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Old 05-29-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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I have a long list of things that my idiot boss has said or done that are just plain insane. I also have been keeping track of the long lunches and slip out the back door early episodes. I also have been tracking the incredibly stupid directives he has given me that are illogical, against standard operating policy and inefficient and wasteful.

I want to meet with his boss and tell him about all the problems. How should I approach the meeting?
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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Just attach your resignation letter along, and you will do fine.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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I have a long list of things that my idiot boss has said or done that are just plain insane. I also have been keeping track of the long lunches and slip out the back door early episodes. I also have been tracking the incredibly stupid directives he has given me that are illogical, against standard operating policy and inefficient and wasteful.

I want to meet with his boss and tell him about all the problems. How should I approach the meeting?
I wouldn't be able to express how horrified I would be if I were his boss - not about him but about you.

There would be no freaking way that I would keep you around.
1. You apparently have way too much free time at work. Instead of working, you keep track of what your supervisor has been doing.
2. Who knows what you have on me?! Are you going to send a list of me doing something wrong to my boss trying to get rid of me too?
3. Once a snitch, you are always a snitch.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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You should look for another job.

He's your boss. You don't get to critique your boss to his face. You definitely don't stick your nose where it doesn't belong in regard to his lunches and when he comes and goes. This is none of your concern.

Your job is to perform your duties to the best of your ability. Whatever instructions you're given on how to perform those duties are the way you do them.

If on occasion, you have a helpful idea that may make a task go quicker or save the company some money, then you can politely ask to speak to your boss in private and offer your suggestion on how modifying the task in some way might be helpful to the company. You would, of course, back up your idea with solid facts and figures.

This is something you might do once in a blue, very blue moon. It is not for every task, not for every day, not for every week or month.

If you boss rejects your idea, then you go back and cheerfully do it the way you were told the first time around. This is part of being an employee--- when you get to be boss, then you can give instructions.To be so worried about what your boss is doing, down to timing his lunches, etc. does not bode well for your stay at this company.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:08 PM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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There are more bad bosses than good bosses. Learn to deal with it. If it's intolerable, quit. Otherwise, figure out a way to manage the situation. Snitching on your boss is a REALLY bad idea.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Just attach your resignation letter along, and you will do fine.
LOL...this!
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Just attach your resignation letter along, and you will do fine.

I agree. OP you start talking about the boss and their long lunches and leaving early and the first thing their boss is going to think is you don't have enough work of your own to do.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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He and the boss are probably golfing buddies. It is not your job to keep track of your boss, his lunches, or his hours in the office. I (and more so my boss) can spend hours on the phone on work business when we are at home enjoying our "time off."
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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Dont say anything. If he's really that bad he will get canned eventually. Very few people can get away with that kind of thing for more than 6 months or so.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Earth
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My boss does the whole 'come in late/take long lunches/leave early routine' as well. I just worry about what I'm doing. I like Lifeexplorer's response, you may as well attach your resignation alongside your complaint.
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