Originally Posted by tryan
Spent 10 years working for a jack-@ss.* Eventually he burned too many bridges and was unpromotable.* So he left.* And I took his position.* Later found out he was laid-off from the job he took and started "consulting" out of his house.* I think he went from unpromotable to unemployable.
Moral of the story is that fate will eventually catch up with a jack-@ss.* Hang in there.
A class A jackass without the support of his peers or co-managers will be set out to dry by management, this happened to the alcoholic manager I had many years ago, he had no support.
However, those managers that can easily cover up their dirty deeds by keeping a squeaky clean exterior and sucking up to their own bosses, will usually get away with murder in the workplace.
My bully girl was that type, she had the charming image and had full support of management. When I complained about her rude behavior to HR, she throw a religious article of mine off of my table", they told me to settle it with her boss. He simply said lets all forget about it and get on with things.
Had the same offense been committed by non-management type, they would have been hung out to dry with disciplinary action filed against.
Being a union steward, I got involved with my union after the bullying attemtps on me, I went to Human Resourses and advised them that any loud yelling or screaming at any of my workers will be answered not by me, but by a call to the NYPD who will be advised by myself that so and so member of management was harrassing and intimidating one of my members, and that I would request that such manager be placed under arrest for such offense and let the NY Court system sort it out. The HR people were stunned when I said, they've never heard anyone tell them this before.
Needless to say, in the past 5 years after I let HR know my intentions, there has not been one case of yelling at any worker in my place. I am on the sh-t list in this government agency, but I stopped the verbal abuse. I know their moves before they know them, having studied their MO's for the past 6 years.
Management hates me, they ask me when I will retire, I just smile and say, "when I feel like it" Im currently in the rubber gun squad collecting almost 90 k a year drinking cawfee and bored as hell and look forward to ER.
Its union politics that is basically making things uncomfortable.