When your boss finds you a threat
January 8, 2016 6:37pm CST
I just had a bout of this recently. I know that I did a good job while the boss is away for a month, very good that I received kudos from the bosses of the boss. When my boss came back, this boss just picked and picked and pick until I've had enough and left. I'm at the stage of my life where I don't need to put up with bad behavior. It's from the boss and the shop is the only life this boss has as far as I know. I have a lot of life outside of work, so out of pity, I left so this boss can have a life back. Have you had this experience with a boss, a friend or a relative? Just curious.
11 people like this
• Boise, Idaho
9 Jan 16
I worked for a non-profit for about nine years. The new boss who came in was a 'my way or the highway' type. I was night manager and it didn't take long for her to strip me of that title because I was doing too good a job. She didn't like that I just got in and did things. I wasn't one to ask her every step to be taken. She wanted me to. Her'eyes' went back to her with all the info daily and I got tired of it and left.
• Canberra, Australia
12 Jan 16
You have described my experience so well, @celticeagle I felt bullied and had thoughts of reporting her behavior as it's also shared by most of the volunteers and staff, but out of pity, I just left but still do volunteer work for the organization. She is nicer to me when I am just a volunteer. ;)
9 Jan 16
Yeah, i have had the same experience. I think its because they are not confident & adaptable to ever growing changes. Sometimes its just pathetic, but you have no way other than just silently nod to keep up the relationship good & comfortable.
• United States
24 May 16
My boss is very nice, so I don't have any issues. I have a lot of relatives who nitpick everything I say and do, and I just end up leaving them entirely and never contacting them. I am sorry what you went through. That guy is horrible. He was just jealous of your work ethic and felt inferior to the compliments you received.
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 Jan 16
Absolutely! I was teaching at a small college in Iowa, and I accidentally became sort of a superstar. I was young, full of energy, and full of research ideas. Evereybody wanted me to be their Advisor, and my classes were overcrowded. My Chairman, whose wife had just left him, was depressed and jealous and started "leaning" on me. It was not fun.