If you have assured the movie ‘Horrible Bosses’ you know there is only so much better an employee is willing to endure from a bad bos. Sure, most people aren’t resorting to slaughter stories, but they will walk out of the door.
For those of you who don’t know the sorenes of bad handling, consider yourself highly lucky, because it is an experience almost all of us go across at the least once. The instants where you sit and think, “I don’t get paid enough to put up with this shit.” It’s so common in fact there is a Reddit yarn asking the question “What’s something your bos did that instantaneously killed employee morale? “
Perhaps you’ve had the boss who constructed fake wage and publicity promises only to screw everyone over or the boss who destroyed and source of workplace morale( “re coming with us” let the people have their snacks !). Well the people in the stories below know exactly how “youre feeling”, some even decided enough was enough and discontinue. Scroll down below for some ridiculous boss horror stories and don’t forget to upvote your favs!
My wife was let go after she announced her maternity to her administrator, and approximately when she would need maternity benefits. She was told that they’d instead replace her than deal with a pregnant employee and all that goes with that.
A well worded letter from out attorney got her one year’s severance, and two years medical coverage for her and the baby.
Banned smart phones in the interrupt room to force us to talk to one another and build camaraderie.
Ends up we didn’t like each other that much.
A manager formerly clarified it to me….”everything needs to be organized, labeled, and free of clutter. That lane if you’re supplanted the next person can take over without “re missing a” step.”
She was replaced the next day. The incongruity wasn’t lost on me.
I work in a very quiet dull office with no vending machine or drink machines. We have a water cooler and the branch manager’s old coffee maker from the 90 ‘s as the coffee for the whole role( 30+ people ).
My friend and coworker “Sue” took it upon herself to stock a filing cabinet with treats for when people forgot breakfast or lunch. Sue did this on her own fund and included items such as oatmeal, seeds, crackers, soups, all great stuff. She just asked you put a one-quarter in a beaker when you took something. Remember, we have no vending machine. To buy food you’d have to drive to buy it as we’re in the suburbs.
Our branch manager “ve decided that” too many people were distracted by going to her filing cabinet and get snacks so he told her to remove all of it. We still do not have a vending machine.
Boss Pitched a sales incentive trip-up to Cancun if the team hit the goal. My crew transcended the goal, and then they cancelled the journey. 2 people quit, I accepted a position with their primary competitor, and less than a year later, they closed in bankruptcy. Karmas a beach.
New principal came in. It was like he forgot what being a teach is like … he made us sub invariably on our reporting period instead of get around to calling a sub. If we weren’t subbing, he would come into our chambers as we worked on program time things and come off ridiculous things that could have better been transmitted in an email. He fired the lunch director and constructed us supervise lunch. Then he started affording us a hard time about utilizing the bathroom between first-class because if we were in the bathroom, who is supervising the auditoriums?
It boiled down to us running before and past contract hours with zero shatters. No bathroom. No lunch time( you can’t devour and supervise ). I went off on him one day because he accosted me for going to the bathroom. I went to the bathroom to change my tampon. I rippled a spare tampon around in the hallway in front of God and students and told him I’d had enough of this and if he had time to drive to McDonalds for lunch( he had a fry box in his hands) I could be spared two minutes of supervision to change a tampon.
To add insult to injury, the staff members banded together and we documented these things to get him burnt. The next person to come down and decides that activity of creating unity with the staff needed to be dismantled so she changed where all our rooms were and in most cases what we teach( regardless of our certification ). I quit. I couldn’t take it anymore. Kids are my number one in teach and when local schools dissolves into politics and bull sh* t absurdity it just isn’t worth it to me. I could get treated like sh* t in any profession and likely get paid more.
Small business. 20 employees +/ -. Boss made a big speech about austerity measures and no grows this year. A week and a half later he drives up in a brand new Silverado with all the bells and whistles. Expensed to the business of course. He would dislike to have to pay taxes on those earnings. One of the less subtle member states of the staff took a literal sh* t in front of his office door.
I operated at their own families owned market that was well known and adored by locals. The owneds were a lovely pair that took care of their employees and would bend over backwards for their customers. They were very active in the community and highly respected. They had a few core both the employees and would hire on temp personnel in the summer and vacations. The temps were mostly highschoolers and college kids that were home on infringe. They would bring back the same people as long as they could and the kids would try to stay as long as they are likely to. The salary was well above sell for those stances, we are capable of shop the and get a 75% dismis, after six months you got two weeks paid vacation, and the owners would close the store a couple periods a year and host “states parties ” for all of the employees. It was the best position any highschooler in such areas could get. I lived right next to the storage and my mothers were friends with the owners so I was given a chore there. All your best friend were jealous.
