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stronglady4me
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 2/28/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so mad!!!! Our company is losing our lease so the boss has been looking for new space.    I overheard him negotiating for space in a big city that is a half an hour away.  He hasn't said one word to anyone here about that.  He is planning on getting himself a parking space and giving the rest of us bus passes.  It will mean an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening of our lives and he doesn't think he needs to talk to us about that.  I take night classes, how am I supposed to get to them on time?!  He is a real piece of work!  I once described working for this guy as working for Scrouge before the ghosts came to visit.  He expects us to be there late if there is a deadline and obviously expects us ladies to be standing out on the streets of downtown  after dark to catch a bus in order to make him millions!
 
Wet cats don't have anything on me right now!!!  Sorry to be so pissy but I am so mad I don't know what to do.  No, I won't say anything to him now but believe me, I want to!!!
 
The thing of it really is that the office is on the 41st floor.  I have an issue with skyscrapers.  I am afraid of heights but have never EVER let my fear stop me from doing anything.  I am afraid of flying, I get on the plain.  I am afraid of heights, I still go mountain climbing.  I am afraide of open water, I still get on the ferry boat.  I am really proud of that but it is something much different than having to do it every single day.  41 floors up in an elevator in a building that will move in strong wind and what about earthquakes?! 
 
I just had a job review which was generally favorable.  There were a few things that the boss asked me to work on but nothing unreasonable and nothing that I didn't agree with him about.  He gave me a 3500/annual raise and signed me up for the 401K.  I know that sounds great but this is a guy who thinks he can treat people any way that he wants to if he throws enough money at them.  One of the things that he did say was that he wanted to know that I 100% work for him and don't spend time taking care of the employees.  I'm the office manager for heaven's sake, taking care of what eveyone needs is my job.  Anyway to me he was asking for complete loyalty.  In order to get that kind of loyalty you have to give it and I know that there are times that he has lied to us and times when he is deceptive.  That's not cool!  He and his wife bought a hugely expensive house on an island near here.  All the employees knew that they had bought it because we have an email pool instead of seperate addresses.  His realtor slipped and sent an email to the office.  No one said anything to him but then he started lying to us about the house telling us how his wife had owned it for years but they just never did anything with it.  It was a really short step for all the employees to wonder what else he was lying to us about if he would lie about something like that.  The guy is a technology dinosaur.  We back everything up on 3.5 floppy discs and he absolutely won't listen to anyone about servers etc.  We are in a high tech business where every client uses email and sends big files.  Not us, we fax.
 
The bottom line is that it is his business and he doesn't need my permission to make decisions for his business but it isn't too much to ask to be treated with a little respect and informed about things that have a big impact on our lives.
 
Thanks for letting me vent, I am sure that my husband is tired of hearing it even though he would never say so.
 
Man, just when you get everything under control and you think it is safe to go back in the water......
 

Stronglady4me
Walk in harmony


CheerDad
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   Posted 2/28/2007 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Intersing tidbit. I just read a journal article that said79% of the workforce is looking for a new job. Of those 79%, 50% are doing so because they don't like their immediate supervisor. The basis of the thought is that people will work for a little less money if they feel respected by their supervisor. Hang in there and see where the chips fall. Hope it ends up positive for you.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.

 
Randy

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zinniagirl
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 3/1/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Strong,

I read your post and grimaced. Bus trips -- ugh.

And the lack of technology made me smile in recognition. I recently worked in an office that was very low tech, even though they had all the software/hardware systems to be more efficient and more electronic, they continued to do pretty much everything using the old paper-based systems. For example, one legal assistant insisted on printing out the daily dockets, photocopying them, and then hand delivering them to each person's desk. Um, what about e-mail? But I never said anything about that to this person.

If the commute is too much a burden, and I can certainly understand that it might be, could you look for another job? You might not get a better supervisor, but you might get a job that features a better commute, and better use of technology.

zinniagirl

stronglady4me
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 3/1/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ZG. It really isn't the commute but rather the disrespectful way that the boss has treated everyone in this situation that got under my nerves. I am better today. I refuse to be an angry person even about this. I will make it work because right now this job is meeting the needs of my family. I have two kids in college for two more years and I made a committment to my husband to stick with this until then. I did a mid-life career change two years ago so I have bounced around a bit and we needed more stability. Meanwhile, I am taking night classes in Project Management which I adore and when the time is right I will make a change into that field.

CheerDad, I read that article too. It is pretty amazing to me. How difficult is it to treat people with a little common decentcy (SP? sorry)? The thing that most bosses like mine completely miss is that if they treat their employees well it will come back to them tenfold in positive ways. Amazing ! I'll make it turn out positive for myself and my family, it might just take a little while to get there.

Thanks for letting me get stuff off my chest.
Stronglady4me
Walk in harmony

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