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(Slate)   "My team reported me for being a toxic boss, and now I feel powerless to hold them accountable for their little power play. What can I do to regain my stature as boss?"   (slate.com) divider line
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734 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 23 Feb 2022 at 7:05 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-02-22 10:36:41 PM  
Off-site 3 day trust building seminar in Nebraska and that it will be repeated quarterly if they complain again.
 
2022-02-22 10:41:09 PM  
Try learning what is means to be a Leader, as opposed to being a Boss.
Developing a Respect for Others is a good start.
 
2022-02-22 10:47:20 PM  
Nothing, youre done. Find a new job and try and learn from this one
 
2022-02-22 10:48:26 PM  
Resolution research indicates the transcutaneous emplacement of a lead-alloy object of approximately 640 grams, preferably placed by rapid-oxidative propulsion agent undergoing controlled combustion into the temporal cranial region. Laboratory and blind placebo testing indicates 100% efficacy using this method.
 
2022-02-22 10:59:25 PM  
Fire them?
 
2022-02-22 11:03:37 PM  
Butt stuff.  Nothing wins respect like shoving something really large up there, in front of as many people as possible.
 
2022-02-22 11:06:47 PM  
Resign.
 
2022-02-22 11:14:29 PM  
Nerve staple
 
2022-02-22 11:45:58 PM  

Stephen_Falken: Resolution research indicates the transcutaneous emplacement of a lead-alloy object of approximately 640 grams, preferably placed by rapid-oxidative propulsion agent undergoing controlled combustion into the temporal cranial region. Laboratory and blind placebo testing indicates 100% efficacy using this method.


I got two of those and a booster right before omicron, and the 5G in my head is clear as a bell.
 
2022-02-23 12:02:16 AM  
Transformers G1 The Movie The Death of Starscream
Youtube b0T5Qj6DRTk
here's a play by play of what to do with the Usurper and regain your mojo.
 
2022-02-23 12:06:05 AM  

eurotrader: Off-site 3 day trust building seminar in Nebraska and that it will be repeated quarterly if they complain again.


Work sent me to Omaha for a week in December once. Longest month of my life.
 
2022-02-23 12:14:59 AM  
There's only one way. It's called the ice-flow challenge. It's not easy.

First, you have to make your way up to St. Johns Newfoundland. To prepare yourself, much of the journey must be done on foot from Portland Maine, up through New Brunswick, take a ferry to Prince Edward Island and a ferry over to Newfoundland. From there, you're going to have to somehow book passage to Svalbard. That won't be easy and will probably require stops in Greenland or Iceland and transfer between a number of ships. If you get busy with this now, and have some luck in your travels, you stand a chance of getting there by late June or perhaps mid July. That might seem like a long delay but it works in your favor. There should still be some land locked ice left but if not there's still a good chance that a big storm will blow some close to shore. Then it becomes more straightforward. You climb onto the flow and give into the forces of nature to take you on the final leg of your journey. You'll be in  the land of the midnight Sun with near constant light. This might help you see any polar bears coming (not that it would help you). But what you'll really be doing is hoping to spy land or a friendly passing ship that you ocean flag down.

If you complete this quest, you'll be able to return and write a book about your journey called "Like a boss". Non of your former co-workers will buy it but they might talk about. And you'll have a new career going around giving inspirational talks at the different Ramada Inns to people who sign up for those sorts of life affirming seminars about "how to be your own boss" if they get a discount coupon. And that's what you'll be, your own boss --- with no employees because it probably won't pay that well to do your travels to various Ramada Inns but you will have learned to appreciate the accommodations out back where the vents from the inns heater exhausts because it will be warmer than that damned ice flow.
 
2022-02-23 3:18:55 AM  
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buttstuff?
 
2022-02-23 3:20:03 AM  

kinda _askew: Try learning what is means to be a Leader, as opposed to being a Boss.
Developing a Respect for Others is a good start.


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2022-02-23 3:22:18 AM  
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2022-02-23 4:34:51 AM  

Stephen_Falken: Resolution research indicates the transcutaneous emplacement of a lead-alloy object of approximately 640 grams, preferably placed by rapid-oxidative propulsion agent undergoing controlled combustion into the temporal cranial region. Laboratory and blind placebo testing indicates 100% efficacy using this method.


This
 
2022-02-23 4:52:25 AM  
Form a drugs and orgies cult.
 
2022-02-23 5:02:10 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: [Fark user image image 532x428]


That too
 
2022-02-23 6:35:27 AM  
Stop being such a d*ck might be a good start.
 
2022-02-23 7:18:11 AM  
Resign.
 
2022-02-23 7:50:10 AM  
The whole team put in a grievance against you in only 3 months?
Yeah, you just suck as a boss.
 
2022-02-23 7:51:47 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: kinda _askew: Try learning what is means to be a Leader, as opposed to being a Boss.
Developing a Respect for Others is a good start.

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While that might work for certain types of leader, I wouldn't want all managers and C-level people actually doing the same work I do. That seems like an insanely easy way to tank the entire organisation.
 
2022-02-23 7:57:59 AM  
Buy the stale on sale donuts at the grocery store a couple times a week and bring them in. They'll all be sitting there in helpless rage as they bite down on rock donuts but unable to complain bc donuts.
 
2022-02-23 8:10:49 AM  

DerAppie: Dr. DJ Duckhunt: kinda _askew: Try learning what is means to be a Leader, as opposed to being a Boss.
Developing a Respect for Others is a good start.

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While that might work for certain types of leader, I wouldn't want all managers and C-level people actually doing the same work I do. That seems like an insanely easy way to tank the entire organisation.


I think at that stage, it means relying on the expertise and wisdom of your senior enlisted, uh I mean, supervisors and senior employees, taking what they say into consideration, and then charting your course; instead of just barking orders coz "i'm the boss i know everything" like some butterbar fresh out of Annapolis (or worse, fresh out of NROTC).
 
2022-02-23 8:15:26 AM  
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2022-02-23 8:18:52 AM  
Start the working day with a new corporate song (sorry to make you extra click):

Denis Leary - Asshole (Official Uncensored Version)
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2022-02-23 8:50:09 AM  
You have to shiat on the floor in front of them to reassert dominance.
 
2022-02-23 8:58:17 AM  
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2022-02-23 9:04:05 AM  

Naido: Butt stuff.  Nothing wins respect like shoving something really large up there, in front of as many people as possible.


So that's what they were trying to do with the photocopier!  Now it all makes sense.
 
2022-02-23 9:06:03 AM  
My guess is that while the people he manages hate him, the people that manage *him* love him.

If there is one thing I have learned in my 25 years of corporate labor, it's that relentless ass-kissing *works*.  Unfortunately.

Of course, if you are a decent human being, you can't do it. But at least 35% of human beings are awful, awful people. And nearly 100% of management fall into that 35%..
 
2022-02-23 10:02:36 AM  
i dunno, come clean about your secret love child and stop forcing everyone to be vegan?

/slate
 
2022-02-23 12:33:43 PM  
This definitely sounds like 1/2 the story.
It could be  "boss" is a micromanager that is driving their employees nuts..
Could be a "click" of longtime workers who decided they don't like the "boss" .
 
2022-02-23 2:04:18 PM  

kinda _askew: Try learning what is means to be a Leader, as opposed to being a Boss.
Developing a Respect for Others is a good start.


Try to lead, not just manage

/ and respect is everything
 
2022-02-23 5:02:52 PM  
Is this a joke question?

Don't be a dick.
 
2022-02-23 8:27:54 PM  
Is it going to be easier to replace the whole crew, or to replace you?

Behave accordingly.
 
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