Author Archives: dterry
  • Off his rocker

    A reader from Spokane writes:

    When our new boss came in the door everyone in the office was excited... he was young, fresh, and seemed like he had good ideas. It didn't take long before we all realized he was totally off his rocker. He was verbally abusive, highly disorganized, didn't communicate with the people in his department and was mistrusting. He was totally underqualifed to be in his job. And MORE

    - May 30, 2007 4:18 PM ET
  • The cheapest, least competent person

    A reader from San Diego writes:

    I recently left a high stress, strict deadline job in television production. Although I loved the job and my coworkers, I could no longer work with the growing incompetence that existed at the upper management levels.

    When the highly effective, much beloved boss decided it was time to move on, the general manager decided that the best move would be to replace him with the cheapest, MORE

    - May 30, 2007 4:16 PM ET
  • Walking on eggshells

    A reader from Massachusetts writes:

    my boss is definitely a BULLY, she complains constantly about how much she has to do because ALL of her employees are STUPID,INCOMPETANT,LAZY,ETC. depending on who is on her hit list for the day will effect how she treats the other employees that day. for example today i had to work a 91/2 hr shift with a delivery coming in, this is a conv. store. all MORE

    - May 30, 2007 4:15 PM ET
  • The silent treatment

    A reader from New York writes:

    I worked for a crazy boss . There was just the two of us, and he hadn't said a word to me in several days. I made some attempt to find out why he was not speaking to me. There was no response, so I repeated myself. This offended him to the point of frenzy, loudly dissing me by saying that he was the boss MORE

    - May 30, 2007 4:15 PM ET
  • Insane accusations

    A reader from Arkansas writes:

    My boss is the bully boss. She is always accusing me of insane things, gets a real high out of reprimanding me for things that either haven't even happened or they are so ridiculously minor that you would think she would have enough sense to not even mention. The first time she publicly yelled at me it felt like someone had just kicked me in the MORE

    - May 30, 2007 4:13 PM ET
  • Her way or no way

    A reader from New York writes:

    Always tries to dominate. It's her way or no way. Tries to seem like she really cares about what's going on. She does things only if it makes her look good. She is there but is not there. Bottom line is that she looks good. She never understands the pressure she puts anyone else under. All she really wants is that those of us that MORE

    - May 30, 2007 4:12 PM ET
  • Because I said so

    A reader from Indiana writes:

    My boss has to always be right. And she'll make sure you know it. It doesn't matter even if she is wrong. She'll be buddies with you, but turn on you in an instance. She is very demanding and high strung. If you question her about anything, it's always, "Because I'm the boss." Or, because I said so. Or it's my store even though we are MORE

    - May 30, 2007 4:12 PM ET
  • Kafka-esque boss

    A reader from New Jersey writes:

    A year ago I made it to the finish line of my working career and retired. Eight years before the finish line I got a new boss and it was a nightmare from that day on. It would take an Orwell or a Kafka to describe it so I won't even try. I survived this individual and kept my sanity by composing letters of resignation MORE

    - May 30, 2007 4:11 PM ET
  • The bully - approaching retirement

    A reader from Honolulu writes:

    My boss is a bully and I'm hanging in there hoping for her early retirement to come soon! She has purchased property thousands of miles away and is having a house built. I am so tempted to call the builders and offer them a bonus to finish ahead of schedule!
    Some of my boss's endearing characteristics:

    1) She hires a new "pet" and talks in glowing terms about MORE

    - May 30, 2007 4:11 PM ET
  • No regards for rules, or feelings

    A reader from New York writes:

    My boss has no regards for rules. He reprimands by shouting and raising his voice even in front of other people. He doesn't care about hurting the feelings of his subordinates. He doesn't have control over his temper. It won't be long before he loses his subordinates and do all the work by himself.

    What do you think? Is this boss crazy?

    - May 30, 2007 4:09 PM ET
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