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Old 08-25-2007, 12:05 AM
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This Dieselhead says "My Boss is Driving me Crazy"!

Well at least I am venting it. How many of you have had a "Supe" or "Boss" you just wanted to have it out with. The guy suddenly became boss and its gotten to your head. The trouble is everyone else does "The Emporer isn't naked" thing and say, yeah he's okay.

No he isn't, he's a micromanager, arrogant, black and white thinker and has the worst managerial skills and people skills in world...
and he thinks he's too good to talk to floor level technicians,or electricains or machinist, like he's some kind of new member of the aristocracy...It really weighs me down, because I love my job and I love hard work and I love being a team player....
OF COURSE THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO A PHELLOW DIESEHD!
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:31 AM
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Sounds like your boss is like a diaper, full of $h!t. I'd bet a diaper smells better though.
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:26 AM
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It comes down to deciding what you go to work for.

Do you go to work for money? Or do you go to work to have interpersonal relationships of love, joy and harmony?

If its the first, as it is for most people, you learn to shut up most of the time and take the paycheck home. There is often no reward offered or given for improving the business.

If its the second, you may be in the wrong job. Try the Peace Corp.



More seriously though, I know what you mean. As you get older, you develop an immunity to this and it does become a matter of deciding what your goals are (salary) rather than trying to make the world a better place.

Sorry, the illegitimi have worn me down.........

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Old 08-25-2007, 08:48 AM
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Yup, when my late grandfather was in charge. Seriously.

Every characteristic you listed (except being too good to talk to the warehouse guys-he was always meddling somehow) plus the mentality that that's not how things were done "back in the day". Nit-picked and rode my father incessantly about stupid $h!t, which in turn sent the wrath downstream.

I loved the man after hours, but he sucked as a "boss".
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:03 AM
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More seriously though, I know what you mean. As you get older, you develop an immunity to this and it does become a matter of deciding what your goals are (salary) rather than trying to make the world a better place.
Yup, I decided just before my 40th birthday and quit my job. I've been self-employed ever since, and never looked back. Life's to short to work for other people, if you don't get out now you may never do it. Earning money is easy, finding what you really enjoy doing is more difficult.
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:26 AM
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More seriously though, I know what you mean. As you get older, you develop an immunity to this and it does become a matter of deciding what your goals are (salary) rather than trying to make the world a better place.

Sorry, the illegitimi have worn me down.........

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Old 08-25-2007, 02:58 PM
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Yup, I decided just before my 40th birthday and quit my job. I've been self-employed ever since, and never looked back. Life's to short to work for other people, if you don't get out now you may never do it. Earning money is easy, finding what you really enjoy doing is more difficult.
Yep. Being self employed is nice you get to take crap from everyone insted of just your boss.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:00 PM
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Yep. Being self employed is nice you get to take crap from everyone insted of just your boss.
LOL. very true. But you can also decide when you've had enough and fire your client.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:05 PM
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Yeah now THAT is great! I have only had to do it once but it felt GREAT!

They didn't want to be fired! They were like but wait dont we work well together! We can make it work!
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:38 AM
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Caught halfway between being stoic and patient and Punching him in the Nose..

I am Caught halfway between being stoic and patient and Punching him in the Nose.. I guess that means i should just pick my nose...but its better than what others do which is kiss his b___
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:00 AM
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You need your job, and your family needs you to have your job. So little piss-ants like your boss get to gum up the works for awhile. You will likely be there long after they run off the latest managerial flavor of the month...... {I've had a couple that finally seemed to "get it", so there is always hope I guess.}
I'm a worker bee, so I'll always have somebody I "have" to put up with......
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:06 AM
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You need your job, and your family needs you to have your job. So little piss-ants like your boss get to gum up the works for awhile. You will likely be there long after they run off the latest managerial flavor of the month...... {I've had a couple that finally seemed to "get it", so there is always hope I guess.}
I'm a worker bee, so I'll always have somebody I "have" to put up with......
I guess that is it. Anyway thats what DIESELTHERAPY is all about--go out and yank a motor...
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:34 AM
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Looking at Boss the other way.

Something I noticed long ago...

Take the word Boss, turn it around and you have

Double S O B

These things come and go. My boss's boss was new and insane in all the wrong ways, now 4 years latter I work for the insane man and he has finally broken in to one of the best I've had, never would have imagined that I would volunteer to work under him.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:09 PM
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Is there a possibility of a lateral transfer to another department in your company?

Years ago I was working for a now defunct company. I was asked to be the department supervisor and decided the hassle wasn't worth the small pay increase. So the only employee out of 1200 in the company that I didn't get along with took the job and became my boss. It was like you said your situation is.

Fortunately, there was an opening in another department that was on the same level and I got the job. Funny thing was I got three promotions within two years in the other department and ended up being jerk-boss's supervisor.

In the company that I am working for now, I'm in the perfect spot. A very small department, I'm the only night shift person. Leave a smaller mess than I found and I'm golden.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:21 PM
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Go out into the woods, mellow out, and really decided how important this character is compared to the rest of the world. Once you realize his insignificance, he shouldn't bother you as much. That, and it sounds like he is one of those people that like to suck the energy out of you...going to the woods will re-charge that loss, and give you more to boot.
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