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Old 05-10-2019, 03:36 PM #71
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I tried asking my manager for a locker I can actually open and he had an attitude and basically told me no. So I guess I canít ever bring my wallet or my purse with me to work.
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This is about a friend. I wrote about her before. She has a boss that hates her or rather, every single thing she does, makes him unhappy. But I think it wouldn't bother most people.

So tonight, a Friday night (before mothers day), at 4 PM... he called her into his office and told her to "have a seat" and, when she did he said, "he was thinking about making a change." So she said, what change? And he said you should talk with your "manager about that" (it is a strange structure where her boss has all the power but in name he doesn't -- so she has to talk to her "in name only" boss). Her in name only boss is not in today. She got upset as it was the weekend and said, "am I being fired?" He goes speak to your manager about that. She started to say but she isn't in... and(she was going to say) it isn't fair to leave her hanging all weekend -- he got upset with her and said, I will do what I want.

Ok, I am pretty sure this is it.

I am sorry for her but
1. it isn't as bad as it seems. She gets paid at the same pay rate no matter what job they make her do for two years. Usually by that time they move them into another position.
2. There is no way they are actually firing her. But she will be moved to another position.
3. She unfortunately brought it on herself -- yelling -- at someone on the bosses staff.
4. Ultimately I think it is the best thing for her.. she just can't see that.
5. I have been telling her for 5 years to get out and get another job in the office even if she has to make less for a few years, but she refused.

But I HATE HIM.
1. He is so arrogant. He thinks he is a god -- I HATE that someone like that can make the people who are not on his "level" suffer.
2. To use a Game of Thrones analogy, I always wanted to be Denaryas Stormborn and I am just one of the nameless minions crushed by the wheel. I hate that he gets away with it.
3. Every 8 years there is a committee put together to determine if he should keep his job. I am debating sending in a complaint... I can't really complain about this because it is second hand, but he has a public record and I could monitor it and point out all the snarky remarks. (but they would know it comes from someone who works there). I was thinking of getting all my friends friends together to make more than one submission. People should know!!
4. I know the next person will be a zillion times worse. They won't get trained right my friend has 20 years of experience. But he will probably never admit that.
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My coworker made a fat shaming comment when a pretty heavy coworker was within earshot. It was something about how all fat people smell bad and donít take showers properly. A manager made the same comment in front of a different coworker. Sometimes I just donít understand people.
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My patience was tested all week. An 18 year old coworker complained about being stuck in the office learning CNC programming. A few times I really wanted to tell him to shut up, but I forced myself not to. I did ask him nicely to stop complaining. It helped a little bit.
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Turtle_Rider - I understand your frustration. I used to work for someone like that - always saying, "I need a proposal for ABC next week." In the end it would be dropped because it was too expensive, not the right timing, etc. etc. Finally after a while, he would completely forget he even asked you. He'd ask for something than never mention it again. After all the wasted work, I started to put minimal time and effort into those requests. 30 minutes looking for some links to show him if he ever asked me about it again. He rarely did.
Same here. minimal effort is the only thing we can do. We have to suck it up with this situation, unfortunately :/
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I was buying something at work but I didnít have any money on me so I called my mom to come in and 3 of my coworkers came up to her and me and introduced themselves and said ďhi, were Mountaindewed friends.Ē And they kept going on for about 3 minutes. Meanwhile Iím feeling super embarrassed and awkward. My mom was like wtf these people are being weird. Itís like who the **** does that? My mom says you introduced yourself to your friends parents in the 50ís not now. Iím still feeling really weird from it.
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My boss has been acting weird towards me ever since I returned from my honeymoon. I had sent him and the CEO a note with some pics from our wedding while we were away (that's the kind of company it is), jokingly stating that I was moving and not coming back. When I returned, my boss almost seemed disappointed I was back and said "I really thought you weren't coming back". He's been stand-offish ever since Monday. I hope it just has to do with something else going on and nothing about me.

Although I got approached by Monster.com for a job while I was away, so I wrote back and expressed my interest.
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My boss has been acting weird towards me ever since I returned from my honeymoon. I had sent him and the CEO a note with some pics from our wedding while we were away (that's the kind of company it is), jokingly stating that I was moving and not coming back. When I returned, my boss almost seemed disappointed I was back and said "I really thought you weren't coming back". He's been stand-offish ever since Monday. I hope it just has to do with something else going on and nothing about me.

Although I got approached by Monster.com for a job while I was away, so I wrote back and expressed my interest.
Did you talk to them about the social media content position?
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I called into work today. I didnít get to bed until close to 2. I feel kind of bad. I have a lot of sick hours so I donít think I can get into legit trouble.
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Did you talk to them about the social media content position?
I'm supposed to submit a proposal on how we can do our current social media marketing better. It looks like it could be a slow process to move into a new role there, contingent on them being able to sell their SMM services and obtain more clients who want social media marketing. I don't have the patience, and I'm not even sure now if that is the direction I wish to go. I am very down about my job right now, especially after returning from vacation this week. I think I may leave sooner than that, if this interview goes well that just popped up.
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