10 Ways to Know if Your Boss Hates You
Main cast of "Horrible Bosses"
LET'S FACE IT
we've all been there. At work. On the job. "Nose to the grindstone, shoulder to the wheel." Working for a living.
Unless you have been a successful person at being self-employed, odds are you have worked for someone at sometime or the other. That's just a fact of life. And at one time, things were kosher between boss and worker.
That was until the day "you" went to work at the office you are still working at in 2012. No promotions. No raises to speak of. Just a dead-end job from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. working hard as you can while those less-experienced coworkers around you are being promoted right and left.
What's wrong with this picture?
I can tell you. Your boss either doesn't like you or to keep his or herself from being sued, they are using ingenious ways to make your work life miserable enough to get your resignation. Then they can make more points with their boss by hiring his eighteen-year-old daughter as their assistant.
If you are still in the dark. See the three celebrities in the top photo? They all star in a hit-film, "Horrible Bosses," and as the title implies, their bosses are more than horrible. They are vicious, vulgar and treat these guys' characters worse than a pile of manure.
How do these guys handle it? I cannot tell you. Just watch "Horrible Bosses."
Here are my "10 Ways to Know if Your Boss Hates You"
1. THE "OFFICE BOOB"
in the fifteen-years you have worked for this small company, you have never been invited by your boss to have lunch with him and the other staff members. And after you put on your resume' that you were a "people person."
2. "BLAME IT ALL ON 'HENRY'"
No matter what goes wrong on the job, "you" are always blamed. Even when you're on a two-week vacation.
3. PARANOIA TOOLS OF DESTRUCTION
many is the time you see your boss and three or four of your coworkers standing at the coffeemaker sipping coffee and that is fine. But when you notice that ever so often, the boss says something to them and immediately looks or points directly at you, but never tells you why.
4. "LAUGHINGSTOCK" GOING UP
practical jokes are part of the "office atmosphere," but when the boss' dangerous practical jokes are always played on "you" to give him and your colleagues a laugh, you need to start thinking about resigning. Seeing how long you can hold a "live firecracker," is illegal and can hurt you for life.
5. MY REAL NAME IS . . .
again, you started work for this company fifteen years ago. Your name is "Henry Stockton." The boss for some unknown reason, has called you, "Benny Lofton," all of this time. Memory problems? Not hardly. Just a scant two months ago a guy named, Zennolifini Strawszzvinskily, went to work across from you and "his" name is always remembered.
6. HEY, WAIT FOR ME
when quitting time arrives, the boss instructs the night janitor to "lock it down," and that would be fine except "you" do not have a key to the office.
7. AND YOU ARE?
and when you do get up the nerve to ask your boss for a key to the office, he peers over his Wall Street Journal and says, "you are whom now?" "oh, you work here?"
8. ALWAYS INTRODUCED IN ERROR
when the boss' lovely wife and children pay a visit to the office, your boss and fellow church member, introduces you as "the break room clean-up guy."
9. HINT, HINT
when you arrive for work, job openings in the local paper are circled in red and left laying on your desk. This practice lasts for months.
10. GIVE IT TO ME STRAIGHT, BOSS
one day you have had it. You throw caution to the wind and knock on the boss' door. "come in," he says. "yes, sir. May I have a word with you?" you say in a humble tone. "sure," he replies. "sit down," he adds. "are you pleased with my work, sir?" you ask in a professional way of talking. "well, kid, honestly, I have just two complaints. That's all," the boss says very straight-foward. You are very-relieved. "you are putting too much starch in my shirts and you are not cleaning our bathroom well enough," he says.
You start work on the "breakfast shift" at Burger King next Monday.