Monday, November 06, 2006
posted by Amie Lee at 12:20 pm

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My office phone rang. I answered it. It was my boss, Lemon. He asked me to go over to his place (approximately 15 steps from where I am seated). Being the obedient slave that I was, I walked over almost immediately.

Once I had reached, he handed me 3 pieces of paper (which were actually memos). He said, “Put this on A’s table, this one on B’s and this one on C’s.”

Not a word of please or thank you to be heard.

The last time I checked, he had a pair of functional legs and he is seated closer to the 3 people than I am. What the fuck is his blardie problem? I am not a freaking secretary and neither am I his freaking slave.

Why can't he ask the secretaries to do his dirty work? Maybe because he knows it himself that those tasks are too lowly regarded, even for a secretary. Secretaries these days may repel but he knows Amie will not.

It is bad enough that he makes me fax his documents (because he does not have hands), do ad hoc reporting for him (because his time is too precious), mail documents for him (because he cannot spell), etc, and now he asks me to walk around for him as if he do not have legs.

Quoted from one of my colleagues, “If he becomes a big boss one day, he will be extremely bossy.” Another colleague said, “Yes, IF he ever becomes one. With an attitude like that, I doubt he will ever become one.”

Well said. Lemon has no management skills whatsoever and he is definitely lacking in technical skills. I can go on and on about him, and relate all the complaints I have heard about him but I will conclude here for now. Too much office politics for one day!

He is definitely taking me for granted and using my "congeniality" to step all over me. That said, there is a limit for everything, including my "congeniality". I am sorry to say this but all of us under him agree that he has all the traits of a lousy boss.
 
5 Comments:


At November 06, 2006 2:50 pm, Anonymous Nick

I think your boss is a loser for life. No hope in store for him. He thinks he is the boss so he can ask people to do ANYTHING. I know people like that.... They abuse power. Worst part is your boss has no essence. If he has it will not be as bad for you and all your team mates, I guess.

 

At November 06, 2006 6:48 pm, Anonymous Nal

Somehow you just have this luck to end up with loser bosses. Pretty sad rite?! At least your previous one was cocky but smart. This one....cocky and a dumb ass. Better leave for a place where the grass is greener laa.

 

At November 06, 2006 6:52 pm, Blogger Rache

I know a lot of people are afraid of saying things to their bosses, but if he's being such an ass, and asking of you things that are not in your job description (ie. doing the things he's too lazy to do), you can tell him it's not on. How can he argue with you on that point, when he knows it's not your job? I hope you soon feel happier at work :)

Happy C&C Monday

 

At November 06, 2006 8:21 pm, Blogger Tisha!

Oh Amie, I am all too familiar with bosses like that! Ungrateful losers in my book. Even if his secretary was the one doing it for him, common courtesy dang!

By the way, love the cherries in your layout!

Cheers
Tisha

 

At November 07, 2006 10:24 am, Blogger Amie Lee

Nick: Loser for this life and every other life.

Nal: Yeah, damn my rotten luck.

Rache: I will try and be diplomatic as I do not want to upset anyone. He may be an ass but he is still my boss.

Tisha: Too many rotten apples and too few good cherries. :)