by its competitor which put me out of work, even though I had not seen Mary in six years, she called me long distance and in her very smarmy way, taunted me and pointed out to me that in her new dream job, she had her own staff and was flying all over the US. Her dream job had her rubbing elbows with the city's elite in the arts---not bad for a just a high school diploma. A few years later, her husband, 52, unexpectedly died of a heart attack and a few years after that, she was let go at her dream job. Now she's working as an "assistant front-end manager" in a grocery store. I read her job had a starting salary of $15,000 a year.

I worked at another company which was the corporate headquarters and included employees who are high-profile, household names throughout the US. My boss was Tom who was brought in to be groomed as head of one of the company's new divisions. Unfortunately, Tom had an uncontrollable temper and management realized they had made a big mistake so he never got his major promotion and he was left in his current job until he retired.

Beth was Tom's counterpart at another department in our company. She is the most dishonest and amoral person I've had the misfortune to meet. She is a sociopath and a pathological liar. Beth and Tom hated each other so all their employees were caught in between their war with each other. Beth was repeatedly caught lying, back-stabbing, stealing and sexually-harassing other female employees, but it was all swept under the rug because we were at the corporate headquarters where it was "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil." Her sleaze resulted in one department head, an innocent bystander, being fired. His replacement was brought in out of state---and was killed in a car wreck several years later. Other employees had their careers wrecked because of her lies. She got a promotion and replaced Tom when he retired.

Fed up with Beth's sleaze and invulnerability, I left for another company. One of the bosses (not my boss) in the department next to mine was Margaret. Although I had minor contact with her only once, most employees couldn't stand her abrasive, condescending manner. When our company got a new executive boss, Margaret was forced out. She found a new job at a small company in Mississippi. After several years, her employees gave a petition to management: "Either she goes or we go." Margaret was let go and she returned to her previous city to run a small operation which employed several staffers from our old company. When they heard she was going to be their new boss, they quit en masse.

What does "BOSS"spell backward?.........SSOB (Sleazy Son of a Bitch).

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Thankfully most of my bosses never talked to me and left me alone.

I had one boss acuse me of theft, even asking for a recipt, which I handily kept on me. And no, I wasn't stelaing.

I had another "Boss" (a supervisor at a temp job) that would yell and scream at people, tear things up and throw them at people, and would make a pregnant lady lift heavy things and climb on ladders, and generally just have a bad attitude. I later learned when being escorted out by a security officer (after I complained to another person in charge -- I didn't even get a chance to not come back the next day) that, according to the friendly security officer, the supervisor and owner of the company were very good friends (he crossed his fingers to show how close they were). No wonder he can get away with treating people like that.

But I am reminded of a hilarious joke some of you may like:

Memo to all employees:

In order to assure the highest levels of quality work and productivity from employees, it will be our policy to keep all employees well trained through our program of SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (S.H.I.T.)

We are trying to give our employees more S.H.I.T. than anyone else. If you feel that you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T. on the course, please see your supervisor. You will be immediately placed at the top of the S.H.I.T. list, and our supervisors are especially skilled at seeing you get all the S.H.I.T. you can handle.

Employees who don't take their S.H.I.T. seriously will be placed in DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEE EVALUATION PROGRAMS (D.E.E.P. S.H.I.T.).

Those who fail to take D.E.E.P. S.H.I.T. seriously will have to go to EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE TRAINING (E.A.T. S.H.I.T.).

Since our supervisors took S.H.I.T. before they were promoted, they don't have to do S.H.I.T. anymore, and are all full of S.H.I.T. already.

If you are full of S.H.I.T., you may be interested in a job teaching others. We can add your name to our BASIC UNDERSTANDING LIST of LEADERS (B.U.L.L. S.H.I.T.).

For employees who are intending to pursue a career in management and consulting, we will refer you to the department of MANAGERIAL OPERATIONAL RESEARCH EDUCATION (M.O.R.E. S.H.I.T.). This course emphasizes how to manage M.O.R.E. S.H.I.T..

If you have further questions, please direct them to our HEAD OF TEACHING, SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (H.O.T. S.H.I.T.).

Thank you,
BOSS IN GENERAL, SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (B.I.G. S.H.I.T.).


Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
The Director Under the Main Bureau of Super High Intensity Training. (The D.U.M.B. S.H.I.T.).

 
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