The worst manager I ever had

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-23-24-26I met up with a friend recently, who I’ve known for several years. I love her to bits, we’ve been friends through thick and thin. We also shared the same manager. Now, this ain’t a hate post. I’m not trying to roast this guy, but maybe it’ll make some current, or future managers have a little think – and say – “HEY! I don’t wanna be THAT guy”. Because seriously please, don’t be.

I’m not going into details of where and when because I’m open as shit but I’m not wanting to literally kill this guy dead.

Sexual harassment
Simple as fuck. When a girl is bending down, don’t say “while you’re down there…”. Uh-uh. It basically made me throw up as this guy is so gross anyway.

Bullying
Oh, we can have a fuck up for the boys, but when it comes to my broken glasses that happened once in a year, that comes out of my wages, yeah? The £50 you told me was fine to take is now not okay because you now think it’s fake – so £25 comes out of my wages too, yeah? You look at me when I talk with a poorly concealed sneer on your face – I can see. But it’s only a few of us that get this treatment. Is it because we’re all moving on and this is a stop-gap before we move into our chosen careers? Not ashamed to say you did make me cry, you did make me anxious and scared to come to work – whatever, I’m good. Cliche, made me the person I am.

Embarrassment
Putting your own staff down in front of customers, and/or other staff is super fun, huh? Bet that made you feel super important, Boss.

Rudeness
I’d finish my shift, tell him so and ask if it was okay to leave. Nothing. Absolutely blanked. “XX”, I’d say, “can I go?”.

He’d drag his eyes from the sports program or whatever he was watching, roll his eyes and act like it was the worst thing ever, although it was late as fuck and there was nothing left to do.

Man, give people the time of day.

Seriously…
This guy was one of the WORST people I have EVER met, and in my job role, I meet a lot of god damn people. I used to feel so, so shit about myself coming and going from that job. I look back now and feel nauseous. How dare he make me feel this way? Yeah okay, I was young as shit and naive but man, the only thing I can think is that the man in question (just going off looks and nature) is that perhaps he was bullied in the past, and rather than taking a stand and being an awesome person because of it (like me, oh HEYYYY), he went the other way and became the bully himself. What a shame, that’s sad. But maybe not – maybe he’s just one of those A-grade assholes who do it for the fun of it!

Don’t forget, a boss is supposed to be a leader. Not some kind of dictator.

What was the worst manager you ever had like?

Disclaimer: I said in a previous post that jobs in the hospitality industry can be immensely rewarding. This is something I have experienced myself. If you choose hospitality as your chosen career – go for it. Please just don’t be like this dick.

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