Who was your worst boss ever?
We've all had a boss that made us want to lose our minds, right? My current boss is wonderful, but I had a boss that would scream at employees. Oh, and she was openly discriminatory towards athiests, gay people and feminists. I don't know how she hasn't been sued yet to be honest, it's probably only a matter of time. She once screamed at one of the workers little kids (sometimes we would bring out kids in) for making a mess and not jumping when she said jump to clean it up. Sigh, she was an interesting one.
How about you, any crazy boss stories?
After months of this, and being tired that all of the complaints hung on our board were about her, she started trying to change things by sucking up to us. Compliments on silly things like our hair, or talking in a way-too-sweet voice, but the screw ups continued. The new regional manager refused to fire and replace her because hiring her had been his first move in his new job and it would look really bad if he fired her only months later. It never got better.
The last straw for many of us was on one of my breakfast shifts. She screwed up the schedule, again...we had 5 cooks, 4 waiters, and the dishes kid all on for what was always covered by just me and one line cook. Then she yelled at us for somehow messing up until we showed her the schedule. Then she said she'd go in back and decide who would go home...2 hours go by. My usual church crowd comes and goes. She still hasn't made a decision, and then comes out and says she has to run back home really quick and refused to answer when we asked what we should do when she yelled at us about there being too many employees on shift right then for pay, so she demanded that by the time she get back, most of us except one server and one cook should be off the clock, but still working the shift. Imagine how that went. Fun, right? After her car left, I clocked out and said I'd had it, I was quitting. Everyone else looked at me, and they all clocked out, several others quit, too, and every single one of us left the building to go home. Oh, the stories I heard about the calls she had to make after realizing what had happened. We had no customers left when we had left the building, so when she got back, there was an overload of angry customers waiting to be seated, greeted, ANYTHING only to find there was no one in the building. When the regional manager called us days later to see what had happened, we all told him. He still refused to replace her, so we refused to come back.
I got my new job at Subway that same morning, still in my steak n shake uniform, after having an on the spot interview, lol. The manager and employees there thought the enitire situation was hilarious.