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    Thought it would be interesting to see what "horrible" boss stories you may have.

    I've decided to move on from my current job cause my boss basically gets a boner out of shouting at his employees when they are flat out working their butt off. When you're not working with him but, he's a great guy and easy to get on with. Working with him however, is a cancerous nightmare at times.

    But I'm curious what your stories are?
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    I left my last job because the senior line manager seemed to take delight in bullying me as the 'new office junior', by shouting at me in front of the open office (about things that were not my fault), or through humiliation, by giving me the menial tasks (such as shredding three wardrobes of paper), which should have been shared by all the employees.

    Retrospectively, the job was strongly misrepresented in the interview. I applied to what they advertised as 'graduate trainee financial advisor', which in reality should have been titled 'office junior admin assistant'. I was degraded from the beginning, by unpleasant remarks about my character, and bombarded with trivial tasks, like opening the post, rather than been given the formal structured training outlined in the interview.

    The final straw came when the senior line manager berated me in front of everyone (a relatively close-knit and cliquey office) for doing something that I had been told to by another line manager. I resigned the following day, and have since been doing a community outreach internship, that I'm loving every moment of... Lesson I learned: there is a destiny that shapes our ends!


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    I left my last job because the senior line manager seemed to take delight in bullying me as the 'new office junior', by shouting at me in front of the open office (about things that were not my fault), or through humiliation, by giving me the menial tasks (such as shredding three wardrobes of paper), which should have been shared by all the employees.

    Retrospectively, the job was strongly misrepresented in the interview. I applied to what they advertised as 'graduate trainee financial advisor', which in reality should have been titled 'office junior admin assistant'. I was degraded from the beginning, by unpleasant remarks about my character, and bombarded with trivial tasks, like opening the post, rather than been given the formal structured training outlined in the interview.

    The final straw came when the senior line manager berated me in front of everyone (a relatively close-knit and cliquey office) for doing something that I had been told to by another line manager. I resigned the following day, and have since been doing a community outreach internship, that I'm loving every moment of... Lesson I learned: there is a destiny that shapes our ends!


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    wow that sounds dreadful, im surprised you put up with it as long as you did. id have walked out of there after a week of being treated like that, it doesn't surprise me though about the job being misrepresented. it seems like so many grad or trainee jobs these days are just a fake lure to get someone willing to come with for pittance doing all the menial jobs no one else wants to do instead of actually training you properly and then when you do get a job elsewhere because you note your previous place on your cv they expect you to have all these great skills from it - that turned into a bit of a rant...
 
 
 
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