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Job from H**** be gone!

 
 
Gala
 
Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 04:28 pm
I gave my notice at my job-- a day earlier than expected but it was the perfect opportunity to do so. The boss from Hell, with an ego the size of Topeka, Kansas, was raking me over the coals. They don't know I got another job. As he was berating and blaming me for things going awry in the office that have nothing to do with what I was trained to do...this was going into the 2nd hour of the "talk", I said "why don't I just give my two weeks notice now."

He didn't believe me. Neither did my direct supervisor. So, egomaniac continues to tell me whats wrong with me and I say it again. Still, they didn't believe me. I put it in writing. They said they'd give me a "day to think it over" before submitting it.

I want them to think I chose at that very moment to leave, even though my new job begins on the 18th of April.

I have a ton of other worries, but at least this development will clear the path a bit.
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Builder
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 04:31 pm
Good for you. The office world is loaded with narcissistic pricks.

Avoiding them is tricky.

The problem with that mindset is, they don't know that they have a social problem, and you can't convince them that they do.

Moving right along. :wink:
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 04:41 pm
Builder wrote:
Good for you. The office world is loaded with narcissistic pricks.

Avoiding them is tricky.

The problem with that mindset is, they don't know that they have a social problem, and you can't convince them that they do.

Moving right along. :wink:


Yes, narcissistic prick says it all. With the exception of one person, no one knows about my going to another place. I'm telling them it's time for me to go and leaving it there. Make as quiet an exit as possible. I doubt they'll be throwing me a party.

I'm sure HR will want to know why I'm leaving. I am going to give them a glowing full of s*** report and omit the new job, because the HR department is just as bad.
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squinney
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 04:46 pm
What kind of boss / management goes on and on like that?

Correct me, and drop it.

Over and done.

More than that is abuse.
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Builder
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 04:47 pm
Be honest with HR.

Let them know which pricks are the reason for your leaving.

It doesn't go any further than that.
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 04:56 pm
squinney wrote:
What kind of boss / management goes on and on like that?

Correct me, and drop it.

Over and done.

More than that is abuse.


Amazing, isn't it? I have no problem with 1) admitting I make mistakes and 2) working to correct them. But this guy gets a certain amount of glee over finding them.

I figure the whole process for him is like masturbating.

After hearing him speak of my "low performance" and turning to my supervisor and saying "you can delegate your duties to your subordinates" about 20 times... enough!

Very much abuse. He gets away with it because he's a number guy and he can figure out all the complex budget stuff that no one knows how to do. He saves their keesters every year. He really ought not be a supervisor of a department. He ought to have one assistant and be in an office far away from every human. Clueless.
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squinney
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 04:58 pm
Congrats on the new job! Very Happy
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 05:00 pm
Builder wrote:
Be honest with HR.

Let them know which pricks are the reason for your leaving.

It doesn't go any further than that.


I've dealt with HR about him in the past and they blew me off. All they did was praise him and tell me I had to shape up. it was absolute bulls***.

Here's an example: he made me keep a daily log for 2 months. In that log I had to record every minute of what I was doing. In other words: 7:45 arrived, 7:50-8am opened mail, etc. HR thought that was acceptable. They were completely behind him.

No way. I'm going to praise him to the hilt!
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 05:01 pm
squinney wrote:
Congrats on the new job! Very Happy


Thanks, it's a beautiful thing.
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Builder
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 05:02 pm
Yeah, I was quoting standard practice.

Sorry. :wink:
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 05:07 pm
Builder wrote:
Yeah, I was quoting standard practice.

Sorry. :wink:


No need to apologize! You were thinking correctly. If my views were going to be supported then by all means I would make the effort, but these people are not worth it. It's very bizarre.

I figure, they run this place kind of like the Bush administration runs the country...they do what they want without regard for others.
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Builder
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 05:15 pm
Gala wrote:


No need to apologize! You were thinking correctly. If my views were going to be supported then by all means I would make the effort, but these people are not worth it. It's very bizarre.


