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Postby nakatago » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:12 pm

nutnut wrote:Thanks Adda.

I called him a lady part...

Not my finest hour, but he was terribly rude and deserved it.


Oh, you worked for Michael Hunt?

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:56 pm

:P Aye, he was a bit!
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Postby macaroonie » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 9:50 pm

What about bosses who ask you to do unethical things? The solution is clear as day yet still insists on doing the unethical thing? then?

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:30 pm

Call em a lady part!
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:34 pm

nutnut wrote:Call em a lady part!


then they shall be named Benjamin Dover.

But seriously, time to narc to a higher power then...after standing your ground.

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Postby the lynx » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 9:48 pm

macaroonie wrote:What about bosses who ask you to do unethical things? The solution is clear as day yet still insists on doing the unethical thing? then?


The solution to this is also clear as day, stand on ground but don't intimidate him that he will twist around and have you removed on grounds of insubordination or other hanky panky.

And be prepared to make an exit if that is totally unacceptable by law, together with evidence and like Nak said, go to the police, MOM or whichever related authorities.

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Postby The Remittance Man » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:07 pm

My ex boss (I still work with him, but I'm a partner now so he can't bully me anymore) was a lot like the OP. He's a naturalized Singaporean, originally from another part of Asia. Although he is technically no longer my boss, he's still a misery to work with. My solution: I've been looking for another job for quite some time!
I pay FIVE DOLLARS for something and then I LOSE it!

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Postby macaroonie » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 10:28 am

There is unethical and there is illegal. This is unethical, the rules seem as plain as day to me, not sure why someone higher above still wants to do the opposite. Has no regard either for the opinion of higher superiors who agree with me! Guess some people just want whatever outcome they want and will try and bend the rules so much that no subordinate could possibly comply.

Is it being weak to just quit or would a stronger person stick around and learn how to deal with such a person?

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:21 am

macaroonie wrote:There is unethical and there is illegal. This is unethical, the rules seem as plain as day to me, not sure why someone higher above still wants to do the opposite. Has no regard either for the opinion of higher superiors who agree with me! Guess some people just want whatever outcome they want and will try and bend the rules so much that no subordinate could possibly comply.

AHs are everywhere.

Is it being weak to just quit or would a stronger person stick around and learn how to deal with such a person?

Probably depends on the category. If a toilet keeps flooding your room with feces and nobody from the plumbers department is going to do anything about this is it better to stick around and learn how to deal with it or leave?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:50 am

^^^^

+1

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 1:07 pm

That's a very good analogy!

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Postby macaroonie » Wed, 04 Jul 2012 9:16 pm

Thanks X9200! yes i get it!!! the light is shining brightly now!

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Postby macaroonie » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 8:38 pm

Well new reorganisational chart gets sent around and your job and your people are not on it. Should i panic or is this just an oversight of a boss who doesn't care about anyone except themselves, doesnt think through all the issues, and just wants to do things his way regardless??

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 8:44 pm

macaroonie wrote:Well new reorganisational chart gets sent around and your job and your people are not on it. Should i panic or is this just an oversight of a boss who doesn't care about anyone except themselves, doesnt think through all the issues, and just wants to do things his way regardless??


Let's just say if I were you, I'd update my LinkedIn and Monster accounts. Maybe also keep a copy of my resume in Google docs or some other cloud service for easy access.

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Postby davidcf » Tue, 17 Jul 2012 5:46 pm

I'm lucky to have a good local boss.


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