Michael Scott
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Hostile Work Environment

My manager is unpredictable--he takes his anger out on his coworkers, myself included. It makes our office a hostile environment. I don't want to speak up since he is my supervisor, but I hate coming to work. Anyone have experience with this?

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Nelson Fox

Yeah I punch out & then punched him out

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Karin Lomax

Everyone has a boss. If the issue is the top of the "food chain" then it is time to move on. Some companies get just as dysfunctional as some families. It is just much harder to get a company in therapy.

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Arnell M Walker

Do you have an employment office that you can contact with this concern. Contact them.

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Diane O'Donnell

I have never had the experience where Human Resources has been interactive in settling a problem such as this one. You may consider that if you are unable to talk this out with the supervisor, then maybe you need to call a meeting with his/her supervisor. You might indicated to the supervisor that you understand that everyone is under stress, and then bring some solutions to the table. Try to understand his position and then indicate where you might be of help to him. He just may need someone to vent to for a brief period.

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Cheryl Zack

Michael. I did havea very detailed report of dated events. I feel HR believed me because I was always known for wanting to help to anyone who asked, and I got along with everyone. But prior to my problems with that new manager, they had put her in a few departments instead of letting her go. Her people skills had a lot to be desired. Take dated notes. Give any butthole enough rope, I promise you that in time, they will hang themselves. You get what you put in..

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Miss RJ Pina

There are people in work places that are unhappy and bring their unhappiness, their anger and just about every negative emotion with them to their jobs! As working class people in search for that imaginary "American Dream" that some people are actually living today---what can be said to people like us who work; or want to work; but there are more barriers up today to prevent any of us out of work to overcome? First it was too young; then it was doesn't speak Portuguese and today, you don't have Spanish. I was taught that a great education would provide me with a better or even a higher quality of life "someday"....What if you are rejected over and over and over again. Are you worn out yet? People tell me, "hey, at least you have a running car; and you have a roof over your head!" So, I am grateful for those things. Surely, we all wish for more---and we strive to follow directions at work; we have to endure bullies on the job; we even have to put up with sexual comments and off-colored jokes from co-workers who feel and are far more secure on the job than we could ever hope for. What has working daily become besides what it is for millions of people who have to work; we need to work for a living to even survive the growing prices that continue to rise; we barely are making it today; this new world order---and, death, disease, mental illness, disabilities, drug and alcohol addiction become the next best thing to try and numb the pain of failure. Someone once said, "failure isn't what you think it means; it is merely an experiment and you don't have to worry if you fail. Just go on and try and try again!" But, now that we are older and the world wants youth; energized people; pretty and handsome and athletic looking; fast talking, computer savvy and all that jazz---what becomes of the rest of us---we are disappearing; we are becoming invisible and no one seems to even care; not our friends; not our family members who have the ability to help us; but they are far too busy with their purchasing of houses and driving expensive cars---Is this what most of us work hard to get? The bigger house; the new cars; the bigger trucks and all that expensive jewelry; the annual or bi-annual trips to exotic places. When we return---we look into a mirror; and I ask you all---what do you see? Do you like what is there starring back at you? When you can't pay back your student loans and they don't care that you cannot find employment and expect you to pay them back---who will bail us out when we are considered bankrupt in both finances and in living a life we once recognized as wonderful? Yes, I have had experience with this type of manager; many managers in fact---less qualified, less educated; but very well connected to the hiring folks who put them in that place. You can either ignore that person and do your job as best as possible; or leave---when you leave though---you will have to start all over again. So, I ask you this my friend---is it really worth it?!!!! No--none of it actually is.

Peace

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Robert Sherman

You are an employee and not to be disrespected! If this so called "manager" treats you in this manner, I would set up a time to speak to him privately. Though I would have your phone in your pocket recording the meeting. I would state to him or her that I am preforming my job well and do not appreciate the way you are treating me. If you are having problems do not take them out on me. I will not treated so disrespectfully. If he does fire you then I would sue him and the company. If you are doing your job there is no reason for you to be fired. Unless you live in Florida in which the employer can let you go for no reason at all. No matter, if this was happening to me, I would stand up for myself, and wouldn't allow it!

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Epi Navarro

Hi Mike , you don't know me is that maybe your supervisor is hostile because he has no control at home. So what do people do when they have no say so in there home they take there anger out on there employees . The best thing you and your Co-workers can do is just start documenting all the out bursts he does. Then take it to his boss then if nothing gets done take it to the main person in charge. And make sure you have an impartial witness that doesn't know what is going on. .

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Angye Levy

I'll give you mine. I used to works as an personal assistant if a movie producer, he was the boss of an a huge empire. I was very young and I guess he hires me because my looks. He wad very picky. He make my life miserable and even going to the restroom was a whole nightmare. He wad pushing and pushing for the best all the time. I really hate this man but guess what..I learn something...I can be multitasking and I can't deal with the word No, doesn't exist or I can't find it. My lines it's: no doesn't exist unless you are dead, you find it or toy create it. So again.. if it doesn't kill you makes you more stronger... you can do it!

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Avalon Biederman

I don't agree. Move on if your not happy. Life is to short to be miserable . There is always something better.

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