Um yeah my ex-boss was the most incompetent bully ever. Did no work but enjoyed crapping on about how busy and important she was all the time and made her staff feel like poo. We ended up making a formal complaint against her.
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23-01-2012 18:31 #11
23-01-2012 18:42 #12
I have dealt with extremely rude chefs who think the waitresses are pieces of nothing, and have copped lewd sexual comments from a few chefs too.
My worst experience was in a popular cafe...one of the chefs kept coming on to me and when I rejected his advances he and a friend locked me in the big freezer room as a 'joke' and turned the lights off. I am claustrophobic (and in an icebox!), so it was petrifying. I quit that day and the boss didn't even care about my complaint - they had a hard time recruiting chefs (small town), so he didn't want to offend them Plus he was a chauvinistic pig.
In hindsight I should have taken it further, but I was young and naive at the time.
23-01-2012 18:43 #13
My worst boss was a misogynistic, tantrum throwing (at 50+) pathetic excuse for a man.
I had been in the Exec Asst role for about 5 years when he came along (after my most wonderful, fantastic boss got shafted and left ) and he treated me ok at first, but little by little he took my role apart and treated me like I was some dumb chick who was only good for answering the phones.
So I left. I wasn't going to accept a dumbed down version of what had been a great job and I was sick of arguing with him about stupid stuff - he would loose paperwork and blame me and bang his fists on his desk and yell and carry on over nothing. His tantrums were worse than my 2yo!! I used to leave my office when he started and go and get a coffee or something because I didn't like being yelled at for no reason.
23-01-2012 19:06 #14
I had my worst boss about 5 years ago. She was a 40 something 'mutton dressed as lamb' type with a nasal voice (think Janice on Friends) and she was about 4 foot tall (not being disrespectful to short people- just giving you the picture!). She also could not spell or punctuate and she said things like 'asept' instead of 'accept'' and all those other annoying words that I can't think of right now.
I have no idea how she got her job. She had to talk with big companies and ceo's and it was so embarrassing being in meetings with her. Anyways, when I resigned she took it upon herself to start bullying me. I made a formal complaint to the general manager who told me I was being 'too sensitive' .... I left the next day after an argument with her and I yelled at her!!! It was so out of character for me but she pushed and pushed!
I found out that she had a habit of bullying people who resigned so they would leave in their notice period...
It totally sucked but felt so good to yell at her!!
23-01-2012 20:57 #15Bubhub Ambassador - tongue in cheek
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I have a few!
Manipulative, flippant, disorganized, condescending, unreasonable, lazy.. Nuts.. Just totally nuts.. Should I go on?
I'm surprised I'm still hanging on and getting some-sort of a pay cheque. My boss makes doing my work next to impossible then has the hide to blame me for it. AHHH.
Hope you boss steps in dog poo
23-01-2012 21:12 #16
Oh my god, majestic hiss, you must have worked where I currently work
23-01-2012 22:06 #17Senior Member
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I have only had 1 bad one. He was a bully but never to me. He picked on one of my team (I was the team leader). He would keep a daily diary of what she said in the open plan office, count how many times she jingled her keys, write down when she would offer to make others a cup of tea etc. Thne he would bring her into his office and present her with the list to show her what a 'bad worker' she was. I tried to talk to him but he would justify his actions. So I spoke with her, told her to speak with the union delegate and she made an appointment with the boss and invited the delegate. I was asked to take notes. I do shorthand so after the longest meeting in history (8 hours) I had written 64 pages. Transcribed them and sent a copy to him, the delegate and our CEO. He was stood down because of it and eventually fired because it came out that his wife (she worked there too) was sexually harrasing one of the other female workers and he knew and did nothing about it. He was a tool, had 'short mans syndrome' and looked like a gnome. His wife did not resign and still came to work but then tried to make a claim against everyone else for workplace bullying which was bs. Weird place to work.
23-01-2012 22:46 #18
I was employed fresh from getting my qualification.
First day was ok, second day was ok, third day he went off at me because on the second day I left at 4:57 to go to the toilet and didn't come back.
Aaah sorry I really needed to pee, had done since my just after my lunch break and I was working my @rse off to give a good impression & I could not hold any longer.
The toilets were on the way to my car. I had no office keys and all the other girls were sitting around talking crap.
I worked there for the week and quit.
Another job, the old b!tch I had to sit with would talk down to me. The bosses wife would make it was anyone else's fault when she didn't do her job right.
The boss was tolerable... 99% of the time he was great, but that 1% of the time he was hell!!! When he went off he went off and it just didnt sit well with me.
The second in charge was nice to my face but a b!tch behind my back.
Another staff member didn't pass on that I called in sick two days in a row and when I went to work the third day she went off at me and even after I handed in my medical certificates stating I was genuinely sick, she still kept going off, so I quit.
24-01-2012 13:00 #19
Yes I worked with a total a$$hole. I would love to name & shame them. I honestly believe this man was a bad person. Bullied, harassed, 100 or so hours unpaid work. He is a disgusting example of a human being. Would love to name & shame him. But I guess this isn't the place.On a different job now, it wasn't the boss but the pasta chef. He took a fancy to me, was sooo nice & helpful. Then one night after work all the employees went down to the nightclub part of the pub after work. Pasta chef tried his moves on the dance floor (amongst other things). I wasn't interested. And the next morning at work he turned into the biggest w&nker imaginable. Rude, hostile, you name it. Guess his ego was hurt poor thing lol.
24-01-2012 13:16 #20Senior Member
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One of my first jobs was awful. My boss just wanted me to do more and more and more. I started off doing the typical reception/front office duties (answering phones, mail, banking, reconciling etc and then he wanted me as his personal assistant so he made his current one redundant. I had to do the PA work PLUS my front office job.
Then the sales assistant left.
So guess who was the new sales assistant plus receptionist plus his PA? Me!
I was still being paid and classified as going the minimum clerk duties. Received no pay rises whatsoever despite doing what had been previously 3 peoples' jobs.
I was pregnant and one day he told me that one of the other workers there wanted to do something different so I could do her job as well. That was the day I gave notice. Horrible, horrible job for a pathetically low pay.
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