Jamaican Workplace: Horrible boss syndrome - I demand to be acknowledged

Confessions of a Horrible Boss: Raise Expectations on Him

bad-teacher 2Then again, maybe giving him more responsibility is the answer.

I can gerrymander his role to set him up to fail.

I’ll set lofty goals that no one could reach.

Then, I’ll turn him loose, knowing he’ll just run himself into the ground trying to do the impossible. Inevitably, things will fall through the cracks and customers will issue ultimatums. And I’ll have my scapegoat.

If that doesn’t work, I still have performance reviews. I can raise doubts about his ability to do the job and get along with others. And it’ll follow him for years. To add insult to injury, I can saddle him with a performance improvement plan to track his ‘progress.’ Yeah, he’ll weigh whether to hire an attorney over a “hostile work environment,” but he’s no dummy. He understands how ugly a court room can get. And no one will hire him once his grievances hit the papers. In this organization, I am judge and jury. Here, I apply the law of the jungle, not the rules of men.


Written by Jeff Schmitt

Reblogged via http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffschmitt/2012/12/10/retaliation-a-guide-for-vindictive-bosses/




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