Boss degrading behavipr
I have been working for twenty plus years. In the last 5 years I have been under the same boss. This person is very degrading. He usually sets his sites in one particular person and that person is his target. He humiliates, degrades and throws in some swearing. At the end of the meeting you feel like you've been beaten down. Its almost as if it's all a show for the other people. Women seem to be a frequent target. There was a particular incident that he was screaming so loud on the phone that we heard his ranting all through the building. It's not easy to just throw everything you've worked for away and quit but sometimes I think it's cone down to more than simply sucking it up and letting it go. Any thoughts?
I have a similar boss, HUGE turnover, clients joked "you're still there"... I wrote him an email as I noted 'confronting' him did not accomplish anything; actually aggravated the situation. In the email, I treated him as a 'narcissus' and complimented his achievements, work ethic...then pointed out how his behaviour affected the culture and 'bottom line' of HIS business. He's an intelligent man and has been trying to 'control himself'... It's a start and we have a good positive work environment most times. Good Luck!
As I read this letter I could have thought it written by my daughter, but the bosses that pushed her to the brink were women. Don't think that only men harass others. Everything written above also could have been her writing it. Harassment is done by those who feel inadequate and inferior and the only way they can feel important is to bully others. It is sad because everyone knows how inadequate these people are, yet don't stand up and protect those being bullied. As for going to HR - it made no difference at my daughter's job (which was with a VERY big company). She had been there eleven years and created programs that enhanced the company all across the US. Another girl left less than a week after my daughter for the same reasons. This was in early summer and they have not been able to fill these two positions because word has gotten around about how awful these bosses are. HR admitted that they knew there was a problem. My daughter was denied the package she should have received after 11 years but decided instead of fighting for it she just wanted to have a life again. There are a lot of nasty people in the workplace and a lot of talented, smart people who quit the workplace because of them. My daughter is happier and will contribute her talents elsewhere when the time is right. The ones who lost were the company who lost her. So sad because her contributions made a big difference within the company.
I am officially going to be offered a promotion with my company, but the position will be in another state and i just found out i'm pregnant. should i take the job, even though we will most likely move back after we have the baby? should i turn down the promotion to stay close to family during the pregnancy?
Does FairyGodBoss (or anyone else for that matter) have a link to or compiled list of self development books and reading material that have been helpful for other women to read and grow their leadership style, dealings with male leadership, etc.? We've all heard the "read Lean In" speech and there have got to be other reputable books out there on this topic. . . right?
Are there any accountants on here who work 100% remote from home? I'm a CPA with 8+ years of experience split between public accounting and private industry. I recently had my first baby and would love to transition into a new position where I can work 100% remote from my home office. This is not an option at my current employer. I've been scouring the interwebs for months now with no luck - but I know that many employers won't list a position as remote even though it would be an option for the right candidate. Anyone have a gig like this? Help a mama out!
I worked for a company that does transportation on demand and is constantly in the news concerning their treatment of customers and employees. I left the company at the end of my first year, despite loving the work I was doing, because I found company culture to be so toxic. I was lucky, in that the first job I got after leaving didn't ask me about my experiences there or what caused me to leave. Now, however, every interview I have asks why I left and starts asking questions about the company culture. Some of the questions have been way too personal. and I don't want to spend my entire interview deflecting questions or being asked to trash talk, my former employer. Any ideas about what I can say when I'm asked why I left and how to steer the conversation back to the interview?
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