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News flash! The bad boss gets infatuated too! Yes, the bad boss though seemingly a supreme being in his or her own fiefdom also succumbs once in a while to this thing called infatuation. Nope, the bad boss is not immune to it and once bitten; he or she can’t help but give in to what just any mere mortal would. When the boss is flirting at work…
Once the infatuation sets in, the bad boss goes into a phase that psychologically makes him or her “star struck” to the employee they are attracted to. This may go on a while until another employee catches the bad boss’ fancy.
The bad boss will certainly make the subject of his or her attraction aware of it. The bad boss will use a combination of “show it” and “hide it to the public” strategies for the poor unsuspecting employee.
So how does the bad boss do it? Well, here are the telltale signs that a bad boss is definitely attracted to an employee.
The bad boss, as a rule, never accommodates anyone, as in, no one. Well almost; except the apple of his or her eye. The bad boss smiles only to the favored one and acts extremely nice and pleasant towards him or her. The bad boss always cares to ask if the favored employee is comfortable and sees to it that he or she is.
“Just around the corner, seeking you
Puppy love is tripping lightly into view
Hiding in the hedgerows
Sneaking up on tiptoes…
Just around the corner wafting close…”
Yes, you got it right. Suddenly it’s as if the song Love So Lovely (Disney song from the Three Musketeers) plays and the bad boss just winks, smiles, and woos at the favored employee. The bad boss makes beautiful eyes, wears that silly grin, and is always looking at the employee wherever he or she is. In short, it is when the bad boss does all the creepy things that an unwanted admirer does and just literally stalks the employee within the confines of the company premises.
The bad boss listens intently to the employee, or at least pretends to do so, and always so politely and (mind you) diplomatically turns down his or her ideas as if they were fragile chinaware. The employee is offered a seat beside the bad boss. The employee is tagged along by the bad boss anywhere he or she goes in the company and, if possible, outside too. The bad boss never shows his or her angry moods at the employee and always displays coolness whenever around the employee. Most importantly, the lucky employee gets ahead of promotions and salary increases without having to do anything at all (or so it seems).
Now, how does the bad boss ‘hide it’? It’s when the bad boss pretends nothing is happening and there is no malice with what he or she is doing. It’s the totally “deny it and hide it” response when confronted and asked about what the bad boss is doing.
So does this type of thing really happen? The answer is yes. Nope, no one is pulling your leg; it is true! It’s like winning in a lottery big time. The bad boss will just be too eager to do what it takes to get the attention of the said employee.
There is however a price for employee. Of course, the bad boss will not do anything without gaining something in return…
The employee is expected to reciprocate all those “good things” given him or her. Otherwise, the bad boss will turn into a hulk like creature as if to say “You won’t like me when I’m angry.” And what makes the bad boss angry? The answer is simple, an employee who doesn’t reciprocate his or her unwelcomed actions of affection errrr attraction.
The underlying motto for this type of a scenario is simple for the bad boss. “If I can’t have you over prayers, I will have you by brute force.” At the end of it all, the bad boss will always have his or way.
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The complete list of bad boss words for defining an employee.
Definition: A bad boss views an employee as…
To the bad boss, a menial employee is a peon, slave, worker, inferior, staffer, gimp, blue-collar, laborer, subordinate, hand, wage earner, desk jockey, human resource, personnel, workforce, dogsbody, drudge, drone, foot soldier, plugger, grunt, grub, slogger, toiler, workhorse, coolie, porter, serf, lazybone, loafer, slouch, idler, slug, 9 to 5er, goldbrick, shirker, nobody, straggly, servant, bondman, insurgent, mutineer, revolter, chattel, thrall, indentured servant, domestic, lackey, handmaid, attendant, odalisque, helot, thrall, agnostic, discordant, fief, stooge, pillion, muppet, puppet, airhead, bimbo, derp, dingbat, doofus, clutz, nimrod, bozo, couch potato, creep, lush, mule, plank, pinhead, tool, twit, wasteman, minion, etc.
Have we missed any? Leave your comments below.
As a bad boss, how do you use some of these words? Some of these derogatory terms are particularly useful for the bad boss when he can’t remember his employee’s names. For example:
Other derogatory terms for employees, by the bad boss, can be used as a classing system for referring to your lowly workforce as a whole. For instance:
By the way, to a good boss, an employee is a partner or teammate. Derogatory language in the workplace can create a hostile work environment.
Disclaimer: Bad Boss posts are meant to be humorous and should not be taken seriously. Here is an interesting article on derogatory terms in the workplace: