- Things your boss does that really annoy you …
I work in small office of five people. Putting aside the fact that my boss is actually unstable and quite disturbed… she does this thing where she emails me – we’re talking one liners here ‘can you do this’ or ‘please can we speak later about ‘x” from the OTHER SIDE OF THE VERY SMALL ROOM. FFS!!! I take great pleasure in replying verbally across the desk, which clearly annoys her. I’ve previously worked in big organisations where emailing is sometimes the only answer when you’ve got a big team to communicate with – even if lots are in the same room. But in a firm of five people …?? I know, I know .. but I feel better for moaning about it.
And it’s only Monday morning.. hum tee tum 😯Posted 9 years agovinnyehSubscriber
I used to verbally ask people to do stuff, or prepare to talk to me about x, and you know what? They’d do something else, or forget to prepare, or tell me they forgot to do whatever it was, you know.
We’d call it an audit trail. They’re quite important, especially if you have to cover your arse. 🙂Posted 9 years ago
vinnyeh … I’ve been slap bang in the middle of the civil service and big companies where the audit trail argument is understandable – I was one of those bosses, so I knew the score (how I loved all that extra arse covering emailing….!!!). But in a company of five … really..
‘breathes’ yup nail on head…Posted 9 years agoMilkieMember
Boss eats all the biscuits, but its ok as he buys them, but he does have a go at us for eating them, yet no one else eats them!
Tells me to amend a drawing, then a few weeks later complains to me that I didn’t draw it correctly. I got round this by putting notes on all amendments, he didn’t like that.
Oh the favourite of everyone in the office, my boss does not listen. You can describe something and he will be like “no its like this”, despite describing it the same way, just with different words, he’ll then argue the toss over it, until another member of staff says “yea u both are describing the same thing” at which point boss will say “well you didnt say that first of all.” This is a daily occurence, he’s getting old and we can’t see him retiring any time soon…. God help us!
I could write loads of these!Posted 9 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
We have a member of staff who, in an almost identical situation, does the same – emails me when I am sat just a couple of feet from his desk and gets visibly agitated when I try to actually speak to him.
And if I try to speak to him at any point I have to call his name and wait for him to respond that he is receptive before speaking any further. If I just try to say something he starts to tap louder on his keyboard to try to say ‘I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING’.
Ohh, and when he is dis-satisfied with something in the office he changes his MSN profile to say so – things like ‘(Name) likes how he is the only one to answer the phone’.Posted 9 years agosimonb512Member
Ok where to start.
Small company (ie theres 5 of us).
The latest annoyance is that I have been made aware of site work, by the customer asking me what time I shall be arriving.
Apparently it has been arranged by the boss and by the Sales lady.
This isnt the first time this happens. Im often accused of forgetting to attend a site or do some remote work for a customer. When I was never made aware I was volunteered to do it.
Lets not forget that Im his personal Techie helpline. On call 24/7/365.
Giving customers my personal mobile number (who still sometimes try to use it, I dont answer anymore).
My ‘contract’ (which has some illegal terms in and I never actually signed due to those. States 9-5:30 yet if Im in after 8:30 im late.
If I take more than 15min lunch then I wont hear the end of it. So lunch is always eaten at my desk.
I have had 3 promises or raises and had none, same for bonuses.
I start a task, he pulls me off it every 10mins then wonders why it takes longer than 15mins to do the task I started in the first place.
I try to simplify things for him, but if he doesnt understand I get the whole lecture of him being a techie for so many years before me. This includes trivial things like clicking self descript buttons and cables to things I’ve told him so many times before.
The list goes on. Sorry its badly written, I just wanted to rant.Posted 9 years ago
The return of an old favourite.
The building was cold this morning so the heating’s on.
Returns from the shop floor complaining that it’s “too hot up here” (it’s not) and opens the window, the one above the radiator which he hasn’t switched off 🙄
This will happen daily now, until around April or May.Posted 9 years agoMidnighthourMember
Boss walks past us down the office to his ‘in crowd’ he lunches with and gives them info in a very quiet voice. Then walks back past the rest of us, telling us nothing so that when we get phone calls and questions we don’t know what the present status of our systems are.
Its mostly women he ignores or other people he thinks also have low status.Posted 9 years ago
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