April 3, 2019
Bosses. Most of us have one. Some are great, others are not. This week we discuss Bad Bosses. We talk about some examples of things bosses have done, and we also discuss what to do about them.
- What did you eat good or bad this week?
- Jay – Denny’s
- Brian – Denny’s
- Eric – Whole 30
- What’s going on in our lives this week?
- Jay – Brian and Jay had kids in the musical
- Brian –
- Eric – Whole 30
- Focus Topic
- Bad Bosses
- How to handle a bad boss
- Have someone to join you in your emotion
- Figure out your boss’s emotional needs and then meet that need. Be proactive
- Be open, honest and vulnerable
- Fan Mail
- Heidi – The boss at the job before my current job. He would yell so loud at anything and anyone. You never knew when his anger volcano would erupt or if it would be aimed at you, sometimes just because. After I was laid off and accepted my current job, they called me to come back. The greatest feeling was laughing over the phone while telling HR heck no. A former coworker told me he was sooo mad I said no that he was yelling at everyone for the whole day. He definitely took security, acceptance, and a few others. I think his cup was so full he got stuck in the anger phase anytime something happened outside of his control. BTW My current managers are awesome and go out of their way to make sure I’m ok.
- Lauren – Micromanaging bosses
- Bobby – Micromanaging, mood swings, different standards for each employee.
- Roger – Ditto what Lauren and Bobby said. I’m a veteran of over 275,000 calls inbound and outbound over 26 years of experience.
- Joe – When your manager enforces what ‘their boss’ has told them without actually thinking through if it’s a good idea or what’s best for the customer. “Because I said so” mentality. Command and control.
- Pete – Ask Jan.
- Jan – Do better!
- Do Better
- Can’t Do Better
- Mel’s Do Better tattoo!