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I have no respect for my boss

  1. tritrain profile image84
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    And I told him so.

    Long story short, he's a major jerk and after 12 years working there I need to leave.  It's a very hostile work environment.

    The economy isn't making it easy to leave just yet.

    Would you tell your boss such a thing.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      those kind of bosses get what they give out. he probably doesn't respect his employees, so why respect him. just do your job and look for another one.  you have an advantage in finding a new job being employed. employed job seekers are more likely to get a position over an unemployed candidate. a sad fact for those who are unemployed.

      sometimes the writing is on the wall and you know it's time to move on.

    2. thisisoli profile image73
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What are your skills, and do you live in a city?

      From personal experience work is where I have the audacity to go so far in America, and so far my pay expectations have gone from just over $7 to over $20 an hour in less than six months.

    3. Karen Wodke profile image62
      Karen Wodkeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My suggestion would be to do your job to the best of your ability, not because of any respect you might have for your boss, but for your own self-respect. But, continue to look for another job. It sounds like this one has gone sour.

  2. Stevennix2001 profile image90
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    if i were you, i'd delete your post immediately, as employers do reserve the right to fire you if you say anything offensive about them or the company in any online social network.  therefore, i don't think it's really wise for you to post on here like this, as my best advice to you is to take this to your boss directly and talk about your issues with him in a calm civilize manner.

  3. tritrain profile image84
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    He won't fire me.

    He doesn't want me to collect unemployment.  Seriously.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well I hope for your sake your right then.  However, i do think it's probably better if you discuss this with your boss directly.

      1. tritrain profile image84
        tritrainposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I discussed it with both bosses directly.

        They didn't pull any punches and neither did I.

  4. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    Hey tritrain;

    I thought the same thing you did about my company not wanting to get rid of me because they would have to pay me unemployment. I would be very careful, as they may just be adding up a paper trail to boot you out the door.

    I worked for a major company for 15 years, and my boss was a total bitch. If your company is letting people go left and right like ours was, they will be looking for someone to fire, especially someone with seniority that they can replace with 2 low paid workers, with no benefits. So be very careful.

    Also unemployment is not a given, if your employer fires you, they will have the right to contest your unemployment which means you may end up getting nothing. I found that out the hard way, as I barely lived on my savings for 4 months while I waited for my unemployment to be approved. That was a very hard fight.

    Also, it has been almost 2 years, and I have not found another job. I'm beginning to think it is possible that they have blacklisted me, and nobody around here will ever hire me. You may end up getting totally screwed. Also, the people at the unemployment office are nothing more than a machine, and you are just a number, that don't care what you did, or why you are not working, they will treat you like crap. trust me.

    1. tritrain profile image84
      tritrainposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      That's a very ominous experience.  They brought three things against me and only one could be proven, and which I acknowledge (not logging calls enough).

      The other two was just hearsay and they won't share the "whos" and "whats" of it, so I have no way to defend myself.  That is the most frustrating part.  They can make up whatever they want and I can't do a thing about it.

      I tell you I won't miss this place. 

      I fully intend to move to another state and do what I can to make ends meet.  I'd rather be poor and happy than miserable and middle class.

    2. Rafini profile image89
      Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Or, they make you so miserable at your job that you end up being forced to quit in order to preserve your physical and mental health!  Then, you have to prove you quit with reason in order to get unemployment....

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    Go Writerposted 7 years ago

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    shafinbest123posted 7 years ago

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    christineccccposted 6 years ago

    Ummm why did you not' respect your boss?

    Christine of http://www.weimaranerproblems.com/train-weimaraner/