past and present employers
the thread about Christmas bonuses got me to thinking. in that one I covered my current and also my favorite bosses. I feel compelled to talk about my previous one.
it was a shop which specialized in trucks. I was hired to work on light duty trucks only since I was a fish out of water with diesels and medium duty or bigger. day 3 he started sticking me with motorhomes and Burlington Northern rail road trucks (F800's and such).
the boss was what we in this field refer to as a "sea gull" boss. he would swoop in late, squawk a lot, s*it on everything, and then fly away. my hours were 9:00 to 6:00 but many, many times he would come to me at 4:00 and tell me this 5 hour job needs to get done today. I suffered through this for 3 years all the time asking to go to 8-5 so I could spend time with my family. it fell on deaf ears.
so many times I was, along with a majority of the shop treated like a mushroom. fed crap and kept in the dark. our incentive plan was to give the guy with the most billed hours a weekly bonus. it turned out to be a pair of Snap-On socks or 1 (repeat, ONE) ticket to the most expensive movie theater in town.
what are your best and worst bosses?
I'll go defenseless when our leaders do the same
Obama likes to speak softly on his free cell phone and carry a big pen. Heil Obama!!