I've been there. It's no fun at all.

Gala wrote:
I figure, they run this place kind of like the Bush administration runs the country...they do what they want without regard for others.


Bad analogy. Bush got his wish by declaring war on a ghost.

You got your wish by switching alliegance to another boss.

This thread is about you. Empowering you. Focus now. :wink:
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 05:15 pm
Gala, You're my hero. I wish I had the guts to quit.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2007 05:58 pm
If they come back, tell them, "No, it's not a two week notice. It is a 5 minute alarm."
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 30 Mar, 2007 07:32 am
How wonderfully dramatic.

Enjoy.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 30 Mar, 2007 08:57 am
Oh gala, I wish you could see my grin..

You were FABULOUS!
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Gala
 
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Reply Fri 30 Mar, 2007 06:45 pm
Swimpy wrote:
Gala, You're my hero. I wish I had the guts to quit.


Swimpy, you Would quit if you had a better offer/job on the horizon. The timing was just right for me. I would have had to suck it all up and keep this job if this offer hadn't come my way. I'm just making it appear as if I am going bravely into the unknown.

Builder wrote:
Bad analogy. Bush got his wish by declaring war on a ghost.

You got your wish by switching alliegance to another boss.

This thread is about you. Empowering you. Focus now. :wink:


I see your point Builder. I'm referring to their arrogance (very Bush-like) and overall nastiness.

roger wrote:
If they come back, tell them, "No, it's not a two week notice. It is a 5 minute alarm."


Alas, Roger, they are too humorless to appreciate this. No exaggeration.

Noddy24 wrote:
How wonderfully dramatic.

Enjoy.


You are so correct. A comedy (of sorts) of errors. Enjoy! Indeed! I'll keep you all updated--I still have all next week and two days left into the following week to be there.

Chai wrote:
Oh gala, I wish you could see my grin..

You were FABULOUS!


Thanks Chai. It's a five star grinner of a story.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 30 Mar, 2007 07:52 pm
Gala be carefull to not take your attitude to old boss to your new job.

Especially be carefull how you answer the dreaded "What did you think of your old boss/last job question or its variations.
Work out what you are going to communicate to your new work place with the answer you give.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 31 Mar, 2007 04:27 am
Gala wrote:
He didn't believe me. Neither did my direct supervisor. So, egomaniac continues to tell me whats wrong with me and I say it again. Still, they didn't believe me. I put it in writing. They said they'd give me a "day to think it over" before submitting it.


I am thrilled to pieces for you.

I ROARED when I saw this. You were so lousy that they were trying to keep you. What a schmuck! Laughing
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Gala
 
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Reply Sun 1 Apr, 2007 07:48 am
Dadpad wrote:
Gala be carefull to not take your attitude to old boss to your new job.

Especially be carefull how you answer the dreaded "What did you think of your old boss/last job question or its variations.
Work out what you are going to communicate to your new work place with the answer you give.


I agree, Dadpad. Even though the higher-ups at my current job have treated me (and many others) shabbily, none of this absurdity will translate well in a new professional setting.

Bear in mind, I went through the interview process to get this current job. They ask questions about your current position, such as, what do you like about your job, what don't you like, etc. I was creative in my answers then and I intend to continue to be creative when I get there.

Here's the strange part. As much as I dislike the egomaniacal boss where Lake Erie is not large enough to accurately bear his reflection, I agree with a number of his workplace goals. He has a sharp mind, but he's inflexible.

Phoenix32890 wrote:
I am thrilled to pieces for you.

I ROARED when I saw this. You were so lousy that they were trying to keep you. What a schmuck! Laughing


Thanks, Phoenix. I'm so glad you got a laugh out of it. I actually edited myself in the original telling of this missive. My request to give my two weeks notice happend 4 times in the office, but I figured seeing as their response was the same each time, where they ignored me and continued to harangue, mentioning it would only prolong the story to the readers.
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