After working there for a few years, the couple decided they wanted to retire to spend time with their daughter and her children in another state. Many rips were shed and they had a huge retirement party where they introduced their son to everyone and told us he was taking over. They gushed about his prestigious business education and background.
As soon because they are proceeded, the son decided he was going to remake the store in his image. He fired basically all the staff, the majority of members of whom that had been there for 10 to 15+ years. He then staffed the whole place with homeschool kids and junkies. He cut the dismiss and vacations. He hired some old-time highschool friends to manage the place in order to be allowed to take the profits to go party and get coked out.
The shop travelled from using the same personnel for years to having to retrain an entirely new staff every other month. No one wanted to stay. Managers were reporting perfectly good product as shattered and taking it dwelling. Shelves sat empty. Locals stopped shopping there. The place became a body of what it had been. The original owners got enough of their friends grumble to them about their son that they came back for a short time and is seeking to make it right, but it was too late. Their original faculty had all moved closer and marketers had stopped doing business with the store. They decided to close the storage, sell the belonging, and be moving permanently. Last-place I heard, the son was in trouble with the IRS and his wife divorced him when she found him slamming a stripper.
During the 2016 election cycles/second my boss told us if we didn’t vote for( a particular candidate) we would be fired. I’m still lying about how I filled out that vote. It’s not that I didn’t already know the kind of person she is but it reaffirmed my sentiment that the most difficult hazard I personally face is the forceful nature of extremists.
PS – It doesn’t matter what side she or I was on. Threatening someone’s livelihood over personal notions is appalling.
Former teacher. The executives at my academy were usually fairly chill, but had a habit of randomly coming up with minor regulations that they would enforce for us( male teachers had to wear ties even on jeans day, etc .). Overall it wasn’t bad, except in cases of the time an administrator made a crucial mistake … they banned staff from boozing coffee in front of students.
Now if you’ve never operated in a school, you’d think this isn’t a big deal. When you spend nearly 100% of your day in front of students, it definitely is a big deal.
First we tried to find any loophole we are capable of. Energy alcohols? Censored the coming week. Tea? Censored two days later. It was chaos.
Eventually, we realise they couldn’t burn an entire school’s merit of teachers and aides, this is why we pointed up doing the one thing that private school dread most: we formed trade union organizations.
Realistically, it was more of a odd pseudo-union focused specifically on civil disobedience with respect to the coffee issue, but it ruffled feathers nonetheless. The executives caved to our “demands”, allowed us to booze coffee again, and even bought each of us a reusable coffee mug as a gesture of goodwill.
And that’s the story of how a handful of academy executives almost accidentally developed a teachers union over a complete non-issue.
Fired the girl who was in her third trimester of maternity three days before her maternity leave was to start.
I was one of a large number of programmers working on a project at CSC. We had a deadline coming up in a couple months and they over-promised to the client and then asked us all to work extra hard to meet the deadline, and asked us to work 50+ hour weeks. Which we did – and then some: some of us put in 70 -8 0 hour weeks to gratify this deadline.
But formerly that deadline was met, abruptly there was another deadline they needed to meet. And another. People got tired, had lives to lead, and scaled down on their hours. Most of us were still running 50 -6 0 hours a week, but not a lot more than that.
Once they realised we weren’t killing ourselves on their project any longer, there was an All Hands meeting where the managers told us that they were incredibly disappointed in our absence of professionalism because so relatively limited employees were now operating more than fifty hours a week.
One of our harder workers stood up and said, “Look, I have three kids. I’m driving an hour into and out of operate every day, I’m taking care of their own families, I’m trying to get presents for Christmas, write out Christmas cards, embellish and clean the house for everyone we’re having over for general holidays – I’m having a really hard time just getting to fifty.”
And the manager looked at her and sneered, “If it wasn’t Christmas, it’d be because it’s Easter, or Memorial Day, or because it’s summertime and it’s nice out. You’d always have some excuse.”
There was dead stillnes in the room.
When we left that fulfill, we didn’t talk to each other, but every single worker on that project throw in exactly fifty hours a week after that.
Then came Christmas – raise and bonus day! Every proletarian on development projects got a 1/2 percentage make; the managers got a five-figure bonus. We were pissed.
For management, the ache came as Christmas. First week off the year, four programmers had better undertakings lined up and cease. Three more the following week. Five the next. We hemorrhaged 3-5 programmers every single week for over 3 month. It got to the point where the managers had to schedule a session every Monday at eleven to discuss that week’s abdications and rearrange the surviving staff.
F* ck CSC
She actively tried to ban friendships. If co-workers became friendly she would planned them so they are able to NEVER determine each other. “You’re here to operate! Not to socialise! “
She likewise banned everyone from coming into the workplace when they were not working.
It was a pub. She banned socialising in a pub.
