Bosses.

United States
January 26, 2007 2:32pm CST
I'm sure most of us have worked for someone. What do you have to say about the bosses you have had. I have had some that were great, some that were good, and some that were worthless. I'm reminded of the statement: Bosses are like diapers, always on your a**, and usually full of sh**. Remember this bit of advice. There will always be good days at work, and bad days at work, and then there will be days that will be like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall. Comments, please?
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I have worked for many bosses, both good and bad, and I have come to the conclusion that the statement is correct. In fact one of my bosses was so unpredictable, that his mood change was not on a daily basis, but an hourly basis. There was one time that we had an argument that lasted for 2 days. Another time, with the same boss, I had called in sick due to heart palpatations, went to a doctor, and wore a heart monitor for 24 hrs. My boss had the nerve to call me at home, and yell at me regarding my condition, saying that it was my fault that I was working the overtime, and that it was not the companies fault. Even though he approved the overtime, due to our department being very busy. It turned out that I have high blood pressure, and an overactive adrenal gland, for which I am still on medication. When I returned to work, I ended up helping him break down over 20 pallets of product, restack the product onto other skids, and put those skids away. I told him that as long as I am on the medication, I feel fine. He never had apologized for the earlier conversation.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I seriously doubt that he ever will apologize. I do hope that you are taking your medications as prescribed. I might also suggest that you find a way to cut down on your stress level. Stress does not help either of those conditions. Good luck. Let me know if I can help you with anything else.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
27 Jan 07
My last two bosses have been complete opposites. One was a district manager (I was a store manager) who promised constantly to teach me things, never did, and then showed up out of the blue one day and was angry I wasn't doing correctly any of the things he never taught me to do. He held personal grudges, was heavily swayed by gossip, and was incredibly unfair. I tolerated him as long as I could and then left my position. My current boss is one of the nicest people I have ever known. He gives me the tools to do my job, gives me encouragement and recognition, and is always willing to help in any way he can. This isn't to say he's a pushover that doesn't make sure people do their jobs, but he always does so in the most positive way possible. I'm not in a position of management now, and I'm pretty happy about that. I discovered that being a boss can be pretty hard work, and I'm not ready for it yet, though someday I hope I will be.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
I'm sure that with an attitude like yours, you will be ready for it soon enough. It seems to me that you have already had the most extreme bosses that have been related here. Congratulations on being able to be positive about both of these.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Well, in my line of work we don't really use the term boss, their is a little hierarcy. It begins with 'head nurse' followed by 'nurse manager,' and finally the 'chief nursing officer.' The further up this chain of command you go, the more likely you are to find a nurse who no longer remembers what it is like to be in the trenches. This nurse has lost all ability to perform basic nursing skills. But has the important skills of management! When they hire new nurses, there will be managment jargon (affectionately known by myself as BullSh*t)such as: (1) GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS ARE REQUIRED: Management communicates, you, figure out what they want and do. (2)REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS: You'll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or respect. (3)DUTIES WILL VARY: Anyone in the hospital can boss you around.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
Anyone in the hospital can boss you around? Even housekeeping? Well, maybe not EVERYONE, but almost everyone.
@GardenGerty (100379)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I had a boss that along with her husband managed transportation services for our small school district, as contract labor. It was the only job she ever had, he was a retired truck driver, but she was the Boss. You never quite knew where you stood with her, and she treated us all as if we were her children, and prone to be naughty. Very few positive comments. At one point she decided I wanted her job, but other times she would just tell me how thankful she was for my help. That was the boss I worked for the longest, so far.
• United States
4 Mar 07
Having been in the position of being in charge, I can honestly say that it is very difficult to treat everyone the best you can. Some people make it very easy to be nice to, others don't. Thank you for your comments.
@wasim989 (2302)
• India
27 Jan 07
Bosses are VIP people. VIP stands for Very Irritating Pain in the a**. And that this people are they are just hungry for power and money and if things don't go their way then they just know to yell at their employees.
• United States
27 Jan 07
000h0000h!! u said it big guy