Short post, just off the top o' me 'ead.
Here in just a very few minutes, I am going to shave and go in to work. The first thing that will happen is a weekly meeting. This meeting will be led by a man who...
...is a former cokehead (fool enough not to understand that we know all about it) whom we seriously suspect of ducking out a few times a day for a quick hit on a joint. Just suspect, mind you.
...has no serious ability to concentrate, possibly due to the aforementioned little personal quirk.
...does not understand certain elements of his own job and is now at the point of having to be corrected ON THE LAW by at least one of his employees.
...has proven himself completely unable to hire and retain employees as we steadily lose them due to the toxic environment he has created.
....hired his live-in girlfriend for a "temporary" position directly under his supervision, said "temporary" position only being terminated when our then-office manager went to him and threatened to quit over it.
...hired his now-ex-live-in girlfriend back for a "permanent" position when they broke up and she owed him money and that was the only job she could get that paid enough for her to pay him back.
...fired his now-ex-live-in girlfriend about a year later, after she had paid him back, because he had since hired an ex-meth head (actually, we're not sure about the "ex") who happened to be his best friend's wife, and the new employee and the old girlfriend mutually despised one another. No cause. Just "Your services are no longer needed." This was in spite of the fact that she was actually doing a good job.
...ended up firing his best friend's wife when he finally, after more than two years, realized that she was never going to be able to do the job correctly and that she had actually physically shaken a 69-year-old co-worker in a fit of anger, and that no one had confronted him about her behavior because, well, she was the boss's personal friend.
...has completely failed to make the connection that the previous episode means that his employees are unwilling to be frank with him for fears of his personal reaction.
...is strongly suspected of stealing gasoline via company credit cards.
...has been known to falsify mileage logs so as to get paid for trips he didn't make.
...and more, but I'm running out of time. In short, he is a singular mixture of incompetence, veniality, savagery, and selfishness, probably the worst and most unethical boss I have ever had.
This man has been known to lecture me on "attitude" and will almost certainly say something about "attitude" during the meeting this morning.
Welcome to my world.