Tolerating bad bosses: a distant memory

November 2, 2012

There are a zillion reasons why early retirement is so wonderful.

But I must say that chief among them is that I simply do not have to work for assholes any longer.

Or kiss the asses of insecure, ego-driven colleagues just to get work done.

Even though I work part-time, it’s nice to know that if I encounter an idiot boss or a lousy work situation, I can walk away. My choice.

Now, we’ve all had our share of crazy, toxic bosses. I’m no different. I’ve worked for ego-driven people.

Insecure people.

Unethical people.

Toxic people.

Incompetent people.

People who drove great businesses into the ground.

People who didn’t have any idea what real management was.

But I am so pleased that my time working for –and tolerating– assholes is up.

So–spill it: the worst boss you ever had? (no names, please!)

3 comments on “Tolerating bad bosses: a distant memory
  1. Haralee says:

    I had a rotten boss that finally went on some drugs to help his mood. He was good until about 3PM then it was time for no contact!

  2. Grace Hodgin says:

    A boss can make or break a work place and they seem far and few between.

  3. I had a boss who everyone just could not stand. He thought he was so great. He quit where I was working for a bigger, fancier job at a supplier to our company. Within a month of leaving they cancelled the program that he had left our company to go do, so he didn’t have a job any longer. It was hard to feel sad for him.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Follow Carol


Here you’ll find my blog, some of my essays, published writing, and my solo performances. There’s also a link to my Etsy shop for healing and grief tools offered through A Healing Spirit.


I love comments, so if something resonates with you in any way, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by–oh, and why not subscribe so you don’t miss a single post?


Subscribe to my Blog

Receive notifications of my new blog posts directly to your email.