She became insanely paranoid when she learned four people were in a WhatsApp group. She said the only reason people who work together lay out group chats is because they wanted to talk trash about her. She was actually kind of right
Company consisted of something like 1,200 employees at the time, and rented out a big conference center for a Christmas party. At the opening of the party, the CFO was dedicating opening remarks, and requested – expecting applauds – if everyone liked their Christmas bonuses.
He get booed.
See, of that 1,200 people, a bit over hundreds of thousands of are now in customer service. No one in customer services get bonuses, simply people in the ‘corporate’ departments got bonuses. And our awesome CFO decided to rub everyone’s snouts in it, because clearly the Chief Financial Officer of a company would have no idea that 80%+ of his company didn’t get bonuses.
At the same party, the CEO made an announcement that the company would be closed on friday( Christmas that time was on a Thursday ), and everyone got a day off. Now, he had literally just finished making a lecture about how everyone was important, and everyone was part of the company , no matter the department. He had shoveled sh* t hard, trying to stir CS happier.
The next day, we all got a memoranda that Customer Service still had to work on that Friday. We apparently didn’t count as ‘everyone, ‘ and the CEO merely hadn’t be understood that the announcement wouldn’t is related to anyone.
January saw a 60% attrition rate.
One of our CAD drafters had to get brain surgery last year. He got through it with no matters and has been working since with the occasional doctor gratify. He’s not inevitably the fastest laborer, but he gets the job done and I haven’t noticed a difference before and after.
Last week, during a meeting, our boss said to him, “…ever since your surgery you haven’t been as capable, I can’t trust this project to you.” I have wanted to quit for a while, and this pushed me overboard.
My boss is looking to retire in the next 3-4 years. He told everyone that he wanted us to come up our visions for the company and it’s future over the next 5, 10, 20 years.
We’re a small agency of about a half dozen people but we’ve been growing and so everyone brought up growing projections and sequence planning once he retires, etc.
His son is the heir apparent and has a precocious 8 year old-fashioned so in my 20 time version I even included the grandson joining the business and grooming it going to be a bequest company.
My boss travelled last-place and we were expecting something accepting some of our thoughts or at the least an expression of appreciation that the company he founded would live on well past his retirement, be used in good hands, etc.
Instead it was brutal and short. It was something along the lines of “I do everything around here anyway so I should just sell the company to money my retirement and you can all find other companies to work for in a few years.”
Mood killed. Convening ended.
Had a boss everyone desired, then she got to convey to another store and the brand-new person that superseded her chose the following schedule that we’d all gotten used to needed to be “shaken up”. He posted the next week schedule that was completely different than it had been under the previous director, got a cluster of complaints from people saying they can’t task x periods or y occasions and it SEEMED he was receptive since he took that schedule down. Then suddenly BAM, he merely reposted the same exact schedule and said f* ck everyone.
Oh, we had some people calling in sick from time to time under the old manager, but this new administrator has pretty much half his crew every single period calling out because of his sh* tty tactics.
Here’s the first thing to learn about being a good manager…you don’t be required to “shake things up” for people to be better employees. You don’t be required to “put your mark” on anything if it’s working just fine the behavior it was.
I work in a big corporate building. The same older lady “re coming” everyone’s desk towards the end of the day to accumulate the trash. Just the sweetest madam ever and each time she’d stroll to my desk she’d gives people a big smile and ask me how my day was and chat for a minute as she got my scum( typically I’d dump it in for her ). I had some rough periods but she has a route to applaud me up and transmit me dwelling on a higher note. I know I’m not the only one either.
So then a few weeks back our project implemented a new policy to ‘cut down on trash usage’. It’s no longer allowed to have a trash bin at our desk and we have to walk in the different regions of the chamber and use the community junk to hurl anything away. Not a huge deal but the real reason they did it is so they can cut down on expenditure … ie the clean crew.
Sad to say that I haven’t visualized Sharon since.
This school wanted to switch to Chromebooks. So what did they do? One summer while educators weren’t running, they removed every single Windows station and replaced them with Chromebooks to be issued to teaches. They were told to “figure it out”.
When teaches came up and asked how they are likely to teach Photoshop, programming, AutoCAD 3d simulate, etc ., admin basically googled their program name plus “Chromebook extension” and told them “see? There’s an extension for it and it runs! ” I don’t conceive I have to add that it did not work.
They intention up bringing back the desktops for most teachers.
Try working in IT. That attitude is just the standard government of being.
It’s a task where if you work absolutely perfectly, you’re totally invisible and merely appear on the radar when something f* cks up.
Just a few days ago we did a major agency move. My department worked back to back 12 -1 8 hour periods to get everything moved over, which we managed with less half a day’s down period( and we were moving the company’s main data center ).
