The constant bullshit of my past and present bosses is the source of my entertainment and hopefully yours. I’m struggling to bite my tongue around them, which is why I started this blog as a source of therapy.
Context: My boss LOVES to delegate assignments through email. Under tight deadlines, most efficient bosses will schedule a face-to-face meeting or hop on a quick phone call to ensure nothing important gets missed. Not her. She loves to wait until the last possible second before hitting the panic button, and when you can’t deliver she’ll blame you. Sure, you can go to her office and ask for clarity, but her door is conveniently always closed, or she is always on a phone call, or she is away from her desk – so email it is. Below is an email exchange I had with her regarding her wanting me to send some final collateral items for the next e-newsletter, which was going out that very day.
#ShitMyBossSays: Hey – Can you send all the newsletter information in right now? It needed to be submitted last week. Why is it late? Do we need to discuss your workload to figure out how you can manage it better? Do you need help?
ME (after 30 minutes of gathering and submitting the info): The info wasn’t submitted on time because I never received the final creatives from you until late yesterday. I asked if there was anything else you wanted to be submitted, but you told me that we would get the final creatives last week.
#ShitMyBossSays: Ok. In the future, you need to stay on top of your assignments. Any deadlines you miss make us look bad. It’s embarrassing.
I stopped grinding my teeth when I started high school. It’s come back again.