Thursday, 21 July 2011

Horrible Bosses - Is there any need?

Hi guys,

I saw a clip from the new movie, "Horrible Bosses" and it made me remember some of the horrible bosses I've had the misfortune to work for. And, let me tell you, there were so many I could write more than one book about them. I'd like to discuss today possible reasons why bosses are horrible. I believe there are four main reasons. Please feel free to add more in the comments box though, if you think I've missed something important. My reasons are as follows:

a) They are just plain psychotic. (I remember reading a newspaper article about this a couple of years ago; it said most bosses were psychopaths. Could this be a case of strange, but true?)

b) They are jealous. (They might not appreciate you coming in each morning with a huge grin plastered on your face, blabbing on about your gorgeous hubby and angelic children, when they've spent the morning yelling at their husband and trying to drag their teenage son out of bed.) The green-eyed monster is not a nice thing (and neither is the blue-eyed or brown-eyed monster, who happens to be your boss).

c)They hate their job. (I have come across this a lot. I think most of my horrible bosses fall into this category. The truth is, they hate their job so much but, because they've got bills to pay, and there aren't many other jobs around, they are forced to stay and shout at you all day; making your life a misery gives them something to look forward to.)

d) They are scared. (That's right, the evil presence in your workplace is actually scared of you. They're scared you're better than them, and that if they don't put you in your place and tell you how inadequate you are, that you'll steal their job from them.)

And there you have it. I just want to say that if you are a boss and you're not horrible then I hope you haven't been offended by this blog post.  If you are a boss and you are horrible, then I'm sure you have other more evil things to worry about. If you are your own boss then please be nice to yourself.

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Until next time,

Anna x


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