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