By the end of the final weekend after carrying 30+ servers( plus taxi) up four narratives, re-cabling 200+ desks and literally moving trucks worth of gear I got home and my legs only wouldn’t task any more. I still have the blisters on my feet from sauntering about 30 miles in two days…and I was still at my table at 7am the next day to run around the bureau determining teething issues.
Then, a few days ago the two countries manager got the whole bureau together to thank everyone for their hard work. He had a stack of envelopes with ‘thank you’ card APS5 0 vouchers in them. Everyone who volunteered to support the activities related to the move got one…including the people who ‘volunteered’ to have an early snoop around the brand-new agency, spent 30 times on site and did precisely f* ck all.
You know who didn’t get a mention, or an envelope? Anyone in IT. The people who were there working unpaid overtime until 2am for weeks.
They banned telephones, electronics, perplexes, journals, etc. from being used at your desk. I work at a see centre. We were expected to just sit and wait for the next call to come in “distraction-free”, even if it was a super slow day.
I find keylogging spyware on my computer. My bosses had installed it and we’re tracking/ speaking everything I did.
Put up a poster that said “Complaining is like vomitting. You feel better but everyone around you feels sick.”. The morale was already bad but it was just a sh* tty behavior to take a hit at disturbed employees rather than do anything positive.
Business had been running for three years and many of the employees had been there from the beginning without get a fee rise.
After some entreaties the company announced that there would be a review of everyone’s salary. Called in each proletarian to discuss.
Basically they had decided to pay every employee the same sum. This meant that a few got a grow, most stayed the same, and some( who had negotiated better at hiring) had their wages reduced.
Needless to say most employees were unhappy.
Two weeks later the three brothers who owned the business bought themselves two brand-new automobiles and a second hand Rolls Royce.
That was a real slap in the face.
In a very short span of hour, they changed everyone’s 401 K strategy( for worse) and then applied an office wide-ranging cleanliness policy. No eating at your desk. Merely 3 personal items on your desk. Everything labeled. No items other than your keyboard, mouse, and monitors on your desk at the end of the day.
Talk about pissed off. You could feel the sadnes when you walked in. Everyone’s give-a-sh* tter smashed at once.
I worked for a small environmental consulting business just a few years ago. We relied heavily on the operate utes to function well so we could do our occupations( driving around rough terrain and such ). The utes were old and tired, and broke down a lot. More than once I was stuck in the middle of nowhere trying to spontaneously learn to become a mechanic to get myself dwelling. I understood it was a small business, and the boss try to make ends meet and it didn’t make sense for us to have all the latest and greatest equipment and vehicles, but when his wife drove into work one morning with a brand new BMW when our the instruments of commerce were falling apart, that kinda killed it for me.
held a super positive, pep rally mode corporation wide-cut meeting about how they were going to start blending our sick periods with our vacation periods and now only call them ‘PTO.’ This was presented to us as a great thing, since we could all now use our PTO days fully as vacation days if we wanted to. Once the system was implemented, everyone be understood that instead of get 10 vacation days and 10 sick periods per year, we now everyone has 15 PTO periods. Everyone was pissed.
Told a cluster of people they were going to be promoted to get us to do extra run , no one got promoted. I basically did her chore for a month. Me and three of my co-workers discontinue and she got fired a few months later.
for not sitting straight forward enough at my table as it looked like from afar I was tilted to the side somewhat and directors would think I was talking to my colleagues next to me instead of waiting for the phone to ring. Ia
m 5ft 10, sitting forward at all days is uncomfortable I like to cross my legs..
We used to work as a team to make sure we had enough covering that allowed us to go on our 15 minute break with a colleague, this was banned and we had to go alone at all days even when there used 8-12 people extending on the phones and we havena
t had a call for 20 minutes.
came 2nd in a award ceremony for customer services, this award was for excellent feed back in regards to the service our crew provide information on the phones and on locate. The managers and directors are never on the phones and principally do a
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The managers and foremen were all taken for the purposes of an all expenditures paid dinner, sips and inn stand to celebrate, this was deterred a secret from the actual staff who had done the run! I merely found out when I visualized some images on a managers desk.
We were awarded with 6 pizzas to spilt between us..
My department banned earbuds/ headphones. Now that we can hear how loud the rest of the office is, productivity AND morale have tanked.
Once upon a time I worked for a media investment group. One year we all get Christmas cards in the mail. Problem was, they weren’t addressed to us by call, but by employee number.
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While working at a sporting goods store, I had a director offer me a managerial stance. He talked it up by saying I’d have new responsibilities and duties. That I’d be able to delegate chores to other employees while I focused on my new work.
Me: “Cool…What’s the pay? ” Him: “Well, we wouldn’t be able to give you a salary increase.” Me: So I’d be doing a lot more with the same fee? Him: Yeah, you’d have more responsibilities! Me: “No.”
