Boss?

@easy888 (10405)
Australia
March 16, 2007 10:16am CST
People always say the bosses are not always good person because what they do the whole day are just bossing you around. Are the bosses always arrogant?? Or are they always doing something to show you they are superior of you?? What is your experience ? How many bosses you have been working for? How are they??
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• United States
17 Mar 07
I have worked for quite a few bosses and I have to say I liked them all except one. I have worked for more male bosses than female but the worst was a female who knew nothing about what I really did to get the results I achieved. She pretended she did and also tried to take the credit when the results were good then she got a new supervisor (who was also a female) and the new one saw right through the bad one, to make a long story short she gave her enough room to hang herself and she did and got fired!! Yeah!!
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• United States
17 Mar 07
oh nice! i hate credit stealers-you gotta love when they get called on it :)=)
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
17 Mar 07
thx for sharing yout story.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
16 Mar 07
I have worked for a women, and sometimes I must admit it was harder than to work for a man. Now I am working for my husband and that's a tough one! Every so now and then I want to resign, but he just blatantly ignores my resignation letter.
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@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
17 Mar 07
wow. atleast, you are working for your husband. so, i thought that you are having better relations with him when it comes to work matters. well, i guess your husband tries to expect a lot from you since he knows your capabilities. take it as a challenge! you can do it!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
I agree too..especially when you are a woman as well..
@Neo_Knights (1887)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 07
I don't have a boss right now, because I own my own company. But of course there are still some kind of boss-like, which we called clients. They are so bossy and arrogant. They don't know anything about design or target consumers but they act like they know everything.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
17 Mar 07
In your case, customers are you bosses and they are always right no matter what.. work hard man..
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@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
17 Mar 07
i don't think not all bosses are arrogant. my first boss was arrogant at first... trying to make me see that she's my boss and i'm just her subordinate. but after a few days, i tried to win her as a friend. later on, the relationship became more of a friend than having her as a boss no matter if she is many years older than me. but it did not conflict with work since i still have respect for her. but atleast, the work place for us is more fun and relaxing for both of us. when i had been a boss in another company, i did not make my subordinates feel that i am supreme over them most of the time. ofcourse, i make them feel that i should also be respected. but i still make it a point to find time to talk to them and make them open up to me. and so, there's a better working relationship between them and me. better to know what's on their minds and having my thoughts shared to them, too. but there are bosses who seem to have an oversized brain! even if they are wrong sometimes, they still feel they are always right! whew! i am glad that i haven't been under bosses like them before.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
17 Mar 07
true. i do not liek the boss who they always think the yare right and do not accept ideas from other people.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Mine is pretty good and most through my years of working were pretty good. But then so was I. Any difficulties were generally because of an employee doing something wrong. Currently, mine is providing supplies and equipment and has put in a place to work as a cleaner where I thoroughly enjoy it. We rarely see him and we fill out our own papers as to the hours we work. We know what it should take and so we work within that. The only compliant about my boss is that he chose a young girl for his office when I was more qualified. She makes mistakes etc and I would have been the much better lady in the office. I have now have a call from a local paper as to work and will speak to them possibly tomorrow. Wish me luck.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
oh...he might have made a big mistake by choosing the wrong person.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
17 Mar 07
No I do not find that all bosses are arrogant, I think that most bosses are pretty fair as long as you do your work properly as much as you can and do not be so slack in what you are doing. I have had some amazing bosses in my life, and I always try to please my boss with the amount of work that I do and have been rewarded in many ways due to this. I have worked for many bosses due to I used to do a lot of temporary secretarial work.
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• United States
17 Mar 07
i've had a couple of cool bosses,but they're few and far between.i've had a few power-trippers also who seemed to enjoy making people under them miserable and hanging the constant threat of firing. sometimes i think it's the job itself that made them that way.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Mar 07
I have worked for 10 different bosses. 8 have been very good, and two have been horrible. The good ones were the kind of people that did decide, but were still able to listen to the eployees and treat them respectfully. The two horrible ones were the kind of people that did not listen, that showed people no respect, were angry, grumpy, bossy people that seemed to have the job just in order to make others miserable.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 Mar 07
only 20 % of boss you worked for are not good,so the percentage is low..
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Mar 07
Yup, I have been lucky!
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
31 May 07
My direct superior while I was working as a Receptionist was really calm and nice, but the big boss of the company is really rude to lower staff like me. I'm not sure where she is now though because I heard she was replaced a couple of months after I resigned.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
1 Jun 07
May be she was fired because many people did not like her there.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I used to be a "boss". I have also had several bosses in my time. Your right, not all bosses are good people or good leaders. When I was a "boss" I tried to be firm but fair and always let my employees know that if they had problems both personal or professional that I would be more than happy to talk to them about it. I would hate for a small problem to become a big problem and then they possibly lose their job. I didn't like to be thought of as superior. I worked my way up to that position and I know both sides of how this is. So, I wanted to be fair to everyone. Most of my bosses though that I have had are very nice and worked with me on several projects. I always felt comfortable with them, so I really had no bad experience.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
It is very important to have good communication bewteen boss and the staff. It is not like the boss being dominating all the time.
