I have worked for [___X____] institution for a number of years. My current manager is on their way to retirement and doesn't care about the job any longer. All they care about is CYOA ( covering your own ass ). They treat all the employees like children and micro manage. They are constant hipocrits about there own actions; the saying " Do as I say, not as I do" comes to mind.
I can't stand working here anymore. I feel depressed everyday I have to see that angry face.
You have to manage your boss by managing yourself. You have to act professionally and do your best in all situations regardless of how your boss behaves. Even if he/she shows no respect for others and themselves that does not mean you do the same. You dont want to see how low things can go because given the right circumstances, many people will and you will just end of feeling worse or getting fired. However, normal human beings tend to mirror the behavior that comes to them.
In the end, you have to answer to yourself as to how you behaved while you where there. Start planning your exit strategy while keeping your chin and respect up.
More people need to quit ito change the pattern of abuse in corporate America. We're too use to being afraid of getting fired or layoffs. If more people quit because the economy gets better and poor management. Companies will do more to retain their employees. It doesn't pay for a company to rehire someone, trust me. In the short run it may seems to be but in the long run it doesn't pay.
Hiring process, training, and transition costs ain't cheap and not many companies look at the numbers closely until it gets out of control. Since I have a co-worker that keeps losing workers and eventually it costed his job because the senior management feels he was ineffective with his resources.
I worked for a vwoa dealership in Florida, my manager was sleeping in cars on the backlot constantly
Even made up a lie about his wife having brain cancer so he could leave early every day making me do 5 times as much work
I caught him huffing gas, he asked me if I wanted some I said HELL NO!
After that he had it out for me, moved cars around and threw away keys constantly and blamed them on me, he was caught in a few of these lies but I couldn't stand the BS
He had been there for 6 years or more and had the management enchanted with BS lies and a kiss ass attitude
And I quit there, I really loved the job and the dealership,
I worked in the used lot we had plenty of oldschool rides
The man in question is a fat jackass named Chris at Sanford Vw dealership beware of him
There used to be 3 Chris's he is the only one who hates Volkswagens and drives a jeep
I'm in this situation right now. In my current position I'm insulated from the worst of the situation, no professional risk to myself. Not completely happy, but survivable. However, my exact position may be going away, and I'd be forced into working closer with the lying, backstabbing, manipulative boss, and an a-hole drunk.
If that happens I'm going to refuse, and probably get laid off as a result.
Remember in the movie 'War Games', the punchline at the end? "The only winning move is... not to play."