They say people don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad bosses. Well, these are the worst bosses in the world, so we’d leave these jobs in a heartbeat.
1. Stay Hydrated For The Haters
I’m on a diet that requires me to drink a metric ton of water, so I carry around a 1 liter Nalgene bottle at all times. I’m a mid-level manager at a 60-person company. At the end of the work day, on my way out I pass the water cooler and fill my bottle up for the commute home. I thought this was no big deal—I was extremely mistaken about that.
Yesterday I was doing just that when our office manager walked up and said the following: “You’re leaving for the day, water is for employees to drink when they are working in the office only”. I laughed it off, finished filling my bottle, and headed home. I thought she was kidding, or at the very worst having a bad day and lashing out.
Well, she wasn’t. Today I get into the office with an email from her to myself, my boss (our CEO/founder), and our HR person saying that I am stealing from the company, that I didn’t stop filling my water bottle and immediately apologize when confronted, and that she is officially reporting this behavior and asking to have it documented.
Needless to say, we all had a pretty good laugh about it, my boss/CEO called me in an absolute fit of laughter—he could barely form a sentence he was laughing so hard. Someone else wrote “Is proper hydration good for the company?” on my water bottle. Our office manager, however, is just walking by my office and glaring at me this morning.