It was a one two punch.
The company wide-eyed session announced the interests of several high level management and executives( mostly title and responsibility changes ). Lots of smiles and handshakes , not unlike a college graduation ceremony.
After these publicity notices, they declared that due to the stagnant economy and poor sales, the entire corporation would be experiencing a pay suspension as a result. So , no makes for anyone.
They then concluded the meet by discontinuing “Casual Fridays.” So , no more jeans on Friday.
It nearly felt like it was designed to stir people want to quit and leave. It operated though, I and many others moved on to greener grasslands within the year.
Old tribes home kitchen. Perhaps 20 staff member. Boss proclaimed we were too happy and made a brand-new set of rules:
Adeg there was to be absolutely no talking, tittering or jokes. The kitchen was to be silent because we were “distracting ourselves from work”
Adeganyone working less then 9 or 10 hour transformations were forbidden bathroom breakings. Travelling to the bathroom on a transformation with less then 9 or 10 hours was a fireable offense. Permitted Bathroom breaches could not be on the clock. Your lunch must be used to use the bathroom. Lunch infringes were 15 times long.
Adegany communication with management was seen as inappropriate. Staff and administration were to be kept separate at all hours.( A administrator f* cked a staff member and it made a big deal. That’s why this was built)
Adegyou will not be paid overtime but will be expected to work. If you are to clock out by 8p m but are still needed you must clock out then return to work. Objections to HR or labor board are fireable offenses. Yes people complained. Yes the place was investigated.
Ex boss was sued. Lost. Morale lowered. They have a hard time continuing employees now and from what I heard most of the brand-new employees are high school students. Ex boss announced a sudden retirement for purposes of the year and the kitchen will be taken over by all new people.
I hopped ship early on. Do NOT miss the place.
In a company of 6 people, proprietor said in a meeting with everyone that his 2 sales guys are irreplaceable and that the rest of us are “just paper pushers
I operated at a club in Miami and the owner was out of his f* cking psyche( years of drug abuse ).. when the housing marketplace gate-crashed obviously people were expending far less used to go but he insisted we were all filch. We had sessions formerly a few weeks with all kinds of threats. Ultimately he put in an automatic pour structure for 50 k +, it basically looks like you’re running guzzles from a soda firearm, super boring. The fun vibe and panache we had was entirely gone which established sales lower even more. He ripped the system out two weeks later.
Large factory( Not Unionized ). Each department clocks in at a different place, principally that department’s breakroom. My department clocked in across the facility from the main entryway, which meant it took about 15 minutes to walk from the front doorway to where you clocked in and out at, and the other 5 to amble from that entering to the parking lot. There was a back exit that we would use, however, that literally cut that saunter down from 20 times to 3, since our department was right next to the parking lot.
Management “ve decided that” ALL employees must participate and exit through the SAME DOOR. Which necessitated we had to walk all the style down to the main enter and then back around to our cars.
There was so much rebellion from the employees in our department that they had to saloon the door closed with 2 x 4’s. Jokes on them, even unionized employees can be a pain in the ass. We contacted the flaming marshall, who upon seeing a fire exit barricaded, penalty the company 8,000$
We still were not “allowed” to enter through this entrance, but they stopped trying to stop us.
Installing solar for a really sketchy northern irish dude who turned out to be a local drug manufacturer. Boss ran away with APS2 5000 of the customer money and left us on locate totally unaware of what just happened, still on the roof. We simply found out about the clusterf* ck when said scary irish person brings all his goons in to threaten us and our families unless we recovered the money, trapped us there for hours before we defused the situation.
Firing half the staff for no reason other than to “clean house” when new handling made the other half to leave as well. You wouldn’t think it possible for a inn to go out of business in less than the two months but lo and behold it did just that.
Gave a regular customer a$ 2 discount off his usual order( he was moving& this would be his last period dinning there, this was the first time he’s ever get a dismis) My boss proceeds to flip out on me, said I was self-righteous, stealing from her, and I was “the reason her business was failing” and took the money out of my paycheck. Nobody used vouchers/ dedicated a discount for the next few days. They were all scared.
I grabbed my paycheck& lay in my two weeks the day after.
My current occupation we had a kid out of a extremely prestigious Ivy League school. He was exceedingly bright but a complete asshole. He would talk back to managers and ask them which is something we went to school and say he could do their jobs in his sleep. He proceeded to tell HR after eight months that unless he was able to do only FP and A and pick his own schedule- he would quit. He likewise demanded to shape 70 k as a first year…
Management bought it. He works for the CFO now and while he is extremely bright this f* cker marches out of busy season coming in at 10 am leaving at 4. While we work 12 hour days- I like my corporation but that constructs me mad. Eat a d* ck Brian
I told the hiring manager that I was disappointed in one of his hires because he knew literally NOTHING about our task and asked about “doesn’t that cheapen my knowledge and expertise? “
His response: “Well, let’s be honest, you task doesn’t genuinely need all that, does it? “
There were four other people my degree, with varying areas of expertise, at that meet, and it get real quiet after that.
