- has anyone ever snapped at their boss?
Mine is a proper tool and just nearly caused me to snap and unleash a torrent of abuse at him. Thankfully a colleague spotted I was about to blow and marched me out the office to calm down.
Has anyone every erupted and lived to tell the tale? Points for amusing outcomesPosted 5 years agofervouredimageMember
I punched an old boss back when I was a teenager. I was working at HMV part time whilst at University. I’d misplaced a book of vouchers and he told me I was an idiot, an imbecile etc which angered me but then his final blow was to point out that in a job that requires an IQ of anything above 60 to be successful I had managed to fall short of the mark.
So, I just punched him in the face and walked out.Posted 5 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Yes, in a moment of high stress. I tend to unleash where he tended to hold it in. One day he was (unusually) really arsey and irritable with me and I just let fly at him. Soon calmed down and we got on even better afterwards. He’s since retired but has been brilliant at helping me out at queries etc since, beyond the call of duty. An excellent (ex-) boss.Posted 5 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
Yes, frequently. The last time after a production meeting he openly gave the team leaders some “constructive criticism” his words. Reality was “that meeting was utter s***, improvements will be made tomorrow”
He left, I then called him back to my office and in front of the other team leaders told him he was a guest at my production meeting and if he wanted to behave like a c*** then to f*** off and not come back. Didn’t show his face the day after. Been quiet as a mouse since.
I have a reputation as a straight talker. Nothing gets sugar coated. But I’m honest and respectful if others behave in the same way.Posted 5 years agojackthedogMember
I got so fed up of the general idiocy on display by the team I once worked amongst, that during a big strategy meeting with the entire branch plus the national manager, when asked if I had anything to add I demanded that everyone in the company ‘please just f*** off’. Everyone laughed, until I stood by my request and asked the receptionist to officially add it to the minutes.Posted 5 years ago
Recently got told I should stop treating the disabled people I work with like normal people and start treating them like kids. I’m not one to lose it very often, so have taken nearly a week to think it over and decide how to respond. Not entirely sure how it’s going to go, but doubt it will be amusing.Posted 5 years agowillardMember
Yes, well, with my previous boss. Had a discussion on the phone (he is American) which turned into a disagreement, following which I found out how strong Avaya phones were when I slammed the handset down hard enough to bounce the thing off my desk accompanied by a shout of the C-bomb.
He is no longer my boss. I still work at the company.Posted 5 years agohoneybadgerxSubscriber
Once. Walked into the office ten minutes late one morning to be told by the chief engineer that I should have been at my desk at nine. Proceeded to explain in a not so calm manner that given that I was at my desk at seven the previous morning and didn’t leave it until eight in the evening I could probably be let off with the ten minutes. That man had absolutely no people skills (and this is coming from another engineer!).Posted 5 years agocynic-alMember
Not snapped exactly, but last 2 jobs have involved working for well-known difficult people, causing me to be depressed. I raised this in both situations and ended up leaving both.
Latest job, boss is another tool, I’ve told him I’m not happy there and why, he doesn’t care (despite saying he wanted to talk things over and for everyone to be happy), but keeps saying he’ll run out of work for me in a couple of months, thinkg is he CBA even managing his own business.
So, if you want to keep your job, don’t.
EDIT I’ve not had a decent boss for 9 years. HELP!Posted 5 years agoprojectMember
RealMan – Member
Recently got told I should stop treating the disabled people I work with like normal people and start treating them like kids. I’m not one to lose it very often, so have taken nearly a week to think it over and decide how to respond. Not entirely sure how it’s going to go, but doubt it will be amusing.
Having worked with both highly intelligent disabled and mentally ill patients and seriously childish and mentally deranged staff, just treat the ones who told you off like children, perhaps by asking the person next to them do they want sugar in their tea, have they been to the toilet, etc etc, all things that used to get asked of staff looking after disabled people, they usually got put right quite quickly.Posted 5 years agospawnofyorkshireSubscriber
That is unbelievably small minded of the person who said that. Please make sure they don’t get away with it.
I’ve an incredibly high tolerance level of asshats but I can’t abide bullies and he was being incredibly rude and condescending to someone and was laughing when he nearly made them cry!Posted 5 years ago
He’s tried and failed to bully me and doesn’t dare confront me, but I can’t manage to stop him doing it to other people.
I’m already looking for something else
That is unbelievably small minded of the person who said that. Please make sure they don’t get away with it.
What makes it worse is that the person who said it is the parent of one of the disabled people being referred to. I argued with them when they said it (and other things), but I was absolutely starving and very distracted at the time, and I think quite taken back by what they had said, wasn’t until I got home until I had a sort of double take and thought “WTF?”.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I don’t really snap, but apparently I “went a bit scary” one time back when I was working in branches. Not only stopped my boss from being a dick to me, but to the whole office. For a while at least. I don’t really know what I did tbh but I remember saying things like “the next thing you say will have consequences” and afterwards not being able to breathe properly 😳 never raised my voice above a whisper apparently.Posted 5 years agobrakesMember
I work in a very political department where there is never so much as a raised voice – everything is considered, measured and calm.Posted 5 years ago
People don’t really have ‘bosses’ as such, you have someone who is responsible for your development but everyone strictly speaking reports to the big boss man who you hardly ever interact with unless you’re a level below him.
