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What do you guys do?

Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:19 pm

I can't be the only one in the boat I'm in - I work for total lunatics. I think they might be certifiable.


The thing is, it's the same everywhere you go - they are all wacko idiots who think they are God and we are pond scum.


What do you guys do to cope? I mean there is getting trashed every night, but surely there must be a better answer? Sure you can jump jobs but the next batch of freaks may be even more nuts.


When I interview and they ask why I'm looking to leave my employer (really who cares but that's another matter) I have to bite my tongue to keep from answering honestly "I'm hoping that you will be less crazy than the current batch of wackos I work for". You know, you make up something like looking for a better fit and more growth potential in a position that matches your career goals better, etc. But you know as well as I do when you leave it's USUALLY because you want to escape your boss or bosses but you can't tell the next one what that freak from hell is really like.


So what do you guys do?


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Postby haikuginger » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:15 pm

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Postby mdl28 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:06 pm

The way I unwind is by a calm ride to my home where things are quiet and comfortable. I leave work at work. However, your career seems like its cut throat main stream business. Luckily I never had to go that route. A nice jog after a long day helps too.
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Postby djrez4 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:46 pm

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Postby Grupet » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:20 pm

I'm self employed :-)
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Postby djrez4 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:39 pm

To clarify, my stress doesn't come from a crazy boss. Despite his Tea Party leanings, he's mostly sane.

The stress comes with the territory in litigation.
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Postby onion » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:38 pm

The stress used to come from idiot customers. I used to go for rides on my motorcycle to calm down and relax. It got to be too annoying so I quit my job and do my own thing now. Pays much better, work whenever I feel like it rather than when I'm assigned, and I don't have to deal with idiot employees and customers all day. Life is good!
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Postby CredAddct101 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:20 am

MemberSince99 wrote:I can't be the only one in the boat I'm in - I work for total lunatics. I think they might be certifiable.


The thing is, it's the same everywhere you go - they are all wacko idiots who think they are God and we are pond scum.


What do you guys do to cope? I mean there is getting trashed every night, but surely there must be a better answer? Sure you can jump jobs but the next batch of freaks may be even more nuts.


When I interview and they ask why I'm looking to leave my employer (really who cares but that's another matter) I have to bite my tongue to keep from answering honestly "I'm hoping that you will be less crazy than the current batch of wackos I work for". You know, you make up something like looking for a better fit and more growth potential in a position that matches your career goals better, etc. But you know as well as I do when you leave it's USUALLY because you want to escape your boss or bosses but you can't tell the next one what that freak from hell is really like.


So what do you guys do?


The grass really isn't greener on the other side. I work retail, and I actually like the job, love my coworkers, but absolutely CANNOT STAND management. Like the person before, I've taken long rides after work. Getting trashed is really never a good option, unless you don't have to see the bastards the next day. :-) I am always thinking of this quote from some famous individual:

"Living well is the best revenge"

1) I'm working on creating a home-based business on the internet

2) I have been firing out the resumes again(Interview question: Why you are you leaving? "You were really my first choice and now my determination paid off")

The goal, or maybe the small satisfaction I'll have when I tell my bosses:

"I want to thank you for doing every thing you did to discourage me from making a career here. I do believe it was nothing short of divine providence because it led to this opportunity I have now. Thank you again, I really do mean it. It was hard to understand in the beginning, however, I do now. Take care!"

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Postby MemberSince99 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:28 am

As much as you want to tell them that, remember, someone might call them one day and ask about you.


Better to tell these morons that you learned so much from them you thought your head was going to explode (mainly you learned how NOT to do things and how much you hate working for them but you don't have to be THAT specific) and laugh at them as you move on to better.

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Postby nismoZtuner » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:27 pm

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