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I hate my boss. Work was great until the owner came back to manage it. He is the most disagreeable and abusive man I have ever come into contact with.
Not a shift goes by that he doesn't reduce me to tears. He gets in my face and swears at me, yes I mean the 'F' word. He has a go at me for anything and everything. Apparently it's my fault I wasn't trained properly with the computer system, it's my fault if he was short staffed in the restaurant the night before, my fault if it's busy and he can't get a few days off to get back to QLD to see his wife.
I am about to quit today, because I just can't take it any more. But what I'm wondering is if anyone knows if this verbal abuse and swearing is enough to get him in trouble with someone? I mean, I don't want him to keep doing this to other employees. Who can/do I report it to? What action can I take seeing as he is the owner of the hotel? I know for a fact that he has physically pushed another receptionist out from in front of the computer as well. So it's not just me that he's abusing.
Any ideas, links, anything would be greatly appreciated.
Thankyou in advance ppls - I really need help with this.
I think what he is doing is very wrong (obviously you know that thoigh) could you maybe talk to some of the other employees about him? Or speak to someone higher then him? If more ppl come out and speak about him being abusive the more ppl will listen if that makes sense. Sorry I don't really have any advice but I would be as mad as hell if that happened to me, I would be reporting him for sure and making sure he never abuses anyone again.
Best of luck hopefully someone else can help you a bit more.
im pretty sure there is a union that could help you or if not, try the ombodssman (spelling?) if they cant help, they will be able to tell you who can.good luck, this guy sounds like a nightmare!~!!
Workplace bullying is totally unacceptable and verbal abuse falls into this category.
Given your boss is the owner of the hotel where you work, I am not sure who you could report him to if at all. If you are a member of union they would be able to provide you with advice.
I would keep a diary of the dates, times, and what is said. If he lays a hand on anyone that should be reported to the police.
Although it is letting the bully win, I would probably leave especially if you can pick up a job elsewhere.
if someone thought it was ok to swear to my face and use the f word i would give it right back to them. then tell them where they could stick there job.
i wont let anyone speak to me with such disrespect.
i would not take that either ive come across with bosses like that thats disrespect
but in now way would i go and speak to them that way cause thats just going to there level realy ,
i would speak to the higher up person in that place about it .
Ever heard of karma??:yes:
Thanks for the replies guys.
I called my bestie to ask her advice cos she works in the HR department of a major international company and she's got one of her other friends, who works in legal, looking into it for me.
In the mean time though, I've resigned. I told my superviser (who I get along famously with) and when he asked 'why' I told him it was because I refuse to be sworn at like that and that it happens EVERY shift when the boss is there.
So yeah, I thankfully don't have to put up with him again, but I would still like to report him.
:fingerscrossed: There's someway I can do that without involving solicitors.
U poor darling:hugs:
I know what its like! When I was pregnant with my last baby, my brain went to mush. Anyway I forgot to do something and my boss yelled at me "You bloody pregnant woman should have a clause in your contract that your all sacked when you fall pregnant cause your all useless!"
Made me feel awful, I was 8 mths pregnant and not feeling the best to start off with and she just topped it off. I put up with her till bubs was born then didnt go back.
There is no need for bosses to talk to people like that, who do they think makes them all their money in the first place, if it wasnt for you then he would be on the street!
Talk to your union or Dept of fair trading and they will point u in the right direction.
I hope u find a nice job where they treat u the way u should be treated.....like a human being!:hugs:
Oh how horrible !
Im so glad you got out & im sure are much happier free from that sort of treatment.
I really hope that you are able to send a wake up call to your former boss make him realise what he does is wrong !
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