Remember the movie Mutiny on the Bounty and its later counterpart Bounty. There was a character of Captain Bligh This person was the head of the ship. He believed that power equals might equals right. He was quite a tyrannical boss while Lt. Christian was a more amiable supervisor whom workers could come to when they needed to. Have any of you worked for superiors, supervisors, and bosses who were quite tyrannical, authoritarian, and totally unyielding? Did you have a Lt. Christian whom you felt was a more approachable supervisor and/or superior? Detail, detail your experiences with bosses at work?
One of my former employers for 15 years was the U.S. Postal service. Need I say more? Is it any wonder that people go postal in there? Yes, their management is terrible. I spent the majority of the 15 years I was there, battling management because of employee abuse and discrimination. I became an EEO rep in a separate union for the employees; refusing to be part of the contract union because they were in bed with the management, and not really representing the employees, or only representing a few based on favortism.
I never saw the movie you referenced, but I have experienced a few real winners as far as bad bosses. The most recent was a selfish, greedy, insecure and manipulative chiropractor. I am now a massage therapist, and he was the first job I got once licensed. But you know, in spite of it all, I believe that people like that will do themselves in. You only seem to get away with messing over people for just so long; but ultimately, you will reap what you sow. I may not be around to see it, and sometimes, I wish I could be a fly on the wall, just to witness that come-uppance (spell checker, please), but I am comforted with knowing that in the end, justice will be served on these types.
I retired in 2002, and I have been working since I was a child. All I can do is laugh when I remember all the horrible bosses that I worked for. But in a time when a lot of people won't see retirement because of this shaky economy, I am grateful that I stuck it out. I retired at 44 on a Comp injury, but the total years on the job has earned me a pension. I can't tell you how much I hated working most of those jobs, but I do have pride in myself and whatever work I am doing. No matter what, I always worked to my best ability. Even with a lousy boss and co-workers! I remember two good bosses that whole time. Most people who are bosses don't have the right to be. They don't have the skills. Or they got there through a spouse, other family member or a friend. Those are the worse!
Arlene, this is so true. Many bosses believe that because they are in a position of authority, they have the unmitigated right to treat their employees any way they want. They portend that they are smarter and better than their employees and refuse to consider otherwise. I had a boss who refuse to consider her subordinate's opinions although she never knew what she was doing. Yes, there are many people who should never become bosses. This brings to mind the book detailing what occurs when immature people get power!
GM, I had two female bosses who treated her employees as if they were her children. She would call you in on a Friday, tell you what you did wrong, and then tell you that she would issue your "punishment" on Monday. Which meant that she ruined the weekend for you! The things I used to do just to pay the mortgage. Unbelievable, but many people have to do what they gotta do!
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