How to deal with a social climbing and vindictive boss?
January 21,2019 at 9:21PM UTC
My boss is a social climber. He has no problem throwing colleagues and subordinates under the bus to make himself look better. This boss gives preferential treatment to one subordinate who is well connected with the power players and people in the upper echelon of the community in which we live. He is dismissive of the remainder of his subordinates, and does not appear to value their contributions to the team. I am the subordinate receiving preferential treatment, and see how unfairly my boss treats everyone else. It makes me sick because I know I am getting better treatment based on who I know, not my performance at work. One of my colleagues requested a conference with the supervisor and his boss to discuss his concerns, and now that colleague is no longer working at the company. The boss brags publicly about firing the former colleague.
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