Fighting Back Overbearance

Thiruvananthapuram, India
February 7, 2011 3:38am CST
How would you respond to the behavior of an overbearing employer,for instance.No matter how sincere and dedicated you are with your work , your reporting officer gets you into traps by finding fault with you.Isn't such unruly responses quite irritating?A way of neglecting the superimposing nature of the one who you are to report is perhaps the right option of managing things.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
7 Feb 11
I had a boss like this, she treated us all like we were in grade school and would sit back at her desk just picking our work apart. We generated about 300 pages in a file and if even one was out of order we got called on it. Now all this work is on computer so there is less chance of one getting out of order. I haven't worked under this system but I bet the computer even tells you if you forgot to fill out a paper or most of the other easy little mistakes it which we made back when I worked.
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@zandi458 (27953)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 11
There is no point of criticising and condemning our superior. They only make working life difficult if we go against the grains. We cannot transform them and so we waste our time and energy. We become negative and, therefore, less effective. Go with the flow and be a detached silent observer of their office political ploy. That might press them to act more professional towards their subordinates.
• India
11 Feb 11
Hello my friend sukumar794 Ji, I have a belief taht time never remains the same. The big wheel is on roll and it will change verything, so these conditions would automatically change. Only on emust beleve oneself. There is another super-supervisor sitting on top of all of us, who would take catre of all injustice shown to others. Thanks. May God bless You and have a great time.
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
9 Feb 11
The fact that one of my previous employers was overbearing was actually the reason that I ended up leaving the job. She made promises that she never kept and she was really a bear when it came to me getting injured on the job. It wasn't my fault that I got hurt, but she expected that I should be able to do my normal job when I was on a ten pound lifting restriction. I wasn't even able to pick up my two year old daughter, I don't know why she thought that I should be able to pick up patients that were over 100 pounds.
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@Hatley (163794)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Feb 11
sukumar hi I had a boss who was bipolar and refused to take he medication. So she was up one day and we were the best library crew she ever had but the next day she was down, and snarling like a caged lion. those days we did not come near her unless we had to. and she was so nasty to us more than one new person quit after she had been there just a week. I just learned to let her tirades roll off me like water off a duck's back,It sure ruined the camaraderie we had had before she came .our old branch manager was really wonderful to work for,calm,,level headed and actually fun to work with.
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@celticeagle (115471)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Feb 11
I would think that the reporting manager does have to have certain characteristics. As far as getting you into traps perhaps he is making sure you are doing your job. If you don't care for the goings ons I would think about looking elsewhere for a job. Having these problems could give you stress related problems. If you are happy look elsewhere. If you do like your job you might want to have a heart to heart with the reporting officer or his boss.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
7 Feb 11
Those types of bosses are usually afraid that you're after their job. Make them more afraid by doing better in your work.
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• Philippines
7 Feb 11
There are people in the workplace who are either cynical or they just want to discourage you because their lives are already down the drain. Either way, all you can do is ignore them. If it affects your work then find a way to push back and being professional while you're doing it like let your boss catch him doing something wrong.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
15 Feb 11
In truth I believe you cannot really fight this sort of thing. It is usually better to simply seek a better job. Good luck, if this is you who has this issue.
@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
7 Feb 11
I wont put up with a boss who treats me like crap. I would rather find another job or stand up for myself.