Anyone have a Supervisor like mine. She wants total quiet in the office. There are 7 of us. No radios, no personal phone calls, No humming, no chit chat. Its like Prison. Of course, she talks, makes phone calls, etc. If someone throws out a "wasn't it lovely out yesterday" Its met with stone cold silence and a glare that would melt glass. Didn't used to be like this, she had a significant other and it was a half way decent place to work. They broke up just before Christmas.... She is in her 30's as are most of the others, myself and one other are twice that age. Weird! Were I not so close to trying to retire, I would be out of here.
Normap, have you tried approaching her supervisor? I'm a supervisor, and I'd hate to think that my employees were unhappy. I expect no more from them than I do of myself. If they aren't happy the office doesn't run effectively, as there are more calls outs, less compassion, increased employee turnaround etc.
I find it a bit amusing when people are using work time to go on forums to complain how bad and mean their bosses are. Perhaps if you would do what you are paid for instead of going on line to complain when you suppose to be working, your boss won't be so grumpy.
I sure glad I got rid of my boss years ago. I couldn't handle a 9-5 job. I was going insane sitting in an office all day staring at the clock.
If I seem to have a superiority complex, it is because you make it so easy.
Normap. That's a tough environment to work in. yikes! My supvisor, well for on she should have retired a year or two ago, but she probably never will. She is the woe is me type. And take forever to get the simplest task done. But when ever my other supvisor and I complete a project and the outcome is good she will right in front of us and other VP's take full credit for having done the project herself. Now if the project isn't exactly what was expected she will hand us out to dry. Gotta love it. But I must say all in all she is a fairly nice person and for the most part understanding. And the work environment is pretty friendly. I suppose you can't ask for much more then that.
Busterloves, used to have a supervisor like yours. Came to find out much later, they knew we had done the work, just didn't call him out on it. Anyhow I am home for the weekend. Its sad really, like someone pointed out, most of your time is at work. I honestly like to work, hopefully she will get something or someone to occupy her time after work and things will look up. Like I said, needed to vent a few nights ago. TGIF!!
I think if an employee is unhappy, they need to approach their supervisor. If they don't feel comfortable doing that, then they need to go to their supervisor, if they still don't feel comfortable, then it's time to find a new job. That's my feelings on those types of situations.
"The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to his level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his."
Pope, trust me on this one. I DO. As someone said go to her super? can't she is in St. Louis we are in MI and company policy everything in writing to her super with a copy to her.... So I just ignore as much as I can. need the job and there are worse. Thanks for the encouragement all of you it sure helps
Oh I can totally sympathize with you Normap. I work with the elderly, and the unit I tend to get stuck working on is full of employees that think having a good time is inappropriate. If you even crack a joke, they just stare you down. I myself am a huge doofus and have a hard time making it through eight hours without being a smart aleck.
“lol...I'll answer this one when I'm off the clock!"
This is what actually triggered my amusement. It brought back some memories. You got me all wrong. I wasn’t pointing fingers at or condemning anyone. But I am sure many here, and you know who you are, like to brows the net and post on forums when you should be working to pass the time, relive your boredom and make work more bearable. Since many posts here and elsewhere are made during the day by people with jobs, I can only assume they are doing it from work. Bosses tend to frown on that.
I used to work at an office where the bosses were out most of the time. Everyone did what ever they wanted. As long as the work was done before the dead line, no one cared what we did. The project manager was pretty cool about it. In fact, he was the laziest of us all. So I know how it is, I am the last one to judge. Heck, Emmalee Bauer is my hero. LOL
I, as I am sure many others, can certainly relate to her to some extent.