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January 31, 2009

Ego is one thing and then there is self-esteem. I have seen people crush their self-esteems to blow up someone else’s ego. It happens everywhere. Especially in offices. A well known scene in any office; where the senior is firing the junior for something or anything or everything. Even for silly things like spelling mistakes in an insignificant internal mail.


Like in my office my Super-boss (nothing super about him though); he is my boss’s boss, has got such big ego, he looks for opportunities to scold anyone whom he can lay his hands on. Everyday my boss or any of my colleagues enter the office wishing for his absence. Well no use, even when not in office he calls everyone to shout. Be it any day, one or the other of his subordinates does ‘get it’ everyday.


The problem is he is too sure of himself, never trusts anyone else. Asks people to work by themselves saying “why do you expect me to spoon feed you guys?” and if anyone (by mistake) takes any step, he’s there asking why he was not approached for permission. What do you call that? Hypocrisy..? He wants all the credit for anything that goes right but the minute something seems to be going in the wrong direction, as expected he blames it on the juniors.


Getting a scolding when you know you might be wrong is bad enough; but imagine when you are being scolded for something he could have overlooked, or corrected himself, which would not create any major problems even if it was not corrected. Silly things, like yesterday he was shouting at the poor admin guy for not seeking his permission for buying stapler pins for the office. Should have seen the guy’s face. If it had been me I might have given him some good answer. But what’s the use he does that to everyone, every time.


The way he speaks shows how low & invaluable he wants you to feel. He can use some pretty bad language when in a really bad mood. Is that allowed in offices? You can not treat your subordinates like slaves; they are employed by the same organization as you are. They are here to help & assist you in your work, so that you can excel in life, so show some gratitude towards them.


Good I don’t come directly under his department or his eyesight. But I do feel bad for the co-employees who have to face him and bare him all day long and some late nights too.


May there be peace.


16 Comments leave one →
  1. January 31, 2009 3:18 pm

    hmm… this happens… hopefully your boss or *the super-boss* does not read your blog, or even if he does, he might not know its you! 😉 😛
    we are modern day slaves… personally I’ve come to terms with it! 😀

  2. January 31, 2009 4:15 pm

    I would hate to work under someone like that. Aren’t there manager/super-boss reviews where employees can fire away their honest (and anonymous) feedback?

  3. February 1, 2009 12:21 am

    if it were realistically possible, i’d have left the job if i were one of your colleagues. but life is not as simple as that and with the current economic situation it’s not wise to do that just because you can’t stand the boss either. i think the only thing one can take comfort is in the knowledge that karma will be at work. he will surely get what he deserves.

  4. February 1, 2009 3:06 am

    ah thank god..i dont have any such bosses

    After reading this post, i realized i have very good superiors 🙂

  5. February 1, 2009 5:19 am

    Chiranjib – no one here has time for blogging.. and if they do they won’t reach here.. if they do…’yes’ no on knows its me.. 😉

    Neeraja – this is like a dictator’s den.. no place for truth.

    Sulz – hmm.. maybe that is how they are all dragging their lives through this..

    Praddy – lucky you… 😉

  6. February 2, 2009 11:46 pm

    Very true, we are no slaves and its not that we dont get other jobs. I quit one of my job because I had a horrible boss. Infact, horrible is the sweetest way to describe her.

    I hate such attitudes; Gaaawwwd, how I wish I got my my hands on that ex-boss now.

    • February 3, 2009 5:28 am

      me too.. i left my previous one for similar reason.. the boss was unbearable.. the colleagues are generally good its just one person no one can tolerate..

  7. February 3, 2009 12:16 pm

    Sometimes bosses thinking that they are too smart and way above others… we can’t escape from those head-weight guys 😦

    • February 4, 2009 5:50 am

      Kanagu – Welcome here..
      ya he is a major head weight party for sure..

      Arpit – School is lot different than the real world..good you got ur way in school but here these people are having real life responsibilities.. families to feed.. they can’t get away so easily..

      also living away from ur country you can’t take any step without considering a lot of consequences.. nd the recession is not doing any good for the employees..
      we r all hoping he learns his lesson (in manners also) soon.

  8. February 3, 2009 6:23 pm

    thats really bad. being in school environment i feel more secure
    i think the world is tough and if i ever come across such egomaniacs i know how to blow up them all so that they cant hurt anybody’s dignity again ( well actually i have already done this in school once because i was the target but instead of taking it all i gave back to that person ……so a little experienced 😛 )
    everybody cant be treated with the same stick……nevertheless he will sooner learn a lesson

  9. February 4, 2009 9:28 am

    Why should anyone take such shit from a boss? Are not there any escalation routes about using foul languge? or about having no growth path? or about having emotional truma at job? Good organisations are sensitive to this. I have seen these things work if people do speak to HR about it. And soemtimes its good to give back and not take shit? It does work sometimes. Next time they think before they speak. Have those guys spoken to HR?

    • February 4, 2009 9:43 am

      Poonam – Welcome here.. 🙂

      unfortunately our HR & Admin guy gets the most of it.

      that is all for good organizations. it is sort of a growing company which believes in profit just for itself. The MD (Madam) is the God here. having total control of everything. and the super boss is her super chamcha.. 😉

      i have my reasons for working here, and i have no problems from these higher authorities so i continue.. if it had been me, would have left ages ago.

  10. February 5, 2009 8:09 am

    there are awards waiting for you 😀
    chck out my blog 😀

  11. April 1, 2009 6:38 am

    dis is life dear….

    learnt it just now.. after these kinda experiences.. 🙂

  12. Chirag Chamoli permalink
    April 15, 2009 9:39 am

    Oorja Khani Office Office ki 😉 right! We all wish that when we are the Super Boss, someone should not write the same about us 🙂


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