A new guy I’m training walked off the job early today. Why? Because our Boomer supervisor – a perfectionist, bitchy, never shuts the f— up woman (whom has never missed a day of work, had to be ordered not to work after she gave birth to her son) was breaking his balls and gave the poor dear an… anxiety attack.
In his defense, yes I could see she was being way too hard on the lad. Saying, “You should be learning this stuff by now,” relentlessly pointing out his mistakes – that was uncalled for. However, being that I’ve never been coddled by my parents – or in the workplace – I could also see he was being “too” needy, too. One does need to be somewhat adaptable in the workplace. I’ve certainly taken plenty of shit in stride, though occasionally I fight back – and draw my line in the sand. I have gotten chewed out for telling “Ms. Supervisor” to…shut up (she wasn’t listening to anything I said). But I’ve never had an “anxiety attack.” I’m tough, I’m a professional, I can keep it together under pressure.. I’m not going to go crying to my bosses every time “Ms. Supervisor” is a bitch.
I feel like I am stuck in the middle between these two personality extremes. I want to tell “Ms. Supervisor” to go a bit easier and show some patience with the new kid – but I also want to tell this kid to toughen up a little. Sadly, I don’t think either thing will happen. He’ll most likely quit, and we’ll all have to put up with this bitch until she retires (she’s been with the company almost as long as I’ve been alive).
Sigh…my other boss is at her wit’s end with “Ms. Supervisor,” too. She’s going to try making sure she’s not working with us as much.
Did I mention I’m giving up booze this month? 😂