When your boss finds you a threat

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@vickyrose (2031)
Canberra, Australia
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.
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@BelleStarr (39724)
• United States
9 Jan 16
I am a hard worker and early in my career I am sure I was a real threat to some. Later I had a great job with no growth potential so I couldn't threaten any one.
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@vickyrose (2031)
• Canberra, Australia
12 Jan 16
I can very well relate, @bellestarr I am a very hard worker and I take pride with the work that I do.
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@BelleStarr (39724)
• United States
13 Jan 16
That is what makes you such a threat no doubt. @vickyrose My daughter is going through this right now and I think she will opt to leave the companny quite soon if it isn't resolved.
@Morleyhunt (21363)
• Canada
9 Jan 16
My boss occasionally gave me a hard time....just kidding, I was self employed. Now some of my customers were difficult to please.
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@vickyrose (2031)
• Canberra, Australia
12 Jan 16
Yes, the customers are difficult sometimes, but a smile always do the trick..
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@Morleyhunt (21363)
• Canada
13 Jan 16
@vickyrose I wish a smile always won the customer over. There are some nasty people out there.
@celticeagle (120469)
• 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.
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@vickyrose (2031)
• 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. ;)
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@celticeagle (120469)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jan 16
@vickyrose ...Sounds pretty similar. Yours probably felt she needed to keep up appearances since you were our where you could do her harm.
@allknowing (70606)
• India
9 Jan 16
This is a common scene. But some have the gift of the gab to handle the situation in such a way that the boss does not feel left out.
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@vickyrose (2031)
• Canberra, Australia
12 Jan 16
Yes, she had the gift of the gab.
@allknowing (70606)
• India
12 Jan 16
@vickyrose I was talking of handling the boss (lol)
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.
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@vickyrose (2031)
• Canberra, Australia
12 Jan 16
It's is pathetic and I feel very sorry for them actually as they are not very happy and peaceful within them.
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@LadyDuck (182041)
• Switzerland
9 Jan 16
I knew this when I was young, the early years I worked in an office.
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@vickyrose (2031)
• Canberra, Australia
12 Jan 16
Yes, it happens to very young people who have great potential, Anna.
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• Indonesia
9 Jan 16
Not sure if I was a threat to my previous bosses. But sometimes I felt like they took advantage of my working and pretend that they're the one who working alone on one big project and blabbered about it to our big boss
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@vickyrose (2031)
• Canberra, Australia
12 Jan 16
Yes, that's how she behaved. No thanks, no credits, they get it all out of your hard work.
@zarlamain (24874)
• 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.
@TheHorse (73459)
• Walnut Creek, 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.
@SIMPLYD (84506)
• Philippines
14 Jan 16
I have a boss like that before when i was in the bank . She would always pick on me , but eventually , she was terminated because she did something dishonest .
• Calgary, Alberta
13 Jan 16
My bosses are usually nice to me but those people who suck up to bosses for the sake of getting promotions are the ones that gives me a hard time as they see me as a threat.