Category Archives: Types of Bad Bosses

Boss Flirting at Work – Creepy Employee Attraction

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Boss Flirting at Work – Creepy Employee Attraction

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.

Extremely Accommodating

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.

Amorous Advances

“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.

Perks and privileges

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).

How does the bad boss ‘hide it’?

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.

A price to be paid

 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.

How to Deal with a Flirtatious Boss

The Micromanager Boss – The Progress Nazi

The Micromanager Boss

The Micromanager Boss –

The Progress Nazi

I am the micromanager boss. Employees who like to work independently, think that I am their biggest nightmare. You could call me the progress nazi. I use my authoritarian leadership style to provide clear directions, explain when tasks should be done, and how they should be done with no input from my employees.

As a progress nazi, I check on my employee’s work every 2 to 3.5 minutes. Any employee who falls short, of my unmeetable expectations, will be moved closer to my office where I can have a better view of their computer monitor and watch their keystrokes like a hawk.

If it were up to me, I would install cameras over each of their desks, but that is not in our budget. So instead, I move my chair around the office and devote much of my time sitting next to each employee to watch over their shoulder.

That’s right! As a control freak, I am the dictator of my office. I must directly make each and every decision, be the head of significant assignments, and provide detailed direction for every menial task that my employees take.

The only ideas that I need to hear are my own. My employees just need to listen and learn from me. I never seriously consider their ideas or opinions. Whenever an idea is brought to my attention, frequently I will cut this individual off mid-sentence.

There will be no escaping from me! If any employee attempts to sneak into an empty meeting room to do their work, I will find them. I know where each of my employees are at all times. Consider me a human gps locator. Leaving your desk is never an option!

Headphones and music are not allowed in my office! Employees should be strictly focused on their work at all times. Music distracts from work progress which is unacceptable! Progress must continue without delay!

Most of the time, I feel that I am the only one who takes this job seriously. Being a progress nazi, in my opinion, is therefore good management. Accepting responsibility for everything that’s done falls to me.

“If you want something done well, you’ve got to do it yourself”.

  • The Progress Nazi

Disclaimer: Bad Boss posts are meant to be humorous and should not be taken seriously.

How to Micromanage like a Real ass****

Some interesting articles on the subject of the micromanager:

The Perfectionist Boss

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The Perfectionist Boss

I am a perfectionist boss. Everything is perfect because of me. That’s it. Just for reading my words, I have already made you smarter. Your welcome.

My work, how my employees’ work, and even how the stapler is placed on my desk, must be perfect. Everything I see and touch, must be up to my expectations. This doesn’t just stop for me; it goes to my employees as well. I can’t just let them be imperfect while I strive so hard to get everything to perfection. Sure, they get their tasks done at the end of the day, but was it done to perfection? Never. My employees need me to constantly correct them and show them how perfect I am. Here are some things I do to make my department a perfect place to work.

Never Change – Since I’m perfect, and have been so for so long, there’s no need to change. I remind my employees this by stomping their ideas out. When they talk about new things, business ideas or market approach, I remind them of how stupid they are and how perfect I am, therefore my department will never change.

Crushing ambitions – I can never fail. My employees will ruin my perfect image if they fail in trying new things so I have to be overly critical to myself and anyone around me. I extinguish any form of hope. No matter how promising their new ideas may sound, I simply cannot take the risk that it ends up in a failure, not even once. I remind them of this through rejection. I make sure my employees have absolutely zero space for creativity at the workplace.

Never be open-minded – New people, interests and passions are not for me and I simply do not waste my time with them. An open mind allows contaminates and idiotic ideas in which taints perfections. A closed mind is shielded from such stupidity and remains pure, and perfect. When an employee says “I have an idea,” I interrupt them by saying “I’ve already thought about that, my idea is better.”

I’m a perfectionist, and my perspective is the ONLY perspective. Everyone working under me must follow my ways and STOP SCREWING UP!!!

Disclaimer: Bad Boss posts are meant to be humorous and not to be take seriously.