There is basically a veil of political niceness and a slight underlying fear combined with the fact that there’s no-one to raise your voice to, (apart from IT support and the printer) that mean arguing is futile.Tijuana TaxiMember
Completely lost it at a team meeting, ripped into the company, threatened the manager and fair few of his lackeys too. Calmed down slightly then came back for the second round, shortest meeting ever
Suspended and ended up with final written warning, slightly mitigated by the steroid induced rage (very high dose of 60mg a day to break up a severe cluster headache bout)Posted 5 years ago
Realman – stop calliing them disabled people, start calling them people. There are no disabled people, there are just people. There might be people who for one reason or another are unable to do certain things, but then again we are all unable to do certain things.Posted 5 years ago
I think the fact that they are disabled is pretty integral to the problem I’m having, and it’s also integral to the job I do. I think you’re also verging on the edge of being too politically correct. Sure, they’re people, but they’re also people who are disabled (by a reasonable definition of the word). Hence they’re disabled people.Posted 5 years agodannyhMember
Recently I’ve been very close on a number of occasions, but in all fairness we are both under loads of pressure at the moment, so I can see why she is not always 100% polite.
I have been becoming something of a grumpy, miserable bastard of late, though – so perhaps it’s time to just pretend I’m happy about all of my working life slipping away whilst ‘fighting fires’ and letting other people do all the ‘projecty’ attention-grabbing stuff. Grrrrrrr!Posted 5 years agobwaarpMember
Why not think of them as having whichever condition it is, or be more specific with their impairment.
Is a blind person disabled or blind? Deaf – disabled? Someone with a mobility impairment – disabled? Aspergers – disabled?
Calling them disabled is daft.
Ever think of becoming a spin doctor?
David Cameron called, he want’s you as a political adviser to the disability benefits program.Posted 5 years ago
Yes to the first 3, but I think Aspergers is more of a disorder then a disability, but I’m not a medical dictionary, so not sure.
I’m pretty sure they’d all disagree with you too, they know they’re disabled. Ignoring it doesn’t change anything, it just confuses issues unnecessarily. Would you rather disabled car park spaces be called something else?Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I used to work in a bar, well i’ve worked in a fair few bars over the past 20 years but this one bar in particular (certain well known pre-club bar in the centre of Glasgow) was ran by a smarmy little git of a coke head who would never say boo to anyone unless he was coked up. One sat afternoon he started making comments regarding the new member of bar staff who happened to be female, young (18), and with a rather well developed upper torso. It started off with the usual sly comments but as the afternoon dragged on he got more and more coked up till he started to make comments everytime he walked past her till she eventually ran down to the cellar crying,i blew my top (as i knew the girls older sister well) and smacked him hard with a full punch and knocked him backwards into the optic stand on the back bar sending 8 full bottles crashing to the floor and knocking him out for a good few seconds in front of a very stunned and silent crowd in the bar, i grabbed his rather large baggie of coke from his shirt pocket, grabbed the one unbroken bottle of Stolichnya on the floor and we (myself and the girl along with a good few mates) spent the rest of the afternoon and night getting totally shit-faced at Harri n’ Dominic’s night at the Sub-Club in Glasgow. One of the best nights i’ve ever had surprisingly enough :D, it still gets talked about to this day amongst us.Posted 5 years agosparkyrhinoSubscriber
aged 15 on a Y.t.scheme working for a real tit of an owner,at the christmas party,posh hotel,he thought it was funny,spiking my drinks,I was on the same table as him and his family,someones was giving a speech,until i projectile vomited over him,his wife and daughter.the silence was deafeningPosted 5 years ago
What about partially blind/deaf/mobile – when do they become disabled? Is it when society doesnt make allowances to use what vision/hearing/mobility because it would get in the way of “normal” life. Impairments tend to be conditions – disabilities are the effects of those conditions. Disabilities change with situation.Posted 5 years agoscuzzMember
What about partially blind/deaf/mobile – when do they become disabled? Is it when society doesnt make allowances to use what vision/hearing/mobility because it would get in the way of “normal” life. Impairments tend to be conditions – disabilities are the effects of those conditions. Disabilities change with situation.
OK, Glupton, we all get your point. Now tell us a story about punching people or go away.Posted 5 years agoRscottMember
I told mine to get out my f***ing way and start doing her job as i’m not payed to, I told her i frequently thought she was a usless bint and should either stay out my way or better yet go **** herself aomewhere she might be needed.
Fallout was me getting a bolloking from the Area manager, who ended up laughing and saying he knows exactly what i mean but to try and keep it to my self next timePosted 5 years ago
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