Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about mean boss and assistant:
I have been working for my company for 5 years. It is a small office now of 8 employees. In the past two years, we have lost 4 employees, and there were 2 employees that we almost lost. I have two questions, one relates to our boss and the other to his assistant (which is also his drinking buddy). I am not even sure how to begin this but I’ll give it my best shot. I read an article that a co-worker gave me and it described our boss to a “T”. It was an article that described a narcissistic personality. I, of course, learned a lot that day. Our boss has two different personalities that we (past and present employs) have all witnessed. The one the Board and external people see and then the one we have to work with. The two are totally different. One is “whatever you want sir” and the other is the one we work with… “Hostile, mean, critical, controlling, sneaky, vindictive, a micro manager, he carries the spoiled little child attitude, do I need to go on…. He constantly sets everyone up to fail. He tells you what he wants done but, only partially, so that when you complete the tasks he tells you how it wasn’t the way he wanted it (which is usually in a hostile way). If you try to nip that one in the bud by asking questions, he usually gets very frustrated with you and has no bones about showing/telling you. If you do manage to succeed in asking him questions, he’ll let it go until you are done with your task and change everything around, even lie and say that’s not what he asked.