To cut costs, they started a plan that only certain departments had internet access – it basically started a class structure that engendered anger across departments, and made an exodus from the non-internet teams.
Sh* t like that kills me.
I was an engineering intern at a factory owned by a German corporation, but located in the US South. It happened to be the summer of the World cup finals and US-Germany were playing on like a Thursday.
The factory had engineers, fabricators, and cable workers. The engineers worked on long term timelines, but the fabricators and the line workers had weekly quotas. In general the line out performed quota( they were based on orders and the line could out tempo the orders if needed ). So ordinarily the line reached the weekly quota by sometime late Thursday or early Friday.
The engineering interns brought up that we wanted to watch part of the game during our lunch breaking on the large-hearted projector in one of the conference rooms. The HR guy in charge of planning the chamber led with the relevant recommendations and ordered pizza for the whole mill to sit and watch the game.
Thursday comes and the line is on tempo to finish quota that afternoon( so had Friday to work extra/ cut off early ). The whole mill personnel shows up to watch the game, feed food, and loosen for a little bit. Morale is high-pitched as a cluster of East Tennessee folk are hooting and hollering over a soccer equal of all things.
Out of nowhere the flower administrator saunters by and says a
I thought we were here to worka
. Room was drained in about 100 seconds. The interns were all pissed and concealed in the storehouse watching the second half on one of our telephones. F* ck that guy
Started burning people by lining two up at a time and hearing which one they prefer to keep on. Didn’t matter if you were there for 20 times or 2. Also hiring handling from outside and not promoting within which entails the new directors have no knowledge of anything that corporation does in terms of ethics, procedures, or employee status. It has turned this ‘clique’ type environment into every person for themselves. Extremely toxic.
Restructuring bonuses every month because employees were hitting the bonuses…despite the company building near a million in revenue a month.
My company stopped rendering bonuses, lower the Christmas bonus and doesn’t commit raises. Yet somehow our corporation can afford to have TWO private jet-blacks, yet always talking about how stony-broke we are.
One of our senior employees asked for a create because it had been a few years since he had had one and he was doing a good job. Administration reviewed his record, realise they could pay one of the brand-new guys half of the wage of experienced guy, fired senior guy, promoted junior dude. They weren’t aware of the warehouse dynamic and soon found out that nobody liked or wanted to work for or with junior guy, morale fell a lot. A week afterward, senior guy killed himself. Once the storehouse was informed/ accredited to participate in the burial, morale reaaalllly dropped and eventually junior guy grew so ineffective trying to run the shop that he was fired and the next senior guy only kind of took over without handling doing anything about it everything began to run as it had before senior person was fired.
Worked as a cleaner for dentist offices as two seconds occupation. Boss sent her lover to come pick up her check and then the very next day( pay day) she apparently ‘went on vacation for a week’ and didn’t rile to fee any of her employees. She lost a lot of workers when she came back from vacation.
I was working in a restaurant that switched from fast food to half full service, so I would refill sea, bus bowls, etc, but customers would order food at the counter and carry the tray to their table. Once we switched, clients would occasionally leave tips-off out on the tables for us which was awesome since we were doing twice as much work with no fee develop, but then the manager set signs on all the tables saying “no tipping”. Maybe it had something to do with taxes or payroll, I don’t know, but at the time it merely felt like big d* ck move…
At a company wide-ranging meeting( 45 people) called the employees an expenditure, did not go over well at all. Two people actually stood up and threatened to quit on the spot if the boss didn’t reevaluate his statement and helps explain “whats wrong” with it.
And he made it pretty clear by tone of voice and overall feel that this is the only way thought of the employees as an overhead and not at resource, that yes cost money, but also is the reason the company actually earns fund as well. And if you are able to he would do it all by himself to save on the costs of having employees. We are talking about engineers with years, some cases decades, of experience, and he thought he could replace them if merely he had the time. That’s what the b* tching was about.
Telling employees that they are going to fire you if you don’t make more marketings. Then when someone ceases tell them naww that was just motivating. We were never going to fire you.
