What a boss! He calls the shots. He decides if you stay or if you go. He needs the job done. You need to earn a living. Are you indispensable? Are you just a number on the production line? Are you one of the brains utilized to manage the operation? Are you part of a team that needs to function as one. Do you function autonomously or do you just follow orders? Have your ideas become his? Does he take credit for your work? Does he just kick back and bark? Does he play the fame when the big bosses are around? Are you scared to cry wolf? Are you scared he will continue his tirades and you will become unemployed? Do you believe you could be denied unemployment benefits? Do you feel helpless and hopeless? Are you frustrated? Are you beginning to think irrationally on solving this situation? Are you becoming desperate? Are you looking for a way out? Do you enjoy your job? Do you want to remain with this company? Do you have value? Are you credible? How are your performance ratings? How is your attendance? Do you know what to do? How long do you plan to endure? Will this be your work environment for the rest of your work life?
He is your boss. Does his name fit the bark? His bark may be her bark. Your boss can be either gender and can portray these negative behaviors. This is your workplace. What will your frustration lead to? Will your anger cause you to jeopardize your career? Will your anger cause you to get smart? Success truly is the best revenge with the information you need to take the right stand the right way.
Food for thought: perception, communication, policy, procedure, rights, environment, fair, hostile, bullying, intimidation, complaint, harassment, discrimination, equal opportunity, memo for records, reporting officials, grievance procedures, supervisors, chain of command.
Don’t settle for less. If the shoe fit; don’t hit, use your wit. Exercise your rights.