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Monday, October 27, 2008

Hot Head Hannah vs The Toxic Boss

If anyone knows of any potential employers that would like to take on a 26 year old hard-working, punctual, eager to please, keen to learn, computer literate lassie please let me know. I need to find work, quickly, due to me telling my former boss that he could stick his job up his arse. But you have to realise that this is not generally the way I conduct myself around employers. In fact, I learnt the phrase 'ye can stick it up your arse' from my (ex) boss.

I have been unhappy there for a while now. Any job I do I like to feel that I'm doing it well. I couldn't do this job as well as I'd have liked to because there was too much expected off me and too little time. My boss gave me bare minimum information to work with. When one of his customers had a query that I couldn't answer I'd often ask my boss what I should tell them. His answer was usually: Tell her to go fuck herself. I grew sick of his unhelpful, arrogant manner of dealing with things. I got sick of people making demands that I just didn't have the time to meet. I'm sick of lying and covering up for my boss. I'm sick of him being a total cunt to people who have done good honest days' work for him but still have to beg for their cheques. I'm also sick of doing all this and being paid minimum wage. The last straw was today.

The boss could see I was getting a bit stressed out and so he asked me if I was unhappy with my job because if I wasn't happy I didn't have to work for him. I asked him if he was in my situation would he be happy. He didn't answer but said if I couldn't hack the pressure I could leave. So I did, because it felt like he was taunting me and I was already feeling like I didn't get paid enough to take shit without taking that shit too.

It was rash and impulsive and not exactly well thought out but it's done now and there's no point regretting it.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wish at some point in me life I'd had the opportunity to say that to an employer. Maybe I still will. Anonymous makes sense. Come and work with me, it's not brilliant pay but above minimum wage. I'm more serious than you might think! Dad xxxxx

d@\/ e said...

You'll probably end up getting offers from firms that specialise in colonic irrigation.
Well Done! :-)

hootchinhannah said...

Dad, I wouldn't care about the money as long as I felt I was doing my job well and my boss was respectful of other people.

d@ve, any offer would be preferable to the job I've just left. Even colonic irrigation firms. Hey, healthy bowels, healthy mind!!

Nelly said...

In my experience bosses that are respectful of other people are fairly few but then you could say that about anyone, boss or not. That said my present boss is a decent lad...

hootchinhannah said...

It used to really piss me off when my boss was racist. It's not the kind of environment I want to work in. But if he couldn't even be respectful to people of his own race you hardly expect him to respect other races.

Anonymous said...

I promised myself I would leave you alone for a while, but WELL DONE! I have had the pleasure of telling three bosses to stick their jobs up their arse in my lifetime, and I regret none of those occasions..........

Racists should never be tolerated either. I am willing to bet you felt unclean every time you heard him make a remark that offended you.

Your anonymous friend

hootchinhannah said...

My anonymous friend, unclean is exactly the way I felt!! In fact, when writing that comment I was going to say it made me shudder when he was racist.

I have despised and loathed jobs before but always left on good terms with my employees. But this job was no like no other and I found it immensely satisfying to quit the way I did.