Worked at a Insurance company that focused on processing applications and underwriting. Less than a few months into them having mass the recruitment and locate opening they applied “quiet hours”. Twice a period( once in morning and other in afternoon) for three hour blockings you were not allowed to talk to other coworkers. You couldn’t even message them on the internal instant messenger and had to switch your status to “Busy”. If your administrator saw your status was not in “busy” they are able to message you about it. Also you were highly discouraged from asking necessary work related questions during this period. If you were observed talking to a fellow coworker of providing assistance with something you are able to get bizarre stares from management and sometimes have to explain that we are not having casual conversation. All this for the sake of “productivity” the morale killing term of every business. People travelled from initially conceiving this corporation and task were so great to hating the place. As you would suspect other changes further contributed to the shift.
I was a hard worker, like an extremely hard worker. One day a superintendent asked why I wasna
t working at my usual pace, so I told him I was facing homelessness if I couldna
t find somewhere to live.
He said “Heyyy well I genuinely require my hotshot out here! I depend on you get a lot done for me.” He couldna
t care any less about my problem…I was an employee who constructed him look good because I got ensues, and not a human being.
I never worked hard again, and personally undercut the employment ethic of everyone I came in contact with. I didna
t have to learn that particular lesson two seconds time.
Had a worker that worked herself silly for the job. Truly desired the venue, enjoyed the clients, loved the task so she would work after clocking off, take study home, go in on weekends. Genuinely just go above and beyond ever. We always get incredible feedback from clients and suppliers about her. In our contract it says wea
re entitled to a 5k heighten after being used only for 3 years. At our yearly rehabilitation( having been here for 3.5 years) she asked for the grow. She was flat out told there was no room in the budget. She could have taken them to fair work committee but instead she only started looking for jobs. She left( have a great posture in a great corporation and is loving it !). The guy they hired to supplant her had a one-quarter of the experience , no adore for the number of jobs and his annual salary was 10 k higher. Most of us have since left and the place is descend to sh* t.
I operated at a restaurant with a sh* t tipped minimum– $2.63 an hour. We’d be penalized for being even 5 minutes late so lots of us proved up 20 -3 0 min early to make sure we’d avoid the penalty( the issue was Boston, so that was an appropriate gamble, I’ve get stuck on the T for 10 -2 0 min on NUMEROUS moments ), and we’d simply get right to work– and there’s slew to do when opening a big restaurant. So we’d clock in and start working– no one was clocking in and failing to work. In fact I liked getting there early because the kitchen would get up to 113, most of the morning prep was the case in the kitchen and was reasonably rigorous, we didn’t really air situation and had to wear long sleeved shirts and gasps. So I could knock everything out in a cistern and shorts, change into my uniform, and not start my transformation a sweaty mess.
The manager gave us a big lecture about how it adds up, even if it IS only $2.63 an hour. She made a new regulation that we couldn’t clock in more than 10 times before our switch began, EVEN IF WE WERE WORKING. By the mode, that’s a 15 -minute window of appropriate clocking in time, in Boston, with a notoriously unreliably public transportation system, crazy weather, and over-clogged roads.
F* ck Grafton Street and f* ck you, Ashley.
Was working for EB Games when GameStop bought them. 20% of any warranty, and$ 1 for every subscription sold is entered into your paycheck as board. And you’d never feel dirty selling the things, because Edge Magazine( EB’s provide answers to Game Informer) and their extended warranties were legit, and somewhat priced.
GameStop buys the company. First thing they do? Nix the commissions. You still have to sell the stuff, of course. I’ll never forget the first meeting I had with GameStop as a administrator. They genuinely drilled how profitable those things are to the company. Soon after came the threats of reduced hours if you didn’t hit quotas, mandated by corporate.
Yeah. F* ck Gamestop.
I knew someone who worked at a factory( in West Virginia or Ohio) that was purchased by a Japanese firm. On day 1, they took away everyone’s stools and said everyone had to stand for their entire work day. What a stupid path to get every person to detest you on day 1, with no advantage! Of course, many of the employees had back problems and other health issues that induced it pain or impossible to continue in their jobs.
I used to work at a gas station/ convenience store. Our director was emphatically cheap, but he delivered it to a whole new tier after he bought another gas station over 50 miles away.
He started planning his pre-existing staff from my storage to work in his other storage, over 50 miles out. Some of us were still in high school, but he didn’t impart a sh* t. He refused to hire more people.
My company had an( anonymous) employee suvey this past year and when research results( which indicated negatively on the GM/ Manager) were exposed, everyone had to sit through a four hour meet where, line by path, our GM questioned “why do 50% of you feel this way” or “6 0% of you not like this”? No one truly spoke up( it was supposed to be anonymous) so we just got told how if we felt that space, this is why our affections were incorrect. By the end of the four hours most of us were like “was that supposed to deter us from rating negatively next year … So we don’t have to sit through a 4 hour gratify about how we’re not right in feeling the lane we did”
Changed up the metrics that specified people’s bonuses. And included things that are significant for the business to know, but wholly beyond the control of the people who’s bonuses were impacted.
