Two bosses ago one of mine looked truly horrified at the thought of me applying for a job I knew I'd be good at in the same organisation. I was livid but it turned out to have been a good thing because I realised she thought I was crap and set out to prove her wrong at another organisation. I'm so glad I was confident enough to do that rather than cower...
Ks, I refer you to Tosser McToss but will think about whether I've got any more, I feel sure I do. Actually, come to think of it, an ex boyfriend offered me a job once but conditionally, with the words "I'd find it very difficult to work with you if we weren't sleeping together" [shock and w*er emoticon] Oh would you now, well I don't think so matey, there's a reason you're an ex. Anyway, he was bluffing - I took the job but didn't sleep with him.
"nobody likes you and nobody wants to work with you"
Well, that will be why I still regularly see everyone I used to work with socially, they give me bits of work when they can, and I now have my own successful business with people queuing out the door...
Still proving him wrong was quite motivating...probably the only motivational act he has ever performed.
When putting a box back into a small space NOT in the way the boss usually did, she said THINK Charliecat THINK, as if I was so think I hadnt looked and saw that this box was gonna fit....
...smugly and smoothly put it in without saying a word and she hasnt questioned my putting things away skills since
Years ago (office work) higher and lower grades were all pitching in to clear a paperwork backlog of something or other.
Our boss was asked what he would be able to do. He said he didn't think he should be asked to do 'menial' work as it was 'demeaning'. Not sure he realised quite what it said about the rest of us and it was his idea that everyone pitch in in the first place!
Actually, he was a very nice boss all told, but toe curlingly tactless at times