It's me ya'll!  

rm_LovelyKgrl 38F
11 posts
5/18/2006 7:41 pm

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5/19/2006 8:07 am

It's me ya'll!

Who knows why my profile was deleted, although I have a hunch. It's just good to get back in to the swing of things! It's a shame though, I did lose all of my hard work, not to mention I was so close to my 100th post. Well, lets not cry over spilled milk...we'll just get another glass.


Today I was pondering relationships. All kinds of relationships and which ones can really make your life hell. First of all, lets not start with the obvious and begin with one type that we sometimes forget is just like a marriage. Your boss. Everyone has or does have one, and everyone has a story about him or her. My experiences have been all bad up until 3 years ago. How about you? Some bosses start out great and end up leaving you holding nothing but a prescription bottle. Some are bad and end up good. Either way there is always a battle at some time or another. A give and take, a David and Goliath battle. The boundaries, the half truths, and the exaggerations.

I have learned in my old age the fine art of asking a question that you should know the answer to without looking like you weren't paying attention. The "sir, I need your "direction" on this". Or my personal favorite, "I feel that the directions on this project were a bit unclear. I have here my interpretation, can you please look at it for your approval." Ah, nothing whispers ass kisser and yells team player, self- motivator and subordinate then that. Seeking approval rather then asking for straight up help can put a new spin on things can't it? It makes the times that you really do use the word help seem like it is someone else's fault that you didn't understand the memo.

After reading Carolyn 101 by Donald Trump's ace executive, Carolyn Kepcher, I learned the names for all the incompetent bosses that I have had;

The Two Faced Poker Player - pretty self explanatory. The one that agrees with all of your gripes the picks up the phone to talk about you to the higher ups. This is one that I have had the pleasure of working with. Henceforth, the Zoloft

The Angry Loudmouth - also self explanatory. The one everyone is scared of. Been there, henceforth the Xanax. And Tylenol migraine.

The Snide Wisecracker - I have no tolerance for this one.

The Controller - I always save the best for last. You guessed it, henceforth the Paxcil.

Pretty much I've seen it all. I've been the college kid who has had her commission stolen by the owner of the boutique. I've even been a boss myself. I had a staff of 8 and I'm not afraid to say that I wasn't that good at it. Probably because I was so afraid of falling into the above categories that I was at times too lenient, therefore I was the one picking up the slack. Thats the way it goes I guess, just one big learning experience.

Today I have one boss. One that was kind enough and thought enough of me to take me with him when he left the law firm to start his own practice. I've always been a hard worker, but I'm women enough to say that the manager cap just doesn't fit my head.

Now someone get me my coffee damn it! NO sugar! only fine grain Splenda!!

docdirk 47M

5/18/2006 8:26 pm

One coffee with Splenda coming up for the lovely mystery lady!!!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

rm_LovelyKgrl 38F

5/18/2006 8:43 pm

Yeah baby! Thanks!

rm_PAIrishman 46M
30 posts
5/19/2006 5:29 am

Tis good to see you again! I've all everyone of those bosses you listed though for me you could substitue whiskey and vodka for the xanax and Paxcil! Today, I'm lucky enough to work for someone who is right out of any good management book so I'll count my blessings and chalk up the bad bosses to "experiences that make me apreciate the good one".

OboesHonedIambs 62F

5/20/2006 1:07 pm

Do they have a category for the boss who can never be pleased, is always angry and takes every opportunity to humiliate you in front of others just because the're the boss?

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