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460 4/5/13 10:55 P
Oh gee I left out why he didn't like my attitude You could say he had almost all of his eggs in one basket. He had an account to deliver advertisement to radio stations all across the nation. He made money spending it on race horses and condos. but one day he lost the account. I came back from my deliveries when he told me the news. He asked me if I wanted to get laid off. I told him I would have to talk with my wife, that's when he told me i had a bad attitude. But this was the first time he fired me. The 2nd time I told dispatch that I need Monday off to take my wife to the doctors. He said Fridays was the slowest day so take that day off. Ok so my wife made the appointment and as friday approached i reminded the dispatcher. Thursday dispatch tells me I can''t have Friday off and the boss told him that if I took the day off i would be fired. i took the day and was fired... for 2 weeks when I got a call asking if I would come back to work. They had to have 2 people do my job. So of course I went back with my positive attitude
Some bosses suck! I was fired and rehired at two different jobs in my younger days. One was because I fell ill almost to passing out but since my bf picked me up verses me taking the bus home to avoid passing out at the bus stop I got a ride from him and he took me straight home to my parents house where I lived and he went home. The owner (Old woman) seen him and assumed I wanted to to spend the day with him. I came back the next day and saw my name off the schedule. When I confronted her she told me what she thought, she said let me go since I ran off with my boyfriend. I was in tears and told her I was really sick she should have called my house if she did not believe me instead of firing me. She then said she would give me another chance. I quit one week later, I just hated the place since. My next time I was fired/quit I had Mondays and Tuesdays off and was young, most of my friends stayed home on Monday and Tuesday nights so I was all stoked about a holiday weekend where everyone had Monday off with me. I made plans to go to the lake. Two days before that Monday I see the schedule and my name is put down to work that Monday. I was never asked just being forced. When I saw it I confronted the boss, but he said so in so wants it off that I have to work. He told me I had to work , I said I have plans you should have asked me earlier rather then posting it Saturday night that I needed to work my usual Monday day off. He didnt budge, and no way was I going to miss the lake it was planned for months. I called in Monday morning, he wanted a docs excuse. I never showed for work for two weeks because I quit and didn't go back .I decided to go back and talk to him and he tells me he will give me another chance since I am the number one cashier and I get the line moving fast. I lasted two weeks, I would get this feeling come over me where I would get mad each time I worked so I quit. again I need respect if I do not get it I cant be around you. My husband is a boss now and everyone respects him because he respects them. My husband is mild mannered and not harsh. He is firm when need to be, but still never mean, just to the point. Everyone loves my husband at his job.
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987 4/5/13 10:27 A
Agitator1, I hope you come back and keep us updated on this. Sometimes a boss will apologize and realize what you said is true (that you saved him money and did things you didn't have to, etc.) Other times, they will get all the madder and even make it difficult for you to find work elsewhere, no matter how good you actually were as an employee, some bosses will NEVER appreciate it.
I am sure that hit you like a ton of bricks and while I am glad you pointed out your asstet to the company I am willing to bet you didn't say it with the best of attitude. How we say it is as important, if not more important, than what we say.
my lowly advice....always have your resume updated. When a boss says those words...even in the heat of the moment...I would not fully trust him again. He may have come out after you to apologize because he realized he needed you...but in today's world bosses always think people are replaceable. A shrewd businessman says whatever he needs to say to get the job done. He may have realized he needed you...for now...and doesn't have a replacement. Watch your back
On the flip side...an employee has to have a little of the same shrewdness. The boss is not your friend, he's your employer. There are ways to express your frustrations with the work load that can't be flipped off as Attitude. Even if the boss acts out...the employee can't afford to. In any case...I hope things work out for you
I am NOT defending "The Boss", but in all honesty MANY people have ZERO idea how to be an effective boss. If a boss has to yell at someone, regardless of WHAT their words are, they have already EPIC FAILED at being an effective boss.
There's still way too many people with the 1950's-60's "I'm the Boss" concept and in today's world, it ain't workin!
You had a crucial conversation. Your boss could not ignore that you spoke the truth. It is sad but in that moment he realized your value.
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40,257 4/5/13 5:11 A
Sometimes, it's good to have the courage to speak up for someone to show compassion to admit they are wrong! Good for you! Now, is this where you want to stay!??!
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Wow, it's a good thing you spoke your mind.
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460 4/4/13 11:30 P
Those were the words my boss used after he said he didn't like my attitude . I was at loss for words. i didn't know what to say as he turned to walk away I let him have it. i told him of the times i went out of my way to get the jobs done. The times I fixed his vehicles while i was out on the road when i could have called a tow truck and wasted valuable time., After I was finished I slammed the door on the way out and went to get in my car. He came up to me and apologized to me. .Another one of Life's learning lessons
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