For example, we had a “right party contact” rate — how many times you actually got the person you were calling vs the number of calls you actually induced. The question was the phone number listing came from elsewhere, and the person or persons building the calls were just given a roll of numbers, and you had to call them all. No leeway.
So you’re calling blind from a list you don’t control … and get penalized if the listing is sh* t.
Oddly enough, the people in charge of building the telephone number rolls, their bonuses were not influenced by right party contact rate.
New general manager came in, burnt all the best people( I was really good but had only been there for three years so I wasn’t making a lot) because they were “making too much money” and replaced them with base fee workers who didn’t present a sh* t. Then that increased the workload on everyone else that wasn’t fired so they all cease. Then the hotel was stayed with half a sh* tty staff. Funny thing is that we constructed in the ballpark of 20 million dollars the year before my original GM left and the year the new GM took over I heard from one of the few people that still ran there( there were 2 originals out of a 60 person faculty) that the latter are projected to barely clear 2 mil. We were in the top 5 Hiltons in the entire Midwest for years and there were only a handful of darkness like Christmas when we wouldn’t sell all 140 rooms. Why that dumb sh* t tried to change everything when the place moved itself and was kicking serious ass I will never know, but he’s out of a task now. My old GM would literally leave halfway through the working day if he craved( rarely) because our administrators were so good and everyone actually cared about the place.
Plumbing shop. Newer owners came in. They were a married couple who had worked there for years and bought out the original proprietor. A few months later has we are heading into Christmas, they called all employees in one at a time to explain how they( the employee) werena
t getting a holiday bonus because the employee had messed something up earlier in the year. My reason was that I had transgressed a reflect in a customers bathroom and it had expensed $200 to supersede. And they are only couldna
t afford to pay any bonuses.( I brought in over $500,000 worth of business that time.) Next week they drove up in a new sports car. Someone asked what it was and another plumber said it was a 2007 Christmas Bonus. Theya
ve had a huge turnover in employees now. No one from when I ran there( a
94 -0 8) is still there.
I had a boss who would pick pairs of people he thought should get to know each other more effective and strongly suggest that we go out to lunch together.
For some reason he matched me with one of our younger and more self-opinionated technologists, who invested the entire lunch ranting about how all taxation is crime and how our is supportive of Israel was stupid, that if the Jews wanted to run around in the desert we should just give them Arizona.
It was surely a learning experience for me, although not in the way my boss was hoping. I abode as far away from that guy as I could for the rest of his( thankfully summary) employment with is.
We were once in the middle of a very stressful reporting period job, and everyone was feeling it. Nonetheless, one afternoon, an off-hand commentary be converted into a conversation that we all got involved with and led to a few titters. My manager, returning from a meeting, piped up “Oh we’ve finished tomorrow’s run, have we? What’s all this about( insert subject matter) “. Entire team instantly deflated.
Unnecessary. Every employee requirement is now time to blow off a little steam.
Casually said the best employee was X and everyone, including X, is aware of the fact that X was among those who did the least quantity of work.
Me personally, I’m a security guard at a library. My boss said she wanted me moving around a lot, which is cool. I would get up every 15 minutes, patrol the entire structure, then sit back down for another 15 times. It’s not the busiest home so it seems to work out fine, specially since my coworkers ever know how to get a hold of me. Nonetheless, apparently a coworker told my director I was slacking off( and this coworker’s known for micromanaging people she has no control over) and wasn’t doing my job properly. But instead of talking to me about it, my boss just says, “Oh I entail CONSTANTLY. CONSTANTLY treading, 4 to 8 hours straight , no sitting down AT ALL. Also we fired the only other security guard so you gotta take his switches too.” So other than a legally obliged 15 minute break, I’m supposed to be hiking the working day long and “assert my presence” to the dozen or so patrons we have.
I’m turning in my two week placard on Wednesday, and in the meantime I just take Extremely long bathroom breaks….
Layoffs. 73 people lost their jobs because a huge project lost money instead of making money. Another 73 or so lost their jobs because the company was moving in a different direction and didn’t require as many people with their skill set. These were by and large very talented people, as to report to deadwood or shiftless morons. You get rid of deadwood and morons, and it gets the rest of the deadwood and morons to work harder. You get rid of talented people, and everyone else gets angry, horrors for their own chore, and/ or starts go looking for a new job.
I used to work for Microsoft. When Google was first developing genuinely rapidly, they were becoming famous for their perks including free food.
At a company gratify, someone requested Steve Ballmer( CEO at the time) if we were going to get free food too. Ballmer famously answered something like “would you rather have free food, or is paying $10,000/ time more? ” That statement might have maintained ocean if Microsoft paid more, but in addition to not having free meat we are really paid a fair chip less.
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