@bindishah (2063)
• India
22 Mar 07
I have a really nice boss right now. He has an open door policy and listens to everyones suggestions with an open mind. No idea is a bad idea for him. ofcourse he does not agree to everythign we say but thats what bosses are for - to guide you. There are times he has to show he is a boss because without authority things would get messy. But I think overall i lucked out having such a gr8 boss.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
23 Mar 07
So good to find a good bodd and you must be working happily..
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
19 Mar 07
I work for my University and my bosses are the professors I work with...they are very unkind people because they don't care about me ...they only care about how many hours I can work for them, how much work I can do for them ...they are not interested in me making steps towards a better career,..they are not interested in paying me well for my work...and they think they have a right to have anything and even though we are colleagues now they do everything to stress the fact that they are older and more important...moreover..they don't want me to become independent in my job...they are bosses and they are bossy people
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
22 Mar 07
oh i always think the lecturers are nice, and they will pay you good,,but..........
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
19 Mar 07
In my mind,if he can be the boss,he will be something better than you.So they can be arrogant,and for me that is the motivity to work hard and do something better than him.then you can be someone's boss.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
but sometimes,they may just be lucky to be your boss.
@desiret (2124)
• Italy
18 Mar 07
the first boss i had until 3 years ago, was a very bad person! now i have a supervisor and a boss... my supervisor is wonderful, it is a friend. We joined the plant the same period so we know each other since 15 years. my boss is wonderful too... a very kind person, nice and sweet. i think i'm very lucky!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
thx for your reply,,i wil lrate you positive,
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
17 Mar 07
This made me laugh Easy. A boss is supposed to boss you around...that's his job...lol. I rarely found a boss to be arrogant, confident and sure of themselves but nort arrogant. And bosses are superior to me...that's why they are called the boss. I couldn't possibly count the number of bosses I've had but I've also been the boss. I earned that position and worked had and was good at my job. I had a good rapport with my staff most of the time. It's always been my practice to lead by example and I never expected my staff to do anything I wasn't prepared to do myself. I treated my staff with courtesy and respect and mostly that was returned. Sometimes some people just don't fit into jobs. They bad mouth the boss and their co-workers and create bad feelings and a bad atmosphere. These are the people who need to be shown the door unless they wake up and try to fit in more.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
some of the bosses will ask their employees to do nearly everything, but at the same time they expect too much and do not have enough support to the employees,after that when the employees cannot finsih the task,the bosses ask ' How can you not finish those easy tasks, I had told you how to do them',the employees are like.....#)#)#)
@mummymo (23709)
17 Mar 07
I have 2 bosses and they are both absolutely fantastic!!! I have worked for them for more than 10 years and they are part of my family and vice versa! They have even looked after my kids when I don't have a babysitter!
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
Your bosses are so helpful..hard to imagine they can even look after your kids....
@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
17 Mar 07
my current boss is a very nice guy, i have no problems with him :) I consider myself lucky to work for him but i had some bad ones before, i hope I will never need to go through it again :)
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
good to meet a ncie boss
• Pakistan
17 Mar 07
Well bosses are normal human beings like us and thus the good, the bad and the ugly exist. I have worked in various organizations and have seen bosses of different natures. Some tend to helpfull and kind whilst other tend to be very mean. But right now the company I work for has a good boss because he strikes a balance between work and free time. If it is work then we all are very busy but when we all are free the boss comes around and we joke around and the boss orders meals from good restaurants and that is saying something because more than 200+ people work in this organization.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
Some bosses just do not want you to stop, even you get nothing to do, you have to find something to do and pretend to be very busy
@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
17 Mar 07
So far I have worked with 4 bosses in the same company. The first one is really nice to me and as if I'm her baby because I'm a little spoiled with her. She works so hard and is not arrogant at all. Second, one is a real nice funny guy. He's a laid back guy who doesn't work too hard, a little lazy but very considerate to accomodate his employees request. He's a people person I should say! Third...Oh...I hate this man! He's arrogant, inconsiderate, unfair, bossy, and he picks on me that's why I transfer to my current boss, lol. She's a really nice person. Really hard working and a good example to her employees. She's very considerate too. From my experience...out of 4, 3 are not arrogant and I would recommend being a supervisor/boss anywhere.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
At least you have meet some good bosses...
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
17 Mar 07
I have had mixed experiences with my bosses. Some have been excellent and some have been real bad. But, the key to handling bosses is to know that it is their job to boss around and feel in control. As long as you can give them that feeling and get your work done, you can be cool with most bosses. Of course, there are few bad apples here and there, but then not every person is a good person. During my career I can recollect as many 4 wonderful bosses, and 2 not so good bosses and 1 very bad boss. I got along with the first 6 pretty good, but had some troubles with the last one. I consider that one also to be a failure from my side as I feel that if you have the skill of Boss Management, then you can get along with almost anyone. Cheers! Ram PS: BTW, if you love Boss Bashing you should read Dilbert comics. They don't get better than that.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
It is important to understand your boss well so that you